* from DXer … documents related to interactions between Dr. Bruce Ivins and University of Michigan researchers
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from DXer …
documents related to interactions
between Dr. Bruce Ivins
and University of Michigan researchers
… see documents below …
from DXer …
- Records recently provided by the US DOJ suggest that Dr. Ivins did not know that one of the two researchers coming was not a US-citizen.
- Tarek Hamouda, the head of a DARPA project, was from Cairo, Egypt and had a green card.
- Permission was granted after his arrival to work with Bruce Ivins in the B3 laboratory.
- The researcher, Tarek Hamouda, and his co-inventor, James Baker, were working on a decontamination agent that later was tested at the US Capitol clean-up and pitched to postal workers as a hand cream.
- Lab tech Michael Hayes accompanied Dr. Hamouda to do the work with Dr. Ivins in May 1998.
- The Ann Arbor researchers thanked Bruce Ivins for supplying them the Ames and also thanked Patricia Fellows, Mara Linscott, and Arthur Friedlander for technical assistance.
- DXer has reported that a lifelong childhood of Dr. Hamouda, “Tawfiq” Hamid, has published on his experience of being recruited into the Egyptian Islamic Jihad by Ayman Zawahiri in a room set aside for that purpose at the Cairo Medical School.
- Dr. Hamid consults with the Intelligence Community.
- The recruitment occurred while he and Dr. Hamouda were both attending Medical school. Dr. Hamouda graduated in December 1982 and then got his PhD from Cairo Medical in 1994. By 1997 he was in Ann Arbor and head of the DARPA project.
- Before 911, Dr. Hamid called his friend Dr. Hamouda to ask about patents and Dr. Hamouda reportedly said it was all in the marketing.
- DXer reports that Dr. Hamid told him that Dr. Hamouda would visit Cairo from Khartoum and they would go to the comic store together with Dr. Hamid’s brother, a St. Louis MD.
- DXer asks:
- Why wasn’t Dr. Ivins told that he was being asked to supply virulent Ames to a non-citizen?
- Why are the nearly 20 pages concerning that research not provided until 2005?
- Why is it Dr. Ivins’ fault that a non-citizen was sprung on him without notice?