July 3, 2005

NOT THAT ANYONE EVER THOUGHT THEY WERE OVERLY SMART:

Al-Qaeda's Saudi branch reeling as leaders eliminated: cleric (AFP, 7/03/05)

The killing of Al-Qaeda's new frontman in Saudi Arabia means that the network's local branch is now "brain dead" after successive killings of hardcore leaders, a prominent Muslim cleric said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 3, 2005 5:15 PM
Comments

I will believe them when I see it.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at July 3, 2005 10:32 PM

they must be doing something over there, i haven't heard of an attack on westerners for quite some time, while there are weekly reports of terrorists being gunned down.

Posted by: cjm at July 4, 2005 12:00 AM

The Saudi autocrats are very good at concealing real news. How much does it take to keep a foreign correspondent quiet? Most of them never leave the hotel bar anyway.

The Bin Ladens still get plenty of money from the Saudi royal family and those who wish to deal with it. And the Saudis still pay for the madrassas that teach people to butcher Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and animists from Dearborn to Dakar.

Posted by: bart at July 4, 2005 8:29 AM

The Sa'udis have done a terrific job fighting terrorism, precisely because it threatens them.

Posted by: oj at July 4, 2005 9:18 AM

The Saudis have undoubtedly done a terrific job fighting terrorism THAT threatens them but, your wishful thinking aside, they remain the world's great bankroller of terror from Thailand to the US.

Posted by: bart at July 4, 2005 10:23 AM

It only threatens them.

Posted by: oj at July 4, 2005 11:38 AM

Then perhaps WE should threaten them just a bit, eh?

Posted by: ratbert at July 4, 2005 4:46 PM

the only good terrorist is a dead terrorist

Posted by: photos humour at July 7, 2005 2:41 PM
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