Odor in the Court! Why does Hellerstein decide all 9/11 cases? Who is Hellerstein?

It's like, so cool that like Amy Goodman is like covering 9/11 health issues. You know, like that AWESOME judge guy in New York who's saying it's like--cool for the first responders and others to sue the city that like, 'didn't equip them to deal with the fallout from the evil terrists actions.




Christopher Bollyn - American Free Press

While the media plays up the significance of the government show trial of the seemingly deranged "20th hijacker" Zacharias Moussaoui, not one 9-11 victim's lawsuit has been allowed to be heard in a trial by jury. Why have the 9-11 victims' families not been given the same right to have their cases heard in an open trial by a jury of their peers?

Ellen Mariani, who lost her husband Neil on United Air Lines (UAL) Flight 175, filed the first 9-11 wrongful death lawsuit against UAL on December 20, 2001. Interviewed on national television in May 2002 by Bill O'Reilly of FOX News, O'Reilly repeatedly questioned Mariani about why she had chosen to pursue litigation instead of accepting the government fund.

"I want justice," Mariani said. "I want accountability. Who is responsible? I want the truth."

Today, Mariani, like the other 9-11 plaintiffs, is under a legal gag order which prevents her from speaking about her on-going lawsuit. Likewise, thousands of employees of federal agencies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration, have received secret gag orders in the mail preventing them from speaking about what they know about the events of 9-11.

After more than four years, however, Mariani's determined pursuit for the truth about 9-11 through the court system has failed to yield any answers or discovery about who is responsible for 9-11. Today, she is no closer to obtaining what she has clearly and repeatedly said she wanted from the beginning - a trial by jury.

Why have the many victims' cases like Mariani's, brought by relatives of loved ones lost on 9-11, not been heard in open trials with juries - a basic American right?

And why has the Israeli-owned airline security company involved in the shocking security lapses, which apparently enabled the attacks of 9-11, been granted complete immunity by the U.S. Congress?

All of the relatives' wrongful death lawsuits, i.e. criminal cases, against the airlines and their security companies were consolidated by the presiding judge into a negligence lawsuit, which, as a civil case, is much less likely to be argued or investigated in an open trial with a jury. All the 9-11 wrongful death and personal injury cases against either American Air Lines (AA) or United Air Lines or any of the foreign-owned airport security companies, namely Argenbright Security (British), Globe Aviation Services Corp. (Swedish), and Huntleigh USA Corp. (Israeli) have been handled by United States District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York.

In the case of at least one of these security defendants, Huntleigh USA, there would seem to be a serious conflict of interest for the judge because the airline security company who is responsible for the shocking security lapses at both the Boston and Newark airports on 9-11 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of an Israeli company (ICTS) headed by Israelis with clear ties to Israel's military intelligence agency, the Mossad.

Judge Hellerstein, on the other hand, has deep and long-standing Zionist connections and close family ties to the state of Israel. A Zionist is a supporter of the Jewish state of Israel.

Judge Hellerstein's wife, for example, is a former senior vice president and current treasurer of a New York-based Zionist organization called AMIT. AMIT promotes Jewish immigration to Israel and stands for Americans for Israel and Torah. AMIT's motto is "Building Israel - One Child at a Time."

Judge Hellerstein, 73, is also a long-time member of The Jewish Center of New York and a former president of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York.

This raises the obvious question about why, in the 9-11 terror case in which an Israeli security company is a key defendant and in which individuals from Israeli military intelligence are suspected of being involved, was Hellerstein chosen to preside over all 9-11 victim lawsuits - and who chose him?

Huntleigh USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of an Israeli company called International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS) International N.V., a Netherlands-based aviation and transportation security firm headed by "former [Israeli] military commanding officers and veterans of government intelligence and security agencies."

Menachem Atzmon, convicted in Israel in 1996 for campaign finance fraud, and his business partner Ezra Harel, took over management of security at the Boston and Newark airports when their company, ICTS, bought Huntleigh USA in 1999.

UAL Flight 175 and AA 11, which allegedly struck the twin towers, both originated in Boston, while UAL 93, which supposedly crashed in Pennsylvania, departed from the Newark airport.

ICTS also operates the German port of Rostock on the Baltic Sea. An Israeli company linked to the Mossad runs the port operations of a major German harbor. (Why would the Mossad want to run a German port? Imagine the possibilities.)

Some victims' families brought lawsuits against Huntleigh claiming the Israeli-owned airport security firm had been grossly negligent on 9-11. While these relatives have a right to discovery and to know what Huntleigh did or did not do to protect their loved ones on 9-11, Huntleigh was granted complete congressional protection in 2002 and will not be called to account for its actions on 9-11 in any U.S. court.

On July 26, 2002, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Homeland Security Bill and slipped in a last-minute provision which provided complete corporate immunity for the three foreign-owned security companies. Likewise, the Senate voted to shield the three security companies from corporate responsibility on November 19, 2002. These congressional votes effectively prevent any legal investigation or discovery into the security failures of these foreign companies on 9-11.

Hellerstein, however, is not the only player overseeing the 9-11 litigation process who has close ties to Israel. In fact, all of the key players and law firms involved are either active Zionists or do a great deal of business representing Israeli companies and/or the state of Israel.

Kenneth R. Feinberg, for example, the special master of the federally-funded Victims' Compensation Fund, is also a deeply dedicated Zionist. Feinberg single-handedly administered the $7 billion fund that paid out U.S. taxpayer money to some 97 percent of the families who could have otherwise used the courts to sue to recover tort damages for monetary loss and pain and suffering.

Those who accepted the Feinberg administrated federal fund signed away their right to litigate against the government, the airlines or the security companies. This federally funded pay-off to the families effectively prevented the possibility for nearly every relative to obtain justice or truth through the legal process, which would have brought legal discovery of facts and events of 9-11.

The Kenneth Feinberg Group is listed as one of the top ten supporters of the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies for 2004-2005. The Jerusalem Institute is an Israel-based Zionist organization that supports the building of the illegal separation wall across Palestine, for example.

The Feinberg Group also lists as its clients major insurance and re-insurance companies such as Lloyd's of London. These are the companies who stood to lose billions of dollars if 9-11 victims' lawsuits had gone forward.

Feinberg was appointed special master by then Attorney General John Ashcroft. Ashcroft, a dedicated Christian Zionist and supporter of such groups as Stand for Israel, is today working as a lobbyist for Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), Israel's major military aerospace company, which hired the former U.S. Attorney General to help secure the U.S. government's approval to sell an Israeli weapons system to the South Korean Air Force.

The Israelis hired Ashcroft to improve their chances against an American-made system built by Chicago-based Boeing Co.

Ashcroft, who was born in Chicago, is the former head of the Dept. of Justice, where his Israeli-American assistant, Michael Chertoff, directed the FBI non-investigation of the events of 9-11. Ashcroft is now being paid (off) by the state of Israel to work against the interests of an American company - and the United States.

How can you complain about anti-semitism?

That's what's so infuriating about the anti-semite canard--the fact that things like this happen and no one bats an eye, so that the first person to bring it up will invariably be someone who has previously brought up an egregious example of Zionist double standards. Then the "Shaloms" of the world spring into action and scream: "Look at the JOOOO hater!! Hate those JOOOOOZ dontcha!"

So really, how is one supposed to end up feeling, not about Jews, but specifically about Zionist Jews? Well, they're kind of slimeballs. And they somehow get a judge who is one of them to preside over all 9/11 claims.

What feeds anti-semitism? You tell me!


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero

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I usually stay out of the Zionist arguments

due to ignorance. However, I must say, that reading the AMIT motto induced nausea.

I was flipping through channels one day and ran across an ad for Christians to raise money to send Jews to Isreal. Similar to "One Child at a Time" sort of thing. "Send a Jew Isreal" - WTF???????????? Excuse me?????

Hello, fellow Christians. I could use some moving money, too. Anybody? Helloooooo . . .

I wonder if those christians

I wonder if those christians could spare some moving money to an atheist to some sunny place, but not Israel.?


If you're not Jewish, you're screwed. And if it's not Isreal, screwed again. Sorry.

This article is kinda

What exactly is your point?

Is it or is it not factual? Is this or is this not the same judge presiding over the current cases? Does it or does it not seem odd?

Let's suppose there's an alternate universe where Pakistan really was VERY heavily linked to the 9/11 attacks. Let's suppose that all 9/11 related cases were stovepiped to a Pakistani judge, one who was all about Pakistani causes, etc. Let's suppose then that someone said--hey, wait... isn't this a little weird?

Would we call that person anti-Pakistani? Uhh, no, we'd applaud him and give him a pulitzer.

Let's say in that same world, someone insisted that it was in fact Israel that people should be focusing on, that the Pakistani judge was a professional doing his job, and that really our efforts should not focus on speculative Pakistani connection but on Israelis, because of a news article that appeared in Saudi Arabia claiming that a Mossad agent wired $100,000 to Mohammed Atta, who does not appear to have hijacked anything but instead used the money on booze, pork chops, and bimbos.

Would we call that person anti-semitic? I know Shalom would....

double standards are the root of injustice and we should not be surprised that they fuel tensions and hatred.



Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero

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the point was to provide

the point was to provide information for anyone who hadn't heard of Bollyn being fired, and to make an observation that the article was old.

why is it that everything is an attack to you? can't a guy just post something related without getting some 4 paragraph angry response from you?


Thanks for the info

I actually found your post very enlightening. I did not know anything about this Bollyn guy.

Your comment

Did not address the substance of the post, which is that this is the judge who is presiding over current cases. Your comment also seemed to be an attempt to discredit the substance of the post by referring to Bollyn's disassociation from AFP.
If you had placed your comment in some context perhaps I wouldn't have mischaracterized it as a lame attempt to distract from the substance of the post (if in fact I did!)

Lovingly yours,



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Zionism v. Anti-Semitism

I really wish some sort of board could be started up on this issue. I think it's very important to discuss, RATIONALLY. I say this because so much dialogue on here points to Zionism and Zionist organizations as being behind 911.

I feel that facts need to be presented in one forum on this one issue, because it is such a sensitive issue. When people hear the term "Zionism" an automatic response is to "turn down the volume" or even "change the station" because many of us automatically equate that with Anti-Semitism (and nobody wants to be considered an Anti-Semite, right?)

See what I'm getting at here? Or is it ever possible to have a rational debate on this issue? I really hope so, since so many of the most intelligent and prolific bloggers on here are accusing the Mossad of being complicit in 911 and are tossing about theories about "Zionist" control over world events very freely on the boards.

I am not saying this to piss anybody off. This is just a call to a rational discussion on what it means to be a Zionist organization and why so many on this site believe 911 is inextricably linked with the Mossad. I wish to be better informed and I want others in this movement to be better informed also.

If you want to zing me for not doing my research, I pre-emptively accept your zinger. I plead ignorance.

Thank you.

Good points, mandrake

There is a simple reason why discussing issues of Zionism is problematic--it is made to be.

While it is easy for people to talk about Muslim conspiracies like "al Qaeda", and accuse countries like Pakistan or Afghanistan or Iraq or Iran of plotting against the U.S. or the world, it is not possible to do the same when discussing Israel.

The problem starts with defining Israel as "the homeland of the world's Jews". To begin with, that is a historical fallacy. Most Jews are not of middle eastern descent (sephardic) but of euraisian descent (ashkenazi). The establishment of a Jewish state was in fact opposed by most religious Jews when it was first conceived in the late 19th century. It was blasphemous to their faith, they argued, which looked to God, not politicians, for salvation.

Fast forward past WW2 to the modern era, where in addition to a Jewish state, Israel is considered by many to be some kind of insurance against another holocaust. Thus defined, it becomes very difficult to criticize it, because the inevitable accusation is "so you have a problem with Jews defending themselves?"

But who ever appointed this country the "caretaker of Jews"? And has it in fact led to more security for Jews? The answers are no one, and no. What has been created is a state that is dangerously above criticism. Claiming the moral high ground becomes a cover for more and more corrupt behavior on the part of the politicians and power brokers who use the image of a "holy land" as cover for their crimes.

Further confounding the issue is the sincere belief among many, um, miseducated people that Israel is in fact a victim and that its own victims, if any are admitted, deserve what they get. Of course the issue of the Palestinians is huge, because not only were these people banished from their lands for the sake of relocating european Jews after WW2, but those who stayed have been provided a hellish existence in an effort to drive them away so that even their meager remaining holdings can be appropriated by way of walls and illegal settlements.

Of course when the powerful of the world find a system that works, they milk it for all it's worth, and using Israel as a beachhead for global fascism has been very successful so far. Israelis themselves become human shield, the holocaust (in its variously accurate permutations) becomes a historical and cognitive shield, and woe be to those who point out any of it, for they will be branded all manner of horrid things--Nazi, Jew-hater, etc.

Now never mind that Israeli citizens are mostly innocent, as are Americans (the willing warriors and economic engine of the global fascist movement) of any conscious collusion in the crimes of the elites who control them. Never mind that both peoples have seen solid welfare states devolve into darwinist models of economic survival modes as social spending is cut in favor of military expansion. Never mind that both peoples are kept in a state of terror and paranoia that compels them to embrace tehir tormentors to beg for security. All of these are facts but cannot be discussed.

If and when any of us try to make others see what is happening, and specifically how it is happening, an army of voices rise up to shout us down with cries of feigned or misguided hatred and disgust. YOU hate, they say. YOU single out innocent people for criticism because YOU HATE them. And so we are seen by many to be haters, when all we want is the peace that can only come from exposing the fraud that grips our beraters' perceptions of reality.

We who would be hauled off unjustly so that others may see reality before it consumes them entirely. We who fight at this crucial point in man's technological development to spare the entire world the fate of Americans and Israelis--the fate of slaves to fear and corrupt power. The fate of carrying forever in their blood the shame of current and future massacres for they were either too frightened or too ignorant to act in their own self interest. How could they have know that the devils around them who spoke in unintelligible tongues they took to be hatred were really the angels sent to save them? How could they have known they were being deceived? How could they have resisted such a tremendous and effective evil as is the global fascist conspiracy?

In the end we will either suffer for truth or suffer for lies. If we suffer for truth, then someday there is hope of salvation from the real evil facing us. If we rather would sufefr for lies, if we choose the path of fear and trust in forked tongues, we will suffer in perpetuity and we will suffer in vain.

Our actions make the world what it is, and what it will be. That is why we have to stand for the truth, no matter how awkward now--it is the only way forward.


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero

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and what's really important is no plane TV fakery

right? you see, it's not hard to figure out the plan--divide and conquer, distract and deceive. not to play my violin too loudly, or wallow in self-pity, but sometimes I wonder how many other real truthers are out there, and how many are just players on stage to put on a good show and nothing else. the good and mostly silent majority must find a voice, and soon!


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero

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Impeach Bush or Expose MSM?

Impeach Bush..

Overall Result? Nothing.


Expose MSM for direct involvment in the actual attacks..

Overall Result? Everything.



Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero

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