584. 2/26/1993

“On February 26 [1993], [terrorist Ramzi] Yousef and Ismail Najim, an associate who had flown up from Texas to take part in the operation, drove a rented white Ford Econoline van to the World Trade Center and parked it in the B-2 level of the underground garage. At 12:17 pm, the device exploded. It killed six people and injured a thousand others, but failed to accomplish its intended mission of knocking down both of the Twin Towers…Also involved was the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman. The Al-Kifah Refugee Center in Brooklyn…was now the New York outpost of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda’s operation.”

 – Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud, Pages 149-150

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