Friday, August 28, 2009
On the front line
Saudi King Abdullah visits Prince Mohammed bin Naif, assistant Minister of the Interior. Prince Mohammed survived an assassination attempt by a suicide bomber who had requested to turn himself in personally to the Prince. It makes for an interesting contrast with the prevalent tone of much American commentary that the War on Terror can be fought from keyboards or with finely crafted memoranda detailing what can or cannot happen in the safety of a Gitmo interrogation room.
UPDATE: This incident is getting another look since the technique used in the Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attack seems very similar.
Photo: Saudi Press Agency