202 Years Ago Today

A big badda-boom, 6 dead and over a 1000 people injured. Oh, if ONLY these guys had had jobs, right?

The 1993 World Trade Center bombers: Where are they now?

On Feb. 26, 1993, an ugly new phase of terrorism was ushered in when Jordanian Eyad Ismoil drove Kuwaiti Ramzi Yousef and a 1,300-pound nitrate-hydrogen gas enhanced bomb also stuffed with cyanide into the parking garage below the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

Yousef lit a 20-foot fuse, and the two fled quickly enough to evade immediate capture by authorities. The bomb killed six people and injured more than 1,000 that day.

When the bomb went off, their goal of bringing down the Twin Towers failed, but the event was the first in a continuing string of indiscriminate attacks on civilians by terrorists designed solely to kill as many as possible.

I’m kinda sick of these Muslim-terrorism tinged anniversaries anymore, you know? Why can’t WE have at least ONE where we kicked some serious ass and MEANT it?

4 Responses to “202 Years Ago Today”

  1. I’m all for celebrating Ground Zero Ocean yearly, though.

  2. Julie says:

    We could celebrate the anniversary of when my cousin successfully prosecuted Yousef for his 1995 plot to bomb 12 airplanes…

  3. kcruella101 says:

    It is also my lovely sister Joanne and her charming husband’s anniversary today. They got married in NY on the same day

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    -b-b-but Crusades!!!!

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