The events of September 11, 2001 can lead to the biggest insurance fraud scandal in U.S. history as New York developer Larry Silverstein is collecting billions of dollars in damage claims, says Dr. Kevin Barret, a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance.
On Monday, a federal judge in New York heard initial arguments in a non-jury trial in which Silverstein argued he should recover billions of dollars from airlines for damages to the World Trade Center. Silverstein has already collected over $4 billion in insurance.
U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has said he would rule after closing arguments on Wednesday.
Silverstein purchased a 100-year lease on the World Trade Center before 9/11 attacks and, according to Dr. Barret, he has already admitted to complicity in the controlled demolition of WTC-7, a 47-story skyscraper that dropped into its own footprint in 6.5 seconds.
“For some strange reason, Mr. Silverstein purchased the World Trade Center two months before 9/11 and the first thing he did was that he doubled the insurance,” said Dr. Barret in a phone interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Monday.
“Two months later, 9/11 happened and the entire World Trade Center complex was totally destroyed. No other building was damaged beyond repair, only the buildings with WTC prefixes. So, Larry Silverstein who had doubled the insurance on the World Trade Center went to court and then he doubled it again by claiming that there were two completely separate and unrelated incidents, the two planes that supposedly knocked down the three buildings, actually eight buildings,” Barret added.
Several theories have suggested that the World Trade Center buildings were demolished by bombs planted at the complex not the planes that hit the buildings.