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A New Victim Added to the 9/11 Death Toll, and Sadly, More to Follow


NYC adds post-9/11 death to victims toll
By Amy Westfeldt, Associated Press Writer | May 23, 2007

NEW YORK --A woman who died of lung disease five months after Sept. 11 was added Wednesday to the medical examiner's list of attack victims, marking the first time the city has officially linked a death to the toxic dust caused by the World Trade Center's collapse.

Felicia Dunn-Jones, a 42-year-old attorney who was caught in the dust cloud while fleeing the collapsing towers on Sept. 11, 2001, died of sarcoidosis, a disease that causes inflammation and scarring in the lungs, on Feb. 10, 2002.

"Mrs. Dunn-Jones' exposure to World Trade Center dust on 9/11/01 contributed to her death, and it has been ruled a homicide," Chief Medical Examiner Charles Hirsch wrote.

The city said the Sept. 11 death toll at the trade center now stands at 2,750. Dunn-Jones will be listed on the Sept. 11 memorial when it opens in 2009, a spokeswoman for the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation said.

Larry Silverstein Makes Out Like a Bandit

Silverstein, Insurers Reach $2 Billion WTC Settlement (Update3)

By David M. Levitt

May 23 (Bloomberg) -- Developer Larry Silverstein and seven insurance companies agreed to a $2 billion settlement to end an almost six-year dispute over the value of the insurance policies covering the World Trade Center.

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and Insurance Commissioner Eric Dinallo announced the settlement at a news conference in New York City. The agreement will bring to about $4.6 billion the total insurance proceeds Silverstein and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will receive.

Silverstein, the leaseholder on the World Trade Center, had battled with insurance companies in federal court since a month after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks over how much the policies were worth. The settlement gives the developer and the Port Authority, owner of the trade center site, the cash to help rebuild the 16-acre property. The insurers have already paid about $2.5 billion.

What a Real President Would Have Said to the World Two Weeks After 9/11

I am providing this fictional speech that Webster Tarpley wrote in his book "9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in America. I had the chance to read this book during vacation a couple of months ago. I highly recommend it for those that want to get a better understanding of the history of state-sponsored terrorism leading up to 9/11.

This speech is of course, fictional. Tarpley believes this is the speech that a real, non-corrupt President of the U.S. should have given the American public and the world two weeks after 9/11. I thought I would share this for those not familiar with Tarpley's work or this speech. I apologize if this has already been posted.

Edit: It is Tarpley's belief that Bush was not personally involved in the 9/11 attacks but was informed afterwards by the perpetrators and went along with their demands. This may make this speech make more sense to the reader.....