Monday, October 11

REMAINS OF 9/11 DEAD TO "SPEND ETERNITY IN A RUBBISH DUMP"


These people are unbelievable. They've spent hundreds of millions of dollars in trying to make George W. Bush look as if he holds the memory of those who died on 9/11 sacred, but they fought the establishment of the 9/11 Commission and they won't spend the money necessary to return the remains of the dead to their grieving families:

The remains of hundreds of victims of the September 11 attacks are to be permanently buried in the world's largest rubbish dump, to the consternation of their grieving relatives...
Relatives were assured that ashes would be returned after they were sorted, but city authorities have since balked at the estimated $450 million cost of transferring them again. Instead they have promised to lay a 2,200-acre park on top of the dump, whose rotting contents smell strongly of methane, and to erect a memorial to the victims.

Relatives of 1,169 of the 3,000 who died have yet to receive any remains, and many are outraged at the authorities' decision.

Diane Horning, whose son Matthew, 24, died in the North Tower, where he worked for the insurance company Marsh and McLennan, said: "We were promised the remains - any and all remains of the victims - and now we discover that my lost son is to spend eternity in a rubbish dump.

"This is morally reprehensible and emotionally unacceptable, and we are going to fight it all the way."

Matthew made two mobile phone calls to his family after the first jet struck the World Trade Center. He asked his father to tell his fiancee, Maura, that he loved her. His last word, sent on a pager message, was: "Scared".

His mother, who believes that the cost of moving the ashes has been exaggerated tenfold, said: "They have already started bulldozing junk and debris on top of our loved ones and they have left our son in the garbage. They promised that this would never happen, and they are trying to cover up their mistake, literally and figuratively."
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Last week the families of victims were invited to a planning meeting on Staten Island but officials offered no concessions.

3 Comments:

Blogger Matthew Sludge said...

I use the "flip-flop" method to discern whatever the Bush administration says. I take what they say and read the opposite as true.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

A very good method! I don't know why I continue to naively expect truth from power with these guys. I mean, Nixon was a liar, but he was a piker compared to them.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

A very good method! I don't know why I continue to naively expect truth from power with these guys. I mean, Nixon was a liar, but he was a piker compared to them.

10:57 AM  

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