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Thursday, May 15, 2003

The Global Matsav
According to DEBKAfile, there is an "imminent" terror threat in Kenya. Yesterday was the second bomb attack in Chechnya this week. After midnight on Monday, a housing compound for Americans and other Westerners was bombed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. European tourists were recently kidnapped in the Sahara by a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda. In Israel, a suicide attack in Petach Tikvah was thwarted, when the terrorist was arrested with a 7-kg explosive pack and several accomplices; a 30-kg bomb was found and neutralized near the Gush Katif town of Morag.

Last night, I watched a FoxNews report from Baghdad, where an angry mob was forming around the reporter, up in arms (literally) over the lack of running water, electricity and gasoline. One of them said, if things didn't soon improve, he was going to become a suicide bomber (who wants to simply fix things, or make them better, when you could just blow yourself up instead?)

Today, an Israeli woman was shot when Palestinian Arab terrorists fired on her car as she was driving near Neve Tsuf. Also today, in an interview with the Jerusalem Post, members of the Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in the West Bank said they are receiving $200 per month. "We were told that the payments were from the new Palestinian cabinet," said one of the goup's members. Oh, and lest I forget, Yasser Arafat has pledged to name a street after Rachel Corrie, for protecting his friends' houses and the tunnels they use for transporting and hiding explosives.

I think, if we infidels don't want to be forever lost in the global terror war being waged against us, then we had better consult something a little more substantial than the Road Map currently being offered.