Monday, September 15, 2008


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Monday, September 15, 2008
Uncommon bravery
"They ran into those buildings and those buildings were blazing."
Richard Stern
Issue date: 9/11/08 Section: News
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It was a Tuesday morning and New York Police Department Capt. Frank Belcastro was not scheduled to work until later that day. But as was his habit, he called the desk commander at his Staten Island precinct to see how things were going.

It was a call that would change his life forever.

"I spoke to my sergeant and he told me my unit was on alert for mobilization to Manhattan because a plane had hit the World Trade Center," Belcastro said. "The thinking in my unit was that it was a small plane. We were on standby so I told him to get everyone together and I'd make my way in."
posted 9/11/08
True, America has brought it on herself, This was a key factor in the economic crash. Even though the final crash hasn't happened yet, this event will play a key part in what will happen. It's a time of reflection for many in the selfish western world. The towers have fallen and are yet falling--not only these physical towers, but also the towers of democracy and of the free world. They have only begun to witness the great destruction that will fall upon them.
The economies will fall now. They will come up for a few more gasps of air, but this has been the fatal blow that will bring them down. There's still a little time left in which the economies will float above the crisis, but not for long. They will be surfacing for gasps of air, (the dollar is little more valuable) but then submerging again, much as a drowning man who goes down longer and longer after each desperate gasp at the surface, until he surfaces no more.
The poor Arabs are blamed again, even though the majority of them had nothing to do with it. They'll find some scapegoat to blame the whole thing on, but they'll never let the truth come to light that they were really behind it--that there are even those within the U.S. government who are aligned with the powers that be who supported it, that powers planned and executed this attack.
Ted Rudow III,MA
class of 1996

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