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Analysis: Where will al Qaida strike next? – 2

Second of two parts. Where will al Qaida strike next? As noted in our previous UPI Analysis, the extreme Islamist terror organization’s Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack in New York City to destroy the twin towers of the World Trade Center succeeded all too well. However, their attacks on Washington that same day essentially failed, killing “only” around 180 people in the Pentagon. But the White House and Congress remained unscathed. But this may yet prove to be a sobering case of “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That is especially the case in the light of a Dec. 24 Washington Post article titled “In U.S., Terrorism’s Peril Undiminished” by the well-respected Barton Gellman. Gellman reported that many law-enforcement officials and even White House staffers themselves were convinced, not only that al Qaida was still targeting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, but that they would eventually succeed in, as one anonymous White House official so chillingly put it to Gellman, “killing” the White House itself. Indeed Gellman, like terrorism analyst Joshua Sinai in his post “9/11” analysis for the Virginia based ANER Institute highlighted al Qaida’s propensity for returning to the same targets. Full Story

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