To: Battle Axe
Anthrax simply is not rare. In fact, it is nearly ubiquitous. Finding a single spore in the great outdoors is meaningless. Finding a dead cow out in a field with a gazillion spores is common.
Why fill the envelopes "overseas" when all that's going to happen is they will start leaking before they can be mailed. Remember, anthrax spores are so small they migrate right out through the spaces in the paper used in USPS envelopes and the attackers knew that as evidenced by the fact they placed wide mailing tape all around the envelopes.
These envelopes were mailed within hours of being filled.
posted on 10/14/2006 4:26:53 AM PDT
Envelopes being mailed within hours of being filled is the most logical.
However, they could have been filled overseas and then put in a baggie and brought into the country in someone's suitcase.
You are assuming that they were mailed from overseas. I never said that.
By the way, I still think you have a very valid theory about Atta being involved.
It's the strain I want. Yes you can find anthrax everywhere there has been a sheep or a goat, but not that strain; not that special combination that was taken out of poor Bob Stevens. It's genotype 62 with a non-selective mutant of genotype 62 in a mixture.
That is why every diagnosed spider or insect bite that was cured in 2001 with antibiotics needs to be reexamined.
posted on 10/14/2006 5:03:26 AM PDT
by Battle Axe
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