"help is on the way" - let's see : If I am able to get out I'm getting
out. All those below the impact and in the second tower have no
excuse. "Experts" say vaccines dont cause autism but the evidence
shows something else. Americans have become weak, soft, sheep and
that is why we were attacked. We cant win a war against a bunch of
towelheads because our soldiers arent free to kill the enemy and we
lack the guts to destroy any area active with insurgents.
many were CUT OFF by the intense heat,smoke,and flames from the burning jet
fuel;they were on floors ABOVE the conflagration.
Also,getting down smoke-filled stairways full of panicked people from 60
floors up is not easy,either.
Whole bunches of conventional wisdom was shattered on that day. From
the time of the rash of Cuban hijackings to 9-12, the airline's
procedures called for cooperation with the hijackers to get them where
they wanted to go safely. Worked fine until 9-11.
Same basic principle with WTC. High rises were generally built along
the concept of "defend in place" because of the concerns about having
huge numbers of people evacuating all at once going down getting in the
way of the FF going up. Except for floors directly impacted and a couple
above and below, SOP in most departments was to keep people where they
were and evacuate as needed.
You NEVER cooperate with terrorists. If they say they have a bomb-
demand to see it. If they cant show it they dont have it. Same with
guns etc. I cannot imagine allowing a few guys with box cutters to
commandeer a plane when they are outnumbered 10 to 1. As to the stay
in place doctrine- it's my life- I'm getting out at any cost. Crowded
stairs can be cleared with enough people pushing forcefully. Some
will fall but mosst will get out
At work, one of the ladies in the office had a radio on and heard about the
first plane. They thought it was a small aircraft at that time. Our US
parent company fed one of the US new stations over our closed satellite
network a few minutes before the second plane hit. We had the radio on over
the intercom well into the morning despite being open to the public. Being I
live on the west coast of Canada we saw an increase in air traffic that day
as air traffic was diverted to our airports. I even remember seeing a
passenger jet escorted in by a military jet. Calls went out asking the
public to call in if they could take in stranded travelers. I don't believe
this was necessary as the hotels and motels opened up everything they had. I
remember feeling sick for days.
I was at work. Got a call from my Main Squeeze about it. No TV at work.
Brought up an RS6K server as admin for sole use on a T1 line so I could
watch CNN. That was 7 yrs ago. I guess today the avg hack can do the
equivalent or better at home.
Saw it at work in the conference room on the training tv/vcr, using an
RV antenna I had stuck on a window of the local federal building several
weeks before. Kept working until they sent us all home around noon.
(They fancied themselves a high-value target.) Got into work e-mail
server from home (this was before the e-mail lockdown era) and answered
mail all afternoon, explaining that we were in evac status, while
watching network news for next 12 hours and trying to get a dial tone
and LD trunk to call family in other cities. All in all, not a day I
care to repeat, ever.
I was watching the first strike on CNN when the second one hit and
thought, this don't look right.
If they had wanted to they could have hit a major building in every US
city in the country at the same time. In a way we got off easy.
At work at a large bank data center several hundred miles from NYC. I
watched on the 40" TV as the towers fell and at the same time several
alarms went off on the wire transfer system monitor nearby as several
data lines that went through the WTC dropped.
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