Bollyn 9/11 Research Shown to be Without Error
Reposted - June 2, 2011
Originally Published - March 30, 2009
A European publisher, who claimed in 2008 that he was interested in publishing my book about 9-11, commissioned a professional editor to check the facts in my chapter, "The Architecture of Terror: Mapping the Israeli Network Behind 9-11." That winter, the British fact-checker initially wrote me emails saying that he would send me questions, which I said would be fine. But his questions never came. In response to his last email, I said that I was very glad that he was doing the fact-checking because it would be a great thing to show that I was not making this stuff up. That was the last time I heard from the fact-checker.
The publisher then sent me the results of the fact-checking and praised me for having passed with flying colors. The fact-checker had investigated some 95 points in the chapter and had not found a single error in fact. For those who are interested in the details of the fact-checking I have included the point-by-point analysis below. It is not because my analysis of Israeli involvement in 9/11 is flawed that it is difficult to find a publisher; it is because it is correct.
I am re-publishing this analysis from March 2009 to show two things:
1. That my work has a very high degree of accuracy and verifiabilty. I don't write anything that I have not found to be true and verifiable. That my most contentious chapter went through a rigorous fact-checker's mill without losing a single sentence could stand as proof.
2. This is the kind of fact-checking that is an essential part of the process of preparing my book for publication. Having written hundreds of articles about 9-11 since September 2001, I have to go through each and every one to make sure that every fact is verifiable and correct. I will probably have to use footnotes for the book. Every claim and statement must be based on a reputable source.
Because my thesis is bound to spark some controversy, I am doing my utmost to check and validate every fact and claim presented in the text. When the publisher sent me the results he said that I should be proud. I honestly did not quite understand what that meant; that I should be proud that I had not lied? Of course all the statements in my articles are true - they wouldn't be there if they weren't. Only after going through my response to the fact-checker did I understand what he meant: My facts were unassailable.
The following is the fact-checker's analysis of my chapter with his comments in capital letters followed by my responses to his questions and doubts. I have set his questions and comments apart from my responses, which are preceded by BOLLYN RESPONDS:
The Fact-Checker Begins:
Ariel Sharon's statement: "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 to Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, October 2001
ALLEGEDLY ON KOL YISRAEL RADIO, OCTOBER 3RD 2001, THOUGH CAN FIND NO REPORT OF THIS IN A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: This statement was reported to have been broadcast on the Hebrew-language Kol Yisrael radio in Israel. It then made its way into print. The best source I know of is The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, a highly-respected magazine read throughout the world published in Washington D.C. by former U.S. diplomats:
The Sharon quote was published in The Washington Report on November 2001, page 114, under a section entitled "American Educational Trust - Publishers’ Page":
Israel’s Rogue Prime Minister…
We’re not accustomed to hearing a spade called a spade when it comes to Israel—but it’s something we could get used to. Of course, what hasn’t yet made it into the American media is the account on Hebrew-language Israel radio (Kol Yisrael), as relayed Oct. 3 by IAP News, of an “acrimonious argument” between Sharon and his foreign minister, Shimon Peres, at the previous Wednesday’s weekly cabinet meeting. According to the report, Peres warned Sharon against refusing to heed continued American requests for a cease-fire, saying Sharon’s rejections would endanger Israeli interests and…
“Turn the U.S. Against Us.”
Lashing back at Peres, a furious Sharon then reportedly shouted, “Every time we do something you tell me Americans will do this and do that. I want to tell you something very clear: don’t worry about American pressure on Israel, [because] we, the Jewish people, control America, and…
The Americans Know It.”
Well, you learn something new every day. Who would have thought that Ariel Sharon might be a closet anti-Semite? Doesn’t he know we don’t talk that way in this country? Apparently Peres and the other cabinet ministers do, though, for they were quick to warn Sharon against making such a statement in public, because “it would cause us…
“A Public Relations Disaster.”
Netanyahu – ‘It’s very good. Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.'
YES: Bennet, James, 'Spilled Blood is Seen as Bond That Draws 2 Nations Closer',
New York Times, September 12, 2001,
"We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq."
Benjamin Netanyahu, as quoted in Ma'ariv, April 16, 2008
BOLLYN RESPONDS: This was reported in Ha'aretz on April 16, 2008. Ma'ariv is a Hebrew-language paper in Israel:
Report: Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel
By Haaretz Service and Reuters
Last update - 00:00 16/04/2008
The Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.
"We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq," Ma'ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events "swung American public opinion in our favor."
Netanyahu reportedly made the comments during a conference at Bar-Ilan University on the division of Jerusalem as part of a peace deal with the Palestinians.
Asst. Attorney General Michael Chertoff ‘devoted Zionist’, also ‘2 dedicated Zionists-cum-federal judges’, Alvin K.Hellerstein and Michael B. Mukasey have overseen virtually all the litigation.
AS I'VE STATED BELOW, ENCYCLOPEDIAS LIST AT LEAST 4 VARIETIES OF ZIONIST, FROM LIBERAL THROUGH TO NATIONALIST. AT NO POINT DOES CB DRAW ANY DISTINCTION - SO I CONCLUDE THIS IS ROUGHLY ON THE LEVEL OF EMOTIVE BLANKET LABELLING, RATHER LIKE EQUATING THE WORD 'MUSLIM' WITH 'FUNDAMENTALIST' OR 'TERRORIST'. PLEASE SEE NOTE BELOW.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: Zionism is the political movement to establish and maintain an independent Jewish state; a racially oriented state (or ghetto fortress) in which non-Jews are discriminated against and do not receive the same rights or privileges as Jews. Supporters of this Jewish apartheid-like state are Zionists, by definition. The three individuals named above, i.e. Chertoff, Hellerstein, and Mukasey, are all known members of Zionist organizations and have family members from or in Israel. A devoted or dedicated Zionist is a person who is personally invested in the state of Israel as these men are. To equate describing a person as "a devoted Zionist" with the "emotive blanket labelling" of calling a person a Muslim terrorist is not accurate. If a person is an active, contributing, and long-time Zionist, as these three men are, it is not at all unfair to call them 'devoted' or 'dedicated' Zionists. I would not make such statements without showing the background of the people being described.
Michael Goff, P-Tech and Guardium
LINK TAKES ME TO MARSHA GOFF, AND ONLY MENTIONS GUARDIUM
– ‘Young Zionist lawyer from Worcester, Massachusetts’. Father and Grandfather members of B’nai B’rith –
BOLLYN RESPONDS: Here is the information that I found on Michael Goff's website in April 2005:
Here is what Michael Goff's website says about his work there:
Michael was marketing manager at Ptech, Inc., a leading provider of business process modeling, design and development software. In this capacity, Michael managed various marketing programs and activities including public relations, direct mail, Web development, collateral, trade shows and seminars. Additionally, Michael worked closely with the Ptech sales organization to perform competitive analysis as well as manage lead tracking and fulfillment activities.
When Michael first joined Ptech, he shared responsibilities between marketing and information systems for the company. As information systems manager, Michael handled design, deployment and management of its Windows and Macintosh, data, and voice networks. As part of this effort, Michael developed Lotus Notes-based systems for sales and marketing lead tracking and IS service and support requests. Michael also performed employee training and handled all procurement for software, systems and peripherals.
Shortly after I published this information the Goff's changed their website to remove Michael's name and work history with Ptech.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: I found that Goff's father and grandfather were highest-level freemasons and members of B'nai B'rith in their obituaries:
Michael S. Goff's father is Allan S. Goff who passed away in 1995:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA) - September 22, 1995
Deceased Name: ALLAN S. GOFF, 51
PAXTON - Allan S. Goff, 51, of 32 Crowningshield Drive, formerly of Worcester, a certified public accountant and longtime businessman, died yesterday at home after a brief struggle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 30 years, Nancy (Gore) Goff; two sons, Michael S. Goff of Holliston and Douglas A. Goff of New Orleans; a daughter, Allison L. Goff of Manchester, N.H.; and a brother, Jacob Goff in California. He was born in Worcester, son of Samuel and Dorothy (Shevitz) Goff. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 1961 and Bentley College in 1965.
Mr. Goff was a certified public accountant. He was a co-managing partner of Goff, Carlin & Cagan, founded by his father in 1928. He was a member of Temple Emanuel, and was vice president of finance and a board director of the temple. He was a member of Commonweath Lodge of B'nai B'rith, Level Lodge of Masons and was a 32nd-degree Mason. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was former chairman of the certified public accountants' division of United Way of Central Massachusetts. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday in Temple Emanuel, 280 May St. Burial will be in B'nai B'rith Cemetery. A memorial observance will be held through Tuesday evening at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel, 280 May St., Worcester, 01602. Perlman Funeral Home, 1026 Main St., is directing arrangements.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA)
Date: September 22, 1995
Copyright (c) 1995 Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp.
And his Grandfather Samuel Goff:
PAXTON - Samuel Goff, 92, of 32 Crowningshield Drive died yesterday in his home after a long illness.
His wife, Dorothy (Shevitz) Goff, died in 1977. He leaves two sons, Allan S. Goff of Paxton, with whom he made his home, and Jacob I. Goff of Hemet, Calif.; a sister, Lillian Rappaport of Worcester; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was born in Russia, son of Simon and Dora (Miller) Goff, and lived in Worcester 65 years before moving to Paxton 15 years ago.
Mr. Goff graduated from Classical High School in Worcester and from Bentley College in 1923.
He was a certified public accountant, and was a senior partner of Goff, Carlin and Cagan until 1989 when he became the firm's senior consultant. He founded Samuel Goff and Co. in 1923, and was one of the oldest practicing certified public accountants in Massachusetts.
Mr. Goff was a founder and a member of Temple Emanuel, a member of Worcester Lodge 600, B'nai Brith, and the American Institute and Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Level Lodge of Masons.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Temple Emanuel, 280 Main St., Worcester, with Rabbi James L. Simon and Cantor Sheri Blum officiating. Burial will be in B'nai Brith Cemetery, Worcester. Memorial week will be observed through Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allan F. Goff, 32 Crowningshield Drive. Memorial donations may be made to Thrombosis Reseach/Cardiology, University of Massachusetts Hospital, 55 Lake Ave., North, Worcester 01655. Perlman Funeral Home, 1026 Main St., Worcester, is directing arrangements.
Copyright (c) 1992 Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp.
PTECH - ‘Allegedly Arab owned and Saudi financed’.
CERTAINLY THE CHAIRMAN AND CEO IS ONE OUSSAMA ZIADE, AND THE VP AND CHIEF SCIENTIST IS MR. IBRAHIM HUSSEIN.
Goff also working for Guardium, ‘run by Israeli intelligence officers’.
TO LOOK AT CURRENT LEADERSHIP, INCORRECT. TO LOOK AT FUNDING, VERITAS http://www.veritasvc.com/team.asp HAS I.I. LINKS, HOWEVER, GUARDIUM HAS FIVE SEPARATE INVESTORS. AMONG OTHER INVESTORS, STAGE ONE SEEMS TO HAVE NOTHING MORE THAN A LIEUTENANT COLONEL IN THE RESERVES OF THE IDF, AND THE CEDAR FUND HAS NOTHING MORE THAN A LEADER WHO ONCE SERVED IN THE ISRAELI NAVY.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: The role of Israeli military intelligence in the creation of Guardium is dealt with in detail in other chapters of the book. To understand Guardium's connection to the Israeli military one need only look at the people who founded the company, e.g. Gil Zaphrir, a.k.a. Zafrir, an Israeli colonel in charge of research and development for the Israeli air force.
PTECH enterprise software, ‘has spy, surveillance, and intervention capabilities, according to those who know about it.’
CB FOR SOURCE.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: Here is a good source for this comment from Indira Singh:
It was possible that there was an alternate command and control system… could you technically use P-Tech software to do the surveillance and intervention? Well, gosh, yes, that’s exactly what I was planning on using it for in one of the largest banks in the world. It’s not a problem. So if someone wants to make it their thesis, I’ve no problem with that, however, I can’t say for sure that was going on because I don’t have direct firsthand knowledge of that, no one has told me and offered me proof of that.
Source: Our World In Balance, The Story of Indira Singh, April 27, 2005
GUARDIUM ‘a company that is a branch of the research and development department for the Israeli airforce.’
ON VIRYANET WEBSITE, IT IS RATHER REFERRED TO AS A 'PRIVATELY HELD COMPANY THAT DEVELOPS AND DELIVERS INNOVATIVE DATABASE SECURITY SOLUTIONS' SEE: http://www.viryanet.com/company/management/. AFTER 1/2 HOUR'S TRAWLING, I CAN NOTHING TO SUPPORT THIS. ONE TO CHECK WITH CB?
BOLLYN RESPONDS: Guardium was spun-off in America from Log-On in Israel. Log-On was founded by the head programmers from Israeli navy, army, and air force, namely, Major Gil Migdan, Joseph Segev, Danny Zeitouny, and Col. Gil Zaphrir (see P. 13 below). With these people behind the company it is fair to call it a branch of R&D for Israeli airforce.
One of the founders Amit Yoran, who became manager of computer network security for the Pentagon.’
I HAVE SEEN, FROM GUARDIUM WEBSITE, THAT HE JOINED THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN 2005, BUT CANNOT SEE HIM LISTED AS A FOUNDER. Another article would seem to confirm this: (http://www.allbusiness.com/technology/software-services-applications-software-makers/5037865-1.html)
Also a spin-off of LOG-ON SOFTWARE, Israeli military intelligence company based in Ranat Gan, Israel.’ Certainly has strong links to Israeli Military, (SEE: http://www.log-on.com/Company/Management/tabid/53/Default.aspx, though presents itself - plausibly - as a general software company. (SEE: http://www.log-on.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx)
Founders of LOG-ON:
Major Gil Migdan and Joseph Segev, former head programmer and telecommunications officer of Israeli navy. Also Vice-President Danny Zeitouny, head of logistics programming for Israeli military.
Another director, Gil Zaphrir (Zafrir), Israeli colonel in charge of research and development for Israeli air force.
Amit Yoram – appointed by GWB as cyber-chief
THIS IS CORRECT
responsible for coordinating nation’s activities on cyber security.
THIS IS CORRECT. THOUGH WAS HE A FOUNDER OF LOG-ON?
Before, responsible for managing security infrastructure in 40 countries.
SEEMS CORRECT, SEE: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cyberwar/interviews/yoran.html
Before working in private sector, Network Security manager at department of defence, maintaining operation at Pentagon’s network. Designed security architecture for Pentagon. Also, Director of Vulnerability Assessment and assistance program for U.S. department of Defence Computer Emergency Response Team. CORRECT (SEE-http://www.informationweek.com/news/management/interviews/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=17603406
At the time Goff was at P-TECH, Yoran was network Security Manager at Department of Defence designing computer security for the Pentagon.
SEE: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mgoff, for evidence he worked there. However, I am unable to ascertain the year.
FOR A LUCID ARTICLE ON POSSIBLE DANGERS RE. ISRAELI SOFTWARE SPYING, SEE http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2002/tc20021217_3779.htm
INDIRA SINGH, 9/11 Citizens’ Commision
‘If anyone was in a position to know… that there was a window of opportunity or to insert software or to change anything… it would have been Ptech along with MITRE’.
FOR INDIRA SINGH'S DOUBTS RE. PTECH, SEE: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8228336760154277932
THOUGH HER DOUBTS DO NOT SEEM TO PERTAIN TO MOSSAD INVOLVEMENT, BUT AL QAEDA, AND A SUBSEQUENT COVER-UP. AND YES, THIS ABOVE QUOTE IS ON THE ABOVE LINK.
Some of the key Israeli-run companies linked to Guardium are Amdocs, ViryaNet, Nice Systems, and CreoScitex.
TO QUERY WITH CB - IN WHAT WAY LINKED?
BOLLYN RESPONDS: These companies are all linked by sharing personnel. That is to say that ViryaNet personnel went to Guardium, Log-On people went to Guardium, Veritas people went to Guardium, Amdocs people went to ViryaNet and Nice Systems, etc. This is the revolving door of the Israeli military elite among their companies in the United States. The number of players is small so you see the same names pop up time and time again. The companies are all funded by the same Mossad funding arms. This is a subject I have written extensively about in other articles. These connections will become clear when reading the material from beginning to end.
Like Guardium, these companies are all run by senior officers of Israeli military intelligence.
CANNOT FIND INFO ON AMDOCS, HOWEVER, VIRYANET HAS ON ITS BOARD AVIE ORADIA (ISRAEL SECURITY AUTHORITY) AND NATI PERRY (ISRAELI AIRFORCE 1984-1997)
WHILE THE LEADERSHIP INCLUDES AVIRAN HINENZON (AT ONE POINT WORKED FOR ISRAELI MINISTRY OF DEFENCE - link, http://www.viryanet.com/company/management/
Nice systems is dealt with above) CREOSCITEX EMPLOYED, TILL 3/2001, SHLOMO SHAMIR,
Nice Systems headed from April 2001 (PRESIDENT FROM 2005, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FROM 2001) by Brigadier General Shlomo Shamir...
‘who built and led the planning division in the IDF headquarters and served as Israel’s military attache to Germany’.CORRECT - SEE: WWW.NICE.COM
Israeli employees of Nice Systems and Amdocs caught trying to infiltrate DEA TO CHECK WITH CB - I COULD ONLY FIND THIS MENTIONED ON A PRIVATE WEBSITE.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: This is material taken from the leaked D.E.A. document about the Israeli spy rings composed of fake art students. This material has not been published in the mainstream press but is a significant part of investigation of the Israeli "art student" ring of 2000-2001. It has not been found to be false.
Amit Yoran chief executive of Riptech, and managed to hack into utilities’ power networks, in Europe.
NOT SURE ABOUT EUROPE, BUT HIS 'ETHICAL HACKING' ACTIVITIES MENTIONED IN L.A. TIMES
RIPTECH ‘founded by Elad and Amit Yoran, two Israeli West Point graduates who claim years of security experience..’ Washington Times, December 11th, 2000.
THIS SEEMS CORRECT
‘Amit Yoran reportedly helped design the Pentagon’s security architecture.’
THIS TOO SEEMS CORRECT, REPORTED http://www.computerworld.com/printthis/2003/0,4814,84988,00.html
CHECK – when did he start working for Riptech, 2001 or 1999? I can only find info. that Riptech was founded in 1998, and that EY's involvement started in March 2001.
Before becoming a director of Guardium, for example, Col. Gill Zafrir was "actively managing the funds of Veritas," which funded Guardium. Prior to joining Veritas in 1999, Col. Zaphrir "headed the research and development department of the Israel Air Force."
THIS SEEMS CORRECT:
Nice Systems, US subsidiary of Israeli company with same name, headed by Brig. Gen. Shlomo Shamir from April 2001.
That Brig. Gen. Shamir ‘built and led the planning division in the IDF headquarters, and served as Israel’s military attache to Germany until 1994, when he began working at Scitex American Corp, which he headed from 1997, and which became Creoscitex America inc.’
Avinoam Naor Aharonovich, one of the founders of Amdocs, President and CEO of Amdocs. Management from 1995-2002.
Elad Yoran held similar dual positions at Broadview International and Riptech.
I HAVE A RECORD OF HIS HAVING WORKED AT BROADVIEW 'PRIOR TO RIPTECH', BUT NOTHING MORE
Feb. 2001 – was Amit Yoran chief executive at Riptech?
YES SEE: http://www.symantec.com/press/2002/n020717b.html
Was Riptech founded by Elad and Amit Yoran? YES.
Was Elad vice president with Broadview prior to joining Riptech? YES http://www.fundingpost.com/venturefund/venture-fund-profile.asp?fund=220
Also important – Zaphrir ‘headed the research and development department of the Israel Air Force. Then from 1999, ‘actively managing the funds of Veritas’ (BUSINESS WEEK), and now a director of Guardium. Gil Zafrir (spelling Zaphrir)'actively managing funds of Veritas, and now a director of Guardium.
I have him down as a partner at Veritas, and a board member at Guardium
MORE ON ELAD YORAN – founder of similar funding company called SECURITY GROWTH PARTNERS (SGP) YES
‘Mr.Y also advises govt. and infrastructure organisations on security and business risk matters.’
YES - http://www.securitygrowth.com/leadership.asp
'ILAN YURAN IS ANOTHER ISRAELI SPELLING OF THE SAME NAME'
ON THE CONTRARY, THE HEBREW NAME WEBSITE SAYS THAT ILAN IS ANOTHER SPELLING OF ELAN - ELAD SEEMS TO HAVE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT MEANING. Given this, what is CB's point here?
BOLLYN RESPONDS: The fact-checker has misread what I wrote here. I am mentioning Ilan Juran, not Yuran. The matter is not about the first name but the surname. This is the paragraph in question:
The list of Elad Yoran's advisors and partners at SGP is very interesting. It includes his brother Amit Yoran, of course, and previously included another Israeli named Ilan Juran, which is another spelling of the same Israeli name.
Ilan Juran works at the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York. Juran is director of the US-Israel Civil Infrastructure Security Program, an initiative of the Urban Utility Center, which he is "executive director" of. Juran's program is "designed to foster collaboration, as well as knowledge and technology sharing, between the U.S. and Israel governments and critical infrastructure organizations."
Question: IY director of the US-Israel Civil Infrastructure security program ‘designed to foster collaboration, as well as knowledge and technology sharing, between the U.S. and Israel governments and critical infrastructure organisations.’
CERTAINLY HEAD OF ITS PARENT ORGANISATION - listed as ED of Urban Utility Center SEE: http://uuc1.poly.edu/members.cfm
said on one Islamic website to be parent company of the programme.
Another adviser at SGP, a co-founder of Riptech, Tim Belcher
CORRECT, RE. RIPTECH. SEE: http://www.netwitness.com/company/managementteam.aspx
and SGP http://www.securitygrowth.com/advisors.asp
Mr. Belcher has also conducted security assessments of some of the nation’s most critical infrastructure components, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Control Network. He has also worked with government organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Space and Naval Warfare Command.
CORRECT - SEE: http://www.securitygrowth.com/advisors.asp
Managing director of Marsh Kroll
Yes, from 2005-2007. Before that 2000-2002 director of operations and eventually general manager of Kroll's fast growing information security group. 2002-2005, head of marketing and sales for Kroll - http://www.kroll.com/services/ifai/professionals/jeremykroll/
and also on the board at SGP.
CORRECT - SEE: http://www.securitygrowth.com/advisors.asp
Marsh Kroll, a division of Marsh and McLennan Co.
KROLL SECURITY AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
Kroll Associates was responsible for "revamping security at the World Trade Center after the 1993 terrorist bombing," Douglas Frantz of the New York Times reported in 1994.
CORRECT - SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Hauer
This is a crucial point because those who controlled security at the WTC are prime suspects in the demolition of the twin towers.
I THOUGHT THE PRIME SUSPECT REMAINED AL QAEDA, AND THAT KROLL ARE ONLY SUSPECTS AMONG - TO USE WIKIPEDIA'S UNFLATTERING PHRASE - 'CONSPIRACY THEORISTS', and the 'demolition' of the twin towers remains a hotly contested theory. Several times in this article, CB in fact seems to refer to ideas which are - openly - highly debatable, controversial, inconclusive and unproven, and then to refer to them as though they are established facts. Whether this is self-deceptive or actively misleading is open to question.
It was directly into the computer room of Marsh (Kroll) USA in the North Tower that the first plane struck, or was guided, on 9-11.
I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO VERIFY THIS, THOUGH AS FAR AS I CAN SEE, MARSH KROLL WERE CERTAINLY ON FLOORS 93-100 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tenants_in_One_World_Trade_Center
AND THE PLANE, REPUTEDLY, HIT THE 99TH FLOOR.
ALSO, SEE: 9/11 Commission report - AAF 11 cut through floors 93-99. Marsh Kroll, floors 93-100.
Testimony from Larry Silverstein and physical evidence indicate WTC 7 was demolished with explosives and Thermite.
THE WORD 'TESTIMONY' HERE IS MISLEADING, MAKING THIS SOUND FAR MORE SUBSTANTIAL THAN IT IS. WHAT IS PRESUMABLY REFERS TO IS SILVERSTEIN'S COMMENT ON PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING THAT HE GAVE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE FIRE BRIGADE TO 'PULL IT' WHEN HE SAW THAT WTC7 WAS UNSAVABLE.
THE PROBLEMS WITH THIS ARE OBVIOUS. FIRSTLY, THIS HAS SINCE BEEN ESTABLISHED AS A FIRE BRIGADE TERM MEANING 'TO PULL THE FIRE BRIGADE OUT', AND IS REINFORCED BY BLANCHARD'S (SEE NEXT POINT FOR WEBSITE) POINT BELOW THAT HE HAS NEVER HEARD THE EXPRESSION 'PULL IT' IN DEMOLITION WORK. QUITE APART FROM THIS, ARE WE EXPECTED TO BELIEVE THAT SILVERSTEIN, WHO CB AND OTHERS BELIEVE WERE INVOLVED IN WHATEVER PLOT TOOK PLACE, WOULD MAKE SUCH A SCANDALOUS ADMISSION ON PBS? OR IS IT MORE LIKELY THAT HE ADMITTED HE SIMPLY GAVE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE FIREMEN NOT TO CONTINUE WITH WHAT SEEMED A FRUITLESS OPERATION? I THINK WE CAN AGREE ON WHAT IS MORE LIKELY. THE FACT THAT THIS HAS BEEN SKATED OVER BY CB IS, I THINK, RATHER WORRYING, AND A SIGNIFICANT FLAW IN THE ARTICLE, PARTICULARLY AS THIS HIGHLY UNLIKELY THEORY BECOMES 'EVIDENTLY' IN THE NEXT LINE. FOR A REFUTATION OF THE DEMOLITION CLAIMS, SEE:
Getting control of WTC security something Israeli intelligence had ‘actively sought’ since 1987.
AGAIN, THIS IS OPEN TO QUESTION - CERTAINLY ISRAELI FIRMS HAVE. BUT IS THIS THE SAME THING?
Isser Harrel – Shin Bet (?) 1948-1952 and Mossad 1947-1963. Positions?
Head of Mossad 1952, head of Shin Bet 1948 - 1952.
9/11 ‘a plan that was first articulated by Isser Harel in 1979’.
THIS MAKES IT SOUND AS THOUGH HE WAS ARTICULATING HIS OWN PLAN, PLEASE SEE BELOW.
‘Both Haganah and Irgun involved in the terror bombings of the King David Hotel’.
Irgun, yes. Haganah, yes.
Harel was ‘evidently involved’.
CERTAINLY HAREL WAS A MEMBER OF HAGANAH http://www.shabak.gov.il/English/History/heads/Pages/IsserHarel.aspx
BUT IS THERE ANY 'EVIDENT' INVOLVEMENT IN THIS? AGAIN, ONE HAS TO WATCH OUT FOR THAT WORD 'EVIDENTLY' - I'M AFRAID, REPEATEDLY A MISLEADING ONE IN THIS ARTICLE.
Prediction to Michael D.Evans, ‘an American Zionist missionary’. ‘a hard line Zionist Jew who poses as a Christian’.
ONE TO CHECK UP WITH CB. I CAN FIND NO EVIDENCE THAT MICHAEL D.EVANS IS A HARD LINE ZIONIST JEW (AND THE SURNAME 'EVANS' WOULD HARDLY SUGGEST IT). IS HE NOT RATHER A CHRISTIAN EVANGELIST WHO RATHER RABIDLY SUPPORTS THE STATE OF ISRAEL - AS INDEED DO MANY NON-JEWISH AMERICANS?
BOLLYN RESPONDS: Here I am assuming that the reader has read the previous chapter about "America The Target." The fact-checker says that he "can find no evidence that Michael D Evans is a hard line Zionist Jew" but his source is the same as mine – it is the Evans interview from www.beliefnet.com
In an earlier chapter of the book I discuss Evan's Jewish roots. The fact that he supported and worked with people like Menachem Begin show his Zionist credentials:
Michael D. Evans certainly does not represent Christians or Christianity. He is a Zionist wolf in disguise. Evans' only mission is to deceive Christians into supporting the most extreme and militant Zionist agenda.
In a 2004 interview, Evans claims that his "mother's grandfather was burned to death in his synagogue in Minsk, Russia." He also says that he was subjected to anti-Semitic abuse by Catholics growing up in Massachusetts.
Evans was asked: Do you think your mission now has to do with the fact that you are Jewish?
"One-hundred percent," was Evans' response.
The original source on Evans is from page 3 of the same source that Ashenden found:
"Is America in Bible Prophecy?" (An interview with Michael D. Evans)
My mother's grandfather was burned to death in his synagogue in Minsk Russia. The Russian Orthodox Church members boarded it up and burned the whole congregation alive and wrote "Christ-killers" on the walls as they burned it to death. Her aunts and uncles were burned to death in Auschwitz and called "Christ-killers" during that period of time. My mother survived and moved to America, but as a child, I pushed her grocery cart to the grocery store. Catholics and others would drive by in their cars and throw rocks at me and my mother, calling her a "kike" a "Jew witch," a "Christ-killer."
This was in the 1950s in Massachusetts. I was beat up for being a Jew. I was told as a little child, "You murdered Christ." I heard that over and over, by Christians who were anti-Semites.
My father would go get drunk every Friday night at the Twilight Café, and he'd come home and beat up my mother and accuse her of being a whore. She'd wear sunglasses a lot because she'd have black eyes. And then he'd go to church Sunday and sing "Amazing Grace." And haul us to church. And beat us with extension chords if we didn't have devotions. Now six of my brothers and sisters will not enter a church because of this. My mother hardened her heart to the Gospel of Jesus Christ because of this.
Harel ‘Phallic symbol’
– why shouldn’t Harel have gleaned this as an Arab plan from intelligence? If Michael D.Evans if really a 'hard line' Zionist, why would he have revealed such a compromising detail from the founder of Israeli intelligence in an easily accessed interview? If indeed, as David Duke's website has put it, 'Mossad prides itself on "infiltrating every sizable militant Palestinian and Arab organization on earth"' it is surely more likely that Harel simply knew his stuff re.the Arabs, and had heard whisperings. To skip from such a tenuous hypothesis to the word 'evidently' in next line again seems either self-deceiving, or an attempt to railroad the reader. The Michael D.Evans piece can be found at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/End-Times/Is-America-In-Bible-Prophecy.aspx
‘a team of senior Israeli intelligence agents, men who had worked directly under Isser Harel for decades, obtained the security contract from Port Authority of New York, who owned and operated the World Trade Center.’
THIS WOULD SEEM CORRECT: SEE WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE ONLINE AT http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1316378.html
HOWEVER, AND THIS IS KEY: Edward J. O'Sullivan also said that the Port Authority had solicited Israeli firms for advice on the Port Authority's security, 'because of that country's expertise in dealing with security problems'. SEE: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1316378.html
In other words: IS THERE SOMETHING SINISTER ABOUT THE MOSSAD INVOLVEMENT IN THE PA'S SECURITY, OR WERE THESE JUST EX-AGENTS EXPLOITING, IN THE BEST WAY THEY COULD, WHAT THEY HAD BEEN TRAINED TO DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE? AND WHO WENT TO WHOM?
‘was evidently planned decades in advance’.
AGAIN, 'EVIDENTLY', WHEN 'CONCEIVABLY' IS THE MORE ACCURATE WORD.
Port authorities also managed operations at the airports.
Prior to complex being leased to Larry Silverstein in late July 2001.
ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA, YES. BUT ACCORDING TO NYTIMES, THE DATE WAS APRIL 27TH (SEE:
BOLLYN RESPONDS: It is a well-documented fact that Silverstein signed the lease, and closed the deal on the World Trade Center, on July 24, 2001. It was reported in the New York Post on July 25, 2001 in an article entitled "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" and in Newsday on the same day under the headline "World Trade Center $3.2 B lease signed." The haggling over the lease with other bidders had gone on a long time and then, after the Vornado realty company left the negotiations, it took until July 24 to close the deal.
Contract with Attwell security cancelled after the PA learned that Attwell was headed by Avraham Shalom Ben Dor. ‘aka Avraham Shalom or Bendor’.
THIS IS CORRECT: SEE WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE ONLINE AT http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1316378.html
Edward J. O'Sullivan, director of the office of special plans at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, simply said that the contract with Atwell Security of Tel Aviv had been terminated because "we are no longer satisfied with the agreement," the Washington Post reported in April 1987.
O’Sullivan told him PA’s legal office had told him not to comment. However, O’S said he acted after reporter enquired about contract, and Bendor acknowledged he was also Avraham Shalom.
(CORRECT: SEE SAME WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE).
The executives running the Port Authority in 1987 and the mayor and his first deputy,
All Zionist Jews (?????) KOCH HIMSELF HAS TAKEN ISSUE WITH THIS LABEL, DESCRIBING THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL ZIONISTS AND THE MODIFIED ZIONISTS (OR SUPPORTERS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL) - HIS DEFINITION HERE SEEMS FAIRLY LUCID AND RESTRAINED.
IT SEEMS ONCE AGAIN THAT IN THIS ARTICLE 'ZIONIST' IS BEING USED IMPRECISELY, AND WITHOUT DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN DIFFERING TYPES OF ZIONISM (RELIGIOUS, NATIONALIST AND LIBERAL, TO NAME BUT THREE KINDS).
…certainly must have been aware of the PA decision to hire a company run by a senior Mossad agent to provide security for the airports, ports, commuter trains, and World Trade Center under its authority. The people who made the decision to give the security contract to Avraham Bendor's Atwell Security of Tel Aviv certainly must have known that Zvi Malkin was a senior Mossad agent; they had negotiated with him, after all.
IT WOULD SEEM INDEED THAT ZVI MALKIN DID OPERATE AS REPRESENTATIVE FOR ATWELL.
SEE WASHINGTON POST http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1316378.html
Executive director of PA in 1985
Stephen Berger. Berger, who is Jewish, is a membor of the board of NY’s citizens budget commission with fellow Zionist Jews Larry Silversterstein and Felix Rohatyn.
CORRECT THAT THEY SERVE ON THE BOARD -
BOLLYN RESPONDS: Larry Silverstein was national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) which is the main fundraiser for Israel in the United States. Felix Rohatyn has played similar roles in his support of Israel.
SB therefore executive director of PA when Atwell, a ‘Mossad company’, received the security contract.
SB WAS ED AT PA FROM 1985-1990 http://www.nyhealthcarecommission.org/members/bios/berger.htm
‘It is hard to imagine that Brezenoff, whose Yiddish-speaking grandparents immigrated to the US from Russia and Austria, was unaware of the deal to give the security contract to Atwell security of Tel Aviv.’
I THINK WE CAN BOTH AGREE, THIS SENTENCE DOES NOT ADD UP.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: Here is the sentence in the context of the article:
Stanley Brezenoff, who later became executive director of the PA in 1990, was Deputy Mayor for Operations and First Deputy Mayor under Mayor Edward Irving Koch (1978-89) at the time the Port Authority's security contract was being negotiated with a senior Mossad agent. Brezenoff was "the second most powerful official in the Koch adminstration and was the government's chief operating officer, often serving as acting Mayor in Mr. Koch's absence," according to the New York Times.
Brezenoff directed the day-to-day operations of city agencies, including police, fire, and transportation. It is hard to imagine that Brezenoff, whose Yiddish-speaking grandparents had immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s from Russia and Austria, was unaware of the deal to give the PA security contract to Atwell Security of Tel Aviv. Malkin was, after all, a legendary figure among the Zionist Jews of New York.
The point is that in 1987, when the old Mossadniks got the security contract for the Port Authority, Brezenoff was deputy mayor of New York. In this position, he must have been aware of the contract with Atwell security and the fact that it was a Mossad-linked company.
The Washington Post revealed the serious nature of the crimes Malkin, Shalom, and Eitan were involved in when it reported in 1986 that Rafi Eitan, posing as a chemist, had travelled, in 1968, to the Pennsylvania nuclear processing plant that secretly diverted several hundred kilograms of weapons-grade uranium to Israel. A declassified FBI document shows that another Israeli, "Abraham Bendor, department of electronics," accompanied Eitan on that trip.
EITAN CORRECT, Israel's Secret War p. 419.
Malkin and the same Avraham Bendor were later named as the senior Israeli intelligence agents who obtained the security contract for the World Trade Center in 1987, only to lose the contract when Bendor's criminal past was discovered.
Rafi Eitan, Zvi Malkin, and Avraham Ben-Dor were working together on super-secret Israeli missions from 1960 through 1987,
WHAT ARE THESE?
when they obtained the security contract with the Port Authority, the owner of the World Trade Center.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: Well, super-secret missions like kidnapping Adolf Eichmann from Argentina and obtaining weapons-grade uranium illegally from the U.S. for Israel's illegal nuclear weapons arsenal. Is this not made clear in the context?
1993 Maurice Greenberg (through China, close to Eisenberg, owner of Atwell security), becomes partner of Kroll, so linked with Shalom.
CERTAINLY CEO OF AIG, OF WHICH KROLL WAS CHAIRMAN, AND WHICH BOUGHT A LARGE SHARE OF KROLL.
Jules Kroll knew Kenneth Bialkin and Larry Silverstein through Citizens' Budget Commission.
SEEMS LIKELY: SEE BUSINESS WEEK http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/people/relationship.asp?personId=8159649&capId=39033945&previousCapId=91031&previousTitle=News%20Corp
though it is worth stressing that the acquaintance need not have been very intimate - the same sight lists approximately 140 people serving on the Citizens' Budget Commission.
Maurice Greenberg and Jules Kroll connected to key players of 911. Became partners in 1993, same year Kroll chosen for PA.
CANNOT ASCERTAIN IF THEY BECAME PARTNERS IN THIS YEAR, THOUGH THE DATE IS CORRECT FOR AWARDING OF PA CONTRACT. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9401EEDC1738F932A3575AC0A962958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=3
Greenberg's son Jeffrey W. became CEO of MMC in 1999 (MMC being parent company of Marsh Kroll).
YES - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_/ai_57621872
Lewis Bremer, US proconsul, joined Marsh Kroll's crisis group after 911.
YES - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_/ai_79049235
Kroll revamped security at WTC and airports.
Also hired by Kuwait in October 1990 to find hidden wealth of Saddam.
CORRECT, SECOND PART. http://www.kroll.com/about/history/notable/
2003 - Kroll receives contracts to provide protection in Iraq.
CERTAINLY CORRECT THAT SECURITY FIRM HAS BEEN WORKING IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, http://www.kroll.com/news/releases/index.aspx?id=16667
BUT HAVEN'T YET ESTABLISHED IF THE DATE IS CORRECT.
Kroll's son, Jeremy M.Kroll, MD at Marsh Kroll, and has been GM at Kroll's information security group. Responsible for business and strategic development, business intelligence, investigations, forensic accounting, and security services, http://www.nycp.org/pressReleases/2005/pr_101705_Rockefeller%2005-06.htmleg
ALSO ON BOARD AT CHALLENGE FUND:
1) Israel's national security adviser. APPARENTLY DAVID IVRY AGAIN.
2) former head of Shin Bet. JACOB PERRY
3) former Directors General of Ministries of Foreign affairs and defence. DAVID IVRY
4) Former commanders of Israel air force. DAVID IVRY
5) Son of Yitzhak Shamir. (in the past YES, 1995-97 http://duns100.dundb.co.il/2007/managers/56.asp
FUND uses its money to fund Israeli companies like Viryanet.
Funds managed by the 'Challenge Partners' - all Israelis, of course,
…headed JOSEPH CIECHANOVER (IMPORTANT: among other things, Director General of Israel's ministry for foreign affairs, head of Israel's defence mission to the US, and General Counsel to Israel ministries of Defence and Agriculture.)
Another partner - Major General Ilan Biran, Chairman of the Board of Rafael Armament Development Authority, former DG of Israeli Ministry of Defence. SECOND PART TRUE, CHECK FIRST PART, yes, first part true as well. http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3306325
On 'advisory board' with Jeremy Kroll.
David Ivry - Commander of Israel Air Force (1977-1982), DG of Ministry of Defence (1986-96), Israel's chief rep. to the US-Israel strategic dialogue, Ambassador to the US 2000-2002.
Ivry also directed the IAF's criminal destruction of the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq. Ivry clearly has a history of directing criminal actions using aircraft. IT WOULD APPEAR HE DID DIRECT THIS: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Ivry.html
Also, Israel's Secret Wars p.335 (Ian Black and Benny Morris, Hamish Hamilton1991) WHETHER HE HAS A 'HISTORY' OF SUCH THINGS IS DEBATABLE.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: Ivry was commander of the IAF when they bombed Iraq's reactor, which was a crime. Ivry was also commander of the squadron that attacked the USS Liberty. Being involved in two major war crimes using airplanes in 15 years seems to warrant having a 'history' of such things.
Here is the context:
From October 1977 to the end of 1982 [i.e. during the period of the most egregious criminal aerial assaults on Lebanon], Ivry commanded the Israel Air Force (IAF). Ivry also directed the IAF's criminal destruction of the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq. Ivry clearly has a history of directing criminal actions using aircraft.
In 1962, David Ivry became the commander of the first Israeli squadron of the French Dassault Mirage fighter jet. During the six-day war of 1967, Ivry served as a Mirage pilot and the commander of the Myst?re squadron. Ivry was either personally involved in the criminal Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty with Mirage fighters or commanded those who were. Thirty-four American servicemen lost their lives in the Israeli attack. In any case, Ivry has clearly been involved in numerous war crimes and has shown very little regard for American lives.
'either personally involved in the criminal Israeli attack on the USS liberty with Mirage fighters or commanded those who were.'
YES, BUT THIS WAS ADMITTED TO BE AN ERROR, AND THOUGH THERE IS MURK SURROUNDING THE INCIDENT, THE EVIDENCE - AND COMMON SENSE - POINTS TOWARDS THIS BEING EFFECTIVELY A 'FRIENDLY FIRE' BLUNDER ATTACK ON AN ALLY. THIS IS IMPORTANT, AS THE ARTICLE REVOLVES AROUND AN ISRAELI WILLINGNESS TO COMMIT ATROCITIES AGAINST A PUTATIVE ALLY.
BOLLYN RESPONDS: The Israeli claim that it had mistakenly bombed the USS Liberty has been thoroughly exposed as a lie. This has been proven from A to Z. The Israelis jammed U.S. radio frequencies and even reported to base that the ship was American – but still went ahead and attacked it – as ordered -- to sink it. Of course Israel said it was a mistake. What do you expect? Do you think the Israelis would ever admit that they had bombed the USS Liberty on purpose?
Question: Jacob Perry - head of Shin Bet
Challenge Fund has also been managed by Yair Shamir,
- son of Yitzhak - Zionist terrorist involved in numerous assassinations.
THIS 2ND STATEMENT SEEMS TO BE THE CASE - SHAMIR MEMBER OF STERN GANG AND LEHI. Also, Israel's Secret Wars, p. 96, BUT THIS OF COURSE IS THE FATHER, AND NOT THE SON.
Yair - 'attained rank of Colonel in AF, and served as head of electronics department, highest position etc...'
CORRECT. SEE: http://www.shalem.org.il/about/?did=54&aid=8f252f38cccb74674cdfef50a7a604ca
These are the kind of high-level Israeli intelligence agents that work with Jeremy Kroll on the "advisory board" of the Challenge Fund. Kroll brings a degree in fine arts (French and Italian) from Georgetown and his executive position with Kroll to the table. Who do you think makes the decisions in this group?
AGAIN, OPEN TO QUESTION. ALTHOUGH THE LEADERSHIP HAS, AMONG OTHERS, ILAN BIRAN, THE BOARD CURRENTLY HAS 10 MEMBERS, ONLY TWO OF WHICH, IVRY AND PERRY, SEEM TO HAVE A BACKGROUND IN THE IDF.
Originally published as "Bollyn Research Proved to be Without Error", 30 March 2009