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

* Glenn Greenwald … the American people deserve a full investigation of the FBI’s pathetic case against Dr. Bruce Ivins, and President Obama should not stand in the way.

Posted by DXer on April 22, 2010

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The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And why? The “fictional” scenario in my novel CASE CLOSED has been judged by many readers, including a highly respected official in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as “quite plausible.”

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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Obama, Benedict, Scalia ... what do they have in common?

Glenn Greenwald writes in Salon (4/21/10) …

  • the Obama administration is actively and aggressively blocking any efforts to investigate the FBI’s case against Ivins through an Obama veto threat, based on the Orwellian, backward claim that such an investigation “would undermine public confidence” in the FBI’s case “and unfairly cast doubt on its conclusions.”
  • opposing an independent examination of any aspect of the investigation will only fuel the public’s belief that the FBI’s case could not hold up in court, and that in fact the real killer may still be at large.
  • Obama’s rationale for threatening to veto an anthrax investigation (investigations would undermine the State’s credibility and thus dilute its authority) is very similar to the Catholic Church’s explanation for why it concealed reports of so many abusive priests (disclosure would undermine the Church’s credibility and thus dilute its authority).
  • See, for instance, here, as well as here (Cardinal Christoph Schönborn:  “the appearance of an infallible church was more important than anything else”).
  • That was also the same rationale invoked by Justice Scalia when enjoining the Florida recount during the 2000 election (Scalia:  a recount would “irreparably harm” Bush “by casting a cloud upon what he claims to be the legitimacy of his election”).

“Common to all of these suppression-justifying claims

is the notion that preventing the truth

from being examined and known

is necessary to preserve

institutional credibility and power.”

Read the entire column at … http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/04/21/hatfill/

LMW COMMENT …

I am a fervent supporter of President Obama. I believe he is both brilliant and a decent man. I support almost all of his decisions and initiatives.

On the other hand, I utterly detest the behavior of Joseph Ratzinger (aka Pope Benedict XVI) in the church’s sexual abuse scandals, and that of Justice Scalia and his 4 colleagues who appointed George W. Bush president and gave us the invasion of Iraq.

  • But I think Obama’s opposition to a full investigation of the FBI’s pathetic case against Dr. Bruce Ivins is not in America’s best interests.
  • As Pope Benedict’s refusal to face sexual abuse by by its priests is not in the best interests of the Catholic Church.
  • As suppressing the Florida recount was to America’s best interests.

It is clear to most observers that the FBI has no case against Ivins. The more documents which are finally extracted under FOIA requests, the more clear this lack of a case is.

Which leaves the questions:

  • Did the FBI really fail to solve the case?
  • If the FBI did solve the case (and it’s not Ivins) who or what are they covering up for?

These are serious matters, for the future as well as the past; the American people deserve an unambiguous answer to both questions; President Obama should not stand in the way.

Catholic Church pedophiles and their enablers …

… for more about the Catholic Church’s adamant refusal to honestly come to grips with its pedophile priests and the bishops who protect them, see  this and other posts at my political blog … http://lewandpatpolitics.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/pope-benedict-accepts-no-blame-for-his-own-horrific-failures-to-prevent-sexual-abuse-and-punish-the-many-catholic-priests-who-abused-children-or-covered-up-the-abuses-of-others-hes-a-disgrace-to/

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One Response to “* Glenn Greenwald … the American people deserve a full investigation of the FBI’s pathetic case against Dr. Bruce Ivins, and President Obama should not stand in the way.”

  1. DXer said

    Mubarak Rep Denies Bush Bioweapons Claim
    Monday, Nov. 22, 2010

    A spokesman for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yesterday rejected an assertion made in President Bush’s new memoir that Mubarak told U.S. military leaders that prewar Iraq had a stockpile of biological weapons, the Middle East News Agency reported (see GSN, Nov. 12).

    “President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt had told [U.S. Gen.] Tommy Franks that Iraq had biological weapons and was certain to use them on our troops,” Bush wrote in “Decision Points.” However, the Egyptian president “refused to make the allegation in public for fear of inciting the Arab street,” Bush stated.

    In a released statement, spokesman Suleiman Awad said Mubarak had actually advised the then-U.S. president that the invasion would violate international law and that the United States should expect a significant defense of Iraq.

    No operational WMD stockpiles or programs were discovered in Iraq following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion (Middle East News Agency/Al-Masry Al-Youm, Nov. 21).

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