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

* In describing the visit by the non-citizen Egyptian male to work with the virulent Ames in the B3 with Ivins, Fellows and Linscott, Ivins reports that the scientist’s name was spelled wrong on the electronic USAMRIID foreign visiting scientist record

Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 14, 2014

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4 Responses to “* In describing the visit by the non-citizen Egyptian male to work with the virulent Ames in the B3 with Ivins, Fellows and Linscott, Ivins reports that the scientist’s name was spelled wrong on the electronic USAMRIID foreign visiting scientist record”

  1. DXer said

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/press-briefing-national-biodefense-strategy-091818/

    Q You mentioned that the anthrax attacks of 17 years ago was indeed a domestic one done at a National Research Laboratory here by a scientist there.

    It would seem to me that that is the single greatest potential threat. And also, coupled with that, is the fact that we have so many scientists from malign states who do university work in this country. What kind of scrutiny are those scientists given by the government?

    SECRETARY AZAR: So, as you may know, there are different tiers of biological research facilities all the way up to what’s called biosecurity level 4, the most contained for the most dangerous select agents that we operate on. And that lab safety and control is something that at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of Atlanta, that’s part of my department, we regulate and focus on lab security there.

    So that’s actually a key part of the strategy. It’s good that you mentioned that — is the lab security here in the United States. There are a fair number of labs. We need to keep that. All of the great research that we do to advance biomedicine, and also even to prepare for countermeasures, has its opposite side, which is the threat potential. Exactly what you mentioned.

    So that involves having to do background checks on individuals who may be touching select agents. There’s a whole regulatory regime — it’s called the Select Agent Regulation that CDC has — that controls the use transport of these more dangerous components that could be used in biological weapons.

    Anthrax, Al Qaeda and Ayman Zawahiri: The Infiltration of US Biodefense
    https://www.amerithrax.wordpress.com

  2. DXer said

    In his recent book, former FBI Agent Scott Decker explains first meeting Bruce Ivins and Pat Fellows:

    “”As we shook, he introduced himself with a deep voice. “Hi, I’m Bruce Ivins. This is Pat Fellows, my assistant and coworker. I asked her to join us. She’s the expert on growing anthrax spores,. This is her office, too. Our technician uses that desk near the door, but she’s not here today. What can we do for you?”

    ***

    Fellows took a seat beside her desk and began to explain their process for making anthrax spores. She first explained that the clogging problem is also alleviated by growing the bacteria in liquid broth instead of on plates of solid agar.” (p. 109)

  3. DXer said

    In light of Dr. Scott Stanley’s nearly daily presence at USAMRIID for long periods, he would have been the one to follow up on this lead of a non-citizen from Egypt — whose friends were recruited into jihad by Dr. Ayman Zawahiri at Cairo Medical. Did he?

    Anthrax, Al Qaeda and Ayman Zawahiri: The Infiltration of US Biodefense
    http://www.amerihrax.wordpress.com

  4. DXer said

    Who conducted this interview? Who was the FBI Special Agent. Did Agent Anne Colbert or Rick Lambert conduct this interview as I believe they did the March 31, 2005 interview?

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