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What happened on 9/11/01 was terrible. None of the 3k individuals who died did anything to deserve their fate. It would be a miscarriage of history, however, to pretend that the United States was the victim. The US has caused serious death and destruction in the entire region
known as the Middle East since 1953. Our government overthrew popular leaders and installed tyrannical puppets that murdered their own people because they were sympathetic to US "interests." We instituted economic sanctions (terrorism) that resulted in millions of innocent
deaths in the region. In the 90s, Madeline Albright was asked on national TV if the 500,000 CHILDREN that died from US sanctions in Iraq were worth it. Without challenging the number, she said without hesitation that it was. The US government is the reason nations like Iran
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𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝘆 𝗢𝗻𝗴 & 𝗩𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗺𝘀 𝗢𝗳 𝟵/𝟭𝟭"𝙸𝚝’𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚍. 𝙱𝚞𝚝 𝙸 𝚍𝚘 𝚒𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚛."

Harry Ong doesn’t seek attention & prefers to keep a low profile.

But… (1/5) #Respect #911Anniversary #911Memorial
…I am so grateful he opened his heart to us at the cemetery where Betty is. He told me a part of her leg bone was found 3 blocks f/the World Trade Center.

Betty was the flight attendant on American Airlines flight 11 who made the 1st call about the chaos on board. #911Memorial
For those who haven’t heard the call, you’ll hear her bravery. Her calm. Her composure.

Harry told me later he can tell there is some fear in her voice but she had the determination to keep her passengers & team safe. #911Anniversary
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via ⁦@nytimes⁩ I see former presidents marking this sad day. Except for one. He is prepping play by play for a boxing match.…
The sadness is palpable. Family members holding pictures of their loved ones murdered this day 20 years ago. The reading of the names of the victims is how we honor their memories.
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Visit the 9/11 museum today and you’ll find displays emphasizing the towers’ majesty and architectural ingenuity. The museum’s “historical exhibition” recreates the morning of 9/11, down to the minute — with just cursory mentions of its complicated legacy.…
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Islamophobia and racism, the chronic health problems of 9/11 first responders — there are few moments of confronting uncomfortable truths. It results in an overly simplistic and uncritical narrative, promoting an excessive sense of patriotism.
As the 20th anniversary approaches, the museum is facing an existential crisis and financial woes due to its reliance on tourists.

Several scholars who have studied the museum told HuffPost the museum is full of crucial problems, like its lack of context.
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Miriam Jacobson was just 13 years old when her childhood came crashing down. It's been 20 years since the #September11 attacks that continue to impact her life in unexpected, life-shattering ways.
She first heard about the attack while in her 8th-grade science class. Her father, Steven, worked on the 110th floor of the World Trade Center.

“My thoughts quickly turned to my daddy. How was he going to get out? How quickly could he run down 110 flights of stairs?” she writes.
After his death, she bottled up her terror, swallowed her tears and entered survival mode. But at 13, she suffered from migraines, back pain, stomach pain and debilitating fatigue. Her body absorbed what her brain couldn't yet process. #September11
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I was on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, heading to a federal building for a Social Security hearing when I saw the smoke

The radio said it was an accident at first, reporting that maybe a small plane crashed

When the second plane struck, all doubt was removed

A group watched on a portable TV as the fires raged, and people leapt to escape the inferno, making an unthinkable choice-the only decision they had left-about how they would die

The first tower collapsed as we sat in horror

All those human beings, perished in an instant

But that didn’t stop firefighters and law enforcement from doing their jobs

They rushed in to help, knowing the danger
They always did

More than 400 gave their lives that day

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@realDonaldTrump Okay, look.

First of all, it's not about you.

Second of all, who thought the embroidery on this coat was a good idea to wear on #September11?

#NeverForget #WorldTradeCenter #TwinTowers
#NeverForgotten #remember911 #911Memorial #UnitedWeStand
@realDonaldTrump Here's you, holding a campaign rally in IL in 2018, going to great lengths to explain how the NYSE was opened the day after #September11 to justify holding a campaign rally after a synagogue shooting.

NYSE was closed from 9/11-9/17. #NeverForget
@realDonaldTrump Here's Trump on the campaign trail talking about literally clearing rubble at ground zero after #september11.

PS: This is a lie.

#NeverForget #WorldTradeCenter #TwinTowers
#NeverForgotten #remember911 #911Memorial #UnitedWeStand
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En septiembre de 2001, varios componentes de nuestra Banda viajamos a #NuevaYork🗽 con la compañía de #SalvadorTávora, para representar en el teatro @NYCityCenter de #Manhattan, la #ÓperaCarmen💃🏻🐎🎺🥁 #911Memorial

Todos sabéis lo que sucedió pero ¿Cómo lo vivimos nosotros? 👇 Image
📝 En este hilo, contaremos sobre todo, cómo lo vivieron David García @7art_films, José Alberto Ramayo @jaramayob y Manuel Jiménez @ManuRFotografia. Nuestros compañeros que más se acercaron a la #ZonaCero... #NeverForget911 #911Memorial Image
🛬 Llegamos el domingo 9 de septiembre sobre las 16h., al aeropuerto internacional @JFKairport de #NuevaYork🗽. Era un viaje muy esperado por todos, pasaríamos dos semanas en una increíble ciudad y además haciendo lo que más nos gustaba... 🎺🥁 #NeverForget911 #911Memorial
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