Chapter XV – The Destruction of the Evidence
The explosive demolitions of the Twin Towers pulverized all 220 concrete floors leaving nothing but steel and dust. The dust contained large amounts of molten iron and a sophisticated form of thermite made using nanotechnology. Thermite creates molten iron when it reacts.
“The concrete was literally pulverized; all you’re left with is steel and dust,” said Robert Kelman of Hugo Neu about the rubble of the World Trade Center. Because the remaining steel could reveal how the Twin Towers were destroyed, the architects of terror had set up a secure network to destroy this crucial evidence before it could be examined.
“We’ve never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming.”
—Dick Cheney, “Interview of the Vice President by Tony Snow”, March 29, 2006
For more than three months, structural steel from the World Trade Center has been and continues to be cut up and sold for scrap. Crucial evidence that could answer many questions about high-rise building design practices and performance under fire conditions is on the slow boat to China, perhaps never to be seen again in America until you buy your next car. … The destruction and removal of evidence must stop immediately.
– Bill Manning, “Selling Out the Investigation”, Fire Engineering, January 2002
My opinion is, based on the videotapes, that after the airplanes hit the World Trade Center there were some explosive devices inside the buildings that caused the towers to collapse…It would be difficult for something from the plane to trigger an event like that.
– Van Romero, explosion expert, “Explosives Planted In Towers, N.M. Tech Expert Says”, Albuquerque Journal, 11 September 2001
A DECADE OF DECEPTION AND WAR
The terror atrocity of 9/11 is a wicked criminal deception that is not meant to be solved, which is why sincere efforts to solve the crime, like mine, encounter such vicious opposition. 9/11 is a textbook example of an elaborate criminal deceit known as “false-flag terrorism” in which the perpetrators designed the crime and spent years preparing the atrocity with the intention that a targeted group, in this case Osama Bin Laden and his nebulous band of Islamic fighters, Al Qaida, would be wrongly blamed. In an act of false-flag terrorism, placing the blame on the targeted entity is the primary motive for the crime. For an act of false-flag terrorism to succeed it is essential that crucial evidence be removed and destroyed to protect the fraud, and the criminals behind it, from being exposed. The destruction of the evidence and the promotion of the deception are intrinsic parts of the crime. The people behind the destruction of the 9/11 evidence are equal partners in crime along with the terrorists who planned and executed the attacks.
The main purpose of the 9/11 terror spectacle was to shock and scare the nation in order to swing public opinion behind supporting the preplanned Zionist fraud known as the “War on Terror” and the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. In the aftermath of the terror atrocity the unproven assertion that Al Qaida was behind the attacks became political dogma, the unchallengeable “party line” of both parties – and the controlled press. Although there were clearly a number of serious problems with the explanation that Al Qaida was behind the attacks, such as the unexplained explosive demolitions of the three towers at the World Trade Center, these issues were never discussed in the mainstream media. By ignoring the many unanswered questions about 9/11 the masters of the controlled media sought to marginalize those who pointed out the glaring problems with the “politically correct” explanation that blamed Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida.
SHOCK AND AWE
The real masterminds of 9/11 designed the attacks to be a shocking spectacle of terror that would profoundly affect the American psyche and change the general perception of the Middle East. In order to scare the public and subjugate reason to fear, the architects of terror employed the psychological warfare tactic known as “shock and awe.” The explosions that accompanied the aircraft crashing into the towers and the apocalyptic scenes of the buildings’ collapses were meant to create frightening images of “Islamic terrorism” to be seared into the consciousness of every American.
The 9/11 attacks employed a tactic of psychological warfare known as “Shock and Awe.”
The attacks had to be seen as being the work of Arab Muslim terrorists in order for the terror deception to succeed and achieve the desired effect on public opinion. It was essential that the blame be put on the targeted scapegoat as quickly as possible to preclude any serious doubts or questions being raised about who was behind the atrocity. Getting the interpretation desired by the terror masterminds to the global public required having “terrorism experts” such as Ehud Barak, the Israeli commando leader-cum-prime minister, ready in a BBC television studio in London immediately after the attacks to present a plausible explanation blaming Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida – and calling for U.S. intervention in Afghanistan. The Israeli military chief’s interpretation, the first to accuse Osama Bin Laden, was bolstered by bits of incriminating evidence such as the pristine passport of an alleged Arab hijacker “found” near the rubble of the World Trade Center and a terrorist handbook on how to hijack airplanes supposedly left behind in one of the terrorists’ rental cars.
Although the government collected all the evidence from the 9/11 crime scenes, including confiscated video tapes, black boxes, pieces of the aircraft, and human remains, it has never presented any evidence to identify the aircraft or support its assertion that Al Qaida was responsible for the attacks. It was, therefore, based on nothing more than fabricated evidence, but with the controlled media and public opinion solidly behind him, that President George W. Bush invaded Afghanistan in October 2001.
If the government had real evidence that would conclusively prove its case for waging war, why has it not presented the evidence in a federal court after 10 years? The only logical explanation for this failure is that the government does not have any solid evidence to support its allegations. Vice President Dick Cheney admitted as much in an interview with Tony Snow on 29 March 2006: “We’ve never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming.” It has been argued that Cheney made a slip of the tongue, but it is a fact that not a single piece of evidence linking Osama bin Laden to 9/11 has ever been presented.
If the attacks were truly carried out by Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida there would be no reason to hide any of the evidence because it should serve to corroborate and confirm the official version. If, on the other hand, 9/11 was a false-flag terror deception it would be absolutely imperative for the perpetrators to confiscate and destroy any evidence that could disprove their interpretation of events and expose their fraud.
This is exactly what happened when, for example, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confiscated video recordings from privately-owned cameras overlooking the Pentagon. These video tapes have never been shown to the public. Likewise, the FBI collected many numbered aircraft parts which could identify the specific plane they came from, yet none of these parts has ever been presented to support the official version. The failure of the government to use the evidence in its possession to prove its version suggests that the aircraft used in the 9/11 attacks were not the planes that are said to have been involved.
Why has the FBI not presented the numbered parts from this engine that would identify the specific aircraft it came from?
Understanding that 9/11 is an act of false-flag terrorism is the first step in comprehending the nature of the crime and identifying the real perpetrators. This is not an easy task because it requires thinking counter-intuitively about the crime and looking at it from a completely different angle than how it has been explained by the government and controlled media. This is very difficult for people who have a great deal of trust invested in what the government and media say. It also means understanding that the criminal cover-up and destruction of evidence continued long after the attacks.
Finding those responsible for the destruction of the evidence requires investigating a most unlikely set of suspects, including current and former officials of the U.S. government, law enforcement, and military, and ascribing to them criminal behavior quite unlike what one would expect of such people. This means recognizing that the highest officials in the Department of Justice, for example, whose obligation it was to investigate the crime and prosecute those responsible, actually oversaw the confiscation and destruction of crucial evidence.
A proper criminal investigation has to begin with and proceed from the evidence. Any inquiry that does not examine and consider all the evidence is not an investigation, but a fraud. Rather than a federal investigation of 9/11, there was a “non-investigation” that allowed crucial evidence, such as the structural steel from the World Trade Center, to be destroyed before it could be examined. Instead of solving the crime and bringing those responsible to justice, people in positions of power participated in a criminal conspiracy to destroy the evidence and obstruct justice.
One of the clearest indications that 9/11 was an act of false-flag terrorism is that during the first ten years after the attacks not a single victim’s lawsuit went to trial, although peripheral “terrorist” cases that did not require proving the official version were tried. Likewise, although the government claimed to have Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged “Mastermind of 9/11” in detention, in April 2011 the Obama administration abruptly reneged on its promise to try the 9/11 suspects in an open court and announced that the accused terrorists would be processed in a closed military tribunal in Guantanamo, Cuba.
If the government had evidence that could prove the veracity of its charges, why has it obstructed justice and refused to let a single 9/11 lawsuit go to trial? For years after the attacks government officials defended the concealment of the evidence saying that pending lawsuits required such secrecy, but after ten years there still has not been a trial to determine who was really responsible for the attacks and there is scant hope there ever will be.
Alvin K. Hellerstein, the federal judge in Manhattan who has overseen the 9/11 litigation, has effectively blocked any trial for the relatives that would address the question of culpability for the terror attacks that changed America – and the world. In a judicial war of attrition against the families of the 9/11 victims, all of the families, with only one exception, were pushed into accepting out-of-court settlements, which prevent them from being part of any further litigation. The family of 9/11 victim Mark Bavis is the last family standing of the nearly 100 families that chose to litigate to determine who is responsible for 9/11 rather than accept the government payout. Judge Hellerstein has stated that he intends to severely limit the time allowed for the Bavis family lawyers to only 50 hours, a most unusual and arbitrary limit to be imposed on a trial of such importance.
THE INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN
Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty.
– George W. Bush, at the United Nations, 11 November 2001
The “guilty”, according to the U.S. government: A U.S. “Psy-Ops” pamphlet from Afghanistan. Similar psychological operations blaming Osama Bin Laden for 9/11 and pushing fear over reason were carried out on the U.S. population.
The Bush administration’s explanation that Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida were responsible for the 9/11 atrocity led directly to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan on 7 October 2001. The invasion was authorized by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress on 14 September 2001, opposed by only one representative. The war resolution, known as “The Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists”, granted President Bush the authority to use all “necessary and appropriate force” against those whom he determined “planned, authorized, committed or aided” the attacks, or who harbored said persons or groups. Although the U.S. has been at war in Afghanistan since October 2001, it has never actually been proven that Al Qaida was responsible for the attacks.
The controlled media and government officials who protected and promoted the unproven version that Al Qaida carried out the attacks are all part of the 9/11 deception. Cognizant that the government and media were deceiving the public about what really happened on 9/11, I pursued my quest to identify the real perpetrators of the terror spectacle that brought us the “War on Terror” – and a decade of deception and war.
DESTROYING THE EVIDENCE
According to the U.S. indictment against the alleged terrorists, there were 2,976 “murder victims” on 9/11, of whom about 93 percent were murdered at the World Trade Center. This includes the 147 people said to have been on the two airliners that struck the buildings plus the 2,605 victims trapped in the towers when they were demolished. This makes the demolition of the Twin Towers the largest case of mass murder in U.S. history, but that’s not how it was handled by the authorities of the federal government or New York City.
What is most appalling about the 9/11 case is how the most crucial evidence from the crime scene was confiscated and destroyed before it could be properly examined. While it was quite clear to many people (and explosion experts like Van Romero) that the steel-framed Twin Towers did not simply collapse due to burning jet fuel, this unproven and most unlikely explanation was accepted without question by the officials responsible for the criminal investigation. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation was supposedly investigating the crime, it was actually allowing the steel from the World Trade Center to be cut up into small pieces and exported to Asian smelters – before it could be examined.
The officials who oversaw the investigation at the World Trade Center certainly knew it was wrong to dispose of evidence from the crime scene before it had been properly examined. The fact that the highest officials at the Department of Justice and the FBI allowed the structural steel to be destroyed without been examined indicates that a high-level criminal conspiracy was at work to prevent it from becoming forensic evidence. The conspiracy to destroy the steel is an intrinsic part of the 9/11 crime because it was absolutely essential to prevent the discovery of who and what had caused the murderous demolition of the towers.
The spectacular explosive demolitions that pulverized the 220 concrete floors of the Twin Towers from the top down were evidently accomplished using an extremely powerful explosive form of “super thermite”. A sophisticated bi-layered coating of super thermite had evidently been applied to surfaces inside the towers, perhaps in the ducts running through the concrete floors or on the undersides of the floor pans. When the explosive thermitic coating was detonated it pulverized the 4-inch thick concrete floors and the steel pans that held them. The intense heat released by the alumino-thermic reaction melted the steel pans, creating billions of tiny molten iron droplets that fell like burning hail from the apocalyptic clouds that rolled across lower Manhattan.
The demolition of the Twin Towers created billions of tiny droplets of molten iron that are not explained by the government-funded research.
The abundance of iron-rich spheroids in the dust of the destroyed towers is not explained in the U.S. Geological Survey’s published study or by the government-funded research that concluded that burning jet fuel caused the towers to collapse. A fire of burning jet fuel, however, does not produce temperatures anywhere near the melting point of steel and cannot explain the extremely large amount of molten iron found in the dust and rubble.
The discovery of fragments of unexploded super thermite in the dust of the World Trade Center by Dr. Steven E. Jones, on the other hand, explains both the pulverization of the concrete floors and the abundance of molten iron droplets in the dust. Conventional thermite cutter charges were apparently also used to slice the massive core columns that held up the towers. Numerous eyewitnesses, including a reporter from the BBC, reported powerful explosions at the base of the towers long before the collapses occurred. None of this evidence of explosions, even from reporters on the scene, has been taken into account by the government or the controlled media.
Steel is said to have a memory because when it is exposed to explosions or extreme heat its structure is affected. Because explosions and thermite leave permanent telltale signs on steel, the real masterminds of 9/11 had arranged a network in advance to manage the quick recovery and hasty destruction of the steel from the World Trade Center – before it could be examined by experts.
THE GANG FROM ASIA HOUSE
“By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Make War” is the official motto of the Mossad. “Tahvulot” in Hebrew is better translated as “with tricks” than as “way of deception”, and is deeply related to the modern word for “terrorism.”
– Ro’i Tov, The Cross of Bethlehem
Consistency is close to being the mark of a set of true beliefs; it is at least rationally compelling.
– Robin Waterfield, Gorgias by Plato, Oxford University Press 2008
Mindful of the early evidence of Israeli involvement in the terror attacks and cognizant of the hypothesis that 9/11 was an elaborate false-flag deception carried out by Israeli military intelligence and Zionist agents in high places, I pursued my investigation. Having found Israeli nationals and dedicated Zionists at every key point of the 9/11 matrix, I expected to find Zionist agents involved in the criminal destruction of the steel from the World Trade Center. When I discovered that the scrapyard that managed the destruction of most of the steel had employed a team of metal traders sent by a high-level agent of the Mossad to dispose of the steel by sending it to Asian smelters, I was not surprised because it was consistent with what I had expected. Consistency is indeed the mark of a set of true beliefs.
In January 1999 the Business Wire reported that two scrap iron traders who worked for Marc Rich and his renamed company, Glencore AG, were being sent to New York to create an international trading division at Hugo Neu Schnitzer East, the scrap metal company who managed the destruction of the lion’s share of the steel from the World Trade Center. Marc Rich and his lieutenant Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore International, are both Israeli citizens with close ties to the Mossad. The head of the Marc Rich Foundation in Israel is a former Mossad operative named Avner Azulay (also spelled Azoulai).
Avner Azulay runs the Marc Rich Foundation from Shaul Eisenberg’s Asia House in Tel Aviv.
Shaul Nehemia Eisenberg worked closely with the Japanese military training Betar and Irgun terrorists during World War II. Mordechai Olmert, the father of Ehud Olmert, was one of the founders of Betar and Irgun terrorist organizations in China and Palestine with whom Eisenberg worked closely.
Mordechai Olmert started the Betar chapter in Harbin, China, and was one of the founders of the Zionist terrorist gang known as the Irgun. After leaving China in 1930, Mordechai and his wife Bella Vugman spent three years in Holland before moving to Palestine in 1933. For 14 years he and his wife Bella were active in “missions” for the terrorist organization, the Irgun Zva’i Le’umi (Etzel). In 1947, Mordechai was sent to China by Menachem Begin, the Chief Commander of the Ezel (Irgun), to raise funds for the Irgun ship Altalena. (Source: “Jews of Harbin”, by Dr. Irena Vladimirsky)
Ehud Olmert, then Likudnik mayor of Jerusalem, was in New York City on 9/11 on Betar business, a fact that has never been discussed in the controlled media. Olmert, who became prime minister after Ariel Sharon was put into a coma, was born in Palestine and raised in the Betar Youth Organization. His parents were among the founders of the terrorist Irgun.
The Marc Rich Foundation in Israel is run by Azulay working out of Shaul Eisenberg’s Asia House in Tel Aviv. Eisenberg is the mega Mossad operative owner of Israel Corp., Israel Aircraft Industries, ZIM shipping, ATASCO, and hundreds of ventures in Asia, including Atwell Security, the Mossad company that obtained the security contract for the World Trade Center in the 1980s. (See Chapter 2, “The Planes of 9/11”)
Shaul Eisenberg’s Asia House in Tel Aviv, the center of many Israeli connections to 9/11.
Shaul Eisenberg left Germany in 1939 and moved to the Far East, making his primary bases of operation Japanese-occupied Shanghai and Japan itself. In Shanghai, Eisenberg, along with Imperial Japanese military intelligence units, formed units of future Jewish terrorist groups – the Irgun and the Shanghai Betar. The Irgun and Betar gangs used the knowledge gained from the Japanese in their terror campaign against British and Arab forces in Palestine following World War II.
Eventually, Irgun and Betar veterans would create the Likud Party, which is now headed by Binyamin Netanyahu, an extreme right-winger. After the war, Eisenberg began selling iron and steel scrap. Married to a Japanese woman who converted to Judaism, Eisenberg established the Israel Corporation, a huge holding company, which, during the 1970s, began to secretly export Israeli military equipment and weapons to China. Under a Panama-based company called United Development, Inc., Eisenberg began exporting weapons to Central America’s most insidious dictatorships, including that of Anastasio Somoza in Nicaragua. Eisenberg’s vast holdings eventually included Israel Aircraft Industries and Zim Israel Navigation Company.
Azulay was a Mossad operative in Lebanon during Israel’s invasion in 1982. In Lebanon, Azulay worked closely with Ariel Sharon, the Minister of Defense who carried out the murderous invasion. The prime minister at the time was Menachem Begin, the former head of the terrorist Irgun group, which later became the Likud party.
The two New Jersey junkyards who handled most of the steel from the World Trade Center were the final links in a secure system arranged by the Zionist masterminds behind 9/11 to destroy the crucial evidence. The highest agent in this system was Michael Chertoff, the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The FBI has special investigative jurisdiction in crimes of terrorism, and Chertoff, an Israeli national and son of a Mossad agent, was the senior official who oversaw the FBI investigation and the collection of evidence.
Michael Chertoff, the head of the criminal division of the Department of Justice, oversaw the FBI investigation of 9/11 and collection of evidence.
Because it was Chertoff’s responsibility to oversee the gathering of the evidence from the crime scenes of 9/11, I first turned to him to ask if he had authorized the destruction of the steel. Chertoff wrote back saying, “No.” Asked if he knew who had, Chertoff said, “No idea.” If the criminal destruction of the evidence from the World Trade Center were to be prosecuted as it should be, Chertoff should be charged with criminal negligence because it was his responsibility to oversee the proper collection and protection of evidence in order to prosecute those behind 9/11.
Chertoff’s complete abdication of his responsibility and the failure of the FBI to protect the steel evidence allowed officials of New York City to oversee the removal and disposal of evidence from the crime scene. As head of the criminal division of the Department of Justice, Chertoff had authority over the FBI investigation. Under the guise of the “clean-up” of the rubble, Chertoff allowed the control of the crucial steel evidence to devolve upon an agency of the city of New York headed by an official appointed by Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Richard J. Sheirer, then commissioner of Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), was the local official who was given complete authority over the “clean-up” at the World Trade Center. As New York magazine of 15 October 2001 reported:
Since September 11, Sheirer has taken charge of the biggest clean-up effort in American history, coordinating 100 federal, state, and local agencies, including FEMA. He’s become, in effect, the CEO of a company with thousands of workers and a budget that could run up to $40 billion — or, if you prefer, the mayor of the hot zone…”OEM is in charge,” says Mike Byrne, deputy federal coordinating officer of FEMA for this incident. “Sheirer gives the marching orders. So far, we’re blown away by OEM’s performance.”
Sheirer delegated the handling of the steel to an agency under his command, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), headed by Kenneth Holden. When Holden gave his statement to the 9/11 Commission on April 1, 2003, he said that he had received “verbal permission” to send the steel to scrap yards in New Jersey, but failed to name the person who had authorized the removal. Seeing that Richard Sheirer of the OEM was in charge of the clean-up and giving “marching orders” to the DDC, it is logical to assume that it was Sheirer who authorized the removal of the steel to the two junkyards in New Jersey, Hugo Neu and Metal Management Northeast, where it was cut into small pieces, mixed with other scrap, and shipped to Asian steel companies.
Hugo Neu and Metal Management Northeast were the final links in the closed system that was set up by the terror masterminds to ensure the secure destruction of the steel evidence from the World Trade Center. In three easy steps from the FBI to the junkyard, the control of the crucial steel evidence passed from one Zionist-controlled agency to the next until it was destroyed in the smelters of Asian steel companies.
Hugo Neu “played a pivotal role as the principal recycler of steel from the World Trade Center,” the company says about its role in the destruction of the steel. Robert A. Kelman, then senior vice president and general manager of Hugo Neu, told the Associated Press in 2002 that his company had handled 250,000 tons of trade center scrap and had shipped it to 11 countries, including Malaysia, China, South Korea, and Japan.
Each of the towers contained about 78,000 tons of recyclable steel. Frank Lombardi, chief engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which built the World Trade Center and owned six of the seven buildings (except Larry Silverstein’s WTC 7), said the rubble contained an estimated 285,000 tons of steel. This would mean that Hugo Neu processed about 88 percent of the steel from the World Trade Center.
Less than a month after 9/11, James Glanz of the New York Times reported how Kelman’s company was hastily cutting up the steel, destroying the crucial evidence that could reveal how the World Trade Center had been demolished:
When it reached the Port Authority pier, the Kathleen dropped off the loaded barge, picked up one of three waiting empty barges and immediately headed back to Pier 6 in Manhattan. A second tug would pick up the steel and tow it to one of two scrap recyclers, either Metal Management of Newark or Hugo Neu Schnitzer East.
The docks at Hugo Neu Schnitzer East, in the Claremont Channel in Jersey City, reveal the next leg of the journey. With a clear view of the altered skyline of Manhattan, a grappler on steel treads lifts beams out of another blue sanitation barge and adds it to a pile of wreckage that already stretches some 600 feet, reaching 30 or 40 feet high in places…
A few steps from the grappler, a team of men with torches were already cutting beams into pieces five or six feet long. It is in that form that the material will be sent to steelmakers who will melt it down in huge ovens to make new products.
A grappler and magnet at Hugo Neu’s Jersey City junkyard
Kelman said Hugo Neu had a work force of nearly one hundred people working on the scrap metal from the World Trade Center, including 25 workers assigned to girder cutting, working around the clock in twelve-hour shifts. Kelman told the AP that the steel from the Twin Towers was sliced into pieces with industrial guillotines or blow torches and thrown in with other scrap before being shipped to smelters in Asia. Alan Ratner, president of Metal Management Northeast, the second junkyard processing the steel, said his firm had 40 to 60 people working on the job.
The people at Hugo Neu and Metal Management Northeast were obviously engaged in a hasty effort to cut up the steel, mix it with other scrap, and export it to distant Asian smelters. The real purpose behind this effort was to prevent the steel from being properly examined and becoming evidence that could expose the real cause of the explosive demolition that claimed nearly 2,800 lives. The crucial roles played by Hugo Neu and Metal Management in the recycling of the steel did not happen by accident but were part of a well organized plan to ensure the destruction of the evidence from the World Trade Center.
Having contacted the key players involved in the destruction of the steel, I have not found one that is willing to discuss the subject. I have, therefore, relied primarily on press articles and other information in the public domain to try to piece together the arrangement by which this critical part of the 9/11 cover up was carried out.
MOSSAD CREATES THE NETWORK
Knowing there would be a huge amount of structural steel remaining after the explosive demolition of the Twin Towers, the terror masterminds put in place a network to manage the destruction of the steel, the solid evidence that could expose their crime. One scrap metal dealer, Hugo Neu Schnitzer East of Jersey City, already had the contract with New York City to recycle steel from the Fresh Kills dump on Staten Island, where the first truckloads of steel from the World Trade Center were taken. Hugo Neu reportedly wound up processing some 250,000 tons, nearly 90 percent of the steel from the rubble, by cutting it up into pieces shorter than 60 inches, mixing it with other scrap, and sending it to Asian steel mills.
The second generation German-Jewish scrap dealer was certainly well prepared to handle the massive job. In August 2001, Hugo Neu was engaged in a private-public project to dredge the narrow, two-mile Claremont Channel that ships used to reach its yard. The channel, which was only 10 feet deep in places, was dredged to a depth of 34 feet. Because the dredging was done to improve shipping for Hugo Neu, the company paid $24 million while the New Jersey Office of Maritime Resources paid $20.5 million. The dredging allowed larger ships to load at Hugo Neu’s Claremont facility, which is exactly what was required to export the 9/11 steel on ocean-going vessels to Asia.
To broker the deals with Asian mills Hugo Neu had created a global trading division in 1999, headed by two veteran ferrous metal traders from Marc Rich and Glencore AG in Switzerland. But why would Hugo Neu invest $24 million in dredging the channel and create a global trading division when scrap iron prices were at the lowest levels in 50 years?
As the Business Wire reported from New York in January 1999:
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 19, 1999–Hugo Neu Corporation and Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., who jointly own and operate an extensive network of scrap metal collection, processing and recycling facilities throughout the United States, announced today the formation of a new jointly owned international trading venture.
The new venture, known as Hugo Neu Schnitzer Global Trade LLC, will build on the years of experience and expertise of Hugo Neu and Schnitzer in the international ferrous scrap metal markets and their long-term industry leadership in scrap metal processing and recycling operations. The principal officers of this venture will be Nathan K. Fruchter and Jehuda Saar, formerly co-managers of the ferrous scrap department of Glencore AG in Europe, who bring extensive experience and commodity trading know-how with them. Combined with the processing, recycling and trading capabilities of Hugo Neu and Schnitzer, Hugo Neu Schnitzer Global Trade will offer an unparalleled array of services and a broader scrap supply to a large base of overseas and domestic customers.
The new trading venture will maintain executive offices in New York and will purchase scrap and other commodities from suppliers in Eastern and Western Europe, Australia, South Africa and other foreign countries for sale to steel mills and foundries around the world.
The price of scrap steel was at a 50-year low from 2001-2003.
January 1999 seems like an odd time for Hugo Neu to have created a global trading division in ferrous scrap metal considering that the price of scrap iron had plunged 50 percent and was at its lowest point in 50 years – between $70-80 per ton. Having fallen from $150 per ton in late 1998, the price of scrap steel remained very low between 2001-2003, exactly the period when the steel from the World Trade Center was exported to Asian mills halfway around the world. With shipping costs running about $25 per ton, the cost of shipping steel to Asia devoured most of the dealer’s profit margin. As Robert Kelman of Hugo Neu told the Record of New Jersey in November 2001, “I’m hoping I net $5 a ton, but I don’t know.”
The two recyclers who bought the steel from the World Trade Center were taking on a huge amount of steel in the most depressed scrap market of their time. Was there a hidden partner directing the destruction of the steel? Why didn’t Hugo Neu simply sell the high quality steel from the World Trade Center to U.S. mills and save money on the cost of shipping? It seems that there must have been a hidden imperative behind the decision to sell the steel to distant Asian steel mills.
If Hugo Neu’s role in exporting the steel to Asia was part of the 9/11 cover up, the “principal officers” of Hugo Neu Schnitzer Global Trade would have been part of the conspiracy. This is how Jehuda Saar and Nathan K. Fruchter describe their history with Hugo Neu:
After spending their early professional careers with the Marc Rich Group both in the US and the UK, the principals of Idoru Trading Corp, Nathan K. Fruchter and Jehuda Saar, took over the Ferrous Scrap division at Glencore in Europe in 1994. They ran the division until 1999 when they were recruited by then US scrap giants Schnitzer Steel and Hugo Neu Corp. to set up their new international division, Hugo Neu Schnitzer Global Trade LLC (HNSGT).
In 2001 the two left HNSGT and created a new ferrous scrap division, Idoru LLC, for the Midland Group, combining their extensive experience in global ferrous scrap trade with Midland’s steel expertise in Ukraine and the CIS. By 2005 the Midland Group completed their spin-off of the scrap division, and Idoru Trading was born.
It is not known when Saar and Fruchter actually left Hugo Neu Global Trading and went to work for the Midland Group, which was founded by two Russian Jews, Alex Shnaider and Eduard Shifrin. Fruchter told me that he had been fired from Hugo Neu in January 2000, which is certainly not true because a November 2000 article in the International Herald Tribune describes Nathan Fruchter as “vice president of the international trading division of Hugo Neu Corporation in Manhattan.” It was obvious that Fruchter did not want to tell me when he actually left Hugo Neu, but why would he want to conceal that?
It seems very likely that Fruchter and Saar had Zionist partners working on both ends of their deals. That is to say that the deals concerning the crucial steel evidence from the World Trade Center were probably done within a closed trading network of Zionist agents, with Alex Shnaider, for example, an Israeli who migrated to Israel from the Ukraine when he was 4 years old. Like Marc Rich, Shnaider’s Midland Group also has an office in Hong Kong. From their early days with Marc Rich and Glencore, on to Hugo Neu and the Midland Group, Saar and Fruchter have always worked for companies closely tied to Israel and the Mossad. In 2006, the Belgian Jew Jehuda Saar emigrated from Teaneck, New Jersey, to Israel with his family. His mission in the United States was evidently finished.
THE ZIONIST JUNKYARDS
If the scrapyards that handled the steel from the World Trade Center were part of a Zionist conspiracy we would expect to find that the junkyards themselves were Zionist-owned operations. This would be consistent with the thesis that 9/11 is a conspiracy in which the key players are all dedicated Zionist partisans of the state of Israel. The junkyards would need to be under Zionist control in order to facilitate the secure destruction of the steel. This is exactly what we find with Hugo Neu Schnitzer East and Metal Management Northeast, the two junkyards that processed the steel from the World Trade Center.
Hugo Neu was a Jewish immigrant from Cologne who headed Associated Metals and Minerals Corp. (AMMC) in New York with two other German Jewish immigrants, Dr. Meno Lissauer and his brother-in-law, Walter M. Rothschild. The Hugo Neu company was started in 1947 and is still run by the tightly knit Neu family. The chairman and chief executive, John L. Neu, is the son of the founder, and Robert Kelman, the general manager, is his brother-in-law. Hugo Neu’s vice president in charge of environmental and public affairs is Wendy K. Neu, Neu’s wife and Kelman’s sister. The father of Robert and Wendy was Captain Peter B. Kelman, a Hugo Neu business associate for nearly 40 years before his death in April 2005. The Kelman family managed the shipping part of the Hugo Neu business. Captain Kelman headed a firm of marine surveyors, Peter B. Kelman & Sons, Hugo Neu’s principal marine surveyor in its export business.
Hugo Neu’s Zionist character can be seen by its investment in an Israeli venture capital fund called the Agua-Agro Fund, which is managed by an Israeli named Nir Belzer. Belzer also happens to be the senior manager and co-founder of Israel’s Millennium Materials Technologies Funds with a man named Oren Gafri. Gafri’s biographical sketch says he served as an executive of the Israeli Aircraft Industries Ltd (IAI), Bedek Division, as the Manager of Materials and Process, in charge of the Chemical, Metallurgical, Composite and Non Destructive Testing (NDT) facilities, Labs and R&D from 1979 to 1989. The key connections linking IAI, Bedek, ATASCO, and Shaul Eisenberg with 9/11 are discussed in Chapter 2, “The Planes of 9/11”.
Gafri trained at Israel’s Nuclear Research Center (Dimona) in the Negev Desert, where explosive coatings using nanotechnology are developed. Gafri is a specialist in energetic nano-composite coatings exactly like the one that was found in the dust of the World Trade Center. For the junkyard that destroyed most of the steel from the Twin Towers to be invested with an Israeli fund manager who develops such coatings is noteworthy, to say the least.
METAL MANAGEMENT & CIBC WORLD MARKETS
Metal Management Northeast (MMNE) of Newark was the other junkyard that handled a large amount of steel from the World Trade Center. This scrapyard facility had been a family-owned business, formerly known as Naporano Iron & Metal Co. (and NIMCO Shredding Co.), before being acquired by Metal Management, Inc. of Chicago in July 1998. In March 2001, six months before 9/11, Metal Management, Inc. announced that Alan D. Ratner had replaced Andrew J. Naporano as president of MMNE. Although he had sold his family business, Naporano remained at the company through 2001 and acted as “the consultant” to the Department of Design and Construction on the removal of the steel.
With the fall of the price of scrap steel, the junkyard industry faced financial pressures in the late 1990s. Burdened by its acquisitions in a depressed market, Metal Management Inc. filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2000. Daniel W. Dienst, a managing director with CIBC World Markets, was hired to turn the company around and became a director of Metal Management in June 2001. CIBC World Markets was also known as CIBC Oppenheimer, which became a subsidiary of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce after CIBC acquired New York-based Oppenheimer & Co. in 1997. When Dienst later became chairman of the board for Metal Management Inc., in April 2003, he was still a managing director at CIBC World Markets, where he remained until January 2004. Today, after a merger with Sims Group, Dienst is Group CEO of Sims Metal Management, Ltd. The Hugo Neu Corporation has also merged with the Australia-based Sims Group. The two companies created a joint venture corporation in 2005 known as Sims Hugo Neu Company. The merger created a new division, Hugo Neu Recycling.
At CIBC World Markets, Dienst worked under David Jonathan Kassie, chairman and CEO, and Lior Bregman, the Israeli who was managing director of CIBC World Markets and its predecessor Oppenheimer & Co., from 1988 to 2001. In May 2001, the Jerusalem Post reported that CIBC was the No. 1 underwriter in Israel and had underwritten more than $4.5 billion worth of merger and acquisitions transactions during the previous five years in Israel. “CIBC Oppenheimer has been the driving force behind investment in Israel since the early 1990s,” Kassie said. In 2001, CIBC was also providing research for almost 100 Israeli companies, mainly hi-tech firms, the Post reported.
Kassie, a devoted Zionist, has participated in the Macabiah Games in Israel. He is also involved in the major Zionist organizations in Canada and the United States, and is a director of the Shoah Foundation. Under his leadership, CIBC World Markets invested in an Israeli venture capital fund called the Genesis Funds, where Lior Bregman was a partner. Bregman, as managing director of equity research at CIBC Oppenheimer, is well known to the Israeli high tech community. With a background as a military analyst, he coordinated communications equipment activity.
Kassie, Bregman, and Dienst were key players on the team of Zionists behind the takeover of Metal Management Inc. in 2000-2001. When the crucial steel evidence was removed from the World Trade Center and taken to the junkyards of Metal Management Northeast and Hugo Neu Schnitzer East it was being taken to companies that were controlled by dedicated partisans of the Zionist cause and the state of Israel.
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