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  • Interview with Decius--author of the famous Flight 93 Election essay!

    09/17/2016 10:23:03 AM PDT · by conservativecass · 9 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 17, 2016 | Decius
    "The pseudonymous Publius Decius Mus has angered and mystified his critics with his bracing assessment of our political moment in his essay, “The Flight 93 Election,” which—along with the follow-up essay—quickly went viral and generated commentary from left and right. With so many questions and so much controversy swirling around his ideas, American Greatness spoke with Decius this week about the pursuit of greater clarity in thinking through the politics of our time."
  • Restatement on Flight 93

    09/13/2016 6:59:39 PM PDT · by billorites · 9 replies
    Claremont Review ^ | September 13, 2016 | Publius Decius
    Well, that was unexpected. Everything I said in “The Flight 93 Election” was derivative of things I had already said, with (I thought) more vim and vigor, in a now-defunct blog. I assumed the new piece would interest a handful of that blog’s remaining fans and no one else. My predictive powers proved imperfect. Which should cheer everyone who hated what I said: if I was wrong about the one thing, maybe I’m wrong about the others. But let me take the various objections in ascending order of importance. First is the objection to anonymity and specifically to the pseudonym....
  • Restatement on Flight 93 (Followup Article)

    09/14/2016 7:21:40 AM PDT · by rpierce · 17 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 9/13/16 | Publius Decius Mus
    Well, that was unexpected. Everything I said in “The Flight 93 Election” was derivative of things I had already said, with (I thought) more vim and vigor, in a now-defunct blog. I assumed the new piece would interest a handful of that blog’s remaining fans and no one else. My predictive powers proved imperfect. Which should cheer everyone who hated what I said: if I was wrong about the one thing, maybe I’m wrong about the others. But let me take the various objections in ascending order of importance. First is the objection to anonymity and specifically to the pseudonym....
  • The Heroic Story of a 9/11 Female Fighter Pilot That You've Probably Never Heard Before

    09/10/2016 7:44:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 67 replies ^ | September 9, 2016 | ELEANOR SHEEHAN
    When Heather Penney entered the cockpit of her F-16 fighter jet on Sept. 11, 2001, she knew it was unlikely she would ever survive. Her task? Take down the United Airlines Flight 93 that was unaccounted for after two planes struck the Twin Towers. She would have to do so in an unarmed fighter jet because equipping the plane with missiles would require too much time. Her plane would be the weapon; it was essentially a suicide mission. Penney never completed the job, though, because Flight 93 crashed as brave passengers wrestled control from the hijackers while it flew over...
  • The Flight 93 Election [must read]

    09/06/2016 11:42:57 AM PDT · by rpierce · 128 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 9/5/16 | Publius Decius Mus
    2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees. Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances. To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high—except perhaps in the pages...
  • Flight 93 Memorial Fire Destroys Flag Flown Above Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001

    10/05/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    Rollcall ^ | October 4, 2014
    The soot-smudged flag that flew atop the Capitol on 9/​11 was destroyed Friday in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Penn., less than a month after it arrived in Somerset County.
  • UPDATE Fire damages three buildings at Flight 93 National Memorial

    10/03/2014 2:31:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 9 replies
    Daily American ^ | 10-3-2013 | staff
    UPDATE: Fire damages three buildings at Flight 93 National Memorial Posted: Friday, October 3, 2014 3:21 pm | Updated: 5:07 pm, Fri Oct 3, 2014. Six fire departments were called to a working structure fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters along Park Headquarters Road in Stonycreek Township. The fire was reported around 3:15 p.m. Friday. “There was a fire up in north headquarters,” said Mike Litterst, spokesman for the National Park Service, which oversees the park. “The headquarters is located about two miles away from the memorial.” Litterst didn't have any knowledge about the extent of the damage....
  • Fire reported at Flight 93 National Memorial

    10/03/2014 1:16:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | 10-03-2014 | Staff
    Six fire departments have been called to a working structure fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters along Park Headquarters Road in Stonycreek Township, according to scanner reports. The fire was reported around 3:15 p.m. Friday. The Daily American has sent a reporter to the scene and will provide updates as they become available.
  • How An American F-16 Pilot Was Given A Kamikaze Mission On Sept. 11

    09/11/2014 10:43:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 11, 2014 | Staff
    One of the first two U.S. combat pilots in the air on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 took off from Andrews Air Force Base in an F-16 with a mission to bring down United Flight 93 — and without any missiles or ammunition. “We wouldn’t be shooting it down. We’d be ramming the aircraft,” Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney said describing her orders to The Washington Post. “I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot.” The fourth recently identified hijacked plane appeared to be on a heading for Washington, and there was no time to arm the base’s fighter aircraft...

    01/26/2003 9:28:46 PM PST · by Polycarp · 151 replies · 476+ views ^ | 1/27/03 | RICHARD WALLACE
    WHAT DID HAPPEN TO FLIGHT 93? RICHARD WALLACE, US Editor, examines riddle of hijacked jet as he visits crash site THE unmarked military-style jet swooped down at high speed through the valley, twice circled the smouldering black scar where Flight 93 had careered into the ground just seconds earlier and then hurtled off over the horizon. GRIEF: Victims' relatives visit a makeshift memorial at crash siteAt least six eyewitnesses saw the mysterious aircraft on the morning of September 11 last year. But the US authorities deny it ever existed.So when George Bush laid a wreath yesterday at the crash site...
  • Unbelievable: 9/11 Flight 93 Memorial Closed Due to "Shutdown"

    10/15/2013 9:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | October 15, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The sacred ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania where 9/11 Flight 93 crashed twelve years ago after being hijacked by Islamic terrorists has been closed by the National Park Service due to the 'government shutdown.' The Flight 93 memorial was closed. — Dave Stroup (@DaveStroup) October 13, 2013 Govt shutdown closes Flight 93 National Memorial, would-be visitors turned away.#flight93 — Mary Pickels (@MaryPickels) October 1, 2013 The petty and ghoulish Spite House strikes again: Barrycades blocking WWII vets from their memorial, denying death benefits to military families and now this. The Flight 93 National Memorial is an open field for...
  • Feds Blocking Road to Open-Air Flight 93 Memorial

    10/14/2013 2:09:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 12:12 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Americans who want to honor and reflect upon the memory of the crew and passengers who perished aboard United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 will find that the federal government has blocked the road four miles down from the open-air memorial near Shanksville, Pa. photographed the spot of the road closure this past weekend. The steel barrier blocking vehicles from passing says: “Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed.” …
  • FBI Report: Florida Family Had Ties to People Linked to 9/11 Attacks

    04/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers,
    A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records. One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away. Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the...
  • Special 9/11 Simulcast of Inside Education Radio Show 7 to 10 PM PT (Flight 93 Memorial/Mosque)

    09/11/2012 6:51:31 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies ^ | 9/11/12 | Paul Preston
    This is a special broadcast dedicated to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. In the first hour, we will be interviewing Tom Burnett, Sr., father of Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett, Jr., who was one of the passengers who co-ordinated and executed the assault on the cockpit in an effort to regain control of the aircraft.In the second hour, we will be interviewing Alec Rawls, author or "Crescent of Betrayal" about the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA which is for all and intents and purposes the world's largest mosque. Hold on to your hat and have your blood pressure...
  • Navy christens USS Somerset, last of 3 ships named in honor of 9/11 terrorist attack sites

    07/28/2012 7:24:10 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 48 replies
    Washington Post/Associated Press ^ | 28 July 2012 | Staff
    AVONDALE, La. — The USS Somerset — the last of three Navy ships named for 9/11 attack sites — was christened Saturday in honor of the passengers and crew of the plane that crashed before terrorists could reach their intended target. Passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 stormed the cockpit and thwarted an attack on Washington, but the plane crashed in Somerset County, Pa., killing all 40 passengers and crew members. “The men and women of Flight 93 ... thought they were going to San Francisco to work, to play, to learn; to live their lives in peace while others...
  • Ex-FBI employee claims she saw angels at Flight 93

    07/03/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2012 | JOE MANDAK
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former FBI employee who retired due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to time spent as a liaison between law enforcement and families of United Airlines Flight 93 victims has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the site after the hijacked airliner crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. Lillie Leonardi was a Pittsburgh-area police officer before working for the FBI.
  • Sandy Dahl, Wife Of 9/11 Flight 93 Pilot, Dies

    05/27/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Sandy Dahl, widow to United Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, whose plane went down in a Pennsylvania field on 9/11, passed away from natural causes at the age of 52 The Denver Post reports that Dahl passed away in her sleep on Friday night, according to family friend David Dosch. She was best known for channeling the tragedy of her husband’s death on September 11, 2001 into a campaign, which honored his memory and also instigated the Captain Jason M. Dahl Scholarship Fund for new pilots.
  • 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...
  • George W. Bush's speech at the Flight 93 Memorial

    09/10/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT · by mc5cents · 105 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/10/2011 | George W. Bush
    GW Bush at Flight 93 Memorial: "Evil Is Real, So Is Courage" The best speech W has ever given in MHO. Watch here.
  • The Flight 93 Memorial, Revisited

    09/11/2011 4:35:56 PM PDT · by DManA · 10 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | Septemeber 11, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    You may remember that there was considerable controversy when the design for the Flight 93 memorial was unveiled. It was called “Crescent of Embrace.” The crescent is, of course, the central symbol of Islam, and the design apparently was intended to symbolize some sort of rapprochement with that religion. The winning design was chosen by a jury, and some members of the jury, including Thomas Burnett, whose son was one of the heroes who brought down the airplane, vigorously opposed it. As I understand it, no one on the jury questioned the Muslim reference inherent in the crescent, but a...
  • The Last Moments of the Heroes of Flight 93

    09/11/2011 12:50:09 PM PDT · by 3Fingas · 2 replies
    Lest we forget....the heroes of flight 93. RIP, courageous travelers.
  • Mark Steyn: Let’s Roll Over

    09/10/2011 12:39:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 10, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>Waiting to be interviewed on the radio the other day, I found myself on hold listening to a public-service message exhorting listeners to go to and tell their fellow citizens how they would be observing the tenth anniversary of the, ah, “tragic events.” There followed a sound bite of a lady explaining that she would be paying tribute by going and cleaning up an area of the beach.</p>
  • Bill Clinton makes big gesture at Shanksville memorial

    09/11/2011 2:11:55 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/11/2011 | Phil Pruitt
    Donors have contributed $52 million to build the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., but $10 million is still needed. Former President Bill Clinton declared Saturday that he and Speaker of the House John Boehner are going to do something about that. “Since I am no longer in office, I can do unpopular things,” Clinton declared at the end of his remarks at Saturday’s dedication ceremony.
  • George W. Bush at Flight 93 Memorial: “ Is That Evil Is Real and So Is Courage” (Video)

    09/10/2011 12:57:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10,2011 | Jim Hoft
    George W. Bush spoke this afternoon at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful speech. One of his best. From his speech today: On 9-11, “The most lives lost on American soil on a single day since the Battle of Antietam.” “One of the lessons of 9-11 is that evil is real and so is courage.” “At the moment American democracy was under attack our citizens defied their captors by holding a vote. The choice they made would cost them their lives. And they knew it. Many passengers called their loved ones to say good-bye. Then...
  • Flight 93 National Memorial dedication LIVE WEBCAST

    09/10/2011 9:31:38 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 303 replies ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 | Staff
    On September 10, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EST, almost ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated. Following a decade of healing, the promise of this sacred ground will finally be realized. The Memorial Plaza and Field of Honor will be the first features of the memorial to be completed for dedication, and will be permanently open to the public after the September 10 ceremony. Be a part of this remarkable moment. Coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST – watch the dedication ceremony LIVE at
  • Flight 93 did not lose their lives, they GAVE their lives" Gen. Tommy Franks

    09/10/2011 8:46:36 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Fox New Channel | 09/10/11
    Phone interview [11:30am] between Neil Cavuto of FNC and retired US Army General Tommy Franks about the Shanksville Flight 93 Memorial.
  • F-16 pilot was ready to give her life on Sept. 11

    09/09/2011 3:07:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 161 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2011 | Steve Hendricks
    Late in the morning of the Tuesday that changed everything, Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney was on a runway at Andrews Air Force Base and ready to fly. She had her hand on the throttle of an F-16 and she had her orders: Bring down United Airlines Flight 93. The day’s fourth hijacked airliner seemed to be hurtling toward Washington. Penney, one of the first two combat pilots in the air that morning, was told to stop it. The one thing she didn’t have as she roared into the crystalline sky was live ammunition. Or missiles. Or anything at all to...
  • Air Force pilot: I was prepared to ram Flight 93 on 9/11 to bring it down (American Kamikaze)

    09/09/2011 1:24:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2011 | Allahpundit
    Your must-read of the day. We already knew, of course, that Bush had given the order to shoot down the plane if necessary, before it could crash into another building. I remember vividly walking home to Queens from Manhattan on 9/11 and hearing a fighter jet overhead, the only time I’ve ever heard that sound in 30 years of living in NYC. It was obvious even in the chaos of that moment what they were up there looking for and what they were prepared to do if circumstances warranted. What wasn’t obvious — what we didn’t know until today, I...
  • A place forgotten (Shanksville, the site of Flight 93's crash)

    09/09/2011 6:43:50 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 15 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 10 Sep | Pitts
    The pilgrimages here started soon after the attacks. Local resident Donna Glessner remembers seeing visitors navigating Somerset County's rural roads with maps spread out on their dashboards. Many ended up taking pictures of the wrong place. The visitors bold enough to flag down a local always asked two questions: Where did the plane go down and how close can I get? "It just felt wrong for us in the community not to be helpful," Glessner said. In January 2002, four months after the deadliest attacks in history on U.S. soil, a group of local volunteers started staffing the site of...
  • United 93: "It was Clear That We Would... Take the Aircraft Down"

    09/07/2011 11:04:05 PM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 45 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 5 SEPT 2011 | MAJ Heather Penny USAF
    Major Heather Penney recounts the drama in the skies after District of Columbia Air National Guard pilots scrambled to intercept incoming hostile planes. She describes why F-16’s initially took off from Andrews Air Force Base unarmed – and what she was prepared to do to bring down a plane piloted by terrorists.
  • Flight 93 Pa. crash site marked by huge boulder

    07/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 92 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 07/31/2011 | AP Staff
    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The western Pennsylvania site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers confronted hijacking terrorists during the Sept. 11 attacks almost a decade ago is being marked by a gigantic boulder.
  • Is this the Shanksville mosque? It sure looks like it

    09/12/2010 9:24:47 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 35 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 09/12/2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    FLOTUS Michelle Obama and Laura Bush served as keynote speakers yesterday honoring the Flight 93 Shanksville, Pennsylvania 9-11 memorial that resembles the Islamic Red Crescent design. Its design insults the memory of 9-11 hijack victim Tom Burnett, Jr. says his father. The bereaved man, who asked that his son’s name be removed from the site, is deeply offended especially now upon learning four glass blocks remembering the Jihadi hijackers are being added to the aisle of the 40 innocent American victims who took down the plane to prevent it from flying on to Washington. Tom Burnett, Sr. said, “Mr. Murdoch’s...
  • A Scar on the Earth Has Healed

    09/12/2010 7:34:11 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 11 replies
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 9/12/10 | Purple Mountains
    At the Shanksville, PA memorial to the incredibly brave United Flight 93 passengers and crew, the same memorial that was changed from a Muslim crescent to a large bowl when thousands protested this added outrage, Michelle Obama said yesterday, “a scar in the earth has healed”. She is wrong. There will be no healing until Muslims stop murdering and harassing Americans and other Christians here and around the world. There will be no healing until American Muslim leaders stop excusing atrocities and blaming the victim, America, for them.
  • Former First Lady Laura Bush Delivers Powerful Remarks at 9/11 Remembrance in Pennsylvania – Video

    09/11/2010 10:10:46 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former First Lady Laura Bush speaking at a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony today in Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 went down as a result of the heroes who stormed the cockpit and brought it down short of the intended target in Washington D.C. What an absolutely wonderful and powerful speech.
  • 9/11 Remembrances: NO, WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN

    09/10/2010 11:26:04 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 11, 2010 | Dan Zanoza and others
    Share your memories of September 11, 2001 with Free Republic and readers Note from the Executive Director: Every generation can recall an event that is collectively seared into the mind of a nation and its people. From the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 to the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 and now including that horrible day on Sept. 11, 2001, individuals can tell you where they were, what they were doing and the thoughts that were permanently seared into their minds on those days. The most mundane recollections became riveting stories of...
  • Critics, Proponents Spar Over 'Islamic Symbols' in Flight 93 Memorial Design

    09/08/2010 9:52:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 73 replies ^ | September 08, 2010 | FoxNews
    Nine years after the heroes of Flight 93 rebelled against the terrorists who hijacked their plane -- crashing it into a field in Shanksville, Pa., instead of allowing it to smash into an unknown, high-profile target in Washington, D.C. -- the design of a memorial to honor the 40 passengers and crew who died remains a subject of bitter controversy. Since 2005, when plans for the Flight 93 National Memorial were unveiled, a group of critics, including the father of one of the heroes who died, have protested loudly that the memorial's design is rife with Islamic symbols. They haven't...
  • Former Pittsburgh Steelers Raising Money For Flight 93 Memorial (Rocky Bleier @ Heinz Field)

    09/06/2010 5:21:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Former Pittsburgh Steelers Raising Money For Flight 93 MemorialRocky Bleier Announces ’40 For 40’ Fundraising Dinner At Heinz Field UPDATED: 8:43 am EDT September 2, 2010 PITTSBURGH -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier unveiled plans for a fundraising dinner to benefit the Flight 93 National Memorial. Bleier, who is the head of the 40 For 40 committee, announced the fundraiser Wednesday afternoon, less than two weeks before the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. **SNIP** The committee includes 40 former Pittsburgh Steelers that are teaming up with the National Park Foundation to pay tribute to the 40 courageous passengers...
  • The Other Ground Zero Mosque: Flight 93 Islamic Crescent Memorial

    08/29/2010 4:21:27 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 29 August 2010 | Pam Geller
    The other Ground Zero mosque is not in New York. The other Ground Zero mosque is in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at the site where a group of American heroes, upon hearing from their loved ones that their plane was not being hijacked but being used as a missile by Muslim terrorists to take out the Capitol or the White House, seized control of the aircraft in a life and death struggle. They saved the nation's capital, but not themselves. How is their courage and sacrifice being rewarded? With a huge crescent ...... "of embrace." It is an outrage. I have been...
  • What Do I Want From Muslims?

    08/28/2010 5:49:03 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 9 replies
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 8/28/10 | Purple Mountains
    What do I Want From Muslims? What would shut me up? My readers are well-aware of my campaign to warn America of the dangers posed by Muslim terrorists and by various attempts to impose Sharia law in a series of hardly-noticeable steps. They are accomplishing Sharia-compliance in England and in other European countries. Just as California provides insights into America’s future on most matters, Europe provides a warning example as to the intentions and successes of Muslim organizations. 1. Move the Cordoba “victory” mosque away from “Ground Zero” and change its name; also change the design of the Flight 93...
  • 911 Hero's Family Member: "Ground zero mosque is the SECOND mosque being built on a 9/11 site"

    08/19/2010 10:30:12 PM PDT · by Immerito · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 19, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    Regular Atlas readers are familiar with the vile shrine being built at the site of the crash of the 911 flight 93. That flight went down when a group of heroic Americans saved the Capitol and/or White House from Muslim terrorists after the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked and destroyed. Please read the following plea from the father of Thomas Burnett. Thomas was the ringleader of the small group of courageous men who fought back against the Muslim terrorists on United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, that crashed in the fields in Pennsylvania. He made four...
  • Laura Bush To Speak At Flight 93 Anniversary

    08/06/2010 6:55:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ap ^ | August 6, 2010
    Former first lady Laura Bush will speak at an event marking the ninth anniversary of the crash of Flight 93 in western Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The National Park Foundation made the announcement Friday, a day before a joint meeting of the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force and the Flight 93 Federal Advisory Commission. Bush said she's honored to speak at the site and that we "must never forget the brave sacrifice of these extraordinary men and women."
  • Flight 93 Memorial Task Force To Disband Saturday

    08/06/2010 6:28:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 5, 2010
    A task force set up to establish a memorial at the western Pennsylvania site of the crash of Flight 93 is to disband this week, now that the memorial is under construction. Flight 93 was traveling from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco when hijackers took it over on Sept. 11, 2001. It crashed in a field near Shanksville, killing everyone aboard. The first phase of the memorial is expected to be dedicated in time for the 10th anniversary of the crash.
  • Another Memorial To Jihad?

    07/31/2010 6:36:24 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Not content with making Ground Zero a symbol of Islamic triumphalism with a 13-15 story Cordoba House mosque, plans are in the works to memorialize the sacred ground of the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA. For a memorial, I can imagine something with park benches, maybe a reflecting pool, the names of the victims carved in shiny stone. Too mundane? Well, the Heinz Foundation–yes that Heinz–funded the design competition to come up with something that would reflect the grief and pride of Americans: A red Islamic crescent design symbolizing the features of a mosque. Huh? The Crescent...
  • Let’s Take a Hard Look at Islamic Symbolism

    04/15/2010 5:53:02 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 4 replies · 716+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-15-10 | Bob McCarty
    Islam's crescent moon and star symbol seems to be finding its way into a lot of national imagery, especially since President Barack Obama took office.
  • Flight 93 families seek additional memorial funding

    03/25/2010 7:11:42 AM PDT · by Deaner59 · 5 replies · 171+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 25, 2010 | AP
    Families of those killed on United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, are asking Congress to continue its support for a national memorial at the crash site in southwestern Pennsylvania. The group Families of Flight 93 planned to tell a House Appropriations panel today that more money and other support is needed so the memorial's first phase can open on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist hijacking and crash. Read more:
  • Navy marks start on 2nd warship memorializing 9/11

    12/11/2009 1:24:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies · 623+ views
    wgso,com radio ^ | Dec. 11, 2009 | unattributed
    <p>AVONDALE, La. (AP) - A ceremony steeped in shipbuilding tradition kicked off major construction Friday on a U.S. Navy assault vessel named in honor of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.</p> <p>It is the second of three new Navy ships named for the sites of the Sept. 11 attacks. The USS New York entered service last month and the Arlington, memorializing the strike on the Pentagon, is under construction.</p>
  • 9/11 kin put heat on Holder

    11/19/2009 5:07:18 AM PST · by AmericaUnite · 15 replies · 886+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 19, 2009 | DAPHNE RETTER
    Attorney General Eric Holder faced tough questions during a Senate hearing yesterday, but the toughest of all came after the lawmakers filed out of the room. Alice Hoagland, whose son, Mark Bingham, was killed in the 9/11 hijacking of Flight 93, politely laid out her own concerns with the plan to put accused terrorists on trial in Manhattan. "I can't help thinking that it does make New York City a more dangerous place and a target and it will give these ugly people . . . every elegant access to all of the media sources in the United States. We...
  • What the Heroes of Flight 93 Could Teach Obama if They Sat Together on a Plane

    11/14/2009 5:47:47 AM PST · by jcpryor · 7 replies · 464+ views
    David Horowitz News Real ^ | November 13, 2009 | Jeanette Pryor
    What The Heroes of Flight 93 Could Teach Obama If They Sat Together On a Plane 2009 November 13 tags: Flight 93, Ft. Hood Massacre, Obama, Terrorismby Jeanette Pryor . Eight years ago, a young father boarded United Flight 93, waving good-bye to his two sons and lovely pregnant wife, Lisa. Shortly after the plane took off, three radical Islamic Jihadists hijacked Todd Beamer’s plane and forced the passengers to the back of the aircraft. Phone calls made to family told of the horror in New York and Washington D.C. The stewardess, the businessmen, the young girl all looked at...
  • Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst – Ground Broken For Terrorist Memorial Mosque

    11/11/2009 11:40:09 AM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 1,028+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-11-09 | Alec Rawls
    The desecration has begun. A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the Shanksville crash site on Saturday. Bulldozers will start reshaping the land this week. Never mind that the only rule for the Flight 93 memorial's design competition was that the landscape had to be left as it was. In order to complete the full arc of the Crescent of Embrace (now called a broken circle, but still a giant Islamic-shaped crescent), an earthen causeway will have to be built across the wetlands that lie about 50 vertical feet below the crash site. A contractor posted recently about his decision...
  • Construction drawings released: Flight 93 crescent now points less than 3° from Mecca

    10/22/2009 9:28:37 AM PDT · by freespeechzones · 15 replies · 1,392+ views
    No Compromise When You're Right! ^ | October 22, 2009 | Alec Rawls
    Burned by the resulting firestorm of protest, the (National) Park Service agreed to get rid of Islamic symbol shapes in the Flight 93 Memorial, but they never did. They added an extra arc of trees, and they call it a broken circle now, but the unbroken part of the circle, what symbolically remains standing in the wake of 9/11, is still a giant Islamic shaped crescent.