Anthrax Attacks: Inside Job says FBI (& History Channel)

Anthrax Attacks: Inside Job (says History Channel)

Added “FBI” to title on 2010/03/15

Clip from the History Channel episode

Maybe one might argue that the anthrax attacks weren’t directly connected with September 11th, but they certainly coincided with and overshadowed the Patriot Act being passed without congressional comprehension or debate.

HOW COULD pentagon controlled US military grade Anthrax be used to threaten (if not assassinate) opponents of the White House 9/11 Patriot Act?

This and many other questions will continue to plague the 9/11 Commission (A 571-Page Lie).

Government by Anthrax evidence implies conspiracy

OK…I’m bored…

[quote]Maybe one might argue that the anthrax attacks weren’t directly connected with September 11th,[/quote]One can ‘argue’ anything. Having a logical reason to do so and valid substantiating support for your reasons are quite another thing.[quote]… but they certainly coincided with[/quote] Many people also went to the bathroom during that time period…so what?[quote]…and overshadowed the Patriot Act being passed[/quote]No…they did not. Of course there was great cause for alarm, however the incidents were mutually exclusive. While there was certainly a possibility for a link, this was factored into any and all investigations at the time. From the start the anthrax incidents were publicly viewed as ‘most likely’ non-foreign terrorist related. Why was that? Because of the methods used and access needed to achieve the actions. All occurred in areas where a non-familiar actor would have been obvious and noted. And using the mail for such acts did not fit the MO of previous foreign terrorist attacks. (Think UnaBomber - Ted Kaczynski) The profiling used, and whether this is was well reasoned may be and has been argued, pointed towards a more sloppy job done by an amateur or social misfit seeking either revenge (for slights real or imagined) or publicity. [quote]… without congressional comprehension[/quote]LOL…HUH?..lowering others does not raise your own validity[quote]…or debate.[/quote]Again…In Your Opinion. Not to anyone who was actually paying attention at the time.

[quote]HOW COULD pentagon controlled US military grade Anthrax be used to threaten (if not assassinate) opponents of the White House 9/11 Patriot Act?[/quote]Nice framing of the question. Unfortunately there is no such thing of which you speak.
“…pentagon controlled US military grade Anthrax…” exists only where? In the ‘pentagon’? What laboratories are located in the ‘pentagon’ ?
The reality is that anthrax, of the type found in the incidents, was available from various sources. It was controlled, but still available to those who were able to provide the required authorizations for purchase.

Why? Your questions are rhetorical constructs. Only tin-foil nutters are taking such self-promoting fiction as valid pathways. Now please don’t let us think you’re to be numbered in that group.

No…they did not. Of course there was great cause for alarm, however the incidents were mutually exclusive. While there was certainly a possibility for a link…[/quote]
False assertion that the 9/11 attacks, the anthrax attacks and Patriot Act passage were mutual exclusive. Did you mean to say “had nothing to do with each other”? Either way, incorrect.

Crime - Investigation - Trial - Punishment - Legislation. Without honest and conclusive investigations, how ever in the world did the Trial stage get skipped, yet arbitrary Punishment with pre-positioned Legislation occur? Propaganda of lies wrapped in patriotism and fear, that’s how. Worked before, worked in 2001, works now.

But since most of the Patriot Act and its recommendations are still in place and Afghanistan now hosts US military interests, not to mention favorable oil and narcotics pipelines, many people call it normal, even good.

[quote]The glaring coincidence of the anthrax attacks with the passage of the Patriot Act can only be ignored as an elephant is ignored at a tea party. It is believable that this coincidence was overlooked in the fall of 2001 due to all the confusion, including letters to other places. In historical hindsight, the connection is obvious. It can be ignored now only as Germans ignored the death camps – the brazenness of the crime was unbelievable. Moreover, to admit the crime’s existence requires a courageous response. Timid souls may be tempted to stick their heads in the sand rather than do what is required to expose and root out criminals in high places, especially in time of war. The obvious response would be a Congressional investigation with no holds barred, even if it goes all the way to the top. The war for democracy must start at home.
Government By Anthrax[/quote]

For historic reflection, here’s a breakdown of the elephant events.

09.10.2001 Rumsfeld announces $2.3 trillion missing, declares a ‘War on Waste’ Ref.

09.11.2001 3/4 hijacked airplanes tricked US air defense, killing almost 3000 and causing the first ever symmetrically perfect collapse of 3 (three) NYC towers owned by “Pullit Silverstein”

09.11.2001 Rumsfeld’s ‘War on Waste’ and the missing 25% of military spending seemingly forgotten by media Ref.

09.11.2001 White House staff instructed to start taking Anthrax antibiotic, Cipro Ref.

09.18.2001 First Anthrax letters mailed to NBC, NY Post Ref.

09.19.2001 First Anthrax letters received Ref.

10.02.2001 U.S. “anti-terrorism” Patriot Act is Introduced to Congress

10.02.2001 Robert Stevens (AMI) checked into hospital, near death, undiagnosed.

10.03.2001 Senate Majority Leader and future anthrax target Tom Daschle (D) suggests the Patriot Act won’t pass within the White House’s one week timetable. Attorney General Ashcroft accuses Senate Democrats of dragging their feet. Ref.

10.04.2001 First report of anthrax case, 5pm (Stevens, AMI). Ref.

10.05.2001 Death of first anthrax victim (Stevens, inhalation anthrax) Ref.

10.07.2001 U.S. Military attacks Afghanistan

10.08.2001 Anthrax letters to Daschle and Leahy mailed Ref.

10.10.2001 ** Iowa State (Ames) Anthrax cultures destroyed by order of FBI & CDC :: 70+ years of research kept in more than 100 vials (Ref.)

10.11.2001 ** Iowa State (Ames) Anthrax cultures destroyed by order of FBI & CDC :: (took 2 days) (Ref.)

10.14.2001 Neocons accuse Iraq ‘behind US anthrax outbreaks’ Re.

10.15.2001 Daschle’s office opened anthrax letter. Ref.

10.16.2001 The Senate office buildings shut down.

10.17.2001 House of Representatives shut down; 28 congressional staffers test positive for anthrax.

10.17.2001 The New York and Florida letters are found to contain the Ames strain.

10.18.2001 An assistant of CBS Dan Rather contracts anthrax.

10.20.2001 First mention that source of anthrax letters is probably domestic Ref.

10.21.2001 Letters to N.Y.Post, NBC and Senator Daschle are found to have identical handwriting of “Death to America, Death to Israel, Allah is Great.”

10.24.2001 House passes the final version of the Patriot Act and other previously unpopular Bush projects: Alaska oil drilling, $25 billion in tax cuts for corporations, taps into Social Security funds and cuts in education. (Balt.Sun, Oct.25 & 27; Washington Post, Sept.27, 2001, Juliet Eilperin, pg.A4)

10.25.2001 Congressional mail halted. Senator Daschle switched from supporting a 2 year limit on the Patriot Act to defending a 4 year sunset clause as the “appropriate balance.” (Balt.Sun, Oct.10; AP, op.cit. Jessie J. Holland.)

10.25.2001 White House confirmed Anthrax letters contained the Ames strain Ref.

10.26.2001 Senate passes the final version Patriot Act. (AP, op.cit.)

10.26.2001 President Bush signs the USA Patriot Act. (Balt.Sun, Oct.27.)

10.27.2001 Supreme Court shut down with anthrax scare. (Chronology, Sun-Sentinel, op.cit.)

November, 2001 No more anthrax letters received by anyone. Congressional buildings reopened. Three top anthrax experts with knowledge of the U.S. bioweapons program died under suspicious circumstances within a ten day period. Ref.

12.16.2001 Genetically matching anthrax spores found to have originated from Ft. Detrick Ref.

12.17.2001 White House says Anthrax attacks probably originated domestically Ref.

10.13.2006 FBI’s 2001 Anthrax Investigation Has Gone Cold Ref.

So, instead of asserting reality, we can see that there was a clear attempt to point fingers in the direction of any perceived enemy, after destroying evidence that could track the real criminal(s). Didn’t the WTC steel also get shipped off before forensics test could be performed?

The propaganda was quite effective. The Patriot Act did pass, we attacked Afghanistan to find a bogeyman, and complete investigations into 9/11 and the anthrax attacks have still yet to occur. If some sheeple have their way, they may never occur.

If all this rubbish is true, along with your 911 foolery and your, what was it again? Oh yeah, Hurricane Katrina was actually started and guided by secret CIA weather planes or whatever – all I can say is thank CHRIST I’m not American. You poor, poor bastards!
I’d advise you to dig a deep hole in Oregon somewhere and go live in it. You won’t be safe, of course, but you might live a little bit longer before “they” find you.
Don’t forget that Bush will be out of office in a few months and will have lots of free time to hunt you down and kill you.
Quick! There’s no time to lose!

There’s no doubt the anthrax attacker was a native-speaking American. No non-native speaker of American English would misspell “penicillin” (deliberately or otherwise) as “penacillin”.

Plus, a real non-government terrorist would have been more careful about sealing the packages. Damn those civil servants and their sloppiness. But wait! Maybe they left them open on purpose so the non-non-government operatives would be sure to find them and so that the no-non-non-government operatives wouldn’t be able to do a coverup of the whole thing. Damn those duplicious civil servants and their wily ways.
Canada beckons. Flee! Flee! They’re after you! And YOU! And you too!

The bioweapons expert responsible for drafting the current bioweapons law (the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989) has said that he is convinced the October 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people were perpetrated and covered up by criminal elements of the U.S. government. The motive: to foment a police state by killing off and intimidating opposition to post-9/11 legislation such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the later Military Commissions Act.

[quote]The alleged destruction of the anthrax culture collection at Ames, Iowa, from which the Fort Detrick lab got its pathogens, was blatant destruction of evidence. It meant that there was no way of finding out which strain was sent to whom to develop the larger breed of anthrax used in the attacks. The trail of genetic evidence would have led directly back to a secret government biowarfare program.

“Clearly, for the FBI to have authorized this was obstruction of justice, a federal crime,” said Boyle. “That collection should have been preserved and protected as evidence. That’s the DNA, the fingerprints right there. It later came out, of course, that this was Ames strain anthrax that was behind the Daschle and Leahy letters.”

During the anthrax scare, the House of Representatives was officially shut down for the first time in the history of the republic. Once opposition from Leahy and Daschle evaporated in the wake of the attempts on their lives, the USA PATRIOT Act was rammed through. Testimony by Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) revealed that most members of Congress were compelled to vote for the bill without even reading it.


[quote]A significant number of scientists and biological warfare experts are expressing skepticism about the FBI’s view that a single disgruntled American scientist prepared the spores and mailed the deadly anthrax letters that killed five people last year.

“In my opinion, there are maybe four or five people in the whole country who might be able to make this stuff, and I’m one of them,” said Richard O. Spertzel, chief biological inspector for the U.N. Special Commission from 1994 to 1998. “And even with a good lab and staff to help run it, it might take me a year to come up with a product as good.”

Instead, suggested Spertzel and more than a dozen experts interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks, investigators might want to reexamine the possibility of state-sponsored terrorism, or try to determine whether weaponized spores may have been stolen by the attacker from an existing, but secret, biodefense program or perhaps given to the attacker by an accomplice.


Federation of American Scientists, funded in part by the DoD (with others) has offered some conclusions.[quote]On this first anniversary of the anthrax attacks, a number of conclusions can be drawn even without an arrest by the FBI. First, the strain and properties of the weaponized anthrax found in the letters show that it originated within the U.S. biodefense program, where the necessary expertise and access are found. Government officials recognized that the anthrax source was domestic less than two weeks after they learned of the letters, and nothing in their investigation has led them to say otherwise since.

[quote]“The perpetrator is an American microbiologist who has access to recently-weaponized anthrax or to the expertise and materials for making it, in a US government or contractor laboratory.”

  • Barbara Hatch-Rosenberg, Federation of American Scientists

Early speculation focused on a foreign source, either a state actor, such as Iraq, or a sub national group, especially al-Qaeda, given the close proximity between the 11 September 2001 attacks and the first wave of anthrax letters. However, the task proved elusive; one year after the attack the perpetrator(s) remained at large. Indeed, the anthrax investigation has even been compared to the Unabomber case, suggesting that the effort to track down the person responsible for the attacks could be long and drawn out.

The FBI asserts that it has proceeded in a comprehensive and deliberate manner; yet others have argued that the investigation has been more aptly characterized by its apparent slowness and missteps by investigators.

Anthrax In America: A Chronology and Analysis of the Fall 2001 Attacks (a working paper) [/quote]

sandman refers to this as ‘my foolery’, which ought to be acceptable coming from someone who has since retreated from his praised but now discredited and disproven 9/11 official conspiracy theory printed in Popular Mechanics. (Hurrican Katrina weather makers? huh? Your Icke turned you on to something? I don’t get it.)

As with the 9/11 investigation, we are still waiting for conclusive evidence of who the real perpetrators were. While those who want to know are still inquiring, the power of fear, patriotism and popular consent successfully acomplished enacting the Patriot Act (without being read by most of congress) and the rapid invasion of Afghanistan… An honest investigation into who had to the expertise and materials for making the weaponized anthrax was thwarted before it even began.

[quote]“What we’re dealing with here is an inside job with a real insider who has secrets that nobody wants to get out. It’s gonna be too humiliating. Too embarassing.”

All the spores were sent for immediate forensic testing. By the 10th of October the analysis of the spores was complete. The results were horrifying. The baterium that killed Robert Stevens and eventually infected seven of his colleagues was identified as the Ames strain. A strain long favored by and under the near total control of the U.S. biodefense program.

And when were the 70+ years of Anthrax research destroyed by order of FBI & CDC?
October 10 and 11.
No headlines, no investigation, the Kissinger-Rove machine is far too calculating.

Man, you’re as good as dead! If they can do all that with such impunity, they can surely send somebody round to take you out and make it look like an accident. I’d be looking over my shoulder constantly if I were you.

But you know, what I’d like to know is why, with all this incontrovertible evidence on 911 and anthrax and whatever… I mean, it’s a smoking gun, surely? Bush and the republicans should be going DOWN. Why on EARTH aren’t the democrats milking this dor all its worth?

The history channel says a lot of things these days…whatever happened to good old war documentaries and such?

So, Sandman, do you also agree with TC when he says, the Anthrax attacks and the signing of the patriot act were “mutually exclusive” ?

Maybe someone posted this already.
You can give tips to the FBI through the above website.

[quote=“FBI”]Based on the selection of Anthrax as the “weapon” of choice by this individual, the offender:

is likely an adult male.
if employed, is likely to be in a position requiring little contact with the public, or other employees. He may work in a laboratory. He is apparently comfortable working with an extremely hazardous material. He probably has a scientific background to some extent, or at least a strong interest in science.
has likely taken appropriate protective steps to ensure his own safety, which may include the use of an Anthrax vaccination or antibiotics.
has access to a source of Anthrax and possesses knowledge and expertise to refine it.
possesses or has access to some laboratory equipment; i.e., microscope, glassware, centrifuge, etc.
has exhibited an organized, rational thought process in furtherance of his criminal behavior.
has a familiarity, direct or indirect, with the Trenton, NJ, metropolitan area; however, this does not necessarily mean he currently lives in the Trenton, NJ, area… He is comfortable traveling in and around this locale.
did not select victims randomly. He made an effort to identify the correct address, including zip code, of each victim and used sufficient postage to ensure proper delivery of the letters. The offender deliberately “selected” NBC News, the New York Post, and the office of Senator Tom Daschle as the targeted victims (and possibly AMI in Florida). These targets are probably very important to the offender. They may have been the focus of previous expressions of contempt which may have been communicated to others, or observed by others.
is a non-confrontational person, at least in his public life. He lacks the personal skills necessary to confront others. He chooses to confront his problems “long distance” and not face-to-face. He may hold grudges for a long time, vowing that he will get even with “them” one day. There are probably other, earlier examples of this type of behavior. While these earlier incidents were not actual Anthrax mailings, he may have chosen to anonymously harass other individuals or entities that he perceived as having wronged him. He may also have chosen to utilize the mail on those occasions.
prefers being by himself more often than not. If he is involved in a personal relationship it will likely be of a self serving nature.[/quote]
An unsolved case, but it did seem to drop off the radar. Nobody talks about it or thinks about it. It was a big scare and helped justify the war.

You answer my question first Mick, then I’ll answer yours. Why on EARTH aren’t the dems milking this for all it’s worth? Damn, it seems like a sure election winner to me.

Well reading Dr.Mcoy’s description, looks like I might be a good candidate, I work on my own for the most part.

I agree, if this was proved beyond doubt, we would know about it. As opposed to someone who gained access to Athrax for their own cultivating. As I remember, the Anthrax was progressively improving in quality, which suggests iterative attempts at perfecting a technique, which I remember reading is not the most difficult process in the world to do.

But to suggest the Anthrax attacks had nothing to do with the quick signing of the patriot act. Perhaps TC can elaborate why he feels so, it would seem to go contrary to common sense.

No, what’s contrary to common sense is why the dems aren’t taking this to the top of the news every night. My GOD! The election is being handed to them and they appear to be simply ignoring it.

How ? what on earth are you babbling about man? Pull yourself together. Be a good chap and all that.

I’m not advocating a government conspiracy. I’m saying passage of the patriot act was made easier in the month following 9/11 which also had a string of Anthrax attacks and uncertainty about other terrorist attacks.

It was TC who said they were unrelated, and you who are making the jump to government conspiracies as I plainly say in my last post, it seems to be the work of an individual who got his hands on some Anthrax.

Yes. Investigations should lead to someone being held accountable. But too few do.

To one of the 2006 candidates in my district – who previously worked and taught in D.C.'s National Criminal Investigation Institute – I posed these questions via email. The answers concerning the aftermath of uncovering massively heinous corruption may shed some light on answering ‘why haven’t the Dems gotten on this?’ Note, I left in Q’s 1 & 2 intentionally, since the Anthrax attacks are included in understanding the effects of 9/11 and the grim arrival of the ‘Patriot Act’.

Question 2 (Y/N): Are you in support of a complete criminal investigation into the attacks of 9/11?[quote]Yes, if solid information indicates criminal involvement in 911, I would support a complete criminal investigation.[/quote]
Question 3: Will you please comment, on how America may change if US government officials are charged in connection to those attacks (despite Rep. Pelosi’s reported desire to protect such criminals).

Which Dem candidate can afford to threaten connections and rapport with the military industrial complex, or AIPAC for that matter?

How far have resolutions to Impeach Cheney and Bush gotten? Despite a growing number of co-sponsors, they are still ‘in committee’.

Why haven’t they gone forward faster? Popularity maybe?
The whole Clinton heckler thread is about ridiculing the very thought that the official conspiracy theory doesn’t hold water and should be investigated. Need I mention Sibel Edmonds’ case – the most gagged intelligence analyst in US history – has testimony / evidence that will put many from the upper echelons of government in prison for crimes leading up to and during 9/11?

When enough Americans are outraged and demand real investigations, we might start getting somewhere.

Maybe this helps answer a bit of your question.

So what’s the argument about again? Some nut didn’t like the Patriot Act and did a nutty thing?
Are you saying that the Patriot Act shouldn’t have been drawn up in case there was a nut somewhere who didn’t like it? Is that the sum total of what this is all about as far as you’re concerned?
How about Mondays, then. Maybe they should be banned too?

Iraq war and the patriot act were rammed through at a time when the US was in a state of panic. The fascists maybe didn’t create the atmosphere, but they took advantage of it and fostered it and profited from it.

So what’s the argument about again? Some nut didn’t like the Patriot Act and did a nutty thing?
Are you saying that the Patriot Act shouldn’t have been drawn up in case there was a nut somewhere who didn’t like it? Is that the sum total of what this is all about as far as you’re concerned?
How about Mondays, then. Maybe they should be banned too?[/quote]

Todays Tuesday and Im bored can we ban Tuesdays instead? anyway, as you were, my bullshit meter started ringing on TC’s comment about the patriot act have absolutely nothing to do with the Anthrax attacks. My bad, consider it hecking from the stands, back to the main event.