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

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

Posted by DXer on November 21, 2010



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.

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

  1. DXer said

    In April 2007, the Assistant United States Attorney wrote Dr. Ivins and confirmed that he was not a target of the investigation.

  2. DXer said

    The FBI should preserve the 100+ emails that the FBI investigators sent upon Dr. Ivins’ death if truth is really the organization’s goal.

    And GAO should obtain them, by subpoena absent cooperation.

  3. DXer said

    The fact that Dr. Ivins was in need of therapy is evidence highly probative of the anthrax mailings. He had group therapy sessions scheduled on both September 17, 2001 and on October 8, 2001, the same dates the FBI says he was mailing the anthrax letters.

    Why didn’t the FBI gather up the evidence of the whereabouts of scientists known to have access to Ames in late 2001 and early 2002?

    • DXer said

      Why didn’t the FBI produce the results of his answers to his polygraph(s) in which he would have answered the question on where he was on those dates?

      • DXer said

        I’ve shown where the AUSA claimed it would only take an hour to check the health of the animals when the 302 interview I’ve cited and linked says it would 2 hours.

        Did the AUSA who dropped that footnote and made the claim contrary to the record evidence know that Dr. Ivins was taking care of both guinea pigs AND mice? There was more than one experiment.

  4. DXer said

    In Ronald Schouten’s article, he raises the interesting issue of when a motivation is simultaneously political and personal.

    Kacyznski is an interesting case study.

    He clearly had mental problems and was filled with rage. At 6 months, he had been tied down for weeks recovering from hives.

    His manifesto was something like 26,000 words and had lots of citations in railing against technology — against control. His rage against being controlled was deeply important to him at an emotional level.

    In paragraphs 222, 227, and 229, I think, he argued that Nazis were a necessary part of his hope-for revolution so long as they kept their focus on destroying technology. TK was a nordicist anarchist though the media mistakenly thinks of him as a leftist.

    But his hoped-for revolution was fundamentally a manifestation of his mental illness — it logically is not possible to destroy technology.

    Maillbomber Walter LeRoy Moody, as I best recall, is thought to have dressed up a personal grievance against a federal judge and another fellow with racist political rhetoric as a cover.

    As to islamic terrorism, some would argue (if it weren’t so politically incorrect) that belief in the god myth is a sign of irrational thinking — and so there is also the interesting question of when a motivation is simultaneously religious and when it is a sign of mental illness, such as was raised in the defense of Aafia Siddiqui and Zacarias Moussaoui.

    Dawn Cardi raised Aafia’s musings on use of a hang glider as mental illness when actually Cairo medical school dropout Dahab (also trained by the EIJ head of intelligence Ali Mohammed in letter bombs) was training in Afghanistan with a hang glider that a local doctor, another Cairo Medical alum, paid to have shipped over. It was going to be used to free the Egyptian Islamic Group shura members from prison. They expected to drop in the prison yard dropping bombs and then fly out.

    That example illustrates that questions of mental illness really cannot be decided without knowing the reality. Here, it is unsound to argue that Dr. Ivins was motivated by this or that without having citable evidence, as distinguished from the same general theory as was alleged against Dr. Hatfill.

    In contrast, it was formally announced what Ayman Zawahiri’s motivation for using anthrax against US targets was — it was expressly stated that the use of anthrax against US targets would be to retaliate against the rendering of Egyptian Islamic Jihad group leaders (and other senior jihadists). It has always been a failure on the part of the FBI and CIA not to take this to heart. It would have interfered with the Administration’s decision to mistreat the prisoners. The Administration couldn’t very well draw attention to the fact that was the motivation of the anthrax mailings — especially once they noticed that Andrew Card’s former assistant was an infiltrator coordinating with Anwar Aulaqi and shared a suite with the key DARPA-funded Ames anthrax researchers.

    It is affirmatively unhelpful to consider social psychology in a vacuum without it being informed by intelligence analysis.

    • DXer said

      As another case study of motivation, let’s consider London radical sheik Al-Bakri who called for holy biowar in a September 1999. He was arrested last week after a gunfight and car chase. Bin Laden responded to Al Bakri’s call for holy biowar in a message read in local mosques. Authorities have not revealed Bin Laden’s response and asked that Bakri’s call for holy biowar be taken off the internet.

      Now one could engage in a psychological profile and muse over whether the fact that Al-Bakri’s daughter is a stripper may have motivated al-Bakri.

      Or some pundit could opine that Bin Laden likes “big bangs” if they don’t know what Bin Laden wrote in his response to Al-Bakri.

      The pundit, however, also would have to be unaware of the previous public explanation by EIJ shura members Mabruk and Al-Najjar, and by blind sheik layer Al-Zayat, about why Zawahiri was going to use anthrax against US targets.

      A former CIA expert last week explained in FOREIGN AFFAIRS that until after 911 — until June 2002 and Abu Ghaith’s fatwa — there was no fatwa that would have permitted a mass attack using anthrax. The pundits who invented the “big bang” theory were just uninformed and apparently unaware, for example, of the Al Hayat letter bombs.

      The strongest evidence in this example in determining the issue of the motivation as to why either would use a bioweapon (and how they would use it) lies in intelligence analysis and the documents in which the actors expressed that intent.

      • DXer said

        If you want to learn more about what motivates someone, a starting point is to talk to their friends.

        Here, the emails indicate that USAMRIID prevented Dr. Ivins attorney from speaking to his co-workers even about non-work stuff –and it enraged Dr. Ivins.

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