Larry Silverstein and the Bernard Mendik-Vornado Realty Connection

It’s tough for a lot of to see the wooden for the bushes in the case of 9/11. So a lot horror, a lot data, so many conspiracy theories, a lot worry by people who do not wish to be seen to purchase into the theories, and even have a look at the proof offered in case they’re seen as a “traitor” and we all know that famous Bushwellian comment, that has been drilled into the American psyche, to the point it has been as affective as a national lobotomy; ”you are either with us or with the terrorists”. It doesn’t give one much room to move or make an informed opinion does it?

So, with all the fear and paranoia of being seen as a ”traitor” or even “‘terrorist” by taser toting Home Land Security, most desire to only ignore the proof. Muslim goes hand in hand with terrorism, Jew goes hand in hand with Israel, or does it? Much has been stated about the use of the time period “‘Jewish” with regard to the 9/11 insurance article about Mr Laurence Silverstein, multi Billionaire owner of the 99 year lease to the second biggest crime scene of all time, The World trade centre. (the first being Auschwitz-Birkenau). Some even say using the term ‘Jewish’ in context, is somehow anti-Semitic! Yet why are people so much less sensitive when the term “‘Muslim” is used at any time when talking of ‘the terrorists’?

But in all equity to be clear, one must be particular and embody ‘Islamic fundamentalists’ to the Muslim in the case of Jihadists and Zionist to the Jew or different, that’s intent on the whole management of Palestine and the ethnic cleaning of these lands of the Palestinian peoples. After all, one cannot actually be a Jihadist except a Muslim however one is usually a Zionist with out essentially being a Jew. But the likelihood is, in case you are a really rich American Jew, you’re greater than prone to be Zionist. But one wants to recollect the Zionist plot to monopolize the holy land is simply a part of the Endgame to a One World Government managed by the Bankster elite, with a pretext that the Jews are the chosen folks and that Palestine or Israel, as the Zionists desire to name it, is completely residence to the misplaced tribe of Israel the Jews. I ought to add right here, earlier than I return to the core of this commentary on Laurence Silverstein and gang, that Jews and Muslims have lived in peace for lots of of years earlier than the Zionist plot to dominate Palestine and the limitless propaganda created to create hatred between the two communities is merely that, propaganda. But what’s the goal of this propaganda? What is it is goal? and how does one plan this New World Order Endgame with the full assist of the western world?

Let’s begin by a speculation, for instance; how may one go about taking away civil energy from the folks in the west with no struggle? Even higher, in a manner the place the public actually hand over that energy voluntarily? To begin with, if I had been mastermind and puppet-master of the ‘Endgame’ I’d think about we want a scapegoat and none higher than the muslims, as they’ve a lot to supply. After all, it’s primarily inside the Arab lands the place the biggest riches and largest swimming pools of petroleum assets lie, plus the largest poppy fields. So we’ve got determined the Muslim Arabs are the preliminary candidates for scapegoats. Then we have to get everybody to distrust and hate the scapegoat Muslims, not simply the crazed ignorant fundamentalist Muslim that really believes that after they’ve blown themselves and many innocents up, they are going to spend the remainder of time in paradise ingesting honey out of the cleavages of singing virgins. No, for a plan like this to work, we’ve got to hate all muslims, males girls and youngsters. We can take some nice ideas from Hitler; he did precisely this when he made scapegoats of the Jews and Gypsies. A very good begin is to lock them up in a giant focus camp, we are able to try this in Gaza and starve and depart them with no sanitary circumstances no clear water, no work, no freedom, nothing! And we do not allow them to come out except we are saying so.

To maintain them feeling totally hopeless, we have to hound, harass and humiliate them, capturing the odd baby and girl in the again when going to the outlets is sweet, make them ‘mad’! Make them hate us! Make them so mad they are going to do something to get revenge, make them loopy and then we’ll groom and recruit these crazies by way of our personal brokers which can be infiltrated inside the islamic ‘trigger’. Then we finance and groom our mad loopy Jihadists to tug off false flag ops for us! Wow! This may work. We may pull off stunning murderous operations on civilians and blame all of it on the ‘Jihadist terrorists’, simply as we did with the 1954 Operation Susannah the 1985 hijacking of The Archille Lauro, the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, the listing is lengthy and actually spectacular. Not solely that, we have to do some actually huge scary horrific stuff so everybody palms over their civil liberties in the identify of safety. Slicing off the head of an American Jewish journalist on digicam can be amazingly highly effective, that can scare the pants off them! Imagine that on American TV! Fear is the key, the public needs to be reminded always that we’re all below ‘menace’ from the nasty ‘terrorists’. Then We’ll arrange ‘off shore’ detention camps and invent plots and cells that we are able to blame on harmless males going about their every day enterprise, until we are available in the night time, cross- border and kidnap and drag them off to the detention camp.

Here we are going to use a lot of grisly torture and threaten that we’ll do equally nasty issues to their girls and youngsters so that they confess to one thing they’ve by no means completed. Oh, no trial, no entry to authorized course of, after all not, it is bought to be below wraps, cannot have the bastards arising with alibi’s and proof of their innocence. Great Plan! We had higher cast off Habeas Corpus although! Oh, after all we already did that, nice! We may dominate the whole Arab world and loot all the assets and after smashing the place up, we’ll ship in our personal corporations to ‘rebuild’. All our rebuild contracts paid for by the dumb taxpayer! We are intelligent, yeah, who’s going to cease us? We have the good excuse that we’ve got to go in and “get them”. We’ll tell everyone, “we have to cease dictatorships” and “we need to spread democracy” to these murderous unlawful regimes that don’t respect human rights and who give refuge to the terrorists, yeah! that works. If half of the American public are dumb enough to believe that the Federal Reserve is a governmental institution and that Kennedy was shot by a lone gunman they’ll believe anything!, They don’t even know what democracy really means do they? After all, we whacked democracy years ago and buried it with the Patriot Act! But to continue to do this, we need to keep it amongst ourselves, yeah! Just our very close friends and those that do big favours for us. Hmm, what about our friend Larry Silverstein?

Mr Larry Silverstein is a man that can only be well connected. Born in Brooklyn, to poor middle-class Russian-Jewish parents during the depression, Larry still grew up doing all the things boys from better families do. Larry was taught to play the piano by his classical pianist father Harry and read lots and lots of good books. Larry attended the New York High School of Music and Art. But Larry’s father realised that music and books don’t make big bucks in Brooklyn, so he turned his hand to being a property broker, renting scruffy loft spaces in the rag district of Brooklyn. What Larry’s parents lacked in pennies, they more than made up for in ambition. Larry’s family although still relatively poor, surviving on rental commissions, managed to get Larry through NYU. Larry, after graduating from NYU with a new sense of business acumen, went to work full time for his father. Larry though, had bigger plans than his father and told Harry that being a middle man and just taking commission, was not where the money was, to make money letting, one really needed to own the lofts. In 1957, they established Silverstein Properties, as Harry G. Silverstein & Sons, and bought their first building, in Manhattan. Larry set about getting friends and family to invest money in him to buy and renovate scruffy lofts and cheap buildings in run down areas of New York. Now the Silverstein’s could command some decent rents and real income through sales. What Larry lacked in development know how, he made up in zealous salesman traits saying;

“You’ve bought to imagine it to promote” “You’ve got to sell with a passion.”

In 1956 Larry married Klara, who he had met at Jewish summer season camp. The household struggled to start out with and Klara used her paltry $3,200 wage as a trainer to assist the household get by way of these early years. The household joke is that Klara was the unique Silverstein breadwinner.

Around this time, Larry’s greatest buddy |Bernard Mendik, a later New York legislation School graduate, married Larry’s sister Annette and grew to become a part of the Silverstein household enterprise. The three males Harry, Larry and Bernard then set their sights on changing into the strongest actual property builders of New York. When Harry Silverstein died in 1966, Bernard Mendik and Silverstein’s son Larry shaped Silverstein & Mendik.

Larry and Klara went on to have three youngsters the eldest Sharon, though Harvard educated, then married and grew to become a home-maker however the two youthful youngsters, Lisa and Roger went on to work for his or her father and nonetheless work for Silverstein properties right this moment.

Silverstein’s first huge break got here when he purchased 11 west 42nd road close to Bryant Park, earlier than it was renovated to what it’s right this moment. He then constructed at 42nd west of Eleventh Avenue, and in decrease Manhattan at 120 Broadway, a 1.eight million-square-foot large occupying a full sq. block, steps from Wall Street. By the eighty’s, Silverstein was a multi- millionaire and managed greater than 10 million sq. ft of Manhattan residential and industrial property.

By the time Silverstein set his sights on the WTC, his brother-in-law Bernard Mendik had break up from Silverstein after divorcing Larry’s sister. With the divorce, additionally got here the break up of the Silverstein Mendik enterprise partnership. Mendik was now working his personal property firm, The Mendik Company. At the time of the break up with Silverstein, Mendik cited disagreements with Silverstein over actual property methods, with Mendik wanting to purchase buildings whereas Silverstein wished to construct. It is claimed issues had been “‘not good” between Larry and Bernard at the time of their split and it was also said that “‘Larry and Bernard had a messy falling-out after Mr. Mendik divorced Mr. Silverstein’s sister Annette” Mendik, who went on to be a really profitable lawyer and property developer in his personal proper after splitting from Silverstein was properly favored and did a lot for charity.

Both males went their very own methods until April 1997, when Bernard Mendik, ex brother in legislation of Silverstein folded his firm holdings into the Vornado Realty Trust, an actual property funding belief with shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange. It was stated at the time of the negotiations ”The mixture, of Vornado with the Mendik Company’s 40-year expertise in the possession and operation of workplace properties is predicted to create a powerhouse that can be an energetic participant in the metropolis market.”

It was written by Lois Weiss in The Real Estate weekly in March 1997

“In one of the most interesting transactions this year, developer/owner Bernard Mendik has agreed to swap his city real estate portfolio to become part of the Vornado Realty Trust. The transaction is valued at $654 million in a combination of cash, stock and debt,”

Mendik was at the time very close to forming his own REIT when Michael D. Fascitelli the former investment banker from Goldman Sachs who had been lured to Vornado Realty, convinced Mendik to join forces with Vornado. Mendik became Vornado’s co-chairman. But later resigned in October 1998 to “‘take care of his private investments”. Mendik was quoted as saying he was “stifled” by corporate bureaucracy, but he still remained a major stockholder in Vornado after his resignation. Vornado Realty just happens to be the very same company which was Silverstein’s competitor and beat Silverstein in the initial bid to the port authority for the WTC.

Mendik, through his great success and power in the city, become a very close friend to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. So much of a trusted friend, that Mendik was hand-picked by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani to head a business group that provides sanitation, security and other services around Grand Central Terminal. But rifts were caused between the men when Mendik had his own ideas about how to do things and made changes to the board of directors, much to the utter outrage of Giuliani. At the time, Mendik was quoted as saying ” the new group would be free of political interference”

There is no doubt that by the year 2000 Bernard Mendik, former best friend, founding business partner and brother-in-law of Silverstein was now not only a equal major player like Silverstein, but a powerful voice in the property world, in his tenth year as Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York and certainly Silverstein’s toughest competitor.

On February the 15th 2001 Vornado’s bid for the WTC, outbid Silverstein Properties $3.2billion bid by over 50 million dollars. It has been said that at some point between the end of March and mid April 2001 Vornado “out of the blue modified their minds” and “suddenly pulled out” There have been various reasons given for this, but there is nothing to verify either version.

On April the 26th 2001 Larry Silverstein put in his final bid for the WTC, only four weeks later Bernard Mendik was dead! On July the 24th 2001 Silverstein’s offer which was 50 million dollars less than Vornado’s was formally accepted and closed.

Bernard Mendik, major shareholder of Vornado Realty died on the 28th May 2001 after being taken “out of the blue” in poor health. Only weeks after Vornado “suddenly pulled out” after the winning bid that beat Silverstein for the WTC. The official verdict was ‘heart attack’ Although heart attack is often un unpredicted health emergency, many of his friends find this hard to believe, as Mendik was as far as they could tell a ”very fit and health conscious man” in fact, Mendik had even played his regular game of tennis the very day of his death. He had also had regular checkups by the best doctors that money could buy. It was later said that the heart attack was the result of “a blood dysfunction”. He had simply turned 72. Whatever the reason for Mendik’s demise one factor is for certain, the withdrawal of Vornado’s bid and the loss of life of Mendik left the manner clear for ”Lucky Larry” Silverstein, to perform his multi million greenback dream.


Mendik at the time of his loss of life was in his tenth 12 months as Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York. As chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Mendik and the group lobbied efficiently to remove the onerous “Cuomo” tax on capital beneficial properties that took ten cents on every greenback, and obtained the passage of state laws that decreased the Three % switch taxes on properties that had been merely being exchanged for inventory and not money” courtesy.

Source by Laurence De Mello

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