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World Trade Center Owner Suing For Billions Over 9/11

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Larry Silverstein, the owner of the World Trade Center, is seeking billions of dollars in compensation from the airlines whose planes flew into the towers on 9/11.

Though Silverstein was paid out $5 billion in insurance money, his attorneys say that doesn’t mean he can’t sue the airlines for his loss as well. He’s asking for $3.5 billion from United Airlines, US Airways and American Airlines; U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein is overseeing the trial, which began on Monday.

Roger Podesta, the attorney for the airlines, says that the amount Silverstein is asking for amounts to double compensation, and is more than two and a half times the value of the buildings that fell. However, Silverstein’s attorneys countered with claims that the figure was drawn up from estimates given by accounting and construction experts. They say the cost of replacing the twin towers is upwards of $7 billion, and are accounting for an extra $1 billion to replace the third building.

“This did not just come out of a hat,” attorney Richard Williamson said of the damage figures. “You can’t just say, ‘I have economic loss.’”

Judge Hellerstein is expected to give his ruling later this week, as the trial is expected to only last a few days.

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World Trade Center Owner Suing For Billions Over 9/11
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    Silverstein changed his insurance policies right before 9/11. Then on camera he is recorded telling crews to “pull” the building. A building that was one of the most well made in history and that was not hit by a plane. The building then fell in a controlled demolition manner.

    Building 7 housed the SEC, FBI, CIA, NSA among others, and contained tons of information on corporate and governmental fraud that could have put many individuals away for a few hundred years. Incidentally, the portion of the Pentagon that was hit housed auditors that had information regarding $2.6 trillion in missing Pentagon funds.

    The number of shorts on Airline and other stocks the day before 9/11 was highly suspicious. In a nutshell, PEOPLE KNEW THE STOCKS WERE GOING TO PLUMMET. Flat out, some people in America knew 9/11 was going to happen and they put their money on it.

    I do not think the American public knows exactly how much money was gained and lost on 9/11. Don’t take my word for it. Do the research. You will be surprised what you find.