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9/11 Commission Ignored Firefighter's Account of Explosions Inside WTC
Schroeder's compelling testimony contradicts official story at every turn


Paul Joseph Watson

Prison Planet
Thursday, August 9, 2007

Astounding and compelling testimony from a brave 9/11 firefighter that was ignored by the 9/11 Commission has added further weight to the already overwhelming evidence that the twin towers were brought down by means of explosives.

Firefighter John Schroeder, assigned to Engine Company 10 directly across the street from the World Trade Center complex, holds back tears and describes his first-hand experience on Sept. 11th in an emotive interview with We Are Change and Loose Change.

Much of Schroeder's testimony directly contradicts the official story and the 9/11 Commission, to which he spoke but was ignored.

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Perhaps the most important aspect of Schroeder's testimony is his recollection that there was a distinct gap between the plane striking the north tower and the elevators exploding.

"We're standing there in the lobby....all of a sudden we hear (explosion noise) and the elevators exploded like something out of a Bruce Willis Die Hard movie," said Schroeder.

"People just come running out of the elevators on fire....I was like what is going on here, something's up here - I mean the plane's up there now there's fire down here?"

Schroeder said his team were in the tower for at least 5 minutes after the first plane hit before the elevators exploded, contradicting the official explanation that jet fuel cascaded down the elevator shafts and caused them to explode immediately after the plane struck.

"We said something's wrong here - I mean the plane hit up on the 80th floor - 5 minutes later and the elevators are suddenly exploding on the first level - why?" asked Schroeder.

"There was definitely a distinct time delay between the planes hitting and the elevators exploding," he added.

After attempting to make their way up the towers and then returning back down to the lobby, Schroeder and his colleagues were shocked to see that the lobby was totally deserted.

"We got down to the lobby and everything was blown out, exploded, and we were the only ones in the lobby....everything was exploded, everything was gone, we're like what is going on here?" said Schroeder.

Schroeder's team was baffled as to why so much death and destruction was evident in the lower levels of the tower when the plane had hit so high up.

"It looked like a bomb went off in the lobby," said Schroeder.

They were also shocked at how the building seemed to be collapsing in on them from the interior.

Schroeder's company was heading up to the 24th floor of the north tower when the second plane hit the south tower.

"We were tossed like a rag doll by another explosion in our building," said Schroeder. "People were making there way down the stairwells burnt like you couldn’t believe. We were all shocked because it seemed as if there was fire everywhere, on so many floors. It just didn’t make sense."

"Explosions, fires everywhere, is something happening that we don't know about here? recalled Schroeder. "I mean a plane just hit - it wasn't an F-14 coming in and shooting rockets at us."

Schroeder also recalls the message that was broadcast in the south tower after the north tower had been hit telling workers to stay in the building.

"I heard that myself - stay home, stay home - so we're like who is this guy to tell anybody at this point in time - I mean from the first time we got to the west side highway we looked up and there was 30 floors of fire, you got another building right next to it with thousands of people in it - get 'em out! It's plain and simple here! Oh go back to work - yeah now they'll never go back to work," exclaimed Schroeder.

"I would like to know who that person was," he added.

Schroeder managed to escape from the area around the south tower moments before its collapse and was literally picked up and thrown across the highway by the energy of the implosion of the building. He also describes seeing his colleagues have huge fire trucks that they were trapped under blown off them by the force of the explosion, allowing them to escape.

Schroeder also slammed Rudy Giuliani for ordering the police to arrest the firefighters after they refused to stop digging for their buddies.

"To have us stop digging for our brothers on All Saints Day because they found the gold - it was an absolute crime - because you know if Giuliani's son or any family member was in that pit on that day then he would dig until China to find him."

"To stop our digging and then send the cops out on us, c'mon now something's wrong here," he added.

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Schroeder's lung capacity has been reduced by 40% as a result of the toxic dust cover-up that continues to cost brave firefighters and first responders their lives to this day.

The interview was concluded with Schroeder agreeing with the premise that the twin towers and Building 7 were brought down by other means than just the impact of jetliners and the resulting debris.

This is one of the most powerful first-hand accounts of 9/11 you will ever see and at almost every turn it conflicts with the official story that has been sold to us by the same people who abandoned the courageous firefighters and first responders and lied to them by telling them the air was safe to breathe.

More and more are fighting back against the cover-up and we remain hopeful that others will follow in John Schroeder's footsteps and boldly step forward to reveal what really happened on that fateful day.

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