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Sept. 11 rescuers deserve to know the whole truth

September 1, 2011


Many of us read with both astonishment and anger recently that 90,000 firefighters, peace officers, construction workers and volunteers — including those who ran toward the burning buildings during the Sept. 11 attack to rescue survivors — will not be allowed at the 10-year Ground Zero Commemoration. Of course, presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will be present to make big speeches in front of the cameras, as will politicians from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Worse, according to the Huffington Post, emergency responders who do not go through a terrorism background check would be denied treatment for cancer and other ailments under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Law.

“It’s comical at best, and I think it’s an insult to everyone who worked on The Pile and is sick and suffering from 9/11,” said disabled firefighter John Feal of the Fealgood Foundation. More than 800 responders have died since that tragic morning, many from the after-effects of the asbestos and thermate-laden dust.

The families of the deceased, wartime veterans and the survivors of this national tragedy have been asking for the truth — many have joined 911truth.org in search of answers. Yet 10 years after this attack, questions about the sudden collapse of buildings 1, 2, and 7 are left unanswered by these same grandstanding politicians. More than 1.5 million kilowatts per hour of energy were released with the collapse of each of the Twin Towers, yet each had only 110,000 kWh of potential energy while standing. The survivors deserve the truth and better treatment than what they’ve gotten from the political class. Let’s remember this arrogance at election time.

Albert “Max” Abramson


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