Terrorism lingers in small babies born after Nine Eleven.
Pregnant mothers near the World Trade Center after the attack gave
birth to smaller children who may have future health and mental
problems. Does this mean the Beast of Terror's shadow
lingers in our children? Find out.
6, 2003—Ground Zero Plus 693
Small Babies Born In Aftermath of
9/11 Walk In The Shadow Of The Beast Of Terror
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--Aug. 6,
2003-- Over 120,000 babies were born in New York City following
the Terrorist attack on Nine Eleven. Those pregnant
mothers closest to the World Trade Center may have ingested the breath
of the Beast of Terror, and its foul exhaust may have long-range
impact on their children's health and mental welfare.
are showing signs of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) from
the Nine Eleven ashes
In a report issued today in the American Medical Association
Journal, researchers from Mount Sinai Medical Center reported that
among 182 pregnant women who were in or near the World Trade Center
that day, or in the three weeks following, 8.2 percent delivered
babies showing signs of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).
IUGR has been associated with exposure to tobacco smoke or
air pollution. The study revealed that during the same period,
only 3.8 percent of the 2,367 babies delivered at Mount Sinai Medical
Center in uptown Manhattan showed signs of IUGR. All
babies whose mothers were exposed to the air pollution near the World
Trade Center were born in the lowest 10 percent for the time they
spent in the womb.
A dozen women in the survey were in the Twin Towers when the
Terrorist planes hit.
Effects of IUGR include possible lung difficulties and
increased potential attention difficulties. The study
closely follows symptoms from children who have been exposed to
second-hand smoke, or heavy air pollution.
New York County reported more than 20,000 births in 2002.
The county represents the island of Manhattan. Total births in
all five of the counties representing more than 8 million people,
To the medical world, the aftermath of bad air upon a
pregnancy suggests the fragility of the fetus, and its vulnerability
to what its mother ingests.
To the Vigilant world, the impact of the foul air is an
example of how the breath of the Beast of Terror lingers long after
his or her footprints have been washed away by the winds of time.
breath of the Beast of Terror penetrated mothers' wombs
Even though there have been no follow-up Terror attacks
since the holocaust of Nine Eleven that took nearly 3,000 lives at the
World Trade Center alone, the shadow of the Beast of Terror casts a
pall over the land. It sprouts, like a cantankerous weed,
in the bodies of the children who represent the IUGR study.
Deep in the womb of their mothers, the atmosphere of
Terrorism seemingly penetrated the natural defenses. Each child
carries with him or her a scar, unseen, unannounced, of the presence
of the Beast.
These are special children. They understand
the impact of the Beast, that he or she can try and strangle life even
when he or she scurried deep into caves, skulking and waiting for the next
assault on the peace and prosperity of the world.
These 128 children who were part of the study may
represent only a small portion of the total children who bear the scar
of the Beast. The winds blew for weeks from the Trade
Center to the west and east and north and south.
Anyone who lived near the site, as I do,
recalls the stench in the air--the wet musk of burning flesh muffled
in smoke and ash that smoldered and hung in the air as vultures hang
on the scythes of wind cutting paths for them to glide down upon the
corpses below. How many children tucked in their mother's wombs
the scent of death and destruction through the umbilici feeding
babies represent a small fraction of the Terrorist Generation
Those who were born underweight from the norm
represent 128 of 120,000 births throughout New York City that year, a
small fraction of the Terrorist Generation exposed to the atmosphere
of deadly destruction that permeated all points of the compass for
Our younger grandson was conceived on September
11. During the most formative months of growth for a fetus, our
daughter inhaled the air of Lower Manhattan where she lives in the
East Village, a breath of wind away from the rubble that burned for
What effect did the air have on Angus? He's
a strong young lad, big and thick like a small oak, hardly symbolic of
an underweight baby. But in his lungs, somewhere in his system,
remains the ashes of air that haunted all of us with each breath.
He too was afflicted by the Breath of the Beast. He too was
I would like to think that underweight or
overweight or simply somewhere in between, all the children--all
120,000 of them born that year--carry with them a ghost of the Beast
of Terror. I hope that ghost is not a nightmare, a genetic
imprint of horror, but instead, a mark of Courage, Conviction and
Right Actions for future generations.
A Sentinel of Vigilance is a person who is able
to recognize the Beast of Terror exists now, has existed in history,
and will exist in the future. The Beast takes shape and
form in the disguise of Fear, Intimidation and Complacency.
The Beast of
Terror can function through a child's nightmare
The Beast can
function through the simplicity of a child's nightmare, or
the feeling the child has that he or she isn't loved enough, isn't
smart enough, good enough, rich enough, pretty enough, big enough, or
The Beast twists our self worth into pretzel
shapes, often turning an innocent child into a angry, hostile,
resentful and sometimes introverted being who leaps and ducks and
weaves through the Shadow of the Beast.
Then, there are children who are raised under the
Principles of Vigilance. These children learn to combat
Fear with One Percent more Courage, and to tackle their Intimidations
with One Percent more muscled Conviction, and, to always seek to
decide their Right Actions regarding what is best for future
generations--The Children's Children's Children--rather than fall into
the quagmire of Complacency.
It is my hope that the children who inhaled the
Beast of Terror's breath through their mother's womb, know that the
mark left upon them is a Sign of Vigilance, not a mark of Terror.
I hope they will rise above their Fears,
Intimidations and Complacencies and become Sentinels of Vigilance,
wielding the Sword and Shield of Vigilance with alacrity against the
great injustices of Fear, Intimidation and Complacency.
These Triads of Terrorism haunt our society.
They breed in the Complacency of parenthood, people who forget to
raise a child with one mission--to overpower the Beast of Terror's
As of now, we have identified 128 children
who may have physical and mental implications from inhaling the air
during their gestation. But, there are thousands more,
not only in New York City, but across America and the world, born in
the shadow of the Beast.
I have hopes
the gifted children know when they suck in a deep breath they are
Despite all physical
challenges these children may face, hopefully they will all rise above
the travails of the Beast. Hopefully, their parents will
become Parents of Vigilance, and look upon their children as the
gifted, the chosen, the Sentinels of Vigilance the world needs to
combat Terrorism in all its forms, in all its shapes and sizes and
While the Beast of Terror may have breathed
upon the children that day, the Sunshine of Vigilance spotlights them.
It is the rays of hope that always change the future, not the clouds
May the children always know when they suck
in a deep breath, that they are inhaling Vigilance and exhaling the
5--Monsoon Of Vigilance--Washing Terrorism Away
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