A Sit Down With A 9/11 Fire Fighter

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  1. Another Firefighter Testifies On Explosions Inside WTC
    We Are Change
    Wednesday, August 8, 2007

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    BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Firefighter John Schroeder, assigned to Engine Company 10 directly across the street from the World Trade Center complex, holds back tears and describes his first-hand experience on Sept. 11th. His story directly contradicts many aspect of the National Commission on Terrorist attacks though corroborates many other eyewitness testimony.

    ÒStanding outside the firehouse with my buddies, we were talking about how beautiful the day was. Then just like that, our lives changed forever. Some of those guys I would never see again.Ó

    In this exclusive interview, Firefighter Schroeder recollects in great detail how he was one of the first firefighters to rush to the complex. ÒWe first assembled on West Street, where we saw someone burnt beyond recognition. We were like ÔWhat is going on here?Õ and then went straight into the Marriot buildingÓ From there, Firefighter Schroeder made his way to the lobby of the North Tower. ÒIt looked like a bomb went off, and we started making our way up the stairs to rescue as many people as we could.Ó

    As they were making there way up the floors, Firefighter Schroeder heard a huge explosion. ÒThe elevators just blew right out. We couldnÕt believe it. The plane hits 80 floors up but the elevators explode at least five minutes later? It was unreal.Ó

    Firefighter Schroeder made it all the way up to the 23rd floor before barely hearing on the failing radios that another plane was coming in. That plane would hit the South Tower though for some reason ÒWe were tossed like a rag doll by another explosion in our building. People were making there way down the stairwells burnt like you couldnÕt believe. We were all shocked because it seemed as if there was fire everywhere, on so many floors. It just didnÕt make senseÓ.

    The stairwells were black, and at that point, firefighters were making the decision to head back down stairs. In making there way down to the third floor, they were not able to find an exit. ÒThe lobby was like a war zone. We could not find our way out. Then, all of a sudden, one of the maintenance workers had a key that opened a back door that got us out of there. He saved my life.Ó That worker was Willie Rodriguez. ÒI want to thank him from the bottom of my heart.

    Firefighter Schroeder today has lost 40% of his lung capacity. ÒWe havenÕt been treated properly at all. From the day of the attack, our physical and mental health has deteriorated and it seems as if no one cares. To lose friends, to have to recover their bodies in the days after, to be offered no protections against that horrific-smelling dust that was everywhere even though the government said the air was OK to breathe is just not right.Ó Some of FirefighterÕs SchroederÕs best friends have gotten out of the FDNY altogether while others accepted money and trips to help. ÒI stayed right here and did the right thing and now it feels as if IÕm suffering the most. Where is our government to help the oneÕs with the toughest jobs on that day and the days after?Ó

    John Schroeder, we want to thank you for being as brave as your job requires in speaking out about your experiences on Sept/ 11th. You have set the historical record straight by explaining your story. This Nation is forever greatful to you as your account will help to save and protect many more lives.

    Today, tens of thousands of such 9/11 first responders are in dire need of medical care due to the environmental conditions after the 3 towers imploded at Ground Zero. Diagnosed with cancers and debilitating respiratory illnesses, these true American heroes have been denied the financial benefits required to save their lives. While suffering and deteriorating, their health crisis has been ignored by state and federal policy. Many have already died.

    Composed of family members, friends and fellow Americans of individuals who perished on that fateful day, We are Change will fight to raise awareness and consciousness to the first responder's illnesses and hardships. We are determined to put a face to the thousands of forgotten victims of the 9/11 attacks 6 years later.
  2. New Zogby Poll: 51% Of Americans Want New 9/11 Investigation
    67% also fault 9/11 Commission for not investigating anomalous collapse of World Trade Center 7
    Zogby International
    Thursday, September 6, 2007

    Kansas City, MO (Zogby International) September 6, 2007 - As America nears the sixth anniversary of the world-churning events of September 11, 2001, a new Zogby International poll finds a majority of Americans still await a Congressional investigation of President Bush' and Vice President Cheney's actions before, during and after the 9/11 attacks. Over 30% also believe Bush and/or Cheney should be immediately impeached by the House of Representatives.

    The 911truth.org–sponsored poll also found that over two-thirds of Americans say the 9/11 Commission should have investigated the still unexplained collapse of the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 at 5:20 p.m. on September 11, 2001.

    WTC 7 housed the mayor's emergency bunker and offices of the SEC, IRS, CIA and Secret Service and was not hit by any planes but still completely collapsed into its own footprint nearly eight hours after the Twin Tower attacks. FEMA did not explain this collapse, the 911 Commission ignored it, and the promised official study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now 2 years overdue.

    Janice Matthews, executive director of poll sponsor 911truth.org, observes: "The supermajority response to the WTC Building 7 question signals an increasing public concern about this remarkable event -- up from 38% last year. We can perhaps credit this rising awareness to the millions who have recently witnessed videos or Youtube clips of this skyscraper's descent and the outspoken demands for a new WTC inquiry from over 150 architects and engineering professionals, including NIST's own former Fire Science Division Chief, Dr. James Quintiere. Another contributory factor is the increased questioning among Hispanics, Blacks and Asians whose responses appear significantly more critical of the 9/11 Commission than Whites, sometimes twice as critical."

    Strategy aide W. David Kubiak adds, "While only 32% seek immediate Bush and/or Cheney impeachment based on their current personal knowledge, a clear majority of citizens still seems hungry for a full exposure of the facts. The results suggest widespread public support for legislators like Rep. Dennis Kucinich who pledge to investigate unanswered 9/11 questions in the relevant congressional committees this fall. We hope more of our representatives find the spine to respond to this escalating dissatisfaction with the dubious accounting we have received thus far."

    9/11 family member and 911truth.org advisor Donna Marsh O'Connor notes, "I’m not sure this poll is at all surprising. Over half of those polled want more answers from Congress, from those they hired to represent them. One quarter of the country knows enough to want to impeach both. Doesn't it just mean people need figures they consider credible to tell them whether key details add up or not? Truth advocates need to press their case in Congress, on college campuses, in church groups with reason and absolute discipline regarding what can and cannot be proven. The strongest evidence needs to reach the people—including people who hate computers. We must present it calmly. Like whispering so that people reach in to hear."

    Poll Sponsor

    The Zogby poll was conceived and commissioned by 911truth.org and paid for with generous assistance from individual project donors and Visibility911.com. 911truth.org is a national information clearing house and grassroots resource center for the US 9/11 truth movement. The group is dedicated to investigation, education, organizing, and accountability regarding the recent criminal misuse of government to promote fear, repression and endless war.

    Survey Methodology

    This is a telephone survey of adults nationwide conducted by Zogby International from August 23 to August 27, 2007. The target sample is 1,000 interviews with approximately 71 questions asked. Samples are randomly drawn from telephone cd’s of national listed sample. Zogby International surveys employ sampling strategies in which selection probabilities are proportional to population size within area codes and exchanges. As many as six calls are made to reach a sampled phone number. Cooperation rates are calculated using one of AAPOR’s approved methodologies and are comparable to other professional public-opinion surveys conducted using similar sampling strategies. Weighting by region, party, age, race, religion, and gender is used to adjust for non-response. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups.
  3. achilles28


    Theres a plethora of credible witnesses who state bombs went off in the building before and after the planes hit.

    Mostly first responders and WTC workers.

    Look up the WTC janitor story.

    An entire sub-basement area (containing key core columns) was "vaporized" shortly after impact.

    The air was heavy with fine particulate post-explosion...
  4. Go watch your loose change videos you idiots... because angry teenagers who post conspiracy clips on YouTube can't be wrong!
  5. I.Q.


    Yeah, sure, jzlucas. Osama bin Laden made the Twin Towers and Building 7 collapse into fine dust particles with his super-duper secret Muslim magic and with the mighty power of Allah. Oooh, scary stuff! Allah is great! LOL :D
  6. achilles28


    What does this firefighters testimony have to do with loose change?

  7. It is a very dangerous thing to go through life prepared to believe (esp) the official line of governments, when the evidence does not stack up to support it.

    Personally I thought much of the Lose Change stuff was way out there, but it did one thing well - begged questions that MUST be asked & which deserve well supported answers.

    I am not from the US, but I can tell you with hand over heart what happened that day changed my life. Witnessing horror always should. I will never forget as I watched it all unfold on television from 12,000 miles away, wondering whether friends of mine in those buildings & another who was on (we thought, but luckily missed by 10 minutes) flight 11 out of Boston that morning, were alive (thankfully they are).

    The answers to the questions being raised by people on the ground that day (NYFD, other ERS & WTC employees) MUST be pushed for, even if they are never really forthcoming. It will be a truly sad day that the American people accept without a fight the deceptions apparent in the official explanation of the events of that day and all of the ensuing errosion of your democratic freedoms at the hands of a GOVERNMENT.
  8. What trigger will they use as an excuse to invade iran? any predictions?
  9. Well "my" government (crap I can't wait for Novemeber when our mongrel Prime Minister is going to get his conniving, bullshitting ass handed to him on a plate) just signed a trade deal with Russia & India to sell them our Uranium - for energy use only of course - which free's up their existing sources of weapons grade to use in nuclear weapons proliferation. . .Personally I think this has been a back-door deal between GWB & John Howard to bring things with Iran to a head. Anyone want to open book on who will be the first to sell their newly freed up weapons grade to Iran at a handsome profit??
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    #10     Sep 9, 2007