Monday, February 28, 2022

After 9/11: When Bioweapons Attacked Congress


After 9/11: When Bioweapons Attacked Congress

    Journalists Coen and Nader produced the documentary “Anthrax War” which was aired by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

    Beginning Sept 18, 2001, letters bearing the date “9-11-01” and the words “Death to America, Death to Israel, Allah is Great” were mailed to members of Congress and others. They spread fear across the country. Congress was closed down for a period. Then, amid this state of panic, the Patriot Act was passed. See news release from last month: “How the 2001 Anthrax False Flag Attacks Paved Way for Afghanistan and Iraq Invasions.”

    The attacks killed five people. The high grade anthrax, the Ames strain, was developed by the U.S. military.

    The FBI would claim that Fort Detrick Army microbiologist Bruce Ivins was the sole person responsible for the attacks. He would die of an alleged suicide, so there was never a trial. “Anthrax War” features Sen. Patrick Leahy, one of the targets of the attacks, telling then-FBI head Robert Mueller: “I do not believe in any way, shape or manner, that he is the only person involved in this attack on Congress and the American people. I do not believe that at all. I believe there are others involved either as accessories before or accessories after the fact. I believe there are others that can be charged with murder.”

    The documentary also features Leahy asking Mueller: “These weapons that were used against the American people — and they’re weapons; they’re weapons — the weapons that were used against the American people and Congress — are you aware of any facility in the United States that is capable of making the weapons that were used on Congress and the American people besides Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, and the Battelle facility in West Jefferson, Ohio?” Mueller would not respond in public.

    “Anthrax War” quotes noted scientists, like Jonathan King, a professor of molecular biology at MIT: “The response to the anthrax attacks and the bioterrorism initiative has been to launch a nationwide billion-dollar campaign to, quote ‘defend us from unknown terrorists.’ But the character of this program is roughly as follows. You say well, what would the terrorists come up with? What’s the nastiest, most dangerous, most difficult to diagnose, difficult to treat, microorganisms that we can think of? Well, let’s go bring that organism into existence, so that we can figure out how to defend against that. The fact of the matter is, it’s indistinguishable from an offensive program in which you would do the same thing.”

    “Anthrax War” features Putin charging that, as a result of U.S. government actions: “It’s now obvious that a fresh round of a new arms race has started.”

    Additional material is at Coen and Nadler wrote the book Dead Silence: Fear and Terror on the Anthrax Trail. They run Transformer Films and their work has been featured on ARTE Europe, NHK Japan, Al Jazeera, National Geographic and PBS.