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* SEMINAR UPDATE … terrorism consultant James Van de Velde has been added to the panel of the Anthrax Mailings investigation seminar on Monday, November 29 at 1:00 pm

Posted by DXer on November 23, 2010

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terrorism consultant James Van de Velde added to the panel …

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James Van de Velde, Ph.D., is a former White House Appointee for nuclear weapons arms control under President George H.W. Bush Sr., Lecturer of Political Science and residential college dean at Yale University, State Department foreign service officer and naval intelligence reserve officer.  He was a fellow at the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control and at the US-Japan Program, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.  From 2003-2004, he volunteered for a Presidential recall (an active duty mobilization) and served as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for al-Qa`ida and biological weapons at the Joint Interagency Task Force for Counter Terrorism (JITF-CT), at the Defense Intelligence Agency.  Van de Velde made two trips to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to interview an individual involved in al-Qa`ida interest in developing anthrax in Afghanistan.

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see the entire revised program and speaker bios at …

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/youre-invited-to-the-anthrax-mailings-investigation-a-seminar-to-discuss-the-investigation-the-scientific-aspects-the-lessons-learned-and-the-broader-implications-of-the-case/

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And why doesn’t the FBI offer America a credible story?

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

The “fictional” scenario in my novel CASE CLOSED has been judged by many readers, including a highly respected official in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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* DXer … a list of UNANSWERED QUESTIONS raised by the documents produced by USAMRIID and FBI to date … cross-referenced to postings on this CASE CLOSED blog

Posted by DXer on November 21, 2010

NOTE:

If you have your own questions you’d like answered at the Nov 29 seminar,

please submit them to this blog.

I will do my best to deal with your issue in the session I am moderating.

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see the entire seminar agenda at …

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/youre-invited-to-the-anthrax-mailings-investigation-a-seminar-to-discuss-the-investigation-the-scientific-aspects-the-lessons-learned-and-the-broader-implications-of-the-case/

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Questions related to the FBI’s assertion that Dr. Ivins

was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks …

  1. The FBI removed the original of Lab Notebook 4010 and other notebooks from USAMRIID without leaving a copy.  Why won’t the FBI produce the relevant pages from the lab notebooks it took? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/85_aaa_notebook_1.jpg
  2. Why didn’t the DOJ credit the uncontradicted 302 interview statement that checking the health of the animals typically would take 2 hours and was a one person job? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_302-interviews_revised_revised.jpg
  3. Why didn’t US Attorney Taylor in explaining Ivins’ overtime in Fall 2001, including November and December,  not realize that  the 2-person rule that in 2002 precluded such overtime and that Ivins moreover was working overtime with his assistant for OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ivins-noble-eagle.jpg
  4. Why did US Attorney and AP create the impression that the Federal Eagle stamp was uniquely sold in Ivins’ post office (near USAMRIID) when it in fact was sold throughout Maryland and Virginia? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/postofficeissuegraphic.jpg
  5. Why didn’t the FBI disclose that the photocopy mentioned in the Amerithrax Summary could be excluded as the source of the Amerithrax letters? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/copier.jpg
  6. Why did the FBI let USAMRIID General John Parker’s false claim that USAMRIID did not make dried powder stand when the FBI and the scientists overseeing the investigation knew its own expert had made dried powdered aerosol using Ames? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/91_1.jpg
  7. Who was the colleague with whom Dr. Heine says he did research regarding antifoam in creating aerosols? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/aaa_heine-spider.jpg
  8. Why did the FBI never disclose the email withheld for 2 years that shows Dr. Ivins knew that 5 ml of virulent Ames had been taken from Building 1412? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/a-new-email-withheld-for-2-years-shows-that-ivins-recognized-that-some-of-his-ames-was-missing/
  9. 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? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/98_aaaaa_subpoena.jpg
  10. Given that the FBI estimates that up to 377 had access required elimination (allowing for some duplication who had access in both 1425 and 1412), why did US Taylor think and falsely claim that only 100 needed to be eliminated — only those with access at Building 1425? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/dr-henry-heine-former-colleague-of-dr-bruce-ivins-freed-of-the-gag-order-interviewed-on-his-last-day-at-usamriid/
  11. When was the location of the flasks (initially there were two flasks) carefully whited out so as to change its location from Building 1412 to Building 1425? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/usamriid-rmr-records-flask-1029/
  12. Who was Dr. Ivins writing about the Ames missing from building 1412 and the autoclaving of samples there? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/87_aaa_missing-ames_1.jpg
  13. What happened to the other slant sent from Texas? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/92_aaaaa_texas.jpg
  14. Ivins notes that the original researcher who obtained the slants from Texas came to work for the CIA. When did he start working for the CIA? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/93_2_aaaaa_work.jpg
  15. Who was Dr. Ivins corresponding with about Ames spores who was going to Arlington to speak to DARPA? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/81_aaa_speaker_rev.jpg
  16. When did SRI first obtain virulent Ames and from whom? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/aaa_sri_dash.jpg
  17. Where was the research on the corona plasma discharge and sonicator on Ames spores supplied by Bruce Ivins conducted for DARPA? Anywhere else? Where were aerosol studies done using dried powder? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/58_aaa_words.jpg
  18. Didn’t the only expert interviewed by the FBI about the code in the letters for which documents were produced disagree with the FBI’s theory of code in the letters? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/theory-of-the-code.jpg
  19. Prior to 9/11, when did USAMRIID’s John Ezzell, the FBI’s anthrax expert, who made a dried aerosol using Ames supplied by Bruce Ivins, send the dried spores to Johns-Hopkins Applied Physics he had made at the request of DARPA?  Did those spores show a silicon signature? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/83_aaa_jhapl_4.jpg
  20. Why was the FBI asking everyone whether they had seen olive oil in one of the aerosol rooms. Was that indicated by the forensics? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/aaa_oliveoyle_rev.jpg
  21. Is olive oil what the bloodhounds smelled at Denny’s when the FBI assume they were tracking Steve Hatfill who had visited the day before? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/aaa_bloodhound_6.jpg
  22. Doesn’t the documentary evidence showing that the key 16 pages was not obtained by the FBI until February 2005 suggest that Amerithrax is the biggest FBI/CIA intelligence failure in the history of the United States? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/dxer-reports-that-ivins-hosted-one-egyptian-visitor-in-the-b3-who-was-the-lifelong-friend-of-a-former-egyptian-islamic-jihad-member-a-schoolmate-recruited-by-ayman-zawahiri/https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/from-dxer-documents-related-to-university-of-michigan/ … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_um-researcher.jpg … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/newly-released-ivins-emails-show-that-no-record-was-kept-of-transfers-to-former-zawahiri-associate-because-it-was-done-at-usamriid/ … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/the-lifelong-friends-of-dr-tarek-hamouda-supplied-virulent-ames-by-bruce-ivins-actively-denounce-their-former-medical-school-associate-ayman-zawahiri-as-a-fanatic-one-serving-as-president-of-ca/

Questions related to the NAS review of the FBI’s science …

  1. Why didn’t the NAS review  include a review of the documents from peer reviewed literature in Ayman Zawahiri’s possession rather than allow the former collection scientist from ATCC narrowly frame the questions around the USAMRIID scientist who tragically committed suicide? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/dxer-documents-in-the-possession-of-ayman-zawahiri-and-his-associates-illustrate-the-dangers-of-scientific-openness/
  2. Why didn’t the NAS review  include a technical review of the spraydrying documents on Al-Hawsawi’s laptop? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_laptop.jpg
  3. Why didn’t the NAS review include a technical review of Rauf Ahmad’s notes and handwritten letter (he was one of the scientists working for Ayman Zawahiri)? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/abdur-rauf-notes.jpghttps://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/abdur-rauf-handwrittenpage21.jpg
  4. Why didn’t the NAS review include a technical review of the later typed correspondence from a later visit by Rauf Ahmad indicating that he had successfully achieved the targets? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/abdur-rauf-i-have-achieved-letter.jpeg

Questions related to suspects other than Dr. Bruce Ivins …

  1. Ali Mohammed, the head of intelligence for Egyptian Islamic Jihad who had a document on his computer seized by the FBI that outlined principles of cell security that would be followed, trained Dahab, a Cairo medical drop-out, to make deadly letters.  Who does Ali think is responsible? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_cocktail_rev.jpg
  2. Dr. Bruce Ivins hosted one Egyptian visitor in the B3 who was the lifelong friend of a former Egyptian Islamic Jihad member, a schoolmate, recruited by Ayman Zawahiri.  Who does he think is responsible? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/dxer-reports-that-ivins-hosted-one-egyptian-visitor-in-the-b3-who-was-the-lifelong-friend-of-a-former-egyptian-islamic-jihad-member-a-schoolmate-recruited-by-ayman-zawahiri/
  3. Dr. Bruce Ivins hosted one Egyptian visitor in the B3 who was the lifelong friend of a former Egyptian Islamic Jihad member, a schoolmate, recruited by Ayman Zawahiri.   Why did the FBI not obtain the relevant documents until February 2005? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/dxer-reports-that-ivins-hosted-one-egyptian-visitor-in-the-b3-who-was-the-lifelong-friend-of-a-former-egyptian-islamic-jihad-member-a-schoolmate-recruited-by-ayman-zawahiri/
  4. This document seized in Afghanistan pointed to infiltration n of US biodefense.  To what was the author referring? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aaa_kuwaiti_revised_horiz.jpg
  5. This Zawahiri correspondence with infiltrating scientist was part of parallel compartmentalized cell operation.  Who else did Ayman attempt to recruit (besides the schoolmate and close friend of Bruce Ivins’ co-worker)? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aaa_raufahmad.jpg
  6. The documents dating from April 1999 show that Ayman Zawahiri’s plan was to recruit a specialist.  Who else did Ayman Zawahiri succeed in recruiting? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_planning.jpg
  7. The lifelong friends of Dr. Tarek Hamouda, supplied virulent Ames by Bruce Ivins, actively denounce their former medical school associate Ayman Zawahiri as a fanatic – one serving as President of CAIR-St. Louis and the other as author of INSIDE JIHAD. After the FBI first obtained in 2005 the documents relating to Dr. Hamouda’s work with Dr. ivins, did they contact Dr. Hamid who reports he was recruited into the Egyptian Islamic Group by Ayman Zawahiri while in medical school? Did they contact his brother who publicly announced that he could not identify a sleeper cell if he did not know about it? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/the-lifelong-friends-of-dr-tarek-hamouda-supplied-virulent-ames-by-bruce-ivins-actively-denounce-their-former-medical-school-associate-ayman-zawahiri-as-a-fanatic-one-serving-as-president-of-ca/
  8. Why did the FBI fail disclose that Jdey was detained and released as the same time as Moussaoui? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_jdey-released.jpg
  9. Ayman Zawahiri had an extensive recruiting network for his anthrax planning and the announcement of his plans in March 1999, including the blind sheik’s son who spoke alongside Ali Al-Timimi and was on Al Qaeda’s 3-member WMD society.  Did the blind sheik’s son recruit Ali Al-Timimi? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/anthraxandalqaeda_voc_31.jpg
  10. Wasn’t the interpretation of the code the brainchild of the two scientists, Mara and Pat, who were thanked for technical assistance by the former Zawahiri associate supplied Ames by Bruce Ivins. … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/ivins-coded-message/
  11. Shouldn’t the Intelligence Community have known that Ayman Zawahiri used “school” to refer to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad given that Ayman Zawahiri’s letter to his supporters (which was obtained by the CIA)? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aaa_code_rev_rev_rev.jpg
  12. Isn’t it Ayman Zawahiri who used “school” and not Bruce Ivins who used “school” as code and had reason to do so? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aaa_school.jpg
  13. While US government focuses on Anwar Al-Aulaqi, why does it continue to overlook Aulaqi’s connection to fellow Falls Church imam, a scientist sharing the suite with the leading bioweapons Ames anthrax researchers with whom defense counsel says Aulaqi was coordinating? … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/86_aaa_satphone_0.jpg
  14. Shouldn’t GAO subpoena the records relating to the connection between Ali Al-Timimi and the Ames researchers at the DARPA-funded Center for Biodefense?  That is where he had unfettered access to the largest microbiological repository in the world where the bacteriology collection scientist was the future head of the Amerithrax science investigation who would guide the NAS review and the production of documents from the FBI to NAS. … https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aaa_aulaqi-new-2-turley-re-al-timini.jpghttps://caseclosedbylewweinstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/anthraxandalqaeda_discoveryhall.jpg

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LMW COMMENT …

The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt. So what really happened? And doesn’t the FBI offer America a credible story?

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

The “fictional” scenario in my novel CASE CLOSED has been judged by many readers, including a highly respected official in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *


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* still no answers from NAS … no report … no documents … no explanation … who do they think pays their salaries?

Posted by DXer on November 19, 2010

FBI looms over the NAS

I sent the following email to Steven Kendall at NAS. No response.

STEVE

  • Is there any specific information regarding the “reported” FBI/NAS contract extension?
  • Any up-to-date estimate on when the NAS report will be issued?
  • Will all documents submitted to NAS be made available at the same time as the report?
  • I’d like to be able to report your answers at the anthrax seminar scheduled for 11/29 in DC.
LEW
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come to the Anthrax Mailings Investigation Seminar on Nov 29

see the full Anthrax Seminar program at …

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/youre-invited-to-the-anthrax-mailings-investigation-a-seminar-to-discuss-the-investigation-the-scientific-aspects-the-lessons-learned-and-the-broader-implications-of-the-case/

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