"America Deceived II", 9/11 flashback chapter by E.A. Blayre III
20 Years Earlier, September 11, 2001 --- New York City, inside World Trade Center 7
CIA agent Anthony Bruschuto hung up the phone. General Bark noticed his sly smile and asked, "Who was that?"
"What did he want?"
"He said, 'Make sure that bitch is on the plane'."
General Barker laughed, "Did you tell him we escorted Barbara to Flight 11 with a pair of agents almost an hour ago?"
"That's exactly what I said."
"Alright, let's get down to serious business then."
"One and Two are wired, ready to go. This building is on standby. The planes go airborne in about an hour."
"And the evidence?"
"Dropped shithead's passport near the towers in a place where even the NYPD can find it. Our MOSSAD friends parked the car at Logan this morning with both bags inside."
"Did you stuff the luggage properly?"
"Koran, videocassette for a Boeing 767 Flight Simulator, and lists of fellow hijackers. They tossed in a suicide note, for good measure."
"Now we wait."
Anthony sat down checking his notes. General Barker hovered over the desk, reviewing the mock exercises planned for that day. Anthony's cell phone rang.
A voice on the other end spoke, "Employees of Odigo just received e-mails regarding the attack."
Anthony shook his head, "Yesterday, the stock trades and today this. Can't these people do anything without making a profit?"
The voice said, "We're over-riding their computer system now. That's the last message that will get out."
Anthony hung up the phone and remarked, "I am not feeling good about this. Too many people involved. Too many competing interests. Too many variables."
General Barker barely responded as he concentrated on the missions which the Pentagon developed to disable NORAD and confuse Air Traffic Controllers. He removed fighter planes from New York and Washington D.C.
Live video feed inside the President's limousine turned on.
The operation, known among higher circles as 'The Big Wedding', began...
Employees of Urban Moving Systems parked the van in Liberty park, New Jersey, a perfect back-drop to the Twin Towers. They took off their Saudi Arabian style robes and threw their turbans into the passenger seat.
"Grab the tripod and camera."
Wes Schwartz snagged the camera, looked through the view-finder and lined up a framed shot of the majestic World Trade Center.
"Tower One is on the right, focus on it first."
"We're going in numerical order then?"
He laughed as he zoomed in to the steel building, glimmering in the cloudless blue sky.
"My turn, start filming."
One of the agents jumped before the camera and danced like a white man at a hip hop club. They all laughed.
Another agent mocked the dance then flicked his Bic ® lighter a few times in the foreground of the North Tower.
"Get out of the way, it's almost time."
He looked at his gold Rolex watch, 8:46:26 a.m.
American Airlines Flight 11 flying over an innocent city, impacted the North Tower of the World Trade Center, between the 94th and 98th floors, the building enveloped the airliner like a pesky horsefly flying into a spider's glistening web.
Anthony said, "Hit the plunger."
General Barker pressed the red button.
Elevators below ground level exploded. Energy tore up the basement and demolished the main lobby as marble wall pieces slammed to the floor shattering on the ground.
The earpiece transponder commanded, "Hold steady, next plane is on the way."
Back in New Jersey...
"Holy shit. Did you get that on film, Wes?"
"I did. It was better than I thought."
The Mossad agents broke into another dance. An elderly lady watched from her bedroom window while dialing her phone.
Inside the adjacent tower, cubical office workers, security personnel, cleaning ladies, secretaries, maintenance men, janitors, assistants, and bellhops lined up and started marching orderly down stairs, assisting the handicapped and lifting the feeble as they evacuated the South Tower. The building's owner, Larry Silverstein, called in sick to work that day.
South Tower Public Address system announced, "Do not evacuate. Fires in the North Tower are under control. Remain in the South Tower as there may be falling debris outside. Please return to your offices."
People looked up at the voice emanating from the silver, metal box with dimple-holes in it and kept walking. The trusting ones turned around and returned to their high rise offices.
One of the trusting ones, while walking back upstairs, said to evacuees, "Fools, a steel beam will probably drop on your heads."
South Tower PA system announced again, "Do not evacuate, return to your offices at once. This is for your own safety."
Just as the trusting one sat at his desk on the 80th floor, he looked at the walnut clock his daughter gave him, 9:02:54 a.m....
United Airlines Flight 175 disappeared like a cartoon-cutout into the corner of the South Tower, between the 78th and 84th floors. The plane's engine tore from the wings, sailed through the building and crashed to the ground, six blocks away. Office paper birds flew out the gaping hole and gently floated to the ground carrying the names of the dead.
On the clearest day of the year, New York City clouded up.
Nestled snugly inside a Florida schoolhouse, the President of the United States kept reading the mesmerizing, magical book to the elementary grade class, "... 'Yes,' her dad said. 'That goat saved my car.'..."
As per the script, Andy Card entered the room and delivered his pre-planned words.
The President raised his eyebrows, turned the page and continued, "... 'The car robber said, 'something hit me when I was trying to steal that car'. The girl said, 'My goat hit you.'"
Across the river...
"You see that, you see that. Get that on film."
Wes panned across the smoldering towers. He stopped dancing and stared at the other men jumping and high-fiving. They didn't notice his smile fade away. He saw other people's eyes darting through opening and closing curtains, sharpening in on him and his friends as they celebrated.
New Jersey authorities dispatched police cars to Liberty Park where they received reports of possible collaborators.
Wes warned his fellow agents, "Take it easy on the jumping around, people are watching."
His friend hugged him, "This is a great day, my friend. For us and our country."
"Did anyone just hear those sirens?"
"Sirens are everywhere, my friend. It is a song for our future."
"Just take it easy. We filmed it, maybe we should go."
New Jersey's finest, patrol officers, Steve Nash and BlackJack Jones coasted around the back of the park, sirens silent and snuck up on the celebrants.
Officer Nash held out his revolver, "Hold it right there."
He pointed with the gun, "You with the camera, walk slowly over to your friends."
The agents huddled together.
"Blackjack, frisk them, I'll hold them here."
Blackjack checked them all out and removed a few box cutters and small knives. He handed them to officer Nash.
"Help me cuff these guys then search their car. With all this shit breaking down today, do an explosive test."
BlackJack helped Nash slap cuffs on the muscular guys and plastic wrist restraints on the weaker, then headed off to their van.
Minutes later he yelled up, "We're getting positive hits for traces of explosives."
Officer Nash pushed his gun to Agent Wes Schwartz's head, "You're involved then."
Wes calmly said, "We are not your problems, they, the Palestinians are your problems."
Officer Nash knocked him to the floor and radioed dispatch.
"This is disptach."
"Officer Nash and BlackJack, need back-up in Liberty Park, New Jersey. Five possible terror suspects."
"Gotcha, back-up on the way. Log in their names and time of arrest."
Officer Nash muttered, "Endless paperwork."
He punched in the Agent's names then logged the time into the police cruiser's on-board computer, 9:59:04am.
Rumbling explosions traveled up and down the South tower, steel beams ejected out of its facing and the tower mushroomed. Half-hour later, the sibling dropped the same way.
Dark clouds higher than the once-dwarfed remaining skyscrapers, raced down alleyways, tore threw streets, blew out windows, wobbled store fronts and buried cars, while carrying desks, legs, chairs, arms, laptops, laps, file cabinets, torsos, televisions, eyes, cellphones, ears, computers, brains, blackberries, fetuses and paper across lower Manhattan. God waited an eternity then piously swept away the debris and pulled back the shade ... New York's beating heart, stopped forever.
The President read and read and read and read, "...The girl hugged the goat. Her Dad said, "The goat can stay with us. And he can eat all the cans and canes and caps and capes he wants.'..."
He closed the book.
Last Updated: 28 Oct 2008
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Foreign Policy Journal Exclusive!
Senior Corporate Executives Warned to Leave N.Y. on 9/11: Source
November 3, 2008
by Jeremy R. Hammond
Foreign Policy Journal has learned that senior executives of a major U.S. international corporation may have been warned to leave New York on September 11, 2001.
According to an inside source, one of the senior executives of the corporation told him beforehand that .something big. was going to occur and so other corporate executives would be travelling out of New York.
The source, who spoke to the Journal on the condition of anonymity, worked at a European branch of the media giant Warner Bros. He served as the number two under the managing director of that office, a man with whom he had developed a close personal friendship. His boss was also friends with one of the senior executives at the head office in Los Angeles. According to the source, he had been told by his director that the executive in L.A. had formerly worked for the CIA and still kept in touch with the agency.
It is not an uncommon practice for the CIA to recruit business executives, particularly individuals who do a lot of international travelling and might be able to use their business contacts to gather information.
The CIA is also known to have recruited journalists and media executives. According to Carl Bernstein, the former Washington Post reporter who worked with Bob Woodward breaking open the Watergate story during the Nixon administration, executives who lent their cooperation to the CIA included Henry Luce of Time Inc., founder of Time and Life magazines. C.D. Jackson, a Time Inc. vice-president and publisher of Life magazine until his death in 1964, approved arrangements to provide the CIA with cover under Time-Life, according to an article Bernstein wrote for Rolling Stone magazine in 1977.
When the managing director of the overseas Warner Bros. office passed away, the individual who spoke with the Journal was contacted by the senior executive from L.A. about the plans for the memorial service. Senior executives from the company would attend, including from the Warner Bros. parent corporation, Time Warner, headquartered in New York.
When he answered that one of the potential dates for the service was September 11, he was told that would be no good because .something big is happening that day. and the top executives from the New York office would all be travelling out of the city.
When asked further about this big event, the executive replied that it was a confidential matter and disclosed no further details, except to say that it was .not corporate..
The source told the Journal, .I had no reason to think that the .event. could be anything more than perhaps a junket, an out of town think tank exercise or whatever . I remember that these possibilities ran through my mind..
But after 9/11, thinking back upon the conversation, he grew more curious and tried to ascertain where the board members had been that day. They had indeed been out of New York, he says, travelling not to one location, but each to their own destination. Destinations included overseas locations such as Paris, London, and Amsterdam.
Foreign Policy Journal has not been able to verify the location of individuals on 9/11 or other aspects of the story concerning any potential warning received or given by any Time Warner executives, but did confirm the source.s position at the foreign branch office, the name and position of that office.s managing director, and the name and position of the senior executive from the Los Angeles office.
There have been numerous other indications that individuals within the U.S. had foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks.
One such indication was the evidence of insider trading in the days just prior. Short selling and trading in put options, which are essentially bets that stock will drop, skyrocketed over a period of days before 9/11 only in companies that were directly affected.
For instance, purchases were made on 4,744 put options for United Airlines between September 6 and 7. On September 10, purchases were placed on 4,516 put options for American Airlines. United and American were the two airlines that had planes hijacked and destroyed in the attacks. There was no similarly unusual trading in other airlines.
Other companies directly affected also experienced a spike in the purchase of put options, such as Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Merril Lynch, both of which had offices in the World Trade Center.
Numerous countries around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Germany, the U.K., France, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Spain, opened investigations into what had apparently been insider trading based on foreknowledge of the attacks.
Together, these purchases were worth millions. Yet with the reports of insider trading and foreknowledge circulating in the media, whoever was responsible chose not to collect the money.
One of the banks involved in the purchases was Alex Brown, the U.S. branch of the German Deutsche Bank, which was headed until 1998 by A.B. .Buzzy. Krongard. He afterwards joined the CIA, and was Executive Director of the agency at the time of the attacks.
Trading is monitored through special software in real time by the CIA, so the agency would have been aware of the suspicious activity in the days just prior to the attacks.
Despite all this, the FBI announced that its own investigation had turned up no evidence that anyone had tried to profit from inside knowledge that the attacks would occur.
According to the 9/11 Commission Report, which echoed the conclusion of the FBI, 95 percent of the purchases on United and American Airlines shares on September 6 and 10, respectively, were made by a single U.S. based institutional investor.
Robert Baer is a former CIA case officer and author of .Sleeping with the Devil. and .See No Evil., which served as the basis for the film .Syriana. starring George Clooney. Baer told Stewart Howe and Jeremy Rothe-Kushel of the L.A. branch of the organization We Are Change, .I know the guy that went into his broker in San Diego and said .cash me out, it.s going down tomorrow... Baer added that .his brother worked at the White House..
Baer also indicated that the 9/11 Commission Report had been a cover-up of what really happened and questioned why certain other oddities about 9/11 had not been investigated, such as .the famous white van., which he said was .an intriguing story. that .deserves a book..
He was referring to the case of the five Israelis who were witnessed on 9/11 celebrating beside their white van at the sight of the smoking towers from a parking lot in New Jersey. They were later arrested and detained. Upon arrest, the driver of the van told the arresting officers, .We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem..
The van was registered to an Israeli-owned company called Urban Moving Systems, whose owner immediately closed shop and fled to Israel. At least two of the five Israelis witnessed videotaping and celebrating the attacks were learned to be operatives of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency.
In other reporting that may or may not have been related to the five Israelis with the white van, it became known publicly that an enormous Israeli spy ring had been uncovered operating within the United States.
Reports of investigations into Israeli spying within the U.S. had emerged early in 2001. After 9/11, Fox News reported that according to investigators the Israeli intelligence operatives of a large spy ring may have gathered information in advance about the attacks of 9/11, but that the evidence for this was classified.
As part of the operation, Israelis posed as art students. Under the guise of selling art, they targeted government officials at their offices or homes, including members of the military, the DEA, the FBI, and other law enforcement and intelligence personnel.
One group of the Israeli .art students. lived at 4220 Sheridan St. in Hollywood, Florida, just down the street from the 3389 address where Mohammed Atta and three of the other 9/11 hijackers lived.
In addition, almost all the call records and billing for U.S. phone companies is handled by an Israeli-based private communications company called Amdocs Ltd. The NSA had warned other U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies about the potential security breaches that this situation might make possible.
There was some evidence that wiretaps were indeed being compromised. Law enforcement officials observed that suspects under surveillance suspiciously changed their behavior after wiretaps began, according to officials who spoke to Fox News.
It.s known that the DEA had also been investigating Israeli organized crime involved the multi-billion dollar ecstasy trade.
The FBI had also been investigating Amdocs and there were fears that even the telephone lines in the White House, which were installed by Bell Atlantic and Amdocs in 1997, might have been compromised.
According to a leaked DEA report from that agency.s investigation into the Israeli spy ring, one of the .art students. who was arrested was held on a $10,000 bond that was placed by an Israeli man named Ophir Baer who was in the U.S. under employment by Amdocs.
Another Israeli company, Comverse Infosys, was responsible for providing wiretapping for U.S. law enforcement. But, again, there was a fear among U.S. agencies that the wiretaps themselves could be intercepted by unauthorized parties through a back door in the Comverse system. Adding to these fears was the fact that Comverse was reimbursed for up to half of its research and development costs by the Israeli Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Comverse was partnered with an Israeli messaging service company called Odigo. The Israeli paper Haaretz reported that workers at Odigo, which had offices near the World Trade Center, had received warnings on the morning of September 11 of an impending attack. The Washington Post confirmed that two employees of Odigo had .received text messages warning of an attack on the World Trade Center two hours before terrorists crashed planes into the New York landmarks..
There is no direct evidence that the Israeli government or any Israeli nationals were involved in 9/11. In fact, Mossad had reportedly warned the U.S. intelligence community of an impending attack, including the potential that it might come in the form of hijackings. The possibility remains that Israeli intelligence came across the information leading to its warnings to the U.S. during the course of the extensive operation that was broken up in 2001.
There have also been several other incidents possibly related to the apparent insider trading before 9/11. In one case, a German firm, Convar, was hired to attempt to retrieve data from the hard drives of computers destroyed as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center. In doing so, it was discovered that there had been transactions of unusually large sums of money through some systems in the WTC, leading to the suspicion that someone with insider knowledge had illegally transferred as much as $100 million through the system as the attacks unfolded.
In May 2002, the FBI raided the home of Amr Ibrahim Elgindy, who was held on charges of racketeering, extortion, and obstruction of justice. He was later convicted. According to the indictment, Elgindy had led a ring of traders that included two FBI agents, Jeffrey A. Royer and Lynn Wingate, who used their access to confidential databases to give Elgindy inside information about publicly traded companies. The prosecutor in his case said there were indications he might have had foreknowledge of the attacks, since he had predicted a huge drop in the market and ordered the sale of $300,000 worth of stock in his children.s trust fund on September 10.
The compelling evidence of insider foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks has been largely dismissed. This is perhaps most evident by the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission report itself, which also stated that there was no evidence of any involvement by any foreign government or government official and that the question of who financed the attacks is .of little practical significance., despite reports that Mahmud Ahmed, the head of Pakistan.s Inter-Service Intelligence agency, or ISI, had been responsible for authorizing the transfer of $100,000 to hijacker Mohammed Atta. This information was received by the Commission.
Bob Graham, who co-chaired the 9/11 Joint Inquiry with Porter Goss, has also said there is evidence of the involvement of a foreign government. The 9/11 Commission made no attempt to explain or reconcile the disparity between its conclusions and those of Graham or the reports of the ISI chief.s involvement.
In another strange twist, Graham and Goss were having breakfast in Washington with General Ahmed on the morning of September 11 as the planes struck the towers. Ahmed was in Washington visiting his counterpart at the CIA, George Tenet, as well as a number of other high-level officials. Both Graham and Goss had also travelled to Pakistan where they met with the ISI chief just a couple weeks before Ahmed.s reciprocal visit.
Goss was later appointed Director of Central Intelligence.
Jeremy R. Hammond is the owner and editor of Foreign Policy Journal, and also serves as the website's principal writer.
He has written for numerous other online publications, including Atlantic Free Press, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Information Clearing House, Novakeo, Online Journal, OpEdNews, What Really Happened, World News Trust, and ZNet. His articles have also been featured in many other websites from around the world, including CASMII, Infowars, The Intelligence Daily, Islam Daily, Occupation Magazine, Prison Planet, and RINF.
He proudly received an acknowledgment in the book, "The Terror Timeline" by Paul Thompson for some research assistance he lent in the chapter on Afghanistan.
Jeremy grew up in a small town in Michigan, where he was in the last graduating class (a class of six) of the the town's one-room schoolhouse (students went through 6th grade at the school before moving on to middle school in a larger neighboring town). After high school, he went to Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis on Film and Video.
After graduating, Jeremy decided to do something different and exciting and, with the encouragement of a friend, left everything and travelled to Taiwan to live and teach English for a while. Six months turned into a year, a year into two, and two into a few more. It was while teaching in Taiwan that Jeremy met the woman who he would later ask to marry him. She said yes and, hence, the happy couple and their dog now live together in their apartment in Taipei.
Jeremy left for Taiwan at the age of 24, shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He had purchased his ticket just the week before the attacks. As with all Americans, the attacks affected him profoundly. He asked himself the question, "Why would people do this?" and was unsatisfied with the answer he was being given on the news that the perpetrators of the crime "hate freedom" or were jealous of America's prosperity, or some such thing.
Upon arriving in Taiwan, he discovered the internet. Although he'd never really used it much before, or found it useful, in Taiwan it became a life-line of sorts, not only to keep in touch with friends and family back home, but also to keep up to date on current events. He started researching 9/11 and was shocked at the things he began to learn about his own government. One merely needed to scratch the surface of the official story, he discovered, to learn that the American people were being lied to.
He dug deeper and began studying U.S. foreign policy, reading everything he could get his hands on when he had the spare time. He read about U.S. military and CIA interventions overseas and events like the overthrow of democratically elected governments around the world and acts of unspeakable violence carried out in the name of the American people.
By mid-2002, it became clear to Jeremy that the U.S. government had its sights set on invading Iraq. As the Bush administration began publicly making its case for war, he investigated the claims being made about Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction and ties to terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, and discovered that not only was there no evidence to support them, but the facts showed just the opposite--that Iraq had been disarmed over the course of UNSCOM inspections after the Gulf War and that Saddam's regime was a sworn enemy of Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda group.
Seeing that a war was coming based on false pretenses, he frantically wrote home to friends and family in an effort to show them how they were being lied to and to try to convince them to take some action to stop the violence and bloodshed that was to come. After a while, he was sending insanely long e-mails home until finally one of his readers suggested he just get a website.
So that's what Jeremy did. He called it The Yirmeyahu Review after the Hebrew origin of his name (a.k.a. Jeremiah), which he commonly used as his username at the time in various discussion forums in which he was similarly engaged trying to convince people to do something about their government and to share the information he had learned with others. The website was launched in April 2003, just about one month after the invasion of Iraq. The site's initial material consisted mostly of the same information he had sent home in e-mails before the war and grew to include his growing collection of original writings, a ton of research material, links to educational videos, and more.
After continuing his research and writing for a number of years, it became clear to him that it was something he wanted to continue to pursue as a career. The only problem was that he had to pay the bills, so he continued to teach English and work on the website in his spare time. Finally, Jeremy decided to quit his job at the school he had worked for in order to be able to devote the time that was really necessary in order to continue educating himself and others about U.S. foreign policy.
With that goal in mind, and upon quitting his job, he decided it was time to begin anew. He took with him the (limited) knowledge of web design he had gained over the years and set about building a new site that would be much bigger and better. The result of this effort is Foreign Policy Journal.
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9-11 was an inside job, designed to instill fear in the populace so as to justify the inrodinate amount of dollars that have been expended in the areas of defense, national security, intelligence, energy (oil), and government secrecy. The fruits of the labor in all of these areas has resulted in today's massive financial scandal. A President who inherited a $ 5.6 trillion surplus and turned it into a worldwide, global recession, including a FY 2009 deficit of $ 1 trillion, a war that is costing $ 10 billion a month, and all of the incompetence that one would NOT expect from an Administration that cares about the people it serves, is a Failed Presidency and Administration that will go down as the most incompetent, most unethical, most spend-thrift (at leat $ 5 trillion in spending without any accountability) Administration in history!!!! Oh, I forgot to mention, the $ 700 billion bailout that was so urgent that we still don't know why it was approved, except to line the pockets of those who gained from this FIASCO!!!! Americans have been mislead from the very beginning with this Administration.
Several CIA veterans, even more senior than Robert Baer, have also spoken out against the official account of 9/11:
- Raymond McGovern, PhD, former Chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Estimates (NIE) and 27-year CIA veteran. "I think at simplest terms, there's a cover-up. The 9/11 Report is a joke." (According to the CIA, NIE's are "the most authoritative written judgments concerning national security issues.")
- William Christison, former Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis, overseeing 250 CIA analysts. 29-year CIA veteran. "I now think there is persuasive evidence that the events of September did not unfold as the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission would have us believe. ... An airliner almost certainly did not hit The Pentagon. ... The North and South Towers of the World Trade Center almost certainly did not collapse and fall to earth because hijacked aircraft hit them."
- Melvin Goodman, PhD, former Division Chief of the CIA's Office of Soviet Affairs and Senior Analyst from 1966 - 1990. "The final [9/11 Commission] report is ultimately a coverup. I don't know how else to describe it."
And so have many others from other branches of the intelligence services.
- General Albert Stubblebine, former commanding general of U.S. Army Intelligence. 32-year U.S. Army veteran. "I look at the hole in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, .The plane does not fit in that hole.. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where is it? What's going on?"
For decades, we relied on these individuals to collect information essential to our national security and provide critical analysis during which time the U.S. faced far more real and much more serious threats than anything today. We cannot now ignore their stunning condemnation of the official account of 9/11.
How is it that the most public and obvious case of foreknowledge never gets mentioned? Willie Brown, then mayor of SF publicly stated his gratitude that someone at the Whitehouse warned him not to fly on 9/11. I saw him say it. Curious that the 9/11 commission was never interested in who told him and how he/she knew.
Yes, and he was apparently not alone. John Ashcroft was flying by private jet because he'd been warned against flying commercially. Salmon Rushdie was warned not to fly. I'd nearly forgotten about those warnings, so thanks for bringing it to people's attention here.
Here's some more info for your readers and yourself, in case they or you were not aware:-
The mayor of San Francisco at the time, Willie Brown, publicly stated he was warned not to fly, also. And on the 10th September 2001, Donald Rumsfeld announced in a press conference at the Pentagon that 2.3 trillion dollars were "missing" and that "the adversary is closer to home, it is the Pentagon bureaucracy... in fact it could be said, that it's a matter of life and death." If that wasn't a huge hint I don't know what is.
Donald, interestingly, is also the person who has said that a MISSILE hit the Pentagon, and that Flight 93 was "shot down". Gaffes? Or truth masked as such?
I remember watching him at the 9/11 memorial this year 2008, together with Bush etc. And he had this sad and resigned look on his face, like "I would like to tell you what really happened but my hands are tied", and then he proceeded with his prepared speech. For a moment, I really thought he was going to spill the beans.
We have to think about the circumstances. If there was a conspiracy amongst some high-level government and military personnel, others will know about it, but will also know how dangerous they are and that the lives of their families are at risk if they speak up about it. Remember the Anthrax Letters.
The Mossad always appears to know something. They cropped up again in the attacks on London on 7/7/2005. When Benjamin Netanyahu was warned not to leave his Hotel before the first explosion took place. Benjamin was the person who said that 9/11 was good for Israel, just days after it took place. Curiously, Rudy Giuliani was ALSO in the U.K. on that day, apparently on a tour promoting his security company. The former Head of the Mossad, Ephraim Halevi, had an article published on the Jerusalem Post website that day, stating that the execution of the attacks was "near-perfect". How would he know?? Around 50 people were killed, and hundreds injured. What would have been considered "perfect"??
http://jforjustice.co.uk/77/ (film about the 7/7/2005 attacks)
The stink reaches to high heaven, as more and more shit piles are connected.
One last thing, which may or may not be connected with those senior corporate execs:-
On 9/11, Warren Buffett was hosting a "charity event" at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Some businessmen and women who headed several firms with offices in the Twin Towers were in attendance. George W Bush was also flown to Offutt Air Force base later that day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offutt_Air_Force_Bas...(scroll down a little for the paragraph concerning 9/11)
And how about the owner of the World Trade Center? Larry Silverstein was not having breakfast at his usual spot the morning of 9/11 either (a restaurant at the top of one of the towers), he says he had a doctor's appointment. It is claimed that his daughter, who also worked in the Towers, did not come into work on time either that morning.
Just to clarify Donny Rumsfeld's September 10th speech, he did report the missing $2.3 Trillion and then declared war on the Pentagon bureaucracy, comparing it to the Soviet Union. Imagine, less than 24 hours later there was an air strike on the Pentagon that just happend to hit the accounting department! Isn't that a coincidence?
The info you included to give some context is factual and seemingly enough to compel criminal, Congressional and international investigations or a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and there's tons more. Executives from WTC offices were meeting with Warren Buffet on 9/11 at Offut AFB in NB where they flew Bush, Pentagon big wigs cancelled 9/11 travel plans, Ashcroft was warned not to fly and wouldn't talk about it, didn't want to hear about terrorism. 9/11 insider trading was going on around the world and involved a lot more than put options; the Federal Reserve increased the money supply before 9/11 and large numbers of people were purchasing US Treasury Notes, including a single $5 billion purchase early Sept 01