CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

* Former CIA WMD Head Addresses Al Qaeda’s Anthrax Program

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 19, 2015

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Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, “How to Get Terrorists to Talk: A former CIA interrogator on the “do’s” and “don’ts” of interrogation, “National Interest” (subscription), February 18, 2015

“Rolf Mowatt-Larssen is a senior fellow with Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He served as a CIA intelligence officer for 23 years, where he headed the WMD department and counterterrorism center among other positions. He served also as director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy.”

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* 2002 Post By DXer From A Search of JebEmails Searchable Database At FCIR Org

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 11, 2015

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* Jeb Bush is withholding from production the same info from early February 2001 (see Anthrax threat.doc) that his brother withheld about BIn Laden/Egyptian Islamic Jihad anthrax threat (see early February 2001 PDB)

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 11, 2015

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Background on President Bush’s withholding of the PDB:
The threat to use mailed anthrax was described to President Bush by the CIA in a PDB in early February 2001 that is still classified. See 911 Commission Report.
In January 2001, a bail hearing was announced for the Egyptian Islamic Jihad/Vanguards of Conquest #2. A threat to use anthrax was immediately sent to those responsible for the detention and threatened deportation to Cairo. Bail was denied on October 5 and then the mailer rushed to mail the good stuff.
The lawyer for the EIJ spiritual guide had announced in 1999 that Zawahiri intended to use anthrax to retaliate for the rendering and detention of senior EIJ leaders — and the plan was confirmed by the detained EIJ military leader (and another shura leader who was working for Egyptian intelligence services).
The late January threat was sent by the same people who sent letter bombs to the people symbolically responsible for the WTC 1993 plotters.
It was embarrassing to the Bush Administration because not only were they given express warning, but it is the former assistant of then White House Chief of Staff who the FBI suspects of accessing the biochemistry information relating to the concentration of anthrax using silica. See filing of defendant’s defense counsel.
The factual question of the day relates to the culture medium used by Ivins, and why the FBI did not allege that the recipe of the culture medium he used in the lab supported the searches they did.

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* Jeb Bush publishes October 4, 2001 email explaining that airborne anthrax attack is likely to occur at night due to UV sensitivity ; the silica in the mailed anthrax protected against UV sensitivity

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 11, 2015

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* FBI Lab Director defends FBI anthrax science … NAS & GAO beg to differ

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 9, 2015

FBI, NAS, GAO

February 1, 2010

Letters to the Editor
The Wall Street Journal
1211 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10036

Dear Editor:

Monday’s opinion piece, “The Anthrax Attacks Remain Unsolved,” was filled with inaccuracies and omitted several relevant facts that are necessary for a balanced discussion of the science applied in the anthrax investigation.

From the outset, the FBI’s scientific work in the anthrax case has had a foundation in validation and verification of its approach and conclusions. This process began within weeks of the initial events of 2001 and has included:

  • consultation with numerous subject matter experts in technical panels;
  • collaboration with partner laboratories in government, academia and the private sector throughout the course of the investigation;
  • ongoing efforts to publish our work and that of our partner labs in peer-reviewed technical journals; and
  • analytical data and reports provided to the National Academy of Sciences so they can evaluate the scientific analysis applied to the evidence in the anthrax investigation.

The FBI is confident in the scientific findings that were reached in this investigation.

We utilized established biological and chemical analysis techniques and applied them in an innovative manner to reach these findings.

D. Christian Hassell, Ph.D
Director
FBI Laboratory

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* The GAO report has confirmed what the NAS said two years ago, which is that the FBI’s allegation that Dr. Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks – or even involved in any way – is not supported by the scientific evidence the FBI has presented.            ... https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=12568&action=edit

* Selected extracts from the NAS Report on the FBI’s anthrax science:  RMR-1029 was not the immediate source … Other sources not ruled out … the FBI’s public scientific conclusions were not the same as those provided to NAS … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=6619&action=edit

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* Moussaoui testimony: After Moussaoui got in trouble with KSM for Yazid Sufaat’s unauthorized purchase of 10 tons of ammonium nitrate to blow up the US embassy in KL, AQ #2 Atef formally tasked Moussaoui with buying and learning to fly a crop dusting plane for use in an attack

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 6, 2015

 

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* The FBI did not take custody of the Pakistan anthrax scientist Rauf Ahmad who conducted a seminar on using a balloon to disperse the anthrax he had made

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 17, 2015

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* 9/11 Congressional press conference tomorrow: Anthrax mailing suspect Adnan El-Shukrijumah, son of a salaried Saudi missionary, was at this Sarasota, FL home with his accomplice, 911 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 6, 2015

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DXer says Adnan El-Shukrijumah

is the anthrax mailer

… on or about 9/13/2001, Adnan El-Shukrijumah phoned from KSM’s house to tell his mom he was coming to the US

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 6, 2014

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/dxer-adnan-el-shukrijumah-is-the-anthrax-mailer-on-9132001-he-phoned-from-ksms-house-to-tell-his-mom-he-was-coming-to-the-us/

Senate Torture Report: KSM wrote bin al-Shibh a letter referencing “Jafar the Pilot” and indicating that “Jafar” “ought to prepare himself” to smuggle himself from Mexico ; the letter was seized in September 2002
Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 10, 2014

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/senate-torture-report-ksm-wrote-bin-al-shibh-a-letter-referencing-jafar-the-pilot-and-indicating-that-jafar-ought-to-prepare-himself-to-smuggle-himself-from-mexico-the-letter-was-sei/

In February 2003, the FBI announced that “Jafar the Pilot” (aka Adnan El-Shukrijumah) had entered the country sometime after September 1, 2001
Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 26, 2014

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/in-february-2003-the-fbi-announced-that-jafar-the-pilot-aka-adnan-el-shukrijumah-had-entered-the-country-sometime-after-september-1-2001/

In Sarasota investigation, who was the person associated with the hijackers’ flight school who was discovered to have re-entered the country after 9/11?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 21, 2014

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/in-sarasota-investigation-who-was-the-person-associated-with-the-hijackers-flight-school-who-was-discovered-to-have-re-entered-the-country-after-911/

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* Senator Daschle in 2013 book: “To this day, authorities have not conclusively figured out who mailed those letters.”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 5, 2015

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* “MONDAY PREVIEW: Mishap reports reveal lost and forgotten vials at Fort Detrick. Read the next part of the series in Tuesday’s Frederick News-Post.”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 4, 2015

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