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Phil's post suggests but does not state that Rosenberg does not  
actually do direct work on bio-weapons but rather analyzes their  
implications as an outsider. That is certainly a very useful role. Is  
it correct, does anyone know?

Best,
Michael

On Aug 13, 2008, at 9:35 AM, Michael Balter wrote:

> Thanks for this, Phil. In fact, many academics working on  
> bioterrorism and general terrorism issues have a different  
> perspective from that of the Bush administration.
>
> MB
>
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 6:29 PM, Phil Gasper <[log in to unmask]>  
> wrote:
> Purchase College is part of the SUNY system. Rosenberg is a research
> professor in the Environmental Studies program (she's also described
> as a molecular biologist on some websites). Her research interests
> "focus on implications of the use of biological and nuclear weapons;
> bioterrorism", but she doesn't seem to have a website of her own. She
> is attacked on the far-right website freerepublic.com as a "tenured
> Marxist activist" because she argued early on that the anthrax attacks
> were an inside job, not the work of Islamic terrorists. --Phil
>
>
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