Friday, September 05, 2014

The WARner

Originally posted, 2011.

"It's going to happen. And it looks like something Big is brewing." - John O'Neill, September 10, 2001

"When Bin Laden speaks, we have to listen, They have the capability to strike American soil any time they choose." - John O'Neill, 1997

If Frank Warner/Pigman has a real life model, it's FBI agent John O'Neill, at least in his professional life. He was the one constant, heroic figure in the books I read that dealt with the events leading up to the atrocity of 9/11, two in particular, The Cell and The Man Who Warned AmericaHe was also featured as the main lead in the TV film, The Path To 9/11O'Neill warned everyone he could about Bin Laden years before anyone knew about him. And incredibly, he retired from the FBI in August of 2001 and then took a position as Director of Security at the Twin Towers weeks before the attacks. He was doing his job on 9/11 and didn't make it out of one of the towers alive. Here's the piece that was posted today that sparked my drawing: 9/11: Remembering The  Man Whose Warnings Were Ignored.

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