Forty years before innocent New Yorkers were killed on 9/11, hero of the far left Che Guevara had nearly pulled off a planned attack on New York City’s department stores on Black Friday, 1962.
On the Friday after Thanksgiving 1962, Cuban agents planned to detonate 500 kilos of TNT inside Macy’s, Gimbel’s, Bloomingdale’s and Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal. Che Guevara was the head of Cuba’s “Foreign Liberation Department” at the time.
…A little perspective: For their March 2004 Madrid subway blasts, all 10 of them, that killed and maimed almost 2,000 people, al-Qaida used a grand total of 100 kilos of TNT. Castro and Che’s agents planned to set off five times that explosive powerin the three biggest department stores on earth, all packed to suffocation and pulsing with holiday cheer on the year’s biggest shopping day.
…Had those detonators gone off, 9/11 might be remembered as the SECOND deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
Thanks to interception by FBI agents merely days before, America was saved from a tragic attack. Of course, the hipsters in New York City donning Che’s image on their attire are only doing so to be ironic, I’m sure.