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Monday, September 18, 2006

Anthrax Attacks: 5 years latter

NY Post editorial assistant Johanna Huden, one of the infected anthrax survivors
NY Post editorial assistant Johanna Huden:

I felt achy and feverish, and could hardly sleep that night. In the morning, I showed my finger to my boss, Bob McManus, and watched as his eyes bugged out: "You have to go to the hospital. Now."

At the NYU emergency room, my finger caught the interest of several doctors - emergency specialists, internists and plastic surgeons. The decision was made to cut the infected area away.
Michelle Malkin remains us that the anthrax attacks were five years ago.
Have you forgotten? Five years ago today, someone--still unknown--sent letters laced with anthrax to the NYPost and NBC News. Two more letters, postmarked October 9, 2001, were sent to Sens. Tom Daschle and Pat Leahy with even more refined ("weaponized") anthrax:

Daschle anthrax letter
The anthrax killer took the lives of these five people in the Fall of 2001:

• Robert Stevens - a photo editor in Boca Raton, FL
• Kathy Nguyen - a Vietnamese immigrant from New York City
• Ottilie Lundren - a 94-year old woman from Oxford, Connecticut
• Thomas Morris Jr. - postal worker in Washington, D.C.
• Joseph Curseen. - postal worker in Washington, D.C.

TJN noted in Feb. 2004:
You can even walk up and touch one of the actual crime scenes. Link
Then walk down the street a little further and get a venti extra-shot caramel foamy skim mocha at the Starbucks as you conduct surveillance of the crime scene.

The key piece in the entire murder mystery may be Kathy Nguyen. Who, is Kathy Nguyen and how did she come in contact with the anthrax spores?
Forbes Magazine said:
The next attack could be far more horrific. Two hundred and twenty pounds of aerosolized anthrax spores sprayed from a nondescript truck in any U.S. city would wipe out anywhere from 130,000 to 3 million people, the equivalent of a hydrogen bomb.
sources:
GIVING THE FINGER TO BIOTERRORISTS [NYPost, Oct. 20, 2001]
Anthrax attacks: 5 years later [MichelleMalkin.com, Sept. 18, 2006]
The Anthrax Murder Mystery
[TJN, Feb. 3, 2004]
More Anthrax Spores in the Future?
[TJN, May 21, 2005]
2001 anthrax attacks [wikipedia.org]

related:

Top Ten Modern Day Cold Case Murder Mysteries, version 2.0 [TJN, Mar. 3, 2005]

via leadandgold who observes, regarding false leads in the Anthrax case:
[Dr. Stephen J.] Hatfill like Richard Jewell, is an example of the how the free press can sell out the presumption of innocence for a few scraps of leaks from law enforcement.

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