The Jury’s In On 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
We haven’t forgotten about the people killed or injured in the first World Trade bombing in 1993. The victims of this tragedy didn’t receive the outpouring of sympathy and financial assistance as did those of 9/11. That was wrong and should be addressed.Today Mike Hill notes a jury has found the people of New York and New Jersey 68% at fault and the terrorists 32% at fault for 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.
Still, we think it is inappropriate to sue the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the bombing. To sue the Port Authority, is to sue the citizens of these two states. You see, we haven’t forgotten who was responsible for the ’93 attack - Islamo-fascist terrorists. The very same group that perpetrated 9/11.
The blame for the deaths and injuries from the first attack should not be shifted from the terrorists to the people of New York and New Jersey. We would hate to learn, after a trial, that a judge or jury has found the Port Authority liable for the 1993 tragedy. Let’s keep the blame where it belongs – on the terrorists.
Obviously, both the Port Authority and Al Qaeda have a lot of money, but it will probably be somewhat easier to get into the Port Authority's pockets. I do understand that what the jury was charged with calibrating is the percentage of responsibility for the damages, not the act, but to me, that lends this decision not 1% more sense.We had suggested a method for helping the victims, avoiding the enrichment of lawyers and keeping the blame where it belongs, on the people that funded and carried out the murders, physical harm and damage – the terrorists.
Now twelve years have gone by, lawyers will receive more compensation than the victims and the blame game has reached the point of absurdity. How odd that the people hurt will end up paying part of the damages awarded as taxpayers and will accept 68% of blame along with the rest of us.