when the FBI informed us that the notorious anthrax letters sent
through the mail came as a complete surprise, especially the fact that
the contaminated letters cross-contaminated others? Well by now, it
shouldn’t come as a surprise that the FBI lied to us yet again.
According to an October 1998 Discover
magazine article entitled “Filthy Lucre,” the FBI was fully aware of
the fact that counting/sorting machines were capable of
cross-contaminating items made of paper.  The
entire article was devoted to the scientific study of money including
a historical, and anthropological view. Of course the article focused
on the cross-contamination of currency at the federal reserve’s
counting/sorting machines, but even a fool should be able to
understand that there can’t be a tremendous difference between those
machines and the ones at the post office that do pretty much the same
Apparently the Japanese are light years ahead of our FBI, according to
this article anyway, they have been well aware of the fact that
currency is an effective vector for bacteria, as evidenced by the fact
that Japanese citizens can go to what is referred to in Japan as a
“clean ATM”, and have their currency, the Yen, pressed for 1/10th of a
second at 392 degrees in order to sterilize them. 
Hitachi manufactures this clean ATM, and according to the article, it
is quite popular and has been for many years in Japan.
In 1997, [Four years before 9-11] Tom Jourdan, chief of the Materials
and Devices unit at the FBI lab in Washington D.C. found that ninety
percent of the dollar bills his unit tested came back positive for the
presence of cocaine hydrochloride. Jourdan stated that it was his
belief that, “mechanical currency counters are homogenizing money… one
contaminated bill brushed through the counting machine at the bank can
contaminate the entire stack.”  In other words the
FBI conducted a study that revealed that mechanical counters were
cross-contaminating money, and they knew back in 1997 that one
contaminated dollar bill could contaminate an entire stack of bills.
How hard is it to infer that the same would prove true with envelopes
at the United States Post Office? The answer of course is that it
wouldn’t be difficult at all – the same mechanics are at work with the
mechanical counters/sorters and the vector, paper, is essentially the
same. Admittedly currency is a better vector with its cotton/linen
composition, but at the microscopic level, standard envelope paper is
very porous and can carry anthrax spores quite efficiently as
evidenced by the fact that several Americans died as a result of
inhaling spores that had become impregnated into envelopes at the Post
The FBI will never critique this article, but if they were to try,
they’d probably lie and suggest that cocaine hydrochloride particulate
is smaller than anthrax spores and for this reason they didn’t think
that anthrax would so efficiently cross-contaminate envelopes at the
Post Office. The fact is, weaponized anthrax spores, like those mailed
to Senator Tom Daschle are generally between 1/25,000th and
10/25,000th of an inch in diameter. Photographic microscopy in the
article, “Filthy Lucre,” clearly revealed that the cocaine particulate
photographed within the weave of the cotton/linen dollar was some
seven times larger than 10/25,000th of an inch in diameter, yet
couldn’t be seen without the use of a microscope. The fact is; the FBI
knew in 1997 that anthrax and other bacterial agents could not only
contaminate money and remain viable on its surface for some time, but
that it could also “cross-contaminate” other bills. There is no doubt
whatsoever that they knew the same would prove true at the Post
Office, but like everything else around us today, the FBI lied about
it and attempted to fool the American public.
If the FBI were truly interested in finding and apprehending the
“Anthrax Killer,” they’d be investigating Philip Zack, who once worked
at Fort Detrick Maryland and was caught red handed diverting anthrax
spores several years prior to 9-11 and later writing an anonymous
letter attempting to implicate or frame a scientist by the name of Dr.
Ayaad Assaad.  Instead the FBI focused its
investigation on one Steven J. Hatfill and employed the media to
conduct an orchestrated smear campaign on Hatfill’s character in order
to convict him in the court of public opinion. 
When their smear campaign fell apart for lack of evidence, the FBI
then dropped its investigation and the media has subsequently remained
silent, with nary a word about anyone else possibly being connected to
the case, despite the overwhelming evidence implicating Philip Zack.
Below are some other interesting facts associated with pathogens and
Discover magazine documented a study that was conducted on two
$20 bills, one $1 bill, and a quarter. All were wiped across a Petrie
dish containing an agar base, and all produced positive results within
24 hours. The following types of bacteria were identified in the
Discover magazine study. Staphylococci, micrococci, diptheroids, and
The article Filthy Lucre then cited a study conducted in 1972 by the
Journal of the American Medical Association ,
This study cultured two hundred dollar bills and coins and found
Staphylococcus Aureus, a pathogenic bacteria on 13% of coins, and 42%
of bills tested.
In 1997, another study was conducted by another journal, Infections
in Medicine. This study concluded that 3% of all coins, and 11% of
all the bills they tested were positive for bacteria.
In 1998, a study conducted by the University of California at San
Francisco revealed that out of a hundred and thirteen examples of
“real life,” cash they cultured, most of the bills grew “harmless
bacteria” but 18% of coins, and 7% of bills manifested pathogenic
bacteria, including E-Coli, and Staph Aureus. Shirley Lowe, a
microbiologist credited with conducting the study on behalf of the
University stated that “half the money,” she obtained from a doughnut
shop grew Staphylococcus Aureus. Lowe stated, “Anything that can get
on hands can get on money.”
The article Filthy Lucre also revealed that a study conducted at the
Houston Advanced Research Center in Texas found that 70-80% of all
currency had trace amounts of cocaine hydrochloride on them. In older
bills that had been in circulation for some time, 90% manifested trace
amounts of cocaine. 
The Journal of Forensic Sciences conducted a study in May 1998
that concluded that more than 93% of all bills tested had trace
amounts of cocaine hydrochloride present.
What does all this mean? What it means to this writer is that the
FBI’s claim of ignorance was a complete lie and that their focus on
the innocent Steven J. Hatfill suggests a willful attempt to ignore
the far more compromised Philip Zack, who should be under
investigation at this very moment for several murders and engaging in
terrorism against his own nation, thus committing treason during a
time of war.
works for himself and resides in Louisiana with his wife and three
children. He can be reached at:
 Discover magazine, October. 1998. p. 78.
 Ibid. p. 84.
 The FBI reported that the anthrax in the letter mailed to Senator
Tom Daschle was between 1 and 10/25,000th of an inch in diameter.
 This frame job fell completely apart, but details of the case can
be read in an otherwise worthless book entitled Amerithrax by Robert
Graysmith, a book that carefully excluded [intentionally?] any and all
mention of Philip Zack.
 The FBI attempted to do the same thing to Richard Jewell, by
ignoring evidence that would have exonerated him in the Olympic Park
bombing. Fortunately for Jewell, he was able to prove his innocence
and prove that the FBI attempted to frame him.
 Discover magazine, October. 1998. p. 78.
 Month, unspecified.
 Discover magazine, October. 1998. p. 82.