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

* The person working with particle sizer in hot suite in 1412 in order to characterize particulates used Ames provided by Ivins but does not know whether sample provided pursuant to the 2002 subpoena; the notebook was transferred. This notebook should be obtained under FOIA.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 1, 2012

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3 Responses to “* The person working with particle sizer in hot suite in 1412 in order to characterize particulates used Ames provided by Ivins but does not know whether sample provided pursuant to the 2002 subpoena; the notebook was transferred. This notebook should be obtained under FOIA.”

  1. DXer said

    To suggest that there was not access to the genetically matching Ames in 1412 –as Dr. Majidi does in his new manuscript — is specious.

  2. DXer said

    Scientists’ Analysis Disputes F.B.I. Closing of Anthrax Case
    By WILLIAM J. BROAD and SCOTT SHANE
    Published: October 9, 2011

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    In its report last February, the National Academy of Sciences panel sharply criticized some of the F.B.I.’s scientific work, saying the genetic link between the attack anthrax and a supply in Dr. Ivins’s lab was “not as conclusive” as the bureau asserted.

    If the authors of the new paper are correct about the silicon-tin coating, it appears likely that Dr. Ivins could not have made the anthrax powder alone with the equipment he possessed, as the F.B.I. maintains. That would mean either that he got the powder from elsewhere or that he was not the perpetrator.

    If Dr. Ivins did not make the powder, one conceivable source might be classified government research on anthrax, carried out for years by the military and the Central Intelligence Agency. Dr. Ivins had ties to several researchers who did such secret work.

    The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, is conducting its own review of the anthrax evidence. Nancy Kingsbury, the official overseeing the project, said the agency had spoken with the paper’s authors and judged that “their questions are reasonable.”

    Comment: Who was this scientist working along in the B3 with Ames with the particulate sizer? The researcher does not know if a sample of the Ames was ever submitted in response to the subpoena. This illustrates Dr. Budowie’s point before the NAS conference in June 2012 that in assessing bullet holes in a WW II planes, the important data comes from the planes that didn’t come back.

  3. DXer said

    Once one understand that virulent Ames was used in Building 1412, one realizes that even under a conservative estimate, those with access jumped from 100 to 200. At one point, the FBI says “up to 377.”

    In his June 2012 presentation before the NAS, Dr. Budowie, the former key genetics FBI scientist, explains that his title of his presentation was GAPS, GAPS … AND MORE GAPS…

    He discusses error and attribution.

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