AS CHURCHES PRAY POLICE FORCES GATHER IN HUNGARY
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (ANS)
-- As Hungarian churchleaders are praying for future peace and those who died, young NATO member Hungary is playing a key, police, role in America's war against terror. Hungary, which only a decade ago was one of America's cold war enemies, hosted the 70th General Assembly meeting of the international criminal police organization Interpol, to help the United States in its global fight against terror.
It has also opened its air space for possible U.S. war planes. The 135 countries attending the meeting, that ended Friday, unanimously condemned what they described as the "murderous attacks" perpetrated against citizens of the U.S. and over 80 countries. They especially paid tribute to the memory of police officials and rescue workers killed in the worst ever terrorist attacks against America.
Interpol, the world's largest police organization, is now suggesting the day of these attacks, September 11, should become an annual day of remembrance. But these events also underlined what some officials described as "the incompetence" of the international police organization in handling the terrorist challenges of the new century. Read More...