Tag Archives: al-Qaida

Flashback: Bush, Rumsfeld scuttled plan to get al-Qaida’s number two in 2005

Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, the focus of the international terrorism manhunt shifts to al-Qaida’s number two: Ayman al-Zawahiri. But did the Bush administration let him slip through their fingers in 2005?

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The terrorist next door

The New York Times Magazine runs a fascinating, long article by Andrea Elliott, which begs the question: can boredom turn a bright, conflicted kid into a terrorist?

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Reracked: Bush/Rumsfeld could have gotten Bin Laden in 2001

… but of course, they let him get away: A Senate Foreign Relations Committee report issued this weekend says that al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden “was within our grasp” when he was “cornered” in the forbidding mountains of Tora Bora … Continue reading

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Remainders

Today’s burning question: what role, if any, did the interests of British Petroleum and other oil companies play in the release of the convicted Pan Am bomber back to his native Libya (where he arrived to a hero’s welcome, over … Continue reading

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