The basement of WTC4 housed vaults used to store gold and silver bullion. Articles written about what was recovered mention less than $300 million worth of gold.  On Nov. 1, Mayor Giuliani announced that "more than $230 million" worth of gold and silver bars that had been stored in a bomb-proof vault had been recovered.

I first heard about the missing gold when rescue workers looking for survivors found all the vault doors open and empty. I knew then that it was an inside job, because terrorists couldn't move that much gold prior to the buildings collapse.

Even the most straight and narrow believer of the official story can't say what happened to the tons of gold and silver that was stored in the lower vaults of the World Trade Center.  Bin Laden didn't take it, so lets go ahead and agree on that.  Who ever took the gold knows about the events of 9/11 and they're Americans.

With more people talking about the missing gold, Giuliani reported on 11/1 that some of the gold was recovered. Still over a billion dollars worth was still unaccounted for. Those who still believe that bin Laden did it, how did he get away with the gold unseen?

There appears to be no reports of precious metals discovered between November of 2001 and the completion of excavation several months later. Assuming that the reports described the value of precious metals in the vaults before the attack, and that the $230 million mentioned by Giuliani represented the approxmiate value of metals recovered, it would seem that at least the better part of a billion dollars worth of precious metals went missing.

Why is there this huge discrepancy between the value of gold and silver reported recovered, and the value reported to have been stored in the vaults? There are a number of possible explanations, from outright theft using the attack as cover, to insurance fraud. Until there is a genuine investigation that probes all the relevant facts and circumstances surrounding the attack, we can only speculate.

An article in The Sierra Times suggests that gold was recovered from two trucks in a tunnel under 5 World Trade Center, raising suspicions that the trucks were being used to remove the gold from the vaults before the South Tower fell. However, this report may have been based on erroneous reading of other reports that describe the removal of crushed vehicles from a tunnel under 5 WTC in order to gain access to the vaults under WTC4 to remove their contents.

I do realize that 9/11 was not about gold. It was just a part of it.  I'm not even surprised that so few people know what went on in the World Trade Towers and why there would be so much gold and silver there.

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