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

* independent publishing could offer an alternative to reporters who might otherwise be forced to rely on DOJ/FBI sources for Amerithrax information

Posted by DXer on October 25, 2009

CASE CLOSEDCASE CLOSED is a novel which answers the question “Why did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?” … click here to … buy CASE CLOSED by Lew Weinstein

Here’s what readers say about CASE CLOSED  …

“CASE CLOSED is a must read for anyone who wondered … what really happened? … Who did it? … why?” … and finally, why didn’t they tell us the truth?”

“Fiction?? Maybe?? But I don’t think so!! More likely an excellent interpretation of what may have really happened.”


independent publishing

could offer an alternative to reporters

who might otherwise be forced to rely on

DOJ/FBI sources for Amerithrax information


Given that there are such widely divergent views of the solution to Amerithrax, if and when the DOJ closes the case and additional information is released under FOIA, we could collectively promptly self-publish (at zero cost) a book containing all the documents that collectively we deem most material.

That way if the DOJ is relying on any misapprehensions — such as the official and mistaken suggestion that the stamp misprint occurred only at Dr. Ivins post office rather than across states — the busy reporters will immediately have ready access to the documentary evidence.  It could perhaps be made to be fully viewable online.


public pets

So keep at the ready the documentary evidence that you think contradicts (or if you like, supports) the DOJ’s Ivins Theory.

7 Responses to “* independent publishing could offer an alternative to reporters who might otherwise be forced to rely on DOJ/FBI sources for Amerithrax information”

  1. DXer said

    The NAS has graciously emailed a copy of the NAS- FBI contract. Although I haven’t read it yet, I propose that Lew upload it as he deems it material without comment (other than our thanks).

    • DXer said

      DARPA experiment in social networking testing power of internet and collaborative problem-solving strategy. Will demonstrate value of sharing information.

      DARPA Network Challenge Celebrates Internet With Contest: Find Balloons, Win Money

      DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Agency, has announced a competition honoring the 40th anniversary of the Internet.

      The gist of the DARPA Network Challenge, which hopes to highlight how the web and social networking have improved communication, is this: find balloons, win money.

      Participants must discover the exact position of 10 large, red weather balloons that DARPA will put in undisclosed locations across the US, and the first person to identify the longitude and latitude of all 10 balloons wins the $40,000 cash prize.

      DARPA explains on the Network Challenge site,

      To mark the 40th anniversary of the Internet, DARPA has announced the DARPA Network Challenge, a competition that will explore the role the Internet and social networking plays in the timely communication, wide area team-building and urgent mobilization required to solve broad scope, time-critical problems.

      The challenge is to be the first to submit the locations of ten moored, 8 foot, red weather balloons located at ten fixed locations in the continental United States. Balloons will be in readily accessible locations and visible from nearby roadways.

      According to the information on the site, you can register for the contest starting December 1, and begin submitting balloon locations starting December 5. The contest is open to people of ages and from all countries, according to the press release.

      Read more at:

  2. DXer said

    To sum up: It was an assassination conspiracy involving employees of a newspaper by a medical doctor (who somehow apparently expected to profit from the terrorism operation) that had been discussed in familiar code. The medical doctor has branches of his business in New York and Toronto.

    Canadian charged in assassination conspiracy

    Colin Freeze

    Chicago — Globe and Mail Update Published on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 10:53AM EDT Last updated on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 3:25PM EDT

    A Canadian citizen living in Chicago has been charged in an assassination conspiracy targeting employees at the Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in 2005.

    Tahawar Hussain Rana, a 48-year-old Canadian citizen originally from Pakistan, was taken into custody Oct. 18, as more than 100 FBI agents raided his Chicago home, immigration consultancy, and slaughterhouse outside the city. The raids, which also involved a helicopter and a surveillance plane, led to charges that had been under seal until today.

    It’s alleged the scheme began more than a year ago, when a shadowy international network of Islamist extremists from Pakistan came to view Danish cartoons as a frontal attack on Islam itself. They are said to have plotted violence together to avenge their religion’s honour.

    It’s alleged that the Canadian connection, Dr. Rana, knowingly let his Chicago immigration business be used as a front to disguise the travels of a would-be assassin and that he even tried to arrange a European visa for the man.

    Both men are further accused of tapping into the expertise of terrorists they knew in their native Pakistan and to have indulged in a series of coded communications to disguise their schemes.


    U.S. prosecutors allege the conspiracy drew on a shadowy network that included, at times, members Laskar-e-Taiba, the Kashmiri separatist militants who gained global notoriety last year for perpetrating a major terrorist attack in Mumbai.

    Known simply as “Dr. Rana,” to many Chicago Muslims, the Canadian-Pakistani had been regarded as a pillar of his community — a pious and successful entrepreneur who had been medical doctor locals say, and a captain in the Pakistani Army during the 1980s.

    Around 2001, he set up in Chicago’s West Devon neighbourhood, which is a hive of activity for South Asians. It is also the home of Dr. Rana’s butchershop and also his immigration consultancy, which has branches in New York and Toronto.

    “Call me old-fashioned but I feel disposed towards violence for the offending parties, be they cartoonists from Denmark or .. or [Canadian] Irshad Manji (Liberal Muslim trying to make lesbianism acceptable in Islam, amongst other things),” Mr. Headley allegedly wrote in a posting on the forum [of the military high school forum he had attended with the Dr.].

  3. DXer said

    In the recent indictment related to the raid of the Illinois meatpacking plant in Kinsman, the code (from translated conversations in Urdu) included “Mickey Mouse project” and the “northern project” — as well as the now-familiar use of wedding/marriage. Men by the name of Gilani and Rana have been arrested.

    In other matters, CIA analysts have suggest that steganography (hidden images) is sometimes buried in commonplace images on websites. Wikipedia explains that steganography is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message, a form of security through obscurity.

    See, e.g.,

    But the code commonly used (or also used to the extent steganography is in fact being used by Al Qaeda) is typically more basic than that — to include the New Brunswick, NJ mirrored Al Qaeda website that explained the meaning of the green birds in a FAQ. KSM’s philosophy was that coded language needed to be easy to use to be workable. With numbers, the code hinged on the use of 5. A “7” was a “2.” A “1” was a “9”. Each number was altered based on its position relative to 5.

    Only intelligence analysts would know the meaning of the discussion of Jenny’s upcoming wedding, the allusion to green birds, Greendale School etc. In a compartmentalized criminal investigation, the investigators in Amerithrax Squad 1 would not know of the use of the code.

    Green birds, an oft-invoked image, relates to the souls of the martyrs departing to heaven. School relates to Egyptian Islamic Jihad. The green team, in particular, was a team led by Saif Adel, EIJ military commander. Wedding referred to act of martydom, marriage meant death etc.

    The documentary evidence relating to the code “school” was a letter sent by Ayman Zawahiri in May 2001 to his past followers. In the letter, he explained why he decided to merge with Al Qaeda.

    • DXer said

      The plot was to attack a newspaper’s facilities and employees.

      • DXer said

        Oct 27, 2009 11:41 am US/Central
        Prosecutors: Chicago Man Spoke Of Terror Plot
        CHICAGO (AP) ― Prosecutors say one of two Chicago men accused of plotting a terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper admitted his role in the alleged plan and proposed it focus on killing two members of the newspaper’s staff.

        Prosecutors say in an affidavit released Tuesday that David Coleman Headley told FBI agents after his Oct. 3 arrest that he proposed scaling back a plan to attack the Jylands-Posten newspaper’s offices.

        Agents said Headley proposed only targeting the paper’s former cultural editor, Flemming Rose, and Knud Vestergaard, whose 2005 cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad triggered outrage throughout the Muslim world.

        Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana were charged in separate complaints filed Tuesday in federal court in Chicago.

        • DXer said

          How did they contemplate becoming rich and making a profit?

          Rana is a native of Pakistan and Canadian citizen with medical training who also operates an Islamic food store in Chicago, as well as First World Immigration Services, which has offices in Chicago, New York and Toronto. The Chicago office also was raided Oct. 18.

          Headley has claimed to work as a consultant with or representative of First World Immigration Services.

          Headley allegedly reported on his plots to three Pakistani-based terrorist leaders. Prosecutors said Rana and Headley spoke of hoping to receive religious medals and of becoming “rich” and making “profit” from successful terrorist operations.

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