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Saudi Arabia

December 24, 1995

I am writing to take exception to "Experts Ask: Did Saudi Crackdown Light Fuse of Bomb?" (Nov. 14), about the car bombing that killed five Americans in Saudi Arabia. At this point, we do not yet know the identity or nationality of the terrorist who committed this horrible act. Yet Robin Wright wrote that "the eruption of violence in Saudi Arabia was almost predictable." On what basis did she link the bombing with this kind of blanket statement?

The internal situation that Wright described--which is not accurate--did not cause this car bombing any more than the U.S. budget crisis caused the Oklahoma City bombing. Terrorism is a meaningless act. As this story revealed, anyone who searches for reasons for such acts may easily be led astray.

BANDAR BIN SULTAN

BIN ABDULAZIZ

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia

Washington

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