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  • MinMMinM
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    FOXNews.com - FBI Focusing on 'About Four' Suspects in 2001 Anthrax Attacks - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
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    FreeRepublic.com at Center of US Anthrax Scandal

    by Todd Brendan Fahey
    December 1, 2007

    Seven days prior to events which would set the world on-edge, newly-hired Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria "Torie" Clarke offered an equally startling admission to Agency France Presse wire service, but which received scant attention within U.S. media.

    On September 5, Ms. Clarke--lured back into government service by pal Mary Matalin on Vice President Dick Cheney's staff, from a high-paying post as Manhattan office director for the venerable public relations firm of Hill & Knowlton--the former PR chief to Senator John McCain and one-time George Bush (the elder) staffer would divulge to foreign media that the United States, via the Pentagon and the shadowy Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, would begin producing a new and potent strain of anthrax bacteria, and that such plans had been in the works since 1997. The source of the anthrax was to be from Russian stock, and, according to Ms. Clarke, would be used "purely for defensive measures."
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    At the popular political site FreeRepublic.com, Victoria Clarke posts as "Torie"--a self-proclaimed "statist neocon." The Pentagon's disinformation campaign was already in motion on September 5, 2001, and Victoria Clarke, then employed as Deputy Director for Public Affairs, was its "go-to girl" on "the anthrax question."

    The Pentagon, despite its protestations of ignorance, lied to the American public about its stockpile and continued production, however limited, of anthrax bacilli, with "Torie" Clarke as its mouthpiece, and with FreeRepublic.com as its wide-ranging propaganda organ.

    The new strain of anthrax, engineered by Russian sources, Clarke purported, would be used to test the effectiveness of a newly-developed vaccine in the United States. "We have a vaccine that works against a known anthrax strain. What we want to do is make sure we are prepared for any surprises, for anything that might happen that might be a threat," she said.

    Clarke presented this information on September 4, 2001, via a Department of Defense news briefing; when asked directly as to whether the United States, through any agency, was developing or producing anthrax bacilli, her response, repeatedly, was, "no."

    The DoD issued this update recently to Ms. Clarke's news briefing: "the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program is funding a collaborative research project on anthrax monitoring with the State Research Center for Applied Microbiology in Obolensk, Russia. In August 2001 the State Research Center applied to the Russian Export Control Commission for a license to transfer the anthrax strain to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The application is currently pending a decision of the Russian Export Control Commission, and the U.S. government will seek Russian approval of the export license."

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    One week after this news conference, three ostensibly "hijacked" airliners slammed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon buildings, killing an estimated 3,100 civilian and military personnel. Shortly thereafter, white powder began to appear on the desks of prominent politicians and at news broadcast stations--most notably at NBC and American Media, headquarters of The National Enquirer tabloid--and bearing strikingly identical handwriting, each dated 09-11-01 and proclaiming the message, "Allah Is Great."

    Incredibly, despite airport videotapes purporting to show Middle Eastern men boarding the various jets, and what with the messages contained on and within the anthrax envelopes and the fact that hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi had taken flight training lessons at a private airfield very near to American Media's headquarters, Boca Raton, Florida, and that al-Shehhi had rented a room in a condominium owned by the wife of American Media (National Enquirer) publisher: news reports filtered out for weeks, attempting to convince the public that FBI profilers had determined the anthrax exposures in New York, Connecticut and Florida to be the work of a "right-wing loner." Anonymous FBI sources, through the New York Post, offered that a "popular West Coast right-wing organization" was under specific scrutiny..


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    FOXNews.com - FBI Focusing on 'About Four' Suspects in 2001 Anthrax Attacks - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
    Even Fort Detrick Scientists Themselves Think the Killer Anthrax Came from their Facility - Democratic Underground
    Even Fort Detrick Scientists Themselves Think the Killer Anthrax Came from their Facility
  • MinMMinM
    Posts: 444
    Anthrax attack on US Congress made by scientists and covered up by FBI, expert says

    WASHINGTON --  The terrorists who perpetrated the 2001 anthrax attack on Congress likely were US government scientists at the army's Ft. Detrick, MD., bioterrorism lab having access to "moonsuits" that enabled them to safely process and manufacture super-weapons-grade anthrax, an eminent authority on the subject says.

    Although only a "handful" of scientists had the ability to perpetrate the crime, the culprit among them may never be identified as the FBI ordered the destruction of the anthrax culture collection at Ames, IA., from which the Ft. Detrick lab got its pathogens, the authority said.

    This action makes it impossible "to pin-point precisely where, when, and from whom these bio-agents had originated," said Dr. Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois at Champaign.

    Boyle, who drafted the US Biological Weapons Convention of 1989 enacted by Congress, said destruction of the Ames anthrax "appears to be a cover-up orchestrated by the FBI."

    If impartial scientists could have performed genetic reconstruction of the anthrax found in letters mailed to Senators Daschle (D-S.D.) and Patrick Leahy, (D -Vt.), "the trail of genetic evidence would have led directly back to a secret but officially-sponsored US government biowarfare program that was illegal and criminal" in violation of biological weapons conventions and US laws, Boyle said.

    "I believe the FBI knows exactly who was behind these terrorist anthrax attacks upon the United States Congress in the Fall of 2001, and that the culprits were US government-related scientists involved in a criminal US government biowarfare program,"
    Boyle said.

    The anthrax attacks killed five people, including two postal workers, injured 17 others, and shut down the operations of the US Congress.

    Boyle, a leading American authority on international law, said after the attacks he contacted senior FBI official Marion "Spike" Bowman, who handles counter-terrorism issues, and provided him with the names of the scientists working with anthrax. Boyle told Bowman the Ft. Detrick scientists were not to be trusted.

    In addition to then destroying the anthrax, the FBI "retained every independent life-scientist it could locate as part of its fictitious investigation, and then swore them all to secrecy so that they cannot publicly comment on the investigation or give their expert opinion," Boyle said.

    Boyle pointed out that Bowman is the same FBI agent "who played a pivotal role in suppressing evidence which in turn prevented the issuance of a search warrant for the computer of Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged 20th Al Qaeda hijacker on 11 September 2001, which might otherwise have led to foreknowledge and therefore prevention of those terrorist attacks in the first place."

    A self-confessed Al Qaeda operative, Moussaoui was detained on immigration three weeks before 9/11 when a Minnesota flight school reported he was acting suspiciously.

    Boyle asked if Bowman received an FBI award in December 2002, for "exceptional performance" because of his capacity "to forestall investigations, because of where they may lead?" He went on to inquire, "Could the real culprits behind the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, and the immediately following terrorist anthrax attacks upon Congress ultimately prove to be the same people?"

    Because of its "bogus investigation," Boyle said, "the greatest political crime in the history of the United States of America since its founding on 4 July, 1776 - the anthrax attacks on Congress, which served not only to deliver a terrorist threat on its members, but actually to close it down for a period - may remain officially unresolved forever."

    "Could it truly be coincidental," he continued, "that two of the primary intended victims of the terrorist anthrax attacks - Senators Daschle and Leahy - were holding up the speedy passage of the pre-planned USA Patriot Act ... an act which provided the federal government with unprecedented powers in relation to US citizens and institutions?"

    Leahy is incoming Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and may have a personal interest in holding hearings to learn who tried to kill him. He recently said President George W. Bush should be "terrified" that he will be the new Chair.

    Boyle's views are contained in his book Biowarfare and Terrorism, published by Clarity Press, Inc., of Atlanta, GA. His previously published titles include, Foundations of World Order, The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence, and Destroying World Order. Dr. Boyle holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude and a Ph.D. in political science, both from Harvard.

    In a forward to the book, Dr. Jonathan King, Professor of Molecular Biology at M.I.T. and a founder of the Council for Responsible Genetics, said the government's "growing bioterror programs [described by Professor Boyle] represent a significant emerging danger to our own population."

    A harsh critic of Pentagon biowarfare activities, Boyle pointed out in inflation-adjusted dollars the US spends more on them today than it did on the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb in World War II. He has accused the Bush administration of diverting the bio-tech industry "towards biowarfare purposes" and of making corrupting payoffs to Academia to turn university scientists to the pursuit of biowarfare work.
    http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20061211-033912-3373r


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    Congress Demands Anthrax Probe Answers

    Dec 12, 2:39 PM EST
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thirty-three members of Congress have written Attorney General Alberto Gonzales demanding that the FBI update lawmakers on the investigation into the anthrax attacks five years ago that paralyzed the nation with bio-terror fears.

    The bipartisan letter escalates efforts by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., to get the FBI to tell lawmakers what it has learned during the five-year case that remains unsolved. The FBI has refused, citing concerns about possible leaks.

    The lawmakers said any leakers of prior information about the anthrax case inside the FBI or Congress should be punished but that such concerns do not justify keeping information from lawmakers so they could perform their required oversight of the FBI's performance.

    The case remains unsolved five years later.

    "As an institution, Congress cannot be cut-off from detailed information about the conduct of one of the largest investigations in FBI history," the lawmakers wrote. "That information is vital in order to fulfill its Constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight."

    The letter is signed by members of both parties and members of both chambers of Congress including the outgoing chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.

    Sen. Patrick Leahy, the panel's top Democrat and its next chairman, was one of the targets of the attacks in fall of 2001, getting an anthrax-filled letter sent to his office.

    © 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • MinMMinM
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    The US Secret Bioweapons Program
    http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=CHO20061225&articleId=4241
    The Anthrax attacks were used to build a justification for extending the "war on terrorism" to Iraq.
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    Here's a video detailing the origins of Fort Detrick, Md.

    Codename_Artichoke
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5798695254074450933
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    And the beat goes on from Project ARTICHOKE to Project "BioShield"
  • MinMMinM
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    Meet Jerome Hauer, 9/11 Suspect Awaiting Indictment
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    On September 11, 2001, Jerome Hauer advised the White House to begin taking Cipro, an antibiotic which is effective against anthrax.

    Mr. Hauer's advice was not made public. Its value may have been underestimated at the time, but it was clearly demonstrated a week later, when the first anthrax letters appeared, and again three weeks after that, when anthrax appeared in letters to Democratic Senators Daschle and Leahy.

    The obvious question is: Did Jerome Hauer know about the anthrax attacks in advance?


    http://winterpatriot.blogspot.com/2007/02/meet-jerome-hauer-911-suspect-awaiting.html
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    THE HIDDEN ANTHRAX LETTERS SUSPECT
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    The FBI knows of a man who was caught entering the lab where the Anthrax used in the letters was kept, after he had been fired for a racially motivated attack on a co-worker. So, why is the FBI wasting its time with Steven Hatfill?


    Winter Patriot: CAT 101: Introduction to Conspiracy and Anomaly Theory
    Anthrax Coverup: A Government Insider Speaks Out | AfterDowningStreet.org
  • PurpleHazePurpleHaze
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    "Scientist Is Paid Millions by U.S. in Anthrax Suit"

    Damn, how can I get to be a "person of interest?" ;-) I do think Philip Zack is the real anthrax culprit. 
  • MinMMinM
    Posts: 444
    Glenn Greenwald: Vital unresolved anthrax questions and ABC News
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=103x374080

    Suspect in 2001 anthrax attacks kills himself
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3418728

    Anthrax Attack on Congress may have been launched by Government Agency?
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=125x162616

    Anthrax suspect dies in apparent suicide
    http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board/viewtopic.php?t=19598
  • There have been several updates made on that important Greenwald's
    article lately, so direct link is as follows, good links in the discussion as well:

    (This suicidal bioweapon doc was sending crazy christian letters to
    various newspapers for at least a decade, these "oswaldish" characters
    just pop up every where you look in critical moments of *history..)

    http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/08/01/anthrax/


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    * or shall we say "twistory" for twisted & sick nazi games played with our history for ever..
  • MinMMinM
    Posts: 444
    author said:


    There have been several updates made on that important Greenwald's
    article lately, so direct link is as follows, good links in the discussion as well:

    (This suicidal bioweapon doc was sending crazy christian letters to
    various newspapers for at least a decade, these "oswaldish" characters
    just pop up every where you look in critical moments of *history..)

    http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/08/01/anthrax/


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    * or shall we say "twistory" for twisted & sick nazi games played with our history for ever..


    Thanks, David.

    Here's a couple more:

    After 9/11, McCain Linked Anthrax to Iraq
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=385x164521

    Government Tries to Bury Anthrax Story
    http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/08/anthrax-attacks-were-not-entirely.html
  • MinMMinM
    Posts: 444
    An Anthrax Timeline:
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    On September 5, Ms. Clarke--lured back into government service by pal Mary Matalin on Vice President Dick Cheney's staff, from a high-paying post as Manhattan office director for the venerable public relations firm of Hill & Knowlton--the former PR chief to Senator John McCain and one-time George Bush (the elder) staffer would divulge to foreign media that the United States, via the Pentagon and the shadowy Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, would begin producing a new and potent strain of anthrax bacteria, and that such plans had been in the works since 1997. The source of the anthrax was to be from Russian stock, and, according to Ms. Clarke, would be used "purely for defensive measures."

    At the popular political site FreeRepublic.com, Victoria Clarke posts as "Torie"--a self-proclaimed "statist neocon." The Pentagon's disinformation campaign was already in motion on September 5, 2001, and Victoria Clarke, then employed as Deputy Director for Public Affairs, was its "go-to girl" on "the anthrax question
    ."...

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    On September 11, 2001, Jerome Hauer advised the White House to begin taking Cipro, an antibiotic which is effective against anthrax...

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    After the Oct. 5, 2001, death from anthrax exposure of Sun photo editor Robert Stevens

    On October 15, 2001, President Bush said, "There may be some possible link" to Bin Laden, adding, "I wouldn't put it past him." Vice President Cheney also said Bin Laden's henchmen were trained "how to deploy and use these kinds of substances, so you start to piece it all together."
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/08/02/2008-08-02_fbi_was_told_to_blame_anthrax_scare_on_a.html

    October 17, 2001: Top Bush Administration Officials Look to Blame Anthrax Attacks on Al-Qaeda, Iraq, or Russia
    http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a101701anthraxblame#a101701anthraxblame

    On Oct. 18, 2001, a White House alarm went off indicating that sensors had detected dangerous levels of radioactive, chemical or biological agents. According to Mayer, anyone who had entered the White House situation room, including Cheney, had been exposed...
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3395128

    October 18, 2001 (days before ABC News first broadcast their bentonite report) John McCain, on the David Letterman Show:
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=385x164521