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Pakistani linked to anthrax mailbox
The Advertiser (Aussie) ^ | OCT 21, 2001 | MICHAEL BEACH

Posted on 10/22/2001 12:45:05 AM PDT by Restore

Pakistani linked to anthrax mailbox
MICHAEL BEACH in New York
21oct01

AMERICAN investigators are hunting a Pakistani man, who overstayed his visa, so they can question him about two anthrax-laced letters.

The manhunt started after investigators homed in on a mailbox believed to have been used by bioterrorists to send the two letters.

Investigators made the breakthrough after a mail carrier in Ewing, New Jersey, came down with the disease.

Two anthrax-infected letters – one sent to NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, the other to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle – were postmarked at a regional mail centre that serves the Ewing area.

Another employee at the centre has developed skin anthrax.

A swarm of FBI agents descended on Ewing, west of New York, yesterday to door-knock the woman's mail route and check post office security videos.

A source said investigations centred on a Pakistani man, who had left the area since the letters were sent.

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TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abbassi; abbazzi; anthrax; antraz; brokaw; daschle; letters; pakistani; postoffice
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1 posted on 10/22/2001 12:45:05 AM PDT by Restore
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To: Restore
From an Aussie paper! Where the h*ll is the American media? Too busy telling everybody how afraid they are, I guess. No time for news on who did it. This Pakistani's name and face should have been spread across the world's media days ago.
2 posted on 10/22/2001 12:52:10 AM PDT by atafak
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To: Restore
Wanted: Dead or Alive.
3 posted on 10/22/2001 12:52:35 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: StoneColdGOP; dubyaismypresident; rockchalkjayhawk; Texaggie79; sirgawain; Free State Four...
BUMP!
4 posted on 10/22/2001 12:53:02 AM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: atafak
IF the report is true... they might want to see if the guy is vacationing in the Bahamas...

Anthrax in the Islands

5 posted on 10/22/2001 12:55:53 AM PDT by piasa
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To: Restore
This news will no doubt be horribly disappointing -- for the American liberal news media.

They were champing at the bit to blame "home grown" "right wing" 'militia elements' as the culprit behind the spate of Anthrax mailings.

6 posted on 10/22/2001 12:57:35 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Restore; CheneyChick; vikingchick; WIMom; one_particular_harbour; kmiller1k; Victoria Delsoul...
Wasn't there a kid who predicted the WTC coming down the day before it happened, who's father was Pakistani?
7 posted on 10/22/2001 12:58:05 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: piasa
Yes, my thought too. And did he spend time in florida as well?
8 posted on 10/22/2001 12:58:13 AM PDT by atafak
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To: JohnHuang2
Another anthrax letter tied to Trenton
9 posted on 10/22/2001 12:59:28 AM PDT by piasa
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To: Sabertooth
I think, the kids father went back to Pakistan and is still there.
10 posted on 10/22/2001 12:59:55 AM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: piasa
Thanks for the link =^)
11 posted on 10/22/2001 1:00:07 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Well, you wouldn't want the media to hint that those, who have sworn that they will destroy us, might be guilty, would you?
12 posted on 10/22/2001 1:00:57 AM PDT by atafak
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To: Travis McGee
Possibly of interest.
13 posted on 10/22/2001 1:02:42 AM PDT by atafak
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To: JohnHuang2
That's probably why they didn't break it. And they probably won't ever pick it up until/unless they are forced to. I'll be suprised if they pick it up. Let's wait and see.
14 posted on 10/22/2001 1:03:29 AM PDT by Ymani Cricket
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To: JohnHuang2; Snow Bunny; FallGuy; marsh2; dixiechick2000; Helen; Mama_Bear; poet; Grampa Dave...
"This news will no doubt be horribly disappointing -- for the American liberal news media.
They were champing at the bit to blame "home grown" "right wing" 'militia elements' as the culprit behind the spate of Anthrax mailings."

Good call John!

BREAKING ANTHRAX NEWS PING
15 posted on 10/22/2001 1:04:33 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Sabertooth
On Nightline the other night, they had a segment on the Pakistani fundamentalist schools where they program these robots from the age of five. Crazy stuff. We are going to have to kick the sh*t out of these people, just like we did the Japs in World War II. I don't expect this to be over anytime soon.
16 posted on 10/22/2001 1:04:35 AM PDT by Clinton's a rapist
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To: Restore
And we just gave Pakistan 300 million...hmmmmmmmmmmm
17 posted on 10/22/2001 1:05:06 AM PDT by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: Ymani Cricket
They may be keeping it quiet at Bush's request. Would not want to disturb Pakistan by accusing one of their noble citizens of biowar.
18 posted on 10/22/2001 1:06:15 AM PDT by atafak
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To: Clinton's a rapist
I saw that.

Really monstrous abuse of children.

19 posted on 10/22/2001 1:07:58 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Restore
"AMERICAN investigators are hunting a Pakistani man"

FBI Website

FBI Most Wanted Terrorists Page With Pictures

America's Most Wanted website

Call the FBI Toll Free at 1-866-483-5137
if you see or hear anything that threatens our national security.


The US State Department Rewards for Justice Program
was established by the 1984 Act to Combat International Terrorism, Public Law 98-533.
Under the Rewards Program, cooperating individuals and their immediate family members
may be eligible for relocation to the United States or elsewhere,
and they are assured complete confidentiality.
Rewards, totaling millions of dollars, have been paid in dozens of cases.
Innocent lives have been saved and terrorists put behind bars.

20 posted on 10/22/2001 1:08:08 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good call John!

Gracias ;^)

21 posted on 10/22/2001 1:08:29 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Ymani Cricket
That's probably why they didn't break it. And they probably won't ever pick it up until/unless they are forced to.

....or figure out how to give it the right *spin*...

22 posted on 10/22/2001 1:09:31 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Clinton's a rapist
On Nightline the other night, they had a segment on the Pakistani fundamentalist schools where they program these robots from the age of five. Crazy stuff. We are going to have to kick the sh*t out of these people, just like we did the Japs in World War II. I don't expect this to be over anytime soon.

The sooner we take out those schools and their teachers, the fewer we will have to kill.

23 posted on 10/22/2001 1:10:22 AM PDT by atafak
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To: Ymani Cricket
The *right spin* would be something along the lines of, 'yeah, yeah, a foreign terrorist might have been behind anthrax, but there are many "legitimate* reasons for their *anger*...' blah, blah, blah.
24 posted on 10/22/2001 1:11:19 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Ymani Cricket
Oh, and one more thing: The media will still insist there's no "evidence" of Iraqi involvement.
25 posted on 10/22/2001 1:12:28 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Restore
"...hunting a Pakistani man, who overstayed his visa..."

Gee, what a surprise.

26 posted on 10/22/2001 1:14:36 AM PDT by TheLooseThread
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks and a big bump!
27 posted on 10/22/2001 1:15:23 AM PDT by Yellow Rose of Texas
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To: JohnHuang2
Yip. It's really a "cry for help." At least they're trying to reach out and make some human contact, albeit using the anthrax bacillus as a proxy.
28 posted on 10/22/2001 1:16:31 AM PDT by Clinton's a rapist
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To: Restore
Anyone have a link for the kid in New York
who predicted the WTC coming down the day before it happened?

His father was Pakistani.

29 posted on 10/22/2001 1:18:56 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: kattracks
Your Thread kattracks, I posted it here because a lot of people have been pinged to this thread.

October 22, 2001 -- A cunning woman scientist who heads Saddam Hussein's bio-terrorism team may be the mastermind behind the world's anthrax scare, a leading American germ warfare expert says.
30 posted on 10/22/2001 1:19:16 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Clinton's a rapist
Exactly - our "news" media is a joke -- the veritable propaganda mouthpiece of America's most deadly, sworn enemies, with CNN ensconced at the top of the dung pile.
31 posted on 10/22/2001 1:19:21 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: atafak
Anyone want to make a bet on how long the alliance with Pakistan lasts?
32 posted on 10/22/2001 1:19:36 AM PDT by Robert Lomax
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To: Sabertooth
Trade Center warning baffles police. An ‘urban myth’ turns out to be true — but what does it mean?
33 posted on 10/22/2001 1:20:27 AM PDT by Clinton's a rapist
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To: TheLooseThread
Why are we not hunting down all those who have overstayed their visas and sending them home? Does the INS have a list, or do they not keep that information and who is it that grants visas in the first place? Seems to me we need an adult granting visas NOW! I heard it was aides to folks overseas. Anyone know it that is true?
34 posted on 10/22/2001 1:20:46 AM PDT by Yellow Rose of Texas
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To: atafak
"Where the h*ll is the American media? "

Playing lets re-count and find "votes" for Gore!

BARF ALERT: Media suppress the news that Bush lost election to Gore
35 posted on 10/22/2001 1:26:01 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Clinton's a rapist
Thanks CaR.

It’s that context that makes the story of the Pakistani freshman so strange. I can’t tell you who filled in the details for me; the heat is on and the FBI is particularly jumpy. Both teacher and student have, with the help of the school, successfully ducked all efforts to contact them. But here’s what I’ve pieced together:

On September 6 — five days before the attack — Antoinette DiLorenzo, who teaches English as a second language to a class of Pakistani immigrants, led a class discussion about world events. She asked a freshman (his name has been withheld): “What are you looking at?” The youth was peering out the third floor window toward lower Manhattan. After he made the remark about the World Trade center not being there next week, the teacher didn’t immediately think much of it, though it stuck in her mind.

On September 11, school was canceled after the attack and again the following day. On Thursday September 13, a clearly agitated DiLorenzo, saying she had been afraid to come forward, reported the incident to the principal’s office. “It scared the hell out of everyone,” according to a source at the school.

The police and FBI were alerted and twelve NYPD officers entered the school and secured DiLorenzo’s classroom for three hours, locking the doors with the students inside. While the students were brought lunch and a movie and told to be calm, the youth in question and his older brother, a sophomore, were taken to be interrogated by the FBI, stationed at the police precinct nearby.

DiLorenzo, the key to the believability of this story, was also questioned. She was described by school officials as having a superb and unblemished record in the New York school system. A police source described her as “100 percent credible.”

Moreover, according to police, the youth confirmed having made the September 6 statement about the towers. At the moment he did so, his older brother elbowed him, said he had been “kidding,” and the youth in question agreed. The younger brother seemed upset and said he was “having a bad day.” When asked why, he said that his father was supposed to come back from Pakistan that day. Further details of the interrogation are unclear, in part because the FBI is not discussing it.

Because of the suspension of air travel, it took the father a few days to return. About a week after September 11, the father visited the school and angrily asked why his sons had been interrogated by the authorities. He said that his family’s constitutional rights had been violated.

Interesting.

36 posted on 10/22/2001 1:26:33 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Yellow Rose of Texas
"Why are we not hunting down all those who have overstayed their visas and sending them home?"

Author: Ann Coulter Future Widows of America: Write your Congressman
37 posted on 10/22/2001 1:28:07 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Sabertooth
Because of the suspension of air travel, it took the father a few days to return. About a week after September 11, the father visited the school and angrily asked why his sons had been interrogated by the authorities. He said that his family?s constitutional rights had been violated.

That would be about September 18. Isn't that the first mailing date of the Anthrax?

38 posted on 10/22/2001 1:28:20 AM PDT by atafak
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To: gumbo
PING PING....
39 posted on 10/22/2001 1:30:21 AM PDT by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: atafak
On Nightline the other night, they had a segment on the Pakistani fundamentalist schools where they program these robots from the age of five

I didn't see it. Were these schools in America? Or was it about the ones in Pakistan?

40 posted on 10/22/2001 1:30:50 AM PDT by Ymani Cricket
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To: atafak
"That would be about September 18. Isn't that the first mailing date of the Anthrax?"

Not sure. Close, though.

41 posted on 10/22/2001 1:32:09 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: atafak
I believe the first was a letter to Kenya mailed September 8th ...........
42 posted on 10/22/2001 1:32:26 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Ymani Cricket
Pakistan.
43 posted on 10/22/2001 1:32:36 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: rolling_stone
Didn't the Kenyan anthrax letter come out of Atlanta?

Are the subsequent tests still coming back positive?

44 posted on 10/22/2001 1:34:05 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Ymani Cricket
In Pakistan. They take in poor orphans and turn them into zombie killers who can recite the koran from memory. No other education is considered necessary to complete the appointed tasks in their short lives.
45 posted on 10/22/2001 1:34:11 AM PDT by atafak
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To: rolling_stone
I've had my doubts about the Kenya story. It was from a close relative of the recipient. The powder in it was in a sealed(?) plastic bag, along with some cloth samples sent by the relative. An odd story, to my thought.
46 posted on 10/22/2001 1:38:27 AM PDT by atafak
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To: Sabertooth
Yes, but he and his family live in Brooklyn , which is NOT in Jersey.
47 posted on 10/22/2001 1:38:39 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: atafak
"An odd story, to my thought."

Seems out of place.

48 posted on 10/22/2001 1:39:41 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Cool Guy
Nope, that father came back and yelled at the police , for " harassing " his children, because they interviewed them.
49 posted on 10/22/2001 1:40:00 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
"Yes, but he and his family live in Brooklyn , which is NOT in Jersey."

Not saying it's the same guy... Just pondering the possible dots to connect.

50 posted on 10/22/2001 1:41:35 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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