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The 2001 Anthrax Deception

Author : Graeme MacQueen
ISBN : 9780986073137
Genre : Anthrax
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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. --Provided by publisher.

The Mirage Man

Author : David Willman
ISBN : 9780345530219
Genre : Political Science
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For the first time, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Willman tells the whole gripping story of the hunt for the anthrax killer who terrorized the country in the dark days that followed the September 11th attacks. Letters sent surreptitiously from a mailbox in New Jersey to media and political figures in New York, Florida, and Washington D.C. killed five people and infected seventeen others. For years, the case remained officially unsolved—and it consumed the FBI and became a rallying point for launching the Iraq War. Far from Baghdad, at Fort Detrick, Maryland, stood Bruce Ivins: an accomplished microbiologist at work on patenting a next-generation anthrax vaccine. Ivins, it turned out, also was a man the FBI consulted frequently to learn the science behind the attacks. The Mirage Man reveals how this seemingly harmless if eccentric scientist hid a sinister secret life from his closest associates and family, and how the trail of genetic and circumstantial evidence led inexorably to him. Along the way, Willman exposes the faulty investigative work that led to the public smearing of the wrong man, Steven Hatfill, a scientist specializing in biowarfare preparedness whose life was upended by media stakeouts and op-ed-page witch hunts. Engrossing and unsparing, The Mirage Man is a portrait of a deeply troubled scientist who for more than twenty years had unlimited access to the U.S. Army’s stocks of deadly anthrax. It is also the story of a struggle for control within the FBI investigation, the missteps of an overzealous press, and how a cadre of government officials disregarded scientific data while spinning the letter attacks into a basis for war. As The Mirage Man makes clear, America must, at last, come to terms with the lessons to be learned from what Bruce Ivins wrought. The nation’s security depends on it. From the Hardcover edition.

Blood On Our Hands

Author : Nicolas J. S. Davies
ISBN : 9781934840986
Genre : History
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The invasion and occupation of Iraq wasn't just a tragic mistake. It was a crime. From the planning of aggression in 2002 through years of hostile military occupation, the United States systematically violated the United Nations Charter, the Geneva Conventions and virtually every principle of international law and order. America's crimes against the people of Iraq were shielded from public scrutiny by what senior U.S. military officers called the "quiet, disguised, media-free approach" developed in Central America in the 1980s. The echo chamber of the Western corporate media fleshed out the Pentagon's propaganda to create a virtual Iraq in the minds of the public, feeding a political discourse that bore no relation to the real war it was waging, the country it was destroying or the lives of its inhabitants. In an easily readable and flowing narrative, Nicolas Davies has carefully taken apart the wall of propaganda surrounding one of history's most significant military disasters and most serious international crimes: non-existent WMDs; the equally fictitious "centuries-old sectarian blood feud" in Iraq; and the secrecy of the dirty war waged by American-led death squads. Unlike other writers, Davies has firmly placed each aspect of the war within a coherent context of illegal aggression, hostile military occupation and popular resistance, to uncover the brutal reality of a war that has probably killed at least a million people. "A clear, intelligent and accurate description of how we are involved in aggression in Iraq. Congratulations!" - Benjamin B. Ferencz, former Chief Prosecutor, U.S. War Crimes Tribunal, Nuremberg. "If the Iraq occupation lasts another 50 years, it's doubtful a better account of it will be produced than this one." - David Swanson, Author of Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.

The Anthrax Letters

Author : Leonard A. Cole
ISBN : 9781626367685
Genre : Science
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At 2:00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room. Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick. Three days later he was dead. Stevens was the first fatal victim of bioterrorism in America. Bioterrorism expert Leonard Cole has written the definitive account of the Anthrax attacks. Cole is the only person outside law enforcement to have interviewed every one of the surviving inhalation-anthrax victims, along with the relatives, friends, and associates of those who died, as well as the public health officials, scientists, researchers, hospital workers, and treating physicians. Fast paced and riveting, this minute-by-minute chronicle of the anthrax attacks recounts more than a history of recent current events, it uncovers the untold and perhaps even more important story of how scientists, doctors, and researchers perform life-saving work under intense pressure and public scrutiny. Updated with new information about Ivins and a series of upcoming Congressional hearings into the FBI’s conduct in this case, The Anthrax Letters amply demonstrates how vulnerable America was in 2001 and whether we are better prepared now for a bioterror attack.

Journey To The City Of Six Gates

Author : Graeme Macqueen
ISBN : 8181461452
Genre : Historical fiction, Indic (English)
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Princess Mati awakens from a troubled sleep to find that her life has changed overnight � enemies have invaded the Land of Gold and abducted her parents, the King and Queen. Fourteen-year-old Mati and her twelve-year-old brother, Satya, are secretly spirited away by the loyal Jaya Prabhasa, the most accomplished warrior in the land. As they journey through a world they have never known in all their sheltered existence, and are put to the test by an eccentric flying sadhu, Mati and Satya acquire some extraordinary skills to survive mysterious forests and perilous swamps. But are these sufficient to help the three companions evade marauding armies and rescue their parents? This adventure fantasy set in ancient India, long before the region acquired the name, is written in the engaging style of a historical thriller. Its heroes must discover how to deal with injustice without descending to the level of their violent persecutors. Through contemplative poetic incantation and robust uncluttered prose, it also weaves into its fabric issues such as the status of women and care for the environment.

American Anthrax

Author : Jeanne Guillemin
ISBN : 9781429973151
Genre : Political Science
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From Jeanne Guillemin, one of the world's leading experts on anthrax and bioterrorism, the definitive account of the anthrax investigation It was the most complex case in FBI history. In what became a seven-year investigation that began shortly after 9/11—with America reeling from the terror attacks of al Qaeda—virulent anthrax spores sent through the mail killed Bob Stevens, a Florida tabloid photo editor. His death and, days later, the discovery in New York and Washington, D.C. of letters filled with anthrax sent shock waves through the nation. Federal agencies were blindsided by the attacks, which eventually killed five people. Taken off guard, the FBI struggled to combine on-the-ground criminal investigation with progress in advanced bioforensic analyses of the letters' contents. While the criminal eluded justice, disinformation swirled around the letters, erroneously linking them to Iraq's WMD threat and foreign bioterrorism. Without oversight, billions were lavished on biomedical defenses against anthrax and other exotic diseases. Worst of all, faith in federal justice faltered. American Anthrax is a gripping tale of terror, intrigue, madness, and cover-up.

The 9 11 Commission Report

Author : National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
ISBN : 0393060411
Genre : History
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Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks.

A Crime Unlike Any Other

Author : Edward Lake
ISBN : 0976616343
Genre : Anthrax
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The anthrax letter attacks of 2001 resulted in a seven year investigation that the FBI described as "one of the largest and most complex in the history of law enforcement." However, because nearly seven years passed before the public was made aware of who the FBI had determined was the lone perpetrator, the public's view of the case was muddled by wildly inaccurate news reporting, by a constant barrage of conspiracy theories, and by wild distortions of the actual facts of the case by people who had their own beliefs about who sent the letters and why. "A Crime Unlike Any Other" is a narrative non-fiction true-crime book that chronologically describes the crime as it was committed by Dr. Ivins, it describes the investigation and the science of the case, and it also "fills in the blanks" by examining and fitting together the known facts as found in the many thousands of pages of official documents that have been released since the case was closed in 2010. Actions by Ivins which respected scientists with strong opinions but no direct knowledge of the case say were "impossible" are shown to be actually very simple and routine. Example: The making of the anthrax powders. Distortions and incorrect information routinely printed by the media are shown to be what they are: distortions of the facts and incorrect information. Example: How Dr. Steven Hatfill became a "person of interest." The book describes what the facts show to be the way the crime was committed, why it was committed, how the public was misled by conspiracy theorists and the media, and how the FBI gradually determined that Dr. Bruce Edwards Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the biological attack upon the United States in 2001 that killed 5 innocent Americans, injured 17 others, and resulted in BILLIONS of dollars of damages, while also playing a role in starting a war with Iraq. Because the story is told chronologically, "A Crime Unlike Any Other" may read like a suspense thriller. But it's just "What the Facts Say About Dr. Bruce Edwards Ivins" and the Anthrax Attacks of 2001."

Conspiracy Theory In America

Author : Lance deHaven-Smith
ISBN : 9780292743793
Genre : Political Science
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Asserts that the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition.

Another Nineteen

Author : Kevin Robert Ryan
ISBN : 1489507833
Genre : Political Science
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"Who was responsible for the crimes of 9/11? What should have happened that did not, and what did happen that should not have? Who benefited? This book examines those questions in light of more than a decade of detailed study. Readers will discover that certain powerful people were in positions to make 9/11 happen exactly as it did. Those people represented private networks and government programs that came together in surprising ways on 9/11."--P. [4] of cover.

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