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Islamic connections to Oklahoma City

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Submitted by Ben (United States), Jul 10, 2002 at 03:15

Thanks for the incredible article. This really should be more widely read and I hope it will shift the debate from whether the terrorists will attack us again to what we should do in response to each and every attack.

The well is deep. We know Al Queda's 4 - WTC1, Embassies, Cole, WTC2. But we haven't looked deep enough.

Islamist apologists often point out one attack in particular, which was Oklahoma city. They say that this proves American terrorists are as dangerous as Islamists. It probably does mean that, but that definiton might be erased given how terribly connected are Islamist terrorism and the local militia terrorist duo.

Now that we have put them in the ground, we may never know the truth for sure. Drat that death penalty.

But worse, we may have mis-understood exactly how connected international terrorism really is and how powerful and evil it is becoming with the ever increasing knowledge of technology and techniques on all sides. We may have been fighting the wrong enemy all along, and we may STILL have it wrong. Hizbolla or the neo-nazis might be the next nuclear power tomorrow. We just don't know.

-Ben
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