Thursday, November 10, 2005
Last night this page on the Israeli newspaper Haaretz website reported Israelis were forewarned about the bombing in Amman, Jordan (see reprint here) , and this morning the same link points to an article saying there "is no truth to reports that Israelis staying at the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman on Wednesday were evacuated by Jordanian security forces before the bombing that took place there.” Meanwhile, the L.A. Times reports this morning that the "Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Israelis staying at the Radisson on Wednesday had been evacuated before the attacks and escorted back home ‘apparently due to a specific security threat'... Amos N. Guiora, a former senior Israeli counter-terrorism official, said in a phone interview with The Times that sources in Israel had also told him about the pre-attack evacuations.... 'It means there was excellent intelligence that this thing was going to happen,' said Guiora, a former leader of the Israel Defense Forces who now heads the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. 'The question that needs to be answered is why weren’t the Jordanians working at the hotel similarly removed?'" Now we are expected to believe this never happened, or Guiora's "excellent intelligence" never occurred, or suffered a bit of revisionism. Of course, even making mention of this will be considered antisemitism. As for the question of why the Jordanians were not removed, this really is a no-brainer--al-Qaeda was designed in part to kill and terrorize Arabs and Muslims.