11 Years After 9/11:
What Went Wrong With American Policy?
September 10th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
B339 Rayburn House Office Building
Lunch to be Served, Dietary Laws Observed
After 11 years following the vicious Jihad terror attacks which killed 3,000 Americans, what was once called the “Global War on Terror” has now become our nation’s longest war.
We continue to find ourselves embroiled in a conflict with Al Qaeda, the Taliban and their allies in Afghanistan, a dominating Iranian influence spreads in Iraq, and nations across the Arab world are falling under the sway of the Muslim Brotherhood, adherents to the same ideology that the 9/11 Commission warned us motivated Osama Bin Laden. Are our policy-makers doing enough to protect the American people?
EMET has arranged for an esteemed panel of National Security and Counter-Terrorism experts to address these very questions.
- Frank Gaffney Jr., President & CEO, Center for Security Policy; former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy
- Sebastian Gorka, Military Affairs Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies & Council for Emerging National Security Affairs
- Patrick Poole, National Security and Terrorism Correspondent for PJMedia
- Dr. Michael Widlanski, Author of Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat, Former Strategic Affairs Advisor to the Israeli Ministry of Public Security
Sidenotes from Dymphna
But what can I
, practically speaking, to push back against the wall of silence that the p.c. elites have erected against those who would tell the truth.?
- I never saw the point of big rah-rah demonstrations.
- Getting out in public carrying signs isn’t my style.
- I don’t dare mention the subject to my neighbors — not with all those Obama posters on their lawns.
- what if my friends or family or co-workers saw me on You Tube doing that stuff? I could get fired.
Those are valid concerns. But there ways to learn about the problem, and this gathering is just such an opportunity. Of course in this case you have to live within commuting distance of Washington, D.C.
Or, if you have the means and the time you could travel to Washington ahead of time and stay overnight. Think of it as a mini-vacation-cum-lecture-series…
The hotels and motels available in the area range from very nice to bare necessities. When the Baron has to attend events in Washington, he mostly stays in the low-end Bare Necessities places and takes the Metro into D.C. itself. So let your budget be your guide.
Note the sponsor for this event: EMET. That’s the Endowment for Middle East Truth. Just visit the home page to see the headline feed. Lots of interesting factoids. For instance, I didn’t know Arabic was one of Israel’s official languages. However, one of them reminded me that Arabs who are Israeli citizens can vote.
Another reminder: Israel is taking in African refugees.
On another page, Sarah Stern has a journal entry about her recent visit to Europe:
“Everything would have been fine, if only Hitler wouldn’t have lied to me.”
— Neville Chamberlain
As I write these words, I am returning home from a trip to Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Part of the reason for this trip was to find out where, under these ancient cobble stone streets, or perhaps on the bottom of the much romanticized, meandering Blue Danube, all the extended members of both my mother ‘s and my father’s families had been buried. All those unknown aunts, uncles and cousins, crushed in the passion of the Anschluss, because they had been dismissive of which way the wind had been blowing.
Among the most moving aspects of my trip was a Museum of The Jewish People in Vienna, where on a wall was a high tech visual display of the beautiful, rich and deep Jewish life in that city. We saw the way births, Bar and Bat Mitzvot, weddings and funerals were commemorated. As Ahed Ha. Am had once said, “No Jew was alone in his joy or in his sadness.”
So much like my own community, here in the States…but all wiped out. Gone. Why?
Because these good people, in their innocence could not possibly fathom the magnitude of the hatred that had been thrust upon them. Because in their deepest nightmares or the wildest machinations of their imagination they could not possibly conceive of a war machine that could plan out every precise detail of the Anschluss and of their inevitable destruction.
We in the West are eternally stubborn when it comes to learning the lessons history would have us know…
Here’s a special treat from their TV page: John Bolton, known around here as “John the Boldly Outspoken”:
So if you’re able to visit Washington and want learn some vital information , please go. Accompanied by a notebook, you’re all set.