Category: September 11th


Was 9/11 landing gear found beside mosque lowered there by opponents of development? Extraordinary claims following stunning find

  • 5-foot piece of landing gear from one of the planes from 9/11 was discovered just blocks from Ground Zero
  • Found near 51 Park Place, the site of the Islamic center Park51
  • Lawyer for mosque developer calls the part discovery a ‘gimmick’
  • Police probing whether the piece was intentionally planted by opponents to the Islamic community center
  • Area is being treated like a crime scene as investigators search for human remains

 

By Meghan Keneally, Joshua Gardner, Snejana Farberov and Associated Press Reporter

 

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New York City police are looking into the extraordinary claims that the landing gear from a 9/11 plane, found this week in downtown Manhattan, could have been planted by opponents to the proposed Ground Zero mosque.

The airplane part was discovered wedged between 51 Park Place, the site of the proposed 13-story Islamic cultural center Park51, and 50 Murray Street, a luxury apartment building in TriBeCa.

Now a lawyer for the proposed religious site has suggested to the New York Post that the piece was intentionally placed near the center as part of a ‘gimmick.’

Found: part of a landing gear from one of the 9/11 planes was discovered wedged between buildings with a mysterious rope around it

Found: part of a landing gear from one of the 9/11 planes was discovered wedged between buildings with a mysterious rope around it

 

After news emerged this week about the discovery of the part, a lawyer for Park51 called the find a ‘gimmick’ organized by those who seek to block the center’s development.

 

‘I don’t believe it for one minute,’ said Adam Leitman Bailey, the lawyer for the project’s lead developer, Sharif El-Gamal, in comments tothe Post.

 

‘I think this is a prank, and there’s no way this all of a sudden showed up. It’s hard to believe they now have found evidence that wasn’t put there recently.’

 

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said that police would consider the possibility that the part had intentionally been situated between the two buildings.

‘We are also looking at the possibility that it was lowered by a rope.. We are not ruling it out … there’s a rope that is intertwined in the part itself,’ he told reporters at a press conference late on Friday.

Park51 (originally named Cordoba House) is a planned 13-story Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan.
50 Murray Street New York, NY

Discovery: The piece was found between Park51 (left, an artistic rendering of the planned project) and 50 Murray Street (right, a luxury apartment building in TriBeCa)

 

Controversy: Instead of the state of the art facility in the plans, the Islamic center underwent renovations and opened to the public on Sep. 21, 2011 (pictured an NYPD officer standing guard on the center's opening night)

Controversy: Instead of the state of the art facility in the plans, the Islamic center underwent renovations and opened to the public on Sep. 21, 2011 (pictured an NYPD officer standing guard on the center’s opening night)

The piece was discovered on Wednesday, 11 years after the terrorist attacks on September 11 when two Boeing 767s, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, crashed into the World Trade Center Twin Towers around 9:00am.

Within two hours of the attack, both towers collapsed – killing 2,753 people in New York.

But the developer himself tried to downplay the possible controversy over the part’s proximity to the religious center.

‘Adam Leitman Bailey has no authority to speak on behalf of Sharif El-Gamal, Soho Properties or Park51,’ a spokesman for El-Gamal said.

‘We are cooperating fully with the appropriate authorities to make sure this piece of evidence is removed with care as quickly and effectively as possible.’

The plans for Park51 have attracted considerable attention given the center’s location in the neighborhood near Ground Zero.

When plans for the center became public in 2010, opponents said they didn’t want a mosque so close to where Islamic extremists attacked, but supporters said the center would promote harmony between Muslims and followers of other faiths.

The current building that stands at the location is from the 1850s. It had been previously owned by Burlington Coat Factory before it was damaged in the September 11 attacks.

 

Piece of ‘9/11 plane’ found in Manhattan

 

The developer plans to construct a 13-story, 4,000-square-foot center with a 500-seat auditorium, theater, performing arts a fitness center and swimming pool among the amenities. Construction costs have been estimated to top $100 million.

 

The prayer space for the Muslim community would accommodate 1,000–2,000 people.

But the plans sparked outrage from the families of 9/11 victims and the developer has since pared down the development.

 

In September 2011, the renovated building was opened to the public. The space remains under renovation.

The space now features a prayer center and space for artistic events and lectures but not the ambitious fitness and recreation center the developer had hoped to rival the 92 Street Y, on the Upper East Side.

The twisted metal part – jammed in an 18-inch-wide, trash-laden passageway between the buildings – has cables and levers on it and is about 5 feet high, 17 inches wide and 4 feet long, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday.

‘It’s a manifestation of a horrific terrorist act a block and a half away from where we stand,’ he said after visiting the alley.

Commissioner Kelly said in a news conference on Friday that surveyors were working in the narrow space on Wednesday when they came across an unidentified mechanical part.

Police received a report about the discovery, but officers who responded were not sure what the large piece of metal was resting in a very confined space littered with debris.

 

The FBI, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Medical Examiner’s Office were notified.

Pilots who were consulted ruled that the large piece of steel measuring 5 feet by 4 feet by 17 inches at one time was part of a plane’s landing gear.

Mystery: Commissioner Kelly (pictured) told reporters a rope was wrapped around the gear and that aspect of the find would be investigated

Mystery: Commissioner Kelly (pictured) told reporters a rope was wrapped around the gear and that aspect of the find would be investigated

9/11 picture: ground zero not long after the twin towers collapsed

Ground Zero

Photograph by Alex Fuchs, AFP/Getty Images

The smoldering remains of the World Trade Center lie at the center of what would soon be dubbed ground zero. As the tenth anniversary of the attacks approaches this week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the term should now be phased out.

“We will never forget the devastation of the area that came to be known as ground zero. Never. But the time has come to call those 16 acres [6.5 hectares] what they are: The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum,” he said during a recent speech hailing rebuilding efforts.

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Debris could be part of hijacked 9/11 jetliner, police say

. Police have now turned the area into a crime scene. If the pieces contain human DNA, scores of victims who have never been positively identified may bring closure to many families. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

A 5-foot-long chunk of airplane debris found near the World Trade Center site is believed to be a piece of landing gear from one of the planes that hit the towers more than 11 years ago, NBC 4 New York first reported.

Police confirmed Friday that the part was found wedged between two buildings in a very narrow alley only about 18 inches wide between the rear of 50 Murray St. and back of 51 Park Place, the site where a mosque and community center has been proposed three blocks from ground zero.

See original report at NBCNewYork.com

The part bears a “Boeing” stamp, followed by a series of numbers, as seen in an exclusive photo obtained by NBC 4 New York.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly visited the alley Friday evening and viewed the debris from about 30 feet away.

“It brings back terrible memories to anyone who’s here, and obviously I think the families could very well be impacted by this finding,” he said.

Kelly described the piece as being about 5 feet by 4 feet and around 17 inches high, lying in a “very, very narrow, confined area.”

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WTC “Boeing landing gear”: Lamest planted evidence ever?

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The New York Daily News photo of where the “Boeing landing gear” was lowered by ropes and then “discovered” – in order to generate the New York Post “news story” reporting the “discovery”

You Just Can’t Make Stuff Like This Up (Or Can You?)

 

 

The Israeli Ministry of Propaganda’s (IZMOP’s) favorite New York newspaper (and they have plenty to choose from) is the New York Daily News, which recently reported the discovery of alleged Boeing landing gear – allegedly from one of the alleged Boeing 767s that allegedly hit the World Trade Center.

The lead sentence: “The horrors of 9/11 were revisited Friday when landing gear from a hijacked plane was discovered hidden behind the controversial ‘Ground Zero Mosque.’”

IZMOP’s carefully-crafted psy-op language casts the evil “Ground Zero Mosque” as a house-of-horrors, where monsters have “hidden” the bloody evidence of their awful crime.

The only problem: That piece of landing gear was obviously planted by IZMOP operatives. The Daily News saves the most important information for the article’s final sentence: “Cops were investigating how the gear got there, including the possibility it was lowered into place because a piece of rope was found intertwined with the metal.” (Emphasis mine.)

So that piece of landing gear didn’t just fall into the crack between the “Ground Zero Mosque” and the building behind it. It was lowered by ropes!

It’s just like the worst black-and-white B-grade horror films, where you can see the string that is moving the monster’s jaws. Here, in the final sentence of ISMOP’s genocide-propaganda “news article,” we can see the deus-ex-machina – the bloody evidence lowered onto the stage like the god who saves the day in an ancient Greek play. This deus-ex-machina is designed to save the 9/11 perps, and their genocidal anti-Islam myth, from evidence that no Boeings crashed at any of the four alleged 9/11 crash sites.

 

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TV licence evader refused to pay because the ‘BBC covered up facts about 9/11 and claimed tower fell 20 minutes before it did’

By Mark Duell

PUBLISHED: 13:49 EST, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:37 EST, 26 February 2013

 

Wouldn't pay: Tony Rooke (pictured at Horsham Magistrates' Court today), did not want to give money to an organisation 'funding the practice of terrorism'Wouldn’t pay: Tony Rooke (pictured at Horsham Magistrates’ Court today), did not want to give money to an organisation ‘funding the practice of terrorism’

A 49-year-old man refused to pay his TV licence because he believed the BBC covered up facts about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Tony Rooke, who represented himself today at Horsham Magistrates’ Court in West Sussex, said he did not want to give money to an organisation ‘funding the practice of terrorism’.

Rooke, who admitted owning a TV and watching it without a licence, was found guilty of using an unlicensed set, given a six-month conditional discharge and told to pay £200 costs.

He was visited in May 2012 by an inspector after withdrawing his licence in March, but said he was withholding the funds under the Terrorism Act.

Section 15 of the 2000 Act states that it is an offence for someone to invite another to provide money, intending that it should be used, or having reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used, for terrorism purposes.

‘I am withholding all funds from the BBC, the Government and subsidiaries under Section 15 of the Terrorism Act,’ he told the inspector.

He added that he had already lodged a complaint with the BBC.

Rooke told the court: ‘I believe the BBC, who are directly funded by the licence fee, are furthering the purposes of terrorism and I have incontrovertible evidence to this effect. I do not use this word lightly given where I am.’

He was not allowed to show his pre-prepared video evidence in court because the District Judge said it was not relevant to the trial.

But the major point Rooke said he relied upon was that the BBC allegedly reported that World Trade Centre 7 had fallen 20 minutes before it did.

Fan base: Around 100 supporters of Tony Rooke arrived at Horsham Magistrates' Court in West Sussex to watch the court case - although only 40 could pack into the public galleryFan base: Around 100 supporters of Tony Rooke arrived at Horsham Magistrates’ Court in West Sussex to watch the court case – although only 40 could pack into the public gallery

He also made reference to a theory about the way the skyscraper was said to have fallen in on itself, which some people believe showed signs of a controlled demolition.

Mr Rooke said: ‘The BBC reported it 20 minutes before it fell. They knew about it beforehand. Last time I was here I asked you (the judge): “Were you aware of World Trade Centre 7”?

Happy: Speaking outside court, Rooke said he was 'pleased' with the outcome, 'all things considered'Happy: Speaking outside court, Rooke said he was ‘pleased’ with the outcome, ‘all things considered’

‘You said you had heard of it. Ten years later you should have more than heard of it. It’s the BBC’s job to inform the public. Especially of miracles of science and when laws of physics become suspended.

 

 

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The scene of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City

The scene of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:37AM GMT


By Dr. Kevin Barrett

Ellen Mariani’s petition to the Supreme Court sought to reinstate her wrongful death lawsuit against US government officials and others – a suit which had been denied, at lower levels, on the grounds that she had no standing to sue those responsible for her husband’s death! In fact, Ellen Mariani was cheated by lawyers who were secretly working for the other side, and by judges with massive conflicts of interest.”

On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the United States Supreme Court slammed its door in the face of the last 9/11 family member seeking justice through the American legal system.

Ellen Mariani, whose husband Neil was murdered on September 11, 2001, had turned down more than a million dollars in government hush money to pursue the real 9/11 criminals in federal court.

After eleven years, two separate lawsuits, and an unbelievable series of encounters with corrupt lawyers and Israeli-American judges, Ellen Mariani has finally heard from the United States Supreme Court. And the Supreme Court’s message is loud and clear: There will be no truth, and no justice, concerning 9/11… at least not in the US court system.

Ellen Mariani’s petition to the Supreme Court sought to reinstate her wrongful death lawsuit against US government officials and others – a suit which had been denied, at lower levels, on the grounds that she had no standing to sue those responsible for her husband’s death! In fact, Ellen Mariani was cheated by lawyers who were secretly working for the other side, and by judges with massive conflicts of interest.

Vincent Gillespie of the Ellen Mariani Legal Defense Fund explains: “It’s politics. They don’t want any 9/11 cases to go forward… If this had come to trial, there’s all kinds of evidence that could have come out.”

Ellen Mariani’s case, like almost all 9/11-related litigation, was channeled through the courtroom of Judge Alvin Hellerstein. Gillespie charges:

“One of the problems was Judge Hellerstein. He’s an immense problem. First, we have Israeli defendants here. ICTS (the airline security company established in 1982 by members of Israeli intelligence) is one of the defendants. And Hellerstein is a Zionist Jew with all kinds of connections to the Jewish community. His sister lives in Israel, his son works in an Israeli law firm, he’s involved in a couple of Jewish organizations in New York. His wife is involved in a Jewish organization. Just that by itself is going to create a conflict of interest. He’ll want to protect Israeli defendants.”

Israeli defendants? Were there Israelis involved in 9/11?

Gillespie explains: “There were over 180 Israelis arrested on and around 9/11. The person overseeing that was Michael Chertoff, a dual national Israeli-American. And he sent them all back with a slap on the wrist for visa violations.”

 
AlterNet :   By Tina Dupuy

MTA Police supervise as the last people are cleared out of Grand Central Station in New York on October 28, 2012. Commuter rail and subway services have been shut down in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.

 

The 14th Regiment Armory was built for the National Guard ( née New York militia) in 1893. The massive Brooklyn structure was supposed to mimic the castles of Europe — brick towers and fortifications of previous centuries. Now a YMCA, the Armory today is a shelter (filled to capacity) with nursing home evacuees from Hurricane Sandy. The metaphor: What was built originally to protect us, has to be repurposed for a new type of foe.

Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, in the 1600s was an actual wall. The settlers of New Amsterdam built a northern border to guard themselves against the English and Native American encroachers. In recent times it could be re-named Barricade Street. It’s a militarized zone with checkpoints and barriers to presumably thwart an attack on the stock market. Those precautions did little when Wall Street was flooded — under water — during Sandy. The markets were closed for a third time in their history: The first being the blizzard of 1888 and the second being the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he “will preserve a military that is so strong, no nation would ever dare to test it.”

Romney wants to build more ships instead of building infrastructure so we don’t need ships to get down Canal Street.

As I write this parts of Manhattan are still dark. Crews are still searching for missing family members on Staten Island. The final death toll has not been tallied. The victims not yet buried.

We’ve been shortsighted. We’ve marginalized those who warned us. We’ve treated environmentalism as an irksome fad. We’ve given cadence to nontroversies and called it balance. We’ve spent  trillions to protect ourselves against terrorists and done nothing to keep our biggest cities above water in a storm.

“One of the very important national security threats we face is climate change.” Said Senator Barbara Boxer in a 2007 cable interview. In the  2010 mid-terms , her opponent sacked Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, made it into a campaign  commercial and said: “Terrorism kills and Barbara Boxer is worried about the weather.”

Yes, the weather. This frivolous weather thing the hippies keep harping about just devastated the biggest, most densely populated, city in the country. The city that never sleeps shut down completely. The structural damage and loss in revenue are unprecedented. Even before Sandy, our weather-related fatalities far exceed the Americans who’ve died from terrorist attacks. Since September 11, 2001 there have been roughly 30 Americans killed by terrorism (depending on how you do the  numbers). Extreme weather deaths in the same time period have totaled 6,408 as of 2011 according to the  National Weather Service .

But the word “terror” is what’s ginning up the right wing and the phrase “climate change” never got mentioned once during the presidential debates.

Associated Press photographer John Minchillo captures this folly best in his  photograph of seawater rushing in to the Ground Zero construction site during the storm. A picture worth a thousand words; at least two of them being “global warming.”

“President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet,” mocked Romney during his acceptance speech at the RNC. Romney’s answer to this crisis has been to hold campaign events with  campaign-purchased canned goods (something the Red Cross has said to please NOT donate to them) in swing states and not answer any questions about what he’d do with FEMA if elected.

In contrast, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference minutes after the storm  passed: “I’m hopeful that not only will we rebuild this city and metropolitan area but use this as an opportunity to build it back smarter. There have been a series of extreme weather events. That is not a political statement; that is a factual statement. Anyone who says there is not a change in weather patterns is denying reality. We have a new reality when it comes to these weather patterns; we have an old infrastructure, we have old systems. That is not a good combination and that is one of the lessons I will take from this, personally.”

 

Maybe the old moniker of New Amsterdam could be the clue to our future: The Netherlands has figured out how to keep the sea away from their cities. They build infrastructure (dikes, dams, floodgates, canals, drainage ditches and pumps).

 

But for Americans, the saturation of terrorism spending has left us drowning in our streets.