Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Report: Hill Must Fight Terror Funding

by Bryant Jordan from Military.com

To read the Congressional Research Service report is to wonder who is being held accountable in Saudi Arabia. "To date, U.S. officials have continued to express their disappointment with Saudi enforcement measures, particularly with a lack of public prosecutions for individuals accused of financing terrorism outside of the kingdom," say Christopher Blanchard and Alfred Prados, authors of the report ... As recently as August, lawmakers concluded that Saudi Arabia has an uneven record in the fight against terrorism, "especially with respect to terrorist financing," and directed the Bush administration to report back by early February with a long-term strategy on how the U.S. will work with Saudi Arabia to combat terrorism, "including through effective measures to prevent and prohibit the financing of terrorists by Saudi institutions and citizens."

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