This is very bad news for Israel.
Because Olmert will do nothing.
There’s no basis to suggest that Saddam gave Al Qaeda anthrax.
Ayman had no need to get it from Saddam.
Saddam had no need to give it.
Ray’s article posted above in no way provides support for anthrax from Saddam, and as I noted, the microbial forensics show that it was cultured in the northeastern United States.
In mid-January 2002, Dr. Barbara Rosenberg noted to the Wall Street Journal that “The FBI has gotten short lists of suspects from several people over two months ago.” Kenneth Alibek, president of Advanced Biosystems Inc., a defense contractor located at George Mason University, told the Journal that he wasn’t surprised to learn that his name had appeared on one such list. The Journal noted that born Kanatjan Alibekov, Dr. Alibek was formerly deputy director of the secret Russian germ weapons program known as Biopreparat. The Journal published an OpEd in late October 2001 titled “The Elephant in the Room” suggesting Iraq was responsible. Neither the Journal nor any other paper for over a half decade would note that the elephant in the room was in an office not much more than 10 feet from Dr. Alibekov. The microbiologist had been taught by Bin Laden’s sheik al-Hawali who had been the express subject of the 1996 declaration of war. Al-Timimi would eventually be prosecuted for exhorting young men to go to Afghanistan to defend Afghanistan against the imminent invasion by the US in October 2001. Dr. Alibek’s fellow microbiologist hand-delivered on the first anniversary of the anthrax mailings to Senators Leahy and Daschle a letter in the name of Bin Laden’s sheik warning against the invasion of Iraq.
What did Salafist Ali Al-Timimi, an Iraqi-American, think of Saddam? I don’t know. I know a good friend of his leading Ali’s charity IANA hated Saddam.