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

* Sandia Final Report dated September 2002 states that the anthrax sent to the US Senators was “specially treated to eliminate static charge and promote aerosolization,” but that the treatment could have resulted from past national biodefense activities

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 4, 2011

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5 Responses to “* Sandia Final Report dated September 2002 states that the anthrax sent to the US Senators was “specially treated to eliminate static charge and promote aerosolization,” but that the treatment could have resulted from past national biodefense activities”

  1. DXer said

    We will want to upload the entire Sandia Final Report (2002) and the Inspector General’s Report.

  2. Anonymous said

    Working In Secret
    Sandia Scientists Tell How They Helped Solve Anthrax Case
    Copyright © 2008 Albuquerque Journal By John Fleck Journal Staff Writer
    When the FBI approached Sandia National Laboratories scientist Joseph Michael in February 2002, federal officials were
    worried.
    Five people had died after someone mailed anthrax to five news organizations and two U.S. senators, and federal
    investigators needed to answer a pressing question: Could the anthrax have come from a terrorist group or a foreign state?
    Within a month of getting their first anthrax samples, Michael and his colleagues were able to answer the question: The
    sample did not appear to be “weaponized” anthrax — anthrax converted in a weapons research lab to enhance its lethality.
    The finding contradicted earlier reports that it was weaponized, which had been repeated for years and fed the public’s worry.

    • DXer said

      Dr. Michael couldn’t talk about his work. (The location of the silicon does not, in fact, “answer the question.”)

      Dr. Salerno doesn’t cite any authority (though I have emailed him and ask him for the sourcing of his statement).

      So nothing is advanced.

      The Lawrence Livermore position that the silicon signature should be explored and different hypotheses considered remains the most authoritative position.

      • DXer said

        The Sandia team (Reynolds Salerno, John Milloy, Bruce Hazlewood, Susan Caskey, Richard Wayne, James Larson, and Roger Showalter) seems to have mainly consisted of experts in the physical protection of facilities. While it is fair to ask them the sourcing of the statement, it should not be understood as a finding by these experts. Others will argue that Anonymous merely misled the government experts. :0)

  3. richard rowley said

    Wow, just when you thought the FINAL REPORT was going to squeak by, something new drops out of the air! This is a DEVASTATING blow to the DoJ line.

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