Monday, September 17, 2007

Larry Silverstein and 9/11

All the evidence suggests that 9/11 was an Israeli false flag operation, carried out with the assistance of key individuals and elements within the United States by a Zionist elite. One of these individuals is Larry Silverstein, who purchased the 99 year lease on the World Trade Center complex in July 2001 and who oversaw control of the complex before and during the attacks, along with Australian real estate tycoon Frank Lowy of Westfield America. Silverstein and Lowy are good friends, and Silverstein has been a director of Lowy's Westfield America since May 1997. Silverstein is connected to the Zionist elite in Israel in numerous ways, most notably via his close association and friendship with no less than three former Israeli prime ministers, namely Benjamin Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak. Silverstein is especially close to Benjamin Netanyahu, father of the "war on terror" doctrine. According to, "Many Israeli politicians are acquainted in one degree or another with the 70-year-old Silverstein." It's via these channels that Silverstein was uniquely placed to assist Israeli intelligence and the Zionist mafia in Israel and America with carrying out the 9/11 attacks.

As an American born Jew, Silverstein is an "ardent supporter" of the state of Israel and committed to Jewish causes. He was chairman of the board of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) and remains on the Board of Directors, along with his wife, Klara, who is also a founding member of the Jewish Women's Foundation. His son, Roger, and his daughter, Lisa, are also UJA contributors. Roger Silverstein, director of leasing for WTC 7, serves on the executive committee of the Real Estate Executive Division of the UJA, and his daughter Lisa is co-chair of the UJA (source). According to its website, the UJA is the most successful local charity in the history of the United States, and over the last 60 years has raised more than $1 billion for the state of Israel.

Larry sits on the board of trustees for the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a "living memorial to the holocaust", and is on the "$500,000 and above" list of contributors (source). He's also contributed generously to the Jewish Children's Museum via Silverstein Properties, and is a supporter and benefactor of Tzivos Hashem, a Jewish children's organisation. He's a member of NYU's board of trustees, treasurer and trustee of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and according to an article by Christopher Bollyn, he also holds or held a senior position in the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) which has conducted spying operations in the United States for the Israeli government and works tirelessly on its behalf to silence any and all criticism of Israel and Israeli policy.

Silverstein has investments in Israel. In fact, in 1992 he co-founded the Israel Export Development Company (IEDC) which sought to facilitate safer investment in Israel. This article by Michael Collins Piper states that Newt Gingrich's wife was on IEDC's payroll in 1995:

In early 1995 the then-newly elected Republican House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, long a vocal advocate for Israel, gave a little-noticed speech in Washington before a gathering of military and intelligence officers calling for a Middle East policy that was, in his words, “designed to force the replacement of the current regime in Iran . . . the only long-range solution that makes any sense.”

That the then-de facto leader of the “opposition” Republican Party endorsed this policy was no real surprise since, at that time, Gingrich’s wife was being paid $2,500 a month by the Israel Export Development Company, an outfit which lured American companies out of the United States into a high-tech business park in Israel.

Marianne Gingrich was hired in '95 as Vice President for Business Development by Silverstein's IEDC, the same year her husband became speaker of the house. It was around that time that Newt Gingrich's foreign policy views became staunchly pro-Israel and opposed to Israel's perceived enemies, even to the point where he publicly called for the CIA to overthrow the Iranian government, as referred to by Piper in his article. That was well before 9/11, and his views haven't changed. His wife had no experience in international trade, and before that appointment she was an image consultant for BeautiControl Cosmetics (source), but of course, she denied it was a political payoff. From this Dec 1995 article:

According to an article by Connie Bruck in the New Yorker of Oct. 9, "IEDC is trying to win approval from the Israeli government to manage a free-trade zone, and the Israeli government is highly dependent on United States aid—something that Gingrich is in a position to affect." It is no coincidence that despite drastic budget-cutting this year, Congress has left aid to Israel intact.

Bruck Describes the IEDC as an offshoot of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS), a hawkish arm of the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S.

The IEDC is indeed an offshoot organisation of the IASPS. This connects Silverstein to the think tank which produced the Clean Break policy document, authored for the Israeli government by neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser.

Marianne Gingrich works closely with its president, Robert J. Loewenberg, who is also chairman of the board of the Koret Israel Economic Development Fund, which assigns interns to key congressional offices. According to Bruck, Loewenberg writes lengthy diatribes in the IASPS newsletter attacking the peace process, return of the Golan Heights to Syria, and "left-wing politicos and bureaucrats." He supports the immediate move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, which Gingrich is asking Congress to endorse.

So Gingrich was staunchly supporting Silverstein's IEDC and its agenda, and the state of Israel in general, but his beauty consultant wife's employment as Vice President for Business Development was not a payoff, even though Silverstein told the The Wall Street Journal that Newt Gingrich was one of several members of congress who were lobbied to support his company's proposal. We'll call it a favor then.

Also worth mentioning here is the fact that BeautiControl is owned by Jewish billionaire Ronald Lauder of Estee Lauder fame, who as Chairman of the New York Council on Privatisation was the key individual responsible for privatising the World Trade Center just weeks before 9/11, putting it under the control of Silverstein and Lowy (see the Port Authority's July 24, 2001 press release on the "historic agreement" to privatise the WTC). Lauder is another committed Zionist, active in numerous Jewish-Zionist organisations including the Jewish National Fund, the World Jewish Congress and the ADL, and like Silverstein is a close friend of Likudnik Benjamin Netanyahu. Lauder also has investments in Israel and his daughter is married to Kevin Warsh, one of seven governors of the Federal Reserve. Lauder's friend, New York Governor George Pataki, was another key individual responsible for the privatisation of the WTC, and he and his wife Libby were both on Lauder's payroll. Like Lauder and Silverstein, Pataki is avidly pro-Israel, and so is his wife.

Silverstein's political views are supposedly "left-leaning", but he supported his friend Ariel Sharon of the extremist Likud Party in Israel's last election, which makes perfect sense in light of the fact that Larry is such good friends with Likudnik Bibi Netanyahu that they'd speak on the phone every Sunday (other reports say daily). At the time of publication of this Haaretz article he was "the largest private donor to Hillary Clinton", rabid supporter of Israel, which bought him "an open door to the office of the junior senator from New York". So if Silverstein's dollars go to Hillary in the next US election, that too will make perfect sense, given that she is the best "left leaning" candidate for Israel and supports the Zionist doctrine of regime change and endless war in the Middle East on Israel's behalf.


Larry Silverstein has received a lot of attention since 9/11, and his involvement has been well-documented. Four members of his staff were killed in the attacks, but as stated in the aforementioned Haaretz article, "he himself was saved only because a meeting he had scheduled that morning with officials of the Port Authority on the 88th floor of [WTC 1] was canceled at the last minute." He went to a doctor's appointment instead, and later stated "I had said to my wife, sweetheart, cancel my doctor's appointment. I have so much to do at the Trade Center... She got very upset and told me I had to go. As it turns out, that saved my life." Lucky Larry Silverstein. His son Roger and his daughter Lisa were also "running late" for work at the WTC on the day of the attacks. One of George W's 9/11 connections is via Silverstein's hiring of Securacom (now Stratasec) for the management of electronic security of the WTC complex. The president's brother, Marvin Bush, was on Securacom's board of directors (1993-June 2000), and his cousin (?), Wirt Walker III, was CEO. Securacom was also responsible for the security of United Airlines Inc and Dulles International airport at the time, which both had starring roles in the 9/11 attacks. The other security company servicing the airports used on 9/11 was the Israeli-owned ICTS, predominantly staffed by Israeli ex-Shin Bet officers.

Former UJA board member and Israel-firster Lewis M. Eisenberg further connected that organisation to the events of 9/11 by overseeing the lease negotiation that led to Silverstein and Lowy acquiring control of the WTC complex. Eisenberg was chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the time, and delivered his UJA friends the WTC despite their bid being lower than that of Vornado Realty Trust, which pulled out after its failed attempt at negotiations with Eisenberg. Eisenberg is also a board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition and served on the National Board of Directors for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

But perhaps the most incriminating piece of evidence against Larry Silverstein was offered up by himself in his famous interview with PBS for a documentary called "America Rebuilds". What he says is with reference to WTC 7, which collapsed without having been hit by a plane and which he owned prior to taking out the lease of the WTC complex.

"I remember getting a call from department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, 'We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse."

"Pull" or "pull it" is established demolition jargon used in the industry, but Silverstein tried to back out of his Freudian slip thusly, through a spokesman for Silverstein Properties:

"The Commander told Mr. Silverstein that there were several firefighters in the building working to contain the fires. Mr. Silverstein expressed his view that the most important thing was to protect the safety of those firefighters, including, if necessary, to have them withdraw from the building."

So by "pull it" he meant "withdraw [the firefighters] from the building"? Not likely. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Assistant Chief responsible for WTC7 at the time Frank Fellini, there were no firefighters in the building to speak of. From Fellini:

"...We were concerned that the fires on several floors and the missing steel would result in the building collapsing. So for the next five or six hours we kept firefighters from working anywhere near that building, which included the whole north side of the World Trade Center complex. Eventually around 5:00 or a little after, building number seven came down."

The weekend before the attacks, the electricity in at least one of the towers was shut off, ostensibly to permit upgrading of the computer network cables (which could've been done without shutting down the power at the main terminal). That sort of action isn't taken without the knowledge of the owner; it could've only happened via direct or indirect instruction from Silverstein. To carry out the 9/11 operation the WTC security system would have to be temporarily disabled, thus the power-down. Bomb-sniffing dogs were also removed five days before the attacks.

All the pieces of evidence fit together neatly when viewed as a whole; the fingerprints of the Israeli Mossad and operatives of the Zionist elite are all over the 9/11 attacks, and Silverstein's complicity was key.

Update 1, March 28 2008: Silverstein Sues to Win Further $12.3 Billion in 9/11 Attack

Update 2, April 15 2009: Port Authority Paying Larry Silverstein $21.5 Million To Develop The Freedom Tower Even Though He Has Absolutely No Role In Building It

Update 3, April 25, 2010: Fox News Journalist: Silverstein Discussed Demolition of WTC 7 With His "Insurance Carrier" During a Phone Call on 9/11, and it's an Uncontroversial Fact.

Unusual Evacuations and Powerdowns Prior to 9/11, Youtube

Zionist Lewis Eisenberg Oversaw WTC Lease Negotiations

Larry Silverstein, WTC 7, and the 9/11 Demolition

"Lucky Larry" Silverstein

Larry's "Pull it" Gaffe Examined

A Look at Silverstein and 9/11

Silverstein Family Were All "Running Late" On 9/11

Financial Bonanza behind the 9/11 Tragedy: Who are the Financial Actors behind the WTC?

Silverstein Makes a Huge Profit From the 9/11 Attacks

Multi-Billion Insurance Compensation For Larry Silverstein

Silverstein and the Greenberg Family

Maurice Greenberg, profile

BBC's Premature Announcement of WTC 7's Collapse

BBC's WTC 7 Announcement, Youtube

CNN's Premature Announcement of WTC 7's Collapse

CNN's WTC 7 Announcement Guest-Starring Shimon Peres, Youtube

What Caused Building 7's Collapse?

Larry Silverstein Confronted

Israel, Palestine and Zionism

Israel Founded On Terror

The Case Against Israel's "Right to Exist"

Early Jewish Terrorism

Zionism: 'A Terrible Disease of the Mind'

Zionism: A Pretext For Genocide

Origin of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

The Zionist Plan For The Middle East

What U.S. Tax Dollars Pay For

More U.S. Tax Dollars At Work

Gaza Under Siege

Hell Rains Down On Gaza

The Israeli Police State

Study: Zionists Enjoy Torturing Palestinians

Jewish Rabbi Calls For Extermination of all Palestinian Males

Rabbi Calls For Genocide

Go And See the Truth For Yourself, I Did

'This is Like Apartheid': A.N.C. Veterans Visit West Bank

Not Even The Desert Is Home Anymore

Imprisoning a Whole Nation

The Myth of Tiny, Little Israel: Zionist Tentacles Everywhere

Israeli Soldiers Express Pain of War

"We must take a neighborhood in Gaza and wipe it off the map."

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

A Talk on Ethnic Cleansing by Israeli Historian Ilan Pappé

Israel's Separation Policy and Forced Eviction of Palestinians

Israel's Apartheid Wall

Israel's Right to be Racist

Israel Plans More Homes on Occupied Palestinian Land

List of Palestinian Localities Destroyed After the Creation of the State of Israel (1948)

Israel in Violation of Genocide Convention

Torture In Israeli Prisons

'How long will Jewish psychosis be tolerated?'

BenjaminFreedmansSpeech16.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object)

Who's The Terrorist?

Hatespeech: Famous Zionist Quotes

Utterly Forbidden: The Torture And Ill-Treatment Of Palestinian Detainees

Israeli Crimes Against Humanity: Lebanon

A Comprehensive History of Zionist Crimes

The Death Masters: A List of Israeli Crimes

What If Israel Had Never Been Created?

Not So Cool Facts About Israel - youtube

The Video Israel Doesn't Want You To See

The Truth About the Holocaust

Timeline of the Rothschild Banking Family

The Controversy of Zion, online book by Douglas Reid

The Hidden History of Zionism, online book by Ralph Schoenmann

Israeli Violations of the UN Charter - youtube

United Nations Resolutions Against Israel, 1955-1992

True Lies About U.S. Aid to Israel

Economist Tallies Swelling Cost of Israel to U.S.

U.S. Aid to Israel: The Subject No One Mentions

US Aid to Israel: Facts, Figures and Impact

US Aid to Israel: Lifeblood of the Occupation

US Military Aid and Arms Transfers to Israel

Dispatches: The Killing Zone
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Bush Is Full Of Shit

Bush: Iran transferring arms to militias in Iraq
Iran Focus

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London, Apr. 20 – United States President George W. Bush accused Iran on Thursday of transferring arms to outlawed militias inside neighbouring Iraq. He described the Islamic Republic as a “serious problem”.

“Iran is influential inside of Iraq. They are influential by providing advanced weaponry. They are influential by dealing with some militias
(#1), tend to be Shia militias, all aiming to create discomfort (#2), all aiming to … create enough discomfort for the United States, but in doing so, they're making it harder for this young democracy to emerge”, Bush told an audience in Tipp City, Ohio.

“Two of the biggest issues we face for the security of this country today and tomorrow is al-Qaeda (#3) and Iran. And yet their influence is being played out in Iraq”, he added.

Bush also touched on Tehran’s nuclear drive. “We believe they would like to have a nuclear weapon. Part of our diplomacy is to prevent them from doing so. If the United States were to leave a chaotic Iraq, not only would the vacuum of our failure there to help this young government enable extremists to move more freely and embolden them, but I also believe it would -- it could cause the Middle East to enter into a nuclear arms race” (#4).

“We have no beef with the Iranian people, which is really important for the people of Iran to understand (#5). We value the history of Iran. We respect the traditions of Iran. It's the Iranian government that is making the decisions that is causing you to be isolated. You're missing an opportunity to be a great nation because your government has made decisions that is causing the world to put economic sanctions on you and to isolate you (#6). I would hope the Iranian government would change their attitude”, he added.

(#1) Iran is a "serious problem", says GWB. Iran hasn't started a single war or invaded a country in a thousand years, but the U.S has been involved non-stop in countless wars and covert operations to overthrow legitimate and popular democratically elected governments, to make no mention of the fact that the U.S.A remains the only nation on Earth insane enough to have ever used nuclear weapons.
And what "advanced weaponry" is Iran supplying? Where is the proof of this? Is he talking about these? Next he'll tell us Iraq had WMDs. And who's "dealing with some militias"? Maybe he's talking about the Iranian diplomats they kidnapped to cause shit.

(#2) Wait, who did he say is "aiming to create discomfort" in Iraq? I do believe there's 655 000 dead people that would say that's you, George.

(#3) Oh for fuck's sake, make up your mind, Dubya. Not long ago you said Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’. Flip flop flip flop.

(#4) Nuclear arms race? What the fuck is he talking about? India, China, Pakistan, Russia, and Israel are all already armed to the teeth with nukes. Even if Iran did start packin' heat, it'd be little more than a piss in the sea. Maybe they just a want a bit of insurance against being wiped out by Israel. According to this report, they've already tried it once but were turned back by US fighters over Iraq.

(#5) Oh, they understand alright. Just like you didn't have a beef with the 655 000 dead Iraqis I just mentioned.

(#6) Decisions like their nuclear program? That's a bit hypocritical isn't it? Iran maintains that it's strictly for civilian purposes, which they've supported by allowing weapons inspectors full access to their facilities. Under international law, Iran's nuclear development program is perfectly legal. Iran is a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and as such, has thus far abided by it. Inspections have yielded no evidence that Iran's program is being developed to build nuclear weapons, and that being the case, by the treaty it's perfectly legal.

Article IV(1) of the NPT which provides that

Nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes...

Article IV(2) goes on to provide that

All the Parties to the Treaty undertake to facilitate, and have the right to participate in, the fullest possible exchange of equipment, materials and scientific and technological information for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Parties to the Treaty in a position to do so shall also cooperate in contributing alone or together with other States or international organizations to the further development of the applications of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, especially in the territories of Non-Nuclear-Weapon States Party to the Treaty, with due consideration for the needs of the developing areas of the world.

You speak a lot o' Bushit, George.

Iran - What the Media Won't Tell You

Bush Is An Idiot

Israel and 9/11

"It's very good…….Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy [for Israel]"

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, September 11, 2001

Cui bono? Who benefited from the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001? It wasn't Muslims.

Israel and its agents have infiltrated the American political system on all levels, and over the decades have consolidated a virtual stranglehold over the legislative, judicial and executive branches via a well-established network of individuals, organisations and lobby groups. The so-called neoconservatives who occupy Washington - most of them Jewish and many of them dual citizenship Israeli-Americans - have structured the foreign policy of the United States of America around the best interests of the state of Israel and the geopolitical ideology of Zionism, thus fomenting wars in the Middle East to fulfill the strategic regional objectives of Israel, which has not only cost the lives of countless clueless Americans but threatens to bring down their entire nation.

The 9/11 event was a Zionist false flag operation designed to kick-start the "war on terror"; the "new Pearl Harbor" that the neocon think tank the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) authors called for in the Rebuilding America's Defenses [.pdf] policy document (summary here). The mass trauma of September 11 was the 'catalyzing event' presciently mentioned by the authors of the RAD paper which cleared the way for the implementation of the PNAC plan: Israeli-American hegemony via an aggressive policy of preemptive war, regime change and a restructuring of the middle east to ensure the regional dominance of the Jewish state.

Israel's influence in post-9/11, Zionist-occupied Washington is so great that it has managed to mobilise the world's largest war machine to fight two proxy wars in the Middle East for the Zionist regime in Tel Aviv, both within two years of the 2001 attacks, at the expense of the lives of America's sons and daughters and its moral standing in the global community -- two bloody wars that continue to claim American, Afghani and Iraqi lives to the present day. None of it would've been possible without the 9/11 catalyst, which is testimony to the success of the project.

An endless torrent of pro-war lies, propaganda and spin continues to spew forth from the Israelis and their American counterparts with regard to non-existent Iranian nukes and the supposed threat they pose to Israel and America, while belligerent Israel, armed to the teeth with nukes, clearly constitutes the gravest threat to peace in the region. Iran's nuclear energy program is perfectly legal under international law, and the Iranian government has abided by its international obligations by permitting U.N. weapons inspectors access to its facilities. Israel, on the other hand, developed its nuclear weapons arsenal by way of deceit, theft, and duplicity, and insists on a transparently deceptive policy of 'nuclear ambiguity' to hide its arsenal of nukes, evading the U.N. weapons inspections, economic sanctions, worldwide condemnation and the threat of war that has been imposed on Iran and its people. Military strikes on Iran are clearly next on the Zionist agenda, but with such a lack of support from the public, this could be the year we see the next false flag terror event, or as some have speculated, a Gulf of Tonkin type provocation such as the one that served as the pretext for military intervention in Vietnam. If Israel were to stage a false flag attack on an American naval vessel, it would not be without precedent.

Zionist influence is now so powerful and so pervasive in America that U.S. Middle East policy is determined by no other criteria than that which serves the geopolitical objectives of the state of Israel. U.S. foreign policy is essentially Israeli foreign policy - thus the attacks on Afghanistan, the insanity of preemptive war and occupation in Iraq, and the planned strike on Iran - all disastrous policy decisions that benefit the Zionist parasite to the detriment of America and the rest of the world.

9/11 was a false flag attack on the United States, designed to kick-start Netanyahu's nonsensical "war on terror" doctrine and garner public support for war with Israel's perceived enemies, those "existential threats" to Zionism: the Arab states and whoever else stands in the way of a "Greater Israel". It was an Israeli psy-op conceived by a Zionist elite, and it was a roaring success.

It is assumed that the reader has conducted their own investigation of 9/11 and concluded that the attacks were not planned and perpetrated by Muslims [.pdf], that WTC buildings 1, 2 & 7 did not collapse due to plane impact and/or jet fueled-fires, and that the official story is a lie, so those issues aren't addressed here. It was an inside job; the question now is whodunnit.

This brief summary of the evidence connecting Israel to the events surrounding the attacks of 9/11/01 is in point form and by no means exhaustive or complete, so in most cases only one of many available online references is provided via hyperlink.

the evidence


The Odigo warnings - Haaretz news report

Zim Shipping

Dov Zakheim's System Planning Corporation (SPS)

WTC scrap shipped overseas by Jewish CEO of Metals Management Inc.

Israeli security firms in charge at airports (ICTS)

Put options placed on airlines by Israelis and A.B. Krongard

The Greenberg Family (AIG, ACE, Kroll Associates)

Personal / Political

Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy's last minute WTC lease

Silverstein and Lowy's personal friendships with Israeli political elites, former PMs etc (Ariel Sharon, Bibi Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert et al)

Larry Silverstein's WTC7 "pull it" remark

Ronald S. Lauder's role in the privatisation of the WTC complex as New York Council on Privatisation Chairman

Ehud Olmert was in NY on 9/11

Benjamin Netanyahu in NY on 9/11 and London on 7/7

Netanyahu says 9/11 attacks good for Israel

Alvin K. Hellerstein: The Zionist Hijacking of the 9-11 Victim Lawsuits

Zionist Jew Michael Mukasey's handling of 9/11 litigation

Michael Mukasey ordered release of Israeli spies

Michael Chertoff's role in releasing the Israeli spies

Dov Zakheim's connection to SPC and the missing trillions

Lewis Eisenberg's role in securing the WTC lease for Silverstein Properties

The Eisenberg, Silverstein, Lowy et al mutual UJA connection

PNAC's 9/11 prescience in the RAD document, which called for a "catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor"

Wolfowitz's speech to Westpoint graduates, 2001

Jewish Zionist Jerome Hauer of Kroll Associates hired FBI counter-terrorism expert John O'Neill as head of security at the WTC on Sept 10, 2001, where he was killed the next day. O'Neill and one of his colleagues had allegedly uncovered Israeli spying operations in New York and New Jersey.

Full El Al flight took off on 9/11 from JFK to Tel Aviv

"Super-Zionist" Jack Abramoff and the 9/11 hijackers' SunCruz gambling trip

Military / Intelligence

Israeli "art student" spy network

The dancing Israelis, Urban Moving Systems and Dominik Suter

Israelis caught in vans containing explosive residue (TNT, RDX)

Jewish Mossad agents posing as al Qaeda "terrorists"

Cousin of alleged hijacker exposed as Israeli spy; Members of Israeli spy ring busted in Lebanon related to 9/11 hijacker

U.S. military computer network 'secured' by Israeli computer software (Ptech Inc.); Israeli Trojan penetrates U.S. Telecom system

Israeli commando attack on the Mexican Parliament building a few weeks after 9/11

Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga reveals publicly that 9/11 was carried out by the Mossad and Zionist interests

Daniel Lewin of Israeli special ops unit Sayeret Matkal onboard Flight 11

Israel and the anthrax murders

Israel's New Spy Satellite

The Zionist state's new satellite will give it an "Intel Edge" over it's Arab neighbours.

From this article (which is still perpetuating the "wipe Israel off the map" myth, incidentally): "With the Iranian president threatening to wipe Israel off the map, there is growing speculation here that Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. The defense minister said the satellite improves Israel's strategic capabilities and is a testament to its technological strength."

Israel launches satellite

Israel launched a new spy satellite.

Ofek-7 was launched from an Israeli air base Monday and was due to begin relaying ground images from orbit by the weekend.

According to defense officials, Ofek-7, which is manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries, will offer high-resolution photographs of the Middle East in almost all weather conditions. The satellite will thus boost Israel's efforts to track the nuclear program of its arch-enemy, Iran.

Ofek-7 will replace Ofek-5 satellite, which was was put into orbit in 2002 and will soon be out of commission. In 2004, Israel tried to launch Ofek-6 but it crashed on takeoff.

From the New York Times:

Israel launched an Ofek-7 spy satellite Monday that is expected to vastly improve its intelligence capabilities, especially with regard to Iran.

The launch took place during the early morning hours and officials said the first images from the craft would be received within 48 to 72 hours, reported.

The launch of Ofek-7 follows a failed attempt in October 2004 to launch its predecessor, Ofek-6, which fell into the sea.

"We ran a series of extensive tests, and verified intactness and performance levels so that there wouldn't be any mishaps," a senior security source told

According to that source, the design flaw that led to Ofek-6's failure was corrected for Ofek-7.

Israel's new satellite is expected to orbit the Earth every 90 minutes and should remain in orbit a minimum of four years.

An article reports that:

"Israeli space officials said the Ofek-7 satellite can pick up even small objects from space, and that information will be shared with the United States."

Apparently it's sophisticated and accurate enough to spy on and view the smallest of objects:

"Senior officials from Israel's space program said the satellite will significantly improve Israel's intelligence capabilities, allowing it to view objects as small as an average TV set.

More information on Israel's satellite capability here.

American Fascism

They Want Your Soul

The plans for how America will be governed after the next major terrorist event on US soil is being cloaked in secrecy and withheld from members of congress. This has to be the first time in American history that such a thing has happened.

Congressman Denied Access To Post-Attack Continuity Plans


Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. (Photo by Faith Cathcart)

c.2007 Newhouse News Service

WASHINGTON — Constituents called Rep. Peter DeFazio's office, worried there was a conspiracy buried in the classified portion of a White House plan for operating the government after a terrorist attack.

As a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, DeFazio, D-Ore., is permitted to enter a secure "bubbleroom'' in the Capitol and examine classified material. So he asked the White House to see the secret documents.

On Wednesday, DeFazio got his answer: DENIED.

"I just can't believe they're going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant terrorist attack,'' DeFazio said.

Homeland Security Committee staffers told his office that the White House initially approved his request, but it was later quashed. DeFazio doesn't know who did it or why.

"We're talking about the continuity of the government of the United States of America,'' DeFazio said. "I would think that would be relevant to any member of Congress, let alone a member of the Homeland Security Committee.''

Bush administration spokesman Trey Bohn declined to say why DeFazio was denied access: "We do not comment through the press on the process that this access entails. It is important to keep in mind that much of the information related to the continuity of government is highly sensitive.''

Norm Ornstein, a legal scholar who studies government continuity at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said he ``cannot think of one good reason'' to deny access to a member of Congress who serves on the Homeland Security Committee.

"I find it inexplicable and probably reflective of the usual knee-jerk overextension of executive power that we see from this White House,'' Ornstein said.

This is the first time DeFazio has been denied access to documents. DeFazio has asked Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., to help him access the documents.

"Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right,'' DeFazio said.

Another recent development is Bush's new executive order, which all but outlaws anti-war protests and deems those that don't support the war to be "undermining" the 'progress' in Iraq.

Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq

I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that, due to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 28, 2003, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004, and Executive Order 13364 of November 29, 2004.

Message to the Congress of the United States Regarding International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

One wonders what this new "extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States" actually is.

The BBC reported recently on Prescott Bush's plans for a fascist "Whitehouse coup". Apparently he believed that the US should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini, so it's not surprising that his grandson is fleshing out that reality. Prescott Bush did, after all, help fund the Nazi war machine through Brown Brothers Harriman. Listen to the BBC broadcast here.

Watch this video:

Bush signs unconstitutional "power grab" presidential directives NSPD51 and HSPD20, giving him full-dictatorial powers in the event of a loosely defined "catastrophic emergency."

The Israel Lobby In America

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that... I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."

Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001.

America is Israel's bitch

It's a self-evident truth that American political candidates from both sides of the political pseudo-divide, if they want to survive, find it necessary to bend over backwards for AIPAC and convince its leadership as breathlessly as possible that they have Israel's best interests at heart. There is no wondering where someone stands on Israel in U.S. politics anymore, because when it comes to the Apartheid State there is absolute unanimity, from Left to Right. It's as much a prerequisite for a successful career in politics as American citizenship, the ability to speak English, or the ability to dress oneself and remain continent for at least an hour at a time.

It makes no difference which party you belong to, if you're not the Lobby's bitch you'll be going nowhere. It's a game played by all, from the left to the right, and if you don't play, you can't be in the game. If we use the medium of support for Israel to measure U.S. politicians' propensity for free thought and honesty, the result is frightening. None of them, by that standard, are honest, independent, free thinkers. Counting on any given U.S. politician to declare their undying, unconditional support for Israel at election time is just as sure a bet as the sun coming up in the morning, thanks to the efforts of AIPAC.

AIPAC's control over the Congress is just one example of the many conflicts of interest warping the American political process, a systemic perversion that we're expected not to notice as democracy slowly morphs into something we no longer recognise. The U.S. Congress is now owned and operated by rich American Zionists who exert influence via AIPAC, which represents the apex of a complex network of pro-Israel lobby groups or political action committees (PACs) that fund the election campaigns of pro-Israel candidates. A whopping half of the money donated to Democratic candidates comes from the American Jewish community, which constitutes only 2% of the country's population.

There is officially a problem when a foreign lobby group becomes so powerful that taking a balanced, logical, moral position on vital issues of national security is made impossible for a government. The interests of Israel and the Israel lobby conflict with the interests of the U.S. and its democratic process, regardless of the claims of those who would have us believe that those interests are one and the same. It's incumbent on each politician to back the policies that they believe best serve their country, but in the case of American politics and especially the presidential election, it's a matter of fact that whoever is to slack off on support for Israel will pay for their morality with failure. Without the support of the Zionist mass media complex and rich Jewish donors, campaigns die. So until the game changes and America takes her power back we won't be seeing any rebellious unilateralism from our leaders anytime soon. This is not independence or freedom. The Lobby is an obstacle to the democratic process. Israel is controlling America.

American Rabbi Michael Lerner acknowledges the problem:

"The organized Jewish community in the U.S., prodded by the Israel Lobby, has been one of the major impediments to the kind of discourse, to any peace process that cares equally for both sides. The fact that Barack Obama felt that pressure intensely enough to insert in his speech on race a line about the real problem in the Middle East stemming not from Israel’s relationship to its neighbors but only from Islamic fundamentalism, is only the latest example of the incredible power of the Israel lobby to make questioning Israel’s policies in the U.S. a sure path to political suicide."

This letter from former U.S. Senator James Abourezk to Jeffrey Blankfort is well worth reading in its entirety.

I can tell you from personal experience that, at least in the Congress, the support Israel has in that body is based completely on political fear--fear of defeat by anyone who does not do what Israel wants done. I can also tell you that very few members of Congress--at least when I served there--have any affection for Israel or for its Lobby. What they have is contempt, but it is silenced by fear of being found out exactly how they feel. I've heard too many cloakroom conversations in which members of the Senate will voice their bitter feelings about how they're pushed around by the Lobby to think otherwise. In private one hears the dislike of Israel and the tactics of the Lobby, but not one of them is willing to risk the Lobby's animosity by making their feelings public.

Abourezk's words are echoed by former Congressman Paul Findley.

Nationwide, the lobby’s influence is pervasive, sustained and deep, a phenomenon unprecedented in U.S. history. It is impossible to explain the silence except as a reflection of profound fear.

From Congressman Jim Moran:

"AIPAC is very well organized. The members are willing to be very generous with their personal wealth. But it's a two edged sword. If you cross AIPAC, AIPAC is unforgiving and will destroy you politically. Their means of communications, their ties to certain newspapers and magazines, and individuals in the media are substantial and intimidating. Every member [of Congress] knows it's the best-organized national lobbying force. The National Rifle Association comes a close second, but AIPAC can rightfully brag that they're the most powerful lobbying force in the world today."

And from Henry Siegman, former Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress (AJC) and Middle East expert at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR):

"When it comes to the Israeli-Arab conflict, the terms of debate are so influenced by organized Jewish groups, like AIPAC, that to be critical of Israel is to deny oneself the ability to succeed in American politics."

The presidential candidates know this. Barack Obama proclaimed at the last AIPAC war rally:

"Israel is our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy... we must preserve our total commitment to our unique defense relationship with Israel by fully funding military assistance and continuing work on the Arrow and related missile defense programs [so as to help Israel] deter missile attacks from as far as Tehran and as close as Gaza."

Poor, defenseless Israel. If America doesn't protect the Israelis the Palestinians might wipe them off the map or push them into the sea, and they won't be able to "defense" Lebanon anymore.

"Last week, this event was described to me as a small gathering of friends. Looking at all of you here today; seeing so many of you who care about peace in this world; who care about a strong and lasting friendship between Israel and the United States, and who care about what's on the next page of our shared futures, I think 'a small gathering of friends' fits this crowd just right."

Friends who "care about peace". All AIPAC ever does is lobby for war.

He then went on to fondly recollect his Jan 2006 visit to the Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona that he said resembled an ordinary American suburb where he could imagine the sounds of Israeli children at "joyful play just like my own daughters." What a sycophant. Obama is AIPAC's bitch.

Hilary Clinton is similarly obsequious in her rhetoric, and the consensus seems to be that she's even "better for Israel". has even ranked all the candidates by the measure of who would best serve the interests of Israel - the "Israel Factor". I don't know about other countries, but where I come from you'd never open a newspaper to see American presidential candidates ranked in order on "the Australia Factor" page.

American subservience to Israel and Zionism is so profound that it is almost religious in nature, and can't be fully explained by the influence of a few pro-Israel lobby groups. AIPAC is only one component of an enormous Zionist power network that pervades the American body politic and beyond that into the very fabric and psychology of American culture. Professor Joel Kovel writes:

The lobbies as such are therefore powerful enforcers of a much more broadly based system. This develops within what is called civil society, the interconnected set of institutions that comprises the connective tissue of a nation, and includes churches and synagogues, schools, libraries, publishers, and a wide range of community organizations. Among this great mass certain Zionist organs of repression have crystallized in recent years—Campus Watch, CAMERA, the David Project, and so forth—and, in alliance with traditional Zionist groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Zionist Organization of America, have acted as focal points of repression. I am sure that they communicate with each other, with AIPAC, and with other major Jewish organizations, as well.

But while there are definitely lobbies among these networks, the overall network is no lobby. It would be better to call it, as sociologist James Petras has, a “Zionist Power Configuration,” or perhaps we could say, a “Zionist Apparatus.” What we call it is not especially important; what matters is that we understand that the loose and decentralized character of the network floats atop an attitudinal sea that supports the basic notions of Zionism, and functions to structure the Israeli cause in the collective mind.

The American media machine is perhaps the most important and powerful arm of the Lobby for its role in creating and fostering pro-Israel sentiment whilst instilling in the people a fear of 'terrorists' and 'Islamic fundamentalists'. TV media dictates the status quo, sets the psychological scene and shows us how to think. Much of the media's power is in what it doesn't do - that is, show the public honest, fearless reporting on the horror of war and the facts on the ground in places like Gaza and Iraq. This is the era of embedded journalism where the media and the military join forces to produce and present carefully choreographed 'war' imagery for insertion into the American psyche, a sanitised Hollywood version, rated G and fit for mainstream consumption ('militainment'). That's if you get to see any at all: Israel forbids journalists entry into Gaza during military operations even against the orders of its own Supreme Court, and routinely kills media personnel.

There seems to be no real mainstream awareness of how surreally counter-democratic and insidious this is. Slowly, this kind of perversion of democracy is becoming the norm. When something is identified as an obstacle to such a fundamental principle as democracy, when is it acceptable to ignore it? The Israel lobby has taken over the government of the American Empire, and until we acknowledge and address the problem, America will remain Israel's imperial bitch.

Documents: The Israel Lobby Archive

Real Insiders

Obama: Who Will You Serve, Israel or America?

The Israel Lobby and the Left: Uneasy Questions

The Power of Israel in the United States

AIPAC's Hold

The Lobby As Juggernaut

The Three Branches of the AIPAC: The Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial

How the Israel Lobby Took Control of U.S. Foreign Policy

A Straight Look at the Jewish Lobby

The Influence of Israel and it's American Lobby over US Middle East Policy

The Chas Freeman Hit-Job: Killing a Chicken to Scare the Monkeys

AIPAC's Dangerous Grip on Washington

AIPAC's Power Base: America's Real Terrorists

Israel Lobby Denial: The Cowardly Left

The Lobby Like No Other Wants a War Like No Other

How Zionists Occupy Two Nations: America and Palestine

AIPAC Does Represent the Government of Israel

GOP Convention Platform Was Drafted By AIPAC

Judonia Rising: The Israel Lobby and American Society

AIPAC Report Reveals Long History of Activities Harmful to US

And The Winner Is ... The Israel Lobby

Sibel Edmonds Case: The Untellable Story of AIPAC

The Fear Factor That Silences

What If the Israeli Lobby was the Islamic Lobby?

The Israel Lobby Declares War on Gandhi

The Jewish Face of Congress

US Too Often Follows Israel's Lead

The Power of the Israel Lobby

Walt and Mearsheimer: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

Deadly Shell Game

Taking On The Lobby

The Hidden Cost of Free Congressional Trips to Israel

This Happens If You Criticise AIPAC

Israeli Spying in America File

The Israel Lobby, the Grassroots and the Radical Bush-Cheney Regime

How AIPAC warps US policy - Walt and Mearsheimer in Action (video)

AIPAC's Overt and Covert Ops

DOHA Debates - The Pro Israel Lobby (AIPAC) [Google video, 45mins]

Is It Time to Rein in AIPAC?

Them or Us: AIPAC on Trial

The Real Aipac Spy Ring Story -- It Was All About Iran

The Influence of Israel and Its American Lobby Over U.S. Middle East Policy

A Declaration of Independence From Israel

The United States of Israel

"No American President Can Stand Up to Israel"

The Tactics of the Israel Lobby

AIPAC: The Final Act of Submission

Inside America's Powerful Israel Lobby

The Lobby: Why is American Policy in the Middle East Skewed in Favor of Israel?

Does The Israeli Tail Wag The American Dog?

Israeli Lobby - The Report

Dissecting the Lobby

Can American Jews Unplug the Israel Lobby?

AIPAC Congratulates Itself on the Slaughter in Lebanon

Paul Findley: The High Cost of Subservience to Israel

Why Condemning Israel and the Zionist Lobby is So Important

AIPAC Can't Stand the Light of Day

AIPAC on Trial: The Lobby Argues That Good Americans Spy For Israel

Nancy Pelosi: The AIPAC Girl

Whatever AIPAC Wants, AIPAC Gets: Democratic Defectors and the Israel Lobby

Powerful Israeli lobby threatens U.S. security: US paper

Israeli and US Interests Aren't Identical

Picking on AIPAC?

The Pro-Israel Lobby and US Middle East Policy: The Score Card for 2007

AIPAC and the Anti-war Movement: Missing in Action?

How AIPAC Makes Friends

Keeping It Quiet: The Israel Lobby's Crushing of Dissent

Democratic Congressman Jim Moran: AIPAC Pushed Iraq War

Behind the Iran Crisis: The Israel Lobby's Campaign For War

The Israel Factor Infiltrates Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate

AIPAC and Espionage: Guilty as Hell

From Irgun to AIPAC: Israel Lobby’s US Treasury Follies Hurt

Why Bill Clinton Caved In To Israel

Is America's Support of Israel Unshakable?

Hilary Clinton and the Israel Lobby

Soros Slams AIPAC

Nancy Pelosi Gives a Pep Talk to AIPAC

There's No Such Thing as a Frank Discussion About Israel

Why Is The Peace Movement Silent About AIPAC?

The Chomsky-Blankfort Polemic

Challenging the Power of the Jewish Lobby: What Should Be Done?

Keys To The Kingdom: Debating Israel's Influence in the US

Documentary: Inside Britain's Israel Lobby

Israel's Agents of Influence in Britain

In Israel's Pockets: The Shame of Britain's Political Parties

"The Lobby", Dutch TV 2007.
Click here for full screen.

Where Is The Outrage?

Something makes the beating organ in my chest warm up when I see the uprising of the masses in videos like this one. And I know what it is; it's not the violence, or the chaos. It's the outrage.

Where is all the outrage?

How will organised resistance come about without a critical mass majority of us being catalyzed into action by outrage?

Time is running out. How many blogs and petitions and articles and websites and audio files will it take to make the truth about Zionist hegemony and it's inherent danger to humanity the dominant meme?

When will people start to give a fuck? Because let's face it; the Zionist control matrix is nothing more than a function of our collective apathy.

The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.

Thomas Paine, 1737-1809

Be outraged.

M.L.K and Zionism

This little tidbit of video propaganda from youtube (below) would have us believe that Martin Luther King was a rabid, flag-waving Zionist.

Tim Wise exposes this deception in an article called Fraud
Fit For A King: Israel, Zionism, And The Misuse Of MLK
. From the article:

Rarely am I considered insufficiently cynical. As someone who does anti-racism work for a living, and thus hears all manner of excuse-making by those who wish desperately to avoid being considered racist, not much surprises me. I expect people to lie about race; to tell me how many black friends they have; to swear they haven’t a racist bone in their bodies. And every January, with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday just around the corner, I have come to expect someone to misuse the good doctor’s words so as to push an agenda he would not likely have supported. As such, I long ago resigned myself to the annual gaggle of fools who deign to use King’s “content of their character” line from the 1963 March on Washington so as to attack affirmative action, ostensibly because King preferred simple “color-blindness.” That King actually supported the efforts that we now call affirmative action--and even billions in reparations for slavery and segregation--as I’ve documented in a previous column, matters not to these folks. They’ve never read King’s work, and they’ve only paid attention to one news clip from one speech, so what more can we expect from such precious simpletons as these? And yet, even with my cynic’s credentials established, the one thing I never expected anyone to do would be to just make up a quote from King; a quote that he simply never said, and claim that it came from a letter that he never wrote, and was published in a collection of his essays that never existed. Frankly, this level of deception is something special. The hoax of which I speak is one currently making the rounds on the Internet, which claims to prove King’s steadfast support for Zionism. Indeed, it does more than that.

In the item, entitled “Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend,” King proclaims that criticism of Zionism is tantamount to anti-Semitism, and likens those who criticize Jewish nationalism as manifested in Israel, to those who would seek to trample the rights of blacks. Heady stuff indeed, and 100% bullshit, as any amateur fact checker could ascertain were they so inclined. But of course, the kinds of folks who push an ideology that required the expulsion of three-quarters-of-a-million Palestinians from their lands, and then lied about it, claiming there had been no such persons to begin with (as with Golda Meir’s infamous quip), can’t be expected to place a very high premium on truth. I learned this the hard way recently, when the Des Moines Jewish Federation succeeded in getting me yanked from the city’s MLK day events: two speeches I had been scheduled to give on behalf of the National Conference of Community and Justice (NCCJ).

Because of my criticisms of Israel--and because I as a Jew am on record opposing Zionism philosophically--the Des Moines shtetl decided I was unfit to speak at an MLK event. After sending the supposed King quote around, and threatening to pull out all monies from the Jewish community for future NCCJ events, I was dropped. The attack of course was based on a distortion of my own beliefs as well. Federation principal Mark Finkelstein claimed I had shown a disregard for the well-being of Jews, despite the fact that my argument has long been that Zionism in practice has made world Jewry less safe than ever. But it was his duplicity on King’s views that was most disturbing. Though Finkelstein only recited one line from King’s supposed “letter” on Zionism, he lifted it from the larger letter, which appears to have originated with Rabbi Marc Schneier, who quotes from it in his 1999 book, “Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Jewish Community.” Therein, one finds such over-the-top rhetoric as this:

“I say, let the truth ring forth from the high mountain tops, let it echo through the valleys of God's green earth: When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews--this is God's own truth.” The letter also was filled with grammatical errors that any halfway literate reader of King’s work should have known disqualified him from being its author, to wit: “Anti-Zionist is inherently anti Semitic, and ever will be so.” The treatise, it is claimed, was published on page 76 of the August, 1967 edition of Saturday Review, and supposedly can also be read in the collection of King’s work entitled, This I Believe: Selections from the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That the claimants never mention the publisher of this collection should have been a clear tip-off that it might not be genuine, and indeed it isn’t. The book doesn’t exist. As for Saturday Review, there were four issues in August of 1967. Two of the four editions contained a page 76. One of the pages 76 contains classified ads and the other contained a review of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album. No King letter anywhere.

Yet its lack of authenticity hasn’t prevented it from having a long shelf-life. Not only does it pop up in the Schneier book, but sections of it were read by the Anti-Defamation League’s Michael Salberg in testimony before a House Subcommittee in July of 2001, and all manner of pro-Israel groups (from traditional Zionists to right-wing Likudites, to Christians who support ingathering Jews to Israel so as to prompt Jesus’ return), have used the piece on their websites.

The Zionists just can't stop lying.

The entire article is here.

Frank Lowy, Zionism and 9/11

Fifty days before 9/11, Larry Silverstein's Silverstein Properties and Frank Lowy's Westfield America secured a 99-year lease on World Trade Center Buildings One, Two, Four and Five. Silverstein already owned Building Seven, aka the Salomon building. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey handed over control of the World Trade Center to Silverstein and Lowy on July 24, 2001, an "historic" agreement and "one of the largest privatization initiatives in history."

Lowy leased the shopping concourse area called the Mall at the World Trade Center, made up of approximately 427,000 square feet of retail floor space. Silverstein and Westfield America insured the complex for $3.55 billion, but after the attacks of September 11 lodged a claim for $7.1 billion on the premise that each plane collision constituted a separate act of terrorism, doubling the payout. Most people know about "Lucky" Larry Silverstein's part in 9/11 and his dubious connections to Binyamin Netanyahu et al, but not much has been reported on Lowy, so let's have a look.

Frank Lowy is a Hungarian Jew who arrived in Palestine in 1945 to fight with the Haganah terrorist organisation in the Israeli "War of Independence", later joining Israel's Golani Brigade which was created in February 1948. In 1952 he moved to Sydney, Australia, where he started building shopping centers, before going on to work in investment banking in London, New York and Los Angeles. He co-founded the Westfield Group, which he still chairs. According to Wikipedia, "Westfield currently has interests in total assets worth A$41 billion, representing 121 shopping centres in four countries with over 10 million square meters of retail space. It is the world's largest retail property group by equity market capitalization". In California alone, he has overseen Westfield's regional growth from 6 shopping centers to at least 59. At $3.8 billion, he's ranked #2 in Forbes.Com's list of Australia and NZ's richest individuals - one of three men, all Jewish, who make up Australia's wealthiest elites - and by the same standard is the 174th richest man in the world.

Lowy's fondness for banking is not limited to the U.S. He's a board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia's central bank, which is the Australian version of the American Federal Reserve system and issuer of Australian banknotes. Lowy served a ten year term as director of the RBA.

Frank the Zionist is not at all disinterested in world politics. In 2001 he was the Associate International Chairman of the Israel Democracy Institute, and in 2003 he set up the Lowy Institute for International Policy, an international policy think tank devoted to foreign affairs, an endeavor which won him the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005 (funnily enough, it was Wilson who signed the Federal Reserve Act). That same year, the Institute moved into its permanent home in Sydney’s CBD which was formally opened by Australia’s Prime Minister and Lowy's good mate, John Howard. He even joined Howard and Bill Clinton on an "evening Sydney Harbour cruise" when Clinton visited Australia in 1996 (source).

Frank Lowy (far right) with Bill Clinton and Australia's
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer

Other good friends of his include Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who has his own connections to 9/11 and who avidly supports the extremist Likud Party of Israel and the post-9/11 "war on terror". Israel has no better friend in the media than Murdoch and his empire. Like Silverstein, Lowy maintains close relationships with former Israeli prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak, and other high profile Zionists like Avinoam Brog, Barak's brother. Brog told the Sydney Morning Herald that Lowy's "influence is such that if he wanted to talk to any politician in Israel, then he could. And they will listen." Australia's political elite listen to Lowy, too:

Frank’s friends in high places include the last four prime ministers — Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard and Kevin Rudd — and Australia’s new foreign minister, Bob Carr, who (as NSW premier) became enmeshed in the controversial demise of Liverpool’s Orange Grove shopping centre (a rival to Westfield) in 2004.

Frank Lowy spends three months of the year at his home in Israel and has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as "a self-made man with a strong interest in the Holocaust and Israeli politics." He funded and launched the Israeli Institute for National Strategy and Policy, which will "operate within the framework of Tel Aviv University" in Israel.

Here's a look at what he's got going on in Tel Aviv:

"Australian Entrepreneur Frank Lowy will be Chairman of the planned TAU Institute for National Strategy and Policy. Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk will act as Vice-Chairman."

Here's the Australian Jewish News report:

'Frank Lowy establishes Israeli institute'

And from the Sydney Morning Herald (September 2008):

As its chairman, Lowy has gathered some of the most influential policymakers in Israel and wealthiest international benefactors to sit on its boards.

Much like the Lowy Institute in Sydney, it is a respected independent academic institute that studies key issues relating to national security and foreign affairs, but with a special focus on the Middle East.

Its vice-chairman is Dan Meridor, a prominent lawyer and former politician in the centre-right Likud party. Meridor served as justice minister and finance minister in the 1990s, and is contemplating a return to politics with the Likud.

Also on the board are the Israeli building contractor Alfred Akirov, the president of Tel Aviv University and former Israeli ambassador to the US, Itamar Rabinovich, and the Australian-born Martin Indyk, twice the US ambassador to Israel during the Clinton administration.

Among those on the board of trustees are Lord David Alliance, an Iranian-born Jewish-British businessman and Liberal Democrat politician, and Sir Ronald Cohen, an Egyptian-born Jewish-British businessman known as "the father of British venture capital" and the man who bankrolled the leadership bid of the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

Other trustees are the Chicago real estate mogul Lester Crown and the US property tycoon Mortimer Zuckerman, who owns New York's Daily News and is editor-in-chief of the influential US News & World Report.

Furthermore, Lowy is a founding member of the International Advisory Council of the pro-Israel Brookings Institution in Washington. According to Wikipedia, "Brookings is generally considered one of the three most influential policy institutes in the U.S." The aforementioned Martin Indyk, former vice chairman of Lowy's Institute for National Strategy and Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Israel, is also a Director at Brookings. You can read about Indyk here. Some consider Indyk to be the prime suspect in the FBI's hunt for the Israeli spy known as Mega.

But Lowy's penchant for meddling in world affairs doesn't stop there. Lowy was vice president of a publication called the Australia/Israel Review (AIR), whose parent body is the Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), the Australian equivalent of its U.S. counterpart, AIPAC. The AIR is a right-wing Zionist publication whose editor, Michael Kapel, was forced to quit in '98 after the magazine published stolen membership lists of the One Nation party, an Australian nationalist political group. And in 2004, during a parliamentary inquest into the closing of an illegally built shopping centre, Lowy was very open about using his influence to sway New South Wales premier Bob Carr on Middle East policy while denying that he'd used it to his advantage on the matter of the shopping centre:

JOHN RYAN: But you've got time for a 45-minute meeting with the Premier, a 45-minute with the Premier because you're a bit worried about his personal views on the Middle East.

FRANK LOWY: Mr Ryan, some things are more important than a job. The state of Israel, to which I am fully committed, is more important for me than to do a job and I fitted it in because it was necessary and I felt it was necessary, and I wanted to do it.

JACK RYAN: I wish you'd say these things at the beginning, Mr Lowy. I'm not trying to be difficult…

FRANK LOWY: You must be joking if you tell me you're not trying to be difficult.

JOHN RYAN: I simply think if you take the trouble to have a meeting with the most powerful political figure in New South Wales…

FRANK LOWY: That's all I have to say, I don't have anything more to say about that subject.

That wasn't the first time he'd voiced his concerns to Carr. When Palestinian political activist and politician Hanan Ashrawi was awarded the 2003 Sydney Peace Prize, Frank Lowy was one of the most vociferous among the chorus of Zionist protesters and Jewish lobbyists that decried the result and tried to dissuade NSW premier Bob Carr and the Sydney Peace Foundation from giving the award to Ashrawi. Lowy, among others, claimed that Ashrawi 'supported suicide bombings' and had a "long history of terrorist apologias and anti-Israel incitement". Sydney-based Jewish-Australian journalist Antony Loewenstein shows how fraudulent these claims are in the opening chapter of his book My Israel Question, arguing that Lowy and co's real problem with Ashrawi is her support for the Palestinian cause and anti-Zionist disposition.

So, like Silverstein, Lowy is without question a filthy rich corporate Israel cheerleader. But there's also evidence that he's probably a crook, too. For instance, it appears that Lowy nearly got involved in the British government's Cash for Peerages scandal with Lord Levy, one of Tony Blair's closest aides, back in 2002. From a 2002 Sunday Times article:

Lord Levy, one of Tony Blair's closest and most trusted aides, was paid at least £250,000 by an Australian property group headed by one of the world's richest men. The payments, which the company has attempted to keep private, are far higher than previously thought and began in 1999, the year Levy was appointed Blair's envoy to the Middle East, reporting directly to the prime minister.

They were authorised by Frank Lowy, the head of the Westfield Corporation, who has business and political interests in Israel and whose company is seeking planning permission to develop shopping centres across Britain. Lowy is a veteran campaigner on Jewish causes. He fought as a commando in Palestine during the 1948 Israeli war of independence and served with the Golani Brigade, which is currently serving in the occupied territories.

The disclosure has raised questions of "cash for foreign policy". MPs expressed concern at Levy's potentially conflicting roles as a consultant for a powerful multinational company and supposedly impartial and unpaid envoy. Levy said he paid privately for trips he made on behalf of Blair. In a letter to Jack Straw, the foreign secretary, Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, said:

"I am concerned the Foreign Office's diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East should apparently be so closely tied to the aims of one of the world's richest men."

Baker said Levy appeared to be "simultaneously a quasi-minister, Labour fundraiser and consultant to a company seeking to influence government policy.

Looks like Lowy thought he could swing things Israel's way with his shekels. Lord Levy is himself a committed Zionist, a member of the UK parliament's Labour Friends of Israel, has a private residence and a business in the Jewish State, and is a personal friend of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. His son, Daniel, used to work for Barak, and also for former Israeli justice minister Yossi Beilin.

The Times article also offers this information about Lowy:

Lowy has donated about £200,000 to build a memorial museum in Israel for his former brigade and has toured old battle sites with former comrades. His personal wealth was recently estimated by Forbes magazine at £1.5 billion and he is well known in Australia as a philanthropist supporting Jewish causes. Through the Westfield Foundation he has given to the United Israel Appeal, an organisation for resettling Jewish immigrants in Israel. His family was last year preparing to invest more than £30m in property and media interests in Israel.

Look what Lowy got himself into in 2006:

Lowy implicated in Israel bank scandal

PM - Wednesday, 25 October , 2006

One of Australia's richest businessmen has been embroiled in a high-level corruption scandal involving the Prime Minister of Israel.

Israeli press reports claim that the billionaire owner of the Westfield Group, Frank Lowy, was involved in the scandal with the Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last year.

They allege that Mr Olmert had a conflict of interest because he advanced Mr Lowy's interests in the privatisation of a major Israeli bank, Bank Leumi.

The Justice Ministry is investigating suspicions that Mr Olmert interfered with the tender to benefit Mr Lowy and another bidder, Daniel Abraham.

There are also allegations of a conflict of interest by the Prime Minister through a law firm that dealt with Mr Lowy's affairs in Israel.

The head of that firm is Ehud Olmert's father-in-law Professor Yossi Gross.

A spokesman for Frank Lowy is rejecting the claims tonight.

Emma Alberici reports

EMMA ALBERICI: Overnight Israel Attorney General confirmed he was investigating claims that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accepted bribes from two international businessmen.

The bribes have allegedly been paid to help advance their interests during the 2005 privatisation of Israel's Bank Leumi, the country's second biggest bank.

The two businessmen referred to in reports are said to be the Prime Minister's personal friends, one of which was named on the Hebrew language website, News First Class, as Frank Lowy, the Australian billionaire owner of the Westfield group.

Various reports during the tender process last year said the Australian real estate tycoon was in partnership on the Bank Leumi bid with American media and property mogul Mortimer Zuckerman.

The website News First Class, first published the claims two weeks ago, which also say Ehud Olmert never declared a conflict of interest he had during the tender process.

His father-in-law, Yossi Gross heads the law firm, which allegedly deals with Frank Lowy's affairs in Israel.

Frank Lowy is a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to Israel to fight in the Jewish underground before joining the rest of his family in Australia in 1951.

55 years on, he's the country's second richest businessman, worth $5.5 billion. His $74 million super yacht Ilona is often seen at the (inaudible) docks in Israel.

In March of this year, the Lowy family's LGF Holdings poached two investment bankers at UBS in Tel-Aviv to start a funds management business they called ION Asset Management.

Media reports over the past few years variously link the Lowy family name to the sales of three banks in Israel.

Israel's Attorney General has ordered the probe into claims that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accepted the bribes while he was Acting Finance Minister.

Lowy's business partners in the bid for Bank Leumi were mega-Zionist billionaires Mortimer Zuckerman, former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organisations, and AIPAC Board Member Daniel Abraham. You couldn't find more Zionist company if you tried.

So at the very least, Lowy is heavily involved in Jewish affairs and Zionist lobby groups, he's extremely cozy with criminal Zionist elites, and he's a fanatical Zionist himself. So are his three sons: Peter Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield Corp with his brother Stephen, sits on the board of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and is chairman of the board of the University of Judaism, which has been renamed the American Jewish University after its merger with the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Peter publishes the Jewish Journal which glorifies him in return:

Last Thursday night, at a banquet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the [University of Judaism] celebrated its 60th anniversary by honoring [Peter] Lowy. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was there, and President Bill Clinton and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sent their best by video.

Peter is an important man in the U.S.: he chairs the Homeland Security Advisory Council, serves on the RAND Corporation Executive Committee and Board of Trustees and still finds time to serve Israel through the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) as a member of the Executive Committee. He's described as a "deep-pocket contributor" to both the Democrat and Republican parties.

David Lowy is manager of the Tel Aviv-based Ion Asset Management and CEO of the family's LFG Holdings which has millions of dollars of investments in Israel, and Stephen Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield, is chairman of the United Israel Appeal.

Frank Lowy has a long history of tax evasion. In 2008 it was revealed that he and his three sons had hidden $US68 million from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and the IRS in a secretive Liechtenstein bank (Liechtenstein Global Trust, or LGT) through a complex network of shell companies and offshore trusts. The money was channeled via various dodgy transfers into the Luperla Foundation's account at LGT set up in May 1997 by the Lowys and Israeli lawyer Joshua Gelbard. Luperla was dissolved for "undisclosed reasons" by Frank Lowy in late 2001, around the time of 9/11, with Lowy claiming that the funds were "distributed for charitable purposes in Israel". He refused to reveal details of the supposed charities, and internal LGT documents showed that in fact the funds were transferred to Bank Jacob Safra in Switzerland.

Peter Lowy - ABC News Photo Illustration

Peter Lowy, when called on by the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for testimony, refused to talk:

But senators tried to make up for his silence, offering accounts of shadowy shell corporations, secret transactions, mysterious acquisitions, exotic locations, all topped off by allegations of a late-night flight by Lowy this month to avoid a government subpoena. [...]

The subcommittee, chaired by [Senator Carl] Levin, released the results of a six-month investigation last week detailing the practice, estimating that it cost the Treasury $100 billion a year. Many of the allegations come from documents provided by a former LGT employee to authorities in the U.S. and other countries.

"The Greenfield and Lowy case histories unfold like spy novels, with secret meetings, hidden funds, shell corporations, captive foundations and complex offshore transactions spanning the globe from the United States to Liechtenstein, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands, Australia and Hong Kong," Levin said. [...]

The Lowy family released a statement saying that it had met its tax obligations in the United States and Australia, that the money in question was legally held in Liechtenstein, and that it was "distributed for charitable purposes in Israel some years ago without claiming a tax deduction."

But Levin said the Lowy family had refused to give the subcommittee information about the donations.

"The Lowy family engaged in layer upon layer upon layer ... of activity to hide assets in a Liechtenstein bank," Levin said after the hearing. "We've got to end it."

Senator Levin would later use similar language when speaking to the press. "The complex structure that was set up and the movement of tens of millions of dollars from Liechtenstein to a Swiss bank seemed like facts more out of a spy novel than related to a normal bank account," he told Bloomberg. Levin further elaborates on the "ingenius set-up" here, and an ABC News video report is viewable here.

The Lowy family's tax lawyer in Australia is Frank's friend Mark Leibler AC, one of the most prominent members of the Australian Zionist lobby. On page 178 of his book Murder By Media, Scott Balson wrote:

As for AIR chairman and tax lawyer Mark Leibler, he is perhaps best known for inventing tax havens to get his super-wealthy clients off with little or no taxes. When ABC's 7:30 Report did a story on July 8 1996 asking "Where is the missing $800 million?" that the government had promised to collect from ultra-wealthy tax dodgers [details here], it answered its own question, stating "All roads to Leibler--Mark Leibler." Indeed, the 1984 McCabe LaFranchi Report on Tax Avoidance named Leibler as a director of seven companies, and an advisor of many others, which went to the "bottom of the harbour" in the well-known scam of that name.

The website for the Council of Christians and Jews lists some of Leibler's roles in various Jewish-Zionist organisations:

He is deputy chairman ... of the National Australia Bank Yachad Scholarship Fund, which sends Australian scholars of diverse backgrounds ... to study in Israel in areas of world's best practice and return with ideas and experiences of advantage to Australia. [...]

He is the only practising lawyer cited in Business Review Weekly's '50 most influential business people in Australia' (February 2000); he is also one of the '50 Inspiring Australians' in Wendy McCarthy's A Fair Go: Portraits of the Australian Dream (1999).

Mark Leibler's list of wider business commitments, from directorships of such corporate entities as Coles Myer and Jetset tours, is overwhelmed by his huge commitments to Jewish causes in Australia, Israel and internationally. His current roles include Chairman of the World Board of Trustees of Keren Hayesod — United Israel Appeal, member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, National Chairman of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council [AIJAC], Life Chairman of the United Israel Appeal of Australia, Governor of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Governor of Haifa University.

He is also Governor of Tel Aviv University (home to Frank Lowy's Israeli Institute for National Strategy and Policy), former president of the Zionist Federation of Australia (10 year term), former president of the United Israel Appeal of Australia (6 year term), and executive member of the World Zionist Organisation, and occasionally writes op-eds for the leading newspapers defending Israeli crimes and complaining about "anti-Semitism". When the Mossad carried out the extrajudicial, extraterritorial assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, Leibler argued that it was unreasonable to class it as a murder. "Irrespective of who was responsible, describing the killing of Mabhouh as ‘murder’ is questionable and ignores the likelihood that the killing of an active terrorist leader from a violent rejectionist organisation positively saved lives," he said. Leibler himself was accused of having links to the Mossad by a former Liberal Party MP, but the documents presented as evidence were written off as fakes. Leibler made Prime Minister John Howard's "elite list" for donating $132,000 to the Liberal Party, which bought him a barbeque with Howard and George W. Bush in 2003. He also enjoys chatting to Obama about Israel. His extended bio is here [.pdf].

Frank Lowy's financial contributions to both sides of the Australian political pseudo-divide also deserve a mention. From this article:

Westfield shopping mall developer Frank Lowy topped the list of Jewish donations with $624,200 - $311,900 to the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and $312,300 to the Liberals.

The right wing Liberal party got $400 more than their Labor counterparts; maybe Frank penalised the latter for being such stick-in-the-muds over Iraq.

We know the attacks of September 11 were carried out to further the political agenda of the Zionist elite. Is it just a coincidence that two of them took out the lease of the World Trade Center complex just weeks beforehand? Doesn't look like it.


The Quiet Benefactor: Lowy's Close Ties With Israel

Middle East Reality Check: Frank Lowy

Lowy Honoured By Rupert Murdoch and Australia's Political Elite

Tax Scandal: Lowy Claims $68 Million Went to Israeli Charities

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Bloomberg, March 2009: Lowy Becomes Australia's Richest Man

Corporate Fat Cats Cash In - and Lowy Tops the List

Wikipedia: Frank Lowy