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* Simulations (using NIST EDX software) of the weight percentages of the element silicon in the Daschle and New York Post anthrax powders

Posted by DXer on December 22, 2010

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  • These simulations were performed using NIST’s EDX quantitative analysis software and data from the AFIP lab report.
  • The weight percentage of silicon in the Daschle powder is calculated to be 2.25%. This is slightly higher than the 1.45% released by the FBI.
  • But much more significant than that is the New York Post powder. It is calculated to contain 32.75% silicon. The FBI claim there “was insufficient sample” to determine the quantity of silicon in this powder. This is demonstrably untrue.
  • The reason the FBI do not want people to know the weight percentage of silicon in the New York Post powder can be explained as follows.
    • If they admit 30% content they are then admitting deliberate addition of a silicon chemical for all the attack powders.
    • This does not fit with their prosecution narrative against Dr Ivins.


Daschle (SPS02-57-03) powder


New York Post (SPS02-88-01) powder

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* have FBI Director Mueller and Congressman Holt met? if not, is a meeting scheduled?

Posted by DXer on December 22, 2010

13 days have passed …

we have sent emails and made phone calls to Congressman Holt’s office,

none of which have been returned …

what’s going on?



FBI Director Mueller & Congressman Holt


On December 9, Congressman Holt wrote to FBI Director Mueller …

  • Despite the FBI’s original charge to the NAS to examine only the scientific data and conclusions in the case, it now appears that the FBI—which has consistently botched and bungled this case from the beginning—may be seeking to try to steer or otherwise pressure the NAS panel to reach a conclusion desired by the Bureau.
  • I ask that you meet with me this week to explain the FBI’s troubling conduct in this matter.

It has now been a week … Have they met? … Is a meeting scheduled?



Robert Mueller became the FBI Director on September 4, 2001.

It’s a 10 year appointment, ending in September 2011.


see also …

* DXer: why should we trust NAS when they don’t comply with the statutory obligation to release the materials submitted by the FBI?

* hints of conflict between the NAS and the FBI are found in the unexpected delay of the NAS report on the FBI’s anthrax science … the FBI is obviously trying to hide the truth as long as possible and the NAS is witholding documents it is required by law to release



FBI Director Mueller has a record of stonewalling, even members of Congress. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out.

Of course, by now you know my view of the FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins and their desperate effort to keep the facts from being known.

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.

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