Here's some more hot hot Prof. Boyle allegations, from OpEdNews:
"The perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attack on Congress likely was a government scientist employed at the Army's Ft. Detrick, Md., bioterrorism lab having access to a "moonsuit" that made it possible to safely process and manufacture super-weapons-grade anthrax, a bioterrorism authority says.
Although only a "handful" of scientists had the ability to perpetrate the crime, the culprit, or culprits, among them may never be identified as the FBI ordered the destruction of the anthrax culture collection at Ames, Ia., from which the Ft. Detrick lab got its pathogens, the authority said.
This action made it impossible "to pin-point precisely where, when, and from whom these bio-agents had originated," said Dr. Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois at Champaign. It was Boyle who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention.
Boyle says destruction of the Ames anthrax "appears to be a cover-up orchestrated by the FBI."
Calls for comment to two FBI press offices in Washington, D.C., on this charge were not returned. Members of the Senate have been pressing the FBI for additional information on its investigation, thought to be ongoing.
If impartial scientists could have performed genetic reconstruction of the anthrax found in letters mailed to Senators Daschle(D-S.D.) and Patrick Leahy, (D -Vt.), "the trail of genetic evidence would have led directly back to a secret but officially-sponsored U.S. government biowarfare program that was illegal and criminal" in violation of biological weapons conventions and U.S. laws, Boyle said.
"I believe the FBI knows exactly who was behind these terrorist anthrax attacks upon the United States Congress in the Fall of 2001, and that the culprits were U.S. government-related scientists involved in a criminal U.S. government biowarfare program," Boyle said."
Ok, Boyle's conspiracy is lost on me. Sure, "Weapons-grade Anthrax" was born in America (or Germany, by some accounts). But seriously, it's the Soviet SKS of the bioweapons world. I'd imagine any nation or terrorist organization with access to bioweapons has in it's arsenal some anthrax of the variety originally perfected by the American Dr. William Hagan, dubbed "Hagan's Best" (as if it were a prized strain of pipe tobacco...).
It's just not that hard to get a hold of weapons-grade anthrax, and there's no need for a terrorist organization to produce some itself. Whether or not Ft. Detrick is still producing the stuff, I seriously doubt a DOD attack on congress would consist of powder mailed via envelope. That's really really simplistic and points directly to an, albeit professional, non-national terrorist organization.
I think Boyle's passion for exposing America's "secret" bioweapons program is clouding his history; powdered deadly anthrax was all over the place post WWII and even more so during the cold war. The stuff sent to congress really could have come from anywhere.