Post by silentrunner on Sept 15, 2017 20:21:51 GMT
BUSH KILLED IN CAR CRASH EN ROUTE TO REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
CNN, August 1, 2000
Texas Governor and Republican Party Presidential Candidate George W. Bush died last night in Philadelphia after his limousine was T-Boned at an intersection by a drunk driver in a pickup while en route to the Republican National Convention. Bush was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 AM.
Bush was expected to win the candidacy at the convetion. His death has cast the convention's outcome into doubt.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 15, 2017 20:36:30 GMT
MCCAIN NOMINATED BY RNC
New York Times, August 3, 2000
After four nights of voting, the Republican National Convention has nominated John McCain as the Republican candidate for the presidential election. McCain's nomination comes on the heels of the death of George W. Bush. Bush had been expected to win the nomination before his untimely death in a traffic accident en route to the convention. McCain's nomination was an accident-he had actually formally withdrew from the race in March, and had released his convention delegates to Bush before the latter's death.
For his running mate, McCain has selected Richard Cheney, former Secretary of Defense under President George H.W. Bush.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 15, 2017 21:00:43 GMT
GEORGE W BUSH LAID TO REST
Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2000
George W. Bush, the late Governor of Texas and 2000 Republican Presidential Candidate hopeful, was laid to rest today in the state capital of Austin. Attending the funeral was Bush's father, former president George H.W. Bush, his mother Barbara, his brothers Jeb, Neil, and Marvin, his sister Dorothy, his widow Laura, and his daughters Jenna and Barbara. A surprise guest was incumbent President Bill Clinton. Clinton attended in a show of sympathy towards his former political rival.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 15, 2017 21:04:09 GMT
DRUNK DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR BUSH'S DEATH ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE PRISON
New York Times, October 3, 2000
23-year-old Craig Hartigan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the man who caused the death of George W. Bush in a drunk-driving accident, was wounded yesterday when he tried to jump the fence of the Philadelphia County Jail. Hartigan, having been held without bond since the accident, attempted to take advantage of a disturbance in the prison yard to make his escape. Unfortunately for him, an eagle-eyed guard spotted Hartigan attempting to climb the fence and shot him once in the back.
Commenting on the incident, Bush's brother Marvin said "If I were that guard, I would've shot the chump in the head. He made a willful decision to drive while intoxicated, knowing full well he could kill somebody."
Post by silentrunner on Sept 15, 2017 21:21:37 GMT
USS FORRESTAL MUSEUM INC. CLOSER TO GOAL
Baltimore Sun, October 8, 2000
The supercarrier USS Forrestal is one step closer to being preserved as a floating museum, according to the organization dedicated to saving her.
The USS Forrestal Museum Inc. has noted a sharp increase in donations towards their goal. This has been attributed to the candidacy of John McCain, who served on Forrestal in the Vietnam War in the late 1960s.
I, John McCain, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Today the United States Navy announced that it has finalized the sale of USS Forrestal to the USS Forrestal Museum Inc.
The old carrier is most famous for being the ship on which President McCain briefly served during Vietnam. McCain was onboard Forrestal when she suffered a fire in July 1967 that left 134 men dead. McCain, who was in his A-4 Skyhawk on the flight deck when the fire started, narrowly escaped.
Post by MinnesotaNationalist on Sept 16, 2017 3:41:42 GMT
I'm curious to know how close the race was. Without Bush himself being the Candidate, Gore would possibly have the advantage, but at the same time McCain could also ride on Bush's "Martyrdom" and even it out again.
"It's truly a sad day for southern England, and therefore a slightly nicer day for the rest of Britain." -eDGT
Post by silentrunner on Sept 16, 2017 17:06:34 GMT
"Eh..... We have some planes. Just stay quiet, and you'll be okay. We are returning to the airport"
Transmission from American Airlines Flight 11, 08:21, September 11, 2001
"This just in. You are looking at obviously a very disturbing live shot there. That is the World Trade Center, and we have unconfirmed reports this morning that a plane has crashed into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. CNN Center right now is just beginning to work on this story, obviously calling our sources and trying to figure out exactly what happened, but clearly something relatively devastating happening this morning there on the south end of the island of Manhattan. That is once again, a picture of one of the towers of the World Trade Center."
Carol Lin, CNN News
"At the time of the September 11 attacks, President McCain was giving a speech at the dedication of the USS Forrestal Museum in Baltimore. After being informed that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center, McCain immediately boarded Marine One, which had been parked on the flight deck of Forrestal, and departed for Washington DC. The flight took 13 minutes.
Now, when Marine One attempted to land on the White House lawn, the flight crew-apparently under intense pressure due to the circumstances-botched the final approach and entered a vortex ring state, causing the helicopter to stall and crash. All onboard were killed, including President McCain."
Testimony of former Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld to the Sotomayor Commission, November 29, 2011
MCCAIN KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH, VP CHENEY SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT
New York Times, September 11, 2001
"My fellow Americans, I am saddened to announce that President McCain has died in a helicopter crash. So far, no evidence has emerged connecting the crash to the attacks that have just happened to our nation.
Although I never expected to ascend to the highest office in the land under these circumstances, I will do my duty as required of me. Together, we will find the people responsible for the cowardly attack on our people and bring them to justice."
President Richard Cheney's address to the nation, September 11, 2001
Post by silentrunner on Sept 16, 2017 17:09:08 GMT
The men who planned and perpetrated the attacks on September 11 had been in America for a year. It was the failure of our intelligence and law enforcement agencies that allowed them to succeed. To ensure terrorists cannot plot against us under our noses again, I am creating the Department of Domestic Security. If you are a law-abiding American citizen, you have nothing to fear. But those who plot against our nation and our way of life would do well to watch out, because we will find you.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 16, 2017 17:12:44 GMT
US BEGINS BOMBING AFGHANISTAN
Wall Street Journal, October 7, 2001 For far too long, the people of Afghanistan have suffered under a totalitarian regime that purports to carry out the will of their god. Today, we end that tyranny and prepare the way for a free Afghanistan.
President Cheney's address to the nation announcing the invasion of Afghanistan.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 16, 2017 18:03:38 GMT
AMERICAN AIRLINES JET CRASHES IN QUEENS
New York Times, November 12, 2001
An airliner crashed in Southern Queens mere minutes after takeoff, resulting in the deaths of all on board.
American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300, took off from JFK International Airport on a flight from New York City to Santo Domingo with 260 passengers and crew. Less than five minutes later, the plane lied in burning pieces in a Queens neighborhood, all occupants dead.
The crash was witnessed by hundreds of people. Many reported that they saw a fire or explosion on the plane before it hit the ground.
Coming two months after the September 11 attacks, there is widespread fear that the crash of AA587 is an act of terrorism.
"After a preliminary investigation, we now have unassailable evidence that American 587 was brought down by an act of terrorism."
President Cheney, December 19, 2001
"What can you tell us about the investigation of American Airlines Flight 587?"
"Well, terrorism was strongly suspected, so the FBI was sent to assist us in the investigation."
"What did you find?"
"We found the vertical stabilizer in Jamaica Bay, a few miles away from the impact site. Examination of the stabilizer, combined with evidence from the black boxes, revealed that it had separated from the plane during takeoff, causing the pilots to lose control of the aircraft and crash."
"And what did the Cheney Administration do with this information?"
"They came up with a fanciful narrative about a bomb on board exploding and damaging the control systems, causing the plane to yaw and roll uncontrollably until the stabilizer broke off. All evidence contradicting this narrative was suppressed. The real cause of the structural failure-the first officer aggressively working the rudder pedals in response to turbulence encountered during the climb-was explained away as a reaction to the loss of control caused by the bomb."
"How do you explain the witness testimony that seemed to point to a bomb?"
"Human memory isn't perfect. In hectic events like a plane crash, people may either forget or outright fabricate details."
"What was the administration's motive for covering up the truth?"
"Simple. Whipping up public opinion for the President's agenda after 9/11. I believe the idea came from a certain right-wing website called WorldNetDaily, which was aggressively pushing the terrorism angle in the days after the crash. Someone in the administration found the site and its theories and relayed it to Cheney, who decided to run with it."
Testimony of Marion Blakey, former NTSB chairman, to the Sotomayor Commission, November 27, 2011.
The saga of American Airlines Flight 587 represents the betrayal of air safety by politics. By spinning a tale of terrorism and hiding the true cause, the American government prevented investigators from finding crucial flaws in the Airbus A300's design. Had the true cause of the accident been revealved, the crashes of Lufthansa Flight 1911 and Air Transat Flight 499 from similar causes may have been averted.
Mary Schiavo, Irresponsibility: How Politics Trumped Truth In The American 587 Investigation, 2011
Post by silentrunner on Sept 16, 2017 20:34:07 GMT
PARLIAMENT OF INDIA ATTACKED BY ISLAMIC TERRORISTS
Times of India, December 13, 2001
A shocking attack was carried out on the Parliament today by Islamic fundamentalist terrorists.
A car bearing Home Ministry and Parliament stickers drove into the parking lot of the Parliament building shortly before noon. Five armed men got out and starting firing at MPs as they exited the building. At least eight MPs were killed in the gunfire, and dozens more wounded. Parliament security and police returned fire, killing all five gunmen.
The perpetrators of the attack are suspected to have been members of Jaish-e-Mohammed, whose stated goal is uniting the Muslim-majority Indian State of Kashmir with Pakistan.
"We have clear and convincing evidence that the perpetrators of this attack received assistance from elements within the government of Pakistan."
Atal Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, December 14, 2001
INDIA AND PAKISTAN MOVE MORE TROOPS TO BORDER
Washington Post, December 15, 2001
FIREFIGHT BREAKS OUT ON INDUS RIVER
Times of India, December 19, 2001
INDIA DECLARES WAR ON PAKISTAN
New York Times, December 19, 2001
INDIAN ARMY BEGINS DRIVE TO LAHORE
The Telegraph, December 20, 2001
"We have received reports of a nuclear explosion just a few miles north of the city of Lahore."
Lester Holt, NBC News, December 21, 2001
"Just a few minutes ago, Pakistani forces in the Dadarili pass were annihilated by a nuclear weapon dropped by an Indian Air Force Mirage 2000."
Shepard Smith, Fox News, December 21, 2001
"The city of Srinagar has just been vaporized by an atomic explosion. More ballistic missiles detected inbound heading for Indian cities. New Delhi has given the go-ahead for a full nuclear strike on Pakistan"
Indian military message, December 21, 2001
"The US Geological Survey has detected seismic activity on the Indian subcontinent consistent with multiple nuclear detonations."
Silentrunner, this is theft. Youre scum for stealing someone else's work and presenting it as youre own. Fucking cunt loser loner.
Personal attacks and insults, such as these, are in violation of rule 4.1 of the forum rules. Such a violation normally incurs a minor ban of 1 to 14 days, but there are both mitigating and aggravating factors to consider here. Firstly this is your first transgression, and as such I am inclined towards leniency. Additionally the issue of creative theft is a serious one, especially in a community that relies on writers and other artists such as ours, and as such some anger is understandable as you believed this to be a case of creative theft (though it does not appear to actually be such a case now). However your comment goes beyond a simple accusation, ending with a series of swear words and insults outside of any sentence. Additionally this your first post on the forum, and I do not appreciate people coming to this forum only to immediate insult others.
On the whole I believe these factors balance out one another, and as such I will be issuing you with a minor temporary ban. However, as this is your first offence, I will be lenient within the bounds of the minor temporary ban and ban you for 1 day. Please be aware that future violations of the forum rules by you will be dealt with more strictly. If you wish to dispute this decision please contact a member of staff via PM and request a review.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 17, 2017 13:12:03 GMT
CHENEY: So what's the situation on the subcontinent right now?
RUMSFELD: Well, Pakistan is a complete and total ruin. President Pervez Musharraf is believed to be dead, along with most of the top government and military officials. A gajillion different surviving military officers are laying claim to the Presidency, but with nearly all of Pakistan's major cities and infrastructure destroyed, there's not much for them to claim.
CHENEY: And India?
RUMSFELD: Slightly better. The south is relatively intact-Hyderabad was the southernmost city to be targeted. Most of the north, on the other hand, is a blasted hellhole. The rule of law in those parts is nonexistent, with people murdering each other over things like food and medicine. It's gotten so bad that the emergency junta now ruling the country out of Chennai has declared everything north of the 20th parallel no-man's-land.
CHENEY: How are the neighbors reacting?
RUMSFELD: Iran has closed their border with Pakistan to keep refugees out. Nepal and Bangladesh have done the same. But what worries us most is China. The People's Liberation Army has already begun moving into Arunachal Pradesh. The Chennai government has raised protests, but they aren't in much shape to do anything else.
Conversation between President Cheney and Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld, December 28, 2001.
futurist: Good luck to you, MN!
Jan 17, 2019 5:10:51 GMT
MinnesotaNationalist: well, that was the most underwhelming jury duty ever. Came in one day, was told to go home, and now I'm told that I'm not needed anymore for this session.
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ieph: I've been actually thinking of just spending my time here, gradually decreasing my presence in AH.com. But in the meantime, I'm spending my time reviving one of my old WIPs sadly lost to the sands of time (I guess)
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ieph: In fact, I'm even thinking of reviving my wikibox TL right here.
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