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Zawahiri, believed dead, appears in video on 9/11 anniversary.
Bin Laden, known dead, doesn't.
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-Great Cultural Revolution
Capitol Police 'covering up 14,000 hours of video about what really happened'
[WND] Judicial Watch is a government watchdog in Washington that routinely takes government entities to court for failing to supply information to the public that really belongs to the public.

It can't do that with Congress, because Congress has decided the Freedom of Information Act law is one that it doesn't need to follow.

So now Judicial Watch is asking a court for an order for "discovery," a legal process through which evidence can be brought to the light in legal disputes.

The issue is the evidence that the U.S. Capitol Police agency has regarding the turmoil and violence that happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

That's the day that President Trump held a morning rally, with tens of thousands of people. After that, thousands went to the Capitol, where Congress was scheduled to vote on the outcome of the 2020 presidential race.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/13/2021 08:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under:

#1  © Pelosi's Pigs
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/13/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Why is the Capitol Police under Congress anyway? Why does a speaker of the house (elected by a very small fraction of the population) have what amounts to a standing army?
And Congress should not have the power to exempt itself from anything.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/13/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Nothing said about Jan 6 has any validity as long as the massive amount of such evidence is being withheld from the public.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 09/13/2021 15:14 Comments || Top||

#4  I am no lawyer, but it would appear the knowledge of the existence of such evidence and it's withholding by the gov't should be grounds for appeal of any related 6 Jan convictions. Perhaps that is why the legal process is progressing at such a snails pace. Why rush into an acquittal. Just inconvenience the detained as long as possible.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/13/2021 16:19 Comments || Top||

#5  It can't do that with Congress, because Congress has decided the Freedom of Information Act law is one that it doesn't need to follow.

What the heck laws do they follow? They ought to have to follow the same damn laws they make. That's the trouble with these elitists, they foster attitudes of superiority. No wonder people don't like them and their polls are in the dumper.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/13/2021 16:39 Comments || Top||

#6  #4 aka "all deliberate speed"
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/13/2021 17:09 Comments || Top||

Afghanistan: Failure of Operation Amanullah Khan
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
by Stanislav Tarasov

[Regnum] In 1919, Khabibullah Khan was allegedly accidentally killed while hunting in Afghanistan. He ruled the country for 18 years. Then his brother Nasrullah ascended the throne (only one week), who was immediately accused of fratricide. He was sent to prison by his nephew, Amanullah Khan, the third son of Habibullah. A year later, Nasrullah was killed in custody.

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Posted by: badanov || 09/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Politix
Unlikely Heroes: AOC and Bernie Sanders Could Sink Multi-Trillion-Dollar Spending Plans
[FEE] Ironically, it's the most socialist members of Congress who may accidentally prevent our country from going broke.

Here’s what’s going on. Progressive politicians like Speaker of the House Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
...Senator-for-life from New York, renowned for his love of standing in front of cameras and microphones. Schumer has been a professional politician since 1975, when disco was in flower, which is 45.77134 years, or 320.39938 years in dog years. Senate minority leader as of 2017...
are pushing a $1+ trillion infrastructure bill and a $3.5+ trillion "human infrastructure" package that, taken together, amount to one of the biggest expansions of the welfare state in US history. (Even the New Deal pales in inflation-adjusted comparison!)

Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried...
Senator Joe Manchin
...Dem senator-for-life from West Virginia. Manchin is one of the approximately one Dem senators who exhibits more integrity than Jello, often even representing his constituents...
, a moderate Democrat, just came out against the $3.5+ trillion package. He called on his colleagues to "hit the pause button," citing rising government debt and inflation. This could effectively doom the multi-trillion package in a 50-50 Senate. But it doesn’t necessarily doom the $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill, which could pass alone.

That would be bad news for taxpayers, because the infrastructure bill wouldn’t actually "create jobs" as its proponents promise. According to an Ivy League analysis, it would spend all that taxpayer money yet "have a net zero effect on employment, wages, and economic growth over both the medium-term (by 2031) and the long-term (by 2050)." Oh, and the spending plan funnels money toward all sorts of waste and corrupt politician pet projects.

Yet despite all these pitfalls, it still seems, on the surface, that Democrats in Congress should have enough votes to pass the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. But do they?

Ironically, the most progressive politicians in Washington, DC may sabotage the entire spending bonanza. Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem Congressgirl from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details. She was the inventor of the Green New Deal, though she doesn't talk about it much anymore...
just revealed that many left-wing politicians are prepared to vote against the $1 trillion bill if the multi-trillion package isn’t also passed.

"Nothing would give me more pleasure than to tank a billionaire, dark money, fossil fuel, Exxon lobbyist drafted energy infrastructure bill if they come after our child care and climate priorities," the congresswoman said.

Senator Bernie Sanders
...The only first openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords. He ran for the 2016 nomination for president, to be cheated out of it by Hillary Clinton, then went back to being an Independent socialist, waiting for 2020 to roll around...
has taken a similar position.

"Rebuilding our crumbling physical infrastructure — roads, bridges, water systems — is important. Rebuilding our crumbling human infrastructure — health care, education, climate change — is more important," he tweeted. "No infrastructure bill without the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill."

It looks very unlikely, at this point, that Congress will have enough votes to pass the multi-trillion-dollar welfare package. If Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders, and their progressives allies stick to their guns, this means the $1+ trillion wasteful infrastructure bill won’t pass either.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/13/2021 00:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Can a sundial in a cave be right even once a day?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/13/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  probably the $3.5T bill is dying

I hope that somehow the crazy left will somehow kill the corrupt left's $1.2T "Infrastructure" bill
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/13/2021 19:15 Comments || Top||

20 years later: How 9/11 changed the Arab world
BLUF: America was stupid and arrogant to invade Afghanistan and Iraq in response to 9/11, and is even more stupid and arrogant to withdraw now, especially as they did it. In both cases it was the innocent Arab Muslims who suffered. The lesson that it’s a bad idea to trigger American intervention seems entirely to have been missed by the editorialist.
[AlAhram] Twenty years after the 11 September attacks, the tragedy is still having wide-ranging geopolitical and humanitarian impacts on the Arab world

Two decades ago at the beginning of the 21st century, the Arab world looked to be at a crossroads and facing huge challenges and perspectives.

The region was moving forward cautiously a decade after the Gulf War to remove Saddam Hussein’s forces from Kuwait and the signing of the historic Paleostinian-Israeli peace agreement.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 09/13/2021 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Some of us think our response after 911 was too mild.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/13/2021 2:06 Comments || Top||

#2  "Democracies have no staying power" Jerry Pournelle
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/13/2021 7:34 Comments || Top||

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Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2021-09-13
  Zawahiri, believed dead, appears in video on 9/11 anniversary.
Bin Laden, known dead, doesn't.
Sun 2021-09-12
  National Resistance Front of Panjshir province have retaken three areas of the province from the Taliban
Sat 2021-09-11
  Dozens of Afghan evacuees flagged by DHS as potential security threats
Fri 2021-09-10
  Taliban agreed to allow 200 foreigners to leave Afghanistan
Thu 2021-09-09
  Resistance leaders Massoud, Saleh still in Afghanistan's Panjshir, setting up parallel govt
Wed 2021-09-08
  UN Vows Full Support For The Taliban
Tue 2021-09-07
  Four Americans Leave Afghanistan by Land in First Departures Since US Pullout
Mon 2021-09-06
  Pak Taliban claims suicide blast near Afghan border that killed 4
Sun 2021-09-05
  General Milley: ‘What You Saw Unfold' with Afghanistan Evacuation Was One of the Plans'
Sat 2021-09-04
  Egypt pumps toxic gas into Gaza tunnel, three Palestinians dead
Fri 2021-09-03
  British-born ISIS "Beatle'' due to plead guilty
Thu 2021-09-02
  Taliban confirm that the group’s Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada will be top authority
Wed 2021-09-01
  Six Iraqis on death row executed, three for 'terrorism': medic
Tue 2021-08-31
  Final US evacuation flights leave, ending America’s 20-year Afghanistan war, equipment left behind disabled
Mon 2021-08-30
  US Airstrike Hits Suicide Bombers Targeting Kabul Airport

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