the presence of anthrax. The investigation has begun and
it looks like it came in through the mail. The mail was irradiated
and is now innert. This news is breaking, so more information will
Signs of Anthrax Found at Pentagon
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
WASHINGTON - Sensors at two military mail facilities in the Washington
area detected signs of anthrax on two pieces of mail Monday, but
Pentagon officials said the mail had already been irradiated, rendering any
Officials weren't sure if this was an attack. Additional tests and other
sensors at the two facilities, one of them at the Pentagon and the other
nearby, found no presence of the bacteria, which can be used as a
biological weapon. There were no initial reports of illness.
The Pentagon's mail delivery site, which is separate from the mai
n Pentagon building, was evacuated and shut down Monday after sensors
triggered an alarm around 10:30 a.m. EST, spokesman Glenn Flood said. It
was expected to remain closed until at least Tuesday while the
It was not clear when sensors at the second Defense Department
mailroom were triggered Monday, and Pentagon officials only said a nearby
satellite mail facility was closed. But firefighters in nearby Bailey's
Crossroads, Va., reported that a military mailroom had been shut down
after a hazardous material was detected, and no one was allowed to leave
Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Jane Campbell said mail at both facilities were irradiated before arriving at either one. The radiation treatment would
kill any anthrax bacteria, but sensors would still be able to detect it.
It's just a matter of time until bio-terrorism comes full tilt to America. Our open society is so vulnerable. But that's what we all love about
America, isn't it?
A side note -
I wonder where Steven Hatfill is. Is he still being watched?
I found it interesting that the anthrax attacks stopped as soon as they were watching him. If they stopped watching him, and the anthrax has begun
again, that makes me suspect him all the more.
[edit on 3/15/2005 by FlyersFan] extra DIV