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What really disturbed you the most on 9-11? The loss of life or the buildings themselves being destr

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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:00 AM
What really disturbed you the most on 9-11? The loss of life or the buildings themselves being destroyed? Since 9-11 we have lost several thousand more lives fighting terror than we did on that day. As I think back on what it was that got our attention as a Nation, I have to wonder if it was the destruction of our buildings or the lives lost that day that moved us so much.

Had we lost that same amount of lives over a period of a year would it have upset you as much? I am betting no, and like me, I bet if you really think about it, it was not the deaths they caused but that they got our buildings that pissed me off the most.

If they had just gassed a subway and killed 3000 people and did not bring our tallest buildings down would it have driven us to war?
I think that it is possible that the answer is no. Weird when you really think deeply on it.

Not trying to belittle the loss of life just admitting what really got me that day and it was the buildings collapsing not the death count.
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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:08 AM
I think what disturb the most is the lost of the sense of security and invulnerability USA had.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:10 AM
a reply to: Xeven
Interesting post Xeven,
What really got me (Months later) was the sound off the "Jumpers" the people who took the choice to die of there own free will rather than burn to death in the Towers.
So to me it was the victims not the towers.


posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:11 AM
I was 10 years old at the time and I still remember watching the second plane crash into the tower on live television. That image will always haunt me and it replays in my mind constantly. So I guess the thing that disturbed me the most was me watching the murder of hundreds of people.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:14 AM
It upset people for a bunch of reasons:
1) it happened over here, not "over there"
2) Everyone got to see it, while in iraq you don't know what's going on for certain, in NY, everyone saw it, with no filter, and that made it more visceral.
3) People had the illusion of safety, also ego plays a big part in that, that's why there are so many conspiracies about it being an inside job: "we are the best/most powerful country in the world, we are perfect, of course it came from the inside, nobody would ever catch us off guard!"

those just off the top of my head, i am sure there are more.
As for the buildings in and of themselves, i do feel that had something to do with it. they were phallic representations of american ingenuity and vision. had the same amount of deaths occurred in a bunch of smaller buildings, i doubt it would have such on impact.
the attack was, just like the city itself, larger than life.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:15 AM
I think many had a sense of grief for so many lives lost and shock at the destruction, Along with that, there was a lot of rage, a "How dare they attack us on our own soil" type of feeling. Like the biggest, toughest kid in school getting sucker punched by the small kid. You just couldn't believe it was happening and at the same time, you knew all Hell was about to break loose. I think everyone had a sense of safety, a sense of distance. Everything was happening over there, we saw it on TV while it was over there. And all of a sudden it wasn't over there any more. It was right in our front yard.
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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:17 AM
What disturbed me the most was that I was being lied to. I saw those buildings come down and I knew right then they were lying to us.

I didn't see this until hours later and as soon as I saw that, I knew it was BS. I grew up in Las Vegas, I saw my town changed and moved into the next century by controlled demolition. That's what I saw and anyone who doubts me, especially the dozen or so debunkers on ATS whom I care nothing about, can go visit Dante's levels of hell, where they belong.

I know it's callous to think my disgust at being lied to means more than the lives lost, but I'm honest. I frikking hate being lied to.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:19 AM
The fact that it was an attack on America on American soil was it for me.
Total shock.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:22 AM
Watching 2 aeroplanes make 3 buildings collapse and watching the sacrifice of fire-fighters through to the falling man.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:25 AM

What really disturbed you the most on 9-11?

That you are surrounded with "incompetent" people. From military, government employees, airport security, alphabet agencies all the way up to the president.

Good luck America...

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:31 AM
a reply to: Xeven

Buildings can be rebuilt, the lives lost and the family's affected by such an atrocity cannot be replaced so easily.

So many unanswered questions regarding the subject and peoples willingness to accept the governments lies regarding what actually transpired, that's also tragic.
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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:35 AM
Those buildings were white elephants.
They cost more to maintain than they were worth.
Most of the space was empty or underused.
The buildings meant nothing in a practical sense.

The fact that building 7 was still up 20 minutes after it was reported as having collapsed was very disturbing as it was obvious that they intentionally brought the building down and screwed up the reporting.

It was obviously a demolition job so the powers that be in New York had to be aware and complicit in the destruction of that particular building.

Terrorist attack, iconic landmarks, murdered fellow citizens, complicity by other Americans in the act.

The loss of life was tragic but the loss of my worldview shook me the most.

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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:46 AM
a reply to: Xeven
It was the Death of the United States as we once knew it. And the birth of the NWO/Global One World Government. That's what.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:48 AM
What disturbed me the most about 9/11?

Then or now?

Then, the cost of lives, civilians and firemen, police, While everybody ran from the scene in horror, the rescuers ran towards it.


The fact that it lead to a war in Iraq [Based on BS] that at the time I watched the events of 9/11 and aftermath with my children and a few years later my son [of his own free will] went and fought in that sand box. I supported the troops, not the Iraqi conflict.

The US lost many things that day not just a false sense of invulnerability but prestige, it's standing in the Global community and of course three buildings.

It all depends on how it affected you personally I suppose.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:50 AM
The broadcast here in Australia was amazing with nothing but 9/11 for three days on all the main channels, only had 5 channels back then. Wondering how bad it was going to get and when it was going to stop was a big worry as different events started going off all over the place.

The most disturbing part happen about seven years later when I came across some footage of WTC7 falling. For someone who once had a good level of trust in government, media and society it was a big wake up call.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:51 AM
The loss of life, of course. Nothing is more important. People being scared and dying in such a horrific, painful, and unnecessary way. That's what disturbed me the most. Then, a secondary kicked in of me being disturbed by the absolute stupidity of the people who caused that loss of life. That made me angry. So I was both sad and angry. I still get that way when I think about it.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 06:52 AM
what disturbed me the most?

How about the loss of life.

Buildings are things. Stuff that can be rebuilt. The people in them, not so much.

Orphans can't replace their parents. Parents can't replace their kids.

I think what disturbs me the most is nothing has changed. Nothing. Thousands have died as a direct result of that day thirteen years ago... How many more thousands will die, be orphaned, before we say enough...?

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 07:06 AM
a reply to: Xeven

For myself, 9/11 was like a mugging and murder on a national scale.
A blatant criminal act carried out in broad daylight, like the perpetrators were daring everyone to catch and prosecute them.

The next part was just as bad; when those who were, and still are, entrusted with protecting and defending the country and its citizens, began to hinder the investigations into how it could have happened. This was a sign to me that someone has something they do not want the rest of us to know. This also holds true for those who would protect them. I think they call this "accessory after the fact", which is just as bad or worse than the act itself.

It still leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I talk about it.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 07:12 AM
The disbelief that someone could get past the USA's defences so easily and quietly paddle into the WTC.

The other awful thing I will never forget is the person waving that lovely long scarf to show there were people above the floor the plane had hit.

I would have placed money on who owned the building and the insurance job they had carried out. I also know that MOSSAD and intelligence services from both the USA and UK and probably the Saudis would have known about the planning because it would have taken a lot of influence to agree to let this plane in unimpeded. The stupid Saudi connection and clumsy way the 'evidence was planted shocked me as that must have been planned by a six year old.

Lastly I was shocked by Bush's action when this was happening. Had he not been in the 'know' he would have been rushing about, shouting and showing the deepest concern for the people and the damage this action would carry out.

I also wonder if some kind of fraud was about to be exposed in Wall Street and the banks and the silencing of that area of the city may have hidden it.

A lot shocked me but especially the way the governments I believe were involved had callous little care for the people whose lives were affected.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 07:16 AM
Loss of life.
No matter what conspiracy theory one subscribes to, there were innocent people in the buildings that died.
Buildings can be rebuilt.

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