San Diego Soliloquies

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Picked a Hell of a Week to Stop Sniffing Glue

Through the excellent J. Bradford DeLong (of Cal of course) I find that the almost as excellent Mark Kleimann (UCLA, alas) is outraged that:

    WHAT A COINCIDENCE!: One of the Saudi paymasters for Wahhabbist missionary work in the U.S. just happened to sleep in the same hotel as three of the 9-11 hijackers the night before the attack. When the FBI tried to interview him, he faked a seizure to get out of it. An FBI agent's recommendation that he not be allowed to leave the country was mysteriously not acted on, and he flew back to Saudi Arabia September 19. Five months later the Saudi government put him in charge of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, which means he helps run the kingdom's charities. [*] Strange world, isn't it?

Congratulations, Mark, Brad, and me. We've just brought the invasion of Iran (Look over there! Shiites with traces of enriched uranium!) forward by at least two weeks.

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