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

Posts Tagged ‘Ali al-Timimi’

* July 26, 2016 Court of Appeals Order directs that Ali Al-Timimi remand will include consideration of Supreme Court 2015 “due process” ruling relating to vagueness of crime

Posted by DXer on August 4, 2016

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* Was Redacted Al-Timimi investigation Amerithrax?

Posted by DXer 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 DXer on November 14, 2015

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* DXer’s comment on Ali Al-Timimi and the increasing plausibility of Lew’s novel CASE CLOSED

Posted by DXer on February 24, 2014

Ali Al-Timimi


  • Ali Al-Timimi shared a suite with the leading DARPA-funded Ames researchers who co-invented a patent in Spring 2001 to grow anthrax in silica, thus concentrating it. 
  • The silicon signature should have sounded alarm bells but a Red Team, whose membership has been kept from the public, decided the FBI should not pursue the red hot forensics lead.



I can imagine only 3 possible “actual” scenarios …

  1. The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence … POSSIBLE BUT NOT SO LIKELY

  2. The FBI, despite the most expensive and extensive investigation in its history, has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001 … EVEN LESS LIKELY

  3. The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, for undisclosed reasons … THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO

Which one of these scenarios is supported

by DXer’s comments above?


Every day, the fictional scenario I imagined and presented

in my novel CASE CLOSED

sounds more plausible than anything asserted by the FBI.

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* “911 imam” Anwar Awlaki spoke alongside “anthrax weapons suspect” Ali Al-Timimi in England in August 2001

Posted by DXer on August 2, 2012



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* National Geographic Documentary: Inside The FBI Counterterrorism Unit

Posted by DXer on August 26, 2011



In the aftermath of 9/11, an elite team of FBI counter-terror agents uncovers two disturbing terror threats. The first involves a group of young men in Northern Virginia and their spiritual leader, Ali Al-Timimi, who is accused of directing his men to overseas training camps to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. The second plot involves yet another Al-Timimi pupil, who is charged with planning the next 9/11.  FBI  Suburban Surveillance takes viewers deep inside the complex human drama at the heart of America¹s war on terror.

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* Who does former lead Amerithrax prosecutor Daniel Seikaly and his daughter, Ali Al-Timimi’s former defense counsel, think is responsible for the anthrax mailings of Fall 2001?

Posted by DXer on May 22, 2011


  • In an October 2007 deposition, the head of the Amerithrax prosecution, Daniel Seikaly, pled the Fifth Amendment when asked if he leaked the (hyped) story about anthrax smelling bloodhounds who alerted when they sniffed Dr. Hatfill.    
  • Attorney Seikaly’s daughter represented “anthrax weapons suspect” Ali Al-Timimi, pro bono.   
  • In 2001, Ali Al-Timimi  was coordinating with Anwar Aulaqi and shared a suite with the DARPA-funded Ames anthrax researchers who had their work with virulent Ames done at Southern Research Institute in Frederick, MD.  
  • Anwar Awlaki wants to kill a million US citizens in a mass attack.  
  • Who does former prosecutor and his daughter, Ali Al-Timimi’s former defense counsel, think is responsible for the anthrax mailings of Fall 2001?







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* While US government focuses on Anwar Al-Aulaqi, the media continues to overlook Aulaqi’s connection to fellow Falls Church imam, “anthrax weapons suspect” Ali Al-Timimi

Posted by DXer on May 25, 2010


The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline. The real question is why the FBI persists in sticking to such a pathetic story. What are they hiding? I offer one “fictional” scenario in my novel CASE CLOSED, judged by many readers, including a highly respected official in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as “quite plausible.”

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* Ken Dillon asks … Who Was the Real Anthrax Mailer? … the key people in the anthrax mailings were not Bruce Ivins or Steven Hatfill … instead, they appear to have been Ali al-Timimi and Abderraouf Jdey.

Posted by DXer on March 28, 2010

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Ken Dillon asks … Who Was the Real Anthrax Mailer?

  • There’s a gaping hole in the FBI’s argument that U.S. Government scientist Bruce Ivins was the anthrax mailer.
  • In addition to the 100 scientists with access to virulent anthrax from Ivins’s flask whom the FBI claims to have ruled out, one unauthorized individual had a special kind of access-the kind you get when you steal something.
  • Hovering in proximity to an unlocked refrigerator with the anthrax at George Mason University was Islamic ideologue Ali al-Timimi, who in early 2001 was studying for a Ph.D in computational biology.
  • Al-Timimi has since been arrested and sentenced for inciting Muslims in Virginia to travel to Pakistan to fight against U.S. forces.
  • (Note: The GMU researchers used what is known as Delta Ames.)
  • Al-Timimi’s office was right around the corner from the offices of Charles Bailey and Ken Alibek, co-principal investigators on a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded anthrax project.
  • Bailey was a former deputy commander of USAMRIID at Fort Detrick, Maryland, where he had been a boss of Bruce Ivins.
  • Alibek was the former deputy director of the Soviet biowarfare program. Bailey and Alibek had partnered on a patent application for a method of preparing anthrax that would closely resemble the sophisticated preparation in the letters mailed to Senators Daschle and Leahy.
  • As a computer expert, al-Timimi presumably knew how to access Bailey’s poorly secured computer to obtain this application.

All these details and more have been worked out by attorney Ross Getman, a leading researcher on the anthrax mailings case.

  • Getman found several other labs where al Qaeda may have gained access to the anthrax
  • Al-Timimi does not show up in FBI’s report on the case, which dismisses the possibility that any foreign entity was involved in the anthrax mailings.

Assuming that al-Timimi indeed stole the anthrax and the instructions, here is what then seems to have happened.

  • Al-Timimi provided the anthrax to a scientist who sympathized with al Qaeda and who had a lab somewhere along the Canadian border (according to the isotope ratios in the water used to prepare the anthrax).
  • When it was ready, al-Timimi gave it to Mohamed Atta. Atta and his group of intending hijackers in Florida unsuccessfully sought to obtain a cropduster, and they evidently handled the anthrax themselves, infecting themselves in the process.
  • As September 11 neared, Atta contacted Abderraouf Jdey in Montreal.
  • Jdey, a Canadian citizen of Tunisian origin who had trained in Afghanistan, had been designated first as an alternate hijacker, then as a part of the second wave of attacks.
  • He returned to Canada in the summer of 2001 and was detained by FBI and INS together with intending pilot Zacarias Moussaoui. Jdey was carrying biology textbooks.
  • Atta appears to have handed over the vials of anthrax to Jdey in Portland, Maine on September 10, which powerfully explains Atta’s otherwise anomalous trip to Portland on the day before the September 11 terrorist attacks.
  • Jdey, whose modus operandi involved travelling to sites in the northeastern U.S., wrote and mailed the anthrax letters in September and October. In November he left his apartment in Montreal, drove to New York, boarded American Airlines Flight #587 on November 12, and brought it down with a shoebomb.

The FBI seems to have learned of Jdey’s likely role as the anthrax mailer in 2004, when this writer contacted the Bureau about Jdey.

  • Investigating further, FBI appears to have found confirmatory evidence.
  • But then-because Jdey was a terrific embarrassment-it suppressed the information it had developed, removed the note in his online biography that he had studied biology, listed him as one of the terrorists it was still hunting for, and searched for a new anthrax mailings suspect.

Eventually, the FBI focused on capable, dedicated, patriotic, and psychologically vulnerable Bruce Ivins.

  • Under the pressure of FBI questioning and surveillance, Ivins became unhinged and committed suicide.
  • Then the FBI accused him of having perpetrated the anthrax mailings, produced a collection of circumstantial evidence, and closed the case on February 19, 2010.

FBI Director Robert Mueller told a 2008 Senate committee that he thought Ivins was guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

  • Beyond a reasonable doubt? Given the weak evidence and the widespread skepticism among experts and the public, this is an extreme statement that lacks any credibility.
  • In fact, the key people in the anthrax mailings were not Bruce Ivins or Steven Hatfill, his predecessor as the FBI’s target.
  • Instead, they appear to have been Ali al-Timimi and Abderraouf Jdey.
  • And the key person in the investigation was FBI Director Robert Mueller himself.

Kenneth J. Dillon is a retired foreign service officer who writes books on science and teaches history as an adjunct at Marymount University.  A detailed discussion of the roles of al-Timimi, Jdey, and FBI in the anthrax mailings case can be found at

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