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

* Tom Ridge, former Homeland Secretary (from ’03-’05), this week said that “al-Qaida did experiments on anthrax in animals” — did AQ use the “Ames strain” like Dr. Garvey reports the CIA detected at the Afghan lab?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 15, 2015

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Link to brief quote from Tom Ridge’s interview on FoxNews last week.


26 Responses to “* Tom Ridge, former Homeland Secretary (from ’03-’05), this week said that “al-Qaida did experiments on anthrax in animals” — did AQ use the “Ames strain” like Dr. Garvey reports the CIA detected at the Afghan lab?”

  1. DXer said

    Michael Garvey, who last I looked was head of Philadelphia’s forensics, would be a great addition to a new Administration. Then maybe we could get to the bottom of the issue whether the Ames strain was detected at Sufaat’s lab as the CIA found — but the FBI disregarded. The FBI’s consultant was the former top guy at Porton Down who allowed Rauf Ahmad to visit and present on isolating anthrax at the annual conference sponsored by Porton Down.

  2. DXer said

    The Smithonian feature today refers to a cave in Afghanistan. Yazid Sufaat’s lab, even before the new equipment arrived, was in a hospital, not a cave.

  3. DXer said

    Evan McMullin, a former CIA counterterrorism officer, will run for president as a third-party conservative alternative to Donald Trump.
    CIA. Wharton Business School. Goldman Sachs. Former GOP Congressional Policy honcho.

    He would be good on Al Qaeda. That’s what he did. He was on the scene and operational.

    As for Trump, consider the LA Times, Op-Ed; “I was a Minuteman III nuclear launch officer. Take it from me: We can’t let Trump become president.”

    If you are Republican and find that Trump does not represent the ideals of the party of Lincoln, then follow the lead of a growing number of Republicans concerned about the damage Trump would do to our country’s national security and global stability.

    “Republican defectors of all stripes look for more serious contender than Trump”

    “The elected Republican lawmakers who have jumped ship from presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign span east and west, north and south. Some are conservative, and others more moderate. They are men and women.

    And to a person, they say Mr. Trump isn’t a serious enough candidate, either in personality or policy, for them to back him.”

  4. DXer said

  5. DXer said

    The CIA’s detection of the Ames strain of b. anthracis in Afghanistan was discarded by the FBI due to different testing results, sampling procedures, and methodology used by the FBI and IC (“Intelligence Community”)
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 30, 2015

  6. DXer said

    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 on November 16, 2014

    Indeed, the Chair of the Dangerous Pathogens 2000 conference at which the Al Qaeda scientist’s Rauf Ahmad’s research on killing mice with anthrax was presented, worked at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Center while advising the FBI’s Amerithrax Investigation ; the paper Dr. Baillie presented was co-authored with sequencer of the Ames strain.

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