Black People : Anthrax & What You DON'T Know

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Lawrence, Oct 23, 2001.

  1. Lawrence

    Lawrence Member MEMBER

    Sep 28, 2001
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    Where, oh where to begin!
    Well, let's begin with Adm. William J. Crowe Jr. It seems that back when Goerge H. W. Bush was setting up Osama Bin Laden as a Freedom fighter (A "freedom fighter" is the same thing as a terrorist, only aimed at someone you don't like) , the good Admiral and his buddies on the Joint Chiefs were selling American made weapons-grade Anthrax to Saddam Hussein in the hopes that he would use it on Iran (and then we wonder why the Iranian people don't much like Americans). Who knows who else got these American-made weapons of mass destruction either from Admiral Crowe or Saddam.

    But that was then and this is now. Admiral Crowe is retired. Admiral Crowe is quite wealthy, far beyond what one might expect on even an Admiral's salary. In fact, Admiral Crowe sits on the Board of Directors and owns 13% of BioPort Corporation.
    What is the BioPort Corporation, I hear you ask? Well, it's the only corporation in the United States with a license to make Anthrax Vaccine.

    Well, another part of BioPort is owned by the Carlyse Group. That's George H. W. Bush's current occupation. Yet another portion is rumored to be owned by the Bin Laden family, although this has not yet been confirmed!

    That's right. Just as the Bin Laden family made a fortune with the contract to rebuild the Khobar Towers supposedly blown up by Osama, the Bin Ladens will again make a fortune from their part ownership of the only company able to make an Anthrax Vaccine in the United States, because Osama might have some of that Anthrax that the United States sold to Saddam.

    In fact, the shortage created by the FDA bans will make all the players instant billionaires as market forces drive the price of the vaccine up to thousands of dollars per ounce. (The same amount of Anthrax treatment Cipro that sells for $20 in India now costs $690 in the US).

    A very cozy arrangement. The Bushes and Bin Ladens (and the occasional complicit Admiral) are all making money off of the fear and death of Americans and Afghanis.
    It's called "profiteering".
    It's called conspiracy with a forign power against the interests of the people of the nation.

    The President of BioPort (the only anthrax company) is of Middle Eastern decent
    Statement of
    Mr. Fuad El-Hibri
    President and Chief Executive Officer, BioPort Corporation
    Chairman Buyer and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, my name is Fuad El-Hibri and I am the Chief Executive Officer of BioPort Corporation, a bio-pharmaceutical company headquartered in Lansing, Michigan.
    (see full testimony)

    Administration Won't Allow Generic Versions of Drug
    Bush administration officials said today that they would increase the number of antibiotics approved to treat anthrax, but they did not take the more aggressive step of breaking Bayer AG's patent on Cipro and authorizing other drug companies to produce generic versions of the drug.

    Tommy G. Thompson, the health and human services secretary, said in a conference call with reporters that violating the patent on Cipro, the drug most recommended for treatment of anthrax, was illegal. But Mr. Thompson got an immediate argument from patent lawyers as well as from Senator Charles E. Schumer, who is negotiating with the administration on a plan to buy generic versions of Cipro for an emergency stockpile.

    "It boils down to something very simple," said Alfred B. Engelberg, a veteran patent attorney. "The government has the right to procure whatever it needs for government purposes."

    Although Bayer, a German pharmaceutical company, is tripling production of Cipro, it will take the company 20 months, working 24 hours a day, to produce what Mr. Thompson says the government needs - enough pills to treat 12 million people for 60 days each. (The government currently has enough Cipro for 2 million people.)

    Five drug companies that have received initial approval to make generic Cipro, pending the expiration of Bayer's patent in 2003, say they could produce the same quantity in three months.
    One official close to the administration's negotiations with Mr. Schumer said that the White House had "clearly made a political decision." White House officials did not respond to requests for comment on the issue.

    "follow the money"
    Bayer Corp
    total political contributions $348,459
    17% to democrats
    82% to Republicans
    more info:<>
    WEST HAVEN, CT 06516
    date amount to
    6/16/1999 $40,000 RNC/Repub National State Elections Cmte
    2/11/2000 $7,500 RNC/Repub National State Elections Cmte
    10/13/2000 $2,000 RNC/Repub National State Elections Cmte
    10/19/1999 $40,000 RNC/Repub National State Elections Cmte
    any more questions about this being a payback?

    "Canada does what US won't -- overrides Cipro patent "
    Well, we can go to Canada for our Cipro . . .
    Canada Overrides Patent for Cipro to Treat Anthrax
    Canada, taking an unusual step that the United States has resisted, said yesterday that it had overridden Bayer's patent for Cipro, an antibiotic to treat anthrax, and ordered a million tablets of a generic version from another company.

    "These are extraordinary and unusual times," said Paige Raymond Kovach, a spokeswoman for Health Canada. "Canadians expect and demand that their government will take all steps necessary to protect their health and safety."

    "Ritter says Iraq not behind Anthrax"
    For those of you who may not know, or who have forgotten, Scott Ritter was the head of the UN Weapons Inspectors in Iraq.

    Here's his take on the whole thing:
    Don't blame Saddam for this one. There is no evidence to suggest Iraq is behind the anthrax attack
    Scott Ritter
    Friday October 19, 2001
    The Guardian
    The current spate of anthrax attacks on media and government buildings in the United States has heightened the undercurrent of concern since September 11 about the possibility of links between the perpetrators and the Iraqi regime. However, fears that the hidden hand of Saddam Hussein lies behind these attacks are based on rumour and speculation that, under closer scrutiny, fail to support the weight of the charge.,2763,576783,00.html

    "Newspaper says what we're thinking: anthrax is from U.S. militias"
    US militia, not Osama behind Anthrax scare: Expert
    SYDNEY: The anthrax attacks now spreading terror through the United States are unlikely to have had anything to do with Osama Bin Laden, Australia's leading authority on terrorism said on Tuesday.

    Clive Williams, a specialist in terrorism at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, believes the evidence points to right-wing US militia. "I think the first instances of it, the ones involving media, were more likely to have been caused by extremist militia in the US who have shown an interest in anthrax in the past and tried to acquire it," he told AFP.

    Politics - - updated 4:00 PM ET Oct 20
    Reuters | AP |
    Friday October 19 02:39 AM EDT
    Anthrax Evidence Points to State Sponsor
    By Gary Matsumoto
    As more details emerge about anthrax cases around the country, the suspicion there is a state sponsor grows.
    Some of America's top biological warfare scientists are edging closer to a conclusion they've resisted since receiving word of the first anthrax infection in Florida - that the recent germ attacks involved an expertise only a government could provide.

    5.30pm update
    US: 'anthrax attacks could be homegrown'

    Staff and agencies
    Friday October 19, 2001

    As a seventh American contracted anthrax today, investigators in the US said they are coming to the conclusion that homegrown terrorists are responsible for the spate of anthrax attacks, rather than Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network.,1520,577357,00.html
    Anthrax in Florida and New York "the same strain"

    16:50 18 October 01
    Debora MacKenzie
    "Last year, in an experiment called Project Bacchus, employees of the US Department of Defense succeeded in covertly producing one kilogram of non-pathogenic bacteria similar to anthrax. The bacteria were milled to particle sizes of 1-5 microns with machinery bought on the open market in the US.

    "The small numbers of victims so far doesn't fit the usual pattern for groups such as Al Qaida," says Powers. That suggests they didn't succeed in making enough anthrax for a big attack, he thinks. "But they might keep sending out small quantities like this for some time."
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very well put

    i'll be doing a follow up .......thanks 4 da info.
    and welcome brutha to destee's place :D :toast:
  3. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mar 3, 2001
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    lend me some sugar.. l am your neighbor
    very informative.

    i'll definitely check out some of these anthrax links.

  4. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    May 25, 2001
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    Spreading Joy.... need some?
    Sixburgh, Pa.

    :jawdrop:As the smoke begins to clear, things are revealed. Very interesting reading. Thanks

    Madd Sistahly Love :heart:
  5. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sep 2, 2001
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    Raleigh, NC by way of Pittsburgh, Pa.

    This information has me thinking along the thoughts of the plot
    of the movie with Tom Cruise- Mission Impossible 2, it is eerily
    similar to what you speak of in this post. I do believe that this
    anthrax situation is much more deeper then what we know on the surface......I'm sure in time, someway it will come public and
    thats the scary part about deep does it go. Thanks for the enlightenment.

    Epiphany :heart:
  6. Destee

    Destee STAFF

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    Wow Lawrence, you are so full of information! Thank you for sharing this with us. As the list of anthrax victims grow, the economy worsens and there's no end in sight ... one can't help but wonder where is our government in all of this. Why aren't they protecting us. What's really going on??!!! I mean, we are America ... right?
  7. Lawrence

    Lawrence Member MEMBER

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    We Gave Anthrax Virus To Afghanistan
    Ken McCarthy, our CounterPunch man in Tallahassee, writes the following thought-provoking note:
    1. The man who died of Anthrax last week was a photo editor at The Sun, a tabloid.
    2. A fellow employee there has been recently diagnosed with Anthrax as well.
    3. Inhaled Anthrax, the type these men have contracted, is exceedingly rare (only 18 cases in the US in the last 100 years)
    4. Anthrax spores have been found in their workplace. The building which houses The Sun, The Globe and The National Enquirer has been closed as a result.
    5. American Media Inc., the owner of The Sun etc., has connections to the US Central Intelligence Agency.
    5. Boca Raton, the home of The Sun, is also the location of a plant owned by Product Ingredient Technologies, a company with links to the Bush Sr. White House that manufactured chemical warfare agents that were exported to Iraq with US government approval in the late 1980s."

    Ken cites as his source Bringing the War Home by William Thomas. Under that same program, 19 containers of anthrax bacteria were supplied to Iraq in 1988 by the American Type Culture Collection company, located near Fort Detrick, MD, the site of the U.S. Army’s high-security germ warfare division.