Saturday, January 22, 2011
The undercover station was in 7 World Trade Center, a smaller office tower that fell several hours after the collapse of the twin towers on Sept. 11, a U.S. government official said.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that immediately after the attack, a special CIA team scoured the rubble in search of secret documents and intelligence reports stored in the station, either on paper or in computers. It was not known whether the efforts were successful.
A CIA spokesman declined to comment on the existence of the office, which was first reported in Sunday's editions of The New York Times.
The New York station was behind the false front of another federal organization, which the Times did not identify. The station was a base of operations to spy on and recruit foreign diplomats stationed at the United Nations, while debriefing selected American business executives and others willing to talk to the CIA after returning from overseas.
The agency's officers in New York often work undercover, posing as diplomats and business executives, among other things. They have been deeply involved in counter-terrorism efforts in the New York area, working jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies.
The CIA's main New York office was unaffected by the attacks, but agents have been sharing space at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and have borrowed other federal government offices in the city.
The agency is prohibited from conducting domestic espionage operations against Americans, but it maintains stations in a number of major United States cities, where CIA case officers try to meet and recruit students and other foreigners to return to their countries and spy for the United States.
The New York station was believed to have been the largest and most important CIA domestic station outside the Washington area.
And the C.I.A was not the only agency having an office in Building 7.. other tenants; Salomon Smith Barney, ITT Hartford Insurance Group, American Express, United States Secret Service, the IRS, and the Department of Defense.
Thousands of documents were destroyed with the collapse of the building.
At the time of its destruction, Building 7 housed documents relating to numerous SEC investigations. The files for approximately three to four thousand cases were destroyed, according to the Los Angeles Times. Among the destroyed documents were ones that may have demonstrated the relationship between Citigroup and the WorldCom bankruptcy. Perhaps even more interesting than the loss of these case files is the fact that WTC 7's collapse destroyed the OEM's command center on the 23rd floor.
The EEOC reported that documents for 45 active cases were destroyed. Before the attack, SEC investigations of corporate fraud by companies such as Enron and Worldcom were the subject of many news reports - reports that virtually vanished in the wake of the attack.
A coincidence that WTC-owner Larry Silverstein decided to pull it? I sure as hell don't think so!
Also a coincidence that this Larry Silverstein is a zionist? (watch my zionism explained article on additional info)
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