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May 27, 2004

The War on Terror

One of the interesting side effects of the war on terror will be the relocation of terrorists and training camps to those African nations that are in disarray politically. If Afghanistan is no longer hospitable, then a place like Somalia might start looking attractive. Ultimately, the war on terror will probably be forced to focus on those nations.

Surprising to me, though, is this report from South Africa:

Several people with "evil intentions" were arrested in South Africa five days before the elections last month, leading to the arrests of al-Qaeda suspects internationally, a daily Johannesburg newspaper reported.

Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi told the National Assembly's safety and security committee on Wednesday: "We arrested some people who had evil intentions against this country - we did not tell anybody - five days before the election. We got these people to leave."

It's good to see these little victories agains the terrorists, though; every cut reduces their abilities somewhat and every arrest helps avert an attack.

Read the rest.

Posted by zombyboy at May 27, 2004 11:04 AM
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