Friday, July 06, 2007

Terrorists in Trouble Now

If there's one thing the American government won't put up with is foreigners tampering with iconic U.S. institutions. Al Qaeda's recent letter threats to attack investment banker Goldman Sachs will incur the wrath of infuential leaders serving in both the public and private sector. Letters mailed to seven newspapers around the country stated:

"Goldman Sachs. Hundreds will die. We are inside. You cannot stop us."

This follows the British doctor terror cell in Britain. Have highly intelligence financial experts invaded Goldman Sachs in similar fashion? The bank thinks not as they term the threat "not credible". However the FBI is investigating the letters signed "A.Q.U.S.A." How many New Yorkers have it in for Goldman Sachs?

Over three years ago President Bush said the war in Iraq would reduce the terror threat, yet recent events suggest otherwise. The news reported Al Qaeda's #2 released a tape days ago. I recall the report saying to "our brothers in America" there will soon be "good news", but looking over older articles I cannot find confirmation. As I read it I found the words disturbing. While the news piece tried to make it sound like another tape from bin Laden qualified as the good news, my gut said an attack or attempted attack to be more likely. But I've been wrong before and will be again. (The BBC confirms a short term interest in attacking U.S. interests)

But al Qaeda needs to read more about what happens to countries attacking U.S. business interests abroad. That's right, al Qaeda isn't a country. Well, Hugo Chavez might catch up on his international history.

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