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

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* Excerpt on anthrax mailings from Keith Olbermann’s PITCHFORKS AND TORCHES

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 7, 2010

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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?

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 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.

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* DXer … Keith Olbermann, who has strongly questioned the FBI’s “Ivins did it all” conclusion about the 2001 anthrax attacks, needs to talk more with his frequent guest Jonathan Turley about Turley’s client Al-Timimi

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 8, 2010

CASE CLOSED is a novel which answers the question … Why did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case? Here’s an early discussion by the (fictional) DIA team investigating the FBI anthrax investigation …

“Let’s start with the assumption the Bureau is not dumb,” Sowickey began. “So that can’t be the excuse for the lamebrain way they conducted this supposedly high priority investigation. Nor can it explain the way they failed to establish links between pieces of information they clearly had. Nor why they hinted for years that Farmer was the perp and then gave him $5.8 mil to go away. There was, by the way, even less evidence implicating Dr. Farmer than there was on Dr. Ingram, which is close to nothing … after seven years.”

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Keith Olbermann needs to talk more

with his frequent guest Jonathan Turley

about Turley’s client Al-Timimi

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Below are extracts from DXer’s comment, which can be found in full appended to the post … * it’s well past time for the Congress and President Obama to insist that the FBI tell the truth about the 2001 anthrax attacks

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Before it becomes any more fashionable to bash the FBI and CIA, let’s step back and consider that the media pundits are no more astute.  They are just free to level charges that the FBI is not in a position to rebut.

Let’s take the example of Keith Olbermann’s commentary.  His influence in opposing an Ivins Theory cannot be disputed and yet he does not have time to do necessary reading or analysis.

  • Relying on an unnamed DOJ source who was a key part of the failure to successfully resolve Amerithrax, Mr. Olbermann attacked the Bush Administration for pressing the FBI for proof that the anthrax mailings were the result of a suspected sleeper cell. Andrew Card knew precisely the priorities given that the POI was his former assistant.
  • In contrast to relying on a self-interested former DOJ official who was involved in a major CYA exercise, Keith should have turned to the pertinent facts in an on-the-record interview of his frequent legal commentator, Professor Turley, who is Al-Timimi’s defense counsel and a frequent guest on both the Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann show.

Olbermann has never discussed that in a filing unsealed in United States v. Al-Timimi,  Dr. Ali Al-Timimi’s lawyer, Professor and MSNBC commentator Jonathan Turley,  explained that his client “was considered an anthrax weapons suspect.”  Al-Timimi was a computational biologist who came to have an office 15 feet from the leading anthrax scientist and the former deputy commander of USAMRIID.   A motion filed in early August 2008 seeking to unseal additional information in federal district court was  denied.  The ongoing proceedings are highly classified.

Dr. Al-Timimi’s counsel summarizes … “we know Dr. Al-Timimi …

  • was interviewed in 1994 by the FBI and Secret Service regarding his ties to the perpetrators of the first World Trade Center bombing;
  • was referenced in the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing (“Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US”) as one of seventy individuals regarding whom the FBI is conducting full field investigations on a national basis;
  • was described to his brother by the FBI within days of the 9-11 attacks as an immediate suspect in the Al Qaeda conspiracy;
  • was contacted by the FBI only nine days after 9-11 and asked about the attacks and its perpetrators;
  • was considered an anthrax weapons suspect;
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  • was described during his trial by FBI agent John Wyman as having “extensive ties” with the “broader  al-Qaeda network”;
  • was  described in the indictment and superseding indictment as being associated with terrorists seeking harm to the United States;
  • was a participant in dozens of international overseas calls to individuals known to have been under suspicion of Al-Qaeda ties like Al-Hawali; and
  • was associated with the long investigation of the Virginia Jihad Group.

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from a later DXer comment …

Professor Turley appears regularly on both the Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman’s show.  His views on torture are the subject of full-length interviews and yet he is nowhere ever asked about anthrax.  If there is a mass anthrax attack on the United States, what will have been Professor Turley’s role at the level of morality?

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* Keith Olbermann: anthrax, silicon, Iraq … government scientist conveniently changes his mind

Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 22, 2009

 


Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann on Countdown …watch the Olbermann video at … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP60

GOVERNMENT CLEARLY NOT FORTHCOMING ABOUT ANTHRAX INVESTIGATION

LMW COMMENT

The original government position was that silicon was added to the anthrax by the person who prepared the powder for mailing.

SInce Iraq was one of 3 countries with that capability (the U.S. and Russia are the others), the silicon addition allowed suspicion to fall on Iraq and add another plank in the case for invading Iraq in the Bush/Cheney war of choice. See Colin Powell at the U.N. waving a vial of anthrax and warning that Iraq had bioweapons and the ability to deliver them to the eastern shores of the U.S.

Now, however, Dr. Bruce Ivins has been identified by the FBI as the sole perpetrator, and there seems to be a concensus that Ivins did not have the capability or wherewithall to add silicon.

OOPS!

Suddenly, the government scientist has changed his view. How convenient.

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* Keith Olbermann interviews investigative reporter Gerald Posner … the FBI anthrax case is severely flawed

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 15, 2009

August 9, 2008  … FBI investigation – Keith Olbermann interview with investigative reporter Gerald Posner on MSNBC’s Countdown

Keith Olbermann

This is a devastating interview which argues that the FBI did not make the case against Dr. Bruce Ivins and also draws the connection of the anthrax case to the invasion of Iraq.

watch the entire interview at … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDEx2kwjfRM

 


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