11 September 2001: We shall never forget

Tapes Reveal Air Traffic Horror On 9/11


Audio recordings, which reveal in real-time how US air traffic controllers and the military reacted to the September 11 terror attacks, have been released.

The audio also includes the voice of Mohamed Atta, the terrorist ringleader who piloted one of the two hijacked passenger planes that crashed into the World Trade Centre (WTC) in New York.

For the first time, he is heard saying: “We have some planes. Just stay quiet and we’ll be OK. We are returning to the airport.”

Atta then said: “Nobody move. Everything will be ok. If you try to make any moves you will injure yourself and the airplane. Just stay quiet.”

Another terrorist Ziad Jarrah, who piloted the jet that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, was heard saying: “Please sit down and remain sitting. We have a bomb on board.

“This is the captain. I would like you all to remain seated. We have a bomb on board and are going back to the airport and have our demands, so please remain quiet.”

Some of the recordings, which stretch across two hours on the morning of 9/11, have never been heard in public before…

Here is the full audio transcript.

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America’s True Allies

Stuart Varney

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Placing a Flag at Ground Zero

Editor’s Picks

Constellation Group Chairman Bill White on his efforts to help those grieving from the losses of 9/11

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Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan’s Notes

The Janesville Gazette

Ten years ago Sunday, thousands of American lives were lost in a brutal terrorist attack. The scenes of that day—the senseless acts of violence, the selfless acts of bravery in response—remain seared into our memories and will never fade from history. Today, as we did then, a reflective nation offers its thoughts and prayers to the families of those who were taken from us on that fateful day.

Our nation responded, justly, to hunt down and punish those responsible for the attack and against forces that would visit similar horrors on our shores if given the means, opportunity and time. This anniversary will also be a day to remember the families of our men and women in uniform, especially families of soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice, families who share the pain of those directly impacted by the 9/11 attacks. We cannot fathom the grief that binds these families, but on Sunday we can and must pause to reflect on that bond and what it reveals about our exceptional nation.

Thanks to our commitment to freedom and opportunity, coupled with unparalleled global leadership over the past century, America has helped lift an untold number of human lives from the depths of poverty, oppression and tyranny. In the words of the great emancipator Abraham Lincoln, America remains the “last, best hope of Earth”—and each successive generation must ensure that America’s light shines brighter.

On Sept. 11, 2001, radical jihadists put this proposition to the test and declared war on the American Idea. The willingness of hundreds of thousands of Americans to put their lives on the line on behalf of that idea, to fight bravely half a world away to ensure its preservation, and to sacrifice in the service of extending its light far beyond our shores, has given us solemn reassurance that the murderous terrorists’ acts that day were futile and that they themselves died in vain…

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Ezra Levant: 911 Remembered

Blazing Cat Fur

Also at Blazing Cat Fur, Ezra Levant Interviews Maureen Basnicki, a 9/11 widow

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I Will ALWAYS Be A New Yorker – My September 11, 2001 Story, This is my personal story of September 11, 2001 and what happened after – as I experienced it 60 miles away from Ground Zero…by Zilla of the Resistance (first posted in 2005)

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From the BBC World Service program, “Hardtalk”: Rudy Giuliani: Ten years on, how much has the former Mayor of New York and the US been changed by 9/11?

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‘On a Day When Others Tried to Divide Us’

Frank Salvato
Emerging Corruption

…In 2006, I wrote of Jonathan Briley. Mr. Briley is better known in his death as “The Falling Man” of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks. I wrote then:

“The mainstream media in the United States has taken the images of September 11th, 2001 off the television and out of the newspapers. They say that the images are too disturbing, that they incite a want for revenge rather than allow closure. But they are wrong to do this.

“The United States should not and cannot simply forgive and forget just because the host country of the Taliban and al Qaeda – Afghanistan – has been liberated and transformed. Facts demonstrate that al Qaeda, the Taliban and radical Islam have been planning and preparing to implement their global campaign of terrorism – their declared war against the Western World – since before 1993, well before September 11th. Their central location for training may have been eliminated but they had prepared for that, splintering like roaches to the four corners of the world, preparing, planning and implementing their battle plans made decades before.

“Make no mistake, they are a cunning adversary. They understood that the US would come after them. They planned for this event.

“This war cannot be about ‘tolerance’ or forgiving, or about understanding the ‘reasons why’ someone would want to murder innocents whether it be with an airplane, a car bomb, a suicide vest or a saif. This battle has to be about freedom and the right of innocents to live their lives in liberty, free of fear from an unholy sect of genocidal totalitarians who offer only oppression, dominance and terror as their bounty…”

With all of the appeasement the West has offered the radical, fundamentalist Islamist community, with all of the advances made by jihadists around the world, with Islamists pressuring governments around the world, from Britain to the Netherlands, Spain to Germany and the United States, to coddle their barbarity; to provide inclusion for their totalitarian theocratic ideology, can we truly say that Jonathan Briley has received any semblance of justice, that his family has attained any modicum of closure? Only the radically dense would answer yes.

So, as we watch the secular commemorations of the ten year passing of the attacks on our country by radical Islamists, fundamentalist Muslims, jihadis, or, if you have dispensed with political correctness as I have, the scum of the Earth, ask yourself: do you feel safer today than Jon Briley did at fifteen seconds after 9:41am, on September 11, 2001? I know I don’t.

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Fox News’ Jon Scott’s Broadcast on September 11, 2001: The Moment Everyone Knew America was Under Attack at Freedom’s Lighthouse.

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On September 10th [with video] at The Other McCain

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Herman Cain Records Moving 9/11 Tribute, Alex Pareene Calls It ‘Tasteless’

R. S. McCain
The Other McCain

First, watch Herman Cain’s video:

Alex Pareene of Salon calls it “incredibly tasteless” and a “monstrosity.”…

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The 9/11 rescue dogs: Portraits of the last surviving animals who scoured Ground Zero one decade on

Anna Edwards
Daily Mail [UK]
5th September 2011

During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors.

Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive, and they have been commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled ‘Retrieved’.

The dogs worked tirelessly to search for anyone trapped alive in the rubble, along with countless emergency service workers and members of the public.

Moxie, 13, from Winthrop, Massachusetts, arrived with her handler, Mark Aliberti, at the World Trade Center on the evening of September 11 and searched the site for eight days (click to enlarge)

Red, 11, from Annapolis, Maryland, went with Heather Roche to the Pentagon from September 16 until the 27 as part of the Bay Area Recovery Canines (click to enlarge)

Scout and another unknown dog lie among the rubble at Ground Zero, just two of nearly 100 search and rescue animals who helped to search for survivors (click to enlarge)

Travelling across nine states in the U.S. from Texas to Maryland, Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas, 34, captured the remaining dogs in their twilight years in their homes where they still live with their handlers, a full decade on from 9/11…

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Dog Files

A tribute to the more than 300 search and rescue dogs that helped in the rescue effort at the World Trade Center after terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001.

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Michael Ramirez

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