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

Archive for April, 2012

* Chemical and Physical Signatures for Microbial Forensics (2012) – Excerpt from Preface

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 27, 2012

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* Humana Press Has Published This 2012 “Chemical and Physical Signatures for Microbial Forensics”; such a treatise is all part of developing microbial forensics to the point where it can be more useful than it has been in the attribution of crimes using pathogens.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 26, 2012

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* In Trial Testimony, Dr. Basson of South Africa’s “Project Coast” Reports He Visited Both Porton Down and USAMRIID; GAO, Did The Project Coast Virulent Ames, Which Was Being Offered For Cash, Have 4 Morphs? Dr. Ivins Reports That The Former USAMRIID Scientist Who Went To Work For The CIA Had The Other Slant Of The Ames Strain Sent From Texas.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 26, 2012

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* Under The Controlling District Court Decision, DOJ Should Produce To GAO All Of The Material Submitted In Support Of Warrants

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 24, 2012

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* The FBI Should Produce To GAO All Of The Research, Unpublished Or Not, By Dr. Bannan And His Colleagues On Heat Shocking As A Substitute For Use Of Renografin In Purification, To Include Whether Heat Shocking Was Used In Connection With The Fall 2001 Mailings, Whether It Was Used For Intramuscular And Aerosol Challenges Done In USAMRIID Building 1412, And Whether Heat Shocking Was Studied In Connection With Virulence Studies.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 23, 2012

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* from a recent DXer comment: If you knew what AUSA Kohl and AUSA Lieber withheld … documents and evidence inconsistent with the finely spun narrative in the Amerithrax Investigative Summary … you would weep for Dr. Ivins.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 20, 2012

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Driven to his death … and no proof that he did anything.

There is ample evidence on the many pages of this blog

that the FBI case against Dr. Ivins is a tattered shred.

When will the FBI be held accountable for its actions?

When will the country demand the facts?

When will the FBI tell us the truth?

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* The DOJ and FBI Should Produce To GAO All Forensic Analyses and Documents Relating to Swabbing And Testing For What Is Now Known As Bacillus subtilis subsp. inaquorosum subsp. nov.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 19, 2012

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* The DOJ and FBI Should Produce To GAO All Forensic Analyses and Documents Relating to Use of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Profiles For Determination Of The Culture Media Used To Grow The Anthrax Used In The Fall 2001 Anthrax Mailings

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 17, 2012

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* Tim Weiner traces a long history of FBI bungling and incompetence in its secret intelligence operations … LMW: is it any wonder the anthrax case remains unsolved?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 11, 2012

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The FBI spent $100,000,000 and 7 years on Amerithrax …

and apparently did not solve the case !!!

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Enemies – A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner

… reviewed by Kevin Baker, NYT, 3-30-12 …

  • The F.B.I., as Robert Penn Warren wrote about the rest of humanity, was “conceived in sin and born in corruption.” When Theodore Roosevelt first proposed a national police force in 1908, Congress said no, fearing “a central police or spy system in the federal government.” Roosevelt simply used a “special expense fund” at the Justice Department to quietly hire 34 agents for his new “Bureau of Investigation.” To this day, the F.B.I. lacks a formal charter, and its financing has often been shrouded in secrecy.

Weiner lays bare a record of embarrassing, even stunning failure,

in which the bureau’s lawlessness was matched

only by its incompetence.

  • The F.B.I. conducted huge raids against pacifists, labor leaders and other dissidents during World War I, directing the arrest of tens of thousands of individuals. Yet it failed to uncover a single enemy spy.
  • Combating Nazi agents before and during World War II, the F.B.I. was, by its own assessment, “a laughingstock.”
  • During the cold war, a Soviet spy said its agents were “like children lost in the woods.”
  • Hoover himself derided the “gross incompetency” of his agency in failing to keep better tabs on Lee Harvey Oswald after his return from the Soviet Union.
  • by the 1960s, the F.B.I. seemed just as lost combating domestic revolutionaries as it was battling foreign spies. The bureau failed utterly to stop the lunatic amateurs of the Weather Underground, even as they planted a bomb in the Capitol.
  • The Puerto Rican terrorist group F.A.L.N. carried out a hundred bombing attacks and “pulled off the most lucrative armed robbery in the history of the United States” without a single member being apprehended.
  • Hoover’s successors were mostly clueless bunglers; save for the current director, Robert S. Mueller III, none completed their terms of office.
  • It’s infuriating to read of how F.B.I. agents investigating Al Qaeda were stymied from stopping the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, thanks to a bureau misinterpretation of a Justice Department directive about sharing evidence. One agent, trying desperately to get a search warrant for the apartment of the captured terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui through the afternoon of Sept. 10, 2001, received a final denial from the F.B.I.’s International Terrorism Operations Section telling him that the “F.B.I. does not have a dog in this fight.”

Thomas Kean, the Republican chairman of the 9/11 Commission, concluded:

“We can’t continue in this country with an intelligence agency

with the record the F.B.I. has.

You have a record of an agency that’s failed,

and it’s failed again and again and again.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/books/review/enemies-a-history-of-the-fbi-by-tim-weiner.html?scp=1&sq=foiled%20again&st=cse

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