WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Rudy Giuliani Recalls Collapse Of South Tower, Worry Of More Attacks

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – As we approach the tenth anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11, those who were in charge on that day are looking back.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb On The Story

After watching people leap to their deaths and being told those above the fire could not be helped, then mayor Rudy Giuliani was talking to Washington when the south tower collapsed.

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“I was in a building about two and a half blocks away waiting for a call from Vice President Cheney. In fact, I was on the line with the White House secretary and, all of a sudden, the line went out, the building started to shake, my table started to shake like an earthquake,” said Giuliani.

The mayor and those around him were initially trapped, but janitors got them out through an underground passageway, and as his honor walked uptown, the north tower crashed to the earth behind him.

“And at that point, I was sure we were gonna get attacked again. I wasn’t thinking this was the end of it. I was being told for weeks [after 9/11] that we were going to get attacked again,” Giuliani told WCBS 880 reporter Rich Lamb. “So, we were getting prepared for suicide bombings and we had thousands of bomb scares in the next week. Every bit of intelligence was telling us that this was the beginning of a series of attacks and that we were going to be looking at several years of attacks.”

Giuliani said he believes Islamic extremist terrorist wanted to break Americans’ spirit.

“They thought by attacking Washington, attacking New York, they’re going to break the spirit of America and they sure as heck didn’t do that. I mean, New York City is stronger than we were before,” said Giuliani.

Ten years later, Giuliani says he wants to remind people that the threat is still alive.

He says that, at times, Sept. 11 makes him very sad, but says he also feels fulfilled at the good work many did on that dark day and on the days after.

Where were you when the towers collapsed? Share your memories below in the comments section.

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  1. joey from B'hurst says:

    Why won’t somebody step forward and tell us that it was Rudy G. WHO ORDERED THE PEOPLE BACK IN THE BUILDING.

    1. Flip Wilson says:

      The Devil made him do it!

  2. michaelfury says:

    And where’s that “flight recorder box” you were holding, Rudy?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/black-box/

  3. michaelfury says:

    “I .. I went down to the scene and we set up a headquarters at 75 Barkley Street, which was right there with the Police Commissioner, the Fire Commissioner, the Head of Emergency Management, and we were operating out of there when we were told that the World Trade Center was gonna’ to collapse. And it did collapse before we could actually get out of the building, so we were trapped in the building for 10, 15 minutes, and finally found an exit, got out, walked north, and took a lot of people with us.”

    – Rudy Giuliani, ABC News interview

    Who told you the WTC was going to collapse, Rudy?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/truth-crushed-to-earth-shall-rise/

    1. noordertothecontrary says:

      And more important – why didn’t they tell those poor souls who had no warning of collapse in the the towers? And go to youtube and search on “Aaron Russo 9/11” and find out the truth.

  4. Time to think says:

    “Giuliani said he believes Islamic extremist terrorist wanted to break Americans’ spirit.

    “They thought by attacking Washington, attacking New York, they’re going to break the spirit of America and they sure as heck didn’t do that. I mean, New York City is stronger than we were before,” said Giuliani.

    No, but the Patriot Act, and the ensuing depressed economy, sure work hard on breaking our spirit. It should make you think a bit

  5. INSTANT KARMA says:

    Rudy’s Karma will catch up to him.

    Like all evil doers, (Himmler, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin) , Rudy will have to answer to God, for letting the Moussad wire up the “new Internet Cabling” in the WTC those months before “office Furniture brought down the three towers.

    The really sad thing is, that he keeps flaunting that he was some sort of hero, whence he was just the opposite.

  6. iggy says:

    sept 11 was primary day. it was going to pick the new mayor since nyc was fed up with rudy and his heavy handedness and his infidelities. after 9/11 all rudy did was go to funerals. he wasn’t the mayor of america. he was a glorified disaster hound. to this day all he ever uses is 9/11

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