Wiki leaks is today releasing over half a million US national text pager intercepts from the 24 hour period surrounding the September 11 2001 attacks. “The messages are being broadcast to the global community ‘live’, sychronized to the time of day they were sent. The first message is from 3AM September 11, 2001, five hours before the first attack, and the last, 24 hours later. Text pagers are usually carried by persons operating in an official capacity. Messages in the archive range from Pentagon and New York Police Department exchanges, to computers reporting faults to their operators as the World Trade Center collapsed. The archive is a completely objective record of the defining moment of our time. We hope that its revelation will lead to a more nuanced understanding of the event and its tragic consequences.”
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