Yassin Assassination Sparks Another Crisis in the Middle East

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For Israelis, Sheik Ahmed Yassin was -the godfather of suicide bombings,- but to Palestinians, the paraplegic religious leader was a symbol of helplessness, and his death has sparked outrage in the rest of the Arab world. The UN and the European Union have condemned Israel-s -targeted killing,- and it-s put the Bush administration in a very awkward position. With Israeli security services on high alert, Hamas has vowed to avenge the death of its spiritual leader, even as Israel promises more to come. Will Yassin's death make the terrorist group Hamas weaker or stronger? Will Israel suffer a new wave of violent attacks? Does President Bush-s -road map- have any future? Warren Olney looks at this latest Middle East crisis with Israelis and Palestinians, experts in Arab-Israeli relations, and a spokesperson for the European Union.
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National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission)

Secretary Powell's testimony before the Commission

Richard Clarke's Against All Enemies : Inside the White House's War on Terror--What Really Happened

EU Foreign Minister's condemnation of Yassin's assassination

UN condemnation of Yassin assassination

President Bush's

Aaron Brown's CNN interview with Pakistani President Musharraf



Warren Olney