February 26, 2007, - 3:18 pm

Remember the First 9/11

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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7 Responses

If some Yuppies hadn’t ordered a few pies too many, i would have been right at that garage door when it blew…instead, like the few patrons at my favourite Rector Street pizzaria, l thought that maybe it was a tranfromer that blew as WE all sat there while the building shook…..
Bill Clinton COULD have also blamed that on the administration before him, but instead HE took responsibility and tracked down those terrorists.
let’s NOT forget that Israel has faced THESE kind of attacks even before she achieved statehood!!!
You CAN turn the other cheek and love your enemies, up until a point—

EminemsRevenge on February 26, 2007 at 3:58 pm

If our Commander-in-Chief wants a real lesson on how to do his job, he would do well to read the biography of Genghis Khan. Genghis was not only a military genius, he was a uniter of his people, a force behind progressive laws for his country, a supporter of family values and women’s rights, and the most successful general of all time. He said quite simply, “either you are with us or you are against us;” and he stood by his word, no bluff. He surely did not worry about what either his enemies or so-called allies thought. None of which our present leader apparently is capable of.

Happiness Pursuer on February 26, 2007 at 5:16 pm

ìYou CAN turn the other cheek and love your enemies, up until a point—ì
Turn the other cheekÖTHAT IS an individual choiceÖI canít make it for my neighbour.
And the loving thing to do to protect our communities, and for the sake of ISLAMIC FANATICS is to eliminate the influence of their stupidity. It isnít right if ìmental casesî have the final say. IT IS RIGHT when they have no sayñ
ISLAM has proven time and time again that it is only capable of DESTRUCTION. The FIRST 9/11 didnít workÖso they came back in 2001 with the WTC as a target again, and they had NEW targets as well!
Wide-scaleÖsmall-scaleÖthatís itÖall the evidence is in.
ISLAM IS THE ENEMY of every society where they donít dominate.
Therefore ISLAM must be crushed. No apology or explanation should be necessary ~

The Canadien on February 26, 2007 at 5:17 pm

The FBI planted and paid Emad A. Salem in New York and New Jersey to act as an agent provocateur, to recruit, organize and encourage Muslims to bomb the World Trade Center (WTC) in 1993. From March through June 1993 Mr. Salem recruited seven Muslims from the Abu Bakr mosque in Brooklyn and the al-Salaam mosque in Jersey City, where the Muslim cleric Sheik Abdel Rahman preached to incite violence in his terrorist cell. Salem had known Rahman from Egypt. Salem used the seven men to scout targets, plan tactics and obtain chemicals and parts for bombs. Salem also worked in the operation with a Sudanese man named Siddig Ali who was a follower of Abdel Rahman. The plans of the Salem and Rahman group also included bombings of United Nations headquarters in Manhattan and several other buildings, bridges and tunnels in New York
The FBI supplied a safe house for Salemís group in Queens. At the WTC trial US prosecutors and attorneys acknowledged Mr. Salem’s role in organizing the safe house activities, but told the jury “he was merely providing an opportunity” to people who already wanted to commit crimes. According to tapes played at the trial, the FBI and US Attorneys clearly were shown to have intentionally used Salem as a provocateur.
Michael Chertoff was the US Attorney appointed by HW Bush and retained by Bill Clinton for New Jersey from 1990-1994. As US Attorney for New Jersey Chertoff was deeply involved with the 1993 WTC bombing sting operation using FBI monitoring of the Abdel Rahman and Salemís recruited cell members at the Al Salaam mosque in Jersey City. The US Attorney from New York who worked with Chertoff to prosecute the 1993 WTC bombing case was Patrick Fitzgerald. Chertoff and Fitzgerald were fully aware of the statements made by prosecutors admitting that the FBI intentionally had provided the safe house for Salem terrorist recruits.
Federal trial testimony and tapes revealed that when Salem was asked to assemble the bomb for the WTC, Salem went to the FBI to ask that harmless powder be used to avoid deaths. But FBI and US Attorneys involved essentially cut Salem off and the WTC was bombed killing people in 1993. Testimony by two of Salemís FBI agent handlers, Mr. Anticev, and Mrs. Nancy Floyd, confirmed that their FBI supervisors intentionally refused the agents and Salemís pleas to render the WTC bomb harmless.
The World Trade Center bombing, along with subsequent alleged plots to bomb prominent targets in New York City, spawned a number of federal indictments and trials resulting in the conviction of more than a dozen men, all of Arabic descent. Salem’s exposure as a government informant who had a year earlier infiltrated the group of men later charged in the bombing conspiracy caused many to wonder why he and the FBI failed to provide any warning of the pending World Trade Center bombing.

chancediamond on February 26, 2007 at 8:36 pm

Yes remember. And when the Iran talk comes around, remember the taking of the embassy in Teheran – and that was the SECOND attack.
We learn so little…..

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