Category Archives: 9/11
-George W. Bush
In wake of the terrorist attack Saturday that claimed 68 lives at the famous Nairobi shopping mall, and in wake of the 12th anniversary of 9/11, I revisited President Bush’s September 2001 speech to a Joint Session of Congress:
On his Facebook page:
We’re supposed to believe that the perpetrators of 9/11 hated us for our freedom and goodness. In fact, that crime was blowback for decades of US intervention in the Middle East. And the last thing we needed was the government’s response: more wars, a stepped-up police and surveillance state, and drones.
As a proud participant in the 2,996 Project I had written a memorial for one 9/11 victim, Aram Iskendarian, a few years ago. I’ve chosen one more that had not been memorialized yet: Jeffrey M. Palazzo Jeff was 33 the … Continue reading
From USA Today:
Nearly 3,000 people killed. A nation’s collective psyche decimated. Two costly, protracted wars. And fallout affecting everything from air travel to privacy.
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks left deep, lasting scars that will be acknowledged Wednesday in commemorations at Ground Zero in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., the sites where terrorists crashed four hijacked commercial airliners. But on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, there are signs of a gradual desensitization to the tragedy’s once-piercing wounds.
In 2006 I took part in the 2,996 project. A project to have bloggers remember an individual that died on that horrific day 12 years ago. I was assigned Aram Iskendarian. This is a repost of my tribute: (There are … Continue reading
‘so you’re willing to let these guys get away with murder?’ Those are the words of a special forces operator directed at former Libyan Chief of Mission William Roebuck. Why were these words uttered? Because now they have been ordered … Continue reading
Why is CIA wasting their time investigating a “phony” scandal? We all suspected this kind of intimidation was going on but now CNN is confirming it. They are reporting that the CIA is involved in a “unprecedented” effort to keep … Continue reading
As our government continues to hide a key witness to the Benghazi cover-up Vanity Fair released a fascinating article detailing the attack. First it lays out the situation in Libya: After the fall of Colonel Qaddafi, in 2011, Libya had … Continue reading
“Never ending security threats” And so far the only one to have suffered any consequences of the Benghazi terrorist attack cover-up was a whistleblower. Gregory Hicks. Perhaps the most damning statement found in Stevens’ journal is one reported by Foreign … Continue reading
There have been three different parts to the Benghazi story. Not surprisingly, Barack Obama has managed to fail spectacularly in all three. The first aspect of this failure has to do with the run-up to September 11th. Given terrorist’s general … Continue reading