9/11 First Responders To Be Screened By FBI Against Terrorist List

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One of the many air sampling locations set up around the site of the World Trade Center.

This is really just the cherry on top of the icing on the cake in terms of how ailing 9/11 heroes have been treated. Michael McAuliff writes in the Huffington Post:

A provision in the new 9/11 health bill may be adding insult to injury for people who fell sick after their service in the aftermath of the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks, The Huffington Post has learned.

The tens of thousands of cops, firefighters, construction workers and others who survived the worst terrorist assault in U.S. history and risked their lives in its wake will soon be informed that their names must be run through the FBI’s terrorism watch list, according to a letter obtained by HuffPost.

Any of the responders who are not compared to the database of suspected terrorists would be barred from getting treatment for the numerous, worsening ailments that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Law was passed to address.

It’s a requirement that was tacked onto the law during the bitter debates over it last year.

The letter from Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, informs medical providers and administrators that they should begin letting patients know before the new program kicks in this July.

“This is absurd,” said Glen Kline, a former NYPD emergency services officer. “It’s silly. It’s stupid. It’s asinine.”

“It’s comical at best, and I think it’s an insult to everyone who worked on The Pile and is sick and suffering from 9/11,” said John Feal, a former construction worker who lost half a foot at Ground Zero and runs the advocacy group Fealgood Foundation…

[continues at Huffington Post]

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  • Anon

    Well I’d certainly want protection from the folks I forced to make a life altering decision. Especially a manufactured one.

    • Woodshedding

      That’s true… like the innocents at gitmo, we have every reason to expect first responders, many of whom MUST know the truth by now, to turn against the govt. Which, by the govt’s definition, automatically makes them terrorists. And Obama today on video insisting Manning “broke the law” as though that justifies cruel punishment. Yet, he won’t allow an investigation into Cheney’s clearly criminal actions. May all these people rot in hell. And be forced to do so without clothing on.

  • Anon

    Well I’d certainly want protection from the folks I forced to make a life altering decision. Especially a manufactured one.

  • Woodshedding

    Given what we know about people who can’t fly because someone with their name is on the “list,” …. aw, this doesn’t even bear commenting on. It’s just another example of how sick and cruel so many government officials are. I was realizing yesterday, if all those mideastern dictators can kill “their” own people, isn’t it finally so clear that Cheney et al had NO compunctions making all the airline passengers disappear?

    • Observer

      I have no evidence to this claim but I absolutely believe cheney is a murdering scumbag. It eats away at me that he is aloud to live and prosper with no repercussions. where is the justice. Can someone give me some hope?

  • Anonymous

    Given what we know about people who can’t fly because someone with their name is on the “list,” …. aw, this doesn’t even bear commenting on. It’s just another example of how sick and cruel so many government officials are. I was realizing yesterday, if all those mideastern dictators can kill “their” own people, isn’t it finally so clear that Cheney et al had NO compunctions making all the airline passengers disappear?

  • Anonymous

    That’s true… like the innocents at gitmo, we have every reason to expect first responders, many of whom MUST know the truth by now, to turn against the govt. Which, by the govt’s definition, automatically makes them terrorists. And Obama today on video insisting Manning “broke the law” as though that justifies cruel punishment. Yet, he won’t allow an investigation into Cheney’s clearly criminal actions. May all these people rot in hell. And be forced to do so without clothing on.

  • guest

    About time the were checked out.

  • guest

    About time the were checked out.

  • robertpinkerton

    “Trust is good. Control is better.” (attributed to) Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinski, founder of the KGB’s institutional ur-parent.

  • Anonymous

    “Trust is good. Control is better.” (attributed to) Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinski, founder of the KGB’s institutional ur-parent.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    In all likelihood…this was yet one more attempt to shave a few more names (anyone who is too outraged to submit their forms, anyone who is out of touch at the moment and misses the deadline for the paperwork etc) off the list of claimants who will someday be permitted to receive some tiny pittance in benefits. Disgusting. It amazes me that in a world where the ultra wealthy treat money like toilet paper and fling it in every direction but down…that the medical costs that don’t even rival Trumps old yacht gets quibbled over like its the deal breaker of all time. Who sponsored this little addendum? Get a name…and publicly pillory the f*cker!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    In all likelihood…this was yet one more attempt to shave a few more names (anyone who is too outraged to submit their forms, anyone who is out of touch at the moment and misses the deadline for the paperwork etc) off the list of claimants who will someday be permitted to receive some tiny pittance in benefits. Disgusting. It amazes me that in a world where the ultra wealthy treat money like toilet paper and fling it in every direction but down…that the medical costs that don’t even rival Trumps old yacht gets quibbled over like its the deal breaker of all time. Who sponsored this little addendum? Get a name…and publicly pillory the f*cker!

  • Haystack

    It’s about time we cracked down in 9/11 first responders and all their cushy, civil service perks.

    I hear they even have *unions*.

  • Haystack

    It’s about time we cracked down in 9/11 first responders and all their cushy, civil service perks.

    I hear they even have *unions*.

  • Mamagriff50

    Anything to save a buck….But at the expense of our heros?! What a slap in the face.

  • Mamagriff50

    Anything to save a buck….But at the expense of our heros?! What a slap in the face.

  • Observer

    I have no evidence to this claim but I absolutely believe cheney is a murdering scumbag. It eats away at me that he is aloud to live and prosper with no repercussions. where is the justice. Can someone give me some hope?

  • Yeshua NJ Leapers

    This site is funded by the wrong people. Look into it.

  • Yeshua NJ Leapers

    This site is funded by the wrong people. Look into it.

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