07 August, 2008

ANTHRAX - DEATH TO AMERICA ISRAEL ALLAH IS GREAT

DEATH TO AMERICA DEATH TO ISRAEL ALLAH IS GREAT
(from the anthrax letters)


The notes

The New York Post and NBC News letters contained the following note:

09-11-01
THIS IS NEXT
TAKE PENACILIN NOW (spelling mistake seems intentional)
DEATH TO AMERICA
DEATH TO ISRAEL
ALLAH IS GREAT

The second note that was addressed to Senators Daschle and Leahy read:

09-11-01
YOU CAN NOT STOP US.
WE HAVE THIS ANTHRAX.
YOU DIE NOW.
ARE YOU AFRAID?
DEATH TO AMERICA.
DEATH TO ISRAEL.
ALLAH IS GREAT.


biohaz suit capitol elite class war - rule by fear - state bioterrorThe 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.

Read!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

FBI's Allegation that Ivins was "Sole Custodian" is False

The FBI made numerous claims in today's official press conference. They are largely refuted by Dr. Meryl Nass, an expert on anthrax.

I want to focus on the FBI's primary piece of "evidence": That the anthrax suspect, Dr. Bruce Ivins "has been the sole custodian of RMR-1029 [the specific batch of anthrax used in the attacks] since it was first grown in 1997".

In fact, according to the New York Times:

"After four years of painstaking scientific research, the F.B.I. by 2005 had traced the anthrax in the poisoned letters of 2001 to a single flask of the bacteria at the Army biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick, Md., according to government scientists and bureau officials."
(this is the flask containing RMR-1029 concerning which Dr. Ivins was the "custodian").

Sounds bad for Dr. Ivins, right?

Well, the Times article continues:
"But at least 10 scientists had regular access to the laboratory and its anthrax stock — and possibly quite a few more, counting visitors from other institutions, and workers at laboratories in Ohio and New Mexico that had received anthrax samples from the flask at the Army laboratory."
As Dr. Nass points out, "Having received a sample, or obtained it surreptitiously, they would be "custodians" of it too."

So concluding that the anthrax used in the attack to RMR-1029 narrows down the list of suspects to:
  • At least 10 scientists at Fort Detrick
  • Numerous visitors to Fort Detrick (including former Fort Detrick scientists, such as this one, who improperly accessed the lab)
  • Workers at labs in Ohio and New Mexico
  • And people who might have stole the anthrax from any of the people listed above
That's a pretty big list of suspects. The New York Times has confirmed in a subsequent article:
"Officials admitted that more than 100 people had access to the supply of anthrax that matched the powder in the letters."
Ivins' attorney puts the number at "hundreds of people". His attorney also states that Ivins never denied to the FBI that the anthrax could have come from Ivins' batch.

Its not so clear that Ivins is guilty after all, is it?

Moreover, the sample of RMR-1029 possessed by Dr. Ivins was not weaponized. Many of Ivins' colleagues say that he simply did not have the knowledge to weaponize it into the dry form used in the attacks, while scientists at such facilities as the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah did.

Note: As of December 2001, the following labs worked with the Ames strain of anthrax:
  1. USArmy Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (Ft. Detrick, MD)
  2. Dugway Proving Ground (Utah)
  3. Naval Research Medical Center and associated military labs (MD)
  4. Battelle Memorial Institute (Ohio; plus laboratories in many other locations)
  5. Duke University Medical School, Clinical Microbiology Lab. (NC)
  6. VA Medical Center, Durham (NC)
  7. USDA laboratory and Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames (Iowa)
  8. LSU College of Veterinary Medicine
  9. Northern Arizona State University (Arizona)
  10. Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (IL)
  11. University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque (NM)
  12. Institute for Genomic Research (MD)
  13. Chemical and Biological Defense Establishment, Porton Down (UK)
  14. Center for Applied Microbiology and Research, Porton (UK)
  15. Defense Research Establishment, Suffield (CA)
It is unclear how many of the above labs worked with RMR-1029, but it is possible that the New York Times missed some labs in its list.

The anthrax was probably not manufactured by Ivins or Fort Detrick. Instead, it probably came from the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah:

"Called RMR-1029, it was also referred to by Ivins as "Dugway Ames spores - 1997," apparently from its original point of manufacture, at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, an Army biodefense center administered by a company called Battelle."

Scores of scientists work at Dugway Proving Ground, and the Army Reserve, National Guard and Air Force also operate there:

In addition, Dugway's mission is to test US and Allied biological and chemical weapon defense systems in a secure and isolated environment. DPG also serves as a facility for US Army Reserve and US National Guard maneuver training, and US Air Force flight tests. DPG is controlled by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC).

Given that RMR-1029 likely originated at Dugway Proving Ground, isn't it likely that the originator of the sample kept a sample himself? And given that many hundreds of people from various branches of the military work at Dugway, how difficult would it have been for one of them to take some of the sample?



From Kevin Ryan's recent essay, mention of Battelle :

4. Arden Bement, the metallurgist and expert on fuels and materials who was nominated as director of NIST by President George W. Bush in October 2001, was former deputy secretary of defense, former director of DARPA’s office of materials science, and former executive at TRW.

Of course, DOD and DARPA are both leaders in the production and use of nano-thermites (Amptiac 2002, DOD 2005). And military and aerospace contractor TRW has had a long collaboration with NASA laboratories in the development of energetic materials that are components of advanced propellants, like nano-gelled explosive materials (NASA 2001). TRW Aeronautics also made fireproof composites and high performance elastomer formulations, and worked with NASA to make energetic aerogels.

Additionally, Bement was a professor at Purdue and MIT. Purdue has a thriving program for nano-thermites (Son 2008). And interestingly, at MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology, we find Martin Z. Bazant, son of notable “conspiracy debunker” Zdenek P. Bazant (MIT 2008), who does research on granular flows, and the electrochemical interactions of silicon. Zdenek P. Bazant is interested in nanocomposites as well (Northwestern 2008), and how they relate to naval warfare (ONR 2008). MIT was represented at nano-energetics conferences as early as 1998 (Gordon 1998).

Bement was also a director at both Battelle and the Lord Corporation. Battelle (where the anthrax was made) is an organization of “experts in fundamental technologies from the five National Laboratories we manage or co-manage for the US DOE.” Battelle advertises their specialization in nanocomposite coatings (Battelle 2008). The Lord Corporation also makes high-tech coatings for military applications (Lord 2008). In 1999, Lord Corp was working with the Army and NASA on “advanced polymer composites, advanced metals, and multifunctional materials” (Army 1999).
http://911review.com/articles/ryan/nist_thermite_connection.html

See also:
http://www.battelle.org/solutions/?Nav_Area=Solution&Nav_SectionID=1&Nav...

And SAIC:

In an interesting coincidence, SAIC was the firm that investigated the 1993 WTC bombing, boasting that -- “After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, our blast analyses produced tangible results that helped identify those responsible (SAIC 2004).” And the coincidences with this company don’t stop there, as SAIC was responsible for evaluating the WTC for terrorism risks in 1986 as well (CRHC 2008). SAIC is also linked to the late 1990s security upgrades at the WTC, the Rudy Giuliani administration, and the anthrax incidents after 9/11, through former employees Jerome Hauer and Steven Hatfill.


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U.S. Germ Warfare Research Pushes Treaty Limits

By THE NEW YORK TIMES

This article was reported and written by Judith Miller (later jailed in CIA spy case), Stephen Engelberg and William J. Broad.

Over the past several years, the United States has embarked on a program of secret research on biological weapons that, some officials say, tests the limits of the global treaty banning such weapons.

The 1972 treaty forbids nations from developing or acquiring weapons that spread disease, but it allows work on vaccines and other protective measures. Government officials said the secret research, which mimicked the major steps a state or terrorist would take to create a biological arsenal, was aimed at better understanding the threat.

The projects, which have not been previously disclosed, were begun under President Clinton and have been embraced by the Bush administration, which intends to expand them.

In 2001, administration officials said, the Pentagon drew up plans to engineer genetically a potentially more potent variant of the bacterium that causes anthrax, a deadly disease ideal for germ warfare.

The experiment has been devised to assess whether the vaccine now being given to millions of American soldiers is effective against such a superbug, which was first created by Russian scientists. A Bush administration official said the National Security Council is expected to give the final go-ahead later this month.

Administration officials said the need to keep such projects secret was a significant reason behind President Bush's recent rejection of a draft agreement to strengthen the germ-weapons treaty, which has been signed by 143 nations.

The draft would require those countries to disclose where they are conducting defensive research involving gene-splicing or germs likely to be used in weapons. The sites would then be subject to international inspections.


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Many national security officials in both the Clinton and Bush administrations opposed the draft, arguing that it would give potential adversaries a road map to what the United States considers its most serious vulnerabilities.

Among the facilities likely to be open to inspection under the draft agreement would be the West Jefferson, Ohio, laboratory of the Battelle Memorial Institute, a military contractor that has been selected to create the genetically altered anthrax.

Several officials who served in senior posts in the Clinton administration acknowledged that the secretive efforts were so poorly coordinated that even the White House was unaware of their full scope.

The Pentagon's project to build a germ factory was not reported to the White House, they said. President Clinton, who developed an intense interest in germ weapons, was never briefed on the programs under way or contemplated, the officials said.

Designing a Delivery System

In the mid-1990's, the C.I.A. and other intelligence agencies stepped up their search for information about other nations' biological research programs, focusing on the former Soviet Union, Iran, Iraq and Libya, among others. Much of the initial emphasis was on the germs that enemies might use in an attack, officials said.

But in 1997, the agency embarked on Clear Vision, which focused on weapons systems that would deliver the germs.

Intelligence officials said the project was led by Gene Johnson, a senior C.I.A. scientist who had long worked with some of the world's deadliest viruses. Dr. Johnson was eager to understand the damage that Soviet miniature bombs . bomblets, in military parlance . might inflict.

Breeding More Potent Anthrax

In the 1990's, government officials also grew increasingly worried about the possibility that scientists could use the widely available techniques of gene-splicing to create even more deadly weapons.

Those concerns deepened in 1995, when Russian scientists disclosed at a scientific conference in Britain that they had implanted genes from Bacillus cereus, an organism that causes food poisoning, into the anthrax microbe.

The scientists said later that the experiments were peaceful; the two microbes can be found side-by-side in nature and, the Russians said, they wanted to see what happened if they cross-bred.

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A published account of the experiment, which appeared in a scientific journal in late 1997, alarmed the Pentagon, which had just decided to require that American soldiers be vaccinated against anthrax. According to the article, the new strain was resistant to Russia's anthrax vaccine, at least in hamsters.

American officials tried to obtain a sample from Russia through a scientific exchange program to see whether the Russians had really created such a hybrid. The Americans also wanted to test whether the microbe could defeat the American vaccine, which is different from that used by Russia.

Despite repeated promises, the bacteria were never provided.

Eventually the C.I.A. drew up plans to replicate the strain, but intelligence officials said the agency hesitated because there was no specific report that an adversary was attempting to turn the superbug into a weapon.

This year, officials said, the project was taken over by the Pentagon's intelligence arm, the Defense Intelligence Agency. Pentagon lawyers reviewed the proposal and said it complied with the treaty. Officials said the research would be part of Project Jefferson, yet another government effort to track the dangers posed by germ weapons.

A spokesman for Defense Intelligence, Lt. Cmdr. James Brooks, declined comment. Asked about the precautions at Battelle, which is to create the enhanced anthrax, Commander Brooks said security was "entirely suitable for all work already conducted and planned for Project Jefferson."

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The 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States, also known as Amerithrax from its Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case name, occurred over the course of several weeks beginning on September 18, 2001. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators, killing five people and infecting 17 others.

How convenient..

Bruce Edwards Ivins, a scientist who worked at the government's biodefense labs at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. Ivins had been told about the impending prosecution and apparently committed suicide by overdosing on Tylenol with codeine as reported on August 1, 2008.

On August 6, 2008, federal prosecutors declared Ivins to be the sole culprit of the crime.

At least 22 people developed anthrax infections, with 11 of the especially life-threatening inhalation variety. Five died of inhalation anthrax: Stevens; two employees of the Brentwood mail facility in Washington, D.C., Thomas Morris Jr. and Joseph Curseen; and two about whom their source of exposure to the bacteria is still unknown: Kathy Nguyen, a Vietnamese immigrant resident in the borough of the Bronx who worked in New York City, and Ottilie Lundgren, a 94-year old widow of a prominent judge from Oxford, Connecticut, who was the last known victim.


The letters contained at least two grades of anthrax material; the coarse brown material sent in the media letters and the fine powder sent to the two U.S. Senators. In addition, it has been suggested the anthrax material sent to an old Post Office Box address of the National Enquirer and then forwarded to AMI may have been an intermediate grade similar to the anthrax sent to the Senate. The brown granular anthrax sent to media outlets in New York City caused only skin infections, cutaneous anthrax. The anthrax sent to the Senators caused the more dangerous form of infection known as inhalation anthrax, as did the anthrax sent to AMI in Florida.

Although the anthrax preparations were of different grades, all of the material derived from the same bacterial strain. Known as the Ames strain, it was first researched at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Maryland. The Ames strain was then distributed to at least fifteen bio-research labs within the U.S. and six locations overseas.

Early reports suggested the anthrax sent to the Senate had been "weaponized." On October 29, 2001, Major General John Parker at a White House briefing said that silica had been found in the Daschle anthrax sample. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge in a White House press conference on November 7, 2001, told reporters that tests indicated a binding agent had been used in making the anthrax. Later, the FBI claimed a "lone individual" could have weaponized anthrax spores for as little as $2,500, using a makeshift basement laboratory.

In late October, 2001, ABC chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross several times linked the anthrax sample to Saddam Hussein; on October 26, "sources tell ABCNEWS the anthrax in the tainted letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was laced with bentonite. The potent additive is known to have been used by only one country in producing biochemical weapons . Iraq.... it is a trademark of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's biological weapons program...The discovery of bentonite came in an urgent series of tests conducted at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and elsewhere," on October 28, stating that "despite continued White House denials, four well-placed and separate sources have told ABC News that initial tests on the anthrax by the US Army at Fort Detrick, Maryland, have detected trace amounts of the chemical additives bentonite and silica" and several times on October 28 and 29.

These reports were cited in the press, starting almost immediately and for several years following, even after the invasion of Iraq, as evidence that Saddam not only possessed "weapons of mass destruction", but had actually used them in attacks on the United States.

A number of press reports appeared suggesting the Senate anthrax had coatings and additives. Newsweek reported the anthrax sent to Senator Leahy had been coated with a chemical compound previously unknown to bioweapons experts. Two experts on the Soviet anthrax program, Kenneth Alibek and Matthew Meselson, were consultants with the Justice Department and were shown electron micrographs of the anthrax from the Daschle letter. They replied to the Washington Post article "FBI's Theory on Anthrax Is Doubted" (October 28, 2002), reporting that they saw no evidence the anthrax spores had been coated and that more careful investigation of the specimens is necessary.

A week after Meselson and Alibek had their letter published in the Washington Post, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), one of the military labs that analyzed the Daschle anthrax, published an official newsletter stating that silica was a key aerosol enabling component of the Daschle anthrax. The AFIP lab deputy director, Florabel Mullick, said "This [silica] was a key component. Silica prevents the anthrax from aggregating, making it easier to aerosolize. Significantly, we noted the absence of aluminum with the silica. This combination had previously been found in anthrax produced by Iraq."

In February 2005, Stephan P. Velsko of Lawrence Livermore National Labs published a paper titled "Physical and Chemical Analytical Analysis: A key component of Bioforensics". In this paper, Velsko illustrated that different silica coating processes gave rise to weaponized anthrax simulants that look completely different from one another. He suggested that the difference in the look of products could provide evidence of what method the lab that manufactured the 2001 anthrax used, and thus provide clues to the ultimate origin of the material.


White House pushes FBI to blame Al Qaida

Immediately after the anthrax attacks, White House officials repeatedly pressured FBI Director Robert Mueller to prove that they were a second-wave assault by Al Qaeda. During the president's morning intelligence briefings, Mueller was "beaten up" for not producing proof that the killer spores were the handiwork of terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden, according to a former aide. "They really wanted to blame somebody in the Middle East," the retired senior FBI official stated. The FBI knew early on that the anthrax used was a weaponized version requiring sophisticated equipment and was unlikely to have been produced in some "cave." At the same time, both President Bush and Vice President Cheney in public statements speculated about the possibility of a link between the anthrax attacks and Al Qaida.

Political effects

The anthrax attacks, as well as the September 11, 2001 attacks, have spurred significant increases in U.S. government funding for biological warfare research and preparedness. For example, biowarfare-related funding at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) increased by $1.5 billion in 2003. In 2004, Congress passed the Project Bioshield Act, which provides $5.6 billion over ten years for the purchase of new vaccines and drugs.

A theory that Iraq was behind the attacks, based upon the evidence that the powder was weaponized and some reports of alleged meetings between 9/11 conspirators and Iraqi officials, may have been a contributing prevarication used by the United States government to justify war with that country.


Dr. Barbara Hatch Rosenberg has been a major figure outside the official investigation. A few months after the anthrax attack, Rosenberg started a campaign to get the FBI to investigate Dr. Steven Hatfill. She gave talks and interviews suggesting the government knew who was responsible for the anthrax attacks, but did not want to charge the individual with the crime. She believed the person responsible was a contractor for the CIA and an expert in bio-warfare. She created a profile of the anthrax attacker that fit Dr. Hatfill. Rosenberg spoke before a committee of Senate staffers suggesting Hatfill was responsible, but did not explicitly provide his name. The highly publicized FBI scrutiny of Dr. Hatfill began shortly thereafter.


Director of the CIA George Tenet -- who is a participant of the 911 inside job -- naturally tries to find blame anywhere...

The director of the CIA under the Bush administration until 2006 said in his book At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA .The most startling revelation from this intelligence success story was that the anthrax program had been developed in parallel to 9/11 planning. As best as we could determine, al-Zawahiri.s project had been wrapped up in the summer of 2001, when the al-Qaida deputy, along with Hambali, were briefed over a week by Sufaat on the progress he had made to isolate anthrax. The entire operation had been managed at the top of al-Qai.da with strict compartmentalization. Having completed this phase of his work, Sufaat fled Afghanistan in December 2001 and was captured by authorities trying to sneak back into Malaysia. Rauf Ahmad was detained by Pakistani authorities in December 2001. Our hope was that these and our many other actions had neutralized the anthrax threat, at least temporarily.


EVIDENCE ORDERED DESTROYED

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.)


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

SEP10.2001 -- Rumsfeld announces $2.3 trillion missing, declares a 'War on Waste' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kpWqdPMjmo
SEP11.2001 -- 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"
SEP11.2001 -- Rumsfeld's 'War on Waste' and the missing 25% of military spending seemingly forgotten by media http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/29/eveningnews/main325985.shtml
SEP11.2001 -- White House staff instructed to start taking Anthrax antibiotic, Cipro http://www.judicialwatch.org/2953.shtml
SEP18.2001 -- First Anthrax letters mailed to NBC, NY Post http://911review.org/Wget/www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm
SEP19.2001 -- First Anthrax letters received http://911review.org/Wget/www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm

OCT02.2001 -- U.S. "anti-terrorism" Patriot Act -- is Introduced to Congress
OCT02.2001 -- Robert Stevens (AMI) checked into hospital, near death, undiagnosed.
OCT03.2001 -- 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. http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/context.jsp?item=a100201patriotact#a100201patriotact
OCT04.2001 -- First report of anthrax case, 5pm (Stevens, AMI). http://911review.org/Wget/www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm
OCT05.2001 -- Death of first anthrax victim (Stevens, inhalation anthrax) http://911review.org/Wget/www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm
OCT07.2001 -- U.S. military attacks Afghanistan
OCT08.2001 -- Anthrax letters to Daschle and Leahy mailed http://911review.org/Wget/www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm
OCT10.2001 -- ** Iowa State (Ames) Anthrax cultures destroyed by order of FBI & CDC :: 70+ years of research kept in more than 100 vials ( http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9804EEDF1738F93AA35752C1A9679C8B63 )
OCT11.2001 -- ** Iowa State (Ames) Anthrax cultures destroyed by order of FBI & CDC :: (took 2 days) ( http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9804EEDF1738F93AA35752C1A9679C8B63 )
OCT14.2001 -- Neocons accuse Iraq 'behind US anthrax outbreaks' http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/oct/14/terrorism.afghanistan6
OCT15.2001 -- Daschle's office opened anthrax letter. http://911review.org/Wget/www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm
OCT16.2001 -- The Senate office buildings shut down.
OCT17.2001 -- House of Representatives shut down; 28 congressional staffers test positive for anthrax.
OCT17.2001 -- The New York and Florida letters are found to contain the Ames strain.
OCT18.2001 -- An assistant of CBS Dan Rather contracts anthrax.
OCT20.2001 -- First mention that source of anthrax letters is probably domestic http://911review.org/Wget/www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm
OCT21.2001 -- 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."
OCT24.2001 -- 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)
OCT25.2001 -- 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.)
OCT25.2001 -- White House confirmed Anthrax letters contained the Ames strain http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9804EEDF1738F93AA35752C1A9679C8B63
OCT26.2001 -- Senate passes the final version Patriot Act. (AP, op.cit.)
OCT26.2001 -- President Bush signs the USA Patriot Act. (Balt.Sun, Oct.27.)
OCT27.2001 -- 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. http://www.freefromterror.net/other_articles/gov_anthrax.html
DEC16.2001 -- Genetically matching anthrax spores found to have originated from Ft. Detrick http://www.mapcruzin.com/news/war121601a.htm
DEC17.2001 -- White House says Anthrax attacks probably originated domestically http://911review.org/Wget/www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm
OCT13.2006 -- FBI's 2001 Anthrax Investigation Has Gone Cold http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/13/AR2006101301417.htmlSo, 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?

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