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September 22, 2011

9/11 Memorial ceremonies…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:17 am

On Sunday, September 11th, I watched the 9/11 Memorial ceremonies on Fox News all day.  Memories of 9/11 ten years ago came flooding back: On that day, I had gotten up at 6 a.m. as usual (9 a.m. Eastern time) and immediately turned on the TV set in my bedroom. I was horrified to see the South Tower at the World Trade Center with a gaping hole in it and black smoke pouring out. The tower had been hit by American Airlines Flight 11 at 8:46 a.m. Eastern time. I thought at first that the plane had hit the tower accidentally.

As I watched in horror, at 9:03 a.m. Eastern time, I saw the North Tower hit by Flight 175. A big red ball of fire appeared on the opposite side of the tower and I knew that this was a deliberate attack: World War III had started.  I expected that attacks in other cities would quickly follow.  I called my daughter, woke her up, and told her not to go out of the house because we were at war and anything could happen.

On that day in 2001, I watched the Fox News coverage the whole day; Rick Leventhal was reporting from the site of the attack.  Footage from his original coverage was replayed on Sunday 09.11.11.   

As I recall, it was very early in the morning,  some time before the second tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. when I heard that the attack had been perpetrated by Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda.  At the next commercial, I rushed to my computer to google these names, which I had never heard before.

Country singer Alan Jackson has a song called “Where were you on that September day?” On that September day, I was as ignorant as Alan Jackson who sings “I didn’t know the difference between Iraq and Iran.” I could not have pointed to Afghanistan or Iraq on a map.  I had no clue as to why America was being attacked.

At 9:37 a.m. Eastern time, the Pentagon was hit by Flight 77 and 184 people lost their lives, including the passengers on the plane.  Fortunately, the section of the Pentagon that was hit was only partially occupied because it had been recently renovated.  In the replay of the 9/11 coverage, the wreckage of the Flight 77 plane was not shown, although there were new photos, never before shown, of the remains of the planes that had hit the twin towers.  Search and rescue dogs were brought to the Pentagon to find the bodies in the wreckage, but there was no mention of whether or not the bodies of the people on the plane were ever found.

Around that same time on 9/11, I heard on Fox News that Flight 93 was headed to Washington, DC with the intention of destroying the Capitol building.  It was a very tense time before the plane was brought down by several of the 40 passengers.  On the Fox News coverage on 09.11.11, I heard someone say that the “plane was buried in the ground” when it hit a field near Shanksville, PA.  I also heard someone say that KLM, the mastermind behind the attacks, had confessed that the target of Flight 93 was the Capitol.  The site of the crash is now a memorial with one huge bolder as a symbolic headstone for the 40 passengers who lost their lives.  Their names are engraved on a wall at the site.

There were 2,753 people who died in the attacks on the twin towers.  It could have been far worse if the planes had hit the towers at a lower point.  There were 50,000 people who worked in these buildings but, according to the 9/11 coverage this year, almost all of the workers, on the floors below where the planes hit, were saved.  The first plane hit the South Tower 14 minutes before 9 a.m. when many workers had not yet entered the building.  If the first plane had hit after 9 a.m. many more people would have been killed.

I don’t recall what time it was on 9/11 when Rick Leventhal said that there were 3,000 Jews who worked for an Israeli company on one of the top floors of one of the towers, but it was before both towers had collapsed, so it was around 7 a.m. California time.  Leventhal reported that there was no way that the 3,000 Jews could be saved because they were on a floor above where the plane had hit.

I immediately thought: “Oh boy, we’ll never hear the end of this tragedy.  The death of 3,000 Jews will be the focus of the 9/11 story for years to come.  There will probably be a Museum set up for them or maybe a room added to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.

I was glued to the TV set, watching Rick Leventhal all day, but he never mentioned the fate of the 3,000 Jews.  I assumed that Leventhal was too overcome by emotion at the thought of 3,000 Jews being burned alive or jumping to their deaths.  The next day, I learned that the 3,000 Jews did not go to work that day.

Another person who did not go to work that day was Larry Silverstein, the owner of the twin towers and Building 7.  According to Shepard Smith’s Fox News special, called “Freedom Rising,” Silverstein had purchased the twin towers for 3.2 billion dollars only two months before the planes hit.  By 10:30 a.m. on 9/11, both of the towers were on the ground. Smith said that it was Larry Silverstein who had built Building 7 in 1987. At 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, Building 7 collapsed, although it had not been hit by a plane.

In an interview with Shepard Smith on Sunday, Silverstein said that his daily routine was to go to the World Trade Center early every morning.  He would customarily have breakfast every morning in one of the towers, but on that fateful morning, his wife stopped him as he was going out the door.  She told him that she had made an appointment for him with a dermatologist and he had to interrupt his usual routine to keep the appointment.

When the new buildings, that will replace the ones that have been demolished, are finished, there will be a 16-acre Memorial Plaza in the heart of New York city with four new buildings and an 8-acre public park, which was opened for the first time on 09.11.11 for the families of the victims. The controversial Mosque, at Park 51 near the 9/11 site, opened today.

The 9/11 park was designed by Peter Walker. The pits in the ground at the former location of the twin towers have been turned into beautiful reflecting pools with waterfalls on the sides. The water from the waterfalls goes down into the ground to tanks seven stories below; this water is used to water the trees that surround the pools.  Hundreds of trees have been planted randomly around the pools.  These are white oaks and flowering pear trees which do not bear fruit.

The three buildings that collapsed after the 9/11 attack were all very plain architecturally.  The four new buildings will be much more dramatic, according to the drawings that were shown on Fox News on Sunday, September 11th.  One of the new buildings will be tall enough to see the curvature of the earth from the top of it.  Fifteen subway lines will be under the new towers.  A national 9/11 Museum will open next year.

The tallest of the new towers that are being built to replace the twin towers will be called the Freedom tower.  It will be 1776 feet high in honor of the year 1776 when America obtained its Freedom.  9/11 is all about Freedom.

At 1 p.m. on September 11, 2001 President Bush went on the air to make a speech.  He was very calm and composed as he said: “Freedom itself was attacked this morning and Freedom will be defended.”

On October 7, 2001, America attacked Afghanistan and on March 19, 2002, Iraq was attacked because of the threat of “weapons of mass destruction,” which were never found.  Both wars, which are being fought to defend our Freedom, are still going on, ten years later.

America got off easy in the attack on our Freedom.  To put things into perspective, consider what happened to just one city in Germany during World War II.  The city of Cologne was bombed 262 times; half of the buildings in the city were destroyed. The last bombing raid was on March 2, 1945, four days before American troops entered the city. The population of Cologne before the war was 557,658.  In December 1945, the population was 447,000, according to registration records of the American occupation. (Source: Germany 1945, From War to Peace by Richard Bessel.)

Sixty-six years after the end of World War II, Germany is still occupied by American troops in order to preserve our Freedom.


  1. Ha Ha Ha…… you are just so funny. The Israelis did it? What drugs are you taking? Yet another proof that you are a Jew hater, no, I am not a Jew and neither am I a German hater. I see you have blocked further comment by me on that other load of drivel on your blog but you let the real haters have their say. I suppose the German didn’t massacre 5,000 Italians of Acqui Division in Greece?

    Comment by Dave Goodwin — March 4, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    • You were not blocked from making further comments on “that other load of drivel.” You must have just assumed that you were blocked because I let you know that I did not appreciate your hateful comments. I have learned, in more than two years of blogging, that German-haters swarm in packs on a blog. I have learned to stop an infestation of German-haters by blocking the first one to invade my blog, and that gets rid of the pack.

      I have not written anything on my blog, nor my website, about the Italians of the Acqui Division in Greece, so why did you bring this up? You are continuing to attack me on things that I have not written about. Consider yourself blocked from commenting on any of my 630 blog posts.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 4, 2012 @ 10:03 am

      • I have carefully gone over my blog post to see if I wrote that “The Israelis did it.” I did not write that, so why are you attacking me with this accusation? You seem to be desperate to attack me on something but you can’t find anything, so you just attack me on something that I have never written.

        Comment by furtherglory — March 4, 2012 @ 11:31 am

  2. Odigo and the 9/11 investigation [Wikipedia]

    Odigo reported that, two hours before the September 11, 2001 attacks, two of their employees who were working in an Odigo office in Herzliya Pituah, a city near Tel Aviv,[1] received a hostile English electronic instant message non-specifically threatening them that a terrorist attack would happen.[2] They did not mention this to their employer until after they heard reports of a terrorist attack in the United States on the news, after which they informed the company’s management. One of Odigo’s New York offices was then situated under a kilometer away from the World Trade Center complex. [3] However, the threatening message did not mention the location of an attack.[4] The company took the initiative in tracking down the originating IP address of the message, giving the information to the FBI, so that the FBI could track down the Internet Service Provider, and the actual sender of the original message.[5] Using the “people-search” function, Odigo users can send anonymous messages anywhere in the world to other users, who they can find based on demographics or location. According to the Washington Post, the message declared “that some sort of attack was about to take place. The notes ended with an anti-Semitic slur. The messages said ‘something big was going to happen in a certain amount of time'”.[6]

    Jacob Kobi Alexander -CEO of Comverse/ Odigo [Wikipedia]

    Jacob “Kobi” Alexander (born May 4, 1952) is the founder and the former CEO of New York-based Comverse Technology. In 2006, he was charged with multiple counts of fraud and related offenses pertaining to irregularities in trading of Comverse stock; he subsequently fled to Namibia, a nation which has no extradition treaty with the US.
    Alexander founded Comverse Technology (NASDAQ: CMVT) in 1982 and built it up from a 3-person Israeli startup to employing over 5,000, becoming the leading provider of software and systems for telecommunication companies worldwide. Comverse’s success led to its inclusion in the NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500 indices.

    Dr. Alan Sobrowsky – former US Army War College Director – Tells Russia Today TV “Israel Did 911”

    Comment by who+dares+wings — September 23, 2011 @ 11:40 am

  3. The Jewish people being warned in advance of the 9/11 freedom fights is just one more lie and age-old canard spread by this anti-Semitic newspaper.

    PS: Nice to read you again, furtherglory.

    Comment by Eager for Answers — September 22, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    • I searched and searched this morning for old news that mentions the number of Jews who died in the twin towers and could not find the exact number. There are several discussion groups on this question. In my search, I came across this Catholic web site which gives some information about the 5 Dancing Israelis who were arrested that day:

      Comment by furtherglory — September 23, 2011 @ 5:13 am

      • There’s a Memorial Wall in northern New Jersey, about 20 miles (south) outside of NYC, and 20 miles north (west) of Newark, NJ Airport, just to give you a sense of the location.

        The names on the Memorial Wall are accurate, as loved ones of the deceased visit this site frequently. Many of the deceased lived in NJ and worked in the Towers.This site overlooks the Manhattan skyline from about 12 miles inland. So, you can see the NYC skyline (at least on a clear day) while standing in front of the marble slab that contains all 3,000 names of the (9/11) deceased. All of the names of 9/11 victims are etched into this long marble slab/wall that runs across the Memorial Site which overlooks the view. I’ve read through the names 3 times and there are only 90 (give/take 5) Jewish names. If I was unsure if a name was Jewish, I counted it anyway. I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood and attended predominantly Jewish schools. I recognize a Jewish name, right off the bat. Less than 100 names, at least at this particular Memorial site, are Jewish names.

        Before anyone decides to blast me, go look for yourself. It’s best to go there on a good weather day and during the daytime, as it will take some time to read through all 3,000 names.The site is located at the very top of the Eagle Rock Mountain Reservation, on the border of these two New Jersey towns — West Orange and Upper Montclair … right off of the Lenape Hiking Trails. You can drive right up to the Wall and there is plenty of free parking only a stones throw to the Wall. As you’re facing ‘the view’ and the Memorial, the entrance to the Highlawn Pavillion Restaurant will be to your left. Go see for yourself.

        Comment by Whateva — January 2, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

        • I recently counted the names on the wall at this memorial site and you’re right there are just under 100 Jew names out of almost all 3000 names on this 9/11 wall in the memorial park. Very interesting. DS

          Comment by DarkStar — May 18, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

  4. “The next day, I learned that the 3,000 Jews did not go to work that day.”

    Which is complete and utter bullshit. Liar.

    Comment by Judy — September 22, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    • You mean that 3,000 Jews died that day? Why was there no mention of them at all in the Memorial ceremonies? Why was their story not included in the 9/11 coverage which was played again on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011? How did they die? Were they burned to death or did they jump? Photos of the people who jumped that day were shown on the Memorial day, but it was not mentioned that any of them were Jewish.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 22, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

      • On Sept. 11, the Israeli Embassy released a statement expressing concern about the 4,000 Israeli nationals living in New York City—few of whom actually worked in the World Trade Center. There were, however, several hundred Jews who died that day in the towers. Nobody mentioned a single time during the memorial service that any Christians died either. To state that Jews were given advance warning about the attacks and stayed home that day is a blatant lie that is promoted by vile and disgusting liars and bigots. You should be ashamed of yourself.

        Comment by Judy — September 22, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

        • Did I “state that Jews were given advance warning about the attacks and stayed home that day”? No! I stated that Rick Leventhal, the Fox News reporter, who was giving live coverage that day, reported that there were 3,000 Jews who worked on the upper floor of one of the buildings. He never mentioned them again that day and the Memorial day coverage didn’t mention them. As I recall, George Bush mentioned the number of Jews who died in the attack several days later. I don’t remember the exact number, but it was less than 100. The number that Bush mentioned was more than the official number of Jews who died, which was given later.

          Comment by furtherglory — September 23, 2011 @ 4:41 am

          • Moreover, Judy’s 4,000-Israeli-nationals-living-in-NYC looks like some wild exaggeration.

            Comment by Eager for Answers — September 23, 2011 @ 9:35 am

        • You may want to read my January 2, 2012 below reply. I’m not implying or suggesting anything. I am simply stating a fact.These names are literally cast in stone at this 9/11 Memorial Site in northern NJ, just outside of NYC, in the NYC METRO area.

          There are somewhere between 75 and 92 Jewish surnames (out of a total of almost 3,000 names) on this marble slab. That’s it. There were some names we weren’t sure of — could be Jewish or not, so we counted them anyway and all 3 times we came up with 92. When our Jewish friends counted them they came up with 75, and another said he counted 84. We counted it over several times.

          So, the total count (literally) “cast-in-stone” (not on some website in cyberspace) is somewhere between 75 and 92, meaning not less than 75 and not more than 92 total Jews who died on 9/11. That makes it LESS THAN 100 JEWS, especially when we consider these TWO FACTS:

          Credible sources, along with common knowledge, stated that at least 3,000 Jews worked in just ONE of the two Towers and other credible sources say a total of just over 5,000 Jews (all combined) worked in both Towers. Most people who have lived and worked in the NYC Metro area for a long period of time just know this fact, without even looking it up — just as they know one part of the NYC area, Newark, NJ and area surrounding Newark Airport, is predominantly Black. Don’t even need to look it up, they just know.

          Less than 100 Jews died on 9/11 and you are telling people who bring about an awareness to all of these verifiable facts to be ashamed? Are you kidding me?

          “The New York metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish population in the world outside Israel. The New York metropolitan area’s Jewish population in 2001 was approximately 1.97 million, 600,000 fewer than in Israel’s largest metropolitan area, denoted as Gush Dan. In 2002, an estimated 972,000 Ashkenazic Jews lived in New York City and constituted about 12% of the city’s population. New York City is also home to the world headquarters of the Hasidic Chabad-Lubavitch group and the Bobover, Pupa, Vizhnitz and Satmar branches of Hasidism, ultra-Orthodox sects of Judaism”.
          SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA — ‘Demographics of NYC’.

          Comment by Whateva — January 17, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

  5. I saw it on TV, too. I fell asleep the night before with my radio on and when I woke up they were announcing a plane had hit the WTC. I got up and turned the TV on just in time to see the second plane plow into the second tower. I also thought to my self “Oh boy!” Not because I thought we’d never hear the end of Jewish mourning, but because I thought it was payback time from the Arab world for a half century of Anglo-American-Zionist kulturkampf, piracy, plunder and mass murder. Unfortunately, I was wrong and realize now that irate Muslims could never have have pulled 911 off, the ensuing “War on Terrorism” is a fraud and that a cosmopolitan shadow government that promotes international debt slavery continues killing and putting clueless citizens at risk throughout the West and blaming this evil on Islam.

    Comment by who+dares+wings — September 22, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

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