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* Anonymous says … had scientists known about the huge concentrations of silicon and tin in the attack anthrax powders, as they should have, Bruce Ivins might be alive today

Posted by DXer on February 27, 2011

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update from Anonymous (2/27/11) …

  • I previously had no idea that the tin concentration was 6000 ppm – I thought is probably 100ppm and interesting but not a major finding.
  • This is because the FBI withheld the information. Even from Sandia and Livermore.
  • 6000ppm is astonishing – and it tracks the silicon – the more silicon, the more tin
  • Had that information been made available to Livermore 8 years ago, as it should have been – the Livermore scientists would immediately have suspected a connection between silicon and tin. The most obvious one is that a tin catalyst was used to cure the silicone (polymerized glass). Tin is commonly used for this purpose.
  • That the FBI deliberately withheld the silicon concentrations from Congress is beyond dispute, That’s what they did – no ifs ands or buts about it.

When the FBI mislead, that simply exposes

that they have something to hide.

see …

* responses to Congressman Nadler’s questions of the FBI regarding the % of weight of the silicon in the powder used in the 2001 anthrax attacks

and

* The FBI lab director Hassell has claimed there is not enough sample to determine quantitatively how much of the element silicon was present in the New York Post powder … a paper from Pacific Northwest Labs suggests that FBI claim is not accurate

 

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Original Post

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from Anonymous …

  • These results are truly astonishing.
  • They should have been shared with the FBI partner labs studying additives in the spores 8 years ago. Instead the partner labs were apparently kept in the dark.
  • Scientists cannot work this way.
  • Had these scientists known about the huge concentrations of silicon and tin, the case may have been solved years ago. Bruce Ivins might be alive today.
  • It is unprecedented to find any detectable tin (Sn) in spore preparations. Only a specialized chemical like an organometallic tin compound could give such a signature.
  • The tin seems to follow the silicon – the more silicon, the more tin.
  • One obvious first hypothesis is that the silicon got there via a polymerized glass chemical – a silanol.
  • Tin is commonly used as a co-additve in such formulations – used for microenpapsulation.
  • Now that these results are finally released – perhaps scientists can do their jobs and solve this case.

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LMW COMMENT …

  • Let’s hope somebody can solve the case, because whatever else is true, it is a certainty that the FBI has not done so.

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** Lew’s web interview 2-7-11 … mostly about the anthrax case

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

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *



 

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* DXer on … Dr. Bruce Ivins’ alibi … and the withholding of information required by law to be disclosed … LMW: why are DOJ/FBI withholding these facts? … Congressman Holt: “the FBI has consistently botched and bungled this investigation from the beginning”

Posted by DXer on February 27, 2011

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mailboxes in Princeton ... a long way from Frederick ... especially if you're still in Frederick when the letters were mailed

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DXer comments …

  • To simplify the matter — so that we can get all get on the same page — consider this.
  • AUSA Rachel Lieber and Kenneth Kohl have not disclosed to you the time of an email they rely upon that Bruce Ivins wrote to Mara Linscott on September 17, 2001.
  • Nor have they disclosed the times and content of other emails he wrote the day they allege he traveled to Princeton to mail the letters sometime after 7 p.m. in the evening.
  • The investigators and prosecutors would not disclose the alleged “window of mailing” to Dr. Ivins or his attorney until after his suicide.  It was left open to include a several day period … until after Dr. Ivins’ death.
  • If they had disclosed that the mailing occurred after 7 p.m., the issue of Dr. Ivins’ alibi could have been fairly considered based on the documentary evidence.

The DOJ and FBI should disclose a redacted copy of those emails

— showing the time they were sent —

without further delay.

The law (FOIA) requires it.

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LMW COMMENT …

Why don’t our Justice Department and the FBI feel obligated to follow the law? I call that covering up the truth. Congressman Holt called it a  “botched and bungled investigation.”  See …

* Congressman Holt’s letter to FBI Director Mueller: ” … 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 …”

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** Lew’s web interview 2-7-11 … mostly about the anthrax case

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

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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