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

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* links? Dr. Bruce Ivins … University of Michigan researcher … Ayman Zawahiri

Posted by DXer on March 16, 2010

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The New York Times says the FBI’s anthrax case has “too many loose ends.” Find out where some of those looses ends might have originated in my novel CASE CLOSED. Sure it’s fiction, but many readers, including a highly respected member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, think my premise is actually “quite plausible.”

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* DXer reports that 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

Posted by DXer on March 13, 2010

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The New York Times says the FBI’s anthrax case has “too many loose ends.” Find out where some of those looses ends might have originated in my novel CASE CLOSED. Sure it’s fiction, but many readers, including a highly respected member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, think my premise is actually “quite plausible.”

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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DXer reports that 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

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* from DXer … documents related to interactions between Dr. Bruce Ivins and University of Michigan researchers

Posted by DXer on March 1, 2010

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The New York Times says the FBI’s anthrax case has “too many loose ends.” Find out where some of those looses ends might have originated in my novel CASE CLOSED. Sure it’s fiction, but many readers, including a highly respected member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, think my premise is actually “quite plausible.”

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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from DXer …

documents related to interactions

between Dr. Bruce Ivins

and University of Michigan researchers

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… see documents below …

from DXer …

  • Records recently provided by the US DOJ suggest that Dr. Ivins did not know that one of the two researchers coming was not a US-citizen.
    • Tarek Hamouda, the head of a DARPA project, was from Cairo, Egypt and had a green card.
    • Permission was granted after his arrival to work with Bruce Ivins in the B3 laboratory.
  • The researcher, Tarek Hamouda, and his co-inventor,  James Baker, were working on a decontamination agent that later was tested at the US Capitol clean-up and pitched to postal workers as a hand cream.
    • Lab tech Michael Hayes accompanied Dr. Hamouda to do the work with Dr. Ivins in May 1998.
    • The Ann Arbor researchers thanked Bruce Ivins for supplying them the Ames and also thanked Patricia Fellows, Mara Linscott, and Arthur Friedlander for technical assistance.
  • DXer has reported that a lifelong childhood of Dr. Hamouda, “Tawfiq” Hamid, has published on his experience of being recruited into the Egyptian Islamic Jihad by Ayman Zawahiri in a room set aside for that purpose at the Cairo Medical School.
    • Dr. Hamid consults with the Intelligence Community.
    • The recruitment occurred while he and Dr. Hamouda were both attending Medical school.  Dr. Hamouda graduated in December 1982 and then got his PhD from Cairo Medical in 1994.  By 1997 he was in Ann Arbor  and head of the DARPA project.
  • Before 911, Dr. Hamid called his friend Dr. Hamouda to ask about patents and Dr. Hamouda reportedly said it was all in the marketing.
  • DXer reports that Dr. Hamid told him that Dr. Hamouda would visit Cairo from Khartoum and they would go to the comic store together with Dr. Hamid’s brother, a St. Louis MD.
  • DXer asks:
    • Why wasn’t Dr. Ivins told that he was being asked to supply virulent Ames to a non-citizen?
    • Why are the nearly 20 pages concerning that research not provided until 2005?
    • Why is it Dr. Ivins’ fault that a non-citizen was sprung on him without notice?

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* tracking Dr. Ivins’ RMR-1029 anthrax; more questions for UM and LSU researchers

Posted by DXer on June 28, 2009

… why the FBI failed to solve the 2001 anthrax caseCASE CLOSED

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Dr. Bruce ivins

Dr. Bruce Ivins


tracking Dr. Ivins’ RMR-1029 anthrax;

more questions for UM and LSU researchers


The following email was sent to researchers who performed anthrax vaccine research at the University of Michigan (UM) and Louisiana State University  (LSU) in 2001 …

Dr. James Baker has graciously replied to my earlier questions, stating …

  • That work was done
    • at USAMRIID by a microbiologist under Dr. Ivins direct supervision
    • and at LSU under the direction of Dr. Hugh Jones.
  • There was never any ‘distribution’ of anthrax and all the work done at UM used simulant organisms.
  • I apologize if the citation was confusing.

Dr. Baker’s answer has been posted to the CASE CLOSED blog. There is a comment posted to that article (see … DXer said June 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm), which includes citations from various patent applications and other materials, and asks the following questions, which I am forwarding to you

  1. When was the research at USAMRIID done? What month(s) and year(s)?
  2. When was the research at LSU done?
  3. Who was the microbiologist who worked under the supervision of Bruce Ivins at the BL-3 lab at USAMRIID?
  4. Who were the NanoBio scientists who worked under the supervision of Dr. Martin Hugh-Jones at LSU?
  5. Was Bruce Ivins-supplied virulent Ames at LSU?
  6. If so, was it still in existence at the time of the subpoenas during the mid-October 2001 through February 2002?
  7. What do the LSU researchers, including FBI genetics consultant Kimothy Smith, say about whether virulent Ames was at LSU and, if so, whether any supplied by Bruce Ivins was provided in response to the subpoena.
  8. What does Pamala Coker say? (she would have taken over by the time of the subpoena from Kimothy)

You may wonder why I am asking these questions. Who am I, and what right do I have to bother you so many years after these events took place?

CASE CLOSEDI am a novelist, the author of CASE CLOSED, which presents a fictional scenario to explain why the FBI failed to solve the anthrax case. I started the CASE CLOSED blog to promote the novel, but it has taken on a life of its own as a forum for those who don’t believe the FBI’s accusation of Dr. Ivins (and a few who do) to present and argue their positions. This has stimulated me to continue to seek answers.

The FBI’s case simply does not wash. Why?

The central problem is that the FBI accused Dr. Ivins, claiming he is the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks, without ever proving its case. It is very convenient to the FBI to have charged a dead man, eight days after his alleged suicide, since this means they never have to go into court and actually prove their case.

The FBI has ever since their announcement refused to answer questions, even those from Congressmen and Senators. Many people, including scientists, journalists, Congressmen and Senators, have publicly expressed their doubts about the FBI’s conclusions. The FBI has presented no witnesses and no physical evidence to support its case against Dr. Ivins. More pertinent to the questions included here is that the FBI has never explained how it excluded other research labs as potential sources of the attack anthrax.

RMR-1029 log - p.1

RMR-1029 log - p.1

The CASE CLOSED blog has now obtained and published Dr. Ivins’ RMR-1029 inventory logs …

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/dr-bruce-ivins-rmr-1029-inventory-records-pursuant-to-an-foia-request/

It is the intent of the CASE CLOSED blog to track down, to the extent possible, and to eliminate, to the extent possible, other potential sources of RMR-1029 anthrax which might have been diverted and modified for use in the 2001 attacks.

So … if you have answers to any of the questions above, I look forward to your responses.

LEW WEINSTEIN

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