At risk of contributing to the ongoing media noise about “terrorism”, I am intrigued by a 1-hour radio program titled Witness to Terror about the September 11 hijacking government 9/11 Commission.
The program includes recordings of audio transmissions from planes, recordings of air traffic controllers, military transmissions, and eye-witness accounts. It is chilling.
If you’d rather not relive the day of the hijackings, don’t listen to this. If, however, you share my morbid curiosity, this program is fascinating, but also sad and disturbing.
Listen to the 1-hour RealAudio stream.
The commission examined how air traffic controllers, emergency services, and the military dealt with the situation. While, of course, it makes sense to examine how our institutions dealt with the hijackings, it sounds like people did what they could.