Sunday, February 11, 2007
More 9-11 Heroes Step Forward To Assert That WTC-7 Was Brought Down By Explosives
After five years of an inchoate fruit salad of half-truths, exaggerations, and outright lies, the truth about the 9-11 tragedy is bubbling up through the surface. Earlier I discussed the account of a former New Jersey EMT who reported clearly hearing explosives going off in the basement of one of the main towers before its collapse. Now three more 9-11 heroes have stepped forward had stated that they were told WTC-7 was going to be brought down hours before its symmetrical implosion, completely contradicting the official explanation of accidental collapse. The first account is of two individuals, and the second account is from a NYPD officer who was at the scene on that day. Both accounts originate from Alex Jones' Infowars website. (Another great graphic courtesy of Rense.com)
The new revelations provoke urgent questions about how a building was rigged with explosives within hours when such a process normally takes weeks or months and why the decision was taken to demolish the building amidst the chaos of the situation on that day.
The first account is proffered by Indira Singh, who served as a volunteer civilian Emergency Medical Technician at the World Trade Center on September 11th. She was a Senior Consultant for JP Morgan Chase in Information Technology and Risk Management. Singh was responsible for setting up triage sites for the seriously injured and walking wounded. These sites were closed down and consolidated one by one as the day wore on. Appearing on the Pacifica show "Guns and Butter", Singh describes her experience to host Bonnie Faulkner. Click HERE to listen with commentary by Alex Jones.
SINGH: "After midday on 9/11 we had to evacuate that because they told us Building 7 was coming down. If you had been there, not being able to see very much just flames everywhere and smoke - it is entirely possible - I do believe that they brought Building 7 down because I heard that they were going to bring it down because it was unstable because of the collateral damage. That I don't know I can't attest to the validity of that all I can attest to is that by noon or one o'clock they told us we need to move from that triage site up to Pace University a little further away because Building 7 was going to come down or be brought down."
HOST: "Did they actually use the word "brought down" and who was it that was telling you this?"
SINGH: "The fire department. And they did use the words 'we're gonna have to bring it down' and for us there observing the nature of the devastation it made total sense to us that this was indeed a possibility, given the subsequent controversy over it I don't know."
As is discussed elsewhere in this article, the feasibility and logic of bringing the building down on 9/11 is up for debate, but what is not debatable is the fact that Silverstein Properties, NIST, FEMA and the Federal government have all demonstrably lied in claiming in official reports that the building came down solely as a result of damage from the towers and that the collapse of the building was not aided by means of intentionally placed explosives.
Click HERE to see a CNN video where firefighters and police can clearly be heard telling the public to get back because WTC-7 was about to come down and, in the words of the camera operator, about to "blow up".
The second account is provided by former member of Air Force Special Operations for Search and Rescue, Kevin McPadden, who traveled to ground zero completely of his own accord and spent the next four days searching through the rubble and nearby buildings for survivors.
On September 9th, 2006, McPadden told an audience at the Community Church in New York City how while assigned to a Red Cross operations center, he was told that WTC-7 was going to be brought down. Click HERE for the audio.
McPADDEN: "They said you know you've got to stay behind this line because they're thinking about taking this building down, they're not sure if it's stable or not, so they were holding a line off because they had knowledge that something was gonna happen. Well, they pushed us back a little bit....a couple of minutes later they started coming down....people started coming back out to the street, I watched five New York City buses jam packed with people wanting to do search and rescue head down there towards Building 7 - people walk out into the middle of the street to see these people off, like bon voyage and right then Building 7 came down."
McPadden then describes the scene as a "stampede" as people ran over each other in their attempts to flee.
The third account is provided by NYPD officer Craig Bartmer, who awoke on 9/11 to images of the World Trade Center burning. Knowing colleagues who worked inside the towers, he immediately headed for ground zero to help with the rescue efforts. He is now suffering from respiratory illnesses as a result of the toxic dust inhaled at the site. Bartmer was in the immediate vicinity of WTC-7 before its collapse at approximately 5:20 P.M.
BARTMER: "I was real close to Building 7 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."
BARTMER: "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 pealing 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... 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."
Later on, Bartmer highlights the possibility that the attack was run from WTC-7, as former German technology minister Andreas von Buelow has also postulated , and that it was then demolished to destroy the evidence.
BARTMER: "If the means and the motive are they where would they pull it off from? The Office of Emergency Management was in Building 7. That was a hardened bunker built to withstand just about anything that New York would face. That building had a lot of important shit in it and there was enough stuff in that building to bury evidence on other fronts - financial records, government records. There's no way that that just fell down on its own, I don't believe it." Click HERE for an MP3 audio clip of Bartmer's statements.
Elsewhere in the interview Bartmer states his incredulity at how fast the Building 7 site was cleaned up compared to the rest of ground zero. He dismisses the 9/11 commission report as a farce and demands a new real investigation.
The testimony of these three individuals meshes with others in confirming that WTC-7 was deliberately brought down on the day of 9/11, a fact that exposes official "investigations" into WTC-7 as nothing more than part of an orchestrated cover-up. It is important to stress that everywhere we turn there are statements from firemen, NYPD officials, EMTs and others who were involved in the rescue efforts attesting to the fact that WTC-7 was brought down deliberately and that bombs were heard in all three buildings. During the five-year anniversary protests at ground zero, a plethora of firemen and police echoed similar sentiments but few are prepared to go on the record. However, the fact that they and many of their friends are now dying in large numbers as a result of government deception is encouraging more to come forward. Note the image above left, courtesy of PrisonPlanet. WTC-5 is the burning shell on the left, WTC-7 is the relatively intact building, with a couple of the upper floors on fire, to the right. Which one would you have expected to collapse?
We should also remember that in February of 2002, Silverstein Properties won $861 million from Industrial Risk Insurers to rebuild on the site of WTC 7. Silverstein Properties' estimated investment in WTC 7 was $386 million. This building's collapse alone resulted in a payout of nearly $500 million, based on the contention that it was an unforeseen accidental event. Silverstein has a vested interest in defending the cover story.
Here are a number of other related stories from Alex Jones' websites:
More Ground Zero Heroes On The Record: Building 7 Was Deliberately Brought Down
Ground Zero EMT: We Were Told Building 7 Was to Be "Pulled"
Silverstein Answers WTC Building 7 Charges
New WTC Complex Photos Highlight Bizarre Building 7 Collapse
Extended version of interview w/ Controlled Demo Expert Danny Jowenko confirming that Building 7 was brought down on purpose
NIST To Probe Whether WTC 7 Downed By Bombs
Close-Up of WTC-7 Collapse Footage Shows Unmistakable Demolition Charges
Silverstein, FDNY Decided to 'Pull WTC 7': An In-Depth Analysis
Commentary: Alex Jones' own commentary doesn't need much enhancement from me. A cursory inquiry into professional building demolition tells us that experts are required to spend weeks and months planning the demolition of any building, ensuring that the explosives are placed in exactly the right spots, that the collapse will not impact surrounding buildings, and that a myriad of sufficient safety procedures are followed.
To imagine that demolition experts could rig such a huge building amidst the chaos of the day, unsure of whether further attacks were coming, in a matter of hours and bring the building down neatly in its own footprint without afflicting major damage to adjacent buildings is beyond belief.
And if it is established that the "experts" lied about WTC-7, how can we trust their often changing explanations of the collapse of the twin towers, especially considering the dozens and dozens of eyewitnesses who have gone on the record to report the fact that explosives were seen and heard on all levels of both towers, including underground?
We are being asked to put our faith in either the Federal government, who deliberately lied about 9/11 in the very days after the attack in telling emergency workers and firemen that the toxic air was safe to breathe, or the emergency workers and other rescue heroes who risked their lives and are still suffering the consequences of their actions.
This testimony demands an immediate grand jury inquiry into both monolithic insurance fraud, potential manslaughter, and a complete re-appraisal and re-investigation into everything else that happened on 9/11 in an effort to discover what else the government lied about concerning the events of that day and its aftermath.
Tags: politics , 9-11 , World Trade Center