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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:36 PM
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Sept. 11 Emergency Calls- Transcripts Reveal Quick Thinking

Sept. 11 Emergency Calls Transcripts Reveal Quick Thinking, Horror in WTC Tragedy

N E W Y O R K , Aug. 28 Authorities have released transcripts of the final conversations of 33 Port Authority employees who were inside the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that collapsed the twin towers and killed nearly 3,000 people.

The transcripts, about 2,000 pages worth, were created from tapes of emergency calls and radio transmissions made after hijacked planes were slammed into the twin towers.

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Excerpts of some of the calls follow. They are broken down according to emergency and communication channels.

more.........................

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/WorldNewsTonight/sept...

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:04 PM
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1. What is the reasoning for releasing these tapes?
n/t
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:35 PM
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2. I'm not sure cat_girl
I'd imagine for litigation purposes but I don't know that.

I almost wish I hadn't posted them- I couldn't avoid getting sucked into the memory when I read them and it made me want to know someone else had seen them, too.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:40 PM
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4. it was dreadful to read the moments that occurred
in people's lives - moments that changed all of us forever - and to have them typed out so dispassionately -

so much pain and anguish and terror -

why release them now? so that we will not forget why we are "at war" I suppose -

to distract everyone with raw emotions - to make people stop thinking and start feeling pain again?
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sfwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:38 PM
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3. Remember how bad this was....
Remember
Remember
Remember

Do not ask questions....

Simply Remember
remember
remember



At least that's the motive I see...

-Sandy
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karlschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:20 PM
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8. A fair number of people (including surviving spouses) believe the infor-
mation may aid in preventing similar attacks in the future. They got the NY Times to obtain them through a FOIA request.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:51 PM
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5. I thought these were withheld because of 'National Security'? Which
in no way I can understand this reason.
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montana_hazeleyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:06 PM
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6. It's so deeply sad
Reading their words and knowing they're doomed. You want to help,but you can't.
How horrible this would be for family members to read.
I suspect more of this kind of thing will be released here and there,piece-meal till the election to keep people in the moment and to inflame feelings.
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:16 PM
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7. all part of shrub's re-selection campaign....distracts from the 9/11
investigations AND the failure of shrub to release his saudi friends 28 pages of financial connections to BFEE...yes, shrub and his minions will do anything to cover up their rot...
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:23 PM
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9. I won't read them, But if you do, keep in mind who poisoned
their families and friends. Who stepped on the dead bodies to cash on - aftyer running out of harm's way when they died. Who tried to weasel out of paying the promissed reconstruction money habing his budget director calling NY-ers "money grubbing". Remember if they want you to. But remember the truth.
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:31 PM
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11. remember that shrub was warned many times....LIHOP or
Edited on Thu Aug-28-03 09:32 PM by amen1234
MIHOP or ????

(LIHOP = let it happen on purpose)
(MIHOP = made it happen on purpose)
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:27 PM
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10. rove had to force tony blair issues off front pages....but, this should
remind people how LITTLE shrub has done to improve our security...hopefully, some BRAVE American will SPEAK UP and point out that shrub has yet to fund our emergency services, that fire departments have been forced to close, that shrub failed to fund communication improvements (as noted during the recent black-outs)...that all those BILLIONS of dollars are simply paying for a useless color-coded chart over at ridge's office...

that 28 pages of the 9/11 report were deleted by shrub, so that we can never figure out how to prevent this from happening again...that shrub is protecting his saudi friends, including shrub's financier, osama's brother...that shrub allowed the entire osama family to flee the USA in an airplane at the very time that all flights were grounded (unless you're close to the shrub, like the osama bin laden family is close to the bush family)...let this bring it all up again...if anyone is BRAVE enough to raise these issues and DEMAND the answers....

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concord Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:34 PM
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12. Propaganda of the worst kind
this crowd continues to sicken me. They'll stoop to anything to create a diversion.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 10:28 PM
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13. Won't this backfire? All I could think is
"And STILL no investigation" We know ALL about the shuttle and NASA and that report. They tore up the town in London to investigate the death of one journalist. Why won't this backfire? The passage of time grants a measure of objectivity, doesn't it. Won't more wonder 'why no investigation details'?
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 10:34 PM
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14. temporal
I don't know who made the decision to release these transcripts. There may or may not be political reasons behind it. But I do know one thing: the exchanges serve to remind me of how tenuous life is. That a person can go to work one day and not come home that evening. That one can even completely disappear off the face of this earth, leaving nothing, not even the clothes on one's back.



Cher

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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 04:11 AM
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15. The key to these tapes is whether or not you hear explosions
other than the planes hitting.

Could that be the real reason only transcripts are being released?
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 05:45 AM
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16. The transcripts were released to placate the masses.
To make it seem as though this administration is doing some investigating
of this tragedy. Pity, it's probably the closest we will ever get to the results of a
real investigation. A true tragedy. "Time to throw the bastards another bone!" Karl Rove
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