Willingboro, NJ : A teacher, opening mail in the office at Garfield East Elementary School in the quiet South Jersey community of Willingboro discovered white powder in an envelope. The powder irritated her hands. This triggered a Hazmat response, the "quarantining" of over 400 young pupils on school busses, and a visit to the Emergency Room by the teacher.
I'm happy to report testing showed no involvement of anthrax or other bio-agents ; and the surmise is the white powder ( probably laundry detergent,or some such ) was sent as somebody's idea of a prank.Depending on the age of the perpetrator, that "prankster" could be looking at some serious jail time
The Second Fake Anthrax Attack was made upon the United States : courtesy of Sherwood Ross - whose blog , "The Smirking Chimp" is well known to the moonbat segment of the Left.
The sum and substance of the Ross article is that "moonsuit wearing" Bio-warfare scientists were responsible for the Anthrax attacks of 2001. Mr. Ross - a gifted writer - draws upon the "expertise" of Francis A. Boyle : holder of two doctorates : one in Law, the other in Political Science.
Dr.Dr. Boyle has revealed these secrets in his new book : "Biowarfare and Terrorism".
He is also the author of : "Foundations of World Order" , "The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence",and "Destroying World Order" , plus any number of "progressive" articles. He is also the chap who has shown great interest in establishing a separate Native Hawaiian Nation - complete with constitution, and, one supposes massive compensation to the natives thereof.
Checking Dr. Boyle's published biography , I somehow missed noticing any reference to expertise in Microbiology,Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, or other disciplines one might expect of an expert in Bioweapons . Oh, well: You can't know everything !
Sherwood Ross published his ouvre in The Smirking Chimp. It has appeared in the Middle East Times, and is currently impressing Germans via "Journalismus Nachtrichten von Heute".
If you are partial to conspiracy theories that are totally lacking in foundation and that contain probable elements of deliberate disinformation , you'll probably enjoy the Sherwood Ross article.
If you are, on the other hand, at least halfway well-informed you'll recognize the article as a "fake anthrax attack" . You'll know , for example , that Marion "Spike" Bowman was NOT an "FBI official":He worked as a deputy general counsel in the National Security Law Unit,and was responsible for reviewing FISA warrant applications. You'll remember that the anthrax strain WAS identified as "Ames" , and you may even know that Ames strain was widely circulated for a number of years. (Even the Russians had samples.) What sort of coverup would identify a strain KNOWN to be of domestic origin ?
You may wonder-as I do - what motivates prople who publish such rubbish ?