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By Robert Graysmith

Who was once the anthrax killer?
Six days after the 11th of September assaults, a brand new terror started to spread...

September 17, 2001: A Florida tabloid gets a love letter addressed to Jennifer Lopez. The paper's photograph editor opens it--and, unknowingly, inhales hundreds of thousands of poisonous spores. by way of 10/5 he's useless.

October 12, 2001: NBC anchor Tom Brokaw's assistant checks optimistic for cutaneous anthrax, as a result of the publicity to a powder in an envelope she inhaled 3 weeks earlier than.

within the days that undefined, 28 extra humans verified confident for anthrax, plunging a complete nation into the frontlines of an insidious bioterror.

The anthrax warfare had all started.

this can be the main finished paintings up to now in regards to the plague of terror that arose within the wake of 9/11--and the relentless clinical manhunt to reply to the query of who the anthrax killer used to be.

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Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani was a veteran spy and a crackerjack used-car dealer who operated under diplomatic cover. Atta and al-Ani did not leave the cafe and Atta took the next flight out. In June 2000 and March 2001 Atta visited Spain and the Czech Republic. S. before 9-11 was once again Prague. On his trip to the Czech Republic on April 8, 2001, Atta stayed at the Prague Hilton and at Kutna Hora. In June 2001, the Czechs expelled alAni, and, after 9-11, Czech authorities denied any meetings between Atta and any Iraqi intelligence officials who may or may not have given him anthrax bacteria.

The path was densely contaminated. Spores presumably were stirred up and transported as mail was sorted and delivered and in the daily movements of the staff. 2 A total of eighty-four places were found to be contaminated. Seventy-eight percent of the contaminated samples were from the first-floor mailroom. Sixty-six anthrax-laden samples were found on the first floor, including thirty-five from desks, computers, keyboards, file cabinets, and mail slots of cubicles. Spores were found in air filters and vacuum-cleaner bags.

The book advertised how to obtain free grants or loans from the government. “Actually,” said Bryant later, “we have a loan limit of $750,000 and he was asking for $650,000. ” As she explained the application process to him, he be- 46 ROBERT GRAYSMITH came very agitated. ” He was also under the impression the loan was going to be in cash. ” Atta was obviously disappointed. When he noticed a huge, black, older model safe in her office, he asked what would prevent him from stealing all the cash inside.

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