President George Bush today named Osama bin Laden as a "prime
hunted for the terror attacks against the US, as he told America
for a sustained war against global terrorism.
Mr Bush said there would be no "token attack" on the perpetrators of the suicide hijackings, but a "sweeping, sustained and effective" campaign.
His message to the military, including the 50,000 reservists called up on Friday at short notice, was simply: "Get ready".
And the President warned the American people: "You will be asked for your patience, for the conflict will not be short. You will be asked for your strength, for the course to victory may be long."
Mr Bush's more robust language came as he prepared for a Camp David meeting with national security advisers and military chiefs assumed to be sifting through options for revenge attacks.
A vital diplomatic breakthrough for the US came when Pakistan was reported to have agreed to a list of American demands - including permission to use its airspace, base a multinational force within its borders if required and close its border with Afghanistan where bin Laden has his HQ.
In London, Prime Minister Tony Blair held a series of Downing Street meetings and phone calls with officials, advisers, senior ministers and other leaders. No details were disclosed by No 10.
The President said in his weekly radio address to the American nation: "We plan a comprehensive assault on terrorism.
"This is a conflict without battlefields and beachheads, a conflict against opponents who believe they are invisible.
"They will learn the lesson that those who make war against the United States have chosen their own destruction.
"We are planning a broad and sustained campaign to secure our country and battle the evil of terrorism. We will see this through.
"I will not settle for a token act. Our response must be sweeping, sustained and effective.
"Americans are coming together to share their grief and gain strength for one another. This is who we are, this is what our enemies hate and have attacked. This is why we will prevail."
Mr Bush added after his broadcast: "We will find those who did it, we will smoke them out of their holes, we will get them running, we will bring them to justice," Mr Bush said after his address.
"We will not only deal with those who dare attack America, we will deal with those who harbour them, and feed and house them.
"Make no mistake, underneath our tears is the strong determination to win this war and we will win it."
Notice: TGS HiddenMysteries and/or the donor of this material may or may not agree with all the data or conclusions of this data. It is presented here 'as is' for your benefit and research. Material for these pages are sent from around the world. If by chance there is a copyrighted article posted which the author does not want read, email the webmaster and it will be removed. If proper credit for authorship is not noted please email the webmaster for corrections to be posted.
FAIR USE NOTICE. This site may at times contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc.. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
United States Code: Title 17, Section 107 http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/unframed/17/107.html Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include - (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.