Alabama’s leaders remember Sept. 11

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

On Sept. 11, 2001, a team of Muslim terrorist operatives led by Muhammed Atta with the al Qaeda organizations launched a series of attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.  Three of the four attacks were successful.  The passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 however made a valiant attempt to retake their airplane.  The terrorists crashed the plane into farmland in Pennsylvania to prevent the passengers from succeeding in that effort.  The passengers of flight 93 likely saved the lives of hundreds of Americans on the ground.  When the WTC towers collapsed nearly 3,000 Americans lay dead, including over 200 New York City Firemen and 77 police officers.  The nation was shocked by that day’s events and many remember this day every year.

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Rebuilding, reforming, and repairing our military

July 18, 2017

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

There is no greater responsibility of the Federal government than to provide for the safety and security of the American people. I have found myself making this point over and over again throughout my short time in Congress.

With the wide range of issues under debate here in Washington, some of my colleagues seem to forget that our most basic responsibility as outlined in the Constitution is to “provide for the common defense” of the American people.
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Shelby honors the life and legacy of Mike Spann

November 18, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) spoke on the Senate floor to reflect on the 15th anniversary of the death of Alabamian Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann.

Sen. Shelby said, “I rise today to honor the life and legacy of an Alabama patriot and American hero, Johnny Micheal Spann. Nearly fifteen years ago – on November 25, 2001 – while fighting on behalf of our grateful nation, Mike made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in northern Afghanistan.”
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Alabama Remembers September 11

September 12, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday was the 13th anniversary of 9-11. On that day in 2001, terrorists who were members of the Middle Eastern Group Al Qaeda under orders from Osama Bin Laden, seized four Americans airliners filled with passengers by force and flew three of them into the two Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. After learning of the carnage by cell phone, the passengers of the fourth airliner attacked their terrorist captors and took control of the plane by force. They like the passengers of the other three aircraft all died that day; but their sacrifice likely saved the Capital Building and the lives of thousands more Americans on the ground. Any illusions we might have had that we lived in a time of peace ended that day. The War on Terror continues to this day. Thursday was also the second anniversary of the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
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Don Chamberlain Comments on Libya Crisis

September 17, 2012

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Challenging an incumbent member of the U.S. Congress is always an uphill battle, but Don Chamberlain (R) from Selma is touting his military experience to differentiate himself from Democratic incumbent Rep. Terri Sewell (D) from Selma.

Mr. Chamberlain condemned the attack by terrorists on the lightly defended U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Mr. Chamberlain said, “As a former combat Marine in the U.S. Armed Forces, I am appalled by the unprovoked actions of these Islamic extremists on the anniversary of 9/11. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, including The Honorable J. Christopher Stevens. As a member of the House of Representatives, I would sponsor legislation restricting any and all funding to the nations that give haven to those responsible for these acts, until justice prevails.”
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