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Chasing the Anthrax Killer

The recent suicide of the government scientist who is suspected of being behind the 2001 anthrax terrorism brings up the question of what FBI investigators, who were about to close in on him, have been doing all this time. It turns out that they worked for almost seven years in secret.

Most people did not know that the work in Ray...

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Anthrax Suspect Kills Himself

Here at Unknowncountry, we have always suspected that a single US government scientist was behind the 2001 anthrax attacks. Now, facing arrest and a possible death penalty, a microbiologist who helped the FBI INVESTIGATE the anthrax deaths has killed himself with an overdose of painkillers.

According to BBC News, the anthrax tainted...

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Anthrax Attacks Could Happen Again

Could the anthrax attacks of five years ago happen here again? Bioterrorism expert Ken Alibek says yes, and he ought to know, since he used to develop biological weapons for the ex-Soviet Union. When someone sent anthrax through the mail to a group of reporters and politicians, five people died. The last anthrax attack consisted of a few...

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CIA Blaming Anthrax Attacks on Terrorists

The CIA is beginning to assert that the 2001 anthrax attacks were a terrorist plot. This goes against the FBI's accusation that they were a demonstration of our vulnerability to a bioweapons attack that was perpetrated by a U.S. government scientist. The problem is, the anthrax used in the attacks was the Ames strain, which so far has only been...

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We Can Create It, But Can We Control It?

We've written that U.S. scientists are recreating the lethal Spanish Flu, that killed 20-40 million people in 1918. Now we've learned that scientists have also created an extremely deadly genetically-engineered form of mousepox, a relative of the smallpox virus. Although it should only be lethal for mice, geneticist Ian Ramshaw says, "I have...

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Bioweapons Buried on U.S. Base

After two years of digging at Fort Detrick, Maryland, officials have uncovered 2,000 tons of hazardous waste, including over 100 vials of live bacteria and viruses, as well as anthrax, that the military says they didn't know were there. They also found autopsied rats. This is material left over from the U.S. biological weapons program. "When...

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Anthrax Killer's Equipment Found

The mystery of the 2001 anthrax attacks on government offices and the media has pretty much been forgotten, despite the fact that most of the evidence points to an inside job by a U.S. bioweapons scientist. Now Marilyn Thompson writes in the Washington Post that new evidence has been discovered in a pond in Frederick, Md.

One way to...

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Anthrax Caught from Imported Rug

An Arizona man caught anthrax from a wool rug imported from Turkey, according to the Department of Health Services. This is cutaneous anthrax, the kind that causes skin lesions, and it?s easily cured with antibiotics. It's the powdered kind that's inhaled that has killed several people in terrorist attacks.

"He may have been exposed...

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Sniffer Dogs Identify Anthrax Terrorist

Sniffer dogs trained to find anthrax and leads from FBI agents in Africa point to former government scientist Steven Hatfill as a possible suspect in the five anthrax deaths. Three bloodhounds from California were given the scent from the anthrax letters that were sent last year and each of them led handlers to Hatfill?s apartment. He...

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Why We Don't Arrest Anthrax Terrorist

As we reported on August 1st, FBI agents have searched theapartment of former Fort Detrick scientist Steven Hatfillfor the second time, on suspicion that he may be the anthraxterrorist. So why don't they arrest him? We think it'sbecause he can reveal that the U.S. violated the civilrights of black citizens in a country that was fighting...

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Anthrax Terrorist Finally Identified?

FBI agents have conducted a second search of the Marylandapartment of former Fort Detrick scientist Steven Hatfill,on suspicion that he may be the anthrax terrorist who sentletters that left five people dead and at least 13 othersill last fall. Fort Detrick is the headquarters of the U.S.Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases,...

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Old Smallpox Shots No Longer Work

If you had a smallpox vaccination as a child and think you?re still protected, it?s not true. Almost everyone vaccinated before smallpox was eradicated in the mid-1970s has now lost their immunity.

621 microbiologists in Maryland received fresh vaccinations between 1994 and 2001 to protect them in their work. Before they had the shots,...

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Anthrax Scientists Taking Polygraph Tests

Pierre Thomas writes for abcnews.com that starting in June, the government will begin a wide-ranging program of polygraph testing to determine if one of its own employees is responsible for last year's anthrax attacks. 200 current and former employees at Fort Detrick in Maryland, the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah and a number of other labs...

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Mysterious Deaths of Scientists

Eleven microbiologists have mysteriously died over the span of five months. Some of them were world leaders in developing weapons-grade biological plagues. Others were the best in figuring out how to stop millions from dying because of biological weapons. Still others were experts in bioterrorism.

The first three died in the space of...

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Tests Prove Anthrax Came From U.S.

The DNA sequence of the anthrax sent through the U.S. mail in 2001 has been revealed and confirms suspicions that the bacteria originally came from a U.S. military laboratory.The data released uses codenames for the reference strains against which the attack strain was compared.But it can be revealed that the two strains that are identical to...

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Anthrax Victims Slow to Recover

Lena H. Sun reports in the Washington Post that six months after inhaling anthrax spores, several of the mail workers who survived the deadly disease have yet to make a full recovery and are experiencing serious fatigue and memory loss.

In interviews with five of the six survivors of inhalational anthrax, four reported frequent...

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Anthrax & the Agency

Remember Anthrax? What happened to the investigation? Where are the culprits? The answer is that the FBI appears to have put the case on a back burner. In this chilling article, Wayne Madsen of Counterpunch offers some insights into why that might be. Hitler burned the Reichstag, the German Capitol Building, and blamed it on a Jew in order to...

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CIA May Be Behind Anthrax Terrorism

On the English T.V. show Newsnight, reporter Susan Watts and Milton Leitenberg, of the Center for International & Security Studies at the University of Maryland, interviewed Dr. Barbara Rosenberg, of the Federation of American Scientists. Rosenberg recently publicly stated that the U.S. government knows the identity of the anthrax terrorist...

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Anthrax Terrorist Identified?But Who Is He?

The FBI has identified the man behind last year's fatal anthrax mailings but has not brought charges against him, according to Dr. Barbara Rosenberg, a director with the Federation of American Scientists.

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Anti-Anthrax Measures Make Postal Workers Ill

Post offices are using irradiation to protect against anthrax contamination. Postal workers who handle the irradiated mail have reported health problems, their union leaders say.

At least 87 of about 750 workers at the Gaithersburg, Maryland, postal facility have reported problems, says Tammy Thompson, president of the Montgomery County...

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Anthrax May Have Been Spread By Wind

The two ?mystery? cases of anthrax that killed an elderly woman in Connecticut and another woman in the Bronx, may have been caused by spores blown on the wind from the Trenton, New Jersey postal center where anthrax-laced letters were processed in October. If this is the case, the fear that anthrax was carried widely across the country by...

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Anthrax Powder: We Made It Too

Officials at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah say U.S. Army scientists have produced dry anthrax powder in recent years, according to reports in The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Baltimore Sun. The statement from Dugway did not specify which strain of anthrax was produced there, but the Post, citing government officials and shipping...

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Source of Connecticut Anthrax Found

Trace amounts of anthrax have been found at a postal facility that sorts mail for Oxford, Connecticut, where 94-year Ottilie Lundgren mysteriously died of the disease last month. The source of her exposure baffled officials, who were investigating how she could have come in contact with tainted mail.

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Copycat Anthrax Terrorists?

The New York Times reports that Federal health officials confirmed the presence of anthrax in a letter sent to a pediatrician in Chile from Florida. But it was not the strain that killed five Americans. U.S. disease control officials say the anthrax is similar to strains that have been found in Turkey.

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Anthrax Terrorist May Have Been Indentified

The anthrax attacks in the United States were probably the work of a member of a U.S. biological warfare program, according to the magazine of Greenpeace in Germany. It says its information comes from a member of a U.S. delegation who is attending the UN biological weapons conference in Geneva.

?The U.S. delegation believe it is an...

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English Translation of Greenpeace Article

Did five people have to die because US biological weapon researchers wanted to receive more money for their work? Greenpeace magazine feels this dreadful assumption may be likely, based on statements from members of a U.S. government delegation.

During the UN bioweapons conference taking place at present in Geneva, the participants of...

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Mystery Anthrax Deaths Could Yield Major Clues

U.S. health officials say that Ottilie Lundgren, a 94-year-old woman from Connecticut, has died of inhalation anthrax, the deadliest form of the disease. No one can figure out how she contracted the disease, since she lived by herself in a small ranch house in Oxford, a town of less than 10,000 residents about 70 miles from New York City, with...

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FTC Fights Fake Anthrax Cures on Internet

The government is warning websites to stop selling unproven treatments for anthrax, smallpox and bioterrorism agents. The treatments include dietary supplements such as oregano oil and zinc mineral water. The Federal Trade Commission says there?s no scientific evidence that any of these alternative treatments work.

The FTC has sent e-...

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Bin Laden Admits WTC--FBI Says ?Loner? Sent Anthrax

The Sunday edition of the English Telegraph reports that in a video which has been circulating for 2 weeks among bin Laden?s supporters, he admits he was behind the attacks on the World Trade Towers. The video, showing a smiling bin Laden, was shot in the Afghan mountains at the end of October. It was not released on the al-Jazeera T.V. network...

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Possible Anthrax Couriers Found--Jets on the Ground

Two incoming Northwest Airlines flights were detained by FAA officials in Seattle and San Francisco on suspicion that they could be carrying couriers with anthrax.

Two men on Northwest Flight 8 from Tokyo to Seattle were detained and then released.

Northwest Flight 28, also from Tokyo, was being held on the ground at San...

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