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

* a new email withheld for 2 years shows that Ivins recognized that some of his Ames was missing

Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 25, 2010

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline. The real question is why the FBI persists in sticking to such a pathetic story. What are they hiding? I offer one “fictional” scenario in my novel CASE CLOSED, judged by many readers, including a highly respected official in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as “quite plausible.”

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5 Responses to “* a new email withheld for 2 years shows that Ivins recognized that some of his Ames was missing”

  1. DXer said

    The FBI never disclosed to the NAS or public the email withheld for years that shows Dr. Ivins knew that 5 ml of virulent Ames was missing.

    Dr. Ivins was writing to Pat Fellows about this 5 ml. She was the one who is curiously silent on the rabbit documents — which Dr. Ivins was working on in late September and early October 2001.

    As Dr. Heine has explained, the genetically matching Ames was kept in various places in Building 1412 over the years — including by him.

    The difference between 1425 — and both 1412 and 1425 — immediately increased the number that needed to be excluded from 100 to up to 300.

    Those with access never topped 1000 nationwide to being with. The 4 morphs analysis in which Dr. Majidi builds his argument merely narrowed things, at best, from 1000 – to 300. Big whoop. That is hardly a basis on which to close a case.

    A smidgeon can still easily walk out any door and then go anywhere. Virulent anthrax, according to Hugh-Jones, was shared like baseball trading cards.

    Then you can combine that with Dr. Majidi’s inexplicable claim based on the isotope and dating analysis that it was made in September / October 2001 when he full well knows that it only pointed to have been grown within the past two years. He has considerable expertise on isotope analysis.

    Compare Dr. Majidi’s manuscript to the confidence and speculative surmise of the testimony of the FBI Agent that day in court in the ricin case involving the Elvis impersonator.

    Justice is not served by overzealous conclusions that do not take into account the documents withheld even to this day.

    When gaps in proof are pointed out, the response by the FBI should be to go back and make a fuller production of documents that others argue are relevant — not dig in and urge confidence that the new FBI DIrector, Dr. Majidi’s former boss, will help cover his ass.

    To their great credit, the prosecutors in the ricin case were very quick to reassess their theory based on the new information.

    In Amerithrax, ALL traditional forensic analyses are still being withheld – on the photocopy toner, ink, paper composition. The only traditional forensic analysis report that was produced relating to handwriting — in which the examiner found that Dr. Ivins probably did not write the letters.

    And the top WMD guy still evidences no awareness at all of the rabbit experiment in late September 2001 and October 2001. The Amerithrax Investigative Summary nowhere mentioned the experiment — and instead asserts falsely that there was no such experiment.

    The reason for the botching of Amerithrax is not hard to understand. Some folks stuffed 52 dead and dying rabbits into a hat and were confident that the public and NAS would not learn about it because the FBI was selectively providing documents under FOIA.

    http://www.amerithrax.wordpress.com

  2. DXer said

    Why did the FBI withhold the email showing that Dr. Ivins recognized that some of his Ames was missing?

  3. DXer said

    An email withheld for 2 years seems to show that Dr. Ivins knew that 5 ml of virulent Ames had been taken from Building 1412.

    Why wasn’t this disclosed by the US Attorney in August 2008 or in the February 2010 Amerithrax Summary?

  4. DXer said

    Kai Bird writes about growing up in Maadi. Isn’t the person responsible for the anthrax letters from Maadi?

    “Why is the Arab world frozen in time?”

    By Kai Bird, Special to CNN
    May 26, 2010 9:36 a.m. EDT
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/05/26/bird.arab.modernity/?hpt=C2

    Anthrax and Al Qaeda: The Infiltration of US Biodefense (May 27, 2010 draft) (440 pages fully previewable)
    http://www.blurb.com/books/1385387

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