posted on May, 12 2005 @ 03:11 PM
For the 38th time, yes the term pull was used. However, since none of you except me has ever worked with the FDNY, I'll clarify YET AGAIN what all
your "website" sources are ignoring. When a building is burning at an intensity where it is unsafe for firefighters to enter it, and it is
impractical to attempt to put it out from outside as well, a decision has to be made. The risks facing the firefighters on scene are weighed against
the risks of letting the building burn itself out. Being that no one was stuck in the building caught on fire, and the danger level was to the point
where firefighters would have been roasted alive by entering, the decision was made to PULL all personnel out of the building, stand down, and let the
fire burn out.
I don't really care what any web guru has to say about this. I was wearing a FDNY radio, and I was within a few blocks of the building throughout
the time. I was not inside, but in the adjacent area.
Frankly your efforts at determining what the landlord said are irrelevant. He is not FDNY personnel, he does not give orders to anyone wearing an
FDNY uniform, and if it makes you happy to think he does, god bless, you must have a lot of time on your hands.
I can confirm for you firsthand that an order was given over the FDNY frequency to get the hell out of there and let nature take its course. No order
was ever given over that radio to demolish anything. Period. Being that all of you are analyzing a civilian's chatter, and not the firsthand radio
transmissions you understand that you're debating hearsay don't you?
Ever see the movie Ladder 49? Remember when Jack was stuck in that building? Remember how they cleared everyone else the hell out of there because
of the strength of the fire in a massive building and no one could get to him? Right, that's what the pull order was meant to say. But you don't
believe it exists do you.
Perhaps the firefighters should not have been given the pull order and should have been allowed to proceed into a barbecue to die simply to keep some
of you happy that Silverstein didn't knock down a building, but allowed Firemen to die instead.
You're quoting this guy like he means anything. Maybe it's because you're not involved in emergency services. Rudy Giuliani was god in 2001. He
appointed his buddies to the top posts of FDNY and NYPD remember? No civilian, no matter who he is was giving any orders, nor was any civilian having
input on any orders. Rudy set up a system in which his boys called the shots and everyone else was a bystander. Analyze Larry all you want, you're
wasting your own time.
Think about the context for god's sake: "'We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull". That does sound rather
like my definition doesn't it? Where the hell does demo come into that equation. It doesn't.
[edit on 5-12-2005 by Djarums]