Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Of Anthrax and Al-Qaeda

Ross Getman, who is described in his bio as "a New York-based lawyer who maintains a Web site devoted to the 2001 anthrax attacks, http://www.anthraxandalqaeda.com/," has an intriguing article at NewsMax.com on the considerable connections between al-Qaeda and the as-of-yet unsolved anthrax attacks of 2001.

I must say, I always found the predictable "disgruntled white guy" theory (a la Steven Hatfill, who was leaked as "person of interest" in the FBI investigation and then tried and practically convicted by the media) fishy. Coming right after 9/11, not to mention exhibiting a host of characteristics typical of Islamic terrorism, the anthrax attacks felt eerily similar.

One aspect of the case that seemed particularly puzzling was that, among all the other high-profile media and political recipients, the perpetrators chose to target sleazy tabloids such as the National Enquirer and The Sun. Both were owned by American Media, Inc. (AMI) and this is where the only explanation that makes sense to me arises. Who but an Islamic terrorist, presumably from another country, would target a company simply because it's called "American Media"? Kind of makes you wonder...

We may never know the full story, but it would be reassuring to think that should the case be solved and Islamic terrorism be found guilty, the authorities will convey this information to the public. Otherwise, questions will continue to linger, as they have in the past, whenever the "disgruntled white guy" is allegedly to blame.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Donald Cathcart said...

On Target as usual. Your thoughts on the Anthrax terror have more credibility than any comments or reports received over the past 69 months.
Mofak

Friday, June 08, 2007 5:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

I would put nothing pas AL Qaida.

Saturday, June 09, 2007 4:08:00 AM  
Blogger GM Roper said...

Cinnamon, as Donald said "on target as usual." I'm so ticked at the msm that they will ALWAYS, read that again, ALWAYS refuse to look at a member of the Religion of Peace as a possible suspect unless the cops or another paper/blog calls it first. Their fallback guy is almost always the "disgruntled white guy

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:32:00 AM  
Blogger diurnalist said...

As I recall there was some type of word that went out to attack the "American media" and that's what they did.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:27:00 PM  

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