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

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* DXer asks … is Abderraouf ben Habib Jdey the anthrax mailer?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 29, 2010

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And why doesn’t the FBI offer America a credible story?

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence … POSSIBLE BUT NOT SO LIKELY
  2. The FBI, despite the most expensive and extensive investigation in its history, has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001 … EVEN LESS LIKELY
  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, for undisclosed reasons … THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO

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 perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions regarding Dr. Ivins.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *


 

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* you’re invited to … the Anthrax Mailings Investigation … a seminar to discuss the investigation, the scientific aspects, the lessons learned, and the broader implications of the case

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 26, 2010

The FBI has closed the 2001 anthrax mailings investigation.  The alleged preparer and mailer of the anthrax, U.S. Army scientist Bruce Ivins, committed suicide before the FBI announced he was the sole perpetrator, so the case was never tried in court.

A group of experts (see agenda below) assembled by Kenneth Dillon at Scientia Press and UCLA-based researchers Dr. Peter Katona and Prof. Michael Intriligator, will discuss the investigation, the scientific aspects, the lessons learned, and the broader implications of the case.  (Speaker bios are attached.)

Please RSVP, acceptances only, to Joseph R. McGhee at the IGCC Washington office:  Phone (202) 974-6295; Fax (202) 974-6299; email: joseph.mcghee@ucdc.edu .  For more on IGCC, see http://www-igcc.ucsd.edu.

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PROGRAM:

1:00 pm:  Registration, coffee and tea

1:30 pm:  Introduction:  Peter Katona, UCLA, Master of Ceremonies

1:50 pm:  Panel I:  The Investigation

  • Moderator:  Lewis Weinstein, author, Case Closed
  • Ross Getman, author, Anthrax and al Qaeda
  • Paul Kemp, attorney of Bruce Ivins
  • Meryl Nass, Mount Desert Island Hospital, http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.co
  • James Van de Velde, consultant on terrorism

3:30 pm:  Break

3:45 pm:  Panel II:  Lessons Learned and Broader Implications

  • Michael Intriligator, UCLA
  • Peter Katona, UCLA
  • Leonard Cole, Rutgers University, author, The Anthrax Letters

5:00 pm:  End


SPEAKERS …

Leonard A. Cole is an expert on bioterrorism and terror medicine.  He is an adjunct professor in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.  Trained in the health sciences and public policy, he holds a Ph.D in political science from Columbia University, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Cole has written numerous articles for professional journals and general publications.  He has lectured widely and made invited presentations to several government agencies including the U.S. Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Office of Technology Assessment.  He is the author or editor of nine books, including Terror:  How Israel Has Coped and What America Can Learn (2007), Essentials of Terror Medicine (co-editor, 2009), and The Anthrax Letters (revised, 2009).

Kenneth J. Dillon is an historian and science writer.  He has a Ph.D in history from Cornell University and teaches a course in European history as an adjunct at Marymount University.  Dillon served 11 years as a foreign service officer, including as an intelligence analyst.  He has also worked as a medical device entrepreneur and currently has a scientific publishing business.  Dillon has written articles and books on history, science, and medicine; and he has made theoretical contributions in history and science.  His articles on the anthrax mailings case are at www.scientiapress.com.

Ross Getman graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984 where he was a member of the Law Review.  After working for Arnold & Porter, and Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C., and living in Arlington for 15 years, he returned to his roots in Upstate New York.  In past years, in alliance with public interest groups and class action law firms, he advocated that soda should not be sold in public schools.  Separately, he represented a soda industry whistleblower that forced numerous recalls internationally relating to soft drinks that contained benzene and forced the reformulation of drinks worldwide.  Relying on industry lab testing, he caused recalls of bottled water in the Northeastern U.S. containing the carcinogen bromate.  Getman has closely followed the Amerithrax investigation since December 2001 and has written Anthrax and Al Qaeda:  Infiltration of US Biodefense.  The Washington Post credited Getman with first publicly identifying the Pakistani scientist Rauf Ahmad with helping Ayman Zawahiri in his plan to develop anthrax as a weapon.

Michael D. Intriligator, Ph.D is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Professor of Political Science, Professor of Public Policy, and Co-Director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences at UCLA.  He is also a Senior Fellow of the Milken Institute.  He has taught economic theory, econometrics, mathematical economics, international relations, and health economics; and he has received several distinguished teaching awards.  Intriligator is the author of more than 200 journal articles and other publications in economic theory and mathematical economics, econometrics, health economics, reform of the Russian economy, and strategy and arms control, his principal research fields.  He has authored or edited many books in economics and international relations.  Intriligator is Vice Chair of Economists for Peace & Security and past president of the Peace Science Society (International) and Western Economic Association International.  Intriligator is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in Economics.  He co-teaches a terrorism seminar and has co-edited Countering Terrorism and WMD (2006) and Global Biosecurity:  Threats and Responses (2010).

Peter Katona, MD is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Infectious Diseases.  He has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and for Apria Healthcare as the corporate medical director.  Katona has been a consultant to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services on the development of an information management system geared toward biological terrorism preparedness (known as the Health Alert Network) and as medical consultant to the county Emergency Medical Services Agency.  He is co-founder of Biological Threat Mitigation, a bio-terror consulting firm and has an active infectious disease practice at UCLA.  Katona is co-editor of Countering Terrorism and WMD (2006) and  Global Biosecurity:  Threats and Responses (2010).

Paul F. Kemp, JD has practiced law in Maryland since 1974 and in the District of Columbia since 1976.  Kemp is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He focuses his practice on litigation in the state and federal courts, primarily in the area of white-collar crime and general criminal practice.  For white collar criminal defense, Kemp has been cited in The Best Lawyers in America; Maryland Super Lawyers “Top 50” Attorneys lists, and D.C. Super Lawyers “Top 50” Attorneys lists.   In 2002, Washingtonian named Kemp one of its “Top Seventy Five Lawyers” in the Washington area.  Prior to entering private practice, Kemp served as an Assistant State Public Defender with the Maryland Public Defender’s Office, an Assistant State Attorney with the Office of the Maryland Attorney General and Deputy Federal Public Defender, United States Department of Justice, District of Maryland.  During the “Amerithrax” investigation, Kemp represented Bruce Ivins from May, 2007 until his death on July 29, 2008.

Meryl Nass, MD has a varied career practicing inpatient internal medicine, running an outpatient clinic for complex disorders, investigating epidemics, and blogging.  She identified the world’s largest epidemic of anthrax (affecting over 10,000 Rhodesians in 1980) as a biological warfare event in 1992 based on careful analysis of its different features; diagnosed Cuba’s 1993 neuropathy epidemic as due to a combination of cyanide exposure and nutritional deficiency; investigated the safety and efficacy of anthrax vaccine; and has discussed both the scientific and investigative features of the anthrax letters case.  Nass has testified before 3 Congressional committees and provided requested testimony to 4 additional hearings on bioterrorism, anthrax vaccine, and Gulf War Syndrome.  Nass may be the only person who has consulted both for the Cuban Ministry of Health and the Director of National Intelligence.  Her blog http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com is an important source for discussion of the anthrax case.

James Van de Velde, Ph.D., is a former White House Appointee for nuclear weapons arms control under President George H.W. Bush Sr., Lecturer of Political Science and residential college dean at Yale University, State Department foreign service officer and naval intelligence reserve officer.  He was a fellow at the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control and at the US-Japan Program, Center for International, Harvard University.  From 2003-2004, he volunteered for a Presidential recall (an active duty mobilization) and served as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for al-Qa`ida and biological weapons at the Joint Interagency Task Force for Counter Terrorism (JITF-CT), at the Defense Intelligence Agency.  Van de Velde made two trips to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to interview an individual involved in al-Qa`ida interest in developing anthrax in Afghanistan.

Lewis M. Weinstein has had a career that included top management posts in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.  Most recently, he was for 15 years the CEO of the Public Health Research Institute, an organization specializing in sophisticated infectious disease research.  In 1980, he was candidate for U.S. Congress.  Lew received an undergraduate degree in engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  Since retiring in 2005, Lew has become a fulltime author.  His third novel, CASE CLOSED, is about the 2001 anthrax attacks and the subsequent FBI investigation.  His CASE CLOSED blog (https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/) has become one of the primary sources for information and discussion of the anthrax case.  It is Lew’s view that the FBI has either not solved the case or is withholding crucial aspects of what really happened.

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And why?

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence … POSSIBLE BUT NOT SO LIKELY
  2. The FBI, despite the most expensive and extensive investigation in its history, has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001 … EVEN LESS LIKELY
  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, for undisclosed reasons … THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO

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 perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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* The Al Hayat letter bombs involved lethal letters sent to newspapers in NYC and DC and symbolic targets relating to the WTC 1993 plotters. Were the Al Hayat letter bombs the model for the Amerithrax letters? Were the same people responsible?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 25, 2010

DXer …

with Saif Adel back in the saddle and Anwar admitting to mailbombs,

the question of modus operandi looms large

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* SEMINAR UPDATE … terrorism consultant James Van de Velde has been added to the panel of the Anthrax Mailings investigation seminar on Monday, November 29 at 1:00 pm

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 23, 2010

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terrorism consultant James Van de Velde added to the panel …

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James Van de Velde, Ph.D., is a former White House Appointee for nuclear weapons arms control under President George H.W. Bush Sr., Lecturer of Political Science and residential college dean at Yale University, State Department foreign service officer and naval intelligence reserve officer.  He was a fellow at the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control and at the US-Japan Program, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.  From 2003-2004, he volunteered for a Presidential recall (an active duty mobilization) and served as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for al-Qa`ida and biological weapons at the Joint Interagency Task Force for Counter Terrorism (JITF-CT), at the Defense Intelligence Agency.  Van de Velde made two trips to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to interview an individual involved in al-Qa`ida interest in developing anthrax in Afghanistan.

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see the entire revised program and speaker bios at …

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/youre-invited-to-the-anthrax-mailings-investigation-a-seminar-to-discuss-the-investigation-the-scientific-aspects-the-lessons-learned-and-the-broader-implications-of-the-case/

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And why doesn’t the FBI offer America a credible story?

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence.
  2. The FBI, despite the most expensive and extensive investigation in its history, has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001.
  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, again for undisclosed reasons.

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 perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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* DXer … a list of UNANSWERED QUESTIONS raised by the documents produced by USAMRIID and FBI to date … cross-referenced to postings on this CASE CLOSED blog

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 21, 2010

NOTE:

If you have your own questions you’d like answered at the Nov 29 seminar,

please submit them to this blog.

I will do my best to deal with your issue in the session I am moderating.

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see the entire seminar agenda at …

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/youre-invited-to-the-anthrax-mailings-investigation-a-seminar-to-discuss-the-investigation-the-scientific-aspects-the-lessons-learned-and-the-broader-implications-of-the-case/

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Questions related to the FBI’s assertion that Dr. Ivins

was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks …

  1. The FBI removed the original of Lab Notebook 4010 and other notebooks from USAMRIID without leaving a copy.  Why won’t the FBI produce the relevant pages from the lab notebooks it took? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/85_aaa_notebook_1.jpg
  2. Why didn’t the DOJ credit the uncontradicted 302 interview statement that checking the health of the animals typically would take 2 hours and was a one person job? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_302-interviews_revised_revised.jpg
  3. Why didn’t US Attorney Taylor in explaining Ivins’ overtime in Fall 2001, including November and December,  not realize that  the 2-person rule that in 2002 precluded such overtime and that Ivins moreover was working overtime with his assistant for OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ivins-noble-eagle.jpg
  4. Why did US Attorney and AP create the impression that the Federal Eagle stamp was uniquely sold in Ivins’ post office (near USAMRIID) when it in fact was sold throughout Maryland and Virginia? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/postofficeissuegraphic.jpg
  5. Why didn’t the FBI disclose that the photocopy mentioned in the Amerithrax Summary could be excluded as the source of the Amerithrax letters? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/copier.jpg
  6. Why did the FBI let USAMRIID General John Parker’s false claim that USAMRIID did not make dried powder stand when the FBI and the scientists overseeing the investigation knew its own expert had made dried powdered aerosol using Ames? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/91_1.jpg
  7. Who was the colleague with whom Dr. Heine says he did research regarding antifoam in creating aerosols? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/aaa_heine-spider.jpg
  8. Why did the FBI never disclose the email withheld for 2 years that shows Dr. Ivins knew that 5 ml of virulent Ames had been taken from Building 1412? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/a-new-email-withheld-for-2-years-shows-that-ivins-recognized-that-some-of-his-ames-was-missing/
  9. Will it take Congressional subpoena power to fill in the blanks in the email asking about weaponized anthrax that came to Detrick and then was shipped out and some was missing? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/98_aaaaa_subpoena.jpg
  10. Given that the FBI estimates that up to 377 had access required elimination (allowing for some duplication who had access in both 1425 and 1412), why did US Taylor think and falsely claim that only 100 needed to be eliminated — only those with access at Building 1425? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/dr-henry-heine-former-colleague-of-dr-bruce-ivins-freed-of-the-gag-order-interviewed-on-his-last-day-at-usamriid/
  11. When was the location of the flasks (initially there were two flasks) carefully whited out so as to change its location from Building 1412 to Building 1425? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/usamriid-rmr-records-flask-1029/
  12. Who was Dr. Ivins writing about the Ames missing from building 1412 and the autoclaving of samples there? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/87_aaa_missing-ames_1.jpg
  13. What happened to the other slant sent from Texas? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/92_aaaaa_texas.jpg
  14. Ivins notes that the original researcher who obtained the slants from Texas came to work for the CIA. When did he start working for the CIA? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/93_2_aaaaa_work.jpg
  15. Who was Dr. Ivins corresponding with about Ames spores who was going to Arlington to speak to DARPA? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/81_aaa_speaker_rev.jpg
  16. When did SRI first obtain virulent Ames and from whom? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/aaa_sri_dash.jpg
  17. Where was the research on the corona plasma discharge and sonicator on Ames spores supplied by Bruce Ivins conducted for DARPA? Anywhere else? Where were aerosol studies done using dried powder? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/58_aaa_words.jpg
  18. Didn’t the only expert interviewed by the FBI about the code in the letters for which documents were produced disagree with the FBI’s theory of code in the letters? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/theory-of-the-code.jpg
  19. Prior to 9/11, when did USAMRIID’s John Ezzell, the FBI’s anthrax expert, who made a dried aerosol using Ames supplied by Bruce Ivins, send the dried spores to Johns-Hopkins Applied Physics he had made at the request of DARPA?  Did those spores show a silicon signature? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/83_aaa_jhapl_4.jpg
  20. Why was the FBI asking everyone whether they had seen olive oil in one of the aerosol rooms. Was that indicated by the forensics? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/aaa_oliveoyle_rev.jpg
  21. Is olive oil what the bloodhounds smelled at Denny’s when the FBI assume they were tracking Steve Hatfill who had visited the day before? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/aaa_bloodhound_6.jpg
  22. Doesn’t the documentary evidence showing that the key 16 pages was not obtained by the FBI until February 2005 suggest that Amerithrax is the biggest FBI/CIA intelligence failure in the history of the United States? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/dxer-reports-that-ivins-hosted-one-egyptian-visitor-in-the-b3-who-was-the-lifelong-friend-of-a-former-egyptian-islamic-jihad-member-a-schoolmate-recruited-by-ayman-zawahiri/https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/from-dxer-documents-related-to-university-of-michigan/ … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_um-researcher.jpg … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/newly-released-ivins-emails-show-that-no-record-was-kept-of-transfers-to-former-zawahiri-associate-because-it-was-done-at-usamriid/ … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/the-lifelong-friends-of-dr-tarek-hamouda-supplied-virulent-ames-by-bruce-ivins-actively-denounce-their-former-medical-school-associate-ayman-zawahiri-as-a-fanatic-one-serving-as-president-of-ca/

Questions related to the NAS review of the FBI’s science …

  1. Why didn’t the NAS review  include a review of the documents from peer reviewed literature in Ayman Zawahiri’s possession rather than allow the former collection scientist from ATCC narrowly frame the questions around the USAMRIID scientist who tragically committed suicide? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/dxer-documents-in-the-possession-of-ayman-zawahiri-and-his-associates-illustrate-the-dangers-of-scientific-openness/
  2. Why didn’t the NAS review  include a technical review of the spraydrying documents on Al-Hawsawi’s laptop? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_laptop.jpg
  3. Why didn’t the NAS review include a technical review of Rauf Ahmad’s notes and handwritten letter (he was one of the scientists working for Ayman Zawahiri)? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/abdur-rauf-notes.jpghttps://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/abdur-rauf-handwrittenpage21.jpg
  4. Why didn’t the NAS review include a technical review of the later typed correspondence from a later visit by Rauf Ahmad indicating that he had successfully achieved the targets? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/abdur-rauf-i-have-achieved-letter.jpeg

Questions related to suspects other than Dr. Bruce Ivins …

  1. Ali Mohammed, the head of intelligence for Egyptian Islamic Jihad who had a document on his computer seized by the FBI that outlined principles of cell security that would be followed, trained Dahab, a Cairo medical drop-out, to make deadly letters.  Who does Ali think is responsible? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_cocktail_rev.jpg
  2. Dr. Bruce Ivins hosted one Egyptian visitor in the B3 who was the lifelong friend of a former Egyptian Islamic Jihad member, a schoolmate, recruited by Ayman Zawahiri.  Who does he think is responsible? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/dxer-reports-that-ivins-hosted-one-egyptian-visitor-in-the-b3-who-was-the-lifelong-friend-of-a-former-egyptian-islamic-jihad-member-a-schoolmate-recruited-by-ayman-zawahiri/
  3. Dr. Bruce Ivins hosted one Egyptian visitor in the B3 who was the lifelong friend of a former Egyptian Islamic Jihad member, a schoolmate, recruited by Ayman Zawahiri.   Why did the FBI not obtain the relevant documents until February 2005? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/dxer-reports-that-ivins-hosted-one-egyptian-visitor-in-the-b3-who-was-the-lifelong-friend-of-a-former-egyptian-islamic-jihad-member-a-schoolmate-recruited-by-ayman-zawahiri/
  4. This document seized in Afghanistan pointed to infiltration n of US biodefense.  To what was the author referring? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aaa_kuwaiti_revised_horiz.jpg
  5. This Zawahiri correspondence with infiltrating scientist was part of parallel compartmentalized cell operation.  Who else did Ayman attempt to recruit (besides the schoolmate and close friend of Bruce Ivins’ co-worker)? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aaa_raufahmad.jpg
  6. The documents dating from April 1999 show that Ayman Zawahiri’s plan was to recruit a specialist.  Who else did Ayman Zawahiri succeed in recruiting? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_planning.jpg
  7. The lifelong friends of Dr. Tarek Hamouda, supplied virulent Ames by Bruce Ivins, actively denounce their former medical school associate Ayman Zawahiri as a fanatic – one serving as President of CAIR-St. Louis and the other as author of INSIDE JIHAD. After the FBI first obtained in 2005 the documents relating to Dr. Hamouda’s work with Dr. ivins, did they contact Dr. Hamid who reports he was recruited into the Egyptian Islamic Group by Ayman Zawahiri while in medical school? Did they contact his brother who publicly announced that he could not identify a sleeper cell if he did not know about it? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/the-lifelong-friends-of-dr-tarek-hamouda-supplied-virulent-ames-by-bruce-ivins-actively-denounce-their-former-medical-school-associate-ayman-zawahiri-as-a-fanatic-one-serving-as-president-of-ca/
  8. Why did the FBI fail disclose that Jdey was detained and released as the same time as Moussaoui? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_jdey-released.jpg
  9. Ayman Zawahiri had an extensive recruiting network for his anthrax planning and the announcement of his plans in March 1999, including the blind sheik’s son who spoke alongside Ali Al-Timimi and was on Al Qaeda’s 3-member WMD society.  Did the blind sheik’s son recruit Ali Al-Timimi? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/anthraxandalqaeda_voc_31.jpg
  10. Wasn’t the interpretation of the code the brainchild of the two scientists, Mara and Pat, who were thanked for technical assistance by the former Zawahiri associate supplied Ames by Bruce Ivins. … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/ivins-coded-message/
  11. Shouldn’t the Intelligence Community have known that Ayman Zawahiri used “school” to refer to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad given that Ayman Zawahiri’s letter to his supporters (which was obtained by the CIA)? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aaa_code_rev_rev_rev.jpg
  12. Isn’t it Ayman Zawahiri who used “school” and not Bruce Ivins who used “school” as code and had reason to do so? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_school.jpg
  13. While US government focuses on Anwar Al-Aulaqi, why does it continue to overlook Aulaqi’s connection to fellow Falls Church imam, a scientist sharing the suite with the leading bioweapons Ames anthrax researchers with whom defense counsel says Aulaqi was coordinating? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/86_aaa_satphone_0.jpg
  14. Shouldn’t GAO subpoena the records relating to the connection between Ali Al-Timimi and the Ames researchers at the DARPA-funded Center for Biodefense?  That is where he had unfettered access to the largest microbiological repository in the world where the bacteriology collection scientist was the future head of the Amerithrax science investigation who would guide the NAS review and the production of documents from the FBI to NAS. … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aaa_aulaqi-new-2-turley-re-al-timini.jpghttps://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/anthraxandalqaeda_discoveryhall.jpg

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And doesn’t the FBI offer America a credible story?

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence.
  2. The FBI, despite the most expensive and extensive investigation in its history, has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001.
  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, again for undisclosed reasons.

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 perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *


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* Excerpts from Kenneth King’s, Germs Gone Wild (2010) … the FBI has NOT proven its case against Dr. Ivins !!!

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 21, 2010

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And why doesn’t the FBI offer America a credible story?

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence.
  2. The FBI, despite the most expensive and extensive investigation in its history, has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001.
  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, again for undisclosed reasons.

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 perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

 

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* In the anthrax mailings, more than one person could have been involved.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 20, 2010

 

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And why?

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence.
  2. The FBI has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001.
  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, again for undisclosed reasons.

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 perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

 

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* still no answers from NAS … no report … no documents … no explanation … who do they think pays their salaries?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 19, 2010

FBI looms over the NAS

I sent the following email to Steven Kendall at NAS. No response.

STEVE

  • Is there any specific information regarding the “reported” FBI/NAS contract extension?
  • Any up-to-date estimate on when the NAS report will be issued?
  • Will all documents submitted to NAS be made available at the same time as the report?
  • I’d like to be able to report your answers at the anthrax seminar scheduled for 11/29 in DC.
LEW
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come to the Anthrax Mailings Investigation Seminar on Nov 29

see the full Anthrax Seminar program at …

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/youre-invited-to-the-anthrax-mailings-investigation-a-seminar-to-discuss-the-investigation-the-scientific-aspects-the-lessons-learned-and-the-broader-implications-of-the-case/

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* Why did JAG black out portions of the remaining 300 pages of personal emails from Dr. Ivins?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 11, 2010

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Why did JAG black out portions of the remaining 300 pages of personal emails from Dr. Ivins to be produced  rather than just permit the usual FOIA process to be followed?  The blacking out of the material has been done before even being provided to the FOIA personnel in charge of such redactions.  What was redacted beyond what was authorized by FOIA — and on what authorized grounds? … and by whom?

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And why?

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence.
  2. The FBI has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001.
  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, again for undisclosed reasons.

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 perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

 

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* Excerpt on anthrax mailings from Keith Olbermann’s PITCHFORKS AND TORCHES

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 7, 2010

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And why?

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence.
  2. The FBI has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001.
  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, again for undisclosed reasons.

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 perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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