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

Archive for February 18th, 2011

* Washington Post editorial calls for Congressional commission to probe all evidence in the anthrax case

Posted by DXer on February 18, 2011

Dr. Bruce Ivins may be getting closer to a posthumous exoneration

from the Washington Post editorial (2-17-11) …

  • The Justice Department and the FBI identified Maryland scientist Bruce E. Ivins as having single-handedly carried out the attacks that killed five people and seriously sickened 17 others.
  • The department was on the verge of seeking an indictment in 2008 when Mr. Ivins took his own life.
  • Doubts lingered about Mr. Ivins’s guilt.
  • Now, a report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) raises new questions about whether Mr. Ivins was wrongly accused.
  • The lengthy report cites several instances in which the Justice Department appears to have overstated the strength of the scientific evidence against Mr. Ivins.
  • The report insinuates throughout that FBI failure to perform more tests or to be more precise could have erroneously eliminated other suspects or prematurely settled on Mr. Ivins as a suspect.
  • Congress should convene a nonpartisan commission staffed with individuals experienced in law enforcement to probe all of the evidence in the case, including that which the FBI claims shows Mr. Ivins had the opportunity and the wherewithal to carry out the 2001 attack.
  • The inquiry should explore why and how the Justice Department eliminated other scientists who had access to RMR-1029 as suspects, and it should examine the security protocols at repositories for biological weapons.
  • The exploration also should focus on the country’s preparedness to deal with such an attack in the future.

read the entire editorial at … http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/17/AR2011021706135.html

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LMW COMMENT …

Amazingly, we may just learn the truth that the FBI has been withholding all these years.

As I have repeatedly stated on this blog, the FBI’s publicly presented 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?

As regular readers of this blog well know, 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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Here’s the opening scene from Lew Weinstein’s novel CASE CLOSED …

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* Is the Flight 93 Hijacker discussed in the NAS report the same fellow who had the leg lesion Homeland Security biosecurity head Tara O’Toole thought consistent with anthrax?

Posted by DXer on February 18, 2011

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CASE CLOSED is a novel about the FBI’s failed investigation

of the 2001 anthrax attacks

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read the opening scene of CASE CLOSED …

* CASE CLOSED – opening scene … the DIA re-investigates the FBI’s failed case

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