According to a New York Times article on October 5, 1993, in his opening statement in the trial against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and his World Trade Center bombing co-conspirators, Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gilmore Childers said: ” ‘February 26, 1993 would become a day that would mark, for all time, the single most destructive act of terrorism ever committed here in the United States.’ ”

 – Peter Lance, 1000 Years For Revenge, Page 201