Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Year

What's there to say at this point? Even after the past eight years, the continued freedom of bin Laden and al-Zawahiri is an outrage that stands alone. But they told us years ago how serious they were about the hunt, didn't they?

For those who have never seen them, the following clips were prosecution exhibits in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui. The first is a tape of Kevin Cosgrove, an employee of Aon on the 105th floor of the south tower, synchronized with video of the WTC as it appeared during the phone call. The second is a tape of Melissa Doi, who was on the 83rd floor of the south tower.

The government used these against Moussaoui for a reason: they're powerful. Don't play them if you don't want to be deeply affected. Do play them if you're not furious that those responsible are still free.


Blogger Spider said...

I was born in NY (Long Island), and grew up in the shadow of the City. I had a love/hate relationship with NY all my life. I left LI at 17 to goto college in NC. No matter how hard I tried my NY accent would occasionaly shine through. But still, I couldn't have tried harder to leave NY behind.

In 2002, I moved back to NY, this time living in Queens, for grad school. After 5 years there I realized that I will always be a "New Yawker" no matter how far I move away or how hard I try to hide it.

It is with that preface that I want anyone who reads this comment to understand where I come from.

There does exist any words in the English language to express my rage, my frustration, my abject anger and disdain for the fact that men who perpetrated this event still run free 7 years later.

How hard can it be to track a 6 foot plus man who needs a fucking dialysis machine!!! There is a limited amount of places in the world he can hide or to track how his medical equipment gets to him. It's not like there are a tremendous amount of companies out there making dialysis machine supplies!!! How had can it be to fucking track that!!!

As a New Yorker, an American, and as just a human being that believes that there should be some modicum or law or karma in this world, words don't exist for my rage.

For this failure, more than any other of their failures, I will NEVER forgive the Bush Administration. I'll let slide the fact that 9-11 happened on their watch, even after the implications that the administration may have let 9-11 happen, but I can not, and will not let Bin Laden's continued freedom go unnoticed and unforgiven.

His head should be on spike on the Brooklyn Bridge and not on his shoulders as he makes another video tape to his followers!!!

And perhaps this may not be the best, or healthiest for my soul, way to honor those who died, but I've tried feeling otherwise and the rage always boils up.

9/11/2008 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spider, your anger is misplaced. Dana Perino sez that the guy responsible for the September 11 attacks IS behind bars:

Q But Osama bin Laden is the one that -- you keep talking about his lieutenants, and, yes, they are very important, but Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of 9/11 --

MS. PERINO: No, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the mastermind of 9/11, and he's sitting in jail right now.

Feel better?

Satire is truly impossible with these creatures.

On a related note, when I fired up my US gummint workstation today, I was treated to a little PowerPoint slideshow about "Patriot Day", which today supposedly is. Where the FUCK did that come from? Has anybody else heard September 11 called "Patriot Day"?

These fuckers use "1984" like an operating manual.

9/11/2008 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Yes, actually Anon above me, I have heard of this supposed holiday. If you're a government employee, shouldn't you have the day off? Go yell at someone about that.

9/11/2008 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never ever forget.

9/11/2008 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Kilfarsnar said...

Indeed, words fail. Those videos bring back the sadness and rage that followed the attacks. Like Spider, I am also a native New Yawker. I moved to Boston for college in the early '90's. But my father worked in the World Trade Center. He was able to evacuate in time, being on a lower floor. I talked to him this morning about his memories and impressions of that day.

Like everyone, I would like nothing more than to see those responsible brought to justice. It is an absolute disgrace that we have not.

What kind of country do we live in where such a horrible crime can be committed and no one is held to account? Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? That guy confessed to everything but the Boston Tea Party. That Dana Perino is great at telling you the sky is red and then looking at you like you're the idiot. It is so obvious that this administration is playing games with us. All we get from them are excuses and misdirection. Is this how truly concerned people act?

The attacks of seven years ago, and our government and country's reaction to it has been seriously disillusioning. Seven years on and we are less free, more scared, in dire economic straits, and hated around the world.

Seriously, what the fuck?

9/11/2008 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Kilfarsnar said...

Oh, and Patriot's Day is already a holiday in Massachusetts (and Maine I think). It commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord on the third Monday of April. I see via the Intertubes that there is also now a holiday called Patriot Day that commemorates Sept. 11th. Who knew?

From Wikipedia:

U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of 407-0 on October 25, 2001. It requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day." President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001 (as Public Law 107-89). It is a discretionary day of remembrance.

9/11/2008 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean telling the American people to "Go shopping" or "take a trip" wasn't enough?

We just had the wrong people, the wrong administration, the wrong party in the WH, who fought the wrong war, when the critical time came when we needed our government most. The Republican party would rather play cheap games. These are and have been serious times, that required serious people, not puppet Presidents or close-minded ideologies.

What progress has this administration made towards implementing the 9/11 commission recommendations?

9/11/2008 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine for a moment that Al Gore had been president on 9/11, and had ignored a PDB saying "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US".

Do you actually think he'd still be president 7 years later?

- Whammer

9/11/2008 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is
Osama Bin FORGOTTON (unless its convenient to whip up the masses).
I remember working off of Grand Central at the time, watching the faces of the lost every day for months on end. While this Administration has used the tragedy to enrich their friends (read Haliburton, et al), this country has become poorer materially and spiritually due to their not so benign neglect and active mismanagement. How pray tell is building an economy based on selling each other real estate on borrowed Chinese money a productive use of the American people's talent? Why is that American values are now tooted as buying the largest flat screen TV, new SUV, or McMansion instead of denouncing the use of torture and defense of individual liberty and human rights? Since when has it been that to be a "true" American is to be activly ignorant and parochial and that any semblance of eloquence or intelligence is "elitist" (If I remember correctly Reagan was pretty damn eloquent too and was smart before he lost his mind)?

-A "Cosmopolitan" New Yorker

9/11/2008 7:45 PM  
Anonymous goldhorder said...

Who knows...maybe they will catch Bin Laden. Our master don't need him anymore. We are going to get Russia back. Putin is the next Hitler. Let the bombs fly!!!!!!

9/12/2008 11:19 AM  
Anonymous proud-muslim-arab-american said...

there is no question that that day was horrific for us all as americans and as human beings - nothing can ever justify that crime against humanity

however since being exposed to the 911 truth movement and (forget about the theories that sound too outrageous) looking at the events of that day and the lack of media coverage of certain clear as day facts (why the collapse of 47 story wtc7 after 5pm that day, why in the history of civil engineering there has only been 3 cases of a steel framed building collapsing from fire - the 3 wtc buildings, why there is not a shred of evidence of a boeing fuselage piece ever found at the pentagon, where is any evidence of a fuselage of the PA downed boeing as major examples) -- the official story is extremely suspect looking at the most basic of evidence there is no way in my mind that some ppl living in a cave could have coordinated all this given the complexity of things in the US

EVERYONE has a responsiblity to look into this -- ever since MY eyes were opened there have been many sleepless nights - first because of realizing the that there is much behind the curtain that is orchestrated and second because the muslim and arab worlds are being used, dehumanized and blamed for the atrocity of that day

on another note the genocide that has been inflicted on the iraqis is proportionately equivalent to a 9-11 happening EVERY SINGLE DAY for OVER 10 YEARS (compare the deaths inflicted on the 25 mill iraqis - lets not talk for now about the afgans) - do the math and you will not escape the facts

ppl: open your eyes and you will not believe anything in the msm ever again

for starters see online for free the video "loose change"

welcome the sleepless nights that follow upon having your eyes opened

9/14/2008 1:04 AM  
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