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

* The rabbit protocol in this series of experiments was time-sensitive and the procedure needed to be strictly followed ; the time-sensitive nature of the rabbit protocol REQUIRED that Dr. Bruce Ivins be in the lab on those nights on those specified dates

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 8, 2011

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6 Responses to “* The rabbit protocol in this series of experiments was time-sensitive and the procedure needed to be strictly followed ; the time-sensitive nature of the rabbit protocol REQUIRED that Dr. Bruce Ivins be in the lab on those nights on those specified dates”

  1. DXer said

    Note that although the approved protocol would REQUIRE be in in the lab on those nights, we would still need to see the protocol as approved providing for the 3Xs checks (to include the night check).

    The unexecuted protocol we presently have shows checks only 2Xs a day — with Dr. Ivins checking the animals during the afternoon.

    Otherwise, if it turns out that under the revised protocol, 3Xs a day was not contemplated, the evidence just as persuasively suggests that the iron / heme noted in Catherine Fenselau’s work that Dr. Ivins was growing the anthrax in rabbit blood.

    So we are still must wait to see the finalized and executed protocol.

  2. DXer said

    B313 is where he did the bacteremia study. I mean.. where would he culture anthrax in blood? In his office? In the shower? In the guinea pig room?

    • DXer said

      Note that Agent Montooth recognizes that the animals were in the biolevel 3. see frontline transcript. Indeed, emails by Ivins say as much — that animal challenges were always done in biolevel 3. Blogger Ed L. just has problems with reading comprehension. See December 19, 2001 email. Agent Montooth apparently just hasn’t mastered the documents to know that there weren’t just a couple of quick checks of mice — for starters, look at the number of days. Moreover, as to time, he just credits Pat’s characterization instead of the verifiable explanation that it is a one-person job that would take a couple of hours. Moreover, Agent Montooth doesn’t even mention rabbits! Nor does Rachel, the prosecutor!

      Pat is the one who made a large amount of Ames that is missing. Dr. Ivins supplied Ames to a former Zawahiri associate who thanked Pat for her technical assistance. While I presume her good faith, she is not a disinterested witness. They were trying to crack Dr. Ivins as to the missing Ames. Rachel had been forbidden to go see Al-TImimi by superiors and so she had no choice but to press Dr. Ivins. They don’t really believe the nonsense of him growing the anthrax on those nights. The NAS estimates that it would take a minimum of 463 plates.

  3. Where is the B-313 beef? Also it doesn’t have to be B-313. The times at the keypad are for the entire Suite B3 as I understand it. Also it has been suggested there was more than one BSL-3 lab in the Suite B3. Thus Ivins could have checked animals elsewhere in Suite B3 than just B-313 and still have clocked the same time as on the records for the keypad at B301.

  4. DXer said

    The email is intended to illustrate that the time-sensitive nature of the rabbit protocol REQUIRED that Dr. Bruce Ivins be in the lab on those nights on those specified dates. It’s not like he could stay home and watch the new CLOSER.

  5. Did you post the wrong thing?

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