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Why We Should Expect Another 9/11

                        Article #28 –

Anniversaries & Addenda


                                       Chris Cobar

9-11-11 nears.  Event the date sounds ominous; like a long-distance emergency response number.  That it also marks the 10th anniversary of 9-11 makes it downright sinister.

From time to time, people have asked me if Al-Qaeda and/or affiliates “celebrate” anniversaries.  My answer has always been ‘yes’ and ‘no.’  ‘Yes’ if they can carry it off and ‘no,’ if they do not have the luxury of time.

Are anniversaries important to them?  The answer is yes.  Do they have the capabilities of pulling off an attack on a preselected day?  Maybe or maybe not, depending on the circumstances.

For them, number one is pulling off an attack; number two is on a day which ‘celebrates’ something.  If they can achieve both, wonderful; if not, they go for the attack.


Let’s review the scoreboard:

26 February 1993         First World Trade Center Bombing
Marked the 2nd anniversary of the “liberation” of Kuwait City by American and Allied forces.

7 August 1998              East African Embassy Bombings
                                      Marked the 7th anniversary of American combat boots first sullying the sacred soil of Saudi Arabia.
                                      (It should be remembered that they had over 5 years to plan these bombings.)

Late 1999 to 2000       Multiple attempts both internationally and domestically to ring in the new Christian millennium with a bang:
30 November -   Jordan arrested 15 Al-Qaeda terrorists attempting to
5 Dec. 1999                   to bomb the SAS Radisson Hotel and religious sites.

14 Dec. 1999       U.S. Customs arrested Ahmed Ressam attempting to enter the country from Canada with explosives.

19 Dec. 1999       Lucia Garofalo and Bouabide Chamchi, suspected terrorists were arrested on the Canadian-Vermont border.

19 Dec. 1999       Pakistan arrested 200+ suspected terrorists, plotting millennium attacks against US nationals.

11 March 2004   Madrid bombings, ‘celebrating’ the second-and-a-half year anniversary of 9/11.

          Perhaps it’s just me but 9/11/11 even appears sinister.  It’s like 9/11 doubled.  That it also symbolizes the 10th anniversary of 9/11 makes it even scarier.  Depending on their capabilities, I cannot believe that this particular anniversary has not loomed large on Al-Qaeda’s horizon.  Whether they can pull something off is another question.  The Madrid bombings of 3/11 proved that Al-Qaeda does celebrate the day.  It also indicates that these anniversarial attacks are not necessarily limited to America.

          I, for one, will be a whole lot more comfortable if we can reach 9/12/11 without incident.  I’m just not holding my breath.

          Two addenda and I’m done:

          To: TSA

          You’re the new kid on the block.  Stop trying to reinvent the wheel.  When Richard Reid tried to blow up his shoe, you responded with inspections of everyone’s footwear.  I had to pull my party sock out of the drawer.  Then the crazy kid from Nigeria, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, tries to blow up his crotch on Christmas day, 2009.  Being a male, the whole concept gives me the willies.  I was waiting for your response, expecting you to outlaw underwear.  Could have made things real interesting at the airports.

          While I appreciate the full physicals I receive every time I fly, I think you need to take another look at things.  Instead of being ‘reactive,’ you might want to talk with some folk who have been there, done that and gotten the tee-shirt.  I suggest you start with Israel.  They know what they’re doing – a refreshing change.

O.K., I’m done unless you out there have any other issues you want addressed.  If so, email accordingly.

If not, I bid you fond farewell.


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P.S. For those of you who want more than a snappy synopsis of the whys and wherefores of 9/11, I refer you to It is managed by a good friend, John Berger.  He is a certified terrorist consultant, who documents his colons and commas.  If it's there, you can take it to the bank.

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Chris Cobar Articles
Article 1 Why we should expect another 9/11
Article 2 The FBI - Part 1
Article 3 The FBI - Part 2
Article 4 The FBI - Part 3
Article 5 The Origins of 9/11 – the Early Years(Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Soviet-Afghan War)
Article 6 The Origins of 9/11 –The First World Trade Center Bombing – 1993
Article 7 Bojinka, Part 1 - The Killing of a Pope & 4,000+ Passengers
Article 8 Bojinka, Part 2 - Aftermath of an Almost Massacre
Article 9 Bojinka, Part 3 - After the Aftermath – Confusion & Craziness
Article 10 Oklahoma City Bombing - Homegrown Terrorism or ?
Article 11

Bin Laden on a Silver Platter - Why We Refused

Article 12 1995–1998 – Escalation to Disaster
Article 13 1999 - Pre-2001– Escalation to Disaster
Article 14 1999 - Pre-2001 – Assaults on America & Americans
Article 15 2001 – Prelude to Mass Murder
Article 16 2001 + : Denial & Devastation - Part 1
Article 17 2001-2004 : Denial & Devastation - Part 2
Article 18 Iran – Mecca of Mayhem & Murder - Part 1
Article 19 Iran – Mecca of Mayhem & Murder - Part 2
Article 20 Federal Fixits - Part 1
Article 21 Federal Fixits - Part 2 - Shackled & Shorted
Article 22 Federal Fixits - Part 3 - Agents & Assets
Article 23 Federal Fixits - Part 4 - Babel
Article 24 Political Correctness vs. Profiling
Article 25 Department of Homeland Security - To Be or not To Be
Article 26 Diplomats vs. Dips
Article 27 "Pats" vs. "Pros"
Article 28 Anniversaries & Addenda
Article 29 Middle East Melee
Article 30 Bin Laden’s Dead: Good News/Bad News