Christopher Ketcham

Anthrax Case Closed…


Freelance reporter Christopher Ketcham discusses the FBI’s alleged case against Bruce Ivins, the under-whelming amount of evidence against him such as the spontaneous silica phenomenon, the suppressed letter from the culprit, the state’s covert development of weaponized anthrax just before the attacks, the decisive role of the anthrax attacks in passing the Patriot Act and waging all out war after 9/11 and how the FBI “solved” the case by pushing Ivins to kill himself.

MP3 here. (31:55)

Christopher Ketcham is a freelance reporter and writer for many venues including, Harper’s, GQ, The Nation, Salon, Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, Good Magazine, Radar, and National Geographic. In 2002, he was selected as a Livingston Awards finalist for his coverage of the 9/11 attacks in New York.

4 thoughts on “Christopher Ketcham”

  1. Good show. I don’t care whether its speculation or not: the anthrax attacks WERE an inside job.

    A deliberate attack against sitting U.S. Senators, meant to expedite the passage of the PATRIOT Act, and all the other subsequent “anti-terror” passed in the wake of 911 and these anthrax attacks.

    Remember this: the pre-emptive arrests that occurred during the Republican National Convention; and all subsequent arrests based on the pre-emptive doctrine of “pre-crime” found their genesis in the PATRIOT Act.

  2. Well there SHOULD be a paper in Nature (by “FBI et al.”) on how they discovered Anthrax spores that managed to wrap themselves into their own silica. AFAIK sporulation should just result in a surface made of protein. I shall expect this groundbreaking work soon (something along these lines: Awesome complexity.)

    Anyway, what happened to those warnings to various persons of interest to take Ciprofloxacin even before any of the booby-trapped snail mail made it to its destination?

    “The FBI more fully denies…”

  3. The whole thing stinks. The ‘suicide’ of Dr. David Kelly, the chief British bioweapons inspector in Iraq, whose revelations to the BBC had embarassed the Government of Tony Blair, should be recalled and put into context. The last person David Kelly had tried to contact in his desperation, under intense pressure from what he termed ‘dark forces’, was his confidant and friend ‘Judy’ Miller of the New York Times. What a crew of cockroaches! Still judging by the very few deaths caused by the big Anthrax attacks – it makes sense that serious terrorists, like Al Queda and company, wouldn’t waste their time with that shit – preferring planes full of jet fuel. That nasty doom cult in Japan tried out Anthrax with no success at all. However for masters of the ‘public myth’, like Phillip Zellikow, Anthrax would be very useful for creating and manipulating a ‘Catastrophic Terrorist Attack’ :Minimal domestic casualties and mass world-wide hysteria from invisible ‘organisms’, whereas jet fuel and explosives, fully capable of killing thousands, would elicit little more than informed anger from the public who then demand accountability and better police work – rather than endless wars of conquest and pillage.

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