Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?

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Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« on: March 13, 2009, 04:41:07 PM »
I'm trying to run down a loose end with the "Yemen Import Company".  Somehow this was made significant without any reference as to who owned or controlled it. G--gle is no help. I keep finding the same reference without any more information...

Can anyone fill in the blanks...

"Chertoff also failed to investigate the presence on the 33rd floor of the North Tower of the Trade Center of the Yemen Import Company, an office that, like Zim Shipping, had been cleared of all its personnel in the weeks prior to 911, leaving only an answering machine and fax in place. "
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 05:14:35 PM »
"Yemenis worked in the Yemeni owned Manna Trading Group, an import-export company, on the 33rd floor of the north tower, the Times reported. The
newspaper added that Manna is one of dozens of companies that have disappeared."

http://old.911digitalarchive.org/crr/documents/1146.pdf
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 05:22:48 PM »
Thank you so much.... that makes sense anyway.. why the name descrepancy I wonder?

Found a nice (complete?) list of companies at the WTC on 9-11:

http://www.linux.com/feature/16689

We take this minute for something really important
By JT Smith on September 12, 2001 (8:00:00 AM)
Let us honor the employees and families at:
....

Manna Trading Group

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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 05:34:02 PM »
So interesting...

http://articles.latimes.com/2001/sep/17/news/mn-46674

Yemenis Also Died in Attack
By Jeffrey Gettleman
September 17, 2001
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There is no doubt many Yemeni Americans worked in the two towers. Several men were employed in a restaurant on the 106th floor of the north tower. There was also a group at Manna Trading Group Inc., a Yemeni-owned import-export company on the 33rd floor of the north tower. Manna is now one of the dozens of companies that have disappeared.
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 05:39:55 PM »
So where did Madsen(that's where this came from right?) get this idea from......"an office that, like Zim Shipping, had been cleared of all its personnel in the weeks prior to 911, leaving only an answering machine and fax in place. "

That doesn't seem to be the case does it?
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 05:43:01 PM »
On March 28, 2006, Lori Chambers, a member of the enforcement branch of the British Columbia Securities Commission, began investigating Manna Trading Corp aka Manna Humanitarian Foundation for possible breaches of the Securities Act. In connection with the probe, she examined any relationships that may exist between Manna Trading, David Vaughan, Fred Nesbitt, Kenneth McMordie (also known as Byrun Foxx) and at least five others. During interviews, the enforcement officer learned that Ms. Elmbjerg was promoting Manna Trading and recruiting potential investors. On Aug. 10, 2006, Ms. Chambers widened the scope of her search to include Ms. Elmbjerg, Hal McLeod, Central American Relief Trust, Dragon Interactive Media Inc. and a numbered company. On July 6, she issued Ms. Elmbjerg a summons.

http://www.stockwatch.com/swnet/newsit/newsit_newsit.aspx?bid=B-607799-C:*BCSC&symbol=*BCSC&news_region=C

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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 05:51:28 PM »
On March 28, 2006, Lori Chambers, a member of the enforcement branch of the British Columbia Securities Commission, began investigating Manna Trading Corp aka Manna Humanitarian Foundation for possible breaches of the Securities Act.

http://www.stockwatch.com/swnet/newsit/newsit_newsit.aspx?bid=B-607799-C:*BCSC&symbol=*BCSC&news_region=C

Saw that but Manna Trading Corp != Manna Trading Group , doesn't seem to be the same...
See: http://www.freefinancialbrokerdirectoryonline.com/Manna-Trading-Group-Inc.html
Manna Trading Group Inc
New York, NY
10280
(212) 432-0400


Manna Trading Corp:  http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/comdoc.nsf/comdoc.nsf/webpolicies/8659EB2C48650ECD88257302005BA5B8?OpenDocument
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 05:56:16 PM »
too true, might be another company altogether - still bad boys, though

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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009, 07:58:25 PM »
Interesting - they seem to still be in New York but no info

I found this which seems to match in commodities trading:

http://mannatrading.tripod.com/copy.html

Manna Trading
We provide money and training for trading treasury note contracts electronically on the Chicago Board of Trade's eCBOT system. 
 
Located in Darien, CT and Chicago
 
Currently accepting resumes for Darien for new traders.  Also, interested in pursuing the hiring of experienced (at least one year) Treasury curve traders for CBOT products.

Manna Trading - A Division of The League Corporation
777 Post Rd.
Darien, CT  06820

http://theleaguecorp.com/aboutus.htm

The following are some of the commodities traded within The League Corporation

Agricultural Interest Rate Products Metals  Dow Jones Futures

The League CorporationAttn: League Corporation Office Manager 141 West Jackson Boulevard Suite 1910-AnnexChicago, IL. 60604
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009, 08:20:00 PM »
17 September 2001
http://www.usembassy.it/file2001_09/alia/a1091720.htm

Many Muslims Feared Killed in World Trade Center Attacks

(Arab American spokesman says his community also victimized in attacks)

By Phillip Kurata Washington File Staff Writer

Washington -- As relief workers recover bodies from the rubble of the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York, it appears that hundreds of the victims may have been Muslim Americans and Muslims from other countries.

The communications director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee [ADC], Hussein Ibish, said more than 200 Arab Americans worked in the World Trade Center and many of them were killed when terrorists crashed fuel-laden jetliners into the towers September 11.

"It is very important that all our fellow American citizens understand that the Arab-American community has been as much a target of this attack as any other sector of American society," Ibish said in an online interview September 17.

"We share the same experience and the same emotions as all of our fellow Americans. The same grief, horror, outrage and anger," Ibish wrote. "It is doubly traumatic for us to be living though this nightmare and then find ourselves blamed by some of our fellow citizens simply because of our ethnicity."

Several hundred people from predominantly Muslim countries could have perished in the attacks, according to a report by the French news agency, Agence France-Presse [AFP].

Bangladesh told AFP that at least 50 of its citizens are missing and presumed dead.

Egypt said four of its citizens are missing and feared dead.

Lebanon said two of its citizens are confirmed dead and two others are missing.

Pakistan said one of its nationals is confirmed dead but the figure is certain to rise because around 650 Pakistanis worked in the World Trade Center.

Turkey told AFP that 131 Turks are missing.

One week after the attacks, hope of rescuing any of the more than 5,000 missing is dwindling.

The Los Angeles Times newspaper reports that people with ties to Yemen were killed in the World Trade Center attacks. Several Yemeni men worked in a restaurant on the 106th floor of the north tower and Yemenis worked in the Yemeni-owned Manna Trading Group, an import-export company, on the 33rd floor of the north tower, the Times reported. The newspaper added that Manna is one of dozens of companies that have disappeared.

The Anti-Discrimination Committee's Ibish said many of the large investment firms in the two buildings employed Yemeni Americans and other Arab Americans. The Los Angeles Times reports that as many as 200 Yemenis may have died, but the editor of the Brooklyn-based Yemen Post, Fahmi Salah, told the Times that he thinks the Yemeni death toll is far less.

The Brooklyn borough of New York City is home to about 100,000 Arab Americans, and about 10,000 of them are from Yemen.
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009, 08:59:12 PM »
Same company?
http://www.1stworldtradeportal.com/default.cgi/action/viewcompanies/companyid/296739/

Who'd have thought there'd be so many Manna's out there?

Don't think it's a match but it is interesting.....

Export import company based in USA. We are in urgent need to buy Sunflower Oil Qty 50 000 mt. We have also urgent need to buy Flour to make bread and the quantity is 100 000 mt. We are regularly Selling: wheat, sugar, soybean, sunflower oil, rice, barley, corn, cement, urea. We are regularly Buying: wheat, flour ready to make bread, sugar, soybean, corn, rice, sunflower oil, barley, cement.

Manna Products & Services, LLC
Contact Person: Emma Boa-Durgammah
Job Title: CEO, Director
Location: US - Virginia

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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2009, 09:31:10 PM »
The 33rd Floor of One WTC is WAAAYYY below the 88th Floor impact point.  It's in the zone of the building from which everyone should have escaped.
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2016, 02:51:54 PM »
This thread goes back a few years- but the Yemeni Import Company you were asking about was run by two Yemeni arms dealers who have ties to some the folks that orchestrated the USS Cole Bombing as well as to past Yemen President Ali Abdulla Saleh- The names are Faris (Fares) Mana'a and Jarman Mohamed Al-Jarman- the company name is alternately:

Manna & Jarman Trading
Mana'a & Jarman Trading

https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/07SANAA1989_a.html

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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2016, 03:34:32 PM »
thanks for that info ... it makes sense ...
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2017, 10:02:40 PM »
Current Entity Name:   MANAA TRADING CORP
DOS ID #:   1759643
Initial DOS Filing Date:   SEPTEMBER 27, 1993

MANAA & JARMAN TRADING GROUP INC.
61 TOLEDO STREET
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, 11735

JAN 10, 1994   Actual   MANAA & JARMAN TRADING GROUP INC.

Company associated with a Gary Dakwar
Name change in 1996:

Current Entity Name:   GHAMDAN SECURITIES CORP.
DOS ID #:   2017786
Initial DOS Filing Date:   APRIL 08, 1996
Current Entity Status:   INACTIVE - Dissolution (Dec 26, 2001)

DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
C/O MANAA & JARMNA TRADING GROUP, INC.
1 WORLD TRADE CENTER/ STE 3355
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10048

NOV 13, 1997   Actual   GHAMDAN SECURITIES CORP.

Current Entity Name:   YEMEN'S GENERAL TRADING CORP.
DOS ID #:   2256017
Initial DOS Filing Date:   MAY 05, 1998
INACTIVE - Dissolution by Proclamation / Annulment of Authority (Jun 26, 2002)

C/O MANAA & JARMAN TRADING GROUP
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
SUITE 3355
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10048

Also associated with that suite, 3355, was R.E.L International Trading Co

Current Entity Name:   R.E.L. INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO. INC.
DOS ID #:   1537525
Initial DOS Filing Date:   APRIL 03, 1991
Current Entity Status:   INACTIVE - Dissolution (Jun 01, 2001)

Principal Executive Office
SHALHOUB SHALHOUB
6 BRISTOL STREET
ISLIP TERRACE, NEW YORK, 11752

If you review occupants at 6 Bristol street you will find many interesting names, including a guy named Jarman:
https://www.myrelatives.com/address-lookup/ny/islip-terrace/b/bristol/6
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Re: Yemen Import Company - 9-11 - wtc - who were they?
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2017, 04:02:13 PM »
(SBU) ARMS TRAFFICKING
-------------------------------
(SBU) Yemeni Sources of Weapons
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 -- (SBU) Fares Mohamed Hassan Mana'a (a/k/a Faris Mohammed
Mana'a):  Yemeni businessman and arms dealer.  Referred to in
press as "tribal sheikh, arms dealer."  Based in Yemen.
((S/NF) Allegedly supplying arms to Somalia and Sudan.
Previously had company in NYC's World Trade Center with
Jarman (below).)

(SBU) The U.S. seeks bio-identifiers
(SBU) This target has links to:  Yemen and may have traveled
to U.S.
 
 -- (SBU) Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Jarman:  Yemeni businessman
((S/NF) who smuggles arms and drugs, connected to Mana'a.
Allegedly has delivered arms into Somalia.  Previously had
company in NYC's World Trade Center with Mana'a (above).)

https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09STATE80765_a.html

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On December 6, Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Ali
al-Hamdan passed to the Ambassador information on Faris
Mana'a.  Mana'a, one of Yemen's most successful weapons
smugglers, has long been known to have a curiously close
relationship with President Saleh,

Above mentioned is considered one of the most famous
weapons and explosives merchants in Yemen.  His trade has
expanded to include the counterfeiting of both Saudi and U.S.
currencies.
 
-     The above mentioned plays intermediary roles in some
weapons deals which the Yemeni government makes, and makes
use of that aspect to import weapons and explosives for
himself.
 
-     The above mentioned carries an honorary rank of a
Colonel, and works as the Director General of Procurement for
the Presidency of the Republic of Yemen.
 
-     There is a strong relationship between Al Fares
(Fares, family), and Al-Jarman (Jarman family), the second
family in drug trade.  This relationship evolved into a
commercial partnership.
 
-     Information indicates that the former Minister of
Defense, Abdulmalek Al-Sayyani, facilitated the import of
weapons for the above mentioned officially under the name of
Yemeni Ministry of Defense, transporting them by special
aircraft from the Republic of the Ukraine and offloading them
at the Air Base in Sana'a.  He would then transport them to
Sa'ada Governorate under the pretext of supporting the
military camps in the region on the Saudi border, and smuggle
them from there into the Kingdom (of Saudi Arabia).

The above mentioned has suspicious connections with the
Libyan Regime as information indicates that he traveled to
Libya, and received sums of money for the purpose of arming
Yemeni tribes, including the Houthis, who live on the border
with Saudi Arabia.

The mentioned enjoys an official Yemeni cover proved by
his Yemeni diplomatic passport.

https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/08SANAA1973_a.html
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