|"How could they let this happen? They knew this building was a target. Over the past few weeks we'd been evacuated a number of times, which is unusual. I think they had an inkling something was going on." [People]
Courtesy of Marvin Bush
|Marvin P. Bush, the presidentís younger brother, was a principal in a company called Securacom that
provided security for the World Trade Center, United Airlines, and Dulles International Airport. The
company, Burns noted, was backed by KuwAm, a Kuwaiti-American investment firm on whose board Marvin Burns also
According to its present CEO, Barry McDaniel, the company had an ongoing contract to handle security at the World Trade Center "up to the day the buildings fell down."
The company lists as government clients "the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S Air force, and the Department of Justice," in projects that "often require state-of-the-art security solutions for classified or high-risk government sites."
Stratesec (Securacom) differs from other security companies which separate the function of consultant from that of service provider. The company defines itself as a "single-source" provider of "end-to-end" security services, including everything from diagnosis of existing systems to hiring subcontractors to installing video and electronic equipment. It also provides armored vehicles and security guards.
The Dulles Internation contract is
another matter. Dulles is regarded as "absolutely a sensitive airport," according to security consultant Wayne
Black, head of a Florida-based security firm, due to its location, size, and the number of international
carriers it serves.
A heightened WTC security alert was lifted on 9/6/2001...
...there was a power down in WTC 2 the weekend before 9/11...
...Bush's cousin had a fortunate change of venue for a September 11 business conference...
...and it just so happens that Marvin
Bush was in New York on
The solution to the mystery is simple - the roof doors were locked, as were many stairwell doors.
WTC surveillance tapes feared missing
Surveillance tapes and maintenance logs are among the missing evidence as investigators try to figure out why the World Trade Center collapsed, federal officials said Monday. ... The lost records probably contain vital information that could help answer questions, Sunder said. Investigators are trying to locate copies of many destroyed documents from the building's owners and city agencies. [FortWayne.com]
Bullhorns: "WTC 2 is secure!"
The 9/11 WTC Collapses: An Audio-Video Analysis