The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy (Paperback)

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The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy (Paperback)

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The anthrax letter attacks occurred from September through November of 2001, killing
five and wounding many. The attacks were widely held to be the work of Muslims and
were used to support the invasion of Afghanistan and, later, the invasion of Iraq. They
were used explicitly and repeatedly to justify the passing of the Patriot Act. They were
also meant to support withdrawal from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty, a withdrawal
eagerly sought by the neoconservatives associated with the Project for a New American
Century who wished to pursue their global agenda without obstruction from small states
with WMD.
In the early days of the attacks there were several perpetrator hypotheses in play. One that
gained prominence was the Double Perpetrator hypothesis according to which Iraq had
supplied the sophisticated anthrax spores while al-Qaeda had supplied the foot soldiers
responsible for preparing and sending the letters. This hypothesis was eagerly reported by
the mainstream media. It came to grief quickly when scientists discovered that the
anthrax spores had a domestic source and appeared to come from the heart of the US
military and intelligence communities.
The FBI rapidly began a search for "the anthrax killer," promoting the idea that there was
a lone wolf perpetrator within the military community--a renegade, an unbalanced person
whose behavior revealed nothing of significance about structures and institutions of the
deep state. In 2008 the Bureau named Dr. Bruce Ivins of the United States Army Medical
Research Institute of Infectious Diseases as the "anthrax killer." Ivins had conveniently
died a week before being named and could not fight back in court. Ivins remains the
FBI's choice to this day: the case was closed in 2010. This book support with a great deal
of evidence the following four assertions:
(a) the anthrax letter attacks were carried out by a group of perpetrators, not by a "lone
wolf;"
(b) the group that perpetrated this crime was composed, in whole or in part, of deep
insiders within the U.S. state apparatus;
(c) these insiders were connected to the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks;
(d) the anthrax attacks were meant to play an important role in the strategy of redefinition
through which the Cold War was replaced by a new global conflict framework, the
Global War on Terror.
Graeme MacQueen received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University and taught in the Religious Studies Department of McMaster University for 30 years. While at McMaster he became founding Director of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster, after which he helped develop the B.A. program in Peace Studies and oversaw the development of peace- building projects in Sri Lanka, Gaza, Croatia and Afghanistan. Graeme was a member of the organizing committee of the Toronto Hearings held on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and is co-editor of The Journal of 9/11 Studies.
Product Details ISBN: 9780986073120
ISBN-10: 0986073121
Publisher: Clarity Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2014
Pages: 216
Language: English