Journal entries relating to "911"
Sunday, September 11, 2011
It was on this day ten years ago that Unknowncountry.com became a daily news site. We found ourselves publishing story after story on that day, about the horrifying events that were unfolding. Since then, we have not gone a single day without publishing fresh news stories. We concentrate on science, but with a uniquely open-minded perspective...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I must admit that I have been deeply shocked by a story that appeared today on my website, to the effect that the BBC reported the collapse of WTC Building 7 23 minutes before it actually took place. Previously, the BBC claimed that it had lost all of its 9/11 coverage, but this video has now surfaced. I watched it myself, and sat there with my...
Monday, October 2, 2006
The new book by Bob Woodward, State of Denial, contains the devastating information that Condolezza Rice, while National Security Advisor, was told by CIA Director George Tenet and Defense Department counterterrorism chief J. Cofer Black that an al Qaeda attack on the United States was imminent--a month before it happened.
None of the three...
Monday, September 11, 2006
Five years ago today was the worst day of most of our lives, akin to the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor for our parents? generation. I was half asleep in bed in San Antonio when I suddenly heard on the radio that a plane had struck the World Trade Center. I threw off the covers and headed for the TV, saying to Anne that I thought I?d heard...
Thursday, February 2, 2006
I have always been concerned about what really happened on September 11, 2001, but I have also always thought that the attacks were the result of a combination of determined action on the part of terrorists and official incompetence. I did not really believe that they might have actually been orchestrated by our own government. Indeed, such a...
Monday, February 10, 2003
Last night I read a document that turned my blood to ice.
The document I am referring to was created by John Ashcroft last month and presently exists in draft form. It is called the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003. It has thus far been given to only two members of congress that I know of, the Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, and...
Sunday, October 28, 2001
Osama bin Laden has always had a single objective. It is not to destroy the United States, but to gain political power. His objective, in directing his spectacular assault against the U.S., was to cause ferocious American reprisals that would outrage Moslem fundamentalists. He has as his objective the toppling of three governments: those of...
Saturday, October 13, 2001
Since Unknowncountry.com began its coverage of 911 and I began reading my 'What I Love About America' statement on the radio, hundreds of people have voted with their feet, quitting my newsletter and abandoning the website.
It has been a hard, hard few weeks in our world, beginning with 911 and ending now with the latest FBI warning that...
Thursday, September 27, 2001
Before September 11, we were one country. Now we are another. In the old America, we were self-assuredly embarking on what was actually a very strange and forked road. On the one hand, our new administration was promoting globalism and free trade. On the other, it was pursuing a policy of isolation and disengagement. It had more-or-less...
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
September 11, 2001 was the worst day of all of our lives. In that awful sense, it brought us together in a new way. The images that haunt me--the doomed woman stretched to her limit, leaning out of a window above the flames; the dark shadow that seems to cover the second plane as it races across the skyline filled with people just like me;...