UPDATE: I want names: Multiple airline issues; scrambled jets on 10th anniversary of 9-11 #911


UPDATE 9/12/11:  According to MSNBC, on the AA flight, there were two Israelis and one Russian questioned and released. No names given.

According to Detroit Free Press, on the Frontier flight, all released, no names given:

The three passengers who were taken off the plane in handcuffs were released Sunday night, and no charges were filed against them, airport spokesman Scott Wintner said.

And apparently on the United 3681, the men were found to be air marshals.  But people on the plane said the two men were taken off in handcuffs.  Still no names and still questionable.

And, apparently, I am not the only one wondering about names of “unruly” passengers.

ORIGINAL POST BELOW:

Just in the last half hour or so I have read about 3 different airline incidents today involving “unruly” passengers.

I want names!  None of the articles so far mention the names of the passengers in question.

These occurences may be coincidence, but I doubt it.  The names may be Smith, Jones, or Johnson, but I doubt it.

Today, a flight from LAX to JFK, experience “unruly passengers” and military jets were scrambled to follow the plane:

Sources told CBS News, the three passengers on Flight 34 were disruptive, moving in and out of lavatories, even at one point locking themselves inside……The unruly passengers eventually returned to their seats and were being questioned by federal authorities after the plane touched down at JFK, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported. …The North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled two F-16 jets to shadow Flight 34 until it landed safely at Kennedy Airport at 4:10 p.m. Sunday…..A law enforcement official said the incident was not believed to be terror related. Smith said a “security concern” was brought to the airline’s attention but the plane’s captain never declared any sort of security threat and never requested law enforcement help.

So why were jets scrambled if there was no request for help?  Who were the unruly passengers and were they detained after questioning?

Similarly, this afternoon, three people have been detained in Detroit after “suspicious” activity and locking themselves in the bathroom:

Frontier Flight 623, with 116 passengers on board, landed without incident in Detroit at 3:30 p.m. EDT after the crew reported that two people were spending “an extraordinarily long time” in a bathroom, Frontier spokesman Peter Kowalchuck said.

// The Airbus 318 taxied to a pad away from the terminal and police took three passengers into custody, Kowalchuck said. The three escorted off the plane in handcuffs included two men and a woman.
Two F-16s were dispatched to shadow the Airbus, said John Cornelio, spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.
And a third incident hasn’t even made it to the mainstream news  from what I can find.  From Townhall.com:
Young America’s Foundation Program Officer Ron Meyer was aboard United …Flight 3681 going from St. Louis to Dulles Airport near Washington D.C.  and has informed me the plane was forced to land 10 minutes ago after two men stood up on the plane and declared they were Federal Air Marshals. The men were then asked for paperwork to prove the claim, and when it couldn’t be produced, the plane made an emergency landing. Passengers are being forced to deplane, all luggage is being checked again and all passengers must be checked back in.
Well, that’s new tactic…..and I still want to know names.
And updated report from Townhall.com states that Oliver North was also on the United 3681 flight.
Perhaps we will get updates on the names of the people involved in these “suspicious” but “non-threatening” plane episode on 9-11-11.
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Funny of the Day: Archie Bunker is not happy with Obama


From Moonbattery:

After all these years, Archie Bunker still makes more sense than the moonbats who created him.

 

Oh…Awwwrrchie! That’s funny!

Never Forget, 9-11-01.


(Source: New York Magazine)

9-11-01.

Never forget the evil of that day…the evil we are still fighting and that still wants us all dead.  

 God Bless the victims of 9-11 and their families.  America hasn’t forgotten you.

From September, 2009, a first hand account and emotions of 9-11-2001.   From Hot Air.com’s Green Room by Andy Levy:

The following was taken from Allahpundit’s twitter stream, over roughly a two-hour period on the night of 9/10. This may be the first time – no, it is the first time – that I’ve ever seen anything on twitter that reads like poetry. For this reason, I’ve preserved the form as best as possible.

Eight years ago, I remember opening my eyes at 8:46 a.m. in my downtown Manhattan apartment because…

…I thought a truck had crashed in the street outside

I remember pacing my apartment for the next 15 minutes thinking, stupidly, that a gas line might have been hit in the North Tower…

…and then I heard another explosion. I hope no one ever hears anything like it.

All I can say to describe it is: Imagine the sound of thousands of Americans screaming on a city street

It was unbelievable, almost literally

I remember being on the sidewalk and there was an FBI agent saying he was cordoning off the street…

…and then, the next day, when I went back for my cats, they told me I might see bodies lying in front of my apartment building (I didn’t)

We held a memorial service in October for my cousin’s husband, who was “missing” but not really…

He worked for Cantor Fitzgerald. They found a piece of his ribcage in the rubble not too long afterwards.

This is the guy who conspired to murder him: http://is.gd/38h7y

Had a friend from the high school speech and debate team who disappeared from the 105th floor

Had another friend of a friend who worked on the 80th floor or so, married six weeks before the attack…

Speculation is that he was right in the plane’s path, and was killed instantly when it plowed through the building

Did a bit of legal work for a couple whose son worked in the upper floors. Was dating someone else up there at the time…

I was told that she managed to call her parents while they were trapped up there and that the call “was not good”

Never found out if it was cut off by the building collapsing or not

I remember opening my eyes at 8:46 a.m. thinking “I hope that was just a pothole.” Then I heard a guy outside my window say, “Oh shit”

Opened the window, looked to my left, saw huge smoke coming out of the WTC

Left at around 9:30, decided to walk uptown thinking that the buildings would never collapse and that…

…I’d be back in my apartment by the next night. I never went back. It was closed off until December.

I remember thinking when I was a few blocks away that the towers might collapse, and so I walked faster…

…although I sneered at myself later for thinking that might be true and for being a coward. Although not for long.

To this day, you can find photos of thousands of people congregated in the blocks surrounding the Towers, seemingly…

…waiting for them to fall that day

When I got to midtown, rumors were that Camp David and the Sears Tower had also been destroyed. I remember looking around…

…and thinking that we had to get out of Manhattan, as this might be some pretext to get us into the street and hit us with some germ

I callled my dad — and somehow miraculously got through — and told him I was alive, then headed for the 59th street bridge

To this day, the scariest memory is being on that bridge, looking at the Towers smoking in the distance,

and thinking maybe the plotters had wired the bridge too to explode beneath us while we were crossing it.

I remember talking to some guy on the bridge that we’d get revenge, but…

…you had to see the smoke coming from the Towers in the distance. It was like a volcano

I remember being down there two months later. There was a single piece of structure…

…maybe five stories tall of the lattice-work still standing. It looked like a limb of a corpse sticking up out of the ground.

They knocked it down soon after

At my office, which I had just joined, I was told that…

…some people had seen the jumpers diving out the windows to escape the flames that morning

There was a video online, posted maybe two years ago, shot from the hotel across the street,,,

…and it showed roughly 10-12 bodies flattened into panackes lying in the central plaza

Maybe it’s still online somewhere

You have to see it to understand, though. You get a sense of it from the Naudet brothers documentary hearing…

…the explosions as the bodies land in the plaza, but seeing it and hearing it are two different things

I remember after I got over the bridge into Queens, I heard a noise overheard…

…that I’d never heard before. It was an F-15, on patrol over New York. Very odd sound. A high-pitched wheeze.

I remember on Sept. 12, when I got on the train to go downtown and try to get my cats out of the apartment…

…the Village was utterly deserted. No one on the streets. Like “28 Days Later” if you’ve seen that

We made it to a checkpoint and the cop said go no further, until my mom intervened. Then he took pity…

…and agreed to let me downtown IF I agreed that any exposure to bodies lying in the streets was my own fault.

Didn’t see any bodies, but I did see soldiers, ATF, FBI, and so on. The ground was totally covered by white clay…

…which I knew was formed by WTC dust plus water from the FDNY. It look like a moonscape.

There was a firefighter at the intersection and I flagged him down and asked if I could borrow his flashlight, since…

…all buildings downtown had no power. He gave me a pen flashlight.

The doors to my building at Park Place were glass but had kicked in, presumably by the FDNY, to see if there were…

…survivors inside. When I got in there, all power was out. No elevators, no hall lights…

…I had to feel my way to the hall and make my way up to my apartment on the third floor by feeling my way there…

…When I got there, the cats were alive. There was WTC dust inside the apartment, but…

…for whatever reason, I had closed the windows before I left to walk uptown that day, so dust was minimal. I loaded them…

…into the carrier and took them back to Queens. That was the last I could get into the apartment until December 2001,…

…and then it was only to get in, take whatever belongings were salvageable (i.e. not computer), and get out. I lived…

in that apartment from 7/2001 to 9/2001, but given the diseases longtime residents have had…

…I’m lucky I decided to move

My only other significant memory is being in the lobby of the apartment building on 9/11…

…and trying to console some woman who lived there who said her father worked on the lower floors of the WTC. I assume…

…he made it out alive, but she was hysterical as of 9:30 that a.m. Who could blame her?

I do remember feeling embarrassed afterwards that…

…I initially thought the smoke coming out of the North Tower was due to a fire or something, but…

…it’s hard to explain the shock of realizing you’re living through a historical event while you’re living through it.

For months afterwards, I tried to tell people how I thought maybe the Towers…

…were going to be hit by six or seven or eight planes in succession. Which sounds nuts, but once you’re in the moment…

…and crazy shit is happening, you don’t know how crazy that script is about to get.

When I left at 9:30, I thought more planes were coming.

I left because I thought, “Well, if these planes hit the building the right way, it could fall and land on mine.”\

I remember getting to 57th Street and asking some dude, “What happened?”

And he said, “They collapsed” and I couldn’t believe both of them had gone down. Even after the planes hit…

…I remembered that the Empire State Building had taken a hit from a military plane during WWII and still stood tall

So it was never a serious possibility that the WTC would collapse. I assumed…

…that the FDNY would get up there, put out the fire, and the WTC would be upright but with gigantic holes in it

It took an hour for the first tower to go down, 90 minutes for the second.

Even now, despite the smoke, I’m convinced most of the people trapped at the top were alive…

…and waiting, somehow, for a rescue. The couple whose legal case I worked for told me that…

…their son and his GF contacted her father very shortly before the collapse. Which makes sense. As much smoke as there was…

…if you have a five-story hole in the wall to let air in to breathe, you’re going to linger on.

So for many people, the choice probably quickly became: Hang on, endure the smoke, or jump

If you listen to the 911 calls, which I advise you not to do, some of them chose “hang on”

Although needless to say, if you ever saw the Towers…

…you know how dire things must have been up there to make anyone think the better solution was “jump”

They were ENORMOUS.

Another weird memory: Shortly after I got my apartment in lower Manhattan, on Park Place…

…I remember taking my brother to see “The Others,” which had just opened.

And afterwards I remember taking him up to the rooftop of my building to admire the Towers. According to Wikipedia…

“The Others” opened on August 10, 2001, so this must have been within 10 days or so afterwards. Very eerie.

And I remember we also went to Morton’s and Borders right inside the WTC complex to celebrate my new job

That Borders was gutted, needless to say, on 9/11. You could see the frame of the building in the WTC lobby after the attack

I was reading magazines in there the week or two before

One of the weirdest feelings, which I’m sure everyone can share, is that I remember distinctly feeling…

…in the month or two before the attack that “important” news no longer existed. It was all inane bullshit about…

…shark attacks and Gary Condit and overaged pitchers in the Little League World Series. To this day…

…I try never to grumble about a slow news day because the alternative is horrifyingly worse

After the attack, maybe a month after, I remember going to see “Zoolander” in Times Square and…

…coming up out of the subway tunnel having the distinct fear that…

…the sky would light up and a mushroom cloud would appear instantly above my head in my lost moment of consciousness. No joke. In fact…

…I ended up going to bed around 6:30 p.m. for maybe three months after 9/11.

Even when I ended up working downtown for years after that, with a luxurious view of upper Manhattan from the top floors…

…I always feared looking out the window because I was paranoid that at that precise moment, the flash would go off…

…and that’d be the last thing I see. And in fact, for a moment in 2003 when the power went out city-wide,

…I did think that was what was happening. The wages of 9/11.

I leave you with this, my very favorite film about the WTC. If you’re a New Yorker, have a hanky handy. No. 3 is golden http://is.gd/38qsT

One more note: If you’ve never seen a photo of the smoke coming from the Trade Center after the collapse, find one.

Watching it from the 59th bridge, it looked like a volcano. There was so much smoke, it was indescribable. Just *erupting* from the wreckage

“You Picked a Fine Time to Lead Us, Barack”


With nuclear arms in the hands of rogue nations and Obama’s disarming of America….the healthcare takeover, the slush fund bailouts, bashing of our allies, and on and on…..Well, all I can say is, “You Picked a Fine Time to Lead Us, Barack”  🙂

So true, so true!

‘They Need to Be Liberated From Their God’


The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about Mosab Hassan Yousef, a spy for Israel and the son of the founder of Hamas, who converted to Christianity from Islam and now resides in low profile in Southern California.

He is seeking asylum in the US and tells the story of a good father and childhood. But after seeing the brutality of many Muslims in Hamas and other places, he decided to accept an offer from Israel to become a spy.  He spied for Israel for several years until he decided he was tired of spying in 2006.  By that time, he had converted to Christianity and has moved to the US.  His family has disowned him.

Here are some of his words in the article….but the whole read is very interesting from a Christian perspective but also because through Yousef we see can through one set of eyes from a non-violent Muslim and his conversion to Christianity.  

About his turn from Islam to Christianity:

‘I absolutely know that in anybody’s eyes I was a traitor,” says Mosab Hassan Yousef. “To my family, to my nation, to my God. I crossed all the red lines in my society. I didn’t leave one that I didn’t cross.”

About Christianity’s lessons on love and caring:

“I converted to Christianity because I was convinced by Jesus Christ as a character, as a personality. I loved him, his wisdom, his love, his unconditional love. I didn’t leave [the Islamic] religion to put myself in another box of religion. At the same time it’s a beautiful thing to see my God exist in my life and see the change in my life. I see that when he does exist in other Middle Easterners there will be a change.

With that statement, my own thoughts turn to our founders and the fact that they established our country based on the moral values espoused in the Bible.   Our country has been well-served with those principles and has been a clear “change” from almost all other civilizations in history.  (Which is why we must continue fighting Obama’s anti-freedom agenda with all we have…but that is a post for another day)

 With that foundation, and through the resolve of President George W Bush, we’ve eliminated an evil regime and established a fledgling democracy in Iraq based on a moral law of individual freedom and government of the people.  Perhaps the very extension of our Judeo-Christian-based system into the Middle East and the recent successful elections in Iraq are proof that Yousef’s statement on God’s love and wisdom and accompanying change is accurate.

More on Yousef’s view of Christianity:

“I’m not trying to convert the entire nation of Israel and the entire nation of Palestine to Christianity. But at least if you can educate them about the ideology of love, the ideology of forgiveness, the ideology of grace. Those principles are great regardless, but we can’t deny they came from Christianity as well.”

On Islam’s violent “god” and the ideological war we are fighting:

As the son of a Muslim cleric, he says he had reached the conclusion that terrorism can’t be defeated without a new understanding of Islam. …… 

…….Do you consider your father a fanatic? “He’s not a fanatic,” says Mr. Yousef. “He’s a very moderate, logical person. What matters is not whether my father is a fanatic or not, he’s doing the will of a fanatic God. It doesn’t matter if he’s a terrorist or a traditional Muslim. At the end of the day a traditional Muslim is doing the will of a fanatic, fundamentalist, terrorist God. I know this is harsh to say. Most governments avoid this subject. They don’t want to admit this is an ideological war.

and the lies of Islam:

“The problem is not in Muslims,” he continues. “The problem is with their God. They need to be liberated from their God. He is their biggest enemy. It has been 1,400 years they have been lied to.”

And the very fact that Yousef lives under the veil of continued threat against his life clearly exhibits the difference between what he describes as the lying God of Islam and the loving God of Christianity.  For simply speaking out against his former religion, the followers of Islam, including his family, are taught to hate him, if not eliminate him.

OUTRAGEOUS: 2000 Cole-bombing charges dropped by order of Obama


USS Cole Damage after terrorist bombing in 2000

USS Cole Damage after terrorist bombing in 2000

Several days ago, Obama signed an executive order ordering military commission halted until further review of Guantanamo and its operations.

I believe this is the last of the military commission trials that were pending out of Gitmo to be dropped. The charges against the 2000 Cole bombing suspect have been dropped on Obama’s orders. Apparently, the suspect will still be held and could be tried again at a later date, but the case was in progress and eight years after the bombing there is still no justice for the families of those murdered by terrorists in a Yemen port.

From YahooNews:
The Pentagon’s senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, upholding President Barack Obama’s order to freeze military tribunals there. The charges against suspected al-Qaida bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri marked the last active Guantanamo war crimes case.

The legal move by Susan J. Crawford, the top legal authority for military trials at Guantanamo, brings all cases into compliance with Obama’s Jan. 22 executive order to halt terrorist court proceedings at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Crawford dismissed the charges against al-Nashiri without prejudice. That means new charges can be brought again later. He will remain in prison for the time being.

“It was her decision, but it reflects the fact that the president has issued an executive order which mandates that the military commissions be halted, pending the outcome of several reviews of our operations down at Guantanamo,” Morrell said late Thursday night.

The ruling also gives the White House time to review the legal cases of all 245 terror suspects held there and decide whether they should be prosecuted in the U.S. or released to other nations.

When you really get down to brass tacks on this…..it appears to me that Obama would much rather appease his far-left, Bush Deranged supporters and “claim” he is for “our human value” than vie on the side of security and our military.

In reality, Obama can still look into the operations of Gitmo if he is hell-bent to do so, but in the interest of justice, security, and  the American victims of the thugs held in Gitmo, why not just continue the commissions already in progress?

Bottom line – To me Obama would much rather secure the “human rights” of America-hating thugs than to secure justice for the American people.  OH, and if he can appease his and the left’s hatred of Bush in the process then so be it!

Thought for the Day


Who can honestly believe the Muslim world wishes for anything other than annihilation of Israel and the West?

For one thing, they are pretty open in communicating their interest in seeking bloodshed and death to Israel and across the Western World….

But just from a practical standpoint, how can anyone expect valid negotiations and peaceful co-existence with people who do this to THEMSELVES at least one day a year?

A peek into Islam’s Martyrdom Holiday, Ashura.  Ashura marks the Shiite Muslims commemoration of the 7th century killing of their most revered Saint Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, a symbol of martyrdom for Shiites (hat tip to Sweetness & Light):

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Afghan Shiites flagellate themselves with knives during the Ashura procession in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009.

Shi’ite Muslims gash their heads with blades during a ceremony marking Ashura in Nabatieh, south Lebanon, January 7, 2009.

Shi’ite Muslims gash their heads with blades during a ceremony marking Ashura in Nabatieh, south Lebanon, January 7, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And let’s not forget what they do to THEIR OWN CHILDREN!

A Shi’ite Muslim taps the head of a baby with a razor to draw blood during a ceremony marking Ashura in Nabatieh, south Lebanon, January 7, 2009.

A Shi’ite Muslim taps the head of a baby with a razor to draw blood during a ceremony marking Ashura in Nabatieh, south Lebanon, January 7, 2009.

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 I pray for that baby…those pictures are heartbreaking and just the tip of the iceberg, I’m sure!

In a rational human environment, this behavior is considered psychotic, better known as a “loss of contact with reality”. 
These people are convinced to do this to THEMSELVES…imagine what they have been taught that YOU deserve…and what they’d do if given the chance!
We need to know what we are up against and these pictures tell a huge story!  (And it is something the Main Stream Media will not be informing you about any time soon.)