The Anthrax Murders:
The Israeli Connection, Part 3
American Dissident Voices broadcast
May 22, 2004
by Robert Pate
adapted for broadcast by
Kevin Alfred Strom
Welcome to American Dissident Voices. I'm Kevin Alfred Strom.
Today we present the final section of our three-part series
written by National Vanguard researcher Robert Pate, based on Mr.
Pate's article in the latest National Vanguard print magazine,
"The Anthrax Mystery: Solved." In our last program in this
series, we learned that Israeli intelligence knew exactly what
Mohammed Atta and company were doing in the weeks leading up to
September 11th, 2001. Today we'll explore the Israelis' means,
motive, and opportunity -- their disinformation and hoax
campaigns -- and the likely chronology of the anthrax murders --
as American Dissident Voices presents "The Anthrax Murders, the
Israeli Connection," part 3:
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Carl Cameron's reporting of the Israeli spy ring appears in part
to be based upon a secret FBI document that shows the "tie-ins"
between the Israeli spies and the Arab hijackers. The fact that a
secret FBI document exists is also evident in the Die Zeit
article, "Next Door to Mohammed Atta." Die Zeit, a German paper,
based their article on information obtained from the French
intelligence agency. The FBI apparently shared their report on
Mossad activity with the French. The following portions of the
article "Next Door to Mohammed Atta," closely parallels Carl
Cameron's unaired report.
"Not until after the attacks of September 11 did the consequences
of the spy ring become clear. Apparently the agents were not
interested in military or industrial facilities [sic], but were
shadowing a number of suspects, who were later involved in the
terrorist attacks against the U.S. According to a report of the
French intelligence agency that Die Zeit examined, 'according to
the FBI, Arab terrorists and suspected terror cells lived in
Phoenix, Arizona, as well as in Miami and Hollywood, Florida from
December 2000 to April 2001 in direct proximity to the Israeli
"According to the report, the Mossad agents were interested in
the leader of the terrorists, Mohammed Atta, and his key
accomplice, Marwan al-Shehi. Both lived in Hamburg before they
settled in Hollywood, Florida in order to plan the attacks. A
Mossad team was also operating in the same town. The leader,
Hanan Serfati, had rented several dwellings. 'One of Serfati's
apartments was located on the corner of 701st St. and 21st Ave.
[sic] in Hollywood, right near the apartment of Atta and
al-Shehi,' French intelligence reported later. Everything
indicates that the terrorists were constantly observed by the
Israelis. The chief Israeli agent was staying right near the post
office where the terrorists had a mailbox."
Le Monde, the French paper of record, in the article, "An Enigma:
Vast Israeli Spy Network Dismantled in the U.S.," also appears to
have had access to the secret FBI document or at least the French
intelligence agency's version of it. The French paper provided a
new detail and reported that six of the Israeli spies had
cellular telephones bought by an Israeli ex-vice-consul. Another
source reported some of the phones had a special walkie-talkie
feature which made them difficult to intercept. This would
indicate the spying was not some rogue operation-but was instead
directed by Israel.
The evidence is overwhelming that Israel, in the first half of
2001, launched an extensive intelligence-gathering operation
within the United States. One part of their assignment was to
learn as much as possible concerning the DEA investigations of
the Russian Mafia and Israeli organized crime. Their other task
was to monitor the al-Qaeda terrorists.
Through electronic surveillance of the hijackers, the Israelis
would have been able to learn the time and place for the
September 11 attack. If the spies were monitoring the hijackers'
Internet activities, they would have known the date of the
flights and airlines involved since the hijacker's tickets were
A newspaper article that appeared in Haaretz, an Israeli paper,
further indicates prior knowledge of the coming attack. Haaretz
reported two Israeli employees of Odigo-an instant messaging
company with offices near the World Trade Center and also in
Israel-received a warning two hours before the attack. This,
roughly, would have been when the hijackers were seen boarding
their planes. The Mossad, in order to minimize Jewish losses
around the World Trade Center area, could have easily issued the
warning via the instant message service. The Washington Post
reported, "The Odigo service includes a feature called People
Finder that allows users to seek out and contact others based on
certain interests or demographics." Those whose interests relate
to Israel or Jewish topics could have received the message-even
if the persons were unknown to the sender. On that day, the Odigo
warning may have saved many Jewish lives.
Another mystery surrounding September 11 concerns insider trading
of "put" options days before the attacks. Put options, a
variation on short selling of a stock, are investments that
constitute a bet that a stock will decline in the near future. A
few Israelis would have been in a position to make a great deal
of money before the al-Qaeda attacks. An unknown number of
insider traders made millions of dollars by buying puts during
the three business days prior to the World Trade Center attack.
United and American airline stocks had highly significant numbers
of put options placed upon them, while other airline stocks were
not affected in a major way. Only United and American planes were
hijacked. A number of insurance and investment companies also had
unusual put options placed on their shares. The names of the
investors who profited from the tragedy of September 11 have
never been released.
Obviously Israel's overarching objective in the anthrax mailings
was to terrorize America. Once the people realized they were
again under attack, panic and shock spread throughout the land.
But Israel had a special reason for this type of bio-terrorism.
For Israel the anthrax attacks had an important strategic
purpose, namely shifting the new war away from al-Qaeda in
Afghanistan and toward Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
Shortly thereafter, the cry went out concerning Iraq's alleged
weapons of mass destruction and her supposed ties to terrorists.
With the help of Israel's neo-conservative allies within the
Office of the Vice President, the Pentagon, think tanks (such as
the American Enterprise Institute), and some media outlets (like
the Wall Street Journal), the campaign for invading Iraq was
launched. The campaign, for the most part, was based upon lies.
Some of these lies came directly from Israel.
Within the office of Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a unit
was established to prepare "intelligence" reports in English for
a new group within the Pentagon known as the Office of Special
Plans (OSP). In addition to the Israeli input, some of the OSP's
questionable intelligence came from Iraqi exiles. The Office of
Special Plans bypassed the CIA and took the cooked intelligence
directly to the Oval Office. The CIA, for the most part, tried to
be professional in their analysis, but in the end the neocons and
the Israelis got their war against Iraq.
There was no massive intelligence failure that led America to go
to war in Iraq. Instead, it was a massive intelligence fraud.
Some suspect the forged Niger documents, concerning the
allegation that Iraq tried to obtain "yellow cake" uranium oxide
from that African country, may have originated with the Israelis.
Also, the unconfirmed report on the alleged meeting of Mohammed
Atta and an Iraqi agent in Prague was most likely disinformation
on the part of Israel. In one bizarre aspect of the story, the
London Times reported the Iraqi agent was seen giving Atta a vile
of anthrax. The Times reported this as if it actually
occurred-and said Israeli security sources observed the transfer.
Israel's objective was to bring America into a new war against
Iraq. When the al-Qaeda plot was discovered, Israel let the
terrorists proceed, thereby insuring America would go to war. The
anthrax attack that followed was the bio-terror event needed to
focus America's attention upon Iraq and its alleged weapons of
mass destruction. However, Israel had planned the anthrax attacks
upon America years before the discovery of the al-Qaeda plot. The
anthrax hoaxes that preceded the anthrax attacks were an integral
part of the conspiracy.
The planning for the anthrax attacks of 2001 goes back to at
least 1997. In April of that year, the national headquarters of
the Jewish organization B'nai B'rith in Washington, DC received a
package that contained a petri dish labeled Anthracis Yersinia,
implying the dish contained bacteria that could cause anthrax
infections or plague. The dish had been broken and was leaking a
red fluid. Tests later determined the petri dish to be relatively
harmless, and it did not contain the bacteria Anthracis or
Yersinia. However, it did contain Bacillus cereus, which is less
dangerous and is sometimes used as an anthrax simulant.
A two-page typed letter accompanied the petri dish. The letter
was largely incoherent and contained comments on Jews, Nazis, and
the 'Holocaust.' The letter was signed, "The Counter Holocaust
Lobbyists of Hillel." Months prior to the B'nai B'rith hoax, a
movement was forming on college campuses calling for a debate to
question some assertions concerning the 'Holocaust.' Those
responsible for the mailing chose to blame historical
revisionists or so-called "Holocaust deniers."
The B'nai B'rith hoax received a great deal of media attention.
Television outlets like CNN and other networks broadcast the
incident live to a national audience. The nearby area was
evacuated, and for a period of time office personnel were
quarantined. The case has never been solved, and the cost to the
government was two million dollars.
Israel's Mossad most likely was responsible for the mailing. The
hoax benefited Israel and the Jews in several ways. First,
national publicity was generated in this first major anthrax
scare. Second, sympathy was elicited for the Jewish organization
that was attacked. Third, the persons supposedly
responsible-namely, those who have questions concerning the
'Holocaust'-were demonized. However, on another level, something
more important was achieved: This would be the first anthrax hoax
used to implicate Dr. Steven Hatfill.
Dr. Hatfill was attending a terrorism seminar in Washington, DC
the day the B'nai B'rith incident occurred. At the time, Hatfill
was employed as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health
where he likely had access to petri dishes containing bacteria.
This, in all probability, was the reason a petri dish from a
bioresearch lab was used this time, instead of a suspicious
powder. This anthrax hoax, along with others that followed, would
help to make a circumstantial case against Dr. Hatfill if a real
anthrax attack ever occurred.
Dr. Hatfill likely came to the attention of the Mossad when he
first appeared in a photo with the pro-White Afrikaner Resistance
Movement leader Eugene Terre'Blanche and members of its
paramilitary unit Aquila. The Mossad's front organization, the
South African Board of Jewish Deputies, would have taken notice
of the newspaper photo. As an organization, they keep track of
individuals and groups they consider hostile to Jews and their
interests. The Afrikaner Resistance Movement would be the type of
organization they would want to monitor. The information they
obtained on Dr. Hatfill could very well have been passed onto the
Mossad. In America, the sister organization of the South African
Board of Jewish Deputies is the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
Don Foster, an English professor at Vassar and at times a
forensic linguistic analyst for the FBI, reviewed several of the
anthrax hoaxes in an article he wrote for Vanity Fair. Foster
believes Hatfill is a good candidate for the anthrax perpetrator,
and is impressed by the apparent relationship between Hatfill and
the anthrax hoaxes. Foster said, "When I line up Hatfill's known
movements with the postmark locations of reported biothreats,
those hoax anthrax attacks appeared to trail him like a vapor
cloud." In his article, Foster implies Hatfill was responsible
for the B'nai B'rith hoax and suggests he may have been
responsible for others that followed.
Another hoax, that Foster thinks "trails" Hatfill, occurred in
August 1998. In this incident, a white powder was dispersed
throughout several floors of the Finney State Office Building in
Wichita, Kansas. Foster suggests this was a re-enactment of a
bio-terror scenario that Hatfill developed as a part of his
responsibilities while employed at USAMRIID. Foster also implies
Hatfill and his new mentor, anthrax expert William Patrick, were
in the area of Wichita the day of the incident and later arrived
together in San Diego to attend an anti-terrorism conference.
An anti-government Christian Identity group claimed
responsibility for the office building incident in a rambling
11-page letter. Christian Identity is an unusual religious sect
that looks upon Jews in less than flattering terms. A basic tenet
of Christian Identity (though there are of course some splinter
groups which differ, as with any religion) is the claim that the
"chosen people" of the Old Testament are the peoples of Europe
and their descendants, with the Jews of today are considered to
be the offspring of Satan.
The Wichita incident is similar to the B'nai B'rith anthrax hoax.
Both were designed to implicate Dr. Hatfill solely by his
presence in the areas where they took place. In both cases the
Mossad wanted the public to know that groups thought to be
hostile to Jewish interests had claimed responsibility for the
terrorist acts. Also, the same type of rambling disjointed
letters accompanied the attacks, probably written in an effort to
mislead the FBI and other investigators.
Several other anthrax hoaxes were designed to implicate Dr.
Hatfill. The most important one was the anthrax hoax letter
mailed from London and addressed to Senator Tom Daschle. Hatfill
at this time was in England training with the United Nations
weapons inspectors. The Mossad used the anthrax hoaxes to
misdirect the authorities. By following these false leads the FBI
and other law enforcement agencies wasted valuable time and
resources investigating and shadowing Dr. Hatfill.
Israel is perhaps the only country in the world that could have
succeeded in the anthrax attack upon America. With the help of
Jewish scientists from the former Soviet Union, Israel's
bio-weapons research has probably surpassed that of all other
nations. The Soviet Union's bio-weapons program had 32,000
scientists and staff working in 40 different research and
production facilities. Two thousand of these scientists worked
exclusively on the Soviet anthrax program. A significant number
of these scientists may have immigrated to Israel and become
employed in her bio-weapons programs.
Anthony Cordesman with the Center for Strategic and International
Studies wrote a report, "National Developments of Biological
Weapons in the Middle East: An Analytic Overview," assessing
Israel's bio-weapons programs. Cordesman reports Israel has
stockpiled anthrax at her bio-warfare center, and at times
provides Israeli intelligence with deadly pathogens to be used
for assassinations. Anthony Cordesman unknowingly has given us
the "smoking gun" pointing to Israel's responsibility in the
On the day of September 11, 2001 the Mossad was waiting for
al-Qaeda to strike. Soon the greatest bio-terror event in history
would follow. Different grades of anthrax were prepared at
Israel's bio-warfare center at Ness Ziona. Coarse brown granules
that would cause only skin infections were prepared for the New
York media letters. The deadlier "weapons grade" anthrax was
reserved for Senators Daschle and Leahy.
The envelopes were pre-addressed and waiting for the letters and
the anthrax material to be placed in them. The letters were
written with only the date at the top to be added later. In his
analysis, Ed Lake has suggested the "09-11-01" top portion of the
letter seems to have been printed at a different time and perhaps
by a different hand. This would be a necessary precaution if the
terror flights were changed or delayed by a few days.
On the day of September 11, or perhaps shortly thereafter, copies
of the original letter were made at a publicly accessible copier
in New Jersey. Through analysis of scratches on the glass, the
FBI is certain they have found the copier used to produce the
letters. The original letter used to make the copies may have
been destroyed. The Mossad officer could have taken the copies to
Israel the next day. The anthrax letters were likely prepared,
taped, and brought back to America days later via Israeli
diplomatic pouch into New York City or Washington, DC. This
speculative scenario could have all occurred within the week that
followed September 11. The first batch of anthrax letters was
mailed in Trenton, New Jersey, exactly one week after the
devastating airplane attacks.
Israel took a huge gamble when she attacked America, but this was
not the first time. In June 1967, at the height of the Six Day
Arab-Israeli War, Israel deliberately attacked an American
intelligence ship, the USS Liberty, in an attempt to destroy the
vessel and to lay blame on the Arabs. They failed to sink the
ship, but 34 navy crewmen were killed and 171 were wounded. A
cover-up was ordered at the highest levels by the U.S.
Israel must not be allowed to continue in her attacks upon
America or in her misdirection of our foreign policy. Israel must
be disarmed of all weapons of mass destruction. If not stopped,
she may strike again, perhaps this time by exploding a
radioactive "dirty bomb" in a major American city. Fake signal
intelligence could be generated by Israel to indicate that a
country such as Iran was responsible. Jewish neo-conservatives in
America could then argue that since we were attacked by Iran with
a radioactive weapon, our response against Iran should also be
nuclear. If President Bush acceded to this advice, Israel would
have destroyed yet another Middle Eastern country and brought us
another step closer to global war. Israel is an enemy, not a
friend. America and her political leadership must finally realize
this important fact.
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Until next week, this is Kevin Alfred Strom reminding you of the
words of Richard Berkeley Cotten: "Freedom is not free; free men
are not equal; and equal men are not free."