5,062. 5/15/2003

“…since May 2003, when al Qaeda first launched a wave of terrorist attacks inside Saudi Arabia, the Saudi security forces have become far more cooperative with the CIA and FBI in cracking down on al Qaeda networks operating on Saudi soil. After the Riyadh bombings in that month, CIA Director George Tenet traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with top Saudi officials and found that the attitude about al Qaeda had completely changed. The Saudis finally recognized that al Qaeda was their enemy, too.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Risen, State of War, Page 179

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