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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Foiled Terror Plan?

Fox News:
Osama bin Laden tried to buy a massive amount of cocaine, spike it with poison and sell it in the United States, hoping to kill thousands of Americans one year after the Sept. 11 attacks, The Post has learned.

The evil plot failed when the Colombian drug lords bin Laden approached decided it would be bad for their business — and, possibly, for their own health, according to law-enforcement sources...
I have two questions.
First of all, does anyone else feel that just because this particular drug lord came clean (in a manner of speaking), doesn't mean that bin Laden's plan has been abandoned? The fact that this one guy had misgivings about the alleged terror plot - for business reasons, I might add - doesn't mean that the next guy didn't or wouldn't go through with it, for the right price.
Second, do you think that news of this plot will affect U.S. cocaine consumption in any significant way?
I guess it's all a matter of wait and see.
However, with reports of the recent resurgence of cocaine as a popular "party drug" of choice, this has the potential to affect a more mainstream swath of American society than one might think. The image of the homeless or criminal cocaine addict just isn't a very current one anymore.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point. Orthomom. I just attended a lecture for parents given at my children's high school, (a Modern orthodox Yeshiva, fyi), and they warned us that cocaine has seen an increase in poularity, and that we should be on the lokout for certain hallmarks of cocaine use in our children. They also said we shouldnt be fooled into thinking that just because or kids are yeshiva kids means that they are immune from abusing hard rugs like cocaine, etc. This plan makes their words all the more scary.

8:42 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Wow, Dan. That's even closer to home than I was thinking.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you always end your titles with question marks?

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. though upon further discussion with a freind who is in social work, he says that these teens tend to gravitate more to the pill-type drugs over cocaine. Seems the thought of snorting something up their noses makes them queasy. But scary nonetheless.

10:54 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Even so. So it's not scary from the spiked cocaine POV, but scary from the teens using drugs POV. Neither is good news.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hal'iteihu la-rasha ve-yamoos!

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