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September 12, 2013 – Today is the 12th anniversary of the attacks on PENTAGON ATTACK (FOR RELEASE)America by Islamist militants.  Twelve years ago I stood just blocks from the White House and witnessed the attack on the Pentagon.  I thought I would die on that day; it was the most frightening thing I have ever experienced, one I will never forget.

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Some say that this is history, over, a bad day that we should overcome.  I disagree.  I have seen Americans slip back into an ignorant bliss of daily life, forgetting the tragedies that happened and could still happen.  We ARE NOT safer now than before the attack.  We are merely more alert on some levels, but not all.

Unlike the Israelis, we are not a prepared people for attack – this for several reasons:

  • While we are under constant attack, it is not witnessed on a daily basis by our populace.
  • Our government does not want us to focus on the possibilities of attack and continues to ply us with ridiculous procedures that do nothing.
  • Because our country is so large, as a people we do not “feel” the pain of loss as acutely as a smaller area.  This is why New York City and Washington, D.C. react to the memory of September 11, 2001 differently than the rest of America.
  • Americans have become a pampered bunch; we no longer realize, moreover appreciate, the sacrifices that must be made in order to live in a country that is free from a tyrannical government.
  • We have become a fickle society that concerns itself with trivial details, entertainment and sports, rather than excellence, pride and self-sufficiency.

When the reels of past images roll on television stations across our land Pennsylvaniatoday, do not sigh with boredom.  Do not change the channel searching for something more entertaining.  Stop and take a moment, just a moment to consider that an attack like that of September 11, 2001 WILL happen again, it is merely a matter of time.  The only variable is us – how will we react?  What will we have learned? What will we teach our children in order to help them protect themselves?

Americans must remember this horrific day so that we can stay vigilant against threats to our nation, our people and our way of life.

May God lead us; may God help us; may God bless America.

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Good Riddance!

Posted: March 5, 2013 by April Watkins in Breaking News, Terrorism

BREAKING NEWS:  Media is reporting the death of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

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Adios, Hugo…may you rot in hell for what you have done to your people.

Obama’s indifference to Islamists attacks on US installations around the world is sickening.  While families, friends and colleagues mourn the loss of those killed in these hateful attacks, The White House seems to be running on auto-pilot.

I am outraged!  Americans serving overseas in various embassies, consulates, etc. are being targeted, attacked and murdered by Islamist terrorists.

From WCBM TalkRadio: Clinton Refused To Allow Marines To Cover Embassy, Hired Unarmed Locals

What is the Obama administration doing?

What is the State Department doing?

What is the U.S. Congress doing? 

Apparently, not too damn much!

Reuters reported on Saturday, 15 September 2011 at 4:47 PM that the Sudanese government has now REFUSED to allow a platoon of U.S. Marines to enter the country to protect our ambassadorial interests and citizens.  The Associated Press reported that 4 U.S. troops were killed in a THIRD insider attack on NATO / American forces in Afghanistan over the weekend.   This is in addition to the attacks on our embassies in Egypt, Libya and Yemen which resulted in the death of our Ambassador to Libya and 3 key security personnel. 

The White House website has no mention of these new attacks.

Mobs in Kuwait, Sept 15, 2012

Meanwhile, violent protests by Islamists have erupted at other US consulates and embassies in Tunisia, Morocco, Bangladesh, Germany and Kuwait.  Kuwait of all places! According to the AP report, Kuwaitis surrounded our embassy shouting, “Allah Akbar” and “USA Stop The Bullshit!” after we saved that country from the tyranny of Sadam Hussein and his army’s raping and pillaging of their entire little piece of Middle East turf.

The White House website has no mention of these attacks either.

Both The White House and the State Department do have statements explaining their evacuation of our Middle East embassies, etc. and have posted warnings for Americans in the region.  Gee, thanks! At least that’s more warning than they gave the poor ambassador and his entourage after being alerted to credible threats and a possible attack on the consulate on September 11th.

What more has to happen before we publicly admit that we are in a war with Islam? 

How many more Americans, British and other NATO personnel must die before Americans realize that NOTHING we do in terms of “good faith” efforts, humanitarian aid, and especially FINANCIAL AID will ever change the Muslim view of the West? 

As the President of these United States and as the Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces, Obama should have made a prime-time Presidential address to the nation and the world regarding his outrage at these acts of war.  But… he didn’t.  He met the airplane bringing home the bodies of the slain and made a speech saying…

Photo courtesy of The White House

“…This tragic attack takes place at a time of turmoil and protest in many different countries. I have made it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths. We stand for religious freedom. And we reject the denigration of any religion – including Islam.

(yada, yada, yada – then)

“Most of all, we must reaffirm that we will carry on the work of our fallen heroes.

“I know the images on our televisions are disturbing. But let us never forget that for every angry mob, there are millions who yearn for the freedom, and dignity, and hope that our flag represents. That is the cause of America – the ideals that took root in our founding; the opportunity that drew so many to our shores; and the awesome progress that we have promoted all across the globe.

(More yada, yada, yada)

“So with their memory to guide us, we will carry forward the work of making our country stronger, our citizens safer, and the world a better and more hopeful place. Thank you.”

No God be with these men and their families, or God be with our servicemen and women all around the world, and no God Bless America.  Just “Thank You.”

Pitiful leadership.  And that is…Why It Matters.

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As predicted by many, the conspiracy theories are beginning to bloom in regard to the death of Usama bin Laden.  However, a few questions that have been asked in the past 24 hours seem to have a point of legitimacy. 

For instance, reports of the timeline of the covert operation continue to change – reports coming from the White House, itself.  Why?  What’s the big deal about telling us the actual timing?  If it compromises security, diplomacy or other operations then shouldn’t the WH have simply stayed mute?  The confusion that  such misinformation creates undermines the accuracy of any further information.  Of course…that may be the plan.

And then, there is the question of how DNA testing could have been done so quickly?  Was comparative DNA available in Afghanistan?  Odd, yes.  But, one could surmise that every detail was covered, including having a way to identify UBL.

Finally, there is the yo-yo decision of releasing photos.  To do or not to do…that is the question?  With the incredible attention to detail throughout this surgical strike, you would think that the Administration would have thought about the aftermath and had a plan.  Of course, they have a plan, it’s just that indecision may be part of the plan…it adds a sense of thoughtful concern.

The Telegraph, a UK newspaper, has an interesting piece by Damian Thompson that explores the conspiracy tract.  Click here to read. 


Check out the insider scoop from Stand Up America US“Osama bin Laden is DEAD, Questions Abound!” 

Also, there is an excellent article posted today by Major General Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret) on the SUA website.  You must read his analysis of the operation and his take on modern warfare,  “EXCLUSIVE:  Special / Covert Operations to the Rescue.”  MG Vallely is one of America’s best military minds. 

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Hasta La Vista…Bitch!

Posted: May 2, 2011 by April Watkins in al Qaeda, Breaking News, CIA, Pakistan, September 11, Terrorism

Usama bin Laden is DEAD!!!!!!!

“Bye, bye!”

CIA operatives took out bin Laden with a shot to the head when they stormed the mansion where he was hiding.  The mansion complex, located in Abbottabad, Pakistan, was right under the noses of the Pakistani army.  Reuters reports that three others were killed in the US operation including one of bin Laden’s sons.

In searching for further information online, Google Images returned the image below which is noted as a photo of the terrorist post-mortem.  Authenticity not confirmed. 

P.S.  Photo above is a fake.  However, until the real photos of the raid or UBL’s death are made public, Why It Matters will keep this one on the blog to remind us of his demise. xxx

My life has been consumed with personal matters and I have not spent time to write my thoughts on the many events that have happened and those that are happening now. 

Rather than reiterate what has already been said, I will refer you, my readers, to watch the last two weeks of Glenn Beck’s show.  The research, analysis and projections provided by Glenn, his team and his expert guests is unparalleled. 

Beck has discovered the keystone to what our world is experiencing and it is frightening. 

I realize that some of you may consider Mr. Beck a “nut job, kook, etc.” because he warns us of danger – danger that a lot of you refuse to see.  But, I have met this man.  He is humble and honest; he is a seeker of truth.  As he says, “don’t take [his] word…research it for yourself!”  I have and he has been spot on with his analysis. 

It angers me that politics, journalistic celebrity, and TV ratings seem to get in the way of truth, thus the whole picture of news.  It also angers me that America has produced at least 3 generations of mindless idiots that will take the word of any talking head on TV without concern for credibility, or believe any headline that comes from the hippest publications without reading the details.

Glenn Beck is one of a few that know the score and is trying to tell the American people.  Another is Michael Savage; and Brigitte Gabriel.  I urge you to take time to hear, really hear, their messages. 

If we are, indeed, in the beginning of massive change and world war, you owe it to your family, your children and yourself to stop “listening” to the nicely presented propaganda cloaked in touching ads and peppy network anchors.  Instead, begin “hearing” the evidence the truth and truly consider its possibility.  Read and educate yourself on the history of our country, our world, our enemies, our allies.  Seek out the hidden truths that are not found in school texts.  Below are several places to begin your journey.

Glenn Beck TV airings

Authors, historians and analysts

       

I am as concerned as anyone about airport security.  Possibly more so, as my husband flies on a regular basis. However, the TSA’s methods of culling out the terrorists have gone to the extremes.  Rather than profile (because God forbid we should offend anyone, especially Muslims), they have decided to humiliate the flying public with body scans that reveal all and pat downs that have been reported to be rather, let’s say “touchy.” To quote the man in the San Diego airport (which may be the statement of the year), “Don’t touch my junk!”

This author is not unrealistic about the growth of home-grown terrorists; yes, I know that Johnny blue-eyes and blonde hair could just as easily have converted to Islam in order to focus his rage on society.  But if these new measures are to stay in place, then EVERYONE should have to go through the same ordeal…that includes MUSLIMS with BURKAS, HIJABS, NIQABS, KHIMARS, AND AL-AMIRAS and foreigners in native dress and idiots that decide to overdress for a flight.  This is one of those cases where an exemption to “opt out due to religious beliefs” is ludicrous!  It is precisely the “extreme religious beliefs” that we are scanning for, isn’t it?  The Baptists didn’t blow up the trade towers, nor did the Catholics, or Buddhists! 

OK, call me cranky.  But, this is ridiculous!