Monday, February 26, 2007

February 26, 1993

In 1993, a powerful bomb exploded in the parking garage below the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.

Proof of Dr. Rice's statement........
"The terrorists were at war with us, but we were not yet at war with them."
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I pulled this up from the comments because this is a great line. Frankly, everything Shawmut writes is worth the read.
"The 1993 bombing of the underground levels of the WTC still shows that we had wake-up calls long before 9/11 but we continually pushed the snooze button."

1 comment:

Shawmut said...

The 1993 bombing of the underground levels of the WTC still shows that we had wake-up calls long before 9/11 but we continually pushed the snooze button.
The attitude was that the Cold War (which, comparatively, very few were called to fight - as though it was on another channel) was over and denial was the means to enhance life in the "Feel Good Society". Even the intelligence community slipped into this reverie; like a cluster of elite dinner clubs.
Yet, I can remember panels comprised of people like Armand deBourchgave, Steve Emerson, Lawrence Egelburgher (phonetic spelling) and John Loftus trying to say the threat was real. We might just as well have been whistling Souza marches at a Woodie Guthrie memorial.
John "Lurch" Kerry, when criticizing his own country for failing to see ourselves as others do - or some dribble to that effect, made a point for the wrong reason.
It's our vulnerability, stupid!
We have been at war for some time and our vulnerabilies have been incrementally exceeding our defense.