Skip to comments.A review of 'Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11'
Posted on 06/02/2008 11:32:46 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim
At 9:37 a.m., on 9/11, those aboard Arlington Fire Department Engine 101 were headed north on I-395 for a training session near the Pentagon. Firefighter Jamie Lewis saw the American Airlines Flight 77 first. Hey, look at the plane! he shouted. Whats he doing? Nearby, on the Columbia Pike, Paramedic Claude Conde was loading a stroke victim into an ambulance when a plane roared overhead. He had never seen a plane so close. Something wasnt right. The airport wasnt far away, but the plane was already at treetop level, well below the glide path it should be on for National Airport. On a routine watch at the Pentagons helipad, Firefighter Mark Skipper was standing in front of Foam 161 when the firefighter he was talking with, Alan Wallace, noticed some movement out of the corner of his eye The plane was heading straight towards them a few feet off the ground Run! Wallace screamed.
In Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11, authors Patrick Creed and Rick Newman slam you awake as to what happened there that day.
(Excerpt) Read more at 911familiesforamerica.org ...
“...Whats he doing? Nearby, on the Columbia Pike, Paramedic Claude Conde was loading a stroke victim into an ambulance when a plane roared overhead. He had never seen a plane so close. Something wasnt right. The airport wasnt far away, but the plane was already at treetop level, well below the glide path it should be on for National Airport....”
Gee... and all those grassy knollers say that no airplane hit the Pentagon.
This is one of the planes the Truthers deny existed that morning.
Mass hysteria probably (haha)
Anyone who says that the attack on 911 did not happen is a wackjob and needs to be dismissed outright as mentally ill.
There’s a definite correlation between 9-11 Truthers and Ron Paul supporters.
It’s not an exclusive correlation - but if you were to ask many of these nutjobs who they are backing for President - a fair share would say they are Paultards.
I just got it last week and am now reading....keeps you pretty glued to the pages....
I couldn't even imagine...
Another of the dozens of delusional people who mistook a cruise missile for a Boeing 757. What sillies, huh?
The other day I thought I saw a speeding tractor trailer but my friend told me it was really fast bicycle.
I’m glad to see this book come out. There is a lot of focus on the Twin Towers, I guess because there are actual videos of the planes going into the towers, but it almost seems like the Pentagon, while I won’t say it’s been forgotten, seems to take a back seat to the WTC, and the victims of that event in Washington should not be overlooked.
What difference does it make if it was a cruise missile or an airplane? Both have destructive force when lobbed or crashed into a building. Because there were at least 3 other planes that day that either were deliberately crashed into, or were on a mission to crash into, buildings why would then a cruise missile be sent into the Pentagon? Either way, the building was heavily damaged and many lives were lost. These truthers get caught up in their own minutia and don’t make any sense.
The same goes for this Building 7 theory. What would have been the motive to take down a lesser building standing right next to the Twin Towers many hours after the planes hit? It makes just as much sense that the force of two gigantic skyscrapers crashing to earth would weaken another nearby building and it, too, would collapse.
Must have been the same explosives that took out the levees in New Orleans.
I think some of the truthers claim the planes were really radio controlled, by some nefarious entity like the neocon conspiracy, or Bush-Cheney-Halliburton, or whoever.
Woodja settle for ----Boxer Feinstein Perini corp?
“Boxer Feinstein Perini corp?”, what does this mean?
The authors stay well clear of speculation about the jihadists aboard Flight 93 as to their target.
Yet I did not know before reading the book that firefighters were twice ordered to evacuate, once when word of Flight 93 was inbound came through and a little later when air traffic controllers lost track of a military flight. Those were among the most gripping passages - how the folks who could and could not evacuate reacted - in the book. The pucker factor was very high.
Thanks for the ping Tim.
The terrorists who flew the plane into the Pentagon were living around 6 miles from me here in San Diego and were
in the 2000 phone book here.
Thanks to the Clintoon scum who wern’t keeping track of terrorists in the U.S. they can also be heald responsible for 9/11
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