Professor Francis Boyle, a bio-weapons expert spoke with radio host, Alex Jones August 21.
After realizing that the anthrax attacks looked like a domestic job, Boyle called a high-level official in the FBI who deals with terrorism and counter-terrorism, Marion "Spike" Bowman. Boyle and Bowman had met at a terrorism conference at the University of Michigan Law School.
This is an edited, excerpted transcription of what Francis Boyle said in that interview.
"I had drafted the United States biological weapons anti-terrorism act of 1989 that was passed unanimously by both Houses of the United States Congress and signed into law by President George Bush Sr.""I told Mr. Bowman in October 2001, the only people capable of the anthrax attack would be those individuals working at either United States government labs or private contractors. Obviously it seemed to me it was US government related. I told Agent Bowman, 'It's also been reported this summer that the CIA was engaged in anthrax work as well.' He said he would take that information to the proper channels and we hung up.
"Then it occurred to me I had such a list going back to when I tried to get that legislation through and so I called him back and I told him, 'You could get the CIA list from the CIA.' He said 'The FBI was working with Ft. Detrick,' and I said, 'Fort Detrick could very well be the problem here.'
"At that point, I assumed good faith on the part of the FBI in this investigation because it had killed several people. It had shut down the United States Congress--which I think was probably the greatest political crime ever inflicted on our republic in its history. But then I read that the FBI had authorized the destruction of the US government Ames-Strain data collection in Ames, Iowa. Ames-Strain was the anthrax strain responsible for US bio-warfare programs. Everyone knew that. And indeed that's all been confirmed. You can read it in today's New York Times. When I read about the Ames-Strain destruction I knew a cover-up was under way. Legitimate scientific researchers could have taken that collection and used it to genetically reconstruct precisely how, when and where the the weapon come from, and they destroyed it.
"This clearly was a federal crime in its own right--destruction of evidence. That evidence should have been preserved as evidence of a crime. It was obvious they were covering-up--and have been covering up ever since.
"In today's New York Times the FBI admits that Bruce Ivans submitted a culture to the FBI, which they promptly destroyed. So there you have--yet again, an instance of destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice by the FBI.
"The important issue to realize is this: there is today in existence a stockpile of super, weapons-grade, anthrax that is under the control of the original perpetrators of the Anthrax attacks of October 2001 and that stockpile can and will be used against-when their masters decide that it would be politically convenient to scare and terrorize the American people. They could launch another attack on US--including the Congress, the Judiciary, and the media.
"I believe the first anthrax attack was designed to ram through the PATRIOT act because Senator Tom Daschle and Senator Patrick Leahy who were targeted victims of the attacks were holding the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act up and once the anthrax attack occurred, it rammed right through. Indeed, the renewal of the USA P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act Senator Russ Feingold was holding it up and all of a sudden--out of nowhere, some white powdered substance appeared at one of the Senator's office buildings. It was an anthrax scare, and then all of a sudden--renewal of the PATRIOT Act went through. It wasn't real anthrax, but it didn't have to be real anthrax this time.
"I think people in Congress-they're smart intelligent people. I think they know who were responsible. I don't think they believe the FBI explanation. But of course, they're afraid. Their lives are on the line.
"I think what we have to do now is insist on a full-scale Congressional investigation along the lines of the Watergate hearings-open public hearings by a joint committee of Congress because this attack was designed to shut Congress down--which it did. It succeeded for the first time in the history of our republic when Congress was actually rendered inoperative. The Supreme Court was also shut down. And our media were attacked--our fourth estate.
"The Presidency and the Executive branch were not attacked. I'll leave that to you to figure out, but we do know that the White House was on Cipro [a drug designed to protect people who have been exposed to anthrax spores.]