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FBI Warned of Suicide Terrorisms in America

Posted May. 22, 2002 09:02,   


Along with a series of the warnings of new terrorism, there is a warning that suicide-bombing terror like in Israel will happen.

“I think we will see that in the future, ” said Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller on the 20th answering the questions while addressing at the National Association of District Attorneys meeting in suburban Alexandria, Virginia.

At the out set of his speech, he said, “ there will be another terrorist attack. We will not be able to stop it. ”

Director Mueller said the degree of fanaticism an informant must exhibit to get into the inner circle of terrorist groups makes it difficult to penetrate the organizations and prevent attacks. His prediction came one day after the warning of Vice President Dick Cheney that it is hard to respond to latest intelligence suggesting new attacks by al-Qaida, as U.S. has no specific intelligence to rely on.

Meanwhile, senior members of Senate Intelligence Committee said that it is certain that U.S. will meet with another attack within several years.

Sen. Bob Graham, Senate Intelligence Committee chairperson said, “ further terrorist attacks on U.S. targets are `a certainty`.” Vice chairperson Sen. Richard Shelby (Republican) said, “we have good reasons to believe new attacks to come in the near future, though date and place is not certain.”

Ki-Heung Han eligius@donga.com