Thursday, June 03, 2004

The al-Khobar attack

What exactly happened? How many terrorists (sorry, "militants") were there? How many got away? And how? Did they cut a deal? Whose side is the royal family on?

Saudi clerics have condemned the Khobar attacks because "these criminal acts only strengthen the Zionists in their aggression against the Palestinians."

Alphabetcity tries to put the pieces together. It's uglier than you thought.

Meanwhile, the (Muslim) survivors have been quoted in countless news stories describing how the terr-- "militants," after ascertaining that the civilians were Muslims, asked them were the Westerners lived. But none of the stories asks the follow-up question I would have asked:

"Did you tell them?"