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January 15, 2004
Oh, Those Training Camps!

It's amazing what you find when you start looking around the home ... dustbunnies, missing socks, and terrorist training camps:

Saudi authorities have discovered a number of camps outside Saudi cities used for training al-Qaida militants to carry out terror operations, an Interior Ministry official said Thursday.

Two militant figures killed in terror sweeps last year — Turki Nasser al-Dandani and Yosif Salih Fahd Ala'yeeri — commanded the camps, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. More camp leaders are being sought, the official said.

The Saudis, who at first kept minimizing Saudi involvement in 9/11 and al-Qaeda, changed their tune dramatically last May when al-Qaeda killed dozens of Saudis in a car-bomb attack. Since that time, they've been motivated to actually look around for the terrorists. I imagine that they were shocked, shocked! to find terrorist infrastructure right there in the heart of radicall Wahhabi country.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm glad they're looking, and I'm glad they found the camps. But I don't trust the Saudis, and if it took them eight months after the deaths of the two commanders to find these camps, I wonder just how motivated they've remained.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at January 15, 2004 12:49 PM

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