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What About the Anthrax?

What About the Anthrax?


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The Bush Administration wanted the Patriot Act passed quickly but two Senators, Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) were holding it up because they recognized the vast implications of the Patriot Act. Then on October 9, 2001, letters containing sophisticated militarized grade anthrax were sent to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.

Prior to this letters containing militarized anthrax spores that could have only have been developed in U.S. military labs, were sent to ABC News, CBS News, the New York Post and American Media, Inc on September 18, 2001.

No one was ever charged in connection with the Anthrax attack though this attack appears on its face to have been an attempt to send a message to any that opposed the radical new legislation being introduced in the Congress to think carefully before opposing it.

This section therefore carefully examines all the evidence available related to the Anthrax Attacks.

MacQueen describes the anthrax episode of 2001, preceded by the 9/11 attack, as a "one-two punch" intended 1) to enable permanent war and 2) to pass the Patriot Act eviscerating American civil liberties. 9/11 was the first punch; anthrax was the pivotal second punch. He describes almost a day-by-day account of how the executive branch, led by Vice President Dick Cheney, got Congress to pass the Patriot Act by disseminating a huge dose of scare tactics involving anthrax, a dangerous virus that killed five people (including photo editor Robert Stevens). Anthrax turned up at news outlets and other locations, but the biggest "second...