Tuesday, February 26, 2008

US - 1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York

Is the subject of today's BBC "On This Day".

The BBC includes an update box labled "In context". What's glaringly left out of the "context" is Iraq's role in the terror attack.

This is from the 9/11 commission report.

"4) Mohammed Salameh had many communications with Iraq in a crucial, early stage of the plot. Between June 10 and July 9, 1992, when his phone service was cut off, he made 46 calls to Iraq (see GX 824, US vs. Salameh et. al.)

But one can do more than just suspect Iraq's role, which, of course, is important. It can be demonstrated to a high standard, perhaps even "beyond a reasonable doubt," that Iraq was behind the attack. That demonstration revolves around the identity of the mastermind, Ramzi Yousef, without whom the bomb could not have been built.

He entered the U.S. on an Iraqi passport as Ramzi Yousef. He fled the U.S. the night of the Trade Center bombing on a Pakistani passport in the name of Abdul Basit Karim. "

Now you know why the BBC left that part out.

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