Posts in category "9-11"

Are we safer now than we were on 9/11, 14 years ago?

No, I don’t think that we are safer now than we were on 9/11, 14 years ago when thousands of innocent Americans were murdered by religious fanatics. I doubt we’ll see a repeat of terrorists hijacking four planes to fly them into buildings because it’s harder to get on a plane with a weapon, but... Read more »

Please, TV news, don't replay those ghastly 9-11 videos--please don't

I tuned into the news the first thing this morning, as I usually do, to gather fodder for this blog and my own learning. But on every cable channel I turned to were some videos of 9-11 commemorations or–and this is bad–replays of the actual day. MSNBC was actually replaying its coverage of the entire... Read more »

Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

That’s according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. [He] testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were... Read more »

We're flying to New York City on 9/11--II

We made it. Not a thing untoward or amiss. Security at O’Hare Airport seemed attentive although not excessive. Barb and I got put into a special line and received special attention (body scan, pat down) because we didn’t have round-trip tickets. (We’re flying back from Boston.) Or else we just looked suspicious. A nice round... Read more »

We're flying into New York City on 9/11. Gulp.


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