NY Post - Only days before President Obama revealed that his worst fear was a nuclear terror attack on Manhattan, a nearly blind guard was caught sleeping on the job at the Freedom Tower — where he was the building’s first line of defense. In this cellphone photo obtained exclusively by The Post, Abdul Basher, 65, is wearing shades and lying almost completely horizontal in a chair in the No. 1 terror target’s south lobby, where he was the only guard stationed, sources said. Even when awake, Basher admittedly can’t open his left eye and has “hazy” vision out of his right due to a nerve condition. “Sometimes I cannot recognize people, stairs,” Basher said. “That post was so hard to cover for me. It was very, very stressful. I could barely see half of the lobby.” A Port Authority worker spotted Basher snoozing on duty at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday — six days after a New Jersey teenager slipped past another sleeping guard on the 104th floor of the building on the way to the spire, sources said. The Bangladeshi immigrant with some missing teeth also claimed he hadn’t been dozing. “To my knowledge, actually I was not sleeping. I was mistaken to be sleeping. I was exercising my eyes,” he insisted.
Poor fucking Abdul. First of all he’s a half blind security guard. I think its safe to say the deck is stacked against him from the jump. I mean you’re just setting him up for failure. I mean look at this quote “Sometimes I cannot recognize people, stairs.” I mean no fucking wonder Obama is worried about this place getting nuked. We’re asking a dude who can’t tell the difference between humans and stairs to guard the World Trade Center.
Then to make matters worse people think he’s sleeping on the job. Hey idiots he was mistaken to be sleeping. He was exercising his eyes. You ever been half blind? You know what sort of eye exercises a half blindo needs to do? No? Didn’t think so.
And then to add insult to injury the Post just taking pot shots at poor Abdul. “The Bangladeshi immigrant with some missing teeth…” I mean is that really necessary? Was that polite? Guy is already half blind and probably gonna get fired. Now we gotta call him the toothless Bangladeshi immigrant? Thats perhaps the most disrespectful description of someone I’ve ever heard. Just let Abdul life. Maybe you should definitely fire him as one of the security guards of the biggest terrorist threat in the country but no need to get personal with it.