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  • Chiquita is blocking a 9/11 victims’ bill

    06/05/2014 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/4/14 | Tim Mak
    For years, the conglomerate paid off Colombian militias. So it’s no wonder the company is now furiously lobbying to stop a bill that would make it easier to sue terror financiers. Washington makes for strange alliances—and even stranger enemies. But this could wind up being the oddest confrontation of all. Chiquita, the world’s largest banana producer, is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to block a 9/11 victims’ bill. And outraged supporters of the legislation accuse a senior lawmaker, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, of working with the fruit kings to stand in their way. According to Congressional lobbying disclosures, Chiquita has...
  • 9/11 Families 'Ecstatic' They Can Finally Sue Saudi Arabia

    12/23/2013 7:57:25 PM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies
    abc news ^ | December 20, 2013 | Aaron Katersky
    Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks today celebrated a federal court's ruling that allows relatives of people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. Most of the hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001 were from Saudi Arabia, and the complaint states that much of the funding for the al-Qaeda terrorists came from Saudi Arabia. An attempt to Saudi Arabia in 2002 was blocked by a federal court ruling that said the kingdom had sovereign immunity. That ruling was reversed Thursday by a three-judge federal panel.… The ruling...
  • How Leftism Poisoned a Psychiatrist's Mind

    05/10/2011 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    If your sister were among the nearly 3,000 people murdered in the World Trade Center on 9/11, how would you react to Osama Bin Laden's death? More specifically, if you were to write an opinion piece on the subject for a major newspaper, what would you most want to communicate?One would think that anyone who had lost a loved one on 9/11 would write about bin Laden's guilt, about evil and about experiencing some degree of moral and emotional satisfaction that the loved one's murderer had been killed by American forces.But not Robert Klitzman, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia...
  • Obama snubs 9/11 families at Ground Zero today

    05/05/2011 8:28:18 AM PDT · by Justaham · 121 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5-5-11 | Elise Cooper
    Today President Obama is traveling to Ground Zero to commemorate the killing of Osama Bin Laden. What is President Obama's purpose in going to Ground Zero if he could not be bothered to meet or invite all the 9/11 families who lost loved ones there? Many families are devastated and saddened about being left out and do not understand why that occurred. I was at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2009 and can emphatically state that not one family member is ever denied access to that sacred area. Numbers or space is not an excuse for turning away family members...
  • 9/11 Family Invited To Presidential Ground Zero Visit Snubs Obama (Sent form letter email invite)

    05/05/2011 8:56:45 AM PDT · by Qbert · 48 replies
    PIX11 via Sun Sentinel ^ | May 4, 2011 | MONICA MORALES
    NEW YORK (PIX11)—As 50 carefully selected families prepare to join President Barack Obama for a ceremony at the World Trade Center site Thursday, one of the invited 9/11 families have decided to pass on the Commander-in-chief's visit. Although many consider it to be a once in a lifetime invitation, the Vigiano family of Deer Park, Long Island have respectfully declined. "If this form letter was the invitation, it was kinda lame," John Vigiano told PIX 11 News when describing the email invitation sent to him from the White House. Jan and John Vigiano received the email invite Tuesday and admitted...
  • 911 Firefighter Dad: "Obama was Talking to Down Us Like Everybody is a Racist and a Bigot" (Video)

    09/11/2010 8:11:47 PM PDT · by GVnana · 70 replies
    Our "president." Can't say more. I'm too disgusted.
  • Nine years after 9/11, a photo provides some peace

    09/11/2010 9:16:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-11-10 | Jesse Solomon
    Judson Box has never known exactly how his son, Gary, died on September 11, 2001. But an unexpected find nine years later has given him a glimpse into his son's final hours. Gary, then 35, had been working as a firefighter in Brooklyn for roughly five years when the terrorists attacked. He did not speak to his father the day of the attack and his body was never recovered, leaving the circumstances of his death a mystery. On September 11, 2009, Gary's sister, Christine, was visiting the Tribute Center when an employee asked her if she was looking for someone...
  • More mosque murk

    09/09/2010 3:31:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 09, 2010 | Editorial
    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has finally bro ken his silence about the $100 million mosque he wants to build in the shadow of Ground Zero. But his op-ed article in The New York Times didn't clear up much. Rauf says that Cordoba House -- as it apparently has now been rebranded from Park51 -- will "clearly identify all of [its] financial backers." But when? The imam pledges to "seek the support of [9/11] families." But what took so long, when it was their opposition that prompted public outrage over the project? And then there are the issues raised in just...
  • 9/11 families blast Kagan

    05/17/2010 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 496+ views
    nypost.com ^ | May 17, 2010 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has gotten an angry thumbs-down from 9/11 family members who say she played a key role in quashing a lawsuit that accused the Saudi kingdom of helping finance the terror attacks. "Kagan is the main reason why the Supreme Court ruled against the 9/11 families," said William Doyle, who lost his son in the Twin Towers. Doyle and thousands of other 9/11 relatives had joined in a suit that traced funding for the 19 hijackers to certain Saudi royals, along with banks, corporations and Islamic charities. The royals were let off the hook last year...
  • 9/11 Families Reject Adam Kokesh as a Serious Candidate for Congress

    03/04/2010 6:37:12 PM PST · by mnehring · 36 replies · 1,058+ views
    » Adam Kokesh ‘runs’ for Congress; is an antiwar activist seeking to return Ben Lujan to the House? Is Kokesh a grass roots fiscal conservative or an antiwar activist masquerading as a conservative-libertarian to deceive the people of New Mexico? Before voters there decide, perhaps they should review his multiple arrests — including for smuggling home a firearm — in addition to his anti-war protests while in uniform, anti-military recruitment actions, and travel to an allied nation to encourage U.S. soldiers stationed there to go AWOL. I was at the Capital on September 15, 2007 when ANSWER, Code Poink, SDS, several...
  • 9/11 Hero Wins Million-Dollar Poker Challenge

    12/24/2009 6:58:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies · 669+ views
    Fox business ^ | Nancy Colasurdo
    By Nancy Colasurdo FOXBusiness On the morning of September 11, 2001, Fran Kosowski heard these words over the telephone from her NYPD husband -- “I’m OK, we’re going in.” A short time later, walking in the door after picking up their children from school, she saw one of the World Trade Center buildings collapse. Trying to keep it together, she gave an instinctive answer when the kids asked, “Where’s Daddy?” “Probably helping people,” she said. Meanwhile, in the chaos that was Lower Manhattan, Detective Sergeant Mike Kosowski – a first responder who was trying to clear the area -- came...
  • 9/11 Families Urge Americans to "Raise Your Voice" Against Trying Terrorists in NYC - Video

    12/11/2009 8:02:37 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 291+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 11, 2009 | Brian
    Here is a new video showing 9/11 families denouncing plans by the Obama Administration to try the 9/11 terrorists - including mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - in civilian court in New York City. The family members of those who perished on September 11 are raising their voices in indignation against giving the terrorists the rights of U.S. Citizens, and trying them in civilian court, instead of trying them as enemy combatants before military tribunals. The video urges citizens to "Raise Your Voice" by calling Congress and telling them to "not try terrorists in NYC." . . . (VIDEO)
  • Group of 9/11 families hold rally to protest Manhattan terror trial

    12/08/2009 10:46:18 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 11 replies · 889+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | December 05, 2009 | AP
    NEW YORK — A group of 9/11 families and their supporters are rallying in front of Manhattan's federal courthouse to protest the plan to put terrorism suspects on trial in New York. The protesters plan to gather in front of the lower Manhattan courthouse at noon.
  • Rally Against Holder/KSM in NYC: "The Beginning of a National Campaign"

    12/06/2009 6:37:26 PM PST · by Prospero · 12 replies · 676+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/5/2009 | John McCormack
    Despite near freezing temperatures and steady rain, a spirited crowd of 9/11 families, first responders, and their supporters rallied this afternoon outside a federal courthouse in Manhattan to protest Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to give Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 conspirators the right to a civilian trial in that very court. Interspersed among the sea of umbrellas at the rally were American flags and homemade signs: "Give Us Liberty, Give Them Death," read one. "Treating Terrorism As A Street Crime Is What Brought Us 9/11 In The First Place," said another. One took direct aim at the attorney...
  • Live Thread: C-SPAN Broadcast of 9/11 Families Rally (4:18 P.M. EST Sunday, 12/06/09)

    12/06/2009 12:50:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies · 1,516+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | Sunday, December 6, 2009 | Kristinn
    Just a head's up. The rally in held New York City yesterday against the Obama administration's deciosn to hold trials of terrorists being held in Guantanamo in the City near Ground Zero.The coverage lasts about 1h40m.
  • 9/11 Victims' Families Protest City Terror Trials (Police say crowd at 1,500, NY1 News says 2,000)

    12/06/2009 8:38:21 AM PST · by American Number 181269513 · 12 replies · 1,178+ views
    NY1 News ^ | December 5, 2009 | Amanda Farinacci
    Police say more than 1,500 protesters, including first responders and families of September 11th victims, spoke out in Downtown Manhattan Saturday against the decision to try alleged terrorists in the city. The 9/11 Never Forget Coalition held the protest in Foley Square to express opposition to Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to hold the trial in Manhattan Federal Court. 9/11 Victims' Families Protest City Terror Trials
  • Americans Rally in Thousands to Protest Eric Holder’s Terror Trial Decision

    12/06/2009 6:11:50 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 32 replies · 1,695+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | December 6, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    NEW YORK, DECEMBER 5, 2009 — Several thousand protesters gathered at Foley Square in New York City to rally against Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and 4 other 9/11 co-conspirators as civilians in federal court. Despite bitter cold, strong winds and heavy rain the crowd stayed through the 2-hour rally. The event was organized by the 9/11 Coalition to Never Forget and featured speakers representing 9/11 family members, first responders and our troops. See our full post-rally press release, plus videos, photograph and links to local and national news reports here at 911NeverForget.Us.
  • Protesters Slam Holding 9/11 Trial in N.Y.

    12/05/2009 3:27:07 PM PST · by American Number 181269513 · 64 replies · 2,461+ views
    Associated Press & CBS News ^ | December 5, 2009 | CBS News
    <p>Several hundred people rallied in the rain near Manhattan's federal courthouse complex to protest the plan to put major terrorism suspects on trial in New York.</p> <p>The demonstrators, including 9/11 families and their supporters, gathered in Foley Square, just blocks from the site of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. They say a New York trial could again make the city a terrorism target.</p>
  • 9/11 families rally against NYC terror trials

    12/05/2009 11:24:04 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 966+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.5, 2009
    NEW YORK — Several hundred people rallied in the rain near Manhattan's federal courthouse complex to protest the plan to put major terrorism suspects on trial in New York. Demonstrators included the actor Brian Dennehy and a number of people who lost friends and relatives in the 9/11 attacks. One person held up a sign calling Attorney General Eric Holder "disgraceful and despicable."
  • 9/11 Families Rally To Protest NY Trial

    12/05/2009 10:57:43 AM PST · by april15Bendovr · 11 replies · 921+ views
    CBS HDTV Philly ^ | December 5, 2009 1:25 PM ET
    A group of 9/11 families and their supporters are rallying in front of Manhattan's federal courthouse to protest the plan to put terrorism suspects on trial in New York. The protesters plan to gather in front of the lower Manhattan courthouse at noon. They say a New York trial could again make the city a terrorism target, and that the five should instead face a military tribunal. Other victims of the 9/11 attacks disagree. Lorie Van Auken lost her husband at the World Trade Center. She says its fitting that the accused answer charges a short walk from ground zero....
  • Speaker List 9/11 Never Forget Dec 5 Rally, Noon, Rain or Shine (special appearance: Brian Dennehy)

    12/05/2009 5:07:59 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 55 replies · 2,180+ views
    911NeverForget.Us ^ | December 4, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill Zeiser at bill.zeiser@gmail.com (516) 448-5489 Website: www.911neverforget.us SPEAKER LIST FOR THE 9/11 NEVER FORGET COALITION DECEMBER 5 RALLY When: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 12:00 noon; Where: Foley Square, New York City; Who: The 9/11 Never Forget Coalition, a diverse group of 9/11 victims, family members, first responders, active and reserve members of the military, veterans, and concerned Americans, is holding a major rally on December 5th to protest Attorney General Eric Holder’s plan to bring the 9/11 terrorist conspirators to trial in New York City. Confirmed speakers list: DAVID BEAMER David Beamer is the father...
  • Almost father-in-law of alleged Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel: She's a stranger to me now

    The New Jersey man who would have been Rachel Uchitel's father-in-law - had it not been for 9/11 - said Friday that Tiger Woods' purported mistress is a stranger to him now. James O'Grady said he hasn't seen Uchitel since they buried his son Andrew, a bond trader who worked in the Twin Towers and who was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. "She was a nice person," he told the Daily News. "She is not the same person anymore." The photograph of a weeping Uchitel carrying flyers bearing pictures of James Andrew O'Grady became one of the iconic images...
  • Eric Holder’s Baffling KSM Decision (by 9/11 family member David Beamer)

    11/21/2009 4:17:20 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 47 replies · 1,877+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 20, 2009 | David Beamer
    On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to question Attorney General Eric Holder about his decision to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in criminal courts rather than military tribunals. As the father of Todd Beamer, who died on United Airlines Flight 93, I was able to attend that hearing. What transpired caused me great concern and shook my confidence in our current administration....How can we be assured that these enemies will be found guilty? Given that criminal courts are now the presumed venue for those captured on the battlefield, will soldiers need to read them their rights at...
  • 9/11 mom confronts Holder : Why are you doing this ?

    11/18/2009 3:50:34 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 20 replies · 1,138+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 16, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    One more KSM post before we move on to other business. A riveting exchange here, not because it’s contentious but because it isn’t: Our heroine very politely stresses that she doesn’t want her son’s murderers given a soapbox to rant and rave, and Holder very politely tells her to trust in the justice system and the secret evidence that’s going to bury KSM. Which, again, is super, but doesn’t solve the problem of setting legal precedents that’ll be used by lesser terrorists against whom no super-secret evidence exists. Beyond that, I want you to watch this clip because the meme...
  • 9-11 Families Speak Out Against Obama's Terror Trial Decision

    11/16/2009 5:18:13 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 11 replies · 1,033+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | November 16, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    This morning on Fox & Friends, three 9/11 family members debated President Barack Obama's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other top attack conspirators in a federal court just six blocks away from the World Trade Center. The three were Debra Burlingame, James Riches Sr., and Charles Wolf. (See the video after the jump.)
  • 9/11 Terrorists to be Tried in New York: No Evidence Obtained Through Coercion Admissable

    11/13/2009 10:38:32 PM PST · by GVnana · 76 replies · 2,950+ views
    The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks will be tried in a civilian court blocks from where Al-Qaeda hijackers crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center, the US government announced. Attorney General Eric Holder said prosecutors would seek the death penalty against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four suspected co-plotters, who are held at Guantanamo Bay but will be moved to a New York prison ahead of their trial. "After eight years of delay, those allegedly responsible for the attacks of September 11 will finally face justice," Holder said, without giving a date. "They will be brought to New York...
  • Family members denounce decision to try terror suspects in New York (Obama's a terrorist supporter)

    11/13/2009 1:51:56 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 564+ views
    WLOS ABC ^ | 11/13/2009 | AP
    Family members of some of the victims of the 9/11 attacks are voicing outrage over the decision to take the self-proclaimed mastermind of the attacks to New York and try him in a federal civilian court. Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be tried in a courthouse just blocks from where the World Trade Center stood. The widow of a pilot of the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon, Debra Burlingame, says, "We have a president who doesn't know we're at war."
  • Jerusalem Monument to 9/11 Victims Unveiled by JNF

    11/12/2009 9:23:00 PM PST · by bogusname · 24 replies · 743+ views
    Israel National News ^ | November 12, 2009 | Hana Levi Julian
    A bright blue sky could not hide the gray shadows of pain that marked the eyes of the families of the victims of the "9/11" terrorist attack that found themselves in Arazim Park in Jerusalem on Thursday. They had gathered together with international dignitaries and Israeli leaders to dedicate a new monument to the their loved ones, who lost their lives in the senseless 2001 attack on America by the Al Qaeda terrorist organization...
  • 9/11 families back military trials in letter to President Obama

    11/13/2009 5:18:43 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 46 replies · 2,609+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | November 13, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Eight year ago today, on November 13, 2001, my family laid to rest a 9/11 hero on what would have been his 46th birthday. Outside the church, along with hundreds of friends and neighbors and 1,200 firefighters tearfully saluting their fallen brother, we felt our nation standing as one. Today, we ask that you stand once more, for your families and with ours, to support our troops, and in the common defense. We have appealed directly to the President. Below is that letter. If you wish to add your name to it, PLEASE CLICK HERE. (Note: 911FamiliesForAmerica.org is partners with...
  • Father of 9/11 Victim Fights to Have 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' Inscribed on Son's Memorial

    10/29/2009 5:28:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies · 807+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 10/29/2009 | Staff
    KENT, Conn. — Peter Gadiel wants everyone to remember his son, James, who was killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks. And he also wants people to remember how he died: "Murdered by Muslim terrorists." For Gadiel, any tribute to his son would be woefully incomplete without those words. "I think it's important, because I think there's a nationwide effort to suppress the identity of the people who were involved in the attacks," Gadiel told Fox News. Eight years ago, 23-year-old James Gadiel worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center. He died when a...
  • Charlie Sheen's Video Message to President Obama

    09/10/2009 5:06:12 PM PDT · by GoreNoMore · 87 replies · 2,628+ views
    NYC CAN Breaking News Bulletin - FORWARD WIDELY September 10, 2009 New York – In a last minute decision, lawyers for the City of New York have conceded that the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN), a group comprising 9/11 family members, first responders and survivors, indeed did submit over 30,000 valid signatures to put the referendum for a new 9/11 investigation before the voters of New York City this November. In an earlier letter from the City Clerk dated July 24, 2009, the City had claimed only 26,003 signatures were valid, 3,997 short of the requisite...
  • Uproar Grows Over WWF 9/11-Inspired Ad

    09/02/2009 7:00:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies · 1,144+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 02 SEPTEMBER 2009 | WCBSTV.COM
    Though Ad Was Never Authorized, It Somehow Ended Up On The Internet, Causing Furor From Victims' Families NEW YORK (CBS) ― The World Wildlife Fund has condemned an unauthorized ad that is circulating on the Internet. It tastelessly refers to 9/11 and was rejected by an ad agency. The ad shows dozens of planes all headed for lower Manhattan, with the World Wildlife Fund logo and the caption: "The tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11." The response from WWF came quickly. "It's just insulting and appalling and we would never have ever considered using such images or such...
  • Heartfelt thanks; visiting 9/11 family members thank troops at Gitmo

    08/05/2009 5:23:53 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 6 replies · 579+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | August 4, 2009 | TIm Sumner
    For some service members, serving at Joint Task Force Guantanamo is one more chapter in the book they call life. For others, the significance of the mission holds a deeper meaning -- more personal -- especially for service members who have lost friends, loved ones or know someone affected by the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. For the Soldiers of the 189th Military Police Co., the mission became more personal when family members of September 11 attack victims, visiting Guantanamo during the recent military commissions proceedings, made a special effort to say “thank you,” and convey gratitude, face to face,...
  • Revenge of the ‘Shoe Bomber': Reid sues to resume jihad from prison. Obama caves in

    07/30/2009 6:11:49 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 26 replies · 1,391+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 30 July 2009 | DEBRA BURLINGAME
    ... Why had Attorney General Eric Holder decided not to renew his security measures, kept in place since 2002? ... Reid claimed that SAMs violated his First Amendment right of free speech and free exercise of religion. In a hand-written complaint, he asserted that he was being illegally prevented from performing daily “group prayers in a manner prescribed by my religion.” Yet the list of Reid’s potential fellow congregants at ADX Florence reads like a Who’s Who of al Qaeda’s most dangerous members: Ramzi Yousef and his three co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui;...
  • Revenge of the ‘Shoe Bomber’: by Debra Burlingame (supporting documents, links, more info)

    07/30/2009 9:25:52 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 11 replies · 1,547+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | July 30, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Today, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled 'Revenge of the ‘Shoe Bomber’: The terrorist sues to resume his jihad from prison. The Obama administration caves in,' Debra Burlingame writes: On June 17, at the Administrative Maximum (ADX) penitentiary in Florence, Colo., one of those albatrosses, inmate number 24079-038, began his day with a whole new range of possibilities. Eight days earlier [June 9, 2007 pdf file at link], the U.S. Attorney’s office in Denver filed notice in federal court that the Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) which applied to that prisoner -- Richard C. Reid, a.k.a. the “Shoe Bomber” --...
  • 9/11 Victim Families Call Obama's Outreach a FRAUD

    07/09/2009 2:56:31 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 464+ views
    New Majority/The Lid ^ | 7/9/09 | The Lid
    Over the course of his tenure, President Obama has not only shown a disdain for the War Against Islamic Terrorists (also known as the War Against People Who Create Man-Made Disasters), but Obama has shown a total disregard for those who lost family members to acts of terror. Back in February, Obama upset the families of the USS Cole victims when he stopped the military commissions that were going to try the terrorists: ..The Cole's commanding officer when it was bombed in Yemen in 2000 - was among a dozen people who met with Obama and have been angered by...
  • Obama Saudi suit stance irks 9/11 families

    06/23/2009 9:09:53 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 11 replies · 675+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Tom LoBianco
    Family members of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they have been blindsided by the Obama administration's opposition to their lawsuit seeking damages from top members of the Saudi Arabian government over suspected financial links to the 9/11 attackers.,P. A series of closed-door meetings between the relatives' groups and Justice Department officials, arranged as an update on Mr. Obama's plan to close the detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, turned instead into a sharp clash over the Saudi legal action... "Physically, President Obama has done what previous presidents have done for a long time,...
  • 9/11 families angered by US support for Saudis

    05/31/2009 10:39:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 480+ views
    Google ^ | 5/31/2009 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Relatives of Sept. 11 victims say they're angry that the Justice Department is supporting the Saudi royal family's bid to be removed from a 9/11 lawsuit. The families of some victims have accused the royal family of financially backing terrorist groups that carried out the 2001 attacks.
  • 9/11 Families Angered As U.S. Backs Saudis

    05/31/2009 10:07:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 730+ views
    CBS ^ | May 31, 2009
    Victims' Relatives Say Justice Dept. Bid To Shield Royal Family From Lawsuit Undermines Fight Against Terror. Relatives of Sept. 11 victims say they're angry that the Justice Department is supporting the Saudi royal family's bid to be removed from a 9/11 lawsuit. The families of some victims have accused the royal family of financially backing terror groups that carried out the 2001 attack. Their complaint alleges that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi High Commission for Relief to Bosnia and Herzegovina (SHC), and four Saudi Princes (acting in both official and personal capacities) made donations to charitable organizations with...
  • Obama and the 9/11 Families; The president isn’t sincere about ’swift and certain’ justice

    05/08/2009 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 17 replies · 3,227+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 8, 2009 | Debra Burlingame
    News reports described the meeting as a touching and powerful coming together of the president and these long-suffering families. Mr. Obama had won over even those who opposed his decision to close Gitmo by assuaging their fears that the review of some 245 current detainees would result in dangerous jihadists being set free. “I did not vote for the man, but the way he talks to you, you can’t help but believe in him,” said John Clodfelter to the New York Times. His son, Kenneth, was killed in the Cole bombing. “[Mr. Obama] left me with a very positive feeling...
  • Press Release: Military Families United and 9/11 Families Respond To 9/11 Terrorists Confession

    03/10/2009 11:01:07 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 12 replies · 671+ views
    Military Families United ^ | March 10, 2009 | Press Release
    Military Families United and 9/11 Families Respond To 9/11 Terrorists ConfessionWashington, DC, March 10, 2009 – Today, Military Families United joined with 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America to release the following statement in response to the “9/11 Shura Council” letter announcing their responsibility and pride for their horrific actions on September 11, 2001. The document titled “The Islamic Response to the Government’s Nine Accusations,” was authored by five current detainees at Guantánamo Bay charged with planning the Sept. 11th attacks. “The brazenness of this letter exemplifies the current threat that the terrorists at Guantanamo Bay present to...
  • Don't Let Terror Win in Our Courts

    02/22/2009 6:34:57 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 8 replies · 863+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | February 22, 2009 | Debra Burlingame
    Two weeks ago, I was among a small group of USS Cole and 9/11 victims’ families who met with President Obama at the White House. Despite President Obama’s assurances that the safety and security of the American people is his number one priority, I left the meeting with little confidence that the President appreciates the grave consequences of shutting down Guantanamo or the complex problems associated with adjudicating detainee cases in the federal court system. Indeed, he told us that he is “not at all concerned” about the security issues of bringing the detainees to the U.S. His rationale for...
  • 9/11 Widow Killed in Continental Airlines Commuter Plane Crash in Buffalo

    02/13/2009 9:48:04 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 24 replies · 1,668+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 2/13/09
    A Sept. 11 widow who lost her husband in the World Trade Center was among those who perished aboard a commuter flight that crashed into a house in Buffalo, N.Y. Beverly Eckert of Stamford, Conn., whose husband Sean Rooney died in the 2001 attacks, was one of the 50 victims of the Continental Flight 3407 accident. Her sister Sue Bourque was at the Buffalo airport awaiting official confirmation that Eckert had been on board. Officials investigating the crash have not yet confirmed Eckert was among the 44 passengers killed Thursday night. "We know she was on that plane," Bourque told...
  • So Sad - Campaigning 9/11 widow among 50 people killed in Continental passenger plane crash

    02/13/2009 7:47:48 AM PST · by sunmars · 23 replies · 1,087+ views
    So So sad - May you rest in peace A woman who lost her husband in the September 11 terror attacks was among the 50 people who died in a plane crash last night. Beverly Eckert was apparently on her way to celebrate what would have been her husband Sean Rooney's 58th birthday. 'We know she was on the plane and now she's with him,' her sister Sue Bourque said.
  • Beverly Eckert, Ground Zero Widow , Plane Crash Victim today

    02/13/2009 8:00:06 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 20 replies · 1,699+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 13,2009
    In this Friday, May 24, 2002 file photo, Beverly Eckert, 50, of Stamford, Conn., holds a picture of her late husband Sean Rooney, 50, in Stamford, Ct. Eckert, one of the victims of Continental Flight 3407, was a Sept. 11 widow who lost her her husband Sean Rooney, her high school sweetheart, in the World Trade Center
  • 9/11 Victims Families: Obama Must Visit Gitmo and Reverse Dangerous Order

    02/10/2009 5:15:15 PM PST · by Syncro · 31 replies · 2,211+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | Catherine Moy
    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Posted By:Catherine MoyPermalink9/11 Victims Families: Obama Must Visit Gitmo and Reverse Dangerous Order Debra Burlingame’s brother, Charles “Chick” Burlingame, died as he piloted the plane that was hijacked by terrorists on 9/11. She opposes the closure of Gitmo. Families of those killed on 9/11, a Gold Star mother, and Sen. James Inhofe, sent a strong message today at Move America Forward’s press conference at the National Press conference in Washington DC: Keep Gitmo open for the sake of Americans who will be endangered by President Obama’s order to close the facility for terrorists. MAF has the...
  • Obama Talks to Sept. 11, USS Cole Families About Guantanamo Prison

    02/07/2009 5:32:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies · 4,345+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 7, 2009 | Peter Finn and Dan Eggen
    President Obama assured relatives and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the bombing of the USS Cole that he is keeping an open mind about how to handle the approximately 245 detainees held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to participants in an hour-long meeting yesterday at the White House. The president met with about 40 family members and victims, who hold different views on his decision to close the prison in Cuba within a year. The exchange, which was sometimes passionate but never acrimonious, left some who were deeply skeptical of the administration's decision...
  • 9/11 families applaud Obama at meeting on Guantanamo

    02/07/2009 10:01:10 AM PST · by NoPrisoners · 45 replies · 2,107+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Friday, February 6, 2009 | Margaret Talev and Carol Rosenberg
    WASHINGTON — After an emotional, private meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, survivors and victims' relatives of two al Qaida attacks said Friday that the president quelled some of their fears about closing the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center, promised them an "open-door" policy and a hand in shaping anti-terror policies, and said he is considering a modified military commission system to try detainees. In a question-and-answer period with Obama that lasted about 35 minutes, some of the roughly 40 attendees affected by the USS Cole and Sept. 11, 2001, attacks emphasized concerns that a year might...
  • Obama promises 9/11 families 'quick justice'

    02/06/2009 10:16:21 PM PST · by Justaham · 39 replies · 1,045+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2-6-09 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON - President Obama met with the relatives of 9/11 victims and the 17 sailors killed in the bombing of the USS Cole this afternoon - promising them he "would get quick justice" despite plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. "[Obama] said he wanted to close Guantanamo because it has become a bad symbol to the world," said Valerie Lucznikowska, a member of the Sept. 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
  • Obama to Meet with Terrorism Victims and Families (9/11 and Cole Victims/Families re: Gitmo)

    02/05/2009 3:38:08 PM PST · by kristinn · 28 replies · 1,874+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, February 5, 2009 | Michael D. Shear, Peter Finn and Dan Eggen
    President Obama will gather tomorrow with victims and families of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and U.S.S. Cole bombing for a face-to-face meeting as his administration struggles to decide how to handle detainees at Guatanamo Bay, Cuba, several of those invited said. The previously undisclosed meeting at the White House tomorrow afternoon will give the new president a chance to explain his decision to close the controversial prison facility where the U.S. has placed many suspected terrorists since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Obama has been assailed by conservative critics who say the decision to close the facility within a year...