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FBI to Pay $880,000 for Review of its Anthrax 'Genetic and Chemical Studies'

"The FBI will pay the Washington-based society nearly $880,000 for the independent, 15-month committee review of the genetic and chemical studies investigators used to link Ivins to the attacks, academy spokeswoman Jennifer Walsh said."

How "independent" can this review be, when they're accepting $880,000 from from the same organization (the FBI) that did the "investigation" they're reviewing? The NAS was established by Congress:
http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ABOUT_main_page

Rush Holt, a "representative" who's trying a 3rd time to institutionalize electronic vote-stealing machines, introduced legislation in March 09 for a "9/11 Commission-style" investigation into the Anthrax attacks. http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/03/04/anthrax/print.html

Even with the public signal that it would be a whitewash investigation, the FBI doesn't feel safe with it, so they're trying to buy an investigation of their investigation outright? The article says it's a review of "the genetic and chemical studies"; doesn't sound like it's intended to be a full investigation. As a public institution, why is the NAS accepting payment from the FBI? If Congress wants answers, they can pass legislation, including with funding, if necessary.

Science agency to review FBI's anthrax inquiry
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/may/09/us-anthrax-investigation-050909/?nation&zIndex=96666
By DAVID DISHNEAU, The Associated Press
2:03 p.m. May 9, 2009

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The National Academy of Sciences said Friday it will review the lab work behind the FBI's conclusion that Army scientist Bruce Ivins was responsible for the anthrax mailings that killed five people in 2001.

The FBI will pay the Washington-based society nearly $880,000 for the independent, 15-month committee review of the genetic and chemical studies investigators used to link Ivins to the attacks, academy spokeswoman Jennifer Walsh said.

The review, which was requested by the FBI, won't assess the evidentiary value of the bureau's detective work or the FBI's conclusion that Ivins acted alone, the academy said.

Ivins' lawyer, Paul Kemp, has said the scientist was innocent and would have been cleared if the case had gone to trial. Some of Ivins' colleagues have expressed doubt about the FBI's conclusions.

Ivins was a civilian researcher at Fort Detrick in Frederick. He killed himself in July as investigators were preparing to charge him.

The scientific review was first reported in The New York Times.

The FBI's conclusions were based on microbial forensics, a relatively new field combining crime-investigation techniques and advanced microbiology. The bureau said scientists performed extensive tests that connected the anthrax used in the letters to that in a flask controlled by Ivins.

The academy said it will evaluate "the reliability of the principles and methods used by the FBI, and whether the principles and methods were applied appropriately to the facts."

Specifically, the committee will review genetic studies used to identify potential sources of the anthrax in the letters and analyses of four genetic mutations that were found in the mailed anthrax. The committee will also look at chemical and dating studies that examined how, where, and when the spores may have been grown and the role that cross-contamination might have played in the evidence collected.

Five people died in October and November 2001 from anthrax inhalation or exposure linked to the letters. They were a Florida photo editor, two postal workers in Washington, a hospital employee in New York City and a 94-year-old woman in Oxford, Conn.

Another Fort Detrick scientist, Steven J. Hatfill, received $5.8 million from the Justice Department in June to settle his lawsuit claiming the government wrongly implicated him in the attacks by publicly labeling him a "person of interest" in the investigation.

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On the Net:

National Academy of Sciences: http://www.nasonline.org

Steven Hatfill

buddy of Jerome Hauer, who:

- Was one of the first to sell the OCT to the public on TV on 9/11
- Has connections to the Office of Emergency Management. (WTC 7)
- Ran Kroll Security, a company involved with security for the WTC towers.
- Together with Silverstein, hired John O'Neill as head of WTC security (An obtuse FBI Al Qaeda super-expert and vocal critic of the FBI), to go to work beginning september, so he could be killed in the 9/11 attacks
- Has possible ties to 9/11 insider trading
- Is a bioterrorism expert involved in the Tripod exercise starting monday 9/10 in lower Manhattan
- Put Cheney and Bush on Cipro starting 9/11, anticipating anthrax attacks
- Allegedly has ties to Israel/Mossad?

If anybody is a suspect in 9/11, Hauer is, and his link to Hatfill makes Hatfill prime suspect too.

Jerome Hauer and Hatfill are the key.

Valuable information

Much appreciated. I've still a lot of homework to do here, and these details are immensely helpful toward finding places to begin. I'm familiar with some of the obvious "key players" of 9/11, but my knowledge is very patchy and incomplete. Did not realize the potential importance of Hauer and Hatfill to the big picture.

Anthrax links

2001 Anthrax Attacks Timeline:
http://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=2001anthraxattacks

George Washington on Anthrax:
http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/search?q=anthrax

CIA Had Killer Anthrax by George Washington (Battelle Labs connection)
http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/08/cia-had-killer-anthrax.html

Hatfill may have been involved, may have been intended to be the fall guy, but just turned out to be too well-connected- perhaps he'd set up an "insurance policy" should anything happen to him- and he was already a very public figure, thanks to the FBI's attempts to frame him. Article about Hatfill from 2003:

The Message in the Anthrax by Don Foster
http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/Bioter/messageanthrax.html

In any case, it seems pretty obvious it wasn't Ivins, from his lack of experience (he was a vaccine researcher), to lack of necessary equipment, lack of evidence tying him to anything other than a strain of Anthrax that hundreds of others had access to, and the transparent way the FBI was trying to pin it on him, instead of do a full investigation, which would start with the White House, given they went on Cipro ON 9/11.

Washington on Ivins:
http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/search?q=bruce+ivins

http://911reports.com

Likewise

Also valuable. The things said about Ivins were suspicious, even as filtered through the mainstream newspapers at that time. I was aware of it, but didn't follow up on it. Thanks. I'll be doing some reading....

If you ever

run into a brick wall discussing 9/11 with somebody, ask them if they remember who was responsible for the anthrax attacks. Don't answer for them. Watch them go into meltdown first. Remember that the cipro-eating, Patriot Act pushing White House asked the FBI to blame Al Qaeda first, but the FBI soon protested, given the unique properties of the strain.

So far, I haven't run into any average joe who knows or remembers. They just don't see it coming in a 9/11 discussion. (Try it sometime.)

It is at the very least a FACT, a proven FACT, that this terrorist attack was prepared on a US military base. A proven 'lone nut' false flag attack blamed on Al Qaeda, foreseen by none other than Jerome Hauer, cipro dealer, head of Kroll security for the WTC and a friend of a colleague (who was under suspect) ......of Ivins.

Thanks FBI, for following through. ..... NOT.

Military Anthrax + Military Thermite

This is a great tactic, SnowCrash. We know for a fact that the anthrax attacks were a false flag utilizing US Military Anthrax. (the Ames strain?) And we can link these attacks to 9/11 via the letters, which are from the same 'terrorists' who carried out 9/11. Now we know for a fact that Nano-thermite was found in the WTC dust. So this is the ultimate forensic evidence 'combo' argument. (And even though we can't exactly pinpoint the source of the nano-thermite yet, it was nevertheless made in a lab--- not created in a cave. And it proves explosives, which is the point.)

Thanks for the info about Jerome Hauer. I want to explore this further. And the Kroll connection.

You get it

"Military Anthrax + Military Thermite"

And as I understand it, both nanotechnology.

The military likes to try cutting edge technology in covert operations --> Global Hawk also comes to mind.

Who Killed John O'Neill?

If you want to hear more about Kroll and Jerome Hauer this is a great film...

Or...

Download and burn your own DVD

Peace

Lawrence Livermore National Labs and

the Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center are two places we know nano-thermite was developed and/or tested.

So, at least for argument's sake, we can state that we know of at least two government facilities where the nano-thermite could have come from. This makes the parallels to the anthrax case even more compelling.

The more details we run down, the closer we get to solving the puzzle that is the 9/11 operation.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Honegger's piece

Some good links have already been suggested here, and there are still others, but I would like to recommend this from Barbara Honegger, an article that was actually posted in a comment in a thread on 911blogger last August, and which I haven't been able to find elsewhere on the internet:

http://www.911blogger.com/node/17198#comment-194919

One thing I remember learning (I believe from this piece, though possibly from others I was reading about the same time): That after secretly carrying out illegal bioweapons testing for years, the Pentagon ran a successful test of weaponized anthrax in early September 2001. An announcement to this effect was made (possibly by Rumsfeld himself) on September 10, one day prior to 9/11, which would also be the date inscriped on the forged, false-flag anthrax letters.

Also on September 10, Hauer was given a new appointment--to be national security advisor for the National Institutes of Health, from which post he would direct the federal government's response to the imminent wave of anthrax terror.

From what I can tell, there's nothing about the anthrax story that doesn't stink.

Good news but

probably won't lead to any conviction of the real perps. Sounds like another "truth" commission, toothless PR.

I would not trust anything

done by the National Academy of Sciences. They are part of the establishment mafia. They function probably like NIST. An assessment of their reliability should be done before their results are accepted. Their investigation should be monitored, or audited, or another body should be able to review their findings. Their work should be part of the public record. Of course they are doing this at the behest of the FBI, so it is in no wise going to be an accurate assessment of the FBI's performance vis a vis the anthrax case.

If I had a car accident in which alcohol might have been involved, and I told the police not to worry about it, that I was hiring someone to investigate my performance, they wouldn't take me very seriously, would they?

Good analogy

and I agree.