Thursday, July 31, 2008

Terror In US As Revenge Enacted Over 9/11 Attacks

Anthrax scientist awarded highest nonmilitary honor from DoD in 2003 - Mission accomplished!

Anthrax scientist stood to benefit from a panic --The contract was the first awarded under legislation promoted by President [sic] Bush, Project BioShield. 02 Aug 2008 Bruce E. Ivins, the government biodefense scientist linked to the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001, stood to gain financially from massive federal spending in the fear-filled aftermath of those killings, the Los Angeles Times has learned. Ivins is listed as a co-inventor on two patents for a genetically engineered anthrax vaccine, federal records show. Separately, Ivins also is listed as a co-inventor on an application to patent an additive for various biodefense vaccines. The product had languished on laboratory shelves until the Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax mailings, after which federal officials raced to stockpile vaccines and antidotes against potential biological terrorism. He also played a lead role in helping a private company, BioPort, win regulatory approval to continue making the vaccine required for U.S. service personnel deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions. At a Pentagon ceremony on March 14, 2003, Ivins and two colleagues from USAMRIID were bestowed the Decoration of Exceptional Civilian Service, the highest honor given to nonmilitary employees of the Defense Department.

Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. See: Killer flu recreated in the lab

07 Oct 2004 UK Scientists have shown that tiny changes to modern flu viruses could render them as deadly as the 1918 strain which killed millions. A US team added two genes from a sample of the 1918 virus to a modern strain known to have no effect on mice. See: Rumsfeld's growing stake in Tamiflu --Defense Secretary, ex-chairman of flu treatment rights holder, sees portfolio value growing. 31 Oct 2005 The prospect of a bird flu outbreak may be panicking people around the globe, but it's proving to be very good news for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other politically connected investors in Gilead Sciences, the California biotech company that owns the rights to Tamiflu, the influenza 'remedy.' Rumsfeld served as Gilead (Research)'s chairman from 1997 until he joined the Bush administration in 2001, and he still holds a Gilead stake valued at between $5 million and $25 million, according to federal financial disclosures filed by Rumsfeld.

Boston Globe
US anthrax suspect kills self: report
AFP - 23 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AFP) — A US government scientist who helped law enforcement search for the 2001 anthrax killer has apparently committed suicide just as he was ...
Anthrax scientist commits suicide as FBI closes in The Associated Press
In the Anthrax Probe Wall Street Journal
Anthrax attack suspect found dead The Press Association
Voice of America - National Post
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Dark genius of Bruce Ivins lurked in Army's germ lab
New York Daily News - 3 hours ago
There was a healthy dose of the upstanding Dr. Jekyll - but also hints of the darker Mr. Hyde - in Dr. Bruce Ivins, friends and court records revealed Friday.

Key events in the anthrax episode
The Associated Press - 12 minutes ago
Key dates in the investigation of the anthrax attacks: ___ 2001: October: Anthrax is mailed to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and members of the news media in ...
Anthrax attacks suspect dies of overdose
The Age, Australia - 10 minutes ago
A TOP government scientist who helped the FBI analyse samples from the 2001 anthrax attacks has died in Maryland from an apparent suicide, ...

ABC News
Anthrax Scientist Kills Himself as FBI Closes In
ABC News - 13 minutes ago
FBI officials had long targeted Fort Detrick as the possible source of the anthrax attacks because of the facility's intensive research on anthrax as a ...

Media Fail to Report on 'Liberal' Targets of 'Anthrax Killer'
Brad Blog - 13 hours ago
The Los Angeles Times' David Willman, who first broke the story on Ivins death today, noted that the anthrax attacks following on the heels of the 9/11 ...

Who first wrongly linked anthrax to Iraq -- and why?
Raw Story, MA - 17 hours ago
Former CIA director James Woolsey, described in the Guardian story as trying to "firm up" evidence of Iraqi involvement in 9/11 on behalf of Pentagon hawks, ...

Anthrax probe ending?...California evacuation...Taliban accident ...
KXMC, ND - 3 hours ago
AP Washington (AP) The Justice Department is expected to soon decide whether to close its probe into the post-9/11 anthrax mailings now that its chief ...

Bush Unveils Spy Guidelines, Angering House Overseers
Washington Post, United States - Aug 1, 2008
The changes affirmed the DNI's role as head of the 16 US spy agencies and expanded its power to set priorities and coordinate the sharing of intelligence. ...
Lawmakers Say They Were Left Out of Spy Overhaul Wall Street Journal
Bush Issues Order Seeking to Unite the Efforts of US Spy Agencies New York Times
Revamp of US spy agencies shifts power Los Angeles Times
International Herald Tribune - The Associated Press
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Only Government Can Argue in Secret Spy Court, Feds Say
Wired News - Jul 30, 2008
... down a not dissimiliar request from the ACLU to release its opinions about the legality of the Bush Administration's post-9/11 blanket spying program. ...

One Month After 9/11, McCain Said Anthrax ‘May Have Come From Iraq ...
Think Progress, DC - 20 hours ago
As Atrios recalls, shortly after 9/11, conservatives were pinning the blame for the anthrax attacks on Iraq, laying the groundwork for a subsequent invasion ...
End muddling through Afghanistan Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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