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

* a challenge to reporters covering the FBI’s anthrax investigation … it’s time for you to investigate !!!

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 12, 2011

reporters need to learn what the FBI hasn't told

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DXer writes in a recent comment …

We need actual investigative reporting and not merely a retread of what we know.  That requires document discovery through FOIA and interview of people like Patricia Fellows, Mara Linscott, Terry Abshire and Joany Jackman about the DARPA research in which they all participated.  Holes pointed out by genetics experts are meaningless when the genetics only narrowed things to an estimated “up to 377” between Building 1412 and Building 1425 in the first place.

For example, perhaps USAMRIID has the documents relating to the necropsies conducted on the mice in late September 2001 and the rabbits in early October 2001.  It boggles my mind that no reporter has even bothered to obtain the 302 interview statements of the family members or the September 17, 2001 email to Mara Linscott (so as to be able to see the time it was sent). I realize these journalists are overworked (and handle a wide range of important matters) but it only takes minutes to submit a FOIA request.


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7 Responses to “* a challenge to reporters covering the FBI’s anthrax investigation … it’s time for you to investigate !!!”

  1. DXer said

    Was FBI too quick to judge anthrax suspect the killer?

    By GREG GORDON

    McClatchy Newspapers

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/20/2177735/was-fbi-too-quick-to-judge-anthrax.html#ixzz1K6eb1GCo
    http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/20/2177735/was-fbi-too-quick-to-judge-anthrax.html

  2. DXer said

    USAMRC deserves a special thanks for handling various FOIA requests so efficiently.

    When Government in the Sunshine works (to include the balancing of interests under the statute), it represents the highest ideal of government in a democracy.

    • Old Atlantic said

      Much of the press seems to be hostile to investigation except by officials of the government who can be trusted to be discrete with the information so that it does not discredit the establishment.

      The ownership of the media is more concentrated today than at any time in our past? It is cozier with government than at any time in our past? The only thing the press want to know is that the antitrust laws are not enforced against big media combinations?

  3. DXer said

    re short-lived dried aerosol project –

    “between the dates of _______________________________ initiated a project using a ____________________________ together with a particle sizer, in Room _____ Building 1412, in order characterize aerosolized particulate of ________________________. _______________________________________________________ expressed that ______________ working on this project was due to ___________________________________ for this work. _____ only worked on this project _________________ does not believe an SOP was written up for this project, but does believe that ___________.”

    What fills in this blank? ” due to ___________________________________ for this work.” Is it “Central Intelligence Agency funding” that fits?

    Source:
    279F-WF-222936
    1/16/2007

    • DXer said

      re dried aerosol project
      ____ explained that ________ aerosol research was mainly to take the existing systems used for aerosolizing agents and attempt to improve them. _______ …

      ______ identified IVINS as someone in the _____________ division who had the expertise to produce the Ba used in the 2001 mailings, however, ____ believes that IVINS only works with wet spores. ______”

  4. DXer said

    In 2001, the United States was attacked with a sophisticated biological weapon, and the aftershock reverberated around the world. The documentary evidence has been analyzed by independent experts and by FBI, DOJ, CIAG and NAS. There is no consensus–the evidence fails to support assertions that USAMRIID’s Dr. Bruce Ivins was the attacker. The Government Accountability Office is now reviewing the evidence. The DOJ should release of Dr. Ivins’ contemporaneously written notes on the dates he is accused of producing and mailing the deadly anthrax, so that everyone can finally be on the same page. Key lab notes not produced include Dr. Ivins’ handwritten notes about what he was doing on September 28, 29,
    30, October 1, and October 2. (See footnote in Amerithrax Summary acknowledging the existence of the notes).

    Let’s get it right this time.

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