Just a little reminder on who are Friends & Enemies are!


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& the Good Guys & not so good Guys
  •  ArgentinaArgentine PresidentFernando de la Rúa expressed his “most absolute repudiation” against the terrorist attacks, and offered assistance to the United States which materialized in the form of medical and humanitarian assistance in support of the US-led intervention in AfghanistanHumberto Roggero, then head of the opposition Justicialist Party also condemned the attacks, as did other members of the government and society.[8][9]
  •  AustraliaAustralian Prime MinisterJohn Howard was in Washington D.C on the morning of the attacks and invoked the ANZUS Treaty, saying it demonstrated “Australia’s steadfast commitment to work with the United States.”[10][11]
  •  Austria: Church bells tolled in unison.[12]
  •  Belgium: Hundreds of people held hands to form a human chain showing solidarity in front of the Brussels World Trade Center.[13]
  •  BrazilRio de Janeiro put up billboards that showed the city’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue embracing the New York City Skyline.[14]
  •  Bulgaria: People gathered in town squares to light candles and pray.[13]
  •  Canada: Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien said of the attacks, “It is impossible to fully comprehend the evil that would have conjured up such a cowardly and depraved assault upon thousands of innocent people.”[15]Transport Canada and Nav Canada activated emergency protocols and commenced Operation Yellow Ribbonin response to the first plane hitting the World Trade Center, allowing all commercial flights entering the U.S. to land at Canadian airports and remain there. Many of those flights were directed to Gander International Airport, where extra RCMP personnel was deployed. The foreign travelers were housed and fed in Gander following the attacks.
  • Burma (Myanmar): Burmese government issued a letter to the United Nations on 30 November 2002 outlining its commitment to all counter terrorism efforts. The Burmese government stated its opposition to terrorism and declared government officials would not allow the country to be used as a safehaven or a location for the planning and execution of terrorist acts.[11]
  •  China: President Jiang Zemin said he was “shocked” and sent his condolences to President Bush, while the Foreign Ministry said China “opposed all manner” of terrorism.[11][16] In Beijing, tens of thousands of people visited the U.S. Embassy, leaving flowers, cards, funeral wreaths and hand-written notes of condolence on the sidewalk out front.
  •  Croatia: Many school children in Dubrovnik took time to observe a moment of silence, and declared a National Day of Mourning.[13]
  •  Cuba: The Cuban government expressed their pain and solidarity with its longtime adversary and offered air and medical facilities to help.[16]
  •  Czech RepublicNational Days of Mourning was declared.[13]
  •  Ethiopia: Ethiopians offered their prayers.[citation needed]
  •  Estonia: Estonian PresidentLennart Meri sent a letter of condolences to George W. Bush: “Estonia has stood with the United States in the past and we stand with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,” Meri wrote and added that “terrorism in all forms must be fought with every means possible, and that Estonia will support the United States in bringing those responsible for the attack to justice.”[17]
  •  Finland: Buses and other public transportation came to a stop to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks.[13]
  •  France: The French newspaper of record, Le Monde, ran a front-page headline reading “Nous sommes tous Américains” (“We are all Americans”). Following the attacks, then-French president Jacques Chirac released a statement: “It is with great emotion that France has learned of these monstrous attacks—there is no other word—that have recently hit the United States of America. And in these appalling circumstances, the whole French people—I want to say here—is beside the American people. France expresses its friendship and solidarity in this tragedy. Of course, I assure President George Bush of my total support. France, you know, has always condemned and unreservedly condemns terrorism, and considers that we must fight against terrorism by all means.”
  •  Germany: Chancellor Gerhard Schröder described the attacks as “a declaration of war against the entire civilized world.” Authorities urged Frankfurt, the country’s financial capital, to close all its major skyscrapers. The new Jewish museum in Berlin canceled its public opening.[16] In Berlin 200,000 Germans marched to show their solidarity with America. Three days after the attacks, the crew of the German destroyer Lütjensmanned the rails as they approached the American destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill, displaying an American flag and a banner reading “We Stand By You”.[18]
  •  Greece: Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis expressed his dismay of the attacks on the United States. quoting “Greece condemns, most categorically, these horrific acts. We hope that the culprits be located and brought to justice immediately.” Many Greek citizens called the U.S. embassy to offer their support and express their outrage over the attacks. Security was also ramped up at American and other European embassies in Athens. Opposition candidate Kostas Karamanlis was in the United States at the time, attending the opening of a Greek Studies Department at Tufts University in Boston. Karamanlis also condemned the attacks.[citation needed]
  •  Greenland: People gathered in Nuuk, and other town squares to light candles and offer prayers.[13]
  •  Hungary: Firefighters tied black ribbons to their trucks in honor of the victims.[13]
  •  India: India declared high alert across most of its major cities and conveyed “deepest sympathies” to the U.S. and condemned the attacks.[19] Children in the country taped up signs that read, “This is an attack on all of us”.[13]
  •  Ireland: A National Day of Mourning was held on September 14 and a remembrance mass held on September 12, 2001; Ireland was one of the few countries to hold a service day. TaoiseachBertie Ahern and PresidentMary McAleese were both in attendance.[citation needed]
  •  Italy: Race car drivers preparing for the Italian Grand Prix silenced their engines out of respect for the victims of the attacks.[13]
  •  Japan: Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said, “This outrageous and vicious act of violence against the United States is unforgivable.” Special security precautions were ordered at all United States military installations.[16]
  •  Kenya: The Maasai people in a Kenyan village gave 14 cows to help and support the United States after the attacks.[20]
  •  North Korea: A spokesperson for the North Korean Foreign Ministry in Pyongyang was quoted by the state-run news agency KCNA as saying: “The very regretful and tragic incident reminds it once again of the gravity of terrorism. As a UN member, the DPRK is opposed to all forms of terrorism and whatever support to it… and this stance will remain unchanged.”[21]
  •  South Korea: Immediately after the attacks, South Korean President Kim Dae-junginstructed all available ministries to assess the situation, and to ensure the safety of all South Korean citizens living in the affected regions.[22] He later offered his condolences, stating that he “would like to convey our most sincere condolences and sympathies to the people of America for their tremendous loss and the pain and the suffering that they suffer due to the terrorist attack.” He also voiced his support for President Bush and the United States, and offered his full support and assistance.[23] South Korea also has strengthened its domestic legislation and institutions to combat financial support for terrorism, including the creation of a financial intelligence unit.[11]
  •  Laos: The government of Laos has stated it condemns all forms of terrorism and supports the global war on terrorism. Its national bank, the Bank of Laos, has issued orders to freeze terrorist assets and instructed banks to locate and seize such assets, though the country is still slow to ratify international conventions against terrorism.[11]
  •  Latvia: The President of LatviaVaira Vīķe-Freiberga sent condolences to George W. Bush while the Latvian Prime MinisterAndris Bērziņš said “I hope there is not a threat, but we must be ready for anything.”[24]
  •  LithuaniaLithuanian PresidentValdas Adamkus during a visit to George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., expressed his sympathy with victims and deepest condolences to Bush and the American people. In a letter to President Bush, “The sympathies and solidarity of the Lithuanian people are with victims and their families. Lithuania strongly condemns international terrorism and hopes that the organizers of these attacks will be found and brought to justice. Mr. President, I want to assure you that Lithuania will continue to support the United States in fighting terrorists”.[24]
  •  Mexico: The Mexican government increased its security, causing enormous traffic jams at the United States border and officials said they were considering closing the entire border. President Vicente Fox expressed “solidarity and our most profound condolences”.[16]
  •  Mongolia: Permanent Representative of Mongolia Amb. J. Enkhsaikhan condemned the attacks, calling them “Barbaric” and “Heinous”, and claimed: “The world community not only strongly condemned these barbaric acts and reiterated its determination to fight all manifestations of terrorism”.[25]
  •  New ZealandNew Zealand Prime MinisterHelen Clark stated “It’s the sort of thing the worst movie scenario wouldn’t dream up,”[26] and a New Zealand Herald DigiPoll revealed that after the attacks that two thirds of New Zealanders supported a NZ pledge of troops to Afghanistan.[11][27]
    • In 2003, New Zealand began administering a “Pacific Security Fund” to vulnerable nations in the Pacific region aiming at securing and preventing terrorism from entering the region, there is an annual fund of NZD$3 million that is paid by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and is used to provide support to Pacific Island countries.[28]
  •  Norway: Trams and buses also halted in Norway out of respect.[13]
  •  Philippines: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sent a letter to President Bush assuring the safety of U.S. facilities in the Philippines. She said that “nothing can describe the shock and horror of all humanity in the face of the unimaginable acts of terror inflicted on the United States”. She added that the Filipino people extends condolences to all victims of the attacks. Arroyo also ordered the Philippine consulate in New York to search and confirm Filipino casualties of the attacks.[29] The Philippines has since offering medical assistance for coalition forces, blanket overflight clearance, and landing rights for US aircraft involved in Operation Enduring Freedom as well the Philippine Congress began passing the Anti-Money-laundering Act of 2001 on 29 September.[11]
  •  Poland: Firefighters and other professional rescue workers sounded their vehicle sirens, letting loose a collective wail one warm afternoon. Many Poles also expressed their sympathy by lighting hundreds of candles in front of the U.S. embassy in Warsaw.[13][30]
  •  Romania: Many churches and monasteries in Romania held a memorial prayer in honor of the victims.[13]
  •  Russia: Russian troops were put on alert in response to the attacks. President Vladimir Putin held an emergency meeting of security officials and said he supported a tough response to these “barbaric acts”.[16] He also informed Condoleezza Rice by telephone that any and all pre-existing hostility between the two countries would be put aside while America dealt with the tragedy. In Moscow, women who spoke no English and had never been to America were captured on film sobbing in front of a makeshift tribute on a sidewalk. In addition, television and radio stations went silent to commemorate the dead.[13]
  •  Singapore: Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong condemned the attacks and pledge support to US-led anti terrorism operations.[31] Following the attacks, Singaporean government began to investigate a possible terrorist cell within its borders.[11]
  •  South Africa: South African president halted all broadcasts and was left in solitude for the rest of the day after offering financial support to the U.S.
  •  Sweden: Trams and buses in Sweden came to a halt out of respect for the victims.[13]
  •  Republic of China (Taiwan): The President of the Republic of ChinaChen Shui-biansaid the ROC would “fully support the spirit and determination of the anti-terrorist campaign, as well as any effective, substantive measures that may be adopted” and announced that it would fully abide by the 12 United Nations counter terrorism conventions, even though it is a former member of the United Nations. The country strengthened laws on money laundering and criminal-case-procedure law shortly after the attacks. It also stated that Bush’s proclamation that the U.S. would do “whatever it took to help Taiwan defend herself”.[11][32]
  •  Thailand: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra condemned the attacks and said his country would stand by the United States in the international coalition to combat terrorism. Thai government leaders also condemned the attacks and pledged cooperation on counter terrorism efforts between Thai and US agencies, committed to signing all the United Nations counter terrorism conventions.[33]
  •  Ukraine: Immediately declared solidarity with the United States, and offered moral, technical and military support to the extent of their infrastructure. The Ukrainian parliament passed three resolutions all in favor of assisting the United States following the attacks. Congressman Bob Schaffer expressed gratitude towards Ukraine and its stance on terrorism, saying “Ukraine’s condemnation of international terrorism, its much-appreciated support in the war on terrorism, its tough newly enacted laws to combat terrorism, and its commitment to fight at the side of the United States and its allies for civil society and democracy demonstrates the role Ukraine and her people intend to play in the emerging democracy”.[34]
  •  United Kingdom: British security forces in the country and across the world were placed on maximum alert. Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged that Britain would stand “full square alongside the U.S.” in the battle against terrorism. Queen Elizabethexpressed “growing disbelief and total shock.”[16] In London, Her Majesty the Queen personally authorised the U.S. national anthem to be played at the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and traffic on The Mall came to a halt during the tribute.[35] A Service of Remembrance was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral attended by Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Prime Minister Tony Blair, senior government officials, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom William Farish, military representatives from both the United States and British armed forces and a congregation of thousands inside and outside the cathedral.[36]
  •   Vatican CityPope John Paul II dedicated his weekly address to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to discussing the events. Referring to the attacks as “an appalling offence against peace” and “a terrible assault against human dignity”, he said, “I ask God to grant the American people the strength and courage they need at this time of sorrow and trial.”[37] John Paul II also fell to his knees in prayer at a service in the Vatican.
  •  Vietnam: Vietnam’s leaders sympathized with the United States and condemning terrorism in the days following the attacks but also condemned any US “overreaction retaliation” such as the US airstrikes on Kabul, Afghanistan while supporting a resolution to the Afghanistan situation under the auspices of the United Nations. The country together with its neighbors of Laos as well Burma has signing an agreement on combating international terrorism.[38]
  •  Yugoslavia: Yugoslav President Vojislav Koštunica and Montenegrin PresidentMilo Đukanović denounced the attacks as Kostunica “could find no words of condemnation strong enough”. A Day of Remembrance was declared on September 14, 2001, in Montenegro.[39][40]