was there an "Al Quaeda" problem before Sept 11, because to be honest, the whole situation was/is new to me? I wasn't living in NYC during the attack in 92 or 93. but a lot of folks I've never heard of like Osama Bin Laden. in other areas of country things like attacks on buildings aren't common. the only other major incident was the oklahoma bombing, which was home grown hate, and explainable as the persons left a trail leading right to them.
but this new situation, it's like where did "al quaeda" come from and how come this info wasn't made public sooner given Osama and others have been "sought after" for 4 straight years, with 2 years being the current war.
but what I remember most for about 20 years now are the suicide bombings in Israel. having friends who lived in Tel Aviv and Bethelhem, they were continual and became a way of life. one finally moved back to US, and isn't it ironic what's happening over here now, we're living in a somewhat war, be ready zone.