THEY dedicated hours, days, weeks to shovelling away the tower debris and searching for September 11 survivors. But now thousands of people who rushed to Ground Zero to help have been left diagnosed with various forms of cancer - including cancers of the blood, breast cancer and cancers affecting the digestive system. Why have cancer rates gone up since September 11? Government reports have suggested that those near the World Trade Center were exposed to chemicals that were known carcinogens or cancer-causing agents. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center oncologist, Dr. Larry Norton, has even formerly spoken out and said there was “every reason to expect” that the debris released in the attack could have been carcinogenic. More than 50 types of cancer are now believed to be related to the toxic smoke and dust of September 11. According to the New York Post, the NYPD cops who worked at Ground Zero after 9/11 had 50 per cent more cancer diagnoses than officers … [Read more...] about 9/11 cancer deaths: Why have cancer rates gone up since the September 11 attacks?
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Before September 11, 2001, Elissa Slotkin was a 20-something graduate student at Columbia University with an interest in foreign affairs. After she watched the second plane hit the World Trade Center from a student lounge, her life's trajectory was changed forever: She changed her course of study, later met with recruiters from the CIA and signed up for a job that would take her on three tours of Iraq during the War on Terror.Slotkin, 17 years removed from that fateful day, is now running for Congress, one of a handful of Democratic veterans and service candidates carrying the party's mantle in a host of competitive midterm races who trace their service back to what they saw and felt on September 11."I did not go into graduate school thinking I would choose national service as a career," she said, reflecting on what was her second day at Columbia. "By the end of that day, I knew national service was what I was going to do."Candidates like Slotkin represent a generation of political … [Read more...] about Democratic candidates trace careers of service to memories of September 11, 2001
TODAY marks 17 years since the 9/11 terror attack on New York wiped out the iconic Twin Towers and killed 2,996 people across four sites. Despite the terror attack being broadcast live across global TV screens, there are still conspiracy theories surrounding the horrific events of September 11, 2001. We look at the most common ones still floating around. When was 9/11? On September 11, 2001 a group of al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners. Two planes - American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 75 - were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York. Another was flown into the Pentagon in Washington and the fourth crashed into a field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after a struggle between the hijackers and passengers. How many conspiracy theories are there? There are dozens of conspiracy theories floating around seventeen years after the attacks took place. The most well-known conspiracy theory relates to the collapse of World … [Read more...] about 9/11 conspiracy theories – what are the common conspiracies surrounding the September 11 attacks and how have they been debunked?
Before we talk about North Korea, let’s talk about the two things Barack Obama and George W. Bush have in common. The first is their respective legacies, which are filled with much more failure than success. Obama’s positive legacy boils down to America’s first black president — which is no small thing on its own, but it is within the context of a two-term president.Bush’s legacy is that he kept us safe. In the aftermath of September 11, additional terror attacks were inevitable. Thanks to Bush, they never happened. Again, no small thing. For both men, though, their tenures are marked by failure after failure. Bush mismanaged his wars and limped out of office. The triple fumble of Hurricane Katrina, a push for mass amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, and his failure to see the coming collapse of the economy, drove down his approval ratings (and deservedly so) into the 20s. Bush’s other big mistake was his refusal to fight back. Katrina was not … [Read more...] about Nolte: North Korea Is Why I Supported Trump
President Donald Trump reportedly questioned why the CIA had waited for a drone strike target to walk away from his family before killing him.Trump had previously advocated taking out the families of terrorists during his presidential campaign.He has also spoken in favor of using large-scale military power to target enemies in Syria and Afghanistan.Washington Post source who was in a meeting with Trump and agency officials. On his first full day in office in January 2017, the CIA was reportedly showing Trump a recording of a previous drone strike in which operators had waited to strike at the target until he wandered away from his home, which had his family inside. But Trump questioned the move, according to The Washington Post's source.“Why did you wait?” the person at the meeting recalled Trump saying.Trump was also reportedly not impressed by new CIA military capabilities that allowed them to limit civilian casualties, sources noted. He commanded the CIA to begin … [Read more...] about Report: Trump asked CIA why it waited for a target to walk away from his family before striking