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Sister of pilot killed on Sept. 11 absolutely excoriates leftists who liken Jan. 6 Capitol riot to 9/11 terror attack that claimed nearly 3,000 lives

We know that supposed conservative writer George Will infamously declared that he wants to see the Jan. 6 Capitol riot “burned into the American mind as firmly as 9/11 because it was that scale of a shock to the system.”

We know that Huffington Post senior White House correspondent S.V. Dáte defended Will by saying the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was “1000 percent worse” than 9/11.

We know that Democratic lawmakers desperately want to slow-cook the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and investigate it as if it was on the scale of 9/11 — a desire that will have to fester a bit longer after the push failed to get off the ground in the U.S. Senate a few days ago.

But amid all of their politicizing, virtue-signaling short memories and short-sightedness, Debra Burlingame — sister of a pilot killed on 9/11 — splashed some cold water on leftist faces in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, telling them they’re out of their minds if they believe honest Americans buy their tall tale that the Jan. 6 riot was in the same universe as 9/11.

What did Burlingame have to say?

“The attempt to reconfigure the ‘domestic terrorist’ narrative to fit the horrifying story of Sept. 11 is profoundly disheartening,” Burlingame wrote. “These two events are fundamentally different in nature, scope, and consequences. Mentioning them in the same breath not only diminishes the horror of what happened on 9/11; it tells a false story to the generation of Americans who are too young to remember that day nearly 20 years ago.”

She explained that her brother, Charles “Chic” Burlingame, was the pilot of American Airlines flight 77 and “was murdered in his cockpit at age 51 in a 6½-minute struggle for control of the airplane” — and then gave some facts to the fact-deprived.

More from her op-ed:

Members of Congress might have had a frightening day on Jan. 6, but on 9/11 some 200 people in the World Trade Center towers chose to jump from 80 to 100 floors above the ground rather than be consumed by fire. A woman waiting at a lobby elevator bank was burned over 82% of her body when jet fuel from the first plane sent a ball of fire down the elevator shaft and into the lobby. She spent three months in a hospital burn unit and was permanently disfigured.

There are countless harrowing stories like this—of death, destruction and heartbreaking loss. More than 3,000 children lost parents. Eight young children were killed on the planes. Recovery personnel found 19,000 human remains scattered all over lower Manhattan from river to river, including on rooftops and window ledges. Victims’ remains were still being recovered years later by utility workers and construction crews. Some families received so many notifications of remains that they couldn’t take it any more and asked for them to stop. More than 1,100 families received nothing. Their loved ones went to work that morning and disappeared.

The attack brought down our nationwide aviation system, shut down the New York Stock Exchange for days, destroyed or rendered uninhabitable 16 acres of Lower Manhattan including underground subway and commuter train lines and destroyed a section of the Pentagon. Rebuilding at ground zero is still incomplete, and U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan.

Burlingame then delivered a knockout blow to the gaslighting left: “On Jan. 6, Congress resumed its session that evening.”

“It is deeply offensive and sad that the brutal and harrowing memories of the worst terrorist attack in American history are being deployed by political partisans,” she added. “They are using 9/11 not as an example of what the American people endured and overcame together, but explicitly to divide, to stoke hatred, and to further a political agenda aimed at stigmatizing the other party and marginalizing ordinary Americans from participating in the political process. That is the real threat to democracy.”

Anything else?

If that isn’t refreshing enough to digest, Burlingame offered that there have been “real terrorist attacks on the Capitol. But those must be forgotten because they came from the political left.” With that, she reminded us of the Weather Underground bombings of the Senate, Pentagon, and State Department in a four-year span in the early 1970s.

Here’s a quick look at the unforgettable images of the Pentagon after hijacked flight 77 slammed into its side on 9/11:


AS IT HAPPENED – The 9/11 Pentagon Attack

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(H/T: Daily Caller)

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HuffPo’s White House correspondent: Capitol riot was ‘1000 percent worse’ than 9/11

The worst, most damnable take to-date with regard to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot now belongs to Huffington Post senior White House correspondent S.V. Dáte.

What happened?

In a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday, Dáte claimed that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States — which were carried out by foreign Islamic extremists, killed nearly 3,000 Americans, injured 25,000 more, shut the stock market down for a week, and set off decades-long wars in the Middle East — were nothing in comparison to the extremism of the Jan. 6 riot that took place at the Capitol.

The liberal reporter was responding to a tweet thread by conservative commentator Byron York on Tuesday when he launched into an argument that eventually resulted in him shockingly claiming that the Capitol riot was “1000 percent worse” than 9/11.

After York pilloried fellow commentator George Will’s desire to “see January 6th burned into the American mind as firmly as 9/11 because it was that scale of a shock to the system,” Dáte jumped in to defend Will.

“Trump Apology Corps in full apology mode,” he charged before arguing that “the 9/11 terrorists and Osama bin Laden never threatened the heart of the American experiment” but “the 1/6 terrorists and Donald Trump absolutely did exactly that.”

Image Source: Twitter screenshot

“This attempt to whitewash what happened that day is shameful,” Dáte continued, noting that while Sept. 11 was an “act of war,” Jan. 6 was an “attempt to END OUR DEMOCRACY” carried out by U.S. citizens, including then-President Donald Trump.

Even after one commenter smartly pointed out that one of the hijacked planes on Sept. 11 was bound for the Capitol, Dáte refused to back off his stance.

“United 93 was intended to crash into the Capitol. You think January 6th was worse than that?” the commenter asked, to which Dáte responded, “1000 percent worse.”

Image Source: Twitter screenshot

Later on Tuesday, the reporter questioned, “Are people truly having this much trouble distinguishing between an act of war perpetrated by foreign terrorists, and incitement of sedition perpetrated by our own president? Really? If so, American democracy is in serious trouble.”

What else?

Dáte’s comments were met with swift backlash on social media.

“This is legitimately insane,” one commenter wrote on Twitter.

“This might be the worst take I’ve ever seen,” another added.

Right-wing commentator Stephen L. Miller concluded, “This person is a lunatic who belongs nowhere near a job that is meant to inform people.”

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FBI mistakenly reveals name of Saudi official suspected of directing ‘crucial support’ to 9/11 attackers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation accidentally revealed the name of a Saudi official suspected of directing “crucial support” to two al-Qaeda hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, according to a report from Yahoo News.

The name of the mid-level Saudi foreign ministry official was mistakenly released last week in a declaration by an FBI official in response to a lawsuit by families of 9/11 victims who accuse Saudi Arabia’s government of involvement in the terrorist attacks.

Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah was accidentally named in the declaration, which was incorrectly filed to a public docket. Al-Jarrah was a diplomat assigned to the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C., between 1999 and 2000. “His duties apparently included overseeing the activities of Ministry of Islamic Affairs employees at Saudi-funded mosques and Islamic centers within the United States,” the report said.

The FBI didn’t redact al-Jarrah’s name in a document. The Department of Justice removed the document that was previously made public on accident. Michael Isikoff, the chief investigative journalist at Yahoo News who noticed the error, said a senior US government official confirmed the mistake.

The 9/11 families have been fighting for the identification of the Saudi official who allegedly had involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, as well as in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon.

For years, the families have been asking for the identity of the Saudi diplomat who reportedly worked with two other Saudi nationals to assist and direct the hijackers.

Last September, on the anniversary of the terror attack, the Trump administration agreed to declassify the name of the diplomat, but did not release it publicly. The lawyers could be told the name under protective seal, but they could not discuss it publicly, according to NBC News.

Evidence that the FBI gathered about al-Jarrah and his communications about the two attackers remain under seal.

Two sources close to the case told NBC News that the “FBI and the Justice Department are asserting that since it was an erroneous disclosure, the name is still subject to a protective order and neither side is allowed to discuss it publicly.”

The families of the victims are suing Saudi Arabia for the deaths and damages from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Of the 19 hijackers, 15 were Saudi citizens, as was 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Two of the hijackers may have obtained their passports “legitimately or illegitimately” with the help of a family member who worked in a Saudi passport office.

The Saudi government has denied any involvement in the attacks. The 9/11 Commission “found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization.”

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