Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Al Qaeda boosted

Reuters reports that the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has concluded in a new study that "Al Qaeda has more than 18,000 militants ready to strike and the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq has accelerated recruitment to the ranks of Osama bin Laden's network."

This was entirely predictable; it is consistent with past patterns; and, considering new warnings, is quite ominous.