On this day fourteen years ago, Islamic jihadists set off a bomb in the World Trade Center, killing six people, wounding 1,000, and causing $500 million in damage.
Over eight years later, Islamic jihadists brought down those same Towers.
One might have been forgiven for thinking, in the interim between February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001, that the problem of “terrorism” was under control, and that the 1993 strike was a lucky hit that would not be repeated.
These days, likewise, I am frequently asked in radio interviews whether I think there is really a problem with terrorism on American soil, since, after all, there has not been a terrorist attack here since September 11. Well, this has not been for want of trying, as the archives here abundantly illustrate. But what’s more, we should note that those who grew complacent between 1993 and 2001 were wrong to do so, and so are those who have grown complacent now.