By now you no doubt have heard about the AIG bailout ... (and more and more bailouts for the CIA front AIG). Well if so then just consider the following excerpts from an article entitled "The Secret (Insurance) Agent Men" by Los Angeles Times staff writer Mark Fritz, originally published on September 22nd, 2000.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. They knew which factories to burn, which bridges to blow up, which cargo ships could be sunk in good conscience. They had pothole counts for roads used for invasion and head counts for city blocks marked for incineration.
And knowing how to take down skyscrapers, by having access to the blueprints and construction details for buildings, like the WTC that was conveniently on file with an AIG subsidiary controlled by "Hank" Greenberg, once offered the Deputy Director's of the CIA, that had provided technical and industrial insurance for the Twin Towers?
Greenberg's also a member of the "New World Order" groups, the CFR and Trilateral Commission.
And having intimate knowledge needed for the demo teams to place the thermite charges in strategic locations?
"Hank's" son, Jeffrey, was the head of Marsh & McLennan Companies. The financial services company that American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the building as part of the attacks, their offices composed the entire impact zone, which was between floors 93 and 99. No one present in the offices at the time survived the attack, nor did any info about possible fraudulent bond trading schemes and their very cozy relationship with one of America's premier crime families, the Bushies.
Newly declassified U.S. intelligence files tell the remarkable story of the ultra-secret Insurance Intelligence Unit, a component of the Office of Strategic Services, a forerunner of the CIA, and its elite counterintelligence branch X-2.
the unit mined standard insurance records for blueprints of bomb plants, timetables of tide changes and thousands of other details about targets, from a brewery in Bangkok to a candy company in Bergedorf. 'They used insurance information as a weapon of war,' said Greg Bradsher, a historian and National Archives expert on the declassified records.
The men behind the insurance unit were OSS head William "Wild Bill" Donovan and California-born insurance magnate Cornelius V. Starr. Starr had started out selling insurance to Chinese in Shanghai in 1919 and, over the next 50 years, would build what is now American International Group, one of the biggest insurance companies in the world.
Starr sent insurance agents into Asia and Europe even before the bombs stopped falling and built what eventually became AIG, which today has its world headquarters in the same downtown New York building where the tiny OSS unit toiled in the deepest secrecy.
If the insurance business was heavily involved in OSS covert operations during World War II, it is most definitely NOT a leap of logic to suspect that the world's biggest insurer today (AIG) is also heavily involved in them. This is particularly the case when you consider that, as the L.A. Times article explained, the man who ran the OSS's insurance intel unit is the same man who established AIG.
Not much of leap of logic for the WTC owner, "Lucky" Larry Silverstein, who was looking at a one billion dollar cost to remove the asbestos from the WTC, but instead, wound up collecting a cool 4.6 BILLION in insurance for some buildings he had owned only a few weeks prior to 9/11.
"Lucky" Larry insisted on a clause in that policy specifically covering "acts of terrorism."
Yes, "lucky" indeed to have clairvoyance and a close friend like AIG's "Hank" Greenberg.
What exactly the insurance related covert operations currently involve I (obviously) don't know. It stands to reason, however, that whatever they do involve, a bankruptcy of the world's biggest insurer would likely be very disruptive to them. In other words, the federal government was probably *extremely* motivated to save AIG for reasons that aren't going to be acknowledged in the mainstream or alternative press. Matt Savinar November 11, 2008
Wall Street and DC will keep pouring money and more money into AIG to keep it afloat. Can't afford to let that "spook" bank fall, there would be too many secrets spilling out of the debris.