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September 11th

September 11, 2008

It’s the 7 year anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history. Thankfully, we haven’t had another attack since that day, let’s all pray something like that doesn’t ever happen again.

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7 comments

  1. Some prayer might be nice, but it would be even better if our government actually did something to increase our security. While we have to participate in compulsory “security theater” every time we get on a plane, we fly with totally unchecked cargo. More importantly, cargo coming into the country is mostly unchecked.

    If we had devoted 10% of what the idiotic Iraq adventure has caused us to developing a real intelligence operation, we’d be much better off.


  2. We haven’t had a terrorist attack in 7 years, I’d say we’re doing pretty good, considering prior to 9/11 there was an attack every 18 months.

    also, I’d rather see the money used to bail out Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac used, than to take money away from our soldiers.


  3. There have been many terrorist attacks around the world since 9/11. While there have been none on US soil, there have certainly been attacks on the soil of our allies. Our friends in England certainly remember 7/7. And, I’d like citations of the “every 18 months”.


  4. ask and you shall receive:

    September 11, 2001 – Terrorists hijack four U.S. commercial airliners taking off from various locations in the United States in a coordinated suicide attack. In separate attacks, two of the airliners crash into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, which catch fire and eventually collapse. A third airliner crashes into the Pentagon in Washington, DC, causing extensive damage. The fourth airliner, also believed to be heading towards Washington, DC, crashes outside Shanksville, PA., killing all 45 people on board. Casualty estimates from New York put the possible death toll close to 5,000, while as many as 200 people may have been lost at the Pentagon crash site.

    Oct. 12, 2000 – A terrorist bomb damages the destroyer USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39.

    Aug. 7, 1998 – Terrorist bombs destroy the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Nairobi, 12 Americans are among the 291 killed, and over 5,000 are wounded, including 6 Americans. In Dar es Salaam, one U.S. citizen is wounded among the 10 killed and 77 injured.

    In response, on August 20 the United States attacked targets in Afghanistan and Sudan with over 75 cruise missiles fired from Navy ships in the Arabian and Red seas. About 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from warships in the Arabian Sea. Most struck six separate targets in a camp near Khost, Afghanistan. Simultaneously, about 20 cruise missiles were fired from U.S. ships in the Red Sea striking a factory in Khartoum, Sudan, which was suspected of producing components for making chemical weapons.

    June 21, 1998 – Rocket-propelled grenades explode near the U.S. embassy in Beirut.

    July 27, 1996 – A pipe bomb explodes during the Olympic games in Atlanta, killing one person and wounding 111.

    June 25, 1996 – A bomb aboard a fuel truck explodes outside a U.S. air force installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 19 U.S. military personnel are killed in the Khubar Towers housing facility, and 515 are wounded, including 240 Americans.

    Nov. 13, 1995 – A car-bomb in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kills seven people, five of them American military and civilian advisers for National Guard training. The “Tigers of the Gulf,” “Islamist Movement for Change,” and “Fighting Advocates of God” claim responsibility.

    April 19, 1995 – A car bomb destroys the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding over 600.

    February 1993 – A bomb in a van explodes in the underground parking garage in New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and wounding 1,042.


  5. How are the bombs in Atlanta and Oklahoma City related to this issue. If they are, then you have to include the Virginia Tech shootings, the guys who drove SUVs into crowds in NC & San Francisco, the bombs in the mailboxes in the Midwest, etc.

    Of course, you might mention the handful of plans that were intercepted by good, solid police work here and in England.


  6. A Grim Milestone Ignored
    By Patrick Poole
    FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, November 15, 2007 The establishment media is seemingly obsessed with “grim milestones” in the War on Terror, as the Associated Press reminds us this past weekend. But in the next week those same establishment media outlets will probably stand mute when yet another “grim milestone” is reached – the 10,000th attack by Islamic terrorists and militants since 9/11, which is responsible for approximately 60,000 dead and 90,000 injured.


  7. Dick, I did mention the plans that were intercepted by the police when I stated it’s been 7 years since we’ve had a terrorist attack.

    As the Atlanta bombings, they remain unsolved to the best of my knowledge, and OKC is simply one of a dozen on the list, you can throw it out if you like, you asked for the 18 months and I showed you.



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