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Healthcare Administration: Wolper (claims weaponized anthrax developed by 5 Soviet scientists)
Healthcare Admin: Wolper ^ | 2004 | Wolper

Posted on 10/21/2007 7:36:55 AM PDT by TrebleRebel

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To: jpl
Here is the man behind the anthrax.

Here is a picture of the man that the CIA told President Clinton on December 4, 1998 was behind the planning of attacks on the US using aircraft and other means. He was in a cell with KSM and had received safe haven in Doha, Qatar. When the FBI sent an elite squad to grab KSM and his colleague, they had been tipped off (by the religious affairs minister) and fled. The answer to Amerithrax lies not just with KSM but this man, Mohamed Shawqi Islambouli, the brother of Sadat's assassin. But given that it is "open source" information, it doesn't mean you can't know the truth. He now heads those Egyptian Islamic Group members who joined Al Qaeda. He is close to blind sheik Abdel-Rahman. The solution is slow in coming partly because the government does not want to admit that an infiltration even worse and even more obvious than Ali Mohammed occurred.

KSM was working as an engineer in the Doha water department. So when you hear he was planning to poison a reservoir north of New York City, that's not a good thing.

But you won't hear a peep of this in tomorrow's hearing which will be about medical countermeasures and the like.


41 posted on 10/22/2007 2:10:07 PM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: jpl
I have little doubt that microbial forensics is probably an exciting and cutting edge scientific field, but it has yet to produce an indictment in this case, much less a conviction.

The facts seem to indicate that the Department of Justice is unwilling to authorize an arrest at this time, since there is NO PRECEDENT for using Microbial Forensics in court.

The way things work, if they were to authorize an arrest and go into court, the judge could throw the case out because there is NO PRECEDENT for using Microbial Forensics as evidence.

Doing some research, I found a 2005 article by Bruce Budowle from the FBI's lab in Quantico, VA, and Rockne Harmon from the District Attorneys Office in Oakland, CA. The article is titled "HIV Legal Precedent Useful for Microbial Forensics." It suggests a way that the DOJ might be able to use an HIV case as a precedent.

For what it's worth, the article begins with this sentence:

"The field of microbial forensics was formalized because of the need for attribution in events where a bioweapon has been used.

So, it appears that the field has been formalized. But getting judges to accept it is another matter.

I also found a report titled "Decoding the Origin of a Bioagent." That report from 2006 says,

“Forensics data are most valuable when different techniques provide the same results,” notes Malkin. NanoSIMS, AFM, gene typing, and other technologies are being combined to construct an attribution profile for microorganisms turned into bioweapons. “Strain identification must be quick enough to allow for an adequate medical and public health response, yet it must also endure the rigorous standards for evidentiary material that may be presented in a courtroom,” says [chemical physicist Steve] Velsko. It’s a tall order. Still, Velsko is optimistic that the research avenues being investigated will soon provide the necessary capability.

This also seems to indicate that the FBI is finished with its investigation, but the lawyers at the DOJ aren't willing to authorize an arrest for fear that a judge could throw out all evidence produced via microbial forensics.

Ed at www.anthraxinvestigation.com

42 posted on 10/22/2007 2:37:56 PM PDT by EdLake
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To: TrebleRebel
Here is a picture of an al Hayat letter bomb. 10 letters were sent to newspapers in DC and NYC and people in symbolic positions relating to the detention of the WTC 1993 bombers. This was the relevant precedent. Instead, Special Agent Fitzgerald at Quantico relied on UNABOM in developing his profile. A study of UNABOM had just been done by his friend Kathleen (turned in late September 2001) which surveyed 10 "lone wolves." The FBI's view of AMERITHRAX as a "lone wolf" was the same mistake the FBI made with Nosair, the blind sheik's colleague who killed Rabbi Kehane in 1990. The mistake had profound long-lasting implications. See Peter Lance, TRIPLE CROSS (2006). The profile was useful, however, in that it the operation was in fact carried out with strict compartmentalization at the highest levels. Moreover, the profile did not address motive and so it was serviceable and one would want it broad and flexible. No profiler was made part of the Task Force. See Turchie interview this past week.

There is up to $5 million reward for the solution to the al Hayat letter bombs under the Rewards for Justice program.

43 posted on 10/22/2007 3:59:17 PM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook
Unidentified bacteria was sent to the Canadian Immigration Minister who signed the detention order relating to Bin Laden's farm manager in Sudan. The detainee was a shura member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. BBC provided this picture and noted that the bacteria was "being examined by scientists at the federal disease control laboratory in Winnipeg, the only facility in Canada that can handle level four pathogens, the deadliest-known diseases, such as anthrax and Ebola." It turned out to be harmless. The bacteria was sent in late January 2001 after she announced a bail hearing for Mahjoub. Then his bail was denied on October 5, 2001, which caused the mailer to hurriedly act to send the potent anthrax to US Senators Leahy and Daschle.
44 posted on 10/22/2007 4:18:52 PM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook
An Assistant United States Attorney in the opening argument of Uzair Paracha said that Aafia Siddiqui was willing to participate in an anthrax attack if asked. (Then evidence in support of the statement was excluded on the grounds that it was unduly prejudicial). The first picture below is not an actual picture. Released by the FBI, it has been altered to get rid of the sweet look.

I believe that below is the actual photo of Aafia that the FBI used to make the photo above.


45 posted on 10/22/2007 5:09:16 PM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: jpl

Microbial Forensics is partly just an extension of ordinary forensics - any unusual materials found under a microscope and compared against other samples will in principle be accepted as evidence in court. This extends from the millions of samples of unusual fibers that have been accepted as forensic evidence in hundreds of thousands of cases. Ed Lake, of course, is a conspiracy theorist who believes dozens of forensic scientists conspired to delude others in the microbial forensics field that weaponized anthrax spores and anthrax simulants are coated with silica nanoparticles.
His beliefs are that the FBI secretly have obtained massive forensic evidence against a drunk from Milwaukee that would prove beyond doubt he made the spores - but these pesky courts just won’t accept such evidence - even although microscopic evidence of fibers, soil, pollen, dust, hair and just about any other microscopic sample you can name are routinely used to sucessfuly prosecute cases. But, you never know, the DOJ could change their minds any day now, at which point the FBI would move in and arrest their man.


46 posted on 10/22/2007 5:55:46 PM PDT by TrebleRebel
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To: TrebleRebel
We all know the distinguished gentleman to the right.

The image on the computer to the left was faked by TIME -- the image was added to the computer front.

What other anthrax pictures are faked?


47 posted on 10/22/2007 6:20:15 PM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook
After capturing military commander Mabruk in Azerbaijan in 1998, the CIA refused to give the FBI a copy of Mabruk's laptop. FBI's Bin Laden expert John O’Neill, head of the FBI’s New York office, tried to get around this by sending an agent to Azerbaijan to get copies of the computer files from the Azerbaijan government. The FBI finally got the files after O'Neill persuaded President Clinton to personally appeal to the president of Azerbaijan for the computer files. FBI Special Agent Dan Coleman would later describe the laptop as the "Rosetta Stone of Al Qaeda." O'Neill died on 9/11 in his role as head of World Trade Center security. On September 10, 2001, at Elaine's, he told his friend Jerome Hauer that he expected Bin Laden to attack the towers again. He expected an anthrax attack and during the summer had advised the owner to make some preparations (e.g., buy some suits). O'Neill died with the knowledge that Ayman Zawahiri planned to attack US targets with anthrax -- and that Zawahiri does not make a threat that he does not intend to try to keep.


48 posted on 10/22/2007 6:42:43 PM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: TrebleRebel; EdLake
If gambling on this sort of thing was legal, I would wager a nice little chunk of my money that no indictment is ever going to be brought against anyone for the 2001 anthrax murders.

The notion that the feds already have a guy and are building a scientific case against him sounds to me like so much rubbish with nothing to substantiate it. Of course I could be wrong, and I would certainly love to see the perp(s) brought to justice, but I think my instincts are pretty good, and I can usually tell when I'm being bullshitted.

49 posted on 10/22/2007 7:38:54 PM PDT by jpl (Dear Al Gore: it's 3:00 A.M., do you know where your drug addicted son is?)
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To: ZacandPook

The picture above is of Jack Cloonan in the FBI’s New York Office even though I mistakenly paired it with a discussion of John O’Neill. Both were experts on Bin Laden. Cloonan was close to and knows Ali Mohamed well. He flew to Sudan shortly after 9/11 to meet with al-Duri, who had been in charge of WMD procurement and had been the supervisor of Mahjoub, the EIJ shura member in Canada who had been the subject of the anthrax threat letter. Former Special Agent Cloonan should be asked his opinion on Amerithrax.


50 posted on 10/23/2007 5:46:02 AM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook
Below is a picture of a dog used in chemical weapon experiments. On a videotape, voices in the backgrounds reportedly had Egyptian accents. Midhat Mursi was head of the program. He was a chemical engineer who had graduated from Alexandria University. There had been reports from well before 9/11 that Al Qaeda were experimenting with such weapons because the carcasses of dogs were observed. Skeptics argued that satellites did not have that type of resolution. It may not have been publicly known that the CIA had given Massoud of the Northern Alliance cutting-edge photographic equipment that could take photos 10 miles. Funded by the CIA, Massoud's men were spying on the Darunta complex, and were using a high vantage point. Source: Coll, Ghost Wars. Perhaps such photographs were the source of the early reports about dog carcasses.

Theories that lack documentary evidence of an intent to maliciously use biochemical weapons are very weak from the start. A person's willingness to commit murder is not something to be lightly inferred.

Midhat Mursi would later mistakenly be claimed to have been killed in a missile attack.


51 posted on 10/23/2007 5:47:53 AM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook
Below is a picture of former Falls Church Imam Awlaki who met with hijackers Hanjour and Nawaf. He went from San Diego, where they had been, to Falls Church. He left the US in March 2002. He is discussed in the 911 Commission Report and is called the "911 imam." In July and August 2001, he spoke in Toronto and London alongside the Ali Al-Timimi. Prior to 9/11, like Ali Al-Timimi, he would talk about the signs of the coming day of judgment.

More recently, he has lectured (see YouTube) on the signs of the coming victory. (after a brief opening in Arabic, the lecture is in English) While in the US, to include a Washington Post chat, he was very moderate sounding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltcxJb29lqc

On August 31, 2006, at the request of the USA, Awlaki was arrested by the Yemeni secret police. Six weeks later, on 17 October 2006, eight foreigners were also arrested with the cooperation of the CIA and the UK's MI5.

52 posted on 10/23/2007 5:56:58 AM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook
In the WTC 1993 investigation, there was a very long list of unindicted coconspirators.

Mary Jo White, US Attorney, wrote to All Counsel of Record Re: US v. Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman, et al. (S5) 93 Cr. 181 (MBM) "Ladies and Gentlemen: Enclosed is a list of unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators. The list is not exhaustive and, as is always the case, the government's investigation is continuing........ If we discover missing names they will be added. Very truly yours, Mary Jo White, US Attorney"

Signed by Andrew C. McCarthy, Assistant US Attorney

cc: Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, US District Judge

There were 171 names on the list.

Ali's mentor, Bilal Phillips, who has explained that he recruited US Army personnel, was #132 on the list.

He is now in Doha, Qatar. Bilal Phillips was close to the father of El-Shukrijumah's ("Jafar the Pilot"). The father had been a character witness for a former US Army enlisted man, Hampton-el. Hampton-el was convicted as one of the bombers. He had been recruited by Mr. Phillips. Phillips had flown Clement Rodney Hampton-El out to Saudi Arabia and then Mindinao (Philippines) in 1993 as part of his recruitment of US Army personnel. Mr. Phillips has explained the recruitment program in a magazine interviews.

In Amerithrax, the investigation might have usefully have started with this list of unindicted coconspirators.

Given that Bilal had been the mentor of a microbiologist with a high security clearance who worked just feet away from famed Russian bioweaponeer Ken Alibek and Ames anthrax researcher and former USAMRIID head Charles Bailey, the case might have been solved in October 2001 might have gotten off to a good start right away.

53 posted on 10/23/2007 6:07:13 AM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook

One discovery that gave some on the task force giggles was the suggestion that a plastic sweater box with holes in it was a glove box rather than a homemade minnow catcher. (It would serve the same function as the manufactured minnow catcher above). Dr. William Patrick was in a position to advise the FBI that inserting the powder underwater would not have worked because the powder would absorb the moisture. It was an expensive fishing expedition, to be sure, but we would not want the FBI to leave any stone unturned. The SAIC employee that recounted Dr. Hatfill's suggestion of such a scenario (throwing equipment in a pond) joined the FBI as an analyst. Then as a PhD student at George Mason University at the Center for Biodefense he wrote a lengthy thesis on anthrax in Zimbabwe (another aspect of the Hatfill Theory).

54 posted on 10/23/2007 6:26:28 AM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook
The first to articulate the "bioevangelist" theory -- before BHR and Ed -- was Francis Boyle, who received a J.D. degree magna cum laude and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University.

As an internationally recognized expert, Professor Boyle serves as counsel for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) currently pending before the International Court of Justice. He also represents two associations of citizens within the country and has been instrumental in developing the indictment against Slobodan Milosevic for committing genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Professor Boyle is Attorney of Record for the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, conducting its legal affairs on a worldwide basis.

From 1991-92, Professor Boyle served as Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations.

He has worked with the blind sheik Abdel-Rahman's lawyer, the esteemed former Attorney General Ramsey Clarke, in seeking President Bush's impeachment.

Professor Boyle's lawyer reports that he is on all terror watchlists. Professor Boyle has explained that it makes it difficult for him to travel. He reports that a while back the FBI wanted him to inform on certain of his islamic clients which he did not identify. (He declined to do so).


55 posted on 10/23/2007 6:43:44 AM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook
It was an expensive fishing expedition, to be sure, but we would not want the FBI to leave any stone unturned.

I couldn't agree more - the FBI should now drain every pond in Maryland - after all we expect them not to leave any stone unturned.
56 posted on 10/23/2007 7:05:10 AM PDT by TrebleRebel
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To: ZacandPook
In December 2003, the mysterious men taking pictures of Discovery Hall (Prince William 2) where Al-Timimi had worked near Ken Alibek did not identify themselves as G-Men.

"Mystery Cameramen Seen at Biocenter By David Manning Broadside Staff Writer

Suspicious activity has been reported near Prince William 2 on the Prince William campus of George Mason University, where offices for the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) and the Center for Biodefense reside. In an August 7 meeting, ATCC Safety Security Manager Justin Irek announced that there were “two suspicious vehicles taking photos of the ATCC building and areas around the ATCC building.” George Mason University Police officials confirmed that the building in question is the ATCC main building, directly across the street from PW2 on University Drive in Manassas. According to police, the incidents are still under investigation.

Nancy Wysocki, public relations spokesperson for ATCC, had no knowledge of the incidents and referred all inquiries to Irek. Irek had not returned phone calls for comment as of press time. The PW2 building houses spaces for ATCC including research, laboratory space and IT spaces. One of the research projects ongoing in the PW2 building at ATCC is a research grant involving malaria, according to Wysocki. According to Wysocki, ATCC provides biomaterials for applications such as cancer research, as well as providing bacteria and viruses for scientific research. The ATCC Web site cites materials such as the polio virus, encephalitis and tuberculosis. ATCC’s mission statement says that it is a “global nonprofit bioresource center that provides biological products, technical services and educational programs to private industry, government and academic organizations around the world.”

The ATCC is in no way connected with the Center for Biodefense, also located in PW2. The Center for Biodefense is an applied research center studying “challenges to national and international security posed by the threat of biological terrorism.” The CBD is affiliated with Mason’s Center for Biomedical Genomics and Informatics and is part of the Interdisciplinary Bioscience Ph.D. Program. The ATCC building is a 106,000 square foot facility that contains 35,000 square feet of laboratory space with a specialized air handling system with biosafety Level 2 and 3 containment stations.

ATCC has asked that anyone witnessing suspicious activity in or around the ATCC complex please contact Mason Police at (703) 993-8370."

Pssst...ATCC. Someone who has written that he is hoping for the destruction of Western Civilization and working with Bin Laden's sheik (who was the express subject of the 1996 declaration of war) has a high security clearance and was a PhD student in the program you jointly sponsored with GMU.

Note: ATCC does not deny that its patent repository had virulent Ames (as distinguished from its online catalog which did not). Source: ATCC spokesman written response to my inquiry.


57 posted on 10/23/2007 7:07:21 AM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: TrebleRebel
Microbial Forensics is partly just an extension of ordinary forensics - any unusual materials found under a microscope and compared against other samples will in principle be accepted as evidence in court.

That may be what you believe, but that doesn't mean it's true.

As stated above, Bruce Budowle from the FBI's lab in Quantico, VA, and Rockne Harmon from the District Attorneys Office in Oakland, CA, published an article in 2005 which was titled "HIV Legal Precedent Useful for Microbial Forensics."

The article makes it clear that there is no precedent for using microbial forensics in court. But they hope that experiences in getting an HIV case successfully prosecuted might help in getting microbial forensics accepted.

The article says this about the HIV case:

The admissibility of the phylogenetic analysis was challenged on the basis that there was no legal precedent for establishing similarities between the viral infections in different individuals. An admissibility hearing determination is usually an all or nothing proposition, ie, the evidence is usually deemed admissible or not. If the scientific evidence being challenged is critical and is excluded at this point, it may be necessary to dismiss the case. On the other hand, if the evidence is ruled admissible in spite of a pre-trial challenge by experts, those experts may still present their views during the ensuing trial.

At the conclusion of this pre-trial hearing, during which the competing experts testified, the trial court deemed the evidence admissible. This decision was reviewed by the appellate court before the trial took place.

Microbial forensics may include other types of forensics, but it also contains a LOT of new areas which are directly related to how spores are created and how anthrax is "weaponized".

They spent YEARS getting the new science of microbial forensics formalized. The other article for which I posted a link, "Decoding the Origin of a Bioagent," explains the types of things they can get from microbial forensics that they can't get from previously validated sciences.

Ed Lake, of course, is a conspiracy theorist who believes dozens of forensic scientists conspired to delude others in the microbial forensics field that weaponized anthrax spores and anthrax simulants are coated with silica nanoparticles.

No, actually I'm the guy who says that in order to validate the science of microbial forensics you have to create all sorts of "weaponized" spores so that scientists can see how one can be distinguished from the other via microbial forensic techniques. Some of those "weaponization" techniques might not even be practical, but the science is supposed to be UNBIASED, so no reasonable technique can be excluded. If they were to only use techniques used by the anthrax refiner/mailer, that would be BIASED science. It would not be admissible in court.

You first have to establish an UNBIASED science, and then you see what the new science has to say about the evidence against the culprit.

There's nothing very complicated about this. You just try to twist everything to prove your belief that the attack anthrax was coated with some supersophisticated coating, even though all the FACTS say that is totally ridiculous.

Ed at www.anthraxinvestigation.com

58 posted on 10/23/2007 7:22:17 AM PDT by EdLake
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To: ZacandPook
The image on the computer to the left was faked by TIME -- the image was added to the computer front.

That is absolutely NOT TRUE. The picture on the screen was on the screen when the picture was taken. TIME purchased the use of 5 different images from the anthrax photographer and emailed copies to me. I put them on my computer screen one by one until they found the one TIME and the TIME photographer liked. I still have all 5 images, but TIME told me that I could not use them on my site because the licensing agreement only allowed TIME to use them.

One of the images shows "goop" oozing out of a spore under high magnification. I really wanted to use that one on my site, but the photographer wanted a huge amount of money for his permission. So, all I could use was a link to where his images can be found. Check out image FA5679 on the site located HERE.

As I recall, the TIME photographer took a bunch of Polaroid shots before taking the actual pictures for the magazine. He took the Polaroids to make certain that the lighting was right and to make certain that the image on the screen would show up correctly. (I've done TV interviews where they adjust the flicker rate on the computer screen to match the speed of the TV cameras, but I don't think the TIME photographer did anything like that.)

Ed at www.anthraxinvestigation.com

59 posted on 10/23/2007 7:43:23 AM PDT by EdLake
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To: jpl

Ed Lake likes disagreeing with scientists from Livermore who have already stated in scientific publications that ordinary forensic evidence for sample matching of spores would have little problem as far as acceptance of evidence is expected.

http://www.llnl.gov/tid/lof/documents/pdf/316652.pdf
Chemical and morphological analysis for sample matching has a long history in forensics, and is likely to be acceptable in principle in court..........

No doubt Ed will pop his old ugly head here again in a few minutes to tell us that the author of this article, Stephen Velsko of Livrmore labs, actually meant the OPPOSITE of what he wrote....


60 posted on 10/23/2007 7:54:57 AM PDT by TrebleRebel
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