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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Tape / Britain Bombing / Bergen Interview #836575

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) An Al Qaeda videotape on the first anniversary of the London, England, subway attack featured; excerpts shown, including a speech in English by one of the now-dead bombers, a London map, an explosion, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. [Harvard University fellow Assaf MOGHADAM†- says the tape helps portray the organization as powerful; explains how making the tape keeps the suicide bomber dedicated.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with terrorism analyst Peter Bergen about the videotape. [BERGEN - says the tape is evidence the London bombing was an Al Qaeda operation indicating the organization can direct operations; explains the videotape's message to the jihadists & the English people, how the London attack was "the perfect storm" & how Al Qaeda is reconstituting well on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border; reacts to the US closing down of its Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† unit.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" on Al-Sahab, which has released at least 20 tapes featuring Al Qaeda leaders, noted.

(London: Nic Robertson) The radical Muslims of Britain featured; scenes shown of a Muslim protest. [Muslim convert Khalid KELLY†- calls British Prime Minister Tony Blair a terrorist; fears an attack in central London; comments on the Muslim fears; says 7/7 was a consequence of British foreign policy & Blair has not learned the lessons of 7/7.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Robertson, Nic

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