Skip to comments.Muslim CEOs of U.S. firms fight terrorism, 'stop evil' (anthrax, Bioport)
Posted on 05/19/2004 10:59:34 AM PDT by Shermy
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Check out the Hibri - Bioport info here - the emphasis of the article, despite it's title. Very interesting.
Thanks for the ping!
Yeah, sure, i've seen plenty on the govt. dole talk so about Hatfill.
"BioPort keeps a small supply of anthrax spores under five layers of security to verify the potency of the vaccine,"
Article misses the crux point: does Bioport have the Ames strain?
This is not good.
Thanks for the additional information!
Try saying that in a mosque and you'll soon learn more about the "religion of peace."
Wonder where their voices were when American Nick Berg was murdered so cruelly by vile islamic pigs? The deafening silence from the islamic quarter was quite noticeable.
If Crowe were a credible source, instead of a political opportunist, I'd be more comfortable with his assurances.
Yes. Reading between the lines, these other guys seem fine, but Hibri seems defensive. Forget religion - he's the one in the article implicated in something other than good works.
As you know, at least publicly known is the Ames strain was limited to some American labs, Porton Down in the UK, and...Bioport. I don't need "conspiracy" to consider the source germ could have come from any one of them...including Bioport.
Count me in that group.
Well, OK< if they say so.
Pardon me, but I'm too much of a cynic now.
It's all gone bad.
I see no coherent US strategy in any facet of our war on a tactic.
Total pessimism reigns.
I just don't trust muslims or most arabs at this point. Call it what you want, I call it a conditioned response.
Thanks for the ping--great research as usual, Shermy. Regarding the role of religion you mention in one of your follow-up posts, the way I see it is that the issue is not religion per se but how religion relates to the question of motive; and that is a legitimate law-enforcement question which can and should be handled distinctly from First Amendment issues, IMO.
Prior to his taking over this biotech company, Fuad El-Hibri had worked in the mergers-and-acquisitions department of Citibank in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, where he specialized in arranging investments for large Saudi investors. Saudi Arabia then was interested in obtaining an anthrax vaccine to counter Saddam Hussein's biological warfare capabilities. But the U.S. would not provide it.
Does not Hibri's company also own Porton Down? The Brits "privatized" this facility, as I recall. Or, perhaps, they have a common parent?
And we know Porton Down had the Ames strain...
I forget all the particulars. :-)
In 1993, at the time it was supplying the virulent Ames strain sample, CAMR was partly privatized by the British government through a marketing agreement with Porton Products Ltd. in which Porton sold all its anthrax vaccine. Porton Products was owned by Speywood Holdings Ltd., which, in turn, was owned by I&F Holdings NV, a Netherlands Antilles corporate shell owned by Fuad El-Hibri, a Lebanese Arab with joint German-U.S. citizenship; his father, Ibrihim El-Hibri; and possibly other undisclosed investors.
Numerous other links turn up in a Google search of "Bioport ownership, Porton Down".
Point being: a company headed by a Lebanese Arab, who is a casual (he says) subscriber to the Muslim faith, has control of a virtual monopoly on the production of anthrax vaccine in the West. Not to mention access to the Ames strain of anthrax...
Perhaps, this is a completely innocent commercial enterprise. But what if it isn't...???
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