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Commentary Last Updated: Dec 4th, 2007 - 00:36:22

Happy 2001
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor

Dec 4, 2007, 00:33

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Morning, I rummage through kitchen cabinets for a small dish for my toast, the others all unwashed in the washer. I come upon a short stack of small paper party plates. What the heck, I take one. I see the balloons and streamers pattern and then �Happy 2001!� What? The plate�s a leftover from our New Years Eve party on the last night of 2000, a year past the millennium celebration, when we thought the computers were all going to sputter and die, and Western Civilization if not the world would stop like a dead clock.

Then there was the stunning irony of �Happy 2001,� the blind hope in the future we humans had/have for what turned out to be an ongoing desolation. Yet the New Year�s party ushering in 2001 was happy. Family and friends gathered in the apartment, eating, drinking, talking, dancing, blowing horns, the TV flashing Times Square�s happy faces, smooching couples, cheering New Yorkers, hearty out-of-towners, cheery announcers, shots of happy cops (waving no less), a few sailors, soldiers, the melting pot bubbling into the future like our living room. And there it all was, the past, the pre-9/11 world. �Happy 2001�!

The dancing Israelis

And then my mind cut to 9/11/2001, the apocalypse, everyone in shock unless you were a dancing Israeli on top of a white van in Liberty Square Park facing the Hudson and the exploding towers. We heard first that they were Middle-Eastern men, Palestinians, dancing on the van, jumping for joy, and I hated the bastards immediately. But that was a lie.

When arrested the van driver said, �We are Israelis. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are your problems.� Why did he feel the Palestinians were our problem? Conflict already, Jews, Arabs . . . soon to be Bush, us, NORAD, FEMA, Giuliani, the thick white cloud of a million tons of pulverized concrete and steel covering Ground Zeror like the questions, how could the fire from two burning airliners possibly cause that -- and who would profit from this?

The dancing Israelis danced off from the 2000 white Chevy van, marked Urban Moving Systems, to cool in jail for a while. When the FBI got suspicious, having found maps of the city, certain places highlighted, box cutters, $4,700 in cash in a sock, and foreign passports. The cops also told the Bergen Record that bomb-sniffing dogs brought to the van reacted as if they smelled explosives. The FBI seized the prints of the photos the Israelis had taken, showing one of them, Sivan Kurzberg, flicking a cigarette lighter in front of the smoldering ruins in a celebratory gesture. Go know.

What really happened to them?

�The Jerusalem Post later reported,� according to what really happened that �a white van with a bomb was stopped as it approached the George Washington Bridge, but the ethnicity of the suspects was not revealed.�

"The Jerusalem Post reported the next day, 'American security forces overnight stopped a car bomb on the George Washington Bridge. The van, packed with explosives, was stopped on an approach ramp to the bridge. Authorities suspect the terrorists intended to blow up the main crossing between New Jersey and New York . . . '

The story continues, �What's really intriguing is that ABC's 20/20 (15), the New York Post (16), and the New Jersey Bergen Record (17) all clearly and unambiguously reported that a white van with Israelis was intercepted on a ramp near Route 3, which leads directly to the Lincoln Tunnel.

�But the Jerusalem Post, Israeli National News (Arutz Sheva) (18), and Yediot America, (19) all reported, just as clearly and unambiguously, that a white van with Israelis was stopped on a ramp leading to the George Washington Bridge, which is several miles north of the Lincoln Tunnel.

�It appears as if there may actually have been two white vans involved, one stopped on each crossing. This would not only explain the conflicting reports as to the actual location of the arrests, but would also explain how so many credible eye-witnesses all saw celebrating 'middle-easterners' in a white van in so many different locations. It also explains why the New York Post and Steve Gordon (lawyer for the 5 Israelis) originally described how three Israelis were arrested but later increased the total to five.

�Perhaps one van was meant to drop off a bomb while the other was meant to pick up the first set of drivers while re-crossing back into New Jersey? If a van was to be used as a parked time-bomb on the GW Bridge, then certainly the drivers would need to have a 'get-away van' to pick them up and escape. And notice how the van (or vans) stayed away from the third major crossing -the Holland Tunnel -- which was where the police had originally been directed to by that anti-Palestinian 9-1-1 'mystery caller.' A classic misdirection play.

�From there, the story gets becomes even more suspicious. The Israelis worked for a Weehawken moving company known as Urban Moving Systems. An American employee of Urban Moving Systems told The Record of New Jersey that a majority of his co-workers were Israelis and they were joking about the attacks.

<>�A few days after the attacks, Urban Moving System's Israeli owner, Dominick Suter, dropped his business and fled the country for Israel. He was in such a hurry to flee America that some of Urban Moving System's customers were left with their furniture stranded in storage facilities.

The boss departs like a shot

�Suter's departure was abrupt, leaving behind coffee cups, sandwiches, cell phones and computers strewn on office tables and thousands of dollars of goods in storage. Suter was later placed on the same FBI suspect list as 9/11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta and other hijackers and suspected al-Qaeda sympathizers, suggesting that U.S. authorities felt Suter may have known something about the attacks. (22)

�The Jewish weekly The Forward reported that the FBI finally concluded that at least two of the detained Israelis were agents working for the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, and that Urban Moving Systems, the ostensible employer of the five Israelis, was a front operation. This was confirmed by two former CIA officers, and they noted that movers' vans are a common intelligence cover. (23). The Israelis were held in custody for 71 days before being quietly released. (24)

"There was no question but that [the order to close down the investigation] came from the White House. It was immediately assumed at CIA headquarters that this basically was going to be a cover-up so that the Israelis would not be implicated in any way in 9/11." (25)

And so, the Israelis danced all the way back to Israel, no hassles for our dancing allies. And so again, what really happened? Read all about it and find out. That is, before we were off and running, not dancing, to the War on Terror soon after, no piece of cake, not happy at all. In fact America has been tragically unhappy about 2001 ever since.

Where do we go from here?

Today, knowing what some of us know, a vast body of knowledge that 9/11 was an inside job engineered by the US government with help from Israel�s Mossad, Muslim patsies (including Osama dun Gone-a), and god knows who else, where are we at?

Given patriotsquestion9/11 and the rejection of the Official Legend by 260-plus engineers and architects, 60-plus pilots and aviation pros, 17-plus professors, 200-plus 9/11 survivors and family members, 110-plus entertainment and media professionals; given the Loose Change Final Cut, the testimony of firemen, police, government officials, private experts, eyewitnesses, documenting the events with facts, still, many are not aware of the information, and others choose not to believe it.

So I stare at the pie plate, �Happy 2001� and wonder what slice of life fate is about to dish up next. The toast pops from the toaster like the future. I put it on the Happy 2001 plate, pour some coffee, sit down and munch. The buildings explode in my mind as in what really happened�s videos and stills. The accompanying copy reads . . .

�The foundations for the 'War on Terror' lie in the ruins of the World Trade Center. The official account of events surrounding the 9/11/01 collapses is full of inconsistencies, but the mainstream media does not seek answers. This 9/14/01 CNN collapse explanation demonstrates that absurdity is unquestioned -- how can quarter mile high buildings be designed to fall into their footprints in the event of a disaster? The copy continued . . .

Marvin Bush and WTC �security�

�Marvin Bush was a principal in a company called Securacom which provided security for the World Trade Center. Bomb sniffing dogs were removed from the buildings on 9/6. There was a power down in WTC 2 on 9/8 and 9/9. Bush's [brother] had a lucky business conference location change on 9/11. Workers were encouraged to stay in the buildings after the first aircraft impact. The roof doors of the twin towers were locked, as were many stairwell doors. WTC surveillance tapes 'went missing.'"

Rudy�s gaff

�Rudolph Giuliani, the Police Commissioner, the Fire Commissioner, and the Head of Emergency Management were told the World Trade Center was going to collapse. How was this known, and why were only a select few warned? UPDATE: The OEM issued the warning. We are told that the twin towers collapsed on 9/11 due to intense fires initiated by the plane impacts, yet eyewitness testimony and firefighters transmissions prove only office fires existed in the buildings, so why did they collapse within minutes of the aircraft impacts?"

Lies, more lies

�We are told that the twin towers perimeter walls were connected to the inner core by weak trusses. We are also told that the truss connection bolts were weak. If that's the case then why didn't WTC 1 collapse when Flight 11 hit the building?"

Truth, more truth

�Seismic recordings, eyewitness testimony, and two videos of WTC 1 indicate an explosive detonation occurred at the base of the building fourteen seconds before its collapse.

"Larry Silverstein began spending every morning at the World Trade Center shortly after he inked a 99-year deal to operate the complex in July 2001. The New York developer would have breakfast at Windows on the World, the restaurant on the 107th floor of the North tower, and then meet for several hours with tenants.

�But on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, he was at home, dressing for a doctor's appointment his wife had made for him, instead of at his usual table at Windows. 'I had said to my wife, sweetheart, cancel my doctor's appointment. I have so much to do at the Trade Center,' he recalls. 'She got very upset and told me I had to go. As it turns out, that saved my life.' [WSJ]

"Larry Silverstein, WTC 7, and the 9/11 Demolition"

We are told that World Trade Center 7 collapsed through fire, but Larry Silverstein has indicated the building was "pulled" (i.e. demolished). Videos of the collapse and other evidence shows that the building was indeed demolished. When and why was WTC 7 rigged for demolition? Not only did Larry Silverstein miss his regular breakfast on the 107th floor of WTC 1 on 9/11, he also okayed the demolition of the pre-rigged WTC 7. When you add to this the fact that he was awarded billions of dollars in insurance payments for the World Trade Center collapses it is not difficult to see why he has been dubbed "Lucky Larry".

An ocean of truth . . .

On and on the paragraphs, the illustrations, videos, tapes, the interconnected web of events unfurl. One wonders how anyone can ignore this. This is the past that is dictating our present and future. This is the horrible lie gorging on our treasury at nearly a billion dollars a day, swallowing nearly four thousand of our young people fighting on two fronts, digesting a million dead Iraqis and Afghans in its relentless hunger. When will we wake up from this nightmare year 2001 that has lingered to 2007 and is posed to continue into and through 2008, threatening to gorge on Iran or Pakistan or the Caspian Sea region or the planet itself? Who will lead the charge to tumble these ogres at the helm?

Who will wish us a �Happy 20XX� of peace, prosperity, rebuilding our people, our industry, our infrastructure, and rip up from the free marketers of destruction, terror, panic and doom? I throw the paper plate across the long living room like a Frisbee. It hits the window at the far end and falls to the floor. This is this way I would see this death-star government and its perpertrators fall. I take my coffee and go to the computer. I begin to write . . ."Happy 2001 by Jerry Mazza.� The struggle continues. Nos venceremos!

Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer living in New York. Reach him at

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