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Remember all the Antrax after Sept 11th? Well, they finally have a suspect (sort of)

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Subsonic Chronic, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    FBI 'knows US scientist who made anthrax'
    By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
    20 February 2002

    The FBI has identified the man behind last year's series of fatal anthrax mailings but is "dragging its feet" over bringing charges because the suspect is a former government scientist, it was claimed yesterday.

    Barbara Rosenberg, of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), said many scientists working in the field were aware of the suspect, who she said had been questioned at least twice by the authorities. She said the FBI was reluctant to arrest him because he knew government secrets.

    She said the FBI had known of the suspect since October and added: "There are a number of insiders – government insiders – who know people in the anthrax field who have a common suspect. The FBI has questioned that person more than once. So it looks as though the FBI is taking that person very seriously." The FBI said the investigation had not been narrowed to one suspect.

    Five people died and 13 others were infected with anthrax after letters laced with the bacteria were sent to Tom Daschle, the Senate majority leader, another prominent politician and the media last autumn. Hoax letters were also sent. Among those who died were Bob Stevens, 63, a British-born picture editor

    It has long been believed that the anthrax came from a US government laboratory. But Dr Rosenberg's comments – made at Princeton University and reported by the Trenton Times newspaper – are the most specific yet. The accusations, many of which are repeated on the FAS website, says the man may have worked at the US military laboratory near Washington that tested the letters, Fort Detrick, Maryland. Most of the genuine and many of the hoax letters were posted from near Trenton, New Jersey.

    Dr Rosenberg, director of the FAS chemical and biological arms control programme, said: "We can draw a likely portrait of the perpetrator as a former Fort Detrick scientist who is now working for a contractor in the Washington DC area.

    "He had reason for travel to Florida, New Jersey and the United Kingdom. There is also the likelihood the perpetrator made the anthrax himself. He grew it ... and weaponised it at a private location where he had accumulated the equipment and the material.

    "We know that the FBI is looking at this person and it's likely that he participated in the past in secret activities that the government would not like to see disclosed. And this raises the question of whether the FBI may be dragging its feet somewhat and may not be so anxious to bring to public light the person who did this.

    "I know that there are insiders, working for the government, who know this person and who are worried that it could happen that some kind of quiet deal is made that he just disappears from view."

    In an analysis of the anthrax mailings posted on the FAS website, Dr Rosenberg speculates that the suspect must be "angry at some bio- defence agency or component, and he is driven to demonstrate, in a spectacular way, his capabilities and the government's inability to respond.

    "He is cocksure that he can get away with it. Does he know something that he believes to be sufficiently damaging to the United States to make him untouchable by the FBI?

    An FBI spokeswoman said yesterday that the bureau's investigation was still continuing. "We have not narrowed it down to one person," she said. "We have spoken to a lot of people."

  2. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    I guess that kind of disolves the theory of Iraq being behind it all eh?
  3. Preroller

    Preroller TRIBE Member

    Sounds like he might spill the beans about lots of US fuck ups if they ever put him on trial.
  4. kodos

    kodos TRIBE Member

  5. Cannabus

    Cannabus TRIBE Member

    WHOA..this ones gonna get interesting.. I believe it's an inside job myself but who knows these days.
  6. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    so much for conspiracy theories...

    There's lots that we don't know and possibly never will, I'm really curious as to what this guy has on the US government. It's not everyday that one can walk around freely after killing several people and hospitalizing many others.

    He probably knows that the US was behind the figure skating fiasco.
    Bin Ladin was ordered to attack the USA
    That organic food isn't really organic
    G.W. Bush was cloned from a donkey

    imagine what this guy must know, what could it possibly be?
    anyone have any ideas?

  7. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    that kind of talk is treason!!
  8. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member


  9. kodos

    kodos TRIBE Member

    what ever happened to that vreeland guy?
  10. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    This sounds fishy.

    Presuming that the guy 'is' and insider, or whatever, and this conspiracy stuff is actually true, I think even the most hard core conspiracist lefty will remember JFK and how the US would be much more likely to deal with the situation...


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