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    Explosions At 3 Hotels

    At Least 57 Killed By Explosions At 3 Hotels In Jordan

    "AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Muasher said 57 people were killed in three suicide bombings at hotels in the capital of Amman.

    Police said 115 were wounded in the almost simultaneous explosions.

    A U.S. counterterrorism official said no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Jordan's King Abdullah said the hand of justice will get to the criminals.

    Officials said they believe all three blasts were carried out by suicide bombers.

    One police official said, "The attacks carry the trademark of al-Qaida." However, he added that "it is not certain," and that authorities are investigating the cause of the blasts.

    The official said the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab-al-Zarqawi, has a dislike for Jordan and has used suicide bombers.

    The triple attacks sent ambulances screaming across downtown. A black cloud of smoke was seen rising from a building in Amman's commercial district after the evening explosions..."


    Zarqawi is the town Abu Musab is from about 50 miles from Amman Jordon...

    It was only time until they started attacking one of America's friends in the region...

    If the rumors are right, he is wounded and recovering in his home town, not in Iraq...

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    I'm hoping that Jordan, and a few other Mideast countries capture some of the terrorists. They don't follow the Geneva Convention rules on treatment of prisoners, so if there is information to be gained from prisoners, they will obtain it. Maybe we will just ship our captured known terrorists over to them, and then there wouldn't be a problem, on our treatment of terrorists.

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    take a look at France who has bowed down to everything they have asked for to keep the peace...

    so how's that working for ya France?

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    There is already a thread for this topic. It is titled "Several killed in hotel blast in Jordan"

    PS. What is going on in France has NOTHING to do with Al-Qaeda or terrorism. It is civil unrest much like the riots that spread through LA and several other US cities following the Rodney King verdict.

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    The French Muslims are rioting because they want better jobs and treatment; they feel discriminated against.

    It is true the French were probably too lax in letting too many immigrants in, much as we are here in the U.S., but this does not have to do with Al Queda - although some Al Queda could come in and participate in the riots I suppose, just as they came into Iraq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky
    take a look at France who has bowed down to everything they have asked for to keep the peace...

    so how's that working for ya France?

    French approve anti-terror laws

    PARIS, France (AP) -- France's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved a tough new anti-terrorism bill Tuesday that includes increasing the use of video surveillance and allowing police more time to question terror suspects.

    The National Assembly voted 373-27 in favor of the bill, which still needs to clear a Senate vote in January before becoming law.

    Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, leading efforts to strengthen France's laws against terrorism in response to July suicide bombings in London, sought to assure lawmakers the bill would not trample on civil liberties as some fear.

    He told the National Assembly that the measures would allow police to pre-empt terror attacks and not work "after the fact."

    "This debate has paved the way for providing France with a more efficient arsenal," he said. "The idea being that the worst should be avoided and that we must give greater powers to law enforcement to avoid a catastrophe."

    Communist and Green party lawmakers voted against the bill, while the opposition Socialist Party abstained.

    The bill would allow mosques, department stores and other potential targets to install surveillance cameras and stiffen prison terms for terrorists and those providing support.

    It also would enable police to monitor people who travel to countries known to harbor terror training camps, and extend the detention period for terror suspects from four days to up to six days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    I'm hoping that Jordan, and a few other Mideast countries capture some of the terrorists. They don't follow the Geneva Convention rules on treatment of prisoners, so if there is information to be gained from prisoners, they will obtain it. Maybe we will just ship our captured known terrorists over to them, and then there wouldn't be a problem, on our treatment of terrorists.
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    Buzzm1,what an excellent idea! I wish we could.. Violence is the only thing they understand!