93 World Trade Center

2006 Words9 Pages
The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
Vernon T. Branson Jr.
HSM 433 Counter Terrorism & Intelligence Analysis
Instructor: Shawn VanDiver
January 9, 2012

When most people think of the world trade center they immediately think of the attack that occurred September 11th 2001. Most forget that was not the first time that the world trade center’s had come under attack before. “The February 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City marked the beginning of an ugly new phase of terrorism involving the indiscriminate killing of civilians. ’ Like the saran gas attack on the Tokyo subway in March 1995 and the bombing of the Alfred E. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 4995, the World Trade Center bombing was
…show more content…
They were hoping to level the north tower and have it collapse into the south tower with the hope of killing everyone inside. When Yousef was captured and sentenced he was noted as saying that they hope to kill upward of 250,000 Americans. Any loss of life by a terrorist attack is a tragedy and if Yousef and his group was successful as they planned they would have single handedly conducted the worst attack ever, but by the grace of God they weren’t as successful as they originally planned. The attack on February 26 only killed 6 people. Four out of the six personnel were from the Port Authority whom office was closes to the blast epicenter. The other was a pregnant woman. Thousands were injured by blast and smoke. Many were evacuated from the building with classic soot marks and few suffered major trauma injuries. One of the main issues that were posed to EMS personnel was evacuating the people whom had to walk down from the upper floors due to the elevators being disabled. Many of the workers whom had preexisting medical conditions such as asthma, cardiac diseases, and hypertension posed a major concern moving down the steps. The other concern was the pregnant woman whom also worked on the upper floors as this would limit the amount of movement they were capable of doing. It was estimated that over 50000 people were evacuated from the towers on this
Get Access