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“The 2001 Anthrax Deception”

from The Mind Renewed

The 2001 anthrax letter attacks in the United States killed five people and
wounded dozens. They were widely blamed on extremist Muslims and their backers and used to support the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Shortly after 9/11, the US was once again gripped by fear as letters containing anthrax were sent through the post to news media offices and two US Senators, killing five and infecting perhaps dozens of others. Initially widely-blamed on Al Qaeda and Iraq, the attacks were used to jusify and accelerate the USA PATRIOT Act. But as evidence grew that the anthrax spores had originated in laboratories embedded in the US military-industrial complex, attention was diverted to looking for the “lone nut”; a quest that ended with a convenient suicide.

But what, asks Dr. MacQueen, should we conclude from all the “intelligence” that supposedly pointed towards Al Qaeda and Iraq in the first place? Was it all error? Or was it, as he persuasively argues, a nexus of “faulty” intelligence, “prescient” media reports, “tips”, and astonishing “coincidences” that inescapably points towards a group of insiders within the US state appartus itself? And if so, argues Dr. MacQueen, the evidence heavily suggests that this group was also responsible for planning the 9/11 attacks.

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9 Comments

  1. damien says

    Jerome Hauer was a participant in the June 2001 smallpox war game Dark Winter which is discussed by Graeme MacQueen.

    On 9/11 Hauer was working as director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and security advisor with the National Institute of Health. He was the one who advised the White House to begin taking Cipro as a precaution against anthrax. Did he know something no-one else did?

    In 1998 Hauer got funding from mayor Giuliani for the study of West Nile virus. The following year the virus appeared in NY, and Jerome Hauer led the fumigation effort. Lucky, eh?

    Stephen Hatfill was the prime suspect in the 9/11 anthrax attacks. He was innocent, but at one stage he had the dubious honor of working for Jerome Hauer.

    Hauer was also a managing director of Kroll Associates, the company handling the security for the entire WTC complex.

    John O’Neill was the FBI’s expert on Osama bin Laden and a counter-terrorism specialist. He resigned because of obstruction by the Bush administration to take up the job as Head of Security at the WTC and died at his first day at work on 9/11. He had been offered the job by Jerome Hauer.

    Hauer also had close connections to former CIA Director James Woolsey, another participant in the Dark Winter smallpox war game that ran in June 2001.

    I’m looking forward to any new 9/11 inquiry. Jerome Hauer, come on down…

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  2. damien says

    For those who can’t make it through Dr Graeme MacQueen’s outstanding video let me give you his two key points:

    (1) US officials war-gamed a smallpox attack in June 2001 entitled “Dark Winter.” It bore many similarities to the anthrax attacks of 9/11, including the use of envelopes as a delivery device and an alleged link between a terrorist group acting in concert with the Iraq government. Key public figures involved in both Dark Winter and the 911 anthrax attacks include journalist Judith Miller (fabricator of lies about Iraqi wmds), James Woolsey and Jerome Hauer (more on him later).

    James Woolsey had also been Bill Clinton’s first CIA director. On Sep 12 2001, the day after the twin towers attacks, Woolsey was interviewed by the Atlantic Monthly and said that no matter who proved to be responsible for this attack, the solution had to include removing Saddam Hussein. Even then, the Iraq war fix was in. Woolsey has links with Michael Ledeen, a rabid Right winger and war monger against Iran, who later played a role in fabricating the case against Saddam, that he was sourcing nuclear weapons material from Niger.

    (2) Gloria Irish was a Florida landlady who rented an apartment to two of the 9/11 hijackers, Marwan Alshehhi and Saeed Alghamdi, during the summer of 2001. Her husband was Michael Irish, an editor of the Sun, a Florida tabloid newspaper, the first victim of the anthrax attacks. Bob Stevens, who also worked at the Sun as a photojournalist, was the first anthrax death. The FBI judged the cited details as mere ‘coincidence’.

    However (and this is my addition here), Bob Stevens had previously publish an unflattering photograph of a drunken Jenna Bush, daughter of the President. Payback’s a bitch, isn’t it?

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  3. damien says

    There were never good reasons to believe that bin Laden was behind the anthrax attacks of late 2001 since he would hardly attack such specific targets as the two leading congressional opponents of the Patriot Act.

    The difficult-to-produce ‘Ames’ strain of anthrax was initially sourced to the Dugway US military base. Inconclusive evidence pointed to one government virologist, Stephen Hatfield (who protested his innocence throughout and cooperated with the authorities). The investigation petred out.

    According to Barbara Honegger, the main suspect source for the anthrax was CIA/DIA contractor Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI), a bio-defense contractor located in West Jefferson, Ohio. It had exclusive control of the Ames strain contained in the mailed anthrax letters and, in partnership with the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, ran Project Jefferson, the government’s covert bio-weapons program whose goal was to develop hyper-weaponized anthrax like that contained in the mailed letters and which Rumsfeld ordered developed to the next level of lethality on his first day as Secretary of Defense. (See here)

    Also, on 9/11 itself, Bush and the White House staff went on the anti-biotic “Cipro” used to ward off anthrax infections – weeks before the anthrax attacks. The supplier of those medications was one James Hauer, a person with very disturbing links to 9/11 and the anthrax attack.

    Think about it? Osama would not have targeted these particular persons, nor is it likely he had access to this anthrax strain. So either there is another terrorist organization out there we don’t know about, a disturbed individual, or this is a US sponsored exercise. The evidence overwhelmingly supports the last possibility. And that means 9/11 itself was an inside job.

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  4. Yonatan says

    It was the anthrax attack that was the equivalent of the Reichstag Fire. Up to that point, there was opposition to the Deep State plan to implement the US PATRIOT Act. The anthrax attackers focussed on US politicians leading the opposition along with some journalists. The rest, as they say, is history.

    It is for this reason that all the focus on the minutiae of the actual 911 attack is a distraction. The real insider attack was the anthrax attack.

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    • I don’t really have anything earthshattering to add to this discussion, but readers may find it interesting. The final form of the Patriot Act was largely a result of interference by Big Tobacco and their bought man, Tom DeLay. What I find interesting about that, besides the fact that, as Congressman Henry Waxman notes, “The tobacco companies didn’t care that in striking that provision they might have opened the American people to greater risk of a terrorist attack and funding terrorist groups that might attack our own people,” is the fact that no one ever talks about that history (http://bit.ly/2dfVIm8).

      A second thing I might mention is that the chemical weapons industry in the US, the center of neoliberalism (and deregulation therefore) in the universe, is very much shared by government and the private sector. The private sector!!! See the documentary “Anthrax War” (http://bit.ly/2dECqqW).

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  5. In fact the Anthrax attack was following the “Strategy of Tension” to divert from the glaring contradictions within the official narrative about Nine Eleven. It was another means to cover up the Inside Job Nine Eleven.
    See also:
    „US Neocon Power Elite: Lines of Defense around the Inside Job Nine Eleven“: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/us-neocon-power-elite-lines-of-defense-around-the-inside-job-nine-eleven/
    Actually the Neocon US Power Elite is declaredly ready to apply means of Bio War:
    „Ebola: Pandora´s Box Opened Since Long?“ http://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/ebola-pandoras-box-opened-since-long/
    Andreas Schlüter
    Sociologist
    Berlin, Germany

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