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Offline Aerioch

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This is complete bullshit...  Truthers can nail ABC and whomever falsely linked Oct. 01 Anthrax Attacks to Saddam  Get on this!

During the last week of October, 2001, ABC News, led by Brian Ross, continuously trumpeted the claim as their top news story that government tests conducted on the anthrax -- tests conducted at Ft. Detrick -- revealed that the anthrax sent to Daschele contained the chemical additive known as bentonite. ABC News, including Peter Jennings, repeatedly claimed that the presence of bentonite in the anthrax was compelling evidence that Iraq was responsible for the attacks, since -- as ABC variously claimed -- bentonite "is a trademark of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's biological weapons program" and "only one country, Iraq, has used bentonite to produce biological weapons."

ABC News' claim -- which they said came at first from "three well-placed but separate sources," followed by "four well-placed and separate sources" -- was completely false from the beginning. There never was any bentonite detected in the anthrax (a fact ABC News acknowledged for the first time in 2007 only as a result of my badgering them about this issue). It's critical to note that it isn't the case that preliminary tests really did detect bentonite and then subsequent tests found there was none. No tests ever found or even suggested the presence of bentonite. The claim was just concocted from the start. It just never happened.

That means that ABC News' "four well-placed and separate sources" fed them information that was completely false -- false information that created a very significant link in the public mind between the anthrax attacks and Saddam Hussein. And look where -- according to Brian Ross' report on October 28, 2001 -- these tests were conducted:

    And despite continued White House denials, four well-placed and separate sources have told ABC News that initial tests on the anthrax by the US Army at Fort Detrick, Maryland, have detected trace amounts of the chemical additives bentonite and silica.

If this leads to the same people pimpin, and pushing propaganda that painted Saddam's hands red on 9-11 ... we got them by the ballzack!
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Offline jimd3100

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Re: Who linked Anthrax Attacks to Iraq?? ABC knows and yet it won't tell!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 05:01:16 pm »
Excellent post, you are exactly right! Scott Mclellans new book mentions this as well.....
Pages 110-111...

Brian Ross, a highly respected investigative reporter for ABC News, led the newscast that night stating that he had learned from "three well placed but separate sources" that initial tests had found the chemical additive bentonite in the anthrax, and that the only country known to have used this substance to produce biological weapons was Iraq. Bentonite, Ross reported, was "a trademark of Saddam Hussein's biological weapons program." Peter Jennings indicated that some would conclude this was "a smoking gun" linking the anthrax attacks to Iraq.

In the book Mcclellan says that Arie Fleischer(his predecessor)tried to tell ABC News that was not right, and ABC eventually backed off that angle but never issued a retraction.

The whole point of the anthrax attacks was to get Americans scared of mythical piles of anthrax that Saddam wanted to kill us with. To build a case to go to war. The media(as usual)helped them with the psy-op on the American people.

My question to Brian Ross of ABC News.....Do you like being the Governments little whore? Why don't you tell us who these three well placed sources are?
Afraid of giving up sources? Sources that lied to you in order to lie to the American People to go to War? Gee...can't give that keep your little secrets and keep feeding the masses B**S**T.

Brian Ross is no investigative reporter, he is a tool.

I've already emailed Ross and explained how until he outs these sources a number of us here in the real world will look at him for what he is. A tool of the government, and that is the only way he'll get trust he gives a s**t.
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Offline Kilika

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Re: Who linked Anthrax Attacks to Iraq?? ABC knows and yet it won't tell!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 05:09:04 pm »
And didn't word just come out that the White House feeds talking points to the media? Hmm. Just how obvious does it have to get?
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Re: Who linked Anthrax Attacks to Iraq?? ABC knows and yet it won't tell!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 07:19:07 am »
It was a total lie but at the time people bought it hook line and sinker. Although, getting the truth out it still holds useful merit. It can reach the attention of main line America if one of the competing second-market news outlets jump on it. It would add evidence that the Iraq war was unless.
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