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Don't be weirded out by the guy giving hugs and high fives at Living Kitchen Saturday - Charlotte Five

6 hours 6 min ago

Charlotte Five

Don't be weirded out by the guy giving hugs and high fives at Living Kitchen Saturday
Charlotte Five
This is how he chose to respond to losing a friend in the 9/11 terrorist attacks — with simple, positive gestures. Sylvester claims to have given 184,064 hugs and high fives over the past 16 years. What's 25,000 more? For his summer road trip ...

Judging Al Qaeda's Record, Part I: Is the Organization in Decline? - Lawfare (blog)

Tue, 2017-06-27 19:43

Lawfare (blog)

Judging Al Qaeda's Record, Part I: Is the Organization in Decline?
Lawfare (blog)
The 9/11 attacks did encourage other jihadists to join Al Qaeda, particularly those in Afghanistan and Pakistan who now found themselves on the receiving end of the ferocious U.S. campaign, which did not differentiate between Al Qaeda members and those ...

Give Trump a Chance in the Middle East - Foreign Policy (blog)

Tue, 2017-06-27 15:08

Foreign Policy (blog)

Give Trump a Chance in the Middle East
Foreign Policy (blog)
After all, Iraq wasn't behind the 9/11 attacks and, as we discovered later, it didn't have weapons of mass destruction. Similarly, Washington's attitudes toward the ayatollahs in Iran was less of a reflection of American hostility toward the radical ...
Trump's chaos is covering for stealth escalation overseasWashington Post
News Analysis: Military intervention not solution to conflicts, terrorism in Middle EastXinhua

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America at War Since 9/11 - Common Dreams

Tue, 2017-06-27 14:15

Common Dreams

America at War Since 9/11
Common Dreams
During almost 16 years of war since the attacks of 9/11, the mystification on the “home front” has only grown, as attention has wandered and some of our ongoing wars (as in Afghanistan) have been largely forgotten. Our enemies change regularly. Who ...

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Has al-Muhajiroun been underestimated? - BBC News

Tue, 2017-06-27 09:41

BBC News

Has al-Muhajiroun been underestimated?
BBC News
"These were both intercepted as a result of intensive investigation by MI5 and police, and preceded the 7/7 attacks. So it is not right to say that the Islamist threat was ignored. "Priorities were chosen according to the threat posed by various groups ...

Paraguayan man linked to Hezbollah faces drug charges in Miami - Miami Herald

Mon, 2017-06-26 23:08

Miami Herald

Paraguayan man linked to Hezbollah faces drug charges in Miami
Miami Herald
Ottolenghi, whose foundation was formed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, focuses on foreign policy and national security. A former Oxford University lecturer, Ottolenghi said Hezbollah, with assistance from Iran, has become ingrained in ...

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A Victory for Symbolism - Commentary Magazine

Mon, 2017-06-26 21:27

Commentary Magazine

A Victory for Symbolism
Commentary Magazine
In justifying the travel ban, Trump's original executive order on January 27 made its main argument the 9/11 attacks, “when State Department policy prevented consular officers from properly scrutinizing the visa applications of several of the 19 ...

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Texas State University seeking man who went on '9/11 rant' - KXAN.com

Mon, 2017-06-26 17:54

KXAN.com

Texas State University seeking man who went on '9/11 rant'
KXAN.com
SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Police at Texas State University need help identifying a man who came into a classroom and “went on a rant” about the 9/11 attacks. University police say the incident happened on Friday, June 23 around 2 p.m. at a room ...

From 9/11 to Orlando, Ken Feinberg's Alter Ego in Compensating Victims - New York Times

Sun, 2017-06-25 09:58

New York Times

From 9/11 to Orlando, Ken Feinberg's Alter Ego in Compensating Victims
New York Times
In the past 16 years, Ms. Biros has quietly handed out $15.4 billion to thousands of victims of shootings, car crashes, pollution, sexual abuse and terrorist attacks. “There's me,” said Mr. Feinberg, “and there's Camille. And that's basically it.” The ...

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Trump's Terrorism Hyperbole Is Just What ISIS Had in Mind - Newsweek

Sat, 2017-06-24 12:10

Newsweek

Trump's Terrorism Hyperbole Is Just What ISIS Had in Mind
Newsweek
When it comes to the politics, American policymakers since 9/11 have confronted an undeniable reality: The next attack is a question of when, not if. In the months and first few years after the 2001 attacks, the going assumption was that the next wave ...

A Brief History of Terror in Saudi Arabia - Newsweek

Sat, 2017-06-24 10:39

Express.co.uk

A Brief History of Terror in Saudi Arabia
Newsweek
The kingdom has been accused by many, including U.S. President Donald Trump, of supporting terror, with Saudi nationals making up 15 of the 19 hijackers responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Parallels have also been drawn between Wahhabism, the ...
Saudi Arabia thwarts huge terror attack on world's largest Mosque ahead of Ramadan finaleExpress.co.uk

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Somerset County coroner recalls 9/11, aftermath - New Jersey Herald

Sat, 2017-06-24 04:12

New Jersey Herald

Somerset County coroner recalls 9/11, aftermath
New Jersey Herald
Miller gather with families one more time on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks - Sept. 11, 2011. The group had decided that three caskets of still-unidentified remains should be buried at the crash site during a private funeral. The service was ...

Senator calls strikes on Syrian forces 'unlawful' - Military Times

Fri, 2017-06-23 13:16

Military Times

Senator calls strikes on Syrian forces 'unlawful'
Military Times
“The 2001 authorization said we can take action against the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks. Nobody claims that Syria was a perpetrator. Nobody claims that they are connected to al-Qaida. In fact, they're battling against al-Qaida in Syria,” Kaine said.

Hyping the Terrorist Threat: Trump Makes an Old Problem Worse - Just Security

Fri, 2017-06-23 10:03

Just Security

Hyping the Terrorist Threat: Trump Makes an Old Problem Worse
Just Security
It was no easy feat to communicate to the American people the fact that al-Qaeda core, the group responsible for the 9/11 attacks, had been decimated, while horrific attacks continued to spread to places like London, Paris, Brussels as well as closer ...

Vandals desecrate 9/11 plaque in Endor Garden - The Riverdale Press

Fri, 2017-06-23 07:49

The Riverdale Press

Vandals desecrate 9/11 plaque in Endor Garden
The Riverdale Press
The mostly wood plaque featured the names of Riverdalians lost in the 9/11 attacks. Herb Eysser, a resident in a nearby apartment building, noticed the memorial missing, but simply thought someone was cleaning it up a bit. “At first I thought a lady in ...

Accused 9/11 mastermind challenges war court appeals panel - Miami Herald

Thu, 2017-06-22 21:57

Miami Herald

Accused 9/11 mastermind challenges war court appeals panel
Miami Herald
Lawyers for the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks are asking a federal court to disqualify a Duke law professor who also serves on a Pentagon appellate panel from hearing a war court challenge. The 232-page filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals in ...

At FBI, Mueller Oversaw Post-9/11 Torture - Consortium News

Wed, 2017-06-21 13:50

Consortium News

At FBI, Mueller Oversaw Post-9/11 Torture
Consortium News
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court gave him and other former senior Bush administration officials legal immunity for the vicious abuses committed against more than 700 foreigners who were rounded up with little or no cause after the 9/11 attacks.

WTC Greenmarket Returns 16 Years After 9/11 - Patch.com

Tue, 2017-06-20 15:55

Patch.com

WTC Greenmarket Returns 16 Years After 9/11
Patch.com
NEW YORK, NY – A farmers market that operated in the shadow of the World Trade Center has reopened –16 years after the 9/11 attacks forced it to close. Its return is being marked as a major step in the revitalization of downtown. Many of the farmers ...

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Bush admin officials can't be held liable for post-9/11 Muslim profiling & abuse, SCOTUS rules - RT

Tue, 2017-06-20 01:06

Bush admin officials can't be held liable for post-9/11 Muslim profiling & abuse, SCOTUS rules
RT
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the FBI arrested and detained more than 700 non-US citizens of Muslim, Arab and South Asian heritage on immigration charges. The lawsuit charges that those immigrants were detained in harsh conditions, despite only ...

Can We Predict Where Terrorists Will Strike Next? - Newsweek

Mon, 2017-06-19 15:49

Newsweek

Can We Predict Where Terrorists Will Strike Next?
Newsweek
Extrapolation doesn't always work. According to data from the Global Terrorism Database, from 1970 to 2001, fatalities in the worst terrorist attacks increased by an order of magnitude every 10 to 15 years, culminating in the 9/11 attacks, in which ...