Anthrax-- Terrorist Plot Against the Left?
Immediately after the attacks, the country was lead to believe that the anthrax attacks were possibly the work of Osama Bin Laden or Saddam Hussein. And while that perception existed, the Anthrax story was front page news.
Then, after an FBI investigation, it was learned that Anthrax spores came from a United States Army Laboratory. It was also learned that the suspect was most likely a "government insider". It was also learned, that the Anthrax attack must have been planned, to a large extent, prior to September 11!
But for some strange reason (or maybe not very strange at all!), the Anthrax story vanished from our radar.
We know a few things from the FBI investigations, however. One, the Anthrax spores were a strain that came from the United States, most likely from Fort Detrick (yes...the United States Army!). Two, the anthrax was mailed from the United States. Three, the anthrax was mailed to liberal/democrat Senators only. No conservative Senators were targeted. Four, anthrax was mailed to media parties who, prior to the attack, were accused of being "liberal" (e.g. Dan Rather, the New York Times) and media who were accused of being too hard on Bush's family (National Enquirer). For good measure, one hoax letter, however, was sent to Fox News. (a red herring?). Lastly, we know that the anthrax "attacks" had to be planned in advance of 9-11.
This story hasn't even been mentioned in the news in the past few years. How could that be possible? How can a terrorist attack originating at a United States Army Base against certain Liberal American figures be forgotten?
Was it a coincidence that the anthrax attacks took place within a week of 9-11?
And is it a coincidence that after 9-11 and the anthrax mailings, George W. Bush managed to take this country into war against Iraq? Is it surprising that most liberals were too weakened after 9-11 and the anthrax attacks to stand up to the president as he unveiled a ridiculously weak case for war against Iraq?
One last bit of news to make your head spin-- did you know that the White House (including Bush, Cheney, and the Cabinet) were given the antibiotic CIPRO on September 11, seven (7) days prior to the date the anthrax letters were even mailed? 9-11 didn't involve anthrax, it involved planes. Why would they do such a thing?
For more info and a timeline on the anthrax case, go HERE.