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posted 28 May 2003 03:35 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Syrians are sceptical
"We blame everything on al-Qaeda but what happened is more dangerous than bin Laden or al-Qaeda. We're talking about a certain ideological bloc. The issue is ideology, it's not an issue of organizations," Assad commented.

This blogger has doubts too

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posted 28 May 2003 04:03 PM      Profile for DaddySno     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Syrian leader told the Kuwaiti daily al-Anba that he doubted Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network were capable of organizing attacks on such a large scale.

Sep. 11th ?

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posted 28 May 2003 07:45 PM      Profile for SamL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
When you think about Sept. 11 though, there were only 4 planes hijacked. The targets that were attacked were densely populated, but the fact remains that the organization only needed to take over 4 airplanes.

I think that it makes sense what he referred to about "one ideology across the world." We've been hearing from 'authorities' that al-Qaeda operates in semi-autonomous cells... it's not much of a stretch to say that they're completely autonomous. Sort of like a screwed up example of convergent evolution.

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