Who Planned the Anthrax Attacks? It's the $5,800,000 Question by Justin Raimondo

1st 4 paragraphs, lots and lots of html links- who sent the letter to Quantico before the attacks, trying to pin them in advance on Assaad? Why didn't the FBI investigate the letter sender, who it appears had foreknowledge? Instead, they cleared Assaad and tried to frame Hatfill.


Who Planned the Anthrax Attacks?
It's the $5,800,000 question

You remember the anthrax attacks – or do you? It often seems, to me at least, that this important catalyst for the invasion of Iraq and our supremely wrong-headed post-9/11 foreign policy has been flushed down the collective memory hole. For all the attention that's been paid to that spooky chapter in the history of the "war on terrorism" in the intervening years, it may as well have never occurred. That's why news of the former prime suspect's ultimate vindication – and his victory in a $5.8 million lawsuit in which he accused the feds of unfairly targeting him as a "person of interest" (as John Ashcroft put it) – seems like a visitation from another time, the ghost of 9/11 past, haunting and mocking us. It sends chills down my spine – because, you see, the real culprits are still out there.

The FBI's non-investigation of this heinous and sinister crime was a joke from the beginning: after all, since when do FBI probes have official names, and why such a silly one as "Amerithrax"? Such brazen corniness has about it an unmistakable Keystone Kops air, which was certainly evident throughout the long-playing media circus that will evermore be known as the persecution of Steven J. Hatfill.

Hatfill, you'll recall, is the long-suffering victim of this horror story, a bio-weapons expert and "insider" who was targeted as the culprit not only by the FBI and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, but also by dustbin Dylanologist A.J. Weberman, who, with characteristic restraint, accused him of being "the scumbag who killed several people in an attempt to awaken America to the dangers of biological warfare." This profile of the killer or killers as a "rogue insider" was also pushed by Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, a biowar expert at the State University of New York at Purchase, who chairs the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Program of the Federation of American Scientists.

It was Rosenberg who became the mainstream media's expert-in-residence at the height of the anthrax scare, and, although she never named Hatfill, it was she who relentlessly pushed the "insider" thesis to the major news organizations, which settled on her detective story as the conventional wisdom. A story that turned out to be spectacularly, disastrously, and tragically wrong. Tragic, that is, from the perspective of poor Hatfill, who found himself vilified and hounded out of his job, deprived of his position in the community, and practically run out of human society by his relentless pursuers.

The real question is

why was Phillip Zack never arrested or investigated?????????

Is this why?

In 2000 Zack worked for Rumsfeld's Gilead Sciences. Then he fell off the face of the earth.


“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson

The very same

Donald Rumsfield who brought us the poison "Aspartame" aka nutrasweet, equal, etc when he was CEO of GD Searle, thanks donny!



he made money off the cure for the bird flu . . . we are collectively such saps

I remember a victim who died a horrible death from an anthrax

letter was some Florida newspaper man who had published a picture of the (underage?) Bush twins falling down intoxicated in a bar. (His death smelled like Bush crime-family revenge to me.)

Consider mass emailing truth messages. More info here: http://www.911blogger.com/node/13321

It's a good read!

The anthrax story is important and a reason it's blacked out! It could be solved since there are very few sources for the anthrax used.

Francis Boyle, an international law professor, has been out front on this topic. Boyle wrote a very readable artilce on how we got to this point with the arrival of a trillion sore count aerosolized weapons-grade anthrax:

Home Brew?

There are many good writers out there, but I have to hand it to Raimondo. He wrote a book about the conservative movement being hijacked by crazies who seek "a benevolent world hegemony," back in 1993!

Thanks loose nuke, the anthrax story needs to be kept alive if only on life support!

...don't believe them!

Francis A. Boyle - The Man

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Alex Jones was joined on air this week by a leading American professor, practitioner of and expert on international law to discuss his detailed knowledge of the cover up of the 2001 anthrax attacks, which he is adamant were perpetrated by criminal elements of the US government in an attempt to foment a police state by killing off opposition to hardline post 9/11 legislation.


Speaking of Francis Boyle

I was growing concerned I hadn't seen anything in public on Francis Boyle. However, my apprehension was unfounded and here is an interview just today on the Peter B. Collins show:

Collins interviews Boyle on War Powers

...don't believe them!

Why wasn't Jerome Hauer

ever considered a prime suspect?


He started to work for the NIH under Tommy Thompson on September 10, 2001 as an adviser on national security. On September 11th, he told the White House to take Cipro, the antibiotic that works against the anthrax virus, without bothering to reveal his warning to the American nation.

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/bayarea/living/health/3020501.hym (link no longer works)


Instead BushCo made him the public health spokesman in the event of any future bioterror attacks. Kind of like giving the wolf the keys to the hen house.


Jerome Hauer
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Health and Human Services Department
(202) 401-4862

Jerome Hauer's resume speaks for itself. He's been a special adviser to President Bush on bioterrorism, and from 1996 to 2000 he ran New York City's Office of Emergency Management, where he was credited with developing one of the nation's first bioterrorism response plans. And he was one of six scientists to brief President Clinton on biological terrorism. He also served on an Institute of Medicine committee studying ways to improve the civilian medical response to bioterrorism.

Despite these accomplishments, Hauer may feel a little bit like the guy trying to replace Cal Ripken or Michael Jordan. On May 3, Hauer was named director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. He's replacing a living legend - Donald Henderson. Between 1966 and 1977, Henderson directed the World Health Organization's effort to eradicate smallpox. Henderson also was instrumental in initiating a global immunization program that vaccinates more than 80 percent of the world's children against six major diseases.

Still, Hauer is part of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson's so-called "dream team of scientists and emergency management experts making sure HHS and its state and local partners are ready to respond to a bioterrorism attack."

Hauer takes charge of an office created in October when anthrax-tainted letters were dropped into the nation's mail stream. His appointment marks a critical stage for the office - moving it from the developmental phase to one with a more permanent leadership course, Thompson says.

In the event of a bioterrorist attack, Hauer will be that spokesman on public health matters. His office is responsible for coordinating messages coming from several HHS agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. State and local medical communities will continue to get information directly from the CDC.

"Jerry is a proven and aggressive leader who gets the job done and one of the world's preeminent experts in emergency preparedness and bioterrorism. He will make sure we are coordinated and prepared for emergencies within HHS, but more importantly, with state and local public health professionals," Thompson said after appointing Hauer.


Hauer was friends with both John O'Neill and Stephen Hatfield. With friends like Hauer who needs enemies?

Can you verify he was the

Can you verify he was the one who told the White
House to begin taking Cipro? I am assuming it
was in the article with the link that no longer works,
just wondering if there was any other source.

The White House would not admit

who told them to start taking Cipro on 9/11 but they do admit that Cipro was dispensed to Cheney and WH staff. Plus the WH stopped receiving mail BEFORE the anthrax attack.


White House Mail Machine Has Anthrax

By Sandra Sobieraj
Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001; 8:11 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON –– President Bush said confidently Tuesday that "I don't have anthrax" after biohazard testing at the White House and the discovery of anthrax on a mail-opening machine at a screening facility six miles away.

All White House mail – more than 40,000 letters a week – is examined at military facilities across the Potomac River.

"Let me put it this way," Bush said. "I'm confident that when I come to work tomorrow, I'll be safe."

Inside the iron gates at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. regular biohazard testing has been stepped up in the past month and no traces of anthrax have been found, said presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer.

Security officials were apparently spooked even before Tuesday's discovery at Bolling, which handles mail processed through the Brentwood postal facility, and halted mail delivery to the White House complex several days earlier.

"We have not seen mail in a while," said a West Wing aide. A staffer on campus at Bolling, in southeast Washington, said the same was true there.

Asked if he was tested for the germ that has killed three people already this month, or if he was taking precautionary antibiotics, Bush replied simply: "I don't have anthrax."

At least some White House personnel were given Cipro six weeks ago. White House officials won't discuss who might be receiving the anthrax-treating antibiotic now.

On the night of the Sept. 11 attacks, the White House Medical Office dispensed Cipro to staff accompanying Vice President Dick Cheney as he was secreted off to the safety of Camp David, and told them it was "a precaution," according to one person directly involved.

At that time, nobody could guess the dimensions of the terrorists' plot.



Hauer is still the most likely suspect for tipping off the WH. Coincidentally, Hauer went on to be Coordinator of the National Institute of Health's investigation of anthrax deaths.


The Anthrax Connection

Eliot Spitzer’s connection to key 9/11 players extends to fellow life-long Democrat, Jerome Hauer, managing director of Kroll on 9/11. Only Jerome Hauer and his former boss, Rudolph Giuliani, were indicted by the San Diego Citizens Grand Jury.

According to Bay Area News (a San Francisco-bay based publication) and Wikipedia, Jerome Hauer warned the Bush White House to go on Cipro, the anti-anthrax drug, on 9/11/01. Hauer denied this allegation to The Megaphone. The White House did go on Cipro. Six days later, the anthrax attacks started, and sent the country back into paroxysms of terror.

Government watchdog group Judicial Watch demanded to know who warned the Bush White House, but not the public, about anthrax. The White House stonewalled their Freedom of Information Act requests.

“I read that the White House did know, and they went on the anti-biotics,” says Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman. He got involved because, “African American employees at Brentwood [US Postal Facility] were basically left out there to twist in the wind when the white guys up on Capitol Hill got immediate treatment.”

Post-9/11, Jerome Hauer went on to be Coordinator of the National Institute of Health's investigation of anthrax deaths. His report blamed Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. That assertion has been widely discredited, since the five deaths in 2001 were from a fine, “weaponized” form of anthrax, the “Ames Strain” that only the U.S. military and U.S. federal government possessed.

On 9/11, Jerome Hauer appeared on television with Dan Rather. Rather posited that the 9/11 attacks must have had state sponsorship. Hauer urged Rather to blame Bin Laden only. When Rather voiced suspicions about the way the buildings fell, Hauer offered that they simply came down because they were hit by a plane. Without an investigation, Hauer somehow knew two major parts of 9/11’s official story before it emerged.



Oh and by the way, Hauer was also the person who oversaw NYC's response to building collapses. Just another one of those little coincidences.


'As the city's chief emergency manager, Mr. Hauer oversees the response to building collapses, of which there have been no shortage over the last three years. And as he has sifted through piles of rubble, he has made it a point to squirrel away a chunk of each disaster.