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Al Qaeda: The Looming Terror / A Discussion (Part III) #877890

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped discussion continued with "The Looming Tower" author Lawrence Wright and CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen about the history and future of Al Qaeda. [BERGEN, WRIGHT - outline how Al Qaeda was originally an anti-Communist group until the Sudan years and former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, how Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† wanted to purge the Arabian peninsula of all non-Muslims, how bin Laden was not taken seriously by the US when he was in Sudan as a financier of terrorist movements, how he left Sudan for Afghanistan in 1996 in a penniless state, how the 1998 attack on the African embassies showed Al Qaeda had global reach, how the suicide bombing became a trademark started by Ayman al-Zawahiri; recall the US missile attack on a plant and an Al Qaeda camp but missed bin Laden and elevated his importance, the Al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole,]
Cooper, Anderson

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