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Thursday, April 29, 2004

              The Silence is Deafening
The Wall Street Journal raises a good point in today's editorial about the attack that was averted in Amman last week - why is no one talking about the fact that al Qaeda terrorists planned to launch an attack with chemical weapons. Their answer to this question is:

Perhaps the problem here is that covering this story might mean acknowledging that Tony Blair and George W. Bush have been exactly right to warn of the confluence of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Jordan's King Abdullah called it a "major, major operation" that would have "decapitated" his government. "Anyone who doubts the terrorists' desire to obtain and use these weapons only needs to look at this example," said Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

It is also interesting to note that these chemicals were brought into Jordan from Syria, a country that has been accused by both Israel and the US of taking in and hiding WMDs that Saddam shipped out before the war.
|| Nudnik 10:58 PM
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