Monday, July 06, 2009

Anthrax Wars

In July of 2003 British weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was found dead in the woods. Although his death was ruled a suicide, many questions surround his death. Dr.Kelly was writing an expose on the non-existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq as well as his dealings with Anthrax in the apartheid South Africa where Anthrax was used against members of the black population. In fact he was even quoted by British ambassador David Broucher as saying “I will probably be found dead in the woods”. Link

Now this film by Bob Coen sheds new light on the death of Dr. David Kelley and other top Anthrax scientists, among them Soviet defector Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, and Dr. Bruce Ivins who is claimed by the FBI as the sole person involved with the Anthrax attack on the US. The film "Anthrax Wars" is debuting in London six years after Dr. Kelly's death. It has previously been released in Canada.

From the description accompanying the film segments at YouTube:
An investigation into the deadly world of germ weapons, Anthrax War begins in New York in the days following 9/11. Anthrax-laced letters, mailed to media and U.S. senators, killed five people and spread fear and panic throughout the nation.

For filmmaker Bob Coen, who was raised in Zimbabwe where the former white regime has been accused of unleashing anthrax against the black population, biological weapons have a deep personal meaning. He embarks on a journey that raises troubling questions about the FBI's investigation of the 21st century's first act of biological terrorism.

Coen's investigation takes him from the U.S. to the U.K. and from the edge of Siberia to the tip of Africa.
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