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Archive for the 'September 11th' Category

Remembering September 11th

by @ Saturday, September 11th, 2010. Filed under Personal, September 11th, War On Terror

Since there isn’t anything better I can write about what September 11th means to me than what I wrote in 2007, here it is again. This is the third fourth year that I’ve been blogging during the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Each time I’ve tried, in one way or another, to articulate how […]

The Insane Hysteria Over A Planned Mosque Near Ground Zero

by @ Thursday, May 13th, 2010. Filed under In The News, Islam, Politics, Religion, September 11th

Plans to build a mosque and Islamic Community Center two blocks from the site of the former World Trade Center, have caused the anti-Muslim corner of the blogosphere to go just a little nuts: New York (CNN) — Plans to build a mosque two blocks away from ground zero have set off an emotional debate […]

Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani Renew Sparring Over 9/11

In one of the early Republican debates in the 2008 election cycle, Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani sparred over the September 11th attacks and the role that U.S. foreign policy choices may have played in inciting the attacks: On Iraq, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Libertarian candidate for president in 1988, stood alone in […]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: 9/11 Truther

by @ Saturday, March 6th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Foreign Affairs, Iran, September 11th, War On Terror

The President of Iran is crazier than we thought: TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called the September 11 attacks on the United States a “big fabrication” that was used to justify the U.S. war on terrorism, the official IRNA news agency reported. Ahmadinejad, who often rails against the West and Israel, […]

Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol, And The Shameful NeoCon Attack On America’s Legal System

by @ Friday, March 5th, 2010. Filed under Al Qaeda, Dumbasses, Legal, Politics, September 11th, War On Terror

The latest controversy of the day among many on the right, led principally by Liz Cheney and William Kristol, involves attacking Justice Department lawyers who represented alleged members of al Qaeda or the Taliban detained at Guantanmo Bay. As Kristol puts it: [L]awyers now at the DOJ worked on the historic Boumediene case. That case established […]

Obama About To Back Down On Civil Trials For 9/11 Suspects ?

This report in today’s Washington Post seems to be laying the groundwork for some major backpedaling from the White House: President Obama’s advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney […]

Tea Party Candidate For Texas Governor Is A Birther And A 9/11 Truther

Yesterday on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Debra Medina, who is the Tea Party endorsed candidate for Texas Governor put her foot firmly into her mouth when she appeared to lend credence to 9/11 conspiracy theories: Listen to the audio and you’ll clearly hear Beck ask Medina do you believe that the government was involved in […]

Obama Administration: KSM Will Be Killed After We Give Him A “Fair Trial”

Further evidence in support of the proposition that the Obama Administration’s proposed criminal trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a sham: WASHINGTON – Accused Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is likely to be executed after being tried and convicted, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday. Video: As Cynthia Kouri notes at Firedoglake, there’s […]

U.S. Cancels 9/11 Show Trial In New York

The Obama Administration has decided not to try Khalid Shiekh Mohammed and other 9/11 suspects in New York City: The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New York officials and business leaders to move the terrorism trial […]

Lawyer: 9/11 Defendants Will Use Trial To Denounce U.S. Foreign Policy

by @ Sunday, November 22nd, 2009. Filed under Al Qaeda, Homeland Security, September 11th, War On Terror

I told you so: NEW YORK (AP) – A lawyer for one of five men facing trial for the Sept. 11 attacks says the men plan to plead not guilty and use the trial to express their political views. Attorney Scott Fenstermaker says his client Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali and the others will not deny […]

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