As the Jan. 20 U.S. presidential inauguration nears, the security focus on Washington, D.C., will reach a fevered pitch. Stratfor expects to see the number of reports on potential threats directed toward the swearing-in ceremony at the nation's capitol to increase over the next 17 days. However, the chance of a terrorist attack occurring at the ceremony itself, or any of the peripheral events, is quite slim. (Stratfor)
Interrogating Torture Rules
Americans need to know clearly that their government abhors and abstains from the use of torture. (CS Monitor)
Terrorist Who Abducted Religion
The milestone has been turning for the past century and we still don't know its face and we still don't know where the track of its freedom is. (Al Hayat)
Al Qaeda's Unfinished Work
The al Qaeda attacks on US embassies in Africa in 1998 forced Washington to the realization that a new terror ring had emerged which was after US interests. September 11 confirmed this in no uncertain manner. Al Qaeda has much bigger plans, though, hatched many years ago on the battlefields of Afghanistan. (Asia Times)
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