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How 9-11 Happened - Ann Coulter
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 4/01/04 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 04/01/2004 1:12:47 AM PST by kattracks

We don't need a "commission" to find out how 9-11 happened. The truth is in the timeline:

PRESIDENT CARTER, DEMOCRAT

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter allowed the Shah of Iran to be deposed by a mob of Islamic fanatics. A few months later, Muslims stormed the U.S. Embassy in Iran and took American Embassy staff hostage.

Carter retaliated by canceling Iranian visas. He eventually ordered a disastrous and humiliating rescue attempt, crashing helicopters in the desert.

PRESIDENT REAGAN, REPUBLICAN

The day of Reagan's inauguration, the hostages were released.

In 1982, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut was bombed by Muslim extremists.

President Reagan sent U.S. Marines to Beirut.

In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut were blown up by Muslim extremists.

Reagan said the U.S. would not surrender, but Democrats threw a hissy fit, introducing a resolution demanding that our troops be withdrawn. Reagan caved in to Democrat caterwauling in an election year and withdrew our troops – bombing Syrian-controlled areas on the way out. Democrats complained about that, too.

In 1985, an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, was seized and a 69-year-old American was shot and thrown overboard by Muslim extremists.

Reagan ordered a heart-stopping mission to capture the hijackers after "the allies" promised them safe passage. In a daring operation, American fighter pilots captured the hijackers and turned them over to the Italians – who then released them to safe harbor in Iraq.

On April 5, 1986, a West Berlin discotheque frequented by U.S. servicemen was bombed by Muslim extremists from the Libyan Embassy in East Berlin, killing an American.

Ten days later, Reagan bombed Libya, despite our dear ally France refusing the use of their airspace. Americans bombed Gadhafi's residence, killing his daughter, and dropped a bomb on the French Embassy "by mistake."

Reagan also stoked a long, bloody war between heinous regimes in Iran and Iraq. All this was while winning a final victory over Soviet totalitarianism.

PRESIDENT BUSH I, MODERATE REPUBLICAN

In December 1988, a passenger jet, Pan Am Flight 103, was bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland, by Muslim extremists.

President-elect George Bush claimed he would continue Reagan's policy of retaliating against terrorism, but did not. Without Reagan to gin her up, even Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher went wobbly, saying there would be no revenge for the bombing.

In 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.

In early 1991, Bush went to war with Iraq. A majority of Democrats opposed the war, and later complained that Bush didn't "finish off the job" with Saddam.

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, DEMOCRAT

In February 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed by Muslim fanatics, killing five people and injuring hundreds.

Clinton, advised by Dick Clarke, did nothing.

In October 1993, 18 American troops were killed in a savage firefight in Somalia. The body of one American was dragged through the streets of Mogadishu as the Somalian hordes cheered.

Clinton responded by calling off the hunt for Mohammed Farrah Aidid and ordering our troops home. Osama bin Laden later told ABC News: "The youth ... realized more than before that the American soldier was a paper tiger and after a few blows ran in defeat."

In November 1995, five Americans were killed and 30 wounded by a car bomb in Saudi Arabia set by Muslim extremists.

Clinton, advised by Dick Clarke, did nothing.

In June 1996, a U.S. Air Force housing complex in Saudi Arabia was bombed by Muslim extremists.

Clinton, advised by Dick Clarke, did nothing.

Months later, Saddam attacked the Kurdish-controlled city of Erbil.

Clinton, advised by Dick Clarke, lobbed some bombs into Iraq hundreds of miles from Saddam's forces.

In November 1997, Iraq refused to allow U.N. weapons inspections to do their jobs and threatened to shoot down a U.S. U-2 spy plane.

Clinton, advised by Dick Clarke, did nothing.

In February 1998, Clinton threatened to bomb Iraq, but called it off when the United Nations said no.

On Aug. 7, 1998, U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim extremists.

Clinton, advised by Dick Clarke, did nothing.

On Aug. 20, Monica Lewinsky appeared for the second time to testify before the grand jury.

Clinton responded by bombing Afghanistan and Sudan, severely damaging a camel and an aspirin factory.

On Dec. 16, the House of Representatives prepared to impeach Clinton the next day.

Clinton retaliated by ordering major air strikes against Iraq, described by the New York Times as "by far the largest military action in Iraq since the end of the Gulf War in 1991."

The only time Clinton decided to go to war with anyone in the vicinity of Muslim fanatics was in 1999 – when Clinton attacked Serbians who were fighting Islamic fanatics.

In October 2000, our warship, the USS Cole, was attacked by Muslim extremists.

Clinton, advised by Dick Clarke, did nothing.

PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, REPUBLICAN

Bush came into office telling his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, he was "tired of swatting flies" – he wanted to eliminate al-Qaida.

On Sept. 11, 2001, when Bush had been in office for barely seven months, 3,000 Americans were murdered in a savage terrorist attack on U.S. soil by Muslim extremists.

Since then, Bush has won two wars against countries that harbored Muslim fanatics, captured Saddam Hussein, immobilized Osama bin Laden, destroyed al-Qaida's base, and begun to create the only functioning democracy in the Middle East other than Israel. Democrats opposed it all – except their phony support for war with Afghanistan, which they immediately complained about and said would be a Vietnam quagmire. And now they claim to be outraged that in the months before 9-11, Bush did not do everything Democrats opposed doing after 9-11.

What a surprise.


Ann Coulter is a bestselling author and syndicated columnist. Her most recent book is Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism.



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1 posted on 04/01/2004 1:12:48 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Amen.
2 posted on 04/01/2004 1:43:31 AM PST by txzman
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To: kattracks
Once again, Ann in her incredibly succincint way, lays out the true road map to disaster. I find the very mention of Clarke's name like fingernails on a chalkboard these days.
3 posted on 04/01/2004 1:51:50 AM PST by GunnyB (Once a Marine, Always a Marine)
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To: kattracks

I heard that one of the fastest ways to get banned from FreeRepublic was to fail to post a picture of the hot babe when citing one of her articles.
4 posted on 04/01/2004 1:51:51 AM PST by kingu (Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?)
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To: kattracks
bump
5 posted on 04/01/2004 1:56:48 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: kingu
This should be read to a joint session of congress, by the president himself, and then ask if there are any questions.
The people demand it. Well I do anyway, and I'm a people.
6 posted on 04/01/2004 2:05:52 AM PST by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: kattracks
She forgot -

Before Iran was the fueling of Mid-East tensions and anti-Americanism by the USSR and their willingness to go to war on behalf of the Palenstinians if Israel attacked. You could say it's all the Commies' fault.
7 posted on 04/01/2004 2:27:41 AM PST by The Raven
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To: kattracks
I love you Ann,if you read this.

But she missed (next week,perhaps) the fact that Democrats also cut US Intellegence in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's.
8 posted on 04/01/2004 3:10:28 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (" Permitting homosexuality didn't work out very well for the Roman Empire")
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To: kattracks
Two important things Ann left out were: that the first WTC bombing was masterminded by OBL and carried out by an Iraqi military official (Youssef) close to SH, and that now Dickie Clarke ADMITS the connection between the 1994 bombing of OKC and OBL in his book. OKC should be added to her list, and the Iraq-al Qaeda connection should be revealed.

As always, her conclusions are right to the point.
9 posted on 04/01/2004 3:10:49 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Democrats diddle while US cities, embassies, ships, and barracks burn.)
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To: kattracks
Clinton responded by calling off the hunt for Mohammed Farrah Aidid and ordering our troops home.

Very polite of Ann to not mention Richard Clark was involved in the Somalia mission change to capture Aidid, and subsequent retreat.

10 posted on 04/01/2004 3:18:39 AM PST by XHogPilot
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To: Finalapproach29er
You are awesome, Ann. I wish every American could see and hear what you have to say everyday. The very clarity of the truth you speak automatically lifts my burden about all that goes on. Keep up the good work!
11 posted on 04/01/2004 3:23:56 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: kattracks
She leaves out all those "hostages" kidnapped between Reagan and Bush I.
12 posted on 04/01/2004 3:26:51 AM PST by Fledermaus ( Frm ^;;^ says, "I give Dick Clarke's American Grandstand a 39...you can't dance to it.")
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To: kattracks
Dear Anne,
Reasons to marry me,
!. I have assets worth $50 Million
2. I'm 6'4" 190lbs. Blond hair, blue eyes
3. I'm a member of MENSA
4. I, like you, are a staunch conservative
5. I worship at your alter (in my basement)
6. I can part my eyebrows with my tongue
7. I went skinny-dipping in the Loch-Ness and people are still talking about it.
Call 1-800-luvanne
13 posted on 04/01/2004 3:32:08 AM PST by bullseye1911 (Not as good as I once was, but as good once as I ever was!)
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To: kattracks
How 9/11 Happened (Ann Coulter Hits A Home Run!!!)
14 posted on 04/01/2004 3:34:45 AM PST by BlessedBeGod ('I went to Vietnam, yada yada yada, I want to be President...")
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To: kingu
As I understand it,a picture of the lovely lady must accompany the very mention of her name.

btw..I haven't seen the one you posted before,it's very nice,actually,it's very,very nice.

All that and brains.

Too true Ann...what a surprise

15 posted on 04/01/2004 3:41:16 AM PST by mitch5501 (by the grace of God,I am what I am)
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To: kattracks
Ann for senate......that will shake up their candy asses
16 posted on 04/01/2004 3:44:31 AM PST by The Wizard (Democrats: enemies of America)
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To: kingu
That's an interesting angle. I wonder if she knew she was being photographed?
17 posted on 04/01/2004 3:47:14 AM PST by Musket
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To: kattracks
Since then, Bush has won two wars...

This is the only thing I find fault with in this piece. I do not consider these actions to be wars but campaigns in the war. Just as in WW II, each action was not a separate war but a battle or campaign. Invading North Africa, Sicily, Italy, D-Day, Tarawa, Guam, etc. - these are all separate campaigns and not separate wars. Ann and the rest of us should start refering to these battles as campaigns in the war on terror - or WW III. IMO, of course.

18 posted on 04/01/2004 3:53:34 AM PST by 7thson (BT AR - means end of message - no reply necessary or wanted!)
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To: jazzlite
I too wish that more Americans could read this. However, when I send things like this to people, a lot of them and come back telling me they do not want to read this stuff. It seems there are a lot of people sticking their heads in the sand.
19 posted on 04/01/2004 4:00:15 AM PST by 7thson (BT AR - means end of message - no reply necessary or wanted!)
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To: Molly Pitcher; Miss Marple; lysie; Neets; kassie; Iowa Granny; gulfcoast6; Bitwhacker; kstewskis; ..
Good Morning Everyone.

Ann in one of her classics!

Enjoy!

Jay

20 posted on 04/01/2004 4:01:05 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( "Behold Mother... I make all things new." - Jesus of Nazareth)
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