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False Fronts for a False Flag

Posted 5 Sep 2011 at 18:59 PM by yankee451
Updated 2 Oct 2011 at 14:12 PM by yankee451

(Continued from 911 for Psychos)

Remember the old joke about the three retired business owners?

Ralph, Joe and Mike, all old friends from the city, ran into each other at a cabana bar on a Florida beach. After initial greetings and conversations about family, they started asking about each other’s businesses.

Ralph said “My business burned to the ground, so I took the insurance money and came to Florida.”

Joe said “My furnace exploded, so I took the insurance money and came to Florida too!”

Mike said, “Wow, what a coincidence! A big flood wiped out my business, so I came to Florida too!”

But Ralph and Joe looked puzzled and said. “How did you start a flood?”

Good Times, Bad Times

The Word Trade Center was conceived during the euphoria of the post WWII years. Negotiations began during the “Camelot” period of the Kennedy administration; a time of growth and optimism, but by the time the construction was completed, times had changed. No one wanted it, and no one seemed to like the Port Authority much either.

When considering the history and the timing of events, as well as the nature of many of the people involved, I contend:

  • Minoru Yamasaki was chosen as architect because he would comply with the client’s wishes, even if their wishes didn’t seem to make sense.

  • Once the land was purchased and demolition began, there was no turning back, even for the builders.

  • The World Trade Center twin towers were never fully completed. The towers were capped without all the floors installed. From a business and construction perspective, this would make it possible to build-out floors as the space was leased, or not build them out if the space couldn’t be leased. The trusses were installed, but not all the floors. Whether the intent was to build-out all the floors later or not, the towers didn’t need all the floors installed for structural integrity.

  • Due to galvanic corrosion, in the mid-80’s it was decided the WTC needed to be demolished, which would have cost the Port Authority billions of dollars (many times their investment), threatening the future of their authority.

  • False-front companies, or real companies exaggerating their losses, comprised most, if not all of the tenants at the time of destruction.

  • Aside from achieving the demolition of the “white-elephants” known as the Twin Towers, the destruction of the WTC destroyed evidence and silenced investigations into institutional corruption within big business, big finance, military, and government.

The economy had tanked; Vietnam and Watergate left a bad rap for government as well as a bad taste in our mouths, oil prices were skyrocketing and frugality and environmentalism were all the rage. The WTC represented arrogant government largess and excess at a time when the average citizens were tightening their belts.

Even before construction began it was clear tenants would be difficult to find for 10,000,000 square feet of new office space. There were also legitimate concerns from citizens and private business that the Port Authority was using government funds to compete with small business. The Port Authority had fought so hard to ram-through the WTC project; they couldn’t stop once they began, even if they realized mid-stride that completing the towers would bankrupt them.


The Port Authority found itself on the wrong side of history. It should be remembered that the World Trade Center project was born in a period of expansive national optimism, but it was completed during a period of national gloom and retreat. It was in the early 1960s that John F. Kennedy was elected president of the United

States. It was the beginning of the Camelot era, when Americans were fascinated with the prospect of a newly imperial, globally engaged, internationalized America. In 1961 the Port Authority issued a report recommending the establishment of a World Trade Center. Kennedy took office, and soon announced plans to send an American to the moon. It was an era of big plans and big dreams.

In the early 1970s, as construction of the World Trade Center neared completion, the mood of the country had changed. The United States was exhausted by the divisive Vietnam War and shocked by the Watergate scandal. The World Trade Center, begun in the rosy glow of Camelot, was completed just as the Nixon administration was collapsing. The fact that this large quasi-governmental project was finished at a time when government itself was being questioned has colored all subsequent discourse about the building. During the post-Nixon seventies, new questions arose about the wisdom of large-scale projects. There were questions that had never seriously been asked before about environmental protection, historical preservation, and community participation.
The Port Authority had a hard time attracting tenants right from the start, so, it was very fortunate for them that their first two signed leases went to the US Customs office, and the State of New York. Nelson Rockefeller was the Governor of New York, and his brother’s project was in need of big tenants. It is good to be the king.

Recruiting the Customs Service enhanced the prestige and credibility of the project at a delicate and precarious time.

The fact of the matter was that New York State, in taking 1.9 million square feet of space, was coming to the rescue of a troubled project. There simply were not enough private-sector tenants stepping forward to carry the project.
They couldn’t rent the space and they knew it, but they were already committed to building the world’s tallest buildings. They hired an architect to design towers that were difficult to see into, and I suspect this is the real reason the columns were so closely spaced and the windows set back 12 inches from the face; so it would be easier to disguise the large amount of emptiness in the towers.

Can you imagine the feeling those “Porta Tority” guys musta had once they realized they were building the tallest twin atriums in the history of mankind?

Going For Broke

Once they began, all they needed was chutzpah to keep things rolling, and these guys had all the connections in the world…the same connections as the guys who were just ramping up the moon shot hoaxes; so there was plenty of chutzpah to go around.

It was probably because of the lousy public morale of the time that the moon shots were created in the first place; to give the average Americans something to cheer about before going back to examining our navels.
The World Trade Center was shoved down the throats of New Yorkers and the world by arrogant men who were above the law and were following the unspoken rule of construction, which is, prices go up after construction begins.

Once the ball started rolling, it couldn’t be stopped.

Nearly thirty years after the original dispute, I asked Ray Monti about the problem of cost increases. He explained quite can-didly, "There's a natural tendency in all government projects to want to convince others to authorize you to proceed. One puts a favorable interpretation on the facts. If you reveal all the problems, you are never going to get the thing going. Besides, there's another basic principle here. Once I'm started, what are you going to do to me? Stop the building in the middle? We're now rolling!"
Contractors. What’re you gonna do, you know?

But this is a double edged sword…even if they wanted to, once they started, they couldn’t stop. Before they even began they knew they were going to have difficulty keeping the towers full of tenants, so they used their clout to get a couple big fish; but even then it was clear they were in trouble. The economy and the public were working against them, and they couldn’t very well throw in the towel once they “were rolling”, could they?

Not only was the WTC at stake, but the Port Authority’s future was at stake. After all the money and all the time and disruption, they were “all in” and there was no backing out.

These were smart guys we’re talking about; Wise Guys.

They were going wildly over-budget and were taking body blows in the press:

At the same time the World Trade Center was being criticized as poor public policy, it was being attacked as a bad economic proposition. Particularly embarrassing for the Port Authority was the ever-changing cost estimate for the project: $350 million in January 1964, $525 million in September 1965, and $575 million in January 1967.

Port Authority critics used the occasion of opening the World Trade Center to blast the project. Theodore Kheel, a labor mediator and longtime critic of the Authority's involvement, said: "The World Trade Center is the Port Authority's Berlin Wall. It shields the Port Authority from doing what it was set up to do and that is to help move people and goods by developing and coordinating all forms of transportation. Instead, the PA uses government subsidies to finance the largest office building real estate project in history to compete with private industry where private industry is supplying all the space we need without government help.
"a dangerously short-sighted and rigid conservative money machine harnessed to serve, not the public interest, but the private vision of an opportunistic management." Later in the article, he described the World Trade Center as "the clearest sign of the Port Authority's intellectual bankruptcy and arrogant indifference to the real needs of this community."
They were between a rock and a hard spot, so what could they do? What would Kennedy do? Why, send a man to the moon. What did the Port Authority do? Why, build Hollow Towers.

Knowing The Score

Minoru Yamasaki will forever be remembered alongside America’s most profound architectural disaster. Whatever he was before 2001—which was dead, maligned, and mainly sliding away into obscurity—he is forever after the designer of the most ambitious modern structure ever to end up as a gaping hole.
Besides building the Port Authority’s props, Yamasaki’s legacy also included the destruction of the U.S. Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, which he designed without fire extinguishers, per the client’s instructions. There were several attempts at arson before the final attempt succeeded in gutting the building and destroying decades’ worth of records for military personnel, a great way to erase the pasts of intelligence assets.

A building commissioned in 1951 by the Department of Defense was built without a sprinkler system, and then burned in a spectacular fire. That building, the U.S. Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, housed 38 million individual service records and 4,000 employees. When it was completed in 1956, the six-story concrete and aluminum behemoth was one of the twenty largest buildings in the world.

Today, the Personnel Records Center informs those seeking information that, as a result of the fire, it cannot provide access to 80 percent of army files on personnel discharged between 1912 and 1960, as well as 75 percent of air force personnel discharged between 1947 and 1964. Information about hundreds of thousands of veterans vanished from the face of the earth. The building survived.

It was an honor to have IBM, Consolidated Gas, the Defense Department, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as his clients, even if they wanted their buildings with no fire sprinklers, or in a no man’s land, or too tall. “Since they were the client,” he said of the Records Building in St. Louis, “we went along with their option.” Yamasaki’s firm was selected for the design of the World Trade Center precisely because he could be counted on to be agreeable, to accommodate the developer’s demands. It gave him ulcers, but Yamasaki made real the visions of America’s leaders—and left everyone else to suffer the consequences.
We must assume that if architecture magazines know Yamasaki was a favorite of the likes of the Defense Department, IBM, The Port Authority and not to mention the Saudis, it was because he would do what other architects might have balked at. Therefore, we must also assume the Port Authority got the buildings they wanted; and all the complaints about aesthetics are to be expected when you’re making a couple of nondescript chameleons.

Building the Props for the Greatest Show on Earth

Each floor was almost the same as the other, and the 22 inch windows were difficult to see into from the outside unless standing directly in front of them, thanks to the copper tinted windows being set-back 12 inches from the face; a feature which protected the windows from all but direct sunlight, assisting with heating and cooling, but also helping to keep away prying eyes. The towers were positioned in such a way that you could not look directly into one, while standing in the other.

Even during construction, they were hidden from view. The canvas wrapping presumably intended to prevent the spray-on insulation from escaping, also provided a shield to keep the curious helicopter in the dark until the aluminum cladding and the windows were in place. I’m just saying…

Even in the late stages, it can be clearly seen some floors are missing. Here they are capped, but how come no floors?


The floor systems were allegedly pre-poured concrete slabs laid over the trusses and finished with tile. These must have been brought up the elevators to be installed; which would mean they could be taken down the elevators too.

Below you see a floor system which can be built-in or removed after the walls were completed.

If they could bring the concrete slabs to the 110th floor after the towers were capped, they could bring them to the 60th floor after the towers were finished.


But what of the construction workers, wouldn’t they know there were missing floors? There were Mohawk Indians from Canada among the ironworkers on the WTC job; did they build every floor, or did they just put up the frame, move up the tower and go home? Would they know if not all the floors were installed? No. The nature of construction contracting on a building of this size is compartmentalization. There is no reason for the construction crews to know everything about every aspect of the construction.

The construction photos indicate the towers didn’t need all the floors installed to stand and were added later.

With 10 million new square feet in a city that didn’t need even one new square foot, who’d miss a few million? With all the grief and all the crap these good ol’ boys were soaking up, who’s to say they didn’t say “va fongu!” to New York. “We’ll finish the WTC alright”, only not with 10 million new square feet, but say half that, or less.

What was their market research; not the varnished version parroted by the press, but their own market research; what did the Rockefellers and the Port Authority really expect the market would bear, and what was their payoff in the end for their hard work and investment?

What if they realized this thing was a Twin Turd and they were going to lose their shirts if they completed it? What if the critics were right and their own market research confirmed it?

But they can’t stop now…”they’re rolling”.

A major embarrassment for the Port Authority occurred in December 1966, when Austin Tobin was forced to announce publicly that the cost of the World Trade Center had increased to $575 million, up from the original estimate of $350 million.

Critics of the project immediately complained that the new figure was unrealistically low. They hinted that the agency was "notching up" the total little by little rather than face the embarrassing truth of the staggering cost of the project, described as "grandiose" in conception. A spokesperson for the Committee for a Reasonable World Trade Center, a group of private real estate operators, said: "They couldn't build it for $525 million; they can't build it for $575 million, and they won't be able to build it for $625 million. On that basis, they'll never be able to make it run at a profit, and it will be a drain on their resources.''

The chairman of the committee was Lawrence A. Wien, head of the organization that operated the Empire State Building, which at 102 stories would obviously have to give up its long reign as the world's tallest building upon completion of the center.

"Our minimum estimate is $750 million," Mr. Wien said, "and some think it will go beyond $1 billion. I think they owe it to the public to make a full statement of how they arrive at such a figure. This is not the way to present cost estimatesby an offhand statement over the telephone from some spokesman. They should make public the figures on which they compute such a cost. They're inching up. If they keep going, they'll hit the $1 billion, I'll tell you."
From "Twin Towers : The Life of New York City's World Trade Center", Page 69

The implications are clear; if they completed it or if they stopped, the Port Authority could well have ceased to exist. David Rockefeller probably wouldn’t have lost his house, but he would have been financially bruised and publicly humiliated, with the fallout sure to affect his brother’s chances for reelection.

The incentive was there to finish them, but why bother completing them?

Contractors wouldn’t know…hell, who can tell the difference between 7500 and 5000 workers on a job site; the guy who’s doing the riveting or the guy who’s doing the hiring?

They would have been able to claim success, and who would have been the wiser?

They had every reason to claim they completed them yet not actually do so. They could “finish” and not need to go over budget even further. All the plumbing, electrical, fixtures, air conditioning ducting and all that concrete could be saved, with some of the money skimmed and pocketed as easy money for “construction fees”, and only the upper management need know about it.

The elevators wouldn’t stop at empty or nonexistent floors, and doors to empty areas are routinely locked in large office buildings, so no one would notice anything unusual. They could have their buddies from the Service, now employed by various intelligence services, to have false front companies register a mailbox at the WTC, and claim to be leasing 6 floors. Have another firm take 20 floors, but have the Port Authority records show 40; that sort of thing. Sure they’d need a small contingent of armed police to ensure no one wandered up the wrong staircase, but every big office building has one of those. Don’t they?

The World Trade Center may be the only high-rise building in the United States with its own police department, with forty-two officers. It's a unique situation since Port Authority police have full police powers in two states, New York and New Jersey. Nowhere else in the country is there such a bistate agency. It's a selling factor when leasing space at the World Trade Center to be able to tell prospective tenants that the building has its own police force right there. The police unit also serves as an industrial fire brigade; they are the first responding unit. Police officers at the World Trade Center are cross-trained as firefighters. (At the airports, police officers are cross-trained for fire, crash, and rescue.
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I guess not, but you can trust these guys right? They’re the police.

It’s important to look at the architecture of the WTC and the history of the players to realize maybe the reason these towers were so mysterious was by design. They were difficult to see-into, and easier to see from a distance than from close-in. Missing upper floors wouldn’t be noticed at all as long as an efficient lighting system was installed.

If I was a psycho Mafioso boss type I’d say to hell with those yuppie bastards and I’d pay overtime to build floors that never got made. I’d say, “We got ‘em by the balls! What are they going to do, call the police? The Governor? “.

Critics said they couldn’t finish on time; they said that even with revised cost-estimates which raised the completed price to almost double the original estimate, they were still under-estimating the real costs. The Port Authority bucked these critics by the way, but what if they did so by simply not installing all the floors; making it much easier to “finish” on time and without going further over budget. They would not need to invest in extra floors until the time came to lease them, and in the event the economy never recovered, they’d simply never need to build out the floors. This makes very good business sense, and if I can think of it, I’m sure they did.

They are the Port Authority, laws unto themselves. They didn’t need to stick to construction codes, they didn’t need to worry about inspections; they could do as they pleased. The very size of their WTC project provides insight into the scope of the audacity they were capable of. When facing ruin, desperate men do desperate deeds. Planning for contingencies is what military people do, and the Port Authority is a “paramilitary engineering” outfit chock full of ex-military men. They would have used plan B, and not built out the floors if they needed to. They may even have never intended to build them all in the first place.

Many people said the elevators wouldn’t work, but supposedly they did and they contributed to the Towers being considered modern marvels (except on really gusty days and then the freight elevators couldn’t run because the towers would twist too much in the wind, causing the cables to slap against the elevator shaft). But they were still modern marvels. Cough. Incidentally, how would poured concrete floors react to that much twist and flex?

There was concern over the elevator design, that it would be confusing and too time consuming, but there again, the Port Authority fellas proved the critics wrong:

Ibid, Page 75

When the idea for the elevatoring system came in, Tozzoli called a meeting of the advisory committee. The seven advisers listened patiently to the architect's explanation of the proposed elevatoring system, but they were not convinced. They voted seven to nothing that no one would rent space in the two zones above because people would have to transfer at either the forty-fourth floor for zone two or the seventy-eighth floor for zone three. Tozzoli's staff was horrified. What was Tozzoli going to tell Austin Tobin?

Tozzoli said, "They're wrong."

Levy said, "What if they're right?"

Tozzoli said, "We'll have an empty tower."
pg. 77

What if they were right?

It would be easier to guarantee a win with the elevators if they had fewer floors to service as well, and who would miss a few working elevators when there were 254 of them; it would be like a house of mirrors, but once you found your way around, there’d be no reason to wander around the building. Even tenants wouldn’t know more than their normal routes which could include visits to other offices, or visits to the mall, the subway and the restaurants. No one but select people within the government and the Port Authority would have reason to go everywhere in both towers. Who would know if a floor didn’t exist if no elevator stopped there and the stairwell door was locked (or welded) closed?

But what about all the people, you say?

The Port Authority could easily bribe or otherwise use the press to convince the public these were bustling “cities within the city”. Even if the towers were empty, the mall traffic and the PATH terminal would provide the WTC concourse with enough people to support that illusion. Simply give a reporter a tour, and they’ll write an article repeating the statistics given to them by the Port Authority. The reporter certainly wouldn’t inspect every floor or go to every office, and even the person providing the tour and the statistics wouldn’t need to know the truth. They’d give a tour of a few show-floors, as any real estate development would do, take them to the basement to see the big machinery, then to the observation deck followed by lunch at Windows on the World before sending them off to their editor with a pat on the head.

The locals never knew much about the WTC, most people didn’t even know the Port Authority built them. People would have been able to see into lower floors, but in the upper floors, beyond sight of the public, the only thing necessary to support the illusion of a full building would be the lights. Interestingly enough, it was their innovative lighting system that so annoyed the tenants; at a time when the country was trying to save energy by turning off lights in rooms that were not in use, the offices of the WTC remained on all the time. The tenants were annoyed because they wanted to be able to turn off the lights in their offices, but they had no light switches.

But when the building was finished, the situation went from bad to worse. It seemed that there was no way for tenants to turn off the lights because there were no light switches. The lights burned all day, even in areas of the building where plenty of daylight came through the windows.
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Note the windows in the photo below. Back-lighting something along those lines would be simple and cost efficient, as well as an effective means of giving empty floors the appearance of being occupied, at least in the beginning.


Over time, the lights on the WTC changed. When King Kong was king, back in ’76, most of them appeared to be simply white:

Looking back at the history of these towers, I think of them as props for a movie set. They were not popular at first, and the Port Authority had to invest heavily in public relations to counter the onslaught of bad blood from the public. Fortunately they made good movie backdrops, and perhaps even that was their intention all along too. They were used as props for movies even before construction ended. Aside from stealing the crown as the tallest building in the world, the Twin Towers also stole the crown of an American pop culture icon by replacing the Empire State Building in the finale of King Kong:

I think that it is a terribly significant development in American popular culture that King Kong II switched buildings. It showed our continuing fascination with architecture, and it served to validate the Twin Towers as the new American icon, at least among the masses of American people.

Right out of the gates, the Port Authority was marketing the WTC as an American Icon with the same stature of the Empire State Building, or the Statue of Liberty.

The movies that featured the WTC were like time capsules into which the changes to the lighting system are recorded. By examining the lights on the towers in the movies, it can be seen that they became more sophisticated over time:


From “Bye-Bye Monkey, a film using the remains of the stuffed ape from King Kong, they’re just plain white:

But later the lights took on designs and shapes; pretty nifty for a building that didn’t have light switches.
From the Naudet film "911":

Is that a dragon?:

This shot is especially intriguing. It looks as if there were scrolling texts and lights…note the horizontal fading on some of them, indicating scrolling. Who has red lights in their office? This ain’t your grandpa’s King Kong:


More movie stills here:

Over time they became giant billboards, looking a lot like a video wall , or a scoreboard in a sports arena. Office lights don’t look like that.

Electric False Fronts

Was there a galvanic corrosion problem with the WTC? Were those highly paid architects and engineers really that stupid? Or was that why Yamasaki was chosen; to do what other architects would refuse to do? Or was the story simply planted to be later debunked?

There are very few articles floating around on the Internet discussing the galvanic corrosion issue, as would be expected with a suppressed story. Whether they are true or not is anyone’s guess, just as it would be anyone’s guess whether CNN tells the truth every now and then; however the corrosion story makes sense. More sense than Osama and his merry men, in any case.

The face of the WTC was falling off. They tried to fix it but the noise was intolerable to the tenants and because of the asbestos insulation, the EPA wouldn’t allow the Port Authority to implode them. They faced a 15-20 billion dollar cost to dismantle them, and in the meantime, the salt air was causing a battery-like connection between the steel frame and the aluminum face, making the towers weaker by the day.

Galvanic corrosion is real enough, and the WTC did use a flexible aluminum “skin” attached to a steel frame. At about the same time they allegedly discovered the corrosion of the WTC, it was also discovered in the Statue of Liberty. If the Statue of Liberty was susceptible, then so was the WTC.

According to this account, this is how aluminum was selected:

Once having decided on narrow windows, the next decision had to do with the choice of exterior wall material. Because the actual weight of the building was supported by closely spaced vertical steel columns, the exterior material could be very thin and lightweight since all it had to do was to keep in heat and keep out cold and dampness. As long as these "curtain walls" were waterproof, they could be made of just about any permanent material. Earlier skyscrapers might have had walls of brick or terra-cotta or even blocks of stone. Cost considerations dictated the use of some lightweight metal. At first Yamasaki contemplated the use of stainless steel. According to his own account, he got a call one day from Fritz Close, who was then chairman of the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), the dominant producer of that metal in the United States.

Close said, "Yama, I understand you are going to use stainless steel for the curtain walls of the towers." Yamasaki laughed and admitted it was true.

Close asked, "Why? Aluminum is significantly cheaper." Yamasaki responded that he did not like the silver color of aluminum. It was too cold. Close was not easily discouraged and went on to offer to change the composition of the alloy to provide a choice of several warmer shades. Because aluminum by itself is soft and has very little strength, it is almost always alloyed with small amounts of copper, magnesium, zinc, and other elements; thus, making a customized alloy was not a big problem. Yamasaki insisted that he did not want a color coating, but an alloy that would have a consistent color throughout the panel. Alcoa agreed and came up with a number of colors.
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Whether one can or cannot believe the architect would be so stupid is hardly the point. If the corrosion was genuinely an issue, it would not be something the Port Authority, the government or the EPA would advertize, in fact it would be a closely guarded secret.

However, the conditions were there for galvanic corrosion, lending credence to articles like this:



I.) Why The World Trade Towers*
"Must come down!"


The structural integrity of the massive World Trade Center Towers was contingent upon the combined -value of *both* the internal, perimeter STEEL columns and the adjoining ALUMINIUM Fascia panels.

Over the years, the process known as 'galvanic corrosion' had structurally degraded these buildings beyond repair. Supporting statements to this effect had been compiled, and were presented by the engineers to the building owners during the time-frame that I have described. Subsequently, both Mayor Giuiliani's Office, and the New York Port Authority, had allegedly received an order for the buildings to be completely dismantled, by 2007."

The building was bid at $750,M, and cost$1.2B to build. It was worth about $4. to $5.B at its peak., but, would have cost nearly $15.B to un-build it in 2010 dollars, or as it neared its 1/2 'safe' life. Obviously, it was Imploded, because there was never going to be a 'break-even' point for either, the current, or future owners.

Recently I learned from Tommy Malley, who claims his family are involved in New York City construction, and his testimony sounded very possession of pre-bid information pertaining to the Towers. Mr. Malley encouraged me to revise my figures, which brings forth a startling, and potentially critical new discovery, which I will quote:

"The owners were fully aware of the problem and had been given the ultimatum that they could not 'implode' the buildings. They received the report stating that: Decommissioning was required by the EPA by no later than 2007, at a projected cost of $20.B"
Since the Port Authority was prone to fast-track ex-military, especially ex-navy personnel, it would have been no sweat to bring in their buddies in the CIA and FBI.
They needed a plan that would get them out of the hot water the WTC stuck them in; and it looks like the spooks in the FBI and CIA figured one out that would cover all the bases.

The first step would have been to encourage the legitimate tenants to leave. Prior to that time, even the leasing agents wouldn’t need to be in the “know” about the spaces they were leasing; they’d take calls from faceless foreigners and lease space that was never even inspected. Recall, this is the same bunch that was able to convince rocket scientists they sent a man to the moon; so convincing a leasing agent he was leasing real space to a real person was a cake walk.

During most periods, the World Trade Center is about 85 percent occupied and 15 percent unoccupied. Of course, during boom times the occupancy rate goes up. For example, from the early 1980s through the mid-1980s the occupancy rate was about 96 percent, which for all practical purposes was considered completely occupied. During that period of time, George Rossi, who was in charge of leasing space, recalls literally selling space over the telephone. He might get a call from a business in France looking for a small office of 5,000 or 6,000 square feet. The prospect would ask if space were available and in which tower and on what floor. If everything seemed right, the prospect would agree to the deal for a five-year lease without ever personally inspecting the property.
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For a while they were 85% occupied, which may have been their true occupancy percentage, albeit based on only 2-4 million square feet rather than 10. They simply gave accurate percentages on the built-out space, with the non-built space attributable to ghost companies.

However, once the corrosion of the Towers was discovered, the EPA forced the Port Authority’s hand, and the Port Authority began forcing-out legitimate tenants and replacing them with big banks, stock brokerages, securities traders and multinational corporations, effectively setting the stage.

But then in the 1980s, these businesses began to drift away. When their leases came up for renewal, they simply went elsewhere.

Why did this happen? There seem to be two broad explanations. One is economic; the other, technological. In the first place, the 1980s were a period of explosive economic growth. Real estate prices were up around the country. Nowhere were prices more sky-high than in Manhattan. Rents in the financial district of lower Manhattan went into the stratosphere. Businesses in international trade, especially small businesses, could not keep up with the new rentals being charged.
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They used the cover of a real estate boom as an excuse to raise rents to force-out existing tenants.

"When my father, Leon Cohen, signed the original lease in 1970, he took the space for fifteen years at six dollars a square foot. Most people only signed for five- and ten-year leases. In 1986, when that lease expired, they jumped our rent to thirty-four dollars a square foot. No concession was made for the fact that we were freight forwarders."
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In addition to possible CIA front-companies, the CIA had an official presence in the WTC.

A CIA office operating at 7 World Trade Center was destroyed when the building came down after planes crashed into the twin towers, a U.S. official has confirmed to CNN.

If the plan was to destroy the towers in a faked terrorist attack, false fronts would need to be created to account for large numbers of the dead, and at the time of the destruction, that may well have been the case:

Sunday, April 03, 2011

33 Firms Said To Be Operating in the South Tower of the World Trade Center Were Unknown to Dun & Bradstreet

While 79 Firms Said To Be Operating in the North Tower of the World Trade Center Were Unknown to Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet published a "World Trade Center Business Listing," current "As of 9/11/01," which carried this heading:
The following is a list of those businesses that, according to Dun & Bradstreet's records, operated from an address at the World Trade Center. This information is representative of information in D&B's database as of September 11, 2001 and may be updated as additional facts become known. Please Note: In some instances there will be multiple records with the same name or a similar name. This may result from the existence of multiple business operations or divisions/affiliates within the World Trade Center. D&B requests that any reprinting, reproduction or redistribution of this information include the following notation: Source: Dun & Bradstreet - www.dnb.com
Dun & Bradstreet needn't have worried about getting credit for their summary. I am the first person to quote this record in almost a decade's time.

Perhaps that's because when collating the D&B WTC business records along with the first official listing of tenants put out by the Port Authority---released at the beginning of 2011 as the result of a FOIL request from members of the Let's Roll Forum---we find that 79 companies who were said to be occupying office suites in the North Tower on September 11th, 2001, and 34 companies said to be occupying office suites in the South Tower on September 11th, 2001,were entirely unknown business entities to the Dun & Bradstreet record keepers. And according to the published lease start dates, many of these companies had supposedly been occupants for several years prior to 9/11.

33 out of a total of 93 active, individual tenancies, or 35% of total.

In addition to ghost companies, according to the Social Security Death index, New York and New Jersey didn’t have a big bump in deaths on 911:

Why are the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11 missing from an official federal registry of death?
According to the Death Master File -- the official record of 90 million deceased Americans who were issued Social Security cards since 1937 -- there were 6,298 deaths recorded on that awful day in 2001 when terrorists struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural area in Pennsylvania.
But since an average of 6,200 Americans die every day, there should have been more than 9,000 deaths recorded for Sept. 11, 2001.
Conspicuous by their absence in the federal file are many prominent victims of the attacks, including New York City Fire Chief Peter Ganci Jr., Fire Department Chaplain Mychal Judge and businessmen Daniel Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies, and Thomas Burnett Jr. chief operating officer of Thoratec Corp.

Ghost companies and ghost ghosts? What could be the impetus for companies to create fictional entities? Perhaps the victim’s compensation fund was the reason.

  • Families of victims received 3.1 million each on average.
  • Families of first responders killed received 4.2 million each on average.
  • Businesses received the lion’s share, grabbing 62% of the total compensation.

If a high percentage of CIA moles and assets were “lost” on 911, would their families believe they were actually dead? Probably. By the nature of non-official cover assets, their own family and friends would not necessarily know of their employment with the CIA. Many who believe they lost a loved one may have only lost a CIA asset, who is now conveniently “dead” and stationed elsewhere, secure in the knowledge that his family’s grief will be assuaged with the help of a few million dollars.

Plus, not everyone is psychotic, so it would be much easier to recruit the players if they thought no one would die. Hell, I might even have found it exciting to be involved in such a scam, especially if I thought it was a big enough operation that several of my buddies were already recruited.

What was the breakdown of the firefighters lost? Firefighters tend to operate in teams, like a military squad. They all would go in together and if the building fell on them like on 911, they’d all die together, yet this is most often not the case:


1. Very few are listed in the Social Security Death Index (15%)
2. Nearly all received benefits from the Victim’s Compensation Fund(85%)
3. The distribution of the Firemen by Company is significantly different than what would be expected, and
4. The rank distribution is top-heavy.
The Firemen and Rank Distribution

The rank of the Firemen lost is yet another issue. The rank of the deadis seemingly top-heavy.

92 ranked firemen died on 9/11. They account for 27% of the casualties.

23 were Chief and above.

23 were Captains.

46 were Lieutenants.

I included Fr. Judge with the Captains. So, Chiefs and Captains are equal at 23. The number of Lieutenants is exactly twice that. So, Chiefs = Captains, and Chiefs + Captains = Lieutenants. The perfectly even distribution of rank among Officers is uncanny, and unlikely to be by coincidence. It also does not reflect how the ranks should have been distributed, heavy at the bottom. The overwhelming number of men climbing those towers would have been front line Firemen, Yet the data shows more than one Officer for every three Firemen.

This is again wrong for reality, but right for spreading payoff money, heavy at the top. Buy up the top dogs with the slickest retirement plan ever. There is simply no explanation for the fact that 1 out of every 4 Firemen lost were Ranked.

Anyone who says “someone would talk” isn’t living in reality. What do you think all the black budget money goes for anyway? Do you think they’re looking out for themselves, or looking out for your sorry ass? What mob affiliated fire or police chief would give up a 4 million dollar retirement package and a lifetime of leisure with a new identity in the witness protection program to expose a conspiracy of this size? If you suddenly had a bout of conscience and wanted to spill your guts, which law enforcement, or government, or media port would you choose in this storm? Even if you could find one, it would be a death sentence to speak out.

The fact is 911 was an insurance scheme, a demolition scheme, a pretext for war scheme, an eliminate the competition scheme, a bankrupt the Soviet Union scheme, a seize Soviet energy and munitions companies scheme, a steal the gold scheme, a destroy the evidence scheme, a kill the investigators scheme, and a continue with business as usual scheme all rolled into one. Psychopaths like those in the CIA are nothing if not pragmatic, and something of the scale of 911 would only be considered if it accomplished multiple goals. History has shown they succeeded; but the veneer is wearing thin and truth, like galvanic corrosion, will carry the day.

End Game

It was in 1989 that Project Hammer, America’s covert financial war against the Soviet Union began:
In 1989 President George H. W. Bush began the multi-billion dollar Project Hammer program using an investment strategy to bring about the economic destruction of the Soviet Union including the theft of the Soviet treasury, the destabilization of the ruble, funding a KGB coup against Gorbachev in August 1991 and the seizure of major energy and munitions industries in the Soviet Union. Those resources would subsequently be turned over to international bankers and corporations. On November 1, 2001, the second operative in the Bush regime, President George W. Bush, issued Executive Order 13233 on the basis of “national security” and concealed the records of past presidents, especially his father’s spurious activities during 1990 and 1991. Consequently, those records are no longer accessible to the public. [1] The Russian coup plot was discussed in June 1991 when Yeltsin visited with Bush in conjunction with his visit to the United States. On that same visit, Yeltsin met discreetly with Gerald Corrigan, the chairman of the New York Federal Reserve. [2]
Because of numerous Presidential Executive Orders, the ethically questionable Project Hammer was deemed legal. Of course, even Hitler’s acts were “lawful,” as he had manipulated the laws to accommodate his actions. Many of Reagan’s executive orders were actually authored by Vice President Bush or his legal associates, and it is possible that Project Hammer was created by Reagan’s CIA Director, William Casey, who had directed OSS operations through Alan Dulles in Europe during World War II. Prior to his OSS affiliation, Casey worked for the Board of Economic Warfare which allegedly targeted “Hitler’s economic jugular.” [3] Allen Dulles, brother of John Foster Dulles, was the Director of the CIA from 1953 to 1961. He was a senior partner at the Wall Street firm of Sullivan and Cromwell, which represented the Rockefeller Empire and other mammoth trusts, corporations and cartels.
Project Hammer was staffed with CIA operatives and others associated with the National Security apparatus. Covert channels were already in place as a result of other illegal Bush activities. Thus, it was a given (1) that the project would use secret, illegal funds for unapproved covert operations, and (2) that the American public and Congress would not be informed about the illegal actions perpetrated in foreign countries. The first objective was allegedly to crush Communism, a growing political philosophy and social movement that was initially funded by the usual group of international bankers who now supported their demise. To this end, the “Vulcans,” under George H. W. Bush, waged war against the Soviet Union. [4]
It was in September 1991 that George HW Bush initiated the covert creation of $240 billion in securities with a 10-year maturity date, to be used in the waging of a covert economic war against the Soviet Union.

This article provides research into the early claims by Dick Eastman, Tom Flocco, V.K. Durham and Karl Schwarz that the September 11th attacks were meant as a cover-up for financial crimes being investigated by the Office of Naval Intelligence(ONI), whose offices in the Pentagon were destroyed on September 11th.

After six years of research, this report presents corroborating evidence which supports their claims, and proposes a new rationale for the September 11th attacks. In doing so, many of the anomalies – or inconvenient facts surrounding this event - take on a meaning that is consistent with the claims of Eastman et al. The hypothesis of this report is: the attacks of September 11th were intended to cover-up the clearing of $240 billion dollars in securities covertly created in September 1991 to fund a covert economic war against the Soviet Union, during which ‘unknown’ western investors bought up much of the Soviet industry, with a focus on oil and gas. The attacks of September 11th also served to derail multiple Federal investigations away from crimes associated with the 1991 covert operation. In doing so, the attacks were justified under the cardinal rule of intelligence: “protect your resources” and consistent with a modus operandi of sacrificing lives for a greater cause. The case for detailed targeting of the attacks begins with analysis of the attack on the Pentagon. After one concludes that the targeting of the ONI office in the Pentagon was not random – and that information is presented later. – one then must ask: is it possible that the planes that hit the World Trade Center, and the bombs reported by various witnesses to have been set off inside the buildings 1, 6 and 7 and the basement of the Towers, were deliberately located to support the execution of a crime of mind-boggling proportions? In considering that question, a pattern emerges. For the crimes alleged by Eastman, Flocco, Durham and Schwarz to be successful, the vault in the basement of the World Trade Center, and its contents - less than a billion in gold, but hundreds of billions of dollars of government securities - had to be destroyed. A critical mass of brokers from the major government security brokerages in the Twin Towers had to be eliminated to create chaos in the government securities market. A situation needed to be created wherein $240 billion dollars of covert securities could be electronically “cleared” without anyone asking questions- which happened when the Federal Reserve declared an emergency and invoked its“ emergency powers.” that very afternoon.

It was in 1993 that the Port Authority likely bombed themselves with the help of their CIA chums. Why? To make a few hundred million to be used to fund the operation, and to take advantage of the opportunity to clear out remaining tenants, and bring in the tenants for the final act. Labeling the bombing an act of Islamic terrorism also gave support to the meme they were setting-up for 911.

However, I should point out that for the Port Authority, the challenge of rebuilding the Trade Center after the bombing was, in a strange way, an exciting and invigorating time for the agency. If we accept the notion that institutions have personalities, then we might say that the Port Authority at its best is a paramilitary engineering agency that thrives on adversity. The agency was full of seasoned military veterans who loved to build things and fix them if they were only given a chance to do so. Now they had that chance.

The 1993 bombing recovery effort gave the seventy-two-year-old agency a stunning opportunity to show what it could do. Engineers and managers put in sixteen-hour days for many weeks. It is doubtful that any commercial landlord could have summoned the talent and the resources to repair the Twin Towers with such energy and determination. The bill in the end would be staggering. The explosion cost $300 million for repairs to the basement and its mechanical systems, and another $225 million for cleaning the smoke damage on each story of both towers.
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If ’93 was a “stunning opportunity” what was 911?

While the country and the world were distracted by the antics of Clinton, the last players were selected for the final act. One of these players was Ogden Global Entertainment Services, an international corporation which beat-out Time Warner for the rights to the WTC observation deck. Ogden modernized the light shows and prepared the set for 911.

Ogden, a global entertainment services provider to arenas, sports stadiums (Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia), concert halls, amphitheaters and amusement parks (Disney World), was awarded the contract in March after requests for proposals were put out by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Ogden's proposal won over six other high-powered bidders, including Time Warner and Service America.

Ogden is not just into entertainment though:

UNTIL 1985, OGDEN CORPORATION was primarily a "smokestack operation" - it built ships and freight cars, manufactured machine tools and processed scrap metal. However, in 1985, Ogden sold these operations to its employees to concentrate on services. "The new Ogden," company ads proclaimed, is "putting America's house in order."
Today, Ogden Corporation is a "service-oriented" company with 40,000 employees and net sales and service revenues in 1992 of over $1.76 billion. Based in New York City, its businesses include Ogden Building Services, which manages and maintains commercial buildings; Ogden Entertainment Services, which promotes concerts; and Ogden Aviation Services, which refuels planes and prepares on-flight meals. Ogden Environmental and Energy Services provides consultation to the nuclear industry and is involved in the cleanup of Defense and Energy Department contaminated sites.

Nothing unusual about Ogden, they’re just another “Entertainment Services” tenant with ties to the Defense industry. In 1996 they took over the WTC observation deck, and started decking out the towers with a ten million dollar renovation, giving cover for activity that would be needed to complete the final stages of the plan.

By the turn of the century, the towers were mostly empty, the screenplay had been written, the stage had been set, the players were in position, the special effects were in place, and the cameras were ready to roll.
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    Awesome work, Yankee!
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