February 27, 2006, - 12:00 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday (Sunday) was the 13th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing by Al-Qaeda. Six Americans were murdered and hundreds injured by the car bomb in the WTC underground garage.
Remember that, the next time you hear President Bush or any law enforcement or government officials saying, “Well, there hasn’t been another terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11.” In fact, President Clinton could have said the same thing.
The terrorists waited 8.5 years before they struck again. But they did. We haven’t been struck again on our own soil, not because we are safer and more secure (we aren’t), but because the terrorists haven’t yet chosen to strike. But when they do, it will be bigger and louder than ever before, just like 9/11 was versus 1993.
Also remember that the 1993 WTC bombing could have been prevented, had federal authorities and law enforcement only paid attention. Prior to the attacks, an Arab Muslim assassin, El-Sayyid Nosair, murdered Rabbi Meir Kahane in 1991. Because Kahane was viewed by some as an extremist (though the Israeli left has now adopted virtually all of his “racist” ideas), American authorities ignored his murderer and did little investigation.
But Nosair was part of the Al-Qaeda terror cell that committed the 1993 bombing. Had the government even just looked at the visitors log at the prison at which Nosair was held and the papers that they seized from his apartment, they would have uncovered the entire plot. They would have discovered mastermind Ramzi Yousef (an Iraqi agent and nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the 9/11 mastermind), and they would have discovered the blind cleric, Omar Abdel Rahman. And they would have discovered Wadih El-Hage, Osama Bin Laden’s personal secretary, whose gun killed Rabbi Kahane.
Today, it is far worse. In depositions, top FBI brass, including FBI Director Robert Mueller, were clueless about these people are and how they are tied to Al-Qaeda. But anyone in America who reads a newspaper knows. Apparently, you need anti-research skills to run the FBI and its counterterrorism operation. If it weren’t so disturbing, it would be hilarious.
Plus, we have federal authorities at Homeland Security, Justice, and the FBI, literally in bed with Islamic extremists who openly support terror. Think 9/11 won’t happen again?
That’s what they said after February 26, 1993. And look what happened.
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