The Put Options

This past weekend at the NE 9/11 Truth Symposium, Kyle Hence elaborated on the put options that were purchased prior to 9/11. I recommended to the audience to watch "In Their Own Words: The Untold Stories Of The 9/11 Families" because there was a good clip about the put options in it. This is that clip. 9/11 Family Members Lorie Van Auken, Monica Gabrielle, Bob McIlvaine, Mindy Kleinberg, and Patty Casazza make an appearance.

Dr. Allen Poteshman

“Unusual option market activity and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,” by Dr. Allen M. Poteshman

“the paper concludes that there is evidence of unusual option market activity in the days leading up to September 11 that is consistent with investors trading on advance knowledge of the attacks” (1725).

Journal of Business, 2006, vol. 79, no. 4

Thanks, boast

I'm currently working on a one page handout on the "put options" to use for public outreach and didn't know about this paper before.

It should be some help.

I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Good Shepherds

CEO of Deutsch bank resigns September 12, 2001 and becomes CEO of Constellation energy. CEO's friends are the Krongards, Buzzy and Cookie, google them if you aren't familiar. . . . continuing . . . CEO moves to Constellation Energy which amazingly gets a seat at the Cheney task force. Constellation is able to "fast track" relicensing of its fleet of aging NUCLEAR power plants and up its profits (on the books of course). . . it is also staffed by some former Enron people . . . suuprise, suuprise!

These guys are the good shepherds right out of the movie. Their historical genesis is reported by Whoopi Goldberg on The View a few days ago:

(relevant comment 1:20 - 1:55)

(and Mike Malloy)

So the folks that shorted the airline stocks morphed into the nuclear power sector and now control a fleet of aging nuclear power plants . . . remember what happened to the Alaska pipeline . . . these guys are all about maximizing profits . . . the nuclear fox is in the plutonium hen house . . yikes!

And most of you have never heard of the Hanford Nuclear Facility sitting on the edge of the Olympia river. The neojerks probably made this off limits for their media mockingbirds . . .google it . . . yikes X 1000.

Great Stuff, AJFan

I'd like to see you expand on this submission, AJFan. It's fertile ground. Constellation energy seem definitely on the inside!

I'd like to throw the thought out, there isn't much legit economy left to allow for robust profits. Predatory capitalism or "Disaster Capitalism," Naomi Klein's term, is really all that remains for these soulless cyphers in search of the big score!

The put options may prove to be the canary in the mine for the next event. I do believe, the criminal cartel that's taken control of our country will do anything to us to make a profit.

I'd like to remind everyone of last year's event which passed relatively without note since it didn't materialize, Congressman Paul Gillmor is no longer with us as a result, as one article headline put it, "Gillmor Sleeps With Fishes, Another Day in the Empire."

Gillmor was investigating the high incidence of put options in early September 2007. It's of note, this was following the 'missing nuke' incident of Mnot AFB at the very end of August.

Death of Congressman Paul Gillmor

Oh, by the way, I'm surprised the Bush heritage of trading with Nazis made it on the View. It's interesting.

...don't believe them!

Put this clip on the front page.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

So who was it?


It's still there...

But here is the link. As far as who made the purchases, it was someone with "no conceivable ties to al Qaeda".

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

please name that person


I can't...

That's the whole point (or were you trying to point that out)...

From the 9/11 Report...

130. Highly publicized allegations of insider trading in advance of 9/11 generally rest on reports of unusual pre-9/11 trading activity in companies whose stock plummeted after the attacks. Some unusual trading did in fact occur, but each such trade proved to have an innocuous explanation. For example, the volume of put options—investments that pay off only when a stock drops in price—surged in the parent companies of United Airlines on September 6 and American Airlines on September 10—highly suspicious trading on its face.Yet, further investigation has revealed that the trading had no connection with 9/11.A single U.S.-based institutional investor with no conceivable ties to al Qaeda purchased 95 percent of the UAL puts on September 6 as part of a trading strategy that also included buying 115,000 shares of American on September 10. Similarly,much of the seemingly suspicious trading in American on September 10 was traced to a specific U.S.-based options trading newsletter, faxed to its subscribers on Sunday, September 9, which recommended these trades.These examples typify the evidence examined by the investigation.The SEC and the FBI, aided by other agencies and the securities industry, devoted enormous resources to investigating this issue, including securing the cooperation of many foreign governments.These investigators have found that the apparently suspicious consistently proved innocuous. Joseph Cella interview (Sept. 16, 2003; May 7, 2004; May 10–11, 2004); FBI briefing (Aug. 15, 2003); SEC memo, Division of Enforcement to SEC Chair and Commissioners,“Pre-September 11, 2001 Trading Review,” May 15, 2002; Ken Breen interview (Apr. 23, 2004); Ed G. interview (Feb. 3, 2004).

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?