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The Anthrax Attacks Remain Unsolved
Wall Street Journal. ^ | 2010 January 24 | Edward Jay Epstein

Posted on 01/26/2010 3:19:58 PM PST by Allan

The investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks ended as far as the public knew on July 29, 2008, with the death of Bruce Ivins, a senior biodefense researcher at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Md.

The cause of death was an overdose of the painkiller Tylenol. No autopsy was performed, and there was no suicide note.

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TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abdurrauf; alkumandan; amerithrax; anthrax; binuthman; fbi; iowa; libya; numanbinuthman; rauf; terrorism; uthman
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1 posted on 01/26/2010 3:19:58 PM PST by Allan
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To: Allan

How many lives has the FBI destroyed not looking for a Muslim?


2 posted on 01/26/2010 3:20:33 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Liberal Massachussetts says: "FUBO!")
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To: Shermy; TrebleRebel; ZACKandPOOK; Mitchell; jpl; Battle Axe; EdLake; Calpernia; Stentor; okie01; ...

PING


3 posted on 01/26/2010 3:21:07 PM PST by Allan (*-O)):~{>)
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To: Allan
There was a report on this article last night
on the John Batchelor Show, WABC, 11pm.

You can get the podcast at this LINK
4 posted on 01/26/2010 3:25:32 PM PST by Allan (*-O)):~{>)
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To: Allan

How much Tylenol does it take to kill you?


5 posted on 01/26/2010 3:32:55 PM PST by super7man
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To: Uncle Miltie
I don't think this was a Muslim attack. I doubt they have the technology to weaponize anthrax. And if they did they surely would have used it again.

I know this comes the day after watching "24" but I wonder if someone got the stuff from the Russian mafia out of an old Soviet lab.

6 posted on 01/26/2010 3:33:35 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Allan
Same old same old. As the FBI knows very well the peculiarities of the addresses on the envelopes were readily explained. Turned out a right to life group called Jews for Life had a newsletter and a website duplicating it.

They had an article in June 2001 that carried a news article with the names and addresses of each of the folks who got an envelope sent to them.

The addresses were written on the envelopes in the peculiar format seen in that newsletter.

So, Ivins wife was an active Right to Life person. I don't know but maybe she belonged to that organization and left a copy of the newsletter around. Maybe her husband took it to his office one day. Maybe he used it to prepare the anthrax attack envelopes. Maybe a co-worker took it to prepare the anthrax attack envelopes and make it look like Jews had done the crime.

I suspect whoever did this thought the FBI was a lot smarter than they really are. On the other hand, maybe the FBI finally backtracked on the report I provided them through the US Postal Inspection Service regarding the location of these addresses in a periodical.

If so, they'd found Ivins wife and found Ivins, and they could have carried on from there.

They'd also have sent me the $7,200,000 reward they have out for "information leading to ..... blah, blah, blah", but they haven't which means THEY DON'T KNOW and they've got doubts about Dr. Ivins!

BTW, I'm not the guy who discovered the address formats, but I did discover the other interesting relationships the periodical had to the circumstances.

My initial suggestion to investigators was they review the mailing list for the organization in question, and see if they could cross correlate that with any of the gaggle of people who hung around with Barbara Hatch Rosenberg ~ my primary suspect!

7 posted on 01/26/2010 3:37:50 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: colorado tanker
Actually, there is some investigation which seems to indicate that Abdul Rauf acquired the stuff at Iowa State University. Raised my curiousity because ISU destroyed all of their material just about a month after 9/11.

Case closed site

8 posted on 01/26/2010 3:48:07 PM PST by veracious
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To: Uncle Miltie

Why wasn’t this solved? Because it was connected to Iraq....


9 posted on 01/26/2010 3:49:31 PM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Allan

Interesting read, thanks. And in the WSJ, to boot.

I know that the FBI is corrupt, and incompetent, and likes to do coverups. But you’d think they’d want to get this investigation over with.


10 posted on 01/26/2010 4:04:58 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: veracious
Looks like the FBI concluded the stuff wasn't from Iowa.

http:// www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/bioter/anthraxamesnotiowa.html

11 posted on 01/26/2010 4:13:31 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: gusopol3

ping


12 posted on 01/26/2010 4:17:28 PM PST by Allan (*-O)):~{>)
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To: Uncle Miltie

When it eventually is revealed that the Anthrax attack was really the result of Islamic terrorism, I think we will need to have a sober discussion on the how politics got in the way of common sense in the Justice Department (Cough, cough, Black Panthers).


13 posted on 01/26/2010 4:29:46 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: Justice Department

ping


14 posted on 01/26/2010 4:29:51 PM PST by Allan (*-O)):~{>)
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To: super7man

There have been accidental ODs on acetominephin. It takes a lot but some people get a lot without realizing it. It is in just about all the over-the-counter “relief” nostrums and is part almost all the prescribed painkillers.


15 posted on 01/26/2010 4:59:00 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: colorado tanker
I don't think this was a Muslim attack. I doubt they have the technology to weaponize anthrax.

Iraq purportedly did. They also purchased a silicon compound from Germany for their weaponization process.

In my opinion, Hussein is still the most likely culprit.

16 posted on 01/26/2010 5:27:13 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: WaterBoard

I’ve heard a rumor that the U.S. government knew the source of the anthrax attacks early on, and moved against the responsible party. According to the rumor, GWB warned the guilty party that any further WMD attack would result in a U.S. nuclear attack on Mecca — which is why no further such attacks have been launched.


17 posted on 01/26/2010 5:53:11 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Allan

Thank you !


18 posted on 01/26/2010 6:16:35 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: muawiyah

“They had an article in June 2001
that carried a news article
with the names and addresses
of each of the folks
who got an envelope sent to them.”

Do you have a link or a reference for this??


19 posted on 01/26/2010 7:43:00 PM PST by Allan (*-O)):~{>)
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To: Allan
You can contact the organization if you want. The exhibit is no longer on the internet. I have a copy of it somewhere in my own archives.

The FBI has not yet delivered my reward of course ~ which pretty much tells you who they think did the job.

20 posted on 01/26/2010 7:46:54 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Allan
May 16, 2007 - More Evidence of Saddam-al Qaeda Ties
"An al Qaeda document newly released by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) of the United States Military Academy provides an extraordinary new connection to a previously reported order by Saddam Hussein to support al Qaeda attacks upon US forces in Somalia. It corresponds with other documents that show Saddam Hussein was using Islamic terrorists as proxies to attack US interests..."

November 09, 2007 - Startling implications of a Jihadi letter
"New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London..."

"the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD..."

"Uthman says he tried to talk Mohammad Atef and Usama bin Laden out of using WMD in a terrorist attack to convince the U.S. not to retaliate in Afghanistan because it would ultimately spread to Iraq."

"Why would Uthman expect this? I can think of one salient reason."

"Because he knew that al Qaeda was planning an Anthrax attack with weaponized anthrax provide by Saddam Hussein."

21 posted on 01/26/2010 10:17:11 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: Allan
The opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal is the misinformed opinion of Edward Jay Epstein who does not work for the Journal.

Epstein is wrong in almost everything he wrote. Check my site for point by point details.

The anthrax case HAS been solved, it just hasn't been officially closed.

I expect the case to be officially closed any day now, maybe this week, maybe next. At that time, all the details of the case against Dr. Ivins should be made public. And I wouldn't be surprised if those details didn't include a confession of some kind by Dr. Ivins.

Ed at www.anthraxinvestigation.com

22 posted on 01/27/2010 7:42:25 AM PST by EdLake
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To: EdLake
You will be pleased to know that your friend Dr. Henry Miller was on the John Batchelor show again last Monday February 22.
23 posted on 02/26/2010 1:08:16 AM PST by Allan (*-O)):~{>)
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