Is the targeted individual a legitimate suspect or a convenient patsy? Most likely the latter, but it remains an open question. How could an ordinary person access mailing addresses of prominent Trump critics sent harmless mail bombs?
On Friday, Justice Department office of public affairs director Sarah Flores tweeted: “We can confirm one person is in custody” – identified as Cesar Sayoc Jr., arrested in Plantation, Florida.
A white van belonging to him was also seized as potential evidence. On Friday, two more non-exploding mail bombs were discovered, 14 so far in total.
The latest ones were sent to former Obama DNI James Clapper, Dem Senator Cory Booker, and major Dem donor Tom Steyer. Sayoc reportedly has a prior arrest record, making him an ideal patsy.
Beginning on October 22, harmless mail bombs began to be delivered to prominent undemocratic Dem Trump critics.
None exploded. No one was hurt, the mailings intended to sow fear, create alarm, and make headlines.
They likely intended to influence the outcome of the November midterm elections, “undemocratic Dem” forces likely behind them, hoping to regain control of the House and/or Senate.
A separate article called the staged mailings reminiscent of post-9/11 anthrax attacks.
They killed five people, injured 17 others, and temporarily shut down Congress, the Supreme Court, and other federal operations.
Army scientist Dr. Steven Hatfill was wrongfully implicated as a “person of interest” but was never charged.
His home was repeatedly raided by FBI agents, his phone tapped, and he was subject to intensive surveillance for more than two years
He sued the Justice Department and was awarded $4.6 million for violating his privacy, leaking false and inflammatory information, costing him his job and reputation for blasting his name all over the media for days.
At an August 2002 news conference, he strongly denied involvement in the anthrax attacks he had nothing to do with.
Six years after being wrongfully named a “person of interest,” the Justice Department exonerated him, US Attorney for the District of Columbia Jeffrey Taylor, saying by letter to his lawyer Thomas Connolly:
“(W)e have concluded, based on laboratory access records, witness accounts and other information, that Dr. Hatfill did not have access to the particular anthrax used in the attacks, and that he was not involved in the anthrax mailings.”
In 2008, the FBI named biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins as the “anthrax killer,” no formal charges ever filed against him. No evidence suggested his culpability.
He and Hatfill were targeted as convenient patsies, wrongfully shifting state-sponsored blame onto them.
In his important book on the anthrax attacks, titled “The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy,” Graeme MacQueen connected the incidents to 9/11.
Evidence in his book sheds important light on dark forces behind the anthrax attacks, explaining:
They were carried out by multiple perpetrators, not a “lone wolf,” as falsely claimed, a state-sponsored conspiracy. Responsible parties were Washington insiders? The 9/11 and related anthrax attacks were the beginning of Washington’s global war OF terror, not on it, raping and destroying one country after another – what false flags are all about, diabolical aims in mind for launching them.
Is Sayoc a convenient patsy like Steven Hatfill and Bruce Ivins, falsely charged with harmless mail bombs he had nothing to do with? The fulness of time will tell.
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Award-winning author Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected]. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)
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