9/11 Truth Heroine Confronts 9/11 Official Spokesman Ex-Chief Fire-fighter Dan Daly

Below is a moving and powerful story by one of the hardest working and most determined 9/11 Truth Advocates I know, Naomi Breeze. She has guts and determination in spades and will not be stopped in her quest to get justice for the victims of the 9/11 attacks that include ten Australians!

Picture of Naomi Breeze (centre), Richard Gage and Imagen Bursill during the Hard Evidence Tour 2009

Solo Truth Action in Newcastle, Australia on the 14 of May 2010

Story by Naomi Breeze

After stumbling across 9/11 Truth on the internet about three years ago I contacted John Bursill of 9/11 Truth Australia and have been a passionate 9/11 Truther ever since. I feel privileged to have been involved with two successful conferences in Sydney, Australia and am honoured to have met some of my 9/11 Truth heroes.

I attended a talk in my hometown of Newcastle on 14 May 2010 by ex-Fire Fighter, ex-Chief Dan Daly, about 9/11 and how it changed his life. The talk was organised by a Catholic Church Chaplain through his Passionist Family Group and cost $5.00. The Chaplain is a personal friend of Dan and was in New York on September 11, 2001.

Some background on Dan: http://www.chiefdaly.com/

Dan Daly was promoted to Fire Captain with Engine 52 in 2001. The service was to take place on September 12, 2001. On September 11, 2001 his rig was one of the last to arrive at the Twin Towers. He and his crew arrived from the Bronx just as WTC 7 collapsed. He spent the next six months at Ground Zero. Dan retired in November 2002 and spent five years with the State Department’s Cultural Educational Exchange Program. Dan has given speeches worldwide. His clients include US Department of State, King Pharmaceutical and Lehman Brothers. Dan has been an Ambassador of Peace for the US Department of State.

Dan is the founder of Fire Fighters for Humanity, a non-profit organisation committed to uniting fire fighters worldwide in serving people everywhere. The program stared with NYC fire fighters supporting disabled people and disabled war vets. Dan spends much of his time working as a volunteer with wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as teaching public speaking in prisons. Through his speeches Dan hopes to entertain, educate and inspire the listener.

Anyway, I arrived a couple of minutes late but was warmly welcomed to the front row by the Chaplain. There were about 60 regular churchgoers in attendance but unfortunately no fire fighters.

Dan’s talk was interesting and inspirational, despite reference to the pancake theory and namedropping Colin Powell and Henry Kissinger, both of whom he had given speeches for at their request. He also discussed the high temperatures and continual fires at Ground Zero at which point I raised my hand and said “there was molten metal.” Dan then asked if anyone had any questions:

Me: Do you support the victims’ family members who are demanding a new independent investigation into the events of September 11 based on the new scientific evidence that has come to light concerning controlled demolition and the presence of the explosive, thermite, in the dust samples?

Dan: (seething with anger) I saw a TV show about this and it was called Bullshit which is what I think of this crap. This girl is from one of these fringe groups who have sprung up that believe no planes hit the Twin Towers.

Me: That is incorrect. The 9/11 Truth Movement was started by the family members and is made up of millions of concerned citizens. We do not believe that no planes hit the buildings. Our evidence concerns controlled demolition and thermite.

Dan then repeated his comments at which point I stood up and addressed the audience for one minute, mainly telling them that the victims’ family members wanted people to see this evidence. I mentioned Fire Fighters for 9/11 Truth, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth (the Monsignor nearly fell off his chair). I asked Dan if he had seen the peer reviewed and unchallenged scientific paper concerning the presence of thermite in the dust samples and he said “I don’t want to see it.” I attempted to hand him a copy but he refused to take it.

I then told the audience that I had plenty of information and DVDs for them. At this point there were a few cries of “sit down” and the Chaplain stood up and said “why don’t you find a nice man, get married and have babies.” I kid you not. I rolled my eyes and sat down. You could hear a pin drop. More questions from the audience including “are there actually two Seattle’s?”

Dan: Any more questions?

Me: How many buildings collapsed on September 11?

Dan: There were 7 buildings in the WTC complex.

Me: Yes, but how many collapsed on September 11?

Dan: I’ve answered your question. There were 7 buildings.

Me: No, you haven’t answered my question. I asked how many buildings collapsed on September 11. I read an interview where you said that you watched Building 7 collapse.

Dan ignored me and finished his talk with an amusing anecdote. I was now the most unpopular person in the room. I proceeded to hand out as much information as I could - general 9/11 facts cards, AE911 facts cards, DVDs (Zero/ Loose Change), information from Fire Fighters for 9/11 Truth, Ken Jenkin’s article on psychology, and articles about thermite and the health of the First Responders.

Most people took the information. Most people told me I was rude and that this wasn’t the time and place (not true) and that I had arrived with an agenda (true). I apologised to everyone and tried to charm as many people as possible. Once I apologised, they were stuck - then they had to listen.

I had varying degrees of success. Two teenage boys were fascinated when I gave them a copy of Loose Change and told them it was the most downloaded movie in internet history, although one of them said “you can’t always believe science because science once said the world was flat.” I said that we called people who believed the Official Conspiracy Theory “Flat Earthers” which he found amusing.

One lady told me she didn’t need any information because she had been to New York. Another lady said that 9/11 was ages ago and it doesn’t matter because it won’t bring back the deceased people. An Engineer told me he had looked at the evidence and didn’t believe it. I responded to these remarks with the standard replies.

I made a teenage girl cry. She was upset that I was “rude to a hero.” I explained that in my opinion the true heroes were the people fighting for 9/11 Truth and told her it was wonderful to see her compassion and to get in touch once she had looked at the information because we needed kind and caring people like her. By the end she was okay. I think she was just a bit shocked. I was too. I’ve never made anyone cry about 9/11 Truth before.

The Chaplain apologised for his earlier comment but kept saying “you’re a good looking girl, why do you care about this stuff?” We chatted for about ten minutes and he was very open and listened carefully. This information was new to him and he seemed genuinely interested. He promised to look at the information (including the thermite paper) and watch the DVDs. We finished with a hug and I ended up really liking him. After most people had left, I approached Dan with the Chaplain.

Me: Can we talk now Dan?

Dan: I’m not talking to you. You’re rude. Don’t you know about the sanctity of the stage (it was actually the floor).

Me: I apologise Dan. I asked a simple question about the victims’ family members demanding a new investigation. I’m sorry if it upset you so much. I apologise.

Dan: I don’t care. I’m not talking to you.

Chaplain: She’s apologised Dan. You should talk to her. She seems like a sincere and good person.

Dan bolted out the back door as the Chaplain stood there stunned. I told the Chaplain that “the reason he won’t talk to me is because he knows I’m right.”

These people were not the usual crowd I would try and enlighten about 9/11 Truth. If they got nothing else out of it, they now know that the victims’ family members are demanding a new investigation based on new evidence. I must have said “victims’ family members” about 100 times. I knew it would be difficult doing this on my own as it is always good to have backup and I felt guilty for upsetting people.

The sad part is that Dan is a truly fantastic speaker. He has that awesome Bronx accent and looked great in his FDNY uniform. If only he was one of us. I sent a follow up email to the Chaplain linking relevant information and ended with this:

It is very difficult for people who are hearing this information for the first time to comprehend the huge scale of 9/11 Truth worldwide and the millions of people involved. To gain an understanding I would suggest looking at www.911blogger.com daily for one week.

I would love to have both you and Dan involved in 9/11 Truth although I certainly won't hold my breath. Please pass on to Dan that I thought he was a fantastic speaker and looked great in his uniform.

If Dan became involved in 9/11 Truth he would be guaranteed the respect and admiration of millions of people around the world. Not to mention a place in history (and on the right side too!). 9/11 Truth is not going away and grows stronger every day. There are no people more passionate about 9/11 Truth than those who thought it was bullshit (Dan's word) but decided to have a look at the compelling evidence and were convinced. Our door is always open. We need everyone.


What a slam dunk! I could feel the experience Naomi was going through while reading her description. I've been in similar situations while doing solo-street action with a few thousand people around me. I never faced down a giant though.

One small critical comment...

I've worked with 'people with disabilities' and referring to them as "disabled people" is a big no no. I know it might not seem to really matter...but trust me...it does. 'People with disabilities" is the proper term.


That was a one of the most inspirational and well-written 9/11 truth stories I've read in years. It further just goes to show that even when one is right, it is not easy making people realize it (in fact, it is very very hard).

I particularly liked the author's discussion with the two boys:

". . . one of them said 'you can’t always believe science because science once said the world was flat.' I said that we called people who believed the Official Conspiracy Theory “Flat Earthers” which he found amusing."

My first blog here about my run-in with Dan Rather is similar to this one. For anyone that would like to read it, here is the link:

My experience asking Dan Rather about his coverage of the collapse of WTC 7

This was great

". . . one of them said 'you can’t always believe science because science once said the world was flat.' I said that we called people who believed the Official Conspiracy Theory “Flat Earthers” which he found amusing."

Yea what a great exchange. This person probably had an instant pause within their mind where they realized how the 'Flat Earth' metaphor better describes the 'official 9/11 Theory" then it does the 911 Truth perspective; and how science and truth actually describe the 911 Truth movement perfectly. It really illustrates how people's minds can be trained to believe things that are not proven to be true and also how other points of view can eventually break through given enough time and exposure. With AE911Truth.org we know for certain that Science IS responsible for identifying the shape and size of the Earth as well as the truth about the 9/11 Attacks.

read it

Hi Mekt, I read your experience and left a comment on that thread. Nice work btw.

Flat Earth

She should have told those two boys that scientists have never claimed the earth was flat. Even as far back as ancient Greece their equivalent of scientists like Plato and Euclid knew the earth was round.

You are a real inspiration!

Thank you for your courage and determination.

The world is waking up.

Very inspiring

John, thanks for posting tthis!

Naomi's responses are just superb. I hope to learn from this example, and to imitate it in detail if I can, to any extent that I can.

The fact that she apologized, sincerely, for causing any upset, yet no matter what she hammered away at the strongest evidence... This is mastery! Her sweetness, simple clarity, and obvious high regard for Dan and for the minister, are telling signs of an effective person.

I think this is the way to do it. Dan and the minister might well both become truthers, due to her masterful methods. Well... maybe only the minister; but I am sure that Fireman Dan will have second thoughts in any case, even if he lacks courage to act on his deeper knowledge. As she put it, he knew already, and that is why he got so upset.

Do please thank her, for all of us -- or, since she mentions Blogger specifically: Naomi, let me offer you my heartfelt thanks.

She reads here every day...so she'll get the message:)

She is not one for the lime light I had to pester her to write this. Naomi is really the sweetest hardcore 9/11 Truth Advocate you'll ever meet!

Kindest regards John

PS - These stories are great for all our souls so please if you have such an experience share it?

Inspiring and moving. Brava!

Thank you for presenting this incident. I am fortified by it and look forward to presentations of my own.

Again, thank you.


Thanks John for posting, and thank you Naomi. We will never give up and and never forget. Good stuff!

Hey, Ms. Breeze.

Hey, John. Beautiful. Thanks.

Hey Paul...this is the stuff of victory? Yes!

Courage in the face of commanding ignorance, with a smile of course:)

Regards John

what makes people tick

Dan Daly seemed quite ready with the (virulently delivered) retort: "I saw a TV show about this and it was called Bullshit which is what I think of this crap". Nice pat answer designed to smear with a broad brush. You saw a TV show? Really? And this show carried more weight than the testimony of your FDNY brothers, over 100 of whom heard explosions? Based on your experience and background Dan, I call and RAISE your bullshit.

Clearly a gatekeeper and bullshitter extraordinaire. Why he is one is anybody's guess. I think there are lots of people hiding this awful truth because they fear for the very future of the republic, they can't see any good coming from this and much bad. And they are ashamed because they were once proud of our country. What they don't see is that if 9/11 is allowed to stand, the Republic is already lost. Well done Naomi. If you you see him again ask him to debate Eric Lawyer.

He said,"bullshit' out loud

He said,"bullshit' out loud in church? The Chaplain told you to sit down,find a man,get married and have babies!! Wow, those two thing are more rude than anything you said. I liked the story by the way.

I emailed Don..

I just sent Don a friendly email which included Erik Lawyer's MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY letter....The ball is in his court.

We are getting sooo good...at what we do.

We are really talented...
We are really concerned...
We are really insightful...
We are quite bright...
We are people of the world...
We are for Peace...
We are for Justice...
We are concerned about our environment...
We are white...
We are black...
We are olive skinned...
We are brown skinned...
We are of Asian descent...[can't say yellow skinned]
We are male...
We are of Native American descent...[can't say red skinned]
We are female...
We are straight...
We are gay...
We are BI...
We are Democrats...
We are Republicans...
We are Socialists...
We are Communists...
We are Libertarians...
We are Greens...
We are Christians...
We are Jews...
We are Muslims...
We are Agnostics...
We are aethiests [sp]...
We are Liberals...
We are Conservatives...
We are physically beautiful...
We are not so physically beautiful...
We are tall...
We are short...
We are overweight...
We are way too thin...
We are everywhere...
We are full of love...
We will eventually succeed...

Because we care about our planet...
We care about how life works upon it...
We are respecting our short term use of its glory and beauty...

We care...

We are the 9/11 Truth for World Peace and Justice Movement...

A good clan indeed!

Love, Peace and Progress...

Robin Hordon
Kingston, WA

Yes we don't burn "care" in some ritual in the woods!

We keep it as our driving force:)

Regards John

That sums it up nicely, Robin

9/11 truth would have to be about the most pluralistic movement on earth ...


My tears and my whole being responds to your loving words. We need to be lifted up like this, we are so used to being laughed at, sneered at ( Dan Rathers severe glare), or simply ignored as if we are half-wits. We are beautiful people, each one of us whe loves the truth, yes we are ! Thank you Robin Hordon.

Thanks for your beautiful thoughts!

In hope John

Thanks Naomi! Fight back,

Thanks Naomi! Fight back, always.

The learning curve for some is so great. Bravo to Naomi. When the priest told her to get married and have babies, maybe she should have said, "and yes, I will make sure not to bring them into a Catholic Church where they may run the risk of being molested by a pedophile priest". To the fire fighter, she could have said, you are a brave man but your ignorance about what really happened at ground zero is an insult to your fallen comrades. Ignorance can be found everywhere, even among the brave and the devout.

Oh well.


Yes, bravo to Naomi!

I loved your response to the priest!! People like Naomi bring out the worst or the best in others, depending on who they happen to be. This is a very touching example of sharing from passion and compassion, not arrogance and anger.

I'm in utter awe

I get so emotional about these issues that I can't be articulate or compassionate.

You, my friend, have a rare gift in being able to do so as well as then being able to communicate all of it to others.

You are a teacher.

Borrowing from LeftWright, the most meaningful abbreviated sentiment I've ever read:

"The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward."

You embody that phrase.

Thanks everyone

Thanks for all you kind comments. Mokeyboy, on many occasions I’ve become emotional when trying to articulate 9/11 Truth. On one memorable occasion I stormed out of a party after asking a friend of a friend if she had seen Building 7 fall to the ground and she said to me “you’re Hitler”. I’ve never spoken to her again.

After three years I’m getting better at it due mainly to the fine examples set by such awesome Aussies as John Bursill and Hereward Fenton and the inspiration I get from watching other 9/11 Truth groups worldwide. I believe understanding the psychology is just as important as understanding the science.

Great story

Thanks, Naomi and John.