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How Did Israeli Spy Software Get Onto Critical FAA
Computers?

The deathly precision of the attacks and the magnitude of
planning would have required years of planning. Such a sophisticated
operation would require the fixed frame of a state intelligence
organization; something not found in a loose group, like the one led
by the student Mohammed Atta in Hamburg.


- Eckehardt Werthebach, former president of Germany's
Verfassungsschutz intelligence service, comments on the
sophistication and complexity of the 9-11 attacks; from a
conversation with Christopher Bollyn, December 2001


Solving 9-11

How Did Israeli Spy Software Get Onto Critical FAA
Computers?


By Christopher Bollyn
28 January 2008

Copyright © 2008

The Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) at the time of 9-11 and the former Managing
Director of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the man
who oversaw the federal investigation of TWA 800, Egypt Air 990, and
the downing of John F. Kennedy's plane, are linked with a captain of
Israeli army intelligence and his system to remotely control
aircraft.

The relationship between these appointed officials of the
federal agencies responsible for aviation safety with a senior
officer of a foreign military intelligence raises serious questions
about the degree of Israeli influence at the FAA and NTSB.

THE COMPUTER CRIMES BEHIND 9-11

The dependence of the U.S. government and military on
computer systems, which run on software provided by outside vendors,
is the Achilles' heel of the world's most powerful nation. 9-11 was
clear proof of that fundamental weakness and vulnerability.

9-11 was a computer crime. Apart from being a monstrous
crime of mass murder and false flag terrorism, 9-11 was also a
sophisticated computer crime, carried out through long-term foreign
infiltration of the most sensitive U.S. military and government
computer networks.

This infiltration, carried out by a foreign intelligence
agency, gave the perpetrators of 9-11 "real-time" access to all the
data on the computers of the U.S. government and military. On 9-11,
this "super-user" access to the data of the most critical government
computer networks gave the terrorists the ability to thwart the
military response to the emergency as it developed.

Most importantly, the terrorists who committed 9-11
through their "super-user" access to the most critical computer
networks of the U.S. government still have that access. The evidence
indicates that this infiltration was carried out by the military
intelligence agency of the State of Israel.

PTECH & 9-11

The subject of computer sabotage in relation to the
aerial attacks of 9-11 was brought to the fore by Indira Singh, who
spoke at early 9-11 truth events organized by Kyle Hence.

During these early 9-11 "truth" events, a small
Massachusetts-based software company called Ptech was brought up by
Singh, who sought to link it to Arab terrorists.

Ptech was said to be a start-up company from Quincy,
Mass. whose software was loaded onto the most sensitive computer
systems across the U.S. government, including those of the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Air Force, two agencies
whose systems failed miserably on 9-11.

Singh, a senior consultant with JP Morgan Chase on 9-11,
is described as a "whistle-blower" because of her revelations about
Ptech's involvement with the critical computer systems that failed on
9-11.

"Ptech was with MITRE Corporation in the basement of the
FAA for two years prior to 9/11," Singh said. "Their specific job is
to look at interoperability issues the FAA had with NORAD and the Air
Force in the case of an emergency. If anyone was in a position to
know that the FAA -- that there was a window of opportunity or to
insert software or to change anything -- it would have been Ptech
along with MITRE."

Singh has spoken extensively about Ptech's alleged
connections with Saudi Arabia, for example with Pacifica Radio in
2005:

"Maybe those organizations don't fully know who their
masters are. And Ptech is the one thread, the one golden thread you
pull on and all of this is unraveled, because it goes into the
corporations, it goes into these government entities, it goes into
the terrorism financing entities that were, that none of which have
been, by the way, taken to task. There are just so many questions
about what does this all mean. And as we investigated, as I
investigated further, we found that the origins of Ptech were very
interesting - where did this company come from obviously is the first
question. And how did they get to be so powerful, who were the
people, who were the organizations that brought them in, who knew,
who gave them the power?"

Ptech software "is utilized at the highest levels of
almost every government and military and defense organization in this
country," Singh said, "including the Secret Service, the FBI, the
Department of Defense, the House of Representatives, the Treasury
Department, the IRS, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, and, last but
not least, the Federal Aviation Administration."

I found it hard to believe that the most sensitive
government and military computers would run enterprise software from
a Lebanese-owned start-up company called Ptech from Quincy, Mass.
All the talk about the Saudi-financier behind Ptech being linked to
Osama bin Laden smelled like a "cut out" to me.

It simply did not make sense that the most secure
computer systems of the U.S. government would be running software
written by a Lebanese Muslim financed by a Saudi who happened to be
on the most-wanted list of global terrorists.

When I turned my attention to Ptech, I soon discovered
that the real key person involved in the development of the company
was a Zionist Jewish lawyer named Michael Goff from Worcester, Mass.
Goff also worked for an Israeli-run computer security company called
Guardium. This confirmed my suspicion that Ptech was probably an
Arab "cut out" controlled by the Mossad, and that Goff was their
point man in Ptech.


Michael S. Goff,
Mossad's Man at Ptech


Goff's father and grandfather had been high-level Masons
in the Worcester lodge of B'nai B'rith, a secret Jewish Masonic group
formed in New York City in 1843. Goff obviously lied to me about how
he had gotten involved with Ptech in 1994 when he said that he had
wound up becoming the manager of the company through a temporary
agency.

It seemed to me that the Ptech cut-out had been exposed.
My revelations about Ptech's Zionist roots were published in a
newspaper based in Washington, D.C. Singh, however, ignored the
evidence of Israeli involvement with the creation of Ptech and
continued to accuse the company of being linked to Saudi sponsors of
terror. Meanwhile, Ptech software is still running on U.S.
government and military computers.

Singh and I were asking the same questions: How did
Ptech get to be so powerful? Who were the people, who were the
organizations that brought them in? Who knew? Who gave them the
power?

After 9-11, the crucial question was how did Ptech's
software get loaded onto the critical U.S. government networks -
particulary those of the FAA, the U.S. Air Force, and NORAD.

Who, in their right mind, would have allowed Ptech
personnel and software anywhere near the FAA's core air traffic
control system computers in Herndon, Virginia?

During my research about the military exercises that were
on-going when 9-11 occurred, I read documents about how the FAA and
NEADS computer systems failed. The FAA, in particular, was extremely
slow to contact the military about the rogue aircraft of 9-11. In
one case, one of the rogue aircraft had been allowed to fly without
communication for nearly 30 minutes before the military was notified.

"THE HEART OF THE MATTER"

The flawed and delayed FAA procedures and communications
with the military are at "the heart of the matter," as 9-11 relative
Kristen Breitweiser said:

"You know, it is very upsetting that the 9/11 Commission
had to subpoena the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA]. According
to news reports, there are 150,000 documents that were left out of
what the FAA sent to the commission. Those documents went toward the
time line of when the FAA notified the North American Aerospace
Defense Command [NORAD], when the fighter jets were scrambled and the
communications between air-traffic control and the pilots. These are
threshold issues that go to the heart of the matter. How did the FAA
overlook 150,000 documents pertaining to these issues? It is more
than mildly upsetting that they would leave out these documents."

MONTE BELGER - FAA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR

In the documents about the FAA failures on 9-11, I came
across the name of a Monte R. Belger, acting deputy administrator of
the FAA at the time. A long-term FAA official who began his career
with the FAA in Chicago, Monte Belger was the senior official who
oversaw the upgrading of the FAA air traffic computer systems that
began in the late 1990s and which was on-going in 2001.


Monte Belger, Acting Deputy of the FAA from 1997-2002,
was the key official responsible for the computerized air traffic
control system that MITRE and Ptech were loading with Israeli spyware.


Belger, as the Acting Deputy Administrator for Air
Traffic Services and System Operations, was the key man at the FAA
making the executive decisions about these upgrades.

As the New York Times of June 7, 2001, reported:

"The aviation agency is installing a computer system that
controllers can use to determine whether airplanes can depart from
established traffic lanes and fly long distances, and whether they
will conflict with other airplanes by doing so."

Belger was the key decision maker at the Federal Aviation
Administration, responsible for the software and computer upgrades
that involved Ptech, the suspicious upgrades which were being done
during the years prior to 9-11.

Documents and reports from the MITRE Center for Advanced
Aviation System Development in McLean, Virginia, show that Ptech was
working with MITRE on FAA computer systems.

As his on-line biography says, Belger, a 30-year veteran
of the FAA, was Acting Deputy Administrator for the FAA for five
years, from 1997-2002, leading the 49,000-person team and in charge
of operating the world's safest aviation system.

During his tenure with the FAA, Belger was the Associate
Administrator for Air Traffic Services, responsible for day-to-day
operations of the nation's airspace system, and supervised the FAA's
modernization plan aimed at improving aviation capacity, safety and
service to airlines. Belger played a pivotal role in assisting in the
transition of aviation security responsibilities from the FAA to the
new Transportation Security Administration, and he co-chaired the
FAA's successful efforts to adopt acquisition and personnel reform.
Belger retired from the FAA in September 2002.

U.S. AVIATION TECHNOLOGY LLC

After he left the FAA, Belger became the "Vice President,
Government Connection" of a small Israeli-run company based in the
Fort Lauderdale area called U.S. Aviation Technology. The company
was founded by Ehud "Udi" Mendelson, who described himself as "a
captain in the prestigious Army Intelligence Unit of the Israel
Defense Force."

"Ehud received his BS Degree in Business and Economics
from the Bar-Elan [sic] University in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He holds a
computer Network Engineer certification from Microsoft and Novel,"
according to his webpage.

Company documents and information from the Israel Venture
Capital Research Center website specifically name Monte Belger of
Centreville, Virginia, as a Vice President and Government Connection
of U.S. Aviation Technology LLC.


Mendelson, age 51, was also the Chief Technology Officer
of U.S. Aviation Technology, which was based in his apartment in
Parkland, Florida. Mendelson's company promoted a remote-control
system that allows a "ground pilot" to monitor and adjust the
computer flight systems on aircraft. As he says in his
presentations, "We put the ground 'pilot' in the cockpit."

His software and design was promoted as a system to
obtain real-time data from the aircraft's computer recorders (black
box, FDR) in order to monitor flight systems - and make corrections -
if necessary. The possibility to remotely hijack a plane with
Mendelson's system is obvious.

Mendelson also promoted a Flight Data Animator, which he
said gives the ground pilot all of the data and the visuals that the
pilot in the aircraft has. In the two on-line presentations of this
equipment it is implied that corrections can be made by the ground
pilot to avoid an accident or situation.

The data is sent via satellite to the satellite antenna
on the top of the aircraft. This software and equipment clearly
would allow the ground "pilot" to fly the aircraft. Mendelson was
promoting his software and system before 9-11 and hoped to have it on
the market in November 2001, according to a document in his company
presentation.

I called Monte Belger to ask him about his relationship
with Ehud Mendelson, an officer in Israel's military intelligence
agency, and his remote-control aviation company. I found it very
disturbing that an administrator with the FAA would be associated
with such a business project, especially after 9-11.

I called Mr. Belger at his home on Eagle Tavern Lane in
Centreville, Virginia at about 9 a.m. on January 24, 2008. I asked
him about his relationship with U.S. Aviation Technology and Ehud
Mendelson. He denied knowing or having anything to do with either
and asked me to call him later at his office at Lockheed Martin
Corporation where he is a Vice President responsible for
Transportation Systems Security.

When I called his office, he put me on speaker phone, he
said, in order to try and access the websites where he was named as a
Vice President of U.S. Aviation Technology. He continued to deny
knowing anything about the company or its founder, a member of
Israel's Army Intelligence Unit.

PETER GOELZ - NTSB

Peter Goelz, the former managing director of the NTSB,
the federal investigative body that oversees air crashes, is also
named, along with Monte Belger and others, as a Vice President,
Corporate Stategy, in U.S. Aviation Technology.

Goelz, at the NTSB from 1995 until 1999, personally
supervised the investigations of TWA Flight 800, Egypt Air 990, the
ValuJet crash in Miami, and the mysterious crash of the young John F.
Kennedy's plane off the coast of Cape Cod. There are many
outstanding questions about what really happened to the aircraft
involved in several of the high-profile cases that Goelz was involved
in.


Peter Goelz, former managing director of NTSB, oversaw
the seriously flawed TWA 800 and Egypt Air 990 investigations. The
New York-born Goelz was a lobbyist for gambling interests in Kansas
City prior to coming to the NTSB. A political advisor and lobbyist,
Goelz lacks any real expertise in accident investigation.


Prior to being appointed to the NTSB during the Clinton
administration, Goelz was a political advisor in New Hampshire and a
lobbyist for gambling interests in Kansas City. I have not found
anything in his resume that would make him a suitable candidate to
oversee aviation accident investigations.

I called Peter Goelz at his home on January 25 and asked
him about his relationship with Ehud Mendelson and U.S. Aviation
Technology. Goelz immediately recalled Mendelson, saying that he had
been based in Miami, and said he had met with the Israeli captain
from Israeli military intelligence "two or three" times in
Washington, D.C.

When asked if his relationship with Mendelson had begun
before or after 9-11, Goelz said that he did not remember. He did,
however, have a very clear recall what Mendelson's company was all
about: real-time access to all the data from the computer system on
an aircraft.

Goelz said he had a hard time understanding what was
proprietary about Mendelson's U.S. Aviation Technology. He asked me
to send him an email with my questions and the scope of my article.

In my email, I explained that he was listed as a Vice
President of U.S. Aviation Technology on the company's website and on
that of Israel Venture Capital, and asked how and when he had gotten
involved with Mr. Mendelson.

He wrote back on January 26 and asked me to "enlighten"
him "a little more on the focus of [my] work in this matter." It is
worth noting that Goelz did not deny being a Vice President of
Mendelson's company.

If Goelz was confused about Mendelson's system, he
certainly does not show it in his comments that are found on the
testimonial page of U.S. Aviation Technology, where he wrote (as
found on the website):

I have review your proposed integrated aircraft early
warning system and belive it has considerable technical merit. During
my years at the National Transportation Safety Board we were greatly
concerned about the increasing complexity of airplan accidents.
Advance in safety (ground proximity warning devices,TCAS etc..) have
virtually eliminated certain type of accidents and have forced a
greater reliance on the flight data recorder (FDR). In a number of
accidents, particular those over open water (TWA Flight 800,Egypt
Air,Swiss Air) the investigations were seriously hindered until the
boxes were recovered. In the tragic events of September 11th, three
of the four FDR's were destroyed so no data (or voice recordings) was
recovered.

Your system of real time downloading of aircraft data
meets a very real and pressing problem. Not only is it important from
a safety and security standpoint it also has applicability for
navigation and flight management. A robust two way data pipe from the
aircraft to the ground and back could revolutionize the industry.

The key to your system is it initial simplicity, relying
on tested almost off the shelf components. That your concept is well
on the way to securing a patent further strengthens your proposal.

I look forward to working with you on this project and
believe that with the appropriate backing it will be successful.

Peter Goelz

Former NTSB Managing director.

Copyright © 2008 Christopher Bollyn
All Rights Reserved

Sources and Recommended Reading:

Important Note - Since contacting Belger and Goelz, there
has been an attempt underway to remove some of these incriminating
documents from the Internet. This is evident from deletions being
made within the U.S. Aviation Technology documents. A warning
message may also pop up when you try to access these documents.

"Ground Zero 911, Blueprint For Terror, Part Two" Indira
Singh Interview with Pacifica, July 20, 2005

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?
az=view_all&address=103x142316


Bollyn, Christopher, "How Mossad Deceived the U.S.
Military on 9-11" April 1, 2005

http://www.bollyn.com/index/?id=10761

O'Meara, Kelly Patricia, "A Historical Whitewash? - The '
9/11 Commission' runs into resistance from official Washington as it
investigates the attacks on New York City and the Pentagon," Insight,
The Washington Times, December 22, 2003

MITRE Technical Report, FAA Data Registry (FDR) Concepts
of Use and Implementation, September 2000

MITRE Working Note, Adapting Information Engineering for
the National Airspace System and Its Application to Flight Planning,
September 1999

Mendelson, Udi, U.S. Aviation Technology documents

http://us-aviation-technology.com/bplan325.pdf


U.S. Aviation Technology LLC on Israel Venture Capital
website:

http://www.ivc-online.com/G_info.asp?
fObjectID=5387&ObjectType=1

Monte Belger on Israel Venture Capital website:

http://www.ivc-online.com/G_info.asp?
objectType=9&fObjectID=7244&CameFrom=GoogleSearch


Peter Goelz on Israel Venture Capital website:

http://www.ivc-online.com/G_info.asp?
objectType=9&fObjectID=7243&CameFrom=GoogleSearch


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