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Posted: 12/16/2001 10:56:12 AM EDT
The DNA of the Anthrax sent to Capitol Hill matches samples kept at 5 US laboratories and one Ministry of Defense lab in the UK. Nearly all of those labs got their samples from the US Biological warfare lab at Ft. Detrich, Maryland, according to a article published today in the Wasington Post and affiliated papers. [url]http://www.arizonarepublic.com/news/articles/1216mideast16.html[/url] The implication is that this increases suspicion that a domestic terrorist with grudges agaisnt liberals and the Democratic Party is behind this. The FBI is focusing on a civilian lab that did contract work for the CIA at the Dougway Army Proving Ground in Utah as the source of the leak. A "superpatriot" would have little difficulty in getting the security clearances to work at such a facility. The article also implies that the DNA does not match any samples from the former Soviet Union or Iraq.
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 2:45:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/16/2001 3:30:15 PM EDT
What flaming socialist dreamed up the term "superpatriot"??? Are they trying to use newspeak to influence the sheeple so that if one believes in the original intent of the Constitution and calls himself a patriot, he will be Pavlovianly thought of as a "domestic terrorist"? I should start calling Bin Laden a "superstatesman" if this keeps up.
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 8:11:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: What flaming socialist dreamed up the term "superpatriot"??? Are they trying to use newspeak to influence the sheeple so that if one believes in the original intent of the Constitution and calls himself a patriot, he will be Pavlovianly thought of as a "domestic terrorist"? I should start calling Bin Laden a "superstatesman" if this keeps up.
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Is somebody getting nervous?
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 8:29:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 8:43:12 PM EDT
This news is no big deal. Samples of that strain would have gotten all over the world by now. Our bioweapons made that strain so long ago, a sample given for testing 25 years ago could have been what UBL obtained. And Klinton probably gave free samples to all of our enemies just so they'd contribute to his campaign. We also know for a fact that Sadaam bought this strain from a research facility in Maryland about a decade ago.
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 2:07:51 PM EDT
The White House seems to think it was cooked up over here.
Anthrax Likely Came From U.S. Source Photos WASHINGTON (AP) - Anthrax spores that contaminated U.S. mail in October were apparently produced in the United States, the White House said Monday. Press secretary Ari Fleischer (news - web sites) said the evidence is not conclusive but it is increasingly ``looking like it was a domestic source.'' He said officials still did not know who delivered the anthrax. Later, President Bush (news - web sites) said the government is mystified by the case. ``We're still looking on that. We've all got different feelings about it. We're gathering as much information. As soon as we make definitive conclusions we'll share it with the American people,'' he said. Army officials are doubtful that potentially deadly anthrax in letters mailed to Congress originated at a military medical research center, even though spores in both places were a genetic match. The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease obtained its supply from the Agriculture Department and shared it with five labs in the United States, Canada and Britain, spokesman Chuck Dasey said Sunday. He was reacting to a report in The Washington Post that the genetic makeup of the anthrax used in the letters mailed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Sen. Patrick Leahy (news - bio - voting record), D-Vt., matched the anthrax in the Army's stockpile. ``I'm not sure it tells us anything about who the perpetrator is,'' Dasey said. ``You can't say it all came from USAMRIID. We got it from another lab in the first place and so presumably USAMRIID is not the only lab that got it from the Department of Agriculture.'' On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, technicians worked Monday to pump chlorine dioxide gas into portions of the ventilation system of the Hart Senate Office Building to kill anthrax spores still lingering there. The Environmental Protection Agency (news - web sites) workers also were using the liquid form of chlorine dioxide in Daschle's office, which had been fumigated with the gas earlier. The Hart building has remained closed since Oct. 17, two days after an anthrax-filled letter was received in Daschle's office. The EPA reported Friday that traces of anthrax remained after its initial fumigation efforts. In related developments: -Health and Human Services (news - web sites) Secretary Tommy Thompson is expected to decide this week whether an anthrax vaccine should be offered on a voluntary basis for up to 3,000 people who had high levels of exposure to the bacteria in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Florida, New York and New Jersey. Other options include handing out another 30 days' supply of antibiotics, on top of the basic 60-day dose, or advising people to be monitored closely. -The Post also reported Sunday that the FBI (news - web sites) was looking at various government programs, including a contractor who worked for the CIA (news - web sites), as a possible source of the anthrax used in the attacks. CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield confirmed Sunday that the agency had some anthrax it used in its mission ``to learn about potential biological warfare threats.'' But he said the CIA did not mill any of its samples into powdered form and that none of its supply is missing. An FBI spokeswoman declined comment on the report.
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