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9-11  -  7 Years After...

We should have lost our memories as well as our voices,
were it as easy to forget as to be silent.

- Tacitus, Agricola

Michael Chertoff, the nation's top domestic security official, is an Israeli national whose mother was a Mossad agent.  Chertoff is the key Zionist agent who has managed the "non-investigation" of 9-11, ordered the massive destruction of evidence, and censored the information that would expose the Israeli role in the crime of the century.


The Zionist Obstruction of Justice for 9-11 Victims

Alvin Hellerstein, the federal judge hearing the 9-11 lawsuits, is a Zionist devoted to the State of Israel.

His Talmud-thumping son has lived on a extremist Zionist settlement on the Israeli-occupied West Bank since 2001.

The key defendant in the 9-11 tort litigation is an Israeli airline security company owned by a convicted Likud criminal tied to Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, who made a secret visit to New York City the day before 9-11, and senior officers of Israeli intelligence.

How can Americans tolerate this blatant conflict of interest in the 9-11 tort litigation?

Answer:  The controlled media doesn't talk about it.  It's censored information in a nation that believes it has a "free press."

Last updated on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

Christopher Bollyn, the author, has worked
to solve the 9-11 crime since the day of the attacks.

By Christopher Bollyn

The judge in charge of all 9-11 lawsuits is closely tied to Israel, the Jewish state whose military intelligence is the key defendant in the 9-11 tort litigation.  U.S. district judge Alvin K. Hellerstein's only son, Joseph, is a Talmudist who lives in an illegal Jewish settlement on the West Bank (Modi'in).  The younger Hellerstein studies the anti-Christian Talmud, speaks Hebrew, and works for an Israeli law firm in Tel Aviv - since 2001. 

PROBLEM:  The key defendant in the 9-11 litigation is Huntleigh USA, the passenger screening company that failed to prevent 19 hijackers from boarding planes on 9-11.  Huntleigh is owned by the Israeli firm of ICTS, which is run by senior officers of Israeli intelligence.  Judge Hellerstein is pushing the relatives to reach out-of-court settlements in order to avoid any fair and open trial that would have to answer questions and lead to discovery of the Israeli criminal network behind 9-11.

Judge Hellerstein is clearly not suitable to oversee the 9-11 litigation given his clear conflict of interest.  Given the egregious conflict of interest in this massive and historic case, Hellerstein should step back and all the 9-11 cases should be re-instated and heard by an unbiased judge.  For Hellerstein to be allowed to continue and close the book on the 9-11 litigation without fair and open trials for the victims' families would be an absolute travesty of justice.

Note on Hellerstein's Talmudic beliefs and Zionist support:

Alvin K. Hellerstein is a devoted and practicing Talmudist and Zionist and his family belongs to and even heads organizations that practice and teach racial and religious discrimination on a daily basis.  Jewish law, as defined by the Talmud, discriminates between Jews and non-Jews.  (e.g. Gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has "exposed their money to Israel." - Baba Kamma 37b.)

Hellerstein is a member of The Jewish Center in New York, which teaches the Talmud and "considers Israel activism a core value." Israeli law, based on the Talmud, openly discriminates between Jews and non-Jews.  Naive Christians and Americans who are ignorant of these facts wrongly believe they are supporting a "democracy" in Israel.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Israel is a "Jews Only" democracy.  Non-Jews have virtually no rights under Israeli law.
The Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges applies to federal judges like Hellerstein. The following code is from Canon 2.  The second and third points apply directly to Judge Hellerstein's Talmudic beliefs and his long-standing family ties with Talmudic and Zionist causes -- and the State of Israel. 

    A.  A judge should respect and comply with the law and should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.

    B.  A judge should not allow family, social, or other relationships to influence judicial conduct or judgment. A judge should not lend the prestige of the judicial office to advance the private interests of others; nor convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge. A judge should not testify voluntarily as a character witness.

    C.  A judge should not hold membership in any organization that practices invidious discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, or national origin.

Judge Alvin Hellerstein's actions are protecting a key defendant in the 9-11 tort litigation - the Israeli passenger-screening company involved at the airports on 9-11.  Hellerstein is a Talmudist who is devoted to the State of Israel, where his son lives on an illegal Zionist settlement - on the occupied West Bank.   To whom is Judge Hellerstein loyal and why is this blatant conflict of interest on the part of the Zionist judge ignored by the U.S. media?


In a litigious nation like America, given the official version of 9-11, one would expect that some of the relatives of the thousands of people killed on 9-11 would be able to get a "fair and open trial" in which the airlines and their passenger screening companies would be held accountable for their serious failures that day.  Seven years later, however, not one victim's lawsuit has gone to trial in the 9-11 tort litigation presided over by Alvin K. Hellerstein, a federal judge in New York City.  Understanding why the 9-11 litigation has been completely obstructed requires understanding the key people involved in the tortuous process to deny discovery and justice for the victims of 9-11.

Hundreds of 9-11 survivors traveled to Washington to protest the failure to investigate at the U.S. Capitol in June 2002. Oddly, although Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman spoke at the rally of relatives, the event was not covered by any network, including C-Span.  The controlled media did not want the public to know the truth about 9-11.  Things have not changed.
Not one 9-11 victim's lawsuit has been tried in a U.S. court.
Is this the "American Way?" (Photo - Christopher Bollyn)


The closed trial and sentence of 5 years for Osama bin Laden�s driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, by a military tribunal in Cuba was "a hollow victory in the war on terror," the New York Times opined in their Sunday editorial of August 10, 2008.   The Hamdan verdict reached through the closed process of the secretive military tribunal at Guant�namo was "a blow to America�s standards of justice and image in the world," the nation's most prestigious newspaper wrote:

The rule of law, including fair and open trials, must be restored. Guant�namo needs to be shut down, as Mr. McCain has said many times. Detainees must be put on trial quickly in real courts, and those who are not guilty must be freed.

The New York Times knows it is on safe ice with the position stated in this editorial.  Most Americans, indeed, most of the world would readily agree that any Guant�namo detainee charged of a crime should be tried in a real court, not before a Soviet-style military tribunal in which acquittals are ruled out beforehand.

"There are some evidently dangerous men in Guant�namo, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of being the organizer of the Sept. 11 attacks," the Times wrote. "But it is hard to see a real trial ever taking place for Mr. Mohammed, who was subject to waterboarding and other abuse during interrogation," the editorial continued without explaining for the reader why the New York Times found it "hard to see a real trial ever taking place" for the confessed "mastermind of 9-11."


As we approach the seventh anniversary of 9-11, one might expect the New York Times to speak out as strongly on behalf of the victims and relatives of those lost on 9-11.  It should be remembered, after all, that not one of the 96 wrongful death lawsuits of 9-11 victims has come close to getting a "fair and open trial."  Nearly all of the wrongful death lawsuits have been settled secretly out of court through the special negotiator Sheila L. Birnbaum, a New York lawyer who specializes in insurance law and tort litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (a.k.a. Skadden Arps), where she works with her senior partner, Kenneth J. Bialkin, age 79. 

It should be noted that Birnbaum's key role in trying to settle all the 9-11 lawsuits out of court is a well kept secret.  It is not discussed in the controlled media and is not even mentioned on her biographical webpage at Skadden Arps.  Why is Birnbaum's role as "special master" in the 9-11 litigation being kept out of the news?  Why is the Hellerstein-Birnbaum team's intense pressure to close the book on the 9-11 lawsuits - without giving the victims the jury trial they want - never discussed in the media?


At the top of Skadden�s Complex Mass Tort and Insurance Group, Sheila L. Birnbaum has been nicknamed �The Queen of Torts.�

Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, a Mississippi lawyer, has gone head-to-head with Birnbaum over State Farm insurance coverage for policy holders whose houses were damaged in Hurricane Katrina.  Scruggs agreed that Birnbaum is a tough negotiator, but only smiled when asked to describe her tactics, according to the Sun Herald of Biloxi.

Jim Hood, Attorney General for the State of Mississippi, has worked with Scruggs in the negotiations for the victims of Katrina.  Hood was more forthcoming with the Sun Herald about Birnbaum's tactics. "She is mean," Hood said. "She would cuss. She beat Dickie Scruggs and them down to a nub."

I mean, they were just, just frantic. I've never seen anything like it. And what she would do is, she would cuss them.  And a Southerner -- old Don Barrett (a Scruggs attorney) came to me one day and said, 'I've been fussed at by women all my life, but I ain't never been cussed like that.' You know, they didn't know how to react to it. So she was effective.

"I'm a tough negotiator because that's my business."
- Sheila Birnbaum, "Special Master" of 9-11 Tort Litigation

Birnbaum negotiates out-of-court settlements for 9-11 wrongful death lawsuits in the federal court of Alvin K. Hellerstein.  A lesbian multi-millionaire partner at Skadden Arps, Birnbaum works with the former chief of the International Order of B'nai B'rith (
Jewish Freemasons), Kenneth J. Bialkin. 
Birnbaum lives with Barbara Wrubel,
another Skadden lawyer.

The 9-11 settlements all come with gag orders preventing the plaintiffs from discussing their settlements.  In this way, all of the 9-11 lawsuits may soon be wrapped up behind closed doors -- without a single case ever going to trial. 

Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has long pushed hard on the victims' lawyers to negotiate with Birnbaum and settle the cases.  Unfortunately, this is not widely known because the controlled press completely avoids reporting about the tortuous 9-11 tort litigation, most of which is actually carried out behind closed doors. 

The New York Times, for example, has only mentioned the "special mediator" Sheila Birnbaum once in connection with the 9-11 litigation and that was before she became the "special master" responsible for settling the remaining cases.  The Boston Globe has mentioned Birnbaum's key role only once, in an article from August 2006 that gives some idea of the pressure Hellerstein has used to push the plaintiffs' lawyers to close the book on the 9-11 tort litigation � without going to trial:

The judge has repeatedly prodded Motley Rice [lawyers for the 9-11 relatives] to push aggressively for settlements.

"Why aren't you settling your cases?" Hellerstein said to [Donald A.] Migliori at a June 8 [2006] hearing in US District Court in New York.

"We're working on it," Migliori replied.

"You're not working hard enough. Ms. Birnbaum [the mediator] tells me she is getting no response from you. . . . Tell your colleagues that the judge is getting very impatient with this."

"I will," Migliori said.

"And will not put up with more delay," Hellerstein added. "There's much too much delay that has gone by and much too much work to be done in this case. I will not tolerate it."

Hellerstein's hard-ball tactics and pressure has resulted in 91 of the original 96 wrongful death cases being settled - out of court.  Only 5 wrongful death cases remain from the thousands of people who were killed on 9-11.  These 96 cases represent the families who sought answers and justice for the loss of their loved ones through the U.S. court system. 

These are the 9-11 victims' families who did not want to accept "blood money," a one-time government payment for their loss, negotiated by the previous "special master" Kenneth Feinberg, who doled out money from the taxpayer-funded 7 billion dollar September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.  Acceptance of money from the fund effectively silenced thousands of people, who could have sued for millions, and got the real criminals of 9-11 largely off the hook.

"It's a shut-up fund," said Ellen Mariani, who lost her husband, Neil, on United Airlines Flight 175.  Mariani refused to accept money from the compensation fund and was the first 9-11 relative to file a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a loved one.

Mariani wants answers, and believed a lawsuit was the only way to get them.  She has been through a series of lawyers and an unbelievably difficult and tortuous process.

"I want to know everything," Mariani said.  In particular she wants to know how the five terrorists got aboard United Flight 175.  This is the key question about 9-11 that goes straight to the culpability of Israeli-owned Huntleigh USA, which handled passenger screening and pre-flight security at Boston's Logan Airport and other airports involved on 9-11. 

But why is Huntleigh USA, an Israeli-owned passenger screening company being protected by Judge Hellerstein?  Why are the convicted Israeli criminals like Menachem Atzmon, a political crony of Ehud Olmert, and the corrupt intelligence officers who own Huntleigh not made to show exactly what they did to protect the passengers on 9-11 and how the Arab hijackers got onto the planes - if indeed they did.  Where are the companies video tapes that show the alleged hijackers boarding the planes at Boston and the other airports?  Why are Israeli criminals being protected in an American court?  To whom is Judge Hellerstein really loyal?


Ellen Mariani was blocked in her attempt to "know everything" about 9-11 and to hold the guilty accountable in a court by the highly unusual position taken by the head of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) the day after the terror attacks.

Within two days after 9-11, Leo V. Boyle, the president of ATLA, had sent an email message to every one of the 60,000 trial lawyers belonging to ATLA urging them to maintain "a moratorium on civil lawsuits that might arise out of these awful events."

For the first time in ATLA's history, the head of the trial lawyers' organization was urging its members and the victims of a disaster not to sue.  This was highly unusual for ATLA and for Boyle, a lawyer who had won millions of dollars for his clients through jury trials.

"The association [ATLA] opposes the use of any legal tactics that diminish the right to trial by jury or equal access to courts," Boyle had written in the Arizona Republic -- only two days before 9-11. 

Leo V. Boyle, head of ATLA, urged trial lawyers
not to sue on behalf of 9-11 victims.

Yet two days after 9-11, Boyle was taking action to urge ATLA members not to file lawsuits on behalf of the relatives of the thousands of victims who had died in the terror attacks!  Boyle's unusual action is clearly contrary to his position that ATLA "opposes the use of any legal tactics that diminish the right to trial by jury or equal access to courts."

Boyle's position as head of ATLA was that the families of the victims of 9-11 should forgo jury trials and accept the "blood money" payout from the government compensation fund.

Many of Motley's clients say they sued not for financial gain, but because they believed litigation would reveal whether government and aviation officials could have anticipated and prevented the events of Sept. 11.

"We did not join this lawsuit or choose to sue for monetary reward," said Carie Lemack, whose mother, Judy Larocque of Framingham, Mass., died on Flight 11, which originated in Boston.  The Israeli passenger screening company managed security at Boston's Logan Airport on 9-11.  "It was always about accountability and it remains about accountability today, because reforms that are desperately needed are not happening," Lemack told the Boston Globe:

"You only settle when it's appropriate to settle, and if other families felt they needed to settle I can't judge that," said Lemack. "For people who've chosen not to settle, I completely respect their decision and think the judge owes them a trial date. They deserve that. We deserve that."

"All of these cases aren't going to settle," Ronald Motley said. "They are absolutely not going to settle. My clients have a right to decide to end this, and as long as I've got a client who says, `I don't want their blood money; I want accountability through a jury verdict,' no force on earth can change that."

Motley, who had not handled an aviation case before Sept. 11, is critical of what he describes as "the cozy relationship between plaintiff lawyers and defense lawyers that exists in the aviation bar after decades of inbred litigating."

Other firms, Motley said, have settled 9-11 cases for "magnitudes less" than their clients deserved. "There was an extraordinary system breakdown and an extraordinary failure of aviation security," he added, "so they ought to have to pay the maximal damages, not the minimal."

Hellerstein is remembered for saying that money was the "universal lubricant" for grieving 9-11 relatives:

"Money is the universal lubricant," Hellerstein said during a pre-trial conference on June 25, 2007.  Hellerstein urged the lawyers and the remaining families to take the "most efficient" way, meaning settle for the money and "get on" with their lives:

I learned long ago as a lawyer that many cases of principle stop being cases of principle when there are elements of expense or recovery that are presented.

I have had clients come to me and say look, I want you to defend me, it is a case of principle. Then when I presented my first bill, it stopped being a case of principle. I think it is common experience.

Similarly on the other side, people say I don't care what the recovery is, I want my day in court until someone gives them a check.

It is very crass and it probably will come back to be critical of me, but there is an expression that is sometimes very useful, "Money is the universal lubricant." It makes it easier to go on with one's life.

Out of the mundane, you can fashion something that makes a great deal of sense. We are coming on six years from the terrible event of September 11th, 2001. The public life is 4 score and 10, if it is correct. There is a great value in living out those years that God has allotted to each of us in a way that is most productive for the individual and for society.

What happened on September 11th, 2001 is now a memory with different degrees of pain for different people, for some degree of pain for each and every American and perhaps beyond the United States of America. Each of us has a choice either to never forget that pain and have it ever present in our lives or to fashion a life beyond the pain. If one looks at the issue in that way -- and I suggest that it is the only way to look at it -- the question then becomes what's the fairest, the most efficient, what is the best way to get on with the rest of our lives. 


Judge Hellerstein, who is urging the 9-11 relatives to "take the money" and "get on" with their lives, happens to be a very dedicated supporter of Israel.  This devotee of Zion is the sole judge managing the historic 9-11 litigation in which one of the key defendants, International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS), is an Israeli company tied to Israeli military intelligence. 

ICTS owns Huntleigh USA, the passenger screening company that allegedly allowed the 19 hijackers to board the planes on the morning of 9-11. (There are, of course, questions of whether these Arab hijackers were even on the planes.)  The mainstream media has consistently ignored Hellerstein's ties to Israel, but because of the importance of the 9-11 litigation, these connections simply cannot be ignored.

Hellerstein's son, Joseph Z. Hellerstein, lives on a street called Yosef (No. 18) in Buchman, the "nicest part" of the newly-built and exclusively Jewish (100 percent) ghetto fortress of Modi'in, an illegal settlement built on Palestinian land.  The younger Hellerstein, a Hebrew-speaking lawyer, moved to Israel in 2001 with his wife and children. 

Modi'in is a new settlement block built on the West Bank. 
The Jews that live in this ghetto fortress see themselves as the new Maccabees. 
Judge Alvin Hellerstein's son is one of them.

Joe Hellerstein works for the Tel Aviv law firm of Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. (APM).  Modi'in is an orthodox religious community where "Joey" Hellerstein is an ardent student of the racist and anti-Christian Talmud.  He even writes about his Talmud study for the local newspaper, ModiInfo, which his wife, Daniella, happens to edit. 

Joseph Z. Hellerstein (with kippa),
the son of Alvin K. Hellerstein,
is a Talmudic scholar
has lived in Israel on a Zionist settlement since 2001.


Prior to becoming a federal judge in the Southern District New York, Alvin K. Hellerstein was a partner in the Zionist law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where he worked for nearly 3 decades, from 1969 to 1998.  President Bill Clinton appointed Hellerstein to the federal bench in 1998. 

(Clinton's key Zionist handler and senior advisor was Rahm Emanuel, an Israeli from Chicago whose father is a retired Irgun terrorist.  Emanuel was senior advisor in the Clinton White House from 1993 to 1998.  Emanuel joined Bill Clinton's presidential primary campaign in 1991 where he served as Clinton's chief fund-raiser as director of finance.  It is very likely that Emanuel played a key role in the Hellerstein appointment.)
Alan M. Stroock, with whom Hellerstein worked for 16 years, was president of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), where Michael Chertoff's grandfather, Paul, studied and worked as a "professor" of Talmud after becoming an orthodox rabbi at the JTS in 1911.  Stroock's father, Sol, had previously been the chairman of the board of regents of the JTS.  Alan Stroock was president of the JTS corporation when Chertoff's Talmud-teaching grandfather died in 1966.

Is it merely a coincidence that the key federal officials involved in the cover up of the truth of 9-11, Michael Chertoff and Alvin K. Hellerstein, are both linked to the Talmudic institution called the Jewish Theological Seminary? 

Michael Chertoff is Israel's point man in the 9-11 cover-up and works hand-in-hand with Judge Hellerstein to block discovery that would expose the Israeli role in the false-flag terror attacks.  He supervised the FBI's "non-investigation" of 9-11 as Asst. Attorney General in 2001-2002, before becoming secretary of Dept. of Homeland Security, where he continues to prevent discovery through his control over the release of information (SSI).


There are only 5 wrongful death cases remaining of the original 96.  These 96 cases represent the families who sought justice (and answers) for the loss of their loved ones through the U.S. court system.  These are the 9-11 victims who did not want to accept a one-time government payment for their loss, negotiated by the previous "special master" Kenneth Feinberg, who doled out money from the taxpayer-funded 7 billion dollar September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Kenneth Feinberg was the "Special Master"
of the 7 billion dollar 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund

Hellerstein, who oversees all 9-11 litigation, holds the position that the public doesn't need to know how the 9-11 victims are being silenced with "blood money" in a legal war of attrition in which the first casualty was the truth of what happened on 9-11.

I called Sheila Birnbaum, the "special master" of the 9-11 litigation, at her office at Skadden Arps on September 2 and asked her how many of the original 96 cases remained to be settled or tried.  Birnbaum said there were only 5 wrongful death cases remaining.  Asked if it is possible that all the 9-11 cases could be settled without a single case going to trial, Birnbaum said, "It's possible."

I then asked Birnbaum if she thought it was "acceptable" for the book to be closed on the 9-11 victim mass tort litigation without a single case going to trial while the "terror suspects" and "mastermind of 9-11" were being tried in a Soviet-style military gulag in Cuba without ever being brought to court in the United States.

"I will say, like Obama said, that that decision is above my pay level," Birnbaum said.  It should be noted that Birnbaum has long been one of the highest paid corporate lawyers in the United States.  Forbes magazine reported in May 2001, that Birnbaum, whose practice primarily involves defending large corporations against consumer tort claims, had earned 3.8 million dollars by early 2001.

Birnbaum said she has been involved in settling all of the cases since she became "special master."  Asked why the names of the plaintiffs were being kept secret, she said it was out of respect for the privacy of the families.


Who is Kenneth J. Bialkin, Birnbaum's partner at Skadden Arps? 

Kenneth Bialkin has served as
a director of several Israeli software companies.

He is one of the key Zionist leaders in the United States.  He is or has been the chairman of the America-Israel Friendship League, the Anti-Defamation League of B�nai B�rith, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the American Jewish Historical Society, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.  Bialkin is also the U.S. Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation, a Zionist organization founded by Theodore Kollek, the weapons smuggler who later became mayor of occupied Jerusalem.


These are just some of the positions Bialkin has held to further Zionist efforts.  Not all of his positions are included in his Skadden or Who's Who biographical details.  His most influential position, for example, is not even mentioned. 

When I say that Bialkin is a "key Zionist leader," I do mean key.  Bialkin was no less than the head of the very powerful and secretive organization of Jewish Zionist Freemasons, the International Order of B'nai B'rith.  In 1979, the Chicago Tribune reported that Bialkin was the Chairman of the National Executive Committee of B'nai B'rith, which it noted had some 500,000 members at the time.  

Most likely, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein is also a high-level member of B'nai B'rith, as, I expect, are Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Mukasey, and Michael Chertoff.  (Being an exclusive and highly secretive order of Freemasonry, closed to all non-Jews, it is difficult to say who belongs to this group of Jewish conspirators living in our midst, but it is safe to say that the American Jewish Zionists mentioned above are probably members in good standing of the International Order of B'nai B'rith.  The Sulzberger family, for example, the owners of the New York Times, has had several members in the highest positions of Lodge No. 1 in New York City.)

The Tribune article, entitled "Stop pressuring Israel, B'nai B'rith tells Carter," reported that Bialkin had sent a "strongly worded message to President Carter criticizing recent United States policy in the Middle East."

The "strongly worded message" was sent directly to the President.  "It's directed principally at him since he is the architect of United States policy," Bialkin said.  This is an example of organized Jewish pressure on our elected leaders.

Bialkin is or has been director of several Israeli software companies, notably Technomatic Technologies Ltd., OSHAP, and Sapiens International Corp.NV (based in the Netherlands Antilles, i.e. Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao).  He has also represented Maurice Greenberg of AIG.  He is also head of the Israeli business at Skadden Arps, which is quite substantial.

I had to make a large chart to diagram the personal and corporate connections while doing research for the latest chapter of Solving 9-11, "The Architecture of Terror: Mapping the Israeli Network Behind 9-11."  Kenneth J. Bialkin's name is at the top of this diagram with other senior Zionist gangsters like Henry Kissinger and Maurice Greenberg. 

Bialkin is tied to all of the key players in the Israeli network behind 9-11.  He is on the board of the Citizens Budget Committee of New York, for example, where Larry Silverstein and Stephen Berger also sit.  But far more telling about his role in 9-11 is his crucial role as the lawyer for the Israeli military intelligence companies, such as Amdocs, NICE, and Scitex, who are all discussed in the latest chapter about the Israeli network behind 9-11. 

Bialkin is also the President and Chairman of the Board of the America-Israel Friendship League, the organization which connects the highest level of Israeli military intelligence with the Jewish Zionist leadership in the United States.  Put simply, Bialkin is the chief of the Zionist criminal gang in the United States.

Kenneth Bialkin with Benjamin Netanyahu,
the leader of the extreme right-wing Likud party,
in Israel, February 2007

Bialkin and his partner Birnbaum, and Alvin K. Hellerstein, the federal judge who presides over all 9-11 litigation, are all extremely devoted Zionists, i.e. they are dedicated to the State of Israel.  It should be remembered that one of the key defendants in the 9-11 litigation, Huntleigh USA, the passenger screening and airline security firm, is a company wholly owned by an Israeli company run by senior members of Israeli intelligence.  Why is this serious conflict of interest issue in the tort litigation related to the crime of the century not discussed in the mass media?

This is the real reason we will not see a "fair and open trial" for the victims of 9-11 seeking justice through the courts.  It's the same reason the Soviet-style "trials" in Cuba are being carried out behind closed doors.  It's a national disgrace that justice for the victims of 9-11 has been hijacked by high-level Zionists who are devoted to Israel and consider defending "the Jewish State" to be their sacred duty � above serving the cause of justice.

Sources and Recommended Reading

Bollyn, Christopher, "The Absence of Justice for 9/11 Victims," March 20, 2007

Bollyn, Christopher, "9-11 Litigation: Andrew Colsky, SSI & the Exclusion of Evidence - Homeland Security Uses 'Sensitive Security Information' Regulations to Block Discovery," September 11, 2007

Bollyn, Christopher, "Chertoff comes from a long line of Talmudic rabbis," February 23, 2005

Bollyn, Christopher, "Closing the Book on the 9-11 Cover-Up," September 27, 2007

Bollyn, Christopher, "The Zionist Hijacking of the 9-11 Victim Lawsuits," April 14, 2006

Bollyn, Christopher, "9-11 Cover-Up: The Italian Gangsters and Their Jewish Bosses," October 1, 2007

Bollyn, Christopher, "Ehud Olmert's Ties to 9/11," June 18, 2006

Bollyn, Christopher, "Ehud Olmert Was in New York on 9-11," December 2, 2007

Boyle, Leo V., "The Problem is corporate greed, not the lawsuits," The Arizona Republic, September 9, 2001

"Legal heavyweights to help decide Sept. 11 fund appeals," New York Times, September 24, 2002

Lee, Anita, "Insurance Showdown - Here's the inside story of how legal titans reached settlement," Sun Herald (Biloxi, MS), January 28, 2007

Pfeiffer, Sacha, "September 11 plaintiffs wait for answers, resolution," Boston Globe, August 20, 2006

Schmeltzer, John, "Some wary Sept. 11 families opt to sue," Chicago Tribune, June 15, 2002

"Stop pressuring Israel, B'nai B'rith tells Carter," UPI, Palm Beach, Chicago Tribune, February 5, 1979 


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The latest chapter of Solving 9-11 - "The Architecture of Terror:  Mapping the Israeli Network behind 9-11" can be read by clicking on the title. 

As I explain in this chapter, the 9-11 "fairy tale" has been tightly controlled by Zionist Jews occupying the highest positions of the U.S. government and media.  The non-investigation of 9-11, the confiscation and destruction of evidence, the official and media cover-up, and the secretive and obstructive litigation process are all controlled by Zionist Jews with names like Chertoff, Mukasey, and Hellerstein.   This is not a coincidence or accidental - it was all carefully pre-planned and prepared to be so.

To understand the reality of the U.S. relationship with the Zionist state of Israel, I recommend watching "If Americans Knew." This 5-minute video about Israeli control of the U.S. policy in the Middle East comes from www.IfAmericansKnew.org.

This video contains footage of former American diplomats, reporters, and a well-known international lawyer, who all have extensive experience in the Middle East, commenting on how Israel controls U.S. foreign policy and the catastrophic consequences this pro-Israel bias has had on America.

It also contains very disturbing footage of Israeli soldiers using stones to break the bones of Palestinians.  

Francis Boyle, an international lawyer who has worked on the Israeli-Palestinian problem, comments on the official Israeli response to the fact that Israel commits the same Nuremberg war crimes that the Nazis committed against the Jews.

"If Americans Knew" is highly-recommended viewing.

NIST & WTC 7 - The 9-11 Cover-up Grinds On

After nearly seven years, the U.S. government is finally coming out with its tortuous explanation as to how the 47-story WTC 7 collapsed seven hours after the twin towers collapsed on 9-11.

View collapse of Silverstein's tower at:

It will be interesting to hear how Shyam Sunder from New Delhi and other foreign-born scientists of NIST explain how the steel-framed skyscraper owned and built by Larry Silverstein (and other Israelis) fell into its own footprint as the result of a few minor fires, while other high-rise towers, such as the Windsor building in Madrid, burned intensely for more than 24 hours like a torch - and remained standing.   

Shyam Sunder and his pile of lies about WTC 7

The NIST study promises to include computer simulations in which the critical parameters are tweaked until the desired result occurs, in this case until the tower collapses.  In the similar  Vinnova "study" (i.e. manipulation), the Swedish state funded a  computer simulation of the Estonia ferry catastrophe of 1994 in which scientists were chosen only if they agreed beforehand to support the official version.  How scientific.

The "program manager" for the NIST study of WTC 7 is a 46-year-old named Stephen A. Cauffman from Falls Church/Arlington, Virginia.

Stephen A. Cauffman,
"Program Manager" for NIST WTC 7

The Vinnova study admits that it was necessary to artificially release trapped air from the vessel in order to reduce its buoyancy, i.e. to make the vessel sink.  In other words, the official version that the ship capsized and sank without a hole in the hull is false.

In both cases, Estonia and 9-11, the "scientific" government-sponsored studies are conducted for only one purpose:  to support the version of official lies.  Talk about wasting taxpayers money!

The NIST studies of 9-11 are more of the same "pathological science" in which "scientists" are paid to prove the official version of events.  How utterly pathetic.

Evidently, NIST prefers foreign rather than American-born scientists who might resist such backwards methodology and pathological science.

Here are the official details about the NIST presentation to occur later today on the Internet: 

WTC 7 Technical Briefing

On August 26, 2008, from 11:00 am � 1:30 pm EDT (16:00 London time), NIST will hold, via live video webcast, a detailed technical briefing on the investigation of the collapse of WTC 7.  A link to the webcast will be available on the NIST WTC website, http://wtc.nist.gov.

Release of Draft Final Reports on WTC 7 for Public Comment

On August 21, 2008 at 11 am EDT, NIST released the draft final reports on WTC 7 for public comment. 

The three draft final reports are:

1. Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (NCSTAR 1A)
2. Structural Fire Response and Probable Collapse Sequence of World Trade Center Building 7 (NCSTAR 1-9)
3. Global Structural Analysis of the Response of World Trade Center Building 7 to Fires and Debris Impact Damage (NCSTAR 1-9A).  

The draft final reports are available on the NIST WTC website, http://wtc.nist.gov

The public is invited to submit comments on the reports by any one of three methods:  (1) via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; (2) by fax to 301-869-6275; or (3) by regular mail to:

WTC Technical Information Repository
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8611
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8611
The Georgian Invasion of S. Ossetia E-mail

The Georgian Invasion of South Ossetia and the Anti-Russian Blame Game  

"We killed as many of them as we could. But where are our friends?"
- Georgian soldier retreating from S. Ossetia,
International Herald Tribune, August 12, 2008

"This conflict is very much about proving who is the bad guy."
- Anonymous Western diplomat in Tbilisi, Georgia,
to Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times,
August 19, 2008

The attack and invasion of South Ossetia by Georgian forces on August 7 resulted in a Russian counter-offensive, which certainly must have been expected by the Georgian leadership.  The resulting conflict created the ironic situation in which Georgia was compelled to withdraw its military force of 2,000 men from occupied-Iraq in order to be able to defend its own nation.    

The conflict in South Ossetia and Georgia developed while I was traveling in Germany.  From reading the newspapers, it was clear that the long-simmering conflict over disputed territories in the Caucasus was getting very serious when it was reported that Georgia had shelled residential districts of Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, during the first two days of August.  The Georgian shelling reportedly led to numerous deaths among civilians, with six South Ossetians killed and 15 wounded. 

One week later, on August 7-8, when the Georgian military launched, once again, a massive attack on the capital of South Ossetia, I concluded that the Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili must be mad. Why else would the leadership of any small nation, presumably interested in self preservation, attack Russian citizens in a disputed territory on the border with Russia?

Only a lunatic would attack a disputed autonomous region which Russia has openly and repeatedly pledged to defend. My Estonian wife, who has travelled extensively throughout the Soviet Union, visited Georgia, Ossetia, and Abkhazia in the 1980s and has very fond memories of the people and the region.  She thought the American-schooled Saakashvili was simply following orders.

Bollyn at the Wannsee (Berlin)
station shortly after the Georgian assault
on South Ossetia was rebuffed by Russian forces.

"KRIEG!" (War!) screamed the one-word banner headline of Germany's Bild  newspaper on August 9, the day after the opening of the Olympics in China. I watched the television news coverage on CNN and BBC World as the "Crisis in Georgia" developed and realized that Saakashvili was either completely delusional, insane, or under the control of outside forces.

Saakashvili's offensive caused a humanitarian catastrophe as thousands of South Ossetians and Georgian civilians were displaced by the fighting. Stephen Sackur, the host of BBC's "Hard Talk" program challenged the Georgian government's propaganda and repeatedly asked a member of the Georgian government if he would admit that Saakashvili had miscalculated and committed a tremendous blunder in attacking South Ossetia.  Although the Georgian official avoided answering the question, this clearly remains the question that needs to be answered.  Why did Saakashvili attack South Ossetia and who is really behind the criminal aggression?

"Georgia is in tatters and the buck stops with its president, Mikhail Saakashvili, a man who has proved himself both one of the West's staunchest allies, and its greatest liability," Owen Matthews wrote in the Daily Mail (U.K.) of August 13, 2008.

A Georgian cries over the body of his relative in Gori
on August 9, 2008

Opinion pieces in U.S. newspapers, on the other hand, tend to obscure the facts about who is responsible for starting the fighting. "No matter how it started, the Russian response is outsized and redolent of the brutal approach toward dissenting states that Moscow took during the Cold War," Edward P. Joseph opined on August 12 in the International Herald Tribune, a newspaper which is wholly owned by the New York Times.

Mr. Joseph is clearly an anti-Russian partisan. The question of who started the conflict should be foremost in the mind of an unbiased analyst. The evidence indicates that Georgia started this war with its aggression of South Ossetia.

"Exactly what happened in South Ossetia last week is unclear," Ronald D. Asmus and Richard Holbrooke wrote in the Washington Post  of August 11, 2008, adding, "But we know, without doubt, that Georgia was responding to repeated provocative attacks by South Ossetian separatists controlled and funded by Moscow."

How can Holbrooke and Asmus say they know "without doubt" that Georgia was responding to "provocative attacks" while they admit being "unclear" about the events leading up to the war?  Holbrooke, it should be noted, was a major player in the "Balkanization" or dismemberment of the former Yugoslavia.

"Whatever mistakes Tbilisi has made," Holbrooke wrote, "they cannot justify Russia's actions. Moscow has invaded a neighbor, an illegal act of aggression that violates the U.N. Charter and fundamental principles of cooperation and security in Europe."

But what about the Georgian invasion and aggression against the people of South Ossetia?  The Ossetians are an ancient Aryan nation that was divided by Josef Stalin, a Georgian from Gori.  South Ossetia was made part of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Rupublic, but Ossetians clearly do not want to be part of Georgia.  Russia has issued the residents of the disputed territory Russian passports.  They had no other choice; they do not want to be Georgians.

In the Soviet Union, South Ossetia was an autonomous area within the Georgian SSR. Georgia's first post-Soviet president, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, abolished S. Ossetia's autonomy in 1991. The South Ossetians rejected the decision to annex their territory and put up an armed resistance to the Georgians.

In January 1991, warfare broke out between Georgia and South Ossetia with heavy casualties on both sides.  After the war, Georgia lost control of the territory and peacekeeping forces were brought into the disputed region in 1992.


"Russia had not appeared poised for an invasion last week," C.J. Chivers wrote in the International Herald Tribune of August 12. As late as Wednesday [August 6], American and Georgian officials said that Russian diplomats had been pressing for negotiations between Georgia and South Ossetia, Chivers reported.

"It doesn't look like this was premeditated, with a massive staging of equipment," a senior American official said. "Until the night before the fighting, Russia seemed to be playing a constructive role."

Following the Georgian attacks of August 1-2, Russia's foreign ministry had contacted the Bush administration and had urged Washington to put pressure on Tbilisi to ease tensions, the Agence France Press (AFP) reported on August 4:

"Russia has already urged Tbilisi to take a responsible position and also counts on Washington's constructive influence," it said in a statement, released after a telephone conversation between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried.

Russia has expressed its deep concern over the new level of tensions surrounding South Ossetia, Georgia's illegal steps to increase its armed forces in the region and the uncontrolled construction of fortifications.

Daniel Fried of the U.S. State Dept.
Is Fried the weak link in the Georgian crisis?

The controlled media in the United States, however, unfairly blames Russia for the conflict.  While the Neo-Cons of the Bush administration continue to wage the Cold War from the comfort of their offices in the United States, it seems unwise and imprudent for the leaders of former Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact nations on the Russian border to parrot their absurd anti-Russian rhetoric.
Carl Bildt, the Swedish foreign minister, reportedly likened the Russian prime minister to Adolf Hitler.  Officials from the three Baltic republics have made statements criticizing Russia for its actions in defense of South Ossetia while their nations have occupation forces in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

It is the height of hypocrisy to deny self determination to the people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia while supporting "independence" for the NATO-controlled "statelet" of Kosovo.


The most damning evidence of Georgian war crimes came from the mouths of Georgian soldiers retreating from South Ossetia, as reported from Gori, Georgia in the International Herald Tribune on August 12:

As a column of soldiers passed through Gori, a black-robed priest came out of his church and made the sign of the cross again and again.

One soldier, his face a mask of exhaustion, cradled a Kalashnikov, "We killed as many of them as we could," he said.  "But where are our friends?"
It was the question of the day.  As Russian forces massed Sunday on two fronts, Georgians were heading south with whatever they could carry.  When they met Western journalists, they all said the same thing:  Where is the United States?  When is NATO coming?

Ossetians who fled to the Alagir camp in North Ossetia told "a very different story to those who view the events of the last week as Georgia's plucky struggle against a heavy-handed and imperialist Russia," Catherine Belton reported in the Financial Times on August 16. 

"Many of their accounts are muddled, but the prevailing view in this camp on the Russian side of the Caucasus mountains is that Georgia's pro-western leader, Mikheil Saakashvili, tried to wipe out their breakaway enclave," Belton reported:

This camp houses 344 refugees, is the nearest to the North Ossetian capital of Vladikavkaz and is the one most well-known to western journalists. The refugees' tales hand Russia potent fuel in a propaganda war and are certain to be used to accuse Mr Saakashvili of war crimes and ethnic cleansing.

"The Georgian government just went mad," said Leyla Bessateva, who fled snipers and rockets to escape from the village of Dominis, 12km away from Tskhinvali, the South Ossetian capital. "The Georgians came in and killed everyone. Who is guilty? It is Saakashvili. They burned all the houses, and they even set fire to the school and the hospital. Nothing remains. It all happened in one instant.

"They wanted to destroy South Ossetia in one night. All these villages, they encircled and took them�"

Other refugees spoke of the Georgian troops who had rampaged through their village and sent them into hiding along with other women and children in a cellar for two days. They eventually emerged and fled into the surrounding forest, only to be fired on by snipers.

Anna Neistat, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, said yesterday [August 15] that evidence was mounting that most of the destruction of Tskhinvali was caused by Georgians.

The Russians, on the other hand, appear to have been very careful not to hit civilians during their counter-offensive.  Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times reported on August 19 after taking a daylong tour led by Georgian government officials which revealed "few signs" of Russian destruction:

At least in western Georgia, the Russians appear to have used force minimally. Communications function, and electricity is uninterrupted.

Civilian fatalities in Georgia proper have climbed at least into the double digits, but the Russians appear to have avoided any inadvertent high-profile attacks on civilian targets. The Georgian Health Ministry reported two days ago that 67 civilians had been killed and about 157 hurt in the conflict.

The Russians appear to have carefully calibrated their intervention to cause minimum damage while exerting maximum political pressure�
Despite claims that Russia is destroying Georgia's civilian infrastructure, much of it remains intact in the country's west. Residents said shops were full. In the resort city of Batumi, residents could be seen swimming off the pebbly beaches of the Black Sea.


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called for NATO to reaffirm support for Georgia's bid for membership, warning that Russia had a "strategic objective" of preventing the Western alliance's expansion, AFP reported.

"Rice will continue on to Warsaw to sign a deal on deploying part of a missile defence shield on Polish territory, a plan that Russia describes as hostile," the AFP report continued.

Enlarging NATO, an anti-Russian alliance, to include Georgia and Ukraine is clearly a threat to Russia as is the U.S. missile system planned to be deployed in Poland.  When the Soviet Union tried to deploy missiles in Cuba during the Kennedy administration it nearly caused a nuclear war.  Of course Russia has a "strategic objective" in preventing itself from being surrounded by a hostile alliance.  These U.S. actions are extremely provocative and reckless.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Vladikavkaz, near the border with South Ossetia, on 18 August.  "We do not want a deterioration of international relations; we want to be respected. We want our people, our values to be respected," he said. "We have always been a peace-loving state. There is practically not a single occasion in the history of the Russian or Soviet state where we initiated military actions," Medvedev said.

As NATO held a high-level meeting to discuss the Georgian crisis, Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's ambassador to NATO, said he hoped the "decisions by NATO will be balanced and that responsible forces in the West will give up the total cynicism that has been so evident [and which] is pushing us back to the Cold War era," AP reported.


An American who witnessed shelling of S. Ossetia speaks to Russia Today, August 10, 2008

"Georgian rebel region evacuates children after deadly clashes" Agence France Press (AFP), August 4, 2008

"Georgians look bitterly to the West" by Andrew E. Kramer and Ellen Barry, International Herald Tribune, August 12, 2008

"So what price will he pay?" Commentary on Mikhail Saakashvili's attack on South Ossetia by Owen Matthews, Daily Mail, August 13, 2008

"In west Georgia, few signs of damage by Russia" by Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2008

"Black Sea Watershed" by Ronald D. Asmus and Richard Holbrooke, Washington Post, August 11, 2008

"A violent clash years in the making" by C.J. Chivers, International Herald Tribune, August 12, 2008