The rumors have been circulating for weeks, and I refused to believe them, but apparently they're true.

Barry Jennings passed away on 8/19/2008, two days before NIST's WTC7 report was released to the public.

Michael Hess has gone on record with the BBC for a documentary claiming that no explosions took place inside WTC7.

I am officially freaked out.

Is there an obituary out there?

How can we and others verify this publicly, Dylan?

I tried...

On the web, there's nothing to verify that I can see. I looked for newspapers that deliver to the area that Barry lived, searched through some of them, and couldn't find any obit... I searched the bottom three.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

I have no idea. There's

I have no idea. There's people online claiming they knew him and that he passed away on 8/19 ... I'm currently exchanging msgs with one of them. If Aaron is telling the truth about his phone call to the CHA, which I don't doubt, then I have to assume it's legitimate.

Which is absolutely tragic ...

Willie Rodriguez please watch your back.

I hope and pray Willie is safe.
And BTW I hope this news is wrong.

Just posted the Infowars story.

I hope Aaron is right. I hate running corrections/apologies.

(EDIT: Actually, I hope he's wrong! I hope Mr. Jennings is alive. Just don't like mistakes in journalism is what I meant.)

There are definitely grounds

There are definitely grounds for being freaked out here . . .

Will be interesting to hear more as the "facts" are revealed.

I'm highly suspicious of anything these days that is described as a coincidence. Will never accept that blindly anymore. The mathematical odds are usually against the supposed coincidence, especially in politics and definitely with the very questionable 9/11 issues . . .

Add one more freaked out human being

to the list.

Until there is some official

Until there is some official notification, maybe the situation should be described as "allegedly dead".

The timing is bizarre -- clearly -- but also, people die.

People who smoke can die from a heart attack without warning. Some people are more at risk for things like diabetes and heart disease. People who have experienced the kind of trauma he went through can have permanent risks physiologically. It would be tragic to survive what he did and then go out only years later. But it does happen, and I would imagine for many who were there, this time of year is horrible.

Someone I know died this past weekend. And a writer I admired for years, about my age, just committed suicide. 6 people were murdered this past weekend in the city near me. From my perspective, there is a lot of death going on, but that's why perspective is important to keep in mind.

I hope it's false, but wouldn't be surprised if it weren't.

Hess's statements

"Michael Hess has gone on record with the BBC for a documentary claiming that no explosions took place inside WTC7."

Hasn't Hess given statements about explosions?

History Commons says Hess reported explosions too

"According to Hess, when the two men get down to the eighth floor, 'there was an explosion and we’ve been trapped on the eighth floor with smoke, thick smoke, all around us, for about an hour and a half.'

The "UPN 9" link is dead.

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson

The Independent says Hess reported it too

Up in the command centre on the 23rd floor, two men felt the building rock with the second explosion. Housing Authority worker Barry Jennings, 46, had reported there after the initial blast. So had Michael Hess, the city's corporation counsel. After the second plane hit they scrambled downstairs to the lobby, or what was left of it. "I looked around, the lobby was gone. It looked like hell," Mr Jennings said.

Michael Hess UPN9 interview with Frank Ucciardo from noon 9/11

Quite a tricky one to find online...

Fortunately this interview is included in Loose Change Final Cut...

You can find it approx 1hr 50mins 45 secs into the Google video version (link below).


If someone has a handy AVI of LCFC it would be great if they ripped the Michael Hess interview and upload to Youtube.

For those who don't know... Michael Hess is a founding Partner and Vice Chairman of Giuliani Partners LLC. Mr. Hess served as the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York under Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.

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If this story regarding Barry Jennings turns out to be true, then this is very sad and my deep condolences to his friends and family.

Best wishes

So Hess is definitely on record...

... saying that there was an explosion in building 7.

And now he will appear in a BBC documentary to claim otherwise?

Hess 9/11 statement