Open Letter from 9/11 Rescue Worker to Rudy Giuliani
Friday, August 10th, 2007
My name is John Feal. I am a 9/11 responder who was horribly injured at Ground Zero during the clean and recovery. I spent 11 weeks in the hospital fighting for my life and lost half of my left foot. But please do not feel sorry for me.
Yesterday in Ohio you praised yourself a hero and compared yourself to the real heroes of 9/11. You say you were there longer then most 9/11 responders -- that sir is an insult to the 9/11 community.
The thousands of responders including the three in Michael Moore's movie SICKO got sick on your watch. And while you paraded around being hailed a hero, the real heroes of 9/11 got sicker and many have died. Regina Cervantes, Billy Maher, and John Graham are heroes -- they are my heroes -- and they were forced by our government's neglect and denial to seek help elsewhere. So what if it was Cuba? If your wife or son was sick, and you were told the only place to get your loved one help was in Cuba, I believe sir you would not hesitate. So whether it is Cuba, Russia, China, Mars, Venus... help is help. And the problem is not where they got help, but that our great country and federal government failed them. You failed the real heroes of 9/11, and the great people of New York and now you want to run this country.
Attacking Michael Moore and the 9/11 responders is not the way for any self-proclaimed hero to act. Mr. Moore has helped these responders, has helped dozens more and is continuing to help these brave souls while elected officials sit idle and let heroes die.
I implore you, Rudy Giuliani, to meet these three wonderful human beings. I implore you, Rudy Giuliani, to step up to the plate and grow a set of Abe Lincolns and help all 9/11 responders who got sick on your watch. Many more will die if our great nation and not-so-great leaders continue to leave great New Yorkers and Americans without care. Shame on you sir for being a poseur and trying to capitalize on your mistakes while thousands of true heroes get sicker.
In closing, sir, I wish you great health and happiness, but not success in your presidential campaign unless you do what is morally right and start helping 9/11 heroes. If you couldn't help the people of our great city, then how in Sam Hill are you going to help the people of this country?
Sincerely & God Bless,
9/11 responder/advocate/founder of the Fealgood Foundation
Rudy Giuliani's Five Big Lies About 9/11
On the stump, Rudy can't help spreading smoke and ashes about his lousy record
by Wayne Barrett
August 7th, 2007 9:44 PM
Nearly six years after 9/11, Rudy Giuliani is still walking through the canyons of lower Manhattan, covered in soot, pointing north, and leading the nation out of danger's way. The Republican frontrunner is campaigning for president by evoking that visual at every campaign stop, and he apparently believes it's a picture worth thousands of nights in the White House.
Giuliani has been leading the Republican pack for seven months, and predictions that the party's evangelicals would turn on him have so far proven hollow. The religious right appears as gripped by the Giuliani story as the rest of the country.
Rick Santorum predicts "some unfortunate events" will give Americans a "very different view of this war"
Yesterday, on the Hugh Hewitt show, former PA Senator Rick Santorum made references to learning the lessons of 9-11 and the recent 'attacks' in England. Then when asked by Hewitt whether he felt the leading Republican Presidential candidates were speaking with enough "seriousness" about the war, Santorum proceeded to say that alot was going to change in the next year.
Mythologizing Guiliani and 9/11
By Steve Rendall
And Giuliani walks on. He walks from his bunker, up Barclay Street and went on television. Went on and announced his heroism and then came back every hour or so until he became a star, a great figure, a national hero, the mayor who saved New York. Most of this comes from these dazed Pekingese of the Press. . . . Giuliani was a hero with these news people.—Columnist Jimmy Breslin (Newsday, 3/7/04)
On September 11, 2001, with George W. Bush in hiding for much of the day, mainstream journalists were desperately looking for a man on horseback. For many, that man would be New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter began his September 24, 2001 column:
I'm not posting this because of the obvious attempt at making Bill Clinton come off looking rosey. 9/11 Truth is not partisan. I'm posting this because of the ridiculous hypocrisy of being able to "blame" Clinton for the 9/11 attacks, but heaven forbid anyone mention Bush and 9/11. There are many examples of people friendly to the Bush Administration blaming Clinton for the 9/11 attacks. Here's one from Bill Kristol. Let's also not forget ABC actually made a movie depicting Clinton as the one to blame. Remember, blaming Clinton for 9/11 good, blaming Bush for 9/11 bad. - Jon
By Faiz Shakir and Nico Pitney and Amanda Terkel and Satyam Khanna and Matt Corley, Center for American Progress. Posted June 28, 2007.
Rudy Giuliani: Rudy Giuliani Plays Politics with Health of 9/11 Firefighters and Recovery Workers
Tue, 06/26/2007 - 12:46 — admin
June 25, 2007 -- Rather than take responsibility for failing to protect 9/11 firefighters and recovery workers from debilitating toxic air at Ground Zero, Rudy Giuliani has decided to play the blame game. Over the weekend, Giuliani's campaign tried to smear fellow Republican and former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman who will testify before Congress today over 9/11 health issues and air quality.
Sunday, June 24th, 2007
9/11 Victims’ Mother: Giuliani is Part of the Problem
By Mick Meaney
RINF Alternative News
Growing criticism of Rudy Giuliani is reaching breaking point with even more victims’ families speaking out against his ill gotten gains from the tragic events of 9/11 including his continuous profiteering, his repeated lying and complete “incompetence”.
Sally Regenhard, whose fire-fighter son was among the 343 FDNY killed during the false flag terrorist attacks in New York, said: “If Rudolph Giuliani was running on anything but 9/11, I would not speak out, 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,” said the grieving mother.
In 2004 Sally Regenhard made the famous statement to Giuliani: “My son was murdered because of your incompetence,” during a commission hearing in Manhattan.
By GLENN BLAIN
THE JOURNAL NEWS
(Original publication: June 10, 2007)
On a recent night this spring, Rosaleen Tallon stood outside a Bay Ridge catering hall waiting for Rudy Giuliani to arrive for a cocktail party that raised money for his presidential campaign.
Tallon, a Yonkers resident whose firefighter brother was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, was not there to cheer the former New York City mayor. Instead she was among a group of protesters looking to dispel what they say is the myth of Giuliani's much-praised response to the attacks on the World Trade Center.
"I think if they knew the truth, (people) wouldn't vote for him," said Tallon, who is a leader of a group calling itself Sept. 11th Firefighters and Families for Truth. "We haven't had a chance to go national, but we will. You can bet on that."
The truth, according to Tallon and others involved in the protest, is that Giuliani's actions as mayor, especially his failure to address long-standing problems with radio communications, made matters worse on Sept. 11 and cost lives.
"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
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.
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor
Jun 8, 2007, 00:32
What, you didn’t know a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination is a partner in the Dallas law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani? It’s among the nation’s largest, with 400 attorneys and nine offices worldwide. And now B&G is exclusively representing the Spanish company Cintra through the privatization of Texas State Highway 121. Anybody want to call Congress and let them know? It’s right here in the linked March 26 Dallas Business Journal.
Reporter arrested after Republican debate
Published: Wednesday June 6, 2007
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A reporter advancing 9/11 conspiracy theories in a heated exchange with advisers to Rudy Giuliani was arrested following Tuesday night's Republican debate.
Police in Goffstown, N.H., confirmed to RAW STORY that freelance reporter Matt Lepacek was arrested for trespassing following the debate at St. Anselm College in Goffstown. Lepacek was asking a Giuliani adviser about comments the former mayor made on ABC News on Sept. 11 that some say show he had foreknowledge that the World Trade Center would collapse.
Police refused to release more information about Lepacek's case prior to his first scheduled court appearance July 3.
This appears to be the CNN footage of the confrontation between Giuliani and WeAreChange at the Giuliani Fundraiser. As anyone can see, a lot of 9/11 truth information was broadcast.
Fox 6 News San Diego - May 29 9:37 PM
9/11 protesters heckel Giuliani. Runs 4:30 5/29/07
Protesters gathered outside the Bay Ridge Manor
while Giuliani was inside.
9/11 families jeer Rudy - Protesters say he’s not fit for White House
By Helen Klein
Inside the Bay Ridge Manor, smiling supporters may have been toasting former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani with a bit of the bubbly and nibbling on slices of birthday cake.
But, it was a vastly different scene outside. Penned beyond metal barricades, across the street from the catering hall, which is located at 476 76th Street, protesters holding signs were making it crystal clear that they had little truck with “hizzoner,” who currently is running for the Republican presidential nomination and whose fundraiser was in full swing beyond the building’s brick façade.
Their purpose in protesting was directly tied to Giuliani’s presidential aspirations. As he tries to make his way to the White House, he is attempting to capitalize on his image as the hero of 9/11.