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  • Deal reached to allow Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to testify

    02/13/2014 7:46:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | FEb 13, 2014 | Richard A. Serrano
    Lawyers in the upcoming trial of an alleged top Al Qaeda leader reached a compromise Thursday to allow his defense attorney to submit written questions to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, with government lawyers allowed to review the questions and answers from the presumed Sept. 11 mastermind to ensure no classified material is included. If government national security officials clear those replies, that could lead to highly dramatic testimony from Mohammed during the New York trial of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, possibly through a closed-circuit feed or videotape from Guantanamo Bay. The complex turn of events came after Mohammed agreed to help the...
  • Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

    01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com. Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed...
  • New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says

    01/07/2014 3:18:23 PM PST · by No One Special · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 7, 2014 | Aaron Katersky
    More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged today with falsely claiming to be suffering from depression and anxiety as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks, New York prosecutors said today. The alleged scam won awards up to $500,000 for the uniformed personnel and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to the indictment. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the suspects "cynically manufactured claims of mental illness as a result of Sept 11th... dishonoring the first responders." Police Commissioner William Bratton said, "The retired members of the NYP indicted in this case have...
  • A closer look at the Benghazi lie

    12/10/2013 7:38:16 AM PST · by safetysign · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/09/2013 | Tom Fitton
    New photos confirm the attack’s coordination and its cover-up The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people,...
  • After 9/11 Attacks, Obama Wrote of Need to Understand ‘the Sources of Such Madness’ [NOW?]

    04/16/2013 6:08:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    On Sept. 11, 2001, Barack Obama was driving to a state legislative hearing in Chicago when he heard the first sketchy reports of a plane hitting the World Trade Center on his car radio. The 40-year-old state senator spent the afternoon in his law office watching "nightmare images" of destruction and grief unfold on TV. Within days, he'd issued a statement about what the nation should do next....
  • BREAKING: The president knew the truth about Benghazi

    11/17/2012 11:45:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 209 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 11/16/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    In a blockbuster report, John Solomon, the former Associated Press and Post reporter, has ferreted out the president's daily brief that informed him within 72 hours of the Sept. 11 attack that the Benghazi attack was a jihadist operation.Citing officials directly familiar with the information, Solomon writes in the Washington Guardian that Obama and other administration officials were told that "that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region."He adds: The details from the CIA and Pentagon assessments of the killing of Ambassador Chris [Stevens] were far more...
  • Rockollections: September 11th, 2012 Part 1.

    09/11/2012 9:55:42 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Podomatic Podcasts ^ | September 11th, 2012 | Mike Pell
    That picture of the remarkable statue was taken by me not long ago. It is prominently displayed at St. Ephrem's R.C. Church, about a mile or so from where I live in Brooklyn, an area with traditional values and a long memory. To be honest, I was quite surprised to see September 11th falling on a Tuesday this year- man, I gotta check the calendar more closely and often! That's the day of the show, when it is broadcast terrestrially over the airwaves. And those airwaves fell silent for months after Sept. 11, 2001 because our transmitter, like so many...
  • Apologists for Al Qaeda

    07/31/2011 6:43:45 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 5 replies
    Al Qaeda is to the USA what the PA is to Israel By Ari Bussel As we get close to the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States, imagine a movement here in the USA, with strong and insistent global backing, demanding the United States apologize to all Muslims. That we also sacrifice four million of our own people, as Al Qaeda’s goal is to avenge the death of four million Muslims it claims the United States has murdered, and pay restitution to the Muslims as the Germans did for Holocaust survivors. We are already required...
  • Yvonne Hiller, Accused in Kraft Shooting, Is A Muslim

    09/10/2010 7:39:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    CMR ^ | September 10, 2010 | Dave Schuster
    Yvonne Hiller, who has been arrested and charged with the Kraft shooting of her co-workers at Kraft Foods yesterday evening has been revealed to be a Muslim who was very spiritual. At this point it is unclear if the shooting had anything to do with the approaching anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on America by radical members of the Muslim faith. However it does seem odd that Hiller had a .357 Magnum in her car, which is what she used. That’s a pretty heavy-duty gun. NBC Philadelphia has interviewed another co-worker of hers, Kenneth Dorsey, and he said he had...
  • Say Yes to a National Muslim Holiday (Absolutely not)

    07/19/2010 6:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2010 | Allen Hunt
    Imam Khalid Latif, a chaplain for New York University and the New York Police Department, recently appeared on CNN. He suggested that the New York public schools should close for at least two important Muslim holidays each year. I could not agree more. Latif suggests that American Muslims are trying to develop their own contemporary identity as the religion of peace and tolerance. In his view, closing schools for major Muslim holidays would help that process since an Americanized modern and moderate Islam would benefit all Americans. However, I would alter Latif's suggestion slightly. We should treat the various Muslim...
  • Video Surfaces Of New Black Panther Party President Praising Bin Laden In 2002

    his Black Panther just keeps getting more and more absurd. New Black Panther Party head Malik Zulu Shabazz burst onto the scene with some strongly-worded messages to Glenn Beck and a interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and has usurped BP CEO Tony Hayward’s place as this summer’s most disliked non-celebrity in some circles. And now, video has surfaced of Shabazz praising Osama Bin Laden in 2002 for “not bowing down” to America.
  • THEY'RE HERE (WTH??? Jamie Gorelick at the White House/BP meeting!!!)

    06/16/2010 8:18:21 AM PDT · by milwguy · 37 replies · 1,169+ views
    politico ^ | 6/16/2010 | p
    The White House released this list of people expected to be at the meeting: Adm. Thad Allen, National Incident Commander Carol Browner, Office of Energy and Climate Larry Summers, National Economic Council Bob Bauer, White House Counsel Don Verrilli, White House Counsel’s Office Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council Tom Perrelli, Department of Justice Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman, BP Tony Hayward, CEO, BP Bob Dudley, Managing Director, BP Lamar McKay, CEO, BP America Rupert Bondy, General Counsel, BP Jamie Gorelick, WilmerHale, who was deputy attorney general under President Clinton and a 9/11 commissioner
  • Tempers Flare at Meeting on “Muslim American Society” Plans for Staten Island Mosque – Video

    06/11/2010 6:48:43 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 349+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report out of New York on a meeting of citizens where tempers flared as they discussed a former convent on Staten Island being bought by the Muslim American Society in order to build a mosque there. At issue particularly is that one of the Muslim American Society members involved in the Staten Island project has been seen in a video from 10 years ago raising his arms in support of Hamas at a rally. Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer was at the meeting and asked the man – Madi Bray – if he would denounce Hamas, which...
  • Ground Zero Mosque Protest New York City ( lots of pictures )

    06/07/2010 11:01:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 57+ views
    Urban Infidel ^ | June 06, 2010
    Huge, massive turnout! Easily several thousand. People lined up doubled up along the sidewalk and across the street. Peaceful demonstration with one minor disturbance from possible infiltrators, updates to follow. Uploading lots, and lots of VIDEO. Take a look at the photo slide show.
  • 9/11 families blast Kagan

    05/17/2010 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 496+ views
    nypost.com ^ | May 17, 2010 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has gotten an angry thumbs-down from 9/11 family members who say she played a key role in quashing a lawsuit that accused the Saudi kingdom of helping finance the terror attacks. "Kagan is the main reason why the Supreme Court ruled against the 9/11 families," said William Doyle, who lost his son in the Twin Towers. Doyle and thousands of other 9/11 relatives had joined in a suit that traced funding for the 19 hijackers to certain Saudi royals, along with banks, corporations and Islamic charities. The royals were let off the hook last year...
  • Exonerated anthrax suspect: FBI harassed me

    04/16/2010 12:17:27 PM PDT · by Skillman · 28 replies · 2,233+ views
    msnbc ^ | April 16, 2010 | Mike Celizic
    The man falsely accused by the FBI of sending letters laced with deadly anthrax spores has received a big settlement from the government, but never an apology for destroying his life. What’s more, Dr. Steven J. Hatfill told TODAY’s Matt Lauer during his first interview since the September 2001 attacks, neither the Justice Department nor the FBI has been held accountable for breaking the law and lying in their pursuit of him. “I love my country,” Hatfill, 56, told Lauer. But, he added, “I learned a couple things. The government can do to you whatever they want. They can break...
  • O’Reilly Riles Sharpton Crowd With Claim That Races Came Together After 9-11

    04/14/2010 11:38:08 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 25 replies · 1,727+ views
    O’Reilly Riles Sharpton Crowd With Claim That Races Came Together After 9-11 http://www.breitbart.tv/oreilly-riles-sharpton-crowd-with-claim-that-races-came-together-after-9-11/ Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • Obama Obstructs Oversight of FBI in Anthrax Case

    03/24/2010 10:18:20 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 4 replies · 288+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 24, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Despite bipartisan congressional support for examining the FBI's gross mishandling of the post-9/11 anthrax attacks, President Barack Obama is telling Congress that he doesn't want the agency to be scrutinized and held accountable. Dr. Steven Hatfill, one of the innocent victims of the FBI investigation, is preparing to go public with his account of how the Department of Justice (DOJ) violated his rights and tried to ruin his career and reputation. He will be the subject of a forthcoming Atlantic magazine article and will be sitting down for an interview by the NBC "Today Show's" Matt Lauer. The DOJ paid...
  • Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

    03/04/2010 8:38:27 PM PST · by pillut48 · 53 replies · 1,740+ views
    WAPO via AllahPundit on Twitter ^ | 3-5-10 | Anne E. Kornblut and Peter Finn
    President Obama's advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s plan to try him in civilian court in New York City. The president's advisers feel increasingly hemmed in by bipartisan opposition to a federal trial in New York and demands, mainly from Republicans, that Mohammed and his accused co-conspirators remain under military jurisdiction, officials said. While Obama has favored trying some terrorism suspects in civilian courts as a symbol of...
  • The Strange World Of Dr. Anthrax [Bruce Ivins] (Ivins: "I'm Voting For Obama!"

    03/01/2010 10:44:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 3/1/2010 | Staff
    Ivins was bondage and sorority obsessed cross dressing yankee hater. March 1- After the Department of Justice last month formally closed its probe of the 2001 Anthrax attacks, the FBI released the years-long investigation that ended with officials concluding that Bruce Ivins, a government scientist who committed suicide in July 2008, was responsible for the mailings that killed five victims. ...
  • Billion dollar nightmare looms as Obama refuses to rule out holding 9/11 terror trials in NYC

    02/08/2010 8:32:51 AM PST · by pissant · 35 replies · 860+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/8/10 | Ken Bazinet
    The feds may still try the 9/11 terror thugs near Ground Zero, President Obama said yesterday, shocking critics. "I have not ruled it out, but I think it's important for us to take into account the practical, logistical issues involved," Obama told CBS News anchor Katie Couric. "I mean, if you have a city that is saying no, and a police department that is saying no, and a mayor that is saying no, that makes it difficult," Obama acknowledged. The White House asked Attorney General Eric Holder late last month to look for alternatives to a trial in Manhattan Federal...
  • Sweatshirt Sparks School Controversy (Contains Image Of World Trade Center Attack)

    01/05/2010 12:10:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,297+ views
    clickondetroit.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2010
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- About 15 Arab-American students at Edsel Ford High School are in trouble over a sweatshirt they had made over the holiday break. On the back of the sweatshirt, the number 11 is made to look like the World Trade Center Towers. The school's mascot, a thunderbird, is seen flying toward the number. Under the graphic, a tagline reads, "You can't bring us down." The students wore the hooded sweatshirts to school Monday. They were immediately sent to the principal's office. The sweatshirts were confiscated. “What took place here today was an inappropriate, distasteful act,” said David Mustonen,...
  • Sweatshirt Sparks School Controversy [9/11 image]

    01/06/2010 9:50:54 AM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 1,415+ views
    Click Detroit ^ | January 5, 2010
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- About 15 Arab-American students at Edsel Ford High School are in trouble over a class sweatshirt they had made over the holiday break. The class of 2011 sweatshirt has the number 11 made to look like the World Trade Center Towers. The school's mascot, a Thunderbird, is seen flying toward the number. Under the graphic, a tagline reads, "You can't bring us down." The students wore the hooded sweatshirts to school Monday. They were immediately sent to the principal's office. The sweatshirts were confiscated. “What took place here today was an inappropriate, distasteful act,” said David Mustonen,...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Obama places fox in the henhouse, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to be brought to NYC (Obama the traitor)

    11/13/2009 8:47:18 AM PST · by tobyhill · 37 replies · 1,226+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/13/2009 | John Hull
    Eight years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is being returned to New York to face civilian criminal charges in federal court. This is akin to bringing a child molester to the circus. Mohammed originally faced a military war crimes tribunal under the Bush Administration, but the Obama Administration made the decision to try Mohammed in civilian court, affording him all the rights of a US citizen. This decision may spell disaster to the prosecution. Under civilian criminal law, there is a right to a speedy trial, the 8th Amendment...
  • Fort Hood Massacre Raises Fresh Questions about Virginia Mosque

    11/09/2009 7:28:33 AM PST · by Psion · 25 replies · 730+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | november 9, 2009 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    Terrorist Islamic Center Remains Off Limits Major Hasan and 9/11 Ops Shared Prayer Mats by Paul L. Williams, Ph.D. thelastcrusade.org What is taking place in the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia?What is being taught within this $6 million facility, replete with traditional minarets?What are the ties between members of this radical mosque to terrorist groups, such as al Qaeda?This mosque located in President Barack Obama’s backyard has been a magnet for militant Islamists from the time of its construction in 1983. It has been established and sustained by wealthy Saudi Arabian dignitaries and businessmen, who uphold...
  • Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst: Memorial Project Still Helping The Hijacker Fix His Disguise

    07/29/2009 10:27:10 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 1,554+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-29-09 | Alec Rawls
    After denying for 4 years that the Crescent of Embrace memorial to Flight 93 will contain 44 inscribed memorial panels (equaling the number of passengers, crew, AND terrorists) the Memorial Project has announced a new design that appears to collapse three of the panels into one: Artist's depiction of the slightly altered design for the Sacred Ground Plaza. [If you are a newcomer, the Plaza sits in the position of the star on architect Paul Murdoch's giant Islamic crescent and star flag. They call the giant crescent a broken circle now, but the unbroken part of the circle--what symbolically...
  • Iran and the Taliban, allies against America (Iran knew about 9/11 plans)

    07/29/2009 10:06:50 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 9 replies · 932+ views
    Long War Journal ^ | Thomas Joscelyn
    "did the Iranians begin their rapprochement with the Taliban only after September 11? Or, had the groundwork for the type of cooperation we see in Afghanistan today already been laid? The answer to these questions can be found, in part, in the unclassified documents prepared by the US government for Gitmo detainee Khirullah Said Wali Khairkhwa (ISN #579). Khairkhwa is one of more than 200 detainees remaining at Gitmo. His fate will ultimately be decided by the Obama administration's inter-agency review boards." "By his own admission, Khairkhwa began meeting with the Iranians in early 2000. The US government's unclassified documents...
  • Ward Churchill: Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago

    09/11/2008 10:52:58 PM PDT · by ETL · 14 replies · 910+ views
    several sources | several authors
    "Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago?"August, 2003: Ward Churchill Caught On Tape Advocating Terrorism [vs Fellow Americans] Audio link at Michell Malkin's website (included below) Question from audience: You mentioned a little bit ago, "Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago," that's my question. Churchill: I'm gonna repeat that, tell me if I got that right: Why shouldn't we do something and how do you you move so they don't see you coming....
  • German staging of Verdi's A Masked Ball on 9/11 with naked cast in Mickey Mouse masks.

    04/12/2008 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Leisler · 31 replies · 450+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/04/2008 | Harry de Quetteville
    A German opera house is to unveil a provocative new production staged in the ruins of New York's World Trade Centre. It features naked pensioners and Mickey Mouse masks, Hitler salutes and Elvis impersonators. The self-consciously outrageous September 11th staging of Verdi's 'A Masked Ball' has been dreamed up by Austrian director Johann Kresnik. He has described the concoction as a populist critique of modern American society, aimed at showing up the disparities between rich and poor, which attracting a large audience. It will be a different, a provocative masked ball on the ruins of the World Trade Centre," he...
  • Three Scientists Probed In 2001 Anthrax Attacks

    03/28/2008 11:08:46 AM PDT · by SargeK · 97 replies · 2,254+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/28/08 | Catherine Herridge and Ian McCaleb
    WASHINGTON — The FBI has narrowed its focus to "about four" suspects in the 6 1/2-year investigation of the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001, and at least three of those suspects are linked to the Army’s bioweapons research facility at Fort Detrick in Maryland, FOX News has learned.Among the pool of suspects are three scientists — a former deputy commander, a leading anthrax scientist and a microbiologist — linked to the research facility, known as USAMRIID.
  • FBI Focusing on 'About Four' Suspects in 2001 Anthrax Attacks

    03/28/2008 11:32:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 904+ views
    FBI Focusing on 'About Four' Suspects in 2001 Anthrax Attacks Friday , March 28, 2008 By Catherine Herridge and Ian McCaleb WASHINGTON — The FBI has narrowed its focus to "about four" suspects in the 6 1/2-year investigation of the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001, and at least three of those suspects are linked to the Army’s bioweapons research facility at Fort Detrick in Maryland, FOX News has learned. Among the pool of suspects are three scientists — a former deputy commander, a leading anthrax scientist and a microbiologist — linked to the research facility, known as USAMRIID. The FBI...
  • US compares 9/11 trials to Nuremberg

    02/12/2008 5:05:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 149+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/12/08 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has instructed U.S. diplomats abroad to defend its decision to seek the death penalty for six Guantanamo Bay detainees accused in the Sept. 11 terror attacks by recalling the executions of Nazi war criminals after World War II. A four-page cable sent to U.S. embassies and obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press says that execution as punishment for extreme violations of the laws of war is internationally accepted and points to the 1945-46 International Military Tribunals as an example. Twelve of Adolf Hitler's senior aides were sentenced to death at the trials in Nuremberg, Germany,...
  • Flight instructor gets $5 million for catching '20th' hijacker

    01/24/2008 9:37:23 PM PST · by wideminded · 17 replies · 216+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/24/07
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Minnesota flight instructor who notified his bosses of student Zacarias Moussaoui's suspicious behavior received a $5 million reward Thursday from the State Department, two government officials told CNN. Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted in 2006 of conspiring to kill Americans on September 11, 2001. Clarence "Clancy" Prevost was an instructor at the Pan Am International Flight Academy in Eagan, Minnesota, when Moussaoui was a student there. Moussaoui, sometimes called the "20th hijacker," is the only person charged and convicted in connection with the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. ... Prevost, a retired Northwest...
  • Al-Qaeda Philosopher: Zawahiri Is A Snitch (author wants Muslims to put the brakes on the Jihad)

    12/20/2007 7:13:21 AM PST · by jdm · 29 replies · 165+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 20, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The man who gave al-Qaeda its philosophical justifications for murderous jihad has repented, and wants Muslims to stop the jihad. Eli Lake at The Sun reports on the story of Sayyed Imam al-Sharif, the man who literally wrote the book on radical Islamist terrorism, and who now serves a life sentence in Egypt for his crimes. Sharif has decided that the 9/11 attacks have been a "catastrophe" for Muslims, and that the war against America has created a huge problem for Islam: One of Al Qaeda's senior theologians is calling on his followers to end their military jihad and saying...
  • Anthrax And Al Qaeda

    11/14/2007 10:44:30 AM PST · by ZacandPook · 18 replies · 287+ views
    CBSNews ^ | Michael Barone
    & Anthrax And Al Qaeda By Michael Barone Nov 13, 2007 (US News) On the conservative website The American Thinker, military operations research analyst Ray Robison had an article on the September 2001 anthrax attack. It's based on a recently revealed pre-September 11 letter from a London jihadi named Numan Bin Uthman to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Robison's conclusion: "Now let's put that big picture together." "Uthman says he tried to talk Mohammad Atef and Usama bin Laden out of using WMD in a terrorist attack to convince the U.S. not to retaliate in Afghanistan because it would ultimately...
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve.  But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • They Honor Us With Their Hate

    07/09/2007 8:57:10 PM PDT · by gpapa · 4 replies · 649+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | They Honor Us With Their Hate | Richard Cohen
    Tidying up the other day, I came across an old newspaper and, flipping through it, saw a picture on page 22 that made my heart stop. It showed Palestinians, most of them young, all of them males, reacting with glee to a particularly heinous terrorist attack. The date was Sept. 12, 2001, and the Palestinians were cheering the deaths of about 3,000 innocent Americans the day before. You can, as they say, look it up. What you don't have to look up, though, is the fact that this was before America's retaliatory invasion of Afghanistan or the war in Iraq....
  • Report: Clinton National Security Adviser Berger Disbarred Over Archives Theft

    06/08/2007 6:48:00 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 33 replies · 1,132+ views
    WASHINGTON — Sandy Berger, who served as national security adviser during the Clinton administration, has given up his license to practice law in the District of Columbia, two years after admitting he illegally sneaked classified documents out of the National Archives.
  • Rasmussen: 22% Believe Bush Knew About 9/11 Attacks in Advance

    05/04/2007 11:57:37 AM PDT · by Omega Man II · 106 replies · 2,108+ views
    22% Believe Bush Knew About 9/11 Attacks in Advance Friday, May 04, 2007 Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure. Republicans reject that view and, by a 7-to-1 margin, say the President did not know in advance about the attacks. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 18% believe the President knew and 57% take the opposite view. Overall, 22% of all voters believe...
  • Obama's Minister Went to Libya with Farrakhan, also to Cuba

    05/02/2007 11:14:07 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 3 replies · 1,087+ views
    New Duranty Times ^ | 04-30-07 | Jodi Kantor
    [I]n 1984, [Wright] traveled to Cuba to teach Christians about the value of nonviolent protest and to Libya to visit Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, along with the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Mr. Wright said his visits implied no endorsement of their views. ---snip--- On the Sunday after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Mr. Wright said the attacks were a consequence of violent American policies. Four years later he wrote that the attacks had proved that “people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West went on its merry way...
  • Which economy, stupid?

    04/11/2007 7:41:59 PM PDT · by ensignsj · 4 replies · 405+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | 4-11-07 | Rochester Pundit
    A Bush spokesman raises eyebrows by suggesting that the current economic surge is more robust than the surge of the late '90's Allow me to preface this post by saying that presidents always get way too much credit and blame for the state of the economy. Having said that, it's interesting to compare the economic conditions of the Bush presidency to the Clinton presidency. Bush Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto told the Examiner that "This is a much stronger expansion in a lot of ways. It's much deeper and more measured."
  • A bad bargain-Hamas used to be wary of connecting the national Palestinian cause to Jihad

    03/09/2007 5:35:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Hamas used to be wary of connecting the national Palestinian cause to Jihad - religious and non-national in character. This has now changed. After 9/11, the Palestinian leadership was embarrassed by Palestinians cheering the massive terrorist attack against the United States. For some years after, both Fatah and Hamas were careful to distance themselves from al-Qaida, even though Osama bin Ladin at times would wrap himself in the Palestinians' cause. The Palestinians were understandably wary that what had been portrayed as a purely nationalist struggle for their own state might be construed as an adjunct to the jihadist struggle to...
  • US: the conspiracy that wasn’t.

    12/20/2006 10:04:08 PM PST · by Muentzer2005 · 17 replies · 1,058+ views
    The left in the United States remains distracted by fantastic stories about conpiracies hatched by the Bush administration: in many of these, even the 9/11 attacks are believed to have been an inside job. (...) I am therefore sure that the Bush gang, and all the real conspirators of Washington, are delighted at the obsessions of the 9/11 conspiracists. It’s a distraction from the 1,001 real plots of capitalism that demand exposure and political challenge. As Theodore Adorno wrote: “The tendency to occultism is a symptom of regression in consciousness” (5).
  • One Arab's Apology

    09/18/2006 5:49:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies · 1,086+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9-18-06 | EMILIO KARIM DABUL
    September 12, 2006 -- WELL, here it is, five years late, but here just the same: an apology from an Arab-American for 9/11. No, I didn't help organize the killers or contribute in any way to their terrible cause. However, I was one of millions of Arab-Americans who did the unspeakable on 9/11: nothing. The only time I raised my voice in protest against these men who killed thousands of innocents in the name of Allah was behind closed doors, among the safety of friends and family. I did at one point write a very vitriolic essay condemning their actions,...
  • Clinton's cleanup crew

    09/17/2006 12:54:08 AM PDT · by Mo1 · 36 replies · 1,545+ views
    pittsburghtrib ^ | September 17, 2006 | L. Brent Bozell III
    It was stunning and yet it was eerily reminiscent of the extraordinary discipline of Team Clinton. Days before the ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11," was to air, they determined the network fudged in its commitment to follow faithfully the facts in the 9/11 commission report. Some scenes in the otherwise remarkable presentation were false.
  • 5 years later, still a voice crying in the wilderness (Robert Jensen alert)

    09/14/2006 1:32:15 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 17 replies · 713+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2006 | ROBERT JENSEN
    UT professor who outraged readers says antiwar activists like him were right about 9/11 We all remember where we were and what we felt on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. I also have a clear recollection of the morning of Sept. 14, 2001.I got to my office early, and the red message light on my phone was already blinking. My voice-mailbox was full of angry condemnations of an essay that had run in the Houston Chronicle that morning ("U.S. just as guilty of committing own violent acts," Outlook), in which I sharply criticized past U.S. policy and warned that...
  • It's Me in That 9/11 Photo

    09/14/2006 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Naptowne · 36 replies · 3,628+ views
    Slate ^ | 9/14/06 | Slate
    Yesterday, Slate posted this piece criticizing Frank Rich's New York Times column about the 9/11 photo shown here. The picture was taken by Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker on the afternoon of 9/11. Calling the image "shocking," Rich suggested that the five New Yorkers were "relaxing" and were already "mov[ing] on" from the attacks. Slate's David Plotz disputed that characterization of the picture, arguing that the subjects had almost certainly gathered to discuss the attacks and to find solace in others' company. Rather than showing callousness, as Rich suggested, it depicted civic engagement. But since neither Rich nor Plotz knew exactly...
  • Stagnation - The deadly cocktail of poppy and incompetence

    09/13/2006 9:37:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 594+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 13, 2006 | Michael Yon
    September 13, 2006, 4:54 a.m. StagnationThe deadly cocktail of poppy and incompetence. By Michael Yon Slightly more context in Tarin Kot: This government sign threatens poppy eradication, but the area around it was heavily sowed with poppy. In some areas the flowers undulate for as far as the eye can see. I took this photo at a traffic circle where the local government often dumps the bodies of its enemies. Half a decade ago, Steve Shaulis gave me a copy of the excellent book written by his Pakistani friend Ahmed Rashid , Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in...
  • Bush Defining Terror War in TV Address

    09/11/2006 2:33:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 513+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 11, 2006 | TERENCE HUNT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush, on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, planned to say Monday the war against terror "is a struggle for civilization" that will require a determined effort by a unified country. "We are fighting to maintain the way of life enjoyed by free nations," Bush was to say in remarks prepared for a prime-time address from the Oval Office. The speech was coming at the end of a day in which he honored the memory of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks that rocked his presidency and thrust the United States into...