Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Eyes and Ears Open....

The other day I came across an article on a veteran's affairs website, and it contained some real eye openers. Those of you who are familiar with the people, events, and story lines of 9/11 will know about Larry Silverstein. Larry was the owner (lessee for 99 years) of the WTC complex when three of the buildings collapsed neatly into their own footprint, ostensibly due to a "terrorist" attack on 9/11.
Silverstein had acquired the complex 6 weeks before the attacks, and spent the next several weeks selecting insurance that would specifically cover terrorist attacks. Strangely, the WTC had never been under private control before Silverstein made his deal. It had always been publicly owned and managed by the New York-New Jersey Port authority. But when Louis Eisenberg became the Chairman, he personally authorized the lease of the WTC complex to Larry Silverstein at a fraction of its true value (he had only paid 125 million).
Although Silverstein was seen at the WTC every morning, on 9/11/2001, he never showed up. Neither did his daughter who worked in building 7. He later claimed he had an appointment elsewhere.
Larry sued his insurance company shortly after 9/11, claiming that because two planes hit two different towers, he should get double the payout, which normally would have been about 3.5 billion. The court agreed and Larry pocketed 7 billion dollars from the destruction of the WTC.
The site known as 9/11 Research adds this: "In December 2003, the Port Authority agreed to return all of the $125 million in equity that the consortium headed by Silverstein originally invested to buy the lease on the World Trade Center. The Port Authority rejected a request by the Wall Street Journal to review the transaction. A press report from November 2003 about the same transaction noted that it would allow Silverstein to retain development rights."
Okay, so that's the background of Larry and the WTC in a nutshell. What's happened this year is that Larry has acquired the Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly known as the Sears Tower. The same company that was overseeing security for the WTC - Kroll - is handling the security. What does this mean? It means the Willis Tower is the last place I'd want to rent office space in!
These developments are among the red flags in the piece I mentioned in the opening. Gordon Duff, writing on Veteran's Today, says "Intelligence is pouring in, and if I am getting it, it means the US and UK governments have this and more... Chatter says Chicago. To be blamed? Iran."
I think this article is definitely worth a look. (In June, a YouTube video came out suggesting a similar agenda was underway. Possible dates commenters there mentioned were 9/1/11, 9/11/11, or possibly October, however these dates were not based on actual intelligence, but apparently on some sort of number code). Obviously we need to evaluate what we come across with a skeptical eye - but on the other hand, it's not like the real powers behind the throne aren't totally capable of such things! After all, they've done it before, and gotten away with it.
My opinion is that it can only be a good thing to be aware of the potentialities. Part of me finds it hard to believe "they" would set up a scenario with some of these glaring similarities in place, but then again, it may no longer matter if many people don't buy the official story. It's very possible nothing will happen; still... At least we won't be stunned into relinquishing any more of our civil liberties - via another "Patriot Act" that's waiting pre-written in the wings. Or by other shock doctrine-style tricks that will lead to another bogus war we don't need and can't afford.


Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Excellent piece, Anna! I learned a couple of new tidbits of information that piqued my interest. I knew Silverstein owned the lease on the WTC; I didn't realize he had acquired it so soon prior to 9/11.

As for another attack, I'm getting the feeling something is imminent. The power structure's losing control. It's time for them to rally the masses. Same shit -- different day.

4:00 AM  
Blogger Dion said...

I feel 'something' big is about to happen. I feel it deep down, soul deep. I believe humanity is manifesting this 'something'. Call it 'The Shift" or 'Quickening' or whatever nomenclature you want, but something is getting closer by the day. I don't fear it. I'm excited by it. I doubt a terrorist attack is going to be the 'something' I feel. Though it could become a catalyst of a sort. Time will tell.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Deep down, I feel like something big is going to happen, and probably soon. It's a gut hunch, my intuition. Stuff has been coming up in my dreams almost nightly. I hope like hell it's not another massive, manufactured attack, but unfortunately I think such an event would work out splendidly for the self-interests of certain sociopathic elements with the ability to pull it off.

I feel that probably most of us don't grasp who/what is really running things - and that this reality is far, far different from the pictures flashed to us 24/7.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

P.S. Does anyone else find it absolutely astounding that Larry Silverstein pocketed 7 billion dollars, AND got the 125 million back that he paid originally, AND still has the development rights and the lease to the WTC site?????!!!!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

I do.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Sorry for the short affirmative. Work got in the way.

Yes, I do find Silverstein's sudden fortune to be fascinating. It would seem to indicate, with sufficiently high probability, prior knowledge that the events of 9/11 were going to take place. Prior knowledge would indicate...yes..."conspiracy". It would indicate others knew it was going to happen, too. But, since he just took ownership and management over from the Port Authority in July, 2001, it could be defended that he was just shopping for the best insurance deal possible. Which, ironically, could then lead to questions about how long he was aware of the yet-to-be events, and did he base his ownership bid on this prior knowledge?

But, even more fascinating, and improbable, is the pancaking of Building 7. Now, that's one hell of a smoking gun, wouldn't ya' say?

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Isn't it incredible? The gullibility and blatant stupidity of the American People, especially the Tea Party?

Here is a set of questionable circumstances laid out in McGuffey Format...by the government, no less, because the public can't reason or think for themselves. The same government these assholes are so currently convinced is evil. Yet here they are, accepting, swallowing and asking for more and believing the explanation the government tells them about 9/11.

And NOW...NOW they believe big business of today, the big business that brought us Bush twice, the Republican SCOTUS, Citizens United, BP, AIG, etc. would NEVER lie to them; that the Koch Brothers and Wall Street and the Fed and the Banks and Health Care and Big Oil are are telling them the truth while the government that mouthfucked them in 2001 is lying...NOW!

My god. Can a nation be this stupid? Is it possible this feckless American population is no better than the brain-washed, propagandized Germans of the 30s?

You betcha!

(If it doesn't affect me, I don't care!)


8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I think they were going to condem the buildings for asbestos better deal to just destroy emm(by plane attack specificaly stated) get the insrance and build some more.

"about 400 tons of asbestos fiber was in the buildings when they collapsed."-http://www.maacenter.org/jobsites/WTC/asbestos.php

8:49 PM  

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