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  • In Memoir, Rice Tells of Clashes With Cheney

    10/22/2011 4:56:08 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 60 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10-22-11 | Peter Baker
    *snip* First as national security adviser and later as secretary of state, Ms. Rice often argued against the hard-line approach that Mr. Cheney and others advanced. The vice president’s staff was “very much of one ultra-hawkish mind,” she writes, adding that the most intense confrontation between her and Mr. Cheney came when she argued that terrorism suspects could not be “disappeared” as in some authoritarian states. In November 2001, she writes, she went to President George W. Bush upon learning that he had issued an order prepared by the White House counsel, Alberto R. Gonzales, authorizing military commissions without telling...
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Sanctions Imposed on 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

    10/19/2011 11:04:51 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 1 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Oct. 19, 2011 | CARRIE ANN CHERRY
    April Gallop alleged in her initial complaint that a plane did not hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, but that a bomb had been detonated instead, and members of the government knew about the attack in advance. The 2nd Circuit in Manhattan upheld a federal judge's dismissal of the case after finding that Gallop had "failed to present anything beyond vague and conclusory allegations of conspiracy." In the April 2011 ruling, the three-judge panel ordered Gallop and her attorneys to show cause as to why they should not be sanctioned for forcing the court "to consider, and the government...
  • Hard Times At the Ground Zero Mosque

    10/17/2011 7:32:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/17/2011 | John Hayward
    Park51, the organization looking to develop the $100 million “Ground Zero Mosque” at the site of the old Burlington Coat Factory in New York City, has become embroiled in a remarkable “retroactive rent” dispute with Con Ed. Park51 owns the five-story building that takes up half of the Burlington Coat Factory site, while the utility company owns the other half. Con Ed has been leasing its half to the mosque developers for $2750 per month, but in August they decided to raise the rent just a tad, as reported by the New York Post: Park51, which leases the substation from...
  • VIDEO: Secret mission: the Horse Soldiers of 9/11

    10/16/2011 8:35:01 AM PDT · by matthewreporter · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2011 | Alex Quade
    It was the news the world breathlessly waited for immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks: a report of the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan. All at once the world’s attention focused on an iconic photo of those Special Operations Forces doing something no American military had done in nearly a century: They rode horses into combat. Their secret mission: secure northern Afghanistan by advising the warring tribal factions that formed the Northern Alliance. During the 2011 Veterans Day Parade on November 11, a new monument to these men — and to all Americans in uniform — will...
  • Con Ed Says It Will Evict Ground Zero Mosqueteer For Non-Payment of Rent

    10/16/2011 3:47:47 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 16 Oct 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Once again Ground Zero mosqueteer does his deadbeat dance. How does this guy continue to get a free pass? He expected infidel taxpayers to foot the bill. Clearly he was counting on that $5.5 million from the taxpayer 911 fund he requested, but didn't get it :) Here is the truth about the Ground Zero grifter, the story that the media never tells you. This lowlife has defaulted on two bank loans, hasn't paid his back taxes, was busted for prostitution. Gamal not only beats people up and threatens Muslims who speak out against the mosque, but he is also...
  • Horse Soldiers: New photos of America's horseback incursion into Afghanistan after 9/11

    10/14/2011 8:39:39 PM PDT · by martosko · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/15/2011 | Alex Quade
    It was the news the world breathlessly waited for immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks: a report of the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan. All at once the world’s attention focused on an iconic photo of those Special Operations Forces doing something no American military had done in nearly a century: They rode horses into combat. Their secret mission: secure northern Afghanistan by advising the warring tribal factions that formed the Northern Alliance. During the 2011 Veterans Day Parade on November 11, a new monument to these men — and to all Americans in uniform — will...
  • (CT) DMV Warns of Long Lines for New License

    10/04/2011 10:41:27 AM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    The DMV is warning residents about extra long lines this week as the state rolls out the new SelectCT ID program. DMV Commissioner Melody Currey says people should plan to wait an extra 15-20 minutes longer than usual. "More people turned out at Triple A offices across the state Monday than expected. Nearly 80% of people wanted the new license with gold star. We had expected only about 30%, maybe even 40, but certainly not 80," said Currey. Beginning Monday, Connecticut residents will have decide whether to take an extra step and have their identity verified when they renew their...
  • Al Qaeda To Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Stop Pitching 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

    09/28/2011 8:10:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Al Qaeda To Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Stop Pitching 9/11 Conspiracy Theories September 28, 2011 9:46 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Al Qaeda’s propaganda division reportedly wants Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to shut his big yapper. According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, Al Qaeda propagandists are sick of Ahmadinejad saying the U.S. government was part of a conspiracy that carried out the 9/11 attacks. The Al Qaeda sympathizers reportedly published a lengthy opinion piece in their English-language magazine Inspire. Abu Suhail, the author, reportedly suggests that Ahmadinejad is trying to deflect credit for the 9/11 attacks from Al Qaeda because,...
  • Al Qaeda to Iran: Stop Spreading 9/11 Conspiracy Theory [Jihad - competition]

    09/28/2011 2:20:58 AM PDT · by Righting · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Lee Ferran
    The terror group al Qaeda has found itself curiously in agreement with the "Great Satan" -- which it calls the U.S. -- in issuing a stern message to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: stop spreading 9/11 conspiracy theories. In the latest issue of the al Qaeda English-language magazine "Inspire", an author appears to take offense to the "ridiculous" theory repeatedly spread by Ahmadinejad that the 9/11 terror attacks were actually carried out by the U.S. government in order to provide a pretext to invade the Middle East. "The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it...
  • ’Ground Zero mosque’ opens quietly

    09/26/2011 9:48:00 PM PDT · by DelanoSAlways · 38 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 22 Sep 2011 | AP
    An Islamic cultural centre close to the site where New York's World Trade Center once stood has opened quietly in spite of scenes last year of vehement protests from those who said the area should not house a mosque. The opening ceremony for the Park51 centre on Wednesday featured a photo exhibit called "NYChildren", displaying over 160 portraits of immigrant children living in New York. Sharif El-Gamal, the center's developer, said the biggest error on the project was not involving the families of 9/11 victims from the start. "We made incredible mistakes," El-Gamal told The Associated Press in an earlier...
  • At the Edge of the Abyss

    09/26/2011 5:14:11 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 4 replies
    The New York Review of Books ^ | 9/21/2011 | Martin Filler
    I wept, but about what precisely I cannot say. Much to my amazement, after having done everything possible to shut out the ubiquitous maudlin press coverage that engulfed the tenth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, I visited Michael Arad’s National September 11 Memorial in New York City—which was dedicated exactly a decade after the disaster—to find that it impressed me at once as a sobering, disturbing, heartbreaking, and overwhelming masterpiece. Arad’s inexorably powerful, enigmatically abstract pair of abyss-like pools, which demarcate the foundations of the lost Twin Towers, comes as a surprise to those of us who doubted that...
  • Flt 93 mom on Crescent jury: “I don’t want to reach out to those people! They murdered my daughter!”

    09/25/2011 3:08:07 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-25-11 | Alec Rawls
    Alec Rawls, who has been working with Tom Burnett Sr. to stop the Crescent of Embrace memorial to Flight 93, explains the circumstances (related by Mr. Burnett in 2008, but not published until now). Mr. Burnett had been telling his fellow design competition jurors that the crescent is a well known Islamic symbol. In addition to the giant central crescent (now called a broken circle) Tom also objected to the minaret-like Tower of Voices. "I made a point at that meeting," says Mr. Burnett, "to tell people that we have an Islamist design here that can't go forward, please, stay...
  • BILL MAHER, MICHAEL MOORE BACK TONY BENNETT ON HIS AMERICA ‘CAUSED’ 9/11 COMMENTS

    09/24/2011 5:06:26 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 09./24/2011 | MADELEINE MORGENSTERN
    Bill Maher and controversial filmmaker Michael Moore defended singer Tony Bennett’s earlier comments this week that America “caused” the Sept. 11 attacks.
  • Pakistan says US risks 'losing an ally'

    09/23/2011 10:28:59 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 85 replies
    Al Jazeera English ^ | 9.23.11 | staff
    Pakistan has told the US it risks losing an ally if it continues to accuse the country of playing a double game in the war against al-Qaeda, escalating the crisis in relations between the two countries. Hina Rabbani Khar, the Pakistani foreign minister, was responding to comments by Admiral Mike Mullen, the US joint chiefs of staff, who said Pakistan military's spy agency, ISI, was closely tied to the Haqqani network, the most violent and effective faction allied with the Taliban in Afghanistan. It is the most serious allegation levelled by the US against Pakistan since they began an alliance...
  • Islamic Cultural Center Opens Two Blocks from Ground Zero

    09/23/2011 9:55:47 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 21 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 092311 | Written by Raven Clabough
    Despite all the controversy surrounding what is usually referred to as the Ground Zero mosque, and the efforts put in place to halt the project in its tracks, the Islamic Cultural Center being constructed near the site of 9/11 attacks hosted a photograph exhibit on Wednesday. While the entire Islamic Center is not complete yet, the Cultural Center opened its doors for its first exhibit, which featured pictures of New York children from a variety of backgrounds lining the walls of the building. The photographer for the exhibit is Danny Goldfield, a Jewish man who said he was inspired to...
  • Suit: Saudi Gov't Sponsored 9/11

    09/21/2011 5:07:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 21, 2011 | Staff
    Justice: A new 9/11 lawsuit portrays the Saudi government as having more control over al-Qaida charities before the attacks than it (or the U.S.) has admitted. Let's hear the truth. Lloyds of London seeks $215 million in damages from the kingdom to recover claims it paid 9/11 victims and their families. The suit charges that the Saudi government funded al-Qaida through its banks and charities. The complaint, filed in U.S. court, states that without official Saudi sponsorship, "al-Qaida would not have possessed the capacity to conceive, plan and execute the Sept. 11 attacks." In other words, absent Saudi support, the...
  • BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

    09/22/2011 2:48:51 PM PDT · by Robe · 10 replies
    Eyepopproductions ^ | 9/8/11 | Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke
    Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced and directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Eyepop Productions, Inc. BOATLIFT was executive produced by Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke and premiered on September 8th at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit:
  • Secty Napolitano Presents DHS Distinguished Public Service Medal Posthumously to Richard Rescorla

    09/22/2011 2:16:53 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 25 replies · 1+ views
    DHS ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Press Secretary
    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to New York City and honored the memory of Richard Rescorla with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Department's highest honor, for his heroic actions on September 11, 2001. "Since the 9/11 attacks, we have seen exceptional models of resilience all around us," said Secretary Napolitano. "By honoring Richard Rescorla with the Distinguished Public Service medal, we remember his heroism and commitment to the preparedness of the thousands of employees under his watch." On September 11, 2011, Richard Rescorla was Second Vice President for Security at Morgan...
  • Ahmadinejad blasts U.S. over "mysterious" 9/11

    09/22/2011 10:50:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Ahmadinejad blasts U.S. over "mysterious" 9/11 (CBS/AP) Making reference to what he called the "mysterious September 11th incident" and the "slave masters and colonial powers" of the West, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad excoriated Western member nations in an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Iranian leader's appearance Thursday has been met with protests by groups infuriated by his past comments calling Israel a "tumor" that should be wiped off the map and suggesting that the Holocaust did not occur. Ahmadinejad attacked the United States for it's history of slavery, causing two world wars, using a...