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* Ike Solem: the work of the NAS committee is suspect … according to the bylaws of the National Academy of Sciences itself

Posted by DXer on February 21, 2011

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Ike Solem states in his recent comment (2/21/11) …

  • the work of the NAS committee is suspect … according to the bylaws of the National Academy of Sciences itself:
  • an agency of the U.S. Government may not use any advice or recommendation provided by the National Academy of Sciences that was developed by use of a committee created by the Academy under an agreement with a Federal agency unless
    • the committee was not subject to any actual management or control by a Federal agency or officer
    • the Academy has complied with various other requirements regarding public access to committee meetings (including public summaries of certain committee meetings not open to the public) and written materials presented to the committee, as well as public access to completed reports provided to the sponsor by the Academy and the identities of the principal Academy reviewers of such reports. . .”
  • “the institution must make its best efforts to ensure that no individual appointed to serve on the committee has a conflict of interest that is relevant to the functions to be performed. . .”
    • Most of the committee members have ties, direct or indirect, to the “biodefense” contracting cash flows that were instituted in response to the anthrax letters – well over $50 billion by this time, correct?

The FBI interfered repeatedly with the committee work

… and much of the material is being kept from the public

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LMW COMMENT …

  • Does anyone know if the NAS ever spoke publicly on these issues?
  • NAS – if you’re reading this – you are welcome to comment here on the CASE CLOSED blog.

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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 …

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

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* Frederick News Post: the FBI’s case against Dr. Bruce Ivins is in tatters … *LMW: we must support Congressman Holt’s call for a re-investigation … we must learn the truth

Posted by DXer on February 21, 2011

Congressman Rush Holt may be Dr. Bruce Ivins only chance for a deserved posthumous exoneration

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today’s editorial in the Frederick News Post (2/21/11) …

  • concludes that the FBI’s case is in tatters and that America will probably never know if Ivins was guilty or not.

read the entire editorial at … http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/opinion/display_editorial.htm?StoryID=117013

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LMW COMMENT …

  • The anthrax attacks in 2001 were a devastating blow to our national security.
  • Equally so is the FBI’s failed investigation of those attacks.
  • The real questions are …
    • Did the FBI actually fail to solve the case?
    • Was the FBI prevented from solving the case?
    • Does the FBI actually know who prepared and mailed the lethal anthrax (not Ivins) but for some reason is withholding the truth from the American people?
  • There is growing pressure (from Congressman Rush Holt and now others) to re-open the investigation.
  • It will be very hard to do so. The FBI is nobody’s patsie, and if they don’t want to say something, it will be very hard to force them to do so.
  • But exactly that path is the way we must go.
  • We must all support Congressman Holt and the few others who have begun to speak out.
  • We must get to the truth.

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here is the opening scene from Lew’s novel CASE CLOSED …

this is the opening scene of Lew Weinstein's novel CASE CLOSED

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