The 9/11 First Responders Betrayed By The Government-

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_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmkNn6Huko0#t=48

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Published on Jan 8, 2014

The Highest Cost:
What's life like for the 9/11 first responders told they were heroes then abandoned with health problems?

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First responders after 9/11 have since been diagnosed with cancers which up until now have not been recognised by the federal government. Over ten years of emotional lobbying to make cancer eligible for treatment and payments and their fight is finally gaining recognition.

"You lied to us, you told us the air was good, we did what we were supposed to do believing that our country was on our side". After 9/11, responders faced toxic exposures known to be relating to cancer. Often with no masks they faced clouds, smoke and debris in order to clear Ground Zero. Despite evidence proving cancers spread amongst the 9/11 community, it has remained unrecognised by the federal government. Only after 10 years of suffering have they started making breakthroughs: "They did the right thing, it's now time for our government and society to do the right thing".
 

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reports new findings showing WTC first responders are at higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD, due to inhalation of particulate matter.

_http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-03/tmsh-9lt032014.php

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers have linked high levels of exposure to inhaled particulate matter by first responders at Ground Zero to the risk of obstructed sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both conditions that may impact cardiovascular health.

The two separate studies were both presented on March 20 at the American Heart Association's EPI/NPAM 2014 Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California by cardiologist Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, MPH, principal investigator for the WTC-CHEST Program at Mount Sinai, a subset of the World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center for Excellence at Mount Sinai.

"Our study shows high exposure to the massive dust cloud of air pollution at Ground Zero has increased the risk among first responders of both obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD," says Dr. McLaughlin of the WTC-CHEST Program at Mount Sinai. "As a result, this puts our 9/11 first responders at higher risk of developing heart disease."

Due to the 9/11 tragedy, first responders at Ground Zero were exposed to varying levels of a dust cloud filled with cement dust, smoke, glass fibers, and heavy metals. The WTC-CHEST Program at Mount Sinai has previously linked this particulate matter exposure to lung, heart, and kidney disease abnormalities. Now the research team's studies found further research evidence linking sleep apnea and PTSD to exposure of the 9/11 particulate matter.

In each of the two analyses, researchers studied the same WTC-CHEST Program population of more than 800 participants between January 2011 to September 2013 with varying exposure to particulate matter ranging from very high, high, intermediate, and low, taking into account each first responder's time of arrival, proximity, duration, and level of exposure at Ground Zero.

"Elevated exposure to the particulate matter from 9/11 caused upper airway inflammation and is a significant contributing factor to the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea," says Dr. McLaughlin. "There is strong evidence in our study data showing a significant risk of inhaled particulate matter exposure and risk of obstructed sleep apnea in the studied group of WTC first responders."

In addition, researchers linked particulate matter inhalation to the high risk of PTSD. Study results show those with very high or high exposure were more likely to have PTSD. Also, they found that those responders with PTSD also had elevated biomarkers for increased cardiovascular disease risk including high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), a key biomarker of inflammation indicative of increased cardiovascular risk. Those WTC responders with PTSD had significantly higher hsCRP levels.

"High levels of exposure to particulate matter may lead to sleep apnea and PTSD, and as a result a high risk factor for cardiovascular disease," says Dr. McLaughlin. "As a result of our new study findings, we plan to further closely monitor our WTC first responders for heart disease warning signs."

Dr. McLaughlin is the principal investigator for the WTC-CHEST Program at Mount Sinai evaluating the effects of exposure in WTC responders 10-14 years following the events of 9/11. The research studies seek to further examine the relationship between pulmonary and cardiac function abnormalities, other markers of chronic cardiopulmonary disease, kidney dysfunction, and further elucidate the pathophysiologic effects of exposure to inhaled particulate matter on 9/11.

WTC Health Program, Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai is a treatment and monitoring program for emergency responders, recovery workers, residents, and area workers who were affected by the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001. The program identifies mental and physical health problems needing timely treatment; evaluates the health of first responders; monitors the development of symptoms; and researches the effects of 9/11 through data collection and analysis. Located at Mount Sinai and several other clinics in the tri-state area, the Clinical Centers of Excellence and Data Centers are the result of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides $4.3 billion in federal funding to serve the health needs of the brave men and women impacted by the WTC tragedy
 

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It's the history channel folk's...:whistle: Interesting is this revelation from RT today! I've added some extra item's!


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"We had a very strong sense we would lose firefighters and that we were in deep trouble, FDNY Division Chief for Lower Manhattan Peter Hayden later told the commission. “But we had estimates of 25,000 to 50,000 civilians, and we had to try to rescue them.”

9/11 Timeline

On the ground, fire department officials quickly realized that there was no hope of controlling the blaze. Instead, they focused on the desperate mission of evacuating the office workers who were inside the two massive buildings. Though they surmised that the twin towers had suffered structural damage and the fire-suppression systems might have been rendered inoperable, they had almost no solid information about the situation inside. So the firefighters rushed into the unknown.

But probably no one realized just how bad it would be. Among the 2,753 people killed at the World Trade Center site on 9/11, 343 were FDNY fatalities. That somber figure far surpasses the 78 lives lost in the next biggest catastrophe for firefighters in history, an Idaho forest fire back in 1910. The 9/11 FDNY deaths amounted to more than a third of the approximately 1,000 emergency personnel at the scene, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s final report on the World Trade Center attack. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, two of FDNY’s fatalities were emergency medical technicians, and the remainder were firefighters.

Nearly two decades later, there isn’t an official account of precisely where firefighters were when they died. But a 2005 New York Times analysis, which was based upon eyewitness accounts, dispatch records and federal reports, suggests that roughly 140 firefighters lost their lives in or around the south tower, while around 200 died inside the north tower or at its base. NIST estimated that about 160 firefighters were outside the two buildings when they met their deaths, probably from being struck by pieces of the buildings.

The first fatality occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m., when a civilian leaping from the south tower struck firefighter Daniel Suhr, according to the 9/11 commission report and an oral history interview with FDNY Captain Paul Conlon, who witnessed it. “It wasn’t like you heard something falling and could jump out of the way,” Conlon recalled.

Climbing the stairs clad in heavy protective clothing and carrying equipment was a grueling task, even for physically-fit firefighters. Exhaustion quickly set in, and some became separated from their units, according to the national 9/11 commission’s report. To make things even more difficult, radio communication became difficult as they ascended higher inside the buildings, whose steel frames and steel-reinforced concrete interfered with the signals. “When attempting to reach a particular unit, chiefs in the lobby often heard nothing in response,” the 9/11 commission report noted.

But even without those vulnerabilities, there would have been no way to prepare for what happened at 9:59 a.m., when the south tower suddenly disintegrated, collapsing into itself in just 10 seconds. There was no time to flee, and the collapse killed all the firefighters and emergency personnel inside the building, according to the 9/11 commission report. After being crushed under a mountain of rubble—250,000 tons of steel, concrete and furnishings—some of their bodies weren’t recovered until months later.


Pictures of firefighters who died in the September 11 terror attacks are displayed inside St. Paul's Chapel across from the World Trade Center site on September 10, 2011 in New York City, ten years after the attacks. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

About a minute later, FDNY officials, realizing that the north tower might soon collapse as well, got on the radio and issued a command to all firefighters in the north tower, telling them to evacuate. But with the breakdown in radio communication and the confusion of the disaster, some firefighters didn’t hear the evacuation order, according to the 9/11 commission report. Many who weren’t near windows didn’t even know that the south tower had collapsed, even though they had felt the powerful jolt and the rush of wind pushing the debris cloud up into the north tower.

Without a sense of the impending peril they faced, firefighters inside the north tower who heard the command didn’t uniformly respond and get out of the building as quickly as they could, according to the 9/11 commission report. Some units delayed their own evacuations to help civilians who were having trouble getting out, while others lingered to look for other firefighters so they could descend together. Others stopped to rest on the way down.

But once five FDNY companies reached the lobby of the north tower at 10:24, another problem developed, according to the 9/11 commission report. There weren’t any chiefs waiting for them, so they stood for more than a minute. Finally, one firefighter who had seen the south tower’s collapse from a window told the rest that they should leave. But before they all could get out of the lobby, the north tower began to collapse at 10:28 a.m., killing some of them.

Among those who died on the outside of the north tower was Chief of Department‚ Peter J. Ganci, FDNY’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, who was working the radio and commanding rescue efforts. Just moments before, he had spoken with then-mayor Rudolph Giuliani, according to the New York Times.

Though the FDNY paid a terrible price that day, firefighters’ heroic efforts undoubtedly saved thousands of lives. As it turned out, far fewer people were in the towers that day than feared—an estimated 17,400, according to NIST—and 87 percent of them were safely evacuated.

Published on Sep 11, 2018

9/11: Ground Zero Underworld
First aired on Channel 4 (UK) on September 11, 2007 /47:42
 
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what a tragedy! Every time I see images from this day I have difficulty to breath. A good thanks for all the cameramen that filmed all this, risking their lives also. But the deaths of the firemen, that are so good men in essence, is terrible.
 

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As the likelihood that the official 911 WTC collapse scenario was completely false, I was astonished that the surviving firefighters didn't rally and call out the lies associated with this inside job. Apparently, financial survival was a big factor in squelching all opposition.

If all these firefighters and medical workers witnessed all these phenomena suggestive of controlled demolition, it might be wondered why the public does not know this. Part of the answer is provided by Auxiliary Lieutenant Fireman Paul Isaac. Having said that “there were definitely bombs in those buildings,” Isaac added that “many other firemen know there were bombs in the buildings, but they’re afraid for their jobs to admit it because the ‘higher-ups’ forbid discussion of this fact” (Lavello, n.d.). Another part of the answer is that when a few people, like Isaac and William Rodriguez, have spoken out, the mainstream press has failed to report their statements.
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The number of contradictions in the official version of . . . 9/11 is so overwhelming that . . . it simply cannot be believed. Yet . . . the official version cannot be abandoned because the implication of rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government conspiracy of ‘X-Files’ proportions and insidiousness.[79]



CREDIBLE SOURCES SUCH AS NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

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On August 12, 2005, more than 12,000 pages of oral histories from 503 FDNY firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians were made public after The New York Times sued the City of New York for their release in response to the Bloomberg administration’s decision to withhold the records from the public.

The FDNY had recorded the oral histories between October 2001 and January 2002 at the instruction of the City’s fire commissioner, Thomas Von Essen, who wanted to preserve the accounts of the FDNY’s members “before they became reshaped by a collective memory.”

Following the release of the records, researchers began examining them for any evidence as to the cause of the Twin Towers’ destruction.

In August 2006, Dr. Graeme MacQueen, a retired professor from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, published the article, “118 Witnesses: The Firefighters’ Testimony to Explosions in the Twin Towers.” In it, he identified 118 FDNY members (out of the 503 interviewed) who reported witnessing explosions that evidently—based on corroborating evidence—were the actual cause of the Twin Towers’ destruction.

MacQueen’s article and the criteria he used in analyzing the eyewitness accounts can be found in the Journal of 9/11 Studies, Vol. 2, August 2006.

Excerpts from the 118 oral histories are presented below in alphabetical order of the interviewees’ last names.
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Diagnoses of 9/11-linked cancers have tripled in less than 3 years
By Susan Edelman
August 14, 2016 | 5:08am


A member of the FDNY among the responders at Ground Zero.

More than 5,400 Ground Zero responders and others who lived, worked or went to school near the fallen Twin Towers have come down with 9/11-linked cancers, a grim tally that has tripled in the past 2¹/₂ years.

As of June 30, 5,441 people enrolled in the WTC Health Program have been diagnosed with 6,378 separate cancers, with some struck by more than one type, officials said.

That’s up from 1,822 victims in January 2014.

“You see an alarming increase,” said Dr. Michael Crane, medical director of the WTC Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital.

“It’s been steady for at least the last year and a half — we’re seeing new people here being certified for cancer 10 to 15 times week. That’s every week. ” Crane told The Post.

The program now monitors more than 48,000 cops, hardhats, volunteer firefighters, utility workers and others who toiled at Ground Zero. The FDNY has its own 9/11 health program with 16,000 members.

In all, at least 1,140 have died, officials said.

The feds have listed more than 50 types of cancer believed to be related to the toxic smoke and dust of 9/11. Those afflicted may seek payments from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Veteran firefighter Ray Pfeifer, 58, has advanced kidney cancer that has spread through his body.

“I’m a lucky guy,” Pfeifer told The Post. “I’ve had 15 years with my kids after 9/11, and I’m still here with Stage 4 cancer.”

He has undergone 11 surgeries, including a kidney removal, hip, femur and knee replacement and radiation for a brain tumor.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Pfeifer had the day off and was golfing with buddies when the planes hit. He rushed downtown to join the frantic dig for survivors and stayed nine days straight, sleeping on a rig.

All 12 of his fellow Bravest assigned to Engine 40/Ladder 35 on the Upper West Side were among the 343 firefighters killed when the towers collapsed. Pfeifer stayed eight months to search for remains.

The ex-athlete brushed off his “World Trade Center cough” and “a little shortness of breath,” but in 2009 he felt pain in his hip and doctors found a baseball-sized tumor. He kept working as a chief’s aide, but a chemotherapy-caused heart attack forced him to retire in 2014.

He now visits Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center every two weeks: “I see cops and firemen there. It’s not unheard of to see five to 10 people who worked on the pile getting treated for cancer.”

Cancer was the last thing on the mind of an 18-year-old girl who had just moved into a dorm at Pace University downtown to start her freshman year. On 9/11, she heard a loud boom, felt the building rattle and saw shards of glass flying from the Trade Center.

Nicole, who asked that her last name not be printed, went home to Long Island covered in white dust and resumed classes about a week later: “Everybody was reporting it was safe.”

At age 31, Nicole was married and giving birth to a son by C-section, when the doctor noticed an orange marmalade-like goop. She was diagnosed with a rare appendix cancer.

She underwent a hysterectomy, removal of other organs and a chemo bath in her abdominal cavity. Before the surgery, she and her husband froze four embryos. They’re now seeking a surrogate gestational mother.

“This disease didn’t kill me, but it robbed me of the ability to give birth to any more children, which has been the most devastating piece of it,” she said.

The city Health Department said Friday it plans to publish a new report on cancer among 9/11 workers and survivors in September.

So far, scientists have found five cancers hitting the 9/11 community at a significantly higher rate than expected in the normal population — prostate, thyroid, leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

And yet, the deception goes on . . . but not without a giant jab of sarcasm flashback:

THE TOP 40 Reasons to Doubt the Official Story

26) The Legal Catch-22
a. Hush Money – Accepting victims’ compensation barred September 11th families from pursuing discovery through litigation.
b. Judge Hellerstein – Those who refused compensation to pursue litigation and discovery had their cases consolidated under the same judge (and as a rule dismissed).
c. Foreign states have sovereign immunity.

See also:
Publication 3920 (09/2014), Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks

Compensation for Losses from the 9/11 Attacks - RAND Corporation
The continued pain and push for benefits for 9/11 survivors heads back to Congress
By MICHAEL MCAULIFF | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | FEB 24, 2019 | 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON — FBI agent Robert Roth’s death sentence was written the day of the worst terrorist attack on American soil — and carried out almost seven years later.

Roth, who spent 17 days sifting through the smoke, bodies and debris in the shattered rings of the Pentagon after 9/11, visited the doctor in September 2006 to check what he thought was an injured hip muscle. He came out of the MRI, called his wife, Tresa, and told her to get out of earshot of their kids.
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An exhausting 18 months later, Roth died of multiple myeloma, at the age of 44, leaving Tresa to raise and home-school their five children alone.

Roth’s tragedy isn’t an isolated case. It’s just one in a slow-moving mass murder that will go on for years. The count of first responders and survivors being treated or monitored in the World Trade Center Health Program at the end of 2018 was 93,028. About 800 new people sign up every month. Of them, 2,199 have died. An unknown number of people outside of the program, like Robert Roth, have also perished. In the FBI alone, more than 30 people are ill, and 15 have died, including six agents who worked at the Pentagon site, four from Shanksville, Pa., and five who toiled in the rubble of the twin towers, said Tom O'Connor, president of the FBI Agents Association.

With the death toll mounting, Congress has intermittently and reluctantly funded the treatment and compensation programs. And the current Victims Compensation Fund — $7.4 billion passed in 2015 — is already running out of money. It has spent $5 billion on about 20,000 claims. There are 20,000 more pending, and many more cases are emerging as people who lived and worked around Ground Zero get sick, and families around the country like the Roths realize what happened to them.

The VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya announced Feb. 15 that pending claims like Tresa Roth’s — which could only be submitted after the government admitted a line-of-duty death was involved — will only get paid half of what earlier claims did. Cases that emerged after Feb. 1 will only get 30%. After 2020, there will be nothing.

Roth, other victims and dozens of first responders are going to Congress Monday to push for passage of a new, permanent compensation bill.

If it doesn’t pass, it will take away a lifeline that even more people are likely to need.
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Many 9/11 first responders who knew they were sick early on have gotten some treatment and compensation. But they are trekking down to Washington again in their wheelchairs, with their breathing aids in the hopes of swaying Congress.

Rob Serra’s first day as a firefighter was Sept. 11, 2001. His FDNY gear was so new, he was tearing off the tags on the trip to the the burning trade center.

“I remember a bunch of the guys making fun of me. And then a priest got on and read us our last rites. It stopped being funny after that,” Serra recalled.

Serra had to retire in 2012, in part because he could no longer tolerate smoke and has difficulty breathing. He now uses a wheelchair because of an unrelated on the job injury and nerve damage in his legs that he believes is related to the toxins he inhaled.

He describes himself as “fortunate” because he got sick soon enough to be taken care of.


Rob Serra was 21 years old and had not even started in his new job as a New York City firefighter when terrorists brought down the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (Courtesy, Rob Serra)
“It doesn't sit right to me that I would get something that other people don't get,” Serra said, explaining that some of his motivation is to be a good role model for his three children, who were born after 9/11. As it is, the Serra kids will never meet their maternal grandfather — a Cantor Fitzgerald banker who died in tower one that day.

“All these people are first responders for a reason. Because that's the type of people we are,” Serra explained. “We like to help other people. Because I can't work anymore, this is the only way I get to help other people.”
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A survivor in her own right, Tresa Roth has a message for Congress.

“I would want them to be reminded that my husband's life — and the lives of those diagnosed later — isn't a drop less valuable than the people who died that day,” Roth said.

“Is your effort to go and work for our country less valuable because you've had a longer death?” She asked. "It seems irreconcilable that they can justify that.”

 

c.a.

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What's kind of strange is that the system continues to call first responders Hero's. Which is a misnomer.
Some do take chances, (above and beyond the call of duty), but it comes with the territory.

But today's real heroes live behind the scenes bring truth of the global corruption.

Are they setting the stage, from another ghost and non existent boogieman?

From a Deep State (fear blog).
Lena Masri And Ali Abdelaty Reuters May 24, 2019 at 08:09 AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - After losing territory, ISIS fighters are turning to guerrilla war — and the group's newspaper is telling them exactly how to do it.
In recent weeks, IS's al-Naba online newspaper has encouraged followers to adopt guerrilla tactics and published detailed instructions on how to carry out hit-and-run operations.

The group is using such tactics in places where it aims to expand beyond Iraq and Syria. While IS has tried this approach before, the guidelines make clear the group is adopting it as standard operating procedure.

At the height of its power IS ruled over millions in large parts of Syria and Iraq.

But in March it lost its last significant piece of territory, the Syrian village of Baghouz, and the group has been forced to return to its roots: a style of fighting that avoids direct confrontation, weakening the enemy by attrition and winning popular support.
This attempt to revive Islamic State has so far been successful, analysts say, with many global attacks in recent weeks, including in places never before targeted by the group.

"The sad reality is that ISIS is still very dangerous," said Rita Katz, executive director of the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks extremists. "It has the tools and foundations needed to build insurgencies across the world."

In a rare video published by IS's Al Furqan network in April, the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi encouraged followers to fight on and weaken the enemy by attrition, stressing that waging war is more important than winning.

It was more downbeat than his only other video appearance from the pulpit of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul in 2014, when he was dressed all in black and sporting a fancy watch.

In the new video, he sat cross-legged on a mattress as he spoke to three aides. A Kalashnikov rifle rested against the wall behind him -- the same type of weapon that appeared in videos of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and Baghdadi's predecessor Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who both adopted the guerrilla warfare tactic.

"He appeared as a commander of hardened mujahideen, of an insurgency group, not the pampered leader of a well-off caliphate," said Katz. "His appearance totally mobilized Islamic State's supporters all over the world."

Organized tactic

Hassan Abu Hanieh, a Jordanian expert on Islamists, said IS has used guerrilla tactics to temporarily seize towns in order to attract media coverage but also as part of a new strategic approach.

"This kind of war has turned into a strategy for the group," he said. "At this stage they are using it as a war of attrition, like Baghdadi said in his latest speech."

In April, IS claimed it had attacked the town of Fuqaha in Libya, killing the head of the town council and setting fire to the municipal guard headquarters. "They seized control of the town for several hours and then returned to their bases safely," the claim said of the IS fighters.

In recent weeks, al-Naba newspaper, one of IS's most important media outlets, has published a four-part series titled "The Temporary Fall of Cities as a Working Method for the Mujahideen".

In the articles, IS urged fighters to avoid face-to-face clashes with the enemy — something the group had previously encouraged.

The series explained how guerrilla fighters can weaken the enemy without taking losses. It urged the jihadists to seize weapons from victims and grab or burn their valuables.

Among the goals of hit-and-run attacks, the series said, was to take hostages, release prisoners and seize cash from the enemy.

Other goals were to "secure the needs of fighters" by collecting money, food, medicine and weapons "particularly when it is difficult to secure these needs because (the fighters) are in a weak position," one of the articles said.

Al Qaeda tactics

These guerrilla warfare manuals are the most detailed IS has published yet, Katz said.

The language is similar to the one used in manuals published years ago by Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia via its "al-Battar" electronic magazine, which provided military instructions to supporters and cells around the world, she said.

IS's new manuals show that the group is short on fighters and finances, she added.

When it lost its territory, IS also lost an important source of income, mainly taxes and oil revenue.

"Financially, territorially and militarily speaking, the group is very weak," said Katz. "That said, ISIS leadership seeks to revive its so-called caliphate, with special attention on areas outside of Iraq and Syria."

Although not all of the group's claims can be confirmed, it has announced some wide-ranging operations.

On April 18, IS claimed its first attack in Democratic Republic of Congo and announced the creation of a "Central Africa Province" of the "Caliphate". Since then the group has claimed several more attacks in Congo.

On May 10, IS claimed it had established a province in India. It also said IS fighters had inflicted casualties on Indian soldiers in Kashmir.

The same day, militants on motorbikes stormed a town in northeastern Nigeria and opened fire on residents and soldiers in an attack later claimed by Islamic State.

IS has claimed more operations in Nigeria and dozens of similar attacks in recent weeks in Afghanistan, Niger, Somalia, Egypt, Pakistan, Chechnya, Sri Lanka and elsewhere. In several cases, the group published pictures of bullets, rifles and other weapons it said it had collected from soldiers.

By striking in a wide range of places, IS is promoting itself and proving it can reorganize and modify its strategy, said Laith Alkhouri, co-founder and senior director at Flashpoint, which monitors militants' activity online.

"ISIS super-temporarily seizes areas, flexes its muscles, subdues locals, even recruits from amongst them, and taunts governments by exposing security flaws or weaknesses," he said. "This is a considerably important avenue for ISIS's growth."

Guerrilla war is a less costly way to inflict damage and the group is using the tactic where it wants to expand, such as eastern Afghanistan, northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and central Africa, he said.

"The group's media realizes the importance of highlighting this, not only for boosting the morale of the support base," Alkhouri said. "But just as importantly for expanding its footprint geographically — effectively setting up and expanding unrest zones around the world."
https://taskandpurpose.com/isis-baghdadi-video-sri-lanka

 

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WTC Steel Removal The Expeditious Destruction of the Evidence at Ground Zero
Aftermath
8-9 minute Read / Article may extend with related links within:
The Expeditious Destruction of the Evidence at Ground Zero
Steel was the structural material of the buildings. As such it was the most important evidence to preserve in order to puzzle out how the structures held up to the impacts and fires, but then disintegrated into rubble. Since the collapse of steel-framed skyscrapers due to fires is completely unprecedented, the steel should have been subjected to detailed analysis. So what did the authorities do with this key evidence of the vast crime and unprecedented engineering failure? They recycled it!

Some 185,101 tons of structural steel have been hauled away from Ground Zero. Most of the steel has been recycled as per the city's decision to swiftly send the wreckage to salvage yards in New Jersey. The city's hasty move has outraged many victims' families who believe the steel should have been examined more thoroughly. Last month, fire experts told Congress that about 80% of the steel was scrapped without being examined because investigators did not have the authority to preserve the wreckage. 1

Skipping Down:

The pace of the steel's removal was very rapid, even in the first weeks after the attack. By September 29, 130,000 tons of debris -- most of it apparently steel -- had been removed. 4

References
1. , N.Y. Daily News, 4/16/02
2. Baosteel Will Recycle World Trade Center Debris, eastday.com, 1/24/02 [cached]
3. Baosteel Will Recycle World Trade Center Debris, china.org.cn, 1/24/02 [cached]
4. 250 Tons of Scrap Stolen From Ruins, telegraph.co.uk, 9/29/01 [cached]
5. WTC Steel Data Collection, www.fema.gov, 5/02
6. GPS on the Job in Massive World Trade Center Clean-up, securitysolutions.com, 7/1/2002 [cached]
7. Fragments of Twin Towers may return to Coatesville, DailyLocal.com, 07/24/06 [cached]
8. JFK Hangar Houses 9/11 Relics, 7online.com,
9. Twin Towers wreckage turning up all over the place, OnlineJournal.com, 8/7/06
10. WTC Steel Found Buried at Ground Zero, 1/31/07 [cached]
11. The U.S.S. New York, AmericanTribute.us, [cached]
12. Warship built out of Twin Towers wreckage, TimesOnline.co.uk, 5/22/06 [cached]


Construction
7.5 short tons (6.8 t) of the steel used in the ship's construction came from the rubble of the World Trade Center; this represents less than one thousandth of the total weight of the ship.[10] The steel was melted down at Amite Foundry and Machine in Amite, Louisiana, to cast the ship's bow section. It was poured into the molds on 9 September 2003, with 7 short tons (6.4 t) cast to form the ship's "stem bar"—part of the ship's bow. The foundry workers reportedly treated it with "reverence usually accorded to religious relics," gently touching it as they walked by. One worker delayed his retirement after 40 years of working to be part of the project.[11]

Service history
In June 2014, the ship was used to transport Ahmed Abu Khattala, suspected mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi attack on the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, back to the United States.[22]
Symbolism any one?


Both Zionist and anti-Zionist authors have debunked the claim that the stripes on the flag represent territorial ambitions

Monetizing 9/11 Through Trinkets

 
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