Ground Zero Media
by Clyde Lewis
As I have been revisiting overlooked facts surrounding the attacks of Septeember11th, 2001 I have run into some angry people who believe it is inappropriate to produce theories about the attacks and to not question the official story of the attacks.
I am having a difficult time trying to understand why it is not important to expose the truth. What I talk about is different than what most conspiracy theorists talk about and I have also received unanimous praise for speaking openly about facts that seem to have slipped by the regular conspiracy theorists begging for your attention.
I think it is time to completely obliterate the silly notion that the attacks were simple Arabs walking into a hardware store, buying box cutters and picking up red scarves at the mall in order to look the part for a an event that would shake us to the core and plunging us into two unwinnable wars.
I also think that it is insulting to even believe that the cost of the planning and carrying out of the attack cost a few thousand dollars, and that it was planned by candlelight in some remote cave in Afghanistan by a dying construction worker. It is even more of a farce to believe that plane fuel was enough to create molten steel to fall from the towers melting the beams and causing a pancake effect where floors go free fall around the core of the building which also was pulverized to dust. There is also denial produced by people who say that building 7 was not brought down by a controlled demolition—this is also an embarrassment. When investigating 9/11 it has to be declared that the first and only conspiracy theory that was created that day –was created by the United States government. The other stories you hear come from thinking Americans trying to put the puzzle pieces together after the 9/11 commission failed to do their job.
When I appeared at Conspiracy Con 2011 in Santa Clara California I had a very interesting experience. During a Q&A period I was asked what I would be talking about during the September 11th Anniversary, more specifically what I felt needed to be discussed. I paused for a moment and then I stated that while there are many people fighting over whether or not there was a plane at the Pentagon or Thermite at the towers, they seem to be missing out on investigating the most overlooked puzzle pieces in the 9/11 case. I said that I believe our focus now should be on Flight 93 in Shanksville and Building 6. Almost in unison the group assembled at the hotel where I was appearing said “building 7.” I said no building 6—one guy piped up “Clyde you mean building 7” I said no – everyone is talking about building 7 and everyone is focusing on what brought down the towers – I want to know what happened to flight 93 and why building 6 exploded immediately after United Airlines Flight 175 slammed into the South Tower, at about 9:03 a.m.
While there have been countless attempts to show that Building 7 was brought down in controlled demolition, the arguments have been made that there was a fire in building 7 and this is why it came down. Even though the story of a fire bringing down building 7 do not measure up to scrutiny, and the gullible will say that fires cause freefall demolitions of buildings, the truth about building 6 is that the building exploded and it was seen on National television and then was immediately covered up.
CNN aired the huge explosion of building 6, the U.S. Customs building. The smoke and the debris from the building raised 47 floors and was visible and yet it was ignored as we watched the terrible plume of black smoke being released from the south tower. It was confirmed that at exactly 9:04 am Building 6 explode. A CNN archivist confirmed that this is what was recorded. No one could figure out why the building exploded.
Besides being the Home of U.S. Customs, building 6 housed several federal departments and agencies. One agency in particular was the Export-Import bank of the United States. Destroying this building was crucial because there may have been records that would have exposed who provided the investment capital for the attacks on the United States and who would have benefitted financially from the attacks. In order to fully understand how this theory can materialize we must go back to a media exchange that has to have been forgotten since I never hear it being cited by independent researchers.
The Building 6 connections to bank exchanges and documentation of these events prior to 9/11 are dismissed outright by the mainstream media and many other truth movements because of links that may lead us to consider that 9/11 may have been financed by Saudi Arabia or Israel. The truth is, that there were many insinuations of this in the beginning during interviews on talk shows. The statements however faded into history because it did not match the findings that would lead the United States into prolonged wars with Iraq and Afghanistan.
Senator Bob Graham, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, stated on the December 11, 2002 broadcast of News Hour with Jim Lehrer that intelligence was discovered that gave compelling evidence that some of the terrorists were bought and paid for by an unnamed sovereign government. Gwen Ifil was filling in that day and rather than throwing soft ball questions at the Senator about 9/11 she shot a very controversial question that got a surprising answer. She merely asked if there were classified elements that would surprise the American people regarding 9/11. He responded that there were unnamed foreign governments involved in facilitating some of the activities of the terrorists in the United States.
A New York Times report also reported that there was a relationship between
Omar al-Bayoumi, an employee of the Saudi Arabian civil aviation authority, and two 9/11 hijackers. Are we to assume that this connection may lead us to who planned and carried out the attacks? Saudi Arabia denied any connections but Omar al-Bayomi helped pay for some of the expenses of the Hijackers and had access to seemingly unlimited funding from Saudi Arabia.
Seemingly the destruction of building 6 could very well have been a way to disrupt the information flow which would have connected the attacks of 9/11 to Saudi financiers. The destruction of building 6 was planned to occur just after the plane hit the South tower to cover up the Saudi connections. Building 6 was also home to the El Dorado task force, an interagency money-laundering group from 55 agencies created in 1992. The El Dorado Task Force was responsible for coordinating all major money-laundering investigations in the U.S. In the immediate aftermath of9/11 attacks, these groups would coincidentally be redirected to investigate terrorist financing.
On the same day, the Securities and Exchange Commission declared a national emergency and for the first time in U.S. history invoked its emergency powers under Securities Exchange Act Section 12(k) and eased regulatory restrictions for clearing and settling security trades for the next 15 days. These changes would allow an estimated $240 billion in covert government securities to be cleared upon maturity without the standard regulatory controls around identification of ownership.19 (The manner
The destruction of World Trade Center 6 is one of the many unexplained questions of 9/11. This 8-story building suffered a huge crater in its center which went all the way down to sub-basement levels. This is evidence enough that a bomb was detonated under the World Trade center causing Building 6 to topple, however pulling the building with cables came later.
Although Building 6 apparently exploded at 9:04 a.m., the government-sponsored investigation was steered away from looking into what had actually happened. The Federal Emergency Management Agency funded an investigation by the American Society of Civil Engineers; however, investigators were reportedly blocked from the building by an order from the New York City’s Dept. of Design and Construction. On the same day, the Securities and Exchange Commission declared a national emergency and for the first time in U.S. history invoked its emergency powers under Securities Exchange Act Section 12(k) and eased regulatory restrictions for clearing and settling security trades for the next 15 days. These changes would allow an estimated $240 billion in covert government securities to be cleared upon maturity without the standard regulatory controls around identification of ownership.
It is also interesting side note to indicate that The Federal Emergency Management agency was called into New York on Monday September 10th 2011. FEMA spokesman Tom Kenney in an interview conducted by Dan Rather on Wednesday, September 12th, 2001, stated that FEMA was deployed to New York on Monday night, September 10th, to be ready to go into action on Tuesday morning, September 11th. FEMA had to hurry to come up with reason that he made the statement. The Federal Emergency
Management Agency claimed it did not have urban search and rescue teams in place in New York City prior to the Sept. 11 attacks FEMA officials said Kenney, in the heat of the moment, misstated his team’s arrival date. However, in the interview Kenney is complaining about not getting full access to the site until “today”. Kenney talks about a Monday, a Tuesday, and “today”. That’s three days. After all of the denial a smoking gun statement was made by Rudy Giuliani.
In the transcript of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s testimony to the 9-11 Commission during the May 18-19, 2004 hearings he stated that command center was established on Pier 92 prior to the attacks because of a bio terror drill that was being carried out;
“The reason Pier 92 was selected as a command center was because on the next day, on September 12, Pier 92 was going to have a drill, it had hundreds of people here, from FEMA, from the Federal Government, from the State, from the State Emergency Management Office, and they were getting ready for a drill for biochemical attack. So that was gonna be the place they were going to have the drill. The equipment was already there, so we were able to establish a command center there, within three days, that was two and a half to three times bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center. And it was from there that the rest of the search and rescue effort was completed.”
So why would FEMA deny that their presence in New York the day before the attack?
Was there inside knowledge that the buildings would be attacked and that there would be a major simultaneous controlled demolition of the buildings?
Giuliani also had stated that he was informed prior to the North and South Tower collapse that they would indeed collapse. He was actually caught in building 7 and was rescued before it was demolished. They were ordered to leave the area because they were told the towers would collapse.
As far as Building 6 and even Building 4 and 5 there was an order issued that the Treasury also had concerns about the about loose gold bullion and cash in the connecting basements of the buildings. The billions of dollars in Gold Bullion was stored under the World trade center was transported out. The amount of what was recovered seems to total a couple of million. The Gold was owned by the Kuwaiti government.
It is also believed however not confirmed that the Gold had been moved to a delivery tunnel transported under secret orders. As the Gold was being removed Firefighters and FEMA incident workers were told not to enter the restricted areas or face lethal force.
A handful of heavy-machinery operators and other workers, under the watchful eyes of more than 100 armed officers, built and graded a ramp into the delivery tunnel.
A small bulldozer knocked down a wall inside the tunnel, and a Brink’s armored truck drove in just before sunset.
There is also another thing to consider, the bombing of building 6 covers up treasury transactions and the demolition of Building 7 covered up and destroyed all Securities exchange reports. The trail of money to Saudi nationals, Israeli interests and government officials.
There is also the case of Larry Silverstein the man ho had controlling interest of the World Trade Center properties and the man who denies that he demanded that the buildings be pulled and has now retracted his statements saying they were taken out of context.
On July 24, 2001 the Port Authority of New York awarded control of the WTC complex to a partnership consisting of Silverstein Properties and Westfield America. Mr. Silverstein was the lead (general) partner and controlled Silverstein Properties. Mr. Frank Lowy controlled Westfield America.
(Representing the Port Authority of New York was Mr. Lewis Eisenberg, Chairman of the Port Authority for New York. Eisenberg, was also former chairman of Goldman Sachs Inc., and is currently the chairman of the Republican National Committee. )
The winning bid from Silverstein and Lowy was 3.2 Billion dollars. Silverstein and Lowy were required to make a down payment of $125,000,000.00. (According to the website “What Really Happened,” Silverstein had two other financial backers, a Lloyd Goldman and a Joseph Cayre, who also put up a portion of the down payment.)
However, contrary to popular belief, Silverstein et.al. did not buy/purchase the WTC. The partnership only gained control of the WTC by obtaining from the P.A.N.Y. a 99 year lease in Buildings 1,2,4 and 5 and 9 and 400,000 square feet of retail space.
Mr. Silverstein immediately insured the complex for 3.6 billion dollars. This was accomplished under contract with Willis Group Holdings Ltd. who arranged and negotiated the coverage with a consortium of 25 insurance companies.
The contracts included coverage in the case of “terrorist attack.” When the attack occurred Silverstein claimed that there were two different terrorists attacks and therefore the actual amount due under the contracts was double or about 7.2 billion dollars.
In a subsequent lawsuit on this issue a jury awarded Silverstein an additional 1.1 billion dollars for a total recovery of 4.6 billion dollars. In December of 2003 the Port Authority of New York agreed to return to Silverstein and Lowy the entire deposit of $125,000,000.00 that the partnership had invested to acquire control of the World Trade Complex.
The deal has been kept from review and now the new Tower is being built.
Nothing like putting a beautiful tower to cover up the ugly details of the biggest crime of the century.