US AWE 1549 LA GUARD-IA (LGA) > (HUD-SON RIVER) > CHAR-LOTTE DOU-G-LAS (CLT) -
ISRAEL GAZA CONFLICT -
THE YEAR OF 1549
Who are the Real Heroes?
I have rarely made reference to Osama Bin Laden in this blog however now I believe he deserves some attention. Why? The day after his audio recording was released on 14 January 2008, we saw US Airways 1549 crash land into the Hudson River in New York. Are we to assume Bin Laden or someone else is communicating with the Animal Kingdom and flying Real Birds now, to emphasize a point? "What Nonsense!" some people will say. Others will reserve judgment because they already know animals, in particular birds are channeling/tuning devices and radar systems, of sorts. If I am entering into the realms of SAPs(Special Access Programs)/Black Programs, Dark Forces and even Solomon's Ark, I won't apologize.
It is important everyone accepts the fact that Israel is repeatedly filtering claims into the media that their attacks on the Gaza Strip are nearly over, when they are not. These claims are presented alongside references to meetings with World Leaders and the UN, truces and ceasefires which are suppose to convey signs of sincere interest in quelling or ending this conflict. They are buying time: it is just one gigantic bloody manipulative stage act. The truth is Israel is going for the jugular........
On the 14th January 2009, Osama bin Laden delivered his first public statement since May 2008, in an audio tape titled "A Call for Jihad to Stop the Aggression Against Gaza". Out of 22 minutes of airtime, here are some quotes, which were printed in the English media.
"Our brothers in Palestine, you have suffered a lot … the Muslims sympathise with you in what they see and hear. We, the mujahideen, sympathise with you also,"
"We are with you and we will not let you down. Our fate is tied to yours in fighting the crusader-Zionist coalition, in fighting until victory or martyrdom."
"The jihad of your sons against the crusader-Zionist coalition is one of the key reasons for these destructive effects among our enemies. God has bestowed us with the patience to continue the path of jihad for another seven years, and seven and seven … The question is, can America continue its war with us for several more decades to come? Reports and evidence would suggest otherwise."
"If you are not convinced to fight, then open the way to those who are convinced," he said.He said President-elect Barack Obama has received a "heavy inheritance" from George W. Bush _ two wars and "the collapse of the economy." There is "only one strong way to bring the return of Al-Aqsa and Palestine, and that is jihad in the path of God," Bin Laden said, referring to the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. "The duty is to urge people to jihad and to enlist the youth into jihad brigades."
He also appealed for donations to finance the fight, saying the "tithes from any of the great Muslim or Arab traders" would be enough "for jihad on all the fronts."
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Osama bin Laden calls for new jihad over Israeli offensive in Gaza - The Times (UK) - 14 January 2009
Bin Laden urges jihad against Israel over Gaza - Washington Post - 14 January 2009
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15 JANUARY 2009 - THE MIRACLE OF US AIRWAYS FLIGHT 1549?
FLIGHT #: US AWE 1549
FROM: (LGA) New York - LA GUARD-IA Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
CRASH SITE: HUD-SON River, New York at 15:31
TO: (CLT) CHAR-LOTTE-DOU-G-LAS Airport, North Carolina (CLT/KCLT) USA
PILOT: Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III with first officer Jeffrey Skiles, and three flight attendants: Donna Dent, Doreen Welsh and Sheila Dail.
PEOPLE ON BOARD: 155 - 5 Crew and 150 Passengers
This pilot and the crew are being portrayed as heroes even though they are responsible for the safety of all passengers and it's THEIR DUTY to behave in this manner, when there is an emergency. Who are the real heroes? Let Us See What Tomorrow Brings...... Hudson Plane's Engine Fan Failed Two Days Before Crash-Landing (The Guardian/UK)
US Airways flight AWE 1549 was a passenger flight from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) to Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT). The airplane took off at 15:26. The flight is believed to have encountered multiple bird strikes within two minutes, after takeoff. This resulted in a complete or partial loss of thrust from the plane's two engines. The airplane ditched in the Hudson River less than six minutes after takeoff. All occupants evacuated the airplane, climbing onto the wing and entering life rafts. Coast Guard vessels and commuter ferries rescued everyone on board. According to FlightAware.com the maximum altitude was 3200 feet before the aircraft began a descent into the water. The last radar return received by FlightAware showed the aircraft at 300ft and 153kts (176mph).
US Airways is the sixth-largest U.S. airline by traffic and is the result of the 2005 merger of the old US Airways and America West Airlines. The entire flight crew on 1549 is based in Charlotte, N.C., one of the airline's hubs. Two US Airways employees were also traveling as passengers. There were 23 employees of Charlotte-based Bank of America Corp on board, as well as three executives and managers from Wells Fargo & Co., which acquired Charlotte's other big hometown bank, Wachovia Corp.
Charlotte is a major banking center. Charlotte has been hit hard by the economic downturn. Both Bank of America and Wells Fargo are planning to lay off thousands of employees, many in Charlotte.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Flight 1549 - Aviation Safety Network
Finally, Charlotte Catches a Break - Wall Street Journal - 17 January 2009
Successful Outcome of US Airways Crash Gives Shares a Lift - Wall Street Journal - 16 January 2009
UPDATE: Bank Of America: 'Large Grp' (23) Of Workers and 3 Wells Fargo Employees On NYC Plane - CNN Money - 15 January 2009
Timeline of US Airways Flight 1549's crash-landing - Newsday.Com - 17 January 2009
Given that 9/11 flight numbers appear to tie into some years (11, 175, 77 and 93), it is worth checking if any unique events took place in 1549.
In the Kingdom of England, it was known as 'The Year of the Many-Headed Monster', because of the unusually high number of rebellions which racked the country including the Agricultural workers' Kett's Rebellion in East Anglia and the Prayer Book Rebellion.
The First Book of Common Prayer is published in England. The Book of Common Prayer is the common title of a number of prayer books of the Church of England. The first book in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome.
The Prayer Book Rebellion was a popular revolt in Cornwall and Devon, England. In London, King Edward VI and his Privy Council became alarmed by news from the West Country. On instructions from the Lord Protector the Duke of Somerset, one of the Privy Councillors, Sir Gawain Carew, was ordered to pacify the rebels. At the same time Lord John Russell was ordered to take an army, including German and Italian mercenaries, and impose a military solution. In June 2007 the Anglican Bishop of Truro, Bill Ind, renounced the Anglican Church's role in the massacre of thousands of Catholic Cornish (and their allies) during the suppression of the Prayer Book rebellion as an "enormous mistake".
4 November 1549 - The Pragmatic Sanction of 1549 was an edict, promulgated by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, reorganizing the Seventeen Provinces. It was Charles' plan to centralize the administrative units of Holy Roman Empire.
29 March 1549 - The city of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil's first capital, is founded.
AN END NOTE.......
Does anyone remember Paul E Erdman's classic portrayal of an American Super Banker (Hitchcock) in "THE CRASH OF '79"? It all works out in the end, doesn't it!