Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 11 Num. 43 ======================================= ("Quid coniuratio est?")
Plus: "Big Enemies" Needed. Inquire at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
A Maryland firm, American Type Culture Collection, reportedly made several shipments of anthrax to Iraq between 1985 and 1989. 
A CBS News report this evening (11/13/97) warns that Iraq has germ warfare capability, and specifically mentions anthrax.
Dallas Morning News has recently reported on "a new federal program." Dallas and 26 other cities will study how to deal with "terrorist" attacks, including attacks using "biological agents." 
"Rollo" (actually Geraldo Rivera, but I just call him "Rollo") had as focus of his TV program today, "AIDS Assassins." Underlying message: Be very afraid; "deadly" HIV is everywhere. Yet subscribers to the hardcopy edition of Conspiracy Nation are aware that HIV as cause of so-called "AIDS" is only an hypothesis. (See also the latest issue of New American magazine: "...in the HIV hypothesis, the data challenging that hypothesis have been largely ignored, and its compilers ostracized rather than refuted." )
Windbag Bill Clinton, endlessly flapping his gums for 6 years now, has just suffered a sharp rebuke from his own party: they said "no" to Fast Track. Further rebuke appears in The Nation magazine. Writes Barbara Ehrenreich, noted "leftist":
...after nearly two decades of conservative national governance, Reagan through Clinton, we can no longer let progressivism be understood as the defense of government... The federal government of 1997 is a very different creature from that of, say, 1977 -- more egregiously corrupt and sycophantic toward wealth, more glaringly repressive... 
The Democrats have turned against Clinton; the "left" is turning against Clinton; and most everyone else has long ago turned against Clinton.
Strangely and mysteriously, "Whitewater"-related documents have turned up in an abandoned automobile. Former Clinton crony Jim McDougal then, reportedly, is transferred to a different prison and put in solitary confinement. Hillary Clinton takes off for Russia in Air Force One, but then Air Force One has to turn around after 20 minutes and make an emergency landing. Air Force One almost blew up, with Hillary onboard.
On network "news," the "big story" is all about the British nanny.
So anthrax was sent from the U.S. to Iraq, and now the scare is that Iraq is going to use anthrax against either Israel or the U.S. Recent stories in the U.S. have also played up the fear-angle with supposed "AIDS": first, the alleged drug dealer purposefully infecting his female sex partners with HIV; then the story about a random stabbing with hypodermic syringe. "Rollo" leaps into the fray with his show on "AIDS Assassins" (now =assassins=, plural).
As suggested by the highly recommended article in New American (op. cit.), the underlying message is: "Be afraid. Be very afraid."
Bill Clinton has scandals piling up on him and is being deserted by even staunch allies. How far would Bill Clinton go to save his presidency? Would he even risk World War III? He now has no wide following and has lost credibility. "Abandoned by fellow Democrats, President Clinton now faces the embarrassing question: Has he suddenly become a lame duck?" 
The just-released book by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (The Secret Life of Bill Clinton. ISBN: 0-89526-408-0) has been seen prominently displayed in several national-chain bookstores visited by this editor. Evans-Pritchard was the featured guest on the widely-watched 700 Club television program on Nov. 12, 1997. Talked about, recommended, and displayed to millions of viewers was his book.
Also discussed on the 700 Club broadcast was the puzzling derring-do of Saddam Hussein. Why is Saddam Hussein so bold suddenly that he brazenly dares to "diss" the United States? Rev. Pat Robertson, host of the program, frankly states he is confounded. "I just don't understand it," he says. Why on earth is Saddam Hussein provoking an attack?
Network "news" programs now haul out their footage of awesome military might: jets and missiles. You think M-80s are awesome? You think cherry bombs are "way cool?" Haw! Wait until you see the big fireworks show about to happen!
But most of our allies don't approve of the imminent fireworks extravaganza. Why are innocent Iraqis about to be slaughtered? Because Saddam Hussein "dissed" somebody? Because Bill Clinton is in trouble domestically? The television "news" networks show footage of Iraqi mobs, sticking their tongues out at us. ("Nyah, nyah!") Bill Clinton, a "lame duck" on Monday, becomes a "warrior chieftain" by Friday. Some sort of "Big Enemy" is needed to prop him up. Candidates are: Iraq, "AIDS Assassins," and Anthrax.
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 "Scaring Us Toward Global Government," by Robert W. Lee. New
American magazine, 11/24/97
 "Dallas To Study Response To Terrorist Attack," by Robert Ingrassia. Dallas Morning News, qtd. in "Patriot Report" newsletter, Nov. 1997
 Lee. (op. cit.)
 "When Government Gets Mean: Confessions of a Recovering Statist," by Barbara Ehrenreich. The Nation magazine, 11/17/97  "Has Clinton Become Lame Duck?" Associated Press, 11/10/97
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