Prior to 9/11, previous terror suicide attacks against the US included: the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
Some of the thoughts that continually haunt me:
<><> Why Rudy placed a prime target---the Mayor's Office of Emergency Mgmt-----smack dab in the WTC?
<><> Why 343 firefighters had to die standing in the WTC lobby ostensibly sent to "fight a fire" in a bldg struck by an airliner?
<><> Why no one listened when someone spoke up that terrorists in flight school said they wanted to learn how to takeoff---not how to land an aircraft?
<><> What happened to Giuliani's tax-exempt "charity" the "Twin Towers Fund". As we all recall, very publicly, for maximum PR impact, Rooty ripped up a huge Saudi check made on behalf of victims of 9/11. Later, Giuliani accepted huge Saudi checks made out to his consulting business, "Giuliani Partners. The original Saudi check was made out to the "Twin Towers Fund"
Rudy appointed to the "charity's" Board of Directors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Judith Nathan who was then Rooty's mistress. Giulaini referred to Miss Nathan as a philanthropist. Mr Schwarzenegger used the tax-exempt "Twin Towers Fund" to help him launch his profit-making movie, "Collateral Damage," with Rudy and his entourage joining in on the gala premiere event.
The president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, said Giuliani gives every indication of using the Twin Towers Fund to maintain a staff of loyal supporters and to advance his political aspirations.
Giuliani then agreed to distribute the $100 million remaining in the city's "Twin Towers Fund" to the families of 430 uniformed and civilian rescuers killed on Sept. 11.
Now the ex-mayor---Giuliani's pledge came after weeks of criticism about his plans for the Twin Towers money, including threats of a lawsuit from police widows. The decision by the former mayor, who formed the Twin Towers Fund within days of the attack.
The move was a substantial victory for the families of the rescuers, many of whom have criticized Giuliani's efforts to privatize the fund, hire a staff of 12 to oversee its work and perhaps take months or even years to disburse its millions.
It remained uncertain if New York State's AG and the courts would approve the transfer of the $100 million Twin Towers Fund to the private charity of the same name that is controlled by Mr. Giuliani.
In recent weeks, while seeking control of the $100 million, Mr. Giuliani asserted that he had a ''sacred obligation'' to the families of the dead rescuers, and he suggested that fiscal prudence demanded a measured approach to distributing the money, taking perhaps as long as three years.
The police widows agreed to abandon their threats of a court fight to oppose the formal transfer of the $100 million to Giuliani.....and also agreed not to oppose Giuliani's continued control of roughly $15 million he has raised since leaving office in his new "private charity."
I am so sorry - mea culpa -
History shows us that Islam will stop at nothing to gain their Sharia.
Separation of Church and State is a joke for them. Their state is their religion. And people were worried about JFK (I am not a fan) being too tied to the Pope? Absurd.
On topic - third point - I am not sure that Guiliani would have had much info about the Florida flight school - that is for the Feds.
Your second point about the 343 has hit my heart.
I am not a Rudy apologist per se at all. I want to see the city safe.
This dork is supposed to be our best chance of defeating Obama?!
God help us.