(CNSNews.com) – Twelve years ago today, nineteen al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four U.S. commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. In the war that Congress authorized against al Qaeda only three days after that attack, the vast majority of the U.S. casualties have occurred in the last four and a half years during the presidency of Barack Obama.
In fact, according to the CNSNews.com database of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan, 73 percent of all U.S. Afghan War casualties have occurred since Jan. 20, 2009 when Obama was inaugurated. The 91 U.S. casualties in Afghanistan so far in 2013 are more than those that occurred in the first two full calendar years of the war (2002 and 2003) combined, when 30 and 31 U.S. troops were killed there.
On Sept. 14, 2001, Congress approved a resolution authorizing the president “to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons.” By October 2001, U.S. forces were engaged in Afghanistan, seeking to remove al Qaeda from the sanctuary it had used there to launch the Sept. 11, 2001 attack. Continue Reading
(Reuters) – Rescuers went building to building in search of victims and thousands of survivors were homeless on Tuesday after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, wiping out whole blocks of homes and killing at least 24 people.
The death toll was lower than initially feared, but nine children were among the dead, including seven who died at Plaza Towers Elementary School, which took a direct hit on Monday in the deadliest tornado to strike the United States in two years.
More than 24 hours after the tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City region with winds exceeding 200 miles per hour, emergency workers had pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of homes, schools and a hospital. About 240 people were injured. Continue Reading
Americans are in desperate need of our help, this is very important put yourself in their shoes if you can.
Much of Moore, Oklahoma, which is just outside of Oklahoma City, is now a devastated pile of rubble. The search and rescue mission continues after a massive tornado touched down Monday afternoon. CNN affiliate KFOR reported that at one time, the tornado was estimated to be at least 2 miles wide, and the National Weather Service is also saying the scale of the tornado is at least EF4. This is the second most severe classification of tornado.
It is clear the days ahead are grave for the people of Oklahoma and the need for help will be immense.
Many unaffected viewers want to help. How can you donate?
Text STORM to 80888 for The Salvation Army USA.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 $10 donations, or
FOOD to 32333 for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
There are several organizations already mobilizing on the ground in Moore, and you can help as well through these groups:
The Red Cross of Oklahoma has activated its safe and well website for those who are trying to reconnect with loved ones. Red Cross officials and volunteers are also beginning to open shelters. The first is at St. Andrews Church. You can help their efforts by donating to the Red Cross online or by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
MOORE, Oklahoma -Police, firefighters and other emergency responders have spent hours at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, desperately searching for students and staff still unaccounted for after Monday’s deadly tornado.
The tornado struck Moore just after 3 p.m. Monday, around the time school normally lets out. As teachers, students and staff took shelter at the school, located at 852 S.W. 11th Street, the massive tornado hit the building. The powerful twister destroyed the school, collapsing walls and turning the structure into nothing more than a large pile of twisted metal and splintered wood. Several children and adults were pulled alive from the school. There have been no confirmed deaths at the school, but as many as 20 children are still reported as missing. There are also several adults who are missing. Continue Reading
Before Taya Kyle, the wife of slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, even said a word, the crowd at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum was on their feet giving her the longest standing ovation of the day. Just before she took the stage, a video honoring Kyle was shown at the Houston event. Continue Reading
The U.S. Special Operations community mourns the loss of Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle bestselling author of the book “American Sniper, the Autobiography is about the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.” Former Navy Seal Chris Kyle was killed at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas it has been reported that 2 were killed and that one of the murdered men was former Navy Seal Chris Kyle.
News 8 has reported, while Chris Kyle was helping a fellow soldier who was recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder the soldier turned on Kyle and shot him at point-blank range. The suspect Eddie Ray Routh was captured after attempting to flee in Kyle’s car when he crashed into a squad car in Lancaster south of Dallas hours later. The shooter Eddie Ray Routh is believed to be highly trained U.S. Marine with extensive military experience.
Chris Kyle leaves behind a wife and two small children, Kyle a decorated war hero earned 2 Silver Stars and 5 Bronze Stars on the battlefields in Iraq, but is best-known by friend and foe alike as the “the devil of Ramadi” and “America’s deadliest sniper” Kyle served four tours of duty in Iraq and had a record 160 kills as a Navy SEAL. Kyle is also known as the man who Decked Jesse the fool Ventura. The senseless murder of Chris Kyle is one more tragic example of a once great society’s ever continuing decay.
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