September 11th, 2002

AFFF

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Most of what I saw, no one needs to know.

- Anonymous Shanksville volunteer fire fighter

We are in our new normalcy. It's not the normalcy we had before. We're without our loved ones. It certainly will never be the normalcy we had on Sept. 10.

- Barbara Minervino, wife of WTC victim
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AFFF

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She was two. The family was flying to Disneyland when the terrorists slaughtered the flight attendants, stabbed the pilots to death, and drove the plane into the building. . . .

bin Laden's lackeys killed her--and did so to ensure that other fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters died as well, preferably by the tens of thousands. This little girl's death wasn't even a comma in the manifesto they hoped to write. They made sure that her last moments alive were filled with horror and blood, screams and fear; they made sure that the last thing she saw was the desperate faces of her parents, insisting that everything was okay, we're going to see Mickey, holding out a favorite toy with numb hands, making up a happy lie. And then she was fire and then she was ash.

http://www.lileks.com/bleats/archive/02/0902/090102.html#090502