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

* EXTREMELY IMPORTANT – 10/03/2005 FBI interview of Terry Abshire

Posted by DXer on March 10, 2011

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5 Responses to “* EXTREMELY IMPORTANT – 10/03/2005 FBI interview of Terry Abshire”

  1. Old Atlantic said

    That word seized used by the FBI makes it sound like guilty already. But the FBI was doing its seizing this time in Bldg 1412. Maybe the FBI got seized up with all its seizing and it didn’t compute the right answer.

  2. DXer said

    The FBI’s official inventory of Flask 1029 shows that Dr. Ezzell’s lab was given Ames from Flask 1029 in August 2000. It was the Ames used to make the dried powder.

    https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/amerithrax-inventory-control-sheet-31798-to-10401/

  3. Quizi Moto said

    The author of this 302 indicates that Ms. Abshire is experienced with the cultivation of Ba spores since 1987. The author also indicates that Ms. Abshire believed that it would be too dangerous to have grown Ba Ames in a fermentor even in a B4 lab environment.

    The silicon and oxygen found inside of over 65% of the spores used in the anthrax tainted letters does indicate that both were present when the anthrax spores were formed. When Ba is exposed to oxygen it ends the cycle of growth and the Ba begins a cycle of spore formation. Oxygen is required to trigger spore formation in Ba.

    So when cultivating Ba in a fermentor you would need to inject oxygen into the broth to trigger the spore formation response in Ba. To prevent this oxygen injection from causing foam it is very likely that you would use an anti foaming agent many of which do contain silicon. This silicon and oxygen inside the spore coat do suggest that some type of batch fermentation unit was used to cultivate the Ba sent in the tainted letters.

    If you take a fermentor and place an air tight lid on top of it the fermentor then it creates an enclosed environmental system inside the fermentor. This is called a bioreactor.

    To perform an oxygen injection on a bioreactor to induce sporation you would need an inlet to inject the oxygen and an outlet to let excess oxygen out. Inside the bioreactor the inlet would be connected to some type of aeration system on the bottom of the bioreactor. On the outside the inlet would be connected to the oxygen supply with some type of regulator either on the system or external.

    The outlet would go to some type of air purification system such as an after-burner.

    One of the differences between a bioreactor and a fermentor is that with a fermentor you would need high containment and the bioreactor would not because it is a contained system. Dr. Abshire indicated it would have been too dangerous to have grown Ba Ames in a fermentor even in a B4 Lab environment.

    Another difference would be that the formula would be different due to the closed system of the bioreactor and the open system of a fermentor.

    A third difference between a bioreactor and a fermentor is that in 2001 only one person had experience growing anthrax in a bioreactor and she was the only one who knew the formula.

    http://web1mdcs.state.mi.us/NXT/gateway.dll/DSTARS/arbitration%20%20decisions/aaa%2054-390-01376-98.htm?fn=document-frame.htm$f=templates$3.0

  4. DXer said

    This 302 is B3D12 on the index of materials provided NAS by FBI. At 1.4 MB, it is readily emailable.

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