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Florida Bill Would Require Schools to Teach 9/11

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Though it was more than ten years ago now, the September 11th terrorist attacks still seem fresh in the minds of most Americans, but now there are kids in school who weren't even alive during the attacks. So, Sen. Thad Altman, R-Melbourne, has introduced a bill in the Florida Senate that would require that 9/11 be taught in all Florida schools.

Altman says that teachers often don't present curriculum on the attacks because they run out of time at the end of the year. Senate Bill 1422 would require "members of the instructional staff of public schools provide instruction to students about the events surrounding the terrorist attacks occurring on September 11, 2001, and the impact of those events on the nation, etc."

"The largest attack ever on American soil is something worth of teaching to our young people," Atman said according to PolitiJax.

The bill passed through the education committee with a unanimous vote, but still has one more committee stops. The House version still has to clear three more committee stops.

It's true that often more recent American history gets left off from history classes. As a product of Florida public education, I learned just about nothing about the Vietnam war in school. However, some senators aren't so sure the government should micromanage curriculum.

Sen. Larcenia Bullard, D-Miami, says the bill should also require that the Civil Rights movement be taught in schools, according to Naked Politics legislative watchdog Brian Pitts says Senators should merely require schools to buy text books that include material on 9/11.

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Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

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Did President Bush quit looking for Osama Bin Laden? He quit looking for him when he started ramping up the military for the invasion of Iraq.

Every American should know about the failures of the US Government. Many people are simply unaware of the fact that government law-enforcement agencies, like the FBI, aren't caught off-guard very often, especially when it comes to large-scale terrorist attacks. They are well aware of those groups who are plotting acts of terror--they monitor and infiltrate these groups in order to control them and to control the situation. Sadly, what many people fail to realize is that governments often have plans (or laws) that they wish to implement in order for them to be better able to control the general population, and that often they require an event--a crisis--to occur before these plans (laws) can be implemented.

The Bush administration sat on a Clinton-era plan to attack al-Qaida in Afghanistan for eight months because of political hostility to the outgoing president and competing priorities,he plan to take the counter-terrorist battle to al-Qaida was drafted after the attack on the warship the USS Cole in Yemen in October 2000. Mr Clinton's terrorism expert, Richard Clarke, presented it to senior officials in December, but it was decided that the decision should be taken by the new administration. According to today's Time magazine, Mr Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger and Mr Clarke outlined the threat in briefings they provided for Condoleezza Rice, George Bush's national security adviser, in January 2001, a few weeks before she and her team took up their posts.

bush held up plan to hit Bin LadenThe plan, under which special forces troops would have been sent after Osama bin Laden, was drawn up in the last days of the Clinton administration but a decision was left to the incoming Bush team.The plan to take the counter-terrorist battle to al-Qaida was drafted after the attack on the warship the USS Cole in Yemen in October 2000. Mr Clinton's terrorism expert, Richard Clarke, presented it to senior officials in December, but it was decided that the decision should be taken by the new administration.According to today's Time magazine, Mr Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger and Mr Clarke outlined the threat in briefings they provided for Condoleezza Rice, George Bush's national security adviser, in January 2001, a few weeks before she and her team took up their posts.At the key briefing, Mr Clarke presented proposals to "roll back" al-Qaida which closely resemble the measures taken after September 11. Its financial network would be broken up and its assets frozen. Vulnerable countries ike Uzbekistan, Yemen and the Philippines would be given aid to help them stamp out terrorist cells.Crucially, the US would go after Bin Laden in his Afghan lair. Plans would be drawn up for combined air and special forces operations, while support would be channelled to the Northern Alliance in its fight against the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies.Mr Clarke, who stayed on in his job as White House counter-terrorism tsar, repeated his briefing for vice president Dick Cheney in February. However, the proposals got lost in the clumsy transition process, turf wars between departments and the separate agendas of senior members of the Bush administration.

The Phoenix memo is a letter sent to FBI headquarters on July 10, 2001 by FBI special agent Kenneth Williams recommending the assembling of a worldwide listing of civil aviation schoolAccording to Williams, the purpose of the memo was toadvise the Bureau and New York of the possibility of a coordinated effort by USAMA BIN LADEN (UBL) to send students to the United States to attend civil aviation universities and colleges. Phoenix has observed an inordinate number of individuals of investigative interest who are attending or who have attended civil aviation universities and colleges in the State of Arizona.

Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US was the President's Daily Brief prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency and given to U.S. President George W. Bush on August 6, 2001. The brief warned of terrorism threats from Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda 36 days before the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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