A Story That Blows The Official 9/11Account Sky High
Although 14 eye witnesses verify WTC janitor's story about a massive
basement explosion just seconds before the airline strike of the north tower,
major media reps. refuse to discuss why the story never ran or claim the story
provided nothing new, wasn't important or wasn't the focus of their attention.
The media big shots, like a gang of school yard bullies taping shut a little
guy’s mouth, have placed a big, black curtain around the 9/11 story of
WTC janitor William Rodriguez, silencing him as if he screwed up their fictitious
plot in a television script already written.
Rodriguez has desperately tried to tell his story, but claims the "bullies
with money and power" have kept him quiet, the reporters perpetuating a
government fraud and the media bosses, acting like Tony Soprano, sending orders
to keep his mouth shut or else!
Although it’s impossible for a working man like Rodriguez to pierce the
corporate veil and finger the top dogs, evasive comments by the underlings from
places like NBC and The New York Times when questioned about the Rodriguez blackout,
indicate somebody’s hiding something since all lips are zippered tight
like a bunch of street thugs protecting the "family name."
Across the board from all the major networks to all the so-called top notch
daily newspapers in the country, the ghost of janitor William Rodriguez is now
back alive, well and in the flesh four years later, reminding all the big shots
everywhere it doesn’t pay to tell a lie, especially with a man on a mission
Although the strange media blackout has left Rodriguez shaking his head in
disappointment and wondering why he has more freedom of speech abroad than at
home, he vows now, more than ever before, never to stop talking until every
last American has heard his story, listening to the cold, hard facts how the
north tower of the WTC came down from an underground explosion not just burning
jet fuel as the government contends.
Admittedly perplexed by being written out of the tragic script by the 9/11
Commission and what he calls the media fiction writers even though he is one
of the main characters, Rodriguez now thinks the American people are ready to
listen since distrust for big media and big government has reached epic proportions,
even creeping into the hinterland and heartland of America where the elite count
on a passive following.
But most importantly, Rodriguez hopes his story will finally be told, every
last single morsel of truth, in memory of the 3,000 killed and the 200 friends
he lost at Ground Zero, adding they "deserve nothing less than full truth."
A Nightmare for Government Officials
Rodriguez’s story, verified by at least 14 eye witnesses and a burn victim,
has become a veritable nightmare for officials clinging to the official story,
probably deciding the only way to handle him is to make the ‘boogey man
in the bad dream’ go away.
And that’s exactly how Rodriguez has been treated by the so-called big
shots in high places, being treated like the "bad guy riding the black
horse’’ instead of being heralded as the ‘white knight’
for saving hundreds of lives on 9/11 and sticking to the truth.
In faith walks a man on a mission, but the government’s problem with Rodriguez
doesn’t lie in his moral convictions but rather in corroborated eye-witness
evidence which, in this case, is much stronger than any scientific proof offered
to support the government’s burning jet fuel theory.
So, instead of openly dealing with Rodriguez he is conveniently hidden from
the official 9/11 Commission record, even after testifying behind closed doors.
He also has conveniently being hidden by the mainstream media, Rodriguez saying
in countless interviews, his words have either been deleted, manipulated or
made to fit the official government account.
And the reason why Rodriguez is a walking time bomb, waiting to explode the
government story, is that his story makes complete sense, something the government
story has been lacking from day one.
"I’ve never believed the government story that two planes brought
down the towers. I know the truth because I experienced what happened that day.
By all rights, I should be dead, but luckily I am alive to tell the truth if
only someone would listen. I am here to tell the truth for all those who died
and especially for my 200 friends who I feel a special obligation." said
Rodriguez in a telephone conversation from his New Jersey apartment.
"The American people aren’t stupid. They have just been deprived
of the vital information. If they listen to me, the truth will set them free."
And for critics who doubt his honesty and sincerity, Rodriguez says may he
be struck by a lightening bolt if he isn’t ‘telling the truth, the
whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God."
Rodriguez and 14 Other Witnesses Can’t Be Wrong
In a nutshell, on the morning of 9/11 Rodriguez, 44, was huddled together with
14 other people in a sub level 1 basement office, preparing for a day’s
work like he did every day for 20 years at the WTC. Without warning, suddenly
the frightened group felt a tremendous explosion emanating from somewhere below
them in one of the five remaining WTC sub levels.
Not only did the group hear the explosion, all 14 felt the floor tremble and
saw the walls crack just seconds before the group heard another distant explosion
coming from high above. Although unaware of the cause, Rodriguez later learned
the second explosion, occurring seconds after the first basement blast, turned
out to be the jetliner strike.
Further evidence of a tremendous basement blast came moments later when a man
by the name of Felipe David, burnt on his face, arms and hands, entered the
office yelling "explosion, explosion, explosion!" David had been standing
at a nearby sub level 1 freight elevator shaft when he was severely burned from
fire coming up the shaft from the basement explosion.
As Rodriguez pulled David to safety outside the WTC, there is absolutely 100
per cent agreement and not one contradiction among the 14 people with Rodriguez,
as to exactly what happened in those early minutes before and after the jetliner
strike on the morning of 9/11.
"Now, what really upsets me is that my story never appeared in the 9/11
Commission report after I told it to them behind closed doors," said Rodriguez
about his 2004 meeting with commission members. "They never followed up
with verifying my testimony and basically when the report came out, there was
no mention of my statements and the other evidence of a basement explosion when
they decided only the airliner brought down the towers.
"This is totally unacceptable and shows they are trying to cover up something.
How could anybody not believe there was a massive explosion below ground level
after talking with me and the other 14 people who witnessed the very same thing.
It refutes the government story point blank and that’s why they wanted
me behind closed doors and why they never mentioned my name or my story in their
"I am asking the American people right now to demand another open and
fair investigation not for my sake, but for the memory of all those good, innocent
people who died. We can’t allow the real perpetrators of this crime to
get away and I believe my testimony, if allowed to be heard, will help bring
the guilty parties to justice once and for all.
After Rodriguez’s story first appeared two weeks ago in The Arctic Beacon
web site at www.arcticbeacon.com
and The American Free Press, two alternative news outlets, he has been deluged
with interviews and appearances by other alternative media sources, but again
categorically ignored by the mainstream press.
Summing up his feeling about the media blackout, Rodriguez this week in a letter
written to Bypass Media, another alternative source, while trying to get an
"Since I was pulled from the rubble after saving hundreds of lives, I
had the only master key available on that day (see documentary about my experience
at www.cinemar.com), I realized that my original story was changed constantly
by the national networks. It was edited, manipulated, completely deleted, etc.
Never once have I had my complete story told by a major news outlet in this
" I also testified behind closed doors to the 9/11 Commission and my testimony
does not shows up on the final report, mainly because I went against the official
story. I was there, I was made a ‘National Hero’ here and in Puerto
Rico. I have sued the President in an ongoing federal lawsuit after realizing
a major manipulation of the facts that I experienced (see www.911forthetruth.com)
. I have become, besides the spokesperson for the families of 9/11, an activist
in search for the truth. My story has to be told."
Big Shots Respond To Media Blackout
When Doug Pasternak, head of NBC’s investigative unit, was asked this
week in a telephone conversation why not one single second of Rodriguez’s
story aired on the network after hours of footage was shot at Rodriguez’s
house in June 2004 after the 9/11 Commission hearings, he said:
"It simply didn’t add anything new. The part about the basement
explosion wasn’t the focus of our story. We were concerned about his statements
of a hijacker he supposedly encountered several months prior to 9/11 in the
World Trade Center. Again, it wasn’t the focus of our story and, like
I said, his story didn’t add anything new."
Asked why he didn’t question the 9/11 Commission’s overt error
of leaving Rodriguez’s statements out of the final report, Pasternak deferred
all further questions to Barbara Levin, communications director for the network.
In an email response, dated June 29, Levin said:
"Wanted to let you know that NBC News does not comment on our newsgathering."
Besides NBC’s reluctance to air Rodriguez’s story, he was pinning
his hopes of airing the truth in a recent NBC 9/11 mini series project headed
by screen writer Graham Yost and Hollywood producer/director Ron Howard.
Although Rodriguez had spent a considerable amount of time interviewing and
escorting Yost through out New York in an attempt to interview survivors, he
was recently notified by Yost that NBC had pulled the plug on the project.
In an email sent to Rodriguez by Yost only weeks ago, he wrote in a disappointed
"To refresh your memory, my name is Graham Yost. I was the writer/producer
working on NBC's miniseries about 9/11. As you may have heard, NBC has decided
not to proceed with the miniseries. It was primarily a financial decision. Dramatizing
a story of this magnitude, scope and importance is an expensive proposition.
If we were to do something like this at all, we knew we had to do it right.
NBC, Imagine (Ron Howard and Brian Grazer) and I decided it would be better
not to do it, than to do it in any but the best possible manner.
"The other writers and I had finished scripts for the first four hours,
chronicling the events leading up to the attacks. I was half-way through writing
a three hour section of the miniseries depicting the day of the attacks when
it became clear that the project was not going to proceed.
"I am very proud of what we wrote and I was, of course, very frustrated
and disappointed that we were not going forward. But, as upset as I was, it
was one of the other writers (Chris Brancato) who gave me the best perspective.
"Look at it this way," he said, "for eight months it was your
job to learn as much as you could about the most significant event of our time."
For that I am truly grateful.
"Going into this, Ron Howard said that doing a miniseries about 9/11 could
well be the most important project of our lives. He was right. The fact that
it wasn't produced doesn't change that.
"P.S. As far as I know, ABC is still working on their 9/11 miniseries.
I wish them all the good fortune in the world. I know the writer, director and
producers on their project take it every bit as seriously as we did."
Although Yost thinks ABC is taking the project seriously, Rodriguez thinks
"I have made numerous attempts to get involved with the ABC project ,
but they don’t want to have anything to do with me. They won’t return
my calls and I just wonder what kind of documentary they are doing?"
Rodriguez said not only has he been ignored by NBC and ABC, The New York Times
has also shut its doors on the Rodriguez name and story.
Times reporter Kevin Flynn and Jim Dwyer, who interviewed Rodriguez numerous
times before publishing their best seller called "102 Minutes: The Untold
Story in the Fight to Survive in the Twin Towers," ended up publishing
the book without using Rodriguez’s name or fully recounting his story.
After the book hit the stands, becoming extremely discouraged t and disillusioned
with the hypocrisy and lying in American journalism, Rodriguez said this about
Flynn and Dwyer’s bestseller.:
"If I was the last survivor out of the north tower, rescued hundreds of
people, almost killed three times and declared a national hero, how could they
leave my story out of the book? They mentioned nothing about the basement explosion,
the other 14 people or Felipe David who was burned with skin hanging from his
arms from the basement blast.
"I even brought a man down in a wheel chair from the 27th floor to the
lobby, although unfortunately he died there, but when the account of his story
came out, they didn’t even mention it was me after I specifically told
"Best seller! Right? Who are they trying to kid?"
Regarding the deletion of the Rodriguez story, Flynn in a telephone conversation
this week from his office at The Times, said:
"I don’t think I should comment about any of this to a third party.
If Rodriguez wants to talk to me about it, have him call."
When Rodriguez was told about Flynn’s invitation, he declined the offer,
saying he had no need to talk with someone obviously perpetuating a fraud to
the American people about a story of such social and political importance.
And to make matters worse, regarding at least four stories by Times reporters
that Rodriguez said were either manipulated or changed, Flynn referred all questions
by email to media communications director Katherine Mathis, who at the time
of this writing did not respond to a request for answers.
Not to be left out of the Rodriguez blackout, Susan Chun of CNN on June 15,
2004, sent an email to Rodriguez, requesting an interview after he testified
before the 9/11 Commission. After making arrangements for the taped session,
Rodriguez said it was unexpectedly cancelled at the last minute without an explanation.
Regarding the cancelled interview, Chun failed to respond to several email
requests and several phone messages asking for answers.
However, Francios Tonju of CNN’s Latin broadcasting division in Miami,
said some of Rodriguez’s statements aired in Puerto Rico in Spanish, but
added his story never appeared stateside in English.
And in the midst of the blackout continuing to date and remaining frustrated
about an untold story, Rodriguez said he remains patient nonetheless and is
still available for major network news and television coverage despite the media’s
unwillingness to listen.
"Throughout the years, I have been wined and dined at the White House
and attended many official functions in an attempt to get me on their side so
I would shut up. But I have never succumbed to the subtle intimidation over
the years, even by reporters who have taken me aside and said it is better that
I keep quiet because I didn’t realize who I was dealing with.
"After they would take me aside, saying all those nasty things, I would
always just look every one of them square in the eye, saying I would never waiver
for one second from the truth in respect for my 200 friends who died. I am a
man on a mission and I will never stop until the truth is finally uncovered."
Rodriguez, the lead plaintiff in a federal RICO lawsuit filed against Bush
and others, is also on his way to Amsterdam, where he is going to publish a
book of his heroic 9/11 story, complete with the basement explosion segment
as well as other aspects of his story censored by the mainstream media. The
book is to be published in English and Dutch and a publication date has yet
to be finalized.
After pausing a moment about the difference between foreign and domestic accounts
of his story, Rodriguez said even though CNN’s Larry King has already
been scooped by a number of third world country talk show hosts, he still is
available on a moment’s notice for a guest appearance, as long as he can
tell his story in the unedited version, which would be a first for a major American