While it's generally admitted that the anthrax was
produced by the US military or the CIA, that doesn't tie it to
Bush. Someone could have stolen it. Someone at the highest levels
of the CIA or DOD could have ordered it made and sent.
What ties the anthrax to Bush is the targets. They
speak to motive. A few other people in the world, say in a CIA/Military
cabal, might have had access to the cultures, to Level 3 or 4
Biosafety containment, and even to the classified information
and anthrax bacteria necessary to make this form of weaponized
anthrax but only Bush would have the motivation to hit these specific
targets. The anthrax letters to the media are generally considered
peripheral to political targets. I don't believe they were. I
think the letters to the media show how personal the targets were.
Let's look the targets and their timing.
Sept. 18, 2001: Trenton Mailing of anthrax letters
to NBC and NY Post and probably to the National Enquirer.
Oct. 9, 2001: Trenton Mailing of anthrax letters to Daschle and
There were only five real targets. Everyone else
who got sick, who died, did so as a result of cross contamination
in the mail stream. The other victims were not targets. They were
collateral damage. I believe their deaths were just as unimportant
to Bush and the people around him as the deaths of innocents in
Afghanistan or Iraq. They just don't matter to someone like him.
To identify a murderer the police concentrate on
method, opportunity and motive. Other members of the right wing/intelligence
community/military cabal might have had the method and opportunity,
but only Bush had the motive to hit these particular people. They
say a serial murder's first victim tells more about him than any
subsequent killing so let's examine that first killing.
Florida anthrax letter:
postal traces show that a letter containing anthrax must have
been sent to the National Enquirer at its previous address, then
forwarded to the AMI office.
The trail of anthrax spores in postal machinery
and equipment shows the letter was originally sent to The National
Enquirer at its previous address, then forwarded to the AMI
building, which contained offices for both The Enquirer
and The Sun, and ended up in the hands of The Sun's
photo editor, Bob Stevens, 63. Later investigations indicate he
might have opened the letter while sitting at his computer, spilling
spores over the keyboard.
Ignored Letter in Anthrax Probe
By now, there should be no dispute as to where the anthrax that
killed Bob Stevens and nearly killed Ernesto Blanco came from.
If you follow the spores found by the EPA in the samplings it
took at the AMI building, even the most obtuse investigator
would have to conclude that they arrived by mail.
Begin at the Boca Raton, Fla., post office
that serviced AMI. Anthrax spores matching those found at AMI
were found there.
Once in the AMI building, the mail was
sorted. Either because the letter was addressed to the Sun tabloid,
or because Blanco determined that it should go to the Sun even
if addressed to the National Enquirer, he put it on his cart
and began his regular route.
That route is marked by a trail of anthrax
spores. It begins at the mail room, wends its way up to the
second floor and ends up at the Sun offices on the third floor,
where it is given to a Sun employee. Anthrax spores found on
Bob Stevens' computer keyboard show that he handled the letter.
It seems likely the letter that killed Bob Stevens
was addressed to Photo Editor, The National Enquirer. But
the address for the Enquirer was no longer current. They had moved
to the American Media Building and so it was that the letter came
into Bob Stevens hands. Was he the only photo-editor in the building
that day? Did he sub for The Enquirer photo editor? Who
would have had a grudge against the tabloid and the photo-editor?
Well, probably a lot of people, but none of them with this particular
weapon at their disposal. No one in the putative CIA/intelligence
cabal seems likely to have had any grudge against The National
Enquirer either. Except for one. Except for George W. Bush.
The Enquirer had published the picture of Jenna Bush, falling
down drunk and looking like she was humping another girl's leg.
For Bush it was personal. A picture of his drunken
daughter made him look bad and brought up all his drinking, drugging
and partying issues. And who knows, maybe he loves his daughter
and was angry about the publication of a picture that made her
look like a drunken whore. But I doubt Bush is capable of love,
except self-love. This picture might have been an attack on that
self-love, Jenna being an extension of himself, the child most
like him, the party girl, not bright but fun, while daughter Barbara
is the good child, the good student, the smart one. She represents
Jeb in this equation. But even Barbara couldn't be attacked with
The next target was at The New York Post.
It's addressed to Editor, New York Post, 1211 Ave of the Americas,
New York, NY 10036.
Why would he and the Post be a target? If you go
to their search page and do a search for Jenna what you come up
with is a plethora of articles on the Boozing Bush Twins. More
and worse than anything published in The National Enquirer.
I believe the NYPost's many articles on the boozing Bush twins
made them a target.
BOOZING BUSH TWIN NEARLY IN THE CLEAR
Deborah Orin; New York Post; Sep 7, 2001; pg. 015
BUSH TWINS' BOOZE SERVER OFF THE HOOK
AP; New York Post; Jun 24, 2001; pg. 012
BUSTED BUSH BABES MAKE DIFFERENT BOOZE
MARILYN RAUBER Post Correspondent; New York Post; Jun 9, 2001;
REIN IN THESE BUSH LEAGUERS
LINDA STASI; New York Post; Jun 3, 2001; pg. 002
DOUBLE SHOT: BUSH TWINS BOTH NAILED
Jordan Smith in Austin, Texas and Deborah Orin in Washington;
New York Post; Jun 1, 2001; pg. 005
JENNA COMES 'CLEAN': BEER-BUST BUSH KID
FACES GARBAGE DUTY
Clemente Lisi; New York Post; May 17, 2001; pg. 003
DELAY IN JENNA'S BREW-HAHA
Post Wire Services; New York Post; May 3, 2001; pg. 026
W'S FATHERLY ADVICE: DON'T YOU DARE MISTREAT
Deborah Orin Bureau Chief; New York Post; Jan 19, 2001; pg.
Abstract: [Bush]'s warning came a day after The Post revealed
that Comedy Central is doing a hasty retreat from plans to paint
the Bush twins as "hot and sexy" and maybe lesbians
in a new sitcom satirizing the first family.
So instead of another threat like the one aimed
at Comedy Central, Bush went for the kill. They were making fun
of him and his drunken daughters and they would be punished for
it. And some of them died.
When it comes to revenge think of Valerie Palme.
THE VENGEANCE AND VILE WORK OF BUSH WHITE
HOUSE ARE PLAIN TO SEE
By Bill Gallagher
The message to Joseph Wilson was abundantly
clear and brutal: If you deviate from the script, if you defy
our power and might, serious consequences will result. Woe betide
those who cross us, and going public will cost you dearly. Mess
with us and you are going to pay a severe price.
The message was especially intended for
the intelligence community -- the career government employees
who know the White House exaggerated, misrepresented, misused
and abused legitimate intelligence reports to fit its already
determined political conclusion that Iraq was an "imminent
threat" to U.S. security.
As Joseph Wilson told Reuters in August,
"The reason for it was not to smear me or to even smear
my wife. ... The reason was to intimidate others from coming
"Karl Rove is notoriously vindictive
and his temper is volcanic. While preparing an "Esquire"
magazine profile, Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer prize-winning writer,
had an appointment for a rare interview with Rove, and was sitting
in an outer office waiting to be summoned.
Suskind heard Rove erupt, speaking to
an aide about a political operative who displeased him. Rove
spewed the f-word, vowing to stick it to whomever crossed him.
"We will ruin him like no one has ever f----d him,"
the president's "brain" bellowed.
Maureen Dowd, the New York Times columnist,
got it right on the mark as usual, writing, "Unable to
find weapons of mass destruction, the Bush team has turned to
weapons of personal destruction.
"That's what the president and Karl
Rove's boys did to Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame. It's
a vicious crime and reflects the fact that George W. Bush will
do anything to stay in power and punish anyone who challenges
The next target was Tom Brokaw. Brokaw had scheduled
the broadcast of an interview with Clinton for September 18 on
the NBC Nightly News. When the White House got wind of it they
called NBC to rant and complain. The interview was still broadcast
and that very evening an anthrax letter to Tom Brokaw hit the
On the same day last week that "NBC Nightly News" anchor
Tom Brokaw sat down to interview former President Clinton, executives
for the program received unexpected phone calls from senior communications
staffers at the White House, expressing disappointment about the
decision to spotlight Bush's predecessor.
While not asking the network to refrain from running the interview,
they expressed the feeling that the Sept. 18 interview with Clinton
would not be helpful to the current war on terrorism. Neither
NBC nor the White House would comment on the phone calls, but
sources familiar with the calls confirmed that they happened.
The personal nature of these three targets is deeply
disturbing. In some ways even more disturbing than the next targets
and Bush's successful attempt to get the Patriot Act, the most
repressive bill ever introduced, passed by Congress and passed
without it even being read. Was it part of his still unsuccessful
attempt to close down Congress and assume budgetary power? Not
since the Magna Carta has a ruling monarch in an English country
or colony had such power but it nearly happened in the days after
the anthrax attack on the US Congress.
Certainly Daschle and Leahy were political targets
but the media was just as much of an objective. Bush was sending
them a message that if they did not support him unconditionally
then they might get another package of death. If the anthrax attacks
on the media were supposed to bring them into line, it totally
worked. Now no major media will cross Bush and they put the most
minor of his appearances on TV and avoid any negative coverage
of him. You have to go to the web to get any real reporting.
anthrax attackers aimed to assassinate Democratic leaders
Citing interviews with lab personnel, the newspaper concluded:
"the emerging details are consistent with the increasingly
popular hypothesis that last fall's bioterrorist attacks were
the work of a current or former Fort Detrick scientist.
"In other words, the leaders
of the Democratic Party were targeted for assassination by right-wing
elements that have some connection to the military. This staggering
fact, however, has been met with a strange silence by the media,
government officials and the Democrats themselves, including
the two senators who were targeted.
Investigators have determined that
the letters contained weapons-grade anthrax, which an FBI microbiologist
said was designed for "overkill." Two postal workers
at the mail facility where the tainted letters were processed
died after being exposed to up to 3,000 times the lethal dosage
of the bacteria, while scores of Senate office workers were
only spared because they were quickly treated.
The anthrax powder has been genetically
traced to a single US military source: the Army's Dugway Proving
Grounds in Utah, the only facility known to have processed anthrax
into the highly lethal powder form found in the letters. The
spores in the letters to Daschle and Leahy were identical to
those sent from Dugway to the Army Medical Research Institute
of Infectious Disease (USAMRID) at Fort Detrick, in Frederick,
Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, and to a CIA lab in
Within political and media circles
it is generally conceded that the assassination plot was hatched
by right-wing elements in the US. In a barely reported comment
last month Senator Daschle told a CNN interviewer, almost in
passing, that he believes the most likely suspect in the attacks
was someone related to the US military. But neither Daschle,
Leahy, nor any other Democratic Party spokesman has sought to
make an issue of this attempted political murder. Anyone
who thinks it is preposterous that elements within the state
apparatus and the backers of the Bush administration could actively
be involved in an assassination attempt or could have condoned
such an act should consider recent history in the United States.
From the series of shutdowns of the federal
government in 1995-96, to the impeachment drive against Clinton
and the theft of the 2000 election, the Republican Party has
shown it no longer plays by the traditional rules of bourgeois
democracy. After being thwarted by popular opposition during
the 1990s, the right has concluded it can only achieve its agenda
through extra-parliamentary and illegal methods. That these
forces will resort to violence was demonstrated during the 2000
election when a Republican mob attacked officials recounting
votes in south Florida. At the time the Wall Street Journal
urged Bush to use an "iron fist" against his opponents.
In the face of such attacks the Democrats
have proven their unwillingness and incapacity to wage a genuine
struggle against these fascistic forces. They respond with cowardice
even as leaders of their party are targeted for assassination.
At the same time the Democrats have concealed from the American
people the extent of the danger posed by the ultra-right.
By Anthrax by Richard J. Ochs (revised
June 9, 2002)
Cabal - a number of persons secretly united to bring about an
overturn or usurpation, esp. in public affairs (Websters).CONSIDER
· The anthrax attacks were concurrent with the debate of
Bush's Patriot Act by Congress and the media.
· The Senators who received anthrax letters were trying
to amend the Patriot Act to protect civil liberties and the innocent.
· Two Senate democratic leaders received anthrax letters
mailed the same day that Senator Feingold blocked an attempt to
rush the bill through without discussion or amendments.
· Senator Leahy received an anthrax threat after he expressed
reservations about the Bill. As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee,
he managed the debate on the Bill.
· Senate Majority Leader Daschle received the first Senate
anthrax letter as he led the opposition to the original version
of the Bill.
· After receiving the anthrax letter, Daschle switched
from supporting a 2 year limit on the Bill, later defending a
4-year sunset clause as the "appropriate balance."
· No Republican received an anthrax letter.
· The House and Senate buildings were closed and not reopened
until after the Patriot Act was passed.
· The Supreme Court was shut down with an anthrax scare
the day after the constitutionally-challenged Patriot Act was
signed by President Bush.
· All the contaminated letters contained the Ames strain
of anthrax, the DNA of which is traced to the original batch preserved
in a university lab in Ames, Iowa. This strain was "weaponized"
in Utah into a potent powder with an elaborate secret technique
developed at Fort Detrick, Md.
Who had a motive? Who had a grudge against The Enquirer
and The New York Post? Who had a grudge against Brokaw? Who wanted
to frighten or manipulate Congress? First to get it to adjourn
indefinitely, leaving Bush with the power of the purse. Second
to get the Patriot Act Passed in all its fascist glory, without
even being read. Who?
It's as plain as the nose on your face. Why is the
major media pussyfooting around it? Are they still terrified?
The anthrax attacks were almost certainly an attempted Operation
Northwoods/Media Attack/Political Coup and its targets, as
group, would only have been chosen by George Bush.
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