Posts tagged 9/11
Posts tagged 9/11
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) suggested the Muslim Brotherhood was behind the 9/11 attacks during a press conference in Egypt on Saturday. “We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed here for the people in Egypt. We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world,” Bachmann said. “We stand against this great evil. We are not for them. We remember who caused 9/11 in America. We remember who it was that killed 3,000 brave Americans. We have not forgotten.”
Well, apparently Bachmann’s forgotten who committed 9/11 — the majority of the hijackers were Saudis, from Saudi Arabia, acting under the direction of Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda.
Also, the Muslim Brotherhood is not BFFs with al-Qaeda. Their leadership has criticized and publicly feuded with the leadership of al-Qaeda, accusing the organization of damaging the cause of Islam. While the Muslim Brotherhood has condoned acts of political violence, they did condemn 9/11 and are not responsible for it. Further, they aren’t affiliated with al-Qaeda — though some factions of the Syrian rebel groups were considering backing with Tomahawks from afar and weapons on the ground, courtesy of Uncle Sam. In the shadow of 9/11, we’re considering siding with al-Qaeda affiliated forces. Bachmann should think about that for a few moments before shooting her mouth off.
Bachmann is in Egypt with Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Steve King (R-Iowa). Essentially, the Three Stooges of Islamophobia are giving press statements in a region they don’t even attempt to understand, on events they know nothing about, and denouncing billions of people based on the actions of radicals. So business as usual…
From the “Shit you can’t make up” files:
In a bizarre twist befitting a Hollywood conspiracy theory movie. the AP reports today that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was influenced by conspiracy theories, including Alex Jones’ website Infowars, which has been pushing a narrative that the Tsarnaev brothers were patsies set up by a government cabal to take the fall for the bombing
There’s no doubt that Jones will take this report as confirmation of everything he’s been preaching. The report, he will claim, was planted in the AP — the government controls the media, after all — and is a naked attempt to discredit him and definitive proof that the globalist cabal views him as a serious threat. He was getting too close to the truth in Boston, so they decided to try to take him out. It’ll be a big shot in the arm to Jones’ grand theory of the bombings, which has suffered from an embarrassing lack of evidence and logical consistently. He said the government first planned to blame the Tea Party, but then was found out and had to switch Plan B — blame Muslim extremists — so with the AP report, Jones will say, the government is trying to return to Plan A.
Other reports state that the suspects’ mother was a believer in 9/11 truther theories — specifically ones spouted by Jones and others -- that claim 9/11 was a government conspiracy to make Americans hate Muslims because terrorism, but was concocted to take away civil rights and gain power, blah blah blah.
For people who think the government is largely incompetent, Jones and his followers sure have a lot of faith in it. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out as the investigation continues, considering anything said regarding Tsarnaev being a fan of Alex Jones can, of course, just be another part of the “conspiracy.”
As soon as The Daily Show’s first post-9/11 show loses an ounce of resonance, I’ll stop posting it on the anniversary. Until then, click the image to watch Jon Stewart’s unforgettable opening monologue, and click here, here, here and here to watch the rest of the episode.
Ryan Adams, “New York, New York”
The disclaimer at the video gets me every time: “This video was shot on Friday September 7, 2001”
On 9/11, I had finished Battle Stations in boot camp. That was my first official day as a U.S. Navy sailor. I’d be lying if I said the horror I felt then has dimmed in 10 years. I cannot imagine having lost a loved one that day, whether in New York City, Washington D.C., or Shanksville, Penn.
I worked for AFN (Armed Forces Network) and this was one of my most requested songs then. It was requested this Friday on my radio show. There’s something perfect about it.
It’s official, folks. Herman Cain is done. There’s no coming back from this awful, terrible attempt to co-opt 9/11 for his presidential campaign. That’s how awful an idea this is. He will have a hard time selling himself to anyone but the die-hards after this. (Note to potential video-watchers: This is offensive; it shows video of the plane crashes and sets it to music. Be forewarned.)
And yes, this is Herman Cain singing. Thought experiment (h/t to Mediaite): I’ve seen conservatives defending this. What if Barack Obama did the same video? The response would be much, much different.
U.S. authorities are scrambling to sort through information that the CIA developed in the past 24 hours indicating that at least three individuals entered the U.S. in August by air with the intent to launch a vehicle-borne attack against Washington, D.C. or New York around the anniversary of 9/11, according to intelligence officials.
Officials say the alleged terror plot was initiated by new al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s successor, who had pledged to avenge bin Laden’s death earlier this year in a U.S. raid.
Intelligence and law enforcement officials told ABC News that at least one of the individuals is a U.S. citizen and one official said that two of the individuals may have had U.S. documentation — whether green cards or passports was unclear.
I believe it’s important to be aware, but it’s also important to remember the most powerful weapon terrorists possess is terror. Fear and panic are the desired outcomes of terrorism - besides the attacks themselves. Remember, the threat is specific, but it is also unconfirmed.