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White House journalists and media crews were ordered by the Secret Service to clear the North Lawn of the building on Monday.
“The security precaution happens on occasion in response to possible threats to the White House building, such as a suspicious package or a fence jumper.
Law enforcement officials are paying particularly close attention to security today as it is September 11, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
President Donald Trump was at the Pentagon at the time of the security alert, delivering a speech recognizing 9/11.” More here.> Secret Service Orders Media to Clear White House Grounds
“Mexico’s foreign ministry says that it is withdrawing its offer of aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The agency on Monday noted that last week’s powerful earthquake in Mexico had changed the government’s priorities there.
“Given these circumstances, the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to serve the families and communities affected in the national territory,” Mexico’s foreign ministry said in a statement, according to Reuters.” More here.> Mexico withdrew its offer of Harvey aid to Texas after a powerful earthquake
“Kid Rock, the musician who has been teasing a potential Senate bid in Michigan over the last few weeks, lashed out at the media, “the extreme left,” and Al Sharpton in a Monday Facebook post.”
“They are trying to use the old confederate flag BS, etc. to stir the pot, when we all know none of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office,” the singer, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, wrote in the post after urging his followers to ignore “the extreme left.” More here.> Kid Rock slams media, ‘extreme left’ and Al Sharpton
“Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was raked over the coals on social media over the weekend after she seemingly advocated against the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom.” More here.> Kamala Harris shames DOJ for siding with Christian cake baker — then Twitter hits back with truth
“Donald Trump Jr. fired back at liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who questioned whether President Trump’s Florida resort opened as a shelter when Hurricane Irma hit the state.
“It’s on an island on both the ocean & intercostal and in a mandatory evacuation zone… probably not the best idea, but you know, narrative!” Trump Jr. wrote Sunday after Moore questioned whether Mar-a-Lago had opened as a shelter.” More here.> Donald Trump Jr. slams Michael Moore for asking if Mar-a-Lago opened as shelter during Irma
“Hurricane Irma looters descended on a Foot Locker store in Fort Lauderdale as the storm lashed the area on Sunday and police arrested nine out of more than a dozen of them after a local television news crew video recorded the rampage.
In Miami-Dade County, police shot a teen and arrested as many as 28 other people for looting during Irma.” Article and video here.> Irma Looters Descend on Foot Locker Store in Ft. Lauderdale
“Police arrived about an hour after the looting began and took two people into custody, according to NBC 6.
In St. Petersburg, one family who evacuated their home in anticipation of the hurricane was horrified to return briefly and discover that their house was looted, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The Miami Police Department released a photograph Sunday of ten detained men suspected of looting.
‘Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out,’ the police department tweeted.
The tweet included the hashtag #stayindoors.
People took to Twitter to condemn the looters and branded them ‘the worst kind of people’.
Meanwhile, Fort Lauderdale police announced the arrest of two alleged looters who broke into six homes overnight Saturday.”
More here.> At least 32 looters are arrested across Florida during Irma crime spree: Thieves prompt SWAT standoff after robbing a store for GUNS while others are caught on camera breaking into a sports shop
“A Chicago woman was found dead in a hotel walk-in freezer Sunday, just hours after she was reported missing from a party at the venue, police said.”
“Kenneka Jenkins, 19, was discovered in the freezer at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont, 17 miles southeast of Chicago. She was pronounced dead at 12:48 a.m., the Chicago Tribune reported. Her mother, Tereasa Martin, said Jenkins was inebriated when she walked into the freezer.” More here.> Chicago woman found dead in hotel’s walk-in freezer
“A gunman allegedly barged into his ex-wife’s home and slaughtered seven people at a Texas football watch party Sunday night – before police responded and killed the shooter.
Two other people were wounded when the unidentified gunman opened fire inside the party at a single-family home off Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, less than 20 minutes from Dallas, around 8 p.m., FOX4 reported. Witnesses said the group was watching the Dallas Cowboys season opener against the New York Giants.” More here.> 7 shot dead at Texas football watch party; gunman killed, police say
“At sunrise this morning, the American flag was unfurled at the Pentagon to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.” More here.> American Flag Unfurled at Pentagon to Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary
U.S. Dept of Defense Verified account @DeptofDefense On this
#PatriotDay, we’re sharing 20 rarely seen photos from #September11th. We will #neverforget those we lost: > 20 Rarely Seen Photos of the Events of Sept. 11, 2001
“On Sept. 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 was flown into the Pentagon, plowing through the Army Personnel Department and killing 26 people in that office alone. One man who worked there still struggles with survivor’s guilt.” > Rescheduled Appointment Saves Man’s Life
“On September 11th, at 9:37 a.m., live audio from Air Traffic Control and 911 First Responders were recorded as the event at the Pentagon unfolded. It is now the soundtrack for this intense revisit to that fateful day. Follow American Airlines Flight 77 as it veers off course, tracked by ATC toward its deadly collision with the Pentagon. Listen and watch as 911 First Responders race to the scene. It’s a moment in American History that will never be forgotten.” > AS IT HAPPENED – The 9/11 Pentagon Attack
“Sixteen years have passed since the attacks of September 11, 2001 killed nearly 3,000 people and forever altered the world as we knew it.
From the instant President George W. Bush was informed of the attacks to the raising of the American flag by firefighters among ground zero’s wreckage, photographers were there to document what had in an instant become one of the most important days in history.
Several of the day’s most memorable images include people who have since passed,” More here.> Looking back: 16 iconic photos from the 9/11 attacks, 16 years later
Government / Politics:
“Republican Michigan Rep. Dave Trott became the third House Republican to declare his retirement in the past week. In a statement Monday, the representative said he wishes to return home to spend more time with his family and “return to the private sector.” More here.> Yet Another GOP Congressman Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election
WASHINGTON (AP) — “The Trump administration is back at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world.
The Justice Department’s high court filing Monday follows an appeals court ruling last week that would allow refugees to enter the United States if a resettlement agency in the U.S. had agreed to take them in. The appellate ruling could take effect as soon as Tuesday and could apply to up to 24,000 refugees.” More here.> Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban
“The United Nations’ (UN) top human rights official is urging Congress to give Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program recipients lasting legal status in the U.S.
“I hope Congress will now act to provide former DACA beneficiaries with durable legal status,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said Monday, according to Reuters.” More here.> The UN’s human rights boss told Congress to give ‘Dreamers’ legal status
“From “fire and fury”, to “locked and loaded”, and most recently “All options are on the table”, the President has had some tough and controversial words for Kim Jong-Un and North Korea after several Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests and now a hydrogen bomb test. Some critics worry that these words have worsened the rising tensions with North Korea; other critics simply worry that Twitter may not be the best outlet to issue these statements. those who defend him feel that Trump’s words should reflect North Korea’s actions.” More here.> Rising Tensions with North Korea: A Timeline
“A massive crowd around 1-million strong surged into the streets of Barcelona Monday to mark Catalonia’s national day – the “Diada” – and show support for an independence referendum that Spain’s central government says is illegal.
Catalonia’s pro-independence government plans to hold the referendum on Oct. 1 in defiance of Spain, the BBC reported. Catalonia has passed a law to secede from Spain if the vote is Yes.” More here.> 1 million rally in Barcelona for independence from Spain
“An Afghan migrant told a German court Monday he raped and murdered a 19-year-old medical student who had cycled past him when he was drunk and high on drugs.
The dpa news agency reported Hussein K., whose last name was withheld in adherence to Germany’s privacy laws but who has been widely identified as Hussein Khavari, admitted his crime to the Freiburg state court and apologized to the victim’s family.” More here.> Afghan migrant admits to raping, killing teenage girl in Germany
ROME – “Italian news media report that the death toll from storm-triggered flooding in a Tuscan port town has increased to seven after the body of a missing person was found.
The ANSA news agency said the body of the 34-year-old woman was found Monday afternoon in a mud-clogged garden in the area of Leghorn, known in Italy as Livorno.” More here.> Italy: Death toll in flooded Tuscan town rises to 7
Sept. 11 (UPI) — “Venezuela has accused the United Stations of lying about the country’s human rights record.
On Monday, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nation’s human rights chief, told council members that his office’s investigation of Venezuela uncovered possible “crimes against humanity.” More here.> Venezuela says U.N. chief is lying about country’s ‘crimes against humanity’
Sept. 11 (UPI) — “South Korean police detained a woman at Incheon International Airport after she was accused of throwing a tantrum on a flight and splashing wine on a Korean Air flight attendant.
The South Korean woman who was described as being in her twenties was on a flight that had left Guangzhou, China, and was en route to South Korea, Yonhap reported.” More here.> South Korean woman detained after throwing wine at flight attendant
Sept. 11 (UPI) — “Brazilian billionaire Joesley Batista, accused of hiding evidence in a plea bargain case, surrendered to police in Sao Paolo.
Batista, former chief of JBS, the world’s largest meatpacking company, was to present a recording he secretly made of Brazilian President Michel Temerallegedly confirming that Temer paid bribes to influential Brazilian politicians. Batista said he would reveal information about the alleged corruption scheme in exchange for lenient judicial treatment, but has not yet handed over the audio tape; he was given until last week to surrender it, and was ordered arrested by the Brazilian Supreme Court. He surrendered on Sunday.” More here.> Brazilian billionaire Batista surrenders to police in corruption scandal
Sept. 11 (UPI) — “A simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense test using the Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar has been conducted by the U.S. Navy.
The event took place off the west coast of Hawaii on Sept. 7, involving a short-range ballistic missile target and a number of air-to-surface cruise missile targets, according to U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command.
The Raytheon AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR system successfully searched for, detected and maintained track on all targets throughout their trajectories.” More here.> Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar
Sept. 11 (UPI) — “The second of Britain’s new aircraft carriers, the 7,650-ton HMS Prince of Wales, was christened Friday in a ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland.
The Queen Elizabeth-class ship will carry F-35B aircraft and serve as a flag ship.” More here.> Britain names second new aircraft carrier
Sept. 11 (UPI) — “Britain is offering the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to Belgium as a possible replacement for the F-16s now flown by the Belgian Air Force.
The offer — made on behalf of itself and the governments of Germany, Italy and Spain — was tendered in response to a replacement request from Brussels.” More here.> Typhoon offered as F-16 replacement for Belgium
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Commentary / Opinion:
“This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
Sixteen years ago today, Americans confronted for the first time the full horror of Sharia-supremacism. Unfortunately, even now, too few of us understand that reality – let alone that, if we persist in our abiding cluelessness, much worse is in store.
The truth is that the perpetrators of the horrific 9/11 attacks we commemorate today were at the time simply the leading edge of what is called the “global Islamic movement.” All Muslims do not practice their faith as its authorities say they should. But unknown millions do adhere to that totalitarian military, political and legal doctrine, known as Sharia, and therefore must wage jihad, or holy war – one way or another – to make Sharia supreme worldwide.
Until we get that, and effectively counter Sharia-supremacism, we will neither properly honor the victims of 9/11, nor prevent more and worsejihadism in the future.
This is Frank Gaffney.”
“Was the British Empire a good or bad thing for the world? To put it another way, is freedom a good or bad thing for the world? Historian and author H.W. Crocker III explains why we may want to rethink the British Empire’s bad rap.” If You Live in Freedom, Thank the British Empire
“On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of Americans were killed in the worst mass casualty terror attack of the modern age. No American war has lasted as long as the one that began on that dreadful Tuesday morning, 16 years ago today. Since then, we have engaged in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and deployed our military and intelligence assets across the globe to neutralize the threat of jihadi terrorism to America and her citizens.” More here.> BY SEBASTIAN GORKA, OPINION | Winning the longest war 16 years after 9/11