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**Written by Doug Powers You just knew this was coming: GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations’ top human rights official called on the United States Tuesday to give the U.N. details about Osama bin Laden’s killing and said that all counter-terrorism operations must respect international law. [...] “This was a complex operation and it would […]
**Written by Doug Powers New York Governor David Paterson offered to help find another site for the mosque/cultural center planned near Ground Zero, but it sounds like some of the project’s supporters first want to see what kind of place Greg Gutfeld opens up next door before making a final decision: “While we have a […]
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“They might turn 9-11 into something sacred…”
Remember the cross-shaped beams pulled from the wreckage at the World Trade Center on 9/11? The symbol of faith and hope that inspired rescue workers and 9/11 families is being moved from the site. The 20-foot-tall artifact was discovered in the smoking ruins two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and became a […]
Debra Burlingame exposes the squandering of 9/11 memorial funds: The American people, watching the horrific scenes in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania, voiced nary a peep of dissent when the federal government handed over $21 billion in disaster relief–$18 billion in rebuilding bonds and tax credits, and $2.8 billion in immediate cash grants–to the state […]
The fight to protect Ground Zero from the Blame America crowd continues today with a rally tomorrow in NYC beginning at 930am EDT. Go to Take Back the Memorial for more details, and the latest news on the 9/11 families efforts to stop construction of the “International Freedom Center” on hallowed ground. *** Previous: Take […]
Michelle has written before about plans to turn the 9/11 memorial in New York City at Ground Zero into an International Freedom Center that would focus on threats to freedom throughout history and around to world instead of a tribute and memorial to those who died on 9/11. She blogged about it here and wrote […]
Good news to report in the battle over Ground Zero: one component of the Blame America building that was planned at the 9/11 memorial site in New York City will not be housed there. Via AP: One museum planned as part of a cultural center at the World Trade Center site will not be moving […]
I couldn’t let this snark-itorial from the New York Times pass without note today. The paper attacks the 9/11 families who oppose turning Ground Zero into the Blame America monument, an issue covered closely on this blog since Debra Burlingame first spoke out about the plans in her whistleblowing Wall Street Journal op-ed last month. […]
The battle continues.
The battle over Ground Zero continues. Bloomberg.com reports that the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation is looking for alternative sites for the International Freedom Center and Drawing Center: The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, acknowledging protests by relatives of Sept. 11 victims, is taking “one last look” at alternatives to placing a “museum of freedom” […]
John Derbyshire imagines the consequences… Scott Johnson at Power Line has more. Take Back the Memorial responds to Tom Bernstein. *** Previous: Take Back the Memorial: D.C. rally Take Back the Memorial: Heat’s on Take back the memorial: rallying on Take back the memorial: more voices raised Battle at Ground Zero: The IFC responds Take […]
9/11 families who oppose the Blame America monument planned at Ground Zero will be in Washington, D.C., today for a noon press conference and walking tour of national memorials. Check out all the latest at Take Back the Memorial.
The battle over Ground Zero continues, and the public relations master for the Blame America side is losing his cool. – Check out this must-see segment from the O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night in which Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade describes an off-air confrontation between 9/11 family member Debra Burlingame–who blew the whistle on the […]
The battle over Ground Zero continues. Today, at 12 noon EST, there will be a rally and press conference in NYC to “Take Back the Memorial. More comments from 9/11 families here. Thoughts from Jeff Jarvis on the left, LGF on the right. Cox & Forkum weigh in further. Good on the rally organizers for […]
The New York Times remains silent, but the New York Post weighs in: America has done more to advance the cause of freedom than any other nation on earth. And nothing less than an unambiguous celebration of American values will be appropriate for this memorial. The New York Post intends to follow this debate closely, […]
Dick Tofel, president of the International Freedom Center, has a smooth piece in the WSJ today attempting to counter Debra Burlingame’s devastating op-ed on the hijacking of Ground Zero. He fails. At least he abandoned the tactic he used with me of trying to minimize the amount of opposition in this country to the blame-America […]
Robert at Lime Shurbet has set up a new “Take Back the Memorial” website with handy contact links to keep pressure on local and federal officials over the battle for Ground Zero. Meanwhile, Roger L. Simon has a proposal for Soros and Company. And check out the post–and especially the interesting comments–on the memorial fight […]
My new column is here, picking up on Debra Burlingame’s WSJ op-ed yesterday regarding the America-bashing ACLU/human rights cabal’s plans to turn the 9/11 memorial in NYC into the world’s largest Blame America monument. Excerpt: Do we really want Ground Zero to be the playground of anti-war financiers, moral equivalence peddlers, and Guantanamo Bay alarmists? […]
Must-read. Debra Burlingame, sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines fight 77, which terrorists crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, has blown the whistle on George Soros and other human rights zealots who are trying to turn Ground Zero into a blame-America monument. Her piece is up at the […]