On September 11, 2001—a clear, sunny, late summer day—al Qaeda terrorists aboard three hijacked passenger planes carried out coordinated suicide attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing everyone on board the planes and nearly 3,000 people on the ground. A fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all on board, after passengers and crew attempted to wrest control from the hijackers. Below is a chronology of the events of 9/11 as they unfolded. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
• 7:59 am – American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 92 people aboard, takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport en route to Los Angeles. read more
Horowitz: America or Afghanistan? The growing danger to truckers on America’s roads
This is a violent insurgency
It’s the type of nightmare we never envisioned even under a Democrat presidency. Truckers on the nation’s highways and streets now face a serious threat of being surrounded by a mob or potentially dragged out of their trucks and beaten, reminiscent of grisly images we’ve seen in other parts of the world. Where is the Trump administration’s plan to protect the nation’s truckers from the anarchist mobs? read more
Trump says he will designate antifa a terrorist organization
President Trump on Sunday tweeted that he was preparing to formally label anti-fascist activists known as antifa a terrorist organization, raising questions about how the designation would be implemented and whether he even had the legal authority to go through with it.
“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Trump tweeted, as the nation reeled from another night of protests sweeping the country, from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday. read more
Democrat presumptive nominee for president Joe Biden announced that he would restore U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if elected.
Congress cut most of the U.S. tax payer-funded assistance to the Palestinian Authority due to its support for terror. The Palestinian Authority pays stipends to families of jailed or dead terrorists. The scale of the payments depends on how “successful” the terror attack was. read more
Today I discuss why Chinese president Xi-Jinping would choose to house a large population of those infected by the coronavirus in Hong Kong of all places, instead of a far safer quarantine zone, such as one of the many ghost cities in China.
I also discuss why the Palestinians have rejected the latest, more than generous offer of peace – one in which, for the first time, neighboring Muslim countries even support. read more
Did Trump have the right, the authority under the Constitution to kill Soleimani and that other bag of dirty, al-Muhandis?
That’s been the burning question on everyone’s mind and just another perceived log, stoking the democrat fires of impeachment. Can this also be added to their Articles of Impeachment – or maybe saved for later?
Was Trump Constitutionally correct in “unilaterally” ordering the strike against the left’s new war hero, Qassem Soleimani?
Well, the short answer is yes, and I will explain exactly why the president was and is right and the dems are once again wrong. read more
And is it time again to broach the topic of getting the United Nations the hell out of the United States? It could be moved to Brussels, Belgium, and take up residence next door to the European Union Headquarters. Surely they would gladly welcome the Iranian Foreign Minister to spew his propaganda against the U.S. for as long as he wishes.
And when they’ve all packed up at moved out of New York City, Mayor de Blasio could then turn the U.N. building into a homeless shelter.
from the Federalist:
The Trump Administration Is Right To Block Iran’s Foreign Minister From Addressing UN
According to recent reports, the United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Javed Zarif, thus preventing him from addressing the United Nations in New York later this week. Despite the inevitable hyperbolic reactions we are likely to witness among the press, it is our port of entry, and the United States has every right to deny admittance to any individual for a host of reasons. read more
There was a State Funeral yesterday. One in which CNN reported: “Tehran’s streets were packed with black-clad mourners Monday as a sea of people turned out to pay their respects to Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad last week.”
“The mourners clutched photographs of Soleimani,” added an apparently sympathetic CNN, “a revered and powerful figure who headed the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps elite Quds Force and led Iran’s overseas operations. Posters with his image, and a black backdrop, were plastered across the capital.”
And yes, CNN is correct. The streets of Tehran were completely clogged with people. How many were actual mourners is anyone’s guess.
In other words, how many “mourners” wanted to be elsewhere, but felt for their own safety and well-being, they had better show up and act the part of distraught supporters … or else.
I liken it to virtually all other evil dictatorial regimes, whose citizens are told where to be and how to act. read more
We all know that thousands of pro-Iranian thugs attempted a siege of the US embassy in Baghdad on New Years Eve.
And by now we’ve heard that president Trump retaliated rather quickly by offing the man behind the attempted embassy siege.
I ask, if not swift retaliation, what was Trump supposed to, as well as discuss his not going to Congress, the similarities of these Islamists with American leftists (how dare I), and the juxtaposition of Trump to Ronald Reagan. read more