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Over the past Century terrorism has evolved from random killings to massive plans for terrorist groups From the Trade Center bombing to the September 11th attack in 2002 the United States had endured more than enough of its share of terrorism and to this day continues to suffer The first real wake-up call occurred on February 26 1993 The main conspirator Ramzi Yousef was first discovered with partner Abu Barra under fake passports under the alias of Mohammed Jamal Khalifa Both were arrested but due to the fact that INS holding cells were overcrowded Yusef was told to come back in one month Whereas Abu Barra was taken into custody on the spot for having luggage containing bomb-making instructions Yusefs plan involved creating a car bomb made of urea pellets nitroglycerin sulfuric acid aluminummagnesium azide and bottled hydrogen and intended on preventing the smoke from escaping the towers therefore caching the public eye by poisoning people inside After the actual bombing he then foresaw Tower One collapsing into Tower Two The total cost of his project totaled to be 300 US dollars leaving 6 people dead and at least 1040 injured Due to the strength of the tower and the lack of funding for a more powerful bomb the World Trade Center did not collapse but only left the world wondering what the country would do to protect itself from its new threat In April 1995 a truck bomb exploded on the outskirts of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City Oklahoma killing 168 people and injuring 800 making it the deadliest terrorist attack in United States history The attack was caused as a direct result of a truck bomb planted by Timothy McVeigh His initial plans were to wake up America to the danger of the government and avenge the deaths of the Branch Davidians whom he believed were murdered by agents of the federal government Federal agents arrested him and Terry
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