Even though Larry Silverstein owned the WTC, it was Maurice Greenberg’s companies who held the mortgage, issued the insurance policy and provided security for the complex. But it gets even better. Maurice’s son Jeffrey was the head of Marsh & McLennan. The impact zone in WTC 1 was between the 94th & 97th floors. Marsh USA occupied all the floors between the 93rd and 99th floors.
Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, once floated as a possible CIA Director in 1995, is the CEO of AIG insurance (->), manager of the third largest capital investment pool in the world. Maurice Raymond Greenberg (AIG, Kroll, CFR) was born in New York City May 4, 1925, the son of Jacob Greenberg and Ada (Rheingold) Greenberg. The young man adopted the nickname “Hank” to make people think of a popular American baseball player with the name, Hank Greenberg. Greenberg served in the U.S. Army in the Korea conflict.
He joined the insurance firm, Continental Casualty Co., in 1952. Continental executive J. Milburn Smith recommended Greenberg to the C.V. Starr insurance/spy organization, which made Greenberg its vice president in 1960, its president and CEO in 1967, and its chairman, succeeding Starr, in 1969. Maurice Greenberg was deeply involved in chinese trade in the 80s, where Henry Kissinger (->) was one of his representatives.
In the China trade, Greenberg became very close to Shaul Eisenberg, the leader of the Asian section of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, and agent for the sales of sophisticated military equipment to the Chinese military. From 1988 to 1995, Greenberg was a director of the New York Federal Reserve bank – this branch of the system is the main instrument through which Federal Reserve chiefs and the Bank of England traditionally execute their U.S. political-economic policy.
Greenberg was deputy chairman of the New York Fed in 1992 and 1993[/color], and New York Fed chairman in 1994 and 1995. In 1993, Maurice Greenberg’s American International Group (AIG ->), became co-owner of the “private spy agency”, Kroll Associates[/color] (->), as a result of rescuing Kroll from bankruptcy with a cash infusion. Kroll was notorious during the 1980s as the “CIA of Wall Street” due to the prevalence of former CIA, FBI, Scotland Yard, British secret service and British Special Air Service men Kroll employed for corporate espionage in takeover bids, as well as for destabilization of foreign nations. During 1996, while Greenberg was deputy chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations (See Cfr), he chaired the CFR task force on intelligence, which published “Making Intelligence Smarter: The future of U.S. Intelligence.” This report mostly served to exhibit Greenberg’s access to the intelligence community; but he parlayed it into a nomination by Senator Arlen Specter and others, for Greenberg to be Director of the Cia.
Greenberg has used his connections to covert intelligence, supranational institutions, private bankers and speculators, and his huge global cash inflow, to shape a unique personal empire. [color=#80FFFF]Since 1997, Frank G. Wisner, Jr., has been a board member of Kroll , and is currently Greenberg’s Deputy Chairman for External Affairs. Wisner’s father was a founder of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency[/color], who killed himself over the scandal from his being duped by British-Soviet masterspy Kim Philby. Frank Wisner, Jr., is a director of the George Bush-linked energy giant Enron (a client for whom AIG negotiated payments from Peru over nationalization of Enron operations).
In the early 1990s, Miami-based private investigator Lou Polumbo joined Kroll Associates. According to sources in the industry, Polumbo brought with him a personal history of involvement with the Medallin and other South American narcotics cartels; his business included helping relocate some of the capabilities of these cartels out of Colombia. The deal to bring Polumbo into Kroll was worked out by Avram Shalom, the former head of Israel’s Shin Beth secret police. Shalom went to work for Kroll; he had been fired as Shin Beth boss due to a scandalous massacre of Palestinians in the Israel-occupied territories by his Shin Beth agents.
Compare: AIG’s long connection to CIA drug trafficking and covert operations was mentioned in a two-part series of Copvcia.Com, that was interrupted just prior to the attacks of September 11. AIG’s stock has bounced back remarkably well since the attacks. Source: http://www.copvcia.com/stories/part_2.html
Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, “ranked 132 in the world and 59th in the US with assets of $3.1 billion, was forced out as Chairman of top insurance company American International Group (AIG) after the company “admitted to $1.7 billion in improper accounting.” In Spring 2005, “two of Greenberg’s sons, both executives in the insurance business, have also been tarnished by scandal.” (1)
He is also a member on the Council on Foreign Relations. His son Evan Greenberg is the CEO of ACE. [color=#80FFFF]His son Jeffrey Greenberg is CEO of Marsh[/color] and Alan Greenberg is CEO of Bear Stearns. A family that preys together, stays together.
Greenberg is well-known in Washington where he known for raising large amounts of money. Greenberg was one of the President George W. Bush’s ‘Rangers’ which means he personally raked in more than $200,000 for the reelection campaign. At the same time, he is also known for his access to members of the cabinet and Congress. This access has paid-off as the administration has often supported Greenberg on a number of issues ranging from access to China to terrorism insurance (1)
* Chairman, Nixon Center (2)
“Greenberg and AIG have further expanded their reach through the use of the $5 billion Starr Foundation, named after the founder of the company Cornelius Vander Starr. It supports influential groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Chamber Foundation, associated with the US Chamber of Commerce,” (1)
Partners in Fraud: The Bush and Greenberg Families
by Al Martin
They are partners in fraud. The Bush Family which runs the USA and the Greenberg Family which runs the insurance cartel composed of AIG, Marsh McLennan and Ace Insurance have a lot more in common than mainstream media will ever tell you, writes government whistleblower Al Martin, author of “The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider.”
In his column “Secrets of the Insurance (Fraud)Industry: The Bush-Greenberg Connection” published on Al Martin Raw (http://www.almartinraw.com ), Martin writes that “New York State Attorney Eliot Spitzer is investigating systemic fraud in the insurance industry in which Greenberg Family controlled insurance cartel companies like Marsh McLennan, AIG and Ace Insurance get kickbacks for steering corporate clients their way. Three employees of Marsh McLennan have already pled guilty to insurance fraud. Now, in this exclusive report on AlMartinRaw.com, you will learn about the insurance fraud connection between the Bush and Greenberg families which Spitzer is NOT investigating.
“In the 1980′s, the Colombian Greenbergs began to expand their commercial real estate business into south Florida and the southeastern part of the United States in general. You would see that in all of the office buildings they bought, including my own, the building wherein I maintained my office, that AIG was the insurer of all of the properties that they own because, obviously, they received a preferred rate from their American Greenberg cousins,” Martin explains.
The connection between the Bushes and the Greenbergs is deep, Martin writes. “The Bush family is intimately connected with all of the companies that the Greenberg family, both the American and Colombian branches, run. You will note that Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, is the chairman of AIG, and his cousin is Alan “Ace” Greenberg, the former chairman of Bear Stearns.
“Bear Stearns, of course, is where the Bush family, the Cheney family, George Schultz, James Baker, etc. all do business. It is the leading brokerage firm of the great and all powerful Bushonian Cabal.
In another footnote to history, Martin writes that “it’s interesting to note that the CIA in its operations in northern South America, Venezuela and Colombia in particular, always did their agency banking through Greenberg-owned banks. This connection really goes back to the time that George Bush Sr. was head of the CIA”
Blackstone Group & 7 World Trade Center
New York, NY October 17, 2000: Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, the global real estate investment and management arm of The Blackstone Group, L.P., announced today that it has purchased, from Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, the participating mortgage secured by 7 World Trade Center, a commercial office complex controlled by real estate developer Larry Silverstein. (1)
But before the building can rise further than the substation, major financing issues have to be resolved by Larry Silverstein, who controls the long-term lease on 7 World Trade Center as well as the World Trade Center complex. The good news for Mr. Silverstein is that the company that insured 7 World Trade, Industrial Risk Insurers, has indicated that it will make a full payment under its $861 million policy. But it’s not clear whether Mr. Silverstein can use those proceeds to start building without first reaching an agreement with the mortgage holder on 7 World Trade Center, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. (2)
Kissinger McLarty Associates has a “strategic alliance” with the Blackstone Group. The Blackstone Group describes their relationship thus:
Blackstone’s alliance with Kissinger McLarty Associates is designed to help provide financial advisory services to corporations seeking high-level strategic advice. The relationship was announced in 2000 and recently completed its first strategic advisory assignment on behalf of a NYSE-listed company.(3)
Infact the alliance also incorporates Maurice Greenberg’s American International Group, as per this press release on February 21st 2000:
American International Group, Inc. (AIG), The Blackstone Group L. P. and Kissinger Associates Inc. announced the establishment of a new venture to provide financial advisory services to corporations seeking high-level independent strategic advice. <…> The venture will operate globally and will take advantage of the existing relationships between the partners:
AIG has an ownership interest in Blackstone and is an investor in several of Blackstone’s private equity funds;
- AIG and Blackstone have a joint venture, specializing in restructuring and M&A advisory services in selected Asian countries;
- Henry Kissinger chairs both AIG’s International Advisory Board and the advisory boards of several AIG-sponsored Infrastructure Funds.
The AIG-Blackstone-Kissinger Associates venture recently completed its first advisory assignment on behalf of a New York Stock Exchange listed U.S. company.”
(note: “M&A” means “Mergers and Acquisitions”)
And much more: