Neither the Obama Administration, nor the Congress, nor the media have done proper investigations of the terrorist attacks of 2001, so the American people have not achieved a shared understanding of what actually happened. The entire subject seems enshrouded in a fog of unhelpful and misleading information. Even though the Bush Administration quite likely engaged in cover-ups of other mistakes during its eight years in office, the events of 2001 stand out for their intrinsic importance as well as for the way in which they led to the War on Terrorism and other long-term developments.
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There’s a gaping hole in the FBI’s argument that U.S. Government scientist Bruce Ivins was the Anthrax Mailer.
In addition to the hundreds of scientists with access to virulent anthrax from Ivins’s flask whom the FBI claims to have ruled out, one unauthorized individual had a special kind of access–the kind you get when you steal something. Hovering in proximity to an unlocked refrigerator with the anthrax at George Mason University was Islamic ideologue Ali al-Timimi, who in early 2001 was studying for a Ph.D in computational biology. Al-Timimi has since been arrested and sentenced for inciting Muslims in Virginia to travel to Pakistan to fight against U.S. forces.
(Note: The GMU researchers used what is known as Delta Ames.) Continue reading »