Musings on the Now Almost Forgotten Anthrax Attacks
Isn't it strange? Immediately following 9-11, Congress and major media outlets get attacked via the mail by what has now been identified as US manufactured weapons grade anthrax. Then, after the Congress (and the nation generally) launch into full panic mode and rubberstamp draconian post 9-11 legislation like the misnamed "Patriot Act," suddenly, the attacks just stop.
We still don't know who or what was behind those attacks. All we seem to know is that the anthrax was American made. The kind the feds themselves have routinely developed and experimented with in the past.
A notion struck me today which I'd like to bounce off of you...
What if the anthrax attacks on the media and Congress were a post 9-11 message from the executive branch to the only two power centers which might prove problematic should they resist it in its now full bore push towards fascist tyranny, both at home and abroad?
The message being, basically this: Do what we tell you to do or we can, if need be, kill you with impunity and blame it on "the terrorists".
In other words, were the anthrax attacks part of a defacto fascist coup against both the constitution and what little is left of the 1st amendment?
Does this sort of intimidation explain why abominations like the Patriot Act passed so quickly and with so little deliberation? Does this also explain why the media has been so compliant, beating the war drums in unison, cheerleading for the state?
This is pure speculation but if you were a rogue executive and wanted to leave nothing at all to chance, might you resort to such heavy-handed intimidation tactics? And if you were a Congressman or a Big Media star, knowing that you could have your ticket punched quickly by the state via such means if you failed to do as you were told, would you have any choice other than to comply?
Am I on to something here?