Forget for one moment everything you’ve been told about September 11, 2001.
…once you strip away the emotional rhetoric and the fear-inducing imagery, we’re left with a simple truth: 9/11 was a crime. And as with any crime, there is one overriding imperative that detectives must follow to identify the perpetrators: Follow the money.
The deal was unusual in a variety of ways. Although the Port Authority carried only $1.5 billion of insurance coverage on the WTC complex, which earlier that year had been valued at $1.2 billion, Silverstein had insisted on doubling that amount, insuring the buildings for $3.55 billion.
After the Twin Towers collapsed, Silverstein walked away with $4.55 billion, the largest single insurance settlement ever.
It took 13 years before the US released the 9/11 classified report that links the hijackers to the government of Saudi Arabia.
Even though 15 out of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens, the US sells the Saudi $350 billion worth of arms.
Meanwhile, the US starts a war in Afghanistan and invades Iraq due to alleged weapons of mass destruction (WMD). More than a million civilians dead, the oil wells captured by US-oil companies, and the countries in warzone, no WMD was ever found.
Which country is next?