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Tuesday, May 13, 2003
New act of terrorism
"Up to 10 Americans were among at least 29 people killed when suspected al Qaeda suicide bombers shot their way into housing compounds in the Saudi capital in the first big attack on U.S. targets since the Iraq war," writes Jonathan Wright of Reuters in a report from a couple of hours ago.
Terrorism "is a threat to the entire civilized world, and even in this moment of sadness, we will commit ourselves again to redouble our efforts, work closely with our Saudi friends, and friends all around the world to go after Al Qaida, to go after terrorists, to go after those who would kill innocent people, and to make sure that the scourge is lifted from the earth." Powell said today from Saudi Arabia where he was conducting official visits with Saudi officials. "The President has made it clear that terrorism is the number one priority for all of us. We will not rest until we have dealt with this threat to all of us."
And in a story from Saturday that is somewhat related and which I didn't see till FrontPage linked to it today, Patrick J. McDonnell of The Los Angeles Times reports that Saudi consular official Fahad al Thumairy was expelled from the United States when he tried to enter the country on Tuesday because he is believed to be tied to terrorists.
Then there is this news from Chechnya.