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

* On October 4, 2001, at 9:57 P.M., a time when the FBI speculates that Bruce Ivins was making a dried powdered anthrax, he sent an email explaining he had been reading the news on the internet; he offered a possible explanation about Mr. Stevens’ illness identical to that accepted by the CDC regarding a recent case of inhalation anthrax contracted in 2011 by another man from Florida

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 7, 2011

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34 Responses to “* On October 4, 2001, at 9:57 P.M., a time when the FBI speculates that Bruce Ivins was making a dried powdered anthrax, he sent an email explaining he had been reading the news on the internet; he offered a possible explanation about Mr. Stevens’ illness identical to that accepted by the CDC regarding a recent case of inhalation anthrax contracted in 2011 by another man from Florida”

  1. DXer said

    Jeb Bush recently published this email from that week:

    To: Moore, Tim (FDLE) (E-mail)
    From: “Jeb Bush”
    FW: ANTHRAX
    fhi

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Mike Harrell [mailto:Mike.Harrell@steelhector.com]
    Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 4:48 PM
    To: jeb@jeb.org
    Subject: Fwd: ANTHRAX

    fyi

    From “Jon.Sjostrom@steelhector.com” Mon Oct 8 20:25:21 2001
    Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 16:25:21 -0400
    From: “Jon Sjostrom”
    To: “Mike Harrell”
    Subject: Fwd: ANTHRAX
    Status: RO
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    boundary=”–boundary-LibPST-iamunique-125267150_-_-”

    From “Fratelxvi@aol.com” Mon Oct 8 15:01:07 2001
    Status: RO
    From: Fratelxvi@aol.com
    Subject: ANTHRAX
    To: ecd@steelhector.com
    Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 15:01:07 +0000
    Message-Id:
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    boundary=”–boundary-LibPST-iamunique-758357144_-_-”

    I got a call Saturday from Tom Lynch, who is a friend and a circuit court judge in Broward. He is not one to exaggerate. He says that a mutual friend of his and mine, who is a pphysician at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, has told him the following:

    There are more cases of anthrax in S. Florida than the one that has been reported. This includes members of his family. The antibiotic that is most commonly used is already in high demand, and it will pretty much be gone once this word gets out.

    • DXer said

      Remember when the top official described how Robert Stevens was drinking from the stream?

      Jeb Bush also this week has published this email from October 8, 2001:

      To: ‘Mike Chap’

      From: “Jeb Bush”

      RE: Disease source
      praise the lord.

      Jeb

      —–Original Message—–
      From: Mike Chap [mailto:chapsieml@yahoo.com]
      Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 7:00 PM
      To: Jeb Bush
      Subject: Disease source

      We know that it would not be very unusual due to
      recent media hype to find that a news reporter has
      gone digging around to find some disease-causing
      agent. And upon finding a natural source unknowingly
      infects himself and some co-workers. We are sick of
      hearing in the news about how the terrorist has done
      this, or that. It is time to start shopping in stores
      and planing vacations. Getting ready for Thanksgiving
      and Christmas. We all heard some years ago about how
      certain natural occurring disease causing agents were
      found in these eastern United States.

      Mike

    • DXer said

      Jeb BUsh has published this email from October 9, 2001.

      To: ‘joe lacher’

      From: “Jeb Bush”

      RE: National education summit
      how have 8 employees possibly been exposed?

      Jeb

      —–Original Message—–
      From: joe lacher [mailto:joelacher@imcingular.com]
      Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 8:28 PM
      To: jeb@jeb.org
      Subject: RE: National education summit

      Thanks. Anthrax has taken my day to. 8 bellsouth employees may have been exposed. You arenot missing much here. Everyone has been distracted

    • DXer said

      Jeb Bush replied to this October 10, 2001 email on civilian biodefense.

      http://jebbushemails.com/email/results/20011010/163

      To: ‘Ward, Kevin D’

      From: “Jeb Bush”

      RE: FYI… civilian biodefense
      thanks Kevin.

      Jeb

      —–Original Message—–
      From: Ward, Kevin D [mailto:kevin.ward@qwest.com]
      Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 5:38 PM
      To: ‘jeb@jeb.org’
      Subject: FYI… civilian biodefense

      Governor –

      Your staff might find the following resources helpful on the topic of
      civilian biodefense.

      Sept. 11 demonstrated, if nothing else, that the previously inconceivable
      is now all too possible. That realization propelled discussion of the
      possibility of biological and chemical weapons attacks onto front pages
      across the country. At my alma mater Johns Hopkins, a small group of
      researchers has been working for several years to raise awareness of the
      medical and public health threats posed by biological weapons and
      bioterrorism. The Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, a joint project of
      the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Medicine, has a Web
      site at full of factual information and
      expert opinion. Note especially the “FAQ: Information for the General
      Public.” See also Professor D.A. Henderson’s Senate testimony on the threat
      of bioterrorism at
      . That
      testimony was delivered on Sept. 5. Henderson, the former dean of the
      School of Public Health, has now been appointed by HHS Secretary Tommy
      Thompson to head a national advisory panel on public health preparedness for
      bioterrorism. See
      .

      I hope that this information is helpful.

      Kevin Ward

    • DXer said

      Jeb Bush on October 12, 2001:

      http://jebbushemails.com/email/results/20011012/91

      To: ‘Moore, Tim’; ‘Nickens, Michelle’

      From: “Jeb Bush”

      RE: Suspicious Package information for MyFlorida
      i love the package!

      Jeb

      —–Original Message—–
      From: Moore, Tim [mailto:TimMoore@fdle.state.fl.us]
      Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 3:35 PM
      To: Nickens, Michelle
      Cc: Ramer, Phil; Cummings, Bob; Kathleen M. Shanahan (E-mail); Governor
      Jeb Bush (E-mail)
      Subject: FW: Suspicious Package information for MyFlorida

      Outstanding work! As you can see, the your good work was immediately
      distributed statewide by the Governor.

      i do not take you good work for granted……you turned this around in
      record time and i thank you. And, you did an equally good job on the Law
      Enforcment Protocol you did earlier this week for use by law enforcement and
      health officials statewide.

      Many thanks….

      tim

      ***

    • DXer said

      Jeb Bush this week published this October 12, 2001 email. What did law enforcement determine to be the cause of the odor?

      Jeb Bush this week published this email from October 12, 2001:
      http://jebbushemails.com/email/results/20011013/6

      To: “Governor Jeb Bush (E-mail)”

      From: “Moore, Tim”

      FW: ALERT!!! FOR FDLE ONLY at this time
      Here’s the results of the Bank Atlantic Safe Deposit Box incident.

      tim

      > —–Original Message—–
      > From: Williamson, Dennis
      > Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 7:04 PM
      > To: OSI; Moore, Tim; OLT – I & F; Statewide Intelligence Team;
      > Sanderson, Scotty; Mansion; Cummings, Bob
      > Cc: Washam, Michael; Hiers, Woody
      > Subject: RE: ALERT!!! FOR FDLE ONLY at this time
      >
      > Per SAS Washam, FBI interviewed the subject who provided the FBI access to
      > his safe deposit box. The box contained everything the subject advised it
      > would and nothing in the box caused the smoke/smell. The hazmat team has
      > released the bank as the odor has dissipated. FHP has reopened the road.
      > Unknown as to which safe deposit box is the cause of the odor. FBI and
      > bank officials will attempt to locate the box by calling the owners of the
      > boxes up and to request them to come in and check their box to determine
      > if their box contained the causal factors. The above info was obtained
      > directly from the FBI agent that conducted the interview.tksaw
      >
      > —–Original Message—–
      > From: OSI
      > Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 2:23 PM
      > To: Moore, Tim; OLT – I & F; Statewide Intelligence Team; Sanderson,
      > Scotty; Mansion
      > Subject: ALERT!!! FOR FDLE ONLY at this time
      > Importance: High
      >
      > THIS EMAIL IS FOR FDLE ONLY AT THIS TIME
      >
      > A highly suspicious incident has just occurred.
      >
      > At Atlantic Bank, 5737 Ockechoobee Blvd, Palm Beach, Florida, a WALEED or
      > WALID MAHMUD NASIF, W/M, 5/25/78, entered the bank to open a safe deposit
      > box. The employees of the bank stated his pockets were full. He then
      > entered the safe deposit box room and when he exited his pockets were
      > empty.
      >
      > Several minutes after his departure the employees noticed a strong odor
      > and smoke coming from the safe deposit box room. The bank has been
      > evacuated and all the local, state and federal authorities are on scene
      > investigating.
      >
      > The subject is not in custody at this time.
      >
      > Continue to maintain a high level of alert and we will update as
      > information comes in.
      >

      • DXer said

        To: “Governor Jeb Bush (E-mail)”

        From: “Moore, Tim”

        FW: ALERT!!! FOR FDLE ONLY at this time
        Here’s the results of the Bank Atlantic Safe Deposit Box incident.

        tim

        > —–Original Message—–
        > From: Williamson, Dennis
        > Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 7:04 PM
        > To: OSI; Moore, Tim; OLT – I & F; Statewide Intelligence Team;
        > Sanderson, Scotty; Mansion; Cummings, Bob
        > Cc: Washam, Michael; Hiers, Woody
        > Subject: RE: ALERT!!! FOR FDLE ONLY at this time
        >
        > Per SAS Washam, FBI interviewed the subject who provided the FBI access to
        > his safe deposit box. The box contained everything the subject advised it
        > would and nothing in the box caused the smoke/smell. The hazmat team has
        > released the bank as the odor has dissipated. FHP has reopened the road.
        > Unknown as to which safe deposit box is the cause of the odor. FBI and
        > bank officials will attempt to locate the box by calling the owners of the
        > boxes up and to request them to come in and check their box to determine
        > if their box contained the causal factors. The above info was obtained
        > directly from the FBI agent that conducted the interview.tksaw
        >

    • DXer said

      http://jebbushemails.com/email/results/20011017/112

      To: “‘Jeb@jeb.org'”

      From: “Baur, Katie”

      FW: FOX NEWS REQUEST
      I know I should have learned that when you don’t respond what that means,
      but I will try one more time. They have had Thompson and others…Look at
      below roster…..

      —–Original Message—–
      From: Baur, Katie
      Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 4:47 PM
      To: ‘Jeb@jeb.org’
      Cc: Shanahan, Kathleen; Hirst, Elizabeth; Gates, Lisa
      Subject: FW: FOX NEWS REQUEST

      —–Original Message—–
      From: Uribe, George [mailto:george.uribe@FOXNEWS.COM]
      Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 3:23 PM
      To: ‘BaurK@eog.state.fl.us’; ‘steelel@eog.state.fl.us’
      Subject: FOX NEWS REQUEST

      Can we have the Gov Thursday 10/18 anytime from 11am-1pm for an 8 minute
      hit? Please?
      Fox News/Hannity and Colmes. Will air at 9pm in the middle of our primetime
      lineup.
      George
      212-301-3869

      ps Tonight’s show we have:
      A/B-ANTHRAX ON CAPITOL HILL GUEST:
      TOMMY THOMPSON-HHS SECRETARY
      C-TOM DELAY-HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP
      D/E-BENJAMIN NETANYAHU- FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER
      LYNNE CHENEY-F/G

    • DXer said

      Jeb Bush email from October 17, 2001.

      http://jebbushemails.com/email/results/20011017/113

      To: Agwunobi John (E-mail)

      From: “Jeb Bush”

      FW: Terrorism
      John, I would like to discuss this with you manana.

      Jeb

      —–Original Message—–
      From: dick kravitz [mailto:dkravitz@mediaone.net]
      Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 4:36 PM
      To: Jeb@Jeb.org
      Subject: Terrorism

      Governor:

      I believe we need to be pro-active in vaccinating all state employees
      including house members and their staffs for SMALLPOX, yes SMALLPOX.
      Anthrax was just a trial run for the delivery system. Remember, aids was
      introduced into this country by ONE person, and smallpox is much more
      deadly because it infects everybody.

      All it takes is one Afghani or Iraqi non-resident, alien student to open
      a vial in the middle of FSU,s campus and we will have tens of thousands
      of fatalities.

      Believe me, I am not an alarmist, I just know what we are dealing with.
      As long as there are people who will give up their lives in the name of
      Allah, and target us because they believe we are the enemies of Islam,
      we are in for a long and hard fight.

      I lived and ate side with a devout Muslim family for two years. I spoke
      their language, knew and followed their customs. I have an idea of what
      we are up against….

      Food for thought,

      Dick

    • DXer said

      http://jebbushemails.com/email/results/20011019/7

      To: ‘Moore, Tim’; ‘Agwunobi John (E-mail)’

      From: “Jeb Bush”

      RE: Boca Raton and new Antrax locations….
      can you get someone to contact him this morning?

      Jeb

      —–Original Message—–
      From: Moore, Tim [mailto:TimMoore@fdle.state.fl.us]
      Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 9:51 PM
      To: ‘jeb@jeb.org’; Agwunobi John (E-mail)
      Cc: Kathleen Shanahan (E-mail 2)
      Subject: RE: Boca Raton and new Antrax locations….

      i do not know what he is talking about. Obviously he didn’t pay attention
      to what we did in Boca on Tuesday and obviously he did not here what Dr.John
      had to say.

      Geoff Becker told me this morning that Palm Beach County officials are
      planning another public information forum for Oct 24 and that the Postal
      Inspector from Palm Beach/Boca is planning a forum for Oct 25.

      tim

      —–Original Message—–
      From: Jeb Bush [mailto:jeb@jeb.org]
      Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 9:00 PM
      To: Moore, Tim; Agwunobi John (E-mail)
      Cc: Kathleen Shanahan (E-mail 2)
      Subject: FW: Boca Raton and new Antrax locations….

      what is up with this?

      Jeb

      —–Original Message—–
      From: Dave Freudenberg [mailto:dfreud@usa.net]
      Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 8:30 PM
      To: jeb@jeb.org
      Subject: Boca Raton and new Antrax locations….

      Dear Governor Bush

      First I want to thank you very much for coming to Boca Raton earlier
      this week. I have received many positive comments about your visit.

      But with the news I received a few minutes ago from the Boca City
      Manager I believe decisive action may be needed. As you should know by
      now Anthrax have been found at other sites in Boca and West Palm Beach
      post offices. There is still much confusion on how dangerous this
      situation is and I believe it is most important that someone of the
      local stature of Dr. Jean Melecki needs to come forward immediately.

      People had believed that the Anthrax was solely confined to the American
      Media site. Now they are afraid to open their mail. I was a chemist
      before being elected to the City Council of Boca and understand that the
      danger is very very remote, but the citizens do not want to hear that
      from a politician. We do need to hear if directly from the CDC or
      Health Department. Both have been unheard in the past 10 days.

      I just left a meeting with Mary McCarty and she suggested I e-mail you
      our sincere concern.

      I have talked in person with Senator Bill Nelson about a general Town
      Hall meeting to address the health concerns and he said he would help.
      But that was Sunday and today is Thursday and no word from him..

      The meeting by State Representative Connie Mack was a good start but is
      was small and before the release of the fact that more locations are
      involved.

      I respectively ask that you use your influenced to get someone from a
      State or Federal Health agency to address the concerns of the Boca Raton
      citizens in person. I used to live in Iowa and am familiar with the
      threat of Anthrax, but people here are not. We can arrange a Town Hall
      meeting quickly.

      Thank you

      Dave Freudenberg
      Boca Raton City Council

      561-482-5436 H
      561-213-3524 Cell

    • DXer said

      http://jebemails.com/email/results/20011021/10

      RE: Terrorism and Paranoia
      Thank you Amor. I had missed hearing from you.

      Jeb Bush

      —–Original Message—–
      From: amorlourdes [mailto:amorlourdes@skyinet.net]
      Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 12:32 AM
      To: jeb@jeb.org
      Subject: Re: Terrorism and Paranoia

      Hi Gov. Bush,

      Your hands must be full with the anthrax terrorism in your State. I do
      quite agree with this article of Randy David that media as a reinforcing
      agent to terrorism if they overdue their reporting.

      I was a little upset one time I was watching O’Reilly in the Fox News.
      He wanted that professor from one of your Universities to be fired even
      arrested for he raised funds for that jihad organization in Egypt. He
      even was critical of you not doing anything about it. It is good that
      the President of that University defended the right of that Professor.

      Here in our country, we have reports of anthrax envelopes reaching our
      post offices and the Abusayaf treat of coming to our cities to spread
      more terror. But we Filipinos are so used now to worst scenarios of
      terrorism. Life here is getting poorer by the seconds so everybody is
      quite busy finding ways to survive their daily existence,thus we sort of
      become immune to threat of terrorism.

      Take care now and more power to your governance..

      Amor

    • DXer said

      http://jebemails.com/email/results/20011024/30

      To:

      From: “Sheila Vives”

      Anthrax letters and Source
      Dear Gov Jeb Bush,

      While there is high suspicion of overseas related enemies or foreign nationals involved with the Anthrax issues, I would personally like to caution the government to not rule out the possibility of the source being an angry US citizen. It is very possible.
      While I haven’t ran across any definite clues as to such yet, I am keeping a close watch on possibilities. The dated Sept 11 letters….was that hand dated versus postmarked ? If so, then anyone could be intentionally trying to mislead the investigation.
      The handwriting on the letters is obviously intentionally distorted.
      Good chance they were using their opposite hand in addressing them.
      While it could very well be a Palestinian group or similar, let us not rule out that it could be an American. There are people I am aware of, and people I avoid, but let’s just say there are American possiblities.
      If this isn’t a govenrment planted “scare” and a real anthrax issue, and I run across any possible suspects, I’ll definitely mail you with that info.
      But the US has many enemies and not unjustified.

      Many of them good people who just got stepped on too many times.
      Everyone has a threshold….a breaking point. And the US government has a tendency to push people over the cliff.

      I do think the Palestinian group in New Jersey whose URL I sent you some time back, at the time of the terrorist attacks should be investigated. Again, you can’t rule out an American using the existing conflicts as a “cover”.

      Sheila Vives

    • DXer said

      http://jebemails.com/email/results/20011024/122
      To: ‘Ward, Kevin D’

      From: “Jeb Bush”

      RE: US Gov’t Report on Anthrax – Precautions, Briefing, etc.
      thanks, Kevin.

      Jeb

      —–Original Message—–
      From: Ward, Kevin D [mailto:kevin.ward@qwest.com]
      Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:20 PM
      To: ‘jeb@jeb.org’
      Subject: US Gov’t Report on Anthrax – Precautions, Briefing, etc.

      Governor –

      A friend of mine who works in DC sent me this PowerPoint presentation on
      Anthrax. I hope that your staff finds it helpful.

      Kevin Ward

  2. DXer said

    Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Feb;20(2):280-3. doi: 10.3201/eid2002.130021.
    Investigation of inhalation anthrax case, United States.
    Griffith J, Blaney D, Shadomy S, Lehman M, Pesik N, Tostenson S, Delaney L, Tiller R, Devries A, Gomez T, Sullivan M, Blackmore C, Stanek D, Lynfield R; Anthrax Investigation Team.

    Abstract
    Inhalation anthrax occurred in a man who vacationed in 4 US states where anthrax is enzootic. Despite an extensive multi-agency investigation, the specific source was not detected, and no additional related human or animal cases were found. Although rare, inhalation anthrax can occur naturally in the United States.

    KEYWORDS:
    Bacillus anthracis, United States, anthrax, bacteria, epidemiology, zoonoses

  3. DXer said

    Dr. Vahid Majidi in his September 2013 book on the Fall 2001 just reasserts the conclusions in the lame August 2008 conference.

    What Dr. Majidi should have done is produce to NAS the computer forensics that showed him surfing the internet when Majidi claims Ivins must have been making powdered anthrax.

    • Are there anybody that can go public and give the location of the cia’s anthrax lab. i have done my homework including talking to the militray police going to brac hearings in san antoino. alvin l young got paid to write a book to counterclaim that two years of agent orange was resold in texas 72-80. i did not go to any fancy schools but i have been at the right time and the right place and seeing first hand my information and acting on it standing up to a point of losing my whole life and having my family job house everything a human shold have in life, i stood up against the goverment and then people like this web site does not even have the balls to publish.(cia’s anthrax lab was at lackland afb medina annax)
      production was stoped in 1979, and was used to take apart anthrax bombs until 1996, when those workers went to work for drmo in 1998 collecting anthrax from around the world. in 2000 i had epa-fbi task force of 10-15 strong gov workers investagating drmo for them reselling agent orange by the truck loads and have the paperwork to prove it my case was the first case on record to become dedacted and to be classified. what was public information became classified
      a drmo building not 20 min away from the mailbox’s in trenton nj all of this is one big scam including this web site

  4. DXer said

    In his new manuscript, Dr. Majidi writes of this October 5 time:

    “As much as we enjoy second guessing the potential outcomes, at that time there was no indication that a biological attack had occurred.”

  5. DXer said

    With respect to Stevens infection, in an “Official Use Only” briefing, the FBI scientist says Dr. Ivins scenario indicated affected drinking water.

    http://aseanregionalforum.asean.org/files/Archive/8%20Amerithrax%20Investigation%20Case%20Study%5BMr_%20William%20So%5D.pdf

    To the contrary, Ivins specifically discounted the suggestion that Stevens would have contracted anthrax from the drinking water. I have uploaded the email above.

    * On October 4, 2001, at 9:57 P.M., a time when the FBI speculates that Bruce Ivins was making a dried powdered anthrax, he sent an email explaining he had been reading the news on the internet; he offered a possible explanation about Mr. Stevens’ illness identical to that accepted by the CDC regarding a recent case of inhalation anthrax contracted in 2011 by another man from Florida

    Posted on November 7, 2011
    https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/what-dr-bruce-ivins-was-doing-on-1042001-at-10-p-m/

  6. DXer said

    The former head of the FBI Laborary writes about digital forensics in his article this week. But here not only did the DOJ withhold the emails showing how he spent his time and the emails about the 52 rabbits — while saying he had no reason to be in the lab — they did not provide any digital forensics examination of his computer showing what pages he visited on those dates. By way of example, on October 4, 2001 at 9:57 P.M. he reports he had been surfing the internet for news. It was a potentially red hot opportunity to reconstruct how he had been spending his time prior to that — that is, there is an issue of computer forensics as to whether it can be determined what pages he visited and at what time. GAO should inquire of the relevant FBI computer forensics expert and release the interview. If he was looking at the type of pages men commonly look at, that also could be gleaned.

  7. DXer said

    LAIRE GILVAR, CASEY CHAMBERLAIN, Plaintiffs-Appellants,
    v.
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant-Appellee.

    No. 11-2951-cv.

    United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

    March 14, 2012.

    In January 2009, Plaintiffs each filed an administrative claim with the Department of Defense alleging that its negligence had contributed to the injuries they suffered in connection with an anthrax attack in September 2001. They ultimately filed this suit, which the district court dismissed after concluding that Plaintiffs’ administrative claims had not been filed within two years of accrual—a jurisdictional defect for a suit filed under the FTCA. See Johnson v. The Smithsonian Inst., 189 F.3d 180, 189 (2d Cir. 1999); see also28 U.S.C. § 2401(b) (“A tort claim against the United States shall be forever barred unless it is presented in writing to the appropriate Federal agency within two years after such claim accrues.”).

    [Affirmed]
    http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20FCO%2020120314095.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR

  8. richard rowley said

    Okay, if you delete the gratuitous swipe of the first sentence of the last paragraph, this is a SUPERB characterization (ie the Government’s “inference upon interence” and “innuendo upon innuendo” in place of an interest in documenting, to the extent that this is possible, the likely occupations of Dr Ivins in the so-called windows of opportunity (to dry anthrax and to make trips to Princeton, NJ)).

    The government’s ‘case’ against Ivins has eroded badly in the past 3 years and in no year more so than in 2011.

    • DXer said

      What does the notebook(s) regarding the geographic study on guinea pigs reveal about Dr. Ivins whereabouts? When did he do the work with those guinea pigs in B3?

      As for inference and innuendo, note that the prosecutors argued this email — rather than showing internet use as part of an alibi — was proof of guilt. Prosecutors argued that his hypothesis that Stevens might have picked it up from the dusty environs was implausible — and could only be intended to mislead. They cited the CDC correspondent’s suggestion to that effect (see 302) after Dr. Ivins’ suicide. Instead, it merely showed that Dr. Ivins was ahead of his time and his insight foreshadowed the death 10 years later.

      Meanwhile,at the time of Mr. Steven’s death, the HHS Secretary TT was suggesting that he contracted inhalational anthrax from drinking water in a stream!

      • DXer said

        A January 24, 2000 email envisioned study involving 500 guinea pigs in a study that required 3X’s daily checks — with the guinea pigs kept in B3 in Building 1425. But where are the contemporaneous notes relating to the work with guinea pig on the geographic origin study that Dr. Ivins in the October 5, 2001 email says that they were currently doing? What do they indicate as to dates they were conducted?

        • DXer said

          Fellows PF, Linscott MK, Ivins BE, Pitt ML, Rossi CA, Gibbs PH, Friedlander AM: Efficacy of a human anthrax vaccine in guinea pigs, rabbits, and rhesus macaques against challenge by Bacillus anthracis isolates of diverse geographical origin.
          Vaccine 2001, 19:3241-7. PubMed Abstract | Publisher Full Text |

          The erratum regarding a Vaccine article that appeared online October 16, 2001. When was the erratum submitted? When was the research done? It involved intramuscular injection in guinea pigs which would be done in B3 in Building 1425.

          Erratum

          Erratum to “Efficacy of a human anthrax vaccine in guinea pigs, rabbits, and rhesus macaques against challenge by Bacillus anthracis isolates of diverse geographical origin” [Vaccine 19 (2001) 3241–3247]☆
          P.F. Fellowsa, M.K. Linscotta, B.E. Ivinsa, M.L.M. Pittb, C.A. Rossic, P.H. Gibbsd, A.M. Friedlandera

          Purchase
          a Bacteriology Division, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5011, USA
          b Toxinology Division, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5011, USA
          c Diagnostic Systems Division, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5011, USA
          d Biometrics and Information Management Division, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5011, USA
          Available online 16 October 2001.

      • DXer said

        We see from an earlier email that the guinea pig work would be done in Building 1425, B3.

        And we see the scheduled times and his scheduled obligations correlate with the times he spent.

        As indicated by the earlier planning member planning the research on the guinea pigs, the work was done in B3 and not elsewhere.

        https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/dr-bruce-ivins-calendar-for-september-and-october-of-2001/

        Date (2001) Calendar Entry Time in to Bldg 1425 Time out of 1425 Total Time in Hot Suite B3

        Sunday September 2 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Monday September 3 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Tuesday September 4 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Wednesday September 5 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Thursday September 6 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Friday September 7 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Saturday September 8 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Sunday September 9 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Monday September 10 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Tuesday September 11 8:00pm Night Guinea pig & mouse check
        Wednesday September 12
        Thursday September 13
        Friday September 14 8:00pm Night Mouse Check
        Saturday September 15 8:00pm Night Mouse Check
        Sunday September 16 8:00pm Night Mouse Check

        • DXer said

          I have submitted the following FOIA to the ever-efficient FOIA office that oversees USAMRIID:

          Under FOIA, may I have a copy of the B98-03 rabbit bacteremia data contained in an Excel file transmitted by Bruce Ivins dated September 25, 2001. It is of critical and urgent importance in determining his reason for being in B3 in Building 1425 in September 2001 when the DOJ speculated he was making a dried powder anthrax.

          Below please find the emaiil to which the Excel data was attached. Bacteremia involved the results of Dr. Ivins’ confirmation that a challenged animal died from a challenge and he did the work in B3.

          I would ask that under FOIA that it be expedited.

          Best regards,

          Subject: B98-03 rabbit bacteremia data
          Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 9:13:34 AM
          Attachments:
          Here are the B98-03 rabbit bacteremia data in an EXCEL file.
          – Bruce

  9. DXer said

    For example, as to documentary evidence bearing directly on what Dr. Ivins was doing in the B3 on particular nights, on October 4, 2001, at 9:57 P.M., a time when the FBI speculates that Bruce Ivins was making a dried powdered anthrax, he sent an email explaining he had been reading the news on the internet; he offered a possible explanation about Dr. Stevens’ illness that just recently accepted by CDC regarding a recent different case of inhalational anthrax contracted by a man from Florida.

    The keypad entrie shows he entered the B3 suite at 7:23 P.M. and left at 11:24 P.M. Thus, the documentary evidence indicates that when he was not in room B313, for part of the time he was on the computer in his office reading the news on the internet and at 9:57 he was sending this email.

    The correspondent had deemed his explanation implausible and he suggested and the FBI accepted that it was an attempt to mislead — when actually the real world events confirmed the hypothesis as to the case this summer involving the man who the CDC concluded contracted inhalational anthrax from soil.

    The AUSAs needed to rely more on the documentary evidence and less on the inference upon inference — innuendo upon innuendo. October 4, 2001 was 2 days after the challenge — and numerous rabbits had died. Dr. Ivins was doing the bacteremia study on the rabbits — drawing blood and confirming the rabbit died of anthrax. Why didn’t Rachel discuss his reason for being in the lab? Why didn’t she even mention rabbits? Why didn’t she discuss the required bacteremia study on the rabbit blood? Why didn’t Frontline ask Ed Montoofh about the rabbits?

    Mr. Lake spends most of his days surfing the internet for porn and finding nude bodies that have the faces of celebrities added. Why does he think it would be surprising that Dr. Ivins used the computer in his B3 office to surf the internet for news or for recreational purposes or to edit Wikipedia or post on the internet … given that the documentary evidence confirms that he was in the lab for the rabbits anyway? The documentary evidence confirms that there was a computer in his office in B3 and that it had internet service.

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