Metal of Honor, The Ironworkers of 9/11 - Documentary

I saw and recorded on VHS the above documentary on Spike TV last week (Septenber 6th).

It was freely narrated by the ironworkers themselves interspersed with captions or subtitles.

I don't have the ability to convert it to digital and to upload it, and have been unable to find it on Google Video or You Tube.

Today I watched it again and transcribed some of the comments of the ironworkers:

(Note, they did not have the names of the individuals on the screen as they were speaking. some of the comments refer to what they heard and saw prior to the collapse, and the rest to what they encountered at the scene when they arrived to help rescue potential survivors)


Ironworker who had been been close to the scene before the collapse:
"My partner kept telling me the building is coming down. I'm saying "No Way! No Way!" And the the next thing you know, you heard this noise, I will never forget. It was like creeking, and the next thing you felt the ground rumbling."

Ironworker who attended the '93 attack on the towers:
"I didn't think they were gonna fall. After being there in '93 and seeing the damage that was done, at the bottom of those columns (pause) that was some blast! And I didn't think so at all."

'On Native Soil' to Premiere on CourtTV Tomorrow Night at 10PM EST

A new documentary focused on the 9/11 Commission Report will debut tomorrow night (8/21) on CourtTV at 10PM EST. You can find more about this film at including the movie's trailer.

The documentary promises to show new footage of private interviews, and includes this rather interesting quote:

Demanding answers from your government is rarely easy. To accomplish this task, a loose collection of ordinary Americans - united by their single-minded passion for answers - challenged a vast and defensive bureaucracy and triumphed. As a result of their efforts, the tragedy that redefined a nation has been investigated and documented. The collective efforts of these heroes proved that democracy is more powerful than politics.

Seems kind of ironic to me that this film touts the work of victim's families who fought for a commission, but then suggests that the commission was a success. Perhaps they will play the other upcoming documentary on the 9/11 Commission to show both sides of the story? You can contact CourtTV here to ask.

So, check it out tomorrow night, and send your feedback in after the show.

thanks to RemoveBush for the heads up!

Oliver Stone's World Trade Center: a crude and dishonest work

Check out this statement made by Oliver Stone in October 2001:

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks, Stone had a more “left” take on the events. On October 6, 2001, at a New York Film Festival forum, he denounced the “new world order” and asserted that “the revolt of September 11th was about ‘Fuck you! Fuck your order—’” He suggested that those in the Arab world who celebrated the downing of the World Trade Center were reacting like those who had responded joyfully to the French and Russian revolutions. Stone also apparently drew a link between the attacks and the hijacking of the 2000 elections by the Bush camp, which he described as a confirmation of the demise of democracy.

So where is the rage now?? He may have been wrong about the Arabs, but was right about everything else. I guess the "demise of democracy" isn't such an issue for him anymore, now that he is part of the media spreading propaganda.