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If the notion that, ‘truth always lies 180 degrees opposite to the direction pointed by the corporate media’ is not yet a modern maxim, it should be. A useful corollary might be added to the effect that, ‘the depth to which an event is consigned to the establishment memory hole is inversely related to its actual significance’.

Such an event is the occasion of the October, 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States, for coming close upon the heels of those of 9/11, the anthrax attacks of early October seemed to stamp with the imprimatur of destiny itself the coming of a new age, a new ‘clash of civilizations’, and, of course, a new conflictual modality, ‘The Global War on Terror’. It is ironic then that barely a decade later the entire episode should be so completely forgotten as almost never to have happened.

So what did happen?

The bald facts – as detailed by author Graeme MacQueen – are these:

From early October until November 20, some twenty-two people became infected by anthrax spores contained in letters sent through the US public mail system. Of these five died. A number of letters containing the spores were sent to several major news organizations and two were sent to the offices of US Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy.

The US Administration immediately laid blame for the attacks at the door of Al Qaeda – and, significantly, Iraq, even though the latter had in no way been implicated in the 9/11 attacks themselves.

A number of crude ‘Islamic’ propaganda letters also accompanied some of the anthrax mailings. As it turned out, these proved so crude as to convince virtually no one, but rather as to suggest blatant fraud. Even more problematic was that the ordained authorities chose early on to push the notion that the spores had physical characteristics whose provenance could only be that of Iraq.

This tactic was quickly seen to backfire for when thoroughly analyzed the strain of anthrax used was found, egads!, to have come from US government labs. Shocking.

Needless to say, the Al Qaeda / Iraq motif was quietly dropped as was the heavy curtain of amnesia over the entire wayward affair. In 2010, just by way of tying up loose ends, a government anthrax vaccine researcher, one Dr. Bruce Ivins, was, after conveniently committing suicide, judged in absentia as the ‘lone wolf’ culprit. Case closed.

Well not quite.

In 2008, following Ivins’ death and under pressure from Congress, the FBI reluctantly asked the National Academy of Sciences to review its scientific methodology in the case.

The NSA NAS, after hurdling multiple bureaucratic and technical obstacles placed in its way by the FBI, concluded (in 2011) that, far from being airtight, the case against Ivins was, in fact, built on a foundation of sand.

Thus, not only was Ivins’ alleged ‘deception’ of authorities strongly called into question, but so was the actual physical link between Ivins’ research and the anthrax spores used in the mailings. The NSA findings received reinforcement that same year from an unexpected source.

The relatives of Robert Stevens – the first fatality and the first victim to be identified as suffering from anthrax, (Oct. 5) – in suing the US government for liability in the death of their loved one, incurred a raucous split between the government’s civil and criminal divisions.

The subsequent court battle witnessed the civil branch attacking the results of the FBI and concluding, as per the NSA report, that there was no substantive link between Ivins and the anthrax mailings.

For the government narrative, things got uglier still. In 2011 and 2012 two articles appeared in the Journal of Bioterrorism and Biodefense. The lead author of the two papers, Martin Hugh-Jones, was listed by the FBI itself as a “renowned anthrax expert”.

The papers argued that the spores used in the 2001 anthrax attacks were not only highly weaponized, but employed a very specialized ‘silicone coating with a tin catalyst’. As the authors concluded,

Potential procedures that might be applicable for silicone coating of spores, barely touched on here, are complex, highly esoteric processes that could not possibly have been carried out by a single individual”.

‘Highly esoteric processes that could not possibly have been carried out by a single individual’.

So if not by Ivins, then by who?

The authors of the papers answered this question too.

“The known clues point to Dugway [Proving Grounds in Utah] or Battelle [Memorial Institute in Ohio], not USAMIIRD as the site where the attack spores were prepared. Crucial evidence that would prove or disprove these points either has not been pursued or has not been released by the FBI”.

In short, all the evidence relating to the 2001 anthrax letters points, not just to a domestic false flag attack – that much is conceded – but to a collective conspiracy at the highest levels of the US state apparatus.

But then why? What was all this in aid of?

As mentioned earlier, the context of the 2001 anthrax attacks involved not just the assaults on the Trade Towers themselves, but the whole edifice of the subsequent ‘global war on terror’ that was so rapidly prosecuted by the Bush Administration.

Thus, within just one day of 9/11, i.e. on Sept. 12, Attorney General Ashcroft put forward a ‘use of force’ proposal that leant the President unprecedented wartime powers.

Within a week the Patriot Act was on the table and this was followed in short order by proposals for military tribunals and (on Oct. 4) bulk surveillance powers for the NSA. On October 7th, the US invaded Afghanistan.

As MacQueen shows, the entire ideological thrust of the US executive during this time was to phrase the attacks as acts of war rather than as terrorist incidents, this so as to replace the ‘legal system with the war system’.

And so, within a matter of mere weeks following 9/11, the nation witnessed a naked seizure of power by the Executive Branch such as had not been experienced during its entire two hundred plus years of existence.

But all was not entirely clear sailing for the Bush neo-cons.

The Patriot Act, for one, was, in late September and early October, meeting tepid, if nevertheless substantive, resistance from the Democrat-controlled Senate. And who by chance were the two people most implicated in this resistance? You guessed it, Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy.

Thus, Daschle as Senate Majority Leader and Leahy as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee were the two key figures controlling passage of the legislation and who, though largely in obeisance to the Administration’s will, were yet a tad taken aback by the sheer scope and breadth of the powers being ceded by the proposed Act.

Moreover, they protested the unseemly haste with which the Administration was attempting to ram through the legislation. Following reception of the anthrax-laced letters on Oct. 15th, however, their opposition, such as it was, collapsed. The Patriot Act was then quickly signed into effect on Oct. 26.

Though jettisoned of necessity by the revelation of US government affiliation, the overweening importance of the Al Qaeda / Iraq anthrax narrative to the Bush Administration’s whole ‘war on terror’ meme cropped up again, two years later, when Colin Powell made his infamous bogus presentation to the United Nations in the lead up to the assault on Iraq.

Holding up a vial of simulated anthrax Powell inveighed not just against Iraq’s ‘weapons of mass destruction’ in general, but also against Iraq’s ‘aerial dispersion’ techniques. That it was all a load of total manure matters less for our concerns here than does the significance that the Bush Administration still placed, and had long placed, on the anthrax narrative – and on the idea of ‘aerial dispersion’.

Both of these, it turns out, have a fascinating connection to the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks themselves.

It is first pertinent to note, however, that the date of confirmation of the first anthrax attack, i.e. against Robert Stevens, was Oct. 3rd. Prior to this date no one knew – or was supposed to know – that the nation was, once again, ‘under attack’. Strange to tell, then, that the press was, all through September, chock-a-block full of reports and analyses of possible anthrax attacks.

The New York Times alone, between Sept. 12 and Oct. 3, fielded some 76 articles related to biological and chemical weapons attacks, of which 27 of these were specifically to do with anthrax.

Furthermore, on Sept. 22, the FAA, responding to special information (that we will visit in a moment) pointing to the possibility of a mass aerial anthrax assault, grounded all of the nation’s 4000 or so crop-dusting planes. Finally, it eventually came out that the White House staff had been placed on the anthrax antibiotic, Ciprofloaxcin, on the very day of Sept. 11.

Now one might at first suppose that all this seeming foreknowledge was merely prudent calculation on the part of both government and media. In short, perhaps this was not ‘foreknowledge’ but rather ‘foresight’. But this supposition is misleading. There was, as such, no obvious, no compelling reason to think that a follow-up terrorist plot by the likes of ‘Al Qaeda’ would come in the form of a biological attack. After all, purely conventional means (i.e. planes, bombs, etc.) offered the far simpler, the far greater threat.

And here we need take note, not only of the extreme technical difficulties in the weaponizing of anthrax, but of the overwhelmingly disproportionate emphasis on the threat of it throughout the period in question.

Nor can one credit the boys in blue – or the media – with some flashy detective intuition, for the plain fact of the matter is that they got it completely wrong, i.e. the provenance of the anthrax attacks were neither Al Qaeda nor Iraq – but US government-military labs!

Still, the FAA did seem to have been on to something when they grounded the nations’ crop-dusting fleet, and that ‘something’ turned out to be the startling revelation that a number (at least a dozen) of the alleged 9/11 hijackers had, over the previous year, been busying themselves attempting to procure crop-dusting planes. And not just procuring, but of making a big, very public splash of it to boot.

On Sept. 24, 2001, for instance, Ashcroft testified before Congress relating how Mohamed Atta, the supposed ringleader of the hijackers, “had been compiling information about crop-dusting before the 9/11 attacks.”

The following day it was revealed that Atta had, in early May, walked into US Department of Agriculture office in Florida and inquired about getting a loan to buy a crop-dusting plane adding that he was looking to modify the plane to carry a large additional chemical tank. After being turned down for the \$650,000 loan he sought, Atta apparently then threatened to cut the throat of the loan officer and simply take the money from the safe. He made further blatant allusions to ‘Al Qaeda’ and ‘Osama Bin Laden’ and so on throughout the interview.

Apart from the fact that it is hard to reconcile this behaviour – and a large corpus of similar material relating to the behaviour of the 9/11 hijackers – with a group of men planning an ultra-secret mission of terror, it is also more than curious that the hijackers of 9/11 would be bothering to associate themselves with (presumably) spreading anthrax when it was clear, even according to the government’s own narrative, that ‘Al Qaeda’ was hardly likely to harbour the technical capability for weaponizing the bacteria.

This is, of course, where the link with Iraq insinuates itself, i.e. a state actor is required to provide the weaponized material.

The equation then becomes simple: The anthrax narrative equals the pretext for the invasion of Iraq. Here we may see Powell’s seemingly anomalous waving of the ‘anthrax card’ before the UN, in a new light, i.e. as part of an erstwhile, deeply entrenched (if, by then, completely discredited) script to attack Iraq.

A question now begs to be asked: Is there yet any connection between the hijackers – and the anthrax letters themselves?

The answer is yes, and the link between them is Robert Stevens, i.e. the very first person to be identified as having contracted anthrax (on Oct. 3; he died Oct. 5). Stevens worked as a photo-editor for a tabloid called The Sun in Baca Raton, Florida.

As it transpires, Gloria Irish, the wife of the head of the Sun, just happened to be the real estate agent not only for Stevens himself, but for two of the hijackers, Marwan al-Shehhi and Hamza al-Ghamdi. Two other hijackers moved in with al-Shehhi and al-Ghamdi and, in all, investigators later connected nine of the nineteen hijackers to the apartments located by Mrs. Irish.

But remember, the anthrax attacks did not actually involve Al Qaeda or the hijackers. They originated as a purely domestic conspiracy. Could then a ‘lone wolf’ agent like Bruce Ivins perhaps have deliberately targeted Stevens knowing his physical proximity to the hijackers?

No. The information linking Stevens and the hijackers came out only after Steven’s death.

That leaves either the pure coincidence theory, i.e. that, out of some 285 million people then living in the United States, a number of the hijackers just happened to be connected with the first anthrax victim, or that the entire anthrax narrative – including the reports of hijackers seeking crop-dusting planes etc – was meant to be linked with 9/11, this as a pretext to implicate Iraq in the 9/11 attacks themselves.

Moreover, as Graham MacQueen aptly notes, it matters not “whether actual hijackers were involved in sending out letters laden with anthrax spores: the question is whether fictions, verbal or enacted, were intentionally created to make this narrative seem credible. The Hijackers did not have anthrax, but the script portrayed them as likely to have it.”

The association between the alleged hijackers and the anthrax letters do not, of course, exhaust the many and profound connections linking the hijackers to a false-flag scenario.

There are, for instance, the known connections of a number of the hijackers to Western intelligence services. Of especial interest is the possible relation between the hijackers and Israeli intelligence agents operating in the US at the time. Still, as discussion of these fascinating threads would lead us far astray, let us conclude this exhibit with a final bizarro-world flourish known as ‘Dark Winter’.

Less than three months before the 9/11 attacks a bioterrorism exercise called ‘Dark Winter’ was held at Andrews Air Force Base. Whilst the holding of such exercises are not in themselves unusual, the peculiar parallels between this simulation and the subsequent anthrax attacks are yet worth noting.

Thus, like the anthrax attacks themselves ‘Dark Winter’ involved: contaminated letters being sent to the mainstream media; letters being sent to high state officials; preparations for the drastic restriction of civil liberties; and finally, an emphasis on a ‘double perpetrator’ narrative, even spelling out “Iraq” as the state sponsor in collusion with “terrorist groups in Afghanistan”. Also intriguing are the personnel who were involved in the exercise. Of these, three stand out: Judith Miller, James Woolsey, and Jerome Hauer.

Miller reprised for the simulation her real-world role as reporter for the New York Times; a role she leant zealously towards the framing of Iraq in the lead up to invasion. Also worthy of note is the bio-weapons book she co-authored, entitled ‘Germs’, which was released on Oct. 2/01, just in time to clean up on the anthrax scare and soar up the best-seller list.

Woolsey, reprising his former real-world role as CIA director (under Clinton), was also an erstwhile and virulent proponent of invading Iraq. Hauer played the role of FEMA director in Dark Winter.

In real life, Hauer was both a bioterrorism expert and had been, up until early 2000, the director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for New York City. The OEM had been located on the 23rd floor of the World Trade Center #7. According to a July 27, 1999 New York Times article, Hauer’s alternate expertise – and apparent obsession – was building collapse.

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In following the chain of evidence adumbrated so far we are led inexorably to a startling conclusion. To wit, far from being just another obscure footnote in history, the 2001 anthrax attacks appear, not just as a domestic conspiracy originating within the highest levels of the US state apparatus, but as a pointer to the truth of that ‘other’ potential – probable – false flag, i.e. 9/11 itself.

As MacQueen summarizes the matter:

Since the Hijackers of 9/11 fame were connected to the anthrax attacks, and since the anthrax attacks manifestly had to be planned and carried out by deep insiders in the US, there is no avoiding the implication that the 9/11 attacks were also carried out by insiders. There is, as it happens, a large body of evidence which supports this thesis.”

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is where, in the lawyering biz they say with steely finality: ‘I rest my case’.

(Republished from Off Guardian by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Anon62 says:

    Since the hijackers are reported to have forcibly penetrated the twin towers, of completely disappearing their 737 within the bowels of the Pentagon, and vanishing in a crop circle in PA, all on the date 9/11, how is it possible for mail presumably mailed prior to the date of penetration, disappearance, and crop circling, to have idled around for almost a month before it was delivered?

    This significant delay in mail service seems to lie well within the intellectual and investigative capacity of the FBI. It is now more than 20 years later. Have they advanced the case? Seized on a suspect? Created a file? Have the FBI no sense of urgency? Of national priorities?

    • Agree: Alternate History
    • Replies: @anonymous
  2. Z-man says:

    It’s amazing none of these jokers, including the mulatto Colin Powell, haven’t been prosecuted for at the very least lying to Congress. All that’s happened to them is that they’ve made more money. A pox on them.

  3. Thanks, Mr. Black!

    Below, is an article which covered my personal experience as an attachment Emergency Response Manager during the extremely weird anthrax attacks

    https://www.countercurrents.org/orloski250415.htm

    • Replies: @Oikeamielinen
  4. A question now begs to be asked: Is there yet any connection between the hijackers – and the anthrax letters themselves?

    Sure, the hijackers, those evil hijackers. Fortunately, the identity of one of the worst hijackers was revealed once his passport, having survived this gigantic “jet fuel” fire, fluttered down to the ground, and later discovered.

    http://911blogger.com/news/2011-11-14/fbi-agent-dan-coleman-explains-how-passport-911-hijacker-satam-al-suqami-was-found

    It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find news accounts of this absurd story on the web.

    What is certain, is that the anthrax was totally legit. Came straight from the Islamic terrorists or maybe white supramacists. It’s hard to know these days.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  5. Tony Hall says:

    Check and Checkmate by Canadian Prof. Graeme MacQueen on Cheney, Ehud Barack, Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and the rest of PNAC.

  6. If the notion that, ‘truth always lies 180 degrees opposite to the direction pointed by the corporate media’ is not yet a modern maxim, it should be.

    Not just the corporate media but also the Washington Swamp, Hollywood, and academia. If they all say X, you can be sure not X is true. So it goes with “covid”, “climate change”, “all men are created equal” and many other propositions.

  7. JWalters says:

    In addition to being a recipient of a letter containing US Army weaponized anthrax, Senator Tom Daschle, as Senate majority leader, was planning to have extensive investigations into 9/11, over the specific objections of Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney and Dumbya Bush.
    “Sen.Daschle: ‘The VP has requested on several occasions that we not have a (9/11) investigation’”

    • Thanks: carroll price, Agent76
  8. Tucker says:

    Here is a lingering consequence – which I now suspect was intentional – of this ‘anthrax’ element of the larger 9-11 false flag event. I used to spend quite a bit of my spare time writing letters to my Senators and Congressman. Yes, actual letters. That would generally tear them a new A-hole over their treasonous behavior and over their refusal to put the interests of Americans and America First at the top of their legislative priority list. But, once this ‘anthrax’ component was introduced – writing actual letters to Congress and sending them via the U.S. Mail was effectively rendered obsolete, due to “concerns” over the possibility of the envelopes having anthrax inside them.

    I’ve long thought that one of the most infuriating characteristics of our modern day political elite class – has been their arrogance. These elitists truly do look down their noses at their constituents and harbor a pathological level of contempt for us. So, prior to the “anthrax” component being rolled out – these arrogant rats would have to hire staff workers who would be assigned the task of answering incoming mail from constituents, so as to prop up the facade that these arrogant rats gave a hoot about the concerns of their voters. But, once the anthrax ‘excuse’ appeared – they all pounced on it and used it to announce that, due to safety and security concerns, all incoming correspondence from constituents must now be done electronically, i.e, using email.

    Granted, I have probably saved a small fortune in not having to buy postage stamps since this
    change occurred, But, with email -they just set up an automatic email response system that sends you a canned reply that NEVER addresses your expressed concern – so, in effect, they have figured out a way to basically ‘cancel’ their constituents and ignore your complaints.

    In the miserable state I live in, both Senators are evil Democrats and so is my district Congressman. They can’t even be reached by phone anymore; not even in their local offices. What these arrogant rats have done is to set up an automated voice mail answering system and instead of being able to speak directly to a staff member in their offices – you are asked to leave a ‘message’, giving your name and return phone number and “maybe” someone will find time to call you back later.

    Ponder the unbelievable, incredible level of obnoxious arrogance required of these political elites to set up a system whereby they can just create as many firewalls as they can dream up – for the express purposes of preventing their constituents from contacting them and voicing their opinions on the critical legislative issues that face this nation? We are supposed to ‘leave a voice message’ on their answering machine and then be FORCED TO SIT BY THE PHONE for an indefinite period of time, waiting and hoping that someone will call us back? How well does that kind of system work when hotly contested legislation is about to be voted on and constituents want to
    get in touch with their Senators or Congressman to voice their desires on how they expect their
    representatives to vote on the issue?

    Answer: It doesn’t work. And, it was designed to make sure that the voices and opinions of constituents are muffled, which then lets the greasy, arrogant, rat faced politicians to ignore the wishes of their constituents and vote anyway they please – or vote according to what some big campaign donor demands, which is seldom in the best interests of the American citizens.

    • Replies: @JackOH
    , @RoatanBill
  9. Holy Shit!! What a great article. I thought the Anthrax attacks were always an inside job, however I thought they were quickly deployed to scare the shit out of the two senators holding up the ball game.

    To learn that they were in fact a key part of the 9/11 Hoax, used to link Iraq with 9/11 is incredible.

    This story is the sleeper story just like Building 7 is the smoking gun of 9/11. Combine both of these stories and you have undeniable proof of an inside job.

    What is disgusting is Israel could not have done this without the US Governments help. Israel could not have done this without US Military’s help.

    Those poor people died a horrible death so that others could profit from war. As a relative (son, daughter, wife) I would be looking for REVENGE.

    That is what baffles me, is no ONE has taken REVENGE. These fuckers have murdered 3000 Americans and no one has taken REVENGE.

    Why not??? Why should the orchestrators of these events live long and happy lives with large families sitting around the table on Thanksgiving???? Why do they get to live and enjoy their lives after murdering your family?

    I think any American awake to this shit knows that there will never be any prosecution of any of these war criminals. They are too powerful, they own the media and the courts. You simply will not get any justice by keeping the laws of this land. If you do expose them, they will quickly murder you and your entire family. They have the Israeli Mossad they can call anytime things get a little too close and before you know it…you killed your whole family and the family dog and then shot yourself…because you were an unhinged, depressed conspiracy theorist.

    https://bollynbooks.com/the-black-ops-murder-of-the-philip-marshall-family/

  10. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:

    It sounds something like the Skripal and Dawn Sturgess poisonings, No sooner than some “investigative reporter” state on television that the Novichok could have been contained in something like a scent bottle than, Bingo, the poor woman is handed a scent bottle containing Novichok, found in a dumpster which is cleaned out every two weeks six weeks after those nasty Russians left the UK. We are being played like fiddles.

    • Agree: Badger Down
  11. JackOH says:
    @Tucker

    I’ve long thought that one of the most infuriating characteristics of our modern day political elite class – has been their arrogance. These elitists truly do look down their noses at their constituents and harbor a pathological level of contempt for us.

    Well said, Tucker. One of the subtexts of Unz Review, I think, is the bad taste many of us have about the decision-making power our elites have arrogated to themselves, whether in government, business, the academy, or whatever. Some of the folks commenting here seem to be genuinely accomplished, and certainly well-educated, but they’ve nonetheless felt the sting of crap decisions by our government and corporate gamesmen slithering their way to the top. It really is remarkable to see high-end people so deeply alienated by our crap politics and corporate decision-making.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  12. geokat62 says:

    So what did happen?

    The bald facts – as detailed by author Graeme MacQueen – are these:

    Not impressed with Graeme MacQueen‘s investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks.

    A much better investigation into this affair was conducted by Dr. Albert D. Pastore Phd in his book, STRANGER THAN FICTION, AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF 9-11 AND THE WAR ON TERRORISM.

    Here are the most pertinent excerpts from CHAPTER 19–THE ANTHRAX LETTERS ANTI-ARAB: FRAME UP ATTEMPT:

    Just before the anthrax murders were committed, someone had sent the FBI an anonymous letter accusing Dr. Assaad of being a bio-terrorist with a grudge against the United States. The letter was sent on September 25th – before the first anthrax case was even diagnosed. The FBI agents soon were convinced that the anonymous letter was a hoax and a frame up attempt. Assaad was cleared of suspicion and released. Assaad later told The Hartford Courant of Connecticut:

    ‘I was so angry when I read the letter, I broke out in tears. Whoever this person is knew in advance what was going to happen and created a suitable, well-fitted scapegoat for this action. You do not need to be a Nobel Laureate to put two and two together.”

    If we find out who would have wanted to frame Dr. Assaad in particular, and Arabs in general, we will likely find out who was behind the anthrax murders. That the wording of the anthrax letters was contrived in such a manner as to frame Arabs/Muslims is so self evident that even a mentally retarded child could see through it. Here is the wording of the Daschle letter:

    “You cannot stop us. We have this anthrax. You die now. Are you afraid? Death to America. Death to Israel. Allah is great.” and the Brokaw letter:

    “This is next. Take Penacilin now. Death to America. Death to Israel. Allah is great.”

    Give me a break!!!!!!!!! Ask yourself. Who would want to frame Arabs? Who would want to link the interests of the US and the interests of Israel in the obvious way these ridiculous letters attempt to? Remember the Lavon Affair? Remember the USS Liberty? Remember the dancing Israelis? Remember Netanyahu saying 9-11 was good for US-Israeli relations?…

    https://thecamelclub.blogspot.com/2005/03/frame-up-attempt.html?m=1

    Spoiler alert… without giving away the entire plot, here is a clue as to who was the logical prime suspect:

    The scientist who was the ring-leader in these horrible attacks on Dr. Assaad was Dr. Lt. Col. Philip Zack.

    … and the identity of the media personnel who worked hard to keep Dr. Zach(arias) away from the public eye:

    Enter, from stage left, one Barbara Rosenberg, a jewish environmentalist professor and political activist with no expertise in bio-warfare. Rosenberg suddenly went public with the claim that she knew who the anthrax killer was. She was supported in this effort by another Zionist New York Times journalist named Nicholas D. Kristof, who openly called for the arrest of the innocent American scientist named Dr. Stephen Hatfill.

    I highly recommend people read the entire chapter.

    • Thanks: El Dato
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    , @Tucker
  13. @Z-man

    Indeed, pox upon them!, but instead of the two scapegoats, viz. Powell with a vial and the pure, unadulterated negress, Condoleezza Rice with mushroom cloud at the U.N., it hould begin with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and the rest of the neo-cons for conning the country and the world.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  14. JackOH says:
    @JackOH

    BTW, I ought to have added that most of our leaders have successfully, in my opinion, found tactics to mitigate or circumvent ordinary checks on their arrogance. Gerrymandering is pretty obvious, crony and patronage hiring likewise, ditto kickback hiring, packing trustee and director boards when possible, convening of total bullshit advisory panels to rubber-stamp your unilateral decisions, the “allegation-and-investigation” boogie-woogie to intimidate and exhaust one’s adversaries, delay of process, the whole gamut.

  15. Jiminy says:

    As I read this, and all the other articles detailing what went on with the demolishing of the three towers, I can’t help but ask why did the people of America fall for this crap. Was there something in the water? Or did they just believe their own hype?

    • Replies: @Fred777
  16. @Tucker

    These elitists truly do look down their noses at their constituents and harbor a pathological level of contempt for us.

    Given your confession of allegiance to the system the political class flourishes under, they have empirical evidence to think that you’re not too bright. By playing their game you empower them and their contempt for you is a natural consequence of your actions and demeanor. It can be no other way.

    You are the problem. They are simply taking advantage of what’s on offer.

  17. Lysias says:

    White House staff started taking cipro already the evening of 9/11, a month before the mailings.

  18. Notsofast says:

    in addition to the assassination attempts on senator’s daschle and leahy, sen. paul wellstone and his family were killed in a supicious plane crash just before the 2002 election throwing the election to norm coleman, swinging the balance of power in the Senate to the neocon lead republicans and paving the way to the invasion of iraq.

  19. anon[252] • Disclaimer says:

    Thanks for reviewing this. It belongs in the antiharvard classics as one of the most important postwar US histories, with Prouty, Agee, Snepp, Fenton, McGinnis… Macqueen.

    Fun fact: the military asshole who stuck the troops with useless-but-harmful Biothrax until a judge looked at the Nuremberg Code and stopped him, where is he now?

    He runs the AMA, where he’s ordering MDs to lie like rugs about the COVID clot shot!

    The continuity between AMERITHRAX and SARS-COV-2 is seamless. This is a routine CIA racket: (1) develop and use banned biological weapons; (2) whip up corrupt ’emergency’ drugs and biologics for sale. The thread that runs through it is the CIA impunity regime that took over in 1949.

  20. Fred777 says:
    @Jiminy

    Most people only know what their television tells them.

  21. El Dato says:

    The Anthrax attacks made absolutely no sense at the time they were happening except when interpreted as a “Reichtagsbrand” gentle shove. For which Bushco had still to force the hand of Ashcroft lying half-comatose in hospital IIRC, must have been a scene worthy of The Godfather.

    Why would the attacks been perpetrated at that exact time? As suspicous as holding a shit-ton of exercises, including “plane hijackings” on the the morning of 9/11. In fact, as suspicious as the date 9-11 itself.

    Bin Laden was out immediately, Saddam was out in spite of all the covers of “The Economist”. Who else? Maybe someone dancing on rooftops? Could it be?

    Then after lengthy research, suddenly Ivins who was disgruntled, had “muh dick” problems with some sorority (wuh?) and apparently wanted to increase funding into Anthrax research? Lolwhat. He then kills himself painfully by removing his liver with Paracetamol Oh good.

    100% Clouseau top tier findings, FBI!

  22. Anon[116] • Disclaimer says:

    Yes actually. Hollywood and their mass media did wonders to unfortunately most English speaking people in the world although they were only effective against those that didn’t bother to be interested in it. Anyone that has the interest to dig doesn’t even has to dig far to uncover the bullshit.

  23. HorstG says:

    Note the famous Simpsons episode, season 9 ep.1, the one with the \$9 bus ticket, got a reference on that Anthrax scare too. In the end, a bio hazard symbol is shown.

  24. Thanks so much, Mr. Black, for this terrific article!

    Fyi, based upon my personal experience with > 60 emergency responses to suspicious white powder incidents, below is a story which just might be of interest.
    https://www.countercurrents.org/orloski250415.htm

  25. So, who is holding up the “passage” of the next will of debt in their vow to El…

    Curse 10 Cinema. (Kyrsten Sinema).

    I remember wondering who on earth would want to be called “Colon (Pow El)” instead of Collin, but now I understand how they use names with meanings hidden in plain sight.

  26. Maddaugh says:

    Another conspiracy ? I am shocked ! I dont believe one word this author has written. It is a fact that Osama, using flying carpets, stole the Anthrax from US labs for the purpose of world domination. One of these magic carpets crash landed at an Afghan kebab food stall in Washington DC and burnt up. Unfortunately the passport of the Moslem flying the thing was flame resistant and was found near the wreckage. His body was never recovered. It appears the Afghan street vendor was in on the conspiracy and put this Alladin back into a little glass bottle for postage back to Osama’s cave.

    One can only laugh at the incompetence of the Inspector Gadgets who work at the FBI. No sooner have they concocted some Mickey Mouse false flag scheme, than the whole thing is exposed. Of course in the 9/11 bugaboo poor Colon Powell and Cuntoleeza Rice were deployed as the house Niggers to pimp the lies and rumours LOL. BLM folks and the Negro, at whatever level is still under the control of Whitey, selling out their own for Massa’s pat on the head and an Oreo cookie. Watch out for a fresh episode from Secretary Dustbin our latest house flunky on the scene.

    And after all that, after 20 years of a war stimulated by sheer bullshit, the deaths, the misery, the treasure, we got our asses handed to us in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even our final expulsion was a fiasco.

    So much for the Ivy League graduates who run the circus.

    If this whole sad episode were not so tragic it would be a cartoon suitable for Saturday morning viewing. However, the show must go on. We now have a War against Covid ! Brace yourselves folks. This is America and as the Covid drama dies down we must prepare for the next emergency.

    With all this I could never understand why citizens distrust the Government !

  27. Agent76 says:

    September 10, 2021 The Bin Ladens and the Bushes: On 9/11 George Herbert W. Bush Meets Osama’s Brother Shafiq bin Laden

    Lest we forget, one day before the 9/11 attacks [as well as on the morning of 9/11, the dad of the sitting President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush was meeting none other than Shafiq bin Laden, the brother of the alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-bin-ladens-the-bushes-and-911-a-former-us-president-meets-osamas-brother-not-subject-to-anti-terrorism-legislation/5582436

    Dec 16, 2012 The Crimes Committed in the Name of 9/11

    “9/11 Revisted: Seeking the Truth” conference in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2012.

    WMD LIES – Bush Cheney Rumsfeld – THE ULTIMATE CLIP

    Who buys this stuff? 99% of America doesn’t pay attention to the news enough to know our politicians are akin to actors and actresses. Only they’re not very good at it. They just depend on you not paying attention. So pay attention!

  28. Che Guava says:

    Article largely misses the point.

    Once the U.S. biowar origin of the anthrax became known, they tried to pin it on an Arab working at the lab.

    He was found to be innocent, however, several ‘dual citizens’ working at the same lab. were likely suspects, after which any attempt at serious investigation was dropped.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  29. Z-man says:
    @A Half Naked Fakir

    Agreed, but Donald Rumsfeld has already met his maker.

    • Replies: @Canute
  30. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Atta making a scene over acquiring a crop-duster sounds like a real setup. That’s to make sure he’s remembered and connected to this affair. He supposedly knew he was going to die in Sept so he wouldn’t be flying anything after that anyway. The supposed terrorist groups like AQ don’t have a lot of pilots or biological warfare experts, the level mostly being at planting IEDs and low level things like that. Obviously this anthrax attack required a high level of expertise, a government bioweapons lab and a number of people willing to conspire to bring it about. Getting a lot of Americans killed in these false flags and the resulting wars shows how the deep state, or whatever one wants to call the inner circle, have no compunction about doing so. It is rule by sociopaths, just evil beings.

  31. Che Guava says:
    @CauCasiAnn

    I was also noticing and jarred by Gen. Powell’s bizarre pronunciation of his name, please elaborate!

  32. @CauCasiAnn

    Precisely and nicely. Don’t forget:

    Conned, a Lizard Rises. (Kuntalisa Ri\$e).

  33. Canute says:

    The outstanding item in this rendering is the implication of Dugway Proving Grounds, UT.

  34. Canute says:
    @Z-man

    I seriously doubt that Rummy has “met his maker.” He is doubtless in the hands of the entity to which he sold his soul. I suspect he’s now playing tennis with James Angleton on a bed of hot coals.

  35. Jiminy says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words. Every time I look at that lead photo of colon, I can’t help but think that it seems like he’s got his specimen ready for his urologist. “Here doc, my wife wants a numbers count.”

  36. not just as a domestic conspiracy originating within the highest levels of the US state apparatus, but as a pointer to the truth of that ‘other’ potential – probable – false flag, i.e. 9/11 itself

    No duh!

    • Replies: @Herald
  37. The more I’m reminded of the theatric goings on around 9-11 the more our current covid theatrics appear to rhyme. One brought down some towers in what appeared to be controlled demolition while the other is the controlled demolition of not only a nation but the world.

    • Agree: Barbarossa
  38. After 24 /7/365 public indoctrination of ‘white Supremacist’ and officially calling whites ‘domestic terrorists’, they now finally have an excuse to round us up and finish us off by designating all white AntiVaxers a threat to humanity.
    As for the GOP’s Majik Negro Colon Powell, not only did he disgrace America, he turned on his own party and voted for the Kenyan because he was half black like himself.
    And then there’s the lowest scum to ever wear a badge and carry a gun, the FBI.

  39. Herald says:
    @InnerCynic

    No duh!

    Duh!

    • LOL: InnerCynic
    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  40. The hysterical psycho drama pushed by deep state operatives, scaring the shit out of masses with (evil Islam) while advocating for war against Islam, were planned distractions from reality.

    What the hebs have planned next for humanity and especially people of white ancestry (POWa) will make Hiroshima and Nagasaki look like Fourth of July fireworks celebrations.

    The twenty year distraction called “war on terror” was meant to entertain the dumb, meek and retarded while they Burn Loot Murder Rape Rob and confiscate wealth and power beyond all imagination.
    See all the (((BIGs))) in all their glory as they censor, ban, delete and fire with impunity anyone questioning narratives of science, GlobalHomo, 9/11, BLM, January 6th, ad neausium.

    • Agree: InnerCynic
  41. @Herald

    Hahahaha… Whenever I see us debating the sins of the past while witnessing fresh sins playing out before us… well… it’s like watching a circus parade where all that’s left behind is trash and elephant shit.

  42. @Che Guava

    Once the U.S. biowar origin of the anthrax became known, they tried to pin it on an Arab working at the lab.

    Any sources for that? Because the terrible problem of this book, if this “overview” is accurate, is the complete failure to mention Steven Hatfill, who Mueller, yes that Mueller, personally taking charge of this FBI investigation relentlessly targeted as the culprit after being pointed at him by one Barbara Hatch Rosenberg for being a white male who’d spent too much time in Rhodesia and apartheid South Africa.

    She started in October 2001, got the ear of the NYT by January 2002 and by no later than the end of June 2002 Hatfill was the Official story after his house was publicly searched. This lasted for at least a year, the FBI even running over his foot (really), costing him his job and for the meantime his career. He sued, the NYT got off on the usual dodge of “well, after we made him a public figure he can’t sue us because he’s a ‘limited purpose public figure,’”, the government settled for almost \$6 million in 2008.

    So I say, having watched this fairly closely (fits with my biology and medicine interests and I was living in Arlington, VA in the first part of the decade (yes, a plane really did hit the Pentagon)), there was from the beginning a strong focus on this being “domestic terrorism,” in the light of which some of the above facts like the grounding of crop dusters can take a different cast. Of course the government could pursue both agendas at the same time for different purposes.

    Two other things not mentioned, one of the hijackers visited a doctor’s office, I think in Florida, with what in 20/20 hindsight sure sounds like an anthrax skin infection, and Wikipedia reminded me of anthrax hoaxes prior to 9/11. The general idea was in the air prior to 9/11, although I don’t know how widely.

  43. geokat62 says:

    Brother Nathanael’s take on this topic, ANTHRAX & MORE ZIONIST LIES:

    FINDING THE “CULPRIT” of the Anthrax attacks has been the special business of a few pseudo “bio sleuths” of the Jewish community. But for those of us who love the truth a good place to start is the US Bio Weapons Lab at Fort Detrick MD where the Ames strain of Anthrax can be traced to.

    The man most likely responsible for procuring Anthrax for “terror attacks” is the Jew, Dr Philip Zack. Up until December of 1991, Dr Phillip Zack worked at the US Bio Weapons Lab in Fort Detrick MD where Anthrax is stored.

    Although Zack left Fort Detrick in 1991 because of accusations of harrasing a Muslim colleague by the name of Dr Ayaad Assaad, he returned frequently to “visit friends.” After reports of missing biological specimens—including anthrax—surveillance camera tapes recorded Dr Phillip Zack entering the lab late on the night of January 23 1992 according to The Hartford Courant Report.

    Zack was let in that night by Marian Rippy, a lab pathologist and close friend of Zack’s. Rippy now says she has no memory of the evening though she did “remember” that Zack occasionally visited and that other friends let him in.
    The Zionist controlled Press ignored Dr Phillip Zack’s documented unauthorized visits. Did Gentile journalists fear being labeled as “Anti Semites” for casting suspicions on a Jewish scientist? No, that’s not it at all. It’s because Zionist Jews, (they own all of American media), protect their own, that’s why.

    ON JULY 29 2008, Dr Bruce E Ivins, a highly respected microbiologist at Fort Detrick, and father of two, died of an alleged suicide. Many questions surround both Dr Bruce E Ivins, (who was awarded the Defense Department’s highest civilian award in 2003), and the entire investigation as well. No suicide note was found and Ivin’s co-workers have nothing but good things to say about him. And – the investigation documents are now conveniently sealed.

    Ivin’s attorney, Paul Kemp, continues to insist on Ivin’s innocence:
    — “For six years, Dr Ivins fully cooperated with the FBI in every way that was asked of him. The relentless pressure of accusation and innuendo takes its toll in different ways on different people as has been seen in this investigation. We assert Ivin’s innocence and would have established that at trial.” — Here.

    Soon after the 9/11 attack, an anonymous letter was sent to Quantico Marine Base accusing Dr Ayaad Assaad, Zack’s victim in 1991, of plotting terrorism. This letter was received before the Anthrax letters were even reported.

    The timing of the letter makes its author a serious suspect in the Anthrax attacks. This is because the sender displayed considerable knowledge of Dr Assaad, his work, his personal life, and a remarkable premonition of the upcoming Anthrax attacks. Who would have possessed this knowledge? Even an amateur detective would say, “Dr Phillip Zack.”

    After interviewing Assaad on October 2 2001, the FBI, ignoring Assaad’s plea, strangely decided the letter was just a hoax. While the Zionist controlled Press did note that an anonymous letter had accused Dr Assaad of bioterrorism, none followed up on it after Assaad’s innocence was established.

    And – Dr Phillip Zack’s name never surfaced again as one of the Anthrax suspects. Why?

    Because the Zionist Jews who run the media protect their own, that’s why…

    https://www.realjewnews.com/?p=247

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @bjondo
  44. Our media, is utterly worthless. It protects criminals. If we actually had investigative reporters, they would be grilling Dr. Fauci, until he is well done. Instead, despite everything this clown clearly knows about the details of how the Covid Virus arose, along with his “gain of function” pals, the American media protects this known liar to Congress and criminal. Where is Woodward and Bernstein? I’ll tell you where. Their still indignant about something that happened 50 years ago, Watergate, and are intent on protecting, or not investigating the liberals right to the end. A–h-les.

  45. @geokat62

    Thanks. I will read Dr Pastore’s work carefully.
    Black’s review of the book seems lacking in focus and detail, as are his other reviews at UR. If Black’s review is accurate, there is no “smoking gun” in MacQueen’s book, in fact there is little of interest at all.

  46. Ron Unz says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    Once the U.S. biowar origin of the anthrax became known, they tried to pin it on an Arab working at the lab.

    Any sources for that?

    Actually, “Che Guava” got the facts and timing somewhat garbled. You’re better off taking a look at my own brief 2013 account of the story, that links to the crucial sources:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/our-american-pravda/#p_1_21

    My magazine TAC had also published a much longer and more detailed discussion a few years earlier:

    https://www.unz.com/article/the-anthrax-files/

    • Thanks: That Would Be Telling
  47. Ron Unz says:
    @geokat62

    Brother Nathanael’s take on this topic

    That account of the facts is mostly correct, except there’s zero evidence that Zack was Jewish, and repeatedly claiming he was may severely damage the credibility of the other material presented. That’s a typical problem of fringe-activists who write about controversial matters.

    You’re much better off taking a look at the two articles I linked in my previous comment.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  48. The anthrax deception is only surpassed by the covid-19 deception, lie and scam and psyop.

    • Agree: Agent76, acementhead
    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  49. Well boys and girls, there nothing new here. As far as I can tell, and I do a lot of research in these matters, every so called ‘terrorist attack’ on American soil can arguably traced to the American shadow government. Go back as far as the Weather Underground and you’ll find the FBI/CIA footprint. Every assassination, every bombing, every mass shooting, and this plandemic too. Yes, you name it and it has the same author. “Operation Gladio” is alive and well.
    And don’t turn to the DoJ for help. You’ll just end uo with Robert Mueller.

  50. @That Would Be Telling

    (Yes, a plane really did hit the Pentago)

    You may be the only person to believe that nonsense. Doth troll too much.

  51. I remember seeing Colin Powell on the TV news, with the sound down, of course. You could see he was lying. When he held up the vial, I just laughed. It was like that jape when war-criminal Tony B. Liar said “I have seen the evidence!” (of Iraq’s nuclear weapons). Yeah, yeah, Tony! Now show us.

    They’re at it big time today. Saving the Pacific Ocean from Freedom and Democracy. Keeping the Indo-Pacific Oceans free from US warships. “China wants to rule the Ocean!” I don’t think so.

  52. “In 2008, following Ivins’ death and under pressure from Congress, the FBI reluctantly asked the National Academy of Sciences to review its scientific methodology in the case.

    The NSA, after hurdling multiple bureaucratic and technical obstacles placed in its way by the FBI, concluded ”

    Are you talking about NAS National Academy of Sciences, or NSA National Security Agency, or both?

  53. ““The known clues point to Dugway [Proving Grounds in Utah] or Battelle [Memorial Institute in Ohio], not USAMIIRD as the site where the attack spores were prepared.”

    Do you mean USAMRIID?

  54. anonymous[385] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon62

    Let’s imagine that I could have a conversation with George Soros…I would be in front of man whom is considered a financial genius by some and a financial pirate by others. Mr. Soros a hungarian jew that lost his mother during childhood and later brought to the USA, then London School of Economics and now the largest richest BILLIONAIRE on the planet.

    [MORE]
    I would begin by asking WHY so pursuing policies that will lead to the destruction of America the land that nurture HIM.. He would probably say that he had no God neither Country..he is a Financial speculator…In other words concepts like Nationalism/Americanism/god/ethics are irrelevant to him., and to many a profound sense of INgratitude. But fair enough he is no saint/social worker/American patriot…He must deal in the wild world of finances. It seem ok to stick to making money its Ok to do so BUT why then use his incredible massive fortunes to introduce policies thata will destroy the traditional American Civic/Moral/political/economic foundations??? which is beyond making money..WHY financed pro/abortion groups, or terrorists like BLMANTIFA, call for police defunding, child permanent sexual reassignation surgeries, legalizing drugs, euthanasia..WHY??? When Karl Popper talekd about OPEN societies he meant that Western Democracaies allow for FREE exchange of ideas, topics, ideolgies, even sexual mores OPENLY to debate them without hate/fear/intidataion…for Popper it was indispensable FREE debate about ANY subject. Mr. Soros talks about open societies for Financial especulations, investments, polittics, sexual issues NOT about open information readily availavble. Have you Mr Sorso consider the possibility that YOU may eb wrong about your funded policies which are beyond, financial gains. Or may be you shoudl consider that FREEDOM also means disagreeing with you is also part of Freedom, How can you advocate for an OPEN Society in which only and only YOUR ideas prevail/are valid/ even in the face of mass failures..I woudl like to know do you have a grand idea, about the USA country…Lastly Mr Soros why not spend your BILLIONS in basic daily nutricion programs in teh poorest countries, schools, WATER, Maybe the American deplorables are not as bright/literate/smart/intelligent WE the people dont know what YOU Know , Some of US ignorant deplorables that still cry over the National Anthem, that enlist in the Armed forces, that work to support our families, that believe in Duty COUNTRY Honor…and believe in civic/ethical/patriotism…yes as ridicouls as that is..WE are happy to be dumb/naive/ignorant American deplorables…

    • Replies: @geokat62
  55. The article contains some odd uses of the word “leant”. It is the past tense of “lean”. Many Americans say “leaned”. The homophonous “lent” is what was intended. It is the past tense of “lend”.

  56. geokat62 says:
    @Ron Unz

    That account of the facts is mostly correct, except there’s zero evidence that Zack was Jewish…

    It’s interesting to note that Brother Nathanael was repeatedly challenged by one of his followers re Dr Lt. Col. Philip Zack’s ethnicity in the comment section under his article.

    Here’s one of his responses.

    [MORE]

    admin
    August 9, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

    Dear Nick – “Wise” the maiden name of Zak’s wife is not a Jewish surname. The surname “Weiss” (sometimes contracted to “Wise” by Jews) is a Jewish & German surname, not “Wise.”

    The surname “Wise” is typically an Irish/English last name.

    Zak’s wife, “Wise,” is an Irish Catholic gal, and they married in a Christian Church as a compromise which many in mixed marriages do. Zak may have attended his wife’s Catholic Church as the link you reference states, but that does NOT change the fact that Phillip Zak IS a Jew.

    The news link you reference does not state anythng about Zak being baptized or making a Christian profession, only that he attended the Catholic Church with his wife and that a Roman Catholic priest co-officiated at the wedding. More is needed to establish Zak as a Roman Catholic. I reiterate once again by my very thorough and pain staking research on this article, Dr Phillip Zak, PRIME SUSPECT IN THE ANTHRAX CASE, *is a Jew.*

    This is the last on this issue here. But thanks for your words of encouragement dear Nick. +BN

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  57. JLK says:

    The anthrax letters to Daschle and Leahy are probably the best evidence that some type of coup was in progress.

  58. @Just another serf

    white supramacists

    Baby cars are taking a beating.

  59. geokat62 says:
    @anonymous

    BUT why then use his incredible massive fortunes to introduce policies thata will destroy the traditional American Civic/Moral/political/economic foundations???

    I’ll let his son, Alex, explain his father’s motivation…

    The reason you fight for an open society is because that’s the only society that you can live in, as a Jew… – Alex Soros

    • Replies: @anonymous
  60. dimples says:

    I’ve always thought that the anthrax attacks were 911’s “midlife kicker”. It certainly seemed so at the time. The American cattle were just settling down after their exhausting bout of self-induced hysteria when the anthrax letters arrived, driving the hysteria up to new heights all over again.

    The episode surely shows the enduring value of the “lone nut” trope in American conspiracy politics. Here you have a bioweapon attack against senators demurring over a radical new police state policy -the Patriot Act. The bioweapon is shown to have come from within the American bioweapons apparatus. The FBI kludges its “investigation” so badly that their first victim sues them and wins. The second victim has no knowledge of how to create or obtain the bioweapon but is forthwith declared the “lone nut”. The media look the other way. And of course Bin Laden himself was just a slightly more sophisticated version of the “lone nut”. Case Closed. Forever.

  61. Ron Unz says:
    @geokat62

    It’s interesting to note that Brother Nathanael was repeatedly challenged by one of his followers re Dr Lt. Col. Philip Zack’s ethnicity in the comment section under his article.

    “Brother Nathanael” is entirely correct that just because Zack married his wife in a Catholic service that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not of Jewish ancestry. But Nathanael has provided ZERO evidence that Zack is Jewish, and just repeatedly claiming that he must be makes Nathanael look extremely dishonest and even ridiculous.

    “Brother Nathanael” seems a pretty typical sort of fringe-activist, someone who dresses up in a strange costume and rants about all sorts of controversial things on the Internet, though less so after he was banned from Youtube a couple of years ago. Some of the things he says are correct and other things are incorrect, and he mixes them together in a confusing and destructive manner.

    A highly suspicious individual might easily suspect that Nathanael is actually a disinfo agent pursuing a Cass Sunstein strategy of “poisoning the well” by endlessly declaring that Zack was Jewish and convincing his deluded followers into repeating that claim, which destroys their credibility when they discover there’s ZERO evidence in support.

    But I think it’s more likely he’s just the self-deluded fringe-activist he seems to be.

    • Replies: @bombthe3gorgesdam
    , @anon
  62. anonymous[385] • Disclaimer says:
    @geokat62

    WHEN…how, where Have JEWS not been able to live as jews in the USA peacefully.???? USA gives Israel BILLIONS\$\$ annually??? Within/IN WHITE Anglo Saxon Gentile CHRISTIAN Nations JEWS had become the RICHEST most powerful people in the world…WHY do jews hate WHITE Christian People and their nations so intestinally????? have jews been better off in OTHER nations????? which ones??? when, where, how????? Given that White Christian Americans welcomed the jews shouln’t the jews favored their growth in their OWN country..??? I just dont get the jewish HATRED part against WHITE Christian people…

    • Replies: @geokat62
  63. @Desert Fox

    To Agent76 and acementhead, thanks.

  64. @Ron Unz

    Back when this site had a list of video channel links, his was among them. I think he also used to comment here sometimes. Hopefully he’ll see this discussion and offer his evidence for Zack’s Jewish ethnicity. What’s certain is that Zack is/was a fanatical anti-Arab Zionist bigot. So, regardless of his ethnic background he was operating as an agent of the nation state of the Jews. Maybe that’s what Brother Nathaniel meant.

    • Replies: @JLK
  65. geokat62 says:
    @anonymous

    I just dont get the jewish HATRED part against WHITE Christian people…

    I’m certainly no religious scholar, but it may have something to do with the fraternal twins Jacob and Esau… and the former stealing the latter’s birthright.

    It’s simply the fulfilment of Talmudic prophecy:

    “… the Jewish people… were entitled to three matters… : To eradicate the descendants of Esau, to the construction of the Temple, and to the name of Messiah.” – Talmud, Pesachim 5a

  66. bjondo says:
    @geokat62

    Not proof a Yid, but Zack had an Israeli-type need to harass/harm Arabs.
    Add respectable Delinda Curtiss Hanley/WRMEA indicating Zack a Yid,
    I will consider Zack a Yid until there is proof he is not.

    If there is a polecat odor look to the polecat as cause.

    While Media Spotlights One Anthrax Suspect, Another Is Too Hot to Touch

    https://www.wrmea.org/002-september-october/while-media-spotlights-one-anthrax-suspect-another-is-too-hot-to-touch.html

    5 dancing shlomos

  67. JLK says:
    @bombthe3gorgesdam

    What’s certain is that Zack is/was a fanatical anti-Arab Zionist bigot.

    Was Zack the guy at Ft. Detrick who, along with Dr. Rippy, hazed the Egyptian colleague, with the camel doll and the x-rated poetry?

    • Replies: @bombthe3gorgesdam
  68. @JLK

    Yes, an internal investigation determined he was the ringleader of “the Camel Club” at the biological weapons lab at Fort Detrick. The Camel Club was a click of zionists formed for the purpose of ridiculing arab colleagues.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  69. anon[415] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    The mystery deepens when we learn the Obama administration threatened to veto an intelligence appropriations bill which contained an amendment mandating a reopening of the anthrax investigation by an independent (non-government) body of experts. What is this administration afraid of? Who or what are they protecting?

    The answer, I believe, is to be found in the circumstances that led the authors of the Quantico letter to choose Dr. Assaad, in particular, as their chosen fall guy.

    The Courant also reports on after hours visits by one member of this group to the secure facility where anthrax and other toxins are stored: a video clearly shows him gaining entry. In addition, there is considerable evidence of unauthorized experiments carried out by this group.

    , in the form of the Quantico letter, accusing Assaad of being the evil Arab mastermind behind the anthrax attacks. That this letter reached Quantico after the anthrax letters had been mailed, but before their existence was public knowledge, is the kind of mistake which should have caught up with the real perpetrators long before now.

    https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/07/19/who-was-behind-the-anthrax-attacks/

    Today world has suffered heavily from US’s attempts to spread the corona virus and blame then it on China.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  70. That tube with laundry detergent became a meme. About 4/5th of the world sees it as a symbol “truthfulness” of anything the US proclaims officially.

    It should be noted, though, that Powell himself is not a typical shameless politician. He appears to have some integrity: after his 2001 UN speech was proven to be a bunch of blatant lies, he dropped out of public life.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  71. geokat62 says:
    @bombthe3gorgesdam

    …the ringleader of “the Camel Club”

    Here’s what Dr. Albert D. Pastore Phd had to say about the ringleader:

    Why would Dr. Zack and others have such an animosity towards Dr. Assaad? What would motivate him to help write a 235 line hate poem? What motive would he have to frame Arabs for the deadly anthrax murders? Well, some research into the name “Zack” reveals that it is a fairly common jewish surname, derived from the Old Testament “Zacharias”. Dr. Zack is Jewish, and given his obvious, fanatical hatred of Arabs – we can safely deduce that he is a hard core Zionist.

    https://thecamelclub.blogspot.com/2005/03/frame-up-attempt.html?m=1

    Perhaps Dr. Albert D. Pastore is just as delusional as Brother Nathanael for presuming Dr. Zack is Jewish?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  72. Athena says:

    2001 Anthrax attack on US Congress made by scientists and covered up by FBI, expert says

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/2001-anthrax-attack-on-us-congress-made-by-scientists-and-covered-up-by-fbi-expert-says/4129

    (excerpts)

    ”Boyle, a leading American authority on international law, said after the attacks he contacted senior FBI official Marion “Spike” Bowman, who handles counter-terrorism issues, and provided him with the names of the scientists working with anthrax. Boyle told Bowman the Ft. Detrick scientists were not to be trusted.

    In addition to then destroying the anthrax, the FBI “retained every independent life-scientist it could locate as part of its fictitious investigation, and then swore them all to secrecy so that they cannot publicly comment on the investigation or give their expert opinion,” Boyle said.

    Boyle pointed out that Bowman is the same FBI agent “who played a pivotal role in suppressing evidence which in turn prevented the issuance of a search warrant for the computer of Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged 20th Al Qaeda hijacker on 11 September 2001, which might otherwise have led to foreknowledge and therefore prevention of those terrorist attacks in the first place.””

    The Mind-blowing History at Fort Detrick
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/mind-blowing-history-fort-detrick/5712760

  73. Ron Unz says:
    @anon

    The answer, I believe, is to be found in the circumstances that led the authors of the Quantico letter to choose Dr. Assaad, in particular, as their chosen fall guy.

    Exactly. All of that is discussed in detail in the articles I had already linked above, including my own. I followed the Anthrax case very closely at the time, and all the issues you mention have been well-known to me for many, many years.

    However, Graeme MacQueen book reviewed above did provide some important new information, as I discovered when I read it several years ago.

    • Replies: @Meena
  74. Ron Unz says:
    @geokat62

    Perhaps Dr. Albert D. Pastore is just as delusional as Brother Nathanael for presuming Dr. Zack is Jewish?

    Yes, indeed, that Pastore fellow is obviously just as big an idiot as Brother Nathanael.

    Zack was harassing Dr. Assaad, who was an Arab. Maybe he was doing that because he was Jewish, or maybe just because he hated Arabs. His collaborator was Rippy, who has a non-Jewish name and whom no one has claimed was Jewish. She apparently just hated Arabs.

    Here’s something to consider. I’ve been closely following the Anthrax case for twenty years, and on numerous occasions since 2002 I’ve pointed out to people the strong evidence that Zack was obviously involved. A couple of times such individuals have Googled his name plus Anthrax and “discovered” he was Jewish. Ahah, they said, that proves it! But then they came across a debunking website created by a Jewish Neocon pointing out that there’s no evidence Zack was Jewish and indeed he was married in a Catholic ceremony. That then leads them to conclude that Zack must have been innocent, even though his being Jewish had nothing to do with the evidence.

    It’s perfectly possible that Zack is Jewish. His name might or might not be Jewish, and the fact that he was married in Catholic ceremony certainly doesn’t rule it out. If people want to say that they suspect Zack is Jewish, that’s perfectly fine. Indeed, I myself suspect that he might be Jewish. But saying he’s definitely Jewish without having any evidence is something only an idiot (or a disinfo operative) would do.

    Since you yourself are obviously an idiot, you don’t see that.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  75. geokat62 says:
    @Ron Unz

    But saying he’s definitely Jewish without having any evidence is only something an idiot (or a disinfo operative) would do.

    Where did I say he’s definitely Jewish? I simply referenced what others have suggested. Just putting it out there to see if anyone else can either confirm or refute these allegations.

    Since you yourself are obviously an idiot, you don’t see that.

    An idiot? Since you’ve called the world’s foremost epidemiologist an idiot, I consider myself to be in distinguished company.

    Thanks for the compliment, Ron!

  76. @ChuckOrloski

    Chuck Orloski,
    An good story.

    Quote:

    Painfully tired, and in need of liquor, Big Mike approached table and saw powdered donuts, half bitten, and which lay only a couple feet from the “anthrax” contaminated letter. Mike thought to himself, “Is this (expletive) country going nuts?” In front of the State Policeman, Big Mike daringly dipped finger into the letter’s powder, tasted it, and said, “Uh, its only powdered sugar, Miss.”


    https://www.countercurrents.org/orloski250415.htm

    • Replies: @Oikeamielinen
  77. Just to note a typo in my article. To wit, where it says,

    “In 2008, following Ivins’ death and under pressure from Congress, the FBI reluctantly asked the National Academy of Sciences to review its scientific methodology in the case.

    The NSA, after hurdling multiple bureaucratic and technical obstacles placed in its way by the FBI, concluded (in 2011) that, far from being airtight, the case against Ivins was, in fact, built on a foundation of sand.”

    The second reference should read ‘NAS’ *not* the ‘NSA’.

    Mea culpa,

    Antony C. Black

  78. Tucker says:
    @geokat62

    I must commend geokat62 for mentioning the ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ book by Dr. Albert D. Pastore.

    I was lucky enough to get wind of that book and bought several copies of it. I gave one to a Boomer friend of mine who I had known for over 30 plus years, with the hope that it would help red pill him on the topic of 9-11 and help him understand who the real culprits were who engineered that horrific event. My opinion of that book was that it was the absolutely BEST reference source on the topic of 9-11 and I was convinced that anyone who took the time to read it – could not possibly cling to the ‘official manure laced narrative’ that was fed to the American public and to the rest of the world about 19 Muslim goat herders with goat poop stained toenails, armed with box cutters and possessing fire proof passports, would have outsmarted all 5 branches of the U.S. Military, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the Pentagon, NORAD, and even Barney Fife down in Mayberry, North Carolina – and pulled off 9-11.

    I was 100 percent convinced that anyone who read Pastore’s outstanding, detailed analysis of September 11, 2001 and who would emerge from the experience without being completely red pilled on the issue – would have to be a drooling, IQ defective moron of unfathomable scope and dimensions.

    So, what was the reaction of this Boomer buddy of mine who I had known for over 30 years, and who I had previously respected his degree of intelligence, when I asked him what he thought about the copy of the Pastore book that I gave to him as a gift? The guy looked at me, with a straight face, and mumbled: “I did not see anything in that book that changes my mind.” Meaning, of course, that he had eagerly gulped down the bull manure laced lies fed to the American public by the Bush-Cheney White House and the PNAC neo-cons and still believed those lies to be true.

    Needless to say, I was aghast at the realization that this 30 plus year Boomer buddy of mine could have legitimately read that book (he claimed he had, but after hearing his response, I had my doubts) and given me the response that he did. This was 20 years ago, and during the following 20 years, I tried my level best to provide this guy with mountains of additional information that literally blew massive holes in the official neocon manure that he had naively swallowed and which proved the analysis by Dr. Pastore was correct – but, being a Boomer, this guy refused to pull his head out of his rear end. His ego will not let him admit that he was duped.

    There is also a new medical term that I became aware of that helps explain why so many people refuse to see the truth about 9-11. It is called Cognitive Dissonance. Defined as follows:

    “In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the perception of contradictory information. Relevant items of information include a person’s actions, feelings, ideas, beliefs, and values, and things in the environment. Cognitive dissonance is typically experienced as psychological stress when they participate in an action that goes against one or more of them.[1] According to this theory, when two actions or ideas are not psychologically consistent with each other, people do all in their power to change them until they become consistent.[1][2] The discomfort is triggered by the person’s belief clashing with new information perceived, wherein they try to find a way to resolve the contradiction to reduce their discomfort.[1][2][3]”

    I don’t know if the Pastore book is still available for sale, but there are copies of it available for download from the Web. I strongly encourage everyone who has not read this book to look for a copy and read it as soon as possible. I also encourage people to look for the Mike Delaney video titled: “9-11 Missing Links” and watch it.

    And, think about what you will learn from those two exercises every time you see the vile faces of George W. Bush, the appropriately named Dick Cheney, and every one of these ‘neo-cons’ (including the likes of Sean Hannity, folks, and the recently expired Rush Limbaugh – and the whole crew over at Faux News Network – who all helped sell the neocon lies about 9-11 and who cheer-leaded for all of the illegal wars that came after). None of these traitors will ever spend 5 minutes in a prison cell for their role in the biggest crime in American history.

    • Thanks: geokat62
  79. @Oikeamielinen

    “An” good story. I need therapy.
    The story is good just the same.

  80. @AnonfromTN

    But Colin Powell must have known at the time that it was a lie and that he was being used for warmongering propaganda purposes and played along, voluntarily. Even I could see that it was a propaganda lie from half way around the world with no insider information. No excuse for his shameful behaviour which led to the destruction of countries and countless deaths of innocents. I suppose he dropped out of public life because he had served his purpose.

  81. Meena says:
    @Ron Unz

    Silence of the world or of the countries affected by global war on terror is astounding and unbelievable
    Why don’t Iraq Afghanistan Somalia and Pakistan demand the opening of the probe and ask for neutral avenue for justice to flow ?

    ICJ can haul Sudanaese leader to court but use obscure logic to set aside questions of pursuing the mass murderer . It is like Hitler’s court is adjudicating on the death of the foreign agent killed by the resistance forces .
    So called expert can spend millions to figure out who killed Hariri and prepare the ground for war and Iran’s dossier can end up in the lap of the UN .

    The barbarians in Washginton can kill maim and blow up children ,women and elderly outside their jurisdictions
    These are par the course of the rogues and the pure bandits .But at least the affected countries should amplify the call and saturate their own airwaves to educate how vile the regime has been . One day the impression will come handy .

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike, JackOH
  82. @Meena

    Silence of the world or of the countries affected by global war on terror is astounding and unbelievable

    Why don’t Iraq Afghanistan Somalia and Pakistan demand the opening of the probe and ask for neutral avenue for justice to flow?

    Because they are even more familiar than we in the First World that justice is not to be found in these sorts of methods?? And/or don’t want even more punishment?

  83. JackOH says:
    @Meena

    The barbarians in Washginton can kill maim and blow up children ,women and elderly outside their jurisdictions.

    Meena, I’m hardly an expert, but I’m pretty confident a reasonable man would regard some of America’s wars and military interventions as imperial aggrandizement and military adventurism, nothing more, nothing less. I think a figure none other than Ulysses Grant directly referred to the Mexican War as a “war of empire” in his memoirs.

    I wish there were some way of stopping the “gunslinger impulse” (my made-up term) in our political caste, but I guess it’s just too easy for our leaders to gin up a case for war when they choose.

  84. Che Guava says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    No, I cannot offer a good source right now, but am sure if you are bothering to search for Zack, Assaad, and anthrax, or combinations of any two of them, you will find many, and much of interest.

    However, I distinctly recall that Hatfill was the second choice for scapegoat, Assaad was the first.

    • Thanks: That Would Be Telling
  85. @Z-man

    The fact that no government official or their minions have been prosecuted for 9/11 and anthrax should put to rest the idea that there is accountability in a “democracy” such as the one that purports to exist in the US.
    Only Trump, unprotected from the Deep State and even hated by the Deep State was hounded and prosecuted along with his helpers to various degrees of success.

  86. Okay, I admit that I have an obsession. If I’m trying to find out where someone stands in the power structure, I’ll go to the Council on Foreign Relations roster page.

    https://www.cfr.org/membership/roster

    In this case, two of the usual suspects were mentioned in the article Judith Miller and James Woolsey.

    Perhaps, the author could copy the link as a future reference.

    I’m sorry, but when I see the same names pop up(CFR), I can’t help but be suspicious.

    After all, every administration has appointed/nominated from their ranks for decades and decades.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing an article on the Council on Foreign Relations, myself.

  87. geokat62 says:

    20 Years After Anthrax with Robbie Martin
    Robbie Martin joined Whitney for an important discussion about the 20th anniversary of the 2001 anthrax attacks.

    https://rokfin.com/stream/9994/20-Years-After-Anthrax-with-Robbie-Martin?jwsource=cl

    Whitney Webb does an almost three hour discussion on the anthrax attacks and not once mentions anything about Dr Assaad or Dr Philip Zack and his Kamel Klub for Kids?

    I’m, unfortunately, starting to get bad vibes about Whitney.

  88. I’d suspect that Mrs. Pelosi and Joe Biden are enacting policies to ensure that the United States cannot act as the world’s bully boy policeman again. No more Iraqs or Afghanistans under false pretences. Their reckless destruction of America’s military power base, the true backing of the American dollar, will put them out of business for good. No amount of fake anthrax attacks or blowing up buildings will fix that.

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