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

* Head Of CIA’s Interrogation Program Jose Rodriguez Points To Al Qaeda Anthrax Program and Fall 2001 Mailings In Disputing Senate Torture Report

Posted by DXer on December 12, 2014


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10 Responses to “* Head Of CIA’s Interrogation Program Jose Rodriguez Points To Al Qaeda Anthrax Program and Fall 2001 Mailings In Disputing Senate Torture Report”

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  2. DXer said

    What do the former CIA officials say about Al Qaeda and anthrax in this new book?

    What does KSM say in the letter he wants to send to President Obama?

    Feinstein Slams New Book by Former CIA Officials
    BY JEFF STEIN 9/5/15 AT 3:03 PM

    It features contributions by several former CIA senior officials, including former directors George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden, who oversaw various stages of the “enhanced interrogation techniques” applied to Al-Qaeda operatives in the first years following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.

    The former officials “maintain that the SSCI report was biased and unfairly characterized the program,” the publisher said in a press release. “This is their attempt to set the record straight on the techniques that were used in interrogating terrorists as well as emphasize the value of the information that was gained.”


    But Feinstein characterized the essays in the book as recycled criticisms from the website that “do not contradict” the committe’s conclusions: “that these interrogation techniques were brutal and did not produce information that was not already obtained in more traditional and acceptable ways by intelligence and law enforcement personnel.”

    Al Qaeda, Anthrax and Ayman Zawahiri: The Infiltration of US Biodefense

  3. DXer said

    The Associate Press in an October 5, 2009 article reported:

    “The book [an authorized biography of MI5] says that in 2000, MI5 — without realizing it at the time — foiled a plot by Al Qaeda to obtain biological weapons when it found samples and equipment in the luggage of a Pakistani microbiologist, Rauf Ahmad, who had attended a conference on pathogens in Britain. U.S. intelligence later revealed that Ahmad had been in touch with Al Qaeda’s No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri.’

    The problem with this logic is that Rauf Ahmad already had also attended the Dangerous Pathogens conference in 1999 — and relatedly he visited a second lab for the purpose of obtaining a pathogenic laboratory strain of anthrax. After that second visit, he wrote Ayman Zawahiri that he had successfully obtained the targets.

    Government accountability and transparency requires that Rauf Ahmad’s known and potential sources of the virulent pathogens be identified.

    This Dangerous Pathogens 2000 Conference was sponsored by Bruce Ivins’ Les Baillie, who then worked for the FBI on Amerithrax at the NMRC in Maryland. That is where the Ames strain samples were kept in a repository.

    It is important that in addition to the second lab Rauf Ahmad, the samples that were intercepted in 2000 should be identified — along most importantly the name of the person who gave them to him.

    If it was Bruce Ivins, for example, then one can ask whether he had given Rauf Ahmad virulent Ames at the previous year’s conference.

    If it was Les Baillie, he can be asked the same.

    Same for any of the other researchers with access to the Ames strain.

    If Rauf Ahmad’s source of the strain was someone else, we can consider whether that person had access to Ames.

  4. DXer said

    With the GAO’s review of the FBI’s science used in the Amerithrax investigation expected this week, here is a general sign-up.

    Anthrax, Al Qaeda and Ayman Zawahiri: the Infiltration of US and UK Biodefense

  5. DXer said

    DXer says: Adnan El-Shukrijumah is the anthrax mailer … on or about 9/13/2001, he phoned from KSM’s house to tell his mom he was coming to the US
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 6, 2014

    In February 2003, the FBI announced that “Jafar the Pilot” (aka Adnan El-Shukrijumah) had entered the country sometime after September 1, 2001
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 26, 2014

    In Sarasota investigation, who was the person associated with the hijackers’ flight school who was discovered to have re-entered the country after 9/11?
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 21, 2014

  6. DXer said

    In today’s installment of a continuing series, Al Qaeda anthrax lab technician Yazid Sufaat defends his decision to go to Afghanistan to work on his “anthrax project” for Al Qaeda
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 20, 2012

    Hank Crumpton Says Yazid Sufaat’s “mission was bio-attacks against American targets”
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 14, 2012

    In February 2002, NEWSWEEK described Al Qaeda anthrax lab director Yazid Sufaat’s role in the 911 attacks that killed 3000 civilians.
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 29, 2013

    Al Qaeda anthrax lab tech Yazid Sufaat discusses Zacarias Moussaoui in this 2011 French language television interview
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 28, 2012

  7. DXer said

    Al Qaeda anthrax lab technician tells DXer that he realizes that by addressing these issues he may “jack myself up” but says that the “plan is on the way” — what does he mean when he says the “plan is on the way”?
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 1, 2012

    Yazid Sufaat was happy with the anthrax work when he stayed with KSM for 6 days in 2001 and when he reported to Dr. Ayman on the results of his research with virulent anthrax in August 2001 with Hambali; in his correspondence with DXer, he seems happy today also (and very much in love).
    Posted on May 1, 2012

  8. DXer said

    Al Qaeda anthrax lab tech says he had been part of Malaysian Armed Forces biological weapons program
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 23, 2012

    Al Hawsawi, who had the anthrax processing documents scanned on his laptop, was closely affiliated with Adnan El-Shukrijumah
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 22, 2014

    capture of Mustafa Hawsawi and laptop with anthrax spray drying documents
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 18, 2010

    DXer … It’s naive and uninformed to think that Al Qaeda could not have obtained Ames just because it tended to be in labs associated with or funded by the US military. … The reality is that a lab technician, researcher, or other person similarly situated might simply have walked out of some lab that had it.
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 29, 2013

  9. DXer said

    What did Al Qaeda anthrax lab head Yazid Sufaat discuss at the meeting in Kandahar with Adnan El-Shukrijumah and KSM before Adnan set off to return to the United States shortly after 9/11?
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 7, 2013

    2014 Straits Times report : Into what weapons did Yazid Sufaat attempt to load anthrax?
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 23, 2014

    Amerithrax: In February 2002, the FBI Failed To Take Custody of Al Qaeda Anthrax Scientists Rauf Ahmad and Yazid Sufaat
    Posted on September 14, 2013

    GAO: Abu Bakr al-Filistini was one of Yazid Sufaat’s assistants helping with the anthrax project
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 4, 2013

  10. DXer said

    If Yazid Sufaat and his assistants had not been working with virulent anthrax at the Kandahar lab, there would have been no reason for them to have been vaccinated
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 22, 2014

    One of the men who set up Yazid Sufaat’s anthrax lab in Kandahar in May 2001 acknowledged association with Jaffar al-Tayyar aka (Adnan al-Shukrijumah) but apparently the interrogator was confused by the multiple aliases
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 22, 2014

    Before his recent arrest, Yazid Sufaat declined to tell DXer the strain of the “anthrax spore concentrate”
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 29, 2013

    The UK Lab That Let Al Qaeda Scientist Rauf Ahmad Leave With Virulent Anthrax in 1999 Made A Mistake; To Keep The Lab’s Identity A Secret Prevents Us From Learning From History
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 5, 2014

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