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An Indonesian soldier walks through the rubble of the bomb blast

TERROR
Targeting Asia's Weakness
Islamic terrorists routinely say they hate the West — so why are they taking it out on the East? Bombings in Manila, Zamboanga and Karachi, in the wake of a particularly horrific blast in Bali, provided the answer: Asia offers the softest targets, often because its governments and police forces lack either the will or the way to crack down on extremist groups. In Bali last week, tourists and locals alike were outraged by revelations the Indonesian government ignored warnings from the U.S. that groups linked to al-Qaeda were active...

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