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

* Numerous USAMRIID Standard Operating Procedures (all mandatory) controlled the animal husbandry baseline services rendered the rabbits, guinea pigs and mice involved in Dr. Ivins’ experiments in Sep-Oct 2001

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 3, 2012

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3 Responses to “* Numerous USAMRIID Standard Operating Procedures (all mandatory) controlled the animal husbandry baseline services rendered the rabbits, guinea pigs and mice involved in Dr. Ivins’ experiments in Sep-Oct 2001”

  1. DXer said

    Vahid Majidi suggested to me — as one of his alternative suppositions — that Dr. Ivins did not follow protocol.

    There is absolutely no record evidence to support the suggestion any more than his suggestion that the 52 rabbit formaldehyde study was done at some other facility.

    The lack of mastery over such facts so basic to the FBI’s cotton candy “Ivins Theory” is scary given that Dr.Majidi was the one advising to close the case.

  2. DXer said

    The ever-efficient, multi-tasking USMRC FOIA has found all but SOP AC-11-20 and posted them to the FOIA reading room.

    The URL to the reading room is

    https://mrmc-www.army.mil/index.cfm?pageid=foia_reading_room.overview#

    You click on SOPs and then look to the bottom of the page to go to specific SOPs. These SOPs were all SOPs cited by Dr. Ivins in a protocol implemented in the Sep/Oct 2001 timeframe. USAMRC had unnecessarily redacted the SOPs from the protocol produced but I relied upon an unredacted copy that someone was kind enough to provide. Redactions need to be more closely scrutinized on the one hand. Dr. Martin Furmanski eloquently addressed the issue in his guide to Amerithrax documents. On the other hand, a requestor should research the application of particular subsections and where a redacted is not warranted, pointing it out to the FOIA officer, even absent a formal appeal or earlier request, might be a useful thing to do. Most everyone is just trying to faithfully perform their job. USAMRC FOIA’s responsiveness has been outstanding for a long time. During a period when there were long delays, that was due to DOJ and FBI interference prior to February 2011, at which time they lost jurisdiction.

    • AC 04-07 Redacted.pdf (566 KB) — Posted: 01/13/2012
    • AC 05-01 REDACTED.pdf (856 KB) — Posted: 01/13/2012
    • AC 05-21 REDACTED.pdf (972 KB) — Posted: 01/13/2012
    • AC 09-10 REDACTED.pdf (723 KB) — Posted: 01/13/2012
    • AC 09-20 REDACTED.pdf (944 KB) — Posted: 01/13/2012
    • AC 11-02 REDACTED.pdf (918 KB) — Posted: 01/13/2012
    • AC 13-20 REDACTED.pdf (852 KB) — Posted: 01/13/2012

  3. DXer said

    I have requested under FOIA a copy of the following SOPs cited in the rabbit formaldehyde protocol.

    SOP AC-05-01
    SOP AC-05-21
    SOP AC-09-10
    SOP AC-09-20
    SOP AC-11-02
    SOP AC-11-20
    SOP AC-13-20

    I have also requested the SOP relating to the acclimation period for laboratory animals.
    SOP AC-04-07

    The rabbits were challenged on or about October 1, 2001 in week 10. They were bled in week 9. They were shipped to USAMRIID the week of September 24th. The SOP for bleeding rabbits is one of the SOPs sought.

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