posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:43 AM
In 2001, I day traded indexes. During the day I relied on Paltalk to be in contact with my broker in Chicago. A lot of traders would hang out in the
same trading rooms and my broker was always available to help me if I needed him.
During the evening I started going to another chat room in Paltalk. I had been hanging out there a little each night for a couple of weeks. I had
been going there long enough to know who the regulars were. Three weeks before 9/11/2001 a new person came into the room and started typing some
crazy stuff. He said in three weeks airplanes were going to be hitting buildings in NYC. I am ashamed to admit what my reaction was. First off I
did NOT believe him. Second, I could have cared less about people in skyscrapers in NYC. I hate admitting that, I don’t think that way now.
Nobody responded to him. He typed in, “Fine! If nobody wants to hear what is going to happen, then I will leave. Mark my word you will remember
this conversation in three weeks.” So, I typed in real fast that I wanted to know more and was interested. I’m a sucker, what can I say?
When the guy took the mic, everything changed. His voice was one of pure fear. He was shaking. He also sounded like he had no accent. In my
opinion he sounded like he was from my area. He sounded so convincing when he said if “they” knew I was telling anyone about this upcoming event
they would kill me.” He was leaving the country that night and never returning. He was going up to Canada. He went on to mention Bin Laden and
said he was in Sarajevo. It sounded like they were going to blame Bin Laden. (To this day I have never read or heard about a connection between
Sarajevo and Bin Laden.)
When the attack happened I was numb. I did not immediately think about the prior warning I had heard. A couple hours later, I remembered and called
the FBI. I told them everything I knew. Up until that point I had not heard the name Bin Laden linked to the bombing. Later that evening the FBI
called me back again. They went into the chat room and talked to the group. I don’t know if they were able to get access to the typed text. They
got the screen name of the guy from me too. I had added him as a friend just in case his story came true. I never saw him on Paltalk after that one
The first two weeks after the attack I was so angry at that coward. Why didn’t he go to the FBI and tell them of this plot. They are a big
organization that has a lot of resources. They can make people disappear to keep them safe. Why would he want to leave the country and never come
Logical reasoning kicked in and I realized the man was afraid of scarier people than terrorists. It took a while before I found others who had came
to the same conclusion. When I watched Avery Dillon’s movie “Loose Change”, it was like taking the red pill.
If I hadn’t heard that man I would still be angry at the terrorists. I remembered thinking it was worth giving up some of our freedoms to keep us
safe. All I know for sure is what happened as a result of those events. American’s are willing to give up their freedoms as long as they have
peace and safety.
I am in full support of our troops. My husband is a veteran and I have several relatives still in active duty. I am not in support of any kind of
manufactured crisis that puts our loved ones in harms way in another country.
Rahm Immanuel is quoted as saying, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Our government has admitted they manufactured a crisis to get us into
Vietnam. (Gulf of Tonkin) What should make us think they wouldn’t do it again.
I have been putting this post off for a long time. I mentioned it once or twice over the years on the internet. I was talking to my son about it
last night. He remembered the whole thing like it happened yesterday. He said if he hadn't witnessed it himself he would have a hard time believing
it. He was with me on 9/11 and heard me talking about the man in the chat room and then made the call to the FBI.
I see people argue back and forth about it being an inside job etc. I see a lot of passion both ways. What I experienced makes me sick. I slowly
came to the realization that our government has very corrupt elements to it. I understand our high standard of living comes from stripping other
countries of their resources and toppling their governments. I know I have personally benefitted from the corruption and I can hardly stand it.
People in other countries have had to bury their children because of our war on terror.
Some little peon was able to get the accurate message out that planes were going to hit buildings three weeks before it happened. Just imagine who
the biggest fish are who were involved in this tragedy.
I do not believe this was a "home grown" terrorist. Terrorists are everywhere, including Canada right?