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Laurence Fishburne Junior



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:08 pm    Post subject: History Channel Admits Anthrax Attacks are an Inside Job Reply with quote

History Channel Admits Anthrax Attacks are an Inside Job





FBI fears 'inside job' on anthrax attacks
War on terrorism
By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles
Tuesday, 4 December 2001

US investigators searching for the source of the East Coast anthrax attacks are increasingly entertaining the theory that the culprit is a former member of the US biological weapons programme.

US investigators searching for the source of the East Coast anthrax attacks are increasingly entertaining the theory that the culprit is a former member of the US biological weapons programme.

Federal agents have begun interrogating military officials linked to the old programme, which was phased out after 1969, and a number of government experts have been quoted in the media saying an "inside job" is a plausible, if explosive, explanation for the anthrax-laced letters that were sent to politicians and journalists in September and October.

"It's frightening to think that one of our own scientists could have done something like this, but it's definitely possible," one unnamed federal science adviser said in yesterday's New York Times. A source close to the investigation said it was "the most likely hypothesis".

This theory, echoed by a handful of academics attending the United Nations biological weapons conference in Geneva last week, has bitterly divided experts in the narrow fields of anthrax research and biological weapons inspection, however. Dr Richard Spertzl, a former weapons inspector in Iraq, said yesterday the insider job theory was scientifically dubious, unsupported by any evidence made public so far, and "terribly irresponsible".

"I think this is pure garbage," said the germ warfare specialist. "They're speaking out of ignorance, out of stupidity. They don't know anything about biological weapons or about the past US programme."

The US insider theory starts with the unanimously held premise that whoever sent the letters had access to a high-grade weapons laboratory and was familiar with techniques for weaponising deadly bacteria. According to military experts and government scientists cited by the New York Times, the letter sent to the Senate majority leader, Tom Daschle, contained an extraordinarily high concentration of anthrax around one trillion spores per gram.

That is a far purer concentration than anything known to have been developed by a foreign government and is certainly out of the reach of an individual or individuals working alone. But it may, according to at least some experts, be consistent with weapons research conducted by the US more than 30 years ago.

One molecular biologist who attended the Geneva conference, Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, wrote a paper describing the letter-sender as "an American microbiologist who had, or once had, access to weaponised anthrax in a US government lab, or had been taught by a US defence expert how to make it". "Perhaps," she speculated in her paper, distributed by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, "he had a vial or two in his basement as a keepsake."

Dr Spertzl denounced this line as uninformed nonsense. The anthrax sent to Senator Daschle, he argued, had to come from either an active or recently active government laboratory. The US programme, he added, has been defunct for too long to be a plausible source. He is increasingly convinced the anthrax came from Iraq.

Dr Spertzl's rebuttal was partly substantiated by the senior research scientist at the army's biodefence laboratory in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Colonel Arthur Friedlander said the FBI had been asking questions about possible insider suspects but he said he thought this was unlikely. "We haven't had an offensive programme for a long time," he told the New York Times. "Nobody [at the army laboratory] has that kind of expertise."

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting as hell, since General Electric already owned History Channel in 2001, so it's not like a bit of real truth just "slipped out" on a defense industry-owned part of the MSM.

So, would the idea here to be to allow this to be broadcsat early in the game, so that the interested and already suspicious can reference it, yet have it drop from the radar so that the masses can render it to the psyshological trash bin of "urban legends"?

Would love to get Grumpy's take on this... just for comic relief. Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rumpl4skn wrote:

Would love to get Grumpy's take on this... just for comic relief. Laughing

Christ almighty... please not even as a joke!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence Fishburne Junior wrote:
Rumpl4skn wrote:

Would love to get Grumpy's take on this... just for comic relief. Laughing

Christ almighty... please not even as a joke!!

No, I think it would be fascinating. He's blatantly anti-conspiratorial, yet here it is, on the History Channel - one of his ilk's staunchest defenders of the "theory" that there "are no large conspiracies involving the govt."

Maybe I just want to see his head explode. Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:01 pm    Post subject: A vacuum-induced implosion perhaps? Reply with quote

Rumpl4skn wrote:
Maybe I just want to see his head explode. Cool


By controlled demolition or by hi-jacked plane induced fires? Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: A vacuum-induced implosion perhaps? Reply with quote

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Rumpl4skn wrote:
Maybe I just want to see his head explode. Cool


By controlled demolition or by hi-jacked plane induced fires? Laughing

I've always been a fan of the 'non-existant' grassy knoll shot. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Rats in the sewers or higher places too? Reply with quote

I really like the "sewer" shot, especially as it was reprised by the "smoking" man on the X-files and when you see the video of that day with the motorcycle cop getting off his bike and looking strangely at the sewer grating, as if he saw something in there.....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to see remote detonation by a nokia or maybe a slick shiny Motorola.

Seriously some off the beaten path boards have been all over this from years back. Even a name or three passed around which trails from Nevada to Maryland.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatabout a therm8 necklace..? would the budget stretch to that?
Fuck-it ! I'm good for a weeks's salary on that one!!

ah! focksake!... can't do it man!!

Stop Personal Attacks Now Please
http://breakfornews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3808

sssssshit!! c'mon Fintan just a handful....!

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