Saudi-gate?

Marshall Sutherland
  
How US covered up Saudi role in 9/11
In its report on the still-censored “28 pages” implicating the Saudi government in 9/11, “60 Minutes” last weekend said the Saudi role in the attacks has been “soft-pedaled” to protect America’s delicate alliance with the oil-rich kingdom.

That’s quite an understatement.

This is one of those things I really hope turns out to be a crazy conspiracy theory. Then again, look how many crazy conspiracies have turned out to be true in recent years. Let's see what they are hiding in those 28 pages!
Marshall Sutherland
  
The Threat Is Already Inside - And nine other truths about terrorism that nobody wants to hear.
Occasional terrorist attacks in the West are virtually inevitable, and odds are, we’ll see more attacks in the coming decades, not fewer. If we want to reduce the long-term risk of terrorism — and reduce its ability to twist Western societies into unrecognizable caricatures of themselves — we need to stop viewing terrorism as shocking and aberrational, and instead recognize it as an ongoing problem to be managed, rather than “defeated.”

Politicians don’t like to say any of this. But we’re not politicians, so let’s look at 10 painful truths.


[W]e need to stop viewing terrorism as unique and aberrational. The more we panic and posture and overreact, the more terrorism we’ll get.