People Who Avoided the Airlines And The Twin Towers
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Much has been reported about how warnings of attacks by Muslim extremists in the year leading up to 9/11/01 were ignored. So far no official has been fired or otherwise punished for his or her failure to act on such information.
What is more informative than who failed to act on a tip, is who acted on a tip. A number of people apparently knew to stay clear of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.
Government Officials and Business Leaders
There is evidence that a group of Pentagon officials was warned to avoid the attack targets. Newsweek reported: http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/warnings.html#ref1#ref1 1
Three weeks ago there was another warning that a terrorist strike might be imminent – On September 10, Newsweek has learned, a group of top Pentagon officials suddenly canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security concerns.
A number of business leaders who would normally have been in the World Trade Center, were instead at a meeting hosted by Warren Buffett on September 11th at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. That group included Anne Tatlock, CEO of Fiduciary Trust Inc., a company that occupied five floors on or above the 90th floor of the http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/attack/wtc2.html South Tower. http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/warnings.html#ref2#ref2 2 (This is the same Air Force Base that George W. Bush would fly to later that day. It has an underground command center.) http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/warnings.html#ref3#ref3 3
San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown admitted to having received a warning from what he described as his airport security late Monday evening, just hours before the attack. http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/warnings.html#ref4#ref4 4
Salman Rushdie, who is under the continuous protection of Scotland Yard, was prevented from flying on September 11th, 2001. Ariel Sharon, who was scheduled to give an address to Israeli support groups in New York City on September 11th, cancelled his plans the day before.
On 9/11/01, Jim Pierce, cousin of President Bush, was scheduled to attend a conference on the 105th floor of the South Tower, where his company’s New York offices were based. But the conference was moved across the street to the Millennium Hotel, because, the story goes, the groop was too large.
http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/warnings.html#ref5#ref5 5
Privileged Companies
Another group of people that received warnings in advance of the attack were employees of Odigo, the instant messaging service. Two employees received e-mail messages two hours before the first World Trade Center assault, predicting the attack. http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/warnings.html#ref6#ref6 6
According to reporter Christopher Bollyn, Zim American Israeli Shipping Co. broke a lease in order to vacate the World Trade Center just days before the attack. Bollyn’s source claims that Zim’s lease extended through the end of the year and that the termination cost $50,000. http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/warnings.html#ref7#ref7 7
The company heading a consortium that had just obtained a 99-year lease on the World Trade Center was supposedly spared by a last-minute cancellation. According to the New York Times, Silverstein Properties had planned to meet on 9/11/01 on the 88th floor of one of the towers to “discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack,” but cancelled the meeting Monday night “because one participant could not attend.” http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/warnings.html#ref8#ref8 8
References
1. Bush: We’re at War, Newsweek, 9/24/01
2. http://911research.wtc7.net/resources/books/index.html
‘9/11’ Facing our Fascist State, I/R Press, 2002, page 52
3. September 11th: The President’s Story, CBS, 9/11/02 http://911research.wtc7.net/cache/sept11/cbs60minutes_presidentstory.html [cached]
4. http://www.sfgate.com/today/0912_chron_mnreport.shtml
Willie Brown got low-key early warning about air travel, SFGate.com, 9/12/01 http://911research.wtc7.net/cache/sept11/sfgate_0912_mnreport.html [cached]
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20040411172330/
http:/www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_401406.html
President’s cousin escaped death thanks to schedule change, Ananova, 9/18/01 http://911research.wtc7.net/cache/sept11/ananova_pierce.html [cached]
6. http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml
?itemNo=77744&contrassID=/has%5C
Odigo says workers were warned of attack, HAARETZ.com, http://911research.wtc7.net/cache/sept11/haaretz_odigo.html [cached]
7. http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/02/09/AmericanFreePress0902.html
Israeli Company Mum About WTC Pullout, American Free Press,
8. Reinsurance Companies Wait to Sort Out Cost of Damage, 9/12/01, page C6
http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/warnings.html
 
Question #10 – Who sent the warning message to the Odigo employees?
Odigo, an Israeli/American instant messaging service company, http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/01/11/WTC_OdigoWarning2.html
reported that two of its workers received warning messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 which predicted the attack would happen. http://boards.historychannel.com/threadedout.jsp?forum=160&thread=116555
The company cooperated with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to determine the origin of the message predicting the attack.
Micha Macover, CEO of the company, said the two workers received the messages and immediately after the terror attack informed the company’s management, which immediately contacted the Israeli security services, which brought in the FBI.
Related research:
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=77744
Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Odigo says workers were warned of attack
By Yuval Dror
Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack.
Micha Macover, CEO of the company, said the two workers received the messages and immediately after the terror attack informed the company’s management, which immediately contacted the Israeli security services, which brought in the FBI.
“I have no idea why the message was sent to these two workers, who don’t know the sender.
It may just have been someone who was joking and turned out they accidentally got it right.
And I don’t know if our information was useful in any of the arrests the FBI has made,” said Macover.
Odigo is a U.S.-based company whose headquarters are in New York, with offices in Herzliya.
As an instant messaging service, Odigo users are not limited to sending messages only to people on their “buddy” list, as is the case with ICQ, the other well-known Israeli instant messaging application.
Odigo usually zealously protects the privacy of its registered users, said Macover, but in this case the company took the initiative to provide the law enforcement services with the originating Internet Presence address of the message, so the FBI could track down the Internet Service Provider, and the actual sender of the original
http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/170653.html
Friday, September 28, 2001
Odigo Clarifies Attack Messages
By Brian McWilliams, Newsbytes.
AN official at Odigo today made a more substantial comment on warnings the instant messaging firm received prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The company’s vice president of sales and marketing acknowledged that messages warning of attacks were received but would not comment on the contents of the messages.
He had replied to a question about whether he could confirm that Odigo had received messages warning about the World Trade Center attacks.
A sender in the alt.politics.bush newsgroup had written on Tuesday that Odigo workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on Sept. 11 predicting the attack would happen.
The incident was also the subject of a report in the Ha’aretz daily newspaper in Israel, which on Wednesday [September 26, 2001; above] quoted Odigo CEO Micha Macover as saying that “two workers received the messages predicting the attack would happen.” Odigo Vice President of Sales and Marketing Alex Diamandis told Newsbytes Thursday that he could not comment on the text or origin of the message, but said that the sender of the instant message was not personally known to the Odigo employees.
Even though the company usually protects the privacy of users, Odigo recorded the Internet protocol address of the message’s sender to facilitate his or her identification, he said.
The Odigo workers, based in the company’s research and development and international sales office in Israel, were signed on to the same Odigo messaging server used by worldwide users of the company’s free, Odigo-branded messaging software, Diamandis said today.
Diamandis today in a telephone interview also said the warning message did not identify the World Trade Center as the attack target.
Diamandis declined to reveal any other information contained in the message, including whether the warning named the targets for the attack.
“Providing more details would only lead to more conjecture,” he said.
He did confirm that soon after the terrorist attacks on New York, the Odigo employees notified their management, who contacted Israeli security services.
In turn, the FBI was informed of the instant-message warning.
The Odigo service includes a feature called People Finder that allows users to seek out and contact others based on certain interests or demographics.
Diamandis said Thursday that it was possible the attack warning was broadcast to other Odigo members, but the company has not received reports of other recipients of the message.
In addition to operating its own messaging server network, Odigo has licensed its technology to over 100 service providers, portals, wireless carriers and corporations, according to the company.
Odigo is at http://www.odigo.com .
Reported by Newsbytes.com, http://www.newsbytes.com

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