Monday, April 30, 2007

Gore Was Al-Qaeda Target

With all the hoopla over George Tenet's new book and 60 Minutes appearance, it's almost overlooked that Al-Qaeda plan to assassinate Al Gore back in 1998.

Via Weasel Zippers, which did a great job filling in here while I was away.

More here.
Saudi Arabia foiled a plot to use anti-tank missiles to assassinate Vice President Gore in 1998 while he was traveling in the region, according to a new book by former CIA Director George Tenet.

The book says Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri, a leading member of al-Qaeda who was later linked to the bombing of the USS Cole, tried to smuggle four Sagger anti-tank guided missiles into the kingdom about a week before the vice president was scheduled to arrive, according to MSNBC.
Maybe the left will start taking terrorism seriously when they realize the sainted Goracle was also a target.

No comments: