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Financial fright

February 20, 2009

Re "Al Qaeda's next target," Opinion, Feb. 15

Marc A. Thiessen argues that Osama bin Laden and his henchmen are fixated on destroying the U.S. economy as a means of winning the war against the West, and could be planning the next big strike with that end in mind.

After the subprime fiasco, Wall Street greed and deregulation gone amok, Bin Laden will need several dozen nuclear-tipped missiles to do more damage than we have already inflicted on ourselves.

While we are trying to hunt down some robed fanatics in Afghanistan and Pakistan, we might want to spend a little more time keeping an eye on the financial terrorists at home who move from the boardroom to the trading floor to congressional chambers, wearing the clever disguise of a suit and a tie.

William Seaton

Sherman Oaks

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