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* Was Redacted Al-Timimi investigation Amerithrax?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 14, 2015

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* USAMRIID did not produce any irradiation records relating to the August 28, 2000 175 ml Ames shipment and the June 27, 2001 340 ml Ames shipment – and has not produced any records that the Ames was ever shipped back out

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 14, 2015

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* Did USAMRIID’s John Ezzell and Terry Abshire, through no fault of their own, turn out to have a massive conflict of interest?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 14, 2015

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* ABSHIRE indicated that Ivins’ “Dugway Ames Spores” did not look like the spores from the letters, but that some of her own Bacillus anthracis (Ba) spore preparations did resemble the material contained in the letters.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 14, 2015

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* USAMRIID’s Special Pathogens Branch would send out more b. anthracis than was requested, and lyophilize the excess amount to avoid temperature requirements in shipping

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 14, 2015

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* Did the Pentagon allow its DARPA-funded Ames research to be infiltrated by a committed Salafist and convicted seditionist Ali Al-Timimi?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 14, 2015

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* Who was the figure working alone on the dried powder project at USAMRIID in Building 1412?  Who did that person receive all direction on the project from?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 14, 2015

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* DXer’s current Amerithrax hypothesis …

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 14, 2015

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IT WASN’T IVINS !!!

DXer’s current Amerithrax hypothesis …

Pursuant to a lawfully authorized project,   Bruce Harper at Dugway sent John Ezzell virulent Ames that he made into a dried powder for legitimate biodefense testing.  Then USAMRIID DSD Special Pathogens Branch (Ezzell and Henchal) sent out to JHU/APL or UofA or IITRI in Chicago  or Aberdeen or Southern Research Institute (in Frederick).  
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But the shipment was diverted/ stolen by perpetrator/s unknown.
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To steal a Fed Ex package (even if just from the cold room near a RIID loading dock) is hardly difficult — relative to other challenges.

For example, researchers such as Ivins often would  prepare a package for shipping and then leave it overnight sitting there waiting to go out.

In any event, USAMRIID has not been able yet to produce evidence that the 340 ml. of virulent Ames sent by Bruce Harper on June 27, 2001 was irradiated — or that it was shipped back out from USAMRIID.

Dr. Ezzell was under the supervision of Erik Henchal, I expect.   Dr. Henchal was head of DSD’s Special Pathogens branch.  
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(Dr. Henchal this past week forbade me from ever asking him about the 340 ml. shipment of Ames and notes he did not take any official documents with him.).  
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He is now a chief honcho at the FDA regarding vaccines.

Dr. Henchal then was Deputy  Commander and Commander  during the key two or three years of the Amerithrax investigation.  Ivins thought it was an incredible coverup that only Bacteriology Division was swabbed for spores rather than DSD also.  Dr. Ezzell collected the sample for the FBI.  He had worked as part of the FBI’s HMRU unit testing powders since 1996 alongside some of FBI’s Amerithrax scientists.  Dr. Ezzell or his assistant threw out Ivins’ submitted sample in February 2002.  When I first called Dr. Ezzell in 2009 he straightforwardly said that the FBI was likely wiretapping his phone. 

I think that John Ezzell, in a filmed interview at a public conference,  forthrightly answered all my questions.   I just think I didn’t ask the right questions.  He then had a heart attack during the break after questioning was called short when he showed signs of distress.  I did not know about the other large shipments of virulent Ames from Dugway in August 2000 and June 2001.   Prior to the break in questioning, I had only asked him about a withdrawal of 40 ml. from Ivins Flask 1029 in late August 2000.  I did not know about Bruce Harper’s shipments of a large quantitiy of Ames grown from the same seed stock as Flask 1029 (Flask 1030).

Background sources:

1.  Ivins was ordered by superior not to repeat the report that the powder closest to the mailed anthrax was made by DSD for DARPA  [See #2 below]
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 25, 2015
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/ivins-was-ordered-by-superior-not-to-repeat-the-report-that-the-powder-closest-to-the-mailed-anthrax-was-made-by-dsd-for-darpa/

2.  Did someone make a powder out of the missing 340 ml. of virulent Ames for DARPA or DTRA research?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 25, 2015
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/did-someone-make-a-powder-out-of-the-missing-340-ml-of-virulent-ames-for-darpa-or-dtra-research/

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. FBI scientist John Ezzell has explained that dried Ames and Sterne spores went to studies for DARPA at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labs in Columbia, MD
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 28, 2015
5.  Who in Dr. Ezzell’s lab threw out Ivins’ February 2002 sample which contained the 4 morphs?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 22, 2011
6.  Terry Abshire {Ezzell’s assistant] in a document produced this week under FOIA explains that the genetically matching sample she had in her lab was not submitted in the initial set ; instead, wasn’t her lab provided genetically matching material in August 2000 for DARPA research in which Dr. Ezzell made a dried powder out of the Ames and gave it to the DARPA researchers?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 6, 2011
7.  This is an interview of a scientist who had been working on the DARPA research while at USAMRIID; did Joany Jackman leave the remaining Ames from Flask 1029 with Terry Abshire or John Ezzell when she left?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 12, 2011
8.  why did the FBI keep evidence of John Ezzell’s dried powder from the NAS?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 21, 2011
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.  When (prior to 9/11) did USAMRIID’s John Ezzell, the FBI’s anthrax expert, send the dried spores to Johns-Hopkins Applied Physics he had made at the request of DARPA? Did those spores show a silicon signature?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 14, 2010
11.   were aerosol experiments done with the irradiated dry powder that Dr. Ezzell reports he made at the request of DARPA?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 9, 2010
12.   Bruce Ivins thought it was an “incredible coverup” that he was not allowed to swab the Diagnostic Services Division at the same time he swabbed his lab and offices
13.  Was the 340 ml. of Ames anthrax sent on June 27, 2001 from Dugway to USAMRIID for irradiation the anthrax that reportedly went missing?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 6, 2015
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/was-the-340-ml-of-ames-anthrax-sent-on-june-27-2001-from-dugway-to-usamriid-for-irradiation-the-anthrax-that-reportedly-went-missing/
14.   In addition to the 340 ml. of virulent Ames shipped to USAMRIID on June 27, 2001, Dugway shipped 175 ml. of Ames anthrax strain in late August 2000.  That was when Dr. Ezzell, the FBI’s scientist at USAMRIID, made a dried powder out of Ames anthrax strain from Ivins’ Flask 1029 for the DARPA JHU-APL mass spec. project.
Posted on October 28, 2015
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/in-addition-to-the-340-ml-of-virulent-ames-shipped-to-usamriid-on-june-27-2001-dugway-shipped-175-ml-of-ames-anthrax-strain-in-late-august-2000-that-was-when-dr-ezzell-the-fbis-scient/
15.  Did someone make a powder out of the missing 340 ml. of virulent Ames for DARPA or DTRA research?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 25, 2015
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/did-someone-make-a-powder-out-of-the-missing-340-ml-of-virulent-ames-for-darpa-or-dtra-research/
16.  I have asked Bruce Ivins’ superior by email today to explain the justification for the missing 340 ml. of virulent b. anthracis Ames shipped from Dugway to USAMRIID on June 27, 2001
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 25, 2015
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/i-have-asked-bruce-ivins-superior-by-email-today-to-explain-the-justification-for-the-missing-340-ml-of-virulent-b-anthracis-ames-shipped-from-dugway-to-usamriid-on-june-27-2001/17.  Radiation Chief Robert J. Hawley was on vacation the week the 340 ml. shipment of virulent Ames came in from Dugway
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 22, 2015
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/radiation-chief-richard-j-hawley-was-on-vacation-the-week-the-340-ml-shipment-of-virulent-ames-came-in-from-dugway/18.  No documents were produced today indicating that June 27, 2001 shipment of 340 ml. Ames was ever irradiated and shipped out
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 22, 2015
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/no-documents-were-produced-today-indicating-that-june-27-2001-shipment-of-340-ml-ames-was-ever-irradiated-and-shipped-out/

19.  Dugway used live anthrax in decontamination studies in the late 1990s at the same time it make one-pound quantities of Bacillus subtilis
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 19, 2015
ttps://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/dugway-used-live-anthrax-in-decontamination-studies-in-the-late-1990s-at-the-same-time-it-make-one-pound-quantities-of-bacillus-subtilis/comment-page-1/#comment-41292

20.  Dugway anthrax – Will it take Congressional subpoena power to fill in the blanks in the email asking about weaponized anthrax that came to Detrick via FedEx and then was shipped out and some was missing?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 29, 2015
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/dugway-anthrax-will-it-take-congressional-subpoena-power-to-fill-in-the-blanks-in-the-email-asking-about-weaponized-anthrax-that-came-to-detrick-and-then-was-shipped-out-and-some-was-missing/

21.  USAMRIID today produced an “Information Paper” explaining production of gamma-irradiation sterilized dried Ames anthrax spores pre-9/11
Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 26, 2014
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/usamriid-today-produced-an-information-paper-explaining-production-of-gamma-irradiation-sterilized-dried-ames-anthrax-spores-pre-911/

22.  did the dry powdered spores prepared at USAMRIID for DARPA contain a Silicon Signature? if so, what was its source?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 6, 2010
https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/did-the-spores-prepared-at-usamriid-for-darpa-contain-a-silicon-signature-if-so-what-was-its-source/comment-page-1/

23. 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/

24. 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/

25. 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/

26. 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/

27. 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/

28. 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/

29. 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/

30. 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/

31.  Under the Agreement between JHU/APL and USAMRIID’s DSD, USAMRIID was to include work with virulent strains, and not just the Ames from Flask 1029 (Dugway Spores) that had been irradiated. 98 vials of Dugway spores are missing — claimed to have been destroyed the previous year.
Posted on October 27, 2014

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* USAMRIID FOIA production today: Dugway shipped 175 ml. of virulent Ames to USAMRIID on August 30, 2000 by FedEx

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 14, 2015

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