Thursday, December 28, 2006

Anthrax Woe

Do you remeber the Anthrax attacks that happened just after 911? At the time it was blamed on the Iraqi's (on top of 911). Since then we've not heard much about this. How ever here is some interesting stuff...

It was documented at the time that the anthrax strain used was military grade. This was widely reported in 2002 in publications such as the New Scientist.

"Soon after I [ Professor Boyle] had informed Bowman [the FBI agent investigating the case] of this information [above], the FBI authorised the destruction of the AMES cultural Anthrax database." The Professor continued.

The destruction of the anthrax culture collection at Ames, IA., from which the Ft. Detrick lab got its pathogens, was blatant destruction of evidence as it meant that there was no way of finding out which strain was sent to who to develop the larger breed of anthrax used in the attacks. The trail of genetic evidence would have led directly back to a secret but officially-sponsored US government biowarfare program that was illegal and criminal.
Chilling stuff.

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