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Posted on Mar 9, 2007
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The country’s largest firefighters union has taken presidential candidate and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to task over his “egregious acts” following 9/11. Giuliani, now the front-runner for the GOP nomination, draws almost all of his popularity from his post-9/11 performance.


AP:

In a letter to its members Friday, the International Association of Fire Fighters excoriated Giuliani for his November 2001 decision to cut back the number of firefighters searching the rubble of Ground Zero for the remains of some 300 fallen comrades.

The 280,000-member union accused him of carelessly expediting the cleanup process with a “scoop-and-dump” operation after the recovery of millions of dollars in gold, silver and other assets from the Bank of Nova Scotia that had been buried.

Giuliani’s campaign insisted that he respects and supports first responders.

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By AnnaCatherine, March 11, 2007 at 1:54 pm Link to this comment
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Rudy was a phony while the towers were still burning and firefighters were being carried out. I asked a friend in my office at the time what he thought would happen in a few months when these people he was ‘so proud of’ asked for a raise. We all know how that turned out. He closed some firehouses. So much for his phony NYC pride. Seems to go with his family values. He really is trashy.

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By Kol Klink, March 10, 2007 at 9:26 pm Link to this comment
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One day of ‘grabbing the spotlight’ does not a president make!

For proof of that just look at the ‘spotlight grabbing’ of Bush…‘Bring ‘em On!...‘Mission Accomplished!...‘A Crusade!...‘We Dont Torture’...‘Saddam has been attempting to purchase uranium from Niger’...‘You are doing a heck of a job Brownie’...

I could go on but it makes me ill to think of the Chimp for more than a minute.

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By Dale Headley, March 10, 2007 at 2:44 pm Link to this comment
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Rudy Giuliani’s popularity, much like George Bush’s, stems mostly from standing on the pile of rubble after 9-11 and saying encouraging and patriotic things.  That’s all very well and good; but any mayor or president would have done the same.  In Rudy’s defense, though, at least Karl Rove didn’t write Giuliani’s words for him.  Giuliani, though, had better be ready for a maelstrom of criticism in the next year or so, much of it from Republicans, as more of hem find out where he stands on some of their most heartfelt issues.

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By Rodney, March 10, 2007 at 2:11 pm Link to this comment
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Gulaini has fooled a lot of people. 9-11 was a huge failure in that the first responders could not communicate witheach other and many of them died unnecessary. Also many of the rescue workers were told of the hazardous toxic enviorment they were working in. As a result of that many of them has since died or are totally disabled.America has always stood by it’s leaders in times of crisis and both Gulaini and Bush have been able to take advantage of that. But as we learned about how incompetent Bush is, we are beginning to learn the same about Gulaini

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By Bill Blackolive, March 10, 2007 at 12:31 pm Link to this comment
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Hey, we even have firefighter witnesses to demolition explosions in the 3 buildings that sank. When might they get to yell. Yeah, firstly their families need be safe, or safe enough for these basttered souls to utter something at present.

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By Steve Hammons, March 10, 2007 at 12:01 pm Link to this comment
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It seems interesting that Giuliani, like so many others, actually benefited from the 9/11 attacks.

Some politicicans, war profiteers and neocons all experienced good results from 9/11.

And there are many questions remaining about what happened that day.

Firefighters and many others are asking these questions.

For more on this topic, the articles referenced below may provide useful information:

“Viewpoints on 9/11 attacks span continuum of concerns”

Steve Hammons
American Chronicle
September 11, 2006

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=13487

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“Questions about 9/11 attacks include wide range of factors”

Steve Hammons
American Chronicle
September 6, 2006

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=13249

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“Army intelligence analyst who questions official 9-11 story is honorable patriot”

By Steve Hammons
American Chronicle
August 30, 2006

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=13016

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“Poll results on 9/11 attacks show many Americans have suspicions”

Steve Hammons
American Chronicle
August 4, 2006

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=12137

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“New Oliver Stone movie about 9/11 brings Americans together”

Steve Hammons
American Chronicle
August 2, 2006

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=12066

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“‘Mistakes’ or ‘plans’ in 9/11, Iraq invasion and occupation, War on Terror?”

Steve Hammons
American Chronicle
July 11, 2006

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=11401

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“9/11 questions explored in new documentary ‘Loose Change – 2nd Edition’”

By Steve Hammons    
American Chronicle
April 2, 2006

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=7556

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“The ‘9/11 Truth Movement’ raises questions about 9/11 attacks”

Steve Hammons
American Chronicle
November 1, 2005

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=3407

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By Quy Tran, March 10, 2007 at 11:59 am Link to this comment
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Rudy Giuliani should change Rudy “Opportunist” Giuliani. If this guy was front runner would we ask the GOP that for whom the bell told ? and is
that for the death at the end of the tunnel ?

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By Stephen Smoliar, March 10, 2007 at 10:13 am Link to this comment
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I just wrote an analysis of this on my own blog at:

http://therehearsalstudio.blogspot.com/2007/03/next-generation-of-911-stories.html

I am less concerned with the role that this story will play in the “freak show” of presidential politics and more that this is the first serious media story of a “dark side” to the reaction to the 9/11 attack.  My guess (and fear) is that we are now going to see more of this kind of story, probably provoked by the inevitable mudslinging that will take place to narrow the field of presidential contenders.

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By mite, March 10, 2007 at 8:09 am Link to this comment
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The Order used 911 to progress the Hegelian-Fascist dialectic process to bring our society of these united States to a time from past history.

http://www.valis.cbj.cc/HawksCAFE/070106.html

In which the State is all poweerful, the individual is free only as servant to the State. The State is superior, that the common man (the peasant) can find life, liberty, and happiness only by obedience to the State.

Search for: Americas Secret Establishment by
        Antony C. Sutton

I remind us peasents that Hitler gained control through the legislature too.

http://www.furnitureforthepeople.com/actpat.htm

Search: freedomtofascism

http://www.supremelaw.org/sls/31answers.htm

If these individuals will murder 1000’s of people in WTC towers and Bldg. #7 to take control of the Middle East’s Oil, what makes us think they won’t treat us as hitler did?

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