‘93 is officially cited as “setting the stage” for 9/11. The line of thinking is that Islamic fundamentalists tried once to blow up the trade center and then came back 8 years later to finish the job. When you look into the actual details, the ‘93 bombing can easily be seen as a false flag precedent leading up to the ultimate deception of 9/11/01.
Mohammed A. Salameh who rented the Ryder van supposedly used in the bombing, returned three times to the rental agency to request a refund of the $400 deposit he had made. Salameh maintained that the truck had been stolen. He rented the truck under his own name. Does that sound like the behavior of someone who just tried to blow up the World Trade Center? 1
The FBI had an informant (Emad Salem) working closely with the terrorist cell, recording everything. Several sources maintain that Salem instigated the bombing plot. It is clear that he (and the FBI) had foreknowledge of the bombing. In recorded conversations with the FBI, Salem later questions why the FBI didn’t allow him to replace the explosives with fakes or stop the plot.
From The New York Times October, 28 1993:
“Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast.”
“The informer was to have helped the plotters build the bomb and supply the fake powder, but the plan was called off by an F.B.I. supervisor who had other ideas about how the informer, Emad A. Salem, should be used, the informer said.”
“The account. which is given in the transcript of hundreds of hours ot tape recordings Mr. Salem secretly made of his talks w!th law enforcement agents, portrays the authorities as in a far better posiltlon than previously known to foil the Feb. 26 bombing of New York City’s tallest towers. The explosion left six people dead more than 1000 injured and damages in excess of half a billion dollars. Four men are now on trial in Manhattan Federal Court in that attack.” 2
Recorded conversation between Salem and FBI:
SALEM: Okay. I don’t think it was. If that what you think guys, fine, but I don’t think that because we was start already building the bomb which is went off in the World Trade Center. It was built by supervising supervision from the Bureau and the DA and we was all informed about it and we know what the bomb start to be built. By who? By your confidential informant. What a wonderful great case! And then he put his head in the sand I said “Oh, no, no, that’s not true, he is son of a bitch.” (Deep breath) Okay. It’s built with a different way in another place and that’s it.
FBI: No, don’t make any rash decisions. I’m just trying to be as honest with you as I can.