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How will the capture of three high-ranking al-Qaida members affect the likelihood of another terrorist attack?

Asked at SuperTarget on March 6, 2003

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“If anything, I think it would lower it. If you capture people who are high-ranking, who are decision-makers, the system tends to fall apart.”

“I think if it’s true about the information they’re going to get from the computers, it will disrupt their plans, keep them down for a while.”

“I guess it depends on how good the organization’s structure is … and whether there is an order to respond with a specific attack to Mohammed’s capture. ”

“It’s always possible we disrupted whatever attacks those people were planning. With things like that, you slow them down, get a little information, but you don’t stop them.”


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