Did anything similar to 9/11 happen before 9/11 itself?
- MajorArmedManLv 712 months agoFavorite Answer
On October 23, 1983, Islamic terrorists drove a truck bomb into a building in Lebanon housing U.S. Marines on a peacekeeping mission. The attack killed 307 people, including 220 U.S. Marines, 18 U.S. sailors, and 3 U.S. soldiers. It remains the worst act of terrorism against American citizens on foreign soil.
On February 26, 1993, Islamic Terrorists bombed the basement in the WTC in hoping to knock down one tower over the other and thus killing thousands of people. That really failed because the bomb wasn't as powerful to knock down the dent steel within the parking garage and only ended up killing six people.
On April 19, 1995, right-wing terrorist Timothy McVeigh attacked a federal building in Oklahoma City, bringing down the whole building and killing 168 people, including 19 children. It remains the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.
Other than that, no terrorist attack killed thousands of people on a single day like 9/11 did.
- poornakumar bLv 711 months ago
Terrorism was an on-going process when a state was created for Muslims (just asa state was created for Judaism). But the world paid little attention to it or its philosophy of 'Jehad' (holy war), In fact USA used (immorally) Jehadism to defeat the Soviet Union in Cold War. The same American-trained demolition expert 'Osama' perfected the art to blow up big aircraft using the hundreds of passengers in it as ballast or ammunition on 9/11. Immorality is like a cobra that comes back to bite the hand that trained it. Then USA sat up to take note of it. From then on Terrorism got its identity. It was also denounced as a Sin. Even now for its Geo-political or strategic purpose, occasionally USA sides with them (in their various guises, one of which is ISIS). In the Syrian War USA & ISIS are on the same side. It implies that USA is yet to learn the lesson in 'morality' - if your means (to achieve a goal) are 'tainted', you can't expect the aim to be noble or pure.
- Anonymous12 months ago
In the 1990s UK invited the population of all Africa , they were rapists and violent from a lawless land
- Sir CausticLv 612 months ago
It happened every time an American bomb hit a building.
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- larry1Lv 612 months ago
Yes, two sort of similar. In 1993 the same group of foreign Arab Muslim terrorists who did 9-11 tried to knock down the same WTC by setting off a big bomb in the basement, but it didn't hurt the tower at all. In 1995 the US right wing conservative terrorists did the Oklahoma City Bombing with a huge truck bomb that brought down a whole building murdering 168.
9-11 though was the 1st the terrorists thought to use huge flying bombs though.
- Pearl LLv 712 months ago