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Jordan says al Qaeda-
linked terror plot foiled

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 10/21/2012 6:44:52 PM

AMMAN, Jordan Jordanian authorities have arrested 11 suspected al Qaeda-linked militants for allegedly planning to attack shopping malls and Western diplomatic missions in the country, the government said Sunday. The plot is the first to be unveiled since a triple hotel bombing in Amman almost seven years ago, which killed 60 people. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack, citing its rejection of Jordan's alliance with the United States and its 1994 peace treaty with Israel. Jordanian officials and Arab diplomats have been voicing concern over stability in the kingdom, which lies at a precarious corner

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Sounds like Al Qaeda is on the move all over the place. I hope US security is better than a school-yard crossing guard.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/21/2012 6:49:36 PM     (No. 8950980)

Well of course it was foiled since Al Qaeda was decimated when Obama personally took out Bin Laden with his bare hands. All that is left of Al Qaeda is a bunch of innocent bumbling fools.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/21/2012 6:55:48 PM     (No. 8950988)

Hey! How come THEIR shopping malls are safer than OUR shopping malls?

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