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Saturday, September 09, 2006 

Timeline of Modern Terrorism

As we remember the impact and absorb the trauma of the most tragic day in American history, you notice a constant questioning of the course this country has taken in the War on Terror, or what I consider to be the beginning stages of World War IV.

This questioning has more to do with the orientation of the current administration rather than the orientation our enemy has made painfully clear.

How easily we forget the tell-tale behavior of our enemies before our beloved buildings fell...

To put into context the behavior of terrorists over the course of the last three decades, my good bloggin sistah from anothah mistah Cathy at Sunday Morning Coffee has put together an excellent accumulation of the last 30+ years of terrorist activity.

Take the time machine trip through modern time Islamic Terrorist activity at her post that includes these incidents:

Attack on the Munich Airport, February 10, 1970
Munich Olympic Massacre, September 5, 1972
Ambassador to Sudan Assassinated, March 2, 1973
Attack and Hijacking at the Rome Airport, December 17, 1973
Ambassador to Afghanistan Assassinated, February 14, 1979
Iran Hostage Crisis, November 4, 1979
Grand Mosque Seizure, November 20, 1979
Bombing of U.S. Embassy in Beirut, April 18, 1983
Bombing of Marine Barracks, Beirut, October 23, 1983
Kidnapping of Embassy Official, March 16, 1984
TWA Hijacking, June 14, 1985
Air India Bombing, June 23, 1985
Soviet Diplomats Kidnapped, September 30, 1985
Achille Lauro Hijacking, October 7, 1985
Egyptian Airliner Hijacking, November 23, 1985
Airport Attacks in Rome and Vienna, December 27, 1985
Aircraft Bombing in Greece, March 30, 1986
Berlin Discotech Bombing, April 5, 1986
Kidnapping of William Higgins, February 17, 1988
Naples USO Attack, April 14, 1988
Pan Am 103 Bombing, December 21, 1988
Bombing of UTA Flight 772, September 19, 1989
Bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina, March 17, 1992
World Trade Center Bombing, February 26, 1993
Attempted Assassination of President Bush by Iraqi Agents, April 14, 1993
Kashmiri Hostage-taking, July 4, 1995
Jerusalem Bus Attack, August 21, 1995
Saudi Military Installation Attack, November 13, 1995
Egyptian Embassy Attack, November 19, 1995
HAMAS Bus Attack, February 26, 1996
Dizengoff Center Bombing, March 4, 1996
West Bank Attack, May 13, 1996
Empire State Building Sniper Attack, February 23, 1997
Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing, September 4, 1997
Murder of U.S. Businessmen in Pakistan, November 12, 1997
Tourist Killings in Egypt, November 17, 1997
Attack on U.S.S. Cole, October 12, 2000
Bus Stop Bombing, April 22, 2001
Philippines Hostage Incident, May 27, 2001
Tel-Aviv Nightclub Bombing, June 1, 2001
HAMAS Restaurant Bombing, August 9, 2001
Suicide Bombing in Israel, September 9, 2001
Death of "the Lion of the Panjshir", September 9, 2001
Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Homeland, September 11, 2001

If further context is desired- one that includes the progression of the centuries, dust off your scriptures...

Meanwhile our own media has chosen what side they're on...


Go on over to see my good friend Cathy to read a very well put together post that will dredge up memories of where you were when...

Stop the ACLU has their tribute...

Josh: Thanks for the link. The terrorists have been doing variations of the same thing for so long. They really haven't needed to change their tactics because the world has been so complacent. We as Americans slept at the wheel up until 9/11 and now we just hit the snooze button every now and again.

I said it in my post and will say it here... but the terrorists... the Islamofascists will stop at nothing to reach their goal.

Submit or die.

For whom the bell tolls? It tolls for thee.

(jumping off the soapbox now!)

Now with the soapbox of blogging available, sleeping at the wheel is no longer an option. If only we could get those who hold political power to feel the same way!

Great work Cathy!

I feel your sigh.


Great post, Peak.

Please add the murder of US Egyptian ally Anwar Sadat, in 1981, by Islamic extremists.

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