Tuesday, February 26, 2013

20 Years Ago Today

The War on Terror got started on American soil.
A noontime ceremony is planned to honor the six people who died in the 1993 blast in an underground garage below one of the twin towers. More than 1,000 people were injured. The attack was the first dramatic demonstration that "terrorism is theater and New York is the biggest stage," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
The event was quickly overshadowed by the siege of Waco, which started only days later and lasted a couple of months. Oddly, one of the suspects of the 93 bombing is still at large--last seen in Iraq, while the main perp Ramzi Yousef pleads for leniency in his Supermax solitary and new Egyptian president Morsi continues to make public pleas for the release of Sheikh Rahman, who blessed the attacks.

MORE  2/26/13

Weird.  After 18 years informant Emad Salem has suddenly reappeared from witness protection to warn about the dangers of letting Rahman go:
"He will kill Americans," said Salem. "He will kill anyone who disputes what he says with a fatwa." Salem, a one-time Egyptian military officer, had warned officials about the looming 1993 World Trade Center bombing, but his warnings were ignored after a lie-detector test was inconclusive and he said he would never testify at any trial.
The same link contains a warning from one of Rahman's sons, saying death will rain down on America if the old man isn't released and Benghazi was just a first step. Funny, no mention of the Mohammed video clip.

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