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

* Dr. Bruce Ivins reported that in Fall 2001 that even USAMRIID Command had no idea that Dugway was working with powdered (virulent) spores

Posted by DXer on March 21, 2011




5 Responses to “* Dr. Bruce Ivins reported that in Fall 2001 that even USAMRIID Command had no idea that Dugway was working with powdered (virulent) spores”

  1. DXer said

    The Bioterrorist Attacks on America
    Yurii V. Ezepchuk*

    Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
    *Corresponding author: Yurii V. Ezepchuk
    Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor of Biochemistry
    University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA

    Received April 18, 2011; Accepted July 18, 2012; Published July 20, 2012

    Citation: Ezepchuk YV (2012) The Bioterrorist Attacks on America. J Bioterr Biodef 2:115.

    Copyright: © 2012 Ezepchuk YV. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


    This article discusses the events surrounding the 9/11 bioterrorist attacks upon US citizens in which anthrax spores were utilized. The arguments presented in this article substantiate the shortcomings regarding the search of “domestic” terrorists, indicating that agents from the Arab world were involved in the organized attacks of sending letters with anthrax spores. Since the attacks employed the use of the weaponized aerosol form of anthrax, there is evidence which demonstrates that the manufacturing of the spores was carried out in a country with capabilities of developing bacteriological weapons. Ultimately, this article presents legitimate arguments in which further investigation is warranted.


    The first target elected for the search of the source of anthrax used in the 9/11 attacks was the US Army base in Dugway, Utah. In the past, this installation produced an aerosol form of anthrax designed for inhalation over a period of a few years [19]. One of the investigators, Chip Ward, stated that Dugway had an evil reputation among residents living near the base and therefore it was not advised to involve this base in a dirty matter such as a terrorist attack. However, the efforts of FBI agents exposing the administrators and specialists working with anthrax to supplying terrorists with spores were not successful.

    This failure did not cause the 9/11 Commission and FBI to wake up. Investigators continued to search for a “local source” that supplied terrorists with anthrax spores. FBI agents interrogated approximately 5,000 people without finding any leads of any possible suspects. Afterwards, the FBI scrapped the possibility of a local amateur terrorist and started to focus attention on scientists instead. Their first victim was the former military professor of virology, Dr. Stephen Hatfill [20]. In January 2007, Attorney General John Ashcroft filed a lawsuit against him. Hatfill’s work was put under intense scrutiny and consequently tarnished his name as a respected scientist. Hatfill courageously defended himself and after many interrogations and testifying on a polygraph, the court did not find sufficient evidence of Hatfill’s participation in the bioterrorist attacks. The US scientific community could breathe easier and voice their feelings to their professional colleague. The last victim of the anthrax letter investigation was Dr. Bruce Ivins who died after suicide [10].

    Six years after the biological attacks, there were still no leads as far as suspects and accomplices. This was not the first incident during which American federal law enforcement failed to take appropriate action in matters of national security. For example, it took the FBI 17 years to arrest the Ted Kaczynski, who sent bombs through the US Postal Service to his victims. Furthermore, this arrest was only possible because the brother of the bomber reported to the police the whereabouts of this criminal.

  2. Zicon said

    The location of the third (3rd) is in VA. Now why would R. Mueller have to have a closed session for that info, if your “common citizen” can aquire that information… Just goes to show about security of information..

    • DXer said

      Zicon, aren’t you mistaken? What BL-3 in Virginia worked with dried powdered in Ames in Fall 2001 and what is your authority. Lew’s policy is that factual statements should be accompanied by a citation to the source.

  3. DXer said

    Director Mueller declined to tell the Senators in open session where else dried powdered Ames work was done. The Senators knew about Dugway and Battelle and were asking him if there was a third. He said it would require a closed session. What was the third? Was it USAMRIID? Edgewood? SRI? Battelle across I-95 from Edgewood?

    • DXer said

      10 years later the only justification for withholding in the closed case would be “CYA” – “Cover Your Ass.”

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