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  • Did America Surrender on 9/11?

    08/28/2017 7:57:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    American ^ | August 28, 2017 | Shari Goodman
    It's been nearly sixteen years since that horrific Islamist terror attack in New York City on 9/11 where nearly 3000 Americans were murdered in the name of Allah. That day that will forever live in infamy and etched into America's psyche. While the bodies of those killed were still being counted, we recall former President George W. Bush holding a press conference and defensively proclaiming "Islam is a religion of peace" while half a dozen Muslims (among them Nihad Awad, the founder of CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood front group) stood directly behind him. Since that fateful day, we have had...
  • SCOTUS Rules September 11 Detainees Can't Sue Government

    06/20/2017 4:59:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 20, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    A busy Supreme Court on Monday ruled, in a vote of 4-2, that former September 11 detainees do not have the right to sue government officials for money damages. This is an issue for Congress, not the judiciary, Justice Anthony Kennedy argued in the court’s opinion. Furthermore, he said, the Second Circuit “erred” in allowing respondents’ detention policy claims to move forward under the context of Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents, which determined that federal officers would need to pay damages to compensate individuals who were subjected to unconstitutional conditions. Expanding Bivens is a “disfavored” judicial activity,...
  • Trump’s FBI Pick Backed Mass Detentions After 9/11

    06/13/2017 8:09:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies ^ | Betsy Woodruff
    Donald Trump’s pick to be FBI director was at the center of a controversial immigrant detentions in the immediate wake of 9/11, when dozens of people were spirited away to maximum security prisons and kept from communicating with their families and lawyers––sometimes for weeks. A government watchdog report shows Christopher Wray and an associate at the Justice Department directed the Bureau of Prisons to keep detainees from having access to lawyers for as long as possible––a move civil liberties advocates find worrisome, and which casts light on how the man who may soon helm the FBI views the relationship between...
  • Obama Scraps National Security Program to Screen Visitors From Middle Eastern Countries

    12/22/2016 8:21:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 22, 2016 | 11:54 AM EST | Susan Jones
    The American Civil Liberties Union hailed President Obama on Thursday for scrapping the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), a Bush-era program used to screen and track certain individuals coming to the United States from mostly Middle Eastern countries where al Qaida was present. The program was launched on Sept. 11, 2002, a year after the 9/11 attacks, and although it was suspended in 2011 by the Obama administration, some groups have warned that incoming President Donald Trump could reactivate it as a “Muslim registry.” Under NSEERS, male foreign visitors over the age of 16, either arriving or staying in...
  • Hollywood Ponders America's Hatred of Muslims

    12/09/2016 6:58:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | December 9, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    On Dec. 4, the second Sunday of Advent on the Christian calendar, Fox's "Family Guy" mocked two-thirds of the Holy Trinity as only Fox can. In atheist Seth MacFarlane's gag, Jesus Christ had a human son who he mocked for being bullied at school, comparing that to the horror of the Crucifixion. When his son called him a "dick," he suggested that God the Father was a bigger "dick" for sending him to his death. On that same day, The New York Times ran an enormous article that sprawled over three pages of the Arts & Leisure section with the...
  • Fifteen Years After 9/11: Living In A 9/10 World

    09/12/2016 3:14:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | September 12, 2016 | Deborah Weiss
    I lived in the closest residence to the World Trade Center (Gateway Plaza), which was immediately deemed a crime scene after the terrorist attack. An entire wall was blown off my workplace high-rise building. I ran for my life, jumped onto a Coast Guard rescue ferry and made my way to the home of strangers in New Jersey, who were kind enough to take me in. I was homeless for two months. My office was closed and displaced for eight months. It took years to recover from the trauma of 9/11, and yet, I was one of the more fortunate...
  • On 9/11 Anniversary, Obama Hails ‘True Spirit Of 9/11’

    09/10/2016 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hailing the values and resilience that he says both define and sustains Americans, President Barack Obama on Saturday honored the nearly 3,000 souls that were lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as well as the bravery of survivors and the emergency personnel who responded, and the work of scores of others who have labored since to keep the homeland safe. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said that while so much has changed in the years since 9/11 it’s important to remember what has stayed the same. “The core values that define us as...
  • Senator: Bush misled nation in run-up to Iraq war

    12/13/2014 8:18:37 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    AP ^ | December 11, 2014 | DEB RIECHMANN
    The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee released new information on Thursday that he claims is evidence that the Bush administration misled the nation in the run-up to the war in Iraq. In a speech on the Senate floor, retiring Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat, outlined a 2003 CIA cable that warns George W. Bush administration officials against making references to claims that Mohammad Atta — the man who led the Sept. 11 hijackers — met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in the Czech Republic before the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks. Levin claims Bush officials used the unconfirmed meeting...
  • 9/11: Does The End Justify The Means?

    12/11/2014 9:57:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/14 | Leigh Bravo
    We have now had 13 years without another terrorist attack on United States soil. Do you think the end justified the means? Can anyone NOT remember where they were or what they were doing on September 11, 2001, the day the two planes hit the twin towers in New York? Will we ever be able to forget the images of innocent civilians jumping hundreds of floors to their death to avoid being consumed by flames? Who could imagine that when 125 people left their homes for work at the Pentagon that they would never return home to their families? What...
  • Impending CIA Interrogation Report Creates Fear of Violence

    12/07/2014 4:55:00 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    abc news ^ | 12-7-2014 | DEAN SCHABNER
    U.S. embassies around the world are bracing for a potentially explosive report about to be released that details what the CIA did to terror suspects in the days after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and the fear is that its release could threaten American lives. The report, due to be released Tuesday by the Senate, is described as shocking in its very graphic descriptions of secret interrogations, including some details that have never been heard before. All U.S. facilities around the world are being urged to review security and brace for the reaction, with concern particularly high in areas where...
  • Back on top: World Trade Center reopens for business 13 years after 9/11 terrorist attack...

    11/03/2014 12:43:37 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02:24 EST, 3 November 2014 | Updated: 14:38 EST, 3 November 2014 | By Associated Press
    Back on top: World Trade Center reopens for business 13 years after 9/11 terrorist attack as first employees move in Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business - marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving on Monday into One World Trade Center, a 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan skyline. It is America's tallest building.
  • Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks' [Go Tell That To Daniel Pearl's Family]

    08/01/2014 5:41:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 1, 2014 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks' By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Obama on Friday acknowledged the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency’s top spy, who is a veteran of the era. “We tortured some folks,” Obama said to reporters during a news conference Friday. “We did some things that were contrary to our values.”
  • Video: Hillary Clinton Heckled About Benghazi Following Acceptance Speech For Liberty Medal

    09/11/2013 7:13:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/11/13 | Debra Heine
    The heckling came at the end of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia which she gave in acceptance for the 2013 Liberty Medal, Tuesday night. In her speech, Hillary kept it bland, largely staying away from controversial issues: Clinton paid lip service to the pressing questions of the day: how the United States should respond to the use of chemical weapons -- the question at stake in Syria -- and how it should balance the need for both liberty and security. But she did not offer any concrete answer on these highly...
  • White House ramps up 9/11 security measures, citing Benghazi

    09/10/2013 8:24:44 PM PDT · by oxcart · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/10/13 | Mark Felsenthal
    The White House on Tuesday said it had ordered heightened security of U.S. facilities abroad on the September 11 anniversary, citing the attack that killed four U.S. government employees in Benghazi, Libya, last year. "The president's national security team is taking measures to prevent 9/11 related attacks and to ensure the protection of U.S. persons and facilities abroad," the White House said in a statement. President Barack Obama's counterterrorism aide Lisa Monaco has been in charge of reviewing security measures in place for the anniversary, the White House said. Four Americans including the U.S. ambassador to Libya were killed in...
  • Bikers denied no-stop permit for 9/11 rally through D.C. but will ride anyway

    09/09/2013 4:58:02 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 Sep 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The nation’s capital has denied a “no stop” permit for the “2 Million Bikers to DC” rally on Wednesday, meant to “remember those who were killed on 9/11 and honor our armed forces.” The group said in a statement Sunday that D.C. officials denied their request for a special nonstop ride through town with a waiver for red lights, stop signs and other traffic signals.</p>
  • Permit Denied to 2 Million Bikers to DC on 9.11.13

    09/08/2013 2:28:14 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 131 replies
    Sons Of Liberty RIders ^ | 9/6/2013 | Eilana Caswell
    Washington DC has DENIED our permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC. We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have been a one or two hour ride through will now likely be an all day event. We will be obeying all laws. We will be stopping at all stoplights, stop signs, and yielding to all pedestrians. RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OF WASHINGTON DC: On behalf of the National "2 Million Bikers to DC" Team, please accept our sincere apologies. We did the right thing and went through...
  • Outgoing Director Robert S. Mueller III tells how 9/11 reshaped FBI mission[Admits Fort Hood terror]

    08/22/2013 9:35:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies ^ | Thursday, August 22, 3:30 PM | Billy Kenber
    “You have one metric, and that is preventing all attacks. . . . If there’s one attack, you are unsuccessful,” he said. By that measure, the FBI’s record has been stained in recent years by April’s Boston Marathon bombing and by the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex., in 2009. Asked what he would consider to be his least-proud moment, Mueller cited those two atrocities. “I hate to lose people, and I would say you feel most pain from what happened in some place like Fort Hood or what happened up in Boston,” he said.
  • Liberty Slipping: 10 Things You Could Do in 1975 That You Can't Do Now

    07/23/2013 7:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    Economic Policy Journal Blog ^ | July 22, 2013 | Robert Wenzel
    In 1975: 1.You could buy an airline ticket and fly without ever showing an ID. 2.You could buy cough syrup without showing an ID. 3.You could buy and sell gold coins without showing an ID 4.You could buy a gun without showing an ID 5.You could pull as much cash out of your bank account without the bank filing a report with the government. 6.You could get a job without having to prove you were an American. 7.You could buy cigarettes without showing an ID 8.You could have a phone conversation without the government knowing who you called and who...
  • 60 Terrorist Plots Since 9/11: Continued Lessons in Domestic Counterterrorism

    07/23/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | July 22, 2013 | Jessica Zuckerman, Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
    Abstract The Heritage Foundation has tracked post-9/11 terrorist plots against the United States in an effort to study the evolving nature of the threat and to garner lessons learned. The best way to protect the United States from terrorism is to ensure a strong and capable domestic counterterrorism enterprise—and to understand the continuing nature of the terror threat. The Boston Marathon bombing was the 59th publicly known terror plot against the United States since 9/11. In a political environment of sequestration on the one hand, and privacy concerns on the other, there are those on both sides of the aisle...
  • Study says 9/11 led to 'terrorism-induced smoking'

    06/22/2013 5:15:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | June 21, 2013 | KRISTEN BUTLER
    The stress of the attacks on 9/11 caused an estimated one million former smokers to pick the habit up again, according to a Weill Cornell Medical College public health study. The research is the first to look at the net costs to society of terrorism-induced smoking in the United States after 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Though there is a general consensus that stress is a "very large motivator for individuals to use substances," the stress effects of large-scale events on substance use has not been widely studied. "This study provides the first unbiased estimate of the effect...