Skip to comments.Healthcare Administration: Wolper (claims weaponized anthrax developed by 5 Soviet scientists)
Posted on 10/21/2007 7:36:55 AM PDT by TrebleRebel
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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.
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. Its 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.
There is up to $5 million reward for the solution to the al Hayat letter bombs under the Rewards for Justice program.
I believe that below is the actual photo of Aafia that the FBI used to make the photo above.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
"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. ATCCs 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 Masons 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.
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.
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 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.
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....
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