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the November 2001 issue of World Press Review (VOL. 48,
Gambia: A Lesson
to Be Learned
D.A. Jawo, The Independent (independent),
Banjul, Sept. 17, 2001.
It appears that both the U.S. administration and
its allies have concluded that the tragedy was planned and executed
by Muslim fundamentalists from the Middle East. They just cannot
imagine that U.S. citizens could be capable of causing such destruction
in America. Therefore, it appears that all their attention is being
focused on outside forces, particularly Osama bin Laden, a Saudi
dissident living in Afghanistan. However, it would be unwise if
the U.S. administration and its allies should strike at any target
before getting convincing evidence that the attack was carried out
by those targeted. Otherwise, the United States is likely to earn
more enemies than sympathizers. It is quite obvious that it has
already made a lot of enemies in the Middle East because of its
support for virtually every action taken by Israel, when many of
these actions against Palestinians cannot be justified.