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Sean Hannity said, Barbara Olson (Wife of Ted Olson) Was On One Of Those Hijacked Airplanes
Fox News Channel ^ | 9-11-01 | KLT

Posted on 09/11/2001 12:14:32 PM PDT by KLT

OMG, the airplane that went into the Pentagon, had Barbara Olsen on board....I think I'm going to be sick...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; 911archive; barbarakolson; barbaraolson; binladen; islamicjihad; olson
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1 posted on 09/11/2001 12:14:32 PM PDT by KLT
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To: KLT
Somehow, a terrible tragedy grows even more terrible.

My prayers are with Ted Olsen.

RIP Barbara Olsen. You were a valiant warrior for our cause and your contribution shall never be forgotten.

2 posted on 09/11/2001 12:19:32 PM PDT by The G Man
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To: KLT
This is a huge loss.
3 posted on 09/11/2001 12:21:24 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: The G Man
You are correct - it just got even worse.

RIP - Barbara Olsen.

I feel so sick - just as I know many of you do, too.

4 posted on 09/11/2001 12:22:14 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: KLT
We shall miss you so much, Barbara. God comfort your family.
5 posted on 09/11/2001 12:22:22 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: The G Man
Just think about how many more people we are going to know... I got that same sick feeling that you got!
6 posted on 09/11/2001 12:22:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: KLT
She was a warrior for our cause.

It should have been Hitlary!!!!!

7 posted on 09/11/2001 12:25:51 PM PDT by Gracey
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To: KLT
OMG my heart and prayers go out to Ted.
8 posted on 09/11/2001 12:26:29 PM PDT by michaelje
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To: KLT
What a horrible way to die. I'm afraid the news is going to get worse and worse.
9 posted on 09/11/2001 12:26:56 PM PDT by The Thin Man
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To: KLT
Barbara was a FReeper, named BKO.

She was also a friend. My wife and I cried upon hearing the news.

10 posted on 09/11/2001 12:27:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty
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To: kcvl
I just heard that !! NOW it has really impacted me. Barbara Olsen was a bright face with the words of truth and logic. She will be missed.

Somehow, when you put a face to this horrible event, it humanizes it.

We must continue to lift up all the people who are now suffering loss. Pray for our leader's like never before. I know American's will all band together...today will go down in infamy like never before. Another reminder that every day counts. Another chance to do the right thing. God ...bless our land.

11 posted on 09/11/2001 12:28:45 PM PDT by Neenah
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To: KLT
Same was also mentioned on FOX. Here is the latest from AP:

Plane crashes into Pentagon; troops deployed in response to apparent terrorist attack

By Associated Press, 9/11/2001 14:55

WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft and the enduring symbols of American power were evacuated Tuesday as an apparent terrorist attack quickly spread fear and chaos in the nation's capital.

President Bush ordered the nation's military to ''high-alert status,'' and vowed to ''hunt down and punish those responsible'' for parallel attacks in Washington and New York, where the World Trade Center collapsed into rubble with a heavy loss of life.

The president was in Florida at the time of the attacks, and was flown at midday to the safety of a military installation, Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. The top leaders of Congress were led to the safety of an undisclosed location, guards armed with automatic weapons patrolled the White House grounds and military aircraft secured the skies above the capital.

The nerve center of the nation's military burst into flames and a portion of one side of the five-sided structure collapsed when the plane reported hijacked and carrying a number of passengers struck in midmorning. Secondary explosions were reported in the aftermath of the attack and great billows of smoke drifted skyward toward the Potomac River and the city beyond.

''The fire was intense,'' Rear Adm. Craig Quigley, the Pentagon spokesman, told reporters in a makeshift briefing at a service station across the street from the building. At midday, local hospitals reported receiving 40 victims of the attack, with seven patients in critical condition admitted to one facility for treatment of burns.

''The whole building shook'' with the impact, said Terry Yonkers, an Air Force civilian employee at work inside the Pentagon at the time of the attack. ''There was screaming and pandemonium,'' he said, but the evacuation ordered shortly afterward was carried out smoothly.

Law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the plane that struck the Pentagon was an American Airlines jetliner that had taken off from Dulles International Airport on a scheduled flight to Los Angeles.

Officials said one of the passengers was Barbara Olson, the wife of Solicitor General Theodore Olson, who argues President Bush's cases before the Supreme Court.

Vice President Dick Cheney was in Washington and he and first lady Laura Bush were taken to an undisclosed secure location, officials said. Congressional leaders were hustled away from the Capitol to safety.

''The leadership of the Defense Department is OK. The secretary (Donald H. Rumsfeld) is OK,'' Pentagon spokesman Glenn Flood told reporters.

Authorities immediately began deploying troops, including a regiment of light infantry, in response to an attack for which they said there had been no advance warning.

The departments of Justice, State, Treasury and Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency were evacuated an estimated 20,000 at the Pentagon alone. Agents with automatic weapons patrolled the White House grounds.

And the FAA ordered the entire nationwide air traffic system shut down for the first time in history.

Officials said two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center, and a third into the Pentagon. A fourth plane crashed 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, and one lawmaker, Rep. James Moran, D-Va., said after a Marine Corps briefing that ''it was apparently intended to Camp David,'' the presidential retreat in the mountains of Maryland.

Armed personnel secured the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base when Bush's plane touched down there. After a short stay on the ground, Bush's plane prepared to take off once again, to an undisclosed destination.

Bush and others spoke freely about terrorism being the cause, and already there was speculation about those responsible.

One U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there were unspecified indications that Osama bin Laden's organization was responsible.

But finally assessing responsibility was likely months if not years down the road, and in the meantime, there was no attempt to minimize the impact.

The military was ordered to ''Threat Level Delta,'' the highest level, at least in the Washington area, according to Air Force Capt. Tatiana Stead at Andrews Air Force Base.

''This is the second Pearl Harbor. I don't think that I overstate it,'' said Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., referring to the attack 60 years ago that surprised the nation's intelligence apparatus and propelled the country into World War II.

''In my view, this has been an intelligence failure,'' said Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., adding that the Senate Intelligence Committee had no indication the attacks were coming.

With Bush away from the capital, his advisers were preparing a list of options, including closing the nation's borders, according to a senior U.S. official.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was premature to discuss military options because investigators were still trying to determine who was responsible for the attacks.

Away from the Pentagon, unexplained explosions were reported in the vicinity of the State Department and the Capitol. They apparently were no more than sonic booms.

A torrent of people rushed from their office buildings throughout the nation's capital, eager to leave a city under siege. The cell phone networks were overloaded, clusters of people sprayed on the sidewalks and at least one suburban school district announced plans to close early.

The Pentagon was hit a short while after the World Trade Center was struck. a plane, described by witnesses as a jetliner, made impact in the portion of the building on side opposite from where Rumsfeld's office are located.

12 posted on 09/11/2001 12:29:01 PM PDT by CHIEF negotiator
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To: The Thin Man
I just feel so bad, I can't stop the tears.....I believe it's going to get much worse......from what is left of NYC....God Bless Barbara and Ted....My heart and prayers go out to them...I think I need to go to church.
13 posted on 09/11/2001 12:30:46 PM PDT by KLT
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To: KLT
I called my sister as soon as I heard this; we're both devastated by this news. She was the BEST!!
14 posted on 09/11/2001 12:31:30 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: KLT
I didn't think this day could get any worse...my prayers go out to Ted Olsen...Barbara's death is a horrible loss. I'll bite my tongue on further comments.
17 posted on 09/11/2001 12:36:23 PM PDT by who knows what evil?
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To: KLT
RIP Barbara.

I'm afraid there will be many more well known public figures who were killed by these terrorist attacks on America.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

18 posted on 09/11/2001 12:37:21 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: KLT
If this turns out to be true, I am very sad, very sorry for her family - I can see her now as we often did, on television giving her point of view. Giulianni ( R ) gave a very skillful, informative and confidence building public address and press conference. Too bad I cannot say that of others. I have relatives who were resident just blocks from the area, also there could be a possibility that at least one of my relatives could have been present in the building at the time but this has not been verified despite phone calls. As John McCain said, this is an act of war. Many, manny others such as myself wrote publicly two years ago of this very, in fact exact, type of terrorist act using a US flight to hit the Trade Center in New York after the bombing of the same building did not cause the massive murders that terrorists wished to accomplish - something that we should have been prepared for, something for which our intelligence has failed us. My immediate reaction to those Palestinians who are celebrating in the streets and handing out candies, is that they would also kill our people given the chance and so are also responsible, and I would react with a military strike upon them considering we have under gone an attack upon our soil and people which is an act of war and we must now engage in war by taking our soldiers and sailors beyond our borders to kill those who have and will do this to our people. Of course, this would be politically incorrect. Mind you, it would not have been totally inconceivable that one of these planes that were hijacked could have had terrorist occupants who could have caused more massive destruction by arming their bodies with some explosive devises, and considering our lack of security, with a nuclear device of some type. We do not know which group is responsible, suspect is Muslim terrorists, but as far as I am concerned those Palestinians are now at total war with our people and we must approach them in this manner. Again, this is the consequences that result when we have no borders. This is the consequences of a total failure in intelligence and security. The taped statement by the President was not the rectitude that I would look for from a leader, I am sorry to say, a high school student could have done as well. I would like to see a military strike against Afghanistan where Osama Bin Laden is resident, despite Bin Laden claiming he has nothing to do with this terrorist act. In fact, he may not be responsible, or for that matter a right-wing or left-wing group, domestic, could be likely, we really do not know. But we must show that this terrorism will not be accepted without consequence to ALL TERRORISTS whether responsible or not since they all seem to be in league with those who want to destroy our nation and make war on our nation, and this includes China. As far as I am concerned, we are now at war. Lastly, the last person I want to see giving a public opinion on this matter is Hillary Clinton, her husband and her kissy-footing with Arafat disqualify her as far as I am concerned and she is also indirectly, through her husband's previous administration, responsible for our lack of security as much as the Bush Administration is responsible for the same now.
19 posted on 09/11/2001 12:40:33 PM PDT by Brian_Baldwin
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To: Gracey
Nah, never happen. The devil won't take one of his faithful servants.
21 posted on 09/11/2001 12:41:54 PM PDT by Marysecretary
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To: KLT
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Olsen, his family, and all other family members of those that perished. It really seems to sink in once you can put a face on a victim of this cowardly act. Until now it just seemed so surreal, certainly not to diminish the lives of the other victims by any means. Barbara will certainly be missed!

FRegards,
Lone, Mrs.Lone, & family

22 posted on 09/11/2001 12:43:30 PM PDT by LoneGOPinCT
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To: KLT
Radio just now announced Barbara being on the plane.

Laura Ingraham being interviewed now.

Said Barbara E-Mailed her last night, new book coming out soon (Barbara's).

g

23 posted on 09/11/2001 12:44:51 PM PDT by Geezerette
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To: KLT
We lost a fine woman in Barbra Olsen and ton of wonderful New Yorkers.

I expect Hillary will come out in NY today and hug Mrs. Arafat in public again for the world to see.

Hillary has to find some way to play this up to her political advantage.

I'll have the vomit bag ready for that moment.

24 posted on 09/11/2001 12:47:45 PM PDT by A CA Guy
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To: Cyber Liberty
I am so sorry to hear this and speechless about her being on one of these ill fated planes. Cyber Liberty, my condolences on your personal loss.
25 posted on 09/11/2001 12:53:44 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: MasonGal
What a tragic loss. She was a bright, intelligent articulate woman and an important spokeswoman for the truth. I will really miss her.
26 posted on 09/11/2001 12:53:46 PM PDT by Dana113
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To: Cyber Liberty
I am so sorry to hear this and speechless about her being on one of these ill fated planes. Cyber Liberty, my condolences on your personal loss.
27 posted on 09/11/2001 12:54:06 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: KLT
Barbara Olsen
Barbara Olsen
28 posted on 09/11/2001 12:55:16 PM PDT by ResistorSister
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To: Geezerette
What a great loss for Ted, for conservativism, for America, for us. She was a powerful intellect, and completely captivating. Such sorrow. I'm afraid it is but the first of many sorrows in the days to come.
29 posted on 09/11/2001 12:55:58 PM PDT by looscannon
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To: KLT
I had exchanged an number of private FReepmails with BKO. This is a huge loss. She was wonderful. RIP BKO.
30 posted on 09/11/2001 12:59:47 PM PDT by ironman
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To: Cyber Liberty
Hey CL,

I haven't posted in quite some time because of heavy work schedule. Being involved with lots of Gov contracts, it all came to a halt today.

If Barbara was a personal friend, my condolences.

She was a great Lady, Patriot, Advocate of the Truth and Warrior for Freedom. May she now rest in peace in the bossom of the Lord who can wipe away all tears and comfort the weary.

For my part, I pray that her family and friends find comfort in knowing that her greatness in life will never be forgotten by those of us who loved her.

31 posted on 09/11/2001 1:04:22 PM PDT by ThomasMore
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Fox News had just reported that Barbara Olsen did indeed make a call from that plane.

This is so sad. I'll miss seeing her.

32 posted on 09/11/2001 1:05:11 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: ThomasMore
This is such devastating news. Barbara was a bright light. She will be missed. So many will be missed.
33 posted on 09/11/2001 1:10:52 PM PDT by Lauratealeaf
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To: Cyber Liberty
Me, too. As they said above, a tragedy just got worse.
34 posted on 09/11/2001 1:11:04 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: CounterCounterCulture, Fox News....says Dan Cohen was at the base of 1st bldg when it fell???
Prayers for Barbara Olsen and Ted Olsen - - Rest in Peace Barbara...you where so such a good person. :(
Did Fox news also say that one of their own, Dan Cohen - was at the base of the first building-helping people - when it fell. Fox has not heard from Cohen since. Anyone hear this? Am I correct on this?
35 posted on 09/11/2001 1:13:32 PM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Geezerette
So so sad, Miz G.

Nothing like this in my life.
Not JFK...
nothing.....nothing... compares to this day.

36 posted on 09/11/2001 1:14:27 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: looscannon
My kids have had a rude awakening today. They are scared.
37 posted on 09/11/2001 1:16:45 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: ThomasMore
She was just on C-Span on Sunday morning with Bill Press. Her eyes twinkled and she was, as usual, sharp, witty, and informed. We will all carry her spirit with us in the future battles ahead. God bless.
38 posted on 09/11/2001 1:16:56 PM PDT by jayadams
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To: KLT
This is so strange. I was listening to the C-span morning call-in show (yesterday?) and some angry democrap woman called in attacking Mrs. Olsen. She called her evil and said she "wouldn't be around long". Did anyone else hear that caller?
39 posted on 09/11/2001 1:17:37 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: Cyber Liberty
Barbara was a FReeper, named BKO.

She was also a friend. My wife and I cried upon hearing the news.

Thank you CL for the info...I knew she was on these threads, we are all going to miss her terribly....it's a tremendous loss....I miss her already.

40 posted on 09/11/2001 1:19:53 PM PDT by KLT
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To: Libertina
Godspped Barbara Olsen and give her husband the strength to carry on. She was a credit to America and a credit to our cause. She will be sorely missed.
41 posted on 09/11/2001 1:22:07 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
Barbara Olson has another book coming out in October. It's titled: "The Final Days: A behind the Scenes Look at the Last, Desparate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House". It can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.


42 posted on 09/11/2001 1:32:44 PM PDT by SuzanneC
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To: Reagan Man
Akamai Technologies, a Boston-based Internet infrastructure company, has confirmed that its co-founder was on board one of the hijacked flights that crashed into New York's World Trade Center on Tuesday.
43 posted on 09/11/2001 1:34:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: BKO, Ted Olsen
Barbara was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Please accept my condolences and prayers for you and your family and may God give you the strength to carry on.
44 posted on 09/11/2001 1:38:11 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: Gracey
NO..It should NOT have been Hillary. And it should not have been Mrs. Olson...It should have been NO one. What a dreadful thing to say. Barbara will be deeply missed.
45 posted on 09/11/2001 1:40:37 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: Cyber Liberty
I'm crying with you and everyone. This is all too horrible for words. I'm grabbing everyones hands to pray.
46 posted on 09/11/2001 1:44:39 PM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: KLT
God bless Barbara Olsen. What a tragedy. Awaken Sleeping Giant!
47 posted on 09/11/2001 1:53:38 PM PDT by conservaDave
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
I'm grabbing everyones hands to pray.

Here's mine. The tears that have refused to flow all day are finally here.

48 posted on 09/11/2001 2:02:55 PM PDT by barker
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To: KLT
ADC news reported that she made a cell phone call to her husband when the hijacking occurred. She said that the passengers were herded to the rear of the airplane. We are at war.
49 posted on 09/11/2001 2:03:43 PM PDT by AndrewC
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To: KLT
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.

What an unspeakable loss of life.

Barbara was a wonderful woman, and such a patriot.

50 posted on 09/11/2001 2:05:34 PM PDT by Squire
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