Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii on September 16, 2001 · 1
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tor-Bulletin t ? SEPTEMBER 1 6, 200 1 THE PULSE OF PARADISE S TA R B U LL E T I N . C 0 $1.25 ON OAHU (I : 7 TS nip 'SXJ d) Those who Ginger Crow's U.S. flag cast a dramatic Americans are forced to weigh their freedoms against the risk of attack By Christine Donnelly . cdonnellystarbulletin.com Defeating terrorism means adjusting the "national psyche" of Americans who do not yet comprehend that military power alone will not win such a war and who will resist losing personal liberties that defending U.S. soil may demand, local analysts say. "Normal military response is not enough. The only real role for the U.S. military when it comes to domestic terrorism is Classifieds Crossword Coif Hawaii Hawaii Inc. CI (;:J2 BIl EI G2 Iiisisjht Kckua Line Local News MaukaMakai Military Pleading voices haunt isle-born Pentagon rescuer By Rod Antone rantonestarbulletin.pom Flames, smoke and voices. That's what Isaac Ho'opi'i, born and raised in Waianae, remembered about what he saw inside the Pentagon Tuesday morning. "Hearing the people cry for help ... I can still picture it," recalled Ho'opi'i, who has been a federal police officer at the Pentagon for the past five JU liJ J LL L make war on the U.S. have chosen their own silhouette against the setting sun last carrying out retaliation, quite frankly. And if you use that decisively enough you can reduce the prospects of future attacks if you can go in and wipe out terrorist cells. But as far as dealing with it on a day-to-day basis, it's not really a military mission," said Ralph Cossa, . president of the Pacific Forum CSIS, a Honolulu-based foreign policy think tank affiliated with the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. Please see Security, A8 Fl Motley Fool E12 Raising Cane A2 All Movies G9 Sports Bl Tf A 13 Nation World A2 Technology E13 ' Gl Obituaries A21 TheBuzz ' El A A1S Police Fire A17 Travel Dl -. 1 years. "I tried to find them, but all I could really see was smoke and fire." Ho'opi'i, a dog handler for the Pentagon's Canine Bomb Squad, said he was on patrol with Vito, his German shepherd, and was a little over a mile away when he heard about the crash. They headed back to the Pentagon so fast that Ho'opi'i somehow blew out his patrol car's transmission. "1 have no idea how; I was flying," Ho'opi'i said. NEW WAR v ... 1 . i night at a Corpus Christi, Texas, service V.i : i'y sunny t-hlay aui tomorrow with i-- ' ') showers. Details, All. When he arrived, Ho'opi'i said American Airlines Flight 1 1 had set the Pentagon ablaze and "black smoke from the jet fuel was choking everybody." Because of the smoke, Ho'opi'i left Vito behind and looked for a way to get Inside the Pentagon. Despite the flames and live electrical wires, Ho'opi'i said, he and other officers Please see Rescuer, A8 X V ASSOCIATED PRESS for victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks. INSIDE Funerals begin: New York firefighters and medical crewmembers are honored and buried. A3 Military scenario! A studied analysis of what a prolonged war against terrorism would entail. A4 Airline woes: Continental Airlines announces 12,000 layoffs and considers bankruptcy. A5 Communication breakdown: Air defense command was unaware of FAA alert about Pentagon plane. A8 Hawaii feels shift: A profound sense of innocence lost and lives changed as we head into the future. A13 Business pains: The U.S. economy will be put to the test. E2 Insight: Perspectives on a world-shaking week that began on Black Tuesday. Fl MaukaMakai, cover at left Strength and resiliency emerge in tough times. Gl ClassifiedsCall 52D-4803 1 Vnr,,'..:. v ,.,,, , U't;vrvl C 2'.. i,..!n.J;.'i; v .r-i...... ; "Another person I found, her clothes were burnt to her skin. Then I went and got another man, but I think he was gone." Isaac Ho'opi'i Pentagon policeman, shown at left with his bomb-sniffing dog Vito destruction ' 1 By Elaine Sciolino New York Times WASHINGTON President Bush told the American military yesterday to get ready for a long war against terrorism, and vowed o "cn what it takes to win," In a brief appearance with his senior advisers at Camp David, where they met to plan the new offensive following Tuesday's terrorist attacks, Bush said point-blank: "We're at war. There's been an act of war declared upon America by terrorists, and we will respond accordingly." "My message is for everybody who wears the uniform to get ready," Bush said. Shortly afterward, in his weekly radio address, he warned that "those who make war on the United States have chosen their own destruction." He told Americans to steel themselves for "a conflict without battlefields or beachheads." While some of his remarks were scripted and others were delivered extemporaneously, they demonstrated an escalation of harsh words that Bush first used Tuesday night in an address to the nation after the terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon. His language was backed up by a resolution passed overwhelmingly by Congress on Friday approving the use of force in resjionse to the terrorist attacks. And the words and tone reflected the national mood. Americans say overwhelmingly that the nation should take military action against those responsible for the terrorist attacks, the latest New York TimesCBS News Poll shows. , Bush identified Osama bin Laden, a Saudi-born millionaire harbored in Afghanistan by its radical fundamentalist government, as a "prime suspect" in the attacks that may have killed more than 5,000 people. But Bush would not describe the administratioa's intelligence or its plans. On the investigative front, two of the men believed to have hijacked the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on Tuesday were known to the authorities as associates" of Osama bin Laden and had been sought in the United States since August by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement and intelligence Please see Terrorism, A8 I"! 03781"OQOQ

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