Project Jefferson was designed to reproduce a strain of genetically-modified anthrax isolated by Russian scientists during the 1990s. It was disclosed (together with Project Bacchus, Project Clear Vision) in a September 4, 2001 article in The New York Times (see http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/04/world/us-germ-warfare-research-pushes-treaty-limits.html).

Since the anthrax attacks happened after 9/11 both terror attacks were often connected. But could it be that the anthrax attacks had nothing to do with 9/11? Instead somebody felt threatened by the disclosure of the biological weapons programs by the New York Times and started the anthrax attacks quite independently not because of 9/11, but instead because of 9/4?

  • This is a question of motivations of an unknown individual. We can't ever prove motivations using empirical evidence. – Oddthinking Apr 10 '15 at 17:14
  • But couldn't some evidence at least make the proposed scenario sound less or more likely? – asmaier Apr 13 '15 at 9:56
  • What sort of evidence, on each side, would it take to convince you to click "Accept"? – Oddthinking Apr 13 '15 at 11:37

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