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Monday, October 24, 2005

Update: Bombers wanted to kidnap journalists

It looks like the terrorists who attacked the Palestine Hotel today didn't acheive all their objectives:
Iraq's National Security Adviser, Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, said the bombings were designed to show that insurgents were still active after what he called a string of successes by Iraqi security forces during a constitutional referendum and last week's start of Saddam's trial for crimes against humanity. "The plan was to try to penetrate the defenses of the Palestine hotel by blowing up cars and firing rocket-propelled grenades and light arms to occupy the hotel and kidnap the journalists," he said.
You'd think al-Qaeda would treat its supporters better than that.


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