Our man ordered waffles, but paid for tools of war

Thursday, 6 June 2002, 11:19 AM EST

Apparently, all it takes is a single credit card receipt from a quick breakfast in a hotel in Amman (or anywhere else), to provide a scam artist with enough information to purchase and ship the tools of assassination to a post office box in Riyadh.

Was this incident simply a case of an otherwise harmless Arabian ordering a weekend hunting accessory, or could it be the tip of another terrorist iceberg?

I must admit upfront that I have a vested interest in the answer to that question.

Both the purchase and shipping of the scopes were done under my name.

My worst fear is that "Warren Richey" may soon appear on an international watch list of suspected Al Qaeda supporters.

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