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White House issues 9/11 observance guidelines
http://www.politico.com/ ^ | 8/30/11 6:20 AM EDT | By MACKENZIE WEINGER

Posted on 08/30/2011 9:26:37 AM PDT by Lucky9teen

The White House has issued guidelines to government officials at home and abroad detailing how to commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and suggesting that references to Al Qaeda be minimized, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

The internal documents — provided to the paper by officials in various federal agencies — set up instructions on how to honor the memory of those who died on Sept. 11 and warn Americans of the possibility of another terrorist attack.

The Obama administration has had lengthy internal discussions on how to commemorate the anniversary, and the guidelines are the end result of the debate on how to unify the message for public events and official statements, the Times said.

Recently, the White House has passed to agencies two sets of these documents. One is designed for U.S. embassies, consulates and the foreign audiences who will participate in Sept. 11 observances. The other set of guidelines, which all federal agencies received, is a single-page document for domestic ceremonies that emphasizes what steps have been taken to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack in the U.S. and encourages citizens to volunteer.

The guidelines detail what the White House deems as important themes that must be discussed as well as the tone the observances should take.

“A chief goal of our communications is to present a positive, forward-looking narrative,” the foreign guidelines state.

The overseas guidelines also ask that agencies abroad emphasize the global effort to battle terrorism.

“As we commemorate the citizens of over 90 countries who perished in the 9/11 attacks, we honor all victims of terrorism in every nation around the world,” the foreign guidelines state. “We honor and celebrate the resilience of individuals, families and communities on every continent, whether in New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast, Mumbai or Manila, or Lahore or London.”

The document states that Osama bin Laden’s death is a reason for officials to “minimize references to Al Qaeda.”

The guidelines tell officials to emphasize that “Al Qaeda and its adherents have become increasingly irrelevant,” and to reference the lack of any major role Al Qaeda played in the Arab Spring. Al Qaeda “represents the past,” the guidelines state, while peaceful protests in Arab countries “represent the future.”

For domestic audiences, the White House’s single sheet suggests that the commemorative ceremonies “draw on the spirit of unity that prevailed in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.” The guidelines ask officials to encourage Americans to volunteer, and also to share with attendees the steps that have been taken to prevent another terrorist attack.

As in the overseas document, officials are told to honor all victims of terrorism around the world as they also commemorate the Americans killed on Sept. 11.

For the statements and ceremonies, the White House is encouraging a common theme: resilience.

“Resilience takes many forms, including the dedication and courage to move forward,” the foreign guidelines state. “While we must never forget those who we lost, we must do more than simply remember them — we must sustain our resilience and remain united to prevent new attacks and new victims.”


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 911; 911fordhimmis; bow; whitehouse
More Muslim loving, terrorist forgiving BS from our Coward In Chief
1 posted on 08/30/2011 9:26:42 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Yes, let’s be very careful to not offend the Muslim murderers.

( There should be a luau on the ground zero mosque site.)


2 posted on 08/30/2011 9:29:22 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I really really hate to break it to the WH, but the World Trade Center buildings weren’t attacked because they contained citizens from other countries. They were attacked becauase they were a symbol of the United States and capitalism.

More multiculturalist crap from the Left.


3 posted on 08/30/2011 9:30:20 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Pecos

Anyone want to bet that there will be a major arrest of a top Al Queada operative around 9/10, to show that we are still very vigilant?


4 posted on 08/30/2011 9:32:47 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: Lucky9teen

fubo


5 posted on 08/30/2011 9:36:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Lucky9teen

A classic example of what people in govt get paid six figures to write up.


6 posted on 08/30/2011 9:36:35 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Lucky9teen

I get madder and madder each day with each new press release that issues forth from this White House.

Who the HELL are they to suggest to me how I should “observe” the anniversary of 9/11???????

DAMN this makes me angry.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 9:37:25 AM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Lucky9teen

obama’s speech is just going to make people madder. It is only going to get worse for him.


8 posted on 08/30/2011 9:38:29 AM PDT by svcw
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To: Lucky9teen

10 years later....the buildings remain down. The NY Mayor says, we are all muslims.....a mosque will be built next to the site....


9 posted on 08/30/2011 9:38:53 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Lucky9teen
"...As in the overseas document, officials are told to honor all victims of terrorism around the world as they also commemorate the Americans killed on Sept. 11..."
10 posted on 08/30/2011 9:39:23 AM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yep. O was just wondering if he is going to bomb something or maybe his kids will be kidnapped. He is one scary person, there is nothing he might do that I would be surprised about.


11 posted on 08/30/2011 9:40:06 AM PDT by svcw
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To: rlmorel

Plus they want to “shape” (er, CONTROL) the message so as to help us forget that we were attacked by racial Muslims and that we remain vulnerable to Islamic beliefs throughout the world as long as the “political correctness” is more important than being honest about the enemy.


12 posted on 08/30/2011 9:41:24 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

racial = radical


13 posted on 08/30/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: beethovenfan
I vote for a massive, mesquite-fueled pig roast right outside the mosque, with ten big Bud Light trucks, with bikini-clad girls serving free beers to the crowd while live country music bands perform on an elevated stage adorned with 100 American flags and a 50-foot banner that says "All that I Know About Islam, I Learned on 9/11!"

Or would that be too subtle?

14 posted on 08/30/2011 9:50:16 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Lucky9teen

“White House issues 9/11 observance guidelines”

- Don’t talk about what happened on 9/11/01
- Don’t say that Muslims, acting in the name of Muhammed, attacked America
- Don’t offer any prayers that might be interpreted as “Christian”
- Don’t mention that The West is engaged in an existential struggle with Islam
- Don’t say or do anything to offend any Muslim any where

Just for starters....


15 posted on 08/30/2011 9:50:57 AM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: NEMDF

same thing... ;)


16 posted on 08/30/2011 9:51:43 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lucky9teen
"A chief goal of our communications is to present a positive, forward-looking narrative make America appear to be weak and worthless,” the foreign guidelines state.
17 posted on 08/30/2011 9:52:01 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Lucky9teen

And we all kneel and face Mecca chanting;Allahu Akbar!!


18 posted on 08/30/2011 9:52:37 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: rlmorel

I had the same reaction as yours originally, but the ‘WH dictate’ is aimed at ‘gubmint officals’.

You and I can observe the ten year 9/11 anniversary however we see fit.


19 posted on 08/30/2011 9:55:52 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: rlmorel
I feel the same way and I'm sure millions of others feel the same.

Supposedly there is supposed to be no prayers.

I HOPE AMERICANS STAND UP AND PRAY AGAIN TOGETHER LIKE THEY DID 10 YEARS AGO.

I think they will.

20 posted on 08/30/2011 9:58:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lucky9teen

We should just sit in the corner cowering and wringing our hands. Don’t make any noise when you breath.

Then they will leave us alone

Sheesh....


21 posted on 08/30/2011 10:02:46 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Every year I download, print out and burn a copy of the holey koranus.

Combustion is fueled with beacon grease accelerant.

This time I’ll throw a picture of bambi on the barbi.

Observe this, bambi...

,,!,


23 posted on 08/30/2011 10:14:46 AM PDT by Blado (Audemus jura nostra defendere)
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To: subterfuge
"A chief goal of our communications is to . . . make America appear to be weak and worthless,” the foreign guidelines state.

LOL! So true.

24 posted on 08/30/2011 10:24:52 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: Lucky9teen

So when it comes time to remember Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, who should we say attacked that day? Or when we remember D-Day ... what enemy should we say we turned back that day? Someone phone the White House and find out, please.


25 posted on 08/30/2011 10:26:24 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

Bingo! I was thinking the same thing! Are we going to omit Japanese from Pearl Harbor day so we don’t offend? Political correctness is going to get us all killed,,,


26 posted on 08/30/2011 10:38:41 AM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Lucky9teen

In 2009 Obama legally changed 9/11 to National Day Of Service. He can call it Hopscotch Day for all I care. I will not listen to him speak on that day at any ceremonies he attends. He sickens me. Here is a link to read exactly what he did.

http://spectator.org/archives/2009/08/24/obamas-plan-to-desecrate-911


27 posted on 08/30/2011 10:55:06 AM PDT by Xyz22
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To: Lucky9teen
...on a day when the world’s attention will be focused on President Obama, his leadership team and his nation."

The world's attention may very well be focused on MY nation, but it will not be focused on Obama, nor his "leadership team", nor whatever nation that claims him. And by the way, regardless of what Jeremiah Wright thinks, GOD BLESS AMERICA!

28 posted on 08/30/2011 12:18:49 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Lucky9teen

Yeah sure bammy, those 19 hijackers observed which rules that day?


29 posted on 08/30/2011 1:53:46 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Lucky9teen
we honor all victims of terrorism in every nation around the world,” the foreign guidelines state. Unless you are Jewish.
30 posted on 08/30/2011 1:58:25 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Lucky9teen
The document states that Osama bin Laden’s death is a reason for officials to “minimize references to Al Qaeda.”

Bullsh*t. This is being done because liberal elites want 'enemies' switched. The ONLY people Obama, Janet and Holder SEE AS THE ENEMY are Tea Party Types.

31 posted on 08/30/2011 1:59:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: ColdOne
...we honor all victims of terrorism in every nation around the world,” the foreign guidelines state.

Unless you are Jewish.

You're right - liberal elites don't honor Jewish victims - and they hate Tea Party types. It's starting to feel scary.

32 posted on 08/30/2011 2:03:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: GOPJ

I started to write in Tea Party member’s as well as Jewish. Then I had a whole list, so I just thought I better be to the point!


33 posted on 08/30/2011 2:10:15 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Lucky9teen

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28


34 posted on 08/31/2011 9:27:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: All

I just had to take a look at this again. I’m totally floored by the current people ‘in charge’.


35 posted on 09/04/2011 6:14:16 PM PDT by tutstar
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