Confessed 9/11 terrorist Silverstein “helps NYC shine”

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By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today editor

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President of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) Steve Spinola is a huge fan – and an admitted friend and associate – of confessed 9/11 terrorist Larry Silverstein. In a Real Estate Weekly puff piece published yesterday, Spinola puts the spin-ola on Silverstein’s meteoric rise to fame as the man who admitted to “pulling” or demolishing World Trade Center 7 – and, by implication, the Twin Towers as well.

Spinola’s tribute to Silverstein is headlined Downtown champ Silverstein helps city shine on global stage.” This could be an oblique reference to Silverstein’s role in the events of September 11th, 2001, which made New York City “shine on the global stage” in unprecedented fashion.

Is Spinola aware of Silverstein’s 9/11 crimes and covertly alluding to them, in the typical style of Straussian neocon doublespeak?  Get a load of this sentence:

“Larry Silverstein has had a profound effect on Lower Manhattan’s skyline.”

Truer words were never spoken.

By admittedly participating in the decision to “pull” Building 7, in the wake of the controlled demolitions of his Twin Towers, Silverstein certainly did exert a “profound effect” on the skyline.

Another Spinola howler begins: “After signing a groundbreaking 99-year lease for the original World Trade Center, Larry shocked the world…”

…by blowing up the white-elephant condemned-for-asbestos buildings he bought two months earlier, after doubling the terror insurance and changing the policy to cash-payout – then doubling THAT sum by claiming double-indemnity due to the “two completely separate and unrelated terrorist attacks” – namely, the two planes?

Alas, Spinola veers away from the truth and merely tells us Larry shocked the world “by declaring his intention to rebuild the site following the tragedy of September 11.”

What has really shocked the world is Larry’s managing to survive this long without being shot, strangled, garrotted, pummeled, decapitated, and/or defenestrated by one or more angry family members of 9/11 victims.

Though Larry Silverstein has thus far escaped justice, both the legal and vigilante varieties, he does not seem to have fully eluded the ravages of whatever conscience he may possess. According to reports, Silverstein has been suffering from deep depression. Is Spinola’s fawning article an effort to cheer Silverstein up?


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Despite his depression, Silverstein has leveraged his multi-billion-dollar 9/11 insurance fraud bonanza to become one of the biggest players in global real estate. The self-confessed demolisher of Building 7 and close friend of Netanyahu is now one of the biggest Zionist crime kingpins on the planet.

Spinola winds up his arse-kissing article:

“I would like to thank Larry Silverstein for his unwavering commitment to bettering New York…”

Um…shouldn’t that be “battering New York” ?

 

 

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Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is Host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly LIVE call in radio show. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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  1. yeah sure.. and rudy guiliani is America’s mayor and a hero!
    a commercial jet did stunt pilot aerobatics into the pentagon without damaging the lawn at all,
    and also magically left no holes punched where engines should have hit really hard..
    conveniently right into an accounting department that was gonna be audited for 2.3 trillion “missing”…
    NEXT!

  2. yeah I bet he’s depressed about the BBC announcing WTC-7 was already down,
    about 24 minutes before his little order was given to “pull it”.. sooo inconvenient!

  3. This cruel and inhuman man decided to “pull it” and they complied? Re-read the comments here and think about one man deciding to blow up his own building and someone followed his order and blew up a downtown building without concern for public safety? The many reportedly killed by whatever they were that flew into the buildings, people falling, the falling man appears to have bound arms and legs and muffled to me, with human tragedy all around, one man gave someone the order to pull it, and they did, and the law enforcement agencies at any level filed charges on who? What this man has done is appalling and worthy of a death sentence.

  4. This cruel and inhuman man decided to “pull it” and they complied? Re-read the comments here and think about one man deciding to blow up his own building and someone followed his order and blew up a downtown building without concern for public safety? The many reportedly killed by whatever they were that flew into the buildings, people falliung, the falling man appears to have bound arms and legs and muffled to me, with human tragedy all around, one man gave someone the order to pull it, and they did, and the law enforcement agencies at any level filed charges on who?

  5. Well done, Kevin! Brilliant article, hope ‘Lucky Larry’ gets to see it! Might clear up his ‘depression’; after all, he must have a sense of humour (humor to you guys!); if he didn’t have one to start with, he must by now, laughing all the way to the bank!

  6. The only depression that “Lucky Larry” should be suffering from is due to a lack of war with Iran/Syria and AIPAC’s diminishing victories on Capitol Hill.

    The world has awoken.

    • I wish I could be that optimistic. These people are nothing if not resourceful, and I expect they will get their war, one way or another.

  7. Is Spinola aware of Silverstein’s 9/11 crimes and covertly alluding to them, in the typical style of Straussian neocon doublespeak? Get a load of this sentence

    “Larry Silverstein has had a profound effect on Lower Manhattan’s skyline.”

    Truer words were never spoken.

    Brian LOL!

    • From 911research.wtc7, excerpt from the article

      A region of several square miles was blanketed by fine powder resulting from the explosive collapses of the Twin Towers. This powder, consisting of the pulverized remains of non-metallic components and contents of the Towers, contained significant percentages of asbestos. 1 An analysis of dust within three days of the attack found that some of the dust was four percent asbestos. 2 This asbestos release may be a public health time bomb, because thousands of people breathed dust from the collapses. It remains to be seen how many if them will become victims of the EPA’s false assurances that the air was safe to breathe.

      A report by the Arnold & Porter law firm provides some details on the asbestos application and removal.

      The WTC Towers were built from 1968 to 1972. A slurry mixture of asbestos and cement was sprayed on as fireproofing material. But this practice was banned by the New York City Council in 1971. This halted the spraying, but not before hundreds of tons of the material had been applied. Some but not all of it was later removed in an abatement program.

      While providing no quantitative data beyond that there were “hundreds of tons” of the asbestos-containing material, we note that the ban went into effect near the end of the Towers’ construction, so we can assume that asbestos covered the steel skeletons through most of the height of each of the Towers.

    • From NBC News, excerpt from the article

      Oct. 5 — In the weeks since the World Trade Center was attacked, evidence is mounting that large quantities of asbestos were showered down on lower Manhattan. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has 16 stationary air-quality reading stations throughout ground zero and has been studying the debris regularly, has said that 34 dust samples (out of 128 studied) and a handful of air readings have been positive for significant asbestos. But a new study by independent researchers suggests even more asbestos was released than those EPA tests have revealed—and in a potentially more dangerous form, NEWSWEEK has learned.

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