9/11 Columns on Townhall

  • Michael Youssef - Blindsided: Peace for Israel?

    Blindsided: Peace for Israel?

    Michael Youssef
    Posted: 4/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In my post, Blindsided: 9/11 Was the Rule, Not the Exception, I explained how 9/11 woke up America to the reality of Islamic fanaticism. Because of ignorance to Islam’s history and grievance culture, its violent nature blindsided us.
  • Michael Youssef - Blindsided: 9/11 Was the Rule, Not the Exception

    Blindsided: 9/11 Was the Rule, Not the Exception

    Michael Youssef
    Posted: 4/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and America woke up to the terror of jihad. I use the words “woke up” because jihad existed long before that terrible morning. And it continues to cause much of the world’s violence today.
  • Cliff May - War Crimes and Punishment

    War Crimes and Punishment

    Cliff May
    Posted: 3/1/2012 2:18:00 PM EST
    “To the justice of the firing squad!” That was the toast proposed by Stalin to Roosevelt and Churchill over dinner in 1943 in Tehran.
  • Diana West - Ayaan and "Lady Al Qaeda": Mirroring Moral Equivalence

    Ayaan and "Lady Al Qaeda": Mirroring Moral Equivalence

    Diana West
    Posted: 1/27/2012 12:57:00 PM EST
    No doubt Deborah Scroggins believes she just published a dual biography of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former Dutch parliamentarian, and Aafia Siddiqui, jailed al-Qaida terrorist, and so she did. What may surprise the biographer, however, is that she also provided a third study: post-9/11 moral equivalence.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - Two Bad September Days

    Two Bad September Days

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 12/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Two terrible September days sum up the first decade of the new American millennium.
  • Austin Bay -  Pearl Harbor and 9-11: Imagination, Deception and Audacity

    Pearl Harbor and 9-11: Imagination, Deception and Audacity

    Austin Bay
    Posted: 12/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Imagination, deception and audacity, in combination, are the deadly acme of warfare. Japan’s Pearl Harbor ambush of America’s Pacific Fleet, which occurred 70 years ago this week, displayed these traits. So did al-Qaida’s 9-11 savaging of American cities.
  • Brent Bozell - (Almost) Nothing Is Sacred

    (Almost) Nothing Is Sacred

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 11/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In advance of Tinseltown's parade of Christmas insensitivities -- they've already unloaded the marijuana movie "A Very Harold and Kumar 3-D Christmas" -- let us stipulate that it's not just seasonal. The manufacturers of pop culture thrive on offending every traditional value.
  • Michelle Malkin - Occupy Oakland's Dangerous "Strike" Follies

    Occupy Oakland's Dangerous "Strike" Follies

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The next stage of the Aimless Occupation of America is upon us: On Wednesday, rabble-rousers in the San Francisco Bay Area will walk off jobs they don't have and encourage everyone else around the country to abandon work to protest high unemployment.
  • Stewart Scott - Reflections on the Iranian Assassination Plot

    Reflections on the Iranian Assassination Plot

    Stewart Scott
    Posted: 10/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    For example, there appear to be some very interesting parallels between the Arbabsiar case and two other alleged Iranian plots to assassinate dissidents in Los Angeles and London. The details of these cases were exposed in the prosecution and conviction of Mohammad Reza Sadeghnia in California and in U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks pertaining to the Sadeghnia case.
  • Rich Galen - V-I Day

    V-I Day

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/26/2011 2:06:00 PM EST
    The important question which has to be asked is: Did President Obama declare V-I Day - Victory in Iraq - because he truly believes we have accomplished our mission there? Or did he declare a withdrawal of troops because his job approval numbers are dreadful?
  • Ann Coulter - 'Occupy Wall Street' [Hearts] Wall Street

    'Occupy Wall Street' [Hearts] Wall Street

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 10/19/2011 6:21:00 PM EST
    The worst thing about Occupy Wall Street is that it's ruining a good cause: hating Wall Street. Just when opposing Wall Street was gaining momentum, these brain-dead zombies are forcing us to choose between thieving bankers and them.
  • Ann Coulter - 'Occupy Wall Street' [Hearts] Wall Street

    'Occupy Wall Street' [Hearts] Wall Street

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 10/19/2011 6:21:00 PM EST
    The worst thing about Occupy Wall Street is that it's ruining a good cause: hating Wall Street. Just when opposing Wall Street was gaining momentum, these brain-dead zombies are forcing us to choose between thieving bankers and them.
  • Ann Coulter - 'Occupy Wall Street' [Hearts] Wall Street

    'Occupy Wall Street' [Hearts] Wall Street

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 10/19/2011 6:21:00 PM EST
    The worst thing about Occupy Wall Street is that it's ruining a good cause: hating Wall Street. Just when opposing Wall Street was gaining momentum, these brain-dead zombies are forcing us to choose between thieving bankers and them.
  • Ann Coulter - 'Occupy Wall Street' [Hearts] Wall Street

    'Occupy Wall Street' [Hearts] Wall Street

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 10/19/2011 6:21:00 PM EST
    The worst thing about Occupy Wall Street is that it's ruining a good cause: hating Wall Street. Just when opposing Wall Street was gaining momentum, these brain-dead zombies are forcing us to choose between thieving bankers and them.
  • Mike Shedlock - Grim Jobs Picture Gets Grimmer

    Grim Jobs Picture Gets Grimmer

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 10/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Government is not the answer nor are Keynesian makeshift work programs that will hire a few union workers at monstrous costs, fixing little. We need to fix structural problems.
  • Derek Hunter - Democrats, the Media and the Heart of the "Occupy" Movement

    Democrats, the Media and the Heart of the "Occupy" Movement

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 10/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    “What do they want?” is a common refrain in the media these days. Left-wing talking heads and progressive TV hosts are still scrambling to figure out exactly what the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd is up to.
  • Stewart Scott - Concern Over the NYPD's Counterterrorism Methods

    Concern Over the NYPD's Counterterrorism Methods

    Stewart Scott
    Posted: 10/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Preventing terrorist attacks requires a very different operational model than arresting individuals responsible for such attacks, and the NYPD has served as a leader in developing new, proactive approaches to police counterterrorism.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - Predator in Chief

    Predator in Chief

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 10/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Once the most prominent critic of the war on terror, Obama has now become its greatest adherent .
  • Ann Coulter - Wingless, Bloodsucking and Parasitic: Meet the Flea Party!

    Wingless, Bloodsucking and Parasitic: Meet the Flea Party!

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 10/12/2011 7:10:00 PM EST
    So far, the only major accomplishment of the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters is that they have finally put an end to their previous initiative, "Occupy Our Mothers' Basements."
  • Stewart Scott - Yemen: Fallout from the al-Awlaki Airstrike

    Yemen: Fallout from the al-Awlaki Airstrike

    Stewart Scott
    Posted: 10/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The deaths of al-Awlaki and Khan and the impact they will have on AQAP’s outreach efforts provide an opportunity to consider the importance of individuals — and their personal skill sets — to militant organizations, especially organizations seeking to conduct transnational media and ideological operations.