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NYC Beefs Up Security for ‘Elevated Threat Environment’ on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

New York City is beefing up security ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th Terror Attacks as countless mourners and politicians descend on the Big Apple to honor those killed that day.

“We have developed a robust security overlay for the upcoming ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks,” Martine Materasso, chief of the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau, said Wednesday.

“We will be using all of our counterterrorism resources to ensure a safe event,” she added.

“It’s 20 years later but we still feel it so intensely,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We have a major anniversary coming up and the eyes of the world will be on New York City, which means we have to take extraordinary precautions to protect all New Yorkers.”

“As of this moment there is no specific and credible threat,” added the Mayor.

“We are watching, because we know the ways of the terrorist,” he concluded. “We understand this anniversary is going to be on their minds as well.”

Twenty years ago this Saturday, 19 Islamic Fundamentalists armed with box-cutters and other rudimentary weapons seized control of four commercial passenger jets.

At 8:45 A.M., an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20-thousand gallons of jet fuel smashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. 18 minutes later, another plane hit the South Tower.

At 9:45 A.M., a third aircraft crashed into the west side of the Pentagon. The fourth plane descended into a field in rural Pennsylvania after passengers fought to regain control.

Within two hours, the towers were gone and 3,000 people lost their lives.

That figure includes 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 members of the NYPD, and 37 Port Authority police officers who were working to get people out of the buildings.

Read the full report at the NY Post.

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6 responses to “NYC Beefs Up Security for ‘Elevated Threat Environment’ on 20th Anniversary of 9/11”

  1. UppityG says:

    As is my habit, every 9/11, I keep to myself and think back on that fateful day… I seek out the stories told of that day from others, from all walk of life in America, and even from those in ally-lands who were shocked and rallied to our side. Everyone who was old enough to form a memory of that day remembers exactly where they were when it happened or heard of it.

    This is the lengthiest write up on The Falling Man I’ve come across so far… it has a link to another article about a man in Tower 1 81st fl who escaped. A very good read…

    May we all be nicer to each other this weekend, regardless…. paz.

  2. UppityG says:

    Thank you, friend. Peace unto you as well….

  3. Gobsmacked says:

    Beautifully descriptive recounting. Thank you.
    That day, and the horrible days that followed looking for survivors… the discovery of the other planes and thier thwarted targets, will forever be engraved in my memories as well.
    Peace, my friend. 💙

  4. UppityG says:

    NYC has enough funds to “beef up” security? How’d they pull that off, by wiping out some more grandmas and grandpas in nursing homes?

    I stopped flying commercial airliners 9-12-01. If I can’t drive to where I want to go, or take a boat, then I’m not interested.

    I can’t believe it’s actually been 20 years since it happened… I remember that day like it was yesterday….

    I lived on the west coast back then and I fell asleep with the bedroom tv on… I awoke suddenly, much earlier than usual, and was briefly disoriented. I heard someone saying, in grave tones, that a plane had struck a skyscraper. I thought “what movie is this?” And then, I focused on the tv screen, saw the CNN bug in the bottom corner* and realized it was not a movie. A tragic accident, I thought. As I sat there trying to decide if I should just get up and make coffee and get ready for work, or snooze for another hour, I watched a second plane hit the other tower. “We’re being attacked!” I immediately thought, outrage and fear instantly dialed to 11.
    *(that was then, ok, Fox News was not yet a thang, and for sure neither was New Media like Timcast, Project Veritas, CFP, Crowder, Newsmax, etc)

    I remained glued to the broadcast, and moved as if in a trance. I finally wondered if anyone would be going to work. At the time, I worked in a downtown high rise skyscraper and realized it could be considered an irresistible target. I dialed the main office line and heard a recorded announcement… don’t come to work today, updates will be made throughout the day, check back frequently. Indeed… updates would be made…..

    Eventually coffee got made, toast buttered, all in a trance. Friends called and were reassured I was fine, work was called off, I would not be in a vulnerable place. Then, the Flight 93 news… the Pentagon news… other buildings next to the WTC collapsing… all the gray dust covered people wandering about in a daze, putting one foot in front of the other, one plod at a time. Everyone walking, walking out of town, cars abandoned…

    The jumpers… the people who could not be rescued, saving themselves from a fiery immolation… the woman who was set afire and showed up in the building lobby knowing she was coated in flames, arms outstretched asking for help, people around her throwing their coats and whatever on her to snuff out the conflagration, certain they were merely sparing a dead woman further consumption. She lived… she lived.

    Rick Rescorla… the kind of American we need a lot more of right about now… perished that day, after making sure everyone in the office had evacuated from Tower 2. Look him up…

    I pray that God help us to remember what we learned that day, what we lost and gained, because for a little bit at least, we came together as a family. We need each other a lot more than we realize right now and too many of our young people have no idea what they’re doing to themselves and to the rest of us… no idea….

    May God help us all….

  5. Masshole says:

    Worry not. This is 100% virtue signaling bullshit.

  6. Wolv256 says:

    Well, I don’t trust you fucking people. You lie, all the time. You saying that only makes me worry. I wasn’t worried before, but after reading you people say that, I am now.

    Fuck the CIA. Fuck the FBI. Leave us alone, you evil bastards!!!