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Originally posted by VirginiaRisesYetAgain
Good job OP, you just showed that YOU are the one who knows nothing about the 1993 bombing.
Look up "Emad Salem." The FBI's informant to the alleged "terrorist cell" that bombed the towers. The FBI was actively working with them through Salem (pronounced sa-LAAM, not SAY-lem, he was Arabic), trying to give him a non-functioning bomb to the suspects. Instead they allegedly got a real one somehow and the rest is history.
Salem backed out of the whole thing when he became suspicious of the FBI's true intentions, and he also started recording his phone conversations with them to protect himself in court, just exactly as he would have to.
Edit to add, that's probably why you never hear about it.
Because you wouldn't want to anyway.
[edit on 21-8-2010 by VirginiaRisesYetAgain]
I really don't intend to get far off of your intended thread topic but didn't firefighters fight WTC 7 and it still fell in a questionable manner? And I question if you, or anyone, could factually answer "If the bank caught on fire on that day and firefighters didn't fight it, would it fall?" or come to the conclusion that "if you threw in an uncontrolled fire then the building would come down."
WTC 7 fires were not fought - FDNY tried to marshall enough manpower to make an attempt,but after finding standpipe systems shot - no water to
fight the fires the building was abandoned and left to burn The sprinklers systems had been destroyed by the collpase of the towers which cut the water mains fedding the sprinklers (and standpipe systems too) A rooftop water tank was able to feed some of the sprinklers on the upper floors, but once when dry fires were able to spread,
.So we go there and on the north and east side of 7 it didn’t look like there was any damage at all, but then you looked on the south side of 7 there had to be a hole 20 stories tall in the building, with fire on several floors. Debris was falling down on the building and it didn’t look good. But they had a hose line operating. Like I said, it was hitting the sidewalk across the street, but eventually they pulled back too.
Then we received an order from Fellini, we’re going to make a move on 7. That was the first time really my stomach tightened up because the building didn’t look good. I was figuring probably the standpipe systems were shot. There was no hydrant pressure. I wasn’t really keen on the idea. Then this other officer I’m standing next to said, that building doesn’t look straight. So I’m standing there. I’m looking at the building. It didn’t look right, but, well, we’ll go in, we’ll see.
So we gathered up rollups and most of us had masks at that time. We headed toward 7. And just around we were about a hundred yards away and Butch Brandeis came running up. He said forget it, nobody’s going into 7, there’s creaking, there are noises coming out of there, so we just stopped. And probably about 10 minutes after that, Visconti, he was on West Street, and I guess he had another report of further damage either in some basements and things like that, so Visconti said nobody goes into 7, so that was the final thing and that was abandoned.
Firehouse Magazine: When you looked at the south side, how close were you to the base of that side?
Boyle: I was standing right next to the building, probably right next to it.
Firehouse: When you had fire on the 20 floors, was it in one window or many?
Boyle: There was a huge gaping hole and it was scattered through there. It was a huge hole. I would say it was probably a third of it, right in the middle of it. And so after Visconti came down and said nobody goes in 7, we said all right, we’ll head back to the command post. – Capt. Chris Boyle /e7bzp