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[casi] all the 9-11 airports serviced by 1 israeli owned company

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curiosities of 9-11

one of those times when an inoccuous comment in an unrelated news report triggers a revelation.

In the article at there is the following paragraph.

"To make the situation worse, a private security company called ICTS, owned by an Israeli, Ezra 
Harel, and registered in the Netherlands, was employed at Charles de Gaulle airport to screen 
passengers boarding US planes. Most of its personnel are ex-Shin Bet officers. The company covers 
security at Bostonís Logan airport, where the American Airlines plane came down after flight 
attendants and passengers overpowered Reid."
The point of thie article was that ICTS knew Reid was dangerous, but allowed him on board a flight 
from Tel Aviv to Paris. Maybe they did and maybe they didn't. But the idea that an Israeli owned 
company had inside access to the airport used to launch an abortive terror attack brought to mind 
the strange message Odigo Systems, another Israeli owned company with offices near the World Trade 
Towers, received that warned of the impending attacks before the hijacked planes had even left the 

So, I went back to another story that had surfaced briefly, reported at about how at least one hijacker had 
smuggled a GUN aboard one of the hijacked planes. Even prior to 9-11, getting a gun on board a 
passenger plane represented a serious lapse of security. I wondered why this story of a gun was 
being concealed behind talk of box cutters and screwdrivers.

Then I went back to the first article and its mention that ICTS handled security at Logan 
International Airport, from which two of the 9-11 hijacked planes had departed.

Sure enough, a visit to ICTS' own web site at confirms that ICTS is in 
fact an Israeli owned company, and that it sells services to every airport from which the hijacked 
planes operated, including security, sometimes through wholly owned subsidieries like Huntleigh USA 

It has been suggested that the incredible feat of hijacking four aircraft without a single arrest 
at the gate would require the resouces of a nation-state. This is even more true with the 
revelation that at least one gun had managed to be aboard a hijacked plane. One company had 
automatic inside access to all of the airports from which hijacked planes departed on 9-11, and to 
the airports used by Richard Reid, the shoe bomber. An Israeli company. One that Mossad agents 
could easily find employment with without the management knowing who they were or what their 
purpose really was.

But one thing is clear. By virtue of the Odigo warning, someone knew enough about the planned 
attacks to warn Odigo before the planes had even departed the airport gates, yet they did not call 
the Israeli security company at the airports which could have stopped the flights from leaving.

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