Was an IRS building in Ogden, Utah the site of an anthrax terrorism attack today?
The FBI is investigating a suspicious white power from items mailed to the IRS building. This IRS building is located at 1973 Roulon White Boulevard. It is about 20 miles from Salt Lake City.
The IRS building in now on lockdown. Some employees have been evacuated, while others remain on the premises.
Haz mat teams are now searching the building to see what toxins or poisons may have been placed there, notes the Huffington Post. Some employees have gone through a decontamination process.
Two people were removed from the building on stretchers. It is not yet known if the people became ill due to the powder or if they had stress related conditions due to the incident. The exact cause of the IRS employees feeling ill is not yet known.
Tea Party Inciting Violence?
Following closely upon the deranged act of Joseph Stack flying a small plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas, this new attack is even more disturbing. Could this be terrorism from abroad, or is it another angry American feeling rage at the IRS?
With the “Tea Party” movement heating up anger against taxes, will the IRS continue to be attacked? It is alarming indeed that federal workers may be risking their lives every time they step into an IRS building.
Prior Anthrax Attacks
The scientist believed to be responsible for the prior anthrax attacks after 9/11, Dr. Bruce Ivins, is now dead by suicide. The prior anthrax attacks began in October, 2001.
The first person to die was Robert Stevens, an employee at the Sun, in Florida. This media outlet had been publishing a lot of negative articles about Osama bin Laden at the time of the anthrax attack. Then four other people also died in Washington, DC and New York City from mail tainted with anthrax spores. Seventeen additional people also became infected with anthrax.
The letters with the anthrax were mailed from New Jersey. They were originally believed to be part of a terrorist attack, possibly from al Qaeda due to the message included in the letters. AnthraxAttacks.net states that it read “09-11-01, This is next, take penacilin (sic) now, death to America, Death to Israel, Allah is Great.”
Although after time an American scientist was found responsible for the attacks, much doubt remains that this could have been a terrorism attack from abroad.
Two of the senators who were targets of the anthrax attacks, Pat Leahy and Arlen Specter, have doubted the veracity of the FBI’s claims that Dr. Ivins was responsible for the attacks, notes Salon.com.