by Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, September 13,
A 9/11 first responder has gone on the
record to describe how he heard a demolition-style countdown precede
the collapse of WTC 7, eyewitness testimony that dovetails with
other EMT's and rescue personnel who were also told that Building 7
was going to be "brought down".
Earlier this year,
we reported on the testimony of an anonymous EMT
named Mike who told Loose Change producer Dylan Avery that hundreds
of emergency rescue personnel were told over bullhorns that Building
7, a 47 story skyscraper adjacent the twin towers that was not hit
by a plane yet imploded symmetrically later in the afternoon on
9/11, was about to be "pulled" and that a 20 second radio countdown
preceded its collapse.
That account was backed up by
another ground zero rescue worker who
went on the record with her full name. Volunteer EMT Indira Singh
described to a radio show how she learned that WTC 7 was going to be
"brought down" and the context was clear that it was to be
In addition, former NYPD officer Craig Bartmer
bombs tear down the building as he fled the collapse.
Now another ground zero first responder has shed more light on how
he heard the countdown moments before attempting to escape the
collapse of Building 7 as a stampede ensued.
Former Air Force Special Operations for Search and Rescue expert,
Kevin McPadden traveled to ground zero completely of his own accord
and spent the next four days searching through the rubble and nearby
buildings for survivors.
In a speech given at this week's 9/11 truth events in New York City,
McPadden describes the shocking details of what he witnessed shortly
before WTC 7 imploded into its own footprint.
Watch the video.
"While we were on the right side,
there was firefighters getting ready, they were bussing them
back and forth, and a couple of vets that were there - they got
the vibe that something was coming down," said McPadden.
"We started asking questions, everybody started asking
questions, and the next thing you know there was a Red Cross
representative pacing back and forth in front of the crowd
holding his hand over the radio - I couldn't hear what it was
saying but it was like pulsed - whatever the speech was on there
it was pulsed - and that means to me most likely it was a
"But he took his hand off at the last three seconds and he gave
this heartfelt look - like just run for your life - because he
didn't want to bring it on his conscience - he didn't want to go
to his grave with that - and then we had a couple of seconds to
put our heads together," said McPadden.
McPadden then describes the frantic
attempts to escape as the building began to collapse.
In a taped interview with us after the event, McPadden made it clear
that he and onlookers clearly heard "three, two, one" from the radio
before the building collapsed. We will be releasing that tape over
the next week. We also talked to other first responders who verified
McPadden's account, when added to the testimony of other first
responders, clearly suggests that officials knew the building was
about to be brought down in a planned demolition, and that they made
a conscious effort or were ordered to hide that fact from the first
responders, though at the very end onlookers were given a brief
warning which enabled them to escape safely.
The following video from CNN clearly shows firefighters and police
telling the public to get back because Building 7 was about to come
down and in the words of the cameraman was about to "blow up."
In June it was revealed that an
individual who had a high level security clearance and was stationed
in the Office of Emergency Management in World Trade Center 7
witnessed explosions and damage to the lobby of the building before
either twin tower had collapsed. (click below image)
Says bombs were going off in 7 before either tower collapsed
The testimony of these individuals meshes with others in confirming
that Building 7 was deliberately brought down on the day of 9/11, a
fact that eviscerates official investigations into Building 7 as
nothing more than part of an orchestrated cover-up.
In February of 2002
Silverstein Properties won $861 million from
Industrial Risk Insurers to rebuild on the site of WTC 7.
Silverstein Properties' estimated investment in WTC 7 was $386
million. This building's collapse alone resulted in a payout of
nearly $500 million, based on the contention that it was an
unforeseen accidental event.
A cursory insight into professional building demolition tells us
that experts are required to spend weeks and months planning the
demolition of any building, ensuring that the explosives are placed
in exactly the right spots, that the collapse will not impact
surrounding buildings, and that a myriad of sufficient safety
procedures are followed.
To imagine that demolition experts could rig such a huge building
amidst the chaos of the day, unsure of whether further attacks were
coming, in a matter of hours and bring the building down neatly in
its own footprint without afflicting major damage to adjacent
buildings is beyond belief.
Even if one entertains the notion that this is within the realm of
possibility, the fact is that the federal government,
FEMA and NIST
and Silverstein Properties are all knowingly lying in claiming that
the building collapsed by accident as a result of burning debris
from the twin towers.
Now it is established that they lied about Building 7, how can we
trust their often changing explanations of the collapse of the twin
towers, especially considering the dozens and dozens of eyewitnesses
who have gone on the record to report the fact that explosives were
seen and heard on all levels of both towers,
including underground explosions before the
planes even hit?
We are being asked to put our faith in either the federal
government, who deliberately lied about 9/11 in the very days after
the attack in
telling emergency workers and firefighters
that the toxic air was safe to breathe, or the emergency
workers and other rescue heroes who risked their lives and are still
suffering the consequences of their courage.
This testimony demands an immediate grand jury inquiry into both
monolithic insurance fraud, potential manslaughter, and a complete
re-appraisal and re-investigation into everything else that happened
on 9/11 in an effort to discover what else the government lied about
concerning the events of that day and its aftermath.