i was on another forum and found this, i thought it was rather interesting...figured i'd post it
The 1993 world trade center attack.
A car was supposed to park next to one of the main support columns and the driver was going to set off the explosives and collapse the tower.
The FBI got wind of the plot and managed to persuade one of the group to work for them instead of the terrorists.
They told the double agent that they were going to subsitute the explosive powder with talcum powder and arrest the terrorists as they were going to blow the 'bomb'.
The informant was Emad A Salem an egyptian intelligence officer who came over to the states in 1987.
Then something strange happened, the FBI told salem they had changed their minds and that the powder should not be substituted, Salem taped the conversations (thankfully) because he thought something dodgy was going on.
The day of the bombing was coming closer (Feb 26) but the FBI would not arrest the terrorists (even though they could have) in fact they told salem to make sure the bomb was built and they didnt allow Salem to subsitute the powder.
THe day of the bombing came and somehow the driver parked too far away from the support column to destroy it.
Then salem was paid a million dollars and he exposed a second terrorist group who were also planning to bomb the WTC. This time the group was arrested.
Salem broke the story to the New York Times and handed over the recorded phone conversations as proof. There was an article entitled 'Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast'
You can search for it online using the title.
Salem managed to delay the policies of the Bush administration by 8 years by exposing the FBI in this way. If the bomb was succesful and the FBI were not implicated Clinton would have launched the 'war on terror' and the resulting bombing of middle eastern countries which actually CREATES more terrorists.
Clinton launched a limited bombardment of Sudan and Iraq but only a few cruise missiles were used.
Coincedentaly the cold war had only been over by a few years by 1993 and according to a lot of foreign policy analysts the US needed a new enemy as an excuse to invade resource-rich countries.(such as Iraq)
The war on terror was predicted in a lot of books written by people inside and out of government because of the lack of a good enemy the US faced after the cold war.
The september 11th attack has a lot of suspicious events and coincedences attached to it. SO MANY in fact, that it would take too long to list those here, Here are some sites that do list them.
So in fact its quite ironic that a middle eastern man saved the people of the US - temporarily.