Skip to comments.Hatfill Gives Press Conference
Posted on 08/25/2002 11:33:25 AM PDT by at bay
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.
Where are the other nineteen? Are they going to hold press conferences too? Finally, we do not know if the FBI who have been handling this matter are clinton holdovers or not and if somebody's going to hold a press conference like Hatfill just did and mention a commandment, they should at the least make sure they pick the right one and the crocodile tears - that's where he lost me. ALL MY OPINION. You can hold an opposite view. Time will tell what's really going on.
Fregards, from a Southwest Airlines random searched passenger twice. I've been pulled from the line and that was more inconvenient than a useful exercise in safety. You don't hear me saying how glad I was to do it.
No reflection on Soutwest, but your mention of random searches reminded me. I've been wondering if anyone who was pulled out for the search has ever had the nerve to ask to see the screener's green card :)
I dare you to......make for a hell of an after action report here.......:-)
US firm in Pakistan gets anthrax letter
Muhammad Najeeb in Islamabad
Two anthrax attack cases involving multinational companies, including an American firm, have occurred in Pakistan, but officials are trying to keep them under wraps for reasons unknown, reports said.
A report in The News and the Jang dailies said last week senior executives at two business organisations in Karachi -- an international bank and a computer-marketing firm -- received international mail that carried anthrax spores with some powdery material.
A number of staff members at both the organisations are now being treated for anthrax.
A senior staff member at the main laboratory of the Aga Khan University and Hospital in Karachi said tests have revealed that one of the two mails was loaded with anthrax, while the other had traces of the bacterium.
Medical experts say since the first cases of anthrax have already been confirmed in Pakistan, authorities must immediately launch a public awareness exercise as almost all forms of anthrax, if caught early, can be cured.
Indo-Asian News Service
Any indication from the FBI about the motivation of the U.S. domestic terrorist mailing anthrax in Pakistan
Anthrax mailed to Pakistan's Jang group
A major publication group in Pakistan, Jang, has put its staff on antibiotics and hired a top microbiologist to disinfect its main editorial room in Karachi, after tests confirmed that the powdery substance sent along with a press release earlier contained anthrax spores.
The anthrax scare that hit the American media has spread to the Pakistan press as well, The News, part of Jang publications said on Friday, confirming that envelopes containing anthrax spores were received in the group's offices at Karachi, Quetta, Rawalpindi and London.
However, none of the employees exposed to the mail has tested positive for anthrax so far, it said.
But the staffers of the Jang in Karachi were put on antibiotics.
The News in a report also said that top microbiologists made staffers vacate the main editorial rooms in Karachi.
"The lab tests on Thursday confirmed that the white powdery substance has anthrax spores. We have hired Aga Khan Hospital's microbiologists to disinfect our main editorial sections," the newspaper quoted a management official as saying.
"We have advised our workers to be on high alert especially when they handle mail," the report added.
The measures were taken after tests confirmed that a press release received by one of the newspaper's reporters on October 23 contained anthrax spores.
So far, Pakistan has two confirmed cases of anthrax. Both were reported from multinational companies in Karachi after their staff received mail with anthrax spores.
Ashcroft is not dumb enough to believe Hatfill is responsible for the anthrax mailings in Pakistan. So much for bringing his "Christian" values to the Department of Justice. At least he covered up the naked statue. Reno would be proud of his performance in the Hatfill case.
No, it wasn't
Hatfill Files Complaint on FBI Probe
Sun Aug 25, 2:20 PM ET
By RON KAMPEAS, Associated Press Writer
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The biowarfare expert under scrutiny in the anthrax attacks declared, "I am not the anthrax killer," and lashed out Sunday against Attorney General John Ashcroft ( news - web sites) for calling him a "person of interest" in the investigation.
Dr. Stephen J. Hatfill said the FBI ( news - web sites) has agreed to his offer to provide blood and writing samples. He said he wants the results released and has offered to waive privacy rules to allow that.
For the second time in two weeks, the scientist went before a throng of reporters outside his lawyer's office to profess his innocence and decry the attention from law enforcers that he contends has destroyed his life.
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