WikiLeaks posts minute-by-minute tribute to emergency response to 9/11 attacks

Pager texts posted 'live' show growing realization of horror

WikiLeaks releases intercepts of live pager messages from 9/11

WikiLeaks has posted more than half a million pager text messages sent to pagers of first responders, military and government workers during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

WikiLeaks posted the messages "live" yesterday, at the same times they were originally sent as digital, online re-enactment of the tragedy and response to it.

The text messages, dated from 3 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001 to 3 a.m. Sept. 12, come from employees of the Pentagon, FBI, FMEA and New York Police Department.

"The archive is a completely objective record of the defining moment of our time," WikiLeaks' text accompanying indexes to the pager messages read. "We hope that its entrance into the historical record will lead to a nuanced understanding of how this even led to death, opportunism and war."

Updates were posted at WikiLeaks' Twitter account and were listed under the hashtag #911txts.

Indexes are available as a torrent, list of files sorted by time, or as a single compressed file.

Last 12 intercept collections:

2001.09.11 10.55 to 2001.09.11 10.59 (text)

2001.09.11 10.50 to 2001.09.11 10.54 (text)

2001.09.11 10.45 to 2001.09.11 10.49 (text)

2001.09.11 10.40 to 2001.09.11 10.44 (text)

2001.09.11 10.35 to 2001.09.11 10.39 (text)

2001.09.11 10.30 to 2001.09.11 10.34 (text)

2001.09.11 10.25 to 2001.09.11 10.29 (text)

2001.09.11 10.20 to 2001.09.11 10.24 (text)

2001.09.11 10.15 to 2001.09.11 10.19 (text)

2001.09.11 10.10 to 2001.09.11 10.14 (text)

2001.09.11 10.05 to 2001.09.11 10.09 (text)

2001.09.11 10.00 to 2001.09.11 10.04 (text)

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