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The Death Toll From the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks 17 Years Ago Continues to Rise, says AMAC

9/11 terror terrorism death toll attacksWASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this week the nation remembered those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Officially, 2,997 people were killed when 19 radical Islamic assassins hijacked four airliners and turned them into guided missiles aimed at vulnerable targets. Three of those planes found their targets – the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. The fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania, when patriotic passengers put up a fight.

But, in fact, those attacks “were a death sentence for countless more victims in the aftermath of that tragic event,” notes Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. “More than 1,000 have already succumbed to illnesses caused by exposure to toxic debris. One report suggests that some 37,000 people have developed at least one medical condition as a result of 9/11. Another one notes that 20,874 individuals – including 16,000 first responders – are sick enough to be eligible for compensation.”

The terrorists took down the two main towers, each 110 stories tall, creating a dust storm of epic proportions. According to the Healthline Web site the “dust, which remained in the air for days, covered everything and everyone in the area. It held a mixture of toxins and irritants that included asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), benzene, dioxin, glass fibers, gypsum, cement particles, and heavy metals such as lead, among other substances.”

The diseases afflicting 9/11 survivors run the gamut from heart and lung disease to a variety of cancers and even Alzheimer’s disease, according to Weber.

The late Dr. Jim Melius was an expert on workplace medicine who chaired the Steering Committee for what would become the World Trade Center Health Program. In an interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper last year, he said, “within the next five years we will be at the point where more people have died from World Trade Center-related illnesses than died from the immediate impact of the attacks. There are a lot of people who are very, very ill with lung disease who will see at least 10 years taken from their normal life span and we are already seeing many more premature deaths occurring, and among younger people, from the cancers. There is going to be a new generation of widows and widowers.”

Says Weber, “December 7, 1941 is remembered as ‘a date that will live in infamy’ in memory of the more than 2,400 Americans killed in that cowardly attack on Pearl Harbor. It once was described as the day ‘a sleeping giant’ was awakened. September 11, 2001 is a day that is as infamous – if not more so. And, once again that “giant” was awakened. But, while we’ve had important successes in the war on terror over the past 17 years, there is more to be done. We cannot become complacent and we must support those who recognize the dangers ahead.”

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Rik

And especially Thanks to ExPresident Obama’s ridiculous policy of letting these Muslims migrate into OUR country. Future “death from within” our own borders! Of course, both he, Kerry and especially Hillary should ALL BE PROSECUTED AS TRAITORS! Obama for the UNaffordable Care Act, his “Open Borders”, his pushing his personal Gay and Transexual agenda, his AND Kerry’s Iran deal, his AND Hillary’s “giving away” of 25% of OUR Uranium to Russia, his gun giveaway to Mexico that ended up in the hands of the Mexican cartels, etc, etc. Especially Hillary for her “private server” and BOTH her AND Obama for allowing Benghazzi to even happen! All levels of Conservative Republicans need to hammer these Progressively Communist Democrats come Election time.

wandamurline

And we have allowed these people to come to America…what will happen in the future?

Lawrence Greenberg

According to the Healthline Web site the “dust, which remained in the air for days, covered everything and everyone in the area. It held a mixture of toxins and irritants that included asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), benzene, dioxin, glass fibers, gypsum, cement particles, and heavy metals such as lead, among other substances.” I worked at 26 Federal Plaza, perhaps eight blocks from the WTC. We were forced to go back to work nine days after the towers went down. The air was a toxic brew of poisons which the official authorities have yet to admit. As for the “…dust, which remained in the air for days…” remark, I must beg to differ. I was there, five days every week, and the dust was not in the air for days – it was in the air for months. You could not only smell the air, you could not only see the… Read more »

Archie Higgins

drain the swamp-build the wall-and then drain the swamp some more. if Americans don’t want a 3th party then term limits would be a “AUTO SWAMP DRAINER”??

Archie Higgins

Not putting my nose in, just telling what I know for sure that might help someone. When I hear news of someone wanting or needing to sue over the 9/11 murders, I keep thinking of the lies our government told to protect the Bush clan.. 15 of the 19 that did the dirty work on 9/11 were Saudi’s! So the lie that Americans were told “we don’t know who to attack” over the murders of 2900 plus Americans is a lie and told by the Bush clan. Oil is the reason that they protect the Saudi’s! So if you want to get justice, you should sue all of the Bush clan! You would have had justice by now! Just my opinion