Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Saved draft

Back in 2004 and 2005, Ray Ubinger, along with other researchers, analyzed the Naudet brothers/James Hanlon-produced documentary film, 9 11, and laid out a case that it constituted a coded portrayal of a sinister subtext underlying the attacks of September 11, 2001. Ubinger called it a "snuff film."

In a December, 2005 thread at Democratic Underground, Strange Death of Michael Gorumba, he spells out this position:
"I posit that the Naudet-FDNY team had Michael Gorumba MURDERED (on August 28, 2001), maybe with a heart-attack-mimicking drug, for the specific purpose of advancing the plot and increasing the dramatic tension of the Naudet movie."
adding for good measure
"I am confident that Joseph Pfeifer and Jules Naudet had direct involvement in a murder against Mychal F. Judge, or/and filming Mychal F. Judge being murdered, inside WTC-1 on 9/11. I am strongly suspicious that James Hanlon and Eddie Fahey helped Pfeifer and Jules Naudet in this."
I subsequently looked into the case of Father Mychal Judge, and I am equally as confident as Ubinger that Judge's death was a premeditated, sacrificial murder executed by members of the New York City Fire Department for the purposes of storytelling and public relations.

I hadn't looked into the death of Firefighter Michael Gorumba before now. He was the young probationary firefighter who died a line-of-duty death fighting a fire on Staten Island on August 28, 2001---or just 13 days before the epochal attack that killed a further 343 of his brothers---with his death serving in the film as a stylistic presage, or coded premonitory of what is to come.

In the DU thread, Ubinger mentions that

"He was reportedly found dead, alone in the firetruck, by a PLAINCLOTHES COP who just HAPPENED to be (wink, wink) passing by the scene of the fire."

In studying the media record available online, this reference remained a mystery to me, until recently, when by chance, I came upon a copy of the journalism that records it: an article in the Staten Island Advance from August 29, 2001, headlined, "Firefighter Felled By Apparent Heart Attack At Auto Shop Blaze," by Frank Donnelly and Ryan Lillis.

This article is both a primary and singular source for such new information, which calls into question the known media reporting on the event, and I have no doubt it was effectively suppressed by an active and determined agency for these past nine years. Its veracity will be judged by the standards of official journalism, but it does more than further disintegrate the official narrative--by coming to light as it does now, it challenges our presumptions of how we can know the truth of our reality.

I have assembled a worksheet on Michael Garumba aimed at determining what can be known about his death, as well as several other highly publicized uniformed-service fatalities, which buttress a central point--- that the publicized demarcation between an individual's life and death can be manipulated by government authority working in conjunction with corporate media. In other words, death can be faked for political ends; with mock funerals for people still living but remaining in seclusion; or, with the help of agents and actors playing the roles of survivors and "family members," simulating the death of a computer generated life for second-hand consumption in newspapers and on television.

And nothing was more politically motivated than the 3,000 deaths on 9-11.

If death is faked to serve manipulative agendas, so are many aspects of life put to use. Another reference from Ubinger's DU thread hints at this

"In an intriguing side note, Rudy Giuliani scored political points by arranging for himself to give away Gorumba's sister at her wedding on September 15, 2001."

Ubinger is mistaken to classify Giuliani's performance following 9/11 as a political victory. The effect of his role was far deeper and more psychologically profound than that. A traumatized public needed a heroic leader to guide them in the aftermath, and who better to play the role than a foreknowledged participant who hadn't undergone the same traumatization process?

Not only was Giuliani immune from the psychic scorch of the millennial attack affecting the public, he was part of the operational planning, which for a scheme on the scale of 9/11 didn't stop when the second tower came down, or the third, for that matter. A road map for the aftermath was clearly set in place, at least until the Iraqi people stood up to the corruption of the American occupation under Paul Bremer, and the tattered plans had to be recalibrated.

So the wedding of Michael Gorumba's sister, scheduled for the Saturday four days after the attacks, and the larger circumstances which necessitated Giuliani's entry into his role of escorting the bride down the aisle (in addition to her brother's death, her father and grandfather had both died within the preceding year, with some accounts putting it at within the preceding months,) afforded an opportunity that could function as a turning point, between the despair of yet undetermined loss, and a return to the hopefulness of normal. And what is more hopeful than a wedding?

Nothing in the 9/11 narrative has the fingerprints of psychologists and scriptwriters all over it as much as Giuliani's wedding interlude does.

And nothing could provide a more just irony than Giuliani, the man who informed his second wife he was leaving her by way of a city hall press conference, being fitted into these shoes.

It doesn't take the return of a prodigal-son newspaper article to make this case either. The record is replete with glaring inconsistency and garish performances, which might have worked as public relations under the shock of the moment, but is startling to witness now.

A bride whose determined mother insists the wedding go forward 18 days after the sudden death of her 27-year-old only son, with the loss of both husband and father still fresh in her memory, wouldn't let a little thing like 9/11 stop her, would she?

Is it normal to travel from this

to this, having shared the communal experience of September 11th, only four days before?

Did this service that Giuliani performed really require the presence of an international press corps there to record it? Supposedly, Giuliani's arrival outside the church caused crowds gathered there to begin a chant of "USA! USA! USA!" that could be heard inside the church. His actual presence as he walked down the aisle was accompanied by the applause of the attendees. Who exactly was doing a service to whom in this scenario?


'The Right Words at the Right Time, by Marlo Thomas & Rudolph Giuliani

Think about it. At this very moment I have two things in front of me: dealing with my son's death---which I have to do and will do---and dealing with my daughter's wedding. I choose to focus on the wedding. Why? Because life is a combination of great tragedy and great beauty. This family will deal with our tragedy. But we will also celebrate the beauty of this wedding with even greater joy.


She told him: at this moment I have two choices in front of me: dealing with my son’s death — which I have to do and which I will do---and dealing with my daughter’s wedding. I choose to focus on the wedding because, she said, life is a combination of great tragedy and great beauty. We will deal with our tragedy. But we will also celebrate the beauty of this wedding and we will do so with even greater joy.”

Weddings and Funerals, Yom Tov and Yizkor, Beth Tzedec Congregation of Toronto,


'The Right Words at the Right Time, by Marlo Thomas & Rudolph Giuliani

The next day, I went to the wake. Mrs. Gorumba approached me with her daughter by her side. "This girl has lost all of the male relatives in her life,"Mrs. Gorumba began, "and there's no one left to give her away on her wedding day. Even before this tragedy, our family admired you, so I want to ask you a favor: Could you walk my daughter down the aisle?"

"I would be honored," I told Mrs. Gorumba. I also said what was in my heart: "This was one of the most beautiful things anyone had ever asked of me.


At the wake, Mrs. Gorumba came over to him, with her daughter. She said to him, “We have a favour to ask. My daughter has lost all of the male relatives in her life. In ten months she has lost her father, her grandfather, and now her brother. We have no one left in the family to walk her down the aisle. Our family has always admired you. I would like to ask you a favour. Would you walk my daughter down the wedding aisle, please?” Giuliani told her that this was one of the most beautiful things that anyone had ever asked him to do in his whole life. And he promised that he would be there.

Weddings and Funerals, Yom Tov and Yizkor, Beth Tzedec Congregation of Toronto,

"If a wedding procession arrives at a crossroads at the same time as a funeral procession, which goes first? The wedding procession. We always choose life."

The Naudet film contains not one reference to the Fathers' Day fire: because it happened in June, just after they started filming, maybe it just was not as convenient to a Naudet script

Michael Gorumba Funeral

Ray Ubinger's Naudet 911: The Art of the Mock-You-Drama

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