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

* Majid Khan’s Friend, KSM Associate Iyman Faris, Had A Trucking Company That Delivered “U.S. Mail” and Lived 3 Miles From Battelle Memorial Institute ; Did He Ever Carry Mail To Battelle? Who Delivered Virulent Dried Ames Anthrax To And From Battelle?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 16, 2012

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10 Responses to “* Majid Khan’s Friend, KSM Associate Iyman Faris, Had A Trucking Company That Delivered “U.S. Mail” and Lived 3 Miles From Battelle Memorial Institute ; Did He Ever Carry Mail To Battelle? Who Delivered Virulent Dried Ames Anthrax To And From Battelle?”

  1. DXer said

    Why was Iyman Faris researching ultralights for KSM at a Karachi cafe?

  2. DXer said

    GAO,

    Why was Iyman Faris researching ultralights?

    The International Herald Tribune

    October 30, 2003 Thursday

    ***

    Prosecutors said in court papers that Faris traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan in late 2000 and met with Osama bin Laden and other senior leaders of Al Qaeda, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is widely regarded as a key planner of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Government officials said Mohammed told Faris that Al Qaeda was planning two more attacks in New York City and Washington, including the destruction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

    In Pakistan, the prosecutors said, Faris helped Qaeda leaders research the use of ultralight airplanes and, during a trip to Karachi in late 2001,

  3. DXer said

    “Tracing Suspects Back To Mohammed

    Back in 2003, an Ohio truck driver had been sent to attack the Brooklyn Bridge. When it became clear that the bridge was too difficult a target, the suspect contacted the person who had sent him. Authorities traced that communication to none other than Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.”

    “The information went right back to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” says Mitch Silber, the author of The Al-Qaeda Factor and intelligence chief at the New York Police Department. “Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was a very hands-on manager.”

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/npr.php?id=152045554

  4. DXer said

    “FBI agents had listened in on the telephone call between Khan’s father in Baltimore and a house in Columbus, Ohio, where three suspicious men lived. They soon determined that one of them was an Ohio truck driver named Iyman Faris, who had already come up on their radar screen but who seemed fairly innocuous. But now the FBI agents heard the elder Khan tell Faris that the money he had had given him was strictly for business. It seemed an odd call.

    One investigator described it: “That was one of those moments where you say, ‘ What the hell are they talking about?’ We knew it was code, but not for what. But we knew it was something bad. We knew that it connected two bad dudes, and we were thinking — this can’t be good.”

    The Hunt For KSM, at 260.

  5. DXer said

    Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan pleads guilty, promises cooperation

    By Peter Finn, Published: February 29
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/guantanamo-detainee-majid-khan-pleads-guilty-promises-cooperation/2012/02/29/gIQAVuIaiR_story.html

  6. DXer said

    Check out the new book THE HUNT FOR KSM, by former Los Angeles Times Correspondent Josh Meyer. En route to Barnes and Noble but available online now.

    Here is a partial collection of his body of work regarding Amerithrax.

    Anthrax Investigation Broadens in 3 States
    U.S. STRIKES BACK | SECURITY ISSUES
    Anxiety: With new incidents confirmed and false alarms widespread, U.S. Postal Service vows to keep the mail moving.
    October 14, 2001
    http://articles.latimes.com/2001/oct/14/news/mn-57080

    Determining the nature and origin of anthrax is slow work
    Richard T. Cooper and Josh Meyer
    http://staugustine.com/stories/102901/nat_248040.shtml

    Senators’ Anthrax Letters `Identical’
    The Same Wording Went To Sen. Patrick Leahy And Sen. Tom Daschle, The Fbi Said.
    December 7, 2001
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2001-12-07/news/0112070304_1_anthrax-spores-anthrax-bacteria-patrick-leahy

    U.S. Anthrax Battle Lacking in Expertise
    http://greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=006pa3

    FBI doubts theory hijacker may have had skin anthrax
    March 24, 2002
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2002-03-24/news/0203240304_1_anthrax-mailings-anthrax-laced-john-collingwood

    Source: Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2002.
    Science Could Help to Crack Anthrax Case
    by JOSH MEYER and MEGAN GARVEY, Times Staff Writers
    http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/bioter/sciencecrackanthrax.html

    Anthrax Investigators Defend Methods
    March 04, 2002|By Josh Meyer and Megan Garvey Washington Correspondents
    http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2002-03-04/news/0203030264_1_anthrax-killer-fbi-samples

    Scientist Says He’s Innocent In Anthrax Case
    Germ-war Expert Steven J. Hatfill Blasted The Media And Government.
    August 12, 2002
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2002-08-12/news/0208120224_1_anthrax-warrant-steven-j

    Anthrax investigation slows
    Five years after spores were found, FBI criticized for lack of progress
    November 04, 2006
    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2006-11-04/news/0611040200_1_fbi-investigation-anthrax

    FBI to present evidence in anthrax investigation
    By Josh Meyer Los Angeles Times
    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2008/aug/06/fbi-to-present-evidence-in-anthrax-investigation/

    Inquiry sought into anthrax probe
    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/aug/08/nation/na-anthrax8

    Anthrax inquiry called into question
    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_10134267?source=pkg

  7. DXer said

    KASHMIR TRANSPORT SERVICE
    682 RIVERVIEW DR APT 136
    COLUMBUS, OH 43202
    USDOT: 985442
    Total Trucks: 1 Total Drivers: 1
    Kashmir Transport Service is Carrier
    614-946-1447

    • DXer said

      The DOT profile dates to 2001. If you want to obtain a “Company Safety Profile Request Form”, here is a link. Any Company Safety Profile questions — for xample, what the profile will include — can be directed to the number below.

      DOT # 985442

      Company Safety Profile Request Form
      http://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CSP_Order.asp

      Please Note:
      There is a $20.00 fee to request a profile. (The charge will appear as originating from “Computing Technologies, Inc.”)
      Check the Company Snapshot file before requesting a profile to determine how much data FMCSA has on this Company.
      Profiles will be returned to the user’s e-mail address within 72 hours.
      Any Company Safety Profile questions should be directed to the FMCSA Information Line at 1-800-832-5660.

  8. DXer said

    Dr. Ivins shipped the spores to Battelle the morning of June 18, 2001.

    From: Ivins, Bruce E Dr USAMRIID
    To: Ivins, Bruce E Dr USAMRIID
    Cc:
    Subject: RE: Spores and counting
    Date: Monday, June 18, 2001 1:33:51 PM

    The spores were sent to this morning by Federal Express. Please let me know when you
    get them. Also, keep me posted on your tests with them, so, if we need to, we can plan a trip up there
    for next week. Remember, avoid vortexing and vigorously shaking them. If it seems as if the spores I
    sent you are clumped a bit at the top, then take the spores you need from about midway down into the
    suspension after you resuspend them.
    – Bruce

    On June 20, Dr. Ivins emailed Battelle:

    From: To: Cc: Subject: Date:
    Ivins, Bruce E Dr USAMRIID Ivins, Bruce E Dr USAMRIID; “(b) (6)
    RE: Spores and counting Wednesday, June 20, 2001 8:46:20 AM
    (b) (6)
    (b) (6)
    Did you get the spores? Did they arrive OK? We’re interested to see how the aerosol with them
    goes. – Bruce

  9. DXer said

    He also worked for Yowell Transportation. But Yowell did not carry “U.S. Mail”

    http://www.nefafoundation.org/file/BklynBridge_Plot.pdf

    The Washington Post reported that, in addition to working for Yowell Transportation, Faris “operated an unincorporated firm from his Columbus home, Kashmir Transport Service, hauling general freight, metal, building materials, coal, food, paper, machinery, mail and agricultural products across state lines.”55 Court filings add that KSM considered exploiting Faris’ access to commercial trucks as the men talked about “trucking routes and deliveries for airport cargo planes.” KSM told Faris that he was particularly “interested in cargo planes because they would hold ‘more weight and more fuel.’”56 Again supplementing the government’s account, The Washington Post reported that Faris made “regular deliveries to an air cargo company at the [Columbus] airport” while working at Yowell.57

    R. Jeffrey Smith and Amy Depaul, “‘Scout’ Had Low Profile,” The Washington Post, June 21, 2003.

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