Skip to comments.Two Foreign-Owned Companies Have Airport Security in WTC Attack
Posted on 09/16/2001 12:15:37 PM PDT by jedediah smith
While it is possible that Tuesday's WTC attack could have been the result of sloppy airport security, the natural suspicion is that the terrorists had inside help to permit them to smuggle their weapons onboard. Obviously this points a finger at the organization and/or persons in charge of security at the airports. The Newark Airport security is handled by the Ports Authority, a quasi-governmental agency which also has security for WTC. The Dulles Airport security is also handled by a government agency. Both of these could easily have been infiltrated by terrorists or their accomplices. But even more interestingly, security at the Logan International Aiport in Boston was contracted out by the Mass. Port Authority to two companies, Globe Aviation Services of Irving, Texas and Huntleigh USA Corp. of St. Louis. If we explore further, some motivation may be uncovered that would give reason for these firms to cooperate with the terrorists.
Huntleigh USA was bought out in 1999 by ICTS International (International Consultants on Targeted Security). [See http://stlouis.bcentral.com/stlouis/stories/1999/03/08/daily18.html] which is headquartered in the Netherlands, and most of their business is in Europe. Chairman Ezra Harel and Menachem Atzmon control 47% of the stock (see http://www.hoovers.com/co/capsule/4/0%2C2163%2C51774%2C00.html.) Their speciality seems to be "passenger profiling," which consists of interviewing passengers and profiling them accordingly. In addition they conduct "advanced passenger screening, most likely a euphemism for computerized database searches of passenger lists for prospective terrorists or potentially dangerous passengers. In this case it would appear that their procedures failed. There is no information available which would detail exactly what their security responsibilities are at Logan International. Their website has a lot of pages that say "This section will be coming soon."
ICTS International, Harel and Atzmon have questionable backgrounds. In a June 26, 2001 report (see http://www.union-network.org/uniproperty.nsf/8d3b4efea6501bdec12568950046cdc2/3cc751aff1684489c1256a760026c470?OpenDocument) the AFL-CIO urged sharelholders of ICTS to vote against a proposal for issuing more stock, because "ICTS continues to make major investments outside of its core business of aviation security services. Many of these investments may be high risk and also raise conflict of interest concerns as many involved businesses affiliated with Supervisory Board Chairman, Ezra Harel, and boardmember Menachem Atzmon, or their holding company Leedan Business Enterprises...ICTS's investment strategy shows disturbing similarities to a previous Harel venture, AP Industries, where bondholders may have lost up to half of their original investment. According to a New York Times article, 'AP Industries sold $100 million in "junk bonds" to finance an acquisition binge. Numerous acquisitions later, the case [was] spent, mostly on money-losing operations, including one bought from the company's chairman' (NY Times, 7/28/89). AP Industries was forced to file for bankruptcy shortly after."
This same group of people have also been involved with another bankrupt company, Pioneer Commercial Funding Corp (see http://www.secinfo.com/dUScp.4f893.htm and http://biz.yahoo.com/e/010329/pcfc.ob.html). As examples of the links between the two, M. Albert Nissim was president of Pioneer and had served as president of ICTS. Boaz Harel, Ezra's brother, had served as Chairman of the Board of Pioneer and Chairman of ICTS USA, an indirect subsidiary of Leedan International Holdings B.V.
It has been proposed that a possible motivation for the WTC attack was to destroy all the financial records contained inside. There was probably tons of such evidence of fraud by Wall Street which are now gone. As an example, GATA, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, had filed a lawsuit against numerous parties that were allegedly manipulating the price of gold: Alan Greenspan, Goldman-Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Chase Manhattan, Lawrence Summers, and the Bank of International Settlements. The defendants' motion to dismiss was scheduled to be heard this fall. These groups were allegedly collaborating to short gold and put the proceeds in the stock market, which helped Bill Clinton look good during the ensuing boom. If those associated with ICTS had also been involved in financial fraud such as this, as their alleged junk bond selling mentioned above, they would have had good motivation to allow the terrorist attack to take place. Logan International, where ICTS has security, was the site where both planes departed that eventually hit the WTC. The terrorists that got by them were not aiming for any other targets.
It is also worth mentioning that the Netherlands, location of ICTS' headquarters, is an ultra-liberal NWO country that has been very cozy with Bill Clinton. The NWO's World Court is also located there at the Hague. ICTS definitely warrants further investigation.
The case of Globe Aviation is a slightly different story. It turns out that Globe is owned by Pinkerton-Burns. The famous company founded by Allan Pinkerton, who guarded Abraham Lincoln on his presidential first campaign, was merged with Burns International by their owner, Securitas Group of Sweden. Securitas acquired Pinkerton in 1999, and later that year bought APS on the west coast and First Security in the northeast. In August 2000 they acquired Burns International, the second largest security company in the US (see http://www.securitasgroup.com/www\secgroup\securitasEn.nsf/Securitaskoncernen/800?OpenDocument).
Securitas has also been actively acquiring European security firms as well. They have firms in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Canada and Mexico.
It doesn't seem to be a good idea to have foreign-owned companies operating security in America. As was already exposed by the excellent research of rdavis84, Nita Nupress and many other Freepers, the bombed McMurrah federal building in OKC was "guarded" by Akal, a Sikh Indian firm. It seems more than coincidental that we now have had two record-setting terrorist events which should have been prevented by foreign-owned security firms which were supposedly "protecting" the public. Even if there is no sinister conspiracy afoot, their track record suggests we should immediately discontinue this practice.
Looking a little closer at Globe Aviation Services, I found this complaint about them on the Internet (see http://www.northworstair.org/globe/): a Mr. Ronald Riley evidently experienced damage to his computer while it was being handled during the "predeparture screening process." Mr. Riley had difficulty even finding a phone number for Globe Aviation, and when he did, the only response was an answering machine. His calls were never returned. The only address he could find was a P.O. Box. In his own words, Globe appears to be a "shiftless, fly by night operation." Actually it appears to be a government cut-out. It is common in the security business for some of these companies to hire ex-government law enforcement/intelligence officers. This is certainly true in the case of Burns and Pinkerton, Globe's parent companies, and is most likely the case with Globe as well. The use of such government-speak phrases in their letter such as "predeparture security screening" points further towards government involvement.
There is no denying that Securitas is the company ultimately responsible for this security lapse, if that was indeed all it was. They issued a press release on their website which says the following (from http://www.securitasgroup.com/www/secgroup/SecuritasEn.nsf/e917820d82045e99c125691c004fcad9/b99c2396a8e3fba2c1256ac600608caf?OpenDocument) [Note: why is this long URL necessary?]:
"Burns' subsidiary, Globe Security, takes care of passenger checks for American Airlines at Boston's airport. There is nothing to indicate that checks were not performed correctly, in accordance with our instructions. The information available to date regarding the 'weapons' that were used 'pen knives and box cutters'- also indicates that no forbidden weapons were carried on board by passengers. Our contract with American Airlines binds us to confidentiality and specific inquiries should be made to the FBI.
"There is speculation in the media and the world of finance regarding the effects of this atrocity on Securitas. Suggestions range from presumed large claims for damages to fantastic business deals as a result of an increased requirement for security. We are gathering our resources in order to help in any way we can in the immediate crisis and will not take part in any form of speculation. We have delivered security and handled associated risks for 150 years and have learned that prosperity grows better in a peaceful world than in a world at war that is terror-filled. It is prosperity that in its turn generates demand for our services.
"No individual or single organization alone can fight evil or change the world. But we can all do something. Our responsibility in Securitas is to continue to strive to deliver first-rate security and by doing that, make our contribution to a better future."
Note: the following are the latest FAA regulations on airport security from Title 14 Part 107.21 (from the e-CFR at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_14/14cfr107_00.html):
(a) "Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section [which provides for law enforcement exemptions-JS], no person may have an explosive, incendiary, or deadly or dangerous weapon on or about the individual's person or accessible property"
Maybe in Sweden so-called "box cutters" are harmless, but the ones we use in America are definitely dangerous, as just proven by the terrorists. If Securitas can't tell a dangerous weapon when they see it, they need to get out of the security business.
However, if this was not just a security lapse, but rather a purposeful effort to allow terrorists to accomplish their horrible act of brutality upon innocent people, the question is why? There are probably several answers; a simple one may be inferred from the following statement (from http://www.hoovers.com/cgi- bin/offsite?site=HBN&url=http://www.northernlight.com/nlquery.fcg^qr=Securitas&si= SOURCE%5E%3D1&eek=SOURCE%5E%3D314&us=025&cc=&sb.x=47&sb.y=21):
STOCKHOLM, Aug 13, 2001 (AFX-Europe via COMTEX)--Securitas AB has been downgraded to 'hold' from 'buy' by Danske Securities because it expects the stock to become increasingly vulnerable to a sector rotation away from defensive stocks."
But there exists an even more important reason: they may be aligned with Bill Clinton and the NWO. According to Dr. John Coleman, a former MI6 agent, Clinton was chosen and put in office by a group of super rich European elites he terms the "Committee of 300." See his book by the same name for more details. One of their main goals is to create a Third World War revolving around the conflict between the Arabs and Jews. The Committee of 300 is a satanic group and they ultimately control or manipulate the myriad of anti-Christian secret societies in the world. The purpose of their contrived WWIII is to bring about the destruction of Israel and Christianity. Such a conflict and the ensuing chaos will cause the world to beg for the supposed solution: a stable one-world government which will enslave mankind.
You may have noticed the media subtly but constantly bombarding us with the phrase "Attack on America" on our TV screens. Even local affiliates are parroting it. This is most likely attributable to the Tavistock Institute, a previously hidden arm of the Committee of 300 which Dr. Coleman exposed. This psychological research organization has conducted extensive testing to see how much stress and information overload mass populations can take before they become numb, which they term "long range penetration." Tavistock originates new psychological phrases and plants them in the culture through the controlled media. They created the phrase "Gulf War Crisis" after arranging that war. The rapid institution by the media of this latest phrase, "Attack on America," designed to psychologically instill fear in Americans, greatly suggests that it originated with Tavistock, which thus points a finger at the Committee of 300 as being ultimately behind this horrible terrorist attack.
Interestingly, the Oslo accords, designed to destroy Israel, were secretly negotiated in the Nordic area where Securitas is headquartered. (If you recall they were signed in Washington on Sept. 13, 1993, and Clinton forced Arafat and Rabin to shake hands.) According to Israeli journalist Barry Chamish, Yitzhak Rabin was murdered by the NWO because he was beginning to have second thoughts about the Oslo accords (See Chamish's book "Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin" for the real story about who, how and why Rabin was murdered.) He has also published numerous reports on the Internet about how the NWO is trying to take over Jerusalem and destroy Israel through their political machinations through various secret societies. Chamish has had three attempts on his life because of what he has exposed. It would appear that there may be some Scandinavian/NWO connection between the WTC terrorism attack, the Rabin murder, the Oslo accords and the planned destruction of Israel.
As a matter of fact, Chamish was just told this exact thing in Israel. In the last few days he met with the head of Israel's most powerful opposition party, Michael Kleiner of the Herut Movement, along with numerous other party members. Some of them told him that the same people are/were behind the Oslo "peace" process, the Rabin murder and the terrorist attack (see http://www.rumormillnews.net/cgi-bin/config.pl?read=11513).
With respect to Globe Aviation and possible political motivations, I can also personally add that their parent company, Burns International, seems to be sided with the NWO. A friend of mine knows someone who has a small private security firm in a city and county that have seen their governments virtually overtaken by the NWO. This security owner is a very outspoken Christian, publicly speaking out against abortion, etc. and then he suddenly lost four major contracts with large companies. His company was replaced by Burns International in every instance.
It may also be noteworthy that recently Bill Clinton was interviewed on TV at the scene of the WTC disaster. Two people I know saw it, and said that as Clinton finished the interview, he had a visible smirk on his face as though he was pleased with the catastrophe. This terrible calamity upon our great nation has all the earmarks of being masterminded by Clinton's Committee of 300 backers, who have taken advantage of the Arab/Israeli conflict to manipulate the Arabs into igniting WWIII and further destroy America. May God have mercy on our once great nation and open our eyes to the tremendous evil that surrounds us.
Just over three years ago AP Industries, owner of a successful auto parts chain, sold $100 million in "junk bonds" to finance an acquisition binge.
Numerous acquisitions later, the cash has been spent, mostly on money-losing operations, including one bought from the company's chairman The company says it may have to file for protection under Federal bankruptcy laws because it does not have enough cash flow to service the bonds.
Ezra Harel, 39 years old, the chairman and chief executive, was paid $1.2 million last year. Most of that came from a bonus for helping to arrange the sale of the AP Auto Parts chain, the foundation of the company and the only operation with significant profits.
Money from that sale was spread around to numerous managers and directors, which is one reason the company has now run out of cash and failed to make the latest interest payment on the bond issue.
All told, fees and bonuses to insiders from the sale of the auto parts operations ate up $5.2 million of the $37 million in cash received. AP also got some securities which it is now trying to sell to raise some cash.
Mr. Harel, the sole shareholder, plans to move to Israel, while keeping his jobs, so the company is looking for a chief operating officer.
The bonds, which sold at just above par in June 1986, last traded on the American Stock Exchange a few weeks ago at 23 percent of par value. The company wants bondholders to accept an offer of $79.55 in cash for each $1,000 bond, plus some stock in the company and a bond that will not pay cash interest. The package appears to be worth roughly $200 to $250. Hillel Peled, the company's treasurer, says talks were under way with bondholder representatives but would not give details. Representatives of the bondholders could not be reached for comment.
Even including the interest they did receive, at 12.375 percent per year, bondholders seem likely to lose about half their original investment. That helps to explain why "junk bond" may be a more accurate term than "high yield bond."
"For horror stories about how lousy things can get for a bondholder, this is about as bad as you can get outside of bankruptcy," said John C. Boland, the publisher of Bankruptcy Values, a Baltimore-based newsletter for institutional investors.
Others involved with the company did a lot better than the bondholders. Bear, Stearns & Company, as the bond underwriter, picked up $3 million in fees when the bonds were issued. It gathered $1.8 million more after the bonds were issued for its work in arranging takeovers and the divestiture of the auto parts operation. Uzi Zucker, a managing director of Bear, Stearns, served on AP's board until he quit in November.
Mr. Zucker is on vacation and cannot be reached, a Bear, Stearns spokeswoman said. Mr. Peled, asked about the resignation, responded, "The formal explanation was that he was very busy and had other obligations." He referred further inquiries on the subject to Mr. Zucker.
When the auto parts operation was sold, to a leveraged buyout group organized by the Charterhouse Group, the British merchant banking firm, another director Elie Housman, was part of the buying group and also received a $1 million brokerage fee from the company.
Mr. Peled, in discussing the fees, said the company's financial problems were not so bad last August, when the auto parts operation was sold. "The business plan called for a much earlier turnaround," he explained.
Now, while the company sold could come up with more cash for its bondholders, Mr. Peled said, he thought the money was needed to help turn around operations. An electronics and metal components subsidiary, Nytronics, has been losing money at a rapid rate. Its franchise operations, Lee Myles transmission shops, are alos in the red. Its Burruss hardwood floor and furniture subsidiary is profitable but not nearly enough to offset the others.
All told, AP spent $81.6 million on buying subsidiaries, and so far has lost $43.8 million on them. What is more, each subsidiary has its own debts, with covenants that prevent any substantial amount of cash from being paid to the parent.
AP says it has two options if the bondholders do not agree to the swap. The first, unsurprisingly, is to file for bankruptcy. But it is the other that is indicative of the era: it would gamble with the money it does have left, spending cash and taking on new debt, to buy another company or two. The new debt would have first call on AP's assets, ahead of the current bondholders.
With his record, could Mr. Harel really pull that off, even with aid from Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc., the firms new investment banker? Probably not. But a decade ago, no one would have thought to suggest it as an option. The fact it is considered now is one more piece of evidence of just how speculative the investment world has become.
Thanks for this very comprehensive work up of "Motivations" for the WTC takedowns. You got a lot of it together that explains how much more has been accomplished than just the apparent "Kill the Great Satan" that most are looking at.
I'm sure some details of this will be focused in on and torn apart in minute detail, but still, things are not as simple as they appear and that's certain.
Couldn't have an old fashioned war anymore for many reasons, now they've Redefined War. But the purposes are still the same.
Much better written than I can do.
I don't know about the Committee of 300 but I agree with your ideas about the most likely outcome of WWWIII.
Was flamed big time for an earlier post I put on suggesting Democrats may have collaborated in this along with others. Thanks for a wonderful article giving motive to their madness.
Something tells me the above links may not last too long.
Golitely, I think the same thing about Hillary whenever I am forced to view her. But Barbara Olson may have the last laugh. Her second book about the Clintons comes out in a week.
(MS)/(C)NBC has gone with the "Attack on America" you mentioned. CNN is playing up "America's New War." Fox is "America United."
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