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he lied us into war Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:00 PM
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Any theories on why Building 7 was demolished?
It didn't help the neo-cons any to destroy WTC7 - indeed it has encouraged the 9-11 skeptics since no airplane hit the building. Did silverstein simply get more insurance money? Who benefitted?
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OneMind Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 11:20 PM
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1. RE: Who benefitted?
Larry Silverstein benefitted financially, but there appears to be a bigger story.


"In February of 2002 Silverstein Properties won $861 million from Industrial Risk Insurers to rebuild on the site of WTC 7. Silverstein Properties' estimated investment in WTC 7 was $386 million. So: This building's collapse resulted in a profit of about $500 million."


"A Parable"

"To put these events in perspective, imagine that a person leases an expensive house, and immediately takes out an insurance policy covering the entire value of the house and specifically covering bomb attacks. Six weeks later two bombs go off in the house, separated by an hour. The house burns down, and the lessor immediately sues the insurance company to pay him twice the value of the house, and ultimately wins. The leasor also gets the city to dispose of the wreckage, excavate the site, and help him build a new house on the site."


Excerpt from Paul Thompson's Complete 911 Timeline:

What's curious, especially given all the Wall Street scandals later in the year, is that Building 7 was where the SEC was storing files related to numerous Wall Street investigations. All the files for approximately 3,000 to 4,000 SEC cases were destroyed. Some were backed up in other places, but many were not, especially those classified as confidential. Lost files include documents that could show the relationship between Citigroup and the WorldCom bankruptcy. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission estimates over 10,000 cases will be affected. The Secret Service also lost investigative files. Says one agent: "All the evidence that we stored at 7 World Trade, in all our cases, went down with the building." It is also eventually revealed that there was a secret CIA office in Building 7. A few days later, the head of the WTC collapse investigation says he "would possibly consider examining" the collapse of Building 7, but all the rubble has already been removed and destroyed.


WTC 7 Floor Numbers and Major Tenants

46-47 Mechanical floors
28-45 Salomon Smith Barney (SSB)
26-27 Standard Chartered Bank
25 Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
25 Department of Defense (DOD)
25 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
24 Inland Revenue Service (IRS)
23 Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
22 Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
21 First State Management Group
19-21 ITT Hartford Insurance Group
19 National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
18 Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
14-17 Vacant
13 Provident Financial Management
11-13 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
9-10 US Secret Service
7-8 American Express Bank International
7 OEM generators and day tank
6 Switchgear, storage
5 Switchgear, generators, transformers
4 Upper level of 3rd floor, switchgear
3 Lobby, SSB Conference Center, rentable space, manage
2 Open to first floor lobby, transformer vault upper level, upper level switchgear
1 Lobby, loading docks, existing Con Ed transformer vaults, fuel storage, lower level switchgear

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OneMind Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 11:43 PM
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2. Who benefitted?
Pop goes the Bush mythology bubble
Part 4: More reasons to not investigate 9-11

By Karl W. B. Schwarz


The following is from one of our sources, a person who spent many years working for the U.S. Treasury investigating and detecting "Trojan Horses," which are in effect very large financial transactions intended to defraud or do harm. The name of 9-11 Commission member John F. Lehman surfaced in Canada in a failed or aborted takeover bid of MDA (MacDonald, Detwiler & Associates), a defense contractor.

"I think WTC#7 was the command and control center for the New York end of the securities and life insurance scam triggered by 9/11."

"The WTC#7 tenants include IRS, SEC, CIAprobably equipped with PROMISand Salomon Smith Barney, the Citigroup broker in the WorldCom scam with a $2.65 billion class action suit paid out to lead plaintiff New York Common Retirement System with a trustee in the CIA group controlling MDA."

"Also surfacing in investigating Canadian companies were CAI special investor in MDARICHARD S. BRADDOCKCAI NEW YORK: Former President of Citicorp (a "Tier 1" bank in CAI's sabotage of Enron shareholders). CAI's Citigroup, formed by the 1998 merger of Travelers and Citicorp, will pay a $2.65 billion settlement to investors in WorldCom (including the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the lead plaintiff advised by Braddock's CAI colleague, Graham Harrison) who had accused Citigroup of financial fraud in the largest bankruptcy in history. CAI's Citigroup financed the Chad-Cameroon pipeline and China's Three Gorges dam as part of CAI's plan to control global oil & gas and energy markets."


Chapter 19 from Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert.

A comprehensive report on the War Games of September 11, 2001. The War Games are key to understanding 911.

If you need Adobe Acrobat, you can download it here:


Karl Schwarz: Pop Goes the Bush Mythology Bubble: Parts 1 - 6
The following articles by Karl Schwarz disclose the motives for 911.

Part 1: The 9-11 Commission

Part 2: 9-11 Commission and Bridas

Part 3: 9-11 served a multitude of purposes

Part 4: More reasons to not investigate 9-11

Part 5: Exploding the myth of the Bushes as an all-American family

Part 6: This world is led by 4-star clowns, liars and frauds

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Dancing_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 12:51 AM
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3. In other words
Edited on Sun Mar-27-05 12:53 AM by Dancing_Dave
A key motive in demolishing WTC 7 was DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE.

Some rich bastards with forknowledge also got some insurance fraud going on the side.

A day in the life of New York City...
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