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

* USAMRIID shuts down research; needs to “keep track” of anthrax

Posted by DXer on April 25, 2009

Nelson Hernandez wrote in the Washington Post (2/10/09) …


  • The U.S. Army’s Frederick-based laboratory for studying some of the world’s deadliest diseases has suspended most research activities as it tries to find errors in an inventory of its biological materials, a spokeswoman for the institute said yesterday. 
  • Col. John P. Skvorak, the head of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, ordered most lab work to stop last Friday. 
  • He said the order was required to meet the Army and Defense Department’s standards for keeping track of “biological select agents and toxins,” known as BSAT, such as anthrax bacteria and the Ebola virus. 
  • The lab has been under heavy pressure to tighten security since the 2001 anthrax attacks, which killed five people and sickened 17 others. FBI investigators think the anthrax strain used in the attacks originated at the Army lab, and its prime suspect in the investigation, Bruce E. Ivins, researched anthrax there. Ivins committed suicide last year.

LMW COMMENT … Perhaps my speculations last summer, when I was writing CASE CLOSED, that inventory and physical controls at Fort Detrick were not what they should be, was right on target. I think as more facts become known, the fictional scenario I outlined, while certainly not a total match to what really happened, may be close enough to make us all very uncomfortable.

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One Response to “* USAMRIID shuts down research; needs to “keep track” of anthrax”

  1. Please ask your theater manager to setup a special screening of Scott W. Miller’s documentary film “A CALL TO ARMS 2009 EDITION” so that you can understand why the US federal anthrax vaccine boondoggle needs to be stopped. Only safe and effective drugs are approved by the FDA for their printed use: BioThrax has never been approved for the prevention of inhalation anthrax disease, and it can only provide a maximum of one year of protection from low-exposure anthrax skin infections. It’s not a vaccine – It’s a funding scandal.

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