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The Man Who Predicted 9/11 [History Channel]
History Channel ^ | 11/10/2005 | NA

Posted on 11/11/2005 12:27:36 PM PST by Lloyd227

"In 2001, Rick Rescorla was the 62-year-old head of security at the Morgan Stanley Bank. The bank's offices were situated high up in the South Tower at the World Trade Center. Rescorla was convinced that Osama Bin Laden would use jet planes to try and destroy the World Trade Center.

Long before September 11th, he developed an evacuation plan for the bank. The plan and its preparation were hugely unpopular with the Morgan Stanley staff, many of whom thought Rescorla was mad. Ultimately, however, the plan saved 3,000 lives. It was put into effect after the first jet hit the North Tower--even though WTC managers were instructing everyone to stay in the buildings. When the second jet hit the South Tower, Rescorla averted panic and organized a rapid evacuation. Rescorla went back inside to help the injured and trapped get out. He was still inside when the building collapsed and his body was never found."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2001; 911; documentary; gwot; hero; historychannel; predictions; rescola; rescorla; rescue; rickrescorla; terrorism; waronterror; wot; wtc
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Did anyone else either see this History Channel documentary about Rick Rescorla or read/heard about the man from any other sources?

And no, I'm not promoting the History Channel, just trying to promote awareness in a man deserving of having people tell his story.

Sad that there are so few men like Mr. Rescorla left in the world, and where we can, we should all recognize where they have passed.

THE REAL HEROES ARE DEAD

On September 11, Rick Rescorla Died as He Lived: Like a Hero

HOW RICK RESCORLA SAVED 2700 LIVES ON 9-11

U.S. intelligence could learn from his valor and leadership

Stars and Stripes

Rescorla’s Game

1 posted on 11/11/2005 12:27:38 PM PST by Lloyd227
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To: MAK1179; briansb

Ping for your bookmarks list


2 posted on 11/11/2005 12:28:41 PM PST by Lloyd227
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To: Lloyd227

I watched it last night. It was really incredible. I'd recommend it without hesitation. At first, I didn't understand the claims of him having saved thousands of people, but that's exactly what he did. What an amazing American.


3 posted on 11/11/2005 12:29:01 PM PST by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: Lloyd227
or read/heard about the man from any other sources?

we were soldiers once...and young

5 posted on 11/11/2005 12:29:41 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: Lloyd227

God bless Rick Rescorla - www.RickRescorla.com

HERO

A little clutch of veterans share a table in a bar,

There's a guy off in the corner coaxing tunes from his guitar.

They watch the Hudson River as it rolls towards the bend

And they talk of Rick Rescorla as a comrade and a friend.



While out across the water, many ocean-miles away

Within a Cornish Tavern by a sandy Cornish Bay,

Another group are gathered, reminiscing as a clan,

And their thoughts are all of Tammy, from the schoolboy to the man.



And every head among them has a picture in its mind

Which time and place and memory have captured and consigned,

Now the pictures weld together until only one remains,

Of a sturdy, selfless hero guiding others from the flames.



It's a picture which unites them in their glory and their grief,

More eloquent than eulogies, confirming their belief

That theirs had been a privilege to saunter at his side

And in the way he'd lived his life had Rick Rescorla died.



The veterans recalled him in the killing fields of war

As a man whose potent presence would inspire and reassure,

Just one among his brothers when the skies began to fall,

Yet one whom they regarded as a father to them all.



And now their eyes will moisten at the mention of his name

And the sources and the substance of the legend he became,

When mayhem drove the best of men to crave their mother's love,

He'd stand and croon an anthem to the gory gods above.



And on that evil morning, so deceptively serene,

Amid another carnage, just as callous and obscene

Again he took the mantle of the sainted and the strong

To save the lives of others with a blessing and a song.



Between the Hudson River and the sandy shores of Hayle,

Though eyes encompass differences of latitude and scale,

All hands are linked together in the testament they bear,

They are but Rick Rescorla’s friends, united by a prayer.



By David Prowse – 2001 - WESTERN MORNING NEWS – Cornwall UK


6 posted on 11/11/2005 12:30:15 PM PST by Lexington Green (''America has the watches. We have the time.'' -- Al-Zawahiri)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Ping!


7 posted on 11/11/2005 12:30:37 PM PST by TomServo ("Aunt Bea- after dark.")
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To: Lloyd227

I watched this a few months ago and it was excellent. Mr. Rescorla was a good soldier and a very brave man.


8 posted on 11/11/2005 12:31:20 PM PST by beltfed308 (Cloth or link. Happiness is a perfect trunnion.)
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To: Lloyd227

I predicted September 11 too. Today I am predicting November 12, 2005. And on Sunday I'll predict November 14, 2005. I predict Thanksgiving sometime later in the month too. And so on. I'm good at this kind of stuff. <\sarcasm>


9 posted on 11/11/2005 12:31:54 PM PST by jdm
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To: Lloyd227

[...Sad that there are so few men like Mr. Rescorla left in the world,...]

Thank you for the story about Mr. Rescorla. I must, however, take issue and say that this day, Veterans Day, we honor thousands of men like Mr. Rescorla. :)


10 posted on 11/11/2005 12:32:03 PM PST by Jo Nuvark ("Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God." - G. K. Chesterton, 1933)
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To: Lloyd227

I'm guessing it's the same show they've aired several times. Rick was indeed a hero.


11 posted on 11/11/2005 12:32:25 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: andyk

Courageous... with a sixth-sense and the resolve to apply it. A great American.


13 posted on 11/11/2005 12:35:18 PM PST by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: Lloyd227
It was on a month or two ago, this is a rebroadcast but well worth a look.

It's mostly comments from those who knew him, yet I would have liked more from Rescorla himself

He did spend some time being interviewed before the camera prior to his passing on 9/11.

14 posted on 11/11/2005 12:35:22 PM PST by angkor
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To: Lloyd227

ping for later read


15 posted on 11/11/2005 12:35:50 PM PST by mosquitobite (What we permit; we promote.)
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To: jdm

Dang! Who urinated in your cornflakes?


16 posted on 11/11/2005 12:36:48 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: Lexington Green
''America has the watches. We have the time.'' -- Al-Zawahiri

You may want to change your tag line, I suggest:
Al-Zawahiri, your time has run out!

Regards,
GtG

17 posted on 11/11/2005 12:37:22 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Lloyd227

It is quite amazing. I wonder, did they say anything about what made him think that Bin Laden will attack with airplanes?

What a terrible loss that he lost his life.


18 posted on 11/11/2005 12:37:47 PM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: jdm

As I read this thread, your post stands out as one of the most shallow here. Perhaps you should read some of the other posts, or better yet, view the show.


19 posted on 11/11/2005 12:39:28 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Lloyd227

Thanks very much for posting this.


20 posted on 11/11/2005 12:40:46 PM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: Lloyd227

WOW. A real giant among men!!!


21 posted on 11/11/2005 12:40:52 PM PST by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: FairOpinion
"I wonder, did they say anything about what made him think that Bin Laden will attack with airplanes?"

I caught only part of the show, but had once stayed up nearly all night reading material written by others about Mr. Rescorla.

And yes, he had reasons. Take some time and read some of the links.

I promise, it's time well spent.

22 posted on 11/11/2005 12:41:01 PM PST by Lloyd227
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To: Lloyd227

And thanks for posting these other links too.


23 posted on 11/11/2005 12:42:59 PM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: FairOpinion
"...I caught only part of the show,..."

And yes, I have ordered the DVD from the History Channel. I have four sons, 15 to 22 and a review of Mr. Rescorla's life is a required topic in my home now.

24 posted on 11/11/2005 12:43:19 PM PST by Lloyd227
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Ping!


25 posted on 11/11/2005 12:45:24 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; Lloyd227

Over here! Someone is asking about Rick Rescorla.


26 posted on 11/11/2005 12:46:12 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (GOP, The Other France)
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To: jdm

Before you make such comments demonstrating your uninformed status, you should have read the post and some of the links.

This is NOT a guy claiming after the fact, that he predicted it, it's someone who made well documented plans to evacuate people, based on that prediction and there is a great deal of evidence to back it up. He didn't predict the date, but he made an assessment, that an air attack is feasible and likely. He was an intelligence buff, so maybe he read about the Boinca (sp?) plan back in 1995 and he paid attention to it, unlike everyone else, who dismissed it.


27 posted on 11/11/2005 12:47:26 PM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: Lloyd227

BTTT


28 posted on 11/11/2005 12:48:25 PM PST by calrighty (C'mon troops, finish em off!!)
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To: Rummyfan

Pretty sure Aloha Ronnie is in DC at the 7th Cav's 40th anniverary of the Ia Drang battle


29 posted on 11/11/2005 12:48:56 PM PST by Lexington Green (''America has the watches. We have the time.'' -- Al-Zawahiri)
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To: Rummyfan

Great minds, LOL.
I missed the special, (kicking myself in the butt).


30 posted on 11/11/2005 12:49:33 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (GOP, The Other France)
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To: Lloyd227

Bump for later


31 posted on 11/11/2005 12:51:17 PM PST by WhiteGuy (Vote for gridlock)
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To: Lloyd227

ping


32 posted on 11/11/2005 12:51:48 PM PST by thejokker
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To: jdm
Perhaps you'd like to explore the links a bit more. From "HOW RICK RESCORLA SAVED 2700 LIVES ON 9-11":

How does a man come to possess this ability to so accurately predict future events? He had no crystal ball. He was not clairvoyant. He was a professional in the arts of intelligence, security, and counter-guerrilla warfare. He had spent his entire life centered on these things. Over a lifetime, Rescorla accumulated knowledge and experience that allowed him to know the how, when, why, and where his enemy would strike.

(...)

See? No horoscope -- no crystal ball -- no tarot cards -- just plain and simple intelligence and professional expertise and logical projection, i.e., "If you want to know what a terrorist is likely to do, just ask a terrorist -- or one whose mind works like that of a terrorist.”

I hope you'll read the rest. A fascinating guy, a real hero. It has nothing to do with Nostradamus or Miss Cleo.

33 posted on 11/11/2005 12:53:00 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I haven't seen it yet, but it's been recorded. We'll probably watch it this weekend.


34 posted on 11/11/2005 12:54:43 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: FairOpinion

There were other people who also thought this.
I remember seeing a book published in the '80's that
contained an illustration showing a plane hitting the WTC
with the word "TERRORISM" as the sole caption.
I wish I could find what I did with it.


35 posted on 11/11/2005 12:55:07 PM PST by macrahanish #1
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To: jdm; ALOHA RONNIE

Maybe when Aloha Ronnie gets to the thread, he will educate you a bit. I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Aloha Ronnie, jdm might need a bit more background On Rick. Then he will realize what a great man we lost that day.


36 posted on 11/11/2005 12:56:30 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (GOP, The Other France)
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To: FairOpinion

I think it's "Bojinka" although sometimes it's spelled "Bojinko." Nevertheless, he put it all together as our own country's leadership could have and should have.


37 posted on 11/11/2005 12:56:54 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Lexington Green

I will watch "We Were Soldiers" in honor of the 40th anniversary. With plenty of Kleenex.

40 years? My God, 1965 seems like just yesterday.


38 posted on 11/11/2005 1:02:02 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (GOP, The Other France)
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To: Lloyd227
"You should be able to strip a man naked and throw him out with nothing on him," he told Hill. "By the end of the day, the man should be clothed and fed. By the end of the week, he should own a horse. And by the end of a year he should own a business and have money in the bank".

Thanks for the link!
.
39 posted on 11/11/2005 1:02:32 PM PST by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: FairOpinion

Actually, there was one warning--the first Trade Center bombing. And there was some published talk that the Arabs would try again. They were clearly obsessed by the Twin Towers as a symbol of what they hated about America.

I don't know if that was the basis for his planning. He still deserves major credit for taking action, doing his job, and risking unpopularity on what must have seemed a long shot.


40 posted on 11/11/2005 1:09:44 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero; MAK1179; briansb
"He still deserves major credit for taking action, doing his job, and risking unpopularity..."

Precisely!

Four sons to raise here. My constant theme is,

'Whatever you choose to do in life,
1: Be good at it
2: No, be the best there is at it
3: Be brave enough to do it right

Cheers,
Lloyd

41 posted on 11/11/2005 1:14:01 PM PST by Lloyd227
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To: Lloyd227

You know who else predicted 9/11, with some specificity?

Saddam Hussein.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1127451/posts

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34621

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/6/17/85557.shtml


42 posted on 11/11/2005 1:15:03 PM PST by TBP
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To: Lloyd227

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." - Jesus, John 15:13


43 posted on 11/11/2005 1:21:16 PM PST by PhilipFreneau ("Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." - James 4:7)
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To: Lloyd227

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060975768/102-2819797-7334543?v=glance&n=283155&v=glance

His picture is on the cover of
We were soldiers once ...and young


45 posted on 11/11/2005 1:23:28 PM PST by Liberty Valance (T for Texas and T for Tennessee)
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To: jdm
I'm good at this kind of stuff.

Apparently what you are good at is belittling a man whose foresight saved 3,000 lives and whose courage cost his own.

That's really something to be proud of...

46 posted on 11/11/2005 1:24:14 PM PST by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: TBP

also see John O'Neil - the man who knew

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/knew/

One of the most intriguing people surrounding 9-11-01


47 posted on 11/11/2005 1:27:04 PM PST by Liberty Valance (T for Texas and T for Tennessee)
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To: Lloyd227; Cornpone; Do not dub me shapka broham; Tax-chick

I remember watching a film a couple of years ago that was made in '97 called "Paths to Paradise" - it was about the run up the '93 WTC bombing, and the botched attempt by police to apprehend the terrorists before the bombing.

Afterward the bombing, the police managed to apprehend all the bombers except one who managed to secure a helicopter ride out of America (the film stated on closing that he was later arrested overseas). One of the cops featured in the movie was referring to the impossibility to catch Islamic terrorists entering America, due to the shear volume of Muslim immigrants. The closing scene of the film showed the escaped terrorist flying past the WTC in the helicopter, with him stating "Next time, we will bring them both down." - it freaked me out how accurate the prediction proved!!!


48 posted on 11/11/2005 1:31:13 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: Lloyd227
Think we could get Mel Gibson to make a movie about Rick Rescorla? I'm sure Hollywood won't touch this story.
49 posted on 11/11/2005 1:56:14 PM PST by manwiththehands
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To: FairOpinion

It is quite amazing. I wonder, did they say anything about what made him think that Bin Laden will attack with airplanes?

What a terrible loss that he lost his life.>>>>>>>>>

Actually, I told a number of people that I expected it to happen, I was at work when the boss told me that something had struck one of the towers and I told him who was doing it. How did I know? I read about it on the internet! The whole plot was laid out, what I cannot answer is why I can't find it in the archives, it is as if it never was posted. I am not a raving nutcase, this was posted before the fact by someone who had connections into international intelligence sources.


50 posted on 11/11/2005 1:59:57 PM PST by RipSawyer (Acceptance of irrational thinking is expanding exponentiallly.)
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