Alex Constantine
PROJECT ANTHRAX V
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PROJECT ANTHRAX V
By Alex Constantine

"You simply don't develop a new hyper-weaponized strain of anthrax
powder for military defense, and then commission the top U.S. anthrax
expert to report on this new weapon's capability and lethality from
mailed delivery, unless that's how you foresee it being used." - Ingri Cassel, director, National Vaccination Liberation Association


The "conservative" corporatists in the 911 loop derive a childlike thrill
from their weaponized anthrax stockpiles.

A "new and highly lethal strain" was produced in advance of 911, a
nameless Pentagon general told the New York Times in September 2001. He
mentioned something called Operation Jefferson.1

What was "Operation Jefferson?" Before the anthrax mailings, William
Patrick went to work at the Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI). Patrick
holds five classified patents in the manufacture of weapons-grade
anthrax. BMI - a contractual partner of BioPort - hired him to conduct a
risk-assessment study involving the dissemination of anthrax powder
through the mail system.2 BMI is located in West Jefferson, Ohio. The
work was done at the BL-3 Anthrax Lab.3

Battelle had exclusive control of the Ames strain, a fact the press has
not made clear. It's true that Dugway Proving Ground had an anthrax
program of its own, as reported, but Battelle directed that program as
well.

This narrows it down quite a bit... The FBI was drawn straight to
William Patrick III - Stephen Hatfill's "mentor" at Ft. Detrick - and
Ken Alibeck, a BMI consultant with a background in CBW research for the
Soviets.4

One independent Internet news site reports that the FBI investigated
"the possibility that financial gain was the motive behind the anthrax
mailings." Two federal laboratories were searched, BMI and Dugway, but
"a contradictory announcement was relayed the same day (December 21,
2001) by Ohio Senator Mike DeWine. Based on an ABC News report
concerning a BMI employee who had been under FBI investigation for an
anthrax threat, FBI Director Robert Mueller had, according to The
Dispatch, assured Senator DeWine that the bureau was not investigating,
nor intending to investigate, anyone with, or formerly with, BMI."5

Case closed. The FBI's stalling perplexed reporters assigned to the
story. George Monbiot wrote in the Guardian in May 2002: "Last week, I
phoned the FBI. Why, I asked, when the evidence was so abundant, did the
trail appear to have gone cold? `The investigation is continuing,' the
spokesman replied. `Has it gone cold because it has led you to a
government office?' I asked. He put down the phone." Had the FBI
spokesman remained on the line, there were any number of related
outrages he might have explained: "The army's development of weaponized
anthrax [the processed Ames strain], for example, directly contravenes
both the biological weapons convention and domestic law. So does its
plan to test live microbes in `aerosol chambers' at the Edgewood
Chemical Biological Center, also in Maryland. So does its development of
a genetically modified fungus for attacking coca crops in Colombia, and
GM bacteria for destroying materials belonging to enemy forces. These,
as the research group Project Sunshine has discovered, appear to be just
a tiny sample of the illegal offensive biological research programmes
which the US government has secretly funded..."6

Some of the government's anthrax has been weaponized, kills effectively
but is otherwise useless. It is also illegal. Ingri Cassel, director of
the National Vaccination Liberation Association, points out that
vaccines "are developed to help guard against pre-existing threats."
Ames was processed illegally, "apparently for offensive military uses,
sabotage, and even terrorism. You simply don't develop a new
hyper-weaponized strain of anthrax powder for military defense ... and
then commission the top U.S. anthrax expert [William C. Patrick, III] to
report on this new weapon's capability and lethality from mailed
delivery, unless that's how you foresee it being used."7

Once the anthrax was weaponized - milled and capable of airborne
transmission - BMI ran a classified test in the Nevada desert. This was
in early September 2001. It was reported that Patrick's study on mailing
anthrax was instrumental to the test.

Was Stephen Hatfill recruited for the next phase of "testing?" This
appears to be the case and explains the FBI's capricious explanations to
the press: "Operation Jefferson" is a federally-sanctioned covert
operation that would have never come to light had it not been for the
doggedness of independent journalists and the scientific community.

Wayne Madsen points to past bio-warfare studies: "In 1957, at the Dugway
Proving Grounds in Utah, the Q-Fever toxin was discharged by an airborne
F-100A plane. If a more potent dose had been used, the Army concluded 99
per cent of the humans in the area would have been infected. In the
1960s, conscientious objecting Seventh Day Adventists, serving in
non-combat positions in the Army, were exposed to airborne
tularemia..."8

The West Nile outbreak and the anthrax mailings began with the 1998
BioVax meeting held in the Truman Room of the White House, attended by
SAIC's Jerry Hauer and William Patrick. Another participant at the
meeting was William Cohen, who, as a Republican Senator, signed off on
the heavily-spun Cheney-Hamilton Iran-contra report. In 2004, he was
elected to the American International Group's (AIG) Board of Directors.

AIG is part owner of Kroll Associates, the infamous private security
firm. Kroll - run by former CIA, FBI, British secret service, Scotland
Yard and British Special Air Service agents - was once known as the CIA
of Wall Street because the firm did everything from corporate espionage
to the training of foreign armies. A Kroll partner provides
counter-terrorism instruction in Saudi Arabia.

Cohen is also a member of the Center for Strategic and International
Studies, the Cold War propaganda mill and ultracon academic base of Ray
Cline, John Hamre, Admiral Crowe, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Kenneth Langone,
Henry Kissinger and others central to 911 and subsequent profiteering
through privatization.

Another attendee "of interest" at the 1998 Truman Room conference was
Thomas Monath, former chief of the virology division at the SAIC-USAMIID
facility at Ft. Detrick, and VP/chief scientific officer at BioVax,
since renamed Acimbis.

Monath was a friend of Stephen Hatfill's. He was introduced to Rudolph
Giuliani by Jerry Hauer, SAIC scientist and president of Rockefeller
University - the fruits of this relationship were the aerial spraying of
malathion, resmethrin or sumithrin in the New York City area.9
Nevertheless, the mosquito-borne disease has spread across the country.

The anthrax scourge also recurs from time to time. An increasingly
feasible theory for the origin of Gulf War Syndrome is military
experimentation with anthrax vaccines. Were the following incidents
further "tests" of anthrax delivery systems by the "counter-terrorists"
at SAIC-Ft. Detrick? ...

A) Exposure at a children's hospital blamed on an "accidental" shipment
of live spores from the Southern Research Institute in Frederick,
Maryland. BioPort director David Franz comes from SRI (a leading
producer of depleted uranium):

http://www.nvo.com/shildtfinancial/sv003data/view.nhtml?profile=
sv003data&UI D=12056

Researchers Exposed To Anthrax Health Highlights June 7 to June 13, 2004

A possible shipping mistake in late May resulted in at least half a
dozen researchers at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
being exposed to live anthrax.

Some of the researchers, working on an anthrax vaccine, handled the live
anthrax bacterium and others were present at the time. So far, none have
shown any signs of illness. Seven of the workers are taking the
antibiotic Cipro as a precautionary measure, the Oakland Tribune
reported.

State health officials said there is no risk to other staff or residents
living in the area.

The researchers believed they were handling a dead sample of the anthrax
bacterium. However, according to hospital officials, the researchers
were mistakenly sent live anthrax by the supplier, Southern Research
Institute of Frederick, Md.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the
incident.


B) Anthrax-Contaminated Heroin

Anthrax clue to heroin deaths Times of London May 18 2000 By Helen
Rumbelow, medical reporter

ANTHRAX, a virulent disease used as a biological weapon, could be
responsible for a spate of deaths among heroin addicts in Scotland, it
was disclosed yesterday.

Ten heroin users in Glasgow and one in Aberdeen have died of a
mysterious illness in the past three weeks, which led scientists, who
had heard of a similar death in Oslo, to send the victims' blood samples
to Porton Down, the biological defence laboratory.

Two of the five tested so far have shown low levels of antibodies to
anthrax, suggesting that the addicts were exposed to the disease through
a contaminated heroin supply.

Although the results are not conclusive, experts are carrying out tests
on the others who died and on nine more heroin addicts who have come
down with the illness. One survivor still has the black scab that is
typical of localised anthrax infection.

David Goldberg, deputy director of the Scottish Centre for Infection and
Environmental Health in Glasgow, said that tests were also being made
for anthrax spores on heroin batches seized by police in the city.
Meanwhile users were being advised to smoke the drug rather than inject
it, and especially not to inject into the muscle.

He believes that the weak results in the anthrax test may be because all
the victims were treated with antibiotics before their samples were
taken.

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NOTES

1.) Nick Papadimitriou, "Anthrax Attacks Linked to CIA and Drug
Industry?" Institute of Science in Society (UK), February 14, 2002.
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/isisnews/i-sisnews13-12.php

2) Ibid.

3) Bob Fitrakis, "Battelle Exposed In Anthrax Biochemical Conspiracy,"
FreePress.org, January 14, 2002.

4) Ibid.

5) Anon., "FBI Implicated in Anthrax Mailings Cover-up."
http://www.worldnewsstand.net/news/anthrax.htm

6) George Monbiot, "Riddle of the spores: Why has the FBI investigation
into the anthrax attacks stalled?" Guardian, May 21, 2002.

7) Ingri Cassel, "Public Health Expert Says Solving The Anthrax Mailing
Mystery May Be Easy: FBI Doesn't Seem Interested," NVLA press release,
Nov. 12, 2001. http://www.tetrahedron.org/news/NR011112.html

8) Wayne Madsen, "Thinking The Unthinkable," CounterPunch.org, April 8,
2002.

9) See,
http://www.democraticunderground.com/cgi-bin/duforum/duboard.cgi?az=
printer_ format&om=5074&forum=DCForumID43

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