“In late May [28, 1998], he [bin Laden] appeared on prime-time network news across the country, telling ABC’s John Miller, ‘We predict a black day for America and the end of the United States as United States, and will be separate states, and will retreat from our land and collect the bodies of its sons back to America. Allah willing.’ ”

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Page 187