explosion at ground level
Seven WTC being blasted?
Another shot of an explosion
area of Seven WTC
-this time from CNN.
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animation of CNN
4 mins @56K
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
CNN IMAGES ABOVE FROM
AND THE WTC
The World Trade Center is a gold mine. And Larry
Silverstein knows it.
Silverstein 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.
The Port 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 portion.
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.
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
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
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.
FACT: The 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 picture?
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
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
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
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.
You 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.
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 Bin Saddam-Laden.
whispered good-byes: the departure of the American sailors for war, was
portrayed in 'Titanic' style on network TV and in print media
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
The 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!"
my emotional hat, but I don't see buildings or water. I see a barrage of
flimsy plot-bolstering fabrications.
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,
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 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.
Van 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 States!
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.
And 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 buildings.
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
Skeen 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
Meanwhile, Tech's terrorism first responder training is
under the auspices of the public /private National Domestic Preparedness
Consortium (i.e. military-industrial complex).
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.
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
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.
"Dr. 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
Are you getting the picture?
BOOMING BUSINESS IN
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,
"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.
Demolition Group, specializes in building demolition worldwide. They are
one of a handful with the expertise to demolish a structure like the World
"We 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
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
A company with vast demolition smarts has handled the
cleanup of the two greatest terror bombings in the US to
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 guarded.
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
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 events.
"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