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News of note

October 7th, 2004 (10:48 pm)

Hamas committed a terrorist attack against a hotel full of Israeli tourists in Egypt. At least 35 people are dead. The Egyptian government's handling of the situation is novel: not only did they try to prevent injured people from leaving without their (buried in rubble) passports, they refused to let in medical airlifts and rescue personnel. For an hour. The Israeli recovery teams, who train for this stuff constantly, still have not been let in.

Meanwhile, the most fascinating aspects of the just-released Duelfer report are getting little press. See here and here.

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Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: October 8th, 2004 06:51 am (UTC)

- QUOTATION OF THE DAY -

"What is sad is the fact that over recent months we have received incessant warnings concerning a possible attack in Sinai, and these warnings grew more and more clear, but the public failed to listen."
- YUVAL STEINITZ, an Israeli legislator, after three explosions in Egypt.


http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/08/international/middleeast/08mideast.html?th

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: October 8th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)

I'll take "stupid things to say that merit a swift kick in the nuts" for $100, Alex.

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