Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
Biden managed to get through his tribute to 9/11 and the fallen and their families without constantly checking his watch the way he did when the coffins of the men and women he had betrayed and left to die in Afghanistan were being unloaded at Dover Air Force Base.
That’s small comfort considering the ways that he is conspiring to rob and betray the dead and their families.
Earlier this month, I revealed how Biden has conspired to rob 9/11 families in court to secure billions for the Taliban.
The media headlined it as, “Biden frees frozen Afghan billions for relief, 9/11 victims”. But a Biden official admitted that it was done to stop 9/11 families from getting access to the money.
Secretary of State Blinken claimed that the administration “will continue to support these victims and their families, recognizing the enduring pain they have suffered at the hands of terrorists, including those who operated from Afghanistan prior to the September 11 attacks. These victims and their families should have a full opportunity to set forth their arguments in court.”
Blinken, like his boss, lied.
While the 9/11 families would have their claims “heard in court”, neither Biden nor Blinken mentioned that the administration would be advocating against them.
On the same day as Biden’s executive order reserving $3.5 billion for the terrorists, his Justice Department filed a statement of interest in court arguing that the judgment for the victims of terrorism was too large and that actually turning over the money to them would interfere with the Biden administration’s foreign policy in Afghanistan.
While Biden is reading his teleprompter, his administration is plotting to cut plea deals with Gitmo terrorists, after freeing most of them.
Catherine Herridge has continued doing good work at CBS and reported on that earlier.
CBS News has confirmed military prosecutors and defense attorneys are negotiating potential plea deals that could take the death penalty off the table for five defendants charged in connection with the 9/11 attack – and some families of victims are upset by the news, reports CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge.
The five defendants (including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described architect of 9/11) are all held at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and were formally charged in 2008 with helping to plan the attack. But their cases have stalled over access to CIA evidence and, recently, over COVID delays.
Would Biden cut a deal with the mastermind of 9/11? There’s no reason to think he wouldn’t.
Among the victims was pilot Charles Burlingame. On 9/11, al Qaeda terrorists took over Burlingame’s American Airlines Flight 77, slamming it into the Pentagon.
“He was living his dream,” Burlingame’s sister, Debra, told Herridge.
Burlingame was more than a war hero to his family, who affectionately called him Chic. “He was really our touchstone,” said Debra. “He still is.”
Before this year’s anniversary, Debra shared his story at New York’s 9/11 Memorial. “We didn’t have remains for weeks. We were constantly saying to each other, ‘What would Chic want? What would Chic do?’”
But her grief has turned to anger, after learning a potential plea deal is under discussion.
“I was outraged,” she said.
Herridge asked, “You’re in touch with other 9/11 families. Do they feel the same way?”
“The families are outraged. They don’t want closure; they want justice.”
After fighting 9/11 families in court and trying to cut a deal with the 9/11 terrorists, the only thing Biden’s teleprompter tribute reminds us is that he’s a liar and a traitor.
He was one then. He still is now.
After September 11, Biden suggested, “this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran.”