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Douglas Herman/ | September 18, 2006

"Behind every great fortune there is a great crime." -Balzac

Who benefitted most by the New York Massacre? Millions were invested before the attack. Hundreds of millions were made the same day. Neither crime received much attention by the US government. Perhaps because friends of the US government stood to gain billions of dollars, in the following years. Trillions eventually will change hands, simply because a great crime was never properly investigated.

Behind every great crime lies a great fortune.

Remember those Put Options? "The identity of this person who had foreknowledge of the attack is known and this person's identity is being protected by our government and this is a fact! Period, end of story," reported Jesse Richard, editor of A few years ago, TNL carried the definitive argument against the official version of 9-11: All The Proof You Need--Two Moves to Checkmate.

"Try to purchase some stock, or some futures, a mutual fund or some put options, without providing your identity. Go ahead and try it! See if you get anywhere. Find out what happens when you tell the investment firm that you want to make a huge investment anonymously. It can't be done.

"Then ask yourself this question: How could someone have placed anonymous put options on American Airlines and United Airlines just prior to the attacks of 9/11? Then ask yourself why no one has investigated this suspicious deal. Ask yourself why there has been no attempt by the US government to identify the person who anticipated huge profits from a disaster that was yet to occur. Is it because the trail possibly leads to the CIA?

Millions of dollars in such options were placed. If the perpetrators had been Islamic terrorists or fellow plotters, wouldn't Americans have heard by now? Logically then, the co-conspirators were high officials in banking, finance or tied to the US government.

How embarassing for the US government and the mainstream media if those who sought to profit from the massacre of nearly 3,000 people were Americans? Curiously, neither the US government nor the media chooses to investigate, thus implicating them both in the plot.

Not surprisingly, the CIA occupied offices in the WTC-7, which mysteriously fell down. Wrote Richard: "Larry Silverstein invested $386 million in WTC 7. On 9/11, by his own admission, Larry Silverstein ordered the demolition of his building (for all intents and purposes a highly secure,US government building). In February of 2002, his company won a settlement of $861 million from Industrial Risk Insurers."

In any great crime---except this one---the Justice Department and the local police officials would work tirelessly to find and punish the mass murderers. Instead they have relied on circumstantial evidence (fuzzy videotapes of OBL, Korans, charred passport) that would be laughed out of any honest court in the land. If one could be found.

Behind every great crime are great criminals who planned it well.

Remarkable, Brilliant, Cunning. Diabolical. Those words best describe the masterminds and the crime. Except for a few flaws--like those Put Options--probably placed by a greedy co-conspirator, 9-11 was the Perfect Crime. Because it masqueraded as an act of terrorism, few questioned the billions, dare I say trillions, in profits that continue to accumulate today.

Like the hundreds of millions of dollars in gold and silver that reportedly disappeared from beneath the imploded WTC-7. Here stood a stout steet US government building, recently purchased, that inexplicably fell down from a few fires. Remarkable. Down below, far below street level, a vault containing hundreds of millions in gold was pillaged in the seven hours between the first strike and the collapse of WTC-7.

Was the cunning, insider, masterplan to hijack the gold while Islamic terrorists carried out their suicide plot? Sounds believable, doesn't it? Only one problem. For the hijackers to escape and cover their tracks, they would need to blow the building. Which fell seven hours after the Twin Towers. As mentioned, the building housed the secret spy organization, the CIA, most adept at diabolical deeds and monitoring Al Qaeda.

And curiously, the WTC-7 also warehoused an enormous amount of Security & Exchange records. Was there a connection between the destruction of WTC-7 and the SEC records? These records pertained to investigations into corporate scams totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. You don't suppose someone could have?---no, that's an impossibility.

Behind every great crime is a great fortune.

Any accounting into who benefitted from the New York Massacre, would have to list all the hundreds of millions alloted for security. The hundreds of billions alloted for a Middle Eastern war, alleged to have occured because of the events of 9-11. The trillions of dollars misplaced by the Pentagon---announced the day before the "attack."

Behind every great crime lie greater crime figures.

Who else benefitted? Some say Larry Silverstein, the suddenly new landlord of that architectural white elephant known as the World Trade Center. Suddenly very wealthy, with newfound insurance money, Silverstein seemed to benefit greatly from a tragedy. He collected some 4.7 billions.

Others claimed the state of Israel benefitted greatly. The dancing Israelis seemed to indicate this, as did former prime minister Netanyahu, who remarked upon hearing of the atack: "It's very good...Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy." (Which it did). And very good, especially, for those estimated 4,000 Israelis who worked at the WTC, who otherwise might have been there that day but weren't. Somehow--through great fortune, luck or curious circumstances--only one died.

"Alon Pinkas, Israel's consul general here, said that lists of the missing included reports from people who had called in because, for instance, relatives in New York had not returned their phone calls from Israel. There were, in fact, only three Israelis who had been confirmed as dead: two on the planes and another who had been visiting the towers on business and who was identified and buried." (New York Times, Sept. 22).

So who benefitted by 9-11? Everybody it seems, except the 9-11 victims, US taxpayers, US soldiers, and tens of thousands of Afghani and Iraq citizens. Monetarily, Halliburton and Exxon and Blackwater and Boeing benefitted (just to name a few of the hundreds of corporations that benefitted by the tragedy). They benefitted to the tune of billions if not trillions of dollars in contracts. Huge contributers, these corporations, to the Republican and Democrat parties, whose pro-war politicos benefitted by their support for the war and the official version of events on 9-11.

Benefitting to the tune of millions of dollars in campaign funds.

Behind every great crime is a fortunate few. Yes, 9-11 was very great crime, yet unsolved, beneficial to a select few. Millions of dollars trickled forth that day and became a gusher of billions, eventually to become a torrent of trillions. No need to ask too closely who benefitted. Just look around at the ones dancing with glee.

USAF veteran and iconoclast, Douglas Herman writes regularly for Rense and is the author of the suspense thriller, The Guns of Dallas.

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