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Sunday, May 21, 2006

An Ordinary Morning

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Kevin Cosgrove called his wife and told her he was leaving his office in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Before he could, the second plane hit. He didn't make it out. But he did make a phone call to 911. Listen to it. Carefully. Listen to him as he fears for his life, on an ordinary morning when all he did was go to work. Listen to him plead for help, on an ordinary morning when all he did was go to work. Listen to him tell the 911 operator about his children and how he's too young to die, on an ordinary morning when all he did was go to work. Listen to the building begin to collapse around him. Listen to him. On an ordinary morning.
You'll need Apple QuickTime to watch this video. Cut and paste this url into the QuickTime player. Do not try to open it with a browser.

http://www.rcfp.org/moussaoui/audio/cosgrove_movie_high.mp4
After you watch and listen, look at the rest of the evidence from the Moussaoui trial that has been released. Warning, it's graphic; but look anyway.

Then cry. Then be angry. Then remember why we've sent our men & women all over the globe to destroy the people who committed this horrible violence; on an ordinary morning when all any of us did was get up and live our lives.

ht: Chad at Cake or Death?

4 comments:

John 5/21/2006 09:18:00 PM  

Chilling. This brings up some very unsavory and primal feelings from that day...

John in IL 5/21/2006 10:38:00 PM  

thank you. Everyone needs to hear this.

Aatom 5/22/2006 05:14:00 PM  

I don't think I have the stomach for this right now, I just watched United 93 last night and it felt like a punch in the gut. I literally burst into tears when the film ended. I had almost forgotten how that morning made me feel, and this film brought it all back. I actually wanted to scream at the screen at one point. Very primal stuff. And exactly the movie that 9/11 deserved.

Kevin 5/22/2006 05:29:00 PM  

I recommend that you wait if you've just seen U93. I had the same reaction to the movie that you did by the way.

But you should listen to this recording when you're ready.

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