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  • Israel: We Mourn With US on 9/11

    09/11/2014 11:13:27 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 11, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Israel PM Netanyahu: We Mourn With US on 9/11, Support Fight Against ISISBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — September 11, 2014 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001, with a moment of silence and a speech on the threat of Islamic terrorism. US Ambassador Dan Shapiro was in attendance. Addressing the 14th World Summit of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Daniel Herzliya Hotel), Netanyahu reflected on the barbaric attacks on the US, drawing a moral divide between Israel’s response to the attacks and those of...
  • Marking The Anniversary…

    09/11/2014 5:15:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 11, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Thirteen years ago today the United States was attacked. More than 3,000 people lost their lives because a radical group of monsters saw a giant sleeping and took advantage of it. It could easily happen again. The mood in the pre-9/11 world was one of contentment and ignorance. The United States was the only remaining superpower, and we felt invincible. But human beings are not invincible, a lesson we learned that horrible day. We’d turned away from the rest of the world after the fall of the Soviet Union, thinking the threats to our security were crushed under the crumbled...
  • Never Forget: Qatar’s Role in the September 11 Attacks

    09/10/2014 8:58:16 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 9 replies ^ | September 10, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    This Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. On that infamous day, 19 hijackers killed 2,996 innocents in a grand declaration of war against the United States, leaving a permanent scar in Manhattan’s skyline. Two wars followed, both which were tentatively won by President George W. Bush, and subsequently lost by President Barack Obama. Indeed, the emergence of the Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL) can be traced directly back to the events that followed September 11, 2001. Today, leaders in our federal...
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • Exclusive: Obama to Deliver Major Address on ISIS, Vows to 'Hunt Down' Extremists

    09/08/2014 10:58:53 AM PDT · by mojito · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/7/2014 | Chuck Todd
    One day before the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, President Barack Obama plans to address the nation on the threat posed by ISIS extremists -- telling NBC News the U.S. will “hunt down" the terrorists "wherever they are.” The president revealed his plans for the upcoming address during a wide-ranging, exclusive interview on NBC’s Meet the Press. “What I'm going to be asking the American people to understand is, number one, this is a serious threat,” Obama said about the speech, which is not expected to be a prime time address. “Number two, we have the capacity to...
  • MSNBC Anchor: Israel Responsible For Deaths Equal To "One-Hundred 9/11's" In Gaza

    08/06/2014 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | August 6, 2014 | John Nolte
    MSNBC being left-wing is nothing new. But it is beyond the pale for an MSNBC anchor to say that Israel's war of self defense against terrorists (who use children and civilians as human shields) has resulted in Israel being responsible for deaths equal to "one hundred 9/11s."
  • Arab-Americans accuse 9/11 Memorial Museum of discrimination

    09/17/2013 11:32:29 AM PDT · by TFine80 · 58 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 16, 2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Tourists visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City can read its brochures in 10 different languages – but Arabic is not one of them. Nor will it be any time soon. “Nine languages are spoken by over 97 percent of our visitors: English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese and Russian,” a representative from the memorial told the New York Post. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, claiming Arabic is the world’s fourth-most-spoken language, is sending letters to memorial coordinators demanding answers on why the language is not included. But it appears that the Arabic community is looking for...
  • An Unthinkable 9/11: War in Support of al Qaeda

    09/14/2013 9:05:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies ^ | September 13, 2013 | Diana West
    Back in 2004, when a NYFD chief reminded the 9/11 Commission that it was never in "anyone's consciousness" that the Twin Towers would fall, he underscored a terrible truth. After 9/11, we entered the Age of the Unthinkable. Seared into our collective consciousness is that the Twin Towers could and did fall. So could the U.S. Capitol, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Superdome. Our children know that which we as children never before imagined -- passenger planes may become guided missiles, and skyscrapers may turn into smoking, twisted rubble. This age of Islamic jihad against the West has indeed...
  • 9/11 Memorial Uprooted in Midday Protest (Flags taken down by college leftists)

    09/12/2013 6:55:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The Middlebury Campus ^ | Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | Kyle Finck (and Zach Drennen)
    A 2,977 flag memorial was ripped out of the ground in front of Mead Memorial Chapel shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 by a group of five protestors claiming that the flags were on top of a sacred Abenaki burial site. The flags — meant to commemorate each of the 2,977 lives taken in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks — have been posted in the grass between Mead Chapel and the Davis Family Library annually in a joint effort between the College Republicans and Democrats for nearly 10 years. Ben Kinney ’15, president of the College Republicans, spent...
  • Let's Roll: Motorcyclists Prove Patriotism over Muslim March

    09/12/2013 4:06:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 11, 2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    #2MillionBikerstoDC should be trending. Despite being denied riding permits by D.C. city officials, motorcyclists from across the nation honored 9/11 victims and the U.S. Armed Forces Wednesday by rumbling more than 900,000 strong through the Capitol. The bikers reportedly wore name tags of the fallen. The military also showed their support in favor of the patriotic ride.  Marine salutes bikers in greeting! Got pic from #2MBikers Facebook page! So AWESOME! — singlemom411 (@singlemom411) September 11, 2013 The turnout easily trumped the “Million Muslim March,” which, as an afterthought, was renamed the “Million American March Against Fear on 9-11.” Only...
  • September 11, 2001 - A Day We Should Never Forget

    09/11/2013 4:51:56 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 8 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 09/11/13 | LD Jackson
    Truly, I had not intended to write about the anniversary of September 11, 2001. I had thought I would remember it in my silence and thoughts. Then, I started watching some of the video footage of that day and reading some of the posts of the blogs I frequent, and realized I could not keep silent. The tragedy of that day requires me to post my thoughts. To say September 11, 2001 was a tragedy is an understatement. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives when the World Trade Center towers came crashing down. The most painful of those deaths, at...
  • U.S. scholars seek mention of lost 'Little Syria' in 9/11 museum

    09/09/2013 6:50:11 PM PDT · by TFine80 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 9, 2013 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Before construction began on the World Trade Center in the 1960s, a vibrant Arab-American community lived and worked in the shadow of what would become the Twin Towers, the two New York skyscrapers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. As Wednesday's 12th anniversary of the attacks draws near, local historians are asking the September 11 Memorial Museum to include a reference to the neighborhood, known for more than 50 years as "Little Syria," in its permanent exhibit.
  • Congressman John Culberson: Why I Oppose Military Intervention in Syria

    09/06/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 9-5-13 | Rep. John Culberson
    I am strongly opposed to American military involvement in Syria.One side is Assad and Iran, the other side is Al Qaeda. We have no business supporting either side. America’s job is to protect our vital national interests. The United States has no strategic interest in this conflict, and we have not been directly threatened by the events thus far. The events in Syria are tragic for the innocent people involved, but it does not affect our vital national interests, so I will be voting “no” on the use of force in Syria. I will be doing everything in my power...
  • (GITMO Inmate Ramzi Binalshibh) 9/11 Defendant Outraged Over Lack of Olives, Honey in His Meals

    08/22/2013 7:58:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies ^ | August 21, 2013 | msn now
    <p>Oh, pity poor 9/11 defendant Ramzi Binalshibh. The man implicated in the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans and currently imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay angrily told a judge that during a pre-trial hearing that "there are big problems with the food that was provided — it is a form of psychological torture." Binalshibh's specific complaint? That the government was withholding "condiments such as olives and honey." Binalshibh is accused of having helped finance the 9/11 attackers as well as coordinating their flight training.</p>
  • Obama Stretches Terror Definitions In National Security Speech

    05/24/2013 5:18:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | May 24,2013 | David Martosko
    In a long-awaited speech at the National Defense University, Barack Obama claimed that the nature of international terror attacks threatening the United States has changed since Sept. 11, 2001, with 'no large-scale attacks' on America occurring since then. But his definition of 'large-scale attacks,' his speech made clear, doesn't include the 2013 Boston Marathon attack that wounded hundreds, the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that injured dozens and killed four, and the 2009 attack at Fort Hood that killed 13 and injured 30.
  • 9/11 plane's landing gear found wedged 'by Ground Zero Mosque'

    04/26/2013 7:09:57 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies ^ | April 27, 2013
    A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between the infamous "Ground Zero Mosque" and another New York building. The part includes a clearly visible Boeing identification number, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said. The twisted, rusted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep. The piece was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting a lower Manhattan Islamic community centre on behalf of the building's owner. The spokesman said the inspectors...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • Crusader friar of Habsburg Austria [Battle of Vienna, Sept. 11, 1683

    10/25/2009 9:29:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies · 978+ views ^ | 2003 | James Bogle
    Crusader friar of Habsburg Austria London barrister and historian James Bogle discusses here the life and times of a great Catholic: Blessed Mark of Aviano (Marco d’Aviano in the original Italian), who deserves to be much better known in the English-speaking world.    On 27 April 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified Rev Fr Mark of Aviano OFMCap (1631-99). The ceremony occurred without any world-wide protest from Muslims, and certainly nothing of the sort that accompanied the considerably more innocuous recent commentary of Pope Benedict XVI at Regensburg.Mark of Aviano was a Capuchin friar, born Carlo Domenico, in Aviano in...
  • Time to Declassify the 28 Pages of the 9/11 Report Protecting Saudi Arabia

    09/11/2012 4:52:58 PM PDT · by WilliamEaton · 6 replies ^ | 9/11/2012 | Allen Mitchum
    Eleven years ago today, terrorists killed over three thousand civilians in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Nineteen Muslims carried out the attacks. The religion of the terrorists is relevant because religion (Islam) motivated the terrorists to commit mass murder. Also of importance is the nationality of the terrorists. Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were nationals of Saudi Arabia. The late leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, was Saudi. These are not coincidences. The financial aid of the Saudi elite, determination of its citizens to participate in jihad, and promotion by the Saudi government of their puritanical version of Islam known...
  • Sarah Palin: We remember eleven years ago today.

    09/11/2012 11:32:12 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 26 replies
    Sarah Palin ^ | 09-11-2012 | Sarah Palin
    We remember that eleven years ago today nearly three thousand of our fellow Americans were killed by evil men. Every year on the anniversary of 9-11, we read out the names of those who died and comfort their families, and at military recruiting centers throughout the country, young men and women choose this day to enlist to serve their fellow Americans and ensure that something like this never hap pens again. While some try to move on with their lives and let the tragedy of that day recede in their memories, our men and women in uniform remain ever vigilant...
  • America attacked 9-11 (video )

    09/11/2012 4:44:26 AM PDT · by q_an_a · 11 replies
    Gun Stuff ^ | October 10, 2011 | power guy
    This is THE video with every dead person in memorial and sounds of people calling for help or to call and tell someone - "I love you...we are trapped in these buildings."
  • A Day of Reflection and Prayer

    09/11/2012 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 11, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    It's been eleven years since terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, and the lessons have not been forgotten. In the intervening years, the United States' foreign and domestic security policy has been revamped and improved, and we have not suffered another attack on American soil. President George W. Bush's words to a joint session of Congress mere days after the atrocities echo with a message of vigilince, tolerance and thoughtfulness. I will excerpt them here, but highly recommend reading them in full. On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ September 11th ~ 11 SEPT 2012

    09/10/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 145 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        Welcome To The FR Canteen September 11th Never Forget September 11th is designated as Patriot Day, in memory of the nearly three thousand people who died in the September 11th, 2001 attacks on our Country."After the attacks on 9/11, America resolved that we would go on the offense against our enemies, and we would not distinguish between the terrorists and those who harbor and support them. All Americans honor the selfless men and women of our Armed Forces, the dedicated members of our public safety, law enforcement, and intelligence communities, and the thousands of others who work...
  • California 9/11 Fund Raided for Deficits (Governor Brown Perpetrates Legalized Embezzlement)

    05/30/2012 9:51:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    AP Exclusive ^ | May 30, 2012 | HANNAH DREIER
    AP Exclusive: Calif. 9/11 fund raided for deficits SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After the 2001 terrorist attacks, California lawmakers sought a way to channel the patriotic fervor and use it to help victims' families and law enforcement. Their answer: Specialty memorial license plates emblazoned with the words, "We Will Never Forget." Part of the money raised through the sale of the plates was to fund scholarships for children of California residents who perished in the attacks, while the majority — 85 percent — was to help fund anti-terrorism efforts. But a review by The Associated Press of the $15 million...
  • Banning Crosses, Erasing History

    05/16/2012 4:48:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | May 16, 2012 | Michael Medved
    A simmering controversy surrounding the "Ground Zero Cross" exposes the intolerance and absolutism behind ongoing battles over religious symbols on public property. Contrary to popular belief, it's not Christian conservatives who normally start these bitter disputes. It's more often atheist activists who seek to alter the long-standing status quo by scrubbing the landscape of the most visible signs of the nation's religious heritage. American Atheists, an organization representing the civil liberties of agnostics, filed suit in 2011 to block display of the Ground Zero Cross anywhere on the grounds of the new memorial museum planned for the World Trade...
  • (The Man Who Waterboarded KSM) Ex-CIA Chief Defends Waterboarding Of Al Qaeda Leader

    04/26/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 26, 2012 | 60 Minutes
    Ex-CIA chief defends waterboarding of al Qaeda leader Jose Rodriguez has no regrets about using the "enhanced interrogation techniques" - methods that some consider torture -- on al Qaeda detainees questioned after 9/11 and denies charges they didn't work. The former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service talks to Lesley Stahl about those methods, including waterboarding, for the first time and defends their use - even comparing them to the current policy of killing al Qaeda leaders with drone strikes. The Rodriguez interview will be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday, April 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Rodriguez says everything his...
  • Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences [UK]

    12/13/2011 10:14:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    WEST MIDLANDS POLICE - UK ^ | December 12, 2011; Updated December 13, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences 12 December 2011 Updated: 13 December 2011 A bookshop owner from Birmingham has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing and distributing terrorist publications, following a nine-week trial at Kingston Crown Court. A jury yesterday (Monday 12) found the 32-year-old Ahmed Faraz guilty of seven counts of dissemination of terrorist publications and four counts of possession of information likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing for an act of terrorism. Seven other similar charges will lie on...
  • 70 Years Ago Today

    12/07/2011 7:59:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 7, 2011 | Paul Greenberg
    There was a time when there was no need to explain what happened on December 7, 1941. It was one of those dates every American knew, and it opened a well of hurt and rage, pride and determination, and a hundred other memories and emotions. Nothing else needed to be said. December 7th. That was enough. It was one of those dates. Much like September 11th today. A date which would live in infamy. So said Franklin Roosevelt when he appeared before Congress the next day and asked it to declare that a state of war had existed between the...
  • One Day in the Life of a Jew in France

    11/10/2011 7:21:49 PM PST · by george76 · 68 replies · 2+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Nov 9th, 2011 | Brenda H. Mitchell
    Once again, the real news in France is conveniently not being reported as it should. To give you an idea of what’s going on in France where there are now between 5 and 6 million Muslims and about 600,000 Jews, here is an email that came from a Jew living in France. Will the world say nothing – again – as it did in Hitler’s time? “I am a Jew — therefore I am forwarding this to everyone on all my e-mail lists. I will not sit back and do nothing. Nowhere have the flames of anti-Semitism burned more furiously...
  • AUDIO: Tony Bennett: We Caused the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

    09/20/2011 8:05:02 AM PDT · by · 53 replies
    Yesterday, singer Tony Bennett appeared on Sirius Radio to promote his new album, "Duets II", and told Howard Stern we caused the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by bombing 'them' and they flew the planes into the World Trade Center to tell us to 'stop'. Bennett said: “Who’s the terrorist? Are they the terrorists or are we the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right.” He later added, “They flew the plane in" but "we caused it" because "we were bombing them and they told us to stop."
  • Remembering the Days After

    09/12/2011 7:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 11, 2011 | Terry Paulson
    America's economy could have collapsed after 9/11, but instead, it rebounded. Its people could have sunk into depression, but we rose to the challenge of rebuilding and supporting those who had lost so much. Taking time to commemorate the sacrifice and loss of so many Americans is fitting; many columns and programs have done so. I prefer to remember how, in the days after 9/11, Americans pulled together to bounce back. In a visit to Israel in 2005, a citizen observed, "In Israel, we respond differently to terrorist attacks. We don't make a site a memorial to those who died....
  • A very short reflection on September 11

    09/11/2011 9:03:33 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 17 replies
    The root cause of September 11 was fundamentalist Islam. The West responded to that provocation with overwhelming Military force, but Military force (as we learned the hard way) is not enough, we need to fight an idea with another set of ideas. Cast your minds back to the Cold War. The Soviets offered a perverted vision of the future of mankind, it was elegantly written and beautifully argued - and it was seductive. The Free World countered by emphasising the timeless message of the Gospel and the Judeo-Christian foundations of Free Societies. An alternative vision was presented. This planet has...
  • VIDEO: American flag burned outside US embassy on 9/11 (British Police punish good guys)

    09/11/2011 7:52:57 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/11/11 | Islamofascists and Britains who cower to it
    British and Americans lay wreaths at a ceremony in London. Mobs of Islamofascists show up to shout threats, curse America, burn our flag, and threaten jihad. What do London Police do? Nothing to the jihadists, but they force the memorial ceremony to end and its participants to leave, to avoid an "incident." So much for freedom of speech. Shame on you, Britain. It's terrible to see a once great nation die at the hands of political correctness. VIDEO
  • 9/11 Was Declaration of War

    09/11/2011 6:46:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/11/11 | Larry O'Connor
    On this 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attack on America we’ll hear politicians and pundits wringing their hands over the “tragic events” of that morning. They’ll wonder aloud whether we’ve “learned anything” in these past ten years and whether we’ve achieved the correct level of “tolerance” and “understanding” that is so desperately needed to solve our worlds problems. From our president we will hear a call to community service and a plea to find volunteer opportunities in our neighborhoods, because, you know… the real message behind 9/11 is to plant a garden at the local welfare office. What we...
  • On MSNBC Now "9-11 As It Happened"

    09/10/2011 5:37:55 PM PDT · by TheConservativeParty · 41 replies
    9-10-2010 | me
    FYI, MSNBC is now showing archival footage of the news broadcasts from the morning of 9-11-2001. It will be on for another hour and a half, until 9pm central time.
  • 9/11: The dark day that brought out the worst in Britain

    09/10/2011 5:32:48 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 64 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10 Sept 2011 | Janet Daley
    The tragic events of 9/11 were immediately followed by a grotesque and shameful fusillade of anti-Americanism, which still resonates today. I had already written my column that day. I still recall, although almost everything else from that morning is wiped from my memory, that the subject of it – this column that no one would ever see – was Tony Blair's upcoming appearance at the TUC conference. Because I had been engrossed in producing my copy for the next day, September 12, 2001, I had not heard any news. In the early afternoon, I filed my piece and turned on...
  • The Next 9/11 — A Nuclear One?

    09/09/2011 5:22:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 105 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 9, 2011 | Staff
    National Security: The Sept. 11 commission stated that our biggest failure was one of imagination. Imagine an Iranian nuclear device detonating high over the American heartland. They're working on it. On the same day the 9/11 Commission issued its report, another commission issued a report on a threat that could change our world and way of life in ways we can scarcely imagine. It is a real and credible threat, and it is largely being ignored. The threat is a phenomenon known as electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, and demonstrates why the issue of homeland security extends beyond the need for...
  • September 11, 2001……….Plus Ten Years, Part 2.

    09/10/2011 4:10:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | September 10, 2011 | annem040359
    In the ten years since the attacks of the United States of America on September 11, 2001, I have done a LOT of serious reflection and looking back. This serious reflection and looking back has made me realize that from out of this comes ten important things I have learned over the course of the ten years. The list of the ten things I have learned about in regards to this horrible event in the life of America in general and for I as an American in a special way. What I have learned in the decade from that fateful...
  • September 11, 2001……….Plus Ten Years, Part 1.

    09/09/2011 6:32:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | September 9, 2011 | annem040359
    Sunday, September 11, 2011, will mark ten years since the horrible attacks on the United States of America by Islamofacists who had hijacked four jet airplanes with the intention of using them as bombs to not only take out the World Trade Center’s two towers of New York City,NY,USA, but also the Pentagon of Washington D.C.,USA, and with the last hijacked airplane which was to be used to take out either the USA Capitol building or the White House. That hijacked jet never made its target, rather it would become what I would call “the flight of heroes”, United Airlines...
  • Reflections on 9/11: understanding it all by and by

    09/08/2011 6:40:27 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 8 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | September 8, 2011 | John David Powell
    It is that time, the day we knew was coming, the date we did not need to mark on our calendars. What happened on that terrible Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, was a tragedy that profoundly affected us all. We stood motionless as we witnessed the unthinkable become reality. We gasped as we saw twin towers crumble, and we cried as we watched grown men weep. And then we gathered together, as communities and as a nation, to seek a collective consolation from those around us - our families, our friends, our colleagues. Theodore Roosevelt wrote that “Death is always, and...
  • Obama Dodges Another Chance To Lead

    08/27/2011 10:09:49 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 8 replies ^ | 08/27/11 | CaroleL
    With the nation teetering on the brink of a double dip recession, President Barack Obama returned from his $50,000 a week vacation and delivered his weekly radio address. There was no mention of his promised new ideas for job growth and helping the poor and middle class. There was no comment on the re-estimated 0.7% economic growth for the first half of the year. Instead, there was a seemingly benign attempt to use the upcoming anniversary of the September 11 attacks to encourage Americans to participate in a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Setting aside the lost (or perhaps...
  • On September 11, Give Thanks to Those Who Serve

    08/24/2011 8:19:33 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 5 replies
    Associated Content ^ | August 22, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Yahoo! is asking Americans how September 11 changed them. Below is an account from a reader. As a reporter, I always looked forward to "good news days," a day when there was lots of hot news to cover, read about, and watch. As I sat along with the rest of the world glued to our television screens and watched the towers come down on September 11, 2001, and in the days afterward, I was overcome with guilt for ever wishing for a "good news day."
  • Flight 93 Pa. crash site marked by huge boulder

    07/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 92 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 07/31/2011 | AP Staff
    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The western Pennsylvania site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers confronted hijacking terrorists during the Sept. 11 attacks almost a decade ago is being marked by a gigantic boulder.
  • Texas Inmate Mark "Arab Slayer" Stroman Executed

    07/20/2011 10:54:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/20/2011
  • Intel from bin Laden compound shows al-Qaeda plotted against U.S. rail system

    06/24/2011 12:32:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON – Some of the first information gleaned from Osama bin Laden's compound indicates al-Qaida considered attacking U.S. trains on the upcoming anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. But counterterrorism officials say they believe the planning never got beyond the initial phase and have no recent intelligence pointing to an active plot for such an attack. As of February 2010, the terror organization was considering plans to attack the U.S. on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. One idea outlined in handwritten notes was to tamper with an unspecified U.S. rail track so that a train would fall...
  • 9/11 anniversary time for awareness, healing, says ELCA presiding bishop

    05/27/2011 4:33:47 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    ELCA News Service ^ | 27 May AD 2011 | John Brooks
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE May 27, 2011 9/11 anniversary time for awareness, healing, says ELCA presiding bishop 11-076-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States approaches, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), invited members to reach out to ecumenical partners, as well as Muslim and Jewish partners, in planning commemorations. Hanson wrote in a May 24 letter that he prays members focus on "peace, justice and interfaith encounter." The presiding bishop's invitation was also accompanied by a series of resources for congregations...
  • Lawrence O’Donnell Vs. Condi Rice: The Lecture Of A Lifetime

    05/09/2011 2:10:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | May 9, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    This is why you don’t debate with talking points with a person of Condi Rice’s intellect. Some have called this a spanking. I call it a a lesson in bad interviewing. If this were one of Condi’s classes, Lawrence O’Donnell would be clapping erasers after class. IF you watch nothing else today, please watch this, and listen, and enjoy. Allahpundit at Hot Air gives O’Donnell props just for having Rice on. But I don’t think if you call yourself a journalist, you pat yourself on the back just because you take on an opponent face-to-face.
  • At Last, Justice Has Been Done

    05/02/2011 5:33:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | May 2,2011 | annem040359
    Upon waking up this morning, and being told by a family member that the master-mind of the horrific September 11, 2001, attacks, Osama Bin Ladin has been killed in an American military operation in Abbottabad in northwestern Pakistan. Truly today in the United States of America, this is a very good day, at last, JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE. JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE by having Osama Bin Ladin hunted down and killed for the families and friends of the 3,000 people who were killed on September 11, 2001, ten years ago this coming September 11, 2011.