Posted by FactReal on February 26, 2013
|THE FIRST WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMBING…UNDER PRESIDENT CLINTON
Islamic terrorists attacked Americans many times before September 11, 2001. One of those attacks was the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.
The Morning of Feb. 26, 1993
“The epicenter was the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center, where a massive eruption carved out a nearly 100-foot crater several stories deep and several more high,” the FBI summarized.
|“On the morning of Feb. 26, 1993, Eyad Ismoil drove a rented Ryder Ford F350 Econoline truck packed with 1,500 pounds of fertilizer-based explosives into level B-2 of the underground garage beneath the World Trade Center. Ismoil departed, leaving a timing device set to detonate the explosives a while later.
At 12:18 p.m., the bomb exploded, killing six, creating a crater 150 feet in diameter that blew a hole five floors deep in the parking garage. The towers, however, did not fall. [...]
Yousef, the mastermind of the plot, later said he had hoped to kill tens of thousands.
The explosives were manufactured at a Jersey City apartment, using chemicals ordered from a supply company. They were placed in the truck at a rented storage shed alongside three tanks of compressed hydrogen gas, purchased to enhance the destructive power of the explosives.
The plotters, including Yousef and Yasin, built the bombs using manuals brought from Pakistan.”
1993 WTC BOMBING: An Islamic Attack
|Terrorist Organizations: Al-Qaeda, Al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya, Liberation Army Fifth Battalion Al Fareeq Al Rokn, Abu Bakr Al Makkee.
|Terrorists: Ramzi Yousef (Operational Commander), Eyad Ismoil (Attacker). Facilitators: Mohammad Salameh, Nidal Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin, Mahmud Abouhalima, Ahmad Mohammed Ajaj. Financier: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
|Victims: Six people were killed almost instantly: John DiGiovanni, Robert Kirkpatrick, Stephen Knapp, William Macko, Wilfredo Mercado and Monica Smith. “Smoke and flames began filling the wound and streaming upward into the building. Those who weren’t trapped were soon pouring out of the building—many panic-stricken and covered in soot. More than a thousand people were hurt in some way, some badly, with crushed limbs,” the FBI recounted.
|The FBI Provides more Details of the Attack and the Terrorists
“An Islamic fundamentalist named Mohammad Salameh had rented the vehicle, we learned, and on March 4, an FBI SWAT team arrested him as he tried in vain to get his $400 deposit back.
One clue led to another and we soon had in custody three more suspects—Nidal Ayyad, Mahmoud Abouhalima, and Ahmed Ajaj. We’d also found the apartment where the bomb was built and a storage locker containing dangerous chemicals, including enough cyanide gas to wipe out a town. All four men were tried, convicted, and sentenced to life.
The shockwave from the attack continued to reverberate. Following the unfolding connections, the task force soon uncovered a second terrorist plot to bomb a series of New York landmarks simultaneously, including the U.N. building, the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, and the federal plaza where our office in New York is housed. On June 24, 1994, FBI agents stormed a warehouse in Queens and caught several members of a terrorist cell in the act of assembling bombs.
Meanwhile, the mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing was still on the run—and up to no good. We’d learned his name—Ramzi Yousef—within weeks after the attack and discovered he was planning more attacks, including the simultaneous bombing of a dozen U.S. international flights. Yousef was captured in Pakistan in February 1995, returned to America, and convicted along with the van driver, Eyad Ismoil. A seventh plotter, Abdul Yasin, remains at large.
We later learned from Yousef that his Trade Center plot was far more sinister. He wanted the bomb to topple one tower, with the collapsing debris knocking down the second. The attack turned out to be something of a deadly dress rehearsal for 9/11; with the help of Yousef’s uncle Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al Qaeda would later return to realize Yousef’s nightmarish vision.”
Bill Clinton’s Failures Unleashed Global Terror
Via The Washington Times:
The Clinton foreign policy was to get re-elected. Therefore, anything that might be controversial had to be avoided. So, from the beginning to the end of the administration, the Clintons “demanded absolute proof before acting against terrorists.” This high bar guaranteed inaction. At the beginning of his term, after the attack of Feb. 26, 1993, Mr. Clinton refused to admit that the World Trade Center had been bombed. Later, he referred to it only as “regrettable” and “treated the disaster… like a twister in Arkansas.” Earlier, he had “urged the public not to ‘overreact’ to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.”
- Global Security: 1993 World Trade Center truck bombing
- FBI: ●http://www.fbi.gov/page2/feb08/tradebom_022608.html
- Washington Times: ●http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2003/sep/1/20030901-102359-9067r/?page=all
- United States vs. Yousef, et. al., indictment.
- The 9-11 Commission Report. July 22, 2004.
- Have you forgotten? World Trade Center bombing, 20 years later
- LIST OF MAJOR ISLAMIC ATTACKS & PLOTS ON AMERICA…before 9/11
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Posted by FactReal on February 1, 2013
|OBAMA ERA: WEAPONS FOR ISLAMIC RADICALS BUT NOT FOR AMERICANS
All Democrats and several RINO-Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted yesterday to block an amendment trying to stop Obama from sending $1 billion worth of F-16 fighter jets and Abrams tanks to the Islamic radicals now in power in Egypt. (Scroll down to see how each Senator voted.)
The U.S. Senate Thursday defeated an amendment that aimed to prevent the Obama administration from transferring F-16 fighter aircraft and Abrams tanks to an Egypt in disarray.
A vote to block the measure proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) – an amendment to the debt limit bill – passed by a 79–19 vote.
In a strong-worded floor statement Paul questioned the wisdom of providing the sophisticated weaponry at a time when “many see Egypt descending into chaos.”
He based his argument on the Egyptian government’s conduct, President Mohammed Morsi’s expressed radical views, and the possibility that the weapons could be used in a future conflict against Israel.
“I think this is particularly unwise since Egypt is currently governed by a religious zealot, a religious zealot who said recently that Jews were ‘bloodsuckers’ and ‘descendants of apes and pigs,’” he said. “This doesn’t sound like the kind of stable personality that we would be sending our most sophisticated weapons to.”
SEE HOW YOUR SENATORS VOTED
A ‘No’ vote here would have stopped Obama from transferring these advanced weapons to the Egyptian regime.
Roll call vote: YES = 79, NO=19, Not Voting=2 on the motion to table (to block) Senator Rand Paul’s Amendment No. 9 whose purpose was to “prohibit the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to the Government of Egypt.”
Not Voting – 2
|Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) explained:
[M]any see Egypt descending into chaos. What is President Obama’s response to this? To send them some of the most sophisticated weapons we have: F-16 fighters and Abrams tanks. I think this is particularly unwise, and this legislation will stop it.
I think this is particularly unwise since Egypt is currently governed by a religious zealot, a religious zealot who said recently that ‘Jews were bloodsuckers and descendants of apes and pigs.’ This doesn’t sound like the kind of stable personality we would be sending our most sophisticated weapons to.
I think it is a grave mistake to send F-16s and tanks to a country that detained American citizens on trumped up political charges. On a country that currently is still detaining Egyptian citizens on trumped-up political charges.
I think it is a blunder of the first proportion to send sophisticated weapons to a country that allowed a mob to attack our embassy and to burn our flag. I find it objectionable to send weapons, F-16s and tanks, to a company that allowed a mob chanting “death to America” to threaten our American diplomats.
* UPDATE: Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) introduced a bill to “suspend military sales to Egypt” with conditions. His bill (PDF) was co-sponsored by Republican Senators Blunt, Coburn, Johanns, and Lee. The bill was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
- Obama sending F-16s and tanks to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood regime
- Transcript of Senator Rand Paul’s speech
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Posted by FactReal on January 24, 2013
|(Image by Looking Spoon via Weasel Zippers)
|During yesterday’s Benghazi testimony, Hillary Clinton lied about the State Department not having enough funding to provide proper security for the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
But in fact the State Department ($50+ billion dollar annual budget) had enough money for these items:
● $4.5 million for Art in Embassies
● $16 million dollars on 2,500 kindle book readers at the drastically inflated price of $6,600 per device (that retails for $189)
● $$ Millions to preserve mosques and minarets in 27 different Islamic countries
● $150,000+ for a Chevy Volt and its charging station for the US Embassy in Austria
● $150,000 to spend on a book about the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Italy
● $79,000 to spend on Obama’s books
● $20,000 on a portrait of Obama
● $7.9 billion dollars for Obama’s Global Health Initiative
● $2.9 billion for international debt relief
● $2.2 billion to strengthen democratic institutions in Pakistan
● $770 million dollar Middle East and North Africa Incentive Fund for the failed Arab Spring which has put extremist Islamists in power
● $587 million for student exchange programs
● $469 million for global climate change
● $200 million dollars were wasted on Iraqi police training that never went anywhere
The Obama administration repeatedly rejected requests for more security in Benghazi, even though Islamist militias attacked the consulate multiple times prior to the 9/11/2012 attack and Ambassador Stevens repeatedly notified the administration about increasing security threats in Libya.
Details and sources via FrontPageMag.com here and here.
- Hillary Clinton Lies at Libya Hearing about not Blaming the Mohammed Video
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Posted by FactReal on January 23, 2013
|Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Democrat) lied today while testifying at U.S. House hearing about last year’s Islamic terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were killed. “Congress is investigating whether the State Department denied a request for extra security at that outpost earlier in the year and what actions were taken in the moments after the attack began,” reports C-SPAN. The Obama administration decided to blame an obscure YouTube video about Mohammed for the attack instead of giving the facts to the American public.
JANUARY 23, 2013
Today at the hearing, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) asked Hillary Clinton about the Mohammed video that the Obama administration originally blamed for the terrorist attack:
REP. KINZINGER: “When you briefed us, you said unequivocally this was a result of a video and I remember in fact you got pretty upset about it when somebody suggested this was a terrorist attack.”
HILLARY CLINTON: “With respect to the video. I did not say that it was about the video for Libya, it certainly was for many of the other places where we were watching these disturbances.”
[See video via: C-SPAN.org (Video mark 1:36:10), or Fox News Insider]
|SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
|But on 9/14/2012 while standing in front of the caskets of the four Americans killed in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton blamed the Mohammed video for the attack.
Transcript via America Times:
HILLARY CLINTON, 9/14/2012: “This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for our country. We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable.”
(Video mark 08:26)
- Obama Runs Apology TV Ad in Pakistan Disavowing YouTube Video and Apologizing for our Free Speech (9/20/2012)
- News about the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya
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