MondoWeiss reports that nearly 1000 demonstrators turned out at 5 a.m. yesterday morning in Oakand to stop the Israeli freighter Zim Shenzhen from docking–and were successful when workers from Local 10 of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union refused to cross the picket line.
The Zim Shenzhen is owned by Zim Shipping Lines, which is 50% owned by the Israeli government. According to journalists Mike Ruppert and Christopher Bollyn, Zim broke its lease, and took a big financial hit, in order to move out of the 16th and 17th floors of the North Tower shortly before 9/11. This story is confirmed by the HistoryCommons.org timeline of mainstream media stories on Zim’s perfectly-timed move.
Zim wasn’t the only Israeli company that helped get Israeli nationals out of harm’s way right before 9/11. As Bollyn reported:
- At least two Israel-based employees of (Israeli-owned) Odigo (Instant Messaging Service) received warnings of an imminent attack in New York City more than two hours before the first plane hit the WTC. Odigo had its U.S. headquarters two blocks from the WTC. The Odigo employees, however, did not pass the warning on to the authorities in New York City, a move that could have saved thousands of lives.
- Odigo has a feature called People Finder that allows users to seek out and contact others based on certain demographics, such as Israeli nationality.
- Two weeks after 9/11, Alex Diamandis, Odigo’s vice president, reportedly said, “It was possible that the attack warning was broadcast to other Odigo members, but the company has not received reports of other recipients of the message.”
Kudos to the demonstrators and longshoremen, who may or may not understand how important it is to keep Israeli goods — including a possible nuclear device to be used in the next big false-flag event — out of U.S. ports.