United States President,1945-1953
The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians. But that attack is only a warning of things to come. If Japan does not surrender, bombs will have to be dropped on her war industries and, unfortunately, thousands of civilian lives will be lost. I urge Japanese civilians to leave industrial cities immediately, and save themselves from destruction.
Former Leader of Al Qaeda
And as I looked at those demolished towers in Lebanon, it entered my mind that we should punish the oppressor [i.e. the United States] in kind and that we should destroy towers in America in order that they taste some of what we tasted and so that they be deterred from killing our women and children.