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Barbara Olson's Taliban Revenge
NewsMax.com ^ | Friday Nov. 23, 2001; 11:46 p.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 11/23/2001 7:57:47 PM PST by Jean S

As part of the U.S.'s heavy bombardment against Taliban strongholds in Afghanistan, B-52s dropped at least one 500 lb bunker-buster in honor of the late heroine-author Barbara Olson, who was killed in Osama bin Laden's 9/11 kamikaze plane hijackings.

Fellow author and American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Michael Ledeen, who's also a close friend of Olson's husband, Solicitor General Ted Olson, told San Francisco radio host Melanie Morgan this week that the bomb, emblazoned with Olson's name on it, was dropped on Sunday.

Morgan shared news of the Pentagon's tribute to Barbara Olson with the Washington Times on Wednesday, saying, "(This is) the military's way of saying, 'We haven't forgotten you, Barbara.'"

In her book "The Final Days," Olson predicted that ex-President Clinton's pardons of Puerto Rican terrorist bombers in the U.S. would "send a signal" to other terrorists around the world, citing Osama bin Laden by name.

"As many of [Clinton's] cabinet had repeatedly stated, terrorism, both foreign and domestic, was the nation's primary security anxiety," Olson wrote. "Since the end of the Cold War, Soviet aggression had been replaced by a number of particularly venomous threats, from Timothy McVeigh to Osama bin Laden."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barbaraolson; bko

1 posted on 11/23/2001 7:57:47 PM PST by Jean S
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To: JeanS
Oh My God. Now the lefties will have something else to p*** and moan about. Writing these nasty things on bombs. I hope that bomb killed a lot of them.
2 posted on 11/23/2001 8:03:34 PM PST by vladog
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To: Howlin
I thought you would like to see this. I am glad our guys did this!
3 posted on 11/23/2001 8:06:34 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: JeanS
Bump in memory of Barbara. Good for the USAF guys.

/john

4 posted on 11/23/2001 8:07:54 PM PST by JRandomFreeper
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To: Miss Marple
The D.C. Chapter will be leaving a modest memorial to Barbara Olson at the Pentagon tomorrow afternoon.

John Moran will also be memorialized there.

5 posted on 11/23/2001 8:15:04 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Thank you. I live far away or I would attend.
6 posted on 11/23/2001 8:16:34 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: JeanS
In her book "The Final Days," Olson predicted that ex-President Clinton's pardons of Puerto Rican terrorist bombers in the U.S. would "send a signal" to other terrorists around the world, citing Osama bin Laden by name.

Not that any in the press or our govt. are too anxious to connect the dots.

Regarding the bomg: They did the same thing for the law firm, Sandler O'Neill ("Sandler O'Niell Remembers").

7 posted on 11/23/2001 8:17:39 PM PST by attagirl
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To: attagirl
I hope they give 'em one from Aon, which is Gaelic for oneness or unity.
8 posted on 11/23/2001 8:20:09 PM PST by Tymesup
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To: BKO
PING))))))
9 posted on 11/23/2001 8:21:38 PM PST by MHGinTN
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To: kristinn
hope you have a lot of attendees
10 posted on 11/23/2001 8:21:50 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: attagirl
Now that quote sends a chill up my spine. Who would have figured Barbara Olson would get caught between the cross hairs of Osama Bin Laden's jihad in America? The U.S Air Force bomb with her name on it is a tribute to a great lady and a great American. The Talibunnies and Al Qaeda now know we are all business and won't stop til her death along with that of 6,000 of her fellow countrymen has been justly avenged. And there is more to come til the last one of them no longer walks the face of this earth...
11 posted on 11/23/2001 8:22:32 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: kristinn
So glad to hear that the DC Chapter is doing a Memorial for BKO. Do hope you will write a report with pictures....

I happen to hear Ted Olson on Rush this week. He's a remarkable man. What a tragic loss. He talked about the many thousands of letters & cards he received from those who loved & admired Barbara and how they have been a comfort to him. I'm sure many came from FReepers.

12 posted on 11/23/2001 8:22:34 PM PST by JulieRNR21
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To: JeanS
I think Barbara might have liked this sentiment. Pretty neat. Certainly it is meaningful to Ted. Gosh-I miss Barbara right now-she would have been spectacular with her commentary. Especially on the filhty clinton speechs made at Georgetown and Harvard, and hitlery's horrendous mocking of President Bush's first formal address congress and to the nation regarding just what we were going to do regarding Sept 11th. I miss Barbara. I cannot WAIT to read her book!
13 posted on 11/23/2001 8:24:08 PM PST by Republic
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To: JeanS
Cool.
A 500 lb "bunker buster" wasn't dropped for show.
That bad boy wasted a lot of scum, bank on it.
Perhaps bin Laden himself.
14 posted on 11/23/2001 8:27:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: attagirl
Regarding the bomg: They did the same thing for the law firm, Sandler O'Neill ("Sandler O'Niell Remembers").

You know, I think it would be a great idea to drop a 500 lb "bunker buster" for each known individual victim.
Put one name on each bomb and "bombs away"!!!

15 posted on 11/23/2001 8:35:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: JeanS
When we finally get a fix on Osama, we should send Ted Olson over there to personally drop the Daisy Cutter on his head.
16 posted on 11/23/2001 8:38:33 PM PST by Timesink
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To: Republic
Gosh-I miss Barbara right now-she would have been spectacular with her commentary.

She's busy right now personally lobbying St. Peter to put Hitlery on the Hell List.

17 posted on 11/23/2001 8:40:18 PM PST by Timesink
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To: Miss Marple
You have an open invitation from the D.C. Chapter.
18 posted on 11/23/2001 8:41:21 PM PST by kristinn
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To: rwfromkansas
We'll do okay, considering it's a holiday weekend.
19 posted on 11/23/2001 8:44:59 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Thank You for memorializing Barbara Olson, and also a fellow New Yorker and Freeper, John Moran. D.C. Freepers are the best. God Bless All those we lost on 9/11
20 posted on 11/23/2001 8:46:47 PM PST by deadhead
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To: JulieRNR21
There will be a report with photos. It is an awesome scene there. Not at all like Ground Zero in NYC, but just as powerful in it's own way.
21 posted on 11/23/2001 8:47:35 PM PST by kristinn
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To: deadhead
God Bless All those we lost on 9/11

Amen.

22 posted on 11/23/2001 8:49:56 PM PST by kristinn
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To: JeanS
It would be great to put the names of all 5000 people who died on at least one bomb each and drop them on the taliban.

By the way I heard Rush mention that her new book was due out soon. It is supposed to be a follow up on her book, "Hell to Pay." I am looking forward to it.

I know that Barbara Olsen was a freeper I would like to know what her screen name was.
23 posted on 11/23/2001 9:11:04 PM PST by redheadtoo
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To: redheadtoo
Her screen name was BKO...I don't think she posted very often, but many FReepers had met her personally.

Her book is out, and is hard to find.

I had to search all the bookstores in Nothern Sonoma county until I found a copy in the BACK ROOM of one of them ...LOL.

24 posted on 11/23/2001 9:27:12 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Republic
Gosh-I miss Barbara right now-she would have been spectacular with her commentary.

I miss her too. What a great American. This post re-kindles my hatred for these evil terrorists. They took many great Americans from us.

I miss you Barbara.

25 posted on 11/23/2001 9:42:42 PM PST by One4Indictment
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To: redheadtoo
Amazon.com has it.

Also, Human Events is offering a complimentary copy with each subscription. That's how I got mine, by renewing.

Terrific read!

26 posted on 11/23/2001 10:17:54 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: JeanS
The old addage of not knowing how much you miss something until it's gone certainly applies to my feelings for Barbara Olson. I am still reading "The Final Days", but have to put it down from time to time as I visualize her expressing these same views on Fox.

Such a needless loss!!!

I hope to hell that the bomb with her name on it took out the worst of these murdering lunatics!

27 posted on 11/23/2001 10:19:39 PM PST by bjcintennessee
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To: JeanS
I don't know who was responsible for this, but I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
28 posted on 11/23/2001 10:41:32 PM PST by brat
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To: Miss Marple
Most excellent!
29 posted on 11/24/2001 8:16:40 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Snow Bunny
Bump...
30 posted on 11/24/2001 2:56:53 PM PST by Libloather
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To: JeanS
Did you know that "Chicken Kamikaze" was the longest living Kamikaze pilot?
31 posted on 11/24/2001 3:05:19 PM PST by advocate10
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To: JeanS
Three cheers for BKO's Bomb!! I hope they heard it coming, I hope they were afraid and I hope they felt it...most of all, I hope all of their virgins look like Hillary.
32 posted on 11/24/2001 3:11:42 PM PST by Clintons Are White Trash
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To: Libloather
Thank you , this is so good, Excellent.
33 posted on 11/24/2001 4:41:39 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
BKO and Ted, What two really nice people. Makes me proud to be a Scandi too. Let's Roll!
34 posted on 11/24/2001 5:12:30 PM PST by Kviteseid
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To: Kviteseid
I agree with you, I like your post.
35 posted on 11/24/2001 5:18:46 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: JeanS
I think I'm going to cry again. How incredibly telling how much the Pentagon and the people who knew her loved her.
36 posted on 11/24/2001 7:27:34 PM PST by katherineisgreat
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To: kristinn
Thanks for all you do, kristinn. I just finished reading Barbara's book tonight. I sure wish I could be there also. What a smart and brave lady!
37 posted on 11/24/2001 7:36:32 PM PST by Irma
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To: JeanS
Forget a bomb, I think she deserves a US Navy ship. Granted, I wouldn't name a carrier after her, but maybe a destoyer or even a support ship of some kind would be appropriate.

WFTR
Book Review - Hell To Pay
Bill

38 posted on 12/16/2001 4:51:46 PM PST by WFTR
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