April 05, 2005

NIST Report

NIST's report on the collapse of the WTC towers is up here.

Display all comments 

posted by Linda at 09:51 PM : Comments (0)

September 10, 2004

Never Forget.

Thirty-six months have elapsed since Black Tuesday. In that time, we have marched to war, argued fiercely about it, and thrown around accusations and allegations aplenty about our duly elected President's fitness to lead.

In three years, we have not seen another attack on our soil.

I'm taking a break from the ongoing brangle to merely present the pictorial evidence why I cannot forget what happened on 9/11, and why I believe that we must push forward with the War on Terror, or else risk seeing this sort of atrocity again:

Gary Suson's SeptemberEleven.net
Images from Ground Zero
September 11 News
Roll call of the lost.

I stand by the words I wrote last year.

Never forget. Never forgive. Death to terrorists and terrorism the world over.

Display all comments 

posted by Linda at 10:19 PM : Comments (0)

July 22, 2004

Thank you, Annie Jacobsen

A few days ago, I blogged about Annie Jacobsen's account of her family's flight from Detriot to Los Angeles. "Terror in the Skies, Again?" was a scary, eye-opening article.

Clinton W. Taylor at NRO identifies the Syrians. They were a band. They played at the Sycuan Resort and Casino in San Diego.

This is reassuring for this particular case, but there are a few other considerations I want to point out before people go back to sleep.

1. June 29th was a day of heightened alert, with the Dept. of Homeland Security indicating "unusually specific internal warning".

2. Remember the citation of Jason Burke's article in The Observer, dated February 8, 2004. The title of the article was "Terrorist bid to build bombs in mid-flight: Intelligence reveals dry runs of new threat to blow up airliners." Just because this case may have been a false alarm doesn't mean that there's absolutely no threat.

3. When the dog bites, watch him. Terrorists, historically, use airliners. Ms. Jacobsen is to be commended for her vigilance. This incident may not have been a dry run, but we know that terror cells are plotting further attacks on civilians on US soil. Increased awareness is a GOOD THING, and I thank her for giving us all a much-needed head's up.

Like Michelle Malkin, I prefer a false alarm to a flaming plane.

I also prefer to have my countrymen alert and observant.

Kudos to Ms. Jacobsen.

Display all comments 

posted by Linda at 05:04 PM : Comments (3)

July 21, 2004

Sept 11 Commission: report

For those, like me, who want to see the raw data for themselves, instead of the media's interpretation, keep an eye on this space.

The Commission's final report is to be posted tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m., EST.

UPDATE: I'm already threough the first 100 pages of the report. I feel the anger I felt on Black Tuesday. I don't think it will ever fade.

I recommend that everyone read the entire report for themselves.

Display all comments 

posted by Linda at 09:57 PM : Comments (4)

May 07, 2004

A Father's Heart, Revealed

I believe that this article needs a lot of attention.

This is the face of one of our children, bereaved by 9/11. It is also a telling insight into the character of the man who declared War on Terror.

It isn't about oil. It isn't about imperialism. It isn't about big corporations, or money, or any of that.

It's about making sure it never happens again.

It's about keeping families whole.

It's about keeping our children safe.

(Hat tip to Blackfive.)

Display all comments 

posted by Linda at 03:05 AM : Comments (2)

April 15, 2004

Lileks observes.

Lileks put up a great Bleat today about why 9/11 would make a great movie, and why it'll never be made.

Don't blink so owlishly at me. Would I suggest you read anything that would marginalize that horrid day?

Just go. Read. Now.

Display all comments 

posted by Linda at 06:02 PM : Comments (1)

January 28, 2004

9/11 Audio

Tears are drying on my face.

Most of the readers of this blog need no reminder of the reasons why we went to war with fascism in the Middle East. So, there's little need to rehash it all. That soapbox has been thoroughly polished.

But, you must click on this link and listen to both clips.

It has regalvanized me. You will never be forgotten, Ms. Ong. None of you will ever be forgotten.

Display all comments 

posted by Linda at 06:08 PM : Comments (3)