February 26, 2007, - 3:18 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Fourteen years ago, today, Al-Qaeda terrorists tried to blow up the World Trade Center for the first time. The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation sent out this note:
On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists for the first time. At 12:18pm, 1,500 pounds of explosives were detonated in an underground parking garage below 1 WTC. Six people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the attack and thousands were injured. On this day, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation remembers each of the victims of the 1993 attacks and extends our condolences to the families of those who were killed and our thoughts to all who were affected.
I hope you will join us today in remembering the innocent lives lost at the World Trade Center fourteen years ago. In tribute, we invite you to read remembrances created by loved ones of the victims:
Click here to read the tributes.
You can also listen to Mike Hurley, former Director of Fire Safety for the World Trade Center, describe his experiences on February 26, 1993:
Click here to listen to Mike Hurley’s podcast.
The World Trade Center Memorial and Museum will tell the stories of each of these victims and the experiences of those who were affected on that day. In doing so, we can honor and remember our history for generations to come.
To learn more, please visit http://www.buildthememorial.org/
Whenever President Bush falsely claims there hasn’t been a terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 (there’s been the Trolley Square Islamic terrorist attack, the LAX attack, the North Carolina Jeep attack, and so many others), remember that Bill Clinton could have said the same thing for his entire Presidency, after February 26, 1993.
It’s not that we’ve stopped them. It’s that they are waiting and planning for the next time. And laughing at how we try to appease their extremist fellow co-religionists as they grow their presence on U.S. soil.
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