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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

It's become a solemn and sacred ritual in the United States each September 11 -- pausing for part of the day to remember the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. While the attacks happened at the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan, the Pentagon across the Potomac River from Washington and a lonely field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the entire nation -- and indeed the world -- absorbed the horror of airliners being turned into weapons.

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Can anyone believe that they actually had planned to be meeting with the Taliban at Camp David today?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-11 10:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ahh yes. The yearly self-flagellation 9/11 rituals have begun.

Has the History Channel been playing nonstop documentaries with nonstop stock footage of planes hiring buildings for the last several days?

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-11 10:40 AM | Reply

If you don't have a family member killed in 911 atrocities, the only reason to keep the memory alive will be to remember the start of the moral hazard that killed the American empire.

The second reason to remember it will be the only day in earth's history when the laws of physics took the day off.

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yep. I'll 'never forget' that the US has now spent almost 18 years of blood and treasure in Afghanistan, over attacks committed by the Saudi's.

#4 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-09-11 11:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

There was no plane crash at the pentagon or in shanksville.

Matter doesn't dissolve for political purposes.

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 11:12 AM | Reply

BS. We need to remember that there are people who hate Western Civilization and seek to destroy it. Some of them are willing to commit mass murder, and some are content to teach hate in college classrooms.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-11 11:13 AM | Reply

#4 - and Iraq. That'll teach those nasty Saudis.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 11:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 - some of them are very effective at doing it from the white house.

#8 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 11:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--There was no plane crash at the pentagon or in shanksville.

Another 9/11 Truther nutter like Clownshack and Redlight.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-11 11:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

9/11; the day the Project for a New American Century was placed in overdrive.

#10 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-09-11 11:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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There was no plane crash at the pentagon or in shanksville.
Matter doesn't dissolve for political purposes.

#5 | POSTED BY KUDZU

Really. Ok, what's your theory?

#11 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-09-11 11:27 AM | Reply

#6

Riiight.. It couldn't possibly be because the US has killed and continues to kill countless numbers of innocent brown people.

#12 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-09-11 11:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Never forget the act. Never forget the dead.

Remember the unity we all felt. Remember we are all Americans.

Stating that, I'm still pissed off.

#13 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-11 11:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

www.popularmechanics.com
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#14 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-09-11 11:32 AM | Reply

There was no conspiracy. To think there was you'd have to believe that our government is organized enough to pull it off.

#15 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-11 11:35 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The day the chickens came home to roost.

#16 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-09-11 11:39 AM | Reply

BS. We need to remember that there are people who hate Western Civilization and seek to destroy it. Some of them are willing to commit mass murder, and some are content to teach hate in college classrooms.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian

What an idiot.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-11 11:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I reflect on this day and think back to the fact that yesterday 18 years ago was the last day that Khalid Almihidar and Nawaf Alhazmi had to meet with their FBI informant before committing their terror attack on 9/11. It must have been so difficult knowing they no longer had their informant to lean on and had to show the courage to complete their mission.

#18 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-09-11 11:48 AM | Reply

Some people did something on this day in history.
i1.wp.com

"18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center," the Times tweeted.

Some airplanes did something --NY Times

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-11 11:57 AM | Reply

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11 makes me also remember ...

Endless Wars
Two mega Tax Cuts for the rich
Spying on Americans
Hurricane Katrina
Great Recession
Wall Street Bank Bailouts

That's quite a list of disasters, all under the watch of George Bush.

#20 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-11 11:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Weird events of 911.

Newton was suspended.
The BBC broadcast WTC 7 collapsed...forecasting at its finest.
Country under attack. Did you see the President moved to safety immediately?
Pentagon...pictures of the sectry of def helping the wounded...? We're under attack!
Newton was suspended three times that day.
The flight path of the Pentagon plane didnt match eyewitnesses.
Cameras galore at the Pentagon. The moon had better pictures.

The Plutonium Files. How many knew? How long before it was disclosed to the public? Yeah, its impossible for many people involved and nothing to leak.

Impeachment is off the table.

Protect the country of the terrorists?

The cheering israelis in NJ...have to let them get out.

The Pres and VP, closed doors, no oath

#21 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-09-11 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Awww look at Nulli getting all misty eyed over a state he schitts on constantly getting hit with a terrorist attack.

What a sanctimonious hack.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-11 12:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just little Eichmann.

#23 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2019-09-11 12:06 PM | Reply

Another 9/11 Nutter joins in. All that's missing is Tony Truther and Buffalo Bob.

#24 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-11 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Can anyone believe that they actually had planned to be meeting with the Taliban at Camp David today?
#1 | POSTED BY DANNI

Sure, I can, I would like them to reflect on the issue on our soil.

Its interesting Democrats run around claiming they will talk with anyone anywhere.

But then hold Trump to a different standard.

Afghanistan should have been a get in there and get out kind of thing. Instead we parked there. After 20years there, unfortunately there can't be any point in any American dying there.

The fact that brave Americans do is a failure of Bush and Obama.

Get troops out of Afghanistan.

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-11 12:14 PM | Reply

Riiight.. It couldn't possibly be because the US has killed and continues to kill countless numbers of innocent brown people.
#12 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT

You aren't wrong now, but you are a hypocrite.

You didn't seem to complain when Obama was sending drones all over the world, dropping more bombs than Bush.

#26 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-11 12:16 PM | Reply

Andrea, WWII ended in '45. We should be out of Europe and Asia

#27 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-09-11 12:21 PM | Reply

--Just little Eichmann.

That was the comment made by a leftwing college professor--who else?--Ward Churchill in justifying the deaths of 3000 people. All those people were "just little Eichmanns."

#28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-11 12:22 PM | Reply

I don't have to know exactly what happened to know that physics didn't act like a religion on this one special day.

America deserves to die if we have reached this point in our thinking.

Someone has to think about future humans.

#29 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 12:31 PM | Reply

some are content to teach hate in college classrooms.

#6 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

And some, like you, are content to teach hate on the DR.

#30 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-09-11 12:47 PM | Reply

Today Republicans across the country will post images on Facebook about the heroic firefighters and policeman.

Tomorrow they will go back to crushing the public unions that protect these very same heroic firefighters and policeman from being paid a fair wage, having proper healthcare, and advocating for their rights with legislatures.

#31 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-09-11 12:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pouring one out for my homie, WTC building #7.

Where would conspiracy theorists be without you, sir.

#32 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-11 12:55 PM | Reply

Riiight.. It couldn't possibly be because the US has killed and continues to kill countless numbers of innocent brown people.
#12 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT
You aren't wrong now, but you are a hypocrite.
You didn't seem to complain when Obama was sending drones all over the world, dropping more bombs than Bush.
#26 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

And?

Drones kill less civilians. I prefer drones to invading a country. Don't you?

Civilians Killed:
Obama: about 1,500
Bush: about 150,000, with another 500,000 civilians dying as a result of the war

By the way, Trump dwarfs BOTH Obama and Bush when it comes to bombs dropped.

So I have to ask, what the hell is your point?

#33 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-09-11 01:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

BS. We need to remember that there are people who hate Western Civilization and seek to destroy it. Some of them are willing to commit mass murder, and some are content to teach hate in college classrooms.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian

I agree. So why is the President protecting them? The Proud Boys, Neo-Nazis, and KKK have to be taken down.

#34 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-09-11 01:04 PM | Reply

Ah yes, bldg 7, the bldg that achieved 2 magical feats. 1- it sent out telepathic messages ahead of time and 2 - it fell for no reason.

Both were new firsts for physics.

Chairman moa and Stalin would be very impressed. They corrupted their countrymen the hard way.

#35 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

-So why is the President protecting them? The Proud Boys, Neo-Nazis, and KKK have to be taken down.

what, is he standing in front of them with a shotgun saying "don't hurt my people"?

you wonder why people laugh at you? don't. that's why.

#36 | Posted by eberly at 2019-09-11 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I was working in the engineering department of a defense contractor when the towers were hit. We all stopped working to watch the day unfold. Before, we had elderly re-a-cops for plant security. After, we had younger rentacops with automatic weapons and dogs.

#37 | Posted by john47 at 2019-09-11 01:13 PM | Reply


#36 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2019-09-11 01:07 PM | REPLY

You're only fooling yourself.

#38 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-11 01:25 PM | Reply

Just think... today is the 18th anniversary of Donald Trump proclaiming he had the tallest building in NYC.

#39 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-11 02:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BS. We need to remember that there are people who hate Western Civilization and seek to destroy it. Some of them are willing to commit mass murder, and some are content to teach hate in college classrooms.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian

This Get Off My Lawn moment brought you by Ensure.

#40 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-11 02:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Everyone go shopping to remember 9/11 as the country's now SECOND worst president instructed at the time.

REMEMBER 9/11 is now just a military marketing tactic to maintain americans' fear and therefore military spending.

FORGET 9/11 would be better for the nation.

Do rape victims circle the day they got raped on the calendar and memorialize it every year or do they try and move on?

#41 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-11 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

41 posts and not a single mention of the ideology responsible: Islam.

Kinda what I expected from the leftwing Islamopologists. The America-haters would rather bleat "we deserved it."

#42 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-11 02:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Depends on if they planned the rape or not.

#43 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 02:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

41 posts and not a single mention of the ideology responsible: Islam.

#42 | Posted by nullifidian

Sure here's the ideology responsible: american imperialism.

How long did you think our corporateions could screw around on the other side of the world before they returned the favor?

#44 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-11 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#42 - that's because it is a lie. It has been my experience that even the largest political idiot will avoid lying, if possible.

#45 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 02:27 PM | Reply

Honestly, at this point when I remember 9/11 I think of all those heroic firemen rushing into a burning, falling structure, sacrificing their lives to try to save others.

#46 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-09-11 02:33 PM | Reply

Nulli, I often wonder what is it in the tiny little wingnut baby boomers brain that makes them think somehow Americans are exempt from the forces that work on others?

Moral hazard? Nope, we are too good for that.

Physics? Nahhh, it's fake.

The only thing you haven't claimed is not true is gravity. Do you feel no shame in your anti-intellect?

#47 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 02:39 PM | Reply

#42 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-11 02:24 PM | Reply | Flag: Doubt leads fear. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to constipation.

Chill, dude.

#48 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-11 02:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#46 - and now look at them, hung out to die from the cancer they got from the asbestos.

Oh, I forgot, we're not supposed to think about reality.

They are dying because of God.

#49 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 02:42 PM | Reply

--Physics? Nahhh, it's fake.

Like the plane that didn't hit the Pentagon and is currently being hidden in Area 51, whackjob?

#50 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-11 02:43 PM | Reply

#43 | Posted by kudzu

It depends on whether you just let him let see you ankles or not. That's why tables have so deservingly long draping covers. I know I go crazy at any sign of leg.

#51 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-11 02:44 PM | Reply

It's sadly ironic that the FBI's i49 counterintelligence unit head, John O'Neill - whose team most likely could have prevented the 9/11 attacks if not for a couple of particular CIA officers at Alec Station withholding the identities of Al Qaeda members in the U.S.- was killed while helping people escape down the stairs days after starting his brand new job as head of WTC security.

His FBI team was put in charge of solving (successfully) who was behind the USS Cole attacks, and were hot on the heals of Al Qaeda. If not for the two particular CIA agents protecting their turf, O'Neill's team would have been able to locate the 9/11 hijackers and arrest them before the attacks could take place.

Do yourself a favor and watch "The Looming Tower" sometime. It's an excellent and accurate account of how the CIA (2 particular officers + George Tenet) and later the Bush Administration (C. Rice, in particular) were responsible for allowing 9/11 to happen due to nonchalance and ego.

#52 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-11 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Honestly, at this point when I remember 9/11 I think of all those heroic firemen rushing into a burning, falling structure, sacrificing their lives to try to save others.

Posted by moder8

The heroes Moscow Mitch & Co was holding up funding for until John Stewart stepped in and called them out.

#53 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-11 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The heroes Moscow Mitch & Co was holding up funding for until John Stewart stepped in and called them out.

#53 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY

Yeah. I forgot about that. Pretty damn shameful. Unbelievably shameful... though now that I think about it, Trump inviting the Taliban to Camp David to celebrate 9/11 does give it a run for the money in terms of shameful behavior.

#54 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-09-11 03:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No steel reinforced concrete structure has ever collapsed soly due to fire. And building six, in between 7 and the Towers looked like it got nuked and then a North Korean artillery barrage. And it was standing.

#55 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-11 03:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I remember reading that there was an investigation into either bush or cheney or rumsfeld of some sort that was headquartered in building 7 and all the evidence was destroyed in the collapse.

Also the fact that the towers were re insured for more than they were worth just weeks before the attack is suspicious as all hell. If a husband took out a huge insurance policy on his wife right before her unsolved murder, wouldnt it be worth investigating if he did it?

#56 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-11 04:08 PM | Reply

The bldgs had asbestos that was going to have to be removed. The initial estimate was 2 billion to remove it. That was more than the bldgs were worth.

Ironically, w Bush wasn't involved in this. Cheney was. He got the oil war he wanted and his friend got new bldgs and the nationalists wing dings got a new religion.

To hell with the 'collateral damage'.

Why do you think w Bush has become a recluse? It's because he knows what happened and he has a conscious.

The radical islamists were all too happy to help destroy America for profit.

#57 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-11 04:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#56, #57 Amen. I mean Hail Satan. Cthulhu also good. Or not.

#58 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-11 05:25 PM | Reply

Short video clip:

julie k. brown @jkbjournalist

Ground zero tonight. Amazing unity.

twitter.com

#59 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-11 10:13 PM | Reply

And to think Trump wanted to bring the Taliban to Camp David a few days before these solemn memorials. He's a sorry excuse for a New Yorker.

#60 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-11 10:17 PM | Reply

Oh hell, who am I kidding? Trump is a sorry excuse for an American:

"I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th," Trump tweeted on Sept. 11, 2013.

www.politico.com

#61 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-11 10:56 PM | Reply

We should remember that those 19 guys didn't commit these actions to inflict pain on Wall Street, or the Pentagon. They did this to inflict pain on us, the United States. They didn't give a damn if you were Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Muslim or Atheist. They didn't care if you were Left, Liberal, Conservative, or Right. They attacked us. I knew the SHTF and I was going into danger again and it would be a long time before it was over. I retired 11 years ago. All those fools did was open a Pandora's box of pain and death on those they were supposed to support.
All I needed to know about Islam I learned on 9-11-2001.

#62 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-12 01:37 AM | Reply

Hey f***tards argue about your stupidity some other day. And remember those lost today.

A**hats

#63 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2019-09-12 03:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hey f***tards argue about your stupidity some other day. And remember those lost today.

A**hats

Posted by kwrx25

You mean this guy?:

"I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th," Trump tweeted on Sept. 11, 2013.

www.politico.com

Ya, that's an actual tweet from Trump.

#64 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-12 03:24 AM | Reply

Start a thread for that on the 12th... though it is technically the 12th now... but damn, can't we just remember the lost without conspiracy theories and jabs at trump?

#65 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2019-09-12 03:30 AM | Reply

41 posts and not a single mention of the ideology responsible: Islam.
#42 | Posted by nullifidian

Sure here's the ideology responsible: american imperialism.
#44 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Woah. Null makes some dumb comments, but that one moves the bar to a new level.

#66 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-09-12 08:09 AM | Reply

Donnie deserves the jabs today and everyday, but especially on 9/11 for the cavalier way he bragged about now owning the tallest building in NY soon after the Towers went down and for all the lies he has told about that day since then about his own participation in the recovery effort and the hundreds and hundreds of Muslims in New Jersey he saw cheering the death and destruction. Here's what I also thought but didn't write last night: Trump isn't just a sorry excuse for a New Yorker or a sorry an excuse for an American, he's a sorry excuse for a human being. I hope God blesses him with the gift of compassion and empathy. I also hope God blesses him with the gifts of wisdom, humility and inner peace. In the meantime, why don't you get him to throw you some paper towels, so you can dry your crocodile tears?

#67 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-12 08:29 AM | Reply

you don't know what the f*** my 'tears' about, and it just goes to show what piece of s**t human being you are to allow trump to insert himself into having any meaning about this day.

I hope whatever comes after life torments you forever.

#68 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2019-09-12 11:11 AM | Reply

I don't know what your real tears are about, but I do know what your crocodile tears are about. I hope you find comfort for your real tears. Maybe getting angry at me instead of Donnie is helping in someway. Okay. BTW, you don't know what meaning did or didn't find in the day.

#69 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-12 11:17 AM | Reply

meaning did or didn't = meaning I did or didn't

#70 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-12 11:25 AM | Reply

I hope God blesses him with the gift of compassion and empathy. I also hope God blesses him with the gifts of wisdom, humility and inner peace. In the meantime, why don't you get him to throw you some paper towels, so you can dry your crocodile tears?

#67 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Gal

THose were beautiful words and sentiments.

Thats not me.

It's the day after. So now I can hope out loud that God blesses diaper donnie with a permanent vacation in the corn field.

#71 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-09-12 11:26 AM | Reply

I would like real, professional pilots try the flight maneuvers of the Pentagon plane and prove to the so called experts it can be done.

#72 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-09-12 04:18 PM | Reply

All I needed to know about Islam I learned on 9-11-2001.

#62 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2019-09-12 01:37 AM | REPLY

All I needed to know about Christianity I keep learning with the crusades and the inquisition and pedophile priests and "Daddy wants a new plane" prosperity doctrinists and "old testament Christians" (guffaw) and zionists and religious cleansing in CAIR and forced conversions and more

#73 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-09-13 05:32 AM | Reply

#73 | Posted by hatter5183 So much for your worm's eye view of history. The Crusades were a reaction to 300 years of Muslim aggression and unbelievable persecution of Christians, including wholesale slaughter, forced conversions and slavery. The Inquisition was run by the state, not the church. Perhaps if the Catholic Church had not actively recruited homosexuals to be Priests they would not have had the problem with them being attracted to teen age boys. Televangelist need to get more like Jesus, I volunteer to crucify everyone of them.

#74 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-13 01:27 PM | Reply

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