World Trade Center bomber Ramzi “Yousef arrived in the Philippines in August 1994, along with several close friends, some from his childhood in Kuwait, who would join him in his most audacious and cold-blooded terrorist attack yet [the planned ‘Bojinka’ operation to down multiple airliners over the Pacific Ocean]. They included Khaled Shaikh Mohammed, a thirty-year-old friend of Yousef’s from Kuwait; Wali Amin Shah, a veteran of the Afghan bloodletting; and, Abdul Hakim Murad, a twenty-seven-year-old childhood chum of Yousef’s who was also a fully licensed commercial pilot.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Samuel M. Katz, Relentless Pursuit, Page 103