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UPI: Al Qaida may have tried to kill Clinton

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<a href="http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=04022002-082828-8434r" target="_blank">Click to read.</a>

An excerpt:
[quote] KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Al Qaida may have tried to kill former President Clinton, apparently while he was in office, and perhaps planned further attempts on world leaders, United Press International has learned.

Specific references to Clinton were found among handwritten notes and sketches of U.S. Secret Service protective methods recovered from the Shomali compound near Kabul where al Qaida members received specialized training in assassination and hostage taking.

"We have attempted to kill Clinton, but failed," documents in Arabic released exclusively to United Press International Monday state. Although the text indicates the attack was planned around some high-level conference or international summit, it does not mention an exact date. Analysts in Kabul believe the attempt was planned about two years ago.

Nor does the text reveal whether the plan was abandoned or had failed in some other way.
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Remember the big to-do in Italy a few years ago when people thought they went overboard on protecting world leaders at the IMF meeting, i.e., full military defenses at the conference and all over Genoa? (I think it was an IMF meeting anyway.)
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So this plot is just coming to light. I'd say the U.S. has already exacted retribution, but remember, when George H.W. Bush was targeted, Clinton sent bombers to punish the plotters. It seems that some specific mission will have to be touted as punishment for this plot. They could just designate something they were planning to do anyway. Symbolism over substance... perfect for this situation.
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[quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:
<strong>Remember the big to-do in Italy a few years ago when people thought they went overboard on protecting world leaders at the IMF meeting, i.e., full military defenses at the conference and all over Genoa? (I think it was an IMF meeting anyway.)</strong><hr></blockquote>

That was less than two years ago. I bet it was Davos. No way Clinton would miss Davos.
post #5 of 6
Slightly off topic...

I thought it was humorous that most of these papers were all hand scrawled and on notebook paper. With stick figures and poorly drawn schematics...funny in a sick way. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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Wow ... I had no idea UPI was still around. Hadn't heard anything out of them in years.
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