habitual wrote:Let me repeat this for you, the U.S.S. Cole and the first attack on the World Trade Center are not analagous at all to 9/11 period. It's a simple point and makes complete sense to me, maybe not to you.
The only attack that is analagous in my opinion was Oklahoma city.
Except OK City was an isolated event. The other two were first steps at a greater event.
"This time we're going to bring them down." The follow-up in the same place is not a coincidence.
While the Cole was not on a civilian target, it was an attempt of Bin Laden at causing damage to us. Various try outs were used, in part no doubt to gauge our response.
Pearl Harbor was a military target too. So what? It meant we were at war with Japan.
These incidents were signs that there was something a lot bigger going on that we did not get.
Milton's point which you responded to was that those two incidents showed our guard was down long before we were hit on 9/11. and they do. Doesn't matter whether they were as big as 9/11.
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