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What an official September 11 photographer filmed and why he says it cost him his freedom

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posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 04:18 AM
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HOURS after planes flew into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, Kurt Sonnenfeld was given unrestricted access to ground zero.

Sonnenfeld was working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an organisation tied to the US Department of Homeland Security and charged with co-ordinating first response to disasters.

Armed with camera gear, the 39-year-old was asked to film everything he saw. His documented evidence was supposed to form part of a report about what happened, but he never handed back the footage.

His life began to unravel spectacularly in the following months and years, culminating in the death of his wife.

What an official September 11 photographer filmed and why he says it cost him his freedom

I am aware that this is not the first thread relating to Kurt Sonnenfeld, but his story was featured on news.com.au today and is worth revisiting. We still don't know the truth about the who, how and why of what took place on that fateful day, but it will go down as one of the most significant events in modern history.

What exactly did the former FEMA staffer discover under building 6? Who really killed his wife? Why does the US government want him silenced so badly? This man's story holds massive potential for helping to shed more light on the events of 9/11.




posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 06:08 AM
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Pretty interesting story. Has he ever released his pictures of said "open vault"?

My dad works for FEMA, he was there. If you remember back when it happened, I don't remember the timeline but at least several days in, the fire fighters were asked to leave. I think they kinda went on strike and refused to leave.

I was told that the day the fire fighters were asked to leave was the day they reached the vault and removed the gold.

i guess it is a fact? there was a vault with gold under one of the towers.

I wonder if this guy made any claims before his wifes death? Your link said she was found in red underwear. I kinda think a woman would dress for the occasion, a modest pants suit, a nice dress and pearl necklace, just red panties???

Also, if the gov't wanted him silenced, pretty sure he would be dead...

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posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 07:11 AM
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One has to wonder why the same government that did all this to facilitate 9-11 can't come up with a better idea to "silence" this fella other than "let's keep trying to get him into a court room!"

Curious, that.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

There are fates worse than death...like turning your life into a literal hell where you are ridiculed, discredited and framed for your wife's death and forced to flee the country you love.


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posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: tinner07

It's not just about immediately killing this guy and stopping him from talking, they also need to discredit him first.

Dead people cannot speak, but discredited dead people have no voice, if you know what I mean...



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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Where's the film? Let's see it.

It won't end the speculation but will add credibility to one side or the other.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: Dark Ghost
a reply to: Shamrock6

There are fates worse than death...like turning your life into a literal hell where you are ridiculed, discredited and framed for your wife's death and forced to flee the country you love.


Yea that doesn't really answer the question. If the point is to silence him, then anything short of y'know...actually silencing him isn't going to do it.

I expected to receive the usual rationalization, but come on. The government wants to shut him up, so they allow him to live in Argentina with a wife and kids and keep trying to get him into a courtroom, ostensibly to put him in prison. Where he can continue to say whatever he wants, just like he can while living in Argentina and in a courtroom.

Some very sound logic there.

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posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

Not sure if you realize it, but it's 2016.

"Immediate" went out the window about 14 years ago.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

It's not my problem if you associate the word "silence" with "murder", the two are not interchangeable. I already explained in my next post why it's important to discredit before killing.

The logic is sound, you just prefer the blue pill. In time you will be wishing you asked for the red pill sooner as when you do awake from your slumber, it will mostly likely be too late.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

Ahh yes. Disagreement met with Matrix references. The last bastion of the conspiracy theorist.

Let me know when your "logic" answers the question as to how allowing some one to speak constitutes silencing them.

It'll be a long wait, I suspect.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

I see now, your custom title is not merely an attempt at humorous self-deprecation...

You will have to try harder to derail the thread, but nice try, nonetheless.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 09:53 AM
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If someone orders these hits on people to "silence" them it is really up to their own will. It would be just like in the movies. Sometimes they kill the person, sometimes they kill family to make the person suffer.
This is most likely one person deciding their fate, a director. Ordering hits on people is typically not a committee or democracy. It's going to be one person deciding with advisors/confidants giving their thoughts



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

Disagreement and pursuit of logic based discussion is derailment?

I see. So you take it as a personal affront when somebody has the audacity to not blindly accept your posts. Noted. Allow me to to try a different approach with my rebuttal:

Sonnenfeld himself claims the government wants to extradite him to "eliminate" him.

So in their efforts to "silence" him, as you claim, they've allowed him to move to Argentina, remarry, have a family, go on argentine radio and tv shows, and publish a book about how he knows the truth about 9-11. All of which Argentina has allowed him to do, and at no point has the US done anything to stop his media blitz aside from request extradition. Extradition for murder, no less. An extradition in which they've guaranteed they won't ask for the death penalty. Not an extradition for any intelligence or security based charges. But murder. And his response to the murder charge is that his wife killed herself, or that the government contrived her murder to frame him for it.

Your definition of "silencing" and "discrediting" seems to be pretty far removed from any working definition most folks seem to have.

As for your implication that not agreeing with you makes me a shill? Put your big boy/girl/non binary gender conforming pants on and just say it. It'll make you feel way cooler and badass. Implied accusations are weak. They're just plain shilly, even.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 10:04 AM
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After all this time, they are still willing to kill whoever to stop the truth from coming out.

Just goes to shows, that whoever actually knows something that might help us shed a light on anything important, either gets killed, or his family.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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I thought the Sonnenfeld pictures had been released and I have about 160 MBytes of them I downloaded around 2009. So perhaps there's more to it because there's nothing that stands out apart from the expected destruction and emergency services on site - there are no videos in that collection, just some still frames from video.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

May I chime in?

When it comes to federal government jobs we are under strict rules to never use cameras whilst on the job.

I do understand some positions require you to use surveillance technology, but when it comes to recording on an insecure device, you could be faced with damaging charges to yourself.

You can't just record with what ever you seem acceptable, it has to be accepted by the federal government.

Another area could be his unwillingness to comply with his own agencies rules. Maybe he made a copy of it and they found out. (this really isn't hard to do with today's technology.)

In any situation you are to hand over all materials used to produce any content. And if you do not you face charges of treason.

I worked for the government and in my agency we had to comply with all of the rules. If I so much as took a picture of my companies break room I could not only loose my job, I could lose my house, car, life, and any chances of getting out of prison.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: Pilgrum

I did not see the pictures or the videos, but maybe we just don't know where to look at, so maybe it doesn't show anything meaningful to us, but to someone who knows what to look for, it might be worth a ton

Just a random thought



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: GiulXainx

Kurt Sonnenfeld was the official FEMA Disaster Team photographer so he had official access to the whole site while other photographers (like news crews etc) were excluded under threat of arrest and confiscation of equipment. There are some pics of inside WTC6 in the collection but nothing stands out there apart from the devastation. Could he possibly have withheld some pics? maybe and it's getting him some great publicity it seems (the rumors)



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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if i was in his place i would have made an anonymous account on youtube or any site and released the photos or videos with the title 9/11 and nobody will be able to discredit them because what ever he meant will be there and clear for everyone to understand.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: Pilgrum

That is what I am speculating. Maybe the one photograph that the agency knew he captured was not there. Maybe he really is a trigger ///(I am starting to hate auto correct now....) /// truther. Maybe he is a spy. Maybe he did it for personal reasons. Until those photographs are released we will never know. Maybe he found himself in a difficult corner and wanted to do something but he still can't until everything cools down. Like an alligator in a ditch waiting for the animal control specialist to leave.



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