Thursday, May 5, 2011
Baltimore County Congressman supports President Obama's decision; warns "War on Terror" is far from over.
U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger said releasing photos of Osama bin Laden after he had been shot and killed by U.S. forces would only incite violence and put more Americans in danger worldwide. Ruppersberger, the ranking member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, agrees with President Barack Obama’s decision Wednesday not to release the photos even as much of the American public would like to see proof that one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is actually dead. “It’s the right decision at this time,” said Ruppersberger, a Baltimore County Democrat. “The most important thing is to not put more Americans in harm’s way or put our military at risk in hot spots around the world. We don’t want to …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Local leaders praise military efforts in tracking down al-Qaida, but are wary of terrorist retribution.
Lt. Col. Bruce Kahl, retired from the U.S. Army with 28 years of service, teaches ROTC at Patapsco High School. Monday, before going outside to oversee drills, he and his students watched Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on CNN discussing the killing of Osama bin Laden. “It was fantastic,” Kahl told Patch of learning of bin Laden’s killing. “It ends one part of the mission.” However, like others interviewed Monday, Kahl cautioned that the al-Qaida head's demise is not the end of terrorism. “This doesn’t put an end to these other radicals,” Kahl said. “There are other guys who are going to consider this a martyrdom.” After several minutes watching cable news, Kahl directed his attention to the class. “Let’s talk about it,” he said, opening…
Monday, May 2, 2011
Congressman recalls thousands lost on 9/11, and says killing of Osama bin Laden is a great day for the United States.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D-MD), Ranking Member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement about the killing of Al-Qaeda and terrorist leader Osama bin Laden: “Osama bin Laden was a terrorist leader who was responsible for killing thousands of innocent Americans—moms, dads, brothers, sisters, friends and loved ones. 9/11 changed America forever. Today, the United States took extraordinary steps and killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. This is a great day for America. Bin Laden was a threat to the United States and a threat to the world. Bin Laden had the blood of thousands of people on his hands. Justice has now been done. The military and …