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

* Al Qaeda PhD microbiologist Samar Al-Barq told US interrogators “I made the anthrax” — but then he recanted saying he had lied under coercion.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 5, 2015



6 Responses to “* Al Qaeda PhD microbiologist Samar Al-Barq told US interrogators “I made the anthrax” — but then he recanted saying he had lied under coercion.”

  1. DXer said

    Wisconsin mother of two charged with trying to recruit for ISIS, hacking social media accounts

    by Pete Williams / Jun.15.2018 / 9:26 AM ET / Updated 9:28 AM ET

    Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Waheba Issa Dais hacked into Facebook accounts belong to others and used them and Twitter to spread pro-ISIS propaganda, urge followers to join the terror group, and circulate instructions on how to build bombs and biological weapons.


    Dais faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

  2. DXer said

    What does Gina Haspel, the new CIA Deputy Director, think of the statement by Yazid Sufaat’s assistant, Al-Barq, that he made anthrax?

    Did the interrogation of Al-Barq lead to false statements or to a truthful acknowledgment?

    In a comfortable armchair, Yazid Sufaat would later admit that they had made anthrax but that he felt that it was only good for sabotage; he preferred something that killed more quickly and reliably).

    Yazid Sufaat says that, contrary to some media reports, he was successful in developing anthrax, but prefers other bugs; he views anthrax as good for sabotaging, but not killing
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 30, 2015

    Indeed, in written communication with me Yazid Sufaat does not deny that he made anthrax but merely pleads the Fifth Amendment relating to what strain of anthrax he was using. (He’s really quite an affable fellow and quite the romantic).

    In written correspondence with the Case Closed blog, the Sacramento State graduate and former Malaysian Army Captain Yazid Sufaat has invoked the “Fifth Amendment” and declined to disclose the b. anthracis strain he was using.
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 28, 2015

    New C.I.A. Deputy Director, Gina Haspel, Had Leading Role in Torture

    Did the FBI ever tell the CIA that Al Qaeda’s leading anthrax scientist setting up the anthrax lab had published on isolating anthrax before 911 — at Porton Down no less?

    Rauf Ahmad is Exhibit A on the importance of vetting. Les Baillie (and Peter Turnbull, for that matter) have never acknowledged this — not publicly and not while helping the FBI in advising the Amerithrax investigation.

    The FBI has known since 2001 that a paper at the 2000 UK conference chaired by the lone non-US Amerithrax advisor Les Baillie, explained how Al Qaeda’s anthrax lab scientist Rauf Ahmad had killed mice with 100 injected spores.

    Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 16, 2014

  3. DXer said

    Is Al Barq still in an Israeli prison?

  4. DXer said

    Kenya anthrax plot story –

    “Alleged accomplice Farah Dagane, medical interns in the western town of Kitale, have gone into hiding. Rights activists have since Friday suggested that police could be involved in the medics’ disappearance.”

    Was this Farah Dagane at issue?

    This person’s skills and expertise are listed to include food microbiology, food microbiology and safety. Topics include microbiology, microbiology techniques etc. Have his “followers” seen him lately?

  5. DXer said

    Al Qaeda anthrax lab director Yazid Sufaat’s former assistant indicted in Israel for holding biological weapons
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 5, 2014

    Senate Torture Report: Yazid Sufaat’s assistant Al-Barq alternately would say “I made the anthrax” or “I lied”
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 10, 2014

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

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