There are three primary clues in the volumes of 9/11 data that point to the conclusion that the attack on the WTC was an attempt to stop investigations into money-laundering. Each clue reinforces the legitimacy of the other clues.
1. The accusation of Sibel Edmonds, an FBI translator who was silenced with a constraining order from public comment by Attorney General Ashcroft.
After the attack on the WTC, the FBI hired extra translators to help with a backlog of taped phone transmissions. One of these translators was Sibel Edmonds who has gone on public record accusing the Bush administration of covering up its knowledge of events which would help explain 9/11. Sibel Edmonds – after reading and interpreting raw intelligence data – contends that the 9/11 perpetrators were protected by Dick Cheney’s “intelligence block” which prevented the investigation into terrorists. Since making her accusations, she has been silenced by a restraining order from U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft, in the name of national security. She was translating intercepts of Azerbaijani businessmen or politicians that were involved in laundering large quantities of cash raised by Afghan heroin smuggling. She has also made clear that the drug dealers and the arms dealers are mixed up together and that the divisions become blurred between these organizations.
“So, what kind of people have experience in money laundering, arms smuggling, and drug smuggling, but who also are known to have been involved in Azerbaijan? The most famous Americans with such experience are the veterans of the Laos war during Vietnam. Many of them were later implicated in the Iran-Contra affair, which, of course, involved money laundering, arms, and drug smuggling. Among these crafty spooks are such veterans as Richard Secord, Heinie Aderholt, Farhad Azima and Richard Armitage. Sibel personally identified ten well-known Americans who are politicians and heads of federal agencies linked to drug-money laundering in the federal banking system which was used for political campaigns – but also linked to financing the World Trade Center/Pentagon 9-11 attacks. She has yet to divulge the names.” – Missile & remote control systems added to small jets before 9-11; same parts found at Pentagon, Tom Flocco, 5/26/2005
2. The co-location in the North Tower of the WTC of the FBI investigation into two seemingly independent crimes: illegal gold trades and Kazakhstan-gate – the illegal payment of bribes to Kazakhstan officials by Mobil Oil representatives Giffen and Williams. Co-location suggests the two investigations were related, but there is other reason to believe that to be the case. Additional evidence suggests the money laundering involved in both cases crosses paths through the Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse. Evidence is later presented in the report which indicates that the secret services of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan were working together, in unison with Richard Secord and David Kimche (Mossad), so any investigation into Kazakhstan bank accounts probably would have carried over into Azerbaijani bank activity.
3. FBI counter-terrorism chief John O’Neill made the accusation that Vice President Dick Cheney officially blocked investigation into Afghan terrorist activities by the FBI so to protect oil industry interests. O’Neill’s accusations, however, are broader than just Dick Cheney’s “intelligence block”. As early as 1996, the Department of State had been blocking his investigations in the Middle East – Yemen and Saudi Arabia specifically.
These clues point to five distinctly separate, but inherently related sets of events, occurring in the same time period – starting in the early 1990s through 2001. Together, these seemingly unrelated events demonstrate a larger pattern of investigation into the German banking cartel by U.S. investigators.
- The James Giffen Credit Suisse scandal involving Mobil Oil, Phillips Oil, Chevron and Halliburton in Kazakhstan, which while reported as isolated to UBS (Swiss global financial services company), seems to avoid reporting involvement of Marc Rich (Russian mafia/Israeli) and his use of the Bank of New York/Cayman Islands/Deutsche Bank chain for his money laundering and oil swap operations;
- The Mega Oil operations in Azerbaijan, involving the former Iran-Contra guns for drugs operatives and their UBS accounts;
- Enron and Unocal operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, using Deutsche Bank channels to funnel money through the Pakistanis to the Afghanis;
- The Kevin Ingram scandal in which this Deutsche Bank executive was convicted of laundering money for weapons purchases for Muslim terrorists through Pakistani agents;
- The Bank of New York Russian money laundering scandal, in which Russian funds were being sent back to Russia via the Cayman Islands, where they were being picked up by the Deutsche Bank and Banker’s Trust.
These were the five incidents brought to light as part of a broader investigation by the agencies housed in the WTC. Together they suggest that consecutive U.S. administrations had sought to further the interests of the U.S. and Saudi Oil companies in Central Asia and Russia, and had undertaken covert operations to do so. In and by itself, while these activities to some may be reprehensible, are not all illegal. There is, however, a common thread buried in the detail which is illegal: money laundering used for heroin, weapons and bribes, as well as at least three assassinations.
Finally, let not anyone forget, there were probably up to several trillion dollars of stolen national treasuries open to discovery and disclosure in these accounts. With the same players being involved in so many of these activities, their German/Swiss bank accounts represents a house of cards, and any one investigation into any one of the aforementioned crimes could lead to a major exposure of the world’s greatest criminals – and their criminal bankers!
Riggs Bank and Russia
In summarizing the role of Riggs Valmet, what the timeline of world events shows is that George Bush steered the re-financing of third world debt under the astute guidance of the soon-to-become Enron Vice President Robert Hermann. During this refinance process (according to Offices of Naval Intelligence released documents), an undisclosed amount of financial collateral “disappeared” into the U.S. banking system, thus delaying the re-settlement of the third world debt. In the meantime, George Bush’s brother Jonathon, who was in charge of investments for Riggs Financial Management, took controlling interest in a company called Valmet, and opened a Swiss subsidiary, which became the financial consultants to the KGB and future criminal oligarchs of Russia and other criminal groups.
The Riggs Valmet “consultants” helped the KGB and oligarchs create Bank Menatep, which later became a business partner with Riggs, in owning an undisputed money-laundering, tax evasion vehicle for its Russian and U.S. customers. It is speculated that the third world debt collateral was withheld long enough that the Soviet economy collapsed due to lack of capitalization, the goal of the destabilization program. The collateral funds – or part of the $300 billion plus that could have been generated in interest by the missing third world debt collateral – were then restored to Yelstin by George Bush Sr. Yeltsin then moved the collateral funds into Bank Menatep, that proceeded to use the funding with the Yeltsin oligarchs to “buy-up” Russian industry for pennies on the dollar.
Through an array of financial actions, that wealth was then transferred through Nordex, Marc Rich, the Bank of New York, Riggs Valmet (and its shell companies) and several other banks identified collectively by Ambassador Leo Wanta and the Office of Naval Intelligence, to Swiss and German banks, while nominally held in off-shore banks.
In creating the “cash” that was to fund the oligarchs’ takeover of Russian industry in 1991, a $240 billion jump in the M3 measure of money (broad money [M3] includes currency, deposits with an agreed maturity of up to two years, deposits redeemable at notice of up to three months and repurchase agreements, money market fund shares/units and debt securities up to two years) would have to occur if regular Federal Reserve or large bank channels were used, and there was no such jump. Having the bonds backed by “private” collateral – such as the Durham Trust or Swiss gold – the generation of the money supply did not need to settle through any bank linked to the Federal Reserve, especially if they were shopped overseas, which is what happened. They were funded via Israel and supposedly backed by gold from Switzerland, according to the released documents.
KEY POINT: The Marcos gold confiscated by George Bush, Sr. (and acknowledged to exist in records from Congressional hearings as a source of funding for Iran-Contra operations) or the Russian treasury gold (theft of which was facilitated by Leo Wanta), probably served as collateral for these loans. The interesting thing to keep in mind is that if Brady type bond payments are defaulted, the maturity value is guaranteed by U.S. Treasury Bonds, thereby explaining the need for the Federal Reserve intervention of 2001.
The German /Suisse banks referenced in the investigation include those very banks reported to be at the heart of the need to cover up investigations at the World Trade Center: Credit Suisse, Union Bank of Switzerland, Deutsch Bank, Dresdner Bank, including Westdeutsche Landesbank.
Yeltsin Family and the Investigations in the World Trade Center
There were at least seven active investigations into the Yeltsin family when the World Trade Center – home of the U.S. major financial investigative organizations – went down. In all probability, there might have been up to fifteen or twenty investigations opened, and most of them would never see the light of day. All of these investigations are tied to accounts that would ultimately link back to the Bush family financing.
1. In 1998, Loutchansky, Marc Rich and Berezovsky – all associates of the Yeltsin family – were being investigated in conjunction with the Bank of New York money-laundering scandal that the Bush administration (through Ashcroft) first tried to bury as insignificant – only to have it put back on the front page of the press by Swiss investigators, and then Russian investigators. This investigation opened inroads into accounts at Menatep Bank, Runicom, Inkombank, EuropeanUnion bank, Riggs Valmet, Bank Rossisky-Kredit, Alpha Bank, many of which were linked to Bush operatives and the Yeltsin Family counterparts going as far back as 1991.
2. Nazarbayev and his Swiss accounts were being investigated by the Swiss for illegal activities, linked to Bush Sr. and Richard Cheney in the Griffen scandal.
3. Later Mikhail Khodorkovsky would be implicated in the Bank of New York money laundering scandal because of his control of Menatep Bank, but would be more closely tied to use of the Riggs Valmet money-laundering conduit. His imprisonment for tax evasion would be portrayed in the U.S. press as “political” repression by the Putin regime, and hardly a mention of the Riggs Bank connection would be published. The Bush family remained loyal to Khodorkovsky after his arrest, with George Bush Jr. acting on his behalf.
“Upon his arrest, Khodorkovsky’s secretive business arrangement with the Rothschild family was exposed, as Jacob Rothschild took over Khodorkovsky’s 26% control of Yukos. Khodorkovsky’s seat on the board of directors for Yukos went to former Halliburton executive Edgar Ortiz, a former Halliburton vice president during US Vice President Dick Cheney’s time as Halliburton CEO, and as President and CEO of Halliburton, took over the relationship with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).” – Halliburton Man to Sub for Khodorkovsky, Simon Ostrovsky, Moscow Times, April 30, 2004.
4. Yeltsin’s accounts in UBS were being investigated by the Swiss at the same time as the 1998 decision to attack the World Trade Center was made.
5. Loutchansky, as shown earlier, was being investigated by the Swiss as well.
6. The missing Russian treasury gold was probably under scrutiny by the FBI investigation of gold-price fixing, an investigation that would have encompassed accounts from Barrick Gold and Deutsche Bank.
7. The Westdeutsche Landesbank related money-laundering of Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich.
All of the investigations targeted individuals who were at some point financed by Bush Sr. and his business associates, and used government funds to fraudulently enrich various business partners and themselves. All the investigations were housed in the World Trade Center. All of these Russian/Israeli mafia frauds were being investigated by agencies in the WTC and had their investigative resources refocused on Al Qaeda. It should not be forgotten that Al Qaeda has been a documented CIA front established under George Bush Sr. when he was CIA Director, then continuing as he became Vice President and officially the chief of National Security under Reagan, and as President.
KEY POINT: As the senior U.S. Intelligence czar for 20 years, if anyone ever “owned” Al Qaeda, it was George H.W. Bush.
German and Swiss Gold Holdings of the Nazi, Marcos, and Others
There are a number of Swiss banks that regularly are mentioned in reports of money-laundering and protection of stolen national assets. Amongst them, one stands out: UBS, but often mentioned as well is the Credit Suisse Bank. UBS, formerly Banque Federale or Federal Bank of Switzerland, is the long time banker to the Marcos family, Adnan Khashoggi and the Saudi Royal family, and assorted international criminals. This Swiss bank is one of several strongly attached to the German industrial and banking cartels, with a history traceable back to the Third Reich.
UBS operated with the Deutsche Bank to funnel laundered Third Reich funds into many of the subsidiaries created by German industrialists at the end of the war, especially I.G. Farben and Thysssen A.G. This was done to protect assets from confiscation by the Allies. In 1978, these two banks would create UBS-DB Corporation, an American firm. It would later become Atlantic Capital Corporation (wholly owned by the Deutsche Bank), and continue to help UBS customers place investments in the U.S.
UBS was one of the few banks used by the Germans during WWII to launder and hold “holocaust victim gold” as well as the stolen treasuries of Europe, including gold reserves from France and Czechoslovakia. At the time the Nazis stole the French treasury, the gold holdings of France were reported to be greater than the combined holdings of Fort Knox and the Bank of England.
After the war, the Swiss banks took elaborate measures to hide Nazi gold and prevent confiscation by the Allies. Although the Allies were able to seize some, the actual amount deposited by the Nazi government and German industrialists could not be ascertained. Shortly after the war, the Swiss passed laws to ensure that they would be able to hold on to whatever the Allies did not confiscate.
What Happened to the Marcos Gold?
The next great gold bonanza to get channeled to the Swiss banks was the Marcos gold. In both instances of the holocaust victim and Philippine gold, the Swiss banks adamantly resisted years of effort by the governments of Israel and the Philippines to have the gold returned to its rightful owners.
The reason the Swiss banks relinquished in this, after more than fifty years of denial, was not so much a result of newly defined morality, but rather the result of pressure from U.S. investigators and lawmakers on three separate fronts, and by Swiss lawmakers on a fourth front:
Front #1: There were claims by the Philippine government that the Marcos family had secreted away $13.4 billion of the Philippine treasury.
In 1991, at the end of the Marcos presidency in the Philippines, there were a number of reports that Marcos had secreted away in UBS large quantities of the Philippine national treasury. There are reports that these funds came from multiple sources: the looted Japanese treasury, Nazi gold money-laundering, and embezzlement of U.S. aid. The point that has not been disputed is that regardless of the source, there was “a lot” of illegal gold and money moved to Switzerland by Marcos, with the assistance of Adnan Khashoggi.
George Bush Sr., as CIA director, would also be involved in helping Marcos move bullion out of the Philippines. Investigators from the Philippines started making claims on these funds, providing proof the funds were secreted away at UBS, but because of the banking laws of Switzerland, the bank would never confirm to the Philippine government of President Aquino that it had the missing Philippine funds.
Front #2: The U.S. Department of Justice, representing eight U.S. nationals that had won a lawsuit against the Marcos estate for torture and deprivation of rights, was pressing for an investigation into the Swiss accounts.
A number of human rights groups took on the Marcos family in U.S. courts for violation of human rights, and won a major, billion-dollar settlement against the Marcos family. Ferdinand Marcos had died in 1989, but the judgment was levied on his estate. After losing the suit, the Marcos family claimed it did not have the resources to settle the claim. That is when the Department of Justice was brought in to investigate the accounts identified in the Swiss banks as Marcos accounts. When the possibility of the estate being hidden in UBS was exposed by the efforts of the Philippine government, the Department of Justice began an investigation.
Front #3: The search for holocaust gold was re-activated in 1996 when newly declassified documents of the Swiss government inadvertently suggested the banks were still holding on to financial assets that belonged to holocaust victims and their families.
The search erupted into a scandal in 1997, when a janitor at UBS discovered and retrieved documents being shredded that supported the claims of the holocaust victims and their families.
Front #4: The final front was new anti-money laundering regulations which took hold in Switzerland in late 1998. This new legislation put criminal penalties on bankers who knowingly supported money-laundering activities.
Eventually the Bronfman investigation convinced the Swiss bankers to hand over roughly $8 billion ($1.25 billion to the holocaust victims, $4.6 to the Philippine government, and another $2 billion to the 8 U.S. victims of the torture suit) compared to less than the $1 billion they were originally planning on paying.
There was another complicating factor in bringing closure to the “bullion” issues. The Swiss and Deutsche Bank knew that resolving the holocaust and Marcos gold disputes was not the end of the pressure on the banks. There were three more open investigations:
1. In 1998, Russian investigators traced a $300,000 ransom payment from the Bank of New York, which opened up the Bank of New York/Russian mafia bank scandal. This scandal would later be shown to be connected to the Swiss banks and the Deutsche Bank. It is of significant note that two primary owner-investors in two of the key banks involved in the Russian money laundering scandal were Bruce Rappaport, a Swiss Israeli banker who was involved with Khashoggi and George Bush Sr. in the Iran-Contra, October Surprise, and BCCI scandals, and Dr. Alfred Hartmann. Another key player already linked to the Bank of New York/Russian mafia money laundering scandal was Jonathan Bush and his involvement with Valmet SA.
A thorough investigation into these Swiss accounts probably would have uncovered links involving Richard Cheney and Marc Rich, among others, to the Nigerian and Angolan oil scandals, in which dollars flowed from the U.S. to Russia.
Two additional investigations might have exposed this network of accounts:
2. In 2000, Reginald Howe introduced his GATA lawsuit, naming the Deutsche Bank as a key party to the gold price-fixing lawsuit, prompting an investigation by the FBI into Swiss and Deutsche Bank gold trading accounts. The FBI records for this investigation were co-located with records to the Giffen/Mobil Oil investigation, which may or may not be meaningful.
3. In the fall of 1997, The UK courts began inquiries into claims about the Kazakhstan breach of contract claim made by Farhat Tabbah against James Giffen, which opened a Pandora’s box on illegal bribes. Shortly thereafter, the investigation spilled over to Switzerland (1999), and then to the U.S. courts (2000).
The Barrick-Bank Cartel Connection
The relationship between U.S. intelligence and UBS goes back for 60 years. Since WWII, UBS, notably stands out as part of a mix of Swiss banks heavily involved with the U.S. Intelligence community, far removed from Congressional oversight: the interplay of Barrick and the bank and oil cartels crisscross in a manner that strongly suggests ongoing partnership rather than coincidence. There are three pieces of evidence that identify a linkage between the management/ownership of Barrick, the oil cartel, and the German bank cartel. This report finds the individuals involved in planning, executing, and covering the WTC attack to be the same as those involved in Barrick and covert oil operations in Central Asia.
1. The Houston office building that housed both Enron and Halliburton corporate headquarters was owned by Trizec Hahn. As earlier discussed, Trizec Hahn was a merger of Peter Munk’s (Barrick Gold) and the Canadian Bronfman family. The CEO’s of both companies, Kenneth Lay and Dick Cheney, are close associates of the Bush family, whose relationship to the founder of Barrick – Adnan Khashoggi – are extensive and stretched over at least two decades.
2. Barrick is also directly linked to UBS and the German bank cartel, through use of its subsidiary gold refinery: Argor-Heraeus S.A. Ownership of this refinery was transferred from UBS to Commerzbank, also part of the German bank cartel in 1999.
3. Barrick is linked closely to the banking cartel through, one of the most longstanding members of the Advisory Board – Karl Otto Pohl, former President of the German central bank (Bundesbank) and chief officer of the International Bank of Settlements and IMF. Also on the Barrick Board was former Canadian Deutsche Bank executive Tye W. Burt – the former Chairman of Deutsche Bank Canada and Deutsche Bank Alex Brown Securities Canada, and Managing Director and Head of Deutsche Bank’s Global Metals and Mining Group. Burt was involved when the Canadian Deutsche Bank backed Khashoggi in the MJK Securities fraud. Burt left the bank shortly after the fraud was discovered. Note also, two of the initial big investors in Barrick – Khashoggi and Bronfman – used the same personal financial advisor: Mayo Shattuck of the Deutsche Bank Alex Brown. Mayo Shattuck was the chief assistant to Buzzy Krongard when he worked at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown. Both, through their executive roles at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown were in a position to be familiar with the Khashoggi/Marcos gold deposits at that Bank. Remember that Krongard managed the merger between Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, and that Banker’s Trust is the bank that received significant amounts of the Marcos gold with the assistance of Khashoggi.
4. The Deutsche Bank was identified as a major gold trading partner with Barrick in both the Blanchard and Howe law suits.
5. Enron – an energy trading company – had created a gold bullion and gold derivatives trading operation. When Enron went bankrupt, Enron Online was bought by UBS. A competitive market for trading energy and gold bullion was set-up by former Deutsche Bank executive Mayo Shattuck as new CEO at Constellation Energy, using former Enron employees.
These five points suggest that if it doesn’t exist already, there exists the potential for a cozy relationship between the U.S. oil cartel, the German banking cartel and Barrick.
Link between the WTC, Illegal Gold, and Money Laundering
The key matter for consideration and inquiry is that, according to John O’Neal, and Sibel Edmonds, the FBI (whose files were in the WTC North Tower) was denied information by the CIA and Secret Service. The CIA’s files would have been kept in Building Seven. One has to presume that any files relating to financial investigations of money laundering related to “intelligence” operations and the Russian/Israeli mafia around Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan were kept in Building Seven or Tower 1.
The WTC offices also held investigative information for the Bank of New money laundering scandal, which will later be shown to be intricately linked to covert oil operations in the aforementioned countries. From another perspective, three of the agencies involved in the Enron investigation were housed in the WTC: Securities and Exchange Commission, the Justice Department, and the FBI. With a great deal of certainty this report concludes that Enron was a major money-laundering vehicle for the financial rape of Russia, buying and selling petrochemical contracts from the U.S. subsidiaries of the Russian oligarchs. Both Department of Defense and Department of Housing and Urban Development had contracts with Enron, and those agencies were reported by Rumsfeld (on September 10, 2001) to be unable to account for some $3.3 trillion in funding. The Internal Revenue Service, in Building 7, was looking at Barrick’s offshore hedge book.
“The contention that the destruction of the WTC was used to destroy evidence contained on the 23rd and 24th floors of the North Tower is now incontrovertible. Here is evidence supplied by the Head of Security of the World Trade Center on network television indicating that the floors used by the FBI (22nd, 23rd and 24th floors) of the North Tower — 70 floors below the crash-bombing impact — had been devastated and reduced to debris.
This same Head of Security himself dug through the debris to save persons who were trapped there. It was on these floors that the evidence and investigation briefs on two highly important cases were being stored: 1) The case against Mobil Oil and James Giffen on illegal oil swaps between Iran and Kazakhstan (at that time before a New York grand jury as described in great detail by Seymour Hersh in the July 9 New Yorker magazine); 2) The evidence in the investigation of Gold Price Fixing which stemmed from charges brought against Alan Greenspan, Morgan & Company and Goldman Sachs.
At noon E.P. Heidner received a phone call from New England from friend who was reviewing recorded footage of coverage of the destruction of the WTC on NBC’s program ‘48 Hours’. Steve has reviewed the footage many times and taken detailed notes. ‘I took notes at my computer as he spoke’.
After the south tower collapsed, men went up to the 22nd floor of the WTC and ‘dug’ someone out of the ‘rubble’ he found there. It is known that these floors contained the New York FBI offices.
Peter Jennings actually did a two-day network news story on the effects of the destroyed evidence and files on American financial crime investigations around the world. The ‘48 Hours’ anchor was interviewing the Head of Security of the WTC about the evacuation. He had received a call, after the South Tower was down, from the Port Authority’s Command Center on the 22nd floor asking for rescue. The Head of Security himself traveled to that floor in the company of a NY Fireman where they found the offices devastated to the point that they had to ‘tunnel through debris’ to ‘dig out’ the two or three Port Authority workers who were trapped there. All of this happened 73 floors below crash bombing impact.” – WTC Attack Destroyed Criminal Evidence, Dick Eastman, 10/26/2001
Eastman’s report is substantiated by other reports from CBS News and an individual chronicler of events. These reports suggest that while one drama unfolded throughout the WTC complex, another drama was unfolding on the 22nd Floor of the North Tower.
The result of the loss of this building was a major loss of investigative documentation by U.S. agencies. Agencies known to have lost evidence include the Export-Import Bank (source of loans to Afghanistan and Angola), CIA, Securities and Exchange Commission, Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Secret Service.
Investigative and Evidentiary Agencies in the WTC Building 7:
- Export-Import Bank of the US – Floor 6;
- U.S. Secret Service – Floors 9 & 10;
- Securities and Exchange Commission – Floors 11,12 &13;
- Internal Revenue Service – Floors 24 & 25;
- CIA – Floor 25;
- Department of Defense – Floor 25.
In the key emergency control center of New York in Building 7 (free-fall building), someone gave the order to evacuate the building and the control center. No one knows who gave that order. In the buildings that were supposedly hit by planes, personnel were not given that order, and remained in the control centers until the end. Investigators of financial crimes throughout the U.S. lost evidence in thousands of cases, including original Securities and Exchange Commission filings falsely reporting the Deutsche Bank’s lack of involvement in the Cayman shell companies of Enron.
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