update: 1993 world trade center bomber seeks supreme court hearing
from iht: Fifteen years after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, a Palestinian sentenced to more than 100 years in prison in the attack claims that a vengeful U.S. government has blocked him from appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ahmad Mohammed Ajaj, who remains in extreme isolation in the most secure U.S. prison, filed a lawsuit last year in U.S. District Court in Manhattan against more than a dozen judges, federal court employees, Bureau of Prisons officials and his former defense lawyer Maranda Fritz.
update: a disaster relegated to 2nd place by 9/11
from nytimes: Had 9/11 not happened, 2/26 would have been the worst day of terrorism in New York’s modern history. And the 15th anniversary on Tuesday might have compelled the city to slow down a moment, to reflect on how miraculous it was that the World Trade Center survived the 1,500-pound bomb planted at its base, yet how dreadful it was that six people died and hundreds more were injured. But that was not how history played out.