Chertoff: False-flag Terrorism 'Imaginary Risk' - Philly 9/11 Truth Video
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff gets asked a question about the 2001 Anthrax attacks.
Nick the questioner notes the Anthrax came from Fort Detrick, that Bruce Ivins didn't have the knowhow or equipment to make it and "conveniently committed suicide", and that previous attempts pin the attacks on Steven Hatfill and Al Qaeda failed. Nick also cites Operation Northwoods as evidence that "criminal elements in the U.S. Government have planned and staged terrorist attacks as a way of justifying political agendas and furthering whatever aims they have", and then asks Chertoff what DHS has done to investigate this; i.e. the national security risk posed by having the real Anthrax killers on the loose.
Chertoff denys official involvement in the early attempts to link the anthrax attacks to Al Qaeda, claims the FBI did a "comprehensive review" (meaning their "investigation" into the anthrax attacks, that few commentators, even corporate MSM like the Washington Post and NY Times, have agreed is adequate- Sen. Charles Grassley-R and others are supposedly looking into it), pooh poohs "false-flag" terror as an "imaginary" threat and takes another question.
Do you believe anything Chertoff says? This guy has things to answer for about his own failures to act prior to 9/11, to shut down terror operations that FBI Agents like Robert Wright were raising hell about; Wright's book is still being suppressed by the FBI.
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Philly 9/11 Truth Confronts Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff
View transcript of the entire event conveniently on the Dept. of Homeland Security's website
Speech transcript conveniently posted at DHS.gov:
Question: Nick, sociology major. On the issue of internal security, in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks which were initially pinned on al-Qaeda, until a few months afterwards it became evident that it was not an al-Qaeda attack but rather some sort of internal security breach because the particular strain of anthrax that was used was one of 118 strains, one of which that came out of Fort Detrick, Maryland, the Department of Defense program in the 1980s, Project Jefferson had developed, it was essentially a derivation of a military grade weapon, and then they tried to put it on to Steven Hatfield, one of the engineers or the technicians out at the department but he was later exonerated and he won a $5 million settlement. Then more recently we had Bruce Ivins, who was pinned as the perpetrator and he conveniently committed suicide, the real issue here -- the real issue is he wouldn’t have been able to create this weaponized grade of an anthrax because he needed a static charge and a machine with infrared capabilities that was well outside of his purview.
So this really looks to be to be furthermore an inside job, but the question is who particularly is involved, and we know from 1962 and Operation Northwoods that criminal elements in the U.S. Government have planned and staged terrorist attacks as a way of justifying political agendas and furthering whatever aims they have.
So the question is -- the question is what -- what has the Department of Homeland Security done to further investigate this issue?
Secretary Chertoff: Well, first let me say that it is incorrect to say that -- I don’t know that anybody seriously thought that al-Qaeda might have been responsible. I don’t think anybody officially ever asserted that.
The FBI has done a very comprehensive review of this. Now that’s -- you know, the risk that the government, based on a 1962 program, launched an anthrax attack, it was put in the basic non-existent risk category and that’s actually a great example -- if that’s the kind of risk we worry about, then we’re moving away from the real risks into the realm of imaginary risks because that’s not the risks.
Dr. Robertson: We have time for one more question.