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  • EXCLUSIVE: How the FBI Botched the Anthrax Case

    06/30/2008 8:11:23 PM PDT · by RDTF · 32 replies · 135+ views
    ABC ^ | June 30, 2008 | BRAD GARRETT
    Former Agent Explains What Went Wrong in the Investigation The anthrax investigation, almost from the beginning, was hampered by top-heavy leadership from high ranking, but inexperienced FBI officials, which led to a close-minded focus on just one suspect and amateurish investigative techniques that robbed agents in the field the ability operate successfully. I saw it firsthand as one of the FBI agents assigned to the anthrax case and directly involved in the investigation of Dr. Steven Hatfill. While I cannot comment on the guilt or innocence of Hatfill, I think I have a sense of some of the things that...
  • Steven Hatfill Vs. The Media

    06/30/2008 11:21:27 AM PDT · by jpl · 18 replies · 182+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Monday, June 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    If the left wants an example of the Bush Administration’s incompetence in the war on terror, they’ve got it in the case of former government scientist Dr. Steven Hatfill, who was falsely accused of the anthrax murders. The U.S. Government “has determined that settlement is in the best interests of the United States and has agreed to pay Dr. Hatfill and his attorneys $2.825 million dollars and purchase for Dr. Hatfill an annual annuity of $150,000,” the Department of Justice said in a statement released on Friday, June 27. But there was no apology for ruining an innocent person’s life...
  • The Anthrax Fiasco

    06/30/2008 10:49:42 AM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 34 replies · 148+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 30, 2008
    Steven Hatfill finally has his life back. Thanks to FBI incompetence, he also has $5.8 million. ... It's worse because it is a virtual confession that the anthrax case is cold. Throughout one of the largest investigations in law-enforcement history, agents were fixated on a "lone wolf" theory that Director Robert Mueller's FBI, for all intents and purposes, now admits was wrong. Helped along by a sympathetic press corps, the obsession with a domestic perpetrator has ended up in a dead end. *** So the FBI needed to cast a wider net all along – which still remains urgent. In...
  • Leaks, focus on single suspect undercut anthrax probe

    06/29/2008 8:32:10 AM PDT · by jpl · 24 replies · 127+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sunday, June 29, 2008 | David Willman
    WASHINGTON -- The federal investigation into the deadly anthrax mailings of late 2001 was undermined by leaks and a premature fixation on a single suspect, according to investigators and scientists involved in the case. More than six years after the mailings, no one has been charged, and the top suspect, former Army scientist Steven J. Hatfill was all but exonerated Friday when the U.S. Justice Department agreed to pay him $5.82 million to settle a lawsuit.
  • Scientist Is Paid Millions by U.S. in Anthrax Suit

    06/27/2008 7:33:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 198+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 28, 2008 | SCOTT SHANE and ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Friday that it would pay $4.6 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Steven J. Hatfill, a former Army biodefense researcher intensively investigated as a “person of interest” in the deadly anthrax letters of 2001. The settlement, consisting of $2.825 million in cash and an annuity paying Dr. Hatfill $150,000 a year for 20 years, brings to an end a five-year legal battle that had recently threatened a reporter with large fines for declining to name sources she said she did not recall. Dr. Hatfill, who worked at the Army’s laboratory at Fort Detrick...
  • U.S. to pay $2.8 million to settle anthrax lawsuit [Army scientist Steven Hatfill ......]

    06/27/2008 3:39:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 163+ views
    U.S. to pay $2.8 million to settle anthrax lawsuit Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:36pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it would pay former Army scientist Steven Hatfill over $2.8 million to settle his lawsuit accusing officials of violating his privacy rights by talking to the media and unfairly implicating him in anthrax attacks in 2001. Hatfill, a bioterrorism expert who formerly worked at the Army Medical Institute of Infectious Disease at Fort Detrick in Maryland, has denied any involvement in the mailings of the anthrax-laced letters that killed five people weeks after the September...
  • Justice Department settles with anthrax "person of interest"

    06/27/2008 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Libertarianize the GOP · 28 replies · 214+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Friday, June 27, 2008 5:40 PM PT | Pete Williams and Jim Popkin
    The Justice Department on Friday agreed to pay more than $5.8 million to Steven Hatfill, the former government scientist once branded by the Justice Department a person of interest in the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001. The legal settlement to Hatfill, in cash and an annual payments, signals the end of a civil lawsuit Hatfill brought against the Justice Department and FBI, accusing them of violating his privacy rights by improperly leaking sensitive information about the anthrax investigation to reporters. "I think it's a gratifying end to a very sad chapter in [Hatfill's] life and that of the FBI and...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Experts Warn of Iraq's Improved Weapons

    12/27/2002 6:59:08 PM PST · by Ranger · 33 replies · 513+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 12/27/02 | MATT KELLEY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Biological weapons are among the few capabilities Iraq has improved since being defeated by a U.S.-led coalition in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, government officials say. Working under the noses of U.N. inspectors from 1991 to 1998, President Saddam Hussein's government probably developed mobile germ warfare labs and processes to create dried bacteria for deadlier and longer-lasting weapons, U.S. officials and former weapons inspectors say. Pentagon officials say Iraq's biological arsenal could do the most damage, physical and psychological, if it were used to retaliate immediately against a U.S. invasion rather than in later stages of battle....
  • Vanity Fair Editor David Rose: New York Times Article "Fabrication"

    12/03/2002 5:42:32 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 30 replies · 1,512+ views
    Vanity Fair (The Today Show) ^ | December 3, 2002 | David Rose
    While discussing an upcoming article in the December 2002 Vanity Fair, David Rose (senior editor/VF) tells Katie "The Affable One" Couric that a New York Times article from October 2002 about Czech President Havel's remarks on Iraq and hijacker Mohammed Atta is a "fabrication".
  • Caltech chemist's 'smoke alarm' for bioterror

    10/25/2002 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies · 299+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, October 25, 2002 | David Perlman, Chronicle Science Editor
    <p>Adrian Ponce's job as a Caltech chemist is preventing spacecraft from contaminating distant planets with dangerous microbes from Earth.</p> <p>But now he has turned his technology to develop what he calls an "anthrax smoke detector" that would quickly signal whenever terrorists have loosed a cloud of potentially deadly bacterial spores into buildings, stadiums or subways.</p>
  • Why so many anthrax hoaxes in upstate NY in 1999 ? {including Lackawanna and nearby communities}

    09/14/2002 7:32:08 PM PDT · by syriacus · 19 replies · 588+ views
    Lackawanna has a previous terrorism connection --an anthrax hoax---Report 1999 WMD Terrorism Chronology: Incidents Involving Sub-National Actors and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Materials Upstate NY had quite a few Anthrax Hoaxes in January and February of 1999 Summary: An anonymous phone call threatening anthrax, placed to the central switchboard of the West Seneca, New York, Town Hall on 21 January, resulted in the building's closure for the lunch hour. Summary: A 22 January Buffalo News report stated that Niagara County, New York, sheriff's deputies arrested two high school students and charged them with falsely reporting an anthrax incident to...
  • Under ‘press’ure LSU dumps Hatfill, public relations nightmare (ASTOUNDING ADMISSION!!!)

    09/06/2002 7:10:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies · 473+ views
    The Reveille (LSU Student Newspaper) ^ | September 6, 2002 | Jason Martin
    It wasn’t long ago when the mention of the word “anthrax” had everyone in this country scared to open their mail. For Dr. Steven Hatfill, the word association has now cost him his job. Chancellor Mark Emmert fired Hatfill Tuesday, but said the decision to terminate him was not made based upon any assumptions in the FBI’s investigation. Hatfill is still a “person of interest” in the FBI’s investigation of last year’s anthrax attacks. The FBI’s interest in Hatfill stemmed from his employment at the Fort Detrick Army bioweapons lab in Maryland, where scientists had access to anthrax. LSU hired...
  • Counterterrorism experts can't appeal LSU firing, school says (Hatfill Blacklisting Claimed Legal)

    09/06/2002 6:52:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies · 519+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | September 6, 2002 | Coleman Warner
    Two officials fired from leadership posts in a counterterrorism program at Louisiana State University, one of whom is a figure in the federal anthrax investigation, have no appeal rights under university policies, said school officials, who refused to elaborate on what prompted the terminations. Stephen Guillot, director of LSU's National Center for Biomedical Research, and Steven J. Hatfill, hired in July as associate director for the program while he was a subject of FBI scrutiny, were unclassified workers who served at Chancellor Mark Emmert's pleasure under powers granted by the LSU Board of Supervisors, officials said. Working in a continuing-education...
  • New search planned in Boca cases of anthrax

    08/26/2002 8:12:49 AM PDT · by Mohammed El-Shahawi · 19 replies · 372+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/26/02 | CHARLES RABIN
    <p>Federal agents are renewing their search of the anthrax-infected American Media Inc. building in Boca Raton, returning to check for clues that may have been missed in the original investigation last fall.</p> <p>''The Justice Department advised us that the FBI wanted to make another investigation into the building,'' American Media spokesman Gerald McKelvey said Sunday.</p> <p>Investigators, sources said, will be looking for an envelope or envelopes that may have carried anthrax into the site -- the first in several anthrax attacks along the East Coast that killed five people and sickened 13 others.</p>
  • Hatfill: Tests Will Prove Innocence

    08/26/2002 12:25:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 390+ views
    AP | 8/26/02 | RON KAMPEAS
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug 26, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The biowarfare expert under scrutiny in the anthrax attacks says the FBI has accepted his offer to undergo a blood test he says will prove his innocence. "I am not the anthrax killer," Dr. Steven J. Hatfill said Sunday as he lashed out against Attorney General John Ashcroft for calling him a "person of interest" in the investigation. Hatfill said he has waived privacy rules to allow the release of the results of the blood test. He said he has also offered to compare his handwriting to that appearing...
  • FBI Overlooks Iraq's Connection to Anthrax Attacks

    08/17/2002 3:30:47 AM PDT · by Mohammed El-Shahawi · 11 replies · 493+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/17/02 | Phil Brennan
    FBI Overlooks Iraq's Connection to Anthrax Attacks Phil Brennan, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 Editor's note: Part one of series: FBI and Anthrax: Another TWA 800 in the Making? Part two: FBI Ignored Letter in Anthrax Probe. Part three: FBI Rejects Link Between Anthrax, 9-11 Terrorists. BOCA RATON, Fla. – Plenty of evidence implicates Iraq in the anthrax attacks on America. But the FBI doesn't seem interested. Creating, or weaponizing, deadly inhalation anthrax spores is a highly sophisticated process. Some say that the spores involved in the attacks had all the earmarks of having been produced in some government's facility...
  • FBI to Renew Anthrax Search in Fla.

    08/26/2002 6:10:34 AM PDT · by Mohammed El-Shahawi · 47 replies · 458+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/26/02 | Washington Post
    FBI to Renew Anthrax Search in Fla. The Associated Press Monday, August 26, 2002; 8:19 AM BOCA RATON, Fla. –– The FBI wants to take another look at an anthrax-infested building owned by tabloid publisher American Media Inc., where an employee was fatally infected last fall. It would be the first search of the building since November, FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said Sunday. She declined to comment further, pending an FBI news conference Monday to announce additional details.
  • Hatfill files complaint against Ashcroft

    08/25/2002 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Mohammed El-Shahawi · 74 replies · 404+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/25 | MSNBC
    Hatfill files complaint against Ashcroft NBC, MSNBC AND NEWS SERVICES Aug. 25 — Dr. Stephen Hatfill, who the FBI has named as a “person of interest” in the investigation into last fall’s anthrax attacks, has filed an ethics complaint against Attorney General John Ashcroft and others in the Justice Department for leaking information to the press and sullying his reputation. Hatfill has said that payroll records at his employer, Science Applications International Corp., show that he was at his job in Virginia over the dates that the letters were mailed. Two weeks ago, Hatfill first identified himself as a target...
  • Hatfill Gives Press Conference

    08/25/2002 11:33:25 AM PDT · by at bay · 157 replies · 579+ views
    Fox news | 08-25-02 | Steve Hatfill
    Just watched the Hatfill press conference. FBI continuing on its theory that this was something that originated from the US and that Atta must have had athlete's foot or something. Hatfill, if innocent, is rightly indignant at his treatment.
  • The Anthrax Media Event: Half Stampede And Half Lynch Mob

    08/16/2002 5:31:26 AM PDT · by Starmaker · 15 replies · 658+ views
    ToogoodReports ^ | August 18, 2002 | Fred Reed
    This isn't going to be a cute column. It may be a bit long. Some things need saying, so I'm going to say them. Recently stories have appeared in the press implying that Steve Hatfill, among other things a former ebola researcher at the Army's biological-warfare research center at Fort Detrick, Md, sent the notorious anthrax-bearing letters to people around the country. The implication is that he is a murderer. I know Hatfill socially, though we are not intimate. We met years back in Washington at a party held by a common friend. We have the occasional beer, bump into...
  • FBI Ignored Letter in Anthrax Probe

    08/14/2002 5:50:27 PM PDT · by Mohammed El-Shahawi · 16 replies · 638+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/15/02 | Phil Brennan
    Phil Brennan, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002 Editor's note: See part one in this series, FBI and Anthrax: Another TWA 800 in the Making? By now, there should be no dispute as to where the anthrax that killed Bob Stevens and nearly killed Ernesto Blanco came from. If you follow the spores found by the EPA in the samplings it took at the AMI building, even the most obtuse investigator would have to conclude that they arrived by mail. Begin at the Boca Raton, Fla., post office that serviced AMI. Anthrax spores matching those found at AMI were found there....
  • FBI and Anthrax: Another TWA 800 in the Making?

    08/14/2002 10:20:03 AM PDT · by Mohammed El-Shahawi · 12 replies · 433+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/14/02 | Phil Brennan
    Phil Brennan, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002 The FBI's anthrax probe is looking like a repeat of its bungled "investigation" into the crash of TWA Flight 800. The bureau locked itself into a theory that an exploding fuel tank caused the crash. It strained to ignore hundreds of credible eyewitness accounts that showed that in all probability a missile had destroyed the aircraft in midflight. In the fruitless attempt to locate the perpetrators of the anthrax attacks that took place in the U.S. after the Sept. 11 hijackings, the FBI is once again ignoring evidence that conflicts with its predetermined...
  • A High-Tech Lynching: ABC News, The FBI, And The Greendale School Myth

    08/14/2002 5:05:04 AM PDT · by Starmaker · 31 replies · 676+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | August 14, 2002 | Nicholas Stix
    Are the FBI and the elite media interested in catching the right guy, or the right-wing white guy? In the case of the terrorist who last fall murdered five people and made 13 others ill via anthrax-contaminated letters, the feds and Big Media have decided that it would be expedient to railroad scientist Steven J. Hatfill, and have engaged in collusion towards achieving that end. The only problem is, that no one has produced one iota of evidence tying Hatfill to the crime. And so, the media and law enforcement have subjected Hatfill to the death of a thousand...
  • A High-Tech Lynching: ABC News, The FBI, and The Greendale School Myth

    08/13/2002 7:17:56 PM PDT · by mrustow · 98 replies · 1,901+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 14 August 2002 | Nicholas Stix
    Toogood Reports [Wednesday, August 14, 2002; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: Are the FBI and the elite media interested in catching the right guy, or the right-wing white guy? In the case of the terrorist who last fall murdered five people and made 13 others ill via anthrax-contaminated letters, the feds and Big Media have decided that it would be expedient to railroad scientist Steven J. Hatfill, and have engaged in collusion towards achieving that end. The only problem is, that no one has produced one iota of evidence tying Hatfill to the crime. And so, the media and law enforcement...
  • New Jersey Mailbox Tests Positive for Anthrax

    08/12/2002 7:55:13 PM PDT · by B-bone · 137 replies · 924+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Mon Aug 12, 9:27 PM ET | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. postal inspectors investigating the anthrax mailings linked to five deaths have discovered a mailbox that tested positive for traces of the bacteria, a postal official said on Monday. The mailbox was found on Thursday night in Princeton, New Jersey, and has been sent to a U.S. Army facility in Aberdeen, Maryland, for forensic analysis, U.S. Postal Service spokesman Dan Mihalko told Reuters. He said the mailbox was discovered as investigators checked hundreds of boxes from which mail is funneled to a postal sorting center in Trenton, New Jersey, where four anthrax-laced letters were postmarked last year....
  • Scientist says anthrax probe ruined his life

    08/11/2002 10:49:12 PM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 282+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/12/02 | Guy Taylor and H.J. Brier
    <p>Bioweapons expert Steven J. Hatfill said yesterday that his life has been ruined by what he and his attorney called the sloppy and unprofessional nature of the FBI's anthrax investigation and the irresponsible reporting by the media.</p> <p>"I never worked with anthrax," Mr. Hatfill read from a statement before about 100 reporters gathered outside his attorney's Old Town Alexandria office.</p>
  • Anthrax scientists under microscope (Hatfill or al-Haznawi – Who did it?)

    08/09/2002 8:17:40 AM PDT · by dead · 60 replies · 869+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | August 10 2002 | Caroline Overington
    Herald Correspondent Caroline Overington reports from Washington on a key strand of America's anthrax investigation. It is not easy to kill people with anthrax. Not, at least, without killing yourself in the process. The stuff is so lethal that the FBI thinks only 20 people in the United States would know how to handle it. Martin Hugh-Jones is one of those people. As a professor of veterinary medicine at Louisiana State University, he is an expert on the disease and, ever since somebody sent it through the mail last October and killed five people, he has been wondering how it...
  • Scientist says anthrax probe ruined his life

    08/12/2002 4:35:20 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies · 405+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/12/2002 | Guy Taylor and H.J. Brier
    Scientist says anthrax probe ruined his life Guy Taylor and H.J. Brier THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published 8/12/2002 Bioweapons expert Steven J. Hatfill said yesterday that his life has been ruined by what he and his attorney called the sloppy and unprofessional nature of the FBI's anthrax investigation and the irresponsible reporting by the media. "I never worked with anthrax," Mr. Hatfill read from a statement before about 100 reporters gathered outside his attorney's Old Town Alexandria office. "I had nothing to do with the anthrax letters, and it is extremely wrong for anyone to contend or think otherwise," he said....
  • Man Investigated for Anthrax to Explain His Dealings With Authorities

    08/09/2002 8:00:28 PM PDT · by John W · 15 replies · 323+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | Aug 9, 2002 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, a former Army researcher under scrutiny in the FBI's anthrax probe, plans to make his first public statement addressing his involvement in the investigation on Sunday, his lawyer said. "He is going to review the history of his dealings with the authorities relative to the ongoing anthrax investigation and explain the nature of his cooperation," attorney Victor M. Glasberg said Friday. Law enforcement officials have said that Hatfill, 48, is not a suspect and that no evidence links him to the anthrax letters last fall. They have described him as a "person of...
  • Scientist's Death Haunts Family

    08/09/2002 8:49:39 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 24 replies · 426+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | August 8 ,2002 | Fredric Tulsky
    <p>The death in 1953 of a government scientist, Frank Olson, in a fall from a New York hotel window, is one of the most notorious cases in CIA history.</p> <p>Only in 1975 did Olson's family learn that the CIA had slipped LSD into his drink, days before his death. President Ford apologized for an experiment gone awry, and promised that the government would reveal everything about the case.</p>
  • Anthrax suspect given security clearance with faulty (lying) resume

    08/08/2002 7:50:51 AM PDT · by dead · 67 replies · 777+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 8, 2002 | Scott Shane
    Contrary to claims he made on his resume, Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, now under scrutiny in the FBI's anthrax investigation, did not earn a doctoral degree and never served in the U.S. Army Special Forces, according to academic and military officials and records. But the apparent fabrications did not prevent him from getting hired in 1995 by the National Institutes of Health and in 1997 by the Army's biological defense research center at Fort Detrick. The Defense Department also apparently failed to check his credentials thoroughly before granting him "secret" security clearance in 1999. Because no one discovered the problems,...
  • U.S. West Nile virus matches Israeli strain

    08/07/2002 5:24:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 33 replies · 362+ views ^ | Wednesday, August 7, 2002 | By Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON – The strain of West Nile virus spreading rapidly across the country is a genetic match to one found in Israel, indicating the U.S. bug came from the Middle East, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist. "The virus that was introduced into New York in 1999 is closely related to a virus in Israel," which has infected hundreds of Israelis, said Harry Savage, a CDC researcher. "So it at least indicates that it came from that part of the world." Federal scientists, however, are still trying to figure out how the mosquito-borne virus jumped the Atlantic,...
  • Anthrax Vaccine Maker Calls Finances Shaky

    08/05/2002 2:16:33 PM PDT · by Tauzero · 9 replies · 370+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 1 2002 | Judith Miller
    Lansing, Mich., Aug. 1 -- The nation's sole producer of anthrax vaccine says it is in financial jeopardy because the Bush administration has failed to say how much vaccine it intends to buy, preventing it from selling vaccine to foreign and private customers at much higher prices. Robert Kramer, president of the producer, the BioPort Corporation, said that although foreign and private parties -- which outsiders characterized as foreign governments and even large multinational corporations -- were pleading to buy vaccine for more than $100 a dose, the company could not sell to them until it had fulfilled its contract...
  • AL QAIDA IN THE RANKS? Noncitizen (Naval) reservist suspected of ties to terrorist network

    07/26/2002 11:00:47 AM PDT · by aristeides · 108 replies · 4,023+ views
    Navy Times | July 29, 2002 | Christopher Munsey & Patricia Kime
    The al-Qaida terrorist network may have infiltrated the U.S. Navy – getting access to bases, uniforms, refueling procedures and more. Federal authorities in the Seattle area are holding a drilling Naval reservist, a non-U.S. citizen, suspected of having ties to Islamic radicals with known connections to al-Qaida. Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Semi Osman, 32, was arrested May 17 at his home in Tacoma, Wash., on charges of illegally trying to become a U.S. citizen and possession of a handgun whose serial number was “obliterated or altered,” according to court documents. Osman pleaded not guilty at a June 5 arraignment before...
  • Chris Matthews in Hospital in Washington with Malaria!

    07/23/2002 4:22:39 PM PDT · by kcvl · 131 replies · 2,410+ views
    News via Radio | 07/23/02 | Me
    That's all I have heard so far...
  • Media Manufacture Cloud of Suspicion Over Hatfill

    07/22/2002 8:43:41 AM PDT · by Nogbad · 10 replies · 423+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 07-22-2002 | Nicholas Stix
    Media Manufacture Cloud of Suspicion Over Hatfill Posted July 22, 2002 By Nicholas Stix Just point and click. Those two steps, and a long e-mail "cc" list, apparently are all that it takes to spread a hoax around the world today. It works like a computer virus, and with consequences no less dangerous. Just ask Dr. Steven J. Hatfill. Readers of Insight and her sister daily, the Washington Times, know Hatfill through his attempts over the years to warn the public of America's lack of readiness against biowarfare attacks. However, the mainstream liberal press ignored Hatfill — until late June,...
  • Intelligence chief casts doubt on Atta meeting

    07/17/2002 2:26:07 PM PDT · by Plummz · 49 replies · 592+ views
    Prague Post ^ | 2002 07 15 | Kate Swoger
    The chief of the Czech foreign intelligence has cast doubt on government reports that Sept. 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta met with an Iraqi agent in Prague before last year's terrorist attacks in the United States. It was the first time a ranking Czech intelligence figure had publicly challenged official accounts regarding whether the meeting took place. Frantisek Bublan, director general of the Office of Foreign Relations and Information (UZSI), the nation's foreign intelligence wing, told The Prague Post he doubted whether Atta would have met Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, a second consul at the Iraqi Embassy in Prague, so...

    06/28/2002 8:18:59 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 28 replies · 505+ views
    New York Post | TODD VENEZIA
    BUG BUSTERS: FBI agents sift through a storage trailer in Ocala, Fla., in search of clues to the deadly anthrax mailings. The site belongs to a bioresearcher who's a "person of interest" in the probe. FBI agents hunting for last year's anthrax-sending psycho searched a Florida storage trailer belonging to a bioresearch scientist who three years ago commissioned a study into ways the deadly bacteria can be delivered by mail. Federal sources said the scientist, Dr. Steven Hatfill of Hagerstown, Md., is a "person of interest" in their probe into the deadly wave of mailings that killed five people last...
  • Alan Keyes: "The dangers of physical safety"

    06/17/2002 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Keyes For President · 641 replies · 609+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 6/17/02 | Alan Keyes
    The dangers of physical safety Posted: June 17, 20021:00 a.m. Eastern By Alan Keyes © 2002 The case of "enemy combatant" and American citizen Jose Padilla is raising important issues beyond the challenge of frustrating the plots of terrorists. In a USA Today Gallup poll last week, 80 percent of Americans said they would give up some freedoms to gain security. This alarming sentiment, of course, has been the basis of the tyrant's bargain with the people from the beginning of human society. America was founded in large measure precisely to end such blackmail. That's why we should pay close attention...
  • Background Research on Yazid Sufaat: Malaysian Microbiologist and Al Qaeda-Hijacker Connection

    06/02/2002 1:12:44 PM PDT · by Ranger · 12 replies · 1,961+ views
    self | 6/2/02 | self
    Here are some results of a Google search on microbiologist and retired Malaysian Army Officer, Yazid Sufaat.  His Malaysian  apartment was used by the 9-11 terrorist for  meetings monitored by Malaysian government and CIA.  He provided forged papers and funding for Moussaoui to get into the country and into flight school.  He was the 20th hijacker..He was arrested by the Malaysian government upon returning from Afghanistan.  His wife who goes by the names Sejarahtul Dursina or Sejahratul Dursina was also later arrested.  His company Green Laboratory Medicine SDN BHD purchased 4 tons of ammonium nitrate which has not been found. ...
  • Al Qaeda Reportedly Warns U.S. That Attacks Not Over

    06/09/2002 6:36:20 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 67 replies · 670+ views
    Rueters | 6/9/02 | Rueters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - A statement claiming to be from al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman bu Ghaith has warned the United States it would face more attacks, which could involve non-conventional weapons. The statement was carried Sunday on a Web site,, which has in the past issued statements that claimed to be from Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda and news on Afghanistan, where the group was based. "We are still at the beginning of the road," Bu Ghaith said in the statement. "The Americans have not yet suffered from us what we have suffered from them." He said the United States...
  • FBI heads should roll

    06/06/2002 4:56:08 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 730+ views ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2002 | Joseph Farah
    In recent weeks, we've learned there were all kinds of tips about an anticipated terrorist attack on America on or around Sept. 11: The Egyptians warned us. The Israelis warned us. The CIA had information. The FBI had information. It seems incredible today that these leads were ignored or at least not properly analyzed and turned into a major national security alert. Let me explain, once again, why all this data was not properly processed. Back in 1999, well after the first attack on the World Trade Center, after the Oklahoma City bombing and after the downing of TWA Flight...

    06/04/2002 1:37:01 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 319+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/04/02 | KENNETH LOVETT
    <p>June 4, 2002 -- ALBANY - To better track potential bioterrorism cases, the state Health Department has quietly added six diseases to the list of illnesses that doctors must report to the state.</p> <p>Some of the diseases added to the reportable communicable disease list, which also includes sexually transmitted diseases, haven't been seen in the United States in decades. Among them is smallpox and glanders, which is a virus that usually affects horses, mules, dogs, sheep and goats. Glanders can cause large lesions and ulcers in the skin and can be highly lethal for humans.</p>
  • FBI Reform: Connect Anthrax Dots

    06/03/2002 7:18:12 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 8 replies · 398+ views
    WSJ ^ | 3 june 02 | Robert Bartley
    <p>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.</p>
  • A Compilation of Evidence and Comments on the Source of the Mailed Anthrax

    06/03/2002 7:41:27 AM PDT · by Kermit · 16 replies · 475+ views
    UCLA: School Public Health, Department of Epidemiology ^ | 10 December 2001 | Barbara Hatch Rosenberg
    Source: Federation of American Scientists, December 10, 2001. A Compilation of Evidence and Comments on the Source of the Mailed Anthrax Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Federation of American Scientists (revised December 10, 2001) All the available evidence indicates that the source of the mailed anthrax, or the information and materials to make it, is a US government program. 1. ANTHRAX STRAIN All letter samples contain the same strain of anthrax, corresponding to the AMES strain in the N. Arizona State University database (which has been used for identification). The Ames substrain possessed by N. Arizona State is referred to herein as...
  • Islamic Terrorists Targeting Hospitals? (The Unreported Story in Chicago)

    06/02/2002 12:50:08 PM PDT · by usconservative · 92 replies · 1,210+ views
    Christ Hospital Confidential Sources ^ | 6/2/2002 | USConservative
    Heard this last night and confirmed it today while @ church. Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) was recently under "surveillance" by several Muslim appearing men. It seems that these Muslim appearing-men were taping the parking garages, emergency room entrances, and indeed the Trauma Center of Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn just last week. When they were noticed by a Trauma Center Nurse (my contact) she immediately contacted Hospital Security. Hospital Security pursued the Muslim appearing men can caught them with video records and digital cameras. A fight ensued, and the Muslim appearing men escaped. Hospital...
  • Anthrax attacks put microbiologists' work under a magnifier

    05/26/2002 1:58:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Yahoo -- USA TODAY ^ | May 24, 2002 | Toni Locy USA TODAY
    SALT LAKE CITY -- As always, the American Society for Microbiology's annual meeting here this week was part science, part fellowship. But this year, the meeting of 10,000 members of the group was something else: part Agatha Christie. • Today in the Sky: Real-time airport weather, delays, and travel news • Trim your overworked day • Tips for getting better returns on your investments • 10 great places to get high atop a mountain Like a scene from a mystery novel in which the key suspects in a crime are gathered in one place, the scientists' meeting was shadowed by...
  • Human Ashes Prompt Haz Mat Scare at Safeco Field

    05/25/2002 1:01:48 AM PDT · by notyourregularhandle · 19 replies · 579+ views
    KIRO 7 ^ | 5/24/2002 | KIRO
    SEATTLE -- Police and firefighters responded to a hazardous material scare at Safeco Field after a low-flying airplane dropped a box of powder on the Seattle ballpark. Police spokesman Duane Fish says the powder was determined to be the cremated remains of a person who had requested that the ashes be scattered there. Fire Lieutenant Harold Webb says a box carrying the ashes hit the roof of Safeco Field shortly after ten o'clock. He says the haz-mat crew wasn't sure about the powder until they heard through the F-A-A what the pilot was doing. The incident was over in about...
  • IMF mail tests positive for Anthrax

    05/21/2002 9:16:41 PM PDT · by BlackJack · 7 replies · 444+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday some of its mail had tested positive for anthrax but stressed the result was not conclusive and further tests were being carried out. In the third announcement in about 12 days of a positive test in Washington for the potentially deadly bacteria, the IMF said the batch of mail first tested negative in an off-site facility. But another test was ordered when the mail arrived at IMF headquarters after the nearby World Bank Monday detected possible anthrax contamination on its mail. That second test yielded a positive result, the IMF said....