Al Quaeda Assassination Plot and Portland Reaction

Drudge picked up a Washington Times story about an Al Quaeda plot to assassinate a major political figure either here in the US or abroad in advance of activities designed to interfere with the upcoming election. ABC News picked it up this morning and I heard it recounted on KPAM this morning.

KPAM went on to get a reaction from a couple people on Division Street here in Portland, Oregon. The first unnamed person responded, "I hope it's Bush." If that wasn't enough of a stunner, the second person responded they they didn't believe this latest leak, either. I know other people who think like these two, but it doesn't make it any easier to hear on the radio.

If there's anything that makes me regret living in Portland, it is this extreme element that gets most of the attention. Remember that the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and Earth Liberation Front (ELF) terrorist organizations are based in Portland. When George W. Bush came to visit and 10,000 people marched in protest, he was reminded why his father referred to Portland as "Little Beirut."

This latest Al Quaeda information has been tied back to Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan, who I have commented on before.

Josh Poulson

Posted Wednesday, Aug 11 2004 07:56 AM

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