1990s Precedents for 9/11/01
The 1990s saw several deceptions used as pretexts for wars
and the advancement of police-state aparatuses.
While none of these incidents shares all of the most important
features with the 9/11/01 attack,
each has several important parallels.
The most direct precedent to the 9/11/01 attack was the
Oklahoma City bombing.
In both case most of the damage was produced by hidden explosives
but blamed on a diversion.
Consider this comparison:
|collapse produced by
|collapse explained as
||AMFO truck bomb
||Timothy McVeih and Terry Nichols
||Mohammad Atta, et.al.
|absent during attack
||FBI and ATF personnel
||rubble buried without analysis;
surveillance tapes suppressed by FBI
||steel recycled without analysis;
Ground Zero photographs prohibited;
Pentagon surveillance tapes suppressed by FBI
|legislation passed in wake of
||Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996
||USA PATRIOT Act of 2001
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