first plane hit "- A jump in UAL put options 90 times (not 90 percent) above normal between Sept. 6 and Sept.10, and 285 times higher than average on the Thursday before the attack– [CBS News, Sept. 26] - A jump in American Airlines put options 60 times (not 60 percent) above normal on the day before the attacks. [CBS News, Sept. 26] - No similar trading occurred on any other airlines. [Bloomberg Business Report, the Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT), Herzliyya, Israel citing data from the CBOE] - Morgan Stanley saw, between Sept. 7 and Sept.10, an increase of 27 times (not 27 percent) in the purchase of put options on its shares. [ICT Report, Mechanics of Possible Bin-Laden Insider Trading Scam, Sept. 21, citing data from the CBOE]. - Merrill-Lynch saw a jump of more than 12 times the normal level of put options in the four trading days before the attacks. [Ibid]" " . . Again an official White House transcript of a talk, with question-and-answer session, by Bush (who shows clearly ? for those who can bear to read this in full ? that he is without doubt the dumbest person ever to hold high office in the United States of America, and probably the most incompetent in the performance of his duties). This transcript includes the following (emphasis added): Q What was the first thing that went through your head when you heard that a plane crashed into the first building? "Yes. Well, I was sitting in a schoolhouse in Florida. I had gone down to tell my little brother what to do, and -- just kidding, Jeb. (Laughter.) And -- it's the mother in me. (Laughter.) Anyway, I was in the midst of learning about a reading program that works. I'm a big believer in basic education, and it starts with making sure every child learns to read. And therefore, we need to focus on the science of reading, not what may feel good or sound good when it comes to teaching children to read. (Applause.) I'm just getting a plug in for my reading initiative." "Anyway, I was sitting there, and my Chief of Staff -- well, first of all, when we walked into the classroom, [b][i]I had seen this plane fly into the first building. There was a TV set on. And you know, I thought it was pilot error and I was amazed that anybody could make such a terrible mistake.[/i][/b] And something was wrong with the plane, or -- anyway, I'm sitting there, listening to the briefing, and Andy Card came and said, "America is under attack."" "And in the meantime, this teacher was going on about the curriculum, and I was thinking about what it meant for America to be under attack. It was an amazing thought. But I made up my mind that if America was under attack, we'd get them. (Applause.) I wasn't interested in lawyers, I wasn't interested in a bunch of debate. I was interested in finding out who did it and bringing them to justice. I also knew that they would try to hide, and anybody who provided haven, help, food, would be held accountable by the United States of America. (Applause.) . . " Well, Mr. Bush, we are not all idiots, and we do hear things and we do piece things together. The reason you saw the first plane hit was because the plane attacks were broadcast live to 33rd degree masons and above. This was done by closed circuit television and was hosted by Gerald Ford. Where you fowled up Mr. Bush, is that you are unaware that, like any other signal today, the broadcast was intercepted. We would like you to answer the following 12 uneasy questions. We, (the undersigned,) do hereby petition the Senate of the United States of America to thoroughly investigate the events surrounding the acts of terrorism that transpired in the United States on September 11, 2001. Such an investigation would include research into the following peculiarities relating to the terrorist attacks on the United States on 9/11: [b]1.) Thousands of put stock options that were purchased on United and American airlines immediately prior to 9/11/01 2.) Financial transactions totaling more than 100 million dollars that electronically passed through the World Trade Center immediately prior to its destruction on 9/11 3.) Black-box recordings from the four planes which crashed on 9/11 4.) Cell phone calls made by passengers on hijacked flights on 9/11 which never emerged on their cell-phone bills 5.) Interviews of any air-traffic controllers on duty on 9/11 6.) Eyewitness accounts detailing Flight 93's explosion prior to its crashing 7.) Aircraft debris strewn approximately seven miles from the crash site of Flight 93 8.) Unocal's role in its quest to build an oil pipeline across Afghanistan, plans implemented prior to 2001 9.) Carlyle Corporation's role in overseeing Unocal's quest to have an oil pipeline built across Afghanistan, plans implemented prior to 2001 10.) Role of remote-control software technology implemented in 9/11 hijackings and crashes 11.) George W. Bush's possible foreknowledge of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 12.) Role of the Northern Alliance in explosive growth of opium production in Afghanistan after U.S. military intervention[/b] We respectfully petition the Senate to make public the results of this investigation. (Sincerely, The Undersigned) Bush continued speaking to kids after the attack ... hmm. Just as there remains lingering doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald fired a burst of fatally accurate shots from the Texas Book Depository, so there is skepticism that cells of Islamic terrorists secretly coordinated and simultaneously commandeered four commercial jetliners. The culprit responsible for the Sept. 11 attack is now rumoured to be the same one who lurked behind the grassy knoll: the oil-dependent U.S. military-industrial complex. Not everyone is ready to accept this -- a substitute teacher in Vancouver's elementary school has been called on the mat for suggesting to Grade 5 students the Central Intelligence Agency might have been involved in 9/11. And at last count, there were a dozen U.S. Congressional Committees investigating the tragedies and how such an intelligence and security breakdown was allowed to occur. In Germany, a former minister of technology made headlines when in an interview he dismissed the U.S. government's explanation that Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network is responsible for the attacks. His own explanation implicated the White House. "I wonder why many questions are not asked," he said. "For 60 decisive minutes, the military and intelligence agencies let the fighter planes stay on the ground; 48 hours later, however, the FBI presented a list of suicide attackers. Within 10 days, it emerged that seven of them were still alive." In Britain, a flight engineer has published a detailed paper asserting the U.S. took the joysticks out of the pilots' hands using a method of remote control developed by the American military in the 1970s. However we still have the Global Hawk sub theory, in which all 4 planes had been remote controlled. In this case, the hijackers maybe even didn't know that they would die or maybe some of them never existed or have been killed before. All 19 names never appeared on any passenger list, but for strange reasons 5 executives of Raytheon, who developed the Global Hawk technology died also on the planes. Did they maybe try a harmless test flight and were hacked by an accomplice? An independent publisher and editor has drawn huge crowds to his two-hour lecture in which he states baldly that the U.S. government was complicit in the attacks and had foreknowledge. He opens his documentary presentation with an offer of $1,000 US to anyone who can prove any of his sources were misrepresented or inauthentic. A former government agent also has given interviews claiming the CIA has been dealing with Osama bin Laden since 1987.