explosion at ground level
Seven WTC being blasted?
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in the area of Seven WTC
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The animation shows the
velocity of the plume is clearly too fast for it to be merly a swirl
of dust from the collapse of one of the towers. The towers are still
standing. The direction of the plume movement is upwards and
outwards from the area of building Seven.
All this is
consistent with an explosion in Seven WTC. One which flattened it
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AND THE WTC
The World Trade Center is a
gold mine. And Larry Silverstein knows it.
already owned number Seven WTC, but he led a consortium that just
months ago signed a new $3.2 billion US, 99-year lease on the WTC
complex. That was the first time the WTC had changed hands in its
thirty year history.
Authority of New York and New Jersey signed the deal with the
Silverstein-led Westfield America on the 26th April, 2001. Westfield
America leased the concourse mall, and Silverstein the office
The deal was finalized and celebrated on the 23rd
July -just seven weeks before almost the entire complex was
destroyed. Port Authority officers gave a giant set of keys to the
complex to Silverstein and to Westfield CEO Lowy.
was ecstatic at that time. "This is a dream come true," he had said.
"We will be in control of a prized asset, and we will seek to
develop its potential, raising it to new heights." An ironic choice
of words, in retrospect.
The leased buildings included
Numbers One and Two (the Twin Towers), Four, Five and 400,000 square
feet of retail space. The Marriott Hotel (3WTC), U.S. Customs
building (6WTC) and Silverstein's own 47-story office building were
already under lease.
Despite the transfer to private hands,
the tax payments would still come from the Port Authority -who had
been making yearly $25 million payments in lieu of taxes to New York
City. The proper figure should be more like $100 million according
to city administrators.
Silversteen is undeterred by the
demolition of the complex. He already has somewhat insensitive plans
to rebuild. Four towers this time. Although the complex was not
insured against an act of war, new policies insured against
Which leaves everybody financially
consoled, even if not emotionally so. The vendors still have the
$3.2 billion they made on the sale. The purchasers lease deal had
spanking new insurance --with new beneficiaries--
for capital value and loss of
Silverstein has insurance money to rebuild and get
the $110 million of annual rental income flowing again. Or double
that with his planned four towers. Nice money if you can get it. Can
Not if the
insurers could help it. They are the big losers. And they detest
having to pay a claim on a policy taken out only weeks before.
Indeed, they often delay payment to investigate cases where
immediate claims are made against brand new policies.
WAG THE WTC II
PART II OF EXPOSING THE WTC BOMB
by Fintan Dunne,
4th October 2001
What you will discover here
will shatter any illusions you have about the reasons behind the World
Trade Center attack. This 'Wag the WTC' blockbuster is making a pile of
money for some.
contractor whose people were the first on the WTC collapse scene
--to cart away the rubble that remains-- is the same contractor who
demolished and hauled away the shell of the bombed Oklahoma City Murrah
building. The name of the contractor is Controlled Demolition!
Their WTC cleanup contract is worth over $7 Billion. Are you getting the
FACT: The expert
widely reported as certain the WTC was demolished --who later changed his mind-- is a demolition
explosives specialist from New Mexico Tech Institute. That's precisely
where the people first on the Pentagon crash scene were trained.
Tech was also a hot tip to get the contract for training the new
Federal Air Marshals. Are you getting the picture?
FACT: Most of the World Trade Center
changed hands in a $3.2 billion, 99-year lease deal that was concluded
only seven weeks before the attack; with a sweetheart tax deal and
new insurance covering buildings and rents -payable to new beneficiaries.
Are you getting the picture?
TALL TALES OF
THE WAG MOVIE
Let's all hold on to our emotional
hats. Let's stop reacting and stop overreacting.
We are MEANT to
react in shock. The whole purpose of the audacious World Trade Center
attack was to psych us out.
Does the WTC attack feel like a movie?
It does? Well of course it does! It has been specifically written as a
movie script. Are you getting the picture?
Having studied for
years how Americans react in movie theaters, the game planners have
decided we are now ready for movie spectaculars in real life.
are witnessing a cathartic and intense psychological operation. It is
designed to alter your perceptions and hence your politics. It's a classic
PsyOp. Its a made-for-TV movie with all the cliché blockbuster elements.
It has mayhem, evil warlords and subtle hints of a military coup.
It has terrorists who wrestle for control of Flight 93 with Die Hard
have-a-go Bruce Willis clones.
It has final
deranged exhortations from a terrorist leader. His last letter is found
bundled with a "You Too Can Fly a Plane!" instruction manual and some
autographed photos of the great enemy --the legendary Osama Bin Gadaffi
It has whispered good-byes: the departure of the
American sailors for war, was portrayed in 'Titanic' style on network TV
and in print media coverage.
It has poignant last moments: the
raising of the flag on the pile of WTC rubble is a director's steal of the
classic Iwo Jima flag scene from W.W.II. They have turned the scenes of
this devastation in New York into a movie lot to construct a cultural
iconography of war.
This entire sequence of: hijack; first
plane; second plane; Pentagon ;WTC collapse; phone calls from the planes;
copy of the Koran; more attempted hijackings; arrests; plucky passengers;
etc., etc., has been scripted by a crew of cynical planners who could care
less that REAL people died in the Twin Towers --not political extras on
the international stage of military-industrial machinations.
story even has the ultimate terror of imminent death in the 'reported'
(but unheard by you or I) last words of an airline stewardess. "My God, my
God, I see buildings....water!"
Well hold my emotional hat, but I
don't see buildings or water. I see a barrage of flimsy plot-bolstering
So does award-winning British journalist Robert Fisk
-if you read between the lines of his doubts about the authenticity of
Mohammed Atta's last letter. In
the London Independent, 29 Sept 2001 he questions the "weird
references in the note," as he wonders if there is "something more
mysterious" going on.
Indeed. Down at the bottom of the Bargain
Bin, in the pulp fiction section of the local charity shop, I can find
dime-a-dozen trashy novels with plenty of "My God, My God..." dialogue.
But the REAL world of actual airline stewardess, has people are
not cartoon dumb blondes. They KNOW what New York looks like from the air,
and Duluth and Vancouver too. Duh!
But in this "WAG THE WTC II"
movie script, nobody knows they are flying over a city for the last ten
minutes. And nobody knows what New York looks like. And the stewardess
can't tell when an aircraft is descending, so is totally surprised to see
buildings and water. Totally.
She might have said something
credible like: "Jesus Christ! We're gonna hit Manhattan."
"I see buildings...." (...and, wait for it...) ..pause..
"...water." Check out that pregnant pause is in every publication of the
quote. Does that pause feel right to you? Not to me. The whole thing feels
like a ham-fisted effort designed to make us believe certain
So let's us also pause, now. Let's jam our emotional
hats down firmly and take a look at the MONEY. Let's take a good HARD look
at the money. Let's follow the MONEY. Because, there is a mountain of
blood-soaked money riding on all this.
VAN THE MAN
CHANGES HIS TUNE
No, not Van Morrisson the singer. But, Van 'the man'
Romero. The man in the right place, at the right time.
Romero is vice president for research at New Mexico Institute of Mining
and Technology (NMTech). The Socorro university has levered itself into
one of the elite sites in the world for the study of explosives and
terrorism, attracting nearly $10 million a year in federal money for
programs that test explosives for US and foreign agencies. On the morning
of the attacks, Romero and Tech's finance vice president Denny Peterson,
were near the Pentagon.
They had come to Washington to discuss
defense-funded research programs at Tech, leaving them very conveniently
located to grab NMTech's slice of the imminent cleanup operation. Because
New Mexico Tech offers counter-terrorism training of police and fire
first responders to terrorism attacks in the United
Within hours Romero was telling the Albuquerque Journal
that the collapse of the twin towers could have been caused by a small
amount of explosive put in more than two points in each of the towers.
"My opinion is, based on the videotapes, that after the airplanes
hit the World Trade Center there were some explosive devices inside the
buildings that caused the towers to collapse," Romero said.
Romero should know. After all Van is a demolition expert and a former
director of the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at Tech,
which studies the effects of explosions on
Nevertheless, ten days later Romero had changed his
mind. Not only that, but the Albuquerque Journal changed their story too.
They altered the original web page about Romero's views. It now shows his
revised views first. Check it
GREEN CHILI STEW
New Mexico Tech's success is due in no small part
to the advocacy of local Republican representative Joe Skeen, who has
lobbied relentlessly on Tech's behalf to lucrative effect.
has contacted Israeli representatives about the prospect of having a
detachment of fighter aircraft stationed in New Mexico. Israel’s request
is under review by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Tech's terrorism first responder training is under the auspices of the
public /private National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (i.e.
You can find Tech-trained
first responders right now at the Pentagon scene. They are busy
cleaning-up, in every sense of the word. Skeen has 'hung out with the
guys' back at their training camp in the NMTech counter-terrorism
facility. So naturally he soon followed Romero to Washington, where he
called by the Pentagon crash scene to encourage the NMTech crew.
Skeen asked if there was anything he could do to make their task
easier and the crew responded by asking if there was any green chili in
the D.C. area. Skeen said yes and had New Mexico green chili stew
delivered to the hotel where the crew is staying.
"These are the
people who have the toughest duty in cleaning up the devastation left by
the barbaric acts of terrorists last week," Skeen said. "We owe the people
involved in the clean up... a great deal of thanks and gratitude." Indeed.
We owe them a great deal of money also.
Tech will gain substantially from
domestic counter-terrorism if Joe Skeen has his way. He wrote to President
George Bush and relevant federal government agency officials thus:
"Guarding against terrorist attacks must be the centerpiece of our plan
and New Mexico, particularly New Mexico Tech University, has excellent
technical resources in counter-terrorism."
Skeen proposed that the
university triple within 60 days its domestic preparedness first responder
training. Skeen said New Mexico Tech is prepared to initiate training for
Sky Marshals at Roswell Airpark which has a variety of commercial jet
liners ranging from 737 to 747 for hands-on training purposes.
Dan Lopez, the President of New Mexico Tech has assured me, that all of
these resources and any others identified by the government can be made
available immediately to our government and I will do all in my power to
help you and our country in managing this crisis,'' Skeen noted in his
letter to the president.
Are you getting the picture?
Cleaning up the estimated
1.2 million tons of rubble left by the destruction of the World Trade
Center could take up to a year and cost $7 billion, according to
Associated Press, 28th September, 2001.
"The New York cleanup
will be a gargantuan undertaking, whose scale and magnitude will go beyond
the customary types of disasters," said J. Mark Loizeaux, president of
Maryland-based Controlled Demolition, who brought down the remains of the
Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.
Controlled Demolition Group, specializes in
building demolition worldwide. They are one of a handful with the
expertise to demolish a structure like the World Trade Center.
probably have more experience than anyone on the planet about how to
handle this type of debris, and I will tell you right now we don't have
all the answers," said Loizeaux. "It is going to be a learning curve for
all of those involved, and it is going to take a very long time."
Given the public's suspicions about the World
Trade Center collapse, the presence of Controlled Demolition at the site
will hardly assuage their concern. Quite the reverse.
A company with
vast demolition smarts has handled the cleanup of the two greatest terror
bombings in the US to date.
In the case of Oklahoma building,
Controlled Demolition carted off the remains and buried them in a hole in
the desert before the smoke had stopped rising from the ruins. Then the
rubble was covered over, surrounded by a security fence and
That was an investigative fiasco -given that there is
no way an ammonium nitrate-fuel oil ('ANFO') bomb could have blown away a
third of the structure. Furthermore, according to retired blast expert
General Ben Partin, the blast velocity of ANFO bombs is incapable of the
specific damage observed in the Murrah Building. Military explosive ten
times more powerful would be needed to rip concrete away and leave steel
reinforcing rods exposed.
A report written by an investigative
committee was released earlier this year by the Oklahoma Bombing
Investigation Committee. Leading member Charles Key, a former Oklahoma
state representative, said the report contains volumes of evidence citing
inconsistencies and omissions in the government's official version of
"There is sufficient evidence to confirm that law
enforcement agencies in Oklahoma City, as well as Washington, DC, had
sufficient prior knowledge of the impending disaster, yet took minimum
measures to avert the bombing," the report said. "Documents and witnesses
support this conclusion."
The committee's report also documents
"at least four sightings of [additional] bombs inside the [Murrah]
building," said Key.
As evidence has mounted, our concerns about the
events at the WTC have grown. Yet, at this time there is no credible
investigation by any official U. S. agency of the possibility of
additional bombs in the World Trade Center. Neither has there been a call
by any leading U. S. politician for an official inquiry into these events.
President Kennedy's death in Dallas at least spawned the Warren
Commission investigation. But, so far the only examination of the WTC
incidents is taking place on alternative web sites such as