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FBI Reform: Connect Anthrax Dots
WSJ ^ | 3 june 02 | Robert Bartley

Posted on 06/03/2002 7:18:12 AM PDT by white trash redneck

Edited on 04/23/2004 12:04:33 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

FBI Director Robert Mueller has scrambled the boxes on his organization chart, and dropped his previous stonewalling about mistakes prior to the September 11 disaster. The question is whether this actually changes the FBI mindset, and to my mind the test is the Bureau's position on the subsequent anthrax attacks.


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TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anthrax; anthraxscarelist; fbi; incompetence
Despite seeing how their aversion to "racial profiling" kept them from pursuing leads which might have led them to the 9-11 hijackers, the Keystone Kops of the FBI seem to be repeating the same mistake with anthrax.
1 posted on 06/03/2002 7:18:12 AM PDT by white trash redneck
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To: white trash redneck
Anthrax = Islamic Terrorism

Any scenario other than Islamic terrorism means ALL of the following are just coincidences.

SERIOUS CONNECTIONS

- The most serious bioterror attack in America began only days after 9-11

- The letters all mention standard Islamic catch-phrases.

- Florida Dr. Tsonas treated Ahmed al-Haznawi for a severe leg lesion in late June. Also here.
  Dr. Tsonas is now convinced it was cutaneous anthrax.
  Two Johns Hopkins biodefense experts, Dr. Thomas Inglesby and Dr. Tara O'Toole, agree.

- FL hijackers inquire about crop-dusters and dispersal characteristics of chemical loads.

- Moussaoui, the "20th hijacker", had tech info on airliners, crop-dusters, and wind patterns.

- Mohamed Atta went to Huber Drugs (Delray Beach, FL) with red hands during the summer of 2001.
  Druggist thought Atta was suffering from chemical exposure (basic pH -possibly bleach).

- Allah Rakah, detained by FBI, for placing suspicious bag of letters in his car with FL license plates

- Atta met twice with Colonel Muhammed Khalil Ibrahim al-Ani, a "very senior" Iraqi 'Special Ops' agent.
  (one report says the Czechs confirmed they had video...spycraft SOP)
  (Another report claims that a vacumm bottle was passed to Atta during the meeting)

- Ziad Jarrah also met with an Iraqi agent in 2001 in the UAE.

- Marwan al-Shehhi also met with an Iraqi agent in 2001 in the UAE.

- Iraq is the ONLY hostile country known to have succeeded in weaponizing anthrax

- Iraq conducted military exercises simulating the dispersal of anthrax spores from crop-dusters

- The hijackers had two operational hubs: Hamilton, New Jersey and Delray, Florida. Anthrax was found in both areas.

JUST COINCIDENCES??

- The wife of the Sun tabloid's editor rented two apartments to two hijackers In Florida.

- Marwan al-Shehhi went to Huber Drugs (with Atta) with severe chest congestion.
  The pharmacist sold him a bottle of Robitussin initially, and later antibiotics.
2 posted on 06/03/2002 7:24:44 AM PDT by My Identity
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To: white trash redneck; anthrax_scare_list; mitchell; gumbo; nogbad; the great satan; eno...
Indexing.
3 posted on 06/03/2002 8:40:38 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: white trash redneck
You mean, it might not be some redneck conservative, playing with his chemistry set in his garage. Could it be those "experts" in the FBI are looking at the wrong clues???
4 posted on 06/03/2002 8:53:51 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: My Identity
The first anthrax death occurred on Oct. 5, suggesting an exposure roughly coincident with the September 11 attacks.

Thanks for the links, My Identity.

5 posted on 06/03/2002 8:54:18 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Fred Mertz
New Rosenburg article this morning:
A Compilation of Evidence and Comments on the Source of the Mailed Anthrax
6 posted on 06/03/2002 9:08:09 AM PDT by My Identity
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To: My Identity
Any scenario other than Islamic terrorism means ALL of the following are just coincidences.

SERIOUS CONNECTIONS

- The most serious bioterror attack in America began only days after 9-11

If you've yet to take the red pill and still believe 9/11 was soley an "Islamic Fundamentalism" op with no inside help or any other factions engaging in their own operations, then yes, this would have to be a coincidence.

- The letters all mention standard Islamic catch-phrases.

Could just as easily be transparent misdirection.

- Florida Dr. Tsonas treated Ahmed al-Haznawi for a severe leg lesion in late June. Also here. Dr. Tsonas is now convinced it was cutaneous anthrax. Two Johns Hopkins biodefense experts, Dr. Thomas Inglesby and Dr. Tara O'Toole, agree.

Here you actually have a point, but a) What would these Hopins people besides this Tsonas' word? and b) How much does it cost to buy convenient media statements in the Wonderland of Florida?

- FL hijackers inquire about crop-dusters and dispersal characteristics of chemical loads.

- Moussaoui, the "20th hijacker", had tech info on airliners, crop-dusters, and wind patterns.

The letters were mailed, not dropped from planes.

- Mohamed Atta went to Huber Drugs (Delray Beach, FL) with red hands during the summer of 2001. Druggist thought Atta was suffering from chemical exposure (basic pH -possibly bleach).

Above comments about purchased witness statements applies even more to pharmacists than doctors.

- Allah Rakah, detained by FBI, for placing suspicious bag of letters in his car with FL license plates

Did the suspicious letters contain anthrax?

- Atta met twice with Colonel Muhammed Khalil Ibrahim al-Ani, a "very senior" Iraqi 'Special Ops' agent. (one report says the Czechs confirmed they had video...spycraft SOP) (Another report claims that a vacumm bottle was passed to Atta during the meeting)

Ahaven't the Czechs disavowed this?

- Ziad Jarrah also met with an Iraqi agent in 2001 in the UAE.

- Marwan al-Shehhi also met with an Iraqi agent in 2001 in the UAE.

- Iraq is the ONLY hostile country known to have succeeded in weaponizing anthrax

As has Ft. Dietrick.

- Iraq conducted military exercises simulating the dispersal of anthrax spores from crop-dusters

- The hijackers had two operational hubs: Hamilton, New Jersey and Delray, Florida. Anthrax was found in both areas.

JUST COINCIDENCES??

- The wife of the Sun tabloid's editor rented two apartments to two hijackers In Florida.

I've wondered if their handlers directed them to this landlady. . .

7 posted on 06/03/2002 9:31:29 AM PDT by Plummz
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To: Plummz
"Ahaven't the Czechs disavowed this?"

No. Quite the contrary.

But against this anonymous report we have the on-the-record statement of Czech Interior Minister Stanislav Gross that his government maintains its position that the meeting took place.

8 posted on 06/03/2002 10:55:31 AM PDT by okie01
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To: white trash redneck
Robert Mueller knows perfectly well which nation supplied anthrax to the 9-11 terrorists, as does, at minimum, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell, and Tony Blair. Since we have no defense against that nation -- they have the anthrax, after all -- mum's the word. Don't expect us to attack that nation any time soon, but do expect the run-around to continue.
9 posted on 06/03/2002 12:35:14 PM PDT by The Great Satan
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