A Peaceable Kingdom?

When it turned out that as many as 15 of the 19 suspected hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, alarm bells rang in Washington and Riyadh. Although Osama bin Laden himself is a Saudi — or, was, until the government stripped him of his nationality in 1994 — the Kingdom has never been seen as a breeding ground for terrorists. It is now.

Saudi officials say that it is unfair to blame the country for fomenting terror...

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