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

* “Security” (2010) ; Most book authors in their summary of Amerithrax agree with Dr. David Relman’s approach in the piece this past month in “Science” and urge that critical thinking is required.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 5, 2012

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4 Responses to “* “Security” (2010) ; Most book authors in their summary of Amerithrax agree with Dr. David Relman’s approach in the piece this past month in “Science” and urge that critical thinking is required.”

  1. richard rowley said

    From the above:

    The FBI also chose not to release the results of handwriting analysis of the attack letters (Shane and Lichtblau 2008)
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    I’m trying, and trying REALLY hard, to figure out a way that this can be spun: ‘uh, we didn’t want to violate the ‘privacy’ of Shane and Lichtblau!’

    My take? Results of handwriting analysis detrimental to the case against Ivins. No surprise. That’s pretty much what ‘inconclusive’ means in that context.

    • DXer said

      The individuals named are famed NYT reporters.

      • DXer said

        The mass spec on the toner of the photocopy would be probative (upon a comparison to other exemplars). No match was found with any of the hundreds of pages taken from Dr. Ivins or office.

        The identification of the ink used would be probative (upon a comparison to other exemplars). No match was found with any of the hundreds of pages taken from Dr. Ivins or office.

        It is very important that the GAO obtain Dr. Bartick’s report on the mass spec of the photocopy toner. It excludes the possibility of copying at many locations.

        • DXer said

          The FBI got very excited about a genetics analysis that narrowed the field of those known to have access from 700 to somewhat less than half that.

          The results of the analysis of the photocopy toner and ink (on the envelopes) should now be disclosed.

          Ablative analysis of black and colored toners using LA-ICP-TOF-MS for the forensic discrimination of photocopy and printer toners
          by M I Szynkowska, K Czerski, T Paryjczak, A Parczewski
          Chemistry › Analytical Chemistry Papers

          Surface And Interface Analysis (2010)
          Volume: 42, Issue: 5, Pages: 429-437

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