December 6, 2004

OSAMA IS TURNING IN HIS GRAVE:

U.S. consulate attacked in Saudi Arabia (FAIZA SALEH AMBAH, December 6, 2004, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Attackers using a car struck the heavily guarded U.S. consulate with explosives and machine guns on Monday, injuring several people but no Americans. After a gunbattle inside, one attacker was killed, two were arrested and two others were surrounded, Saudi security officials said.

Saudi security forces also said they believed four of the attackers had seized an unknown number of hostages inside the building amid the fighting. Area residents spoke of seeing Saudi forces enter the consulate shortly before a fierce gunbattle was heard inside. A short time later, the gunfire stopped.

In Riyadh, the U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Carol Kalin said two local staff members were injured, but all American staff were safe.


This kind of Keystone Terrorism can't be good for the al Qaeda brand.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 6, 2004 11:04 AM
Comments

If I recall, Osama's still alive, if that pre-election video can be taken at face value.

What's interesting is that it doesn't really matter all that much whether Osama's alive or not.

Posted by: Twn at December 6, 2004 3:21 PM

It can't be.

Posted by: oj at December 6, 2004 3:37 PM

The only Keystone Kops were the Saudi 'police' who fired at everything that moved.

Posted by: Bart at December 6, 2004 7:20 PM

Orrin, how do you account for the fact in the tape Osama refers to specific events in the 2004 U.S. election?

Posted by: Rick Perlstein at December 6, 2004 7:30 PM

The same way Elvis looks 70 in the Weekly World News.

Posted by: oj at December 6, 2004 10:10 PM

This election was very predictable, everything from the "Bush was AWOL' which became the Burkett
forgeries, to the Swift boat follies of the young
JFK, to the AlQuaQaa dump

Posted by: narciso at December 6, 2004 10:10 PM
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