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

* In conjunction with Dr. Ivins’ Sep 17, 2001 email to Mara Linscott, his Sept 28-Oct 2, 2001 handwritten lab notebook notes, and his Oct 5, 2001 email about rabbits and subcutaneous injections, what do Diane Ivins’ 302 interview statements suggest as to mailing; processing?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 1, 2011

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6 Responses to “* In conjunction with Dr. Ivins’ Sep 17, 2001 email to Mara Linscott, his Sept 28-Oct 2, 2001 handwritten lab notebook notes, and his Oct 5, 2001 email about rabbits and subcutaneous injections, what do Diane Ivins’ 302 interview statements suggest as to mailing; processing?”

  1. DXer said

    Dave Willman wrote:

    “Andy, who would turn twenty-four in a few days, wes meeting in a separate room down the hallway with two other investigators who were seeking his cooperating — and any incriminating information he might have about his father. They informed that the Amerithrax task forwas was offering a reward of up to $2.5 million for information leading to the convicting of the killer.” Andy began shouting. … After the interview he told his parents and Kemp that the investigators referred to his father as a murder.” citing authors interviews with Paul Kemp, 2008 and 2009.

    Mr. Willman notes:

    “The investigators told [Amanda] about the Amerithrax reward money. … The postal inspector displayed five photographs. These, she said, were the people murdered by the anthrax killer. They were real victims. And they and their loved ones deserved justice.” (p. 269)

  2. DXer said

    A FOIA was submitted for the September 17, 2001 email by a colleague. The requests for the lab notes and 302s by family members are pending.

    Requests are being tailored very carefully to avoid undue burden. Documents produced will be immediately uploaded within minutes of receipt.

    Any denial will be result in litigation in the District of Columbia.

    • Old Atlantic said

      Anything relating to home, home computer emails, home telephone records, items taken from the home, a copy of the home computer hard drive, etc. should be recoverable by the family even apart from FOIA.

  3. DXer said

    Although the point has been previously documented by emails, the fact that the rabbits were shipped to USAMRIID is also indicated by this 302 statement.

    302 by Ivins

    “IVINS has worked with Covance in Denver, Pennyslvania. USAMRIID wanted Covance to produce antiserum for some spore antibody studies. These studies were performed by _____________. In support of some Ba vaccine studies at USAMRIID, USAMRIID has provided the Ba vaccine to Covance. Covance immunizes the rabbits, and the rabbits are then brought down to USAMRIID for challenge.”

  4. DXer said

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-31/opinion/bergen.al.qaeda.responds_1_al-awlaki-al-qaeda-yemeni-american/2?_s=PM:OPINION

    Awlaki then turns to this author, writing, “for a so-called ‘terrorism expert’ such as Peter Bergen, it is interesting to see how even he doesn’t get it right this time. For him to think that because a Taliban-style regime is not going to take over following the revolutions, is a too short-term way of viewing the unfolding events.” In other words: Just you wait. Taliban-type theocracies will be coming to the Middle East as the revolutions there unfold further.

    Awlaki also writes that I’m dead wrong to say that al Qaeda views the revolutions in the Middle East with “despair.” Instead he says “the Mujahedeen (holy warriors) around the world are going through a moment of elation and I wonder whether the West is aware of the upsurge in Mujahedeen activity in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Arabia, Algeria and Morocco?”

    About a decade ago Bin Laden wrote to Mullah Omar that 90% of his battle was conducted in the media.

    Comment: The psychiatrists think that Dr. Ivins perhaps targeted the media because Dr. Ivins thought Gary Matsumoto’s FOIA request burdensome or because NBC was one of the networks who rejected his unsolicited show idea in 1987 about an astronaut (which are rejected by form letters as routinely happens to unsolicited ideas at such companies).

    What does Anwar think of the psychiatrists’ theory of motivation to send anthrax to the media? Zawahiri and other leaders have expressly written about the war being fought by the Salafist-Jihadis in the media (for the hearts and minds).

    Moreover, what sort of threat does Anwar pose if he could not persuade his fellow Falls Church imam, who shared a suite with the DARPA-funded Battelle consultants researching virulent Ames, to take a peek in their Dell computers sitting feet away?

    And what sort of FBI consultants think the fact that Gary M. would be motive to send anthrax is more plausible than it was the same as was done with the Al Hayat letter bombs — when deadly letters were sent to NYC and DC media outlets in retaliation for the blind sheik’s detention.

    The Al Hayat letter bombs involved lethal letters sent to newspapers in NYC and DC and symbolic targets relating to the WTC 1993 plotters. Were the Al Hayat letter bombs the model for the Amerithrax letters? Weren’t the same people responsible?

    https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/the-al-hayat-letter-bombs-involved-lethal-letters-sent-to-newspapers-in-nyc-and-dc-and-symbolic-targets-relating-to-the-wtc-1993-plotters-were-the-al-hayat-letter-bombs-the-model-for-the-amerithra/

    Is there a danger that in having psychiatrists’ rather than counterintelligence analysts doing such work that there will be a misplaced focus on only a small portion of documentary evidence that is relevant? People tend to see things through the prism of their training.

  5. DXer said

    On cracking the Source Code

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