It was sixteen years ago today (2/26/93) that low-life Muslim terrorists led by the evil Ramzi Yousef, and financed by the only existing ape-human hybrid, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, first tried to topple the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center.
On September 1, 1992 Ramzi Yousef attempted to enter the United States through JFK International Airport in New York using a fake Iraqi passport and claiming political asylum. The feds actually gave this animal a hearing date and let him loose on our country! Another Muslim terrorist named Ahmed Ajaj was on the same plane as Yousef, but the two bastards made believe that they didn’t know each other. Ajaj was carrying a fake passport that aroused the suspicion of Customs agents. When they checked his luggage they found bomb making instructions and he was detained. Still, they didn’t connect Yousef with Ajaj. God forbid you should be accused of racial profiling!
Yousef quickly joined cohorts in Jersey City and Brooklyn who had long been in our country planning evil right under our noses. It was in a radical Mosque in Brooklyn that Yousef hooked up with Mahmud Abouhalima. Abouhalima came into our country in the mid eighties on a tourist visa. When the visa expired he applied for amnesty as an agricultural worker (lots of farms in Brooklyn New York!) and was accepted as a permanent resident under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 – also known as the Amnesty program under President Ronald Reagan. And you thought amnesty was only for Mexicans!
After less than five months of planning, Yousef and his gang rented a truck, loaded it with 1,500 lbs. of explosives, and parked it in the underground garage beneath the North Tower. The cowardly terrorists lit the fuse, then choosing to forgo the 76 virgins, fled from the building.
When the bomb exploded it blew a massive crater under the North Tower, but as we know, the tower didn’t collapse as the terrorists had planned. They had hoped that the North Tower would fall into the South Tower, and that the South Tower would then also collapse. Six people were killed and over one thousand were injured. Those figures now seem insignificant after knowing what happened on September 11, 2001.
The Clinton Justice Department and FBI treated the 1993 attack in the same manner that they would an armed bank robbery. There was never a serious attempt to follow the money trail to see how and where this evil was being financed and organized. Yousef, and all but one of his conspirators were eventually caught and sentenced to life terms in federal prison. The other one – Abdul Rahman Yasin escaped to Iraq and has yet to be captured.
After the 1993 attacks the country slipped back into a blissful sleep. After all, there was millions to be made in Tech Stocks and Dot-Coms; those 401K’s were looking real good! Sure there were other terrorist attacks, but hey, they were all overseas. We didn’t have anything to worry about here in our homeland!
We didn’t change our immigration and visa rules to adapt to Radical Islam, we didn’t start monitoring phone calls from known foreign terrorists, and we didn’t close our porous southern border. By the end of the decade there was a new Ramzi Yousef in town – his name was Mohammed Atta and he had nineteen other murderous terrorists with him, plotting yet another attack; an attack that would forever change our world.
This September it will be 8 years since the 9/11 attacks. That’s about the same amount of time between the 1993 and 2001 attacks. Despite his other failures President Bush kept the homeland safe for over 7 years. All of the terrorists seemed to be in Iraq or Afghanistan, surely the homeland was safe! We now have Barack Hussein Obama, who just by using his charm, grace, and middle name, will keep us safe from Muslim terrorists – right?
Are we once again caught up in a comfortable sleep as we were after February 26, 1993? This time we aren’t drunk on our stock portfolios or home values. Instead, we’re all in the dumps about our economic future, focusing on the recession, unemployment, massive government bailouts, and the stimulus plan.
Who’s got time to worry about Radical Islam?
The six victims of the 1993 attacks are often overlooked due to the events of 9/11/01.
Here is a list of the innocent people who lost their lives 16 years ago. Their lives were just as meaningful, and just as precious, as the lives lost on September 11, 2001. They are missed by their loved ones just as much.
John DiGiovanni – Valley Stream, New York
Wilfredo Mercado – Brooklyn, New York
Robert Kirkpatrick – Suffern, New York
Stephen Knapp – Staten Island, New York
William Macko – Bayonne, New Jersey
Monica Rodriguez Smith and her unborn baby – Seaford, New York