Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 30, 2013
This CASE CLOSED blog site contains 1272 posts and almost 16,000 comments. Here is a selection of the most important posts raising the questions which thoroughly discredit the FBI’s assertion that Dr. Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks, or even that he was involved in any way …
Bruce Ivins Maybe Didn’t Send the Anthrax, Government Admits in Court Papers
By Joe Coscarelli Tue., Jul. 19 2011
U.S. Senator Grassley … “There are no more excuses for avoiding an independent review and assessment of how the FBI handled its investigation in the anthrax case.”
Nature 454, 917 (21 August 2008) | doi:10.1038/454917a; Published online 20 August 2008
Case not closed
The FBI says it has evidence showing that Bruce Ivins was behind the 2001 anthrax attacks — but with his death, this will not be tested in court. A full enquiry into the case is needed if justice is to be done.
THE FANTASY WORLDS OF BRUCE IVINS AND THE FBI (video)
Posted On: March 5, 2010
Serious doubt cast on FBI’s anthrax case against Bruce Ivins – Salon …
Feb 16, 2011 – A scientific panel concludes the Government overstated its genetic evidence against Bruce Ivins.
“Tellingly, it was a target of the 2001 anthrax letters – Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont – who told Mueller at a 2008 hearing that he seriously doubted the findings of the FBI’s long and complicated anthrax investigation.”
“FBI’s longtime director faces criticism of bureau again,” Apr 27, 2013
NYT editorial, showing no confidence in the FBI’s unraveling case against Dr. Bruce Ivins, calls for an independent review of the FBI’s anthrax investigation to assure that the culprits are not still at large … LMW: it is long past time to hold Director Mueller accountable for the FBI’s investigative failures and for the FBI’s purposeful withholding of documents that are required to be released by FOIA
Rutgers professor and Amerithrax expert Dr. Leonard Cole … there remain important gaps in the FBI’s evidence against Dr. Bruce Ivins
Daily Journal Online-12 hours ago
After 9/11, there was a lethal (still unsolved) anthrax attack
•Feb 27, 2010 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s report on Dr. Bruce Ivins leaves too many loose ends to be taken as a definitive verdict.
Who Mailed the Anthrax Letters? – NYTimes.com
The Bioterrorist Attacks on America, by Yuril V. Ezepchuk (Director of Biological Sciences, University of Colorado) … hypothesis: the hijacker Ahmed Alhaznawi had been infected with the skin form of anthrax
Book author Edward Jay Epstein writes on his blog:
Ken Dillon asks … Who Was the Real Anthrax Mailer? … the key people in the anthrax mailings were not Bruce Ivins or Steven Hatfill … instead, they appear to have been Ali al-Timimi and Abderraouf Jdey.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: * Congressman Holt & anthrax, ** NAS anthrax study, *** Dr. Bruce Ivins, *** FBI anthrax investigation, GAO review of FBI anthrax investigation | 8 Comments »
Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 27, 2013
Palm Beach Post, April 16, 2013:
“(the 2001) anthrax attacks took place at the U.S. Senate, in New York City and in Connecticut (and in Florida).
… And we still don’t know who did it.”
Rep. Rush Holt (D, NJ) served as Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from its start in 2007 until it was disbanded in 2010. The Panel was charged with strengthening oversight of the intelligence community by ensuring that policymakers receive accurate assessments, civil liberties are safeguarded, and the intelligence community is protecting Americans at home and abroad. Holt is also the Congressman who initiated the request for a GAO review of the FBI’s anthrax investigation, a review is is still ongoing.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: *** 2001 anthrax attacks, *** FBI anthrax investigation, Congressman Rush Holt, GAO review of FBI anthrax investigation | 47 Comments »
Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 26, 2013
The FBI has no case against this man … but meanwhile he is dead and the real perpetrators are still out there.
USAMRIID eventually uploaded thousands of Dr. Ivins’ emails.
Produced months, even years, after Dr. Ivins committed suicide,
they contradicted the government’s assertions.
But by the time the Ivins exculpatory correspondence was produced,
Dr. Ivins was long buried and forgotten,
and interest in the FBI contradictions was virtually non-existent.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: *** Dr. Bruce Ivins, *** FBI anthrax investigation, exculpatory evidence withheld, FBI withholds evidence, Ivins' suicide | 5 Comments »
Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 24, 2013
Maybe it’s time to recollect that, although the FBI asserts Dr. Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks, they have presented absolutely NO EVIDENCE to support that assertion, or even any evidence that Dr. Ivins was involved in the attacks at all. Specifically, there is …
no physical evidence of any kind linking Dr. Ivins to any aspect of the crime, other than that he had access to the anthrax (as did hundreds of other scientists)
- no scientific evidence linking the attack anthrax to Dr. Ivins (as confirmed by an NAS review)
no witnesses who ever suggested that Ivins was the culprit
We can only hope that the on-going but long-delayed GAO review of the FBI’s investigation will eventually be completed and will lead to an understanding, not only of the deficiencies of the FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins, but also the reasons the FBI has stuck for so long to such an untenable position.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: *** Dr. Bruce Ivins, *** FBI anthrax investigation, GAO review of FBI anthrax investigation, ricin & anthrax attacks | 99 Comments »
Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 23, 2013
The word is that the GAO review of the FBI’s anthrax investigation
is now expected in September 2013.
In 2011, President Obama had asked Director Mueller
to continue at the helm of the FBI
for another 2 years beyond his current term,
until September 4, 2013.
What a coincidence!
Maybe then, finally, with Mueller gone,
the truth will be known
and Dr. Ivins’ reputation can be restored.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: *** FBI anthrax investigation, FBI Director Mueller, GAO review of FBI anthrax investigation | 32 Comments »