Monday, September 04, 2006

Life, 2 Towers, 2 Airplanes

Watching the BBC docu-drama 9/11 the last minutes in WTC (as I write this) is heartbreaking.
Once for the original footage which is just as shocking as it was when I saw those images live on the very same screen plus added detail of assorted footage which turned up later.
Twice for the reinactments, where you see people being told to stay in the office, return to their office, those individual stories of survival and death. Rescuers dying. Guilty feeling survivors.

Words fail me. Over and out.

Related: 3D-images of 9/11

P.S. Just apropos ... Watching CNN's recent special In The Footsteps of Bin Laden explained to me for the first time (in a non-satirical manner), why President Bush seemed so unimpressed or -surprised when he was told about the attacks while reading to kids: the warnings were there and they were drastic. Not publicly shared though, probably because the threats were still unspecific. But someone briefed president-style would definitely not have been surprised except for the novel method used.

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