Where were you on 9/11

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by GhostX, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. GhostX

    GhostX Monkey

    I was in middle school. My teacher heard about it and pulled out a TV from the closet. My whole class was able to watch the second plane hit as it happened. I remember the feeling of shock I had as I watched it.

    About a year ago, I was told that there were actually 7 buildings that collapsed that day and particular attention was played to the collapse of building 7. "Building 7". That was a youtube search that changed my perspective of our government.

    To think that it was planned is so unfathomable for most people. Especially for those who have family members who joined the military directly because of 9/11. Our government, responsible for the murders of over 3,000 American citizens that day... it boggles the mind. Blamed it on Muslims. Brainwashed all these people into going to war. Made decent people kill others who had nothing to do with it. The only real resistance that met us was from those people who were only trying to defend their country.

    We were turned into invaders and conquerors based on a lie that pulled a smoke screen over our morality. The level of manipulation is incredible... there needs to be a massive protest. It can be done simply and peacefully. All people have to do is stop giving our government money.
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  2. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    I was stationed in Bitburg Germany, we saw the second tower strike and knew it was an attack, and ten min later we were racing to the east coast of the U.S. to provide support and rescue services should they be called upon! Shortly there after WE were deployed to a then little known country called Afghanistan where we destroyed every thing that was felt worth destroying, And killing every one worthy of killing, and we stayed there having accomplished exactly nothing worthy of the American Blood that was spilled in the name of freedom that was never free or available to any one but US! Under Stand this friends, NO WAR this country has fought was ever for the reasons you and I ever learned in school, They were for Money, Power, Alliances, and Control! Pure Dominance for 70+ years with not a single challenge from any one but Russia, and even then ( As Now) we can fight any two world powers at the same time while maintaining that Dominance! What do you think the powers that be are willing to risk to hold onto that? What price do you think they are willing to pay? 9/11 was a small part of that price, Pearl Harbor was another small part of that price, Gulf of Tonken, Bay of Pigs, Spanish American War, all parts of the price we all must pay!
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I was living outside Boston, at home having received a call from work not to come in. And my girlfriend was at college in Manhattan, about 3 blocks away from WTC. It was impossible to get through on the cell phone networks.
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  4. Tempstar

    Tempstar Monkey+++

    Working in an attic. The homeowner called me down to see the damage and we were talking about how a pilot could run into something that large when the second plane hit. We stared at each other a minute and then she said she had to leave (she was a .gov employee). I went back to the office and watched it unfold the rest of the day. As a side note, cell phones were useless in Myrtle Beach, SC for a few days, and landlines that day frequently gave the "all circuits are busy" message. The airport was crowded with planes diverted here and there was not a rental car to be had for 2 weeks. The next day most of the Tee shirt shops (run by Arabs) were closed and stayed that way for a few days. It forever changed my idea of how the world really works.
  5. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    I worked night shift at the time and had just woken up and was having my first cup of joe when I flipped on my TV a few minutes before the second building was hit. Fortunately I had enough presence of mind to stick in a blank VCR tape and recorded the events as they were reported. Later I was able to use that tape to verify or debunk conspiracy stories as they surfaced. My conclusion - no comment - but the key to understanding what happened that day is WTC #7.
  6. Lone Gunman

    Lone Gunman Draw Varmint!

    I was at home, sleeping, when the phone rang. It was my wife calling from the office. She told me to wake up and turn on the TV - There was something I had to see!
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Bringing kids to school and daycare then off to work. One boss made sure we kept working even though we just wanted to stop and be scared or grieve.
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  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I was in Kosovo supposedly bringing peace and prosperity but basically all we were doing was trying to keep them from killing each other. I was working a communications contract. Walked down to the nearest watering hole where all the expats hung out and everyone was crowding in front of the television trying to figure out what happened. A few months later I woke up in Bagram, Afghanistan, maintaining a large Satellite terminal. Days were hot, nights were cold and fun was watching Tali probe the perimeter and all the fireworks that resulted.
  9. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Had just gone in to work...after the first impact there was a small doubt that it wasn't deliberate (how can you not see a big frigging building!) but after the second (and subsequent) ones...well I was just glad to not have to go back to the sandbox.
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    It was early in the morning here, in BUSH Alaska, and the Cannery Night Watchman, woke us up, just in time to see the second Plane hit the second Tower.... Later we found out, that US Airspace was CLOSED, and NO Bush Planes would be coming to transport our Cannery Crew out of here, as it was the end of the Summer Season. They ALL had to wait, three more days, and the Office Staff, had a MAJOR PIA, rescheduling all the Flights from Juneau, AK, to all the other locations, for these folks.
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  11. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I was in Beruit in '83-'84 , after being there , and coming back , it really opened my eye's to how well we have had it here in the states . And how the people here don't have a clue about what's really happening in other countries , how they feel towards us . The disdain a lot of other people have for us .Today , I am aware of my surroundings , I'm constantly looking for which person in the crowd is a possible threat . I will avoid crowded buildings at all cost , or if I need to go , it will be at the least busiest times .
    On 9/11 , I worked for myself doing residential remodeling , on the way to work that morning , before hearing anything about the Towers , while driving , I had a feeling something just wasn't right , I felt kind of uneasy , but I didn't know why , I just shrugged it off . When I got to the job , the contractor was in the house watching tv , and thats when I found out , I saw the 2nd plane hit . The contractor was from NYC , so he was pretty upset , and kept saying " How could this be happening ? " Without really realizing what I was saying , and not even realizing I was saying it , I said , " I can't believe it took them this long to get here ." He looked at me with a puzzled look on his face , like I was a cold hearted , didn't give a shit SOB . That's when I realized that I even said it out loud , when I actually thought I was just thinking it . Then I had to explain it . That's where I was .
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  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    You mean the Zionists? They've been here a very long time.

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  13. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I was at work. Had been there a couple hours or so. I remember a tiny, maybe one inch square picture on the news web page (we had internet access even though the mine I worked for was way out in the sticks). At that point, only one plane had struck. Remember thinking what a tragic accident that was and wondering how that could possibly happen. I have a background in avionics.

    Then the second plane hit the other tower and began asking what the chances of that were. Quickly figured out that it was no accident.
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  14. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Was giving a use of force class when a kid at the second chance school came in and told us to watch the news end my class and went down to the Marine recruiters office to reenlist they said not with a knee surgery so went to the army recruiters office they said if my Dr would sign off on me they would take me my Dr said he would not sign off on me because if I ever had to carry someone out my knee mite go out told him he don't know me I just don't roll over and give up any way they would not let me back in.
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  15. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Sitting in my office banging out code. We turned on the coverage and watched the 2nd plane hit. We really didn't get much done that day. Nor the next.

    One thing I did notice is how quiet it is when there are no planes flying.
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  16. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus

    Sleeping (Mountain time zone) when the first plane hit. I was teaching night classes and didn't get home until after midnight usually. My wife came in and woke me up and I got downstairs to the TV about 10 of minutes before the second plane hit. I remember the call I got later that morning from the IT tech school I worked for that classes were still on but that there was a pre-evening class meeting that I had to be in for.

    They didn't want us talking about it, but keep people focused on class. It was a mill and they weren't going to extend classes for us missing days. I can kind of see their point but it wasn't handled well. I started class that night with a brief "okay, this happened, we can talk about it during breaks but I really need you guys to try and focus for class", basically. Went well the next couple of days and then almost back to normal.

    They were replaying the first plane hit when the cut to the second hit and I remember thinking, and I believe I said something to the effect of, this is an attack, we're under attack. My wife looked at me and then looked back at the TV just as the second plane hit.

    Gets my blood pressure up when I recount it, and I get a bit misty thinking of all those that died. I won't go any further into what I think/feel/believe because that's not what this is about.

    I'm still angry, but it's not the same anger I had back then.
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  17. Wheelsucker

    Wheelsucker Out of Airspeed, Altitude & Ideas

    Traveling in a rented airplane for business, thought I'd never get home. Every time I called for a briefing they changed the rules. I decided I wasn't going until I hear the same story three times. That was 2 days later.
    Not fun being away during something like that.
  18. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

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  19. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I guess you're right . Sometimes , it seems that your patriotic loyalty can cause blindness to your surroundings . Then the betrayal sinks in . Then the hurt . Then ,,,,,,,,,,,
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  20. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    I was under a load of freight in South Carolina, a 20' container. I knew I wouldn't be there long, so I just jumped in the truck to wait and turned on the radio. That's when I heard about the first plane.
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