New Evidence Shows Ivins Case Even Weaker Than Previously Thought

A New York Times article from today reveals that the case against Ivins is even weaker than previously disclosed.

Specifically, the Times stated that even after anthrax was genetically linked to Ivin's lab and he was questioned about late-night lab work, the FBI informed him he was not a suspect:

"In April 2007, after the mailed anthrax was genetically linked to Dr. Ivins’s laboratory and after he was questioned about late-night work in the laboratory before the letters were mailed, prosecutors sent Dr. Ivins a formal letter saying he was 'not a target' of the investigation."

If the FBI did not consider the genetic and after-hours work evidence persuasive then, why should the evidence be considered persuasive now (other than the FBI's embarassment over the multi-million dollar judgment in favor of Steven Hatfill and the desperate desire to shift attention away from U.S. bioterror programs)?

In addition, the Times has determined that 200 or 300 hundred people had access to the killer anthrax at Fort Detrick alone:

"Laboratory records obtained by The New York Times show that the anthrax supply labeled RMR-1029, which the F.B.I. linked to the attacks, was stored in 1997 not in Dr. Ivins’s laboratory, in Building 1425, but in the adjacent Building 1412. Former colleagues said that its storage in both buildings at different times from 1997 to 2001 might mean that the bureau’s estimate of 100 people with physical access to it was two or three times too low."

(This is in addition to the numerous other labs which had the killer strain. See this, this and this.)

No wonder Senator Charles Grassley said:

“If the case is solved, why isn’t it solved? It’s all very suspicious, and you wonder whether or not the F.B.I. doesn’t have something to cover up and that they don’t want to come clean.”

And Senator Arlen Specter said:

"My conclusion at this point is that it’s very much an open matter. There are some very serious questions that have yet to be answered and need to be made public.”

Francis A Boyle - Alex Jones Show - 8/21/2008

August 21, 2008

Alex Jones talks with Francis A. Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law and bioweapons advisor for the Bush Senior administration about his belief the anthrax attacks were orchestrated to frighten Senators into supporting the USA Patriot Act.

There was no "killer" anthrax at Ivins' lab

because he didn't have the means to weaponize it. So statements like this are misleading:

"In addition, the Times has determined that 200 or 300 hundred people had access to the killer anthrax at Fort Detrick alone:"

Battelle Labs in West Jefferson, OH and at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah had the means to create weaponized anthrax and they got their supplies (in wet slurry form) from Ivins and others like him.

The genetics mean nothing cause that stuff was sent all over the place, such as to various universities. What matters is: who had the means to weaponize it?

From The Frederick News Post at

When Norm Covert, a conservative former Fort Detrick public affairs officer, and attorney Barry Kissin, liberal activist opposing Detrick's biolab expansion, agree that Bruce Ivins was not the anthrax killer, either the world's spinning off its axis, or the truth is staring us so hard in the face we'd have to be blind to miss it.

Covert's piece this week in establishes what many in our community, including scientists and support staff at USAMRIID, past and present, know: Bruce Ivins had nothing to do with preparing or sending the anthrax letters. --

In a recent letter to the FNP editor, Amanda Lane speaks for many who knew him: "I want to shout from the mountain tops that Bruce was the kind of man we look up to ... He was a decorated scientist and the humblest of men who didn't use his title as a status symbol. He picked up a mop or emptied the trash without a moment's hesitation. If he thought you were having a bad day he would offer candy or a catchy tune to cheer you up. If someone had to stay late to accomplish a task, Bruce would work with you so that the task would get completed faster."

Covert echoes what is widely reported by reputable scientists. The anthrax in the mailings, he says, was "highly bred, weapons-grade ... with a silica coating and a slight electrical charge so that each particle repelled the other ... each particle no more than five microns." Ivins had neither the expertise nor the equipment to create such a sophisticated form of anthrax.

But if not Ivins, then who or what?

"It's the elephant in the room nobody's talking about," Kissin says.

Since Nixon terminated the offensive weapons program at Detrick in 1969, there has been only one corporation in our country that operates laboratories where anthrax is weaponized: Battelle Memorial Laboratories, the corporation that does the biolab work for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Army at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.

In December 2001, FBI Director Mueller announced that the Battelle-operated labs in West Jefferson, Ohio and at Dugway had been "searched," and that there were NO suspects in those labs.

The FBI has not mentioned Battelle since.

read the rest at:

Keith Obermann

Ms. Casey,

I agree with your points (and like your writing).


Thanks George

You've done a great job with the anthrax story. Just wanted to clarify that one point -- that the anthrax must first be weaponized to become deadly, something that Ivins, an immunologist, had neither the equipment nor knowledge to do.

Next they'll be claiming that Ivins snuck into the Battelle lab in the dead of night to steal the weaponized anthrax, then drove to Princeton to mail it! Cause there's no way it was made at Ft. Detrick.

Looking forward to watching Mueller squirm Sept. 16-17. Think we'll see some real questions, or will they lob softballs?

Battelle Memorial Laboratories-FED

"John B. McCoy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bank One Corp., has been elected Chairman of Battelle's Board of Directors"

"McCoy is a director of the Association of Reserve City
Bankers and of the International Monetary Conference, serves on
the advisory committee of the American Bankers Association, and
is a member of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal
Reserve System. He is a director of Cardinal Distribution Inc.,
the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Ameritech, and Tenneco, and is a trustee of Battelle Memorial Institute."

"American Banker named John B. McCoy 'Banker of the Year' for 1993.
By 1997 Banc One was the tenth largest bank in the nation, with more than $90 billion in assets and more than 1,500 offices spread across 13 states, mostly in the Midwest and Southwest. The bank's focus on strengthening operations culminated in its largest acquisition to date when the company bought First USA Inc., one of the fastest-growing credit card businesses in the nation, for an estimated $6.75 billion.
The First celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1913 by becoming a charter member of the Federal Reserve system.
In 1944 President Roosevelt chose the First's president, Edward Eagle Brown, to be the only American banker to serve at the United Nations Monetary and Finance Conference that met at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to sketch plans for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund."

"New York Times science writer William Broad covered the subject in his 2002 book "Germs, Biological Weapons and America's Secret War." According to Broad, Projects Jefferson and Clear Vision, begun in the late '90s were ongoing secret anthrax weaponization projects. Project Clear Vision was managed by the CIA at the Battelle labs in West Jefferson, Ohio. Project Jefferson was managed by the DIA at the Battelle-operated labs at Dugway."

"In a study for the Federal Reserve, Battelle predicts that as many as 20% of those with access to the super copiers will use the new machines' extraordinary color capability to roll off near-perfect counterfeits of paper money.",9171,1075004,00.html?promoid...

"The FBI would not comment on the Dugway program, the newspaper said. The most recent shipment of the deadly spores to Fort Detrick left Dugway Proving Ground on June 27 and shipped back to Dugway on Sept. 4, less than a month before the spate of U.S. bioterrorism attacks began, the newspaper said, citing shipping records and interviews with officials."

So the two guys that founded Blackstone, one of them was the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Peterson)
And the other guy (Schwarzman)attended Yale at the same time as G Bush. They were roommates. He also was a member of a death cult with G Bush called Skull & Bones

11 months before 9/11....
"Blackstone Acquires Debt On 7 World Trade Center."

Owner of flight 11---Bank
City WILMINGTON State DELAWARE Zip Code 19801

Owner of flight 77--Bank

City WILMINGTON State DELAWARE Zip Code 19890

They own lots of passenger jets...