February 26, 2013

Never heard of it...

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of the World Trade Center (the truck bomb in the parking garage, not the airplane crashes that finally brought it down). I was looking up some of the details on Wikipedia this morning and clicked through (as I am wont to do on Wikipedia) to the Bojinka plot, one of three See alsos (with the 9/11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing). all links are to Wikipedia today...
The Bojinka plot (Arabic: بجنكة‎; Tagalog: Oplan Bojinka) was a planned large-scale three phase Islamist attack by Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. The attack would involve a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II, an air bombing of 11 airliners[1] and their approximately 4,000 passengers that would have flown from Asia to the United States, and Murad's proposal to crash a plane into the CIA's headquarters in Fairfax County, Virginia, in addition to the plan to bomb multiple aeroplanes.
The plan was obviously unsuccessful, but I don't remember hearing about this plot at all.

Does anybody out there remember hearing about this at the time?

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