In October 1993, Guido Olimpio, Deputy Foreign
Desk, Corriere della Sera, Milan, Italy wrote his first article
for ASA on the New Realities of Terrorism. Since that time he
has written 10 additional articles on terrorism for ASA and he
has toured the US and has provided briefings to the US Congress
on terrorism. Unfortunately, the primary players and their organizations
have not changed; osama was pointed out by Mr. Olimpio many, many
The Trail of the Terrorists and
by Guido Olimpio
The 11 September attack on Manhattan and Washington graphically
demonstrated to the world - Al Qaida's strategic power. Their
terrorist network could strike targets located thousand of miles
from their home base through a series of multiple and carefully
coordinated actions. Al Qaida's actions also brought into the
open and spotlighted their very sophisticated logistic and financial
apparatus. It was very apparent that Al Qaida also acted as or
had the use of a high level intelligence agency.
ASA's special thanks to Doug Eaton, NBC Team Ltd. of Fort
Erie, Ontario, Canada for notifying ASA of this excellent report.
A Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) Special Report: (first
broadcast 21 September 2001)
Trail of a Terrorist:
exceptionally brief review we can say that this in-depth investigative
report should be mandatory viewing for all in law enforcement,
intelligence, immigration and naturalization, and all other government
agencies that have any interest in terrorism.
case of terrorist Ahmed Ressam, we were, Canada and US, surprised
to find that Canada was acting as a sieve for all terrorists with
a desire to either go to, or transit Canada on their way to the
US. Ressam with the assistance of a GIA (Algerian terrorists'
net.) cell in Paris emigrated from France to Montreal, Canada.