September 11th Open Thread

I had written a piece, but I think my bitterness at the betrayal of the spirit of 9/11 came through too strongly.  Please discuss this freely.

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22 thoughts on “September 11th Open Thread

  1. bardolf September 11, 2012 / 1:38 pm

    May 2, 2011 is cause for celebration. That’s the day Osama bin Laden was shot to death in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by a team of Navy SEALs.

    Wikileaks is another cause for celebration, lest we forget “The biggest single revelation is that the Arab Gulf monarchies would prefer a US or Israeli attack on Iran to the possibility of that country developing nuclear weapons (though they would never of course publicly support an attack).”

    There haven’t been any major attacks on US soil since 9/11 another cause for celebration.

    Mitt Romney has a plan to make North America energy independent!!

    There are well-known ways of taking all the profits out of the drug kingpins from Juarez to Afghanistan that could be implemented overnight. Just that it can be done is good, even if there isn’t the political will.

    Just yesterday, Paul Ryan said he stands by Rahm Emmanuel that’s the 9/11 Spirit.

    The war in Iraq is over and no matter what, come January the president will move out of Hellistan.

    • neocon1 September 11, 2012 / 4:06 pm

      I was sitting in a commercial aircraft hangar in TIA and watched islamic cutthroats slaughter 2977 of my fellow country men on TV.
      the next week was verrrry interesting indeed.

      • neocon1 September 11, 2012 / 5:27 pm

        Boooooooooooooshhhhhhh

        Yet because this one unimaginable attack succeeded a few months after President Bush took office, it was — say it with me — Bush’s Fault.

        Of course, what we really had in the months before 9/11 was an intelligence failure. Let’s examine exactly why our intel on 9/11 was so faulty.

        Ever since the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, the Clinton Administration regarded Islamist terrorism as a pesky law enforcement problem rather than a national security threat, and aside from lobbing a few cruise missiles at what turned about to be an aspirin factory, very little was done to take it seriously, even as the attacks increased in frequency and severity.

        As part of this approach, Assistant Attorney General Jamie Gorelick built what amounted to a wall that prevented different intelligence agencies from sharing information on the grounds it might affect the terrorist’s legal rights.

        So intel operations like Able Danger, who had actually tracked the hijackers from Afghanistan to Germany and identified Mohammed Atta and most of the other hijackers months before 9/11 were prevented by the Clinton Justice Department’s official policy from sharing this intel with other agencies.

        Had the FBI been alerted to what Able Danger knew, Atta’s name could have been put on a list that would have tagged him as someone to be watched from the moment he stepped off a plane in Newark, New Jersey. Surveillance of Atta, who lived openly in Florida for over a year, and who acquired a driver’s license and even an FAA pilot’s license in his real name, might well have made it possible for the FBI to stop the Sept. 11 attacks before they occurred. Except thanks to Gorelick’s wall, the FBI wasn’t given access to that information.

        Even more poignantly, Gorelick was exempted from having to testify under oath in front of the 9/11 commission, none of this was examined by the commission in any detail and the Democrats on the panel were happy to gloss over it.

        At this point, we also don’t know exactly the extent of what the Clinton Administration concealed about 9/11, thanks to the theft of classified documents by former Clinton National Security adviser Sandy Berger. We do know that the government of the Sudan offered us Osama bin-Laden on a platter but the Clinton Administration refused to accept him. And that there were at least two other times we could have taken out bin-Laden but the orders weren’t forthcoming from Mr.Bill, who had other pressing matters in the Oval Office to attend to. On one famous occasion, our CIA had bin-Laden’s location pinpointed in Afghanistan and a missile targeted, but they simply couldn’t find the president.

        Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/how_the_nyt_commemorates_911_it_was_bushs_fault.html#ixzz26COErQcs

      • bardolf September 11, 2012 / 5:45 pm

        Neo

        Are the 6000 US casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan worth whatever ‘good’ came from them?

        If Romney was smart he would say he’s reassessed the situation and it’s time to bring the troops home, just like Clint Eastwood said.

      • neocon1 September 11, 2012 / 5:54 pm

        baldork

        6000 yes, and MORE than that MURDERED in DC and chi-cago each during the same time frame.
        lets see the national innercity body count for the last 12 or so years then get back and tell how all those donk led citys got that way?

        the REAL tragedy is in our back yard.

      • neocon1 September 11, 2012 / 6:00 pm

        baldork

        Are the 6000 US casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan worth whatever ‘good’ came from them?

        and the casualties after Pearl Harbor?
        try asking almost 50,000,000 million freed people.

        I’ll remind you once again WHO thought the war in Iraq was necessary…..

      • Caveat Emptor September 11, 2012 / 7:09 pm

        “Are the 6000 US casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan worth whatever ‘good’ came from them? ”

        Why do these people keep trying to tie Iraq to 9-11?

        Bardolf, the invasion and subsequent war in Iraq came shortly after the accounting scandals of the Clinton Administration; was Saddam responsible for the Tyco and Enron disasters? Was Baghdad Bob really a spokesman for Arthur Anderson?

        The Dot Com Bust must be Iraq’s fault as well, our economy took a hit, millions of $ were lost so we needed to gin up a war in Iraq, right?

        ’bout as likely.

  2. Cluster September 11, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    Barstool,

    Your first post was a good one.

    Re: 9/11 – While I mourn those who lost their life on that dreadful day and while I celebrate the sense of patriotism that followed, and the need to never forget – I think it’s time we move on.

    • neocon1 September 11, 2012 / 6:16 pm

      baldork

      the BIG PICTURE and those who get it!!

      Remember the 9/11 Jihad Terror Attacks,
      Andrew Bostom

      The late southern Sudanese leader John Garang, in 1999, posed the following dual-part existential question for our era:

      Is the call for jihad against a particular people a religious right of those calling for it, or is it a human rights violation against the people upon whom jihad is declared and waged?

      As nearly 20,000 deadly jihad terror attacks since the cataclysmic acts of mass murderous jihad 11 years ago on this date should make plain, the answer to both parts of John Garang’s query is “Yes!”

      Theodore Roosevelt offered this historical perspective in 1916 on the consequences for Western civilization of succeeding, or failing to repel jihad conquerors:

      Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/remember_the_911_jihad_terror_attacks.html#ixzz26Cacy32B

      • neocon1 September 11, 2012 / 6:22 pm

        Hmmmmmmm

        on 9-11

        MOB STORMS EMBASSY IN CAIRO
        TEAR DOWN AMERICAN FLAG

        BLACK FLAG RAISED…
        ‘There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger’..

        FLASH: US consulate in Libya set on fire..
        .
        REPORT: White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama…

      • neocon1 September 11, 2012 / 6:30 pm

        MORE islamic loooooove on 9-11
        the NEW DNC??

        Taliban Releases ‘Victorious’ 9/11 Message: ‘Everyone Considers It Their Right to Kill’ Americans

  3. Jeremiah September 11, 2012 / 6:58 pm

    God bless all the men, women, Fire Fighters, National Guard, Army, Police and other personnel who worked fearlessly that day to help save lives.

    We will never forget!!

  4. Cluster September 11, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    The Arab Spring turned out well. Not supporting Israel and bowing to Saudi Kings may have not have been the best course of action.

  5. Amazona September 11, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    From:
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/11/u-s-embassy-in-cairo-apologizes-for-abuse-of-free-speech-after-protesters-tear-down-american-flag/

    “A show of strength from Salafists on 9/11 to remind Americans who’s winning these days in the Middle East. The newsworthy part isn’t the protest — we already know what a mob can do to an embassy in Cairo — but the reaction from the embassy. When this tweet started circulating a few hours ago, I thought it might be a parody account. Afraid not. The official statement from the embassy website:

    The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.

    The money word there, of course, is “abuse.” If speech is illegitimate because it offends religious sensibilities, then we’re on the doorstep of yelling “blasphemy.” In practical effect, that’s what the embassy is pushing: There’s not a syllable wasted here on condemning the cretins who climbed the embassy walls and tore down the flag — on 9/11. The denunciation is reserved for the blasphemers, who in this case turn out to be Egyptian expats who made an amateur film about Mohammed that’s presumably being used by Islamist demagogues over there to whip up the crowd.”

    So some Egyptians made a movie that upset some other Egyptians, who then stormed OUR embassy, burned OUR flag, ran up an Al-Queda flag in its place—-and WE apologized.

    Only in Obamaland.

  6. Laughing@Republicans September 11, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    TALKING POINT ALERT!!! TALKING POINT ALERT!!! BEWARE! THE FOLLOWING COMMENT IS NOTHING BUT A DNC TALKING POINT

    Thank God the Obama administration was able to finish with Osama, what the Republicans could not!

    • bardolf September 11, 2012 / 8:47 pm

      Don’t forget

      Obama also has a Nobel Peace Prize and Bush doesn’t. He got it for closing GITMO, getting the troops out of Afghanistan and guaranteeing Julian Assange wouldn’t be prosecuted for a broken condom in Sweden.

      • Laughing@Republicans September 11, 2012 / 8:57 pm

        TALKING POINT ALERT!!! TALKING POINT ALERT!!! BEWARE! THE FOLLOWING COMMENT IS NOTHING BUT A DNC TALKING POINT

        Why didn’t they give GW a Nobel peace prize for getting the troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and closing Gitmo? I know.. he was busy bringing democracy to the Middle East and stopping those Iraqis on the flights of 911. I’m sorry Obama isn’t cleaning up the Republican mess faster.

      • bardolf September 11, 2012 / 9:26 pm

        Many were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in a presidency that began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline for the prize and has yet to yield concrete achievements in peacemaking.

        SO Obama was nominated for the TOP prize in 2 weeks and can’t end the Afghan war in 3 years cause he’s got too much on his plate.

      • Cluster September 11, 2012 / 9:50 pm

        It’s hilarious that the irony just sailed over Laughing@Republicans head. I love liberal stupidity in the evening.

    • neocon1 September 11, 2012 / 10:07 pm

      laughing@self

      something else the obama admin can finish that Bush couldn’t…….
      ————————————————————————————-
      A number of Obama supporters gathered in New York City over the weekend to fundraise for Obama in a rather unconventional fashion.

      Congregating in what the Washington Post described as a “grungy gay bar” in Manhattan’s East Village, patrons paid a $100 cover charge before entering into a world of scantily clad dancers and Obama paraphernalia.

      According to the New York Post, the bar is co-owned by Anderson Cooper’s boyfriend, but the CNN host did not make an appearance.

      you must be Sooooo “PROUD” laughingstock

  7. Cluster September 11, 2012 / 9:59 pm

    This just in – Obama disses Bibi Netanyahu AGAIN.

    • neocon1 September 11, 2012 / 10:19 pm

      this just in – obama disses AMERICA again

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