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  • Bread and Circuses: Arlington Defended

    03/26/2009 7:19:26 PM PDT · by BufordP · 15 replies · 879+ views
    DC Chapter | 26 Mar 2009 | BufordP, Trooprally, rlmorel, Veeram, Yorktownpatriot, JoyJoyFromNJ, GunsAreOK, and my niece Kauri
     Photo credit: Marooned in Marin It's been six years since President Bush launched an attack on - not Iraq, not Bagdad, not a country and its people, but - Saddam Hussein -- Saddam Hussein and; those who would attack the U.S. And on this anniversary day, Brian Becker, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.) or cANSWER ("CANCER") as we like to call it, organized his scruffy, useless, parasitic contingent to march on Washington once again. The DC Chapter has been there each time to counter protest. In the early years, cANSWER was able round up great...
  • Protesters march to Pentagon, call to end Iraq war (Obama lets them down)

    03/21/2009 11:33:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,963+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2009 | NAFEESA SYEED
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of war protesters from across the country gathered in Washington on Saturday to mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Organizers from the ANSWER Coalition said more than 1,000 groups sponsored the protest to call for an end to the Iraq war. Holding signs that read "We need jobs and schools, not war" and "Stop the war!" they rallied around noon across the street from the Lincoln Memorial and by 1:30 p.m., were beginning to march across the Memorial Bridge to the Pentagon.
  • Petraeus Report: What Obama and Biden Said One Year Ago

    09/11/2008 6:59:59 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 8 replies · 243+ views
    DBKP ^ | September 11, 2008 | Mondoreb
    Barack Obama and Joe BidenThe Democrat Foreign Policy Team: Their Judgment One Year Ago “I opposed this war from the beginning. I opposed the war in 2002. I opposed the war in 2003. I opposed it in 2004, and 2005 and 2006." --Barack Obama, September 12 2007“It's time to turn the corner in my view, gentlemen. We should stop the surge and start bringing our troops home. We should end a political strategy in Iraq that cannot succeed and begin one that can.” --Joe Biden, September 11 2007 [Click images to enlarge] September 11, 2007: General David Petraeus was in...
  • Bush Mulls Bin Laden Offer to Convert to Islam

    09/07/2007 2:18:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 1,541+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott
    Bush Mulls Bin Laden Offer to Convert to Islam by Scott Ott (2007-09-07) — Just hours after the release of al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden’s latest video message inviting all Americans to convert to Islam, U.S. President George said he would “seriously consider the offer, because it sure would simplify the war in Iraq.” “If I convert to Islam and order all of our troops to do the same,” said Mr. Bush, “we can stay in Iraq indefinitely, drop the restrictive rules of engagement, save a lot of money by using cheap, unguided bombs, clear neighborhoods flat out, blow...
  • Report says war on terror is fuelling al Qaeda

    10/07/2007 4:40:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 2,241+ views
    Report says war on terror is fuelling al Qaeda By Kate Kelland 12 minutes ago Six years after the September 11 attacks in the United States, the "war on terror" is failing and instead fuelling an increase in support for extremist Islamist movements, a British think-tank said on Monday. A report by the Oxford Research Group (ORG) said a "fundamental re-think is required" if the global terrorist network is to be rendered ineffective. "If the al Qaeda movement is to be countered, then the roots of its support must be understood and systematically undercut," said Paul Rogers, the report's author...
  • 9/11 Is Over (Tom Friedman has made us stupid)(Barfer of the Month)

    09/30/2007 1:40:55 PM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies · 91+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/30/2007 | Thomas L. Friedman
    ....the story made me both laugh and cry, because it reflected something so true — how much, since 9/11, we’ve become “The United States of Fighting Terrorism.” Times columnists are not allowed to endorse candidates, but there’s no rule against saying who will not get my vote: I will not vote for any candidate running on 9/11. We don’t need another president of 9/11. We need a president for 9/12. I will only vote for the 9/12 candidate. What does that mean? This: 9/11 has made us stupid. I honor, and weep for, all those murdered on that day. But...
  • NYTimes: Thomas Friedman Wants America to Get Over 9/11

    09/30/2007 8:58:09 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 42 replies · 178+ views ^ | 9/30/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Thomas Friedman thinks you are "stupid" if you still care about the atrocity committed against this country by Islamofascists in New York on 9/11/2001. He thinks "9/11 is over" and we all should just move on. Even worse, he has decided that we are no longer a great country, but are filled with seemingly meaningless "fear," that we have a dilapidated infrastructure, and that while America used to be "the gold standard," he believes "We aren’t anymore." Friedman is falling for the typical, leftist doom-and-gloom scenario and imagines that China is better than we are, Europe is more inviting, and...
  • Remarks by the FBI's Robert Mueller (role of "terrorist 007" in foiled terror plots)

    09/29/2007 10:15:03 AM PDT · by FocusNexus · 3 replies · 139+ views
    Council of Foreign Relations ^ | Sept. 28, 2007 | Robert Mueller, FBI Director
    Two weeks ago, not far from here, bells tolled at Ground Zero. We commemorated the sixth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. And we marked the passage of another year without a terrorist attack on American soil. It is important to pause and reflect on how we reached this milestone, so that we can better understand what we must do to reach another one. This task grows more complicated with every passing year. In the wake of the September 11th attacks, the focus of the nation was crystallized. Our objective was clear: We knew who, and where, our enemies were,...
  • Assessing the Six Year Hunt for Osama bin Laden

    09/26/2007 5:55:20 PM PDT · by SevenMinusOne · 32 replies · 214+ views
    The Jamestown ^ | 9-25-07 | Michael Scheuer
    09/25/2007 - By Michael Scheuer (from Terrorism Focus, September 25) - More than six years after the September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden remains free, healthy and safe enough to produce audio- and videotapes that dominate the international media at the times of his choosing (Terrorism Focus, September 11). Popular and some official attitudes in the United States and its NATO allies tend to denigrate the efforts made by their military and intelligence services to capture the al-Qaeda chief. The common question always is, "Why can't the U.S. superpower and its allies find one 6'5" Saudi with an extraordinarily well-known...
  • Bin Laden may have just escaped U.S. forces

    09/26/2007 6:15:15 PM PDT · by SevenMinusOne · 108 replies · 812+ views
    msnbc ^ | 9-26-07
    Bin Laden may have just escaped U.S. forces August mission in Tora Bora almost snared 'high value target' A little more than a month ago, with the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaching and fears of a new al Qaeda attack rising, some U.S. intelligence and military analysts thought they had found one of the world’s two most wanted men just where they last saw them six years ago. For three days and nights — between Aug. 14 and 16 — U.S. and Afghanistan forces pounded the mountain caves in Tora Bora, the same caves where Osama Bin Laden had hidden...
  • In Drunken Rage, Atheist Guru Hitchens Bullies Hero Priest of 9-11 (Father Rutler!)

    09/24/2007 5:19:12 PM PDT · by Diago · 33 replies · 1,860+ views
    Poe ^ | 9-19-07 | Richard Poe
    September 19, 2007 In Drunken Rage, Atheist Guru Hitchens Bullies Hero Priest of 9-11 Posted in: Writer Christopher Hitchens has hit the jackpot. His new book, God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, has proved a runaway bestseller. Why, then, is Mr. Hitchens so angry? Father George Rutler returns from Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. He spent the day hearing confessions and giving the last rites to firemen. His brother priest Father Mychal Judge did not return alive that day. Eyewitnesses report that Hitchens erupted into a drunken rage at a recent promotional event for his...
  • Religious rebirth A 9/11 convert, one student's spiritual path leads to Islam

    09/23/2007 1:19:00 PM PDT · by Baladas · 66 replies · 210+ views
    The Campus Press ^ | 9/23/07 | Alyssa Shapiro
    The Muslim Student Association at CU finds itself in a progressive state with a woman as president. Kelly Brewer, MSA's president, stands out not only in her leadership role, but also as a convert to Islam. Raised in a Catholic-Christian household, Brewer began learning about Islam as a 9th grader. The Sept. 11 media coverage at the time portrayed Muslims in Islam's "malpracticed" state, and Brewer became interested in Islam's "true form." While delving into Islamic culture, Brewer was "impressed by the conduct of Muslims" in their kindness. Brewer, who converted after Sept. 11, said that "now a lot of...
  • His mentor turns on bin Laden

    09/22/2007 11:41:12 PM PDT · by bad company · 32 replies · 965+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | September 21, 2007 | Fawaz A. Gerges
    After Osama bin Laden reappeared on the world's television screens on the sixth anniversary of 9-11, commentaries focused on his newly blackened beard and his changed message. But more important was the reaction of a Saudi cleric. In an open letter, one of bin Laden's most prominent Saudi mentors, the preacher and scholar Salman al-Oadah, publicly reproached bin Laden for causing widespread mayhem and killing. "How many innocent children, elderly people, and women have been killed in the name of Al Qaeda?" asked al-Oadah in a letter on his Web site,, and in comments on an Arabic television station....
  • Osama makes an appearance

    09/22/2007 2:21:41 AM PDT · by Clive · 13 replies · 269+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2007-09-22 | Salim Mansur
    The appearance of Osama bin Laden in a taped video speech on the sixth anniversary of 9/11, and ahead of the U.S. Congressional hearings of General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker's reports on the situation in Iraq, could not have been a mere coincidence. It was timed to send the message that simply by not being killed or captured by American forces bin Laden, and the Islamist movement he symbolizes, remains unbeaten. From here the leap for his followers and sympathizers in the Arab-Muslim world is simple: to remain unbeaten despite the odds means eventually to triumph by relentlessly...
  • Iranian president intends to visit Ground Zero: "he'll go despite NYPD rejection"

    09/20/2007 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 301 replies · 2,882+ views
    WABC-TV ^ | September 19, 2007 | WABC
    Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad requested to visit Ground Zero during an upcoming trip to New York. That request was rejected Wednesday. But a source tells Eyewitness News that the decision may not stop him. A law enforcement source says the Iranian mission to the United Nations has informed the Secret Service that the Iranian president intends to visit Ground Zero Monday at 10 a.m. The source says regardless of the NYPD's rejection of the request for a Ground Zero tour, Iran's president and his entourage will be accompanied by a Secret Service protective detail, a detail provided to all heads...
  • Afghanistan Six Years on

    09/19/2007 5:24:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 123+ views ^ | September 19, 2007 | Austin Bay
    By the first week of October 2001, American's chit-chat class had lost patience with America's new war in Afghanistan. Television's hype-drenched talk shows claimed the Pentagon had botched it. The gloomiest prognosticators (most of them from the political left) foresaw a Himalayan defeat, with U.S. soldiers outsmarted by wily, inspired "resistance fighters." As fighting raged and Afghan winter blizzards arrived, millions would starve. A column of mine published during that period argued for patience, perseverance and a little faith. "Afghan demographics -- religious, tribal and ethnic fractures -- create a politically fragmented society," the column noted. "It takes time to...
  • 9/11: It Isn't Just About Us

    09/19/2007 12:30:55 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 6 replies · 75+ views ^ | 09/11/07 | Andrew S. Ross
    Apart from marring an otherwise captivating, often beautifully written story, the Pakistani-born writer [of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist"] should have known better than to make the same, common mistake made by countless others (Sen. Joe Biden called for a moment of silence this morning for nearly 3,000 dead "Americans"): that 9-11 was simply about America. -snip- Two hundred and nine citizens from 36 other countries were also killed. That's close to the 224 mostly East Africans killed in the 1998 Al Qaeda bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, and more than the 191 mostly Spanish people killed in the 2004 Madrid train...
  • The Normalization Of Terror

    09/19/2007 5:25:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 110+ views
    IBD ^ | September 19, 2007
    War On Terror: A third al-Qaida video marking the 9/11 anniversary urges jihadists to make terror "a normal part of life" in America. If this doesn't wake us up to the threat, nothing will. The video has received little press, but it's more chilling than the two earlier messages by Osama bin Laden. It calls on Islamic radicals to sow terror in the hearts of Westerners by creating a regular climate of fear. The hope is that by turning our cities into Tel Avivs, where violence is accepted as routine, we will capitulate to the demands and ways of the...
  • Iran Leader Denied on WTC Wreath Request

    09/19/2007 5:16:07 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 30 replies · 138+ views
    AP ^ | 9/19/07 | Pat Milton
    NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked permission to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center site when he comes to New York City next week, but the request was denied, a police official said Wednesday. Ahmadinejad, who is arriving Sunday to address the United Nations' General Assembly, had asked this month for permission to visit the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, police spokesman Paul Browne said. The request to enter the fenced-in site was rejected because of ongoing construction there, Browne said. "Requests for the Iranian president to visit the immediate area would...
  • Officials Reject Iranian President's Bid To Visit Ground Zero (sanity in NYC)

    09/19/2007 2:47:39 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 50 replies · 1,152+ views ^ | Sept 19, 2007 | Not stated
    NEW YORK -- Officials on Wednesday decided to reject the Iranian president's request to visit ground zero just weeks after the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The decision came in a meeting that included representatives of the NYPD, the Secret Service and the Port Authority, according to police. NYPD officials confirmed in a statement that earlier this month the department received a request from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit the World Trade Center site during the United Nations General Assembly. A statement issued by the NYPD said, "Requests for the Iranian president to visit the immediate area would also be...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad denied Trade Center visit

    09/19/2007 4:52:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies · 719+ views
    reuters ^ | Sep 19, 2007 | Christine Kearney
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been denied a request to visit the World Trade Center site of the September 11 attacks, New York police said on Wednesday. Ahmadinejad, who regularly accuses the United States of arrogance in his speeches, had asked to visit the site while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this month. "The site is closed to visitors because of construction there," police spokesman Paul Browne said in a statement. "Requests for the Iranian president to visit the immediate area would also be opposed by the NYPD on security grounds." Police said they were unsure...
  • Barney the Dinosaur in Jurassic Park

    09/17/2007 7:55:08 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 2,501+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 17 September 2007 | .cnI redruM
    From about 1989 to 1992 we pretty much figured that we had it made. The Iron Curtain fell, peace was breaking out all over. Francis Fukiyama rather unilaterally claimed victory for Liberal Democracy in his instant classic The End of History and the Last Man. His primary thesis went as follows. "What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the...
  • School Terror Threat: Postcards With Threatening Cartoon Sent To Nine Schools

    09/17/2007 1:24:25 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 19 replies · 320+ views
    Please be aware!!! Investigators in Marion County, Fla., are searching for the author of nine postcards sent to different schools on the same day, with the words ‘Jihad-Boom” and cartoons drawn by hand, of a building being blown up with people inside. Investigators released the postcards with the threatening drawings on them Monday in hopes of generating leads in the case. Officials said that the postcards are made up of various and traditional themes, and each one has a distinctive hand-drawn cartoon on it. Several of the threats arrived on postcards featuring Walt Disney World. Detectives said the threat-maker crossed...
  • Terrorism: Al-Qaeda releases third 9/11 video

    09/17/2007 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies · 137+ views ^ | 09.17.07
    Al-Qaeda released the third 9/11 video on Islamist websites on the internet on Monday. The 26-minute video is a montage of audio and video footage showing previous messages by al-Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri on the reasons behind the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. Al-Qaeda released Osama bin Laden's first video in three years on 9 September. A second message was then made available on the sixth annivesary of the 9/11 attacks. The second message featured a still image of bin Laden with a voice praising Waleed al-Shehri, one of the 9/11 hijackers....
  • "Happy 9/11" [Leftist Depravity

    09/16/2007 2:39:37 AM PDT · by Enchante · 14 replies · 1,043+ views
    WPLR via ^ | 09/11/07 | James Brolin
    James Brolin was on the Chaz & AJ Show to promote his new movie "The Hunting Party." When the radio hosts mentioned it was the sixth anniversary of 9/11, Brolin responded, "Right! Oh yeah. Oh Happy 9/11!"
  • A quick history lesson: America is no Rome - The tired analogy of imperial decline and fall

    09/14/2007 10:53:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 115 replies · 2,230+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | September 14, 2007 | Gerard Baker
    The ethnic origins of General David Petraeus are apparently Dutch, which is a shame because there’s something sonorously classical about the family name of the commander of the US forces in Iraq. When you discover that his father was christened Sixtus, the fantasy really takes flight. Somewhere in the recesses of the brain, where memory mingles hazily with imagination, I fancy I can recall toiling through a schoolboy Latin textbook that documented the progress of one Petraeus Sixtus as he triumphantly extended the imperium romanum across some dusty plain in Asia Minor. The fantasy is not wholly inapt, of course....
  • Terrorists Have Been Arrested at Texas Border

    09/16/2007 1:57:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 540+ views
    Texas Director of Homeland Security, Steve McCraw revealed Wednesday that 6 yrs. after Sept. 11th, people have connected to Hezbollah, Hamas and al Qaeda have been arrested at the Texas border. What will it take to strengthen our border security? Maybe a Texan in the White House cares about border security? Wait! GWB is a Texan...does he care? Michael Cutler on Counterterrorism Blog alerted me to this when I finally got to read his post from yesterday afternoon: I want you to take a moment to let the significance of all of this sink in. Our nation is at war...
  • Beslan in America? You Connect the Dots

    09/14/2007 3:42:15 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 5 replies · 277+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 9/14/07 | Duane Lester
    On the first day of school in September 2004, Beslan, Russia began a three day nightmare. Around 100 militant Muslim terrorists took control of the school and held it for three days. At the end of the seige, three hundred thirty four citizens were dead. One hundred eighty-six were children. It was the most horrific attack on schoolchildren the world had ever seen. In the months following September 11th, clues that were either missed or not understood began being understood with a new clarity. Across the nation, pundit and experts could not understand how America’s intelligence agencies failed to “connect...
  • Taking the wrong side in Brussels

    09/15/2007 3:24:58 AM PDT · by Renfield · 2 replies · 189+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | 9-14-07 | Paul Mirengoff
    Diana West brings to our attention a dismaying story from Brussels -- the brutalizing by Belgian police of peaceful demonstrators from a group called Stop the Islamization of Europe, including a member of the European parliament. It seems that European states not only increasingly accommodate Shariah (Islamic law), but are taking sides against those who exercise what (outside of Islamic law) is their right to protest this development. JOHN adds: Here's the video. The The distinguished-looking guy who gets roughed up by the police first is Luk Van Nieuwenhuysen, the Vice-President of the Flemish Parliament..... (Go to Powerline to see...
  • Tabloid-style Conspiracies

    09/15/2007 9:43:11 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Rants from the Moderate Separatist ^ | September 15, 2007 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The six-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks came and went this month, with the expected television specials and documentaries. Stories of survivors and victims alike, new and repeated, reminded us of that horrible day when the New World War was declared. But this time something even more troubling went along with the solemn day of remembrance. A rise in conspiracy theories has occurred, each new one more disgusting than the last.
  • Bin Laden Sidelined As Al-Qaeda Threat Revives

    09/15/2007 6:35:14 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 771+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-16-2007 | Tim Shipman
    Bin Laden sidelined as al-Qaeda threat revives By Tim Shipman in Washington Last Updated: 1:29am BST 16/09/2007 Osama bin Laden's deputy has seized control of al-Qaeda and rebuilt the terror network into an organisation capable of launching complex terror attacks in Britain and America. Al-Qaeda leadership Intelligence officials have told The Sunday Telegraph that bin Laden has not chaired a meeting of al-Qaeda's ruling shura, or council, in more than two years. Instead, Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden's nominal number two, is credited with rebuilding the terror network since the Afghan war in 2001. Intelligence sources in Washington have revealed that...
  • 9-11 anniversary delayed info [man with AK-47 in Hemlock Park MI]

    09/15/2007 5:59:56 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 5 replies · 354+ views
    Press & Guide ^ | 9/16/2007
    On Tuesday, a nation honored those whose lives were lost during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. But four days prior to the anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks, a Wayne State medical student had city officials hoping that the event would not be marred by more bloodshed. Houssein Zorkot, 26, was arrested Sept. 8 after he was observed wielding an AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifle in Hemlock Park, a popular destination for many Dearborn residents. Zorkot, who is of Lebanese descent, was arraigned Tuesday in 19th District Court — the same day city officials sent out a press release...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Guest Military Chaplain ~ Back to School ~ September 16, 2007

    09/15/2007 5:29:46 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 124 replies · 748+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | September 15, 2007 | Serving the Best Troops in the Galaxy!!!
              Back to School! By Naval Support Activity Chapel Staff A child came home from his first day of school. His mother asked, “What did you learn today?” He said, “Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.” Going back to school is always difficult for both teachers and students. It also means more traffic with school buses back on the road, probably the only ones delighted about schools reopening are the parents. Going back to school can be a milestone. Kindergarten, sixth grade, high school and college are all significant marks of progress and...
  • Remember Me -- An extrodinary tribute to our troops --

    09/15/2007 3:19:07 PM PDT · by GOPwatch · 25 replies · 989+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | salena zito
    Remember Me By Salena Zito Time punishes war. The war in Iraq is no exception; as each moment passes, public resolve, politics and passion erode its mission. Collectively, many Americans tend to remember the mistakes and politics that led us there, rather than the faces of the men and women who serve and defend us.
  • Threat Matrix: September 2007

    09/01/2007 6:24:54 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 2,388 replies · 42,310+ views
    The Birth of al Qaedastan In the year 2016, the world may find itself gloomily marking September 6 as the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Waziristan. The Emirate received de facto recognition when the Taliban used the name on the ceasefire agreement they signed with Pakistan on that day in 2006. If things go terribly wrong in the coming decade, they could come to rule a mountainous fragment of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Emirate would be a nightmare state: Osama bin Laden as sultan, Ayman al Zawahiri as vizier, and Mullah Omar the spiritual...
  • Brussels and 9/11

    09/15/2007 1:57:14 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies · 471+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/14/2007 | Diana West
    The story of the week wasn't Gen. David Petraeus' testimony on Iraq, although it dominated the headlines. The story of the week wasn't the sixth return of September 11 since the jihad atrocity of 2001, although it inspired many public statements and ceremonies. The week's biggest story garnered little press and few comments. But, in a significant way, this overlooked story — an outrageous display of police force in Brussels on September 11, 2007 — symbolizes the missing link in our flawed comprehension of both Iraq and September 11. There, in the so-called capital of Europe, 200 people marked the...
  • Protesters, supporters descend on D.C.

    09/15/2007 8:07:47 AM PDT · by indcons · 45 replies · 1,555+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 15, 2007 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Thousands of opponents and supporters of the U.S. presence in Iraq will converge Saturday in the nation's capital for a day of demonstrations. The anti-war ANSWER Coalition is planning a rally at Lafayette Square, followed by a march to the Capitol and "die-in," where thousands plan to risk arrest by entering areas where they're not supposed to go. Meanwhile, a groups that support the Iraq war are planning a rally of their own. Gathering of Eagles and Free Republic are set to meet on the Mall and line the protest route.
  • Wearing Orange For Osama - Tucson After Action Report of 9/11/2007 moonbat protest and counter-rally

    09/15/2007 8:19:52 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 10 replies · 1,333+ views ^ | 09/14/2007 | Wayne Boettcher
    Wearing Orange For Osama by Wayne Boettcher Posted: 09/14/2007 When the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93 occurred, it was a shock to many people. Yet those who follow politics and world affairs easily understood how this had been building up. We were still shocked, but with knowledge and understanding of why this happened. In Somalia, the US mission had been changed from protecting food shipments to nation building. However, not many extra forces were sent in even though they were requested. Our elite troops far surpassed others in skill and...
  • An Open Letter To Senator Charles Schumer

    09/15/2007 9:37:08 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 24 replies · 1,000+ views ^ | September 10, 2007 | Charlie Daniels
    An Open Letter To Senator Charles Schumer Senator Schumer, I write to you to take vehement exception to a statement you recently made concerning the job our troops are doing in Iraq. Although I'm paraphrasing, you said something to the effect that violence in the Anbar province had gone down in spite of the recent surge of troops we have sent into the area. You said that due to the American forces inability to protect the citizens that the warlords had stepped in and reduced the violence. After hearing your left handed rhetoric for a while, I must say I...
  • Michelle Malkin: John Doe in post-9/11 era

    09/15/2007 2:16:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 485+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/15/07 | Michelle Malkin
    "If only." Those are the verbal crutches America must discard in a post-September 11, 2001, world. If only the State Department hadn't been so sloppy in issuing visas to the September 11 hijackers. If only police and state troopers had been able to check the immigration status of the hijackers who were pulled over for speeding before the attacks. If only universities had been more diligent in monitoring the hijackers' whereabouts. If only the feds had listened to alert agents' recommendations to profile young Arab students in our flight schools. If only someone, anyone, had said something when they saw...
  • Texas Official Claims Terrorists Have Been Apprehended on Mexican Border

    09/15/2007 9:36:59 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 20 replies · 858+ views ^ | 09/14/07 | John F. McManus
    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS: The Texas Director of Homeland Security claimed in a September 12th speech that border crossers with ties to Middle East terrorists groups have been arrested in his state. Follow this link to the original source: "Security chief says terrorists have been arrested on Texas border" COMMENTARY: Steve McCraw, the top homeland security official for the Lone Star State, pointed to his knowledge that individuals with links to terrorism have crossed the border from Mexico. In his speech before the North Texas Crime Commission, he said that persons apprehended at the border had ties to such identifiable terrorist groups...
  • Actor makes shocking comments on New Haven radio show

    09/15/2007 6:30:58 AM PDT · by Puppage · 111 replies · 4,465+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 9/15/07 | Puppage
    New Haven (WTNH) _ A veteran TV and film actor hit the airwaves at a New Haven radio show and made some sup rising comments on the anniversary of 9/11. It was about 9:15 on the morning of 9/11 and actor James Brolin was the special guest interview on the Chaz and AJ morning show on WPLR. He was promoting his new movie "The Hunting Party." A transcript of an audio clip from the show reads: Brolin: "It's kind of a parody on how come we can't catch war criminals with all of our sophisticated stuff, you know?" AJ: "That's...
  • Air Cavalry remembers 9/11 at prayer breakfast

    09/13/2007 10:13:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 377+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Nathan Hoskins
    Lynnwood, Wash., native Spc. Alex Teesdale, a chaplain's assistant for 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, bows his head in prayer during a 9/11 prayer breakfast, Sept. 11, at Camp Taji. Dozens of Soldiers gathered to pay tribute and remember those who lost their lives that somber day in America history and in the war on terror. Photo by Spc. Nathan Hoskins, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. CAMP TAJI — It isn’t a day of celebration, but of remembrance. It isn’t a day of happiness, but a day of somber...
  • Consumer Confidence Tumbles in Sept.

    09/14/2007 4:24:43 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 7 replies · 258+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 09/14/07 | Jeannine Aversa
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer confidence tumbled to its lowest point in nearly 1 1/2 years as a deep housing slump and a credit crunch made people more worried about the country's economic health as well as their own. The RBC Cash Index showed consumer confidence clocking in at 71.1 in September, a sharp drop from August's reading of 89.3. It marked the worst showing since May 2006, when sticker shock from high gasoline prices rattled peoples' sense of economic well-being. The index is based on the results of the international polling firm Ipsos. "It's ugly," Richard Yamarone, economist at Argus...
  • War, Psychology and Time

    09/14/2007 7:52:32 AM PDT · by uxbridge · 6 replies · 383+ views
    StratFor ^ | September 11, 2007 | George Friedman
    There are moments in history when everything comes together. Today is the sixth anniversary of the al Qaeda attack against the United States. This is the week Gen. David Petraeus is reporting to Congress on the status of the war in Iraq. It also is the week Osama bin Laden made one of his rare video appearances. The world will not change this week, but the convergence of these strands makes it necessary to pause and take stock. To do this, we must begin at the beginning. We do not mean Sept. 11, 2001, but the moment when bin Laden...
  • American minister KELLER send video to Osama

    09/14/2007 7:46:42 AM PDT · by santangel · 17 replies · 617+ views ^ | 9/14/07 | bill keller
    Switcheroo: American minister sends video to Osama Says he's damned to hell if he doesn't repent, convert -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: September 14, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2007 Bill Keller WASHINGTON – An American television evangelist has turned the tables on al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden – sending him a video message warning him to repent of his sins and convert to Christianity. "Osama, since you seem to be a fan of video messages, I thought this would be the best way to communicate with you," says Bill Keller, host of the Florida-based "Live Prayer" TV program as well...
  • Al-Qaeda to release third 9/11 video

    09/14/2007 8:40:39 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 41 replies · 883+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | 12 Sep 07 | Unknown
    New video expected to present reasons, motives for attacks on New York, Washington. WASHINGTON - Al-Qaeda will release a third video marking the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, this time showing its top leader in Afghanistan, US monitoring groups said Wednesday. After releasing two videos featuring Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in recent days, the terror network will now show a video "presenting reasons and motives for the attacks on New York and Washington," the SITE Intelligence Group said in a press release. The new video will show Al-Qaeda's chief in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid, also known as...
  • On Heels of 9/11, Clinton Fundraiser Raises Eyebrows

    09/14/2007 10:45:43 AM PDT · by crazyshrink · 12 replies · 522+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 11, 2007 12:02 PM | Justin Rood
    Just days after the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Hillary Clinton and several Democratic lawmakers will be getting uncomfortably cozy with moneyed interests who have stood to reap billions in post-9/11 homeland security spending, watchdog groups say. For the price of a ticket -- from a $1,000 personal donation to a $25,000 bundle –- attendees will get a special treat after the luncheon: an opportunity to participate in small, hour-long "breakout sessions" hosted by key Democratic lawmakers, many of whom chair important subcommittees on the Homeland Security committee.
  • Streisand hubby:'Happy 9/11' James Brolin 'celebrates the day' during radio promotion of new book

    09/14/2007 3:59:13 PM PDT · by rawhide · 87 replies · 3,732+ views
    Actor and husband of Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, offered radio listeners a "Happy 9/11" Tuesday, the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S., during a promotional appearance for his new movie "The Hunting Party." Brolin was being interviewed on the Chaz and AJ Show on WPLR, a New Haven, Conn., radio station.
  • DNA test ID's 9/11 remains as those of Framingham woman

    09/14/2007 2:19:13 PM PDT · by RogerWilko · 6 replies · 643+ views ^ | 14 Sep 2007 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - New DNA testing of bone fragments found at the World Trade Center site has identified the remains of a Framingham woman who was on American Airlines Flight 11 when it was crashed into the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001. Laura Lee Morabito was working as a national sales manager for Qantas Airways and had lived for about a year in Framingham when she was killed when terrorists commandeered the airliner and crashed it into the World Trade Center. The remains of the 34-year-old woman were found in the initial recovery effort but could not be linked...