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

* In Amerithrax, the leaker of the hyped Hatfill stories was the father of the lawyer who later represented “anthrax weapons suspect” Al-Timimi pro bono

Posted by DXer on April 3, 2010

7 Responses to “* In Amerithrax, the leaker of the hyped Hatfill stories was the father of the lawyer who later represented “anthrax weapons suspect” Al-Timimi pro bono”

  1. DXer said

    US Government has 30 Days to respond for Dr. Ali al-Tamimi’s acquittal

    Posted by: Abu Abdullah Ibn Abdur Rahman in America, News, News Views, US 17/05/2018 1 Comment

    After being convicted of 10 counts of conspiracy to commit treason and firearm related charges the judge, Leonie Brinkema, sentenced Dr. al-Tamimi to life imprisonment.[3] Dr. al-Tamimi was sentenced according to the United States Code Title 18, Section 924(c),[4] which implements a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years for any firearm related charge.[5] It was this clause which forced Judge Brinkema to sentence Dr. al-Tamimi and his co-defendants a long prison term in order to comply with the legal code that the judge herself called “draconian”.[6]

    Dr. al-Tamimi’s case has been bogged down in appeals since 2005, on the basis of wiretaps that his defence attorney, Jonathan Turley, says were illegal. Turley has also been trying to ascertain the existence of a recording of a 2002 meeting between Dr. al-Tamimi and Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.[7] Dr. al-Tamimi’s defence allege that the FBI may have had some dealings with al-Awlaki in which case they should have disclosed the information in the trial. In 2015 the case was placed on remand by the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Dr. al-Tamimi’s defence obtained some of the requested documents which are awaiting further scrutiny by the courts.[8]

  2. DXer said

    Again: So do you think FBI Special Agent Wade Ammerman and FBI Special John Wyman developed the same hypothesis back in early 2003? Go find the Wash Po’s “Hardball Tactics.” Just because they then were told to keep quiet, are we going to get dumb about what they suspected? Once you know what they suspected, you can get at this question of Professor Turley’s focus — whether they suspected it before early 2003.

    DXer’s Current Hypothesis

  3. DXer said

    An Amerithrax Weekly Update (08/05/2003) states:

    “Culturing BA on various growth media:

    “Dr. James Burans has directed the culturing of BA on various types of growth media. The purpose of this initiative is to determine whether or not the nutrient media contributes to the finding of tin, silica, and iron in the spore coat of the evidentiary materials. Samples have been grown in various commercial media are now being dried and prepared for irradiation. Following irradiation, the samples will be sent to Sandia National Laboratory for SEM/TEM analysis to compare results with those found in the evidentiary powders.”

    Comment: Dr. Burans had been head of the Navel biodefense effort. Dr. Al-Timimi in 1999 had clearance to work on a classified project for the Navy. He then came to share a suite with the researchers who filed a patent in Spring 2001 involving growing anthrax in silica to concentrate it. The patent application was titled “Microdroplet Cell Culture Method.” What did Al-Timimi’s work for the Navy entail? Al-Timimi received a letter of commendation from the White House. The letter should be produced under FOIA.

    Did Dr. Burans test the method used for “Microdroplet Cell Culture Method”?

  4. DXer said

    “In law enforcement, there is a syndrome known as “detective myopia.” Former Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates told me he suspected that FBI agents had succumbed to this condition, becoming so focused on Hatfill that they lost their objectivity.”

    –“The Wrong Man,” in The Atlantic (May 2010)

  5. DXer said

    “So thin was was the bureau’s case that Hatfill was never even indicted. But that didn’t stop the FBI from focusing on him to the virtual exclusion of other suspects.”

    “The Wrong Man,” in The Atlantic (May 2010), p. 51.

  6. DXer said

    “In September 1997, Hatfill accepted a two-year fellowship as a medical doctor and hematologist to study Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers at USAMRIID. He was earning $45,000 a year.”

    “The Wrong Man,” in The Atlantic (May 2010), at p.51.

  7. DXer said

    “He also started drinking.” —

    “The Wrong Man,” in The Atlantic (May 2010)

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