Category Archives: Terrorism

World Trade Center

20 people survived the collapse of the Twin Towers.   Click here for an article that gives a brief description of how they survived. Wil Jimeno and John McLouglin are the most well known due to their story being told in the Oliver Stone movie, … Continue reading

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Charlie Wilson’s War

A couple of interesting links to help understand the man, the movie & the profound effect this story had on history and our current situation in the Af-Pak region (Afghanistan-Pakistan). First, a December 2007 story from Time magazine is here.   … Continue reading

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9/11/01

Please post a comment about 9/11.  Share a story, give your opinion, tell us about someone you know who was effected…  whatever you feel like saying. (to make a comment, go to the bottom of the post and click on “# comments”)

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Zero Dark Thirty

In the days following the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001 the United States began the hunt for the man believed to responsible, Osama bin Laden. Nearly 10 years later, a raid by Navy SEALS on a compound in Abbottabad, … Continue reading

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March 11, 2004 Al Qaeda attacks Madrid

Spain had sent troops to Afghanistan to help fight the U.S. “War on Terror” and was holding a Presidential election in the upcoming days.    The opposition candidate wanted Spain to withdraw it’s support for the U.S., the incumbent President … Continue reading

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February 26, 1993 The First Attack on the WTC

This was Al-Qaeda’s first attempt to destroy the World Trade Center.   All of those responsible for the attack were eventually captured and convicted of their crimes.

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November 12, 1997 Ramzi Yousef Convicted of World Trade Center Bombing

He had been a fugitive since the February 1993 truck bombing of the underground parking structure of the WTC.  After his capture by Pakistani police, he was brought to the New York to stand trial.  He is now in the … Continue reading

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October 23, 1983 Suicide Truck Bomber Strikes The Marines Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon

President Reagan said the Marines would remain in Lebanon despite the attack.    A few months later, however, they were withdrawn from Lebanon.    The Arlington National Cemetery website writer refers to the deaths of these soldiers as “the first … Continue reading

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October 22, 2002 The DC Sniper Kills His 13th and Final Victim

In one of the most bizarre true crime stories in recent history, two men – John Allen Muhammed and his teenage “son” Lee Boyd Malvo – went on a serial killing spree that spanned nearly a month and 13 victims around the Washington, DC … Continue reading

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October 12, 2000 Suicide Bombers Attack the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen

Al Qaeda, with the help of the Sudan government, was able to strike a direct hit on an American naval vessel while it was docked for refueling in Yemen.   In a simple yet effective attack, two suicide bombers piloted … Continue reading

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