Bombs in Saudi Arabia

Pressure builds on the House of Saud, controller of the most important single source of crude oil in world trade.On May 12 gunmen and suicide bombers thought to be members of Al-Qaeda attacked three residential communities in Riyadh, killing—at this writing—25 people and injuring scores of others. At least nine terrorists also died.The obvious targets were expatriates living in the stricken neighborhoods. This is nothing new. A priority aim of Al-Qaeda is to kill westerners, especially Americans, and Jews of any nationality. The group made this clear even before its Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the US.The other target The Riyadh bombings, however, also magnify the other target i...

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