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David DePrest
Nephew of Peter A. Gay
Passenger, American Flight 11
Added March 19, 2010



Robert Carlo, FDNY
Brother of Firefighter Michael Carlo
Engine 230, FDNY
Added January 10, 2010



Cynthia Droz
Wife of Charles A. Droz
Vice President, EM Solutions Inc
American Flight 77
Added January 10, 2010



Paul E. Geidel
Father of Gary Geidel
Rescue Company 1, Midtown Manhattan
FDNY
Added January 10, 2010



Maureen Godshalk
Mother of Bill Godshalk, Vice President
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
World Trade Center, South Tower
Added January 10, 2010



Susan McCormick
Sister of Lt. Paul T. Mitchell
Battalion 1, FDNY
Added January 10, 2010



Robert Mercado
Brother-in-law of Marc David Sullins
Emergency Medical Technician
Cabrini Medical Center
Added January 10, 2010



Janice Perry Montoya
Sister of John W. Perry, Esq.
NYPD Officer
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Robert Nelson
Nephew of Richard Fitzsimons
Fire Safety Inspector
World Trade Center
Added January 10, 2010



Christine O'Neill
Wife of John P. O'Neill
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World Trade Center
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9/11 Survivors and Family Members
Question the 9/11 Commission Report

An estimated 2,973 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks.  The death toll at the World Trade Center included 60 police officers and 343 firefighters, 87 passengers aboard American Flight 11, 60 on United Flight 175, and over 2,000 occupants and neighbors of the WTC.  The death toll at the Pentagon included 125 people from the Pentagon and 64 passengers on American Flight 77.  And 44 people lost their lives on United Flight 93.

Many 9/11 survivors and many 9/11 victim family members have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report.  Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11.

The public statements of many survivors contradict the Commission Report.  And the words and actions of some of the victims on that terrible day are in conflict with the Commission Report.  This page of the website is a collection of their statements. The website does not represent any organization and it should be made clear that none of these individuals are affiliated with this website.

Listed below are statements by more than 300 9/11 survivors, victims and family members that contradict or are critical of the 9/11 Commission Report. Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed.


These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their statements are based on their intimate familiarity with and intense study of the events of 9/11.  Their criticism of the Commission Report is not inherently irresponsible or illogical,  In fact, it is based on their desire to honor the victims of that terrible day by finding the truth and bringing to justice those responsible for these terrible acts.

If you are a 9/11 survivor or family member who has concerns about the 9/11 Commission Report and would like your comment added to this website, please contact me. 

     Thanks,  Alan Miller    alan.miller (at) PatriotsQuestion911 (dot) com

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WTC STAFF, OCCUPANTS, AND NEIGHBORS

 

 

William Rodriguez

William Rodriguez


William Rodriguez
– WTC survivor.  An American Building Maintenance employee for twenty years, responsible for inspection and maintenance at the World Trade Center, who held the master key for the stairs. He was the last person to leave the building on September 11 and has been credited with saving many lives.  For his efforts, he received the National Hero Award from the Senate of Puerto Rico.  Founder, Hispanic Victims Group.

  • Article 6/24/05: Regarding an explosion in the sub-basement of the World Trade Center North Tower on 9/11, prior to any airplane impact. "When I heard the sound of the explosion, the floor beneath my feet vibrated, the walls started cracking and it everything started shaking," said Rodriguez, who was huddled together with at least 14 other people in the office. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Rodriguez was in sub-basement B1 of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    "Seconds after the first massive explosion below in the basement still rattled the floor, I hear another explosion from way above," said Rodriguez.  "Although I was unaware at the time, this was the airplane hitting the tower, it occurred moments after the first explosion."

    But before Rodriguez had time to think, co-worker Felipe David stormed into the basement office with severe burns on his face and arms, screaming for help and yelling "explosion! explosion! explosion!"

    David had been in front of a nearby freight elevator on sub-level 1 about 400 feet from the office when fire burst out of the elevator shaft, causing his injuries.

    "He was burned terribly," said Rodriguez. "The skin was hanging off his hands and arms. His injuries couldn't have come from the airplane above, but only from a massive explosion below. I don’t care what the government says, what scientists say. I saw a man burned terribly from a fire that was caused from an explosion below.

    "I know there were explosives placed below the trade center. I helped a man to safety who is living proof, living proof the government story is a lie and a cover-up. ...

    "I disagree 100%with the government story," said Rodriguez. "I met with the 9/11 Commission behind closed doors and they essentially discounted everything I said regarding the use of explosives to bring down the north tower.

    "And I contacted NIST previously four times without a response. Finally, this week I asked them before they came up with their conclusion that jet fuel brought down the towers, if they ever considered my statements or the statements of any of the other survivors who heard the explosions. They just stared at me with blank faces and didn't have any answers." http://www.arcticbeacon

  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York–most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Personal website: http://www.911keymaster.com/

 

 

Anthony Saltalamacchia

Anthony Saltalamacchia


Anthony Saltalamacchia
– WTC Survivor.  Maintenance Supervisor at the World Trade Center, overseeing over 100 American Building Maintenance employees.
  • Video interview by William Rodriguez 9/07: "On the morning of September 11th, I was in my office.  I was just getting the work handed out to all the employees. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Saltalamacchia was in sub-basement B1 of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    We heard a massive explosion that was in the World Trade Center about 8:46 a.m. in the morning.  The explosion came from -- I believe at first we believed that it came from the Mechanical Room.  [Editor's note: The Mechanical Room was below them in a lower sub-basement .]

    Then we heard a series of other explosions that sounded up on the above levels of the building.  We then realized that there was something wrong and there was a major problem.  And about, I'd say, 14 to 15 people came running and screaming into our office. ...

    Then right after that the floor started shaking.  The tile from above, which was above us, started coming down, falling on us.  And we knew that there was something seriously wrong happening.

    A man came into the office.  He was a black man, very shaky, like in shock.  He had multiple wounds.  His arms were bleeding.  Skin was peeling off.  You could see basically his flesh.  It was a very tough thing to see. ... [Editor's note: Mr. Saltalamacchia is referring to Felipe David.]

    And as we're standing there, more explosions were happening.  A lot of screaming confusion. ...

    It was very smoky, very cloudy.  It just looked very serious.  We knew we had to get out of the building. ...

    The amount of explosions I've heard from 8:46 until the time we got out was so many, at least ten.  It was just like multiple explosions to where I felt like there were different grenades.  That's what it sounded like, it was different grenades being set off in the building.  It was like -- There was one major explosion, and then there was different explosions throughout that period of time until we got out.

    Do I believe six years after 9/11?  I don't know the truth.  I don't believe a word that they say.  I just don't believe  Everything they say is a cover up. ... No, definitely don't leave it alone.  I think that we should get documents to know the truth of what was really going on that we didn't know that we should know now." http://www.youtube.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Phillip Morelli

Phillip Morelli


Phillip Morelli
– WTC survivor.  Construction worker at the World Trade Center for seven years .
  • Video interview: "At 8:30 he says he was headed for level B-4 in Tower One [North Tower], four stories below ground.

    "... As I'm walking by the main freight car of the building, in the corridor, that's when I got blown.  I mean the impact of the explosion, from whatever happened, it threw me to the floor. And that's when everything started happening.  It knocked me right to the floor. You didn't know what it was.  Of course, you're assuming something fell over on the loading dock, something very heavy, something very big.  You don't know what happened.  And all of a sudden you just felt the floor moving. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Morelli was in the sub-basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    I was racing -- I was going towards the bathroom.  All of a sudden.  I opened the door.  I didn't know it was a bathroom   And all of a sudden a big impact happened again.  And all the ceiling tiles were falling down.  The light fixtures were falling, swinging out of the ceiling.  And I come running out the door and everything, the walls were down.  And I now started running towards the parking lots."

    Nearly 100 floors below where the first plane hit Phil felt the devastating impact. ...

    "As I ran to the parking lots, you know, I mean, everybody screaming ... There was a lot of smoke down there. ... You gotta go clear across the whole -- from One to Two World Trade Center. That's the way you gotta run.

    And then all of a sudden it happened all over again.  Building Two got hit. I don't know that. I just know something else hit us to the floor.  Right in the basement you felt it. The walls were caving in.  Everything that was going on.  I know of people that got killed in the basement.  I know of people that got broken legs in the basement.  People got reconstructive surgery because the walls hit them in the face." http://real.ny1.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Marlene Cruz

Marlene Cruz


Marlene Cruz
– WTC survivor.  Carpenter employed at the World Trade Center for 15 years.

  • ABC 9/12/01: Peter Jennings interviewed Marlene Cruz the day after 9/11.  Ms. Cruz, a WTC carpenter, was injured in the basement of WTC North Tower on 9/11.  She was the first casualty from the WTC to arrive at Bellevue Hospital.

    Peter Jennings:  So tell me how you're feeling.  How did you get there? What happened to you?

    Marlene Cruz:  I work for the Trade Center.  I'm one of the carpenters.  And I was gonna go do a job.  And I got on the elevator, the freight elevator.  And I heard the first explosion.  And the elevator blew up.  The doors blew up.  And it dropped.  I was lucky that the elevator got caught between two floors.

    Peter Jennings:  Which floors?

    Marlene Cruz:  The B Levels.  The basement levels. ...  [Editor's note: At this point, Ms. Cruz was in the basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    After the first explosion I was laying on the floor about 40 minutes.

    Peter Jennings:  And how well do you know that subterranean part of the World Trade Center?

    Marlene Cruz:  Well, I worked for the building for 15 years.  I think I know it from the back of my hand.  Really I didn't expect this bombing to occur after the first one, since I was in the first one, also.  But when I heard that explosion that's the first thing I thought was; here we go again, another bomb. http://youtube.com/watch?v=TSGZYP--wz0


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Mike Pecoraro

Mike Pecoraro


Mike Pecoraro – WTC survivor.  Stationary Engineer who performed services in all of the buildings at the World Trade Center.

  • Article Chief Engineer 2002: Mike Pecoraro and a co-worker were working in the sub-basement of the North Tower when the first airplane hit. "They had been told to stay where they were and "sit tight" until the Assistant Chief got back to them. By this time, however, the room they were working in began to fill with a white smoke. "We smelled kerosene," Mike recalled, "I was thinking maybe a car fire was upstairs", referring to the parking garage located below grade in the tower but above the deep space where they were working. [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Pecoraro was in the sub-basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    The two decided to ascend the stairs to the C level, to a small machine shop where Vito Deleo and David Williams were supposed to be working. When the two arrived at the C level, they found the machine shop gone.

    "There was nothing there but rubble, " Mike said. "We're talking about a 50 ton hydraulic press? gone!" The two began yelling for their co-workers, but there was no answer. They saw a perfect line of smoke streaming through the air. "You could stand here," he said, "and two inches over you couldn't breathe. We couldn't see through the smoke so we started screaming." But there was still no answer.

    The two made their way to the parking garage, but found that it, too, was gone. "There were no walls, there was rubble on the floor, and you can't see anything" he said.  [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Pecoraro was in the basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    They decided to ascend two more levels to the building's lobby. As they ascended to the B Level, one floor above, they were astonished to see a steel and concrete fire door that weighed about 300 pounds, wrinkled up "like a piece of aluminum foil" and lying on the floor. "They got us again," Mike told his co-worker, referring to the terrorist attack at the center in 1993. Having been through that bombing, Mike recalled seeing similar things happen to the building's structure. He was convinced a bomb had gone off in the building. Mike walked through the open doorway and found two people lying on the floor. One was a female Carpenter and the other an Elevator Operator. They were both badly burned and injured." http://www.chiefengineer.org


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Kenneth Johannemann

Kenneth Johannemann


Kenneth Johannemann
– WTC survivor.  An American Building Maintenance employee at the World Trade Center.
  • Statement to television reporter 9/11/01: Mr. Johannemann was in the basement of the North Tower when the first plane impacted.  "I was right there.  I was down in the basement.  Came down.  All of a sudden the elevator blew up.  Smoke.  I dragged a guy out.  His skin was hanging off and I dragged him out and I helped him out to the ambulance." [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Johannemann was in the basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]
    http://www.prisonplanet.com


  • Article 9/12/01: "Kenny Johannemann was in the the number one [North] tower of the World Trade centre, waiting for the elevator in the basement. [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Johannemann was in the basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    It was shift-change time, the time of day when the building is most crowded.

    "The lift door exploded open. There was a man inside half burnt. His skin was hanging off.

    "I dragged him out of the lift and somebody helped me get him out for the building." http://www.smh.com.au


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Joe Shearin

Joe Shearin


Joe Shearin
– WTC survivor.  Assistant Chief Engineer at the World Trade Center.

  • Article Chief Engineer 2002: "That morning a note had been left for Joe by the Chief Engineer of the midnight to 8 a.m. shift telling him that a tenant on the 38th floor wanted to see him as early as possible. So after distributing the work orders to his staff, he entered one of the tower's elevator cars and headed up into the building.

    On the 38th floor, Joe Shearin exited the elevator and began his walk down the hallway to meet with the tenant who had requested to see him. About 50 feet down the hallway, he heard a loud explosion and was lifted into the air. "I can't even tell you how far I traveled," he recalled. When he landed, people were already coming out of their offices into the hallway. "They were screaming, hollering," he said. "They were asking what they should do and where they should go".  Joe directed them down the stairwells and out of the building.   [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Shearin was on the 38th floor of the North Tower, approximately 650 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    What Joe first believed was that an equipment room on the 43rd floor, which had an electrical substation, had blown up. He proceeded up the 5 floors to that level. Upon reaching the 43rd floor, "there were patches of ceiling that was just down on the floor, water pipes were broken, water was gushing like a brook or river that was just running down the corridor of the machine room."  [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Shearin was on the 43rd floor of the North Tower, approximately 600 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]http://www.chiefengineer.org


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

WTC Survivor

Arthur DelBianco


Arthur DelBianco
– WTC Survivor.  An American Building Maintenance employee.  Worked 15 years at the World Trade Center.
  • Video interview 9/11/01: "...and then all of a sudden it started like -- It sounded like gunfire.  You know, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.  And then all of a sudden three big explosions." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IqSsTmWv7k&eurl=


  • NBC Today Show Video interview with Arthur DelBianco, Marlene Cruz, and Hursley Lever 9/12/01:  At time of the first plane impact, Arthur DelBianco was in WTC 1 (North Tower).

    "I was heading up to the 106th or 7th floor in an elevator.  And around the 70th floor I heard -- the lights flicked in the elevator and a rumble and then I heard people screaming on the radio, "I'm trapped.  Get me out.  Get us out.  Get us out.  Fire!  Fire!"  I told the elevator operator to open the door and get the people wherever we were on.  And we took them down to the ground level. ...

    I went downstairs looking for my fellow workers, because at that time I didn't know the extent of the explosion.  I thought it was just an explosion, not that it was two planes that ran into the building.  So we're looking subgrade for fellow workers.  And I got out of the building at one point and saw the two planes and the building burning. ...

    I went looking for my friend, Hursley Lever, over here, and couldn't find him.  Myself and Mike Pecoraro were back in the building looking for him and we couldn't find him.  We helped the paramedics to work their way down and the firemen to work their way down because Marlene [Cruz] was hurt on the second level below ground.

    At that point, we got out because the smoke and the water was getting too heavy.  And when I got up to the concourse level it was just like gunfire and then and then, just three big explosions.  And the elevator banks came down and the windows and glass and the stainless steel and the marble just started pushing us.  We started running to get out of there.  And it pushed us through the rubble like 25 to 50 feet.

    I wound up handing by an elevator pit with my hand on a turnstyle. When I awoke, when it stopped, I felt someone walk over to me and it was a firefighter. ... And as we went along trying to find our way out to Liberty Street, we just grabbed people along the way. ... When I got outside, the building come down. ... We'd just stepped across the street by the financial center and the building started coming down." http://www.youtube.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Felipe David

Felipe David


Felipe David
– WTC Survivor.  An Aramark Co. maintenance employee at the World Trade Center.
  • Article by Greg Szymanski 7/13/05: 

    "Two more WTC workers have come forward with eye-witness testimony that a huge explosion ripped apart the lower levels of the north tower at about the same time a jetliner rammed into the top floors.

    The pair not only reported hearing an underground blast, but were both injured, one suffering severe burns to the face, arms and hands and the other cuts and bruises after being trapped in a stalled basement elevator.

    Burn victim, Felipe David, employed by Aramark Co. and Salvatore Giambanco, a WTC office painter trapped in a basement elevator, were both unavailable for comment, but made their explosive testimony - never before released in America - to a Colombian television station in 2002 on the first anniversary of 9/11. ...

    Standing in front of a freight elevator on sub level 1 near the office where Willie Rodriguez and 14 others were huddled together when the explosion erupted below, David said in the taped interview:

    "That day I was in the basement in sub-level 1 sometime after 8:30am. Everything happened so fast, everything moved so fast. The building started shaking after I heard the explosion below, dust was flying everywhere and all of a sudden it got real hot.

    [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. David was in the basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    "I threw myself onto the floor, covered my face because I felt like I was burned. I sat there for a couple of seconds on the floor and felt like I was going to die, saying to myself 'God, please give me strength.'"

    Although severely burned on his face, arms and hands with skin hanging from his body like pieces of cloth, David picked himself up, running for help to the office were Rodriguez and others were gathered.

    "When I went in, I told them it was an explosion," said David, who was then helped out of the WTC by Rodriguez and eventually taken by ambulance to New York Hospital."  http://www.arcticbeacon.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Hursley Lever

Hursley Lever


Hursley Lever
– WTC Survivor.  An American Building Maintenance mechanic.  Worked 12 years at the World Trade Center.
  • NBC Today Show Video interview with Arthur DelBianco, Marlene Cruz, and Hursley Lever 9/12/01:  "I was in the B-4 level. ...  I heard a bomb.  [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Lever was in sub-basement B4 of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    So, I says, 'Probably a transformer again blew up.'  So I step back, finish what I had to finish, and I started towards the door again.  And there came a big blast with a big ball of fire.  And that's when I got hit.  It hit me right back down on the ground and I realized my ankle was shattered." http://www.youtube.com


  • Article Boston Globe 9/16/01:

    "An aura of security, even after the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, remained intact in the North Tower basement after the first assault last Tuesday. When Lever heard a "poof" from that crash, he thought that a transformer had blown again.

    "I'm still doing what I'm doing," Lever recalled of his reaction. "Then I walk toward the door and heard a big explosion. And when I look, I see a ball of fire coming toward the door." [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Lever was in sub-basement B4 of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    After being knocked across the room, with the lights out and black smoke everywhere, Lever heard a co-worker calling him by his nickname from across the shop. "`Chino, Chino, are you all right?"' Lever recalled. [Editor's note: The co-worker is Jose Sanchez.]

    Lever answered that he could not walk, but that they would escape together. He told his co-worker: "You stay low. You stay on your hands and knees. And you stay behind me."

    Crawling and hopping from door to door, Lever prayed that the doors would not be locked. Lever said he never panicked, crediting his Army combat training for clear thinking in the crisis.

    When they emerged from the World Trade Center, Lever recalled, a police officer shouted at them to hit the ground. The pair made their way to a Secret Service-owned Bronco, where Lever was placed on his back.

    A two-way radio in the vehicle delivered even more unbelievable news: A second plane was about to strike the World Trade Center. On his back, Lever could only watch as the warning became reality. Several people left the Bronco and fled for their lives, Lever said, as flame, smoke, and debris rained around them." http://www.boston.com



  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Jose Sanchez
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Jose Sanchez
– WTC Survivor.  An employee of American Building Maintenance.  Worked 14 years at the World Trade Center.
  • Article by Greg Szymanski 7/12/05:

    "A second WTC maintenance worker has now come forward with eye-witness testimony that a massive explosion erupted in the lower levels of the north tower at approximately the same time the jetliner struck the tower’s top floors.

    Jose Sanchez, 45, of New Jersey in a never-released tape recorded statement made in early 2002 to William Rodriguez, the first WTC maintenance man to claim a bomb exploded in the north tower basement, said he heard what sounded like a “huge bomb,” causing lights to flicker on and off, while he worked in a small sub-level 4 workshop. [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Sanchez was in sub-basement B4 of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    Sanchez, who worked for American Building Maintenance Co. at the WTC for 14 years, was unavailable for comment, but made the taped 2002 statement to Rodriguez, recounting his 9/11 personal experience.

    Sanchez, who fell on hard times after 9/11, revealed the details of a basement bomb-like explosion while Rodriguez and two CNN interns, Carolina Inojosa and Evita Zerebrinsky, interviewed victims and documented information for the many unfortunate people having trouble getting needed government assistance after 9/11. ...

    “I knew Jose very well since we worked for the same company,” said Rodriguez in a telephone conversation from his New Jersey apartment. “At the time, I taped his statements, I was more concerned about getting people needed assistance and, anyway, back then I really thought the government was seriously investigating the WTC attacks.

    “But since then I have learned otherwise. I realize now they are covering-up the real truth and that’s why I want to release Jose’s statement. What really upsets me and, you can take this message to the White House, is that people like Jose and many others like him who experienced what happened in the basement of the north tower were simply ignored and never interviewed by the 9/11 Commission.

    “If they really wanted to get at the truth, these are the very people who should have been interviewed, not public officials who knew very little about what occurred inside the buildings that tragic morning.

    “However, instead we all have been ignored in order to cover up the truth. The victims, those who died and the families who lost loved ones deserve nothing less than the truth and I intend to keep talking until the truth is finally told.”

    Sanchez’s explosive comments, shooting another large hole in the government story, now adds even more credibility to Rodriguez’s recent statements that he heard a massive explosion in the WTC basement just seconds prior to the jetliner striking above while working in a sub-level 1 office along side 14 others, all who heard and felt the very same thing as Rodriguez.

    Since the outset, the government has stood firm that only burning jet fuel brought down the towers, but has ignored mounting eye-witness testimony and scientific data showing that a controlled demolition was an additional cause.

    The government also has not fully explained why it immediately tampered with a crime scene, a criminal offense, by having all the hard evidence from the WTC removed and shipped overseas before independent investigators had a chance to study the structural components of the towers in order to help determine the real cause of the tower’s collapse.

    While arguments continue in the scientific community about the structural cause of the WTC collapse, Sanchez’s eye-witness testimony adds more credibility that explosives were placed and detonated in the lower level of the north tower.

    In the 2002 taped statement, Sanchez recalls, at the same time Rodriguez and the others heard the explosion, being in a small sub-level 4 workshop with another man who he only knew by the name of Chino when, out of nowhere, the blast sounded as the two men were cutting a piece of metal. [Editor's note: Chino is the nickname of Hursley Lever.]

    “It sounded like a bomb and the lights went on and off,” said Sanchez in the tape recording. “We started to walk to the exit and a huge ball of fire went through the freight elevator. The hot air from the ball of fire dropped Chino to the floor and my hair got burned,” said Sanchez in the tape recording. “The room then got full of smoke and I remember saying out loud ‘I believe it was a bomb that blew up inside the building.’

    “I said ‘Chino, let’s go we gotta get out of here.’ But Chino was wounded and told me he needed help. I remember him saying that the hot air came with such force that it broke his leg. We finally went out through another exit and his leg and knee were both broken.”

    Sanchez, all the time helping Chino, then recalls exiting into a parking lot on sub-level 4 where he encountered a group of other people also trying to flee. In the parking lot, a person assisted the pair, wrapping Chino’s leg with a bandage from a first aid kit.

    Chino was then driven in an SUV to safety while Sanchez decided to walk up four flights of stairs through the stairwell, trying to exit at the plaza level but being turned back by debris and falling glass.

    “I went back down the stairwell to B-4 and encountered several people coming up. I told them to turn back around and then went across the parking lot up another stairwell, making a left and then finally getting outside,” said Sanchez. “It took about 15 or 20 minutes to get outside and for me it was like a bomb with huge smoke all around. Then when I got outside, the other plane hit the south tower. It looked and felt like a war as I hid behind a wall to get out of the way of falling debris." http://www.arcticbeacon.citymaker.com



  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Michelle Scott

Michelle Scott

 

Evalle Sweezer

Evalle Sweezer

 


Michelle Scott
– WTC survivor.  Office Worker, WTC North Tower.

Evalle Sweezer – WTC survivor.  Office Worker, WTC North Tower.

  • Video interview on WABC 9/11/01:

    Interviewer:  The ladies that are with me were in the World Trade Center in the first building [North Tower] and escaped through the lobby, where they report they believe there was a bomb in the lobby.

    Michelle Scott:  We ran down the steps to the lobby.  There was no lobby.  Everything was torn up.  And even the turnstyle was burnt and it was sticking up.  And they just told us to run.

    Evalle Sweezer:  My boss ran out of the office.  He said one thing, "Run!"  Everybody just ran.  And we ran down the stairs.  They told us to come back up the stairs.  And we were like, "Come back up the stairs?  Are you crazy?"  So we continued down the stairs.  We came outside in the lobby.  There was no lobby.  The lobby was totally gone.

    Interviewer:  Did you see other people?

    Evalle Sweezer:  People?  There was a woman with her face blown off. ... And as we were coming out we passed the lobby.  There was no lobby.  So I believe the bomb hit the lobby first.    And in a couple of seconds, the first plane hit.   http://www.youtube.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Gregory Reszka

Gregory Reszka


Gregory Reszka
– WTC survivor.  WTC North Tower, 82nd floor.
  • Video interview on ABC 9/11/01:

    Gregory Reszka:  I was up in my office on the Northwest corner of the 82nd floor.  I heard a noise like a sonic boom, almost, and then a blast.  The building swayed.  It shook a little bit.  I saw papers coming fly out of the middle of the building and then we went to the staircase to try to get down. ...

    We made it all the way downstairs.  And then when we were just about to come out of the building, there was another blast and all the lights went out.   And this is what happened then.

    Interviewer:  The glass came down?

    Gregory Reszka:  We didn't see.  We were still inside the building.  All we heard was a big blast and a whole volume of air moved.  And we came out through the subway.  http://www.youtube.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Stepehn Evans

Stephen Evans


Stephen Evans
– WTC survivor.  BBC North American Business Correspondent.

He joined BBC radio in 1983 and has worked in both the radio and television divisions.
  • Article The Guardian 9/11/01:  "Stephen Evans, the BBC's business and economics correspondent in North America, was sitting in the foyer of the World Trade Centre as the two aeroplanes crashed into the twin towers in the worst terrorist attack ever.

    "I was on the ground floor of the building sitting in a chair waiting for somebody to turn up as you do," said Evans.

    "There was huge bang. It felt to me like somebody dropped a skip full of rubbish, a great container full of rubbish, from a great height in the yard which separates the two huge towers which are the World Trade Centre.

    "It's one of those where you think, well something's happened on a building site

    "But seconds later, there were two or three similar huge explosions and the building literally shook." http://media.guardian.co.uk


  • Video interview BBC 9/11/01: Stephen Evans was being interviewed at the initiation of the collapse of WTC South Tower "There was another big, big explosion in the other tower.  [Apparently referring to the second airplane impact into WTC South Tower]  Flames coming out.  This billowing gray smoke.  People still not panicking.  People not quite understand what was going on.  Then somebody said that they saw an airliner go into one of those towers.  Then, I don't know, an hour later than that, we had that big explosion, from much, much lower.  I don’t know what on earth caused that."  Initiation of collapse begins a few seconds later in the interview.
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  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.


  • Bio: http://news.bbc.co.uk

 

 

Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig


Beth Fertig
– WTC survivor.  Senior Reporter, WNYC Radio News 1995 - present.  Frequent contributor to National Public Radio.   Recipient of the prestigious Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award for broadcast journalism.  Former newspaper reporter in Boston.
  • Women Journalists at Ground Zero by Suzanne Huffman and Judith L. Sylvesterby (2002):  Ms. Fertig was standing near the World Trade Center recording the sounds and her impressions of the impact of the planes when WTC 2 (South Tower) began to collapse.  She gave this interview to the authors after the event.

    "I heard this huge rumbling noise like an elevated train above my head.  I'm staring at this in disbelief.  I just held my microphone out to get the sound of it and, after a few seconds started narrating what I'm seeing. ...

    It just descended like a timed explosion - like when they are deliberately bringing a building down.  It was the strangest thing to see.  It was coming down so perfectly that in one part of my brain I was thinking, 'They got everyone out, and they’re bringing the building down because they have to.' "   http://books.google.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.


  • Bio: http://www.wnyc.org/about/bios_news.html

 

 

Brian Clark

Brian Clark


Brian Clark
– WTC survivor.  Manager at Euro Brokers, WTC South Tower, 84th floor.
  • Interviewed in the documentary film Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11  10/26/07:

    "On September 11, 2001, I was employed by a company called Euro Brokers and our offices were on the 84th floor of the South Tower, which was the second building to be hit that day with an airplane.  And I was working away at my computer and at 8:46 in the morning, there was this loud BOOM. ...

    Two or three minutes later I started talking with one fellow named Bobby Call ... and as he was telling me this -- BOOM  BOOM -- this double explosion and our building shook. ... Everything just exploded in our room.  Now we're on the 84th floor.  What I didn't know at the time was that the second plane had hit six floors below us on the 78th floor. ... We dusted ourselves off and I said, "Come on.  Let's go home." ...

    When I looked down there, I didn't see flames.  I just sensed that it was the right thing to go and try and test it.  We would go as far as we could until we were stopped by flames.  And when we came to the 78th floor, the last layer was standing, but it was cracked, and there were flames licking up the other side of the wall, like this.  It wasn't a roaring inferno.  I sensed that the flames were maybe starved for oxygen right there, you know, in the interior.  We kept going and we got onto the 74th floor, when we got down that far, normal conditions -- the lights were on, fresh air was coming up from below. ...

    My ears were hearing loud explosions at ground level.  Very mysterious.  Explosions that seemed to be at ground level as opposed to high in the air."


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Marvin Jackson

Marvin Jackson


Marvin Jackson
– WTC survivor.  Employed at the Commodities Trading Commission, WTC North Tower, 36th floor.
  • Video interview by Peter Jennings, ABC 9/12/01:

    Peter Jennings:  We have with us Marvin Jackson, a commodities trader who was on the 36th floor of the World Trade Center yesterday.  Mr. Jackson, thank you for coming in and having a chat with us.  Your story's important.  What happened? ...

    Marvin Jackson:  I looked back after I got past Church Street to see what had happened.  And I saw that both of the buildings were on fire.  And with that I just, you know, moved as far north as I could away from there.  I was four or five blocks away when all of a sudden the street shook and I felt, I heard like an explosion.  I thought, "Oh my God."  I said, "A bomb just went off."  I turned around and looked back and I saw all of a this soot and smoke and everyone just started running then.

    Peter Jennings: Which tower were you in?  One or two.

    Marvin Jackson:  I was in One.  When I saw that, that was when Tower Two collapsed.

    Peter Jennings:  The South Tower.  The first to go.   [begins at 8:10 in the segment]  http://www.archive.org


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

WTC Survivor

Kevin McNeil


Kevin McNeil
– WTC survivor.  WTC South Tower, 85th floor.
  • Statement to reporter 9/11/01: "It just went ba-boom, it was like a bomb went off, and it was like holy hell coming down them stairs.  And then when we finally got to the bottom we were coming out -- on the mezzanine level there and another explosion came .... sent everyone flying.  Right in front of me.  Everybody just went oomph." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IqSsTmWv7k&eurl=


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

WTC Survivor

Unidentified WTC Survivor


Unidentified
WTC Survivor

  • Statement to reporter 9/11/01: "I'm from the 82nd floor. ... We saw a shadow.  It looked like a plane.  The next thing we know it went ba-boom and the floor started shaking.  And then we saw debris fall down.  And the next thing we know we had to get out of the building.  We were stuck on the stairs for a while. We finally got down to the lobby, and then when we get to the lobby there was this big explosion." http://www.whatreallyhappened.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.


Edna Cintron

Edna Cintron Close-up

Edna Cintron Mid

Magnified photo of impact

Edna Cintron Distance

Airplane Impact at North Tower

Edna Cintron – WTC victim.  Administrative Assistant, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower

  • Video of Edna Cintron waving: http://thewebfairy.com/911/humanwaving/


  • Editor's note: The appearance of Edna Cintron, looking out of the hole in the North Tower caused by the airplane impact, raises doubts about the existence of raging fires at the impact point hot enough to substantially weaken steel, which according to the official account caused the collapse of the Twin Towers.  Note also the near absence of smoke and flames.  See also Chief Orio Palmer.


  • Bio: http://www.russbaker.com

 

 

Frank DeMartini

Frank A. DeMartini


Frank A. DeMartini
– WTC victim.  Architect and WTC Construction Manager, North Tower, 88th floor.  Demartini first worked at the World Trade Center when Leslie E. Robertson Associates hired him to assess damage from the terrorist truck bombing in 1993.

  • Video interview 1/25/01: "The [Twin Tower] building was designed to have a fully loaded 707 crash into it. That was the largest plane at the time. I believe that the building probably could sustain multiple impacts of jetliners because this structure is like the mosquito netting on your screen door. This intense grid ­ and the jet-plane is just a pencil puncturing that screen netting. It really does nothing to the screen netting." http://video.google.com


  • Editor's note: The Boeing 767-200s that impacted the Twin Towers on 9/11 were only slightly larger than 707s and DC 8s, the types of jetliners whose impacts the World Trade Center's designers anticipated.  The maximum takeoff weight of the 707 is 15% less than the 767.

 

 

Janette MacKinlay

Janette MacKinlay


Janette MacKinlay
(1948 - 2010) – WTC survivor.  An artist who witnessed the WTC collapse from her home, which was immediately across the street, facing the WTC.  Displaced from her home due to damage from the collapse.

  • Letter 2/06: "Immediately after 9/11, I wanted to join the army to save my country!  After the 9/11 Commission’s obvious cover-up, I knew I had to join the "9/11 Truth" movement, in order to help save my country.

    It seems like every day someone else has the courage to stand up and speak out about the issues that our mainstream media have been "blacking out".

    Dr. David Ray Griffin continues to work fearlessly to examine the events of that day.  He authored a second book, The 9/11 Commission Report, Omissions and Distortions, in which he skillfully refutes the findings of the 9/11 Commission." http://www.communitycurrency.org/jl.html


  • Speech 11/11/06: "I work on trying to educate people about 9/11 literally every day because I was so personally affected that it really never goes away for me. It stays with me 100 percent of the time. ... I was a victim and a survivor ...

    It really takes a lot to step outside of your comfort zone and, even for a second, imagine that your government did this to you." http://video.google.com


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Personal Diary of 9/11: http://www.theneedtoremember.com
  • Bio: http://www.theneedtoremember.com/artist.html

 

 

 

 

Salvatore Giambanco
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Salvatore Giambanco
– WTC Survivor.  Maintenance employee at the World Trade Center.
  • Article by Greg Szymanski 7/13/05: 

    "Two more WTC workers have come forward with eye-witness testimony that a huge explosion ripped apart the lower levels of the north tower at about the same time a jetliner rammed into the top floors.

    The pair not only reported hearing an underground blast, but were both injured, one suffering severe burns to the face, arms and hands and the other cuts and bruises after being trapped in a stalled basement elevator.

    Burn victim, Felipe David, employed by Aramark Co. and Salvatore Giambanco, a WTC office painter trapped in a basement elevator, were both unavailable for comment, but made their explosive testimony - never before released in America - to a Colombian television station in 2002 on the first anniversary of 9/11. ...

    At the same time David, Willie Rodriguez and the others heard the basement explosion, Giambanco was in a completely different location on the opposite side of sub level 1 by another elevator.

    [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Giambanco was in the basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    In the taped interview, Giambanco told Gurisatti, the Colombian reporter:

    "We heard the explosion and the smoke all of a sudden came from all over. There was an incredible force of wind that also swept everything away. I remember hearing a scream of a woman, but I couldn't see her. I had just gotten off the elevator and I was standing by it with another man but didn't know his name.

    "The doors of the elevator were still open and, I don't know why we did, but we both jumped back in maybe because of the wind whipping everything around in the hallway. "Then, suddenly, the elevator doors closed in front of us and we started going down. It all of a sudden stopped and I could see through the cracks we were between B-2 and B-3. We were both screaming and afraid. I remember seeing through the slot of the elevator and seeing other people running and screaming.

    "Then water started gushing in the elevator and I remember saying, 'God, please help us.' At that point, I was resigned to the fact I was going to die"

    But like a miracle, Giambanco's plea to God was answered as all of a sudden he heard someone yelling from above, "How many people are down there?"

    The miracle above turned out to be Rodriguez who had returned into the WTC after helping David to safety in order to help others after disobeying police orders to remain outside. ...

    After Rodriguez brought him to safety, Giambanco remembers being taken to an ambulance and rushed to a hospital where in his hospital room, he received news reports that both towers collapsed. ...

    Reflecting back on his 9/11 near death experience, he added:

    "I remember riding in the ambulance that morning and looking back, thinking it had to be a bomb.

    "Later they told me it was an airplane that hit the towers, but how could it just be an airplane? I know all the newspapers were saying that, but it was just too incredible to believe if you heard and experienced what I did. It had to be a bomb."  http://www.arcticbeacon.com



  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Tom Elliot
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Tom Elliot
– WTC survivor.  Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 103rd floor.

  • Article Christian Science Monitor 9/17/01: "Tom Elliott was at work in his office at the Aon Corp., an insurance brokerage firm, on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's other, south tower. ...

    He was just typing in a response when a bright flash of light startled him, and a rumble shook the structure [First plane impact on the North Tower]. Flames appeared to be crawling up the outside of the building, along with dark smoke and debris, burning paper and ash. ...

    "I don't know what's happening, but I think I need to be out of here," he remembers thinking. ...

    Elliott and two others headed down the building stairwell, a narrow beige corridor with a yellow stripe painted down the middle of concrete steps. ...

    They had descended three more floors [to the 67th floor] when United Airlines Flight 175 slammed into their own south tower like an arrow from a giant crossbow. It was 9:03 a.m. [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Elliot was on the 67th floor of the South Tower, approximately 150 feet below the airplane's center of impact on floors 78 to 84.]

    Although its spectacularly televised impact was above Elliott, at first he and those around him thought an explosion had come from below. An incredible noise - he calls it an "exploding sound" - shook the building, and a tornado of hot air and smoke and ceiling tiles and bits of drywall came flying up the stairwell.

    "In front of me, the wall split from the bottom up," he says." http://www.csmonitor.com/2001/0917/p1s1-usgn.html


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Jeff Birnbaum
No photo available


Jeff Birnbaum
– WTC survivor.  President of Broadway Electric Supply.  Also 23 years of experience as a Fire Chief and EMT for Pt. Lookout-Lido Beach on Long Island, NY.
  • Article CEE News 2/13/03:

    "Jeff Birnbaum, president of Broadway Electrical Supply Co., New York, was one of those workers.  His natural instinct, honed during 23 years of experience as a fire chief and EMT for Pt. Lookout-Lido Beach on Long Island, N.Y., was to rush to the scene of a disaster to help out.

    So when he found out that two airliners had hit the World Trade Center, Birnbaum's first reaction was to get to the World Trade Center as soon as possible to assist the recovery efforts.  He ran from a subway station to his office at Broadway Electrical Supply just north of Manhattan’s Union Square to get an employee who had some medical experience.  The two men then left the building for the World Trade Center.  Fire trucks were racing down Broadway past his building and he flagged one down and hitched a ride with the crew to the World Trade Center.

    "We were down there in three minutes," he said.  "The police had the roads cleared right down to Ground Zero." ...

    "When we got to about 50 ft from the South Tower, we heard the most eerie sound that you would ever hear.  A high-pitched noise and a popping noise made everyone stop.  We all looked up.  At the point, it all let go.  The way I see it, it had to be the rivets.  The building let go, there was an explosion and the whole top leaned toward us and started coming down.

    "I stood there for a second in total awe, and then said, 'What the F_____?'  I honestly thought it was Hollywood." ...

    "Who thought those towers would come down?  I thought we would be fighting these fires for a week or two chasing them around the buildings.  When the first one came down it was like, 'Wow!'  But the second one?  And for it to come down, and there to be nothing left except for a plume of smoke." http://september11.ceenews.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Ephraim Resnick, B EE, PE
No photo available


Ephraim Resnick, B EE, PE – WTC survivor.  Lived two blocks from WTC 7.  Retired Licensed Professional Engineer, State of New York.  Worked for 50 years in construction design in and around NYC, including several years in my own engineering business.  While working, bought and converted to residential use an old, empty industrial building within Ground Zero.  Moved there with my family in 1992.  Retired in August, 2001.  US Army veteran, WW II.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I lived and worked in lower Manhattan before the WTC was built.  I witnessed and was involved in several projects within the WTC during and after its construction.

    On 9/11, I was awakened by the noise of the crash of the first plane into WTC 1 and witnessed the fire and destruction caused by that event.  While I was watching, the second plane hit WTC 2.  My wife and I left the area by bicycle 20 minutes before the collapse of the North & South Towers, which we witnessed from 1 mile north.

    My house is 2 blocks from WTC 7, which collapsed several hours later.  I was allowed to return to the area 1 week later.  I was disturbed by the height of the debris caused by the relatively small WTC 7 compared to the smaller mound from the Twin Towers.

    Since then I have been following the conspiracy theories, and have found much in them to be accurate and troubling more accurate than the official government reports."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.
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Frank Cruthers

Chief Frank Cruthers


Chief Frank Cruthers
– WTC survivor.  Chief of Department, FDNY.  Incident commander on 9/11.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/31/01: "And while I was still in that immediate area, the south tower, 2 World Trade Center, there was what appeared to be at first an explosion. It appeared at the very top, simultaneously from all four sides, materials shot out horizontally. And then there seemed to be a momentary delay before you could see the beginning of the collapse." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Albert Turi

Chief Albert Turi, Jr.


Chief Albert Turi, Jr.
– WTC survivor.  Currently serves as Chief of the Bureau of Training, FDNY.  On 9/11, served as Deputy Assistant Chief of Safety, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 12/10/01: Chief Turi arrived at the WTC just prior to and witnessed the second airplane impact.  He entered the North Tower lobby shortly after the second impact, where a temporary command post was located.

    "Q: Let me stop you there for a second, chief.   When you were in the lobby of 1 World Trade, can you describe the interior and the condition of the lobby?

    Chief Turi: Yes. I was surprised that all the glass was mostly out. I wasn't sure how it got out. I didn't think we took it out. I just assumed that it was the vibration of the aircraft hitting it. And I did notice some pieces of marble that looked like it was dislodged from the core area. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Chief Turi was in the lobby of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    And as my eyes traveled up the building, and I was looking at the south tower, somewhere about halfway up, my initial reaction was there was a secondary explosion, and the entire floor area, a ring right around the building blew out. I later realized that the building had started to collapse already and this was the air being compressed and that is the floor that let go. And as my eyes traveled further up the building, I realized that this building was collapsing ..." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Statement of Firefighter Timothy Julian, conducted by Chief Turi, recorded by FDNY 12/10/01:

    Firefighter Julian: ... that's when I heard the building collapse.

    First I thought it was an explosion.  I thought maybe there was a bomb on the plane, but delayed type of thing, you know, secondary device.

    Chief Turi: I was convinced for a week it was secondary devices.

    Firefighter Julian: You know, and I just heard like an explosion and a then a cracking type of noise, and then it sounded like a freight train, rumbling and picking up speed, and I remember I looked up, and I saw it coming down ... " http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • NBC report 9/11/01:

    NBC Anchor: NBC’s Pat Dawson is close to the scene of that attack. Pat?

    Pat Dawson: Just moments ago, I spoke to the Chief of Safety for the New York City Fire Department. The chief, Albert Turi, he received word of the possibility of a secondary device, that is, another bomb going off. He tried to get his men out as quickly as he could. But he said that there was another explosion, which took place. And then an hour after the first hit here, the first crash that took place, he said there was another explosion that took place in one of the towers here. He thinks that there were actually devices that were planted in the building. The second device, he thinks, he speculates, was probably planted in the building." video segment at 39:05 of the 89 minute version of Loose Change, 2nd Edition.


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Orio Palmer

Chief Orio Palmer


Chief Orio Palmer
– WTC victim.  Chief of Battalion 7, FDNY, Manhattan.

  • Transcript of FDNY radio communications on 9/11: Battalion Chief Orio Palmer took an elevator to the 41st floor of the South Tower, then climbed the stairs to the 78th floor. With him was Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca, who had climbed the stairs from the ground floor. They were the first firefighters to reach an airplane impact zone in either the North or South Tower. According to the 9/11 Commission Report, United Flight 175 impacted the South Tower, "crashing through the 77th to 85th floors".

    9:52 a.m.

    Chief Palmer: "Battalion Seven ... Ladder 15, we've got two isolated pockets of fire. We should be able to knock it down with two lines. Radio that, 78th floor numerous 10-45 Code Ones."

    Ladder 15: "What stair are you in, Orio?"

    Battalion Seven Aide: "Seven Alpha to lobby command post."

    Ladder Fifteen: "Fifteen to Battalion Seven."

    Chief Palmer: "... Ladder 15."

    Ladder 15: "Chief, what stair you in?"

    Chief Palmer: "South stairway Adam, South Tower."

    Ladder 15: "Floor 78?"

    Chief Palmer: "Ten-four, numerous civilians, we gonna need two engines up here."

    Ladder 15: "Alright ten-four, we're on our way."

    9:52 a.m.

    Battalion Seven Aide: "Seven Alpha for Battalion Seven."

    Chief Palmer: "South tower, Steve, south tower, tell them ...Tower one."

    Chief Palmer: "Fifteen."

    Chief Palmer: "I'm going to need two of your firefighters, Adam stairway, to knock down two fires. We have a house line stretched we could use some water on it, knock it down, kay."

    Ladder 15: "Alright ten-four, we're coming up the stairs. We're on 77 now in the B stair, I'll be right to you."

    Ladder 15 Roof: "Fifteen Roof to 15. We're on 71. We're coming right up."

    9:57 a.m.

    "Division 3 ... lobby command, to the Fieldcom command post."

    Chief Palmer: "Operations Tower One to floor above Battalion Nine."

    Battalion Nine Chief: "Battalion Nine to command post."

    Battalion Seven Operations Tower One: "Battalion Seven Operations Tower One to Battalion Nine, need you on floor above 79. We have access stairs going up to 79, kay."

    Battalion Nine: "Alright, I'm on my way up, Orio."

    Two minutes later, at 9:58:59, the South Tower collapsed in 10 seconds.   http://911research.wtc7.net


  • Editor's note: Chief Palmer's calm assessment of the situation and his confidence that the "two isolated pockets of fire" can be controlled with two more firefighters raises doubts about the existence of raging fires at the impact point hot enough to substantially weaken steel, which according to the official account caused the collapse of the South Tower two minutes after his last radio message.  See also Edna Cintron.

 

 

Raymond Downey

Deputy Chief Raymond Downey

 

 

John Delendick

Father John Delendick


Deputy Chief Raymond Downey
– WTC victim.  Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Command (SOC), FDNY.  39-year veteran.  Most heavily decorated firefighter in FDNY history.

Chief Downey was a renowned expert on building collapses.  In testimony before the U.S. Senate, Battalion Chief and Executive Officer of Hazardous Material Operations, Robert Ingram, FDNY referred to him as “the premiere collapse expert in the country.”  In a public hearing of the 9/11 Commission, Commissioner Timothy Roemer described Chief Downey as a “very, very respected expert on building collapse."

According to Fire Engineering Magazine, "Chief Downey was nationally known for his pioneering efforts in the field of technical rescue and was the unofficial leader of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Teams he trained for disaster response throughout the United States and the world. Chief Downey commanded rescue operations at many difficult and complex disasters, including the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, and many natural disasters worldwide."

Father John Delendick – WTC survivor.  Chaplain, FDNY.

  • Statement of Father John Delendick recorded by FDNY on 12/6/01:

    Father Delendick:  The top of the building [South Tower] kind of started to rumble, and we all looked up. ... We heard a rumbling noise, and it appeared that that first tower, the South Tower, had exploded, the top of it.  That's what I saw, what a lot of us saw. ...

    I remember asking Ray Downey was it the jet fuel that blew up.  He said at that point he thought there were bombs up there because it was too even.  As we've since learned, it was the jet fuel that was dropping down that caused all this.  But he said it was too even. ... So his original thought was that he thought it was a bomb up there as well. ...

    [After the collapse of the South Tower]  A whole group of us started moving north again.  I'm not sure who I was with.  We just started moving north.  When we got to the corner of West and Vesey, we heard that kind of same rumbling noise.  And someone just yelled run, and we all started running.  Some people ran north.  I ran with a whole bunch of people going towards the river.  [And then the North Tower collapsed.] http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • The Last Men Out (2004) by Tom Downey (nephew of Chief Downey):

    "Since the second plane hit, at 9:03, the scene has become even more chaotic. Downey check in with the Chiefs, who are trying to formulate a plan to deal with the chaos.  Downey says he is worried about secondary devices in the towers, explosive devices that could hurt the firemen. ...

    [Chief Downey said to Capt. Al Fuentes, head of the Marine Division, FDNY]   'Al, tell the guys to watch out for secondary devices.'  Downey still thinks there might be bombs in there ..."


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Thomas Fitzpatrick

   Deputy Fire Commissioner
Thomas Fitzpatrick


Deputy Fire Commissioner Thomas Fitzpatrick
– WTC survivor.  Deputy Commissioner for Administration, FDNY.  In 2001, he was serving his 32nd year with FDNY. He began his career at Ladder Company 38 in the Bronx and later served in Ladder Company 4, and Rescue Company 1 in Manhattan. He served in the Marine Division and the Division of Training. He served as Senior Policy Advisor and an Executive Officer to three successive Fire Commissioners.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/1/01: Regarding the collapse of WTC South Tower.  "We looked up at the building straight up, we were that close.  All we saw was a puff of smoke coming from about 2 thirds of the way up. Some people thought it was an explosion.  I don't think I remember that. I remember seeing it, it looked like sparkling around one specific layer of the building.  I assume now that that was either windows starting to collapse like tinsel or something.  Then the building started to come down.  My initial reaction was that this was exactly the way it looks when they show you those implosions on TV.  I would have to say for three or four seconds anyway, maybe longer.  I was just watching." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Stephen Gregory

Assistant Fire Commissioner Stephen Gregory


Assistant Fire Commissioner Stephen Gregory
– WTC survivor.  Bureau of Communications, FDNY

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/3/01: "I don't know how valid this is with everything that was going on at that particular point in time, but for some reason I thought that when I looked in the direction of the Trade Center before it came down, before No. 2 [South Tower] came down, that I saw low-level flashes.  In my conversation with Lieutenant Evangelista, never mentioning this to him, he questioned me and asked me if I saw low-level flashes in front of the building, and I agreed with him because I thought -- at that time I didn't know what it was. I mean, it could have been as a result of the building collapsing, things exploding, but I saw a flash flash flash and then it looked like the building came down.

    Q. Was that on the lower level of the building or up where the fire was?

    A. No, the lower level of the building. You know like when they demolish a building, how when they blow up a building, when it falls down? That's what I thought I saw. And I didn't broach the topic to him, but he asked me. He said I don't know if I'm crazy, but I just wanted to ask you because you were standing right next to me. He said did you see anything by the building? And I said what do you mean by see anything? He said did you see any flashes? I said, yes, well, I thought it was just me. He said no, I saw them, too. ....

    Q. On the television pictures it appeared as well, before the first collapse, that there was an explosion up on the upper floors.

    A. I know about the explosion on the upper floors. This was like eye level. I didn't have to go like this. Because I was looking this way. I'm not going to say it was on the first floor or the second floor, but somewhere in that area I saw to me what appeared to be flashes. I don't know how far down this was already. I mean, we had heard the noise but, you know, I don't know." http://graphics8.nytimes


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

WTC Survivor

Barry Jennings


Barry Jennings
(1955 - 2008) –

WTC survivor.  Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  Deputy Director, Emergency Services Department, New York City Housing Authority.  Was in WTC Building 7 on 9/11.
  • Interview with Jason Bermas on The Alex Jones Show in which recordings of Barry Jennings were played 6/19/07:
    Statements of Barry Jennings: "I was asked to go and man the Office of Emergency Management at the World Trade Center 7 on the 23rd floor. ... [S]ecurity and police took us to the freight elevators where they took us back up and we did get in.

    Well, I'm just confused about one thing and one thing only, why World Trade Center 7 went down in the first place? I'm very confused about that.

    I know what I heard; I heard explosions.

    The explanation I got was it was the fuel oil tank. I'm an old boiler guy. If it was the fuel oil tank, it would have been one side of the building. ...

    As I told you earlier, both buildings were still standing. Because I looked to, I looked one way, looked the other way, there's nothing there.

    When I got to the 6th floor before all this happened, I got to the 6th floor, there was an explosion, that’s what forced us back to the 8th floor, both buildings were still standing." at 4:30 of the audio segment at  http://www.youtube.com


  • Statement to reporter 9/11/01: "Me and Mr. Hess, Corporation Counsel [of New York City], were on the 23th floor [of WTC 7].  I told him we gotta get out of here.  We started walking down the stairs.  We get to the 8th floor.  Big Explosion.  Blew us back into the eighth floor." http://www.youtube.com


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Dennis Tardio

Captain Dennis Tardio

 

 

Patrick Zoda

Patrick Zoda


Captain Dennis Tardio
– WTC survivor.  Engine 7 FDNY

Firefighter Patrick Zoda – WTC survivor.  Engine 7 FDNY

  • Documentary film, 9/11 by Jules and Gedeon Naudet recorded 9/11/01:

    Tardio: What do we do? We made it outside. We made it about a block.

    Zoda: We made it at least two blocks.

    Tardio: Two blocks.

    Zoda: And we started running

    Tardio: Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.

    Zoda: Floor by floor, it started poppin’ out.

    Tardio: It was like, it was if, it was as if they had detonators.

    Zoda: Yeah, detonators.

    Tardio: You know, as if they were plannin' to take down a building.  Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.

    Zoda: All the way down. I was watchin’ it and running.  And then you just saw this cloud of s**t chasing, chasing you down." video segment at 47:35 of the 89 minute version of Loose Change 2nd Edition.


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Bill Walsh

Capt. William Walsh


Capt. William Walsh
– WTC survivor.  Currently, Captain, FDNY.  On 9/11, was Lieutenant with Ladder Company 1.
  • Documentary film, 9/11 by Jules and Gedeon Naudet.  Segment reproduced on September 11 Revisited at 6:40: His impressions on entering the lobby of WTC 1 (North Tower) approximately 3 minutes after the first plane had hit it and before the second plane hit WTC 2 (South Tower). "The lobby is about six stories high and the lobby looked as though a bomb had exploded there.  All the glass was taken out.  There were 10 foot by 10 foot marble panels, that were once walls, loose from the walls of the Trade Center.  Lights were hanging down.  The lights were, I believe, off.  Unfortunately there were dozens of people in the lobby.  They were in a contorted position.  They were black in color; moaning; just writhing around.  [Editor's note: At this point, Lt. Walsh was in the lobby of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.] http://www.911revisited.com


  • Statement recorded by FDNY.  Interviewed by Battalion Chief Frank Congiusta 1/11/02:

    Lt. William Walsh:  We were just watching this airplane on target for the World Trade Center.  All of sudden, boom, he disappears into the Trade Center. ...

    So immediately everybody got into the rig.  We automatically responded down to the World Trade Center. ... I imagine we got down there in less than two minutes. ...

    So we had parked the apparatus right in front of the glass overhang on West Street which is the main entrance to World Trade Center Number One [North Tower].  We all gathered our tools, and we headed to through the front door. ...

    What I observed as I was going through these doors and I got into the lobby of the World Trade Center was that the lobby of the Trade Center didn't appear as though it had any lights.

    All of the glass on the first floor that abuts West Street was blown out.  The glass in the revolving doors was blown out.  All of the glass in the lobby was blown out.  [Editor's note: At this point, Lt. Walsh was in the lobby of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    The wall panels on the wall are made of marble.  It’s about two or three inches thick.  They’re about ten feet high by ten feet wide.  A lot of those were hanging off the wall. ...

    What else I observed in the lobby was that -- there’s basically two areas of elevators.  There’s elevators off to the left hand side which are really the express elevators.  That would be the elevators that’s facing north.  Then on the right-hand side there’s also elevators that are express elevators, and that would be facing south.  In the center of these two elevator shafts would be elevators that go to the lower floors.  They were blown off the hinges.  That’s where the service elevator was also.

    Chief Frank Congiusta:  Were these elevators that went to the upper floors?  They weren't side lobby elevators?

    Lt. William Walsh:  No, no, I’d say that they went through floors 30 and below.

    Chief Frank Congiusta:  And they were blown off?

    Lt. William Walsh:  They were blown off the hinges, and you could see the shafts.  The elevators on the extreme north side and the other express elevator on the extreme south side, they looked intact to me from what could see, the doors anyway. http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Lou Cacchioli

Firefighter Lou Cacchioli


Firefighter Lou Cacchioli
– Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  WTC survivor.  Retired 20-year veteran of FDNY, Company 47, Harlem.  Injuries on 9/11 and toxic dust inhalation forced retirement.

  • Article Arctic Beacon 7/19/05: "When he finally entered the North Tower lobby, Cacchioli recalls elevator doors completely blown out and another scene of mass chaos with people running, screaming and being hit with debris.

    "I remember thinking to myself, my God, how could this be happening so quickly if a plane hit way above. It didn't make sense," said Cacchioli. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Cacchioli was in the lobby of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    As he made his way up along with men from Engine Co. 21, 22 and Ladder Co. 13, the doors opened on the 24th floor, a scene again that hardly made sense to the seasoned fireman, claiming the heavy dust and haze of smoke he encountered was unusual considering the location of the strike.

    "Tommy Hetzel was with me and everybody else also gets out of the elevator when it stops on the 24th floor," said Cacchioli, "There was a huge amount of smoke. Tommy and I had to go back down the elevator for tools and no sooner did the elevators close behind us, we heard this huge explosion that sounded like a bomb. It was such a loud noise, it knocked off the lights and stalled the elevator. ...

    "I somehow got into the stairwell and there were more people there. When I began to try and direct down, another huge explosion like the first one hits. This one hits about two minutes later, although it's hard to tell, but I'm thinking, 'Oh. My God, these bastards put bombs in here like they did in 1993!'

    When Cacchioli entered the 23rd floor, he found a "little man" holding a handkerchief in front of his face and hiding under the standpipes on the wall, used for pumping water on the floor in case of fire.

    Leading the man by the arm, he then ran into a group down the hall of about 35 to 40 people, finding his way down the 23rd floor stairwell and beginning their descent to safety.

    "Then as soon as we get in the stairwell, I hear another huge explosion like the other two. Then I heard bang, bang, bang - huge bangs - and surmised later it was the floors pan caking on top of one another. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Cacchioli was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor of the North Tower, approximately 850 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98 and approximately 300 feet above ground level.  The entire collapse of the North Tower occurred in only 11 seconds.  It's unlikely the sounds referred to here by Mr. Cacchioli were floors pancaking since it took him several additional minutes to exit the building.]

    When the group led by Cacchioli finally made it to the lobby level, he was unable to open the door at first, the concussion of the explosions or perhaps the south tower falling, jamming the lobby door.

    Finally jarring it loose, the group entered the lobby finding total devastation with windows blown out and marble falling from the walls, but strangely no people. ...

    Cacchioli was called to testify privately [before the 9/11 Commission] ... "My story was never mentioned in the final [9/11 Commission] report and I felt like I was being put on trial in a court room," said Cacchioli. "I finally walked out. They were trying to twist my words and make the story fit only what they wanted to hear. All I wanted to do was tell the truth and when they wouldn't let me do that, I walked out.

    It was a disgrace to everyone, the victims and the family members who lost loved ones. I don't agree with the 9/11 Commission. The whole experience was terrible." http://www.arcticbeacon.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

John Schroeder

Firefighter John Schroeder


Firefighter John Schroeder
– WTC survivor.  Engine 10, FDNY. 12-year veteran on 9/11.
  • Video interview by the Loose Change crew and Luke Rudkowski and Manny Badillo of We Are Change 8/7/07:  [Elapsed time into the 47-minute video is indicated in brackets.]

    John Schroeder:  I became a firefighter in 1990, March, 1990.  My whole family was firefighters, goes back a long way. ...

    ... the Engine 10 house, which is directly across the street from World Trade 2; that firehouse was actually put into play just for the Towers. ... So, about '98, I transferred over to the 10 house.  OK, it was all good.  Great guys.  We must have been in the Trade Center a thousand times, at least. ...

    September 11, I went to work about 8:00. ...

    [at 3:50]  Beautiful day, I'm looking up.  All of a sudden we hear [makes roaring sound]  What the hell is ...?  In seconds we see the wing of the plane crash through the building. ...  

    [at 5:40]  We got into the lobby, went to the Command Post. ... We got our orders from the Command Post to team up with Engine 5 and start our way up.  So we're standing there in the lobby.  We're getting all together.  All of sudden we hear [makes explosion sound].  I look down to my right and the elevators exploded something out of like a Bruce Willis Die Hard movie.  People just come running out of the elevators on fire.  Fireball.  I mean it was like "What is going on here?  Something's up here."  I mean, the plane's up there and now there's fire down here?  People running around all on fire.  This is crazy. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Schroeder was in the lobby of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    So we were going up the stairs. ...

    [at 8:30]  We were heading up to the 24th floor, the stairwell.  And all of a sudden we heard, "Mayday, Mayday, Second plane. Second plane."  We're looking at each other like, "Come on, second plane?  There's no way there's a second plane."  Within seconds our building got rocked.  We got bounced around in the stairwell like pinballs, man.  And we just said, "You know what, time to go." 

    We got out as much people as we could.  Most of the people were out.  We were the last guys going up the stairs.  We got down -- We started taking off -- About 12 of us -- We got down to the 3rd floor and that's where the stairwell collapsed on us.  And we had to dig our way out.  Now the building's coming down.  We can't see nothing. ...

    [at 9:30]  We got our way out of the 3rd stairwell and that's where the maintenance fellow with a little flashlight saved our lives.  He was pointing over.  If it wasn't for him we never would have found another stairwell.  The building would have collapsed. ... Willie Rodriguez.  Thank you, Willie.  He saved our lives.  Saved about 12 guys lives that day. ...

    We got down to the lobby.  And everything was blown out, exploded.  We were the only ones in the lobby, now.  We're going, "Wait a second here.  Where is everybody?" ...  

    [at 17:00] Question:  How confusing was it for you to know that a plane just hit so many stories up, but yet you saw all this devastation going up?

    John Schroeder:  We couldn't believe it.  We were scratching our head; thinking, "What's going on?  Bodies dropping?  Elevators exploding?"

    [at 18:28] Question:  When you were in that building, how long after that first plane hit did those elevators blow out, would you say?

    John Schroeder:  We were in there for maybe five minutes.  Five minutes and the elevators exploded on us.  Yeah.  We said, "Something's wrong here."  I mean, the plane hit up on the 80th floor.  I mean, in five minutes all of a sudden now the elevators are exploding on the first level, the lobby?  Come on here.

    Question:  A lot of people try to brush that off.  "Well, you know, when the plane hit, you know, nine thousand gallons of jet fuel rushed down the elevator shafts."  But you're saying that there was a distinct time delay between the plane striking and --

    John Schroeder:  Oh, absolutely was.  There was a distinct time delay between the planes hitting and the elevators exploding.  So, it wasn't --

    Question:  And what was your feeling about the lobby being so destroyed, as you said?

    John Schroeder:  We were saying that how is this happening when it was 80 stories up there.  You know like -- We were just --  You know, you think about it.  You say, "Something else had to go on here.  Something else was going on here!"  This just don't happen like this; if when a plane hits the 80th floor of a building and the lobby gets blown out.  Sorry!  I don't care who you are.  I don't care what you say.

    [at 23:25]  I'm here to say my piece.  It's been six years.  Six years, since holding this back. And you know what; it's time.  You know what; let them do whatever they want to do.  Go ahead.  Somebody should really know what went on that day.  We gotta bring this out; tell the world.  All these people are in the dark.  They gotta really open their eyes here.  Their eyes have been shut too long. ...

    [at 24:50]  It was funny 'cause Tower 1 was coming down from the interior on us.  You know, so, a lot of people don't know that.  A lot of people -- you know it just didn't like -- it just didn't [ makes sound like puuff].  It was coming down.  It was coming from the interior.  It trapped us on the 3rd floor.  And we were like, "This thing is definitely coming down, man."   Because the inside structure was just disintegrated. We're like, "How is this happening when the plane was up 50 more stories and the stairwell's collapsing on us?"  Something wasn't right, man.  Something wasn't right in Denmark that day.

    [at 30:00] For every window in the lobby to be exploded.  I mean them windows were like as thick as spaghetti.  There were two, three inch glass.  You know, come on.  They exploded out of the lobby.  It wasn't from the jet fuel.  No way!  The elevators exploded.  They were down from the lobby.  The lobby was over here.  That should never have happened, something what happened there.  We came down -- It looked liked a bomb went off in the lobby.  There was no fire.  It just looked like a bomb went off.  http://loosechange911.blogspot.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Megan Bartlet

Megan Bartlett


Megan Bartlett
– WTC survivor.  Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-D).  Founder of Ground Zero for Peace.  2003 Recipient of New York City's Pax Christi Local Peacemaker Award.  Victim of Toxic Dust Exposure.

  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York–most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org

 

 

Kevin McPadden

Kevin McPadden


Kevin McPadden
– First Responder Volunteer at the WTC on 9/11.  Former Air Force Special Operations for Search and Rescue specialist and Medic.  Arrived after the collapse of the Twin Towers, but prior to the collapse of WTC 7.  Eyewitness to the collapse of WTC 7.  He spent the next four days searching through the rubble and nearby buildings for survivors.
  • Video interview with WeAreChangeUK 11/19/04:  Regarding his observations at WTC 7, immediately prior to its collapse.  "The Red Cross rep was like, he goes over and he says, 'Well, you got to stay behind this line because they're thinking about bringing a building down.'  They didn't say what building.  They just said bringing a building down.  So, we're like, 'Ok, you know, we'll take their word for it.  You know, we'll stay behind the line.'

    And he went over and he talked to one of the -- through all the commotion -- he goes over and he asked one of the Red Cross -- er, one of the firefighters what was going on..  I guess -- I don't know if he got an answer or not.  He came back over with his hand over the radio and what sounded like a countdown.  And at the last few seconds he took his hand off and you heard '3 - 2 - 1'.  And he was just saying, 'Just run for your life!  Just run for your life!'

    And then it was like another 2 - 3 seconds, you heard explosions, like BA-BOOM!  It was like a distinct sound.  It's not like when compression, like boom boom boom boom boom, like floors that were dropping and collapsing.  This was BA-BOOM!, and like you felt a rumble in the ground, like almost like you wanted to grab onto something.  That to me, I knew that was an explosion.  There was no doubt in my mind. ... That was Building 7 that fell."  http://www.youtube.com


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Craig Bartmer

Officer Craig Bartmer


Officer Craig Bartmer
– WTC survivor.  NYPD officer.  9/11 first responder and rescue worker.  Disabled from respiratory illness caused by inhalation of toxic dust..

  • Video interview: "I was real close to Building 7 [610 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane] when it fell down. ... That didn't sound like just a building falling down to me while I was running away from it.  There's a lot of eyewitness testimony down there of hearing explosions.  I didn't see any reason for that building to fall down the way it did -- and a lot of guys should be saying the same thing.  I don't know what the fear is coming out and talking about it?  I don't know -- but it's the truth. ...

    I think we're being lied to.  The only answer to get to the bottom of that lie is a new investigation.  I think that the 9/11 Commission Report is a farce.  I think that the members that conducted it had conflicts of interest directly relating to not just our government but corporations intertwined with our government.  I think it's a farce; that we're being lied to.  There's not a word in it about Building 7.  Why? ...

    I think it's time to demand a real investigation of the experience and let the truth come out in the wash.  Because I tell you what, if something, to use a police department term, if something hinky is going on, it will come out in a real investigation, not a farce like the 9/11 Commission Report. ...

    I walked around it (Building 7).  I saw a hole.  I didn't see a hole bad enough to knock a building down, though.  Yeah there was definitely fire in the building, but I didn't hear any -- I didn't hear any creaking, or I didn't hear any indication that it was going to come down.  And all of a sudden the radios exploded and everyone started screaming 'get away, get away, get away from it!'...  It was at that moment ... I looked up, and it was nothing I would ever imagine seeing in my life.  The thing started peeling in on itself... Somebody grabbed my shoulder and I started running, and the shit's hitting the ground behind me, and the whole time you're hearing boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.

    I think I know an explosion when I hear it.  So, yeah, I want to know what took that building down.  I don't think it was the fire and it certainly wasn't a plane.  Yeah, it had some damage to it, but nothing like what they're saying. -- Nothing to account for what we saw. -- I am shocked at the story we've heard about it, to be quite honest." http://www.prisonplanet.com


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

Lawrence Lucas

Father Lawrence Lucas


Father Lawrence Lucas
Deputy Director of Ministerial and Volunteer Services, City of New York, Corrections Department.  Roman Catholic Priest.  Past President, Corrections Guardians Association.   Co-founder, National Black Catholic Clergy Congress.
  • Endorser of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative 11/08: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report.

    WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and

    WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ...

    An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."


  • Bio: http://www.justiceunity.org/candidates/lucas.html

 

 

 

 

Assistant Fire Commissioner
James Drury
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Assistant Fire Commissioner James Drury
– WTC survivor.  Bureau of Investigations and Trials, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/16/01: "When the dust started to settle [from the collapse of the South Tower], I headed back down towards the World Trade Center and I guess I came close to arriving at the corner of Vesey and West again where we started to hear the second roar. That was the north tower now coming down. I should say that people in the street and myself included thought that the roar was so loud that the explosive - bombs were going off inside the building. Obviously we were later proved wrong. ...

    That's basically what my memories are of the day. The sight of the jumpers was horrible and the turning around and seeing that first tower come down was unbelievable. The sound it made. As I said, I thought the terrorists planted explosives somewhere in the building. That's how loud it was, crackling explosive, a wall. That's about it." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Battalion Chief Dominick DeRubbio
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Battalion Chief Dominick DeRubbio
– WTC survivor.  Division 8, 25R Group, Battalion 21, FDNY.
  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/12/01:  Interviewed by George Cundari with Murray Murad, FDNY.

    Chief DeRubbio arrived at the World Trade Center after the second plane impact and prior to the collapse of WTC 2 (South Tower).  He was standing at the field command post on West Street, in front of WTC 2.

    Chief DeRubbio:  After a while we were looking up at the tower, and all of a sudden someone said it's starting to come down.

    Mr. Cundari:  This would be the north tower coming down?

    Chief DeRubbio:  This would be the first one.

    Mr. Cundari:  Or the south tower?

    Chief DeRubbio:  This one here.  It was weird how it started to come down.  It looked like it was a timed explosion, but I guess it was just the floors starting to pancake one on top of the other. http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Captain Karin DeShore
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Captain Karin DeShore
– WTC survivor.  Battalion 46, FDNY. 

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 11/7/01: After having survived the collapse of the South Tower by taking shelter behind a large pillar near Ground Zero, Captain DeShore found temporary safety in a small shop. "I went outside to see what I could do, when I saw the second building of the World Trade Center [North Tower], still unbeknown to me the first one had collapsed.

    Somewhere around the middle of the World Trade Center, there was this orange and red flash coming out. Initially it was just one flash. Then this flash just kept popping all the way around the building and that building had started to explode. The popping sound, and with each popping sound it was initially an orange and then a red flash came out of the building and then it would just go all around the building on both sides as far as I could see. These popping sounds and the explosions were getting bigger, going both up and down and then all around the building.

    I went inside and I told everybody that the other building or there was an explosions occurring up there and I said I think we have another major explosion. I don't know if we are all going to be safe here. I told them I can't force you, but I don't know if we are going to be safe here.  I'm going to try to get as far aware from this building as possible."  [Editor's note: The North Tower collapsed shortly thereafter.]  http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Firefighter Richard Banaciski
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Firefighter Richard Banaciski
– WTC survivor.  Ladder 22, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 11/7/01 12/6/01: Prior to the collapse of either Tower, Firefighter Banaciski reported to the Command Center on West Street, near the intersection of Vesey.  "We were there, I don't know, 10, 15 minutes and then I just remember there was just an explosion. It seemed like on television they blow up these buildings. It seemed like it was going all the way around like a belt, all these explosions. Everybody just said run and we all turned around and we ran into the parking garage because that's basically where we were. Running forward would be running towards it. Not thinking that this building [South Tower] is coming down. We just thought there was going to be a big explosion, stuff was going to come down." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Firefighter Kenneth Rogers
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Firefighter Kenneth Rogers
– WTC survivor.  Ladder 16, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 12/10/01: "Meanwhile we were standing there with about five companies and we were just waiting for our assignment and then there was an explosion in the south tower, which according to this map, this exposure just blew out in flames. A lot of guys left at that point. I kept watching. Floor after floor after floor. One floor under another after another and when it hit about the fifth floor, I figured it was a bomb, because it looked like a synchronized deliberate kind of thing. I was there in '93." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Firefighter Edward Cachia
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Firefighter Edward Cachia
– WTC survivor.  Engine 53, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 12/6/01: "As my officer and I were looking at the south tower, it just gave.  It actually gave at a lower floor, not the floor where the plane hit, because we originally had thought there was like an internal detonation explosives because it went in succession, boom, boom, boom, boom, and then the tower came down."  http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Firefighter Keith Murphy
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Firefighter Keith Murphy
– WTC survivor.  Engine 47, FDNY.
  • Statement recorded by FDNY 12/5/01: Interviewed by Battalion Chief Dennis Kenahan, Safety Battalion, FDNY.

    Firefighter Murphy arrived at the lobby of the North Tower after the second plane impact and prior to the collapse of WTC 2 (South Tower).

    "There was tremendous damage in the lobby.  There was already things that were fallen or cracked.  A lot of structural wall damage and ceiling damage that I could see. … At the end of this elevator lobby, there was -- it just looked to me like something had exploded.  I don’t remember how I heard it or who said it, but someone said I think an elevator - when the plane hit, it severed the elevator cable and it came all the way down and crashed.  I don’t know a hundred percent if that’s what happened, but it looked to me like that could have been true.   It looked like something had fallen down, hit and like exploded out.  I mean the whole area around it was maybe 25, 30 feet of really severe damage. …

    [Editor's note: At this point, Firefighter Murphy was in the lobby of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    I looked at the elevators and still wasn't feeling good about them because the damage that I spoke about was more severe or at least up close I got to see it.  There were pieces of marble like ornamental marble, I guess, on the walls that were maybe 2 foot by 3 foot pieces, maybe even little bigger, that had split and cracked and some had actually fallen.  There was a couple that had fallen onto the lobby, this little lobby floor.  Some of the doors - they were silver colored elevator doors and they were almost like hanging out of plumb.  They just didn't look right. ...

    We are in the lobby waiting for the elevator. ... We are standing there and the first thing that happened, which I still think is strange to me, the lights went out.  Completely pitch black. ...

    I had heard right before the lights went out, I had heard a distant boom boom boom, sounded like explosions.  I don't know what it was.  At the time, I would have said they sounded like bombs, but it was boom boom boom and then the lights all go out. ... I would say about 3, 4 seconds, all of a sudden this tremendous roar.  It sounded like being in a tunnel with the train coming at you.  It sounded like nothing I had ever heard in my life, but it didn't sound good.  All of a sudden I could feel the floor started to shake and sway.  We were being thrown like literally off our feet, side to side, getting banged around and then a tremendous wind started to happen.  It probably lasted maybe 15 seconds.  It seemed like a hurricane force wind.  It would blow you off your feet and smoke and debris and more things started falling." http://graphics8.nytimes.com

 

 

 

 

Firefighter Craig Carlsen
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Firefighter Craig Carlsen
– WTC survivor.  Ladder 8, FDNY.
  • Statement recorded by FDNY 1/25/02: Firefighter Carlsen was interviewed by Battalion Chief Dennis Kenahan, Safety Division, FDNY.

    Firefighter Carlsen entered the lobby of the WTC 1 (North Tower) after the second plane impact and prior to the collapse of WTC 2 (South Tower).

    "I guess about three minutes later you just heard explosions coming from building two, the South Tower.  It seemed like it took forever, but there were about ten explosions.  At the time I didn't realize what it was.  We realized later after talking and finding out that it was the floors collapsing to where the plane had hit.  We then realized the building started to come down." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Firefighter Thomas Turilli
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Firefighter Thomas Turilli
– WTC survivor.  Engine 47, FDNY.
  • Statement recorded by FDNY 1/17/02: Firefighter Turilli was interviewed by Battalion Chief Dennis Kenahan, Safety Division, FDNY.

    Firefighter Turilli entered the lobby of WTC 1 (North Tower) after the second plane impact and prior to the collapse of WTC 2 (South Tower).  He was standing at the elevator bank waiting to go up. 

    "The officer actually said for me to give my radio to a senior guy there, Louie Cacchioli, and he took the radio off of me and he went up. We were waiting in I guess like a little almost like a cutout area of the lobby, an elevator bank. One elevator was only working out of like four elevators in that bank.

    The door closed, they went up, and it just seemed a couple seconds and all of a sudden you just heard like it almost actually that day sounded like bombs going off, like boom, boom, boom, like seven or eight, and then just a huge wind gust just came and my officer just actually took all of us and just threw us down on the ground and kind of just jumped on top of us, laid on top of us. There were rocks falling and all that. The lights were still on at that point and all of a sudden the lights went out and you couldn't see anything.
    " http://graphics8.nytimes.com  [Editor's note: At this point WTC2 (South Tower) began to collapse.]


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea
– WTC survivor.  FDNY Hazmat Operations.  Sustained major injuries on 9/11, which forced retirement.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

 

 

 

 

Firefighter Joseph Montaperto
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Firefighter Joseph W. Montaperto
– FDNY, Engine 280 and Ladder 132, Prospect Park.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

 

 

 

 

Patricia Ondrovic
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EMT Patricia Ondrovic
– WTC survivor.  Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-D), Battalion 8, FDNY.
  • Interviewed by Killtown 2/10/06:  Regarding her actions immediately following the collapse of the first tower, WTC 2

    Patricia Ondrovic:  I tried to run into the lobby of 6 World Trade, but there were federal police -- maybe 4 to 6 of them -- standing in the open doorways.  As I tried to run in, they wouldn't let me, waving me out, telling me "you can't come in here, keep running."  As I turned to start running west again, I saw a series of flashes around the ceiling of the lobby all going off one-by-one like the X-mass lights that "chase" in pattern.  I think I started running faster at that point.

    KT: Did you hear any "popping" sounds when each of these flashes in the WTC 6 lobby were going off?

    Patricia Ondrovic:  Yes, that part was like a movie.  The pops were at the same time as the flashes.

    KT: Can you estimate either how many flashes you saw or how many of these "pops" you heard inside this lobby?

    Patricia Ondrovic:  At least 6 before I was turned away. ...

    KT: Did you think these explosions in the lobby were maybe lights popping out as in an electrical surge, or did they seem more like explosives going off in a timed manner?

    Patricia Ondrovic:  I immediately got the impression they were timed explosives.  I have never thought they were anything else, not then, not now.

    KT: Have you ever seen a building being demolished with explosives on TV and was the flashes and pops similar to that?

    Patricia Ondrovic:  It did remind me of just that. I had seen something on a Las Vegas casino being demolished and that's what it reminded me of.

    KT: Can you try to describe what these "pops" you heard sounded like?

    Patricia Ondrovic:  They sounded like light bulbs popping, but there were no light fixtures where the explosions were coming from. The sound was not all that loud. ...

    KT: At the time, who did you think planted these explosives in there?

    Patricia Ondrovic:  I didn't have any notions of where to put blame per se, but I remember thinking that it was possibly the same organization who tried to blow up the building back in 1993.  I figured they came back to finish the job.  At the time I was running, I remember thinking that "they" wired the whole area.  At the time I wasn't aware that what made the towers catch fire were passenger jets crashing.  I thought the buildings had bombs planted to go off that day.  The idea of not only one passenger jet, but two took me a while to comprehend -- not to mention the pentagon as well.  http://killtown.blogspot.com



  • Editor's note: In this interview with Killtown, Patricia Ondrovic states she mentioned these flashes and explosions in WTC 6 and likened them to "depth charges" in her FDNY oral testimony recorded 10/11/01. Yet, there is no mention of them in the transcript of her FDNY testimony.  However, 26 lines of her 229 lines of testimony were intentionally blacked out in the transcript.  Her testimony is available here. http://graphics8.nytimes.com

 

 

 

 

Daniel Rivera
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Daniel Rivera
– WTC survivor.  Paramedic, Battalion 31, Station 36, FDNY, Brooklyn.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/31/01: Paramedic Rivera arrived at the WTC prior to the second airplane impact.  "I kept on walking close to the South Tower and that's when that building collapsed.

    Q: How did you know that it [the South Tower] was coming down?

    Paramedic Rivera: That noise. It was noise.

    Q:. What did you hear? What did you see?

    Paramedic Rivera: It was a frigging noise. At first I thought it was---do you ever see professional demolition where they set the charges on certain floors and then you hear 'Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop'? That's exactly what--because I thought it was that. When I heard that frigging noise, that's when I saw the building coming down." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Gregg Brady
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Gregg Brady
– WTC survivor.  Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-D), Battalion 4, FDNY.
  • Statement recorded by FDNY 11/1/01:   EMT Brady was interviewed by Richard Dun and Fabiola Quevedo, FDNY.

    EMT Brady arrived on the scene after the second plane impact and prior to the collapse of WTC 2 (South Tower).  He was standing across the street from WTC 2, near a toll booth, when it collapsed.  Later, standing in the middle of West Street, near Vesey ...

    "We were standing underneath and Captain Stone was speaking again. We heard -- I heard 3 loud explosions.  I look up and the north tower is coming down now, 1 World Trade Center. ...

    At that time, when I heard the 3 loud explosions, I started running west on Vesey Street towards the water." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Officer Sue Keane
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Officer Sue Keane – WTC survivor.  Port Authority Police Department.  8 years of service at the time of 9/11.  Former Sergeant, U.S. Army.  Veteran of Operation Desert Storm.  13-year Army career.
  • From Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion:  Officer Keane provided this statement to the authors on 1/26/02.  "On September 11, I was at the court building about five blocks away from the World Trade Center.  I went outside and got my coffee at the coffee wagon and I heard a plane that sounded like it was flying real low.  I looked up and all I could see was this big orange fireball at the Trade Center.  I dropped my coffee, ran into the building, called my command and said, 'Something just happened over at the Trade Center.  I'm going over there.' ...

    I crossed the Plaza and went over to Building One [North Tower]. ... All of a sudden I heard the second plane.  It sounded like it was coming full.  We were in a stairwell trying to hurry people along, and we heard it hit. ...

    A couple minutes later, it sounded like bombs going off. That's when the explosions happened.  I could hear it coming and I knew something was going to happen.  I braced myself.  It started to get dark, then all of a sudden there was this massive explosion.  We were on the mezzanine, which is all encased in glass.  The windows blew in, everything went black, we all got thrown. ...

    There was an incredible rush of air and it literally sucked the breath out of my lungs. ...

    I heard that noise again like a railroad train coming.  I told everybody, 'Get out of here!' and then the second explosion happened and I got thrown and separated from the other guys.

    I don't know if that was when One World Trade started coming down or if another building had come down. ... I'm only assuming that Building One was still up at that time.  There were still some people there, and there was a doorway to the outside toward Building Five.  We had to look up before we went out because body part and things were falling from above. ... I crossed over to Building Five. ...

    Somebody said something about the Pentagon being hit ... We went into Building Five. ...

    All of a sudden everything went quiet again.  I said to the guy behind me, 'Brace yourself.' and again, another explosion.  That sent me and the two firefighters down the stairs. ...

    I heard the rumbling again, like a locomotive coming. ... Then the same thing happened again, where the wind sucked the breath out of me.

    I can't tell you how many times I got banged around.  Each one of those explosions picked me up and threw me ...

    There was another explosion, and I got thrown with two firefighters out onto the street. ...

    A firefighter grabbed me and said, 'Are you okay?' ... he threw me under this hose, which in a way felt great, because I didn't realize until then that my skin was actually burning.

    I had burn marks, not like you'd have from a fire, but my face was all red, my chest was red, and for three or four days there was stuff coming out of my body like you wouldn't believe.  It was like shrapnel.  It's still coming out.  I'll look at a little pinpoint under my skin and it will be bleeding."


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission was clearly aware of Officer Keane since two short statements from her appeared on a video tape played at the 11th Public Hearing on 5/18/04.  And her statements about multiple explosions in the Towers (excerpted above) had been published 20 months before the hearing.  Yet no mention of Officer Keane appears in the 9/11 Commission Report.


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

 

 

 

 

Det. Thomas M. Inman
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Detective Thomas M. Inman
– WTC survivor.  Port Authority Police of New York.  Awarded the Harry Myers medal (1992).
  • Written statement 1/22/02: "We arrived at the Command Post located at West and Vesey streets at approximately 0935 hours.  As a roll call was being taken of the responding Detectives, Tower #2 began to collapse. This occurred after a secondary explosion on the west side of the tower that appeared to take place in the area of the high 60’s. The area above the secondary explosion actually leaned to the west and then the collapse took place.  The order to evacuate the area was given by D/Sgt. Ftizgerald and the undersigned rapidly retreated from the area, fleeing north on West Street, so as not to be engulfed in the ensuing debris field caused by the collapse." (page 6 of .pdf) http://www.thememoryhole.org


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
PENTAGON SURVIVORS AND EYEWITNESSES


Jean Hunt

Jean Hunt

Jean Hunt – Pentagon survivor.  Senior Program Analyst, Pentagon.  Disabled from injuries sustained in the attack on the Pentagon.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

 

 

April Gallop

April and Elisha Gallop


April Gallop, Administrative Specialist, U.S. Army, and Elisha Gallop
– Pentagon survivors.  April suffered major injuries in the attack on the Pentagon, resulting in partial disability and medical discharge from the Army.  Two-month old Elisha suffered head injuries causing hearing loss and developmental delays.
  • Endorsement of the PentaCon documentary:  "Well after I reviewed the footage and carefully looked at the information I think it should be considered as credible for public viewing and also very important for people to look at because it shows that there is obviously some fabrication in the official testimony. And I think that everyone should sit down and take a look at it."  http://thepentacon.com/


  • Interview 7/14/06: Interviewer: Do you have any theory about how a Boeing 757 could have hit such a secure building without any anti-aircraft defenses being activated or any warning alarms sounded?

    Gallop: I have thought about this very question numerous times. And then I realized I needed to rephrase the question. The real question is what is the probability or likelihood that no anti-aircraft defense, warning alarms or additional security mechanism functioned on that particular day?

    And then we need to think how likely is it then there was a glitch in all the security mechanisms, anti-aircraft defense and warning alarms?

    You know, it takes a while to get around that building. And I remember being so disgusted at the frequency of random drill exercises taking place for us to evacuate the building. It seemed as if they always happened when I had to take care of certain things.

    Yet on September 11th, the day when our lives were threatened, not one alarm. ...

    Interviewer: I know that you have previously been quoted about things like thinking that a bomb had exploded in the Pentagon, and that you did not see any plane debris in the Pentagon. I do not want to misquote you or twist your words. Is there anything you wish to state about these topics?

    Gallop: I have been misquoted on numerous occasions. That happens when individuals have ulterior motives. But here is my statement for the record.

    I was located at the E ring. From my inside perspective, with no knowledge of what had actually happened on the outside, it did sound like a bomb. And we had to escape the building before the floors, debris etc collapsed on us.

    And I don't recall at any time seeing any plane debris. Again, I don't know what plane debris would look like after hitting a building. But I would have recalled unusual looking pieces similar to plane parts.

    ... I was focusing on getting help and getting out. With that in mind, the images are etched in my mind. When I review the pictures regarding the Boeing, in my opinion, the hole didn't appear to be big enough for the 757. I don't know the scientific theory that was created to justify it being a hole created by a 757. What we need to consider is how did the plane go thru the building with all that heat and not burn us (those on the inside) to a crisp? We need to consider, how did the plane break up so to the point it created a perfectly round hole considering the rate of impact?

    I didn't know it was a plane until I was informed at the hospital. If I wasn't informed I would have never believed it. I walked through that place to try to get out before everything collapsed on us . . . surely we should have seen something." http://www.lookingglassnews.org


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander MugaLt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col. LatasMajor Rokke, Capt. WittenbergCapt. Davis, Barbara Honegger, Colonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them.  Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

Karen Kwiatkowski

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD


Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Pentagon survivor.  Former Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Also served on the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency.  20-year Air Force career.

Member adjunct faculty, Political Science Department, James Madison University.  Instructor, University of Maryland University College and American Public University System.  Author of African Crisis Response Initiative: Past Present and Future (2000) and Expeditionary Air Operations in Africa: Challenges and Solutions (2001).
  • Contributor to 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out 8/23/06:  Account of Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Pentagon employee and eyewitness to the events at the Pentagon on 9/11.  "I believe the Commission failed to deeply examine the topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of unanswered questions for future research. ...

    It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics.  The collapses of the World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability and physics. ...

    There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked [Pentagon] lawn, where I stood only minutes after the impact.  Beyond this strange absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been apparent to the secretary of defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed into the Pentagon as a "missile". ...

    I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... all of us staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

    The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ... But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the roof line remaining relatively straight.

    The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ...

    .More information is certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading up to that terrible day."


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander Muga, Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col. Latas, Major Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, Capt. Davis, Barbara Honegger, April Gallop, Steve DeChiaro, Bob Pugh, Jamie McIntyre, and Colonel Bunel.


  • Bio: http://militaryweek.com/

 

 

Chadwick Brooks

Sgt. Chadwick Brooks

 

 

William Lagasse

Sgt. William Lagasse


Sgt. Chadwick Brooks
and Sgt. William Lagasse – U.S. Pentagon Police Department (Pentagon Force Protection Agency) officers, who were on duty at or near the CITGO gas station on 9/11 and eyewitnesses to the approach of Flight 77 and its alleged impact at the Pentagon.
  • Interviewed by Craig Ranke in the PentaCon video documentary, filmed on 11/7/06:

    Craig Ranke:  Now how sure are you that the plane was to the north, coming from the north side of the Navy Annex--you're saying it was pretty much between the Navy Annex and Arlington cemetery.  How certain are you of that?

    Sgt. Lagasse:  100 percent, I'd bet my life on it. ...

    Craig Ranke:  Is there anything you told me that you think you might have just deduced?

    Sgt. Lagasse:  No, I mean, like I said the things that aren't up for grabs; the plane was there; went into the building.

    Craig Ranke:  The plane was far to the North side of the station. Did not pass over the station.

    Sgt. Lagasse: Yeah, it's not like there was the shadow of a wingtip going over here.  It was far enough out that I could see it because the one thing that made me realize what kind of plane it was; was being able to see both engines, you know, so it wasn't obscured at all. ...

    Craig Ranke:  Sgt. Brooks is going to draw for me on the image, where he saw the plane fly. ... [Sgt. Brooks draws a line on the aerial photo of the Pentagon area.]

    Sgt. Lagasse:  That's damn near perfect from what I saw.  And we've never -- for the record we never talked to each other about this.

    Sgt. Brooks:  Yeah, for the record, we never -- we've never discussed it at all. ...

    Craig Ranke:  So you guys, neither of you guys have really talked about this with each other?  Never in all these five years, and you both independently drew the flight path line pretty much exact.

    Sgt. Lagasse:  I know, I was -- the way this has been going -- who knew what he was going to put down there because he was in a different location.  But it's right there, which makes me feel good about the way I remembered it.

    Craig Ranke:  So you're both pretty much 100% certain that that's what you remember the flight path being?

    Sgt. Brooks:  But from different locations, yes. http://thepentacon.com


  • Editor's note: Sgt. Brooks' and Sgt. Lagasse's eyewitness descriptions of the path taken by Flight 77 as it approached the Pentagon from north of the Naval Annex and CITGO gas station differ significantly from the official account, which claims Flight 77 approached the Pentagon from significantly further south.  The officers' statements are corroborated by the statements of other eyewitnesses recorded in the PentaCon documentary.

    This more northerly flight path is inconsistent with the swath of destruction inside the Pentagon, which runs from the southwest to northeast, as reported in the Pentagon Building Damage Report.  The more northerly flight path is also inconsistent with downing the five light poles, which is attributed to Flight 77 in the official account.

    Sgt. Brooks' and Sgt. Lagasse's eyewitness statements are further corroborated by the analysis of Flight 77's Flight Data Recorder performed by the group, Pilots for 911 Truth, whose members include the former Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, Lt. Col. Robert Bowman.  See the association's one-hour video presentation and press release for more details.


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander Muga, Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col. Latas, Major Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, Capt. Davis, Barbara Honegger, April Gallop, Steve DeChiaro, Bob Pugh, Jamie McIntyre, and Colonel Bunel.

 

 

Robert Medairos

Lt. Robert Medairos


Lt. Robert Medairos
– Arlington County Police Department.  First Incident Commander for the County at the Pentagon on 9/11.

 

 

Steve DeChiaro

Steve DeChiaro (on right)


Steve DeChiaro
– Pentagon survivor.  Founder of DSCI, a defense contractor.  Mr. DeChiaro was walking into the Pentagon's south parking lot entrance when the Pentagon was hit on 9/11. He immediately went to the impact area and started evacuating the injured and the dying.  For his heroic efforts that day, Mr. DeChiaro was awarded the Medal of Valor, the Defense Department's highest civilian award for courage and valor.

 

 

Bob Pugh

Bob Pugh


Bob Pugh
Pentagon eyewitness.  Freelance video and still photographer who arrived at the Pentagon on 9/11 within 4 or 5 minutes of the explosion.  25-year career, initially providing still news photographs to AP, UPI, and the Washington Post and then providing video news photography to all major networks; CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, and the local Washington D.C. television stations.
  • Video interview of his experience at the Pentagon on 9/11:

    Bob Pugh:  About 9:30, and in fact, it turned out to be about 9:38, I overheard the Arlington County Fire Dispatcher dispatch a Battalion Chief to an aircraft that was down in the vicinity of the 14th Street bridge.  That's one of the bridges across the Potomac from Virginia into Washington D.C. and right into the middle of town.  It was, incidentally, the site of the Air Florida crash in 1980, during the winter.  So, I was very familiar with the location and logistics of how to get there.  So, I immediately left my office and began moving in that direction. ...

    As I got down toward the Pentagon, and parallel to the actual Pentagon, itself, I could see that the building, itself, was on fire. ... I came right up into the area of the impact, parked my car, got my equipment and left.  I began videotaping immediately. ...

    There is in my video, a clip -- I actually have a Battalion Chief at Fort Myer putting an air bottle on his back.  In discussions with him, he has indicated to me that he put that air bottle on five minutes after the impact.  So, that helps me with my timeline and my thoughts. ...

    I'm looking for wreckage and I don't see anything discernable.  I can't find a piece of anything I recognize.  I can't see the tail.  I can't see the wheels.  I can't see the engines.  There's no chairs.  There's no luggage.  There's no logo.  I mean, for Air Florida, when we shot that, you could see the logo of the Air Florida plane.  There was identifiable structures that you could see with that kind of an impact and that aircraft. ...

    [Editor's note: American Air Flight 77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, a Boeing 757-223, was a much larger airplane than Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737-222, and should have left twice as much debris.  The maximum empty weight and the maximum takeoff weight of a 757 is more than twice that of a 737.]


  • Bob Pugh:  There's a lot of debris in the foreground of those videos, again, it's very small pieces.  I mean I'm standing on pieces a dinner plate or smaller in size.  The largest piece I believe I saw was maybe 2 by 3 feet and it was crumpled.  I believe that is the piece that everybody sees with a blue stripe -- well-- or it had red paint on it, red logo, a red stripe. ...

    Interviewer:  How big, now you were right up there, how big was the Pentagon hole?  How big could it possibly be?

    Bob Pugh:  I would say, I would say, it was 16 feet diameter, 20 feet tops.  Again, I can't -- That's what struck me so curious as I was trying to find something -- There was no marks on the grass.  Something never hit the ground.  It didn't hit the heliport.  I mean, it was a precision or awfully lucky hit.  I mean, I don't know how it didn't bounce.  I don't know how it hit directly in the side of the building without touching the ground, going as fast as it obviously was going.  But I can't believe the thing is more than a garage door. http://www.youtube.com

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander Muga, Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col. Latas, Major Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, Capt. Davis, Barbara Honegger, April Gallop, Steve DeChiaro, Bob Pugh, Jamie McIntyre, and Colonel Bunel.

 

 

Jamie McIntyre

Jamie McIntyre


Jamie McIntyre – Pentagon eyewitness.  CNN Senior Pentagon Correspondent 1992 - present, based at CNN's office in the Pentagon.  Former Host and Senior Writer at Washington, D.C.'s WUSA-TV, for which he was honored with two local Emmy awards 1989 - 1991.  Former News Editor and Reporter at Washington, D.C.'s all-news WTOP radio station (12 years).
  • CNN on-air conversation regarding the Pentagon on 9/11/01:

    Judy Woodruff (in the studio):  And, Jamie, you got very close to where that plane went down.

    Jamie McIntyre (at the Pentagon):  That's right, Judy.  A short -- a while ago I walked right up next to the building, firefighters were still trying to put the blaze. ... I could see parts of the airplane that crashed into the building, very small pieces of the plane on the heliport outside the building.  The biggest piece I saw was about three feet long, it was silver and had been painted green and red, but I could not see any identifying markings on the plane.  I also saw a large piece of shattered glass. It appeared to be a cockpit windshield or other window from the plane. ...

    Judy Woodruff:  Jamie, Aaron was talking earlier -- or one of our correspondence was talking earlier -- I think -- actually, it was Bob Franken -- with an eyewitness who said it appeared that that Boeing 757, the American jet, American Airline jet, landed short of the Pentagon.  Can you give us any better idea of how much of the plane actually impacted the building?

    Jamie McIntyre (at the Pentagon):  You know it might have appeared that way, but from my close up inspection, there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon.  The only site is the actual side of the building that's crashed in.  And as I said, the only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you can pick up in your hand.  There are no large tail sections, wing sections, fuselage.  Nothing like that anywhere around, which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon and then caused the side to collapse.

    Now, even though if you look at the pictures of the Pentagon you see that the floors have all collapsed; that didn't happen immediately.  It wasn't until almost about 45 minutes later that the structure was weakened enough that all of the floors collapsed. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0109/11/bn.35.html


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander Muga, Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col. Latas, Major Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, Capt. Davis, Barbara Honegger, April Gallop, Steve DeChiaro, Bob Pugh, Jamie McIntyre, and Colonel Bunel.


  • Bio: http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters
FAMILY MEMBERS

 

 

Bill Doyle

Bill Doyle


Bill Doyle
– Father of Joseph Doyle, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.  Founder of the Bill Doyle 9/11 Support Group, a bi-partisan support group of more than 7,000 members of 2,573 families. His group merged with the Coalition of 9/11 Families in 2004 and is now know as the World Trade Center United Family Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

  • Article 8/6/05: "I honestly don’t believe the government story," said Doyle, adding everything about the official story and the follow-up investigation has not lived up to his or most all the other victims and survivors expectations.  "The 9/11 Commission report doesn't even begin to get at the truth." ...

    "What we really need is an entire new investigation to answer all the questions not answered by the 9/11 Commission," said Doyle, who is urging all Americans to support the victims and family members in fighting for this cause.  "I've heard so many stories from whistle blowers, compelling stories that need to be told that have been silenced by the government and the media." http://www.arcticbeacon.com


  • Interviewed on The Alex Jones Show 7/8/06:

    Alex Jones:  Let's get down to brass tacks.  You have questions about the official story don't you?

    Bill Doyle:  Without question.  I mean, if you want to believe what they're trying to snow you under on, like the 9/11 Commission -- that's all a fallacy. ...

    The 9/11 Commission is probably the worst representation of the 9/11 Families or for that matter all the American public because it's a sham.  It really is.  We had tons of different questions that we asked them to ask.  They wouldn't do it.  And the continuing cover-up is just beyond belief.

    Alex Jones:  Founded in September 2001, the World Trade Center United Family Group is a non-profit 501 3c.  I guess you were its founder and head.  You say you represent over 7,000 people.  What is the average view of those that you represent about 9/11 and the cover-up?

    Bill Doyle:  If you want to believe the 9/11 Commission story, like a lot of us don't, it almost looks like there was a conspiracy behind 9/11, if you really look at all the facts -- a lot of families now feel the same way. ...

    Alex Jones:  Bottom line, is 9/11 an inside job?

    Bill Doyle:  From everything that I look at I'm sure there was a lot of complicity, at least -- in the least there had to be a lot of complicity.  If you read and know all the facts of what I know or you might know, there's no way in hell that nineteen of these hijackers carried out this mission. ...

    There's just such a continuing coverup.  And why don't we just let the information about 9/11 be known?  And then maybe this conspiracy type of thing would go away, but it's never going to go away or I don't think it can go away because they were complicit. ...

    Alex Jones:  With your 7,000 members, I'm sure you've talked to most if not all of them.  Run the gamut, what percentage, a guesstimation, would you say believe 9/11 is an inside job, to some extent?

    Bill Doyle:  Maybe half, maybe.  It's probably 50-50." http://www.911podcasts

 

 

Donna Marsh O'Connor

Donna Marsh O'Connor


Donna Marsh O'Connor
– Mother of Vanessa Lang Langer, Regus Business Center, WTC South Tower.  Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric, Syracuse University (retired after 22 years). 

  • Press Conference, National Press Club 9/12/06: "This government has made me a victim of conspiracy theories because they haven't answered fully, or allowed anyone to ask the true questions of September 11th.  And that's what I'm asking from you [members of the media] today; for exposure.

    We are not crazy.  We have questions.  We demand answers. ... We're asking for a new investigation into the events of September 11th and this time a truly bipartisan, global--with families invested from the beginning, middle and though out the end."
    Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=yZlNNo-w4EU
    Transcript: http://journals.democraticunderground.com


  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York–most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org

 

 

Cristina Kminek

Christina Kminek


Christina Kminek
– Sister of Mari-Rae Sopper, Women's gymnastics coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara, former Navy JAG and corporate attorney.  Passenger American Airlines Flight 77.

  • Press Conference, National Press Club 9/12/06: "Here we are five years later. ...  We are still left with unanswered questions, unaccountability and facts that come to light that beg new questions or reaffirm unresolved issues during the 9/11 investigation.  There needs to be a new investigation. ...

    I personally really hoped for one year where September 11th; I could remember those who perished and my sister in peace and not surrounded by all the unanswered questions and the political lies and drama.  I'd like to finally focus on my sister." http://www.911blogger.com/node/2824


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

Michelle Little

Michelle Little


Michelle Little
– Sister of Firefighter David M. Weiss, FDNY, Rescue Company 1, Midtown Manhattan, lost his life trying to rescue others from the World Trade Center the day of the attacks. Co-founder Unite in Peace.

  • Press Conference, National Press Club 9/12/06: "I am here today to call for the facts of September 11, 2001 to be released to the American public. ... The time is now to call upon all the Americans to lobby local media to cover this story and to pressure members of Congress to support legislation by reopening this investigation.  We must hold those involved accountable for this atrocious tragedy.  My brother, David, and ten brothers from his unit were murdered on 9/11.  For them and for all of our mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles that died that day, it is imperative for their lives to know the truth." http://www.911blogger.com/node/2824


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

  • Personal statement in support of above petition: "The truth shall set us free.  Our freedoms rest on the American Public taking positive right action, now.  For the sake of our loved ones who were sacrificed on 9/11 and those who are dying from the WTC toxins in NYC, We The People of the United States have the right to an investigation of the murders that occurred on September the 11th, 2001."

 

 

Bob McIlvaine

Bob McIlvaine


Bob McIlvaine
– Father of Robert McIlvaine, Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch, WTC North Tower, 106th floor.  Former school teacher.

  • Interview by Evan Solomon, CBC News 8/30/06:

    Bob McIlvaine:  I believe 100% that the U.S. orchestrated 9/11 with the help of other agencies around the world.  But my blame goes to the United States because it happened in the U.S.  There’s people within the U.S. that knew it happened, that planned this to happen. ...

    Evan Solomon:  You believe there are people inside the U.S. at high levels of government that were involved in orchestrating 9/11?

    Bob McIlvaine:  Absolutely. I'm 100% sure.

    Evan Solomon:  Not just let something happen, not just let their guard down but were part of the planning?

    Bob McIlvaine:  No. Part of the planning.

    Evan Solomon:  You think your son was therefore murdered by Americans?

    Bob McIlvaine:  Absolutely. ...

    Evan Solomon:  Do you want another investigation?

    Bob McIlvaine:  Of course I want another investigation.   http://www.cbc.ca


  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York–most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org

 

 

Colleen Kelly

Colleen Kelly


Colleen Kelly
– Sister of Bill Kelly, Jr., Bloomberg Financial Services, WTC North Tower.  Co-founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.

  • Article Village Voice 11/22/05:  Regarding the termination of the 9/11 Commission's efforts. "There has never been any explanation regarding the timelines between the FAA and NORAD about who notified whom and when," says Colleen Kelly, who lost her brother at the WTC (Kelly was speaking for herself but serves as the New York coordinator for Peaceful Tomorrows). "There was conflicting testimony between when (former FAA administrator) Jane Garvey appeared and (NORAD commander Gen. Ralph) Eberhardt did. Their timelines don't match. They're off by about 20 minutes." ...

    "My real concern is that if this is wrapping up the work, what's next? Because obviously we're not at the truth. That seems pretty clear" Kelly says." http://www.villagevoice.com


  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor by David Ray Griffin: "It will be painful, and disturbing, to turn the pages of this thoughtful and meticulously researched book. But turn we must. For we owe the truth to those who died, and nothing less." http://www.interlinkbooks.com

 

 

Barry Zelman

Barry Zelman


Barry Zelman
– Brother of Kenneth Zelman, Oracle Corp., on assignment at Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 99th floor.

  • Speech given at The Citizens' Commission on 9-11, 9/9/04:
    "I just embrace people that understand that four airplanes an hour and half between the first impact and the second impact [Editor's note: He meant last impact.]  with zero military response in the United States.  It didn't happen that way.  It couldn't have happened that way. You're talking about the most intelligent agencies that we have on the face of the earth.  State of the art agencies ... And there was zero military response? ...

    It's very transparent that our own president did not want to investigate this tragedy.  And I'm standing before you today for one reason.  The only thing that I can give my brother is the truth.  That's it." http://www.911busters.com


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

  • Personal statement in support of above petition: "To deny the release of already known transcripts of pre 9/11 information denies our families due process.  If our elected officials believe that knowing how our country was not protected is somehow better than knowing, then all their words of wanting an investigation of the worst attack on our nation's soil is just another lie." http://www.petitiononline.com

 

 

Kristen Breitweiser

Kristen Breitweiser


Kristen Breitweiser
– Wife of Ronald Michael Breitweiser, Senior Vice President at Fiduciary Trust International, WTC South Tower.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  Instrumental in the eventual creation of the 9/11 Commission.  Mrs. Breitweiser is an attorney.  Selected as one of Ms. Magazine's 2004 Women of the Year.  Awarded the 2005 Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize for her work with the Jersey Girls.  Author of Wake-Up Call, the Political Education of a 9/11 Widow.

  • Blog 8/20/05: "The speed by which our government was able to accumulate such a vast amount of information immediately following the 9/11 attacks (in less than 24 hours) is the most persuasive proof that our government had the hijackers under its surveillance. FBI agents descended upon the very flight schools (out of the thousands of flight schools in our country) that the hijackers attended within two hours of the attacks. They were seen removing files from the flight schools buildings. Furthermore, photos of the hijackers and details about their activities in the final days before the attacks were also immediately presented to the American people. I mean you are talking about an intelligence apparatus that according to official accounts was completely in the dark about the plotting and planning of the 9/11 attacks. ...

    At a bare minimum, the 9/11 Commission is not being honest with the American people. First, the Commission feigned total ignorance about Able Danger.  [Editor's note: See also Congressman Curt Weldon.]  Then, they admitted that they remembered hearing something about it. Next, they acknowledged that they were briefed about the program but found a discrepancy in the dates provided by the Able Danger informant, and therefore decided that the information was irrelevant to their investigation. Convenient excuses. But, wrong. Because, I happen to be one of the 9/11 widows that received personal commitments from each of the 9/11 Commissioners that they would track down every lead, and turn over every rock so as to provide the most thorough and definitive account of the 9/11 attacks to the American people. Last week’s revelations about Able Danger prove that the Commission has not been above-board with their investigation. Nor has their investigation been anywhere near exhaustive.

    Now, legally speaking, the 9/11 Commissioners were mandated to provide a full accounting of the 9/11 attacks to the American people. If the Able Danger operation and its accompanying information turn out to be true, then necessarily each Commissioner has broken the law in that they failed to fulfill their legislative mandate in providing a full and just accounting of the 9/11 attacks to the American people. However, if we also come to learn that Atta’s or any of the other hijackers names were mentioned in the Able Danger chart, I think this nation will have bigger problems to deal with than accusing the 9/11 Commission of not following their mandate in providing a full accounting to the American people. As with most things in life, only time will tell." http://www.huffingtonpost.com


  • Bio: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

 

 

Patty Casazza

Patty Casazza


Patty Casazza
– Wife of John F. Casazza, a government bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  Board member of September 11th Advocates. Instrumental in the eventual creation of the 9/11 Commission.  Selected as one of Ms. Magazine's 2004 Women of the Year

  • Article 2/12/07: "It’s hard for us to come to any other conclusion than that the 9/11 Commission was a political cover-up from the word go." http://www.muckrakerreport.com


  • Statement 10/9/06: "Our loved ones and the American people deserve to have the truth behind 9/11 told – the day that ended, wounded and profoundly affected so many lives – with honesty and integrity. Anything less than the truth is an affront to those who were directly in harms way on that day. And, considering the impact of recommendations implemented, based on perhaps faulty information, more American lives may be inadvertently placed in harms way in the future. What an absolutely unbearable consequence that would be.

    We need a true and complete investigation into the events of 9/11, for the sake of everyone." http://www.911pressfortruth.com

 

 

Lorie Van Auken

Lorie Van Auken


Lorie Van Auken
– Wife of Kenneth Van Auken, a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Co-chair of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission.  Instrumental in the eventual creation of the 9/11 Commission.  Selected as one of Ms. Magazine's 2004 Women of the Year.

  • Documentary 9/11: Press for Truth 9/5/06: "We do not know the whole story about what happened on September 11th. Not at all." http://www.911pressfortruth.com/


  • Article 2/12/07: "It’s the old ‘if there’s nothing to hide, why are they hiding everything’ logic," says Van Auken.  "If you hide information, if you keep everything behind closed doors, people are going to get suspicious.  If the government were to answer all of our questions, we’d be encouraged.  But the fact is the government has barely answered any of them.  It’s outrageous that six years on, after two preemptive wars in the Middle East and maybe a third to come, we still don’t have the whole story behind these attacks." http://www.muckrakerreport.com


  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05 (p.36): "The 9/11 Commission's report is one year old today.  This report was supposed to provide the definitive account of what had transpired on September 11, 2001.  We hoped that our thousands of unanswered question would be addressed and answered.  Yet incredibly, we have found that the Commission's "definitive" final report has actually yielded more questions than answers.  Moreover, there are still so many areas that remain unexplained or only vaguely touched upon by the 9/11 Commission -- so much that it was quite difficult for me to decide where I should start my testimony today. ...

    We spent fourteen months collecting information and lobbying for the creation of the Commission and another twenty plus months monitoring the Commission's work: forwarding any and all research, making phone calls and lobbying for the extensions of time and money, sending thousands of emails all in the hope that in the end, all Americans could feel confident that we had indeed, the definitive story of 9/11. Sadly as Americans, we have all been let down." http://www.vt911.org

 

 

Mindy Kleinberg

Mindy Kleinberg


Mindy Kleinberg
– Wife of Allan Kleinberg, a securities trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Co-chair of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission.  Instrumental in the eventual creation of the 9/11 Commission.  Mrs. Kleinberg is a Certified Public Accountant, formerly with Deloitte-Touche.  Selected as one of Ms. Magazine's 2004 Women of the Year.

  • Signatory to Open letter 8/4/06: "We fought to establish the 9/11 Independent Commission because we believed that American citizens would be better served if our nation’s vulnerabilities were uncovered and then fixed.

    Unfortunately, once again the failure to fully and properly investigate all areas, not follow all leads and not address the need for accountability, whether it be bureaucrats lying at a hearing or personnel with questionable performance of assigned duties, continues to leave this Nation and its citizens vulnerable and at risk.

    The 9/11 Commission was derelict in its duties. What we needed from them was a thorough investigation into the events of September 11th. Inexcusably, five years later, we still do." http://911citizenswatch.org

 

 

Josef Princiotta

Josef Princiotta


Josef Princiotta
Cousin of Firefighter Vincent Princiotta, FDNY, Ladder Company 7, Manhattan, lost in the collapse of the WTC South Tower.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I am very deeply interested in learning the details and the truth of the Crime of 9/11.  I approach it as a crime scene investigation

    I live in Anchorage, Alaska.  I am a Grass Root Contact for www.911truth.org .  I support NO conspiracy theory.  I examine the evidence.  I do the math.

    I focus only on the irrefutable evidence, the weights and measures and the math and physics of the three towers destruction.  "There were pre-planted explosives in all three towers."

    I give a presentation of this evidence here in Anchorage every Tuesday evening 7:00 PM. I call it C.S.I. 9/11.  Here is a flyer: www.bodymap.com/wgComp.jpg

    We want a full examination of all the evidence by a new 9/11 Commission, in a World Court setting.  The evidence warrants it.  The victims demand it."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Bio: http://www.bodymap.com/jphistory.html

 

 

Patricia Perry

Patricia Perry


Patricia Perry
– Mother of Officer John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD, lost in the collapse of the WTC North Tower.  She is a former Board member and past President of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York–most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org

 

 

Monica Gabrielle

Monica Gabrielle


Monica Gabrielle
– Wife of Richard S. Gabrielle, insurance broker, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 103rd floor.  One of the twelve members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  Board member of September 11th Advocates. Co-chair of the Skyscraper Safety Campaign.

  • Article 2/12/07: "Addressing all these unanswered questions out there is about more than simply trying to quell conspiracy theories," says Monica Gabrielle, whose husband Richard died in WTC II.  "It’s about making sure Americans are safe by revealing the unfettered truth about the failures.  Because you can’t make recommendations on distortions, omissions, and half-truths, which is basically what the 9/11 Commission did." http://www.muckrakerreport.com


  • Documentary 9/11: Press for Truth 9/5/06: "What we're left with after our journey is no answers, no accountability.  And I've wasted four years of my life, trying my damndest along with the other family members to make sure this never happens again." http://www.911pressfortruth.com/


  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05 (p.110): "The recommendations presented by the 9/11 Commission, in the context of the report, seem sounds and should be passed into legislation.  However, this report is far from complete due to time and funding limitations and stonewalling by the White House, the City of New York, and the agencies being investigated.  We need further investigations into the events surrounding 9/11, especially in the areas of money laundering (cutting off terrorist funding) and continued debate regarding our foreign policy, not only in the Middle East but around the word." http://www.vt911.org

 

 

Sally Regenhard

Sally Regenhard


Sally Regenhard
– Mother of Firefighter Christian Michael Otto Regenhard, Ladder Company 131, FDNY, Red Hook, who went missing at the WTC.  One of the twelve members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  Founder and co-chair of the Skyscraper Safety Campaign.

  • Article Village Voice 11/22/05: Regarding the termination of the 9/11 Commission's efforts. "Able Danger isn't the only question that people keep asking.  [Editor's note: See also Congressman Curt Weldon.]  People who lost firefighters sons, husbands, and brothers still want answers regarding the issues of command & control and radio communication. "The questions that remain unanswered are the whole stuff of chapter 9," says Sally Regenhard, founder of the Skyscraper Safety Campaign, who lost her firefighter son in the towers. "What happened to New York?"...

    "I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public," says Regenhard. "Maybe people thought they were fringe groups or crazy but these are the only people left." http://www.villagevoice.com
 

 

 

Beverly Eckert

Beverly Eckert


Beverly Eckert
(1951 - 2009) – Wife of Sean Rooney, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 98th floor.  One of the twelve members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.
  • Article New York Post "Kin Fury Boils Over" 5/20/04: "Families of Sept. 11 victims are furious at what they call the failure of the 9/11 commission to investigate the disaster that cost more than 2,700 lives.  "Today was a joke," widow Beverly Eckert said of yesterday's wrap-up of two days of hearings into how city officials responded to the World Trade Center attacks."  Requires  purchase


  • Article Government Executive 4/24/04:  "I think they had sufficient information to disseminate warnings [and] I think a lot could have been done with the information they had by engaging as many people at all levels, including the American public, and I think that could have thwarted Sept. 11." http://www.govexec.com


  • Appendix to Justice for 9/11 Petition:"When we first envisioned this commission, we did not envision it made up of ex-senators and ex-Navy secretaries and all of this other stuff," says Beverly Eckert of the Family Steering Committee.  "We thought it should be professors and writers, scholars and also people who are involved in the news, but not necessarily a part of it.  These people [the commissioners] are all a part of it.  In many ways the government is part of the problem." http://www.justicefor911.org

 

 

Jean Canavan

Jean Canavan


Jean Canavan – Sister-in-law of Sean Canavan, Installation Resources, WTC South Tower, 98th floor.
  • Video in support of the New York City Ballot Initiative for a New Investigation into 9/11 11/09:

    "I lost my brother-in-law, Sean Canavan, on 9/11. I'd like to know why no one has ever been held accountable in any level of government for the countless failures leading up to and on 9/11. Why did the military lie to the 9/11 Commission?" http://www.youtube.com


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

 

 

Marilynn Rosenthal

Marilynn M. Rosenthal, PhD


Marilynn M. Rosenthal, PhD (1930 - 2007) – Mother of Josh Rosenthal, a portfolio manager at Fiduciary Trust International, WTC South Tower.  Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Michigan at Dearborn.  Adjunct Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UM Medical School.  Elected Fellow of the British and Swedish Royal Societies of Medicine.  Recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Danforth Fellowship, UM Hopwood writing award, a Distinguished Faculty Research Award and a Fulbright Western European Research Award.  Author or co-author of numerous books about the practice of medicine, including: Medical Error (2002), Medical Mishaps (1999), Health Policy: Understanding Our Choices (1998), Medical Mishaps (1997). The Incompetent Doctor: Behind Closed Doors (1995), Health Care Systems and Their Patients: An International Perspective (1992), Dealing with Medical Malpractice: British and Swedish Experience (1988), Health Care in the People's Republic of China (1987).

  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them.  Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

  • Personal statement in support of above petition: "The American Public will no longer tolerate the dishonest use of "national security" as an excuse for keeping information from the American people.  It's bad enough that knowledge of the July 10th 2001 meeting was kept hidden so long." http://www.petitiononline.com


  • Bio: http://www.med.umich.edu/psm/rosenthal.html

 

 

Bruce De Cell

Bruce De Cell


Bruce De Cell
– Father-in-law of Mark Petrocelli, age 28, WTC, North Tower, 92nd floor. Retired New York City police officer.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

  • Article The Nation 6/19/03: "If I did anything like this as a policeman," he [Mr De Cell] muttered, "and killed 3,000 people, with this much evidence against me, I'd spend 100,000 years in jail."

    De Cell wasn't just speaking about airline security screw-ups that permitted nineteen people to hijack four airliners and turn three of them into deadly weapons. He meant everything that had gone wrong on and before September 11. Bad intelligence. Inadequate law enforcement. Lousy immigration procedures. Insufficient air defense preparation. Poor emergency planning. After the attacks, there was no wholesale examination of all that, almost no responsibility assessed for mistakes. And there has been no government-wide review to determine whether post-9/11 changes in policies and procedures have been effective. ...

    "The Administration," he says, "and most politicians, really don't want to get to the bottom of it, because they're all implicated in some way, in too many different areas, for too many years." http://www.thenation.com

 

 

Valerie Lucznikowska

Valerie Lucznikowska


Valerie Lucznikowska
– Executive Director, Congress of International Modern Architects. Aunt of Adam P. Arias, Vice President, Euro Brokers, WTC, South Tower, 84th floor.
  • Article World Socialist Web Site 9/8/05:

    "My nephew was told that people in the South Tower didn't have to evacuate because the collapse of the North Tower was an accident. I believe that NORAD [North American Aerospace Defense Command] knew that the South Tower was going to be attacked before it went down. Think of what this means. Able Danger was not the first revelation. There were lots and lots of clues about the fact that the government had prior knowledge. ...

    "I'm just beginning to read all the exposés of 9/11. Even though Able Danger identified four of the hijackers before the bombing, I would still like to know how the government knew so quickly after the attacks who the hijackers were. The 9/11 commission definitely did not get to the full truth." http://www.wsws.org



  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott , Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/


David Potorti

David Potorti

David Potorti – Brother of James Potorti, Vice President, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 96th floor
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


Adele Welty

Adele Welty

Adele Welty – Mother of Firefighter Timothy Welty, FDNY, Squad 288, Queens.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

 

Manny Badillo

Manny Badillo


Manny Badillo
– Nephew of Thomas J. Sgroi, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 95th floor.
  • Video of statement 7/25/07:  Regarding 9/11  "Once people realize that what the government told us is so far from the truth, then we're going to be liberated.  And we'll be able to then take further action and hopefully hold people accountable, finally, for the atrocity that took my uncle's life. ...

    Really the only way that the families are going to find that justice is if we do work together. ... Take actions every day; flyers, DVD's. Keep them on hand.  I keep them with me at all times, so anyone I meet that is open to learning more about the inside job of 9/11, they'll be able to learn even more." http://www.jonesreport.com

 

Eileen Torres

Eileen Torres

 

Marisol Torres

Marisol Torres

 

Carmen Zayas

Carmen Zayas


Eileen Torres, Marisol Torres, Carmen Zayas
– Cousins of Lieutenant Manuel Delvalle, Jr., Engine Co. 5, Manhattan, FDNY.  
  • Video interview 9/11/05:

    Interviewer:  What's your feelings about [the 9/11 Commission] report and do you think they took into account all of the evidence?

    Eileen Torres:  No, of course, not. ... It couldn't have been accurate.  There's no way it could be accurate.

    Interviewer:  What's your feeling about the 9/11 Commission Report?

    Marisol Torres:  I feel it was something that was done to pacify the families because we were crying out for this to happen.  I feel it didn't delve deep enough.  And we want the truth, but the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  And I feel that did not come out, at that time.

    Interviewer:  And your feeling?

    Carmen Zayas:  I feel the same way. I feel that, you know, they doctored a lot of the stuff.  They didn't let us know really and truly what they found out.  They just doctored it up for the government, of course.  Nothing for us.  Nothing was done for us.

    Interviewer:  So, I'd be accurate in saying you both would like to see another 9/11 Commission Report reopened?

    Carmen Zayas: Yes, yes.

    Marisol Torres:  Absolutely.  http://www.william911.com

 

 

Derrill Bodley

Derrill Bodley


Derrill Bodley
(1945 - 2005) – Professor of Music, University of the Pacific.  Father of Deora Bodley, passenger on United Flight 93.
  • Statement 2/16/02:  "Referring to general threats which had been increasing in number in the summer of 2001, Ms. Rice did not acknowledge that according to recent articles in Time magazine, U.S. intelligence analysts had received specific information that terrorists had discussed using jetliners in exactly the type of suicide attacks carried out in New York and Washington on September 11th.

    My question is was Ms. Rice unaware of this when she said in the same press conference on May 16th, "I don't think that anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon."  If the terrorists had envisioned it and the U.S. government knew that they had envisioned it, why didn't our U.S. intelligence community, including the NSA, envision it and compel the civil aviation system, the airlines and the airports, to protect us, to keep my daughter from dying on September 11th?"


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

 

 

Ellen Mariani

Ellen Mariani


Ellen Mariani
– Wife of Neil Mariani, United Flight 175

  • Inside Job by Jim Marrs, Preface written by Ellen Mariani 5/10/04:

    "This preface is an open letter to the American people, and it comes straight from my heart. I ask that you read this book and discover for yourself why the attacks of September 11, 2001, were, in fact, an inside job. Jim Marrs makes that case in his book; I intend to prove it in a court of law. ...

    My suit is based on the RICO Act, and it is aimed at proving that the September 11 terrorist attacks were no surprise to the government. I believe that many of the highest officials in the federal government were aware the attacks would take place--in fact I am 100 percent sure that they knew." http://www.wingtv.net/insidejob.html


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

 

 

Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace


Daniel Wallace
(1984 - 2007) – Son of Lt. Robert Wallace, Engine 205, Ladder 118, FDNY.

  • Speech 12/3/06: "Ever since that day, I believed the official story for all about 2 minutes.  I always had my questions.  My family had their questions.

    The government sent us the 9/11 Commission or I should say omissions, really.  They sent us that.  I read the whole thing.  As I'm reading the whole thing; it was just incredible; the lies in this book. ... It hurt me to read this book.

    I researched it on the Internet and I seen -- I noticed the little squibs coming out of the building as they're coming down, 'cause I seen it a million times, as everybody else did.  And I said, "Gee what's that?"  I'm wondering what's going on.

    A friend of mine actually gave me Loose Change.  And I seen that and I was amazed.  I was so amazed.  When I seen it, seriously I broke down.  I didn't sleep that night.  I was just insanely distraught about it.  So I joined this group; 9/11 Truth. ...

    The truth: to actually be out there knowing that I'm fighting for something that's right and something that's American.  That's the American way. ... My father was a true patriot and I will follow in his footsteps.  I'm gonna try so hard.  I'm gonna try to the death of me to get him justice.  Not only him, but the three thousand others that died, too. ...

    My father was a patriot. I'm a patriot and everybody in this room that believes in truth and wants to find justice is a patriot.  Because this is America.  It is of the people; for the people; and by the people.  And that's the America I know and that's the America that I'm gonna defend, no matter what." http://www.youtube.com

 

 

Rosemary Cain

Rosemary Cain


Rosemary Cain
– Mother of Firefighter George C. Cain, Ladder Company 7, Manhattan, FDNY.
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

  • Personal statement in support of above petition: "It is our right to know, as the families of those who paid the highest price.  We demand to stop the lies so they can rest in peace.  The truth must be known.  They did not die in vain!"

 

 

Mike McNulty

Mike McNulty


Mike McNulty – Uncle of Sean Peter McNulty, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 102nd floor.  Professor of Economics and Financial English, Beijing, China.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "Dr. Jones' peer reviewed paper points to 9/11 being an inside job.  9/11 was a defining moment in U.S. history.  It is a scandal NIST and other government agencies have not told the American public why Building 7 came down."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

Rosaleen Tallon DeRos

Rosaleen Tallon DaRos


Rosaleen Tallon DaRos
– Sister of Firefighter Sean Patrick Tallon, Ladder Company 10, FDNY.
  • Article USA Today 4/19/06:  Regarding the 2006 discovery of hundreds of bits of human remains atop the 40-story Bankers Trust Building, which stood approximately 100 yards from the South Tower:  "It really brings you back to the months after 9/11, and it makes you question how was all of this handled.  I have to say that I question everything now." http://www.usatoday.com


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

 

 

Terry Rockefeller

Terry Kay Rockefeller


Terry Kay Rockefeller
– Sister of Laura Rockefeller, Risk Waters Group, WTC North Tower.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

 

 

Sandy Dahl

Sandy Dahl


Sandy Dahl
– Wife of Jason Dahl, Pilot of United Airlines Flight 93. Flight Attendant for over 20 years.
  • Article by Gail Sheehy, New York Observer 2/26/04:

    "Melody Homer is another young widow of a 9/11 pilot. Her husband, LeRoy Homer, a muscular former Air Force pilot, was the first officer of United's Flight 93. The story put out by United-of heroic passengers invading the cockpit and struggling with the terrorists-is not believable to Melody Homer or to Sandy Dahl, widow of the plane's captain, Jason Dahl. Mrs. Dahl was a working flight attendant with United and knew the configuration of that 757 like the back of her hand.

    "We can't imagine that passengers were able to get a cart out of its locked berth and push it down the single aisle and jam it into the cockpit with four strong, violent men behind the door," said Ms. Homer. She believes that the victims' family members who broke a confidentiality agreement and gave their interpretation of sounds they'd heard on the cockpit tape misinterpreted the shattering of china. "When a plane goes erratic, china falls." http://www.observer.com/node/48805



  • Interview with Wolf Blitzer, CNN 8/8/03:

    Wolf Blitzer: A new report suggests a hijacker may have deliberately crashed United Flight 93 into a Pennsylvania field the morning of September 11, 2001. Officials say an FBI analysis of the cockpit voice recorder indicates the hijackers were trying to end a passenger uprising. Earlier speculation was that the passengers stormed the cockpit and crashed the plane themselves.

    I'm joined now by Sandy Dahl. She's the widow of Flight 93's captain, Jason Dahl. She listened to the actual voice recorder.

    Sandy, thanks very much for joining us. Welcome.

    What you to make of the new information the FBI is putting out?

    Sandy Dahl: I don't understand it, Mr. Blitzer.

    I heard the tape. I listened to it twice, listened to the transcripts. I didn't hear anything that indicated to me the hijackers were intending to crash the airplane.

    Wolf Blitzer: What they're suggesting, that a -- sort of an enhanced audio of that cockpit voice recording suggests that perhaps one of the hijackers ordered the hijacking pilot who managed to get into the cockpit to go ahead and crash the plane, as there was a disturbance among the passengers in the back. You've actually heard, though, the discussion, the cockpit voice recorder. And what did it say deliberately, clearly, to you?

    Sandy Dahl: There was no discussion of crashing it right now. They talked about ending their mission earlier.

    And they -- and they decided not to do that. So I don't think -- I don't think it was deliberate and it certainly wasn't planned.

    Wolf Blitzer: One of the suggestions they've suggested, at least some of the experts who heard the cockpit voice recording, was that, in the Arabic, that there may have been a different translation, there may have been a more precise explanation of what was going on that than in the translation or in the English, whatever you may have heard in English. Is that possible?

    Sandy Dahl: I heard the translation that the FBI gave us that day.

    And I wanted to say, I would really love for the government to come out and marry the flight data record with the voice recorder. And we would have a very clear picture of what went on. I'm kind of disappointed in reading this report.

    (CROSSTALK)

    Wolf Blitzer: Well, tell us why, Sandy, you are disappointed, because there clearly was resistance aboard the plane, the United flight. The passengers clearly took the matter into their own hands, even if the final order to crash the plane came from the hijackers, as opposed to the passengers, who decided to save, let's say, Washington, D.C., the White House or the Capitol, knowing what happened at the World Trade Center.

    Sandy Dahl: I'm disappointed at the FBI report, because I heard something other than what they reported. And I don't understand how they came up with it.

    For instance, they talk about passengers indicated that the pilots were dead and laying in the first-class section. I heard evidence to the contrary on this tape. And I don't understand why they would report that.

    Wolf Blitzer: Tell us exactly what you heard.

    Sandy Dahl: Oh, I can't do that. I have signed papers with the FBI saying that I wouldn't.

    I just wish that they would come out and tell the truth, the FBI, with the evidence they know. I'm not saying that they're deliberately trying to he deceive. I would just like the evidence out, so that people can know what really happened. It is kind of a folktale at this point. There was a riot of passengers and crew at the end. And they did crash into the cockpit.

    Wolf Blitzer: When you say you can't tell us what exactly you heard, I'm not exactly clear why they would classify that. What is the secret at this point, give that we basically know so much about what happened?

    Sandy Dahl: I'm not exactly sure either. Since they came out with this report, part of it, what they want to say, it isn't clear to me why it would be a secret. I understand that Zacarias Moussaoui needs a fair trial. And I'm hoping very much he gets one.

    But I don't understand why keeping this a secret -- I would think that flight attendants, pilots and the traveling public, having this knowledge, it would be to their advantage.
    http://edition.cnn.com

 

 

Loretta Filipov

Loretta J. Filipov


Loretta J. Filipov
– Wife of Alexander Filipov, passenger on American Airlines Flight 11.
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

 

 

Linda Cammarata

Linda Cammarata


Linda Cammarata – Mother of Firefighter Michael Cammarata, Ladder Company 11, Manhattan, FDNY.
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

 

 

 

 

Marion Kminek
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Marion Kminek
– Mother of Mari-Rae Sopper, Women's gymnastics coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara, former Navy JAG and corporate attorney.  Passenger American Flight 77.

  • Essay 9/7/06: "On September 11, 2001, our daughter had her life cut short at the age of 35. ...

    As we approach the fifth anniversary of her death, more and more unanswered questions have surfaced regarding the events of 9/11. Here are just a few of the questions that bother me most: ...

    The Secret Service is trained to act quickly and decisively to protect the president – why did they let him remain in a public place for more than seven minutes when our country was under attack?

    According to radar data, American Airlines (AA) 77 was flying at 400 mph at 9:35 a.m. and passed over the Pentagon at 7,000 feet. The plane then made a very difficult high-speed descending turn in a downward spiral, dropping 7,000 feet in two-and-a-half minutes. How could the terrorists have done this difficult turn when their flight instructors have stated they were incompetent as pilots of even a small plane?

    Pictures of the Pentagon after the impact show an entry hole much too small for a 757 to have crashed into the building. How can that be? ...

    Just prior to 9/11, there was unusual stock activity related to short-selling and put options, which are both high-risk bets that a stock’s value will depreciate. ... During the same period of time, the Chicago Board Options Exchange saw suspicious trading on Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, two of the largest World Trade Center (WTC) tenants. Who were these investors and how did they know to make these particular investments? [Editor's note: See also Paul Zarembka.]

    In the 100-year history of steel high-rises, there was never one that collapsed due to fires until 9/11, when three collapsed: WTC 1, 2, [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] and 7 [610 feet tall, 47 stories]. Particularly mysterious was building 7, which was not struck by an aircraft, but rather by debris from the nearby Twin Towers. ... It was as if they were being demolished by explosives. Were they? ...

    How long do the American public and families of 9/11 victims have to wait before these questions and many more are answered? Will we ever know the real truth? Remember: in the U.S.A., it is our right to question the government." http://www.independent.com


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

 

Gordon & Kathleen Haberman
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Gordon and Kathleen Haberman
– Parents of Andrea Lyn Haberman, Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92nd floor.  Board Member Liaisons, National Air Disaster Alliance.
  • Statement 9/05:  "[A] wall has been placed between the truth and us.  What we have learned, and what we believe, is that September 11, 2001 could have been prevented.  We have learned that if intelligence; obtained by motivated and dedicated government servants, empowered to protect the public of this country, had been enacted upon; September 11 would not have happened.  If the government and aviation industry had recognized their own history of security failures, and had responded to past failures and the raised threat level months prior, then September 11 would not have happened.  I am concerned that the national security of this country has suffered by preventing honest and decent people, employees within our own government, sworn to protect us, from speaking freely, without fear of recrimination.  Elected officials who publicly talk of honoring those who died on 9/11, should truly honor our loved ones and protect the American public by their actions.  Release documents now that never should have been classified, and encourage at long last a full and truthful dialogue about past failures.

    It is too late for Andrea.  It is not too late for the truth.  The dead are owed it, the living deserve it.  Our government, rather than attempting to prevent the truth from being spoken and released should welcome it; learn from the truth and adjust its practices where necessary.  Who will answer to the families the next time if we fail to enact all the safeguards that are possible?" http://www.planesafe.org


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

  • Personal statement of Kathleen Haberman in support of above petition:  "My daughter, Andrea, was murdered at the WTC.  I want to know who is responsible for this egregious act.  All documents NEED to be released."


  • Personal statement of Gordon Haberman in support of above petition:  "After these latest revelations concerning who ignored what, and when, isn't it time we begin a investigation into the murder of my daughter?  The 'failure of imagination' has become the 'failure of investigation' and the 'failure to recollect'. 

    Obviously someone is wrong among those who were entrusted with protecting those who were innocent.  The dead; who speaks for them?  An investigation under oath with serious probing questioning rather than being offered the option of reading a prepared statement of what they were doing on the morning of 9/11 or being asked leading questions based on political party lines is needed.  Aren't you tired of the rhetoric when everyone is saying -- 'It was not my fault.' -- 'I did my job.' -- 'I warned those that could have done something.'

    A grand jury investigation needs to be convened. From the FAA on up we owe the dead the truth.  And perhaps if the specter of perjury is raised, regardless of position, we may begin to understand and correct these errors so it does not happen again."

 

 

 

Brian Smith
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Brian Smith – Brother of Firefighter Kevin Smith.  Charter member of the FDNY hazardous materials unit.  On 9/11 served on the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

Allan L. Rosenzweig
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Allan L. Rosenzweig – Brother of Philip M. Rosenzweig, Vice President of Sun Microsystems and passenger on American Airlines Flight 11.
  • Review of Debunking 9/11 Debunking by David Ray Griffin:  "I have been studying 9/11 data since the day it occurred due to the loss of my brother who was a passenger on AA FLT 11.  I truly believe 9/11 was an inside job and since I didn't receive any money to keep my mouth shut like my brother's wife did, I have no agenda except to receive the truth.  I believe the evidence shows we Americans were lied to by an extremely corrupt government.  I hope one day, ALL of the players responsible for this will be punished."  http://www.amazon.com

 

 

 

 

JoAnn and Tom Meehan
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JoAnn and Tom Meehan
– Parents of Colleen Ann Barkow, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.
  • Statement in support of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth petition:

    "We lost our daughter Colleen Ann Barkow on 9-11 tower one Cantor Fitzgerald. I would like to know the truth about 9-11 and how those towers fell. Also why those fires burned for so long, Where are most of the bodies? Why isn't something being done at Freshkills landfill? Is there something buried there that we are not allowed to see? The Firefighters we are truly grateful too. And I will help them get this bill passed to aid in their health care."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 300 Firefighters for 9-11 Truth and affiliates:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Firefighters for 9-11 Truth and affiliates are deeply troubled with the “official” story concerning 9/11 and the way the rescue workers from Ground Zero are being “forgotten.”

    We believe there is overwhelming evidence of obstruction of justice, and destruction of evidence voiced even by numerous 9/11 Commissioners themselves. Senator Cleland resigned from the Commission stating, “This investigation is now compromised.”

    NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 921, which is the National Standard for Fire and Explosion Investigations, very clearly indicates in numerous sections that the possibility of explosives should have been thoroughly investigated. ... Specifically, the use of "exotic accelerants" should have been investigated. In NFPA 921 19.2.4 -“Exotic Accelerants,” three indicators were clearly met that should have led to a thorough investigation into the possible use of “exotic accelerants,” specifically as stated in the guideline, “Thermite mixtures.”

    So, why was the possibility of explosives, controlled demolition, or the use of "exotic accelerants" not thoroughly investigated, or even mentioned in the 9-11 Commission Report?

    We, the undersigned, demand the following:

    1) A truly independent investigation with Subpoena and Contempt Powers to uncover the complete truth of the events related to 9/11/2001 – specifically the collapse of WTC Tower 7 and the possibility of explosive demolition. ..." http://firefightersfor911truth.org


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

 

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Melody Homer
– Wife of LeRoy Homer, First Officer of United Airlines Flight 93.
  • Article by Gail Sheehy, New York Observer 2/26/04:

    "Melody Homer is another young widow of a 9/11 pilot. Her husband, LeRoy Homer, a muscular former Air Force pilot, was the first officer of United's Flight 93. The story put out by United-of heroic passengers invading the cockpit and struggling with the terrorists-is not believable to Melody Homer or to Sandy Dahl, widow of the plane's captain, Jason Dahl. Mrs. Dahl was a working flight attendant with United and knew the configuration of that 757 like the back of her hand.

    "We can't imagine that passengers were able to get a cart out of its locked berth and push it down the single aisle and jam it into the cockpit with four strong, violent men behind the door," said Ms. Homer. She believes that the victims' family members who broke a confidentiality agreement and gave their interpretation of sounds they'd heard on the cockpit tape misinterpreted the shattering of china. "When a plane goes erratic, china falls." http://www.observer.com/node/48805



 

 

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New York City ballot proposition for a New Investigation into 9/11 11/08: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report.

WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and

WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ...

An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."
http://www.nyc911initiative.org

Signed by more than 80,000 New York City registered voters, including the following 96 9/11 Family Members:

Donna Marsh O'Connor – Mother of Vanessa Lang Langer, Regus Business Center, WTC South Tower.  Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric, Syracuse University (retired after 22 years). (See also individual statement above.)

Bob and Helen McIlvaine – Parents of Robert McIlvaine, Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch, WTC North Tower, 106th floor. (See also individual statement above.)

Jean Canavan – Sister-in-law of Sean Canavan, Installation Resources, WTC South Tower, 98th floor. (See also individual statement above.)

Manny Badillo – Nephew of Thomas J. Sgroi, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 95th floor. (See also individual statement above.)

Chris Burke – Brother of Tom Burke, bond trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Michelle Little – Sister of Firefighter David M. Weiss, FDNY, Rescue Company 1, Midtown Manhattan. Co-founder Unite in Peace. (See also individual statement above.)

Lorie Van Auken – Wife of Kenneth Van Auken, a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Co-chair of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission.  (See also individual statement above.)

Monica Gabrielle – Wife of Richard S. Gabrielle, insurance broker, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 103rd floor.  One of the twelve members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  (See also individual statement above.)

Patty Casazza – Wife of John F. Casazza, a government bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  (See also individual statement above.)

Mindy Kleinberg – Wife of Allan Kleinberg, a securities trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Co-chair of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission.  (See also individual statement above.)

Robin Della Rocca – Aunt of Vanessa Lang Langer, Regus Business Center, WTC South Tower.

Michelle Madden – Mother of Richard B. Madden, insurance broker, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 100th floor.

Barry Zelman – Brother of Kenneth Zelman, Oracle Corp., on assignment at Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 99th floor. (See also individual statement above.)

Margaret Canavan – Mother of Sean Canavan, Installation Resources, WTC South Tower, 98th floor.

Ciaran Canavan – Brother of Sean Canavan, Installation Resources, WTC South Tower, 98th floor.

Celine Traynor – Sister of Sean Canavan, Installation Resources, WTC South Tower, 98th floor.

Kathleen McKeon – Sister of Sean Canavan, Installation Resources, WTC South Tower, 98th floor.

Teresa McCaffery – Sister of Sean Canavan, Installation Resources, WTC South Tower, 98th floor.

Mimi Kelly Donegan – Sister of Bill Kelly, Jr., Bloomberg Financial Services, WTC North Tower. 

Vera Murphy Trayner – Wife of Patrick Sean Murphy, Vice President, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 97th floor.

Gayle Barker – Sister of William A. Karnes, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower

Cynthia Droz – Wife of Charles A. Droz, vice president of software development for EM Solutions Inc. American Flight 77.

Cherie Faircloth – Sister in Law of John Resta, a trader for Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92nd floor.

Lorraine Moskal – Wife of William D. Moskal, risk consultant for Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower.

Paul E. Geidel – Father of Gary Geidel, Rescue Company 1 in Midtown Manhattan, FDNY.

Teresa Badillo – Sister of Thomas J. Sgroi, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 95th floor.

John Sgroi – Brother of Thomas J. Sgroi, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 95th floor.

Eileen Sgroi – Sister-in-law of Thomas J. Sgroi, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 95th floor.

Lauren Badillo – Niece of Thomas J. Sgroi, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 95th floor.

Ann F. Rago – Aunt of Thomas J. Sgroi, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 95th floor.

Susan McCormick – Sister of Lt. Paul T. Mitchell, Battalion 1, FDNY, formerly with Ladder Company 110, Brooklyn.

Thomas Resta – Brother of John Resta, Sylvia San Pio Resta, and their unborn baby, both traders for Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92nd floor.

Robert Carlo, FDNY – Brother of Firefighter Michael Carlo, Engine 230, FDNY

Ivy Moreno – Mother of Yvette Nicole Moreno, receptionist at Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92nd floor.

JoAnn Meehan – Mother of Colleen Ann Barkow, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor. (See also individual statement above.)

Maureen Santora – Mother of Firefighter Christopher A. Santora, Engine Company 54, Manhattan, FDNY.

Deputy Chief Alexander Santora, FDNY (ret)  – Father of Firefighter Christopher A. Santora, Engine Company 54, Manhattan, FDNY.

Maureen Godshalk – Mother of Bill Godshalk, Vice President, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, WTC South Tower, 89th floor.

Adele Welty – Mother of Firefighter Timothy Welty, FDNY, Squad 288, Queens. (See also individual statement above.)

Gila Barzvi – Mother of Guy Barzvi, eSpeed, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 103rd floor.

Robert T. O’Connor – Stepfather of Vanessa Lang Langer, Regus Business Center, WTC South Tower.

Robert Andreacchio – John Andreacchio, human resources, Fuji Bank, WTC South Tower, 80th floor.

Dolores LaVerde – Mother of Jeannine LaVerde, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, WTC South Tower, 89th floor.

Madeleine Zuccala – Wife of Joseph J. Zuccala, banking consultant, Fuji Bank, WTC South Tower, 80th floor.

Madeline Bergin – Wife of Firefighter John P. Bergin, Rescue Company 5, FDNY.

Nancy Yambem – Wife of Jupiter Yambem, Banquet Manager, Windows on the World, WTC North Tower.

James L. Perry, MD, and Patricia J. Perry – Parents of John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD Officer.  (See also individual statement above.)

Joel R. Perry – Brother of John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD Officer.

Janice Perry Montoya – Sister of John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD Officer.

Maureen Hunt – Sister of Kathleen Hunt Casey, Sandler O'Neill & Partners, WTC South Tower, 104th floor.

Patricia Reilly – Sister of Lorraine Mary Lee, Administrative Assistant, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 101st floor.

Jo Anne Bruehert – Wife of Richard G. Bruehert, Vice President for Technology, Marsh & McLennan, North Tower.

Cathy D'Alessandro – Sister of Rocco Nino Gargano, investment banker, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Richard Pecorella – Fiancee of Karen S. Juday, administrative assistant, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 101st floor.

Renee Stahlman – Mother of Eric Stahlman, trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Sam Stahlman – Father of Eric Stahlman, trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Gary Meo – Best Friend of Eric Stahlman, trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Judith Hobson – Mother of Robert Wayne Hobson, III, broker for Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Michelle Spinelli – Wife of Frank Spinelli, broker for Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Christopher Spinelli – Son of Frank Spinelli, broker for Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Manuela Nita-Vasquez – Wife of Cono Gallo, broker with Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92nd floor.

Janine Winter – Cousin of Kathryn LaBorie, flight attendant, United Airlines flight 175.

Alissa Rosenberg-Torres – Wife of Luis Eduardo Torres, Senior Broker, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Robert Mercado – Brother in Law of Marc David Sullins, Emergency Medical Technician, Cabrini Medical Center.

John M. Ulhich – Cousin of Bradley Van Hoorn, research associate, Fred Alger Management, WTC North Tower, 93rd floor.

Madeline Smith – Mother of Jeffrey R. Smith, equity research analyst, Sandler O'Neill & Partners, WTC South Tower, 104th floor.

Audrey Magnuson – Wife of Ronald Magnuson, consultant, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Christine O'Neill – Wife of John P. O'Neill, chief of security for the World Trade Center. Former Assistant Director, FBI.

Sally-Ann Asaro – Sister of Firefighter Carl F. Asaro, Ninth Battalion, Manhattan, FDNY.

Buzz Smith – Father of Jeffrey R. Smith, equity research analyst, Sandler O'Neill & Partners, WTC South Tower, 104th floor.

Myrta Gschaar – Wife of Robert Gschaar, Supervisor, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower.

Joanna Jakubiak – Daughter of Maria Jakubiak, accountant, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower.

Carol Eckna – Mother of Paul Robert Eckna, International Equities Trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Stanley Eckna – Father of Paul Robert Eckna, International Equities Trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Richard Eckna – Brother of Paul Robert Eckna, International Equities Trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Maria R. Fisher – Sister of Andrew Fisher, sales manager for Imagine Software.

Margaret Mauro – Twin sister of Dorothy Mauro , Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 97th floor.

Eileen Woods – Sister of James Woods, trader's assistant, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Joyce Woods – Mother of James Woods, trader's assistant, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Robert Nelson – Nephew of Richard Fitzsimons, fire safety inspector at the World Trade Center.

William A. Brinnier – Best Friend of Frank A. DeMartini, Architect and WTC Construction Manager, North Tower, 88th floor.

Catherine Statz – Sister of Patricia J. Statz, M.Ed., civilian employee, U.S. Army, Pentagon.

Ira Lassman – Father of Nicholas C. Lassman, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Bill Kelly – Father of Bill Kelly, Jr., Bloomberg Financial Services, WTC North Tower. 

JoAnne Kelly – Mother of Bill Kelly, Jr., Bloomberg Financial Services, WTC North Tower. 

Kathleen Hamilton – Sister of Bill Kelly, Jr., Bloomberg Financial Services, WTC North Tower. 

Colleen Kelly – Sister of Bill Kelly, Jr., Bloomberg Financial Services, WTC North Tower.  (See also individual statement above.)

Meigan Keane – Sister of Bill Kelly, Jr., Bloomberg Financial Services, WTC North Tower. 

Robert Madden – Brother of Richard B. Madden, insurance broker, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 100th floor.

Susan Newton-Carter – Wife of Christopher Newton-Carter, associate director, information technology, Sandler O'Neill & Partners, WTC South Tower, 104th floor.

Laura Paterson – Steven B. Paterson, bond trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Patric Tengelin – Brother of David Tengelin, Accountant, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 100th floor.


Petition Requesting Reinvestigation of 9/11
, signed by the following 62 survivors and family members of victims.

"We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

  • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
  • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
  • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
  • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


Joanne Barbara – Wife of Assistant Chief Gerard Barbara, FDNY

Gayle Barker – Sister of William A. Karnes, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower

Michele Bergsohn – Wife of Alvin Bergsohn, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Derrill Bodley – Father of Deora Bodley, passenger on United Flight 93.  (See also individual statement above.)

Kathryn C. Bowden – Sister of Thomas H. Bowden, Jr., Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor

Janet Calia – Wife of Dominick Calia, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Maggie Cashman – Wife of William Joseph Cashman, United Flight 93

Lynne Castrianno Galante – Sister of Leonard Castrianno, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor

Elza Chapa-McGowan – Daughter of Rosemary Chapa, Defense Intelligence Agency, Pentagon

Bruce De Cell – Father-in-law of Mark Petrocelli, broker, Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92nd floor.  (See also individual statement above.)

Ralph D'Esposito – Father of Michael D'Esposito, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 96th floor

Loisanne Diehl – Wife of Michael D. Diehl, Vice President, Fiduciary Trust International, WTC South Tower, 90th floor

Adina D. Eisenberg – Sister of Eric Eisenberg, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower

Jonathan M. Fisher – Son of Dr. Gerald Paul "Geep" Fisher, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Pentagon

Michael J. Fox – Brother of Jeffrey L. Fox, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, WTC South Tower, 89th floor

Laurel A. Gay – Sister of Peter A. Gay, Vice President, Raytheon, American Flight 11

Irene Golinsky – Wife of Col. Ronald F. Golinski U.S. Army (ret), Pentagon

Lori, Jerry, and Beatrice Guadagno – Sister and Parents of Richard Guadagno, Manager, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, United Flight 93

Kristen Hall – Daughter of Firefighter Thomas Kuveikis, FDNY, Squad 252

Kurt D. Horning – Father of Matthew D. Horning, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 95th floor

Joel Horwitz – Lost beloved cousin in WTC North Tower

Jean Hunt – Disabled survivor of Pentagon attack (See also individual statement above.)

Jennifer W. Hunt – Wife of William C. Hunt, Vice President, Euro Brokers, WTC South Tower

John Keating – Son of Barbara Keating, passenger on American Flight 11

L. Russell Keene II – Father of Russ Keene III, Equities Analyst, Keefe Bruyette & Woods, WTC South Tower, 89th floor

Peter Kousoulis – Brother of Danielle Kousoulis, Vice President, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Paul and Barbara Kirwin – Parents of Glenn Davis Kirwin, Partner, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor

Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli – Mother of Firefighter William E. Krukowski, FDNY, Ladder Company 21, Manhattan

Laura and Ira Lassman – Parents of Nicholas C. Lassman, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Johnny Lee – Husband of Lorraine Greene Lee, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 101st floor

Alicia LeGuillow – Mother of Nestor A. Cintron III, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Francine Levine – Sister of Adam K. Ruhalter, Controller, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Ellen Mariani – Wife of Neil Mariani, United Flight 175 (See also individual statement above.)

Bob McIlvaine – Father of Robert McIlvaine, Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch, WTC North Tower, 106th floor (See also individual statement above.)

Mary McWilliams – Mother of Firefighter Martin E. McWilliams, FDNY, Engine Company 22, Upper East Side

Daryl J. Meehan – Brother of Colleen Ann Barkow, Project Manager, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor

Elvira P. Murphy – Wife of Patrick Murphy, Vice President, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower

Jessica Murrow – Wife of Stephen Adams, Manager, Windows on the World, WTC North Tower

Natalee Pecorelli – Sister of Thomas Pecorelli, Cameraman for Fox Sports Net and E! Entertainment Television.  American Flight 11

James L. Perry, MD, and Patricia J. Perry – Parents of John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD Officer.  (See also individual statement above.)

David Potorti – Brother of James Potorti, Vice President, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 96th floor.  (See also individual statement above.)

Terry Kay Rockefeller – Sister of Laura Rockefeller, Risk Waters Group, WTC North Tower.  (See also individual statement above.)

Grissel Rodriguez-Valentin – Wife of Benito Valentin, American Express, WTC North Tower, 94th floor

Alissa Rosenberg-Torres – Wife of Luis Eduardo Torres, Senior Broker, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Ralph & Brigitte Sabbag – Parents of Jason Sabbag, Portfolio Manager, Fiduciary Trust International, WTC South Tower

Elaine Saber – Mother of Scott Saber, UBS Warburg, WTC North Tower, 106th floor

Julie Scarpitta – Mother of Michelle Scarpitta, Euro Brokers, WTC South Tower, 84th floor

Paula Shapiro – Mother of Eric Eisenberg, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower

Kevin Shea – WTC survivor.  FDNY Hazmat Operations.  Sustained major injuries on 9/11, which forced retirement. (See also individual statement above.)

Elizabeth Turner – Wife of Simon Turner, Publishing Director, Risk Waters Group, WTC North Tower

Adele Welty – Mother of Firefighter Timothy Welty, FDNY, Squad 288, Queens

Joan W. Winton – Mother of David Winton, Vice President, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, WTC South Tower, 89th floor

David Yancey – Husband of Vicki Yancey, Vrendenburg Co.  American Flight 77

Nissa Youngren – Daughter of Robert G. LeBlanc, Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of New Hampshire.  United Flight 175.

Signatories of 2009 9/11 Truth Statement

David Deprest – Nephew of Peter A. Gay, Vice President of Operations, Raytheon. American Flight 11.


Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:

    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/


Signed by more than 17,000 people, including the following 9/11 Family Members:

Monica Gabrielle – Wife of Richard S. Gabrielle, insurance broker, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 103rd floor.  One of the twelve members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  (See also individual statement above.)

Mindy Kleinberg – Wife of Allan Kleinberg, a securities trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Co-chair of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission.  (See also individual statement above.)

Lorie Van Auken – Wife of Kenneth Van Auken, a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Co-chair of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission.  (See also individual statement above.)

Patty Casazza – Wife of John F. Casazza, a government bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  (See also individual statement above.)

Sally Regenhard – Mother of Firefighter Christian Michael Otto Regenhard, Ladder Company 131, FDNY, Red Hook, who went missing at the WTC.  One of the twelve members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  Founder and co-chair of the Skyscraper Safety Campaign.  (See also individual statement above.)

Rosaleen Tallon DaRos – Sister of Firefighter Sean Patrick Tallon, Ladder Company 10, FDNY.  (See also individual statement above.)

Mary Palmer-Murphy – Sister of Chief Orio Palmer, Battalion 7, FDNY, Manhattan.

Nicole Gabrielle – Daughter of Richard S. Gabrielle, insurance broker, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 103rd floor.

Barry Zelman – Brother of Kenneth Zelman, Oracle Corp., on assignment at Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 99th floor. (See also individual statement above.)

Marilynn M. Rosenthal, PhD – Mother of Josh Rosenthal, a portfolio manager at Fiduciary Trust International, WTC South Tower.  Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Michigan at Dearborn.  (See also individual statement above.)

Sue Mladenik – Wife of Jeffrey Mladenik, CEO, eLogic.  Passenger on American Flight 11.

Bruce De Cell – Father-in-law of Mark Petrocelli, broker, Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92nd floor.  (See also individual statement above.)

Agnes McCaffrey – Sister of Chief Orio Palmer, Battalion 7, FDNY, Manhattan.

Paul and Barbara Kirwin – Parents of Glenn Davis Kirwin, Partner, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Rosemary Cain – Mother of Firefighter George C. Cain, Ladder Company 7, Manhattan, FDNY.  (See also individual statement above.)

Nancy, Terry, Meaghan, Connor and Christopher Nee – Sister, brother-in-law and niece and nephews of Firefighter George C. Cain, Ladder Company 7, Manhattan, FDNY.

Gordon and Kathleen Haberman – Parents of Andrea Lyn Haberman, Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92nd floor.  Board Member Liaisons, National Air Disaster Alliance.  (See also individual statement above.)

Bill Doyle – Father of Joseph Doyle, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.  Founder of the Bill Doyle 9/11 Support Group, a bi-partisan support group of more than 7,000 members of 2,573 families.  (See also individual statement above.)

Linda S. LeBlanc – Sister of N. Janis Lasden, passenger on American Flight 11.

Cathie and Harry Ong – Sister and brother of Betty Ong, Flight Attendant, American Flight 11.

Edward J. Herrera – Brother-in-law of Betty Ong, Flight Attendant, American Flight 11.

Kathy Maher – Wife of Daniel L. Maher, Vice President, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 98th floor.

Carlos Lopez – Step-father of Ruben Esquilin, Jr., maintenance worker for Fiduciary Trust International, WTC South Tower, 97th floor.

Paula Minara – Wife of Firefighter Robert Minara, Ladder 25, FDNY.

Judith Jackson Reiss – Mother of Joshua Scott Reiss, Bond Trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Irene Boehm – Wife of Bruce D. Boehm, Government Agencies Broker, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor.

Barry and Ryan Amundson – Brothers of Spc. Craig Amundson, U.S. Army, Pentagon.

Teresa Traina – Mother of Christopher M. Traina, Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92 floor.

Jeanne and Joseph Maurer – Parents of Jill Campbell, Administrative Assistant, Baseline Financial Services, WTC South Tower, 78th floor.

Linda Maurer – Sister of Jill Campbell, Administrative Assistant, Baseline Financial Services, WTC South Tower, 78th floor.

Christina Kminek – Sister of Mari-Rae Sopper, former Navy JAG and corporate attorney.  Passenger American Flight 77.  (See also individual statement above.)

Frank Kminek – Father of Mari-Rae Sopper, former Navy JAG and corporate attorney.  Passenger American Flight 77.

Margaret Mauro – Twin sister of Dorothy Mauro , Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 97th floor.

Jonathan M. Fisher – Son of Dr. Gerald Paul "Geep" Fisher, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Pentagon.

Carole O'Hare – Daughter of Hilda Marcin, passenger United Flight 93.

Susan Carroll – Mother of Kevin N. Colbert, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, WTC, South Tower, 89th floor.

Matthew Carroll – Brother of Kevin N. Colbert, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, WTC, South Tower, 89th floor.

John Hutchins – Step-father of Kevin N. Colbert, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, WTC, South Tower, 89th floor.

John Keating – Son of Barbara Keating, passenger American Flight 11.

Thomas Murphy – Father of Patrick Sean Murphy, Vice President, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 97th floor.

Marcia Lillianthal – Mother of Steven B. Lillianthal, Bond Broker, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Sally-Ann Asaro – Sister of Firefighter Carl F. Asaro, Ninth Battalion, Manhattan, FDNY.

Mike and Bobbie Low – Parents of Sara Low, Flight Attendant, American Flight 11.

Alyson Low – Sister of Sara Low, Flight Attendant, American Flight 11.

George and Ruth Koch – Parents of Leslie Whittington, parents-in-law of Charles Falkenberg, and grandparents of Zoe and Dana, all passengers on American Flight 77.

Alissa Torres – Wife of Luis Torres, Senior Broker, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Sneh, Vandna, and Sargam Jain – Wife and children of Yudh V. S. Jain. PhD, Senior Project Manager at eSpeed, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 106th floor.

Marla Kleinberg – Sister of Allan Kleinberg, a securities trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor. 

Linda R. Gay – Widow of Peter A. Gay, Vice President of Operations, Raytheon, passenger, American Flight 11.

Bhola and Basmattie Bishundat – Parents of Kris Romeo Bishundat, U.S. Navy, Pentagon.

Britt Ehnar – Mother of David Tengelin, Accountant, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 100th floor.

Patric Tengelin – Brother of David Tengelin, Accountant, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 100th floor.

Mary McWilliams – Mother of Firefighter Martin McWilliams, Engine Company 22, Upper East Side, FDNY.

Ted and Carol Suarez – Parents of David Suarez, employee of Deloitte Consulting, working at Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 99th floor.

Salvatore Venuto – Brother of Adriane Scibetta, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.

Anthony Gardner – Brother of Harvey Gardner, General Telecom, WTC North Tower, 83rd floor.

Carol Ashley – Mother of Janice Ashley, Fred Alger Management, WTC North Tower, 93rd floor.  (See also individual statement above.)

Megan McCourt – Fiance of Mario Nardone, Bond Broker, Euro Brokers, WTC South Tower, 84th floor.

Barbara Reiss – Aunt of Joshua Scott Reiss, Bond Trader, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

April Gallop, Administrative Specialist, U.S. Army – Pentagon survivor.  (See also individual statement above.)

Betsy Parks – Sister of Robert Parks, Jr., Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Terry Kay Rockefeller – Sister of Laura Rockefeller, Risk Waters Group, WTC North Tower.  (See also individual statement above.)

Adele Milanowycz – Mother of Gregory Milanowycz, Aon Corporation WTC South Tower, 93rd floor.

Leonard A. Castrianno – Father of Leonard M. Castrianno, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.

Bob McIlvaine – Father of Robert McIlvaine, Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch, WTC North Tower, 106th floor.

Michelle Little – Sister of Firefighter David M. Weiss, FDNY, Rescue Company 1, Midtown Manhattan. Co-founder Unite in Peace

Barbara Pandolfo – Mother of Dominique Pandolfo, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 99th floor.

Robert Bird  – Cousin of Gary Bird, Senior Vice President at Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 99th floor.

Barbara Scaramuzzino – Mother of Firefighter Nicholas Rossomando, Rescue Company 5, FDNY.

A. Scott Cleere – Son of James D. Cleere, Vice President of Seabury & Smith, a division of Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 96th floor.

Vickie Arestegui – Sister of Barbara Arestegui, Flight Attendant on American Flight 11.

Mike McNulty – Uncle of Sean Peter McNulty, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 102nd floor.  (See also individual statement above.)

Valerie Lucznikowska – Aunt of Adam P. Arias, Vice President, Euro Brokers, WTC, South Tower, 84th floor.  (See also individual statement above.)

Loretta J. Filipov – Wife of Alexander Filipov, passenger on American Airlines Flight 11.  (See also individual statement above.)

Jean Canavan – Sister-in-law of Sean Canavan, Installation Resources, WTC South Tower, 98th floor. (See also individual statement above.)

Linda Cammarata – Mother of Firefighter Michael Cammarata, Ladder Company 11, Manhattan, FDNY. (See also individual statement above.)

Anthony Aversano – Son of Louis F. Aversano, Jr., Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower.

Vincent and Domenica Ragusa – Parents of Firefighter Michael Paul Ragusa, assigned to Engine Company 250, but on 9/11 working with Engine Company 279, FDNY.

Beth Feehan – Daughter-in-law of William M. Feehan, First Deputy Fire Commissioner, FDNY.