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Retired CIA agent now admits that 9-11 implosion of WTC-7 was a CIA job

Malcolm Howard, a 79-year-old retired CIA agent, has made a series of astonishing claims since being released from hospital in New Jersey on Friday and told he has weeks to live. Mr. Howard claims he was involved in the “controlled demolition” of World Trade Center 7, the third building that was destroyed on 9/11.


9-11 a CIA job?

Mr. Howard, who worked for the CIA for 36 years as an operative, claims he was tapped by senior CIA agents to work on the project due to his engineering background, and early career in the demolition business.

Trained as a civil engineer, Mr. Howard became an explosives expert after being headhunted by the CIA in early 1980s. Mr. Howard says has extensive experience in planting explosives in items as small as cigarette lighters and as large as “80 floor buildings.

The 79-year-old New Jersey native says he worked on the CIA operation they dubbed “New Century” between May 1997 and September 2001, during a time he says the CIA “was still taking orders from the top.” Mr. Howard says he was part of a cell of 4 operatives tasked with ensuring the demolition was successful.

Mr. Howard says the World Trade Center 7 operation is unique among his demolitions, as it is the only demolition that “we had to pretend wasn’t a demolition job”. He claims he had no problem going through with the deception at the time, because “when you are a patriot, you don’t question the motivation of the CIA or the White House. You assume the bigger purpose is for a greater good. They pick good, loyal people like me, and it breaks my heart to hear the **** talk.

[John Kerry Admits WTC 7 Was Brought Down By Controlled Demolition]

But even he admits that now, looking back, “Something wasn’t rightNo good has come from this. This isn’t the America we envisioned.”

Explaining how the building was bought down, Mr. Howard says, “It was a classic controlled demolition with explosives. We used super-fine military grade nanothermite composite materials as explosives. The hard part was getting thousands of pounds of explosives, fuses and ignition mechanisms into the building without causing too much concern. But almost every single office in the Building 7 was rented by the CIA, the Secret Service, or the military, which made it easier.

Mr. Howard explains that WTC-7 was “loaded with explosives in strategic places” in the month leading up to the day that changed the course of American history. On September 11th, while the North and South towers burned, fuses were ignited in World Trade Center 7, and nanothermite explosions hollowed out the building, destroying the steel structure, removing the reinforcements, and allowing the office fires to tear through the rest of the building, hollowing it out like a shell.

World Trade Center 7 collapsed into its own footprint at 5:20pm, seven hours after the destruction of WTC 1 and 2. The building shocked witnesses by coming down at the speed of freefall, indicating that it encountered zero resistance on the way down.

Mr. Howard and his colleagues had done their job.

When the building came down, it was such a rush. Everything went exactly to plan. It was so smooth. Everybody was evacuated. Nobody was hurt in WTC-7. We were celebrating. We kept watching replays of the demolition, we had the whiskey and cigars out, and then all of a sudden the strangest thing happened. We all started to worry that it looked a bit too smooth. We watched the tape again and again and again and we started to get paranoid. It looked like a controlled demolition. We thought ****, people are going to question this. And then we heard that people from the street were reporting that they heard the explosions during the afternoon. When we were told that the BBC botched their report and announced to the world that the building collapsed 20 minutes before it actually did… at that point we really thought the gig was up.”

According to the official 9/11 report issued by the government, WTC-7 collapsed due to “uncontrolled fires” that were caused by debris that floated over from WTC 1 and 2, which had been hit by passenger planes. If the official narrative was true, WTC 7 would be the first tall building in the world to ever collapse due to uncontrolled fires, and the only steel skyscraper in the world to have collapsed into itself, due to “office fires.”

Mr. Howard and his colleagues feared the public would see through the official narrative and rise up against the government, demanding to be told the truth.

There were so many loose ends, so much evidence left behind. We thought the public would be all over it. We thought there would be a public uprising that the media couldn’t ignore. They’d be funding investigations and demanding to know why they were being lied to. We thought they’d find chemical composites in the area that would prove Building 7 was blown up. 

“We thought there would be a revolution. It would go all the way to the top, to President Bush. He’d be dragged out of the White House.

“But none of that happened. Almost nobody questioned anything. The media shot down anyone who dared question anything they were told.”

Follow the money

Mr. Howard claims he has “no direct knowledge” about the destruction of North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, explaining that “CIA operations are very specific” and that it is common to be working on a larger project while only understanding a small piece of the puzzle.

[9/11: Larry Silverstein Designed New WTC-7 One Year Before Attacks]

But he has advice for investigators seeking to understand the entire puzzle and work out who was behind the most devastating attack on American soil in history.

Follow the money.”

When you want to find out who is behind something, just follow the money. Look at the trades made just before 9/11. These are the guys that knew what was coming. The sons of CIA agents, government officials. Close relatives of the most powerful men in America. Cheney, Rumsfeld. They all got rich. It wasn’t just the contracts awarded to their friends in the construction business and the wars and the kickbacks. It was insider trading.”

Many countries including Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Monaco launched insider trading investigations in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, believing that if they could prove Al-Qaeda operatives profited on the stock market then they could prove the terror organization was behind the attacks.

And all the evidence pointed to heavy insider trading around 9/11.

Italy’s foreign minister, Antonio Martino, said: “I think there are terrorist states and organizations behind speculation on the international markets.” German central bank president, Ernst Welteke, said his researchers had found “almost irrefutable proof of insider trading.”

Even CNN reported that regulators were seeing “ever-clearer signs” that someone “manipulated financial markets ahead of the terror attack in the hope of profiting from it.

Mr. Howard says that a serious study of who profited on the stock market from 9/11 would “tear the heart out of the oligarchy in America.

There is only one organization that spans the entire world, and let me tell you now, it isn’t and it never was al-Qaeda. It’s the CIA. There could never be a real investigation. The entire shadow government, as you call them now, are implicated.”

The 79-year-old, spending his final weeks at home, said he doesn’t expect to be taken into custody following his confession because “then they’d have to go after everyone else. They will just use the media to attack me. They are all on the payroll to suppress everything around 9/11.”


[From an article by Baxter Dmitry, published today by YourNewsWire.com]


NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  So let’s try to understand all we have been told by retired CIA agent Malcolm Howard.  (1) He himself was part of the CIA team that demolished WTC Building 7, AFTER the two main towers were demolished in the morning of 9-11-2001.  (2) He is not sure who was ultimately responsible for the destruction of the two main WTC towers earlier in the day.  (3) We know the death toll from the attacks on the towers: Over 2600 killed in the towers (about 200 of whom jumped to their certain deaths when they could no longer stand the heat and smoke), 265 killed on the four airliners (including the 19 terrorists), and 125 killed in the Pentagon.  Let us not forget the 344 New York firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers who also were killed in or after the attack on the WTC towers, bringing the total number of victims killed to 2977.  (In addition, 1140 people who worked, lived, or studied in Lower Manhattan on 9-11 have been diagnosed with cancer due to exposure to Ground Zero toxins, and about 1,400 9-11 rescue workers who responded to the scene in the days and months after the attacks have since died.)  (4) The demolition of WTC-7 was done in such a manner that it was designed NOT to look like a demolition. 

What are we to surmise from all this?  If true, the confession from Mr. Howard shows that CIA agents are blindly loyal to the organization, and perhaps blindly stupid at the same time.  How could the CIA possibly destroy WTC-7 in the afternoon, AFTER the towers had both fallen to the ground in the morning, and not think that this might be considered more than a little suspicious?  If the CIA knew ahead of time that the two towers would be destroyed, then the CIA must have been directly connected to the destruction of those towers.  (Is this not UNTHINKABLE, that our own CIA was willing to kill thousands of people, most of them US citizens, in this terrible plot?  And then arranged for it to happen?  How did the CIA find 19 Arabs crazy enough to buy into the suicidal plan?  Oh, wait…”buy into” the plan…the CIA could have paid the families of those crazy Arabs.  Now this is really getting strange.) 

Let us hope that someday soon the truth will be fully told.  Better yet, let us MAKE SURE the truth is fully told.




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Don’t miss this opportunity to remember…

We cannot forget-1

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We cannot forget-3

We cannot forget-2

We cannot forget-4This was then…



Freedom Tower today...This is now.

Thirteen years (2)

WTC thirteen later...

WTC Memorial at night...

We will never forget...

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From the UN, a shameful and misdirected assault on a law-abiding nation, Israel. From the US, an inexcusable lack of direction and strategy. From ISIS, only barbarism and a continued focus on conquest.

ISIS is killing civilian Christians in Iraq by beheading them.

Hamas terrorist rockets have killed Israeli civilians including children, and are routinely launched from Gaza civilian centers in an effort to increase world sympathy for a barbaric people.

Yet the United Nations is nearly silent in the face of all this genocide.

Instead, the U.N. is focusing on investigating Israel – not the terrorists – for war crimes. Israel IS NOT THE ENEMY.  ISIS and Hamas are. Israel is lawfully defending its citizens against Muslim aggression.

ISIS is committing barbaric acts against Christians on a daily basis. ISIS continues to prove it has no regard for human life — Christian, Jewish, or Muslim.

Mr. ObummerThe U.N. assault on Israel is shameful. Mr. Obama’s lack of strategy to deal with jihadists is inexcusable.

ISIS declares war on Israel, on the US, on any country which is not Muslim, and we do nothing but reply with a few air strikes? Have we forgotten how to deal with an enemy nation which declares, over and over, “we are coming for you”? In the second World War, it took an atomic bomb to get the enemy’s attention. What will it take today to get the attention of an enemy who has not hesitated to kill Americans by beheading them on world-wide TV? America needs to understand that the ONLY REASON we are not seeing Hamas rockets landing on US soil is that they cannot yet send them this far. What they CAN DO is send us their terrorists in person. They are doing that every day…while we try to assemble a “strategy.” When we see airliners plowing into the NEW World Trade Center building, the one that is only now being completed for occupancy, will that spur the USA into action?

At the ACLJ, we’re focusing considerable resources to pressure the U.N. into confronting jihadists. We’ve sent numerous letters to top U.N. officials, detailing ISIS’s ongoing atrocities and Hamas’s war crimes.

We’re going to shame the U.N. into action. We will not stand silent as Christians are slaughtered and Israel is bombarded with unguided explosives in further attempts to “wipe it off the map.”

Take action with us.


[In part, from a letter sent to us by the American Center for Law and Justice]



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The huge gaping WTC wound in lower Manhattan is now healed…

1 WTC is now topped out


For the past 12 years, it sometimes seemed as if New York’s defining feature would be a 16-acre gash that wouldn’t heal. Tangled in political power struggles and red tape, the site cleared by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, long ago lost any luster of post-9/11 unity. Nine governors, two mayors, multiple architects, a headstrong developer, thousands of victims’ families and tens of thousands of neighborhood residents fought over this tiny patch of real estate as if every clod were holy and every windswept acre held the fate of the Western world.

Progress came in fits and starts. A forced marriage between two architects with divergent ideas for the building — the site’s master planner, Daniel Libeskind, and David Childs, 1 WTC’s lead architect — slowed the pace. Three years passed after 9/11 before the symbolic cornerstone signaling the beginning of construction was laid. Two more went by before a design for the memorial was finalized. All the while, 1 WTC, the only building on the site that would reach the heights of the Twin Towers, was little more than a gaping hole in the ground. As the years passed and the delays mounted, it was impossible not to wonder, What’s taking so long? And worse, Have we lost the capacity to rebuild?

1 WTC spectacular view...

The answer, in part, was just beneath the surface: 10,000 workers attempting one of the most complicated construction projects ever in one of the most densely populated places on the planet. The design, almost entirely Childs’, called for a 104-story tower that includes a bomb-resistant 20-story base set on 70-ton shafts of steel and pilings sunk some 200 ft. into the earth. This unseen subterranean structure would support 48,000 tons of steel — the equivalent of 22,500 full-size cars — and almost 13,000 exterior glass panels sheathing a concrete core crowned by a 408-ft. spire whose beacon would glow at the symbolic height of 1,776 ft. (eclipsing Chicago’s Willis Tower as the tallest building in the western hemisphere). The structure includes enough concrete to lay a sidewalk from Manhattan to Chicago. And that was just one part of a 16-acre project that was the equivalent of building five Empire State Buildings on a plot of land the size of a suburban shopping mall — while tens of thousands of commuters traveled under the work zone each day.

But the long wait was also the result of a nearly impossible mandate: One World Trade Center needed to be a public response to 9/11 while providing valuable commercial real estate for its private owners, to be open to its neighbors yet safe for its occupants. It needed to acknowledge the tragedy from which it was born while serving as a triumphant affirmation of the nation’s resilience in the face of it.

[Read the complete story from TIME magazine here]


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Another anniversary of “the day we will never forget”…

The new WTC tower now stands a proud 1,776 feet above New York...               The new WTC tower now stands a proud 1,776 feet above New York.



We will never forget...

We will NEVER forget...

We will never, ever forget...

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