posted on May, 18 2004 @ 10:44 AM
The ever wise group of monday morning quarterbacks known as the 9/11 commission descended on new york today to pass judgement on the performance of
the greatest residents of new york city - its rescue workers.
So what did they find? Inadequate communications. Bad radios. Bad repeaters. Bad P/A systems in the buildings themselves. Lack of knowledge of
other stairways in the building. Lack of knowledge of a better evacuation plan.
So what did they find? Well, for starters... nothing new. These are things that were discussed beginning the afternoon of September 11th itself by
surviving members of the teams on the scene and by management of those agencies. The lack of coordination between agencies was identified as an
immediate problem and is being worked on regularly through drills. Frankly I find that this commission found nothing new, and I hope that they steer
away from their past history of politicizing everything and at least leave emergency response out of the presidential campaign. Perhaps the
responsible thing to do would have been to use the millions wasted on much of this "commission" and use it to improve rescue operations and
preparedness instead. I'm sure the FDNY could've found better uses for the money than the Right Reverend Ben-Veniste blessed be he.
Congrats on finding the problem we involved in the rescues identified 12 hours later. You're only 3 years off.