The first time most Americans saw Sulaiman Abu Ghayth was in a grainy videotape released shortly after 9-11. He was sitting cross-legged, in a white cap and a brown robe, on a stone outcropping somewhere high in the Afghan mountains. Sitting immediately to his left was Osama Bin Laden.
The 17-foot-high, 4,000 pound cross fashioned from a column and a cross-beam recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can stay at its new home at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision brings an end to a lawsuit from the American A ... More >>
Had enough Benghazi? Too bad! Last week rightbloggers whooped up "explosive" "bombshell" "revelations" that turned out to be more or less what everyone already knew, but were good enough for Republicans to call yet another Congressional committee with which they will finally get the American sheeple ... More >>
The 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks came and went pretty quietly, with the usual somber memorials at the World Trade Center site and at the Pentagon. It was probably quieter than Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) might have liked; they're a group dedicated to spreadi ... More >>
When Ali Yasin Ahmen, Madhi Hashi, and Mohamed Yusef appeared in the Brooklyn courthouse last December, people were confused. They were confused because the men were Somali; two of them had Swedish citizenship and the other held citizenship in the U.K. They were apprehended in Africa, en route to ... More >>
Federal authorities thwarted a plot to blow up the Federal Reserve building in lower Manhattan this morning, in a would-be attack that was "on behalf of Al-Qaeda," the U.S. Attorney's Office announced this afternoon.(Read the federal criminal complaint below).According to the feds, the failed bomber ... More >>
This morning marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 men, women and children, most of whom died in the city's Financial District at the World Trade Center. Security felt tighter this year as streets were cordoned off and NYPD directed thousand ... More >>
For years, Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Ray Kelly have claimed that the NYPD has thwarted 14 terror attacks since 2001. And many people actually believed them. The problem is it's not really true. In fact, as the internet news site Propublica notes, "the figure overstates the number of serious, ... More >>
"The Sphere" -- a sculpture that survived the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center -- will leave Battery Park at the end of the month, according to the Associated Press. The sculpture sat in the plaza between the two towers and became a memorial after it was recovered from the rubble. Despite an o ... More >>
If you're like us, you've probably absolutely had it with Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony -- we're not talking about his army of child sex slaves (which, of course, is horrible), we're talking about the seemingly endless Kony-related posts on Facebook and other social media forums.The NGO Invisible C ... More >>
For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine
This year's commemoration ceremony at Ground Zero -- which marks the 10th, and will be held for the first time at the new 9/11 memorial -- will be the first to exclude survivors who escaped the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, reports DNA Info. The World Trade Center Survivors' Netwo ... More >>
According to a letter discovered in the raid that led to his death, Osama Bin Laden was considering alternate names for his terrorist group because he felt that "Al Qaeda" had taken on a bad connotation for killing too many Muslims. He wanted to pick a name that would "convince Muslims worldw ... More >>
A "rush examination" of the evidence gathered from Osama Bin Laden's secret compound in Pakistan reveals that the Al Qaeda leader was still involved in thinking up future terrorist attacks, despite now-outdated guesses from analysts that he may have become more of a figurehead in recent years ... More >>
Reuters reports this morning, via the SITE monitoring service, that Al Qaeda used the internet on Friday to confirm the death of their leader. "Al-Qaeda released a statement on jihadist forums on May 6, 2011, confirming the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden," SITE said. Previously, Al Qaed ... More >>
The "suspicious package" reported in Times Square on Monday minutes after a Ground Zero news conference about the killing of Osama Bin Laden -- later deemed to be a bag of trash -- was one of 62 reports on Monday alone. "The daily totals typically spike when terrorist plot makes headlines her ... More >>
President Barack Obama will be in New York City on Thursday to visit Ground Zero, where Osama Bin Laden's September 11 attack brought down the World Trade Center towers almost ten years ago. Though no schedule for the trip has been announced, New York 1 confirms that Obama will meet with fami ... More >>
Cops in Moscow think they've found the head of the suicide bomber who blew up the city's busiest airport today, killing 35 people and wounding at least 168 others. As a Russia Today talking head puts it, it's "the head of a man wth an Arabic appearance." The mid-afternoon (Moscow time) attack "spr ... More >>
FBI's poster of Bin Laden.The FBI's Ten Most Wanted list of course includes Osama bin Laden, but it doesn't say he's wanted for murdering several thousand New Yorkers on 9/11. What gives? Why the pussyfooting around such an obvious fact?
The ghosts of 9/11 in Laura Poitras's outstanding film
For a long while, unless you had close to millions of them at one time, the papers didn't like to notice anti-war protesters much. Who cares about dirty hippies anymore, anyway? And isn't that Cindy Sheehan pathetic? But the hippies are back in vogue now. "For Anti-War Protesters, the Cause ... More >>
Female soldiers share their unique hardships
The infamous Prison Camp ain't dead yet
Welcome to America, freedom fighter. Now go stuff yourself.
Good news! The U.S. Army has run out of money and won't be able to run the Vietraq War past mid-June. Bad news! It's just a piece of budget trickery by the DOD. Taxpayer.net calls it "the Pentagon's latest sob story," explaining: The Pentagon’s latest sob story about having to borrow from it ... More >>
Giuliani's business contracts tie him to the man who let 9/11's mastermind escape the FBI
Secret testimony shows that Rudy's stump speech is inflated, at best
'We do not torture': Groans from the CIA's black sites beg to differ
A lot of the talk during the lead-up to the sixth anniversary of 9/11 seemed to be about moving on and post-9/11 fatigue, but when you meet people mourning at Ground Zero, the wounds still seem so fresh. Natalia Sanchez, right, was 11 and Ana Sanchez, 7, when their uncle Alejandro Castano died in t ... More >>
Kerik blames Hollywood for the frustration many Americans feel over the war on terror. Just in time for the sixth anniversary of 9/11, this essay from Bernie Kerik landed in the Runnin' Scared inbox. Without further ado, we present the thoughts of the former NYPD top cop, corrections commissioner ... More >>
Leaked Red Cross report sets up Bush team for international war-crimes trial
China, naturally, supports a UN resolution with no teeth
On the stump, Rudy can't help spreading smoke and ashes about his lousy record
What can any of us actually do about the Darfur genocide? A new organization knows.
African Union humiliates Sudan, but doesn't stop rapes and murders in Darfur
In 2007, the 'reality show' of the American rule of law, for the world to see.
Has the U.S. "liberation" of Iraq succeeded in tripling the death rate for people there? That's the conclusion of new study published today by the British medical journal Lancet, which estimates a staggering 655,000 Iraqis (civilians and fighters) have died as a result of the 2003 invasion. That's ... More >>
Speaking of the dead, for the dead, and by the dead
Reprimanded by the Supreme Court, the Bush administration rushes to evade punishment