In the days leading up to 9/11 there was suspicious trading activity taking place in American stock markets. Unusually high numbers of put options were purchased on the two airlines–American and United–whose jets were highjacked by the terrorists. A put option is a bet that a stock’s value will fall in the near future. It is a very risky bet, and one that is normally not made in any significant volumes. But apparently someone had foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks because 1,535 put options were purchased on American Airlines on Sept. 10, 2001, 64 times more put options than were normally purchased on an average day. A similar anomaly occurred with United Airlines stock just before 9/11.
Likewise, purchases of stocks which provided security for airlines and airports rose dramatically before 9/11. One such purchase of 56,000 shares of a company called Stratosec was made by Wirt Walker III, a cousin of then sitting president George W. Bush. Stratosec was one of the companies that provided security at the World Trade Center and Dulles Airport. Highjacked American Airlines Flight 77 took off from Dulles Airport. Stratosec also provided security for United Airlines which owned two highjacked planes. After 9/11 Stratosec’s share price doubled, and pre-9/11 investors made a small fortune.
Instead of investigating the suspicious trading, the SEC and the FBI quietly dropped the sensitive matter. The head of the FBI at the time was Robert Mueller III. He had been appointed FBI Director by President Bush just four days prior to 9/11. And, oh by the way, Mueller is the nephew of Richard Bissell, Deputy Director of the CIA under JFK. Mueller’s wife is the granddaughter of Charles Cabell, also ex-CIA under JFK. After the Bay of Pigs fiasco in 1961, JFK fired Bissell, Cabell and Allen Dulles. The Bush family had close business and personal ties to all these men. George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, swore he would never forgive JFK for firing Dulles. Bissell, Dulles, and Cabell had direct links to many of the suspects in the conspiracy to assassinate JFK. Read more at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ASIN/098882907X.