Thursday, August 26, 2004

Dates to Remember during the War on Terror

These are important dates to remember as we approach the next presidential election. The War on Terror may have begun after September 11, 2001, but it's obvious that war had been declared against America long before that date. The War on Terror was a delayed response to a decade of violence against America and Americans throughout the world.

Nov 12, 2001: American Airlines Airbus Flight 587 crashed shortly after takeoff from Kennedy International Airport. Al Queda claims responsibility.

Sept 11, 2001: Airline Terrorism
8:45a American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into North Tower of World Trade Center
9:03a United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into South Tower of World Trade Center
9:43a American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into Pentagon
10:10a United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Somerset, PA

Oct 12, 2000: Bombing of the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen

Oct 31, 1999: Intentional crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 off the coast of Massachusetts

Aug 7, 1998: Bombing of US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaalm, Tanzania

July 17, 1996: TWA Flight 800 shot down off of Long Island

June 25, 1996: Bombing of Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

April 19, 1995: Oklahoma City bombing of Murrah Federal Building

Oct 3, 1993: Mogadishu, Somalia Clan leader Mohamed Aidid backed by Osama bin Laden

Feb 26, 1993: 1st World Trade Center bombing