PEARL HARBOR, 1941: On today’s date in 1941 the Japanese carried out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. As of that date it was the deadliest one day attack by a foreign enemy on American soil in our nation’s history. 353 aircraft from six Japanese aircraft carriers attacked in an early morning raid that only cost lives of 65 Japanese.
The losses on Americans were significant. Four Navy battleships were sank and four more were damaged. Three cruisers, three destroyers, one minelayer, and 188 aircraft were destroyed. American casualties included 2,402 dead and 1,282 wounded. The very next day President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the day before as “a date which will live in infamy.” Within an hour of the speech Congress passed a declaration of war. That one day made all the difference. The war that followed lasted almost four years at a cost of 418,500 American lives. It freed the world of the most brutal regimes in history and prevented the deaths of millions while protecting American soil.
Sixty years later 2,976 died as a result of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s attack on the World Trade Center. Eight years later the families of New Yorkers are still waiting for justice. Read more…
Photo: P. Hall
NEW YORK, NY: Yesterday several thousand protestors gathered in NYC to rally against Obama’s decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 911 conspirators as civilians in federal court. The outrage shared among the participants fired up the crowd Saturday at Foley Square as they battled harsh weather conditions during the 2 hour rally. The NIP has previously written about the real objectives of this show trial, and condemns the trial’s violation of the Geneva Convention.
During the rally Actor Brian Dennehy read a statement from the parents of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, whose beheading by KSM was broadcast in 2002 on video for the world to witness:
“We, who witnessed the darkest side of hell, and have since spent every moment of our lives studying the anatomy of terror, we refuse to accept the strategy of normalization that Holder’s decision represents. Terror is a crime against society, and should not be tried in the same court as crimes against individuals or against a particular country.” 911NeverForget.us
EL MARCO reported that last Tuesday NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly revealed that city officials were not even consulted by Attorney General Eric Holder prior to the announcement: Read more…