Anthrax Research Timeline
compiled by John Heartson in 2003

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John Heartson is a former engineer with a degree in mechanical engineering, currently working as a carpenter and songwriter in Vermont. His curiosity and detailed investigation into events surrounding 9/11 and anthrax made him the target of domestic spying,  unconstitutional searches of his home and a threat to his life in 2004.

Anthrax Research Timeline compiled by John Heartson in 2003

1948 Fort Detrick mission include biomedical research and development, medical material management and global telecommunications.

1950 (circa): The military released uninfected female mosquitoes in a residential area of Savannah, Georgia. It then checked on how many entered houses and how many people were bitten. In 1956, 600,000 mosquitoes were released from an airplane on a bombing range. Within one day, the mosquitoes had traveled as far as two miles and had bitten a number of people. In 1957, at the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, the Q-Fever toxin was discharged by an airborne F-100A plane. If a more potent dose had been used, the Army concluded 99 percent of the humans in the area would have been infected (Biological Warfare in the 21st Century, Malcolm Dando)

1960 (circa): Conscientious objecting Seventh Day Adventists, serving in non-combat positions in the Army, were exposed to airborne tularemia. A retired high-ranking U.S. Army civilian official reported that the Army used aerosol forms of influenza to infect the subway systems of New York, Chicago and Philadelphia in the early 1960s. (Biological Warfare in the 21st Century, Malcolm Dando)

1972 The US produced and stockpiled weapons containing anthrax prior to the Biological Weapons Convention but has destroyed them. http://www.intelbriefing.com/afi/afi011009.htm

1977 Smallpox was officially declared eradicated by the World Health Organization, after treating the last known case in Merca, Somalia.

1978 Wolf Szmunes, the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) experimented on more than 1000 nonmonogamous men with vaccines, designed by Merck and other pharmacy companies

Early 1980s a significant part of the "civilian" component of the British Porton Down complex, the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research [CAMR], was privatized as Porton International, a creation of Wensley Haydon-Baillie, who reputedly became one of the 50 wealthiest persons in Britain as a result of what was alleged to have been political favoritism in the acquisition of government assets by Porton International. [Forensic Intelligence International, LLC Re: Investigation into Responsibility for Recent Anthrax Incidents, Stephen P. Dresch, Ph.D.]

1985-1989 "The Center for Disease Control (CDC) was responsible for most of the shipments of lethal American-produced Biochemical Warfare agents that were sold to Iran.." Source: Devon Jackson, NY Times/Village Voice

 

1989, Microbilogist Vladimir Pasechnik defected from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) to Great Britain. He was a top scientist in the FSU's bioweapons program, which is heavily dependent upon DNA sequencing. Dr. Christopher Davis of Virginia, member of British intelligence de-briefed Dr. Pasechnik when he defected. Dr. Pasechnik spent the 10 years after his defection working at the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research at the UK Department of Health, Salisbury

 

Early 1990s Ibrahim and Fuad El-Hibri acquired an interest in Porton International and/or related Proton Down spin-offs, Porton Products and Speywood Holdings, and were instrumental in obtaining anthrax vaccine in the U.K. for Saudi Arabia. [Forensic Intelligence International, LLC Re: Investigation into Responsibility for Recent Anthrax Incidents, Stephen P. Dresch, Ph.D.]

 

1992: Ken Alibek, former Deputy Chief of the Soviet BW program defected to the U.S. in 1992 [Chemical & Biological Arms Control Dispatch #154, Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute]

 

1992: Government records show that Dugway has had the Ames strain anthrax since 1992. Dugway's production of dried anthrax is part of the government's secret research program on how to defend against germ weapons, which gained momentum in the late 1990's. The Clinton administration began a series of projects aimed at understanding the nation's vulnerabilities to biowarfare and devising ways combat the threats.

 

1994, Jose Trias met with a friend in Houston, Texas and was planning to go public with his personal knowledge of HHMI "front door" grants being diverted to "back door" black ops bioresearch. The next day, Trias and his wife were found dead in their Chevy Chase, Md. home. Chevy Chase is where HHMI is headquartered. Police described the killings as a professional hit.

 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) funds a tremendous number of research programs at schools, hospitals and research facilities, and has long been alleged to be conducting "black ops" biomedical research for intelligence organizations, including the CIA.

 

1996: Dr. Christopher Davis of Virginia, was the member of British intelligence who de-briefed Dr. Pasechnik at the time of his defection left British intelligence service in 1996

 

May 7, 1996 Tsunao Saitoh, who formerly worked at an Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-funded lab at Columbia University, was shot to death on May 7, 1996 while sitting in his car outside his home in La Jolla, Calif. Police also described this as a professional hit. (HHMI) funds a tremendous number of research programs at schools, hospitals and research facilities, and has long been alleged to be conducting "black ops" biomedical research for intelligence organizations, including the CIA.

 

1997 BioPort, from Lansing, Michigan (former Michigan Biologics Products Institute MBPI) is founded by Fuad al-Hibri (Ex-Porton International UK) and Admiral William Crowe, 76, former military chief under President Ronald Reagan. Their main purpose is to develop anti bio-agents. BioPort Corporation was founded for the express purpose of buying the Michigan Biologic Products Institute from the State of Michigan. MBPI was the only firm in the U.S. making Anthrax vaccine, and their sole client was the U.S. government. BioPort now has on its Board of Directors Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr. In October 1985 Crowe was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He retired from that position in 1989 and was appointed US Ambassador to Britain. Admiral Crowe, a long-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations, was given ownership of 22.5% of BioPort's stock without investing any money. Crowe's role at the company was to facilitate cooperation and good relations with government agencies and to secure military contracts from the Department of Defense.

 

In 1997 the U.S. Department of Defense awarded a defense-biologics contract in excess of $300 million to Dyn-port LLC, which is a joint venture of Porton International and U.S. defense contractor Dyncorp. By the late 1990s Haydon-Baillie had lost control of Porton International (accused of personal enrichment at the expense of the company), entered bankruptcy and been arrested for tax fraud. Haydon-Baillie’s current activities have not been reported, but his history is instructive with reference to the careers of those who have secured control of significant components of the biowarfare complex. . [Forensic Intelligence International, LLC Re: Investigation into Responsibility for Recent Anthrax Incidents, Stephen P. Dresch, Ph.D.]

 

April 24, 1997, a package containing a Petri dish labeled "anthrachs" was received by the B'nai B'rith in Washington, D.C. According to researchers reporting in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists this triggered a new era in mailed anthrax hoaxes and threats. http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

 

1997: Battelle Memorial Institute, a military contractor in Ohio, has experience making powdered germs participated in a secret Central Intelligence Agency program, code-named Clear Vision and begun in 1997, that used benign substances similar to anthrax to mimic Soviet efforts to create small bombs that could emit clouds of lethal germs.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) initiated a second project, "Clear Vision," in 1997. This project replicated portions of a bomblet developed by the former Soviet Union to disseminate BW in order to measure its potential effectiveness in dispersing the agents. Additional research into BW programs has been undertaken as part of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) "Jefferson Project." [Jane’s Defense Weekly, September 12, 2001]

 

1998, the president launched the first national effort to create a biological weapons defense for the United States.

 

1998: Officials at the Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah said that in 1998 scientists there turned small quantities of wet anthrax into powder to test ways to defend against biowarfare attacks. 1998 paper study on anthrax in the mail was one secret project. ( post 9/11 attack: Dr Rosenberg is making the astonishing suggestion that there may have been a deadly follow-up by somebody else. Last time she questioned the investigation, she was attacked by the FBI and the White House. But she says she's prepared to speak out again because she's so afraid of what might happen next.) The CIA have told Newsnight they totally reject Dr Rosenberg's theory and say they were unaware of ANY project to assess the impact of anthrax sent through the mail.

 

1998 The OraVax company (Bioweapon Vaccines) linked to backroom dealings with Clinton administration officials in 1998 regarding government orders for a yet to be tested West Nile Virus vaccine. (source: . Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a Public health consumer advocate and author of Death in the Air: Globalism, Terrorism and Toxic Warfare (Tetrahedron Publishing Group; 1-888-508-4787), http://www.baltech.org/lederman/816proof.html "....The role of Oravax, the commercial vaccine manufacturer directly connected to the major players in this issue-the CDC, the Ft. Dietrick bio-warfare lab, Plum Island, former OEM chief Jerry Hauer and Mayor Giuliani-remains unexamined in the media yet Oravax stands to make billions from its West Nile Virus vaccine if WNV hysteria continues to spread. That Oravax was developing a WNV vaccine before the 1999 outbreak, that its VP went to Washington with Jerry Hauer and the head of Rockefeller University in 1998 to pressure President Clinton to stockpile billions of dollars worth of vaccines or that according to the NY Times, Oravax's stock value had lost 90% of its value-making a mosquito-born epidemic the only chance of company survival-are clues of significance that might prove a financial angle to WNV...."

 

1998 Ibrahim and Fuad El-Hibri and Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., (just returned as ambassador to UK) created BioPort Corporation, which acquired the State of Michigan’s Biological Products Laboratory, the principal function of which was the production of anthrax vaccine for the U.S. Department of Defense. This "privatization" of a state laboratory was highly questionable in a number of respects. The managers of the public laboratory, director Robert Myers and deputy director Robert van Ravenswaay (an attorney on the state’s central administrative staff assigned to oversee the privatization process), appear to have insured that the successful bidder (one of only two final bidders) would give them a significant share of the ownership (as muchas 32 percent) of the new entity. Admiral Crowe obtained his interest (approximately 13 percent) as what appears to have been a "gift" of the El-Hibris. Together, the ownership interests of Crowe and Nancy Grunenwald El-Hibri were claimed to give American citizens majority ownership, even prior to Fuad El-Hibri’s adoption of American citizenship. Although BioPort has yet to obtain FDA approval to sell a single dose of vaccine, the Department of Defense, immediately after the privatization, agree to a contract modification which increased the per-dose price from $3.50, charged by the state-owned lab, to $10.64, with "advance payments" to cover the cost of renovating the production facility. In the meantime, BioPort has been engaged in a vitriolic dispute with three members of the state lab’s scientific staff who claim a proprietary interest in the lab’s technology, in the course of which certain critical documents were claimed to have been taken by the disgruntled former employees. In mid 2000 a lab employee died of questionable causes.

 

1998 BioPort signed a new contract with the US government. They have to develop vaccines against anthrax and have 3 years time for that to finish the production. The vaccines should be available in 2001. They got a $50 million contract for developing AVA (Anthrax Vaccine Absorbed) for 2.5 million US Soldiers

 

April, 1998, OraVax/Acambis Vice President, Dr. Thomas Monath met with President Clinton, New York's Emergency Management Director, Jerry Hauer, Rockefeller University president emeritus and American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) curator, Dr. Joshua Lederberg, CIA Director John Deutsch, and government biological weapons expert William C. Patrick, III, to discuss/negotiate the first of several multimillion dollar anthrax, smallpox, and West Nile virus vaccine contracts. According to New York Times reporters William Broad and Judith Miller,(37) "seven scientists endorsed the stockpile…." These included "two men who stood to gain financially from the decision. . . ." These men included Dr. Monath and Dr. J. Craig Venter, president of The Institute for Genomic Research near Washington working on anthrax genetics. "The apparent consensus on acquiring vaccines masked deep divisions among scientists and military officials," according to the Times reporters.(10,37) http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

 

1998 (exact date needed) Jerome Hauer convinced New York Mayor Rudi Guilliani to develop a vaccine against the West Nile virus - almost one year before this virus broke out in New York. To this end, Hauer introduced Col. Thomas Monath of Oravax (now Accambis) to Guliani and organised a business deal. [The Fly on the Wall 0802 News Special, August 13, 2002, 5:10 pm]

 

May 1998, Jerome Hauer started working at the OEM (Office for Emergency Management) in New York. In the same year, Hauer and (future) anthrax suspect Hatfill both supported the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) as experts in their respective fields. The CFR is one of the most important think-tanks advising the US government, as well as many other governments abroad. CFR members include the Pentagon's top advisers, Richard Perle, Henry Kissinger, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, ex-CIA chief James Woolsey, biosciences specialist Joshua Lederberg, and many others. On May 28, 1998, Hatfill and Hauer spoke together at the same CFR meeting about "Building a 'Biobomb': Terrorist Challenge" http://www.cfr.org/public/resource.cgi?meet!102

June 1998, Think Tankers, Defence Contractors, Lobbyists, military officials and Dr. Hatfill met. Hatfill spoke of contacts with Northrop Grumman to build a nationwide network of rail cars specifically dealing with the massive numbers of casualties associated with a widespread Anthrax attack http://www.potomacinstitute.org/pubs/bt2proc.pdf

September 1998, Bioport Corporation took over a failing anthrax vaccine business from state-owned Michigan Biologic Products Institute. Less than a month later, the company landed an exclusive $29 million contract with the Department of Defense to "manufacture, test, bottle and store the anthrax vaccine." Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and close personal aid to President Clinton, with no financial investment of his own, received 22.5% of Bioport's stock to promote, secure, and manage military anthrax vaccine contracts.(14)

Bioport's principal investor was Saudi business man Fuad El-Hibri-a close friend of the bin Laden family, and a previous merger and acquisitions manager for the Rockefeller-linked Citigroup in New York.(14,15)

According to some investigators,(16) additional Bioport shares were believed to be held by The Carlyle Management Group-America's 11th leading defense contractor largely directed by past CIA director Frank Carlucci, James Baker III, George H.W. Bush, and former British Prime Minister John Major.

According to the Associated Press, Past President George H.W. Bush acts as a business agent for the Carlyle Group and wealthy Saudi families including the bin Ladens.(17) http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

 

Feb 1999: William C. Patrick III, a scientist who made germ weapons for the United States and now consults widely on biological defenses, told a group of American military officers in February 1999 that he taught Dugway personnel the previous spring how to turn wet anthrax into powders Mr. Patrick told officers at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, the process was not as refined as the one used in the heyday of the government's germ warfare program, but it worked. "We made about a pound of material in little less than a day," he told the officers. "It's a good product."

 

February 1999, the CDC (center for Disease Control) reported that seven major anthrax threats were recorded during a three month period in 1998. Perhaps not coincidentally, the same day this report was issued, the media reported four more incidentshttp://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

 

March 16, 1999, Robert C. Myers, DVM, COO of BioPort,-America's only anthrax vaccine maker-appealed to a Senate Appropriations Committee for urgent funding for both anthrax and smallpox vaccines. In 1996, in his own words, he "was part of a team of organizations, led by Battelle Memorial Institute, which came together to compete for the [Department of Defense's Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program] JVAP. Despite dozens of potential bioterrorist threats, Dr. Myers stated these two threats were the greatest since anthrax is easy to handle and "because smallpox is highly contagious and probably most of the world is now susceptible. . . ." He also testified, "Suppose we have a smallpox vaccine stockpile and a manufacturing capability. . . . Funding for adequate security must be included in this program if the threat is to be optimally minimized. Included in these security measures and to prevent against natural disaster, there should be two or more geographical separate manufacturing facilities and two or more facilities for storage of the manufactured vaccine." He further stated that few companies wished to become involved in the production of anthrax and smallpox vaccines due to the high expense and risks involved in research and development. Today, the only other companies linked to smallpox vaccine production include Baxter, Aventis (Hoechst-Rhone Poulenc subsidiary) OraVax/Acambis, and Fort Dodge Animal Health as detailed in the accompanying flow chart.(13)http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

 

March 16, 1999 According to the U.S. Congressional Record, the "official meeting" to discuss what had already been predetermined regarding the government’s nearly half-billion dollar smallpox, anthrax, and West Nile virus vaccine purchases took place before a joint meeting of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on March 16, 1999. The sole American anthrax vaccine maker is British-owned BioPort Corporation. Dr. Robert C. Myers of BioPort worked with the Battelle Memorial Institute (CIA contractor for project "Clearvision" under which the hyper-concentrated anthrax weapon that was later mailed was initially developed). Dr. Myers testified concerning the urgent need to stockpile both the anthrax and smallpox vaccines. Given the earlier official assessment of smallpox’s less than optimal use as a biological weapon, Myer’s precise words to senators included:

 

BioPort manufactures the only FDA-licensed anthrax vaccine in the world. We are also making and testing vaccine . . . to protect against five different types of botulism, . . . It is probably next on the threat list behind anthrax and the rapidly emerging threat of smallpox. . . . Because smallpox is highly contagious and probably most of the world is now susceptible, it is a potential biowarfare agent of serious concern. . . . There exist similar challenges to the further development and manufacture of new vaccines for anthrax, smallpox, and, for that matter, any other biodefense vaccine. . . . Suppose we have a smallpox vaccine stockpile and a manufacturing capability. Suppose a terrorist group has smallpox as a weapon. . . . there should be two or more geographically separate manufacturing facilities and two or more facilities for storage of the manufactured vaccine. [Smallpox and Anthrax Frights Planned Years Before 9-11 Government and Drug Industry Collusion Cited.htm]

 

May 25-27, 1999 Conference for biological vaccines at Fort Detrick. Thomas Inglesby (Hopkins Institute) speaks: "..the DOD involvement in ongoing medical research also is important and instrumental to helping cities prepare for such emergencies... the Fort Detrick institute is the most important component of ongoing research and development of effective defenses and treatment.." Fort Detrick about anthrax: "one of the most treacherous enemies". (Source: http://www.af.mil/news/Jun1999/n19990602_991091.html )

 

March 18, 1999 Press Release Of Senator Bill Frist, M.D.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To evaluate the United States' ability to respond to a terrorist attack using biological weapons such as anthrax or smallpox, U.S. Senator Bill Frist (R-TN), Chairman of the Labor Subcommittee on Public Health, will hear from frontline medical and public health experts at a hearing to examine the nation's readiness for bioterrorist attack. The hearing will take place on Thursday, March 25, at 9:30 a.m. in room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The hearing, "Bioterrorism: Our Frontline Response," will review surveillance, response and treatment in the event of an attack using biological agents. As more countries develop bioweapons programs, experts believe the possibility of an growing, the possibility of attack is considered increasingly high by experts. The challenges in preparing for a bioterrorist attack include recognition of diseases by medical personnel, sufficient public health and law enforcement systems to cope with the crisis, and capacity of cities and states to deal with the aftermath of an attack.

The following witnesses are expected to testify:

Panel I: Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC; Jeffrey Koplan, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia; William E. Clark, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC; Panel II: Donald A. Henderson, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies School of Hygiene and Public Health, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Richard L. Alcorta, M.D., State EMS Medical Director for Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Baltimore, Maryland; John G, Bartlett, M.D., President, Infectious Disease Society of America, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland;

Panel III: Stephanie Bailey, M.D., Director of Health for Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson Country, Representative, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Nashville, Tennessee; Jerome Hauer, M.P.H., Director, Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, New York, New York; Michael Osterholm, M.D., M.P.H., Chairman and CEO, Infection Control Advisory Network, Inc., Representative, The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR BILL FRIST, MD Bioterrorism: Our Frontline Response,
Evaluating US Public Health and Medical Readiness March 25, 1999. ...
www.senate.gov/.../hamburg/koplan/clark325/henderso/bartlett/ bailey/hauer/osterholm/frist325/frist325.htm - 12k

July 1999: Thomas Inglesby, Hopkins Institute and top advisior of the Pentagon, writes his first popular scenario: "Anthrax: A Possible Case History" http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol5no4/inglesby.htm

 

October 12, 1999 A planned attack on Bin Laden, ordered by President Clinton, was aborted on that day, when Sharif was overthrown in a military coup by General Pervez Musharraf.

 

October 20, 1999 Ken Alibek is President of Hadron Advanced Biosystems, a subsidiary of Alexandria, Va.-based Hadron, Inc. Hadron describes itself as a company specializing in the development of technical solutions for the intelligence community. As chief scientist at Hadron, Alibek gave extensive testimony to the House Armed Services Committee about biological weapons on Oct. 20, 1999 Hadron did medical biodefense research for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and the NIH. Hadron said it was working in the field of non-specific immunity. (translated means biological weapons technology)

Dr. Joshua Lederberg, previously reported to have met with vaccine industry and Clinton administration officials regarding in preparation for the West Nile virus outbreak of 1999, was ATCC's director during the time anthrax was shipped to Iraq. He is also the bioterrorism study group leader for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), largely directed by David Rockefeller, and President emeritus of Rockefeller University.(10) Bioport's C.E.O. Fuad El Hibri, again, had been previously employed by Rockefeller controlled Citibank.

 

Jan. 22, 2000 The CFR Project held its first big event: a scenario of a global financial meltdown, run as a war-game simulation at its Manhattan headquarters. James Woolsey, ex CIA director, played the role of Secretary of Defense. http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2000/2729_cfr.html

 

Feb. 20, 2000, Vladimir Pasechnik announced that, along with partner Caisey Harlingten, Pasechnik had formed a company called Regma Biotechnologies Ltd. Regma describes itself as "a new drug company working to provide powerful alternatives to antibiotics." Like three other microbiologists detailed in this article, Pasechnik was heavily involved in DNA sequencing research. During the anthrax panic of this past fall, Pasechnik offered his services to the British government to help in any way possible. Despite Regma having a public relations department that has released many items to the press over the past two years, the company has not announced the death of one of its two founders.

 

March 2000: In early March 2000 at his home in Irvine, Orange County, California, Larry C. Ford, M.D., died of a shotgun blast. His death was later ruled a suicide, notwithstanding the fact that his firearms had supposedly been confiscated by the police several days before, after the attempted murder of his business partner, a crime for whichhe was a principal suspect. Only later was it revealed that Ford had served as a consultant to both the CIA and the chemical- and biological-weapons program of the South African Defense Forces, headed by Wouter Basson. Ford’s contributions to Basson’s program included lecturers on converting ordinary items into lethal biological weapons. After Ford’s death his Irvine neighborhood was evacuated for several days as federal authorities excavated a weapons’ bunker in Ford’s yard and removed samples of various toxic biological agents found in Ford’s refrigerators. The specific biological agents found in Ford’s home have never been identified by the authorities, nor have they reported if any toxic agents were found in the university and other laboratories used by Ford. An initially frenzied FBI investigation quickly became quiescent. One Ford associate reports that Ford had been in contact with BioPort Corporation, sole U.S. manufacturer of anthrax vaccine. Recently discovered evidence indicates that, shortly before his death, Ford was actively preparing to move his medical-scientific work abroad. Close Ford associates expected a revival of the investigation after the onset of the recent anthrax incidents but have observed no evidence of any current Ford-related activity on the part of the FBI or other agencies. [Forensic Intelligence International, LLC Re: Investigation into Responsibility for Recent Anthrax Incidents, Stephen P. Dresch, Ph.D.]

 

 

April, 2000, the CIA assumed all oversight at the CDC, and other health science agencies, concerning HIV/AIDS and potentially other infectious diseases considered national security risks.(51) Following 9-11, this CIA oversight of the government's top infectious disease research laboratories clearly included anthrax and smallpox.

 

May 2000 R. James Woolsey (CIA Director 1993-95) participated in a bioterrorism exercise at Andrews Air Force Basethe Johns In May 2000 the Hopkins Center, in collaboration with the ANSER Institute for Homeland Defense, (CSIS) the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Oklahoma Memorial Institute for the Study of Terrorism held a bioterrorism exercise at Andrews Air Force Base.Former Senator Sam Nunn played the President.David Gergen played the National Security Advisor. Governor Frank Keating played himself, Frank Wisner was Secretary of State, ex-CIA director James Woolsey (ironically) played CIA Director, John White played Defense Secretary, and Dr. Margaret Hamburg was HHS Secretary. The Attorney General was played by George Terwilliger, William Sessions was FBI Director, and Jerome Hauer played FEMA Director. http://www.hopkins-biodefense.org/pages/library/fema.html . The Sudanese government collected a "vast intelligence database on Osama bin Laden and more than 200 leading members of his al-Qaeda terrorist network... [The US was] offered thick files, with photographs and detailed biographies of many of his principal cadres, and vital information about al-Qaeda's financial interests in many parts of the globe." In April 1996, the US again rejects Sudan's offer of the files. An American involved in the secret negotiations later says that the offer was blocked by another arm of the federal government: "I've never seen a brick wall like that before. Somebody let this slip up... We could have dismantled his operations and put a cage on top. It was not a matter of arresting bin Laden but of access to information... and that's what could have prevented September 11. I knew it would come back to haunt us." Sudan again offers the US the files in May 2000, and again is turned down. In 1996 Sudan also offers their files to British intelligence, and are also rebuffed. Sudan makes a standing offer to the British to take the information at any time, but the offer is not taken up until after 9/11. [http://cooperativereseach.org/completetimeline/

 

May 23, 2000. Ken Alibek is President of Hadron Advanced Biosystems, a subsidiary of Alexandria, Va.-based Hadron, Inc. Hadron describes itself as a company specializing in the development of technical solutions for the intelligence community. As chief scientist at Hadron, Alibek gave extensive testimony to the House Armed Services Committee about biological weapons on Oct. 20, 1999, and again on May 23, 2000. Hadron conducted medical biodefense research for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and the NIH. Hadron said it was working in the field of non-specific immunity.

DNA sequencing work by several of these microbiologists is aimed at developing drugs that will fight pathogens based on the pathogen's genetic profile. Also at developing drugs that will work in cooperation with a person's genetic makeup. Theoretically, a drug could be developed for one specific person. A drug could be developed to effectively treat a much broader class of people sharing a genetic marker. The entire process can also be turned around to develop a pathogen that will affect a broad class of people sharing a genetic marker. A broad class of people sharing a genetic marker could be a group such as a race, or people with brown eyes.

 

June 2000 One week, after Dick Cheney resigned from Halliburton Root + Brown, the subsidiary signed a contract with the Pentagon about constructions in various countries. The contract was later upgraded into "a 408-unit detention camp at the Radio Range area of U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Halliburton is Texas construction and engineering company, customer of the Pentagon and UNOCAL,who was working on a pipeline in Afghanistan. (supported by covert operations that fueled the crisis before 9/11)" http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Feb2002/c02262002_ct088-02.html

 

June 26 , 27, 2000 Thomas Inglesby, Hopkins Institute organize his first Anthrax-Scenario Test-games Inglesby became important for the Pentagon and Fort Detrick, when he wrote his first popular scenario in July 1999: "Anthrax: A Possible Case History" >From this text: "..Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offices in five U.S. cities have received warnings of an imminent bioterrorist attack. Each threat indicated that a "shower of anthrax would rain on U.S. cities," unless certain demands were met immediately..." http://www.bt.cdc.gov/documents/Atlanta/BTScenario.pdf thtp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol5no4/inglesby.htm

 

July 2000, Germany's Bayer AG negotiated an unprecedented sole endorsement by the FDA of the antibiotic Cipro for anthrax, despite the drug's high risk, high price, and largely untested status.(7) Shortly thereafter, USA Today reported a study of conflicting interests on the FDA advisory committees endorsing drug policies. Author Dennis Cauchon wrote that between January 1, 1998 and June 30, 2000, during 92% of the 159 meetings, "at least one member had a financial conflict of interest. At 55% of meetings, half or more of the FDA advisers had conflicts of intrest. Conflicts were most frequent at the 57 meetings when broader issues were discussed: 92% of members had conflicts. At the 102 meetings dealing with the fate of a specific drug, 33% of the experts had a financial conflict."(20) Given this background, it is most reasonable to speculate that the FDA's unprecedented sole antibiotic endorsement of Bayer's largely untested and outrageously expensive Cipro for anthrax likewise reflected special and grossly conflicting of financial interest. http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

A photograph of the specific building in which the Ames strain of hyper-weaponized powdered anthrax was tested appears courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from one of their educational slide presentations. This photo further establishes, as detailed in BMI's operations description, the direct association between the Dugway Proving Grounds "Life Sciences Facilities" and BMI's "Aerosol Engineering & Biological Sciences Facilities." (38,39) (Photograph reprinted from http://www.nrel.gov/surviving_disaster/fema2000/Cbiac/sld016.htm)

July 12-13, 2000 While public media were assuring the credulous public of a "soft landing" for the U.S. economy, the New York Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) held a second conference at its headquarters on the East Side of Manhattan, entitled "The Next Financial Crisis: Warning Signs, Damage Control and Impact". It includes a testgame regarding a possible terrorist attack.

"...a scenario of a global financial meltdown, run as a war-game simulation. The four teams covered

monetary-financial, which dealt with the functions of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors;

economic and trade, which dealt with the functions of the U.S. Treasury Department;

regulatory matters;

national security" (former CIA director James Woolsey played the role of Secretary of Defense).

 

November 10, 2000 Further delays in the FDA certification of the country’s sole anthrax vaccine producer, BioPort Corporation, are announced. A routine FDA inspection during 10–26 October found 18 flaws in the Michigan-based facility, more than half of them connected to filling and packaging. Other problems reported involved sterility, monitoring of manufacturing facilities and documentation. In response, BioPort is now seeking an external contractor to bottle and pack the vaccine, while facilities are renovated. It could take more than a year for BioPort to renovate its packaging facilities and win FDA approval. The FDA also found BioPort failed to properly track or investigate serious adverse reaction to the anthrax vaccine. A servicewoman died in June after adverse reactions to the anthrax vaccine. Inoculations from three particular batches resulted in complaints, none of which had been investigated by BioPort. According to an FDA spokeswoman, the inspection report is not considered conclusive and will be followed by a more in-depth and fully-documented inspection. {THE CBW CONVENTIONS BULLETIN News, Background and Comment on Chemical and Biological Weapons Issues ISSUE NO. 51 MARCH 2001}

 

November 2000, Bruce Hoffman, director of the Rand Institute office in Washington DC, indicated that the next US President would have to face up to the growing threat is Islamic terrorism. Hoffman: "The next administration must turn its immediate attention to knitting together the full range of US counterterrorist capabilities into a cohesive plan." [Los Angeles Times, November 12, 2000]

after DOE funding ends."

 

November 14, 2000 The US Department of Defense announces plans to build a vaccine production facility to act as a second source for the supply of anthrax vaccine in view of the problems experienced with the current commercial supplier, BioPort [see 10 Nov]. The DoD had solicited expressions of interest back in June [see 30 Jun] and now reveals that it has received responses from a number of companies. Announcing the Department’s decision, Anna Johnson-Winegar says that BioPort’s problems in achieving FDA certification for its facility was "certainly a contributing factor" but she adds that the Department has "had an issue with vaccines for a number of years. It’s a good business decision for us." Before it can go ahead, the $500 million project must get Congressional approval, although many in Congress have been arguing for just such a government-owned contractor-operated facility to be established [see 12 Jul]. A new facility could take up to six years to design, build and open for production. One private contractor which did express interest in operating a government owned facility was Battelle Memorial Institute, which is already a subcontractor for BioPort. {THE CBW CONVENTIONS BULLETIN News, Background and Comment on Chemical and Biological Weapons Issues ISSUE NO. 51 MARCH 2001}

 

November 30, 2000" The US Defense Department announces that it is reducing further [see 10 Jul] its Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP). Under the changes, only personnel serving in areas around Iraq for more than 30 days will receive the vaccine, announces Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon. By discontinuing the vaccination of personnel serving in South Korea, the DoD estimates that it can save around 12,500 doses per month, which should make the remaining 60,000 doses stretch over the next year. Bacon adds that the Defense Department hopes that the sole producer of the anthrax vaccine in the US, BioPort Corporation [see 10 Nov], will have received FDA approval and be producing more vaccine by the third or fourth quarter of 2001. The Department is also working to find an alternate supplier of the vaccine [see 14 Nov]. {THE CBW CONVENTIONS BULLETIN News, Background and Comment on Chemical and Biological Weapons Issues ISSUE NO. 51 MARCH 2001}

13 December, 2000: The US General Accounting Office publishes a report, State Department: Serious Problems in the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program, detailing serious problems in the State Department’s voluntary programme to vaccinate its overseas staff against anthrax. {THE CBW CONVENTIONS BULLETIN News, Background and Comment on Chemical and Biological Weapons Issues ISSUE NO. 51 MARCH 2001}

10 January US Defense Secretary William Cohen releases the third edition of Proliferation: Threat and Response [see 25

Nov 97]. It provides updated information about countries CBWCB 51 Page 42 March 2001

 

Jan. 2001 the magazine Nature published information that two scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization's animal diseases facility in Geelong, Australia. Microbiologist Set Van Nguyen had worked there 15 years.Using genetic manipulation and DNA sequencing, they had created an incredibly virulent form of mousepox, a cousin of smallpox. The researchers were extremely concerned that if similar manipulation could be done to smallpox, a terrifying weapon could be unleashed.

 

January 21, 2001: George Bush Jr. is inaugurated as the 43rd US President, replacing Clinton. The only major figure to permanently remain in office is CIA Director Tenet, appointed in 1997 and reputedly a long time friend of Bush Sr. FBI Director Louis Freeh stays on until June 2001

 

March 27, 2001 Thomas Picking, Deputy Director FBI, supports a hearing on "Combating Terrorism: In Search of a National Strategy", which covers mainly two questions:

1. What is the current national strategy to combat terrorism?

2. Who in the United States government is in charge of coordinating all federal agency efforts to counter terrorism?

On the same panel also Robert S. Mueller, Paul Wolfowitz (Deputy Secretary of Defense), John Magaw (FEMA) and John E. McLaughlin (Deputy Director CIA). In another panel is Bruce Hoffman (RAND), Frank Cilluffo (CSIS) and others. http://www.house.gov/reform/ns/web_resources/news_release_march_27.htm

 

April 27, 2001 The Holy Cross Health and Adventist Healthcare forms a joint venture to support Biotech companies that want to get a product to market have to cross paths with the Food and Drug Administration http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2001/04/30/newscolumn5.html

 

May 2001:intercepts from Afghanistan warn that al-Qaeda could attack an American target late June or on the July 4 holiday. However, The White House's Counterterrorism Security Group does not meet to discuss this prospect. This group also fails to meet after intelligence analysts overhear conversations from an al-Qaeda cell in Milan suggesting that bin Laden's agents might be plotting to kill Bush at the European summit in Genoa, Italy, in late July. In fact, under Bush, the group only meets twice before 9/11 (June 3 and September 4). Under Clinton, the group met two or three times a week between 1998 and 2000. The White House later "aggressively defend[s] the level of attention, given only scattered hints of al-Qaeda activity." [cooperativeresearch.org]

 

May 8, 2001, Bush announced a new Office of National Preparedness for Terrorism at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. At the same time, he proposed to cut FEMA's budget by $200 million. Bush said that day that Cheney would direct a government-wide review on managing the consequences of a domestic attack. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wpdyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A8734-2002Jan19

 

June 2001 Dr. Christos Tsonas, Holy Cross, 4701 North Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida had to confirm to the FBI, that he probably examined in this month a member of the 911 "hijackers", Ahmed Alhaznawi. Tsonas is member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. The survey list of Holy Cross' participants at the financial services is the Pentagon Federal Credit Union. http://www.hra-nca.org/about.asp Parts of that story, without mentioning any names had been already leaked in October/November 2001. It was refreshed in on March 23rd, 2002 in the NY Times. http://www.nypost.com/apstories/V0416.htm Dr. Thomas Inglesby helps the FBI in their investigation and comes to the conclusion, that Alhaznawi has anthrax, while the FBI later didn't.

 

June 9, 2001 Robert Wright, an FBI agent who spent ten years investigating terrorist funding, writes a memo that slams the FBI. He states, "There is virtually no effort on the part of the FBI's International Terrorism Unit to neutralize known and suspected international terrorists living in the United States." He claims "FBI was merely gathering intelligence so they would know who to arrest when a terrorist attack occurred," rather than actually trying to stop the attacks. Wright claims the FBI shut down his 1998 criminal probe into alleged terrorist-training camps in Chicago and Kansas City. He says his superiors repeatedly blocked his attempts to shut off money flows to al-Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist groups. Yet his story is largely ignored by the media because the FBI will not allow Wright to provide details. He is now suing the FBI so he can tell his story. [copperativeresearch.org]

 

June 22-23, 2001, the same crew (see May 2000 re: the Johns Hopkins Center, in collaboration with the ANSER Institute for Homeland Defense, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Oklahoma Memorial Institute for the Study of Terrorism organised their last big scenario before Sep11th. They called it DARK WINTER. It was about a possible Smallpox attack. Jerome Hauer participated as well, this time "playing" the director of the FBI. The whole list is still mirrored at: http://www.hopkins-biodefense.org/participants.html http://www.mipt.org/darkwinter06222001.htmlhttp://www.homelanddefense.org/darkwinter/index.cfm Among the other participants once again: James Woolsey, ex-CIA director Hon. Sam Nunn George Terwilliger etc. Observing, among many others, Thomas Inglesby, at that time Senior Fellow Johns Hopkins Institute On July 14th, 2001 the testimony on DARK WINTER was released: http://www.csis.org/press/ma_2001_0723.htm

 

July 2001 CSIS host a discussion on U.S. sanctions policy and suggest to relax the trade embargo on Cuba. http://www.csis.org/press/ma_2001_0710.htm Among its board members: Harold Brown (member of the boards of directors of Cummins Engine Company, Philip Morris, Mattel, and Evergreen Holdings, Inc. He is a trustee of the California Institute of Technology, RAND, and the Trilateral Commission (North America). James R. Schlesinger (associated with the RAND Corporation as a senior staff member (1963-67), and Director of Strategic Studies, (1967-1969). He left the Bureau of the Budget in August 1971 when President Nixon selected him to become chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. He held that post until February 1973 when he was named director of the CIA. Both Schlesinger and Brown are also on the board of Daily Telegraph UK, owned by Hollinger Inc, which owns 400 newspapers worldwide is Richard Perles company (who is the top advisor of the Pentagon) Other members of the board of CSIS: James Woolsey, ex CIA director and Perle/Wolfowitz friend Henry A. Kissinger , Mr. "Everywhere" Zbigniew Brzezinski , "Conspirator Specialist" William S. Cohen, codirector at Empower America, U.S. senator (1979-1997) Senior Advisor is Anthony Zinni

 

July 4-14, 2001: Osama bin Laden meets with an unnamed CIA agent while being treated for kidney problems in Dubai. CNN will corroborate the renal-failure story on Jan 21, 2002. ("Report: bin Laden Treated at U.S. Hospital", http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/10/31/114942.shtml )

 

July 10, 2001: Phoenix, Arizona FBI agent Ken Williams sends a memo to FBI headquarters and several other FBI offices, warning about suspicious activities of 10 Middle Eastern men taking flight training lessons in Arizona. The memo specifically suggests that bin Laden's followers might be trying to infiltrate the civil-aviation system as pilots, security guards or other personnel, and recommends a national program to track suspicious flight-school students. The memo is ignored and no action is taken, not even surveillance of the 10 suspected students. One of the students mentioned periodically roomed and trained with hijacker Hani Hanjour for several years in Arizona. In May 2002, Vice President Cheney states that the memo should never be released to the media or public. [copperativeresearch.org]

Mid-July 2001 (B): John O'Neill, FBI counter-terrorism expert, privately discusses White House obstruction in his bin Laden investigation. O'Neill says:"The main obstacles to investigate Islamic terrorism were US oil corporate interests and the role played by Saudi Arabia in it." He adds:"All the answers, everything needed to dismantle Osama bin Laden's organization, can be found in Saudi Arabia." O'Neill also believes the White House is obstructing his investigation of bin Laden because they are still keeping the idea of a pipeline deal with the Taliban open. [CNN, 1/8/02, CNN, 1/9/02, Irish Times, 11/19/01, Bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth, released 11/11/01 (the link is an excerpt containing Chapter 1)]

 

July 26, 2001: CBS News reports that Attorney General Ashcroft has stopped flying commercial airlines due to a threat assessment, but "neither the FBI nor the Justice Department ... would identify [to CBS] what the threat was, when it was detected or who made it." The San Francisco Chronicle later concludes, "The FBI obviously knew something was in the wind ... The FBI did advise Ashcroft to stay off commercial aircraft. The rest of us just had to take our chances." CBS's Dan Rather later says of this warning: "Why wasn't it shared with the public at large?" [cooperativeresearch.org]

 

Late July 2001: David Schippers, noted conservative Chicago lawyer and the House Judiciary Committee's chief investigator in the Clinton impeachment trial, later claims that FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota contact him around this time and tell him that a terrorist attack is going to occur in lower Manhattan. According to Schippers, the agents had been developing extensive information on the planned attack for many months. However, the FBI soon pulls them off the terrorist investigation and threatens them with prosecution under the National Security Act if they go public with the information. As a result, they contact Schippers hoping he can persuade the government to take action. Schippers tries to pass the information on to high government officials but apparently his efforts are ignored. Partly in conjunction with Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm, Schippers is now representing at least ten FBI agents in a suit against the US government in an attempt to have their testimony subpoenaed, which would enable them to legally tell what they know without going to jail. [cooperativeresearch.org]

 

August 2001 Hamza Alghamdi ("WTC-south tower") rents an unit 1504 at the Delray Racquet Club, 755 Dotterel Rd.(confirmed on 10/13, rented by Gloria Irish, wife of Editor Michael Irish of the Sun). Bob Stevens later becomes the first anthrax victim. His paper Sun Sentinel was in the same building as National Equirer, who had been attacked in 2000 by an upset President Bush because of their negative articles about his daughter. This disturbing connection to the Sun Sentinel is later ignored by the main media http://www.miami.com/herald/content/news/local/florida/digdocs/065965.htm

 

Between July 10th and early August (when the FBIHQ and (John) O'Neill received the Kenneth Williams Phoenix-Memo), John Pickard takes over the job of NY-FBI director Louis Feesh. Pickard was involved in the TWA flight 800 investigation and the embassy bombings in Africa. In 1979 he worked undercover on the money laundering case code named "ABSCAM".http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel01/pickard103101.htm

 

August 6th, 2001 Richard Perle (Head of the Defense Policy Board) said: "...We're concerned about Saddam Hussein, we're concerned about the North Koreans, about some future Iranian government that may have the weapon they're now trying so hard to acquire - we're in a unique position as the sole super power.." http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/roguestate/interviews/perle.htm

Richard Perle is currently Head of the Defense Policy Board, Department of Defense which advises the Pentagon. Perle is also Director of Hollinger Inc, Hollinger Digital also owns Onset Technology which cooperates with spy messenger software of Comverse and Odigo. Hollinger Inc. owns more than 400 newspapers worldwide and controls almost 50% of the Canadian press. They are the third largest newspaper chain in the Western world, after Gannett and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Chairman and CEO of Hollinger is Conrad Black who controls about 78% of Hollinger through a private holding company. Hollinger also owns the Sydney Morning Herald, the Chicago Sun Times and the Daily Telegraph. On the board of Daily Telegraph is Henry Kissinger, ex-CIA-Director James Woolsey, Newt Gingrich, former Admiral David Jeremiah, Dan Quayle, former US-ministers James Schlesinger and Harold Brown. On 26th of October Daily Telegraph tried to promote the Iraq-October-anthrax theory: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2001%2F10%2F26%2Fwirq26.xml

 

August 6th, 2001 President Bush receives a 11.5 page report including a warning about an "attack with planes". A shorter memo goes to Dick Cheney, Andrew Card, Condoleeza Rice, Sen. Richard Shelby, Sen. Bob Graham, GOP Rep. Porter Goss, Rep. Nancy Pelosi. President Bush receives classified intelligence briefings at his Crawford, Texas ranch indicating that bin Laden might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. The memo read to him is titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US", and the entire 11 page memo focuses on the possibility of terrorist attacks inside the US. The contents have never been made public. The existence of this memo is kept secret until May 2002. Vice President Cheney later calls the memo just a "rehash" containing nothing new or interesting. But he says Congress and the public should not see it, "because it contains the most sensitive sources and methods. It's the family jewels." [MSNBC] [cooperativeresearch.org]

 

August 19th, 2001 John O'Neill's briefcase with important documents get stolen on a Miami conference and is recovered later. (noted: John O’Neill had been involved in the creation of a expose book titled "the forbidden truth" published after his death]

 

Week of August 20th "...three weeks before the attack of September 11 security at the World Trade Center was abruptly heightened..." Source: counterpunch.com This was also confirmed by financial analyst Ben Fountain "...over the past few weeks we'd been evacuated a number of times, which is unusual..." http://people.aol.com/people/special/0,11859,174592-5,00.html

 

August 22, 2001: Counter-terrorism expert John O'Neill, "committed tracker of Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network of terrorists," quits the FBI because of the recent power play against him led by Tom Pickard, interim director of the FBI, and because of repeated obstruction of his investigations into al-Qaeda. O’Neill never hears the CIA warning about hijackers Alhazmi and Almihdhar sent out just one day later nor Ken Williams' flight school memo, nor of Walid Arkeh's warning, nor about the arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui, nor is he at a June meeting when the CIA revealed some of what it knew about Alhazmi and Almihdhar. [The next day he begins a new job as head of security at the WTC. He dies in the 9/11 attack, one day after moving into his office inside the WTC.]

 

August 22nd, 2001 After Colleen Rowley's memo was ignored by the FBIHQ including Dale Watson (Ex-CIA),she tries to get in touch on her own with the NSLU. She answers in an e-mail message, from an attorney at the National Security Law Unit (NSLU). "...Of course, with (ever important!) 20-20 hindsight, I now wish I had taken more time and care to compose my response..."

When asked by NSLU for my "assessment of (our) chances of getting a criminal warrant to search Moussaoui's computer", I answered, "Although I think there's a decent chance of being able to get a judge to sign a criminal search warrant, our USAO seems to have an even higher standard much of the time, so rather than risk it, I advised that they should try the other route..."

"...I believe that Minneapolis agents actually brought this point to FBIHQ's attention on August 22, 2001, but HQ personnel apparently ignored the directive..." Colleen Rowley's memo was also ignored by John O'Neill, head of the FBI's counterterrorism branch.

 

August 23, 2001 The CIA sent out an urgent cable, labeled IMMEDIATE, to the State Department, Customs, INS and FBI, telling them to put the two men on the terrorism watch list..."

 

August 28, 2001 After "a series of emails between Minneapolis and FBI HQ" concerning Colleen Rowley's mission to examine the case of Massaoui, she finally gave up.

 

September 2, 2001: Intelligence received from Iraq indicates that an accident occurred during a chemical weapons exercise, killing at least 20 Iraqi soldiers. Approximately 200 more soldiers, suffering from severe respiratory problems, were admitted to hospitals. The Telegraph Group Limited reports that "Iraqi scientists are working around that clock to rebuild the Iraqi leader’s chemical capability." The paper claims that "in the past three months, eight military factories have begun working at almost full strength." The most significant, located near the Syrian border, is said to be manufacturing chemical weapons. Iraq last used chemical weapons against its Kurdish population in March 1988. [The Telegraph Group Limited, September 2, 2001]

 

Early September 2001: NY Times Investigation reveals Battelle to make genetically altered anthrax. In the first few days of September 2001 - immediately prior to the attacks of the 11th, the New York Times carried a major investigation which at any other time would have been a story of huge significance...It revealed three secret bio-defence projects at a time when the American people believed none was taking place. One - run by a contractor - Battelle - was to create genetically altered anthrax. The question now is - are there more such projects? The private contractor companies linked to the military and jokingly referred to as "beltway bandits" because they're sprinkled around the Washington beltway ring-road, is where individuals with the right mix of skills might be working. Some of these contractors are now known to have been involved in classified bio-defence projects. One of these secret projects, carried out in the Nevada desert, was part of a series of three

 

BBC reported that Battelle Memorial Institute (a favorite Pentagon and CIA contractor and for whom Alibek served as biological warfare program manager in 1998) conducted a secret biological warfare test in the Nevada desert using genetically-modified anthrax early last September, right before the terrorist attacks. The BBC reported that Patrick's paper on sending anthrax through the mail was also part of the classified contractor work on the deadly bacterial agent.

 

September 4. 2001: Details have emerged regarding a number of biological weapons research programs initiated by the United States. Under "Project Bachus," Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) officials constructed a BW production facility using only materials readily available on the commercial market and produced "simulated" BW agents in 1999 and 2000. Officials claim the project helped the Department of Defense (DoD) and intelligence community learn more about the signatures that such a facility would emit. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) initiated a second project, "Clear Vision," in 1997. This project replicated portions of a bomblet developed by the former Soviet Union to disseminate BW in order to measure its potential effectiveness in dispersing the agents. Additional research into BW programs has been undertaken as part of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) "Jefferson Project." This program is intended to develop a small amount of a more potent strain of anthrax, although no work has begun on the project to date. DoD officials claim that this program was initiated to test vaccines against the agent, in light of claims by Russian scientists in 1997 that such a strain of anthrax was under development. Despite the fact that the BWC permits experiments on small microbes for defensive purposes, U.S. officials have expressed concern that both "Clear Vision" and the "Jefferson Project" may appear to foreign governments as violations of "the spirit if not the letter of the BWC." [The New York Times, September 4 and 5, 2001; Jane’s Defense Weekly, September 12, 2001]

 

September 6, 2001 MSNBC The story refers to an article that was to be published the following day in the weekly magazine Science, reporting the 1918 flu virus had recently been RNA sequenced. Researchers had traced down and obtained virus samples from archived lung tissue of WWI soldiers, and from an Inuit woman who had been buried in the Alaskan permafrost.

 

September 7, 2001 Jeb Bush refreshed and prepared Martial Law for florida.

 

September 10, 2001: Iran denied an allegation from a recent CIA report entitled "Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions," that the country is attempting to produce weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Iran’s reply stated that it has signed conventions prohibiting the use of chemical and biological weapons, that it voluntarily does not produce such weapons, and that it has cooperated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The U.S. has repeatedly accused Iran of WMD acquisition since the hostage crises in 1980. [Xinhua News Agency, September 10, 2001; CIA report located at: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/bian/bian_sep_2001.htm]

 

 

September 10, 2001 Pentagon on high alert: A group of top Pentagon officials suddenly canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of "security concerns...."http://www.msnbc.com/news/629606.asp?0sp=w13b2#BODY

 

September 10, 2001 Jerry Hauer (FBI), who organized the job for John O'Neill at the Twin Towers started to work for National Health Institute (Thommy Thompson) as a National Security advisor. http://www.bayarea.com/mld/bayarea/living/health/3020501.hym It is not known, how long he has worked there before, but this is a confirmed day. http://www.lauriegarrett.com/wtc_day12.html He also worked at the SAIC's Center for Counterterrorism Technology and Analysis in 1999. http://www.saic.com/news/nov99/news11-30a-99.html

Jerry Hauer also helped with the construction of the OEM center known as "the bunker" on an upper floor of 7 World Trade Center. http://www.politicsny.com/reports/february02/2-14-02-sheirer.shtml The CIA later confirmed, that they had an office there. Building 7 collapsed for unknown reasons on September 11th. Officially it started to burn because of an explosion of an illegal gas tank inside the building. This gas tank was confirmed weeks after Sep11th.

In 1983, Hauer joined IBM where he was responsible for the company's Hazardous Materials Response and Crisis Management and Fire Safety programs. Hauer produced a series of hazardous materials training videos that earned him the International Film and TC Critics of New York Bronze award in 1986.

Hauer is co-authoring the rewrite of the World Health Organizations' monograph on chemical and biological weapons..."

Hauer also got a master's degree with a focus on emergency medical services at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, a huge platform for one of the global players around 911.

Hauer was also a member of the John Hopkins Working Group on Civilian Bio Defense http://iml.dartmouth.edu/ists/hauer.html

Paul Wolfowitz worked there under his later-friend Mike Bloomberg.

Dr. Charles Inglesby of Hopkins helped the FBI in a possible anthrax case of one of the "hijackers".

 

September 10, 2001 John O' Neill celebrated his new job at the Twin Towers together with Jerry Hauer and Robert Tucker, a friend and security-company executive at the China Club, a night spot in midtown. http://www.nymag.com/page.cfm?page_id=5513&position=1 Other sources claim, he started on August 23rd, the day when the CIA sent their "cable".

 

September 10, 2001 High Alert at Wright/Patterson and many other US Bases. Later they claim, it was a regular alert. FEMA appears in NYC (CNN), The Defense Language Institute in Monterey was put on alert, but this was later downplayed in the main media. On May26th, 2002, a letter by Lt. Col. Steve Butler (DLI, Monterey) is released in the Herald Tribune, where he accuses President Bush, that he let the attack happen on purpose: "Of course Bush knew about the impending attacks on America. He did nothing to warn the American people because he needed this war on terrorism. His daddy had Saddam and he needed Osama" The full letter is at http://www.democrats.com/view.cfm?id=7735 Butler gets fired. The story appears on BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_2025000/2025939.stm>

The Echelon spy network was being used to collect information about the terrorist threats The SAMS (The Army's School of Advanced Military Studies) officers say: 'Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act.'" ("US troops would enforce peace under Army study," Washington Times, Sept.. 10, 2001, pg. A1, 9.) Just 24 hours after this story appeared, the Pentagon was hit and the Arabs were being blamed..." http://www.google.com/search?q=Wildcard.+Ruthless+and+cunning++SAMS+washington+post&btnG=Google+Search

SF Mayor Willie Brown was warned not to use a plane the next morning and Salman Rushdie was not allowed to use planes during the first weeks of September.

The Pentagon was on high alert, as Newsweek has learned. http://www.msnbc.com/news/629606.asp?0sp=w13b2#BODY

September 11, 2001 (G): The 9/11 attack: four planes are hijacked, two crash into the WTC, one into the Pentagon, and one crashes into the Pennsylvania countryside. At least 3,000 people are killed. A more detailed timeline focusing on the hours of this attack appears on a separate page. John O'Neill, WTC security chief, and former deputy director of the FBI, where he headed investigation of the al-Qaeda network, was killed in those buildings on that day. O'Neill claimed in the book "Forbidden Truth", that Dale Watson sabotaged him and leaked information about him to the New York Times. Therefore he was discouraged but many people also speculated that O'Neill was silenced or bribed with this new job in the Towers. If this is true, they silenced him forever, because O' Neill died in the Towers and President Bush never took notice.

 

Hours after the attacks, five Israelis are arrested--neighbors alerted police after seeing them film the burning WTC from the roof of a building, then shouting in what was interpreted as cries of joy and mockery. One man was found with $4,700 in cash hidden in his sock, another had two passports on him, and a box cutter was found in the van they were driving when arrested. Investigators say that "There are maps of the city in the car with certain places highlighted... It looked like they're hooked in with this. It looked like they knew what was going to happen." One of these Israelis later says, "Our purpose was to document the event." ABC News later reports that the FBI determined at least two are Mossad agents, and that all were on a Mossad surveillance mission. The FBI holds them on immigration violations and interrogates them for weeks. They are released on November 20, 2001 as part of a deal with the Israeli government. The owner of the moving van company they all worked for flees to Israel on September 13 and is still wanted by US authorities. The FBI later claims that none of them had any advanced knowledge of the 9/11 attacks.

Why was the distribution of Cipro to White House staff on Sept. 11 classified for such a long time (AP)? http://www.infowars.com/saved%20pages/Prior_Knowledge/bush_cipro.htm

 

School Video shows Bush lied - Video showing President Bush sitting in Booker Elementary School and not reacting for 20 minutes after he heard about the 2nd crash on the Twin Towers. This video was produced on September 11th at Booker Elementary. In the meantime it is mirrored worldwide.We would like to show this video and compare it with a 5-week-old photo
from the White House website, which shows members of his staff pointing to a TV screen while watching the attacks on the Towers.This was impossible, because President Bush was at the school, as this video proves. We also have statements by President Bush made later where he stated that he watched the first crash live on TV, which was impossible.In these two transcripts he also states he thought the first crash was caused by a "bad pilot". President Bush claims he had no prior knowledge or received any warnings about an attack involved with planes. This was later debunked as a lie by CBS on May 15th, 2002. After 30 minutes in a school, he started to react to the attack on America. Months later he still claimed that the first plane crash must have been an accident by a "lousy pilot". President Bush and Vice Presidnet Cheney try to stop an investigation of 911 and later denied this again. Tom Daschle can prove that this was a lie.

 

Jerry Hauer identifies the dead body of John O'Neill in the rubble of the Twin Towers. He said, that his "remains were nothing the family ought to view" That means, neither O'Neills girlfriend Valerie James, his father John P. O'Neill or his wife or childrens John, Jr., and his younger sister, Carol had been allowed to identify the body. http://www.lauriegarrett.com/wtc_day12.html

 

September 11th, 2001 President Bush claims, he saw the first plane crash live on TV. He also claimed, he had no prior knowledge or received any warnings about an attack involved with planes. This was later debunked as a lie by CBS on May 15th, 2002. After 30 minutes in a school, he started to react to the attack on America. Months later he still claimed that the first plane crash must have been an accident by a "lousy pilot". President Bush and Vice Presidnet Cheney try to stop an investigation of 911 and later denied this again. Tom Daschle can prove that this was a lie.

 

September 11th, 2001 As AP reported in October, the White House including staff took Cipro on the evening of that day.

The CFR said in an interview, that now George Bush has the chance to finish what his father didn't. They mention also a new world order. On the first version of all passenger lists none of the 19 hijackers appeared. 6-8 original identities later confirm, that there are still alive, but the FBI never changed the list.

"..Air Force spokesman Col. Ken McClellan says, a man named Mohamed Atta -- which the FBI has identified as one of the five hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11 on the same day -- had once attended the International Officer's Schoolat Maxwell/Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala..." He later denied his own report! But Witnesses from the Base remember Mohammad Atta from his moustache. http://www.pressconnects.com/archive/attack/stories/091701N1.html The story later is twisted into a second Mohammad Atta.

Paul Wolfowitz confirms about Flight 93: "in fact we were already tracking in on that plane that crashed in Pennsylvania" http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/terrorism/july-dec01/wolfowitz-9-14.html

On May 23rd, 2002, the Guardian UK confirmed the possible shootdown without any source of evidence:

"..U.S. fighters were flying to intercept it, and possibly shoot it down, when it crashed.." http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-1754798,00.html

 

September 11th, 2001 Jerry Hauer identifies the dead body of John O'Neill in the rubble of the Twin Towers. He said, that his "remains were nothing the family ought to view" That means, neither O'Neills girlfriend Valerie James, his father John P. O'Neill or his wife or childrens John, Jr., and his younger sister, Carol had been allowed to identify the body. http://www.lauriegarrett.com/wtc_day12.html

 

September 12, 2001: The passport of hijacker Satam Al Suqami is found a few blocks from the WTC. The Guardian says, "the idea that [this] passport had escaped from that inferno unsinged [tests] the credulity of the staunchest supporter of the FBI's crackdown on terrorism." (Note the passport did not belong to Atta, as is sometimes claimed.)

Sept. 13, 2001 - China is admitted to the World Trade Organization quickly, after years of unsuccessful attempts. [Source: The New York Times, Sept. 30, 2001]

September 14, 2001 Sun Sentinel claims, that "..twelve of 19 people the FBI believes hijacked four jetliners in Tuesday's deadly terrorist attacks stayed in Florida.." http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-914flaties.story

 

Week of Sept 11, 2001: The former head of the ISI was discovered to have organized a wire transfer of $100,000 to the enigmatic alleged 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta in Summer of 2001, and yet also wound up visiting Washington D.C. for high-level meetings with US officials the week of 9/11. (The CIA close has close connections with the ISI in Pakistan which was a main supporter of the Taliban before 9/11. The CIA, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Tri Lateral Commision channel major funding to the Ford Foundation which in turn channels funding to the so called "left media". Why would the Ford foundation support alternative media if it actually looked deeply into the long-running control over US foreign policy exerted by the private and secretive Council on Foreign Relations. It is more likly that the Ford Foundation would favor those that would support the CFR, the Trilateral Commission and ultra rich and powerful multinational corporations. Foundations invested heavily in Big Oil would not fund the kind of alternative journalists and researchers that are not asking challenging questions about the formative role of oil politics in 9/11 and the so-called "War on Terrorism", or anyone pursuing urgent investigations into the stunning array of evidence pointing to Bush administration complicity in the 9/11 attacks?)

September 16, 2001 Bin Laden denied again that he was involved in the Sep11th attack. He faxed a statement to Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2001-09/17/article17.shtml

 

September 16-23, 2001: Reports appear in many newspapers suggesting that some of the people the US says were 9/11 hijackers are actually still alive. The London Times reports, "Five of the hijackers were using stolen identities, and investigators are studying the possibility that the entire suicide squad consisted of impostors." People with the same names and other biographical information of the hijackers speak to the press and governments in the Middle East and claim they were nowhere near the US on 9/11. In some cases, their passports and/or photos appear to have been stolen and used by the hijackers. In a secret report to banks, the US even suggests that one hijacker, Khalid Almidhar, is still alive. However, in November 2001, FBI Director Mueller states, "We at this point definitely know the 19 hijackers who were responsible,'' and says that they were sticking with the names and photos released in late September. The Salem Alhazmi still alive in Saudi Arabia says the FBI photo of hijacker Salem Alhazmi is of him, and other details of the hijackers appear to refer to obviously stolen information

 

September 16, 2001 Barry Mawn, FBI, classified a recovered passpord in the rubble of Vesey Street, by one of the hijackers. The name of the owner, which he didn't disclose, was later revealed by ABC as Satam M. A. Al Suqami.

Mawn was one of the few FBI agents, who also convinced John O' Neill to start a job at the Twin Towers:

"...It would be a powerful position," Mawn says. "That person would have direct contact with the FBI and turn around and influence top Cabinet people, and possibly even the president..." http://www.indybay.org/2001/11/109645.php

Mawn was involved in a controversial Boston investigation years ago http://www.laborers.org/HartfordCourant_12-23-99.html, in the EgyptAir investigation http://www.yowusa.com/authors/srussell/4Q99/flight990_1/EgyptAir_Flight_990_1.ht mL in the UNAbomber case in 1993. He was appointed as an Assistant Director of the FBI on March 30, 2000 by former New York-FBI director Louis J. Freeh

Anonymous letter of accusation: contained a long, typed letter with good command of English language, displaying considerable knowledge of Dr. Assaad, his work at USAMRIID and his personal life and accusing Assaad of planning terrorism. The letter was shown by the FBI to Assaad and his lawyer. The FBI subsequently exhonorated Assaad. The letter, sent to the Marine base at Quantico, VA., asserts that the accuser formerly worked with Assaad. It was sent before any cases of anthrax were discovered.

 

September 18, 2001 First Anthrax Hoax in Milwaukee, but without major coverage. A scientist told Milwaukee police that he was building an anthrax delivery system in his basement. The man's employment history was verified with a former employer, the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He was fired twice - in 1996 and 1999. The main media start to speculate about a possible biological threat soon.

 

Sept. 18 2001 Trenton hoax anthrax letters mailed to NBC and NY Post (and probably to National Enquirer).

 

Sept. 20, 2001 St. Petersburg—hoax letter mailed to NBC and possibly to NY Post** [& Natl. Enq.?] Hoax letter to NBC: letter contained talcum and was mailed from St. P on 20 Sept., two days after the anthrax letter was mailed to NBC from Trenton. Both letters contained threats to Israel.

 

Sep19-25, 2001 NBC received & opened anthrax letter (brown granular sandy); not recognized as dangerous.

 

September 20, 2001 Four days after the WTC attack Top Pentagon Advisor Richard Perle tries to blame the attack on Iraq. In a meeting with the Wolfowitz Cabal they discussed a strategy and finally sent a letter to Bush with 41 signatures to continue their strategy. http://24.104.35.12/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/000/040pvmoi.asp "The only way to eliminate Saddam Hussein's governance is by organizing a coup d'etat against him..." (http://www.fas.org/news/iraq/1998/10/981019-in.htm , 1998)

 

September 21, 2001 Jerry Hauer (now Ex-FBI), National Health Institute assumes on a audtiorium on the Rockefeller campus , that 911 and possible bio attacks are connected with Iraq. http://www.lauriegarrett.com/wtc_day12.html

 

September 25, 2001 An envelope at NBC was tested negative. (The same envelope who later tested positive in October). This information didn't become public. Barry Mawn, FBI doesn't allow to investigate the NBC-Anthrax

http://www.policetalk.com/anthrax-fbi.html 25 Sept. NBC received & opened hoax letter. late Sept. place?------------Mailed letter to Quantico Marine Base accusing Dr. Asaad, former USAMRIID scientist, as terrorist.

 

September 26, 2001 Bob Stevens, photo editor for the Sun Sentinel, travels to North Carolina

 

September 28, 2001 Bin Laden in an interview with Ummat: "...I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States.." He confirmed this statement in 3 other magazines including to AFP: http://www.khilafah.com/1421/category.php?DocumentID=2392&TagID=2 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=1916646549dcccccbm

 

September 28, 2001 Thomas Inglesby of Hopkins Institute wants to have a BioDefense Budget: "..the Pentagon spent $264 billion to deter regional conflicts, $28 billion to protect against a "peer" nuclear attack and $3 billion on all other biological, chemical, cyber and nuclear assaults. Of that, he said, $250 million went to public health systems. "It would be a mistake not to change the funding patterns of the past". http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37610-2001Sep27.html Inglesby, still only "professor and researcher", participated in a panel called "Covering Terrorism: What Every Editor Should Know." http://www.apme.com/2001conf/bioterrorism.shtml

 

October 1st, 2001 Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a Public health consumer advocate and author of "Death in the Air" first hand delivered a memo to his regional F.B.I. office on October 1, 2001, almost two weeks before the first anthrax letter was sent from Trenton, New Jersey to the American media building in Boca Raton, Florida. His action was prompted by reading, the Final Report-the Oklahoma City bombing grand jury investigation commissioned study by then State Representative Charles Key

 

October 1st, 2001 Jerry Hauer (now ex-FBI), National Health Institute warns to prepare of "consequences of a bio-terrorist attack." in an interview with Sarah Wallace, Eyewitness News http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/WABC_investigators_100101bioterror.html

 

October 1st, 2001 Dr. Thomas Inglesby, John Hopkins Institute, gets the position of Deputy Director. Tara O'Toole, M.D., M.P.H. is named Director of the Hopkins Center D.A. Henderson turns into Director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Public Health Preparedness, named by Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.

http://www.hopkins-biodefense.org/pages/news/quarter.html

 

Early October 2001

BIOPORT has problems to distribute CIPRO vaccines. BAYER from germany finally promise to send their vaccines and increased their stocks.

Thomas Inglesby, M.D. assumed the position of Deputy Director at Hopkins. Former Center Director. D.A. Henderson turned into Director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Public Health Preparedness, named by Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.

Tara O'Toole, M.D., M.P.H. was named Director of the Hopkins Center. Toole was nominated by President Clinton to be assistant secretary of Energy for Environment Safety and Health and served in this position until 1997 http://www.jhsph.edu/bioterrorism/Bnr_11_02.htm She often works with Inglesby together.

 

October 2001

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tommy Thompson, and other Bush cabinet members have been meeting secretly (that is, illegally) with officials of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) to develop plans for their Emergency Preparedness Task Force http://www.tetrahedron.org/news/NR011112.html

 

October 2001

The Iraqi National Congress, the exiled group that opposes Saddam Hussein, said it recently held meetings in London with Mr James Woolsey, former CIA director. Administration sources have said his trip was funded and approved by Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy defence secretary. But Woolsey made no comment about the exact nature of his brief. He told The Telegraph: "I was in London and that's it." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2001%2F10%2F26%2Fwirq26.xml

 

October 1, 2001Dr. Horowitz, hand delivered a memo to his regional F.B.I. office on October 1, 2001, almost two weeks before the first anthrax letter was sent from Trenton, New Jersey to the American media building in Boca Raton, Florida. His action was prompted by reading, The Final Report—the Oklahoma City bombing grand jury investigation commissioned study by then State Representative Charles Key. It stated that German-based neo-Nazi’s were known to have "masterminded" both airline hijackings and U.S. military installation bombings by the PLO. This matched what the F.B.I. reported, and what Dr. Horowitz knew about the German-based Bayer Corporation. The news reinforced his concerns about the Nazi-German connection to what was obviously a "CIPRO sales scam" linked to the anthrax mailings.(4)

 

 

October 2, 2001 - two days before the first anthrax case was reported in Boca Raton, Florida and a week and a half before the first anthrax was sent through the mail to NBC News in New York - Advanced Biosystems received an $800,000 grant from NIH to focus on very specific defenses against anthrax: Remember that Hauer joined the NIH on September 10, 2001 as an adviser on national security. Told the White House to take Cipro, (anti-anthrax) om Sept 11, didn’t warn the American nation and remained Managing Director at Kroll Associates - the official security and bodyguard company for all American presidents since World War II Hauer also got John O’Neil (ex FBI) his new job at WTC just before sept 11. Coincidence or connection? Hmmmm.
http://www.counterpunch.org/madsenanthrax.html

 

Oct. 4, 2001 a commercial jetliner traveling from Israel to Novosibirsk, Siberia was shot down over the Black Sea by an "errant" Ukrainian surface-to-air missile, killing all on board. The missile was over 100 miles off-course. Despite early news stories reporting it as a charter, the flight, Air Sibir 1812, was a regularly scheduled flight. The plane is believed by many in Israel to have had as many as five passengers who were microbiologists. Both Israel and Novosibirsk are homes for cutting-edge microbiological research. Novosibirsk is known as the scientific capital of Siberia, and home to over 50 research facilities and 13 full universities for a population of only 2.5 million people.

 

October 4, 2001: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D) accuses the Bush administration of reneging on an agreement on the anti-terrorist bill. Leahy is in a key position to block or slow the bill. Some warn that "lawmakers are overlooking constitutional flaws in their rush to meet the administration's timetable." Two days later, Ashcroft complains about "the rather slow pace…over his request for law enforcement powers… Hard feelings remain." [Washington Post, 10/4/01]

 

October 4, 2001: First report of anthrax case (in Florida). Bob Stevens (63), photo editor for the Sun Sentinel, AMI Building, Lantana/Florida, learns from the TV and internet, that he has anthrax. Steve Coz, AME Director: "..We found out that Bob Stevens had anthrax on the Internet at 3:00 on Thursday.." Sun Production Editor learned on CNN, Bob Stevens sitting next to him from another editor: "Bob Stevens is on the news. He has anthrax." http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-ami13oct13.story?coll=sf la-home-headlines (Bob Stevens had traveled to travel to North Carolina on 9/26/01)

The Sun Sentinel was in the same building as National Equirer, (National Enquirer ran negative articles Bushes daughter in 2000) http://www.miami.com/herald/content/news/local/florida/digdocs/065965.htm

Gloria Irish had found an apartment for one of the alleged hijackers and was the wife of the senior editor of the National Enquirer. Her husband, Michael Irish, also used the airfield that served as flight training for some of the hijackers. In intelligence operations, foreign assets are often placed with resident "controllers" whose job it is to supervise the asset as well as provide accommodations as the need arises. Who are Michael and Gloria Irish? Or, perhaps more revealingly, what kind of social circles do they run with? This is certainly an avenue worth exploring -- by reason of its many synchrocities if for nothing else. Again, the seam that shows. [The mystery surrounding the death of John O'Neill The Propaganda Preparation for 9-11, by Chaim Kupferberg.htm]

 

October 5, 2001 Death of first anthrax victim, Fla. After 48 hours in advance, the National Health Department comes to AMI-Building, Boca Raton. Bob Stevens, the photo editor in Florida becomes the first respiratory anthrax fatality since 1976, when he dies at 4 PM at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla. No envelope was found until today. American Media Editorial Director Steve Co speculates: "..We know Mohamed Atta was within three miles of the building, We know he was within a mile of Bob Stevens house.." AME is told by FBI not to mention "too much details." Mohammed Atta took some of his flight lessons at the Palm Beach Flight School Lantana, Florida and Jones Aviation at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport,Vero Beach.

 

October 5, 2001 Bob Stevens, the photo editor in Florida becomes the first respiratory anthrax fatality since 1976, when he dies at 4 PM at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla. No envelope was found until today. American Media Editorial Director Steve Co speculates: "..We know Mohamed Atta was within three miles of the building, We know he was within a mile of Bob Stevens house.." AME is told by FBI not to mention "too much details." Mohammed Atta took some of his flight lessons at the Palm Beach Flight School Lantana, Florida and Jones Aviation at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport,Vero Beach.

 

Oct. 5, 2001: St. Petersburg—hoax letters mailed to J. Miller at NY Times and H. Troxler at St. Petersburg Times.

 

October 5, 2001 Thomas Inglesby, John Hopkins Institute is interviewed in the article: "Exploring Whether Humans Have an Anti-Anthrax Gene". http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-hsbio022399575oct05. story?coll=ny-health-h eadlines

 

October 5, 2001 a meeting was convened of the Center for Law and the Public Health (CLPH). This group is run jointly by Georgetown University Law School and Johns Hopkins Medical School, and was founded under the auspices of the Center for Disease Control (CDC). CLPH was formed one month prior to the 2000 Presidential election. The purpose of the 10/5/01 meeting was to draft legislation to respond to the then current bioterrorism threat.

October 7, 2001: Military operations with aerial bombardment began in Afghanistan

 

Air raids by the United States and its coalition partner, Great Britain, begin against Taliban and al-Qaeda targets in Afghanistan, after the Taliban refuse to hand over alleged terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden and his associates. The raids are intended to "…disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime," according to U.S. President George Bush. (Reuters) The US administration has now seized upon the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington to press ahead with its long-held designs on Central Asia. Without providing any evidence, Bush immediately held bin Laden responsible for the devastation in the US and issued a series of ultimatums to the Taliban regime: hand over bin Laden, shut down Al Qaeda installations and give the US access to all "terrorist training camps". When the Taliban rejected his open-ended demands, Bush gave his generals the signal to unleash thousands of bombs and cruise missiles on Afghanistan, with the openly avowed aim of bringing down the regime.[The Taliban, the US and the resources in Central Asia] Bin Laden had been living in Sudan since 1991. The Sudanese government collected a "vast intelligence database on Osama bin Laden and more than 200 leading members of his al-Qaeda terrorist network... [The US was] offered thick files, with photographs and detailed biographies of many of his principal cadres, and vital information about al-Qaeda's financial interests in many parts of the globe." In April 1996, the US again rejects Sudan's offer of the files. An American involved in the secret negotiations later says that the offer was blocked by another arm of the federal government: "I've never seen a brick wall like that before. Somebody let this slip up... We could have dismantled his operations and put a cage on top. It was not a matter of arresting bin Laden but of access to information... and that's what could have prevented September 11. I knew it would come back to haunt us." Sudan again offers the US the files in May 2000, and again is turned down. In 1996 Sudan also offers their files to British intelligence, and are also rebuffed. Sudan makes a standing offer to the British to take the information at any time, but the offer is not taken up until after 9/11. The US begins bombing Afghanistan. Note that shortly after 9/11 former Pakistani Foreign Secretary Niaz Naik claimed that in July 2001 he was told by senior US officials that a military action to overthrow the Taliban in Afghanistan would "take place before the snows started falling in Afghanistan, by the middle of October at the latest." [cooperativeresearch.org]

 

October 7, 2001 saw reports that British scientists were planning to exhume the bodies of 10 London victims of the 1918 type-A flu epidemic known as the Spanish Flu. An October 7 report In The Independent, UK said that victims of the Spanish Flu had been victims of "the world's most deadly virus." British scientists, according to the story, hope to uncover the genetic makeup of the virus, making it easier to combat.

 

October 7, 2001: National attention was focusing on the (Sentinel Sun, Boca Raton) American Media, Inc initial anthrax cases in Florida on October 7

 

October 8, 2001 Second Anthrax Case confirmed in the nasal passage of a co-worker of Bob Stevens. It's Ernesto Blanco, a 73-year-old Cuban American in the mailroom of American Media office building in Boca Raton. After 4 days ignoring a connection to Mohammad Atta, the Media writes that, Bob Stevens lived 1 mile from Palm Beach County Park Airport, where Atta took flight lessons at a simulator. Since today no one wonders about that coincidence. Finally the FBI announces at 4:30 PM that the anthrax Incidents is a result of terrorism or criminal action, Attorney General John Ashcroft said .

 

October 9, 2001: Senator Feingold (D) blocks an attempt to rush the USA Patriot Act to a vote with little debate and no opportunity for amendments. Feingold criticizes the bill as a threat to liberty. [AP, 10/10/01] One day earlier, in the story "Cracks in Bipartisanship Start to Show," the Washington Post reports, "Congress has lost some of the shock-induced unity with which it first responded to the [9/11] attacks." [Washington Post, 10/8/01] Also on October 9, identical anthrax letters are postmarked in Trenton, New Jersey, with lethal doses to Senators Daschle and Leahy. Inside both letters are the words: "Death to America, Death to Israel, Allah is Great. [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 12/01]

 

October 9, 2001: Real anthrax letters to Senators Daschle and Leahy were being mailed in Trenton NJ on October 9

Also an Atlanta anthrax package shipped to Kenya on October 9, 2001.(52) The sender was not implicated. Apparently, an agent with access to this private mail, along with Battelle's classified military grade anthrax preparation and program, somehow inoculated the parcel. Again, Atlanta is home to the CIA-officiated CDC. U.S. anthrax letter mailed to Kenya. New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Anthrax-Overseas.html

 

Oct 8 –9 , 2001: The Ames, Iowa strain of anthrax, determined to be the one mailed from Trenton to Florida and Washington's capitol, had been suspiciously selected for destruction.(49,50) Iowa State officials suddenly confessed that they were ordered by CDC and FBI officials to destroy all of the remaining Ames, Iowa anthrax strain on or about October 8-9.

 

October 10, 2001 TN Senator Dr Bill Frist, (appears on TV) hyping biofear

 

Dr. Frist's family business, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), America's largest cartel of hospitals, paid the largest criminal fine in US history after caught stealing $1-Billion from the US gov't in racketeering and organized crime via Medicare fraud sending several of his executives to prison. Who knows how many more billions it got away with stealing? Frist's business was also sued by stockholders for insider trading (included below), sued by gov't for predatory antitrust monopolies, bankrupting competing hospitals and price gouging of hospital patients and insuarance policy holders (included below), prosecuted by the IRS for tax fraud (included below), and sued by families of murder victims for deadly medical malpractice committed for profit (included below). Currentling in England, a medical doctor stands trial as England's most prolific serial killer, prosecuted with over 400 homicides of his hospital patients—has Dr. Frist killed more in the name of profiteering?

However, medical experts, both MDs and research scientists, explain that anthrax is useless as a bioweapon of mass destruction. Most cases of anthrax are not lethal, unlike the Pentagon's helpers allege. Unlike farm animals that eat their food with their faces in the dirt, humans are not exposed to enough spores to get sick. Bioweapons that fail to deliver the required 10,000 spores to each intended victim will simply fails to cause disease. Only huge factories with hundreds of millions of dollars to play with can produce the lethal forms of anthrax. Only USA and Russia are rich enough to waste money on anthrax production, and USA has 300 universities playing around with it for benifit of tax welfare from the Pentagon. If an anthrax "mist" were ever sprayed over a city, anyone indoors is safe, and anyone outdoors is safe unless directly under an anthrax cloud (and without a $1 dust mask). It would appear the hype is an intention to manipulate stock prices at BioPort Corp, Lansing, Michigan, and to salvage the Pentagon's limp sales of anthrax vaccine, which itself is more dangerous—and more deadly—than anthrax. Pentagon's anthrax vaccine is linked to Gulf War Syndrome, the disabling disease affecting 200,000 veterans and their families. The aluminum content of the vaccine is perhaps the deadly ingredient for humans, since aluminum is linked to such dreaded diseases as Alzheimers and Parkinsons.

 

October 10-11, 2001: The FBI allows the original batch of the Ames strain of anthrax to be destroyed, making tracing the anthrax type more difficult.[New York Times, 11/9/01, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 12/01] Orders to destroy that particular strain were issued by FBI and CDC officials. This strongly suggests a conspiracy at the highest levels of the federal government. Incriminating is the fact that this one strain, of more than 1,000 anthrax strains available, had been used in various labs for decades. Allegedly by mistake, these two agencies-the FBI and CDC-simultaneously urged/approved the strain's destruction. http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

 

October 11, 2001 Rumours about Small Pox at VICE Magazine, New York. Evacuation and tests. No media involved.

 

October 11, 2001 President Bush puts Malaysia on the list of countries, who harbors terror organizations He also decides to send an anti-terror-team to Philippines. http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/10/11/phil.ustroops/index.html

 

October 12, 2001 2nd "Malaysia"-story on that day: Microsoft office in Reno, Nevada gets an envelope from from Malaysia All Employees tested negative.

 

October 12 2001: Sun Sentinel still wonders, why the FBI sees no link between Mohammad Atta and the anthrax attack. American Media Editorial Director Steve Co speculates: "..We know Mohamed Atta was within three miles of the building, we know he was within a mile of Bob Stevens house.." AME told by FBI not to mention "too much details." A few 911-skeptics speculate, that the "masterplan" was already changed in these weeks. The connection 911 terrorists-anthrax" was sabotaged by the OSI, CIA + Co.

 

October 13, 2001: American Media Editorial Director Steve Coz said he thinks the anthrax found at the Boca Raton building was placed there as part of a bioterrorist attack. It arrived on Bob Stevens' desk," Coz said Friday on ABC's Good Morning America http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-ami13oct13.

story?coll=sf la-home-headlines

 

October 14, 2001 Story in Sunday Times gives a new bizarre twist: Now it looks like, "..the wife of Bob Stevens's boss rented an apartment to Atta while he was doing his flight training in preparation for the attacks. The FBI is also investigating reports that Atta visited a local pharmacy and asked for medicine for a skin complaint..." http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/10/14/stiusausa02038.html

 

October 15, 2001: Senator Daschle's office opens the letter mailed October 9, containing a lethal dose of anthrax. Senator Leahy's similar letter is misrouted to Virginia on October 12, and isn't discovered until November 17. [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 12/8/01] The BBC says "Bush has pointed the finger at Osama bin Laden" for the anthrax attacks. Bush states, "There may be some possible link. We have no hard data yet, but it's clear that Mr. Bin Laden is an evil man." [BBC, 10/16/01]

 

October 16, 2001 Over the last couple of months BIOPORT has failed countless US inspections and are NOT permitted to produce any vaccine for civilian use.Today as reported by CNN they have asked the US gov't for permission to start mass producing for the public. But the Health Control FDA didn't renew their license twice in the last three years. Government tried to give new contract for DynCorp , but failed because under big media pressure of the Anthrax attacks. BAYER got the ok for the distribution. Some 911 sceptics wonder if they had been sabotaged on purpose to avoid investigative reports about them

 

October 16-17, 2001: 28 congressional staffers test positive for anthrax. The Senate office buildings are shut down, followed by the House of Representatives. [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 12/8/01]

 

October 17, 2001 story in USA Today reported that the US government wanted to order 300 million doses of smallpox vaccine.

 

October 18, 2001: Canada overrides Bayer's patent for Cipro and orders a million tablets of a generic version from another company. The US says it is not considering a similar move. Patent lawyers and politicians state that adjusting Bayer's patent to allow other companies to produce Cipro is perfectly legal and necessary. [New York Times, 10/19/01] The New York Times notes that the White House seems "so avidly to be siding with the rights of drug companies to make profits rather than with consumers worried about their access to the antibiotic Cipro," and points out huge recent contributions by Bayer to Republicans. [New York Times, 10/21/01]

 

October 24, 2001 New Scientist writes, that the anthrax bacteria is likely to be US military strain http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99991473

 

October 24, 2001: The House of Representatives passes the final version of the USA Patriot Act and other previously unpopular Bush projects: Alaska oil drilling, $25 billion in tax cuts for corporations, taps into Social Security funds and cuts in education. [CNN, 10/25/01] Republican Congressman Ron Paul states: "It's my understanding the bill wasn't printed before the vote - at least I couldn't get it. They played all kinds of games, kept the House in session all night, and it was a very complicated bill. Maybe a handful of staffers actually read it, but the bill definitely was not available to members before the vote." It is later found that only two copies of the bill were made available in the hours before its passage, and most House members admit they voted for the Act without actually reading it first. [Insight, 11/9/01] Two days later, the Senate passes the final version of the USA Patriot Act. Anthrax targets Senators Daschle and Leahy now support the bill. Bush signs it into law the same day. [Fox News, 10/26/01] Were the anthrax attacks a deliberate plot to help pass the USA Patriot Act, and whip up public support?

 

October 25, 2001 Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tommy Thompson also asked Congress for another $500 million to produce enough of Acambis's smallpox vaccine "so every American will be assured there is a dose with his or her name on it if it is needed" Many argue, that the vaccines are reported with various side effects, including a sudden death.

 

October 26, 2001. Bin laden cutting Carlyle Ties. Associated Press

 

October 26, 2001 http://www.cjr.org/owners/disney.asp Confirmation that Bentonite isn't the indicator for the Anthrax Spores, but Seneca, as used in the States. Iraq was falsly accused by ABC News and their "four well-placed and separate sources" to be the only country to use Bentonite and writes wrong, that the spores had been indicated with bentonite.

http://www.cjr.org/owners/disney.asp Bentonite, Hydrated (Intestinal) is a natural clay that comes from volcanic ash. It is often used as a thickener in facial masks as it absorbs excess oil and dirt from the skin.

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/WTC_Investigation.html

 

October 26, 2001 Daily Telegraph,who is owned by Top Pentagon advisor Richard Perle (Hollinger Inc.) starts with a series of articles about a possible connection of Mohammed Atta and an iraqi diplomacy. The paper quotes also his best friend, James Woolsey (ex-CIA director): "I doubt very seriously if this was simply a social relationship or that they liked to drink Czech beer together." This story was picked up by other british papers and reached the States within a few days. The story was finally debunked as false in late November 2001, but often reappared again in 2002. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2 F2001%2F10%2F26%2Fwirq26 .xml

On the 26th of October The Daily Telegraph tried to promote the Iraq-October-anthrax theory: Hollinger Inc owns the Daily Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Chicago Sun Times and. On the board of Daily Telegraph is Henry Kissinger, ex-CIA-Director James Woolsey, Newt Gingrich, former Admiral David Jeremiah, Dan Quayle, former US-ministers James Schlesinger and Harold Brown. The Director of Hollinger Inc. is Richard Perle. Perle is also Head of the Defense Policy Board, Department of Defense which advises the Pentagon. Hollinger Digital also owns Onset Technology which cooperates with spy messenger software of Comverse and Odigo. Hollinger Inc. owns more than 400 newspapers worldwide and controls almost 50% of the Canadian press. They are the third largest newspaper chain in the Western world, after Gannett and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Chairman and CEO of Hollinger is Conrad Black who controls about 78% of Hollinger through a private holding company.

 

CFR Monday, October 29, 2001
"Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War"
Speaker: William Broad
Science Writer, The New York Times
Speaker: Stephen Engelberg
Investigations Editor, The New York Times
Speaker: Judith Miller
Senior Writer, The New York Times
Presider: Charlie Rose
Executive Producer and Host, Charlie Rose Show
Related Project(s): America's Response to Terrorism

October 31, 2001 During the same period, almost all british and US-papers ignored another article, first released as a radio report about a meeting of Bin laden and CIA agent Larry Stevens in June 2001, by Richard Labevierre (Radio France International, "Terror Dollars" (2000, about illegal Al-Quaida accounts), which was picked up on same day by ananova, yahoo singapore, GROUND ZERO Forum NYC, Le Figaro, DER SPIEGEL and DrudgeReport.

Late October 2001

Johnson + Johnson now wants to give away their product Levaquin, an anti anthrax sirup, for free. They got ignored.

Other companies like Pfizer start to work on their drug Vibramycin.

GlaxoSmithKline und Aventis promised to offer other drugs for other bio weapon diseases or symptoms.

End October 2001 The FBI claims, they have visited Dr. Tsonas (Holy Cross) to ask him something about some hijackers.

October 31, 2001: The Bush White House drafted an unprecedented executive order sealing presidential records including those of prior administrations. October 31, 2001, the French daily "Le Figaro" reported that Osama bin Laden had met with a high-level CIA official in July 2000. At that time, bin Laden was already being sought for trial for his involvement in two U.S. embassy bombings and the U.S.S. Cole attack. The meeting was held in bin Laden's private suite in a Dubai hospital. Though he was eligible for elimination, according to President Bill Clinton's intelligence findings, on July 14th he was let go and left Dubai on his private jet. [Washington Post]

November 1, 2001: Bush signs Executive Order 13233 restricting public access to papers of former presidents.

November 2001 Thomas Picking retires from the FBI

November 2001: Jerome Hauer was still ignoring the investigations by Barbara Rosenberg, who had a list of possible anthrax suspects, scientists who would have been able to gain access to the original Ames strain from USAMRIID, Fort Detrick. http://www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm Suspects were Battelle and the Battelle Memorial Institute administrators, who supplied the Dugway anthrax proving facility in Utah, where the only virtually identical Ames strain of silica-impregnated hyper-weaponized anthrax was found: http://www.stlimc.org/print.php3?article_id=1295 Jerome Hauer started an initiative known as "De-Mystifying the Biological Weapons Debate," and as a member of this group he claimed at the time that the main suspects for the anthrax attacks included "Osama Bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda network and sympathizers to US right wing extremists" http://www.basicint.org/BWreport.htm

November 6, 2001 Jerome Hauer participated in the "Independent Task Force on America's Response to Terrorism" at the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations). Participants there included James J. Zogby (President of the Arab American Institute and Central Asian Enterprise Fund), Newton L. Gingrich (Chief Executive Officer, The Gingrich Group), Harold Brown (former secretary of defense and counselor at CSIS: the Center for Strategic and International Studies), Henry A. Kissinger (Senior Fellow in National Security and European Affairs), Richard C. Holbrooke (Counselor, CFR and Vice Chairman of Perseus, LLC) and Philip A. Odeen (Executive Vice President, Washington Operations of TRW, Inc. and CEO of Reynolds + Reynolds, Dayton).

Their agenda, eight weeks after the attack of Sept. 11, was strange indeed:
http://www.cfr.org/Public/publications/PubDiplom_TF.html

"....Release a White Paper explaining our goals and rationale for the war in Afghanistan, and outlining the evidence that the al-Qa'eda network was responsible for the 9/11 attacks....

...Disseminate stories of particular victims to convey the range of people killed in the 9/11 attacks-stress range of religions, races, income levels, etc...

...counteract myth that Mossad was behind the attacks by showing Jews killed, etc...

...Routinely monitor the regional press in real time to enable prompt responses..."

November 2001 Between October and November the media pushes various reports about new control systems, surveillance camera systems, Opinion Mining, Wireless Biometry, Nanosatellites, Face Recognition, Chat- and Boardsniffer, Brain Scans, the National ID, The Pentagon Smart ID, the VeriChip or other Tracking Tools. Other special magazines reveal news about Skin color spectrum monitor programs or Nanobarcodes.

November 9th, 2001 Officially on this day a video of Bin Laden is produced in Jahlalabad. On the same day the Northern Alliance have their first success, storming Mazar-el-Sharif. Many journalists wrote, that this attack was provoked by the CIA and lead to the first big loss of the Taliban. Donald Rumsfeld claims, "someone" found this video two weeks later in Kandahar.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Dec2001/t12132001_t1213sd.html At that time, none of the Northern Alliance or the US Troops had been arrived in Kandahar or Jahlalabad.

November 9, 2001, The Guardian reported that U.S. health secretary Tommy Thompson asked Congress for $500 million for enough smallpox vaccine "so every American will be assured there is a dose with his or her name on it if it is needed."(54

November 10, 2001 "Bin Laden, the Forbidden Truth", written by Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie is released. It includes an interview with former FBI John O'Neill and many oil pipeline maps of Afghanistan.

November 11, 2001 "..The New York Times (November 11, 2001) reported that F.B.I. agents were denied access to "some pharmaceutical companies in New Jersey http://www.tetrahedron.org/news/NR011112.html the New York Times." These ill-defined companies demanded "agents to present a subpoena before they would grant access to their files."(12) Dr. Horowitz found this additionally suspicious, if not seriously incriminating, especially since smallpox vaccine maker Aventis, his primary suspect, had two plants within forty-five minutes drive from Trenton. [Smallpox and Anthrax Frights Planned Years Before 9-11 Government and Drug Industry Collusion Cited.htm]

November 12, 2001: The beginning of numerous mysterious deaths of renowned microbiologists. A good place to start learning about this is a Globe and Mail article, which calls these deaths a "tale only the best conspiracy theorist could dream up" yet hard to explain [Globe and Mail, 5/4/02] (The Memphis Flyer also provides a good overview, but is much more speculative: [Memphis Flyer, 3/7/02]). The first dead microbiologist is Dr. Benito Que, 52, was "an expert in infectious diseases and cellular biology at the Miami Medical School. Police originally suspected that he had been beaten on November 12 in a carjacking in the medical school's parking lot. Strangely enough, though, his body showed no signs of a beating. Doctors then began to suspect a stroke." [Globe and Mail, 5/4/02]

Benito Que, 52, was found comatose in the street near the laboratory where he worked at the University of Miami Medical School. He died on Dec. 6. Benito Que an expert in infectious diseases and cellular biology at the Miami Medical School. The public relations office at the University of Miami Medical School said only that Benito Que was a cell biologist, involved in oncology research in the hematology department. This research relies heavily on DNA sequencing studies. The circumstances of his death raise more questions than they answer. Que had left his job at a research laboratory at the University of Miami Medical School, apparently heading for his Ford Explorer parked on NW 10th Avenue. The Miami Herald, referring to the death as an "incident," reported he had no wallet on him, and quoted Miami police as saying his death may have been the result of a mugging. Police made this statement while at the same time saying there was a lack of visible trauma to Que's body. There is firm belief among Que's friends and family that the PhD was attacked by four men, at least one of whom had a baseball bat. Que's death has now been officially ruled "natural," caused by cardiac arrest. Both the Dade County medical examiner and the Miami Police would not comment on the case, saying only that it is closed. Benito Que worked for medical research facilities that received grants from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). HHMI funds a tremendous number of research programs at schools, hospitals and research facilities, and has long been alleged to be conducting "black ops" biomedical research for intelligence organizations, including the CIA.

The research the microbiologists were doing could have developed methods of treating diseases like anthrax and smallpox without conventional antibiotics or vaccines. Pharmaceutical contracts to deal with these diseases will total hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars. If epidemics could be treated in non-traditional ways, MEHPA might not be necessary. Considering the government's actions nullifying many civil liberties since last September, MEHPA seems to be a law looking for an excuse to be enacted. Maybe the microbiologists were in the way of some peoples' or business' agendas.

DNA sequencing research can be used to develop pathogens that target specific genetically related groups. One company, DynCorp, handles data processing for many federal agencies, including the CDC, the Department of Agriculture, several branches of the Department of Justice, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NIH. On Nov. 12 DynCorp announced that its subsidiary, DynPort Vaccine, had been awarded a $322 million contract to develop, produce, test, and store FDA licensed vaccines for use by the Defense Department. It would be incredibly easy for DynCorp to hide information pertaining to the exact make-up, safety, efficacy and purpose of the drugs and vaccines the US government has contracted for.

November 12, 2001 DynCorp, also major government contractor for data processing, military operations and intelligence work, was awarded a $322 million contract to develop, produce and store vaccines for the Department of Defense DynCorp and Hadron, both defense contractors connected to classified research programs on communicable diseases, have also been linked to a software program known as PROMIS. DynCorp is connected with the CIA as the nation's twenty-second largest defense contractor with 1998 U.S. Government contract revenues of $475 million James Woolsey, former CIA director and friend of Pentagon advisor Richard Perle (Hollinger Inc.= Daily Telegraph, Jerusalem Post etc..) was director of DynCorp some years ago ENRON executive Herbert S. "Pug" Winokur was on the board of DynCorp from 1988 to 1997, Winokur was also the Chairman and CEO of DynCorp. It was said, that ENRON worked with 20 CIA agents to bribe business deals. DynCorp is one of the lead contractors for the new phony War on Drugs in South America called "Plan Colombia". DynCorp helped clients such as the U.S. Army,s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Postal Service. On the list of DynCorp clients from the public sector: U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Centers for Disease Control, Department of Defense etc..

http://www.dyncorp.com/world/public.htm DynCorp is also responsible for the crashes of the helicopters in Afghanistan, as confirmed by tech mag insight, reported by investigative reporter Kelly Patricia O'Meara . http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm/main.cfm/main.cfm/include/detail/storyid/2296 90.html

Investigative reporter Kelly O Meara of Insight Magazine, in a story dated February 4, disclosed a massive US military investigation of how DynCorp employees in Bosnia had engaged in a widespread sex slave ring, trading children as young as eight and videotaping forced sexual encounters. She reviewed government documents and interviewed Army investigators looking into the activities which had spread throughout DynCorp's contract operations to service helicopters and warehouse supplies for the US military. Videos and other evidence of the crimes are in the Army s possession. And in a February 23rd story, veteran journalist Al Giordano of www.narconews.com reported that a class action suit had been filed in Washington, D.C. by more than 10,000 Ecuadorian farmers and a labor union against DynCorp for its rampant spraying of herbicides which have destroyed food crops, weakened the ecosystem and caused more than 1,100 documented cases of illness. DynCorp's current Chairman, Paul Lombardi responded to the suit by sending intimidating letters in an unsuccessful attempt to force the plaintiffs to withdraw. [As Connections To Dyncorp, Hadron, Promis Software & Disease Research Emerge - A Career In Microbiology Can Be Harmful To Your Health (Revised/Updated - 20 March 2002) By Michael Davidson FTW Staff Writer and Michael C. Ruppert 3-3-2 ]

DynCorp, who is strongly connected with ENRON and the government, gets a new contract for $51 million to upgrade the FBI's information technology network, as well as an $8.2 million contract to manage SEC information technology.

ENRON's Kenneth Lay who worked at the Department of Defense under Robert McNamara, as did the Herbert S. "Pug" Winokur (former DynCorp excutive), another member of the Enron Board of Directors and member of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) DynCorps auditor of record is Arthur Andersen.

On the board of DynCorp is also General P.C. Carns, a retired US Air Force general who served as vice chief of staff and as director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. According to the DynCorp Proxy statement, Carns is also a member of the Defense Science Board and the Board of Advisors, National Security Agency DynCorp also worked with the PROMIS sofware DynCorp is involved in many bizarre cases, like Bosnia Sex Scandals, aircraft crashes in Afghanistan and many CIA-connected business deals in South- and Middle America.

http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm/main.cfm/main.cfm/include/detail/storyid/2296 90.html

DynCorp announced that its subsidiary, DynPort, had been awarded a $322 million contract to develop, produce, test, and store FDA licensed vaccines for use by the DoD. It would be incredibly easy for DynCorp to hide information pertaining to the exact make-up, safety, efficacy and purpose of the drugs and vaccines the U.S. government has contracted for.

One thing is certain: the small and elite community of world class microbiologists is well aware that its numbers are shrinking and these dead microbiologists were among the few who could have answered these important questions.
http://www.copvcia.com/free/ww3/02_14_02_microbio.html

November 13, 2001 Len Horowitz, Harvard trained medical researcher, best-selling author, and biowarfare expert writes a letter to the FBI on anthrax. Bayer was a company connected to WWII Nazis (IG Farben).

November 14, 2001 Loeb Professor of Biophysics and Biochemistry DON C. WILEY disappeared during a business trip to Memphis. His dead body was found almost 6 weeks later. The FBI, not investigating until then, changed a police report from "suicide" to "accident"

November 14, 2001 Thomas Inglesby, Hopkins Institute in an article about the Postal Workers, who died on Anthrax: "...According to NIH researcher Dr. Luciana Borio, the two workers' symptoms were initially misidentified as flu.."http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/global/hiv/01111401.htm

Nov. 16, 2001: Don C. Wiley, 57, vanished, and his abandoned rental car was found on the Hernando de Soto Bridge outside Memphis, Tenn. His body was found on Dec. 20. Don Wiley world's leading researchers of deadly viruses, including HIV and the Ebola virus." Wiley worked at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard University, and was an expert on the immune system's response to viral attacks. He was widely regarded as the nation's foremost expert in using special X-ray cameras and mathematical formulas to make high-resolution images of viruses His work could make anti-viral vaccines a reality. He was heavily involved in research on DNA sequencing Jan. 14, almost two months after his disappearance, Shelby County Medical Examiner O.C. Smith announced that his department had ruled Wiley s death to be "accidental;" the result of massive injuries suffered in a fall from the Hernando de Soto Bridge. Smith said there were paint marks on Wiley's rental car similar to the paint used on construction signs on the bridge, and that the car's right front hubcap was missing. There has been no report as to which construction signs Wiley hit. There is also no explanation as to why this evidence did not move the Memphis police to consider possibilities other than a "missing person."

However, according to U.S. intelligence sources, Wiley may have been the victim of an intelligence agency hit. That jibes with local police comments that the FBI and "other" U.S. agencies stepped in to prevent the local Memphis police from taking a closer look into the case. Employees of St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital in Memphis, on whose board Wiley served, were suddenly deluged with unsubstantiated rumors that Wiley was a heavy drinker and despondent.

It is a classic intelligence agency ploy to spread disinformation about "suicide" victims after their murders. The favorite rumors spread include those about purported alcoholism, depression, homosexuality, auto-erotic asphyxia, drug addiction and an obsession with pornography, especially child pornography. According to the local police, it would have been easy to determine if Wiley was a heavy drinker and that would have shown up in his autopsy. The police also reckon that if Wiley left the Peabody under the influence, four hours later he should have been sober enough not to have fallen over the side of the bridge. Also, the bridge railing is high enough that even the 6' 3" Wiley could not have accidentally fallen over it without assistance. Add that to the fact that no one in the history of the bridge had fallen over the side.

Knowledgeable U.S. and foreign intelligence sources have revealed that Wiley may have been silenced as a result of his discovery of U.S. government work on biological warfare agents long after the U.S., along with the Soviet Union and Britain, signed the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. (WAYNE MADSEN http://www.counterpunch.com/)

November 17, 2001: Senator Leahy's anthax letter is discovered

November 23, 2001 (B): Dead microbiologist: World-class microbiologist and high-profile Russian defector Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, 64, dies of a stroke. Pasechnik, who defected to Britain in 1989, had played a huge role in the development of Russian biowarfare, heading a lab of 400 "with an unlimited budget" and "the best staff available." He says he succeeded in producing an aerosolized plague microbe that could survive outside the laboratory. He was connected to Britain's spy agency and recently had started his own company. "In the last few weeks of his life he had put his research on anthrax at the disposal of the [British] Government, in the light of the threat from bioterrorism." [London Times, 11/30/01, New York Times, 11/23/01, Globe and Mail, 5/4/02]

Pasechnik's death was reported in the New York Times as having occurred on Nov. 23.

The announcement of Pasechnik's death was made in the United States by Dr. Christopher Davis of Virginia, who stated that the cause of death was a stroke. Davis was the member of British intelligence who de-briefed Dr. Pasechnik at the time of his defection. Davis says he left the intelligence service in 1996, but when asked why a former member of British intelligence would be the person announcing the death of Pasechnik to the US media, he replied that it had come about during a conversation with a reporter he had had a long relationship with. The reporter Davis named is not the author of the Times' obituary, and Davis declined to say which branch of British intelligence he served in. No reports of Pasechnik's death appeared in Britain for more than a month, until Dec. 29, when his obituary appeared in the London Telegraph, which did not include a date of death.

Nov. 23, 2001: CLPH released a 40-page document, the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA). This was a "model" law that HHS is suggesting be enacted by the 50 states to handle future public health emergencies such as bioterrorism. A revised version was released on Dec. 21 containing more specific definitions of "public health emergency" as it pertains to bioterrorism and biologic agents, and includes language for those states that want to use the act for chemical, nuclear or natural disasters.

November 24, 2001: Three more dead microbiologists: A Swissair flight from Berlin to Zurich crashes during its landing approach; 22 are killed and nine survive. Among those killed are Dr. Yaakov Matzner, 54, dean of the Hebrew University school of medicine; Amiramp Eldor, 59, head of the hematology department at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv and a world-recognized expert in blood clotting; and Avishai Berkman, 50, director of the Tel Aviv public health department and businessman. [CNN, 11/25/01, Swissair manifest, 11/24/01] Besides all being microbiologists, six of the seven scientists who died within weeks of each other died from "unnatural" causes. And four of the seven were doing virtually identical research -- research that has global, political and financial significance. …… a Swissair flight from Berlin to Zurich crashed on its landing approach. Of the 33 persons on board, 24 were killed, including the head of the hematology department at Israel's Ichilov Hospital, as well as directors of the Tel Aviv Public Health Department and Hebrew University School of Medicine. They were the only Israelis on the flight. The names of those killed, as reported in a subsequent Israeli news story but not matched to their job titles, were Avishai Berkman, Amiramp Eldor and Yaacov Matzner. Besides all being microbiologists, six of the seven scientists who died within weeks of each other died from "unnatural" causes. And four of the seven were doing virtually identical research -- research that has global, political and financial significance.

- Yaakov Matzner Dean of the Hebrew University school of medicine;

- Amiramp Eldor, Head of the hematology department at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv and a world-recognized expert in blood clotting;

- Avishai Berkman, director of the Tel Aviv public health department

November 28, 2001 a British vaccine maker, Acambis, announced that it had received a $428 million contract to provide 155 million doses of smallpox vaccine to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This was Acambis' second contract. The company is already in the process of producing 54 million doses. The U.S. government has 15.4 million doses stockpiled, and HHS plans to dilute them five to one. The two contracts and the dilution program will bring the total HHS stockpile to 286 million doses.

November 30, 2001: A report suggests that the strain of anthrax used in the attacks likely originated from USAMRIID and was shared with only a small number of other labs. USAMRIID gave it to Battelle Memorial Institute, in Columbus, Ohio; the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Defense Research Establishment Suffield, in Canada; the US Army Dugway Proving Ground, in Utah; and the Chemical Defense Establishment at Porton Down, Britain. These in turn sent it to seven more labs, for a total of a dozen. But only five labs total received the virulent form, and some of these may have received strains that were too old (it is known the anthrax used was two years old or less [New York Times, 6/23/02]). [Washington Post, 11/30/01]

December 1, 2001: Journalist Ian Gurney provided additional evidence linking Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network to Bioport in a report issued over the Internet on December 19, 2001. The original story published on December 1, by the Pakistan News Service, documents originating from the US Defense Department that referred to Bioport, Inc. were found in the possession of the al-Qaeda in Kabul, Afghanistan. The documents contained highlighted items and stars scribbled across the top of one page. According to Bioport spokeswoman Kim Brennen Root, "The document was a report on the environmental impact of renovations to our Lansing, Michigan plant, not a 'how-to' manual on making the vaccine." The Bioport official surmised, "The discovery supports the notion that the al-Qaeda and the Taliban have been studying biological warfare and protecting against weapons of mass destruction," despite the greater likelihood that Osama bin Laden, in light of the above revelations-his family's investments in the Carlyle Group and ties to Bioport principle Fuad El Hibri-desired to keep tabs on their alleged Bioport investments.(18)
http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

December 5th, 2001 Clayton Lee Waagner, suspected anthrax hoaxer is nabbed http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/12/05/anthrax.abortion/

December 2001: The FBI stopped reporting about their anthrax investigation in December 2001. But after a couple of months, the pressure on them and Fort Detrick became stronger again. It looked far too strange that their investigation started to stall just as the (Barbara) Rosenberg list of suspicious institutes was released. Rosenberg claimed that the FBI already knew the name of a prime individual suspect in October 2001.

The BMI/Department of Energy combined web page explained (on 12/7/01 at http://battelle.org/doe/natsecurity.stm; get it while you can!) that Battelle's "National Security" contract called for the administration of Brookhaven's "chemical/biological stand-off detection technology" for which New York City was selected for an "interagency chemical exercise." Moreover, this test was conducted sometime prior to the new Millennium. Therefore, it would have involved Jerry Hauer, additionally linking Battelle's chemical and biological warfare testing program to the industrialists that met in the Clinton White House in 1998 to discuss, highly suspiciously, vaccine provisions for the impending West Nile virus outbreak that occurred the following year for the first time in history.(10)

December 10, 2001 The Federation of American Scientists come to the conclusion, that the Anthrax-Strain must have been produced, possessed and treated in one of 16 mentioned US-Laboratories, including the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (Ft. Detrick, MD), Battelle Memorial Institute (Ohio), University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque or in addition the CDC, NIH http://www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm

The Analysis of the Anthrax Attacks is released by Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Federation of American Scientists with a complete list of the suspects, scientifically proved Barbara Rosenberg thinks, that the FBI knows, who is behind the attacks and comes to the conclusion, that they had been sabotaged by CIA and Fort Detrick. Rosenberg is supported by european BioScience- specialist Jan v. Aken and by colleague and friend, Professor Francis Boyle, a human rights lawyer and a professor of law at the University of Illinois. He is the author of "The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence". He studied many different biowarfare contracts, which "safety levels were atrocious". http://www.counterpunch.com/boyle0425.html

Dec. 8 or 10, 2001: Robert Schwartz, 57, was found murdered in his rural home in Loudoun County, Va. Robert Schwartz Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology on DNA sequencing and pathogenic microorganisms Schwartz's daughter Clara, 19, and three others have been charged in the case. The four are said to have a fascination with fantasy worlds, witchcraft, and the occult. Kyle Hulbert, 18, who allegedly committed the murder, has a history of mental illness, and is reported by the Washington Post to have killed Schwartz to prevent the murder of Clara. At the request of Clara Schwartz's attorneys, on Feb. 13 Judge Pamela Grizzle ordered all new evidence introduced about her role in the case to be sealed. She also issued a temporary gag order covering the entire case on police, prosecutors and defense attorneys.

December 11 to the 20th, 2001 Tetrahedron, LLC e-mailed information implicating BMI in the production of the mailed anthrax to more than 8,700 members of the national news media, 1,500 FBI agents, most members of Congress, and more than 400,000 Americans. Eventually, as days passed, William Broad at the New York Times and writers for the Associated Press picked up on the Battelle lead, as did the FBI.

December, 11-14, 2001: Microbiologist Set Van Nguyen, 44, was found dead in the airlock entrance to a walk-in refrigerator in the laboratory where he worked in Victoria State, Australia. Nguyen Van Set - genetic manipulation and DNA sequencing.. Scientists in his lab in Geelong, Australia had created a virulent form of mousepox. "They realized that if similar genetic manipulation was carried out on smallpox, an unstoppable killer could be unleashed," according to Nature. Dec. 29, 2001 when his obituary appeared in the London Telegraph, which did not include a date of death. Dead microbiologist: Nguyen Van Set, 44, dies in an airlock filled with nitrogen in his lab in Geelong, Australia. The lab had just been written up in the journal Nature for its work in genetic manipulation and DNA sequencing. Scientists there had created a virulent form of mousepox. "They realized that if similar genetic manipulation was carried out on smallpox, an unstoppable killer could be unleashed," according to Nature. [Sydney Morning Herald, 12/12/01, Globe and Mail, 5/4/02]

December 13, 2001: The US Army responds to a journalistic investigation and confirms that it has been making weapons grade anthrax in recent years, in violation of an international treaty. The US offensive biological weapons program was supposedly closed in 1969 when the US signed a biological weapons treaty. In 1998 scientists at the Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah turned small quantities of wet anthrax into powder. This weaponized anthrax appears to be very similar or identical to the anthrax used in the recent attacks. [Baltimore Sun, 12/13/01, New York Times, 12/13/01]

December 13, 2001: After four years of constant factory violations that prevented the vaccine from being shipped, on December 13, 2001 the FDA began re-inspecting the BioPort anthrax facility in Lansing, MI.

December 13, 2001: Dr. Patricia Doyle states: I believe a cabal exists in the US and that this group is responsible for the anthrax hoax mailings of 1998 and the recent, deadly anthrax mailings of 2001. This cabal consists of some members from the highest levels of Government, the Military and the Biotech Industry. There appears to be a clandestine plan to develop a virulent infectious disease and quite possibly a 21st century version of the 1918 Spanish flu or other virus. This pathogen is going to be genetically-altered to only infect a certain group of people. I believe that Dr. Wiley's research of immunity factors of viruses, bacteria’s and mycoplasmas will be used to create a pathogen that will NOT infect (will leave untouched) a designated genetic type. This portion of the genetic target weapon was no doubt developed with research from Dr. Schwartz. In essence, a doomsday bioweapon can be released with a guarantee that the genetic code of certain individuals, and the virus itself, will protect these individuals from infection. If an unaltered pathogen were released, such as a virulent strain of Ebola or other level 4 bioweapon, those who release it would also fall victim to it. A type of MAD, mutually assured destruction, has thus far prevented the release of Level 4 pathogens. However, if there was a bioweapon that would NOT kill those who release it, then we would see a worldwide pandemic with a protected group left unaffected by the pandemic or "plague." ___

It has been stated throughout the Bible that when the lost 10 tribes of Israel return to their homeland to fight and win the battle of Armageddon and Solomon's temple is rebuilt, the return of the Messiah and end of the world as we know it will be at hand. 9 of the 10 tribes have been found. They have been found in areas of the world now involved in the Afghan war. One of the missing tribes is thought to be Pathan peoples of Afghanistan. Other tribes have been found in Uzbekistan, in India on the border of Burma as well as in Pakistan on the border of Afghanistan. A tribe that consists only of direct desendants of Biblical priests has been found on an island off the coast of Tunisia. There is but one tribe to be found, that is the tribe of Asher. I believe that we are going to see the prophecy of the return of lost tribes to Israel fulfilled. At that time, there will be a release of the genetic bioweapon created in the US under the direction of a cabal who take orders from the Antichrist.

Before the year 2001 ends, there will be more leading scientists murdered as well as those who try to bring public attention to this plot. The year 2002 will usher in the year of "Asher." The last lost tribe will be found, and the progeny of the 10 lost tribes will return to Israel to fulfill biblical prophecy. I am not a visionary, but, I do recognize the situation at hand. The deaths of world-renowned scientists in the field of infectious diseases is a warning that the last days are here. By connecting the dots, so to speak, with regard to each scientists specialized field, I believe we can conclude a major bioweapon is in the process of development and will soon be unleased upon the world. Furthermore, I believe that the anthrax (hoax) mailings of 1998 as well as the anthrax mailings of 2001 were perpetrated by the same cabal working on the ultimate genetic bioweapon. The purpose of the mailings was not to kill people, at this time.

The purpose was two-fold:

The mailings were intended to panic the public into allowing the Government to subvert the constitution and take away many of our freedoms. This has been accomplished. Additionally, it also created a way to force mass vaccinations of the public. This part is being talked about and is clearly in the offing.

The panic caused by the anthrax mailings also inculcated within the Government, Congress, Military - and the public to be sure - a relaxed attitude regarding our involvement in offensive bioweapons research. It enabled the bioweaponeers to proceed with their plans to create a genetic bioweapon without large outcry.

There is still time, and we, the public, can stop those who plot against humanity and God. We can contact our representatives in Congress and demand some answers regarding the source of the anthrax mailings, as well as demand an investigation into the recent deaths of major infectious disease researchers. [Patricia Doyle, PhD]

December 14th, 2001 Spiescafe.com thinks, that the DC Anthrax appears to come "from an illegal CIA funded project", and is 100% home grown

December 14th, 2001 Postal workers and doctors in states handling anthrax cases leveled criticism Thursday at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying the CDC has been reporting conflicting information.

http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/conditions/12/14/cdc.anthrax.ap/index.html

December 16, 2001 The Pentagon starts with their campaign again Barbara Rosenberg: "...A genetic match between the anthrax spores in the letters mailed to Capitol Hill and those in the Army's stockpile wouldn't necessarily provide clues to who was responsible for the bioterrorist attack, an Army spokesman said..." (generic matches are good enough in court to send regular folks to jail) http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2001/12/16/anthrax_match/?x

December 17, 2001 Top anthrax scientists are backing the use of an experimental weapon for the war on spores: the vaccination needle. Critics argue that the vaccine isn't necessary and may cause health problems. http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/36853.htm

December 17, 2001 The CIA starts with their campaign of (denial) against Barbara Rosenberg: "..CIA laboratories were not the source of the deadly anthrax bacteria mailed to Capitol Hill, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency spokesman said on Sunday.." http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/reuters20011217_20.html

December 18, 2001 CDC under criticism again. "Postal workers and doctors in states handling anthrax cases leveled criticism Thursday at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying the CDC has been reporting conflicting information -- and sometimes none at all." http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/conditions/12/14/cdc.anthrax.ap/index.html

December 19-20, 2001: From 1998 to the present, Bioport has successfully negotiated through a steady storm of controversy and illegalities to secure ongoing defense contracts and government endorsements for anthrax vaccine.(14,15,19) On December 19-20, The New York Times reported that Bioport's vaccine was being offered by government officials to civilians possibly exposed to the mailed anthrax. In response, Connecticut Republican Representative Christopher Shays articulated the opposition's concern regarding the general danger for people "to take a vaccine that hasn't been approved by the FDA and that was made in a plant that hasn't been approved either."(19) http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

December 20, 2001 ABC News reported that the FBI was "now interviewing current and former scientists [at Dugway] in Utah and at the second secret anthrax-producing facility, Battelle in Columbus, Ohio, a nonprofit corporation that does the work for the CIA and the military."(44)

December 21, 2001 Washington Post reports the primary thesis (Leonard G. Horowitz). had urged the FBI to immediately investigate on October 1, 2001, more than a week before the anthrax letters were sent from Trenton, was finally being taken seriously.(45) the FBI had still not investigated Porton Down for possible culpability in the anthrax mailings despite the fact they maintained the identical Ames strain of anthrax, and through ownership in Bioport was connected with BMI and the DoD's lucrative "Joint Vaccine Acquisitions Program."

In summary, there are several serious indicators that the source of the anthrax weapon used in the mailings was the Ames, Iowa strain of silica-impregnated and electro-statically charged anthrax produced by the Battelle Memorial Institute under their classified CIA and Defense Department "Project Jefferson." This hyper-weaponized germ was likely produced with the help (or under the direction) of Dr. Alibekov and/or Dr. Patrick. The fact that these Battelle agents and affiliated agencies gained financially as a result of the anthrax mailings and public fright fits the parameters of a conspiracy to commit military-industrial sabotage, terrorism, and serial homicide approaching economic genocide. www.tetrahedron.org. According to a 1998 New Yorker article written by admitted CIA consultant and exposed CIA propagandist Richard Preston, William C. Patrick III and Russian defector Kanatjan Alibekov (alias, "Ken Alibek")—the world’s two leading anthrax experts—were very "close friends!" Both men held classified consulting contracts with the CIA and Battelle, Alibekov was on the CIA’s payroll at that time, according to Preston, and he was fully employed by the Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI). [CentrExNews.com]

Leonard G. Horowitz, D.M.D., M.A., M.P.H. is a Harvard trained expert in public health and the social and behavioral sciences. This work is dedicated to the recently deceased Professor Don C. Wiley of Harvard whose case remains another solvable mystery. Dr. Horowitz may be contacted through Tetrahedron, LLC.

December 21, 2001 CLPH released revised document called the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA). This law HHS is suggesting be enacted by the 50 states to handle future public health emergencies such as bioterrorism. The revised version was released contained more specific definitions of "public health emergency" as it pertains to bioterrorism and biologic agents, and includes language for those states that want to use the act for chemical, nuclear or natural disasters.

According to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), after declaring a "public health emergency", and without consulting with public health authorities, law enforcement, the legislature or courts, a state governor using MEHPA, or anyone he/she decides to empower, can among many things:

Require any individual to be vaccinated. Refusal constitutes a crime and will result in quarantine.

Require any individual to undergo specific medical treatment. Refusal constitutes a crime and will result in quarantine.

Seize any property, including real estate, food, medicine, fuel or clothing, an official thinks necessary to handle the emergency.

Seize and destroy any property alleged to be hazardous. There will be no compensation or recourse.

Draft you or your business into state service.

Impose rationing, price controls, quotas and transportation controls.

Suspend any state law, regulation or rule that is thought to interfere with handling the declared emergency

December 21, 2001 (B): The FBI is now investigating "whether potential profit from the sale of anthrax medications or cleanup efforts may have motivated" the anthrax attacks. Battelle, a company doing anthrax work for the CIA, is the one company most discussed in the article and is strongly featured in another. [Washington Post, 12/21/01, ABC, 12/20/01] The same day, the FBI says it is not investigating a former Battelle scientist in relation to an anthrax scare, contrary to national broadcast news reports. A US Senator further claims FBI Director Mueller told him "no one with or formerly with Battelle is a suspect." [Columbus Dispatch, 12/21/01] Is Bayer also under investigation (see October 21, 2001)?

December 21, 2001 According to the Washington Post, the FBI had still not investigated Porton Down for possible culpability in the anthrax mailings despite the fact they maintained the identical Ames strain of anthrax, and through ownership in Bioport was connected with Battelle Memorial Institute and the DoD's lucrative "Joint Vaccine Acquisitions Program".

The article also mentioned that U.S. anthrax experts, including those at Fort Detrick (USAMRIID), routinely consulted with Porton Down officials in efforts to prepare powdered weaponized Ames strain anthrax..."

January 2002 (B): The FBI finally begins subpoenaing laboratories that worked with the Ames strain of anthrax used in the attacks. But when the labs start to send their samples, they are told to wait another month because a new storage room for the sample needs to be built. "The FBI's delay in requesting the samples - and the government's lack of readiness to receive them - is part of a pattern." Other examples include taking six months to begin testing mailboxes surrounding Trenton, New Jersey, where the anthrax letters were postmarked, and nearly a year to go back into the American Media building in Boca Raton, Florida, to hunt for the source of anthrax that killed the first victim there. [Hartford Courant, 9/7/02]

January 2002: The Hartford Courant reported last January that 27 sets of biological toxin specimens were reported missing from Fort Detrick after an inventory was conducted in 1992. The paper reported that among the specimens missing was the Ames strain on anthrax. A former Detrick laboratory technician named Eric Oldenberg told The Courant that while at Detrick, he only handled the Ames strain, the same strain sent to the Senate and the media. The Hartford Courant also revealed that other specimens missing included Ebola, hanta virus, simian AIDS and two labeled "unknown," a cover term for classified research on secret biological agents.

January 9, 2002 Thomas Picking, ex NYC-FBI director starts a job as Head Of Corporate Security at the pharmacy concern Bristol Myers Squibb. http://www.bms.com/news/press/data/pf_press_release_2226.html

Jan. 14, 2002 almost two months after microbiologist, Don Wileys disappearance and mysterious death, Shelby County Medical Examiner O.C. Smith announced that his department had ruled Wiley s death to be "accidental;" the result of massive injuries suffered in a fall from the Hernando de Soto Bridge. Smith said there were paint marks on Wiley's rental car similar to the paint used on construction signs on the bridge, and that the car's right front hubcap was missing. There has been no report as to which construction signs Wiley hit. There is also no explanation as to why this evidence did not move the Memphis police to consider possibilities other than a "missing person."

January 14, 2002 The FDA issued a full approval of the the BioPort anthrax facility in Lansing, MI. and on January 31 BioPort got final approval to distribute their anthrax vaccine.

Jan 15, 2002 it was announced that Surgeon General David Satcher is also resigning

January 20, 2002: Evidence comes to light that a scientist named Lt. Col. Philip Zack had a history of suspicious behavior in the nation's most classified anthrax research center, USAMRIID. Zack was fired for unprofessional behavior centering on numerous hateful attacks on his colleague Dr. Assaad (Zack is Jewish and Assaad is Muslim, which may explain the enmity). Security cameras show Zack came into the lab at night on occasion without permission, after being fired. [Hartford Courant, 1/20/02] There is also a history of missing viruses, including anthrax and Ebola, that seem connected to these incidents. [New York Times, 7/19/02, note that the Times story mentions Hatfill (as "Dr. Z") in the article and not Zack, even though Hatfill didn't join USAMRIID until years after these incidents] Dr. Assaad received a letter just prior to the anthrax attacks in October that appear to frame him. [Hartford Courant, 12/9/01] Zack seems a very likely suspect, but has not been arrested (and wasn't even questioned for months after the attacks).

Jan 21. 2002: It was announced Jan. 21 that the director of the CDC, Jeffrey Koplan, is resigning effective March 31. And there is currently no director for the National Institutes of Health -- NIH is being run by an acting director. The recent resignations leave the three most significant medical positions in the federal government simultaneously vacant.

January 26, 2002: Salon exposes details about the FBI's anthrax investigation. The FBI appears to be casting a very wide net, for instance approaching all 40,000 members of the American Society of Microbiologists and putting flyers asking for information all over New Jersey. Yet all the evidence suggests that the anthrax strain could only be made in one of two places: USAMRIID in Maryland or US Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Meanwhile, the FBI has not yet subpoenaed employee records of the few labs that used the strain of anthrax used in the attacks. Numerous anthrax experts express puzzlement. Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, a biological arms control expert, believes the FBI is dragging its heels for political reasons. She is convinced the FBI knows who mailed the anthrax letters, but isn't arresting him, because he has been involved in secret biological weapons research that the US does not want revealed. "This guy knows too much, and knows things the US isn't very anxious to publicize. Therefore, they don't want to get too close." [Salon, 1/26/02]

Jan. 29, 2002 CNN reported: "President Bush personally asked Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle Tuesday to limit the congressional investigation into the events of 9/11/01. Democrats privately question why the White House fears a broader investigation to determine culpability. (Daschle was also one of the few Anthax letter targets)

February 8, 2002

Rockefeller Scientist Discovers Molecular Messengers That Rescue Cells from Death

Cells on the Verge of Suicide
February 8, 2002

U.S. Senator Bill Frist, R–Tenn., meets with Rockefeller University Trustee Marnie Pillsbury and President Arnold J. Levine (top photo) after the Feb. 3 dinner meeting titled "Bioterrorism: Too Small to Beat?" that the university organized and hosted for the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in New York City. Sen. Frist and Ken Alibek, former deputy chief of the U.S.S.R.’s biological weapons program and now a U.S. scientist (bottom photo), were among the seven speakers who answered questions from the audience of WEF attendees and journalists invited by Rockefeller. Also speaking were: Margaret Hamburg, vice president for biological programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Jerry Hauer, special assistant to the secretary, U.S. Department of

Health and Human Services; Richard Klausner, advisor to the presidents of the National Academies for counterterrorism; Thomas Murray, president, The Hastings Center; and Jessica Stern, lecturer in public policy, Harvard University. File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML www.rockefeller.edu/pubinfo/news_notes/nn020702.pdf - Similar pages

Feb. 8, 2002: Microbiologist Vladimir Korshunov, 56, was found dead on a Moscow street. He was bashed over the head and killed at the entrance of his home. Victor Korshunov was head of the microbiology sub-faculty at the Russian State Medical University and an expert in intestinal bacteria. Pravda reports that Korshunov had probably invented either a vaccine to protect against biological weapons, or a weapon itself. [Pravda, 2/9/02, Globe and Mail, 5/4/02]

February 10, 2002: Katherine Smith is killed a day before appearing in court on charges she helped five Muslim terrorists get illegal drivers licenses. Her car supposedly hit a tree and then caught on fire. The FBI later determined that gasoline was poured on her clothing before she died in an arson fire. A suicide note was found, but prosecutors say they are looking for murder suspects. One of the five Muslims, Sakhera Hammad, was found with a visitor's pass for the WTC, dated September 5, 2001, in his wallet. Hammad claims he was a plumber and worked on the WTC's sprinkler system. Smith was being investigated by the FBI; the five later plead guilty of fraud. [AP, 2/13/02, Reuters, 2/15/02, Go Memphis, 2/12/02, Memphis Commercial Appeal, 2/21/02]

Feb. 12, 2002 Ian Langford expert in environmental risks and disease and a senior Fellow at the University of East Anglia's Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment. One of his colleagues states: "Ian was without doubt one of Europe's leading experts on environmental risk, specializing in links between human health and environmental risk... He was one of the most brilliant colleagues I have ever had. Feb. 12, 2002 a newspaper in Norwich, England reported the previous day's death of Ian Langford, a senior researcher at the University of East Anglia. The story went on to say that police "were not treating the death as suspicious." The next day, Britain's The Times reported that Langford was found wedged under a chair "at his blood-spattered and apparently ransacked home."

Feb. 28, 2002: Two prominent microbiologists died in San Francisco. Tanya Holzmayer, 46, a Russian who moved to the U.S. in 1989, focused on the part of the human molecular structure that could be affected best by medicine. She was killed by fellow microbiologist Guyang (Matthew) Huang, 38, who shot her seven times when she opened the door to a pizza delivery. Then he shot himself.

Early March 2002 (B): William Patrick (see February 1999) is interviewed by the FBI in relation to the anthrax attacks. He is surprised that the FBI didn't interview him earlier. [BBC, 3/14/02] After passing a lie detector test, the FBI invites him to join the inner circle of technical advisers to the anthrax investigation. [Baltimore Sun, 6/27/02] It is later noted that "many of the experts the FBI has turned to for help are also, almost by definition, potential suspects. That has put FBI agents in the uncomfortable position of having to subject their scientist-consultants to polygraph tests, and then, afterward, ask those same experts to help analyze evidence." [Hartford Courant, 9/7/02]

March 1, 2002 For unknown reasons, Barry Mawn retired at the FBI http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel00/mawn.htm He said, he was "saddened and angered by the charges" Before Mawn was one of the favourites to replace FBI interior director Tom Pickard and assistant director Neil Gallagher. (the other favourites: FBIHQ-Assistant Director Reuben Garcia and Bruce Gephardt, the special agent in charge in San Francisco)

March 13, 2002: A bomb and two smaller explosive-type devices are found and defused in the stairwell outside of the Shelby County Regional Forensic Center, Memphis, Tennessee, where county medical examiner Dr. O. C. Smith works. Smith states, "We have done several high-profile cases from (missing Harvard researcher) Dr. (Don) Wiley to Katherine Smith but there has been no indication that we offended anyone... We just don't know if we were the intended target or not.'' The police state, "It potentially could have been a large blast if exploded." The mystery gets deeper: in June, Dr. Smith is attacked, bound with barbed wire and left with a bomb tied to his body (see June 1, 2002). [Memphis Commercial Appeal, 3/14/02]

March 14, 2002: the BBC's Newsnight program highlighted an interview with Dr. Barbara Rosenberg of the Federation of American Scientists. After claiming the CIA was involved, through government contractors, in secret testing of sending anthrax through the mail, Rosenberg, someone with close ties to the biological warfare community, has been attacked by the White House, FBI and, not surprisingly, the CIA.

March 22, 2002 (B): US officials claim to have found an al-Qaeda biological weapons lab near Kandahar, Afghanistan. But the lab was incomplete, and "there is still no indication that al-Qaeda ever succeeded in producing biological agents." [New York Times, 3/22/02]

March 23, 2002: The FBI officially announced that "exhaustive testing did not support that anthrax was present anywhere the hijackers had been." This statement came after a rather weak story based on conjecture appeared in The New York Times. The article reported that a Fort Lauderdale emergency room doctor treated Saudi hijacker Ahmed Alhanzawi in June 2001 for a cutaneous anthrax lesion on his leg. Although the doctor, Christos Tsonas, did not think the lesion was caused by anthrax at the time he cleansed and treated the wound, he later changed his mind after realizing Alhanzawi was one of the hijackers.

Although Tsonas' theory was rejected by the FBI, it was supported by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Biodefense Strategies. Johns Hopkins has its own peculiar link to anthrax. President Bush recently named as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Elias Zerhouni, an Algerian-born professor at Johns Hopkins University and notorious Pentagon yes-man on anthrax bio-defenses. As a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, Zerhouni and his colleagues, serving on a National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine special committee, gave a green light to the Pentagon's use of a questionable anthrax vaccine on military personnel. According to Dr. Meryl Nass, a member of the Federation of American Scientists who spent three years studying the world's largest recorded anthrax epidemic in Zimbabwe from 1979 to 1980, the report generated by Zerhouni and his colleagues "relies on ignoring many pieces of crucial information, and its recommendations give the Department of Defense everything it could have wanted. The report appears to be 'spun' to support a number of DOD initiatives, and it provides the needed justification for restarting mandatory anthrax vaccinations over the objections of many in Congress." (Anthrax and Bayer, Big Bucks in Bioterrorism, http://www.counterpunch.com)

March 24, 2002 (C): (Yet another dead microbiologist): David Wynn-Williams, 55, is hit by a car while jogging near his home in Cambridge, England. He was an astrobiologist with the Antarctic Astrobiology Project and the NASA Ames Research Center. He was studying the capability of microbes to adapt to environmental extremes, including the bombardment of ultraviolet rays and global warming. [London Times, 3/27/02, Globe and Mail, 5/4/02] David Wynn-Williams, 55, a respected astrobiologist with the British Antarctic Survey, who studied the habits of microbes that might survive in outer space, died in a freak road accident near his home in Cambridge, England. He was hit by a car while he was jogging.

March 25, 2002: (and another) Steven Mostow of the Colorado Health Sciences Centre, killed in a plane he was flying near Denver. The following day, Steven Mostow, 63, known as Dr. Flu for his expertise in treating influenza, and a noted expert in bioterrorism, died when the airplane he was piloting crashed near Denver.

April 4, 2002: Dr. David Franz, a former commander of USAMRIID, says of the anthrax attacks: "I think a lot of good has come from it. From a biological or a medical standpoint, we've now five people who have died, but we've put about $6 billion in our budget into defending against bioterrorism." Plentiful evidence suggests that the anthrax came from USAMRIID, but investigators say they have no suspects at all. They also say they have come up "against some closely held military secrets" which are slowing down the investigation. [ABC News, 4/4/02] Did the anthrax attacker(s) use similar logic as Franz, reasoning that the attacks would serve as a wake up call to protect the US against bioterror attacks?

April 4, 2002 ABC News A Soviet defector, the former First Deputy Director of Biopreparat from 1988 to 1992 and anthrax expert, Ken Alibek (formerly Kanatjan Alibekov), now a U.S. government consultant, made the astounding claim that the person who is behind the anthrax attacks may, in fact, been advising the U.S. government. After having passed a lie detector test, Alibek was cleared of any suspicion. Alibek is President of Hadron Advanced Biosystems. On October 2, 2001, just two days before the first anthrax case was reported in Boca Raton, Florida and a week and a half before the first anthrax was sent through the mail to NBC News in New York, Advanced Biosystems received an $800,000 grant from NIH to focus on very specific defenses against anthrax. Hadron has long been linked with the CIA. The links include charges by many former government officials, including the late former Attorney General Elliot Richardson, that the company's former President, Earl Brian, illegally procured a database system called PROMIS (Prosecutors' Management Information System) from Inslaw, Inc. and used his connections to the CIA and Israeli intelligence to illegally distribute the software to various foreign governments.

The evidence is overwhelming that the FBI has consistently shied away from pursuing the anthrax investigation, in much the same way it avoided pursuing leads in the USS Cole, East Africa U.S. embassies and Khobar Towers bombings.

ABC new reporter Ross, stated that U.S. military and intelligence agencies have refused to provide the FBI with a full listing of the secret facilities and employees working on anthrax projects. Because of this stonewalling, crucial evidence has been withheld. Professor Jeanne Guilleman of MIT's Biological Weapons Studies Center told ABC: "We're talking here about laboratories where, in fact, the material that we know was in the Daschle letter and in the Leahy letter could have been produced. And I think that's what the FBI is still trying to find out."

  But the FBI does not seem to want to pursue these important leads.

April 9th, 2002 Barry Mawn (now ex-FBI) is one of the favorites for Massport as a security chief for $250,000 a year. http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_regional/port04092002.htm

May 2, 2002: After extensive testing, the DNA sequence of the anthrax sent through the US mail in 2001 is deciphered, and it confirms suspicions that the bacteria originally came from USAMRIID. Furthermore, analysis of genetic drift determines that the attacker's anthrax was not separated from the source anthrax at USAMRIID for many generations. It suggests that USAMRIID or USAMRIID samples given to Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah and/or Porton Downs in Britain are the most likely sources of the anthrax used in the attacks. [New Scientist, 5/2/02]

May 19, 2002 - Former FBI Agent Tyrone Powers, now a professor at Anne Arundel Community College states on radio station KISS 98.7 that he has credible evidence suggesting that the Bush Administration did in fact allow the Sept. 11 attacks to further a hidden agenda. [Source: http://www.indymedia.org - May 20, 2002]

May 21-24, 2002: A New York Times editorial says it's time to "light a fire under the FBI in its investigation of the anthrax case. Experts in the bioterror field are already buzzing about a handful of individuals who had the ability, access and motive to send the anthrax." [New York Times, 5/24/02] Similarly, the Guardian suggests that the FBI investigation is moving deliberately slow because the federal authorities have something to hide, stating "there is surely a point after which incompetence becomes an insufficient explanation for failure." [Guardian, 5/21/02]

May 24, 2002: Agent: FBI Rewrote Moussaoui Request, John J. Lumpkin, Associated Press,

"An FBI whistle-blower alleges FBI headquarters rewrote Minnesota agents' pre-Sept. 11 request for surveillance and search warrants for terrorism defendant Zacarias Moussaoui and removed important information before rejecting them, government officials said Friday. "Agent Coleen Rowley wrote that the Minnesota agents became so frustrated by roadblocks erected by terrorism supervisors in Washington that they began to joke that FBI headquarters was becoming an ‘unwitting accomplice’ to Osama bin Laden's efforts to attack the United States, the officials said."

Mat 28, 2002: Donald Henderson has resigned his position as director of the HHS Office of Public Health Preparedness, a post recently created to coordinate defenses against bioterrorism. His replacement is Jerome Hauer, former head of New York City's emergency management under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Henderson's resignation was not unexpected, as he had agreed only to help create the office and serve as its director for six months. Henderson will continue to serve as chief scientific adviser to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and as chair of the secretary's council on public health preparedness (Washington Update)

May 30, 2002: FBI agent Wright spoke out again at a press conference in Washington, D.C. in May. He accused the FBI of intentionally thwarting investigations of known terrorists. But instead of making national news, Wright’s story was downplayed in the media. More disturbingly the FBI tried to block his new book, "Fatal Betrayals of the Intelligence Mission". Why? Wright also said, in tears, live on C-Span, that he was threatened by John Ashcroft for months to shut up his mouth. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/020529/dcw021_1.html Wright said throughout his six-year posting in counter-terrorism, he was involved in probes of Hamas and Hezbollah. His most successful 'get' netted $1.4 million in terrorist money in 1998, money that he said today was linked to Saudi businessman and financier Yassin Kadi, who was identified late last year as a close associate of Usama Bin Laden www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,54070,00.html+FBI+%22Robert+Wright%22&hl=de&ie=UTF-8

May 2002, the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees welcomed a new member, Afsaneh M. Beschloss, former World Bank investment officer and CEO / President of Carlyle Asset Management Group, which is a division of the Carlyle Group, the defence-related international investment firm which enjoys all-star revolving door influence in the Bush White House and is enjoying a post-9/11 profit bonanza. Beschloss first joined Carlyle Asset Management Group in 2001 as a managing director. She also happens to be married to George W. Bush's official presidential historian, Michael Beschloss. It would appear that the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees is within the Bush administration's sphere of cronyism. Is this who should be entrusted to decide how grant money gets doled out to "alternative" media organizations? Is the CEO of Carlyle Asset Management Group and wife of a current presidential historian likely to smile upon funding alternative media organizations which are eager to go beyond offering the usual cut-and-paste complaints about Carlyle Group influence in the White House, and ask more probing questions about this company's role the "War on Terrorism", such as its alleged investment in anthrax vaccine maker Bioport or its past business ties with the not-quite-completely-estranged-from-their-errant-son bin Laden family? [found in a hidden post on the internet] http://www.sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/01/1558867.php

June 1, 2002: Memphis, Tennessee, medical examiner O.C. Smith is attacked with chemical spray, bound with barbed wire, and left lying in a nearby parking lot with a bomb tied to his body. He is rescued several hours later. In recent months, Smith has been working on two interesting cases. One is the death of Harvard University microbiologist Don Wiley, who supposedly fell from a Memphis bridge in December (see November 16, 2001). He also helped identify the body of Katherine Smith, a state driver's license examiner who was found burned beyond recognition in February 2002, a day before a hearing on federal charges of helping five Middle Eastern men obtain fake driver's licenses (see February 10, 2002). Adding to the mystery, Smith had received a series of death threat letters early in 2001. [AP, 6/4/02] Perhaps it's all coincidence, but the events around O.C. Smith, Katherine Smith and Don Wiley seem to tie 9/11 and the rash of microbiologist deaths together in some inexplicable way. If someone wanted O.C. Smith dead, why didn't they just kill him instead of attacking him in such a strange way and then leaving him to live? Was this, and the earlier bomb attack against his office (see March 13, 2002), meant as a warning?

June 03, 2002  From the WTF-is-going-on-here? dept... by Ken Barnes, 11:22:05 PM

Memphis is a strange place to be these days, and not just because of this weekend's Tyson-Lewis heavyweight bout at the Pyramid Arena. I'm talking a truth-is-stranger-than-John-Grisham kind of strange. This morning's local headline, which I referred to Instapundit via email, reads "Medical Examiner Ambushed: Bomb, barbed wire, acid used in attack on Smith".

The Shelby County medical examiner, Dr. O. C. Smith was found Saturday tied up near his office with barbed wire, and with a bomb strapped to him. While publicly the FBI is saying they think that domestic anti-abortion terrorists are behind it, I can't help but remember another bizarre story from earlier this year, in which a Tennessee state driver's license examiner met a fiery end after being indicted along with several Middle Eastern men on conspiracy charges of obtaining false identification. Dr. O.C. Smith oversaw the autopsy of the charred remains of examiner Katherine Smith (no relation, Dr. R!). Could all this be Al Qaeda's second stringers at work?

June 6, 2002 Judicial Watch has filed lawsuits against several Bush administration agencies for failure to produce documents concerning the terrorist anthrax attacks of last October. The agencies named include: the FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the U.S. Postal Service. The documents were requested under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27888

June 25, 2002: The FBI search the home of an anthrax researcher who worked at USAMRIID. [AP, 6/25/02] He remains anonymous in most stories, but some name him as Steven Hatfill. In the wake of all these stories, one microbiologist states, "Their intent was clearly to put [Hatfill's] name in the public eye. The only question is why." The FBI announces that the search found nothing and Hatfill is not a suspect. [Hartford Courant, 6/27/02] The FBI also announces voluntary lie detector tests at USAMRIID and Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. [New York Times, 7/2/02] Numerous experts have pointed out for months that these two facilities are the only likely places the anthrax used in the attacks could have been made, and that there are only several dozen possible scientists who could have made it. Why is the FBI only now even beginning to look into this? The New York Times had been running a series of articles about "Mr. Z" [New York Times, 5/24/02, New York Times, 7/2/02, New York Times, 7/12/02], who is eventually revealed as Hatfill. [New York Times, 8/13/02]

July 21, 2002: In an article titled, "Anthrax: the Noose Widens," Time magazine reports, "Despite recent claims by some in the bioterrorism community that the investigation should be homing in on one particular American bioweapons expert, the FBI appears to be moving in the opposite direction. US government officials say the investigation is still ranging far and wide and that the FBI has not ruled out a foreign connection." [Time, 7/21/02]

August 18, 2002 (B): An FBI forensic linguistics expert says the anthrax mailer was probably someone with high-ranking US military and intelligence connections. He says he has identified two suspects who both worked for the CIA, USAMRIID and other classified military operations. He expresses frustration about accessing evidence. "My two suspects both appear to have CIA connections. These two agencies, the CIA and the FBI, are sometimes seen as rivals. My anxiety is that the FBI agents assigned to this case are not getting full and complete cooperation from the US military, CIA and witnesses who might have information about this case." He also says the killer seems to have tried implicating two former USAMRIID scientists who had left the laboratory in unhappy circumstances by posting the letters from near their homes in New Jersey. [BBC, 8/18/02] Could one of the framed people be Dr. Assaad (see October 2, 2001)?1)?

October 28, 2002: The Washington Post reports, "A significant number of scientists and biological warfare experts are expressing skepticism about the FBI's view that a single disgruntled American scientist prepared the spores and mailed the deadly anthrax letters that killed five people last year." More than a dozen experts suggest investigators should "reexamine the possibility of state-sponsored terrorism, or try to determine whether weaponized spores may have been stolen by the attacker from an existing, but secret, biodefense program or perhaps given to the attacker by an accomplice." These experts suggest that making the type of anthrax used could take a team of experts and millions of dollars. The article focuses on the possibility that Iraq could be to blame. [Washington Post, 10/28/02] Why would Iraq have targeted Democratic Senators Leahy and Daschle? Why is the possibility of a team of anthrax attackers from within the US continually brushed aside?

Company Says It Will Test A Safer Smallpox Vaccine
17 Dec 2002
New York Times -
... Dr. Gordon, an immunologist, was formerly the chief executive of OraVax, now known
as Acambis, the company that has contracts from the United States government ...
US firm buys US rights to rival to Acambis smallpox vaccine
19 Dec 2002
AFX Press... VaxGen chief executive, Lance K Gordon, formerly CEO of Acambis's predecessor OraVax,
was cited by the New York Times as saying the Acambis vaccine, while ...

December 18, 2002 DynCorp is entering the final phase of negotiations on a 10-year, $1 billion joint venture to provide the British Ministry of Defense with critical military support services, the company announced Dec. 18. Dyncorp will manage all of the nonmilitary support for Britain's Army Training Estate and Defense Estate at 120 locations throughout the United Kingdom.

2003-01-07 CIA operative named Gary distributed pile after pile of $100 bills to Pashtun warlords, enlisting them to help encircle the Taliban. In the final days of the campaign, when Osama bin Laden was on the run, the U.S. paid tribal leaders not ``the usual $200,000'' but twice or even five times that, foot-high stacks of $100 bills, 20 stacks to the million. Months before, some of these independent contractors -- they used to be called mercenaries -- had been fighting on the other side. Bin Laden, most of his top aides and thousands more escaped. Hiring local warlords to help fight a war is rare. But hiring American civilians - is increasingly common. The American missionary and child accidentally shot down by a U.S. military plane last year in Peru was the flawed work of DynCorp, a Reston, Va., military contractor that handles security assignments and U.S. anti-narcotics flights over Colombia and neighboring countries. DynCorp keeps a low profile. At least five DynCorp employees have been killed in Latin America, a well-kept secret. In September, DynCorp settled charges that employees in Bosnia trafficked in sex slaves and bought a young prostitute of their own for $1,000. They were simply fired and sent home. Some critics within the military are now asking questions. Contractors are not bound by an oath of office, nor the Uniform Code of Military Justice.[King County Journal Newspapers, WA]

Frist has close relationship with the drug maker Eli Lilly. He sponsored legislation that would have limited legal liability for side effects of Lilly vaccinations and Eli Lilly recently purchased 5,000 copies of Frist’s recent book.

Investigation into microbiologists deaths

MI6 is spearheading a global investigation into the mysterious death of a top microbiologist, Vladimir Pasechnik with close links to Porton Down, Britain’s ultra secret bio-defence establishment. Four other high-ranking scientists with close ties also died mysteriously in the past four months. All worked in the doomsday world of bio-chemical weapons. In Russia, Pasechnik had been working on "bio-weapons which could wipe out a third of the world’s population." After he defected to Britain in 1989, Pasechnik had been trying to produce defenses against the bio-chemical weapons he had been producing in Russia. In England, Pasechnik worked at the Center for Applied Microbiology and Research, run by the Department of Health in Salisbury. In February 2000, he founded Regman Biotechnologies Ltd, "a new drug company working to provide powerful alternatives to antibiotics." Pasechnik continued his top secret work at Porton Down, working with some of the most lethal nerve agents known to man. He was a leading specialist in the field of DNA sequencing – sophisticated research which is a vital element in developing biological weapons –and defenses against them.

On November 2, shortly after he had again visited Porton Down, Pasechnik was found dead in his village home outside Salisbury. The cause of the death was certified as a stroke. But a pathologist attached to MI5, Britain’s internal security service, examined the body. " A number of nerve agents can mimic a stroke and leave no traces," said Dr. Leonard Horowitz, US specialist toxic poisons. His death did not appear in the media until Christopher Davis announced that Pasechnik was dead. A brief obituary appear in the Daily Telegraph. It did not give the date of the scientist’s death. The secret of the work Pasechnik had been doing at Porton Down died with him. After he defected to Britain, Pasechnik told Christopher Davis that he had been approached by China to work for them. Instead MI6 helped him defect from Paris –where he was attending a science conference. He brought to Britain highly secret documents which showed how advanced the Russians were in bio-chemical weapons. The documents also contained evidence of China’s effort to become the world leader in the field.

MI6, the CIA, and the intelligence services of Canada, Australia and Europe are combining all their resources to establish if China has sent killer squads from its own secret service (CSIS) to murder all those scientists it had approached – and who had declined to work for China. Dr. Ken Alibek, another Russian defector, and consultant to the Pentagon, confirmed China "very probably is not yet fully advanced in that area." Defense Analyst, David Jensen, said: "It would be logical for China to want Pasechnik on board. When he refused it would be equally logical to eliminate him. That’s how China handles competition. Kills it off."

By the time Pasechnik was dead, other scientists had met sudden deaths. *Dr. Benito Que was a cell biologist working on how infectious diseases, like the HIV virus, could be genetically engineered into a bio-warfare program. He worked in a restricted Lab in the Miami Medical School, Miami, Florida. He was a careful, meticulous man, who ran his life with a clockwork precision.

For some reason he left his lab early on the afternoon of November 12, 2001. As he reached his car four men with baseball bats clubbed him to death. They were never traced. Dr. Que had met Vladimir Pasechnik on several occasions at bio-medical conferences.

Dr. Don C. Wiley, 46, was one of America’s foremost molecular biologist researchers into infectious diseases – all with a capability to be used as biological weapons. He was found dead in a rental car in Memphis, Tennessee. His research at America’s prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which has contracts with the US bio-defense program, had included working with Ebola, Marburg Virus, Q Fever. All these are germs that Chinese scientists are known to be working on. In the past he had shared some of his research with Vladimir Pasechnik. Wiley’s body was found on December 21, 2001. He appeared to have driven 300 miles to park his rental car on a Mississippi River bridge.Local police chief, Walter Crews, at Memphis, said he was exploring several theories – including murder. To date he had arrested no one.

Dr. Robert M. Schwartz, 53, a distinguished bio-physicist who had worked closely with Pasechnik on DNA sequencing, was found murdered at his remote farmhouse near Deesburg, Virginia, on December 12, 2001. The local sheriff said, "it appears he was stabbed. The only evidence of theft was that the victim’s papers had been disturbed. We do not know what is missing."

Dr. Set Van Nguyen, 44, worked as a microbiologist at Australia’s Animal Health Laboratory ay Geelong. He had been part of the team which had created a new variant of mousepox, a cousin of smallpox. Mousepox could become an unstoppable killer once unleashed. Like the others Van Nguyen had kept abreast of the research Pasechnik was doing at Porton Down. On December 13, 2001, he was found dead in an air-lock chamber that gave access to the biological samples he worked with. Deadly liquid nitrogen had seemingly, accidentally, leaked from a bottle of liquid nitrogen in the chamber. MI6, and the other intelligence services are also looking into the backgrounds of five microbiologists who died on October 4, 2001. They were passengers on a commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Novosbirsk in Siberia. The aircraft of Air Sibit was "accidentally shot down" by a Ukrainian surface to air missile. The subsequent investigations found that the missile was 100 miles off course.

Siberia has over 50 research centers working on bio-chemical weapons. But the prime intelligence focus is on the use China may have made of a sophisticated computer program, Promis, (software) that was stolen from the Washington company that created it, Inslaw. Inslaw’s president, Bill Hamilton, said " the theft of our software would give any country a flying start in keeping track of just about anybody’s work. It is capable of integrating a wide number of data bases." Both MI6 and CIA sources have told me that Promis has now been modified by Chinese intelligence, CSIS, to allow it to tap into the databases of all the mysteriously dead scientists and identify their line of research – one that almost certainly threatened to leave China’s own work in bio-chemical weaponry behind. That may turn out to be the most logical explanation for their deaths. That they were murdered to allow China to steal their research – and to ensure they would do no more work for Britain and the United States.[ globe-intel.net]

Anthrax and Operation Northwoods

For those who disbelieve the possibility that the U.S. Government is the number one suspect in the anthrax attacks, they are directed to James Bamford's book on the National Security Agency, Body of Secrets. The book reveals that in 1962, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Lemnitzer was planning, along with other members of the Joint Chiefs, a virtual coup d'etat against the administration of President Kennedy using acts of terrorism carried out by the military but to be blamed on the Castro Government in Cuba. The secret plan, code-named Operation Northwoods, entailed having U.S. military personnel shoot innocent people on the streets of American cities, sink boats carrying Cuban refugees to Florida and conduct terrorist bombings in Washington, DC, Miami and other cities. Innocent people were to be framed for committing bombings and hijacking planes. If John Glenn's liftoff from Cape Canaveral in February 1962 were to end in an explosion, Castro would be blamed. Plans were made to shoot down civilian aircraft en route from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela and then blame Cuba. The U.S. military also planned to attack Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, both British colonies, and make it appear that the Cubans had done it in order to bring Britain into a war with Cuba.

So far, the Bush Administration has refused to support a full and independent Congressional investigation into the events of September 11 and the later events involving anthrax. It seems it and the three-letter agencies the Administration is so fond of praising, and funding, know more about the source of the anthrax attacks than they are admitting. If the saying, "where there's smoke, there's fire," has any basis of truth, the United States is in the midst of a raging inferno. Who will answer the fire alarm?  (reprinted without editing)

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