Next Week's Column Early. Sorry.
This isn't going to be a cute column. It may be a bit long. Some things need saying, so I'm going to say them. Recently stories have appeared in the press implying that Steve Hatfill, among other things a former ebola researcher at the Army's biological-warfare research center at Fort Detrick, Md, sent the notorious... Read More
Unable to find last autumn's real anthrax killer, the FBI decided to pick on an American scientist who is almost certainly innocent—and in the process may well have ruined his life and career. Moreover, the Bureau did so in part because of ideologically driven accusations by a left-wing activist on the grounds that the scientist... Read More
The FBI claims to have caught the killer. But so much evidence has been neglected or mishandled that many experts still...
Seven years after the anthrax attacks shut down Congress, sowed panic nationwide, killed five, sickened 17, and allowed neocon propagandists to variously blame al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, the FBI claims to have gotten its man. But the official story doesn’t fully accord with the facts. Any reasonable assessment of the evidence suggests that the same... Read More
Biodefense’s USAMRIID Problem Biohazards bring out the weird in people. Especially people from USAMRIID—the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick. The quote about Dustin Hoffman comes from Tales from Development Hell (Titan Books, London: 2003), a book by David Hughes that recounts the tortured path that movie projects can take... Read More
The FBI has stamped “case closed” on the Amerithrax file—another one of those terrifying episodes of random violence perpetrated against Americans that, apparently because it was perpetrated by a conservative American, is not terrorism. When Dr. Bruce Ivins, the designated perp in this drama, was first publicly fingered, I wrote a post on the national... Read More
The Intertubes tell me Ebola is a big thing nowadays. Some netizens maybe too young to remember the first Ebola scare, back in 1989, an outbreak among monkeys in a research facility near Washington, D.C. The event was chronicled in a best-selling book, The Hot Zone, and today it was announced that Ridley Scott is... Read More
Graeme MacQueen’s 2014 book, The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy, has been vindicated by the head of the FBI’s Anthrax Investigation. Four and one-half months ago I posted a review of MacQueen’s book.http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/12/02/2001-anthrax-deception-case-domestic-conspiracy/ The hired government apologists, the despicable presstitute media, and the usual gullible patriots greeted the book with screams... Read More