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911 Attacks ... What We Went Through

Updated on March 19, 2011

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My brother was hanging on the outside of Tower One at 4:30 AM the morning of 9/11/01.

He was washing the windows outside the building on scaffolding at the 100th floor.

He was with a team on 7 in addition to him. At 8:30 AM he went down stairs to get more supplies.

By the time he arrived down stairs (it was moments from the time of the planes impact), he felt the impact of the plane. He didn't know what it was, but he knew he felt something enormous, like an earth quake or something.

He said he was standing in the lobby, and the plane hit the building. He witnessed the girl who was seen standing under the falling jet fuel who died later at the hospital. At that point nobody was allowed back up stairs, or out of the building. They were forced to stay in the lobby.

He was unable to reach his window washing crew. He later learned that the crew was on the floor that was directly hit by the plane, and everyone was vaporized. He was the only one left from his crew. When the building began making noises (prior to collapsing) they were able to exit the lobby to the outside. He made it out just in time before the building collapsed, and ran for his life.

We were unable to find him due to no phones working, etc. He walked a very long distance to escape the chaos and find his way home to Long Island. We finally connected late that day, and learned he was alive.

My father however was on a plane at the same moment of the Towers attack, and we couldn't find him either. Unable to get through on phone lines, and the airlines were not really telling you anything, we were forced to wait until later in the evening to learn if his plane was one of the planes that crashed. It wasn't, and we managed to connect hours later.

Too many other people were not as fortunate as us.

It has been a very memorable experience, and I will never forget it. I do believe the facts were conveniently ignored. I recall the Arizona FBI office knew the plans for the attack. James Woods (The Actor) traveled on the same plane as the Terrorists twice, and tried to warn the Authorities of suspicious activity, and behavior with no results.

I have a friend who's mother served the Terrorists breakfast (at the Boston Airport) the morning of the attacks. She too reported suspicious behavior among the group, which also fell on deaf ears. I can recall other incidents on the News channels as well.

I was having a conversation with a man who worked in the Empire State Building who was watching it all take place from the window. He was describing it to me on the phone while it was happening.

There certainly is a lot of events, and incidents indicating there could've been Government involvement. Although I'm sure it will never be revealed, or admitted to. There is much the general public doesn't know. We are a people...kept ignorant. I'm sure the rule of, what they don't know...won't hurt them was applied across the board. Over all in general the public is intentionally allowed to remain ignorant regarding a host of global happenings. The real facts are the vast percentage of what we are not informed about.

Unfortunately we are not safe. We have a pass the buck system. Everything gets shuffled to the next guy in line. Our President seems to care very much about his image, and future fortune. It makes one wonder what other agenda may be at hand. Is it a global fight...or personal? Should people die for this agenda? Could there be deeply hidden facts involved? A tangled web of separate agendas, with a Hatfields and the Mc Coys attitude? Are we now the American Rootin Tootin Cow Boy Society?

People need to pay closer attention and watch what is going on all over. Take extra good care of yourself now that we live with constant global threats of Terrorism. Everyone will need to be strong to face what is ahead in the future. People sticking together, and not being indifferent to others is what will protect us. We actually are all connected in so many ways, and it needs to be remembered, and acknowledged. Protecting each other because no one else will. There is strength in numbers, literally, and mathematically. The whole event can be broken down mathematically, right down to every dollar spent, and earned. Mathematically the equation does not compute...for the people that is.

This entire situation has been forced upon the people to a level of endurance not commonly seen. It has severely altered life in America, and continues to loom in the back of all minds. On a scale of 1 - 100, we know approximately 40%, it's the remaining approximate 60% of the "unknown" that will be the section of ignorance that allows it to happen.

One of my favoite sayings:

What you know...What you will know, and what you're willing to know...Could be intercepted by your ignorance. It's ALL about Math.

To Our People, the Math is to Care About Each Other. Stand up, Speak Out, Talk Back and Let it be known that you "will" get involved in the cause, and add strength to the enormous team of America. A true definition of: "United We Stand". America's real strength, is it's people.


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      Vladimir Kamba 6 years ago

      I'll never forget the moment I turned on the TV that morning

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      Wayne Kenyon 8 years ago

      Thanx for the site! That day was indeed a horrible day and should never be forgotten. Too many people died and too many others were hurt by those deaths. Sometimes it's so hard to tell who was involved and we can just look on the internet to see so many different theories that it makes our heads spin. My concern is that after time we get so caught up in whats going on today that we forget about what happened in the past. I have started a site at in hopes that we can keep the memory of that awful day alive. Everyone (unless they were drunk out of their minds) remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when the towers were hit. Come and share your "flashbulb memories" and remember, Never Forget!

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      the cappucino kid 8 years ago

      sorry didnt mean to offend you,that was not my intention at all.i posted that comment when i was very tired and depressed about the lack of belief i had been reading from various thoughts truly go out to you and your family and believe me my heart goes out to you all. can i get that comment removed???? if so please advise me how and i will see to it i promise or maybe you can delete it. please accept my deepest apologises it was thoughtless of me and i aplogise from the bottom of my heart love and peace xxx

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      MotherGoddessEarth 9 years ago from The Island

      Great! Thanks for the comments!

      The hub is really focused on what my family went through, I made mere mention of the actor because it was apparent that even he had no pull, based on his concerns.

      I am thankful there are others who care too.

      Take care,


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      moonlake 9 years ago from America

      He told the pilot then it was reported to the FAA but not the FBI in Aug.

      I didn't miss the interview. The interview is on YouTube if you would like to see it again.

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      MotherGoddessEarth 9 years ago from The Island

      Thank you...

      I saw a special interview with James Woods, he did say he had tried to contact the FBI to warn them, but nobody would listen. He encountered these terroists twice enroute to to his family. Did you miss that interview with him? He was extremely distraught, and frustrated about the whole incident.

      Nevertheless, it was an extremely trying event for my family. I too will never be able to forget.

      I read some of the known facts about the the Arizona FBI office having many pieces of information prior to the attacks, which was not properly acted upon, or treated as serious as they should've been. There is much more unknown about what happened, than known.

      I'm not blaming any one entity, I think we should've prepared better.

      Please watch that special interview with James Woods, it was a good one.

      Take care, and thanks for your comments.


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      moonlake 9 years ago from America

      So sorry to hear about your brother and his crew. 911 was an horrible day for America.I will never forget 911 and the people who killed our friends and family. It wasn't our goverment. We know who they are but some reason people want to turn it around and blame America again........James Woods did not warn the FBI before 911 about the suspicious activity he saw on a flight he had taken in Aug. He talked to the FBI after 911.