Giuliani

The Man Who Stole 9/11

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2007/06/rudy-giuliani-911-bumper-sticer-victims-outrage.php

"GOP frontrunner Rudy Giuliani is hoping to ride his 9/11 experience straight into the White House. But while "America's Mayor" is playing well in New Hampshire, New Yorkers directly impacted by the World Trade Center tragedy are less convinced.

In a recent New York Daily News poll, New Yorkers said they favor current mayor Michael Bloomberg, who hasn't declared his candidacy, over "America's Mayor" by almost 2 to 1.

9/11 families jeer Rudy - Protesters say he’s not fit for White House

http://www.baynewsbrooklyn.com/site/tab1.cfm?newsid=18450596&BRD=2384&PAG=461&dept_id=552847&rfi=6
9/11 families jeer Rudy - Protesters say he’s not fit for White House

9/11 first responsders and victim's family members had this to say as they protested outside a recent campaign event for "America's Mayor"

“He pretended he was a leader on 9/11 and he ran, and then failed to provide the workers (at Ground Zero) with adequate protection from respiratory disease,” Ansbro charged. ”If he’s so prepared for terrorism, how come it took him a week to get basic respirators for the people that down there? And there was no enforcement on wearing them whatsoever.”

Sally Regenhart, whose firefighter son died at the World Trade Center, contended that one of the reasons so many firefighters died on 9/11 was the inadequacy of the radios they carried – a situation for which she blamed Giuliani.

Giuliani Time

This documentary examines Giuliani’s rise to power, his policies and his so-called turnaround of New York City. Interviewing journalists, ... all » activists, legal experts, and many of the city’s poor, “Giuliani Time” reveals that while the Mayor touted his Broken Windows, Quality of Life and Zero Tolerance policies, the reality on the streets was police brutality, violations of the First Amendment and racist actions.

Then 9/11 happened and Giuliani’s actions endeared him forever to Americans. Should we allow that to overshadow the darker moments of his administration?

FOX News Marginalizes Giuliani Critics And 9/11 Victims As “Campaign Crazies” And Democrat Kirsten Powers Helps

FOX puts its best (worst?) spin on Giuliani's WTC moment. The fact of the matter is, confronting "America's Mayor" with "America's Questions" is a winning tactic, and FOX can't handle the truth. The fact of the matter is, Giuliani's 9/11 campaign crutch is quite vulnerable, and confronting Giuliani with tough questions is a winner for 9/11 skeptics. So get your handycam and bust some moves. Have a follow-up question ready to roll, a good one might be, "Why didn't your administration ensure that the First Responders had the best radios that they could possibly have?" -r.

FOX News Marginalizes Giuliani Critics And 9/11 Victims As “Campaign Crazies” And Democrat Kirsten Powers Helps

Reported by Ellen - June 1, 2007
www.newshounds.us

A group of New York City firefighters and family members of 9/11 victims, upset with the faulty radios and what they called a lack of coordination at Ground Zero, have been protesting at Rudy Giuliani’s fundraisers in an effort to challenge his media image as a 9/11 hero. But rather than air the allegations in a fair and balanced forum, FOX News marginalized the critics as “campaign crazies” and equated them with a man who said he would never vote for Romney because he’s a Mormon. Sadly, “Democratic strategist” Kirstin Powers declined the opportunity to advocate for the other side. With video.

The discussion on last night's (5/31/07) Hannity & Colmes opened with Sean Hannity playing a clip of Romney politely approaching a potential constituent. “I’m one person who will never vote for a Mormon,” the man told Romney and refused to shake his hand. That was followed by a clip of Giuliani telling an unknown but aggressive questioner, “The fact is that I never realized the towers would collapse.” Hannity followed that up by repeating an old falsehood, that Republican guest Michael Steele “(was) hit with Oreo cookies” during a 2002 gubernatorial debate.

Powers seemed to have spent all her prep time on her appearance and none on any substantive issues. She either didn't know or didn't care that Hannity had just misrepresented the Oreo cookie incident. Her main interest seemed to be in flirting prettily with Hannity. She looked absolutely gorgeous but seemed to have nothing to say other than “this kind of stuff happens all the time on campaigns… A good politician, a good campaigner knows how to react.” It never seemed to have occurred to her that here was an opportunity to point out the vulnerabilities of a top Republican presidential candidate or even mention that there are plenty of real 9/11 heroes who take issue with Giuliani’s actions and his heroic image.

It was Alan Colmes who brought out the fact that Steele was not pelted with cookies but, as Steele later admitted, “when I looked at my feet, someone had rolled Oreo cookies in my direction.”

Colmes continued to make all the points Powers should have. He asked Steele, “What’s wrong with asking someone like Rudy Giuliani questions… there are some questions about, for example, the decision to put the emergency bunker on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center…. Those are legitimate questions to ask a candidate.” ...

Continued...

The Giuliani Truth Squad on GCN tonight

Tonight (Thursday) Webster Griffin Tarpley interviews the Truth Squad that busted Giuliani.

Genesis World Report - Network 4
http://www.gcnlive.com/listenlive.htm
7-9pm Central.

Kyle Hence: An Open Letter to Chris Matthews & MSNBC regarding Rudy Giuliani

An Open Letter to Chris Matthews & MSNBC regarding Rudy Giuliani**
*(PLEASE FORWARD TO Chuck Todd, Chris Matthews)

Kyle F. Hence
Co-Producer, 9/11: Press for Truth
http://www.911pressfortruth.com

On February 5th, Chris Matthews of Hardball on MSNBC claimed that Giuliani "made you feel like you had a right to walk the street safely." He added, "I think the country wants a boss like that, you know? A little bit of fascism there. Just a little bit. Just a pinch of it." http://mediamatters.org/items/200702070011?src=other

Now Tonight (May 16th) on Hardball Chuck Todd claimed that "Giuliani owns 9/11".

Dear Mr. Matthews and Company:

I'm at a loss as to which internationally televised statement is more absurd and irresponsible; that America needs "a little bit of fascism" a' la Giuliani or that Rudy Giuliani "owns 9/11."

What is clear is MSNBC's total failure or refusal to bring forward the facts about Rudy Giuliani's record before, during and after 9/11. If Rudy and the much replayed images of him walking dust covered in downtown streets have you under a spell it's well past time to break it. The man is running for President on a false 9/11 image not on his actual record, which is damning, if only you'd honestly examine it and bring guests on your shows who can credibly speak to it.

Rudy was amongst the dust of the fallen buildings and burning dead because he chose to place his emergency management bunker in the World Trade Center complex (WTC 7), a target in 1993, despite advice to place it elsewhere. And some of those dead were fire and police first responders who could not be reached with the radioed message to evacuate because Rudy's failure to force Motorola to deliver on a deal to provide the city with radios that actually worked. No wonder so many of the 9/11 families screamed, "talk about the radios" and halted the 9/11 Commission hearing at which not a single Commissioner asked Rudy about the radios. See: Radio Silence: The Betrayal of New York's Bravest

Rudy Giuliani Attacks Freedom, Profits from Terror, But Does Not Read

Rudy Giuliani, Republican candidate for President is calling for increased use of “electronic surveillance” and “interrogations” in the “War on Terror.”

It would seem clear from reports (Newsweek), that Giuliani has a clear motivation to keep domestic security in the publics mind, other than public safety.

"And he [has] been charging $100,000 a speech - $200,000 when he lingers for chitchat or a meal or two.

Yes, as the records now show, 9/11 has been very, very good to Rudy."

“In the new FEC filing from the Giuliani campaign, he put his personal assets in the $13-million to $66-million range, including his share of the Giuliani & Co. consulting firm. And most of the income, more than $11 million, came from speaking fees.”
[http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-nyhen185217924may18,0,5668353.column]

Giuliani warned of WTC 2 collapse. Evacuates north just before

Giuliani says that he was warned that WTC 2 was going to collapse.
Here is the 25 second clip:

ABC's Don Dahler reports that Giuliani evacuated north just before WTC 2 collapsed. 20 second video:

Giuliani admits that he was warned the WTC 2 was going to collapse and was seen evacuating just before it happened.

Here are 2 questions that people should ask Rudy Giuliani...

Who told him that WTC 2 was going to collapse?

While he was evacuation with his entourage, did he make any effort to warn any of the firemen and policemen?

Ask questions. Demand answers.

Giuliani 911 comments 4/19/07 on C-Span

Giuliani starts talking around 10 minutes in, says some interesting things at the 16:16 mark. Thanks to Jerry/Kleetus for sending this in:

Fmr. Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) and former Mayor Ron Norick (R-OK) talked about how leadership and putting a plan in place helped their cities respond, recover, and rebuild from acts of terrorism. They focused on the successes but also on the challenges and obstacles encountered by both communities in order for their experiences to help other communities prepare for, and successfully recover from, large-scale disasters.

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Giuliani: Nation learned from Okla. City

Giuliani obviously has no problem connecting the Virginia Tech shootings with the Oklahoma City Bombing and 9/11. How pathetic.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070419/ap_on_re_us/okla__bombing_anniversary

Giuliani: Nation learned from Okla. City

By TIM TALLEY, Associated Press Writer

Mourners on Thursday marked the 12th anniversary of the bombing that killed 168 people here by reaching out to victims of the Virginia Tech shootings and of violence everywhere.

Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani told the crowd at the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that the response to the 1995 attack serves as an example to others recovering from violence.

The people of Oklahoma City "became a model of compassion and strength, both, a model that helped us several years later get through Sept. 11 and a model that will help the people of Virginia Tech get through the terrible agonies that they are going through right now," said Giuliani, who was New York's mayor during the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Giuliani foes hope 9/11 changes everything

Thanks to Eric for sending this in:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-giuliani8apr08,1,6708035.story?amp;ctrack=1&coll=la-headlines-nation&cset=true&ctrack=1&cset=true

Critics want to mar his hero image and hobble his candidacy by questioning his moves.
By Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
April 8, 2007

WASHINGTON — Many Americans know Rudolph W. Giuliani only from his performance in the smoke and ashes of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York — a steely image that has propelled him atop the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Now, some groups at the center of the 9/11 experience are laying aggressive plans to tarnish that image and undermine the central pillar of his candidacy.

Officials from a national firefighters union, along with some relatives of Sept. 11 victims, say they will publicly attack decisions Giuliani made as New York mayor before and after the terrorist strikes.

9/11 could pose challenges for Giuliani's '08 run

While CNN's story about Giuliani doesn't get into most of the real issues regarding 9/11, including his possible foreknowledge of or role in the attacks, it does show that our leaders' actions on and after 9/11 are starting to be questioned and the phony "hero" veneer of our leaders in connection with 9/11 is starting to be challenged.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rudy Giuliani's White House aspirations are inescapably tied to September 11, 2001 -- for better and for worse.

While the former mayor of the nation's largest city was widely lionized for his post-9/11 leadership -- "Churchillian" was one adjective, "America's mayor" was Oprah Winfrey's assessment -- city firefighters and their families are renewing their attacks on him for his performance before and after the terrorist attack.

"If Rudolph Giuliani was running on anything but 9/11, I would not speak out," said Sally Regenhard, whose firefighter son was among the 343 FDNY members killed in the terrorist attack. "If he ran on cleaning up Times Square, getting rid of squeegee men, lowering crime -- that's indisputable.

Yahoo News covers some questions about Giuliani

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070330/ap_on_el_pr/giuliani911

I was surprised this morning to find this piece on Yahoo news covering a very limited scope of questions that many of us have for Giuliani. The piece doesn't go into anything too provokative; indeed, it prefers to frame the debate around the bungled clean-up of Ground Zero.

The good side of this might be that our efforts are making a difference. Therefore, if the media is publishing questions being raised about 9-11 then it's still a positive development, even if the truly difficult questions are not being addressed.

An excerpt:

"If Rudolph Giuliani was running on anything but 9/11, I would not speak out," said Sally Regenhard, whose firefighter son was among the 343 FDNY members killed in the terrorist attack. "If he ran on cleaning up Times Square, getting rid of squeegee men, lowering crime — that's indisputable.

"But when he runs on 9/11, I want the American people to know he was part of the problem."

Keep the Steering Committe questions in front of Rudi Giuliani

This document, an 'oldie but goodie,' will remain timely as long as Rudi Giuliani lives. Who knows? If a Republican is elected President, Rudi may be appointed to some high Administration post.

The document comes from here, courtesy of Jon Gold

Statement and Questions Regarding the 9/11 Commission Interview of Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Members of his Administration

revised May 11, 2004

The Family Steering Committee is pleased that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and members of his Administration will be giving sworn testimony before an audience of Families of 9/11 Victims and the American public.

Since the Commission is responsible for fulfilling the Congressional mandate to investigate all facts relating to 9/11, the following questions for the Giuliani Administration and the Port Authority of NY & NJ must be addressed at the May 18th –19th hearings in order to facilitate informed decisions and recommendations.