The ‘Bojinka’ plot to blow up U.S.-bound flights originating from Asia with liquid-based bombs “was only one of three murderous plots that [World Trade Center bomber Ramzi] Yousef and [his uncle/cohort] KSM [Khalid Shaikh Mohammed] had in the advanced planning stages…Along with [Abdul Hakim] Murad and Wali Khan [Amin Shah], they were also planning to murder Pope John Paul II, who would be arriving in Manila [Philippines] on January 12, 1995. After hiding pipe bombs along the parade route, which would take the pontiff right past the Dona Josefa [Yousef’s apartment building], Yousef would detonate the devices by remote control. With onlookers expected to be packed along the motorcade route ten to twenty deep, the casualties might be in the thousands.”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Pages 155-156