Hatch calls for unity against terror today as was had on 9/11

Composite shows New York City at night with Sept. 11 tribute, photo date not specified; foreground is a 2016 file photo of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch giving a Senate address | Background photo by Songquan Deng / iStock / Getty Images Plus; File photo courtesy of Hatch; St. George News
WASHINGTON — On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement:

None of us will ever forget the horrific events of September 11. That day, we peered into the face of evil. But for all the evil we witnessed, we saw good in equal measure. We saw fortitude in our firefighters and policemen who sacrificed all. We saw strength in our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, who stood ready to respond. On that day, the cowardice of our enemies only magnified the courage of our heroes, and in every instance of villainy, Americans responded with acts of compassion and valor. Tragedy sowed the feelings of unity that fastened our hearts as a nation. As a country, we suffered, but we suffered together.

On September 11, we learned that the reach of our enemies’ hatred was no longer confined to distant shores. Fifteen years later, that hatred still festers in some parts of the world and continues to threaten us here at home. As it grows stronger, so too does the threat it poses to our way of life. Just as our nation was unified in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, we must remain equally united today in our fight against terror.

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  • Bob September 11, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    cave-dwelling muslims with box cutters, and a few flying lessons in a cessna, hijack and suddenly develop the skills to fly a jetliner into a skyscraper. And the “building 7” just happened to be pre-rigged with controlled-demolition explosives for … who knows why…? And it was just pure coincidence that all 3 skyscrapers went down like a perfectly engineered controlled-demolition. Well, at least we get to be body scanned and felt up by TSA workers, and don’t forget to take your shoes off and scan them too, cause ya’ know, every shoe could be a bomb, right?

    • Henry September 11, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Bob – you’ve got 364 days of the year to spout your conspiracy theories. You couldn’t give a rest on the anniversary of 9/11?

      • Bob September 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm

        9/11 is one that i wish was just a “conspiracy theory”, but believing in the official version would be like believing in Santa or the Easter Bunny. A lot of credible folks on board with this site: http://www.ae911truth.org/ –engineers and physicists and what not. I know u won’t look at it henry,, might be interesting for someone though, so…

        • Bob September 11, 2016 at 4:41 pm

          oh, and i think most of the site just talks about the structural collapses and things relating to it. don’t think they delve into “conspiracy theories” about who might have been responsible etc etc. They even have one mormon BYU professor that has contributed a lot there.

          • Henry September 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm

            Okay Bob, I’ll take the bait.

            The 9/11 attackers weren’t cave dwellers. The 19 were mostly middle class and educated; 8 were engineers. Controlled demolitions usually begin at the bottom of buildings and precede upwards. The 9/11 buildings began toward the top (where the planes struck them) and preceded downward. To set up and execute such a conspiracy would entail scores of people clandestinely working together, none of whom would ever divulge the secret.

            Sorry, already aware of and viewed the website you cited. These guys are making a cottage industry of 9/11 conspiracy stuff; readers can easily joke the multiple rebuttals of their claims. The BYU professor that you cite (Dr Steven Jones) was fired by BYU for his continued association with them.

          • Henry September 11, 2016 at 6:53 pm

            Last paragraph should read “readers can easily google the multiple rebuttals…”

          • Bob September 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

            There was/are a staggering amount of unexplained events on and around 9/11–i don’t have dedication/patience etc to go thru them all myself. But the videos show those skyscrapers falling down like they were made of sand–maybe these were the most poorly built skyscrapers in the world.. who knows. If it was an “organic” terrorist attack the neo-cons and the Bush II crew must have felt like they won the lottery that day, because the event was exactly what they needed to justify and jump start their foreign policy ambitions and mid-east wars, not to mention the implementation of a surveillance state with the “patriot act”, and the shredding of constitutional right

            A cottage industry? sure maybe–you will find scumbags trying to make a quick buck in every niche– and there is a problem of most of their “evidence” being speculation. Still, building #7 falls down nearly perfectly symmetrically and identically to a controlled demolition …from what? … a fire consisting of office materials? Was the steel used in these buildings just as soft as butter or what? All 3 buildings went down almost perfectly symmetrically with no resistance from the lower floors, and building 7 looks as though the collapse did start from the lower section–like a textbook controlled demolition.

            Do websites like ‘ae911truth’ even matter? No, not really. They say their goal is to get a “comprehensive investigation of the 9/11 building collapses” or something to that effect. Unfortunately, there is nothing to investigate since all the remnants of those buildings has been sent to landfills, or in the case of the vast quantities of steel–was immediately sent overseas to be melted down as scrap.

          • Bob September 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm

            this youtube vid: “North Tower Explodes – Close Up Zoomed/Repeated” its easy to see plumes of material shooting out the sides of the building at extrem velocities well under the “crunch zone”. It appears like a series of explosions from top to bottom–boom boom boom–taking out the structure one floor at a time,,, like i said, no resistance from the lower floors, like the building was made of sand. If it was an ‘orgainic’ failure it almost seems the buildings were designed to fail this way–maybe it’s how things were built in that era…hmm

            well, i think i leave it at this, not much more to add

          • Bob September 12, 2016 at 2:07 pm

            this one has narration and explanation: YOUTUBE: North Tower Exploding by David Chandler

          • Bob September 12, 2016 at 5:47 pm

            oh and henry, just for you,,, some youtube vids by “corbettreport”:

            9/11 Suspects: Philip Zelikow

            9/11 Suspects: Christine Todd Whitman

            9/11 Suspects: Rudy Giuliani

            they are new and very well researched, factual, and give a good idea of the moral character of people working inside the Bush II regime. I could never put up as good of presentation as these. So have a look/decide for yourself, or make a snide remark, i don’t care, but for those curious–maybe worth a look…

          • Henry September 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm

            Bob – The 1993 World Trade Center bombing killed 6 people and injured more than 1,000. Was this attack just what Bill & Hillary Clinton “needed to justify and jump start THEIR foreign policy ambitions and mid-east wars”? Perhaps THEY laid the groundwork for Bush 43 and the neo-cons?

            The planned demolition of a skyscraper involves strategically placing explosive charges, removing non-load bearing walls, and weakening support beams. As an example, a 2014 demolition of a 32-story German skyscraper took 7 months preparation, with 2,094 pounds of explosives inserted into 1,500 drilled holes.

            WTC Buildings 1 & 2 were each 110 stories; Building 7 was 47 stories – all much higher than the German example. You seriously think that all the preparation for a controlled demolition of all three WTC buildings, over such a long period of time and requiring so many people to be involved, could happen without a SINGLE person divulging the plan or a SINGLE employee in the 3 buildings noticing – then or sometime during the last 15 years?

            Readers should google “9/11 conspiracy debunked”. It will provide numerous articles that will refute the most common 9/11 conspiracy theories, including those of the Corbett Report and David Chandler, for which Bob provided links.

          • Bob September 12, 2016 at 11:38 pm

            the whole reason for the whole 9/11 “conspiracy” is that the gov’t ( and NIST) can’t/won’t give a satisfactory technical explanation of the building failures. They say it took them 7 years to complete their investigation of the building 7 collapse, and to this day they will not release their computer models they used to make that report (ya would think it would be a valuable public service right? to help prevent future collapses?). I think NIST pretty much boiled their report down to “fire done it, end of story.”

            I guess it’s too big of a shift in thinking for many people to realize that so many of our ruling elites are sociopaths/mass murderers. I know they have a totally different ideology than us commoners–excesses of power and wealth can probably do that to people. who knows… maybe they really do know what’s best for us…

            every so often i dwell into the 9/11 thing, but it’s mostly unpleasant to think about. haven’t looked at it for several years until recently. probably about time to put back in the closet for a few more years… not a pleasant thing to dwell on.

        • Bob September 11, 2016 at 7:40 pm

          a good short vid on YOUTUBE: “14 WTC TT Part 5 Direct Evidence of Explosions – ESO – Experts Speak Out”

          • Bob September 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm

            another good short vid on YOUTUBE–this ones kinda funny : “9/11: A Conspiracy Theory” by corbettreport

      • .... September 12, 2016 at 12:41 am

        Oh oh Henry you’re in trouble now because anybody home doesn’t like anybody questioning anything that Bob says. they’re best buddy’s now. so I’m sure anybody home will be sending you to the principles office.

  • .... September 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Lmao… dumbob is now the leading 9/11 expert ! and he is a Hatch expert also. Ha ha ha ha ha one thing about dumbob he has no problem coming here to show how stupid and ignorant he truly….once again another load of dumbob’s B.S.
    he has a problem with the whole world and everything in it. ..LOL ! he needs to get his meds checked.

  • .... September 11, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Oh yeah and don’t forget dumbob’s conspiracy theories about the government owned big pharma LOL ! he says he went to college HA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ….he did. he was the janitor !

  • xbcmc059 September 11, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Bob, What whaddya been smokin’?????? I need some………

    • .... September 12, 2016 at 12:44 am

      xbcmc oh oh you’re in trouble now because anybody home doesn’t like anybody questioning anything that Bob says. They’re best buddy’s now. So I’m sure you are going to be sent to the principles office.

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