Terrorism: A Deepening Sense of Frustration

A Deepening Sense of Frustration Terry Waite vanishes, and the U.S. bars travel to Lebanon

Amid the kidnapings that have tormented Beirut in recent years and sown frustration and despair in Western capitals, Anglican Envoy Terry Waite has been a calm symbol of hope. In five missions to Lebanon, the 6-ft. 7-in. troubleshooter has established himself as one of the few Westerners able to bargain with the terrorists holding foreigners hostage. So it was all the more disturbing last week when Waite himself, who vanished Jan. 20 during his latest mission, appeared to have become a captive. While reports of Waite's kidnaping remained unconfirmed, they steadily grew more alarming. Over the weekend Walid Jumblatt, the leader...