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
(Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
To: Battle Axe
The Ames (Iowa) strain was taken from a cow that died in Texas.
There are lots of dead cows in Texas on any given day.
Misquoting X-Files, "The Strain Is Out There".
There's a large Pakistani community in SE Texas. They are there for the climate AND chemical industry. There are enough of them they support a decent goat/sheep slaughtering business (as they do here in the DC area). You becha' Paks know about anthrax.
No, I wasn't assuming the letters were mailed abroad ~ that's clearly not the case. However, once the envelopes were filled with anthrax, the anthrax spores would begin filtering through the paper. That started immediately, not later. Because the guys doing the attack knew that this was going to happen they TAPED the envelopes. This involved wrapping the envelope end to end, on both sides, with a piece of clear packaging tape ~ the wide stuff!
posted on 10/14/2006 5:34:23 AM PDT
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