THE 9/11 PSY-OPERA: Why Did Foreign Companies Manage The 9-11 Debris Removal? – By Chris Bollyn

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  • “…What is even more peculiar is that the companies that were contracted on Day One to remove the rubble of the three demolished towers were all foreign owned.  This raises several questions:  Why was the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not called in the first place to manage the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites?  Why were foreign companies allowed to destroy the evidence from the crime scenes in which thousands of people had been killed?  Who made the decision to hire these companies?”

Why did foreign companies manage the 9-11 debris removal?

June 14, 2019

The removal of rubble from the destroyed World Trade Center is portrayed by the media as a heroic and patriotic effort when, in fact, behind the media disguise was a well-planned operation to destroy the evidence from the scene of the crime in which some 2,700 people were murdered.  If it was a criminal act to destroy the evidence, we need to identify the people behind the crime.


Howard Safir, the former police commissioner of New York City, is very close with the Israeli intelligence company Verint, which (like Odigo) was part of Comverse, an Israeli operation spun off from Unit 8200 of the Israeli military.  Safir, who was police commissioner until 2000, has been on Verint’s board of directors since May 2002.  Verint is one of the two Israeli companies that James Bamford identified in his article “Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA.” 

As Safir prepared to join the Israeli data company, Richard Sheirer, his long-time deputy and personal aide, wrapped up his work as the commissioner of New York’s Office of Emergency Management, the top official responsible for cleaning up the destroyed World Trade Center.  Is there a connection between his mentor’s work with Israeli intelligence and Sheirer’s work on “the pile?” Is this why Sheirer said it was “very valuable to be invisible for the job I do?”  Why should it be necessary to be “invisible” if what was being done with the debris from the crime scene was proper?

Former Police Commissioner Howard Safir – Safir’s crony, Richard Sheirer, was in charge of the clean-up operation at the World Trade Center. Safir has been on the board of directors of a shady Israeli company called Verint, since May 2002.  Is there a connection?

Did they throw away the locked doors from the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire? Did they throw away the gas can used at the Happyland Social Club Fire? Did they cast aside the pressure-regulating valves at the Meridian Plaza Fire? Of course not. But essentially, that’s what they’re doing at the World Trade Center.

For more than three months, structural steel from the World Trade Center has been and continues to be cut up and sold for scrap. Crucial evidence that could answer many questions about high-rise building design practices and performance under fire conditions is on the slow boat to China, perhaps never to be seen again in America until you buy your next car.

Such destruction of evidence shows the astounding ignorance of government officials to the value of a thorough, scientific investigation of the largest fire-induced collapse in world history. I have combed through our national standard for fire investigation, NFPA 921, but nowhere in it does one find an exemption allowing the destruction of evidence for buildings over 10 stories tall.

– “Selling out the Investigation,” Bill Manning, editor, Fire Engineering, Jan. 1, 2002

Imagine there is a terrible fire and explosion in a crowded high-rise in the middle of a large American city in which thousands of people are thought to have perished.  Before the dead can be even be pulled from the rubble or the cause of the destruction investigated, the city calls in a privately owned foreign company to remove the debris.  Would it not seem a bit odd – even criminal – to see a foreign company removing the evidence from the scene before an investigation had even begun?

As Bill Manning, the editor of Fire Engineering wrote at the end of 2001, “I have combed through our national standard for fire investigation, NFPA 921, but nowhere in it does one find an exemption allowing the destruction of evidence for buildings over 10 stories tall.”

“Such destruction of evidence,” Manning said, “shows the astounding ignorance of government officials to the value of a thorough, scientific investigation of the largest fire-induced collapse in world history.”

But was it really “astounding ignorance” that was obstructing “a thorough, scientific investigation of the largest fire-induced collapse in world history” – or was it something even worse?  Was the obstruction of an investigation planned and intentional – because an investigation would have revealed that it was explosive demolitions and not fire-induced collapses that destroyed the World Trade Center?

What is even more peculiar is that the companies that were contracted on Day One to remove the rubble of the three demolished towers were all foreign owned.  This raises several questions:  Why was the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not called in the first place to manage the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites?  Why were foreign companies allowed to destroy the evidence from the crime scenes in which thousands of people had been killed?  Who made the decision to hire these companies? 

It would be naive to think it is merely coincidence that three foreign-owned companies got the contracts to remove the rubble of the three demolished towers of 9-11, effectively destroying the physical evidence of the worst mass murder in U.S. history.  Knowing who was behind the decision to hire these foreign companies is key to understanding the 9-11 cover up.

The WTC debris site was divided between four contracters with the sites of the three demolished towers all going to foreign-owned companies. Amec, from Britain (blue) got the North Tower and Customs House (WTC 6); Bovis, also from Britain (green) got the South Tower area; Turner, owned by Hochtief from Germany (yellow) got WTC 7, and Tully, the only American company (pink) got WTC 4 and 5. This means that the three buildings that were demolished (WTC 1,2, and 7) – crime scenes of the worst mass murder in U.S. history – were all cleaned up by foreign-owned companies. 

The layout of the WTC complex prior to 9-11

A map from an engineering presentation showing the companies and their quadrants

This image shows the World Trade Center site viewed from the West.

This organization chart from a NCSEA presentation shows the New York City Dept. of Design and Construction at the top, with Bovis Lend Lease below it and the other contractors below them.

William Langewiesche, a journalist who was given access to the World Trade Center site, wrote a book about the recovery effort entitled American Ground:  Unbuilding the World Trade Center, in which he says that Michael Burton, the deputy commissioner of the New York City’s Dept. of Design and Construction, made the decision who would be involved in removing the debris from the World Trade Center:

Burton understood this early… he and Holden imposed a rough order on the site by dividing it into quadrants, roughly equal zones that he assigned to four large construction companies: Turner, AMEC, Bovis, and Tully. The first three were essentially management teams – multinational corporations in the high-rise construction business, which had little equipment of their own and relied on other contractors to get the work done. (American Ground, p. 68)

Faced with the urgent need to get crews and heavy equipment onto the job, he [Michael Burton] bypassed ordinary bidding procedures and made some immediate choices on the basis of personal and corporate reputation, asking AMEC, Bovis, and Turner to send representatives to an initial meeting that afternoon at police headquarters. Holden brought in Tully as well. As it turned out, these were the four companies that ultimately would share the lucrative job of cleaning up, earning profits in the millions… Holden and Burton also brought in the renowned engineering firm of Thornton-Tomasetti. (American Ground, p. 89-90)

Above Burton and Holden at the DDC was Richard Sheirer, the commissioner of New York City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). 

Richard Sheirer, head of the Office of Emergency Management, and Mayor Giuliani

In a New York magazine article entitled, “Man Behind the Mayor” Amanda Griscom wrote:  

Since September 11, Sheirer has taken charge of the biggest cleanup effort in American history, coordinating 100 federal, state, and local agencies, including FEMA. He’s become, in effect, the CEO of a company with thousands of workers and a budget that could run up to $40 billion – or, if you prefer, the mayor of the hot zone. He calls in the city’s Department of Transportation to patch up the streets and has the Department of Design and Construction hang netting so broken glass won’t fall on workers below. He orders Con Ed and Verizon to rehabilitate buildings without power or phone service, then gets the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Design and Construction to make sure they’re safe. If they pass the test, he signs the documents that open them up to the public. “OEM is in charge,” says Mike Byrne, deputy federal coordinating officer of FEMA for this incident. “Sheirer gives the marching orders. So far, we’re blown away by OEM’s performance.”

“One of the things I pride myself on,” says Sheirer, “is that, for a short, round guy, I can be pretty invisible. I think it’s very valuable to be invisible for the job I do. It’s important to me to be prepared, to get in, get it done, and get out. My people understand — we don’t need fanfare. Invisibility enhances our ability to work with everyone because they know we’re not looking to take the limelight.”

The Jewish Week reported that Sheirer had been named a “Jewish Knight” by the New York Board of Rabbis. Saying it was “correcting what it called an ‘oversight’,” the Board of Rabbis “named Sheirer a ‘Jewish Knight’ after Britain lionized Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and then-Police and Fire Commissioners Bernard Kerik and Thomas Von Essen. Sheirer stayed on into the administration of Mayor Bloomberg, to manage the removal of the rubble saying he was doing so “to finish what I started.”


Richard Sheirer had come up through the ranks thanks to Howard Safir, who promoted him in both the fire department and later in the police department.  As the New York Times obituary for Sheirer said:

He [Sheirer] began working for the Fire Department as a dispatcher in 1967 and rose to deputy commissioner under Commissioner Howard Safir. In 1996, when Mr. Safir became police commissioner, he named Mr. Sheirer his deputy commissioner for administration and chief of staff.

In his book, NYPD Confidential: Power and Corruption in the Country’s Greatest Police Force, Leonard Levitt said about Sheirer’s relationship with Safir:  

Sheirer had been a lowly fire dispatcher before Safir made him his personal aide at the FDNY. Sheirer called Safir “the kindest, bravest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever met in my life.”

Richie Sheirer was, as Levitt says, “Safir’s crony.”

Howard Safir (born 1942) was appointed Fire Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on January 1, 1994 and served in that position until he was appointed Police Commissioner of the City of New York by Giuliani on April 15, 1996. He served as Police Commissioner until his resignation on August 18, 2000.

Howard Safir has served as a director on the board of directors of the Israeli data/intelligence company Verint since May 2002.


Verint started as Comverse Technology’s Comverse Infosys business unit, which was created in 1999.  Verint’s initial focus was on the commercial call recording market, which at the time was transitioning from analog tape to digital recorders. In 1999, Comverse Infosys was combined with another division of Comverse focused on security and the communications interception market. In 2002, Comverse Infosys changed its name to Verint Systems Inc. (Source:  Verint, Wikipedia) 

As James Bamford wrote in a 2012 article for

According to a former Verizon employee briefed on the program, Verint, owned by Comverse Technology, taps the communication lines at Verizon, which I first reported in my book The Shadow Factory in 2008.

What does Safir do for the Israeli owners of Verint as a director?  Did Safir play a role in the World Trade Center clean-up through his crony Richie Sheirer?

To be continued…

Sources:  How Israel Spies on Us All through the NSA,, July 1, 2013

Hugo Neu and the Giuliani Partners Who Destroyed the Steel of 9/11,, April 18, 2011 

The Israeli Criminals Behind the NSA Spy Scandal,, June 13, 2013

Why was Kobi Alexander Allowed to Flee? – The Israeli Fugitive, Odigo, and the Forewarning of 9/11

Q&A and Comment Forum

June 5, 2019

I created this Q&A forum because I get so many good comments and questions through Feedback.  The latest comments come first.  The person who asked about the “Ground Zero” Islamic center “controversy” in New York City sent this kind comment:

Thank you very much for your excellent answer. But then, everything you have written is excellent and well researched.  You are a real hero and an example of courage and honesty.
– from a reader in Geneva, Switzerland

Latest Question:  What do you think of the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Truth (link below) and their chances of success regarding their petition for a federal grand jury investigation into the 9/11 crimes, and their lawsuit against the FBI? Do you think Trump (if he has any say) will allow these efforts to go forward honestly and objectively? 

Bollyn Responds:   I certainly think it is the right thing to do and hope that the grand jury inquiry results in indictments and a trial to determine who destroyed the Twin Towers – killing some 2,600 lives in the process, but my hope is tempered by the fact that the grand jury is under the control of the same court (U.S. Federal Court, Southern District of New York) in which all of the wrongful death cases from 9/11 were settled – out of court.  The evidence presented to the grand jury is quite compelling proof that the World Trade Center towers (WTC 1, 2, and 7) were demolished using explosives so I don’t see how the grand jury could come to any other conclusion.  I don’t know what Trump or the Attorney General will do but I think that we should be much more aggressive and make better use of the courts to bring more cases to get some truth and accountability for the crimes of 9/11.  There are certainly plenty of victims who could start lawsuits against those who are responsible.

Question: After reading my article “How Can We Obtain Justice for 9/11?” Jimmy Walter asked, “Well written, but is justice merely revenge?”

Bollyn Responds: Jimmy asks, is justice merely revenge? No, Jimmy, not at all. Striving for and supporting 9/11 truth and justice is nothing less than the moral imperative of our time. Some might ask, why? Some will say we have lived quite alright since 9/11. Why is it our moral imperative to support 9/11 truth and justice?

There are two basic reasons why it is. Firstly, because 9/11 is a global deception that was used to impose upon us a false narrative to transform our nation and society and take us into an open-ended and criminal war of aggression known as the War on Terror. After 15 years of waging this criminal war agenda we have killed over 1 million innocent people and destroyed the lives of millions more. By accepting the false narrative of 9/11 foisted on us by the terrorist masterminds themselves we have accepted a false reality, imposed on us through deception.

Secondly, by not investigating and prosecuting the real criminals behind 9/11 we have let them get away with the atrocity of mass murder of 3,000 people on 9/11. By accepting their false narrative we have empowered and enriched the very terrorist masterminds behind this outrageous crime. As Socrates said, criminals who go unpunished become only worse. So, by failing to prosecute the real criminals behind 9/11 we subject ourselves, our children, and our nations to their agenda of war and terrorism — which can only get worse and more violent.

This is why it is our moral imperative to support 9/11 truth and justice. Nothing could be more important to our survival and the welfare of our nation(s). We have a very real moral obligation to be active in our support of 9/11 truth and justice.

Question:  If Trump is as utterly clueless as he consistently appears to be regarding global affairs – amongst so many other things – he presumably has people around him to feed him the basic dumbed down snippets he blathers and spouts? I wonder who these people are who steer him and how they are able to groom him sufficiently to appear even faintly informed? From all we can see, does he not appear to be a George Bush type of useful idiot? Everyone I know figures surely the election & Brexit were rigged? Kind of unimaginable that they weren’t? But clearly not the results we were all expecting to be rigged in favour of the elites and banksters? Very interested to know your thoughts. Thanks for all your amazing work.

Bollyn Responds:  I don’t think Donald Trump is clueless at all.  In fact, he seems to be very aware of the fundamental problems facing Americans, as well as quite savvy on global issues.  Trump’s position on rebuilding infrastructure and our domestic manufacturing sector is simple economic common sense.  I watched Trump speak in Detroit last summer and he hit all the nails squarely on the head regarding jobs and trade. The fact that he has the ‘smarts’ of a business man and knows how to make a deal makes him an ideal candidate to straighten out the disastrous “free-trade” agreements like NAFTA, dumped on the American people by Bill Clinton and Rahm Emanuel in Clinton’s first year in office.

On foreign policy, Trump is also right on target.  He calls for improving relations with Russia and ending the “regime change” foreign policy of the Bush and Obama administrations, like that applied by Obama in Syria since 2011. Ending the wars in Syria and the Middle East and having good ties with Russia are, once again, simply good common sense.

I don’t know who steers Trump, or if anyone does. Nor would I put Trump in the same category as George W. Bush.  Bush, Clinton, and Obama are clearly criminals who have engaged in conspiring and waging wars of aggression and other war crimes.  Hillary Clinton is also guilty of these and other crimes.  Trump, on the other hand, has a clean record.

The fact that Hillary Clinton was the chosen candidate of the mainstream media, George Soros, Lady Rothschild, and the New York Times going into Iowa indicated to me that the international criminal cabal had their money on her. Trump does not talk like a politician because he is a New York business man and talks like one. He says what he means, and I hope, he means what he says. We will have to see if he makes the changes he promised he would.

On the day of 9/11, Trump said that he thought that there were bombs that went off in the buildings simultaneously with the plane crashes.  This suggests that he is an honest person who may be willing to investigate 9/11 properly.  That is certainly what I hope and the reason I sent him two open letters and the Solving 9-11 set of books.

Comment:  Mr Bollyn… I have been aware of the deception since 2005. When it turned out there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and the media (after spending several months pounding us with fears of an impending WMD attack) said nothing, I knew there was something very wrong. Within a few weeks of independently researching, I came across a video of building 7 and that’s was enough proof of a false flag for me.

Given what I have been learning over a decade and what I thought was extensive (albeit casual) research, I’m shocked that I have only now come across your work. You have been de facto persona non grata in the alternate media it appears. I have thoroughly enjoyed the meticulousness of your research and I am now especially motivated to exercise my critical thinking when getting my information.

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