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Saudi Arabia / Riyadh Terrorist Attacks / Al Qaeda Threat / Benjamin Interview #728400

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Mike Boettcher) The threat from Al Qaeda after September 11 reviewed; details given about how the organization has adapted to the new, more hostile environment. [FBI director Robert MUELLER†- says the Saudi Arabia bombings indicate Al Qaeda is still there.] [French anti-terrorism magistrate Judge Jean Louis BRUGIERE†- talks about the using Chechnya as a new base in the fight against the West.] The comparisons between the war on terrorism & the war on drugs noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former National Security Council counterterrorism director & "The Age of Sacred Terror" author Daniel Benjamin about the Saudi Arabia attack & Al Qaeda. [From Washington, BENJAMIN - says the evidence in Saudi Arabia indicates an Al Qaeda attack; states the key issue is that Al Qaeda has articulated an ideology; outlines the advantages for terrorists of the episodic nature of the attacks.]

Brown, Aaron;
Boettcher, Mike

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