|12/23/06 "CRG" -- Alex Jones was joined on air this
week by a leading American professor, practitioner of
and expert on international law to discuss his
detailed knowledge of the cover up of the 2001 anthrax
attacks, which he is adamant were perpetrated by
criminal elements of the US government in an attempt
to foment a police state by killing off opposition to
hardline post 9/11 legislation.
Dr Franics A. Boyle literally helped write the law
with regards to terrorism, as he was responsible for
drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of
1989 that was passed unanimously by both Houses of
Congress and signed into law by President Bush Snr.
Professor Boyle teaches international law at the
University of Illinois, Champaign. He holds a Doctor
of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political
Science, both from Harvard University. He has also
served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty
International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia-
Herzegovina at the World Court.
The professor started off by explaining the motivation
behind the October 2001 anthrax attacks:
"After the September 11th 2001 Terrorist attacks, the
Bush administration tried to ram the USA PATRIOT Act
through Congress, that would have, if already had not,
set up a police state. And we know for a fact that the
PATRIOT Act had already been drafted and was sitting
on Ashcroft's desk as of September 10th.
Senators Daschle and Leahy were holding it up because
they realised what this would lead to, indeed the
first draft of the Patriot Act, they would have
suspended the writ of habeas corpus. And all of a
sudden out of nowhere come these anthrax attacks. And
at the time I myself did not know precisely what was
going on, either with respect to September 11th or the
anthrax attacks, but then the New York Times revealed
that the technology behind the letter to Senator
Daschle. A trillion spores per gram, special
This is super-weapons grade Anthrax that even the
United States government, in its openly proclaimed
programs, and we had one before Nixon, had never
developed before. So it was obvious to me that this
was from a US Government lab, there is no where else
you could have gotten that."
Dr Boyle proceeded to call a very high level official
in the FBI who deals with terrorism and
counter-terrorism, Spike Bowman, whom he had met at a
terrorism conference at the University of Michigan Law
He told Bowman that the only people that would have
the capability to carry out the attacks were people
working on US government programs on Anthrax and with
access to high level a bio-safety lab. Dr Boyle went
through all the names, the contractors and the labs
for Anthrax work with the FBI's Bowman.
Bowman then informed Dr Boyle that the FBI was working
with Fort Detrick on the matter, to which he responded
that Fort Detrick could really be the main problem.
It was documented at the time that the anthrax strain
used was military grade. This was widely reported in
2002 in publications such as the New Scientist.
"Soon after I had informed Bowman of this information,
the FBI authorised the destruction of the AMES
cultural Anthrax database." The Professor continued.
The destruction of the anthrax culture collection at
Ames, IA., from which the Ft. Detrick lab got its
pathogens, was blatant destruction of evidence as it
meant that there was no way of finding out which
strain was sent to who to develop the larger breed of
anthrax used in the attacks. The trail of genetic
evidence would have led directly back to a secret but
officially-sponsored US government biowarfare program
that was illegal and criminal.
"Clearly for the FBI to have authorised this was
obstruction of justice, a federal crime. That
collection should have been preserved and protected as
evidence. That's the DNA, the fingerprints right
there. It later came out of course that this was AMES
strain anthrax that was behind the Daschle and Leahy
At that point Boyle says it became very clear to him
that there was a cover up in operation by the FBI. He
points out that later on on reading one of David Ray
Griffin's books on the 9/11 attacks, he discovered
that Agent Bowman was the same FBI agent who sabotaged
the FISA warrant for access to Zacarious Moussaoui's
computer, which contained information that could have
facilitated the prevention of the attacks on the World
Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Later on Bowman was promoted and given a decoration,
presumably because he did such a fine job on
Moussaoui's computer and also on the anthrax.
So it was to be that the patriot act was rammed
through, because the opposition from Leahy and
Daschle, whom they had tried to kill, disappeared.
Congress and even the House itself officially shut
down for the first time in the history of the
Republic. The Senate refused to shut down. Dr Boyle
commented that he believes this to be one of the
biggest political crimes in the history of America.
The professor agreed that actions such as this and
legislation such as the Patriot act and the new
Military Commissions act are the precursors to a
"And remember that the first draft of the Patriot act
that sat on Ashcroft's desk before 9/11, and also
remember that Ashcroft was flying around in a private
jet because he was told that there was going to be a
terrorist attack with airplanes, so all this had been
They were going to move to suspend the writ of habeas
corpus, which is all that really separates us from a
police state. And that is what they have done now with
respect to enemy combatants."
With regards to 9/11 itself the professor asserted
that it is clear Bush, Rice, Tennet, Ashcroft and
other Bush Administration officials all knew a
terrorist attack was coming and that the attacks were
at the very least allowed to go ahead.
"They let it happen because they wanted a war and they
wanted a police state, all the elements for a war
against Afghanistan were there in place, even the
military force in the gulf were there on the scene,
there were massive military forces in the gulf, in the
Atlantic, in the Mediterranean, in the Arabian Ocean
before September 11th poised for an attack, whether it
was going to be Afghanistan or Iraq would be decided
by Bush and the rest of them."
The professor pointed out that it is now being argued
by lawmakers that the 14th amendment does not mean
what it has been taken to mean and that under the
Military Commissions Act any US citizen can be
stripped of their citizenship and thus be labeled an
"So in other words they are taken the position that in
some point in time if they want to, they can
unilaterally round up United States native born
citizens, as they did for Japanese Americans in World
War Two, and stick us into concentration camps. That
is correct. They haven't actually yet done it but my
guess is that the papers have been drawn up... and we
know that the FEMA camps are out there.
So it's clear that the Bush people, I guess they are
waiting for some other terrorist attack, another
anthrax attack, who knows what, and then they will
proceed to invoke these emergency orders."
Dr Boyle believes that the domestic police state is a
seen as a must by the neoconservatives who are pushing
for dominance in the middle east in order to quell
dissent from an American public who, the informed
majority of, clearly will not stand for such
aggression in their names.
The professor then went on to talk about the sickness
of the neoconservative sympathizers who are pushing
for the practice of torture to be made legal.
Legislators such as John Yu and Professor Goldsmith of
Harvard Law School. Dr Boyle believes that there is a
move afoot to infiltrate both the legal profession and
legal education with opinion and legislature that
subverts long established US law. His warning is
"The Nazis did the exact same thing too. They had
their lawyers infiltrating law schools. Carl Schmidt
was the worst and he was the mentor to Leo Strauss,
the founder of the neoconservatives. So the same
phenomena that started out in Nazi Germany is
happening here and I exaggerate not... we could all be
tortured, we could all be treated this way."
Dr Boyle stressed that in order to seek justice over
the anthrax attacks it is vital to keep the pressure
on Senator Leahy who will apparently be becoming the
chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leahy will
have subpoena power and investigative power, and if
anyone would have motivation to try to get to the
bottom of the attacks, it would be him.
Dr Boyle ended by urging readers and listeners to
become informed and spread this information. He also
admitted that in the Summer of 2004 he was
interrogated by an agent with the CIA/FBI joint
terrorism task force. The agent tried to recruit Dr
Boyle as an informant to provide the FBI with
information on his Arab and Muslim clients. When he
refused the FBI placed him on all of the government's
terrorism watch lists and he now finds it very
difficult to travel in and out of the US.