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

Archive for December 8th, 2010

* the NAS anthrax project duration has been extended … the NAS now says the report is expected to be issued in February 2011 … I’ll believe it when I see it … and when there finally is a report, how likely is it that NAS will say only what the FBI approves or directs

Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 8, 2010

FBI looms over the NAS

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Bugmaster points out that

the GAO scientific review is not supposed to start

until the NAS study has concluded!

Thus there is delay after delay,

with the FBI hoping that sooner or later nobody will care

about the debacle they have made of the anthrax investigation.

see …

* the National Academy of Sciences has withheld all the documents produced to it by the FBI, conducting its entire study in a level of secrecy that matches the way the FBI has informed us of the details of its investigation … how infuriating this should be for any American who wants to believe that the government we support is actually working on our behalf

* what’s going on with the NAS anthrax study? since almost all sessions have been closed, with no agendas, lists of witness, or summary reports, will we ever learn what they have been doing? … UPDATE: NAS polite non-response to my email

* NAS continues to participate in the FBI’s stonewalling efforts to keep the truth about the 2001 anthrax attacks away from public scrutiny

* NAS announces committee to review FBI’s anthrax science

* details of the proposed NAS-FBI $880,000 study are (so far) difficult to come by

 

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http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=49105

The NAS site now says …

“Update 12/7/10: The project duration has been extended. The report is expected to be issued in February 2011.”

That’s it. No reasons given.

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LMW COMMENT …

I’ll believe it when I see it.

The NAS has treated the public in a totally disparaging arrogant manner. Promising to be open and transparent, they have been precisely the opposite. Promising to consider input, they have never sought any, and have had few open sessions when anyone could offer any. Committed to a deadline, they ignore it. Asked about when the report will be issued, they first give a date they do not meet and then don’t even bother to answer the question. Now they give a new date, without giving any reason for the delay.

Who are we to think we deserve more?

The American taxpayers, who are funding this study, are treated without any consideration, as the enemies, which I guess we have to believe we are. The NAS is acting like it is totally under the thumb of its sponsor the FBI. How can anyone ever believe they will render an independent report? It seems far more likely they will say only what the FBI approves or directs. $1,000,000 down the drain!

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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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