9/11: The Gold and The Minders

by Jon Rappoport

September 16, 2019

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Searching through the archive of my past articles, I’ve come up with two 9/11 stories that have been largely ignored—left to gather dust as they fade from memory. Here they are:

Flashback: 9/11 and the gold in the NY Federal Reserve

January 30, 2014

With reports that Germany can’t get back much of its gold stored in the NY Federal Reserve, I remembered what I was writing just after 9/11.

Here are a few quotes. Most are from my posts on 9/11 and 9/12, 2001:

“Still no word on the condition of the NY Federal Reserve Bank, which is 2.5 blocks away from the destroyed WTC. This bank, underground, holds $75 billion in gold from [about five] dozen countries.”

“CNN has a large map posted today, which shows the condition of a number of buildings by name in the area, but, curiously, the NY Fed Reserve is not one of them.”

“And now that workers are going down underneath the remains of the WTC, where $100 million in gold is admittedly stored (Reuters), we have no word on the condition of that gold, either.”

“Yesterday, I brought up the issue of the gigantic fed gold reserve stashed underground 2.5 blocks from the WTC. And mentioned that no press accounts were covering damage to nearby buildings. Which I find odd.”

“Here is an account from [a reader] on the ground in NYC, as of an hour ago. ‘It seems like we are getting the same limited [TV] shot on all networks…kind of a tight angle shot of damage of the base of the towers…no shots of damage to nearby buildings, including the gold reserve building. No one knows anything because the whole island [of Manhattan] has been shut down below 14th St. Camera crews not allowed to wander. If you live below 14th St. and you leave your apartment you need identification in order to get back in.’”

“The WTC took up several blocks in lower Manhattan. From the Liberty Street side, it is about 2 blocks to the Fed Reserve Bank of NY, at 33 Liberty St. Under the Bank, 5 levels down, in bedrock, is the $75 billion in gold.”

“The NY Federal Reserve keeps a facility for storing gold in NYC. It handles the gold reserves of about five dozen countries. $75 billion in a vault. About 1/4 of the world’s gold supply. At least, that’s the Fed Reserve press release on this, from 1999. This vault is located close to the WTC, where the towers fell. Is it [the vault] buried? Is the vault open? Anyone see Die Hard 3? A gigantic terrorist ‘diversion’ leading to the theft of all the gold in the vault.”

In the days following 9/11, I also wrote that there were no reports or video of troops guarding the NY Federal Reserve building. This was very curious. 75 billion in gold and no troops present? Nor have I found any video from that time, later posted on YouTube, showing troops around the Fed Reserve.

There is debate about whether a tunnel existed connecting the basement of the old WTC and the basement of the Federal Reserve. A 2010 piece at Cryptome indicates (with photos) that, during the post-9/11 WTC cleanup, an old railroad tunnel between the WTC and Fed Reserve basements was uncovered. (Diehard 3 featured such a tunnel and track.)

Was the Fed Reserve gold taken away after 9/11?

Or had it been taken before 9/11? Perhaps long before.

Clearly, in the immediate wake of 9/11, there was a concerted press effort to omit or limit mention of the Federal Reserve building.

On March 2, 2013, Tyler Durden, writing at zerohedge.com, in Why Is JPMorgan’s Gold Vault, The Largest In The World, Located Next To The New York Fed’s?, reported his finding that “the de facto largest private gold vault in the world [is] located across the street [from the NY Federal Reserve building] 90 feet below 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza.”

This private vault, at the same level as the NY Fed Reserve vault, could front right up against it.

The private vault belongs to JP Morgan Chase. It is larger than a football field.

Under circumstances deemed “essential,” it would appear to be easy to transfer an enormous amount of gold from the Fed Reserve to JP Morgan Chase.

Silverdoctors.com reports that a US Treasury Dept. audit of all US gold reserves inadvertently exposed a total figure of 466 tons, far less than previous claims of 8,133 tons.

Anyone trusting that US-held gold reserves are safe and sound needs to examine his own head.


Intimidation of 9/11 Commission witnesses: the “minders”

September 15, 2017

Let’s say you work for a large corporation, which is undertaking an internal investigation of possible corruption and fraud within the company.

You’re sitting in a room, and an employee of the company is interviewing you.

But next to you sits your boss. He hears all the questions, and he hears your answers. He takes notes on the interview. He answers questions you are supposed to answer. He is your “minder.”

Getting the picture?

On October 2, 2003, during the 9/11 Commission investigation into what happened on September 11, 2001, a memo was sent to two Commission attorneys, Daniel Marcus and Steven Dunne. It was ominously titled:

“Executive Branch Minders’ Intimidation of Witnesses.”

The memo was written by members of the 9/11 Commission’s Team 2: Kevin Scheid, Lorry Fenner, and Gordon Lederman. There is no indication that any official subsequently acted on their highly serious charges:

“When we have asked witnesses [in interviews] about certain roles and responsibilities within the intelligence community, minders [in the room] have preempted witnesses’ responses by referencing formal policies and procedures. As a result, witnesses have not responded to our questions and have deprived us from understanding the intelligence community’s actual functioning and witnesses’ view of their roles and responsibilities.”

“[M]inders have positioned themselves physically and have conducted themselves in a manner that we believe intimidates witnesses from giving full and candid responses to our questions. Minders generally have sat next to witnesses at the table and across from Commission staff, [falsely] conveying to witnesses that minders are participants in interviews and are of equal status to witnesses.”

“[Minders now and then] answer questions directed at witnesses.”

“[Minders write] verbatim notes of witnesses’ statements [which] conveys to witnesses that their superiors will review their statements and may engage in retribution.”

“[Minders making notes] facilitates [government] agencies in alerting future witnesses to the Commission’s lines of inquiry and permits agencies to prepare future witnesses either explicitly or implicitly.”

“[T]he net effect of minders’ conduct, whether intentionally or not, is to intimidate witnesses and to interfere with witnesses providing full and candid responses.”

This key memo defines the term “cover-up.”

Take it even further. This Commission “minder procedure” would be analogous to you sitting in the witness box at a criminal trial of a mob boss. You’re testifying for the prosecution against the boss. But in the box, next to you, sits a mob assassin.

So you say: “I may have implied I was there on the night the defendant was planning…whatever it was. But I didn’t really say that. I was misinterpreted. I don’t recall being there. I’ve never met the defendant. I’m a retired investor living on a pension. I’m receiving treatment for early-onset dementia…”

Granted, the 9/11 Commission interviewers were certainly asking superficial questions of witnesses from the get-go. But if a government witness by chance saw something or heard something or knew something that would have exploded the official 9/11 story, with his minder there he was in a straitjacket.

And he’ll stay in a straitjacket.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

14 comments on “9/11: The Gold and The Minders

  1. Andy Boyle says:

    The world we know it is being destroyed by forces within all western nations. The criminals are know,been protected while robbing,stealing and murdering us. They want us all gone,so they build their empire on our bones,we have been lied about many things,but the greatest lie was about the real enemies of both world wars.

  2. Richard D. Mullock says:

    Hi Jon! I read your posts as often as I am able! It’s now becoming clear that many are becoming aware of the hypocrisy surrounding 9/11. Such personalities as Ty Bolinger, an anti-cancer crusader and Richard Gage, AIA the founding member of ae911Truth.org is a 20 year practicing architect for 20 years. The latter was interviewed by George Noory on coast to coast am a week ago. What he imparts is damaging to the official explanation given by the “commission” on 9/11. Still, very few of my friends find it hard to believe that this was a government sanctioned event. They believe, as most do, that government authorities could never perpetrate such a tyrannical act. RM

  3. Tenzin Kalzang says:

    Thanks for being one of the only remaining journalists in the western world.

  4. ANYONE with two brain cells to rub together and honestly looks at just the most bare evidence should be able to see the complete FRAUD and the total LIES that have surrounded the whole FALSE FLAG OP of 9/11. The fact that so many Americans STILL cannot put it together is unbelievably depressing!!!! And, YES…things are going to get worse still! HELL ON EARTH!!

    • Dean Windlan says:

      Mike, I feel exactly the same way as you. The typical Merikan brain seems unable to connect the hundreds of events of that day that clearly show that it was a conspiracy that involved the government, Pentagon, the mayor, etc. It is scary to the Nth degree that so many are so gullible. The ongoing psyops, vaccinations, fluoride, drugs, inferior education, etc. have made any kind of deep thinking impossible for a huge portion of the population. People are too easily distracted by comparatively trivial things.

  5. D. Johnson says:

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks study of Building #7 will be published soon but a news release states it could not have been brought down by fire.

  6. by- Victor says:

    Mr. Jon all i can say at this time” Is keep up the good work! Eye’s are being opened,,,

  7. Paul F Austin says:

    Hello Jon – I am English but have a great respect and belief in the USA, its people and its basic Constitution.
    Your messages are a constant enjoyment to me, and your insight is most edifying.
    To anyone in the world who has ‘been around’ the tragedy from the outset smelled to high heaven; not only was the entire tragic WTC a horror of unparalleled magnitude – but the subsequent fiasco of the so-called ‘inquiry’ was even more horrendous, if that is at all possible.
    It has taken eighteen years for a considerable number of independent and dedicated experts, worldwide it seems, to finally begin to expose the extent of the deceit concerned with just ONE of the buildings within the scenario of that infamous day – for which many of us, expert and layman, can only give them enormous credit for their ‘unpaid’ service to the USA.
    I am confident that with people of your quality working on the side of your fellow Americans the ‘truth will out’ but I am sorry to say the entire episode will in no way enhance the reputations of the key figures in your National Services and Security ‘family’ who have let down the vast majority of Americans by whom they are more than adequately paid to protect and support them.
    I feel certain that eventually there will be a reckoning – but too late for any true justice to be imparted to those unfortunate victims and their families who surely deserved much, much more.
    Thank you Jon

  8. Cherry Misra says:

    the military industrial complex, after wrecking death and destruction in many parts of the globe, now turns on its own people. the beast is hungry. Let the citizen beware.

  9. Alyssa says:

    There was News footage of I believe 3 Brinks type trucks caught driving away from 9/11 most likely via helicopter shot footage. It showed I truck being stopped and driver running away and abandoned his truck full of gold upon realizing the Copter was following his truck on live TV. Another truck drove off and a 3rd truck was already abandoned (Stuck in traffic jam).

  10. Brian Haver says:

    The elite have studied it well, Propaganda applied properly does indeed indoctrinate the majority of the masses, Bernays would be proud.

  11. m.angel says:

    Am I allowed to print out Jon’s articles ? I used to be able to do that but it seems I can’t any more.

  12. Judith Pecho says:

    We are being controlled by foreign agents in all positions of government and read that they have to give up their American citizenship in order to have those jobs. The courts are the most dangerous as they are rogue and not constitutional and will see that any trouble makers get put away in an appropriate resort of sorts.
    They have to take an oath and post a bond. So next time you are stopped asked the police for their oath. We have been taken over. They are supposed to serve us, but why as foreign agents, and that they work for the IMF, to raise money. Anyone else hear this theory. Actually there is a Registration Statement that they must complete, at all levels of government including police officers, that is required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. They are obligated to produce it to you upon demand, right to know if yoyu read the act and rules. Reference Rule 5(d)(1), 28 C.F.R.SS 5.5(d)(1) and Privacy Act Statement 22 U.S.C. SS
    More info I have heard recently is that we are now under a fascist government, and that they are fakes in their authority, and one needs to learn how to expose them, as they usually back off. They are no longer citizens when they take the oath and complete the Registration. This applies to all our congress and representatives, court officers, all government workers since all government are corporations registered in Europe. For this my father fought in WWII.

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