Wikileaks Publishing 9/11 Text Messages
'You mean everything to me,' reads one
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2009 2:52 AM CST
This frame grab image taken from a video provided by the Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum shows the second plane of the attacks on the World Trade Center just before it impacts the south tower.   (AP Photo/Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum)

(Newser) Wikileaks will publish over half a million text pager messages sent on 9/11 over a 24-hour period beginning today. "Please don't leave the building," reads one of the texts. "One of the towers just collapsed! Please, please be careful!" Another remarks on the "unbelievable" destruction. "This is the end of the world as we know it." Still another reads: "Honey wanted to tell you how much i love you. You mean everything to me. You have my whole heart and life."

The messages are mostly from government and law enforcement personnel, who carried text pagers. The texts were collected by "an organization which has been intercepting and archiving US national telecommunications" since before 9/11, according to a Wikileaks statement. "This is a significant and completely objective record of the defining moment of our time." The messages will be published at times corresponding to the time they were originally sent.