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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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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

The Associated Press reports that Delta Airlines has experienced a problem with passengers onboard that was serious enough to request authorities meet the plane as it landed in Detroit, MI.  The Northwest Flight #243 originated in Amsterdam and landed around 1:30 p.m. today.  (Note that Northwest merged with Delta last year). 

AP is awaiting further information from airlines regarding the nature of the disturbance and identity of the passengers. 

Tuesday’s disturbance comes less than a week after a Nigerian man pleaded not guilty to trying to blow up a packed Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam as it was preparing to land in Detroit on Christmas.  – AP

It is interesting to this columnist that The Netherlands is the heart of Islamic “takeover” of Western countries – AND – Michigan, specifically the Detroit area, has one of the largest Islamic communities in the U.S.A.

Let us hope that these passengers were simply drunk…and not Islamic terrorists. 

Speaking of Islamic population centers, here are some Statistics to Know: (more…)

This is the question that so many Americans are asking in the aftermath of the killing rampage at Ft. Hood this past week.  Why?  Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman has even announced plans for an investigation into the military’s protocol in regard to how and why they “missed the signs” of a man in distress.  Why?  (more…)

And just when you thought you had heard it all…

It appears that our industrious government is more concerned with making nice to the Muslim community rather than trying to root out terror elements.  Check out this from Politico.com’s Josh Gerstein:

Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to give a keynote speech next week to a Michigan group which includes the local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations even though the FBI has formally severed contacts with the controversial Muslim civil rights organization.   [Click here for full article.]

And this from the New York Times by David Johnston and Scott Shane:

Intelligence agencies intercepted communications last year and this year between the military psychiatrist accused of shooting to death 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., and a radical cleric in Yemen known for his incendiary anti-American teachings.  But the federal authorities dropped an inquiry into the matter…  [Click to read full story]

And then ABC reports that not only did the Army know of Hasan’s interest in al Qaeda, but it is most probable that the CIA and/or other U.S. intel services also were tracking Maj. Hasan:

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.  [Click here for story]

Stay tuned…I’m sure there will be more outrageous, yet politically correct, decisions to be uncovered.

BREAKING NEWS: PAKISTAN BOMBED

Posted: October 28, 2009 by April Watkins in al Qaeda, Breaking News, Taliban, Terrorism
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Peshwar bombingDetails are just coming in from correspondents in Pakistan, where a huge car bomb has exploded in a Peshawar market killing nearly 100 people and injuring 200 more. Many others are trapped beneath fallen buildings.

While no claim of responsibility for the bombing has been forthcoming, Pakistani government officials are pointing blame toward Taliban and al Qaeda militants set on avenging the latest round of Pakistani army attacks on Taliban and al Qaeda strongholds. (more…)