Vital unresolved anthrax questions and ABC News -- by Glenn Greenwald
After 9/11 itself, the anthrax attacks were probably the most consequential event of the Bush presidency. One could make a persuasive case that they were actually more consequential. The 9/11 attacks were obviously traumatic for the country, but in the absence of the anthrax attacks, 9/11 could easily have been perceived as a single, isolated event. It was really the anthrax letters -- with the first one sent on September 18, just one week after 9/11 -- that severely ratcheted up the fear levels and created the climate that would dominate in this country for the next several years after. [Emphasis mine.]
The letter sent to Brokaw is shown at the right.
The letter sent to Leahy contained this message:
We have anthrax.
You die now.
Are you afraid?
Death to America.
Death to Israel.
Allah is great.
By design, those attacks put the American population into a state of intense fear of Islamic terrorism, far more than the 9/11 attacks alone could have accomplished.
Click: here for the complete text.
In all the hoopla about the high-up muckity mucks who received such letters--please don't forget the individuals across the country [postal workers and people who weren't employed by any government] who received or handled mail and died of anthrax.
And what do we know, for certain, about how Ivins died?
Was our government complicit in their deaths?
We must discover the 'sources' ABC is shielding.