July 27, 2014
Providence is Not Just a City in Rhode Island
By Clarice Feldman
Every now and then we are reminded by events that providence has saved our civilization from disaster.
There was, for example, reminds my friend Narciso, the Bojinka plot In which Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned to assassinate Pope John Paul II, bomb 11 passenger planes, and crash a plane into CIA headquarters. A chemical fire in one of the plotter’s kitchens disrupted those plans. (Khalid went on to commit other atrocities -- including planning 9/11 -- but providence cannot always protect us.)
This week the Daily Mail reported that the underwear bomber failed in his mission because he had not changed his underwear for the 2 weeks before boarding the plane, degrading the bomb inside his pants.
Today, with Hamas’ army demoralized and almost certainly whipped we have another example of providence preventing enormous tragedy and mayhem.