Now we come down to some of the motives for the 9/11 attacks. This segment is from the famous Internet film, originally created by Dylan Avery in 2005, ‘Loose Change’.
He brings up Larry “Pull it” Silverstein, the leaseholder of the WTC complex, who sued to collect $7.2 billion in damages from the attacks (double his policy), by claiming that each plane constituted a separate terrorist attack. The courts initially rewarded him with a paltry $2.2 billion. He kept fighting and by 2007, he’d collected a total of $4.6 billion.
Convar, a German company which helped recover data from over 400 computers recovered at the WTC found evidence of insider stock trading on 32 computers. They handed over their findings to the FBI, who did nothing.
Just before 9/11, there was an “extraordinary” amount of put-options placed on United Airlines and American Airlines stocks, earning their investors well over $5 million. It was reported for years that these earnings remained “uncollected” and the names of these investors and any results of an investigation into these entities – if any – has never been made public.
However, the names of other companies whose activity showed spikes for the kinds of trades where they would profit from losses created by the WTC attacks (a.k.a. “put-options”) are publicly known, including: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns, Fidelity Investments and TD Waterhouse, Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the parent companies of American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United and U.S. Airways, as well as Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. The insurance companies, AIG, Axa, Chubb, Cigna, CNA Financial, John Hancock and MetLife were also involved.
Several giant companies that were former tenants in the WTC also showed irregular trading: Morgan Stanley; Lehman Brothers; Bank of America; and the financial firm Marsh & McLennan. Other major companies included General Motors, LTV, WR Grace, Lone Star Technologies, American Express, Bank of New York, Bank One.
An investigation reported in the Journal of Business concluded there was “Evidence of unusual option market activity in the days leading up to September 11 that is consistent with investors trading on advance knowledge of the attacks.”[Isn’t it interesting, how many of these entities, seven years later, during the “Global Financial Meltdown” were deemed “too big to fail” and were bailed out by US Taxpayers?]
And then, there was the gold: $166,770,000,000 worth of gold bullion that went missing from where it was being stored in the basement of the WTC complex, with only $230 million of it recovered, all of that having been stored in Building 4 and found in an abandoned truck, accompanied by an escort of several abandoned cars, which were found in a delivery ramp under Building 5 – apparently, attempting to escape, at a time when not even the firemen knew the skyscrapers were going to collapse. This recovery of a potential gold heist attempt is described chillingly by a rescue worker who feared he’d be shot at the scene.
Avery concludes: “And that’s just the money. President Bush had and continues to have permission to do and say whatever he wants, all under the pretext of 9/11: The Patriot Act, The Department of Homeland Security, Afghanistan, Iraq.
“It’s time for America to accept 9/11 for what it really was: A lie, which killed thousands of people only in turn, killing hundreds of thousands more, to make billions upon trillions of dollars. Are you angry yet? You should be.”