George Washington Blog & The Ledger.com – 2008-07-21 22:57:22
Even Fort Detrick Scientists Themselves Think the Killer Anthrax Came from their Facility
(MAY 29, 200) — Even experts at the US bioweapons facility at Fort Detrick think that the anthrax which was used in the 2001 attacks came from their facility:
“In an e-mail obtained by FOX News, scientists at Fort Detrick openly discussed how the anthrax powder they were asked to analyze after the attacks was nearly identical to that made by one of their colleagues.
“Then he said he had to look at a lot of samples that the FBI had prepared … to duplicate the letter material,” the e-mail reads. “Then the bombshell. He said that the best duplication of the material was the stuff made by [name redacted]. He said that it was almost exactly the same … his knees got shaky and he sputtered, ‘But I told the General we didn’t make spore powder!'”
Indeed, 3 of the 4 suspects the FBI is investigating are employees of Fort Detrick, which is run by the Army.
This new information verifies that the anthrax came from the Fort Detrick military base (confirmed here).
Some people are pretending that someone unconnected with the army bioweapons facility at Fort Detrick stole the anthrax. However, as the above-quoted article states:
“Fort Detrick is run by the United States Army. It’s the most secure biological warfare research center in the United States,” a bioterrorism expert told FOX News.”
It is not very likely that someone could steal anthrax from the most secure facility in the U.S., run by the Army.
Indeed, the FBI apparently knew in 2002 who mailed the anthrax letters. See this, this, and this.
And yet government investigators and prosecutors have covered up and refused to disclose who did it for 6 years. Initially, the FBI tried to frame an innocent man for the attacks.
More importantly, “The FBI has completely shut Congress out of its now five-year investigation into anthrax attacks on Capitol Hill and around the nation”. In other words, Congress — which legally has every right to know what really happened, and which was the main victim of the attack — is being kept in the dark. If the FBI really didn’t know who did it, and was really conducting an honest investigation, why would it stonewall Congress?
There is strong evidence that the anthrax attacks were a false flag attack. Indeed, the bioweapons expert who actually drafted the current bioweapons law (the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989) while working for President George H.W. Bush 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. See also this.
At the very least, the FBI and the White House are actively covering up for the person who really did it.
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FBI Terrorism Failure:
Anthrax Investigation Costly
(July 10, 2008) — Fear of biological attacks by terrorists arose in the fall of 2001 when anthrax spores sent through the mail killed five Americans and caused the temporary shutdown of a U.S. Senate office building.
Almost seven years later, the FBI has yet to charge anyone in the deaths.
The government’s investigation focused for years on microbiologist Steven J. Hatfill. Early in 2002, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft described Hatfill as a “person of interest.” Hatfill once worked for the government, researching ways to counteract biological agents.
Hatfill reportedly was cooperative when questioned by the FBI and maintained his innocence. No physical evidence or witnesses tied him to the anthrax attacks.
After Ashcroft’s statement, Hatfill’s name and photograph appeared in newspapers and on television.
Hatfill was not charged, for good reason.
“There is not a scintilla of evidence that would indicate Dr. Hatfill had anything to do with this,” said U.S. District Court Judge Reggie D. Walton in January after Hatfill sought compensation for what he said were governmental invasion of his privacy and damage to his reputation.
Late last month, the Justice Department announced that it agreed to pay a $5.82 million legal settlement to Hatfill.
The Los Angeles Times reported last month that, from the outset, some FBI investigators complained of the bureau’s fixation with Hatfill. They said that leaks to the news media about Hatfill hurt the effort to solve the crimes and that the FBI failed to follow up on other leads, the Times said.
The investigation continues, but the FBI and the Justice Department wasted years by focusing intently on the wrong man.
That hardly engenders confidence in the government’s ability to combat terrorism.