On September 18, 2001
letters containing an active anthrax material were mailed to a variety of news media offices and to two Democratic U.S.
Senators. In all, five people were killed and 17 were infected.You can imagine the terror that
spread throughout America, as this was only one week after the attacks in New York and Washington DC.Immediately following the incident government officials announced a second-wave assault by Al Qaeda. Conspiracy
theories circulated that the U.S. government was premature in blaming Al Qaeda.
In the years following the
attack, a report surfaced that confirmed that the “DNA sequence of the anthrax sent through the U.S.
mail in 2001 had bacteria that originally came from a U.S. military laboratory.” On August 6, 2008, federal prosecutors declared American biodefense
researcher Bruce Edwards Ivins to be the sole culprit of the crime. Ivins committed suicide in
August of 2008. I have compiled a list of 10 interesting and viable conspiracy theories surrounding specific
10. 809 Area
Theory - Don’t ever dial area code 809.
respond to e-mails, phone calls, or web pages that tell you to call an “809” area code.It
is a scam that is spreading quickly and costing hundreds of people thousands of dollars.The thief
will lure you into calling the area code by claiming that you can receive information about a family member who has been injured, to tell you that someone has been arrested, or that you have won prize money. After calling, you
will be directed to a long recorded message and U.S. residence will be charged $2,425 per minute.
area code is located in the British Virgin Islands.It can be used as a pay- per-call number, which
is similar to 900 numbers in the United States.The area code is not covered by U.S. regulations,
which state that a citizen must be notified of charges and rates.If you are a victim of the scam,
both your local phone company and long distance provider will be no help.Forcing you to deal with
the foreign company directly, this is impossible.
9. Baby Carrots
Conspiracy Theory -
Baby carrots are permeated with a harmful chlorine substance when packaged.
Everyone loves the small packaged baby carrots that you can find at your local food market.These
vegetables come from deformed and crooked bigger carrots that did not grow correctly.They are packaged
through a machine operated process.During the process the carrots are soaked in large vats of water
mixed with chlorine to preserve them.It is the same chlorine substance that is used in swimming
pools and laundry.The chlorine helps preserve the carrots, as they don’t have the protection
of the skin.
Notice that if you store the carrots in the fridge for a while, a white substance will begin
to appear in the bag.The carrots are also slimy to the touch.It seems that the
use of chlorine as an antimicrobial treatment is a currently accepted practice in the processing for all fresh-cut ready-to-eat
vegetables.Many claim that this chlorine substance is harmful to humans and can be attributed to
8. Cash Back
- Retail cashiers commonly steal from customers by tricking them into requesting cash back and pocketing the money.
A common complaint that has been spreading over the internet involves false cash back charges.When
buying groceries at your local supermarket be sure to check your receipt as you leave the building.Grocery
store workers have become skilled at tricking individuals into selecting cash back without them knowing it. One
common occurrence is the clerk asking the customer to swipe the card a second time, while secretly asking for cash back
in the process.In states that require employees to pump gasoline, a cash back charge can often go
unnoticed. It is a simple way to take advantage of people and you might want to pay a bit more attention when using
your credit and debit accounts.
7. Billy Joe
Theory - Billy Joe Johnson did not accidently shoot himself in the head with a shotgun.
Billy Joe Johnson was a highly recruited high school football prospect who played running back at George County
High School in Mississippi.He had rushed for more then 4,000 yards in his first three years of high
school and was preparing for his senior year.He had potential to gain a full ride scholarship from
many football powerhouses, including Alabama, Mississippi, and Auburn.On December 8, 2008, Johnson
was pulled over by police who were conducting a routine traffic stop.Billy Joe was all too familiar
with the police who often seemed to target his car.
The police officers claim that as they returned to their
squad car to use the radio, a loud blast was heard from Johnson's car. As they approached, Billy
Joe Johnson was dead of a shotgun wound to the head.Crime scene investigators were called and
the Grand Jury ultimately ruled that Billy Joe Johnson died from an accidental gun shot, although no gun was spotted
by police as they initially approached the car. The deputy on the scene tested positive for gun residue on both
hands.It is an unusual case that does not quite add up.
Theory - Before and during Bill Clinton’s presidency he was quietly assassinating associates that got in the way
of his career.
The Clinton Body Count is a list
of 50-60 individuals who have died under mysterious circumstances.In 1993, the pro-gun lobby group
American Justice Federation published a list of 24 people directly connected to Bill Clinton who died suddenly
and unexpectedly.The group includes a wide variety of different businessmen, police officers, pilots,
and military leaders.One of the most noted victims is Vince Foster.Foster was
a Deputy White House Counsel member during Clinton’s first term.He was also a law partner of
Hilary Clinton.In 1993, he suddenly committed suicide and died by gunshot wound to the head.
Conspiracy theories claim Foster was murdered.He was rumored to have had an affair with Hilary
and Bill was not fond of the man.On the day of his suicide Vince Foster was in the White House, but
no video recording of him leaving the grounds was found, although the building is surrounded by cameras.He was recovered dead in Fort Marcy Park a few hours after being seen in the White House.Many
separate reports have indicated that his body contained two separate bullet holes to the neck.
5. Pearl Harbor
- The United States had broken the Japanese code 9-12 days prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor and was well aware of
the imminent danger.
Was the surprise attack
on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 really a surprise to the American government?According to American
historian and researcher John Toland, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had prior knowledge
of the attack and used the incident to officially declare war on Germany and Japan, subsequently entering the U.S.
in WWII.Prior to this point in the war, the United States military or homeland had not been directly
targeted.Many citizens felt that there was no need to enter the war.After Pearl
Harbor occurred, the American people demanded revenge and quick entrance into WWII. This attack was one of the most sudden and devastating
defeats in U.S. history. Ultimately, blame was placed on Hawaiian commanders, General Short and Admiral Kimmel.Many
inconsistencies have occurred surrounding the stories of many high ranking officers involved in protecting Pearl Harbor.Witnesses have changed their testimony under pressure; files were destroyed, and key government figures ‘forgot'
where they were, what they said, and what they did in the crucial hours preceding the attack.Many
years after Pearl Harbor, confirmation of Dutch foreknowledge of the Japanese attack also came from General Albert
C. Wedemeyer, who claims the U.S. must have been readily aware of the impending danger.
4. The Business
Theory - In 1933, a group of wealthy businessmen that allegedly included the heads of Chase Bank, GM, Goodyear, Standard
Oil, the DuPont family and Senator Prescott Bush tried to recruit Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler to lead
a military coup against President FDR and install a fascist dictatorship in the United States.
Theorist’s claim that in the early 1930’s a high powered group of businessmen attempted to overthrow
the United States government.However, when they tried to recruit Major General Smedley Butler things
did not go as planned.Butler was a valid patriot and blew the whistle on the plan.No
charges were ever filed, but the House McCormack-Dickstein Committee did acknowledge the existence of the conspiracy.
It is historically noted that many individuals on the list maintained financial ties with Nazi Germany up until
America’s entry into World War II.Not much factual information exists surrounding this theory,
but it is extremely interesting considering the impact some of these people and their families have had on the United
3. Operation Phoenix
Conspiracy Theory - Operation Phoenix was a
U.S. funded security program that was responsible for terrorism and members committed over 50,000 murders in its
five year existence.
Program was a military, intelligence, and internal security program designed by the United States Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA).It was coordinated and executed by Republic of Vietnam's (South Vietnam) security apparatus and US Special Operations Forces from 1967 to 1972.Many claim that during this era the
military training center at Fort Benning in Georgiawas training people in international terrorism.The fort trained some 60,000 Latin American soldiers, policemen, paramilitaries and intelligence agents.The curriculum is said to have included blackmail, torture, execution, and the arrest of witnesses’ relatives.
In 1993, the UN Truth
Commission for El Salvador named the army officers who had committed the worst atrocities of their Civil War, two-thirds
of them had been trained at Fort Benning.Roberto D’Aubisson, the leader of the death squads
and the murderers of Archbishop Oscar Romero and a group of Jesuit priests was one of these men.In
Chile, the school’s graduates ran Pinochet’s secret police and three principal concentration camps in the
area.In 1996, the U.S. government was forced to release class lists and training manuals in hopes
of tracking international terrorists.
2. Russian Apartment
Theory - The series of Russian apartment building bombings in 1999 were planned by the FSB and not organized by Achemez Gochiyaev.
In September of 1999
a series of explosions hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk, killing nearly
300 people and spreading a wave of fear across the country.The wave of explosions spanned from
September 4 to the 16th.The bombings directly caused the Russian Federation to intensify the Second
Chechen war, as the explosions occurred directly following a massive air campaign and bombing of Chechnya. Following the events, Boris Berezovsky, who
worked in the Kremlin at the time, implicated some FSB (former KGB) government officials in the bombings. Nikita Chegulain, a former undercover agent of the antiterrorist division of the FSB, said he possessed
documentary evidence that proved that highly explosive hexogen was withdrawn from military bases and distributed secretly
to regional organizations around the time of the explosions.He incriminates top government officials
in the cover-up.FSB officials were also forced to admit that they planted a bomb in Ryazan on
September 22, 1999, after phone calls amongst the agents were intercepted.The bomb was recovered,
but FSB officials claim it was a security exercise and real explosions were not used.
1. Port Arthur Massacre
Conspiracy Theory -
Martin Bryant was incapable of planning and conducting the 1996 killing spree in which 35 people were murdered.
On April 28, 1996
a mass killing spree was carried out in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia.In all 35 people
were killed and 21 others injured, with the majority being murdered at the historic Port Arthur prison colony, a popular
tourist destination in the area.The killer escaped the scene and the following morning a man
from New Town named Martin Bryant was discovered with hostages taken from the scene.A standoff ensued,
which ended with Bryant setting the house and himself on fire.He was captured alive, charged, and
convicted of all 35 murders. Initially, Bryant pleaded his innocence and famously laughed when charged with the
crimes.He later changed his plea to guilty, but never gave a confession. Martin Bryant was an intellectually impaired man who had no military or
artillery training in his life.The man who conducted the Port Arthur massacre was a professional
combat shooter.In order to impose the kind of mass destruction that occurred that day, one must have
been fully trained in weapons and combat situations.New South Wales police reports indicate that
at the prison colony, as the massacre began, 29 shots were fired in a 90 second period of time, 20 of these shots
ended in fatal injuries and 19 of the people were killed as the result of a head shot.The killer
shot 19 people in the head in only 90 seconds. The killers AR-15 was found at the scene
with an exploded cartridge in the chamber.If this had occurred while the weapon was being held, severe injury would have resulted to the operator.Bryant had no such injuries to his hands.
Why would anyone want to orchestrate this massacre and frame Bryant? Many claim
it is an example of a "psyop." The definition of a psyop is a psychological operation or an event
designed to drum up public support for some piece of legislation that would be otherwise unpopular and probably defeated.
Within a matter of weeks after the murder spree Australia passed a major gun control law. Legislation was passed
to remove semi-automatic weapons from the Australian population.It is now illegal to own any semi-automatic
gun in Australia.The media has been instructed to not discuss the issue and all files have been sealed for 30 years.
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