America Reflects On The 14th Anniversary of 9/11

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In honor of those who lost their lives in the tragic terror attacks made on the World Trade Center 14 years ago, there is a host of commemorative events being held across the country. In New York, a ceremony is being held outside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum that is currently being live-streamed on YouTube. The ceremony kicked of earlier this morning with a moment of silence at 8:46 AM to mark the moment the first plane hit the towers. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama also took part in the moment of silence miles away on the South Lawn of the White House in DC. President Obama will later be traveling to Fort Meade, MD for a town hall meeting with military service members. Back at the 9/11 Memorial in New York’s Wall Street District, there will be movie screenings, multimedia exhibits and storytelling sessions throughout the rest of the day. Find out more at the 9/11 Museum’s website and at USA Today.

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“The Legacy of Bin Laden” By Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique wearing Defiance t-shirtWhen news broke that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces there was really only one person I wanted to hear from, rapper and activist Immortal Technique. His debut album Revolutionary Vol. 1 was released three days after 9/11 and he’s been one of the most outspoken artists on the aftermath and implications of that day in the last decade. On his second album Revolutionary Vol 2. he rhymed on “Cause Of Death”:

“My words’ll expose George Bush and Bin Laden/ As two separate parts of the same seven headed dragon… And just so Conservatives don’t take it to heart/ I don’t think Bush did it, ‘cuz he isn’t that smart/He’s just a stupid puppet taking  orders on his cell phone/ From the same people that sabotaged Senator Wellstone”

As news spread on Twitter Immortal Technique wrote on his Twitter page, “I wrote a very long essay about Bin Laden and Afghanistan and our involvement with it, but I doubt any of you really want to read it all.” He eventually posted the essay on XXLMag.com writing”… for the sake of logic and truth, and to put the recent events surrounding Osama Bin Laden in perspective, I have decided to address several points about America’s tumultuous relationship with him.

We have included an excerpt below but urge you to read it in its entirety.

1. First Impressions

There are people in this country who, when they speak, give you the impression that we never negotiate with terrorists; that our mission is to overthrow dictatorships; that we help the people gain true freedom; and that we do not torture people… But without lending any weight to conspiracy, there is documented evidence that at Guantanamo Bay, at Bagram Airforce base, and other secret locations we have tortured thousands, many wrongly accused, to obtain information. We have supported many more dictatorships than we could ever possibly overthrow because it was necessary for us to be able to have access to natural resources including their cheap labor. Why else would the clothing manufacturers in Honduras quietly lobby for the coup in 2009 and support it? Because the people who make their clothes might Unionize. Collective bargaining, health standards (not even American ones, but that of the nation they are in), humane conditions, all mean cutting into the profit margin and, in case you haven’t noticed, that matters more to corporations than people’s lives. Why do you think a dictatorship like Mubarak’s or the King of Saudi Arabia’s never received the same vitriol and hatred as the democratically elected regime of Hugo Chavez? Because it is not Communism or Socialism or even radical Islam that this country is opposed to. It is any form of government, any regime or any person that stands between the United States and it’s interests that should be considered marked for death. (By the United States, I mean the entities—be they corporate or of some other means—that are responsible for our elected officials being in the positions of power they hold.)

Actually, we have always “negotiated with terrorists.” Iran Contra. “The Surge,” not in troop strength, but also the surge in money we paid armed militias and armed gangs to not fire at American troops. Etc… So it’s clear, we only care about one kind of terrorist. Our terrorist. That person or organization is our dog, and our dog alone. When others use such tactics against us, it is evil, unkind and inhumane. But when we use these approaches against enemies who have already been demonized, then we find some gentle complacency over it instead of the anger and betrayal at our American standard of war. For nothing damages the American pride more than to acknowledge that underneath the stars and stripes, we can be just wicked as everyone else in the world…

READ Immortal Technique’s full essay “The Legacy of Bin Laden” at XXLMag.com.

WTF: Osama Bin Laden’s Mistress Kola Boof Gets At Wale On Twitter ?!

kola boof and wale In maybe the strangest Twitter Beef yet, Kola Boof–Osama Bin Laden’s mistress tweeted Wale regarding the lack of dark skin women in his music video. She later claimed that he promotes skin bleaching!

“There wasn’t a single Black woman in “Pretty Girls”…so what in the f— was he saying about African women?? His own race?” @WALE is a little Punk B—h Nigerian Skin Bleacher who wants to escape his own people & gets PAID 2 do s. I know enough about @WALE …and he’s a LOSER a– Motherf—er in my book. Don’t give a s–t who’s IN DENIAL. F–k WALE”

“To me….a man like WALE….is no different than a f—ing Clansmen. He just gets away with his s–t bec. he’s dark black. But let WALE have to decide between saving YOU from drowning and a European. He’s a skin bleacher. Might as well be Jergen. NO DUMB A–….he doesn’t “REP” Nigeria. You’re just too stupid to see his messages. He promotes f—ing SKIN BLEACHING!”

Wale tweeted back:

“Kola boof… I won’t beef with you as a rapper, but as a proud black man with intellect. We can show the world what ignorance looks like. Excuse me @KolaBoof.

According to this lunatic @kolaboof I promote “skin bleaching” and I hate black women. And @kolaboof thinks that because she contributed to writing a few books, that she can talk down to me. With all due respect ms @kolaboof I can sit up here and say you were porking terrorist…like a lot of your peers say. But I’d rather not, because I’m ignorant to @kolaboof whatever relationship you had with Ol’ Boy [Osama bin Laden]. ..and my ignorance to THAT particular subject will keep me quiet. W/ that said u should 2. @kolaboof your pretentious. Your a disgusting human being, an absolute disgrace to the very people you pretend to endorse. “

For more of Kola’s tweets, click here Necole Bitchie.com

Star & Buc Wild’s Osama Bin Laden Flags & Glow Sticks Conspiracy Theory

The conspiracy theories surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden spread almost as rapidly as the news of his demise, but here’s one that many people have overlooked. Take a listen to Star & Buc Wild explain why the high amount of flags and glow sticks in front of the White House on the night of May 1st should make people suspicious about what really happened.

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Steelers Rashard Mendenhall Bin Laden Tweets Spark Controversy

Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall has stirred up controversy over comments posted to his Twitter account on Monday in the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s death. The NFL star tweeted “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”

While there has been no formal discipline handed down from the NFL the Steelers have distanced themselves from the statements on the teams website:

“I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments,” said team president Art Rooney, II. ” The entire Steelers’ organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon.”

Mendenhall does not seem to fear any repercussions for his words and has continued to speak his mind. In his most recent tweets he writes, “For those of you who said you want to see Bin Laden burn in hell and piss on his ashes, I ask how would God feel about your heart? …I believe in God. I believe we’re ALL his children. And I believe HE is the ONE and ONLY judge.”

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Phillies Fans React To Osama Bin Laden’s Death During Game

The Philadelphia Phillies home game versus the New York Mets was interrupted in the ninth inning last night (May 1st) by chants from fans of both teams. The breaking news about Osama Bin Laden being killed by the U.S. military created an immediate reaction, as you’ll see in the videos below.

Even though the Phillies lost the game 2-1, the fans were clearly in great spirits after the game.

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And here are the reactions from Phillies fans after the game ended…

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President Barack Obama Addresses The World About The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden

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In case you missed President Barack Obama’s speech confirming the news about the death of Osama Bin Laden, take a look at this video find out more about the operation. Plus, hear President Obama’s thoughts about the U.S. mission that killed the mastermind behind the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States.

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How Will The Death Of Osama Bin Laden Affect Global Terrorism?

Now that Osama Bin Laden, the head of al Qaeda and the admitted mastermind behind the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center is dead, we’re left with a lingering question. Will Bin Laden’s death lead to more or less terrorism in the world? Let us know what you think in our poll.

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Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

osama-bin-ladenAl-Qaeda founder and leader Osama Bin Laden is dead, according to reports.The US is in possession of Bin Laden’s body and President Barack Obama is due to make a statement shortly.

Story developing…

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Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

After almost a decade of searching for him, Osama Bin Laden is being reported by numerous sources to be dead. The U.S. military has his body in custody, and he was reportedly killed in a mansion in Pakistan. Americans have gathered outside of the White House and are chanting “U.S.A.” and singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

This story is breaking, and more details are on the way…

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