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

Archive for February, 2014

* 10 questions related to USAMRIID’s secret dried aerosol project … all previously asked on this blog … that the GAO report should have answered … except there is no GAO report!

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 25, 2014

holt, gao, ivins, fbi

The FBI’s case against Dr. Bruce Ivins has been thoroughly demolished on this blog. The real perpetrators of the 2001 anthrax attack are still out there. Why does no one seem to care?

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In March 2011, in response to a request from Congressman Rush Holt (D, NJ), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) undertook to review the seriously flawed FBI investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks.

The GAO suggested it would report within 9 months to a year. But now, 3 years later, there is no report.

Congressman Holt has announced he will not run for re-election. Will there ever be a GAO report? Has the GAO become part of the coverup?

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DXer has assembled these 10 questions

related to USAMRIID’s secret dried aerosol project … 

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1. Who Was The Only Person In [Redacted] Spoke To About The Dried Aerosol Project? Was It Ivins Assistant, The Aerosol Expert Pat F.? It Was Not Ivins Because His Name Would Not Have Been Redacted.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 11, 2012

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/who-was-the-only-person-in-redacted-spoke-to-about-the-dried-aerosol-project-was-it-ivins-assistant-the-aerosol-expert-pat-f-it-was-not-ivins-because-his-name-would-not-have-been-redacted/

2. The Dried Aerosol Project At USAMRIID Was to Determine The Breakthrough Point for the Recombinant Protective Antigen Vaccine; Equipment Was Purchased and Preliminary Experiments Were Performed : Dugway Was Considered As Supplier Of Dried Virulent Spores

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 1, 2012
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/the-dried-aerosol-project-at-usamriid-was-to-determine-the-breakthrough-point-for-the-recombinant-protective-antigen-vaccine-equipment-was-purchased-and-preliminary-experiments-were-performed-dug/

3. Was the sample that Dr. Ivins says he was told was from Iraq — but wasn’t — actually from the dried aerosol project that had been launched at USAMRIID unbeknownst to Dr. Ivins? Who brought it to him? Where did it come from?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 14, 2011
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/was-the-sample-that-dr-ivins-says-he-was-told-was-from-iraq-but-wasnt-actually-from-the-dried-aerosol-project-that-had-been-launched-at-usamriid-unbeknownst-to-dr-ivins-who-brought-it-to/

4. Dr. Ivins reports he had not known the FBI anthrax expert made a dried powder out of Ames from RMR 1029 for DARPA until after 9/11; did the FBI scientist and his assistants participate in the dried aerosol project at USAMRIID?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 13, 2011
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/dr-ivins-reports-he-had-not-known-the-fbi-anthrax-expert-made-a-dried-powder-out-of-ames-from-rmr-1029-for-darpa-until-after-911-did-the-fbi-scientist-and-his-assistants-participate-in-the-dried/

5. Who did this dried aerosol study at USAMRIID?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 27, 2011
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/who-did-this-dried-aerosol-study-at-usamriid/

6. Who worked alone on the dried aerosol project in Building 1412 and what does he or she say about the research? Was virulent Ames ever made into a dried powder in Maryland or Virginia?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 23, 2011
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/who-worked-alone-on-the-dried-aerosol-project-in-buildling-1412-and-what-does-he-or-she-say-about-the-research-was-virulent-ames-was-ever-made-into-a-dried-powder-in-maryland-or-virginia/

7. The dried aerosol work in Aerobiology did not continue because dried agents are difficult to contain and decontaminate and because dried agents have dual use implications

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 19, 2011
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/the-dried-aerosol-work-in-aerobiology-did-not-continue-becaused-dried-agents-are-difficult-to-contain-and-decontaminate-and-because-dried-agents-have-duel-use-implications/

8. More on dried aerosol project: Was it Southern Research Institute that was considered for the contract? Who thought he was above the investigation?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 19, 2011
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/more-on-dried-aerosol-project-was-it-southern-research-institute-that-was-considered-for-the-contract-who-thought-he-was-above-the-investigation/

9. DXer: John Ezzell forthrightly (to my way of thinking, heroically) answered all my questions relating to the DARPA research in which Flask 1029 (the “murder weapon” to borrow US Attorney Taylor’s term) was used to make a dried powder Ames aerosol.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 10, 2010
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/john-ezzell-forthrightly-to-my-way-of-thinking-heroically-answered-all-my-dxers-questions-relating-to-the-darpa-research-in-which-flask-1029-the-“murder-weapon”-to-borrow-us/

10. why did the FBI keep evidence of John Ezzell’s dried powder from the NAS?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 21, 2011
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/why-did-fbi-keep-evidence-of-john-ezzells-dried-powder-from-the-nas/

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* DXer’s comment on Ali Al-Timimi and the increasing plausibility of Lew’s novel CASE CLOSED

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 24, 2014


Ali Al-Timimi

DXer:

  • Ali Al-Timimi shared a suite with the leading DARPA-funded Ames researchers who co-invented a patent in Spring 2001 to grow anthrax in silica, thus concentrating it. 
  • The silicon signature should have sounded alarm bells but a Red Team, whose membership has been kept from the public, decided the FBI should not pursue the red hot forensics lead.

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LMW:

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence … POSSIBLE BUT NOT SO LIKELY

  2. The FBI, despite the most expensive and extensive investigation in its history, has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001 … EVEN LESS LIKELY

  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, for undisclosed reasons … THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO

Which one of these scenarios is supported

by DXer’s comments above?

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Every day, the fictional scenario I imagined and presented

in my novel CASE CLOSED

sounds more plausible than anything asserted by the FBI.

Purchase CASE CLOSED at …

http://www.amazon.com/Case-Closed-failed-solve-anthrax/dp/1475131801/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393256845&sr=8-1&keywords=weinstein+case+closed

CASE CLOSED

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* 2014 Straits Times report : Into what weapons did Yazid Sufaat attempt to load anthrax?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 23, 2014

icymiterrorists1701

 

“Old laws useful against terrorism”

IN THE battle against terrorist-scientists, old-fashioned laws still matter. Take the case of Yazid Sufaat, a Malaysian former army captain with a science degree from the United States, and an Al-Qaeda operative.

Terror groups handpick their terrorist-scientists, suggesting the importance of chemical or biological weapons for terrorists.

Yazid was chosen by Hambali, the operations chief for the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah. The duo travelled to Indonesia some time before 2001 to interview a microbiologist working in a government research facility, said research analyst Idznursham Ismail.

But Hambali did not see leadership potential in the Indonesian, and Yazid was chosen to head the anthrax programme instead. Yazid is believed to have tried to cultivate and load anthrax onto weapons in Afghanistan  …

His home in Kuala Lumpur was allegedly used for meetings of senior Al-Qaeda members, including one to discuss plans to crash planes in the United States on Sept 11, 2001.

He was detained in Malaysia under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in 2001, and held for seven years.

In 2011, the ISA was repealed. Last year, he was charged in Malaysia with promoting acts of terrorism in Syria.

But the Malaysian courts ruled that he cannot be put on trial under the new law, the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, as it does not cover terrorism activities conducted outside Malaysia.

Yazid was rearrested a week later and accused of being a member of a terrorist group, Tanzim Al-Qaeda Malaysia. …

M. NIRMALA

 

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* DXer asks: why is Ivins’ polygraph not disclosable under FOIA?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 23, 2014

The FBI has no case against this man ... but meanwhile he is dead and the real perpetrators are still out there.

The FBI has no case against this man … but meanwhile he is dead and the real perpetrators are still out there.

DXer asks:

why is Ivins’ polygraph is not disclosable under FOIA?

Currently, it is under seal. Dr. Ivins has passed away. The case is closed. Just because it would not be admissible in court is not justification for its withholding under FOIA.

The FBI publicly relied on the polygraphs — both of which Dr. Ivins passed — as part of its “science” in publicly accusing him The FBI should produce it to GAO and it should be disclosed by DOJ under FOIA.

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* Alnora Robinson testified at civil deposition about the security clearance of foreign nationals and private company employees visiting USAMRIID

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 23, 2014

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* All of Amerithrax “Ivins Theory” was a crock.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 23, 2014

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DXer commented on * Did the FBI Scientist Throw Out The Other Slants That Did Not Use Specified TSA Remel Slant Or Only Dr. Ivins’ February 2002 Submission From RMR 1029 From Which Its Scientists Had Made A Dried Powder? Who Threw It Out?

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DXer: It was the lab that threw out Dr. Ivins’ slant that admits to having made a dried powder out of RMR 1029. Ivins didn’t. The expert working for the FBI did. All of Amerithrax “Ivins Theory” was a crock. And the FBI says Ivins acted deceptively? It was the FBI that never disclosed its expert had made a dried powder out of RMR 1029.

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* Why doesn’t the FBI offer America a credible story? Why don’t we know who is responsible for the 2001 anthrax attacks?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 22, 2014

GAO, FBI, Ivins

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It should be completely clear to anyone who has read the many posts on this blog that the FBI has no credible case against Dr. Bruce Ivins. The FBI assertion that Ivins was the sole perpetrator, or even that he was involved – has been totally demolished.

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus:

no evidence,

no witnesses,

science that proves innocence instead of guilt. 

So what really happened? 

And why doesn’t the FBI offer America

a credible story?

Yet the FBI will admit nothing. There is still stonewalling of FOIA requests. The GAO, which years ago was asked by Congressman Rush Holt, to review the FBI investigation, is way past any deadline any reasonable person would have set for a response.

I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence … POSSIBLE BUT NOT SO LIKELY

  2. The FBI, despite the most expensive and extensive investigation in its history, has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001 … EVEN LESS LIKELY

  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, for undisclosed reasons … THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO

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Who will come forward to demand a full disclosure?

America deserves to know.

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* Amerithrax – Full Russell Byrne civil deposition produced today

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 22, 2014

 

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/ysg0u6h80lrsq26/Byrne%20deposition.pdf

 

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* Dr. Russell Byrne, in his deposition produced today, explained people would have noticed all the plates run through the autoclave night after night because their life depends on paying attention.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 22, 2014

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* Most of Colonel Edward J. Eitzen’s civil deposition can be found here

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 21, 2014


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Dr. Edward M. Eitzen, Jr., former USAMRIID Commander, testified at deposition about the security clearance that was supposed to be required before foreign nationals were allowed access to Biolevel 3 containment at USAMRIID

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/9hpsl5oy51wu060/9027114-10–31924.pdf

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