New York can have its National September 11 Memorial Museum
, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Friday, and everyone can "fool ourselves" into thinking the war on terrorism is over, but the war is still on 14 years after the 9/11 attacks occurred.
"This isn't Pearl Harbor," Giuliani, who was the city's mayor on Sept. 11, 2001, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
program. "There's a museum there and that war's over. This war is still on. Every single reason for that attack is festering in parts of the world right now."
Giuliani said his feelings now, in the years after terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center, are "probably as complicated" as they were when the attacks happened.
"[It was the] worst day of my life, and the worst day in the life of the history of the city and maybe the greatest day, because of all the heroism and terrific acts of kindness," he told the program.
Giuliani said that in the hours after the planes hit the two World Trade Center towers, he was told that there were more attacks coming, as there were "seven planes still unaccounted for. I not only knew about the three."
The New York Police Department and the FBI also told Giuliani that they believed the large-scale attacks might trigger smaller suicide attacks, he told the morning program.
"Of course, we had had the '93 attack on the World Trade Center, which had come out of a mosque in New Jersey," he said. "When I was mayor we used to go to mosques and listen to them. Mayor [Bill] de Blasio stopped that, I think, very unwisely, because there are some in which these plots are hatched."
Giuliani said that terrorist attacks had been expected, but not of the type that happened.
"We thought of, I think, every scenario possible, but not airplanes being used as missiles, crashing into our buildings," said Giuliani.
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