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REPLAYING 9/11 IN ALL ITS AGONY
New York Post ^
| PHILIP RECCHIA
Posted on 05/26/2002 2:56:28 PM PDT by kattracks
Edited on 05/26/2004 5:06:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
People flee a nightmarish rubble cloud on Sept. 11. HBO's "In Memoriam" will air dramatic footage shot by 118 New Yorkers.
May 26, 2002 -- Bodies tumble from the Twin Towers. "God almighty!" a voice cries out. "Holy s---!" yells another.
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TOPICS: Announcements; Front Page News; News/Current Events
posted on 05/26/2002 2:56:28 PM PDT
Oh I don't know if I can watch it. Its going to be so heart-wrenching re-living that day. I can remember going into my building and complaining about a truck driver not stopping to let me pass thinking that my day was gonna be rotten. Then I hear screams and crying from my co-workers and I look out the window and see the smoke and stuff while I posted on Free Republic. I can remember that day from beginning to end.
I'm not sure if I can watch it, either. Just reading about 9/11 makes me tear up, and I still can't walk in that part of Manhattan without remembering the dead and what happened that day.
But I think it's a good thing that the media are reviving 9/11, because a lot of Americans seem to have short memories, or at least a lot of media commentators, politicians, and intellectuals seem to have short memories. Bush said we are in this war for the long haul, and maybe people need to be reminded why.
posted on 05/26/2002 3:08:05 PM PDT
To: Senator Pardek
Oh my god I just re-read my posting. Thanks for the archive.
FREEPER VOICES FROZEN IN TIME!
I remember worrying about you. I'm glad you are still with us.
Check out something I wanted to do before 9/11, but I went and did it after 9/11.
US Flag Balloon Inaugural Flight
posted on 05/26/2002 3:18:25 PM PDT
Islamic Jihad bump. They are winning.
WOW! Words can't describe how cool that is! I am glad you did it after 9/11 (there was a reason for the delay from god above) Thank you.
Then, amid the horrified exclamations, comes a third, angry voice: "Don't take pictures of that!"
But pictures were taken. Video was shot
I really understand those who objected to recording the horrors of that day.
But I remember when Gen. Schwarzkopf hosted a 50th Anniverary of Pearl Harbor special
on ABC (just months after Desert Storm).
He said that the US government had seized press photographers film used
to photo garbage cans full of amputated limbs from the hospitals that took in the wounded
in the aftermath of Dec. 7th, 1941.
(I suspect this was to not offend the sensitivities of the American public...AND...
to make sure that all Japanese-Americans won't lynched en-masse in one night of
Knowing how august, elite institutions including the likes of The Smithsonian Institution
like to re-write history...I then determined that no matter how hideous, history must be fully
and faithfully recorded.
Thanks to all the cameras and video-cams in the hands of professionals and amateur
citizens...there most likely won't be a successful revision of what happened
posted on 05/26/2002 3:29:16 PM PDT
If they took pictures of what I think they did its going to be very graphic. My co-workers had to walk around the bodies that fell out of the windows. The said the ground was full of blood and very slippery. Sorry for the graphic words but that is all we talked about when we went back to work.
(there was a reason for the delay from god above)
Sometimes you just need someone to point that out. Thanks for being the one. LOL!
You are right about words not being able to describe how it looks. I still can't.
posted on 05/26/2002 3:37:03 PM PDT
"I was grabbing the dust from the ground, thinking he was in it," she says"
This statement is ripping me apart.
posted on 05/26/2002 4:03:09 PM PDT
It is very graphic, but it is also the truth.
I've always wondered how many horrifying answering machine messages there are out there, after people in the WTC tried to contact loved ones unsuccessfully. Keeping things like this on record are important.
posted on 05/26/2002 4:09:30 PM PDT
by July 4th
I just read one thread in the archive, the one where we just realized what happened, before the
second plane, and it was like being there again. I started breathing heavily and shaking.
How innocent we were before 9/11.
Try not to torture yourself. I re-read it cause I know I posted on that day from my office but I couldn't read the whole thing either. HBO will broadcasting the special in 45 minutes. I will probably turn it on and off according to how I take it emotionally. I am already sick in my stomach thinking about the program. But my need to deal with it is making me watch.
I hope some will post after the show, and let us HBO-less know how it was. I need to find someone with HBO so I can tape a rerun ...
posted on 05/26/2002 5:22:33 PM PDT
posted on 05/26/2002 6:39:23 PM PDT
I just watched the first part and saw footage of the planes I had never seen before. And with every frame played, September 11th came crashing back into my memory.
The exact moment I found out.
Who I was talking to.
Where I was.
The frantic search for a television.
The eyewitness accounts on freerepublic.
Every detail, every minute, and every second of that day came back... and so did the tears, the continual crying, the sorrow, and the anger.
I am still crying as I think of that day. It's etched into my psyche forever- in our psyche forever. We will never forget.
If you don't have HBO, have someone you know tape it for you.
posted on 05/26/2002 6:45:27 PM PDT
EVERY STINKING DEMONCRAT IN THE COUNTRY, TUM DASHOLE, DICKY GEPHARD ET AL SHOULD BE FORCED TO WATCH THIS SHOW OVER AND OVER. IT IS THE TRUE LEGACY OF THE CLINTON ERA. MAKES ME SICK AFTER SEEING IT LIVE AND NOW THIS SHOW, THEN WE HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE DEMONCRATS COMPLAIN ABOUT THEIR BEING LEFT OUT OF ALL THE INTELLIGENCE. FROM EVERYTHING I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD IN THE PAST MONTHS, I CAN ONLY CONCLUDE THAT THE LIBERAL DEMONCRATS IN THIS COUNTRY WERE THE CAUSE OF 9-11, BIN LADEN AND THE SICK MUSLIMS WERE ONLY THE TOOLS.
What I remember most vividly about the day is my switch from Clinton-think (i.e., denial) to Bush-think (in a firefighter's words, etched in dust, "Rescue, Recovery, Revenge"). I went out to vote after the planes hit and saw a policeman at the polling place (a block from the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges in Brooklyn). I asked him how I would get to work that afternoon and was perplexed that business would not be going on as usual. He said there was no subway service, so I said that I would walk. He said I couldn't walk into downtown Manhattan, the bridge was closed. I pointed to the people walking on the bridge. He said, "they're walking one way."
One of my neighbors asked me if I wanted to go on the roof and watch it, and I was horrified at the thought. I wanted the remove of television so I could still live in Clinton land where things that happened didn't really happen.
I think often now of the Bush inaugural address about "angels directing the whirlwind." I remember at every instant how blessed we are to have George Bush as President.
And then I log on to FR because I know I will be among my own kind.
posted on 05/26/2002 7:16:35 PM PDT
Muslims will hold parties with noisemakers and cakes shaped like the towers.
They will toast the hero martyrs, then toast the next ones to come.
Some won't be able to attend the party, having to work at the nuclear power plant or on the luggage ramp at the airport.
I wanted the remove of television so I could still live in Clinton land where things that happened didn't really happen.
my head is nodding
I just finished watching the HBO special. On 9/11, when people jumped from the windows of the Twin Towers, I turned away from the TV. I just couldn't watch. Tonight, I forced myself to watch and as I did I prayed that those who jumped are some place very special now along with all the other victims. I also watched because I want to keep within me the rage I experienced on 9/11. God Bless America.
posted on 05/26/2002 7:31:29 PM PDT
I just finished watching it. There were some pictures we hadn't seen before of people running away from the WTC. More pictures of the poor souls who jumped out the windows. Mayor Rudy narrated much of it and he was good. There were some very good shots of the planes flying into the towers with vocal reactions. It ended with the New York City cop singing "God Bless America" and the shot of the three New York City Fire Department guys raising the American Flag. It was an extremely good show, but you really didn't miss too much of what has already been shown.
posted on 05/26/2002 8:32:12 PM PDT
Ugh...the description of the "pop" is just horrible. I was at Fenway Park the night Bryce Florie took a ball off the face...I could hear the "pop" from that all the way in the back of the bleachers, and to this day it's the sickest sound I've ever heard. I can't even imagine the horrible sounds and images that haunt the survivors of 9/11.
THANK you....I visited your sites....very moving - I am unable to watch tonight's special (HBO deprived) and your pictures made me teary eyed with memories. As do the memories of others commenting here tonight.
thanks for the review. I will try to catch it in rerun.
posted on 05/26/2002 9:16:36 PM PDT
To: BILL FROM TROUT CREEK PASS
Leaving the rest of the Congress and Senate on the front steps of the Capitol, singing "God Bless America", Dashel and Gephardt, two yellow curs, dashed for the shelter, then reported later that there was a "shadow government" in operation instigated by President Bush, even though they both were there and knew it wasn't a "shadow government".
If there is, God forbid, another event, these two should find the shelter door locked in their faces.
This special was so moving, so well done, and so painful to watch.
It should be shown on regular channels, however, so all could see it.
Painful though it is, it is the reason we are at war, and a better reason has not existed in our generation.
It should be shown on regular channels, however, so all could see it.
I agree, but, because of the strong support for President Bush in that area, the alphabet channels would prefer we forget about the war, and the reasons for it.
SUBJECT: 9-11 Arab Terrorist Attack
Knowing how august, elite institutions including the likes of The Smithsonian Institution like to re-write history...I then determined that no matter how hideous, history must be fully and faithfully recorded. Thanks to all the cameras and video-cams in the hands of professionals and amateur citizens...there most likely won't be a successful revision of what happened 9-11-01.
Excellent point. We're lucky that today the truth resides in millions of hard drives around the country and not just in the hands of a few editors. One thing we can also do to retard "truth-melt" is to try always to call the 9-11 Arab Terrorist Attack, aka the Sept 11 Arab Massacre of Amercians, by its name.
posted on 05/27/2002 8:09:22 AM PDT
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