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

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* listen to Lew’s interview – live – WED June 24 – 7:50am ET – www.us1radio.com

Posted by DXer on June 18, 2009

Lew’s new novel CASE CLOSEDCC - front cover - small

explores the FBI’s failed investigation of the 2001 anthrax case …

* see CASE CLOSED VIDEO on YouTube

* purchase CASE CLOSED (paperback)

Lew Weinstein

Lew Weinstein

I am pleased to announce that I will be doing

… a live radio interview

… with Bill Becker of US 1 Radio’s MORNING MAGAZINE

… on WED June 24 at 7:50 am ET

… subject … CASE CLOSED

The interview can be heard live at…

www.us1radio.com

And … for one week after the interview,

the WEDNESDAY show can be downloaded from www.us1radio.com

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* U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald calls the idea of a government cover-up of a terrorist attack “fantastically paranoid.” Really?

Posted by DXer on June 18, 2009

Lew’s new novel CASE CLOSEDCC - front cover - small

explores the FBI’s failed investigation of the 2001 anthrax case …

* see CASE CLOSED VIDEO on YouTube

* purchase CASE CLOSED (paperback)

* U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald calls the idea

of a government cover-up  of a terrorist attack

“fantastically paranoid.”

… Really?

Cliff Kincaid writes (6/18/09) …

  • A journalist has been threatened with a lawsuit by powerful U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.  Fitzgerald
  • A five-time Emmy Award winner formerly with ABC News, Peter Lance is one of the few journalists with mainstream press credentials still raising the hard questions about how al-Qaeda agents were able to prepare terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, even while some of them were under surveillance here and abroad by various U.S. government agencies.
  • Lance argues in his book that Fitzgerald and other senior Department of Justice and FBI officials failed to properly follow up on hard evidence about al-Qaeda activities on U.S. soil and that information was discounted and suppressed about the planning and nature of some of the terrorist attacks.
  • Fitzgerald is threatening Lance and publisher HarperCollins with legal action
  • Fitzgerald calls the idea of a government cover-up of a terrorist attack on TWA 800 “fantastically paranoid.”

read the entire article at … http://www.sodahead.com/question/441007/an-honest-journalist-threatened-for-exposing-cover-ups/

http://www.1115.org reports on the same story …

  • In the past year and a half, Fitzgerald has written four letters to HarperCollins—owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.—demanding it “cease publication” and “withdraw” copies of Triple Cross, a 2006 book by ex–TV newsman Peter Lance that criticizes Fitzgerald’s handling of terror cases in New York in the 1990s.

read the entire article at … http://www.1115.org/2009/06/15/peter-lance-triple-cross-patrick-fitzgerald/

Rory O’Connor writes in the Huffington Post (6/10/09)

  • in an article titled “Patrick Fitzgerald’s Private Jihad”
  • Fitzgerald, who must have too much time on his hands now that Scooter Libby has been freed and Rod Blagojevich indicted, spent much of the last year and a half going after another journalist, Peter Lance, in an attempt to kill a new edition of Lance’s investigative book Triple Cross by threatening to sue both the author and his publisher for libel.
  • Fitzgerald’s stab at censorship is especially chilling coming from such a powerful prosecutor.

read the entire post at … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rory-oconnor/patrick-fitzgeralds-priva_b_213807.html

LMW COMMENT …

This is a chilling story.

Is this what happens when you criticize the DOJ and the FBI?

In the face of an obvious government cover-up of the FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks, how credible can Fitzgerald be to call even the idea of a cover-up of the investigation into a terrorist attack paronoid?

Related Comments by DXer …

  • DXer on * lack of control … A Cairo Medical school alum was Zawahiri’s tour guide on his last US tour.
  • DXer on * lack of control ... Lance Williams of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote an eye-opening profile of Khalid Dahab, a Cairo Medical School drop-out who recruited US operatives for Al Qaeda.
  • DXer on * lack of control ... The “insider” problem was addressed in Peter Lance’s important “Triple Cross” which is again is in today’s news.

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* lack of control of Ft. Detrick anthrax inventory undercuts the FBI’s case against Dr. Bruce Ivins

Posted by DXer on June 18, 2009

Lew’s new novel CASE CLOSEDCC - front cover - small

explores the FBI’s failed investigation of the 2001 anthrax case …

* see CASE CLOSED VIDEO on YouTube

* purchase CASE CLOSED (paperback)

* lack of control of Ft. Detrick

anthrax inventory undercuts …

Nelson Hernandez writes in today’s Washington Post (6/18/09) …

Fort Detrick 2

  • An inventory of potentially deadly pathogens at Fort Detrick’s infectious disease laboratory found more than9,000 vials that had not been accounted for, raising concerns that officials wouldn’t know whether dangerous toxins were missing.
  • The vials contained some dangerous pathogens, among them the Ebola virus, anthrax bacteria …
  • “I can’t say that nothing did [leave the lab], but I can say that we think it’s extremely unlikely,” Kortepeter said.
  • the overstock and the previous inaccuracy of the database raised the possibility that someone could have taken a sample outside the lab with no way for officials to know something was missing.

read the entire article at … http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/17/AR2009061703271.html

LMW COMMENT …

It just keeps getting worse. How can anyone believe the FBI’s assertion that Dr. Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks.

In my novel CASE CLOSED, I described inventory and physical controls at Fort Detrick as being shockingly inadequate, thus allowing many people to have potential access to the anthrax that was used in the 2001 attacks. The real world, apparently, was even worse that I imagined.

Who will hold these people — USAMRIID, the FBI, Iowa State University, Battelle, others — accountable for their role in the investigation of the still unsolved case of the 2001 anthrax attacks?

Members of Congress have asked good questions of FBI Director Mueller, and have been stonewalled with no answers, or answers that were so unresponsive as to be insulting and demeaning to the Congress and to the American people. So far, there has been no meaningful follow-up by the Congress to this disgraceful arrogance on the part of the FBI.

The bottom line … Who is hiding what? Why?

RELATED ARTICLE …

* Who will lift the veil of secrecy regarding the FBI investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks?

It seems that the FBI’s stonewalling tactics are working just fine for them. Congress is accomplishing little, despite many strong statements and excellent questions, to lift the veil of secrecy which surrounds the failed FBI anthrax investigation.

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