White House attempted to pin Anthrax Attacks on Al Qaeda

FBI was told to blame Anthrax scare on Al Qaeda by White House officials

Source: NYDailyNews.com

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 6:32 PM

WASHINGTON - In the immediate aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks, White House officials repeatedly pressed FBI Director Robert Mueller to prove it was a second-wave assault by Al Qaeda, but investigators ruled that out, the Daily News has learned.

After the Oct. 5, 2001, death from anthrax exposure of Sun photo editor Robert Stevens , Mueller was "beaten up" during President Bush's morning intelligence briefings for not producing proof 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 told The News.

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."

But by then the FBI already knew anthrax spilling out of letters addressed to media outlets and to a U.S. senator was a military strain of the bioweapon. "Very quickly [ Fort Detrick , Md., experts] told us this was not something some guy in a cave could come up with," the ex-FBI official said. "They couldn't go from box cutters one week to weapons-grade anthrax the next."

Francis Boyle - Media

Speaking of conspiracy theories...

...here's one from Richard Butler, in an Op-Ed piece for the Straits Times, Oct. 24, 2004. Butler was then "Ambassador in residence" at the Council on Foreign Relations (Of course the CFR has its own ambassador, and it never expresses an opinion about anything. It merely hosts vigorous discussions by policymakers that are not open to the public, Perhaps if one could demonstrate that Bulter was indeed speaking as an "ambassador" of the CFR, and not as a private citizen, the CFR's tax exemption as a 501C3 could be revoked. But I digress!).. His piece can be found at http://www.cfr.org/publication/4127/bioweapons_closest_to_saddams_heart..... It reads in part: "If the scientific path leads to Iraq as the supporter of the anthrax used by the terrorist mailers in the US, no one should be surprised. Meetings between Mohamed Atta, an organiser of the Sept 11 attacks, and an Iraqi intelligence official in Prague in June last year may have been an occasion on which anthrax was provided to Atta. There have also been reports of meetings between senior Iraqi intelligence officials and members of Al-Qaeda."

I wonder what Richard Bulter is doing now. Perhaps he has transformed into one of the anonymous scientists used by the Associated Press in their coverage of Ivins's "suicide" and supposed imminent prosecution on murder charges.

Recall The Recovered Nuke Device Drawings In Afghanistan?

Around the same time U.S. forces recovered the alleged OBL confession video, the media also displayed primative sketches supposedly depicting the schematic designs of a nuclear device, found in an Al Qaeda 'safe-house'.

What most of the terrified public failed to realize is that one needs vast facilities in order to convert materials and designs into a nuclear device.

But after 9/11, anything seemed possible.

As far as a nuclear 9/11, beware of a Pakistani device.

The Anthrax Attacks: Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant


The Anthrax Attacks: Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant

Monday 04 August 2008

by: Bill Simpich, t r u t h o u t | Perspective

If we've learned anything in the United States during the Bush era, it's that we have to resist rushing to judgment in the face of catastrophic events. The exercise of careful, independent judgment is the best tool available - we should use it. US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, who often wrote on the benefits of both privacy and transparency, offered the reminder "sunlight is the best disinfectant."

The impact of the anthrax attacks was at least as damaging to the US as 9/11. The weeks after 9/11 brought the Homeland Security Act and the war in Afghanistan, ostensibly to stop "the bad guys." As shown below, the result of the anthrax attacks was a greatly-toughened Patriot Act and a war in Iraq that destroyed the fabric of life in America as we know it. If 9/11 resulted in Americans suffering from psychic dislocation, the aftermath of the anthrax attacks was the deeply-felt sensation that there was literally no place left to hide anywhere in the United States.

more: http://www.truthout.org/article/the-anthrax-attacks-sunlight-is-best-dis...

Gets Deeper! From the article:

" Ivins's work is the focus of a 2004 book by Gary Matsumuto, "Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers." Matsumoto is not shy about making controversial statements, which only adds to the aura of intrigue around both Ivins and himself.

The premise of "Vaccine A" is that since the 1991 Gulf War US soldiers have been unwittingly exposed to a "second-generation" experimental anthrax vaccine designed by Ivins and his colleagues, which improperly contained an oil-based substance known as squalene. Matsumuto and others claim squalene is the main cause of the autoimmune disorder known as "Gulf War Syndrome." From 1991 to the present day, many soldiers have refused to submit to military vaccinations for anthrax for fear of contracting Gulf War Syndrome. There are strong arguments on both sides of the squalene dispute, and this is an ongoing controversy.

The work of Bruce Ivins is known to many of these vets - especially those who suffered Gulf War Syndrome, or those who were court-martialed for refusing to use the vaccine in fear it was tainted. It is intriguing that Matsumoto paid special attention to Ivins, claiming that Ivins knew that the experimental oil-boosted vaccine "can provoke toxic, allergic, ulcerative, or lethal reactions."

Matsumoto's 2004 book focuses on Ivins as the man with the motive to be pushing to get approval for the new second-generation vaccine. "

2004 book by Gary Matsumuto, "Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers."