Posted: 4/7/2012 3:20:55 PM
Originally Posted by BMA:
World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein said,
"Hopefully this thorough report puts to rest the various 9/11 conspiracy theories, which dishonor the men and women who lost their lives on that terrible day."
Sorry Larry but you're wrong. It's a dishonor to those men and women if the American people blindly accept what they were told instead of engaging in critical thinking.
The sheep will get in line and follow the leader. And I'm not talking about you BMA. I'm talking about the people that simply dismiss any possibilities because "our gov't wouldn't possibly think about harming people". It's one thing to do research and come to the conclusion that the gov't isn't hiding anything (although I don't know how one would). It's quite another to be naive enough to think that the gov't always has the best intentions for us.
It sounds to me as if Larry Silverstein wants us to be sheep. Then again, this is Larry Silverstein we're talking about...
Six months before the 9/11 attacks the World Trade Center was "privatized" by being leased to a private sector developer. The lease was purchased by the Silverstein Group for $3.2 billion. "This is a dream come true," Larry Silverstein said. "We will be in control of a prized asset, and we will seek to develop its potential, raising it to new heights."
It was well-known by the city of New York that the WTC was an asbestos bombshell. For years, the Port Authority treated the building like an aging dinosaur, attempting on several occasions to get permits to demolish the building for liability reasons, but being turned down due the known asbestos problem. Further, it was well-known the only reason the building was still standing until 9/11 was because it was too costly to disassemble the twin towers floor by floor since the Port Authority was prohibited legally from demolishing the buildings. [Arctic Beacon]
Also, the towers required some $200 million in renovations and improvements, most of which related to removal and replacement of building materials declared to be health hazards in the years since the towers were built.
Other New York developers had been driven into bankruptcy by the costly mandated renovations, and $200 million represented an entire year's worth of revenues from the World Trade Towers.
Silverstein may have had nothing to do with the events of 9/11. But 3.2 billion is a lot of dough.