The most basic principle of all: Not harming others
Author: Jerry Alatalo
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On October 6, Children’s Health Defense board chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and president Lyn Redwood wrote to key members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives asking for a thorough Congressional investigation of the origins of the COVID-19 virus. 4,422 more words
“The man, then, who faces and who fears the right things and from the right motive, in the right way and at the right time, and who feels confidence under the corresponding conditions, is brave.”
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Introduction: The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry sponsored an educational Zoom program on Sunday September 13th, 2020 – “Recognizing and Pushing Back the Post 9/11 Police State”. The Lawyers’ Committee thanks Dr. Boyle for participating.
Dr. Francis Boyle is an American human rights lawyer and professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, College of Law.
Dr. Boyle served on the board of directors of Amnesty International, as a consultant to the American Friends Service Committee, and on the Advisory Board for the Council for Responsible Genetics. He drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, which was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. He served as an adviser to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) between 1987-89 and 1991-93.
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hank you, David for having me on. I did want to express my condolences to those viewing our program who are next of kin or friends of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and the first responders. We all want to get to the truth here of what really happened, and that is why I am appearing here today.
Nineteen years ago today, about 11 a.m. September 13, 2001, I was contacted by a producer for the O’Reilly Factor to appear that night, to debate Bill O’Reilly on war versus peace. Obviously, two days after the attacks, that was like deliberately walking into a buzz saw. But the lot had fallen to me and I decided I had to debate. Alright, so I appeared that evening – I think I did send David a copy of the my write-up on that – and I argued quite simply in front of millions of people that the evidence was not there; what the government was saying simply did not add up.
And I have been continuously arguing that point ever since then, and as you know the more the evidence came out, the less the government’s account made sense, including the 9/11 Commission Report which … which was a cover-up drafted by Connie Rice’s buddy. I continued to argue this point in every interview I gave, up until the, um, anthrax attacks as David correctly pointed out.
I had called for and drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the biological weapons convention known as the Biological Weapons Anti-terrorism Act that was passed unanimously by both houses of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President George Bush Sr., and is still there on the books providing life imprisonment for violators.
And I followed all this very closely and finally the … as was correctly pointed out by my friend Graeme, Senators Daschle and Leahy were holding up the passage of the U.S.A. Patriot Act. Well, as it later turned out, the Patriot Act had already been drafted over there in the Department of Injustice under Ashcroft by this Federalist Society lawyer. It was ready to go; he just pulled it off the shelf and put it out there. And all of a sudden that Daschle and Leahy got hit with anthrax and the New York Times printed the technology behind the letter to Daschle.
It was super weapons grade anthrax, a hundred spores per gram with a special coating that enabled it to float in the air. So I immediately realized that this could only have come out of a United States biological weapons program and laboratory – and probably wearing a moon suit with your own portable oxygen supply, because it was just too dangerous.
So I immediately called up a high-level official in the F.B.I., Marian “Spike” Bowman, who was a top-level lawyer in their counter intelligence division. Bowman and I had both spoken at a conference on international terrorism at the University of Michigan Law School. I gave a speech on the Lockerbie bombing matter that I was heavily involved in. Bowman gave his speech on biological weapons, and afterwards I had a nice talk with him.
I explained my involvement in drafting the implementing legislation and following this matter intently since about 1984 or so, when the Council of Responsible Genetics asked me to get involved in the matter for them and handle it. So I still had Bowman’s card right there in my office. I pulled it up … I immediately called Bowman. I got through immediately to Bowman and I said “Look..”
Now this is the day the anthrax technology was reported in the New York Times, I think that was about October 26th – and by the way, I’ve written all this up in my book Biowarfare and Terrorism if you want to have a look at it, with footnotes – and I told Bowman, high level lawyer in the F.B.I. headquarters…
I said, “Look, this is super weapons grade anthrax. It could only have been manufactured in a U.S. biological weapons program and laboratory, and there’s a complete list of these things in the Pentagon’s Biological Defense Research Program”. And it was also revealed in the summer of 2000, in the book “Germs” by Miller and Broad, then of the New York Times, that the C.I.A. was also involved in the anthrax program.
Bowman then told me, okay – he was going to forward my information on to the people handling the anthrax investigation. I said fine, I hung up the phone. It then occurred to me that I had a complete list in the public record of all U.S. government biological warfare programs, including anthrax, which I got, back in those days you could actually get these things. It was listed right there in the Biological Defense Research Program (BDRP) by the Pentagon.
… The Council for Responsible Genetics asked me to do a critique for this to respond to the U.S. government; you can read that critique in my book. So I immediately called back Bowman, and I said, “Look, I told you this could only have come out of a U.S. biological warfare weapons program by the Pentagon; I have the complete list here for anthrax”. And i went through the entire list right out of the Pentagon’s own BDRP, which, by the way, that cover-up was written here at the University of Illinois, our computer engineering research lab, by the Department of Defense.
So I said, “You need that; that’s your list, it’s a very short little list, and we also know that the C.I.A. is doing this, then obviously you’re going to have to go over there (to) the C.I.A. with warrants and subpoenas and root out exactly what they were doing over there”. But these are the people I’m sure who were behind certainly the Daschle and Leahy technology, and probably behind the anthrax attacks themselves.
So Bowman then said to me, “Well we’re working with Fort Detrickon this”, and I said, “Well, with all due respect Fort Detrick could be the problem here. You could have someone on the reservation – who is now off the reservation”. Bowman then said, “Okay, I’ll send all this information on to the F.B.I. people in charge of the investigation”. This was the last week in October 2001 and I gave him the citation for the list on this matter. I had assumed that the F.B.I. was handling this, and then what happened as we know, this involved Ames strain anthrax – the F.B.I. did send people out to the U.S. government lab at Ames, Iowa where they had the collection of all the Ames anthrax, and the F.B.I. told these people to destroy all of it.
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