The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy

The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy

The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy

The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy

Synopsis

The anthrax letter attacks occurred from September through November of 2001, killing five and wounding many. The attacks were widely held to be the work of Muslims and were used to support the invasion of Afghanistan and, later, the invasion of Iraq. They were used explicitly and repeatedly to justify the passing of the Patriot Act. They were also meant to support withdrawal from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty, a withdrawal eagerly sought by the neoconservatives associated with the Project for a New American Century who wished to pursue their global agenda without obstruction from small stateswith WMD.In the early days of the attacks there were several perpetrator hypotheses in play. One that gained prominence was the Double Perpetrator hypothesis according to which Iraq had supplied the sophisticated anthrax spores while al-Qaeda had supplied the foot soldiers responsible for preparing and sending the letters. This hypothesis was eagerly reported by the mainstream media. It came to grief quickly when scientists discovered that the anthrax spores had a domestic source and appeared to come from the heart of the US military and intelligence communities. The FBI rapidly began a search for "the anthrax killer," promoting the idea that there was a lone wolf perpetrator within the military community--a renegade, an unbalanced person whose behavior revealed nothing of significance about structures and institutions of the deep state. In 2008 the Bureau named Dr. Bruce Ivins of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases as the "anthrax killer." Ivins had conveniently died a week before being named and could not fight back in court. Ivins remains the FBI's choice to this day: the case was closed in 2010. This book support with a great deal of evidence the following four assertions:(a) the anthrax letter attacks were carried out by a group of perpetrators, not by a "lonewolf;"(b) the group that perpetrated this crime was composed, in whole or in part, of deep insiders within the U.S. state apparatus;(c) these insiders were connected to the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks;(d) the anthrax attacks were meant to play an important role in the strategy of redefinition through which the Cold War was replaced by a new global conflict framework, the Global War on Terror.

Excerpt

In 2001, directly after the crimes of September 11, a series of events took place in the United States that are called the “anthrax letter attacks” or simply the “anthrax attacks.” Although the casualties were few in comparison to those of 9/11, the implications of the anthrax attacks were more worrisome. Crashing planes into buildings is a crude method of attack and is less likely to produce very large numbers of casualties than dispersing a bioweapon such as anthrax. This was recognized in the fall of 2001 and there was a corresponding degree of concern.

I began looking into the anthrax attacks in 2010, having been led there by several years of study of the 9/11 attacks. Earlier, when I had examined the official story of 9/11, I encountered many surprises. More surprises were in store when I began to study the anthrax literature and to discuss the attacks with others. While the public remembers the 9/11 attacks vividly, I was perplexed by how quickly the anthrax attacks were disappearing from collective memory. I was surprised as well that almost no one I spoke to remembered the connections between the anthrax attacks and the 9/11 attacks. These connections were numerous. It gradually became clear why today neither the anthrax story as a whole nor its connections with 9/11 receives significant attention . . .

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