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Who Killed Barbara Olson
National Review Online | 13 Sept 2001 | Michael Ledeen

Posted on 09/10/2004 6:59:07 PM PDT by annyokie

Who Killed Barbara Olson? Her many killers.

September 13, 2001 12:00 p.m.

ay before yesterday there were three Barbaras, close as sisters, joined by their zest for life, their volcanic passions, their total commitment to their loved ones, their fearless work for freedom. Barbara Olson, Barbara Comstock, Barbara Ledeen. All three chose to fight for their convictions.

All three were singled out by the Left for slanderous attacks, dehumanizing slogans, the usual stereotypes. Had there been a feminist movement worthy of the name, they would have been its heroines; instead, because they rejected the fashionable causes, insisted on traditional virtue, fought limits on real choices, and relentlessly exposed the emptiness of the Leftist slogans, they became the feminists' targets.

Now there are two. And what a loss we have suffered. Barbara Olson was a life force, a protean woman who lived life as it is supposed to be lived, celebrating the good times to the full, enduring its worst moments with grim resolve, supporting her friends and allies at all times, taking the fight to her enemies with joyful enthusiasm. She had one of the quickest and finest minds in Washington. Married to one of the greatest attorneys of our time, she was the equal of anyone in legal and political debate. But above all, she was our Braveheart, leading us into battle with the cry of "Freeeeeedom," carrying the flag of proud independence.

Braveheart to the end, fighting to the last. She had the presence of mind and the force of will to call Ted from her doomed aircraft to ask, "What should I tell the pilot to do?" Unwilling to go quiet into the dark night she wanted marching orders, for herself and for the people around her. She would not cow in the rear of the plane and submit to the murderous instructions of her captors; she wanted to go down fighting.

Perhaps she did. A person from the White House told me that there is reason to believe that plane/bomb was intended for the presidential residence, not the Pentagon, and that something happened to make it swerve suddenly. I like to think that at the last, Barbara charged the cabin, survived the knife thrusts of the monsters, and hurled herself at the kamikaze pilot, putting the plane into a loop toward Virginia.

A great woman, a woman of immeasurable valor, who brought a singular light into our lives. To see Ted with her was to understand the power of an enduring love. He was so proud of her, so delighted by her, so totally overcome with her love for him, that he knew he was the luckiest of men.

The death of such a person cannot be accepted, cannot be digested and must be avenged. Her killers are many, from the evil men on the plane to their supporters and Svengalis around the world, to all those among us who dehumanize their political opponents and thereby facilitate the transition from the politics of personal destruction to the physical destruction of their opponents. She was killed by a fraudulent and arrogant establishment that pretended it was capable of providing our people with good security and our leaders with good intelligence. Why are they permitted to remain at their posts? And not least of all, she was killed by a corrupt elite that celebrates murder, provided that the killers hold the right views and slaughter those who are political lepers. "No Regrets for a Love of Explosives" babbles the New York Times headline atop a disgraceful puff piece on Weathermen killers that appeared on the day of Barbara Olson's murder.

My America, the real America, abhors these people, as Barbara did and as the two surviving Barbaras do. And, in the course of our revenge against the physical killers, the state sponsors, the sources of the money, the dance masters in the streets of the Middle East who reveled in our misery, the leaders of the Hate America and Kill the Jews crowd, we must retain our capacity for righteous indignation against those among us who bear a heavy moral responsibility for it.

If she were still here, Barbara would have led that charge. But there are plenty of us left.


TOPICS: Editorial; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: barbaraolson; bko; flight77; ledeen
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1 posted on 09/10/2004 6:59:07 PM PDT by annyokie
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To: annyokie

Remember.


2 posted on 09/10/2004 6:59:30 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: annyokie

Rest in Peace, BKO. We miss you.


3 posted on 09/10/2004 7:00:51 PM PDT by RMDupree (HHD: My heart remains in Washington....)
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To: Dog
Barbara Olson...how we miss you!

A special tribute from one who knew her well.

4 posted on 09/10/2004 7:02:27 PM PDT by Molly Pitcher (...standing beside her gun and her President!)
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To: annyokie

Our good friend..a Freeper...her screen tag was "bko"..I had the great good fortune of enjoying a semi-regular Freepmail correspondence with her....shortly before her death, her last book, on Hillary, was published, and I was tryig to arrange an author's night for her at the Chappaqua Public Library...I still have saved some of her Freepmails to me..a truly classy lady...


5 posted on 09/10/2004 7:02:40 PM PDT by ken5050 (Bill Clinton has just signed to be the national spokesman for Hummer..)
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To: annyokie
Who killed Barbara Olson is a good question considering THIS.
6 posted on 09/10/2004 7:03:15 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: annyokie

bko bump


7 posted on 09/10/2004 7:03:38 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana ("Kerry-Edwards" or "Bury Vets' Words"? or "Verry Leftwards"?)
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To: aruanan

Plenty of eyewitness accounts and aircraft parts can be seen on this page.

http://amigaphil.planetinternet.be/PentagonCrash.html


I hope you don't actually believe the crap on the page you posted.


8 posted on 09/10/2004 7:09:25 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: hispanarepublicana

bko RIP


9 posted on 09/10/2004 7:10:06 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

I was in Corpus Christi on 9/11 and when the announcer on the radio said that Barbara Olsen had been killed on the pentagon flight, I started crying. The friend that was with me said, "oh no, did you know her?" I said "not personally but felt like I did from Fox News - she was the best" and to this day I still cry (as I am now) thinking about the waste....


10 posted on 09/10/2004 7:10:52 PM PDT by BamaDi
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To: annyokie

Dammit, dammit, dammit! My anger, hate and rage over 9-11 is at the surface, again. I keep it finely-honed, as I do with my Class III AR-10, AR-15s, Kimber .45, Glock 32/.357 SIG, Beowulf .50cal, Colt Trooper MK III .357 Magnum, and Barrett M82A1 .50cal BMG.

RIP, BKO, and all murdered that horrible day, by the subhuman Muslim pigshit filth. And to all murdered before and after that horrible day.

I don't want "justice"; I want "revenge".


11 posted on 09/10/2004 7:10:57 PM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino Visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: aruanan

The person relies on a layman's ignorance of aircraft design and what a crash into a reinforced granite structure ought to look like. Totally bogus.


12 posted on 09/10/2004 7:10:59 PM PDT by Bogey78O (John Kerry: Better than Ted Kennedy!)
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To: annyokie
She's being honored on the DoD website as well, along with all of the others that perished in the Pentagon attack:

Barbara K. Olson

13 posted on 09/10/2004 7:11:02 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: MediaMole
I was just memorializing our dear friend. There is no need to be insulting.
14 posted on 09/10/2004 7:11:50 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: annyokie

http://www.neverforgetneveragain.com/

"Never Forget, Never Again" is a video and song dedicated to those who perished on 9/11 and to those who fight to defend our freedom.

This video was inspired by their memory and Daryl Worley's song "Have You Forgotten?" This video and website are non-profit and were created to inspire, educate and remind all Americans what we lost on 9/11 and why we fight today. God Bless America.

http://www.neverforgetneveragain.com/



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15 posted on 09/10/2004 7:11:51 PM PDT by truthandlife (http://www.neverforgetneveragain.com -- If you want Bush re-elected pass on this video link!!!!)
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To: aruanan
Who killed Barbara Olson is a good question considering

You don't actually believe that steaming pile of horse sh*t do you?

16 posted on 09/10/2004 7:12:47 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: 7.62 x 51mm

I think in this case justice and revenge are one and the some. Good hunting and keep your powder dry.


17 posted on 09/10/2004 7:13:13 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (What did Dan Rather know, and when did he know it?)
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To: annyokie

I miss BKO. Damn the Islamofascist jihadists to hell!


18 posted on 09/10/2004 7:13:40 PM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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To: annyokie

A great woman, unabashed and unafraid to speak the truth!

Thank you God, for the likes of Barbara Olson!


19 posted on 09/10/2004 7:13:44 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Tax-chick

Bump for tomorrow.


20 posted on 09/10/2004 7:13:57 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Dick Cheney is MY dark, macho, paranoid Vice President!)
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