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    Met dank aan ‘Jimmy Devil Rocket Science’ op fark:

    Okay folks, I’ve culled some of the more interesting ones here for your reading pleasure. Many of the messages are broken into packets, so I have taken the step of combining the packets to make them easier to read, omitting the timestamps from later packets. I am also blanking out the phone numbers and email addresses to stay within the Fark.com rules. Those are the only changes I have made to these messages.

    As far as I can tell, this one is the very first human reckoning of the attacks by text.

    2001-09-11 08:47:46 Arch [0901509] B ALPHA Someone just told me there was an explosion at wtc….BR

    This one is a bit more chilling, and requires some explanation.

    2001-09-11 08:47:48 Arch [0902592] A ALPHA regularlist 09/11/01 08:47 BFH-2-FHS :> 4002 LINE DOWN (‘CANTOR_SPEED: 09/11/01 08:47:09: LINEDOWN: stop the DQA heartbeat now’ in cantor_speed_page.log) #1

    That message is apparently the first non-human reckoning of the WTC attack by text.

    Cantor Fitzgerald (pops) occupied the five floors directly above the impact site of the first plane. No Cantor Fitzgerald employee who was in the tower that day escaped. The company lost more than 2/3 of their entire workforce. That text was most likely sent to one of their IT people, who may very well have been in the tower and thus needed no reminding that the network had stopped pinging.

    Here’s another automated message related to the same office.

    2001-09-11 08:48:46 Arch [0162912] A ALPHA PAGE FROM lifeline: alert 8933585 ETS appl nbetpsd27.fi.gs.com ETS RTCE: – Market data inconsistent…Cantor API problem Trading system offline on nbetpsd27.fi.gs.com, run by etsuser on nbetpsd27, pid = 24277

    GS.com is, of course, Goldman Sachs (pops).

    The next message that directly relates to the attack comes two minutes later. The content of the message speak for itself. Quite a few of these went out, all identical.

    2001-09-11 08:50:31 Skytel [003260422] B ALPHA An Aloha call is starting . This is for a fire at 2WT. Please call into TeleMeeting conference center at -877-XXX-XXXX . If Morgan Stanley has not initiated the call you will hear music until they initiate the call. Dallas Data Center Operations 9/11/01 7:49:49 AM

    People begin to turn on their televisions.

    2001-09-11 08:50:46 Arch [0927835] C ALPHA 49-CNN SAID THEY THINK IT WAS A PLANE THAT HIT THE BLDG. -KAREN

    Others get straight to work.

    2001-09-11 08:50:50 Skytel [003252015] D ALPHA BOMB DETINATED IN WORLD TRADE CTR. PLS GET BACK TO MIKE BRADY W/A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF YOUR AREAS AND CONTACT US IF ANYTHING IS NEEDED AT 212-XXX-XXXX.

    The media comes to life.

    2001-09-11 08:51:24 Metrocall [0814690] A ALPHA Frm: Santini, Olivia (NBC, MSNBC) Sub: Txt: plane crash at World Trade Center in NYC-no word on details- efforting more info now

    These appear to be the first texts issued to first responders.

    2001-09-11 08:53:01 Arch [0982761] C ALPHA World Trade Center- report of explosion and/or fire. Will update as further info is recv’d. MTAPD Comm Ctr (1/1)

    2001-09-11 08:53:44 Arch [1622213] B ALPHA “NYPD Ops Div”

    2001-09-11 08:53:54 Arch [0969351] B ALPHA CALL REMCS REF PLANE CRASH AT WORLD TRADE CENTER. THIS IS NOT A DRIL REMCS 9

    It’s unclear who this one is to or from, but this text may very well have saved someone’s life.

    2001-09-11 08:53:52 Skytel [002693173] B ALPHA FYI—-UPPER LEVEL OF WORLD TRADE CENTER IS ON FIRE…HEAVY EMGENCY UNITS O/S… AVOID ALL AREAS .OP#12

    This one is tough. I hope they were okay.

    2001-09-11 08:54:27 Arch [0932332] D ALPHA 27-LARRY, CALL BRIAN 516-XXX-XXX. WANT TO KNOW IF OUR MEN ARE OKAY, SAW A PLANE HIT BLDG.

    No telling what this one is about. Fire chief, maybe?

    2001-09-11 08:54:33 Arch [0239454] D ALPHA 37-WE NEED TO HAVE YOU HEAD TO WORLD TRADE CTR. PLEASE CALL LAURA EXT 6121.

    Here’s some more without comment:

    2001-09-11 08:55:31 Skytel [002370062] D ALPHA MAJOR FIRE AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. JEFF DECKER AT 609-XXX-XXXX

    2001-09-11 08:55:33 Skytel [002691994] C ALPHA EXPLOSION AT WORLD TRADE CENTER. STAY AWAY. CALL JOE Q AT 908-XXX-XXXX.

    2001-09-11 08:55:35 Metrocall [0923503] D ALPHA if you don’t have radio on, small plane has hit world trade center. — andy

    2001-09-11 08:55:37 Skytel [003933498] C ALPHA AN AIRCRAFT OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN HAS HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN NY…CNN HAS LIVE PICTURES…JOE T/OCC

    2001-09-11 08:55:42 Metrocall [002160790] B ALPHA 21-A SMALL PLANE CRASHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CTR IN N.Y. JUST NOW. CALL ME, LOVE YOUR WIFE.

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    You can go to the bank on the fact that the end is very nigh for 911 liars, stalkers, slanderers.

    As for those who say that it’s not appropriate to release personal messages that were texted on 911…. People deserve the truth… What is not right [much less appropriate] is the continual lies and slander that has gone on for years.

    Karma can be a b!tch. Justice is coming and those who deserve their “just desserts” will be finally getting them.

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    Kijk aan. Het lijkt erop alsof we het uitgesprokener deel van yankenland ook aantrekken met dit soort topics. ‘Why don’t you have a seat over there ?’