Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:40 pm Post subject: LOOKING BACK ON LAST WEEK
From Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:00 am to Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:59 am (included)
The events of last week brought many of us back to that tragic day nearly five days ago. Many of the people who have been complaining that we must move on and that five years is enough time were brought back to the reality that another 9/11 is unfortunately very possible and likely.
Prior to the thwarted terrorist bombings of the airliners it was business as usual. The workers who have contracted illnesses from their efforts at Ground Zero were continued to be ignored. The same can be said for the safety and security issues at Ground Zero. Add to that that the billions of dollars that have been misspent by Homeland Security and the TSA (as determined by audits completed over a year ago) have also been ignored as have all of the inappropriate loans handed out by the various agencies ( including the LMDC ) after 9/11.
There are those who want us to move on because they do not want to have to answer the many questions that have been raised over the past five years. They continue to cast the 9/11 families as crybabies and almost always cast them in a bad light. This is the case in most of the newspapers and is almost always the case in a particular Downtown paper that almost weekly posts an editorial blasting the efforts of the 9/11 groups.
Thank God that the plot was thwarted last week as we do not wish that anyone else should have to go through what these families have over the past five years.
We can also only hope that the powers that be might wake up to the fact that we have not been fighting against them but fighting for better safety and security so that others might not have to suffer.
We need to continue to keep these issues in the forefront because if we do not no one else will.
With that being said we again ask
Why are we allowing Ground Zero to be built outside the legal jurisdiction of the NYC Building and Fire Departments?
Why have the security issues in the Kallstrom memo still been kept from the public?
Why have the banks or the individuals who made or accepted inappropriate loans not been required to pay them back?
Why have not any of the Homeland Security and TSA audit findings been acted upon?
Why have the “other victims” of 9/11, the workers who are now ill and those whose remains have not been recovered, still being ignored? (Just look at the Deutche Bank Building and Fresh Kills)
These are just of the few of the questions that some would like us to forget. Hopefully what happened last week will make them realize that if questions like these are not answered we will only be setting ourselves up for another tragedy.