Wall Street Journal: The Anthrax Attacks Remain Unsolved The FBI disproved its main theory about how the spores were weaponized.

From the Wall Street Journal, no less, comes the following article:

The Anthrax Attacks Remain Unsolved

The article makes the case that the scapegoat Ivins could not have made the anthrax used in the attacks since it had relatively high concentrations of silicon, which he could not have created.

I still believe that the anthrax case is one of the best opportunities for the 9/11 truth movement. The facts are relatively straightforward compared to 9/11. If it could be shown that the anthrax attacks originated from the US government or agents thereof, it would produce a massive shift in the public's thinking. People would then be forced to accept the fact that they have been lied to and the country was attacked through an inside job. That would open up, in my opinion, a huge opportunity to expose the truth about 9/11.

Edward Jay Epstein

the author of this piece, also wrote about the Warren Commission. Apparently, he is working on a book about the 9/11 Commission. Interesting.

Take a look...

at item 10 of his 9-11 mysteries:

" 10. The State Sponsorship Mystery

In 1999, at the time that the KSM group was planning for the second attack on the World Trade Center, the 9-11 Commission reported that "Iraqi officials offered Bin Laden a safe haven in Iraq." Was this sanctuary offer part of a collaborative relationship between Iraq and al-Qaeda?"

His top ten mysteries make no mention of molten steel, free-fall of WTC 7, NORAD stand-down, or in fact anything else that wrecks the official story.

Finally they notice

The official story about the anthrax attacks attributes them to a 'lone wacko,' someone who supposedly was able to carry them out without conspiring with others. While I don't rule out the possibility that Ivins may have had some involvement, it's clear that the attacks were the work of more than one person, and that the scapegoating of Ivins has been an outrageous sham. I don't see that this article, in arguing that the FBI's conslusions don't make sense, presents any information that is actually new. Nor is it the case that this information has never been reported before. What does strike me as new, though, is the prominence which this article in a major newspaper is now giving to this information, making the untenability of the FBI's case the main point of their story, rather than burying it several paragraphs in.

Still an open case? You bet it is!

Here's what's new

While the information about the presence of silicon and its implications--deliberate weaponization--was already known, what's new is that the FBI's attempts to argue that the silicon may have been added accidentally rather than deliberately have run up against the results of scientific tests. At the concentrations found in the Leahy letter, there's no way--these scientists are telling the FBI--that the silicon got there accidentally:

'What these tests inadvertently demonstrated is that the anthrax spores could not have been accidently contaminated by the nutrients in the media. "If there is that much silicon, it had to have been added," Jeffrey Adamovicz, who supervised Ivins's work at Fort Detrick, wrote to me last month. He added that the silicon in the attack anthrax could have been added via a large fermentor—which Battelle and other labs use" but "we did not use a fermentor to grow anthrax at USAMRIID . . . [and] We did not have the capability to add silicon compounds to anthrax spores."

And, as the article concludes, if the FBI can't find an answer to that, then they are back to square one in the anthrax investigation.

Anthrax -- brought to you by the Military Industrial Complex

"FBI was told to blame Anthrax scare on Al Qaeda by White House officials

"In my opinion, there are maybe four or five people in the whole country who might be able to make this stuff, and I'm one of them," said Richard O. Spertzel, chief biological inspector for the U.N. Special Commission from 1994 to 1998. "And even with a good lab and staff to help run it, it might take me a year to come up with a product as good."

"There was only one week between Sept 11 and Sept 18, when the first two letters (and probably another letter, never found, to AMI) were postmarked. This suggests that the anthrax was already in hand, and the attack largely planned, before Sept 11."

"I don't think they're manufacturing this in caves," Dr. Alibek said of the terror anthrax. "It's coming from another source."

From FBI affidavit in support of search warrent on Dr Ivins:
"Microscopic examination of the evidentiary spore powders recovered from all four letters identified an elemental signature of Silicon within the spores. This Silicon signature had not been previously described for Bacillus anthracis organisms." page 4

The anthrax--nanotechnology used

"There is no debating that the Senate powder was exceptionally pure and highly concentrated. Nor is there any doubt that it contained the Ames strain, one of the most virulent strains discovered. But what made it truly remarkable, according to biodefense specialists, was its conversion into a cutting-edge aerosol."

"More revealing than the electrostatic charge, some experts say, was a technique used to anchor silica nanoparticles to the surface of spores. About a year and a half ago, a laboratory analyzing the Senate anthrax spores for the FBI reported the discovery of what appeared to be a chemical additive that improved the bond between the silica and the spores. U.S. intelligence officers informed foreign biodefense officials that this additive was “polymerized glass.” The officials who received this briefing—biowarfare specialists who work for the governments of two NATO countries—said they had never heard of polymerized glass before. This was not surprising. “Coupling agents” such as polymerized glass are not part of the usual tool kit of scientists and engineers making powders designed for human inhalation. Also known as “sol gel” or “spin-on-glass,” polymerized glass is “a silane or siloxane compound that’s been dissolved in an alcohol- based solvent like ethanol,” says Jacobsen. It leaves a thin glassy coating that helps bind the silica to particle surfaces."

"Silica has been a staple in professionally engineered germ warfare powders for decades. (The Soviet Union added to its powders resin and a silica dust called Aerosil —a formulation requiring high heat to create nanoparticles, says Alibek. U.S. labs have tested an Aerosil variant called Cab-O-Sil, and declassified U.S. intelligence reports state that Iraq’s chemical and biological warfare labs imported tons of both Cab-O-Sil and Aerosil, also known as “solid smoke,” in the 1980s). “If there’s polymerized glass [in the Senate samples], it really narrows the field [of possible suspects],” says Jacobsen, who has been following the anthrax investigations keenly. “Polymerized glasses are exotic materials, and nanotechnology is something you just don’t do in your basement.”

“This was a key component,” said the institute’s deputy director, Florabel Mullick, in the AFIP newsletter. “Silica prevents the anthrax from aggregating, making it easier to aerosolize,” she added. Frank Johnson, chief of AFIP’s Chemical Pathology Division, corroborated this in an interview. “There was silica there,” said Johnson, “there was no mistaking it.” Maj. Gen. John S. Parker, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at the time of the attacks, says he saw AFIP’s lab reports. “There was a huge silicon spike” consistent with the presence of silica, he says. “It peaked near the top of the screen.”

"Other agencies support this view today. For example, John Cicmanec, a scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, says the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to EPA that the perpetrators did, in fact, use silica to weaponize the Senate anthrax spores"

"According to ABC, the United States has been producing small quantities of weapons-grade anthrax for several years at two secret locations - the US Army Dugway Proving Ground in Utah and at the Battelle Company, which does the work for the Central Intelligence Agency and the military."

"The Battelle Memorial Institute, "a corporation involved in anthrax vaccine research", was a major contractor for the US Defense Department and also undertook work for the CIA. It had "an entire division dedicated to perfecting aerosolization technologies". It received batches of the Ames strain from USAMRIID as late as May and June 2001."

"Scientists have determined that the anthrax powder sent through the mail last fall was fresh, made no more than two years before it was sent, senior government officials said."

Official explanation: The Anthrax was weaponized due to a conspiracy between mother nature and the U.S. Postal Equipment....and you thought "thermal expansion" was ridiculous.....

The explanation for the silica? Oh that just happened naturally. From the FBI press conference......

"Question: Can I ask a follow-up?
Dr Majidi: It could have been within the growth media. It could have been within-
Dr Burans: It was a natural occurrence.
Dr Majidi:-Natural occurrence, yes."

The explanation for the fine milling?

That was the postal equipment that did that when the letters went thru the mail system.

FBI press conference announcing that the dead scientist Ivins was the bad guy.....

"Question:Do you believe they were milled?
Dr Majidi: Again, I don't want to speculate, you know, if there were--if they had extraordinary efforts put to crush these things, because of a number of reasons....I suggest you take a tour of the U.S. Postal Service and look at how those letters handled through the metal- through the letter sorting machines. It's a very, very, rigorous process." page 19

"The same week, Ivins angrily told a former colleague that he suspected his therapist was cooperating with the FBI. On March 19, police were called to Ivins's home and found him unconscious. He was evaluated at Frederick Memorial Hospital."

"The choice of Senators Daschle and Leahy suggests that the perpetrator may lean to the political right and may have some specific grudge against those Senators."

"We called the Frederick County Board of Elections today, now that they are open for business again, and the Deputy Election Director Noreen Schultz, the same person who called Kincaid back yesterday, confirmed to us that in fact Ivins was a registered Democrat since 1982. She said they only have voting records going back to 1996 in their database, but that, yes, Ivins "was a very regular voter" who had voted in every election, including Democratic Primaries, since that date."

"Prosecutors could not place Mr Ivins in Princeton, New Jersey, where the letters were posted and there was no match between Ivins's handwriting and that found in the anthrax laden letters."

"Casting further doubt on the FBI's anthrax case, accused government scientist Bruce Ivins passed two polygraph tests and a handwriting analysis comparing samples of his handwriting to writing contained in the anthrax letters, U.S. officials familiar with the investigation say."

He was forced into a mental hospital for two weeks, while the FBI had his "therapist" write up reports to have it "documented" he was a "mad scientist". This therapist can't even spell the word therapist......


He wanted a slow painfull death and overdosed on acetaminophen. This seems unlikely. As a microbiologist surely he would know the sleeping pill route would be preferable.

"Ivins was released from Sheppard Pratt later on July 24,.......Two nights later, he was found unconscious in his home and was declared dead July 29 from an overdose of acetaminophen."

"You may remain symptom free for up to 24 hours after taking a toxic overdose of acetaminophen."

"After this initial period, the following symptoms are common:"

Not feeling well
Not able to eat or poor appetite
Abdominal pain"

"The toxic effects of acetaminophen are often seen 2-4 days after ingestion and blood levels may not be extremely high at time of death."

At the time when officers were called to the home, there was nothing to indicate it was a suicide, he said."

the state medical examiner ``determined that an autopsy wouldn't be necessary'' to determine the cause of death, Martyak said.



Edward Jay Epstein trumpets the OCT

Edward Jay Epstein's blog is disinformation veiled as research. Read his top ten list, "The 9/11 Mysteries" to see how he trumpets the official conspiracy theory: http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/911book.htm

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Rules of the game

1) There is no such thing as corruption. Only conspiracy theorists would dare challenge the unassailable notion that government officials always act in good faith.

2) Skepticism of official claims is not acceptable. Once the FBI makes a claim it is incumbent on the public to accept the claim.

Adherence to these two "rules" is considered the height of patriotism. IOW, don't challenge Big Brother.

Donald Rumsfield went to Princeton

Along with Buzzy Krongard & Frank Carlucci of Carlyle Group.

Synchronization with 9/11

I've also always thought that the anthrax attacks are an excellent way to promote 9/11 truth. In them, Arabs were framed; and they have already been accepted as some kind of an inside job.

I find it interesting how hard the FBI has had to "play the detective" in the anthrax case, as compared to 9/11 "investigations". They have really had to play hard-working in the former.

Could that somehow - paradoxically - be related to the smaller scope of the event?

Or was it because the trail so quickly and forcefully led to inside circles, so that outsiders could not be summarily labelled guilty?

One question: is there strong evidence that the attacks were synchronized to occur soon after 9/11?

9/11 & Anthrax: Framing Arabs

"This is Next"
Take Penicillin Now
Death to America
Death to Israel
Allah is Great

I put "This is Next" in quotes because these attacks were clearly supposed to be from the terrorists of 9/11 who were STILL attacking us. And it was a frame-up job.

People can relate to this because once they see that the anthrax attacks were done by insiders trying to terrorize us by framing Arabs, then they can take a fresh look at 9/11.


Big Scoop On NORAD Coming February 3, 2010!

Clear Cut Case,

wait until I post my next article on NORAD at www.DNotice.org next week before you say again, "I still believe that the anthrax case is one of the best opportunities for the 9/11 truth movement." The article should be posted Tuesday evening, even though posting dates are always the first Wednesday of the month, assuming there's an article in any given month to be posted.

You and others in the 9/11 Truth Movement (and outside the movement) will be absolutely incredulous with what I've turned up on NORAD, but more incredible is WHERE I found it. It's a researcher's dream come true!

However, I do agree that the anthrax case is a good case to introduce strangers to 9/11 Truth.

Stay tuned, folks!

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

I'm Looking Forward to it.

If Not Me? Who? If Not Now? When?

memory hole - beyond repair?

thank you for this post and all the comments.. i am also looking forward to new information on NORAD.

John Farmer, who was the Senior Counsel for the 9/11 Commission, disclosed in his book: “at some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened... I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The [Norad air defense] tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years. This is not spin.”

Yet spin it is.. as Farmer takes a plunge on book sales to deny any conspiracy to the lies, and then confirms the 'official version' of what happened.

Meanwhile many spineless antiwar activists continue losing ground as they continue to keep a distance from what is being used in the media and administrations to justify the bloated wars of treason - 9/11.

And meanwhile, the only person who went to jail for the criminal actions of financial banking systems was a whistleblower. The UK government made Dr David Kelly's autopsy and medical reports classified for 70 years. And while Obama deceives the public to this tragic agenda, more innocent lives are being blown away in foreign (poppy and energy rich) lands.

To counter act the murder of JFK and Warren Commission deception of the 1960's there was no internet. So maybe, there is a chance of turning this around.. Surely without such efforts as those posting on 911blogger, the memory hole would only get deeper beyond repair. thank you all for keeping the truth on this issue alive for now.


ps Scott Horton, attorney for the whistleblower of "The Guantánamo 'Suicides', posted this following by Thomas Merton, regarding his article at Harpers Magazine web site. It may speak to each of us on the intrinsic work we are attempting to accomplish:

Merton—The Value of Essential Works

"Do not depend on the hope of results.
When you are doing the sort of work
you have taken on, essentially an
apostolic work, you may have to face
the fact that your work will be apparently
worthless and even achieve no result at all,
if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect.
As you get used to this idea, you start more and more
to concentrate not on the results but on the value,
the rightness, the truth of the work itself."

– Thomas Merton
February 21, 1966

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What's the latest about Phillip Zack?

I don't think we should forget Rumsfeld's old employee in these matters! Gilead Sciences wasn't it?

Yes, Rumsfeld was Chair of Gilead Sciences

while Zack worked there after leaving Ft. Detrick.


“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson


wait a tic... i did not know that bruce ivins died of an overdose of TYLENOL. that is so bizarre. of course i knew the anthrax was an inside job but all i had heard was that ivins committed suicide. never knew how he actually died. highly suspicious.


Anthrax 911 Connection

I would strongly urge everyone to study the Anthrax Special Report I compiled that implicates BigPharma firms, the CIA, and the "intelligence agency's" top secret anthrax program called CLEARVISION. Here is the link: http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage.html

Those who control drugs and chemicals control the planet's human resources and human energy. The Petrochemical-Pharmaceutical Cartel, (BigPharma) controls more than the average person conceives, including the PharmaMedia. Read the current online issue of Medical Veritas, free till Feb. 15, 2010, at www.medicalveritas.org.

Finally, the link to 911 is obvious in our most recent revelations that should be further investigated by everyone, from your average Joe to Attorneys General. The partners in the Partnership for NYC (www.pfnyc.org) control the bulk of BigPharma. Among these partners is Larry Silverstein. Silverstein Properties appears to be a likely co-investor with David Rockefeller-controlled entities in investment banking and "private equity investments" including the Texas Pacific Group and Apollo Global management, the owners of MGM and Las Vegas's $11Billion latest attraction--The City Center.

Here you will see the Veer towers, lit in red white and blue, falling in the center of what their website heralds as "The Capitol of the New World [Order]." http://www.citycenter.com/

It occurs to me that the money that was supposed to be reinvested in the reconstruction of the World Trade Center complex, long delayed even to this moment, was VEERED into this construction project implicating the good ole boys in NYC and their "private equity investments."

Jim Murren, CEO of MGM/Mirage, had been sent to Las Vegas by investment bankers before 911, and then allied with MGM's Kerkorian to advance The City Center funded by Wall Street private equity investors. Read the following article and see what it says about Murren:

"That was before 9/11, which devastated tourism in Las Vegas and left people such as the Murrens, with their ties to New York, emotionally stricken. . . .Rather than burying himself in the financial section of The New York Times, Murren felt drawn to the architecture page and the process of developing a memorial at ground zero.

"See this article:

Murren's wife, Heather, is the co-founder, Chairwoman and CEO of the Nevada Cancer Institute.

Please report what you find to help our ongoing investigations.

Best wishes,

Leonard G. Horowitz

fascinating connection and radio plug

thanks for that tip.. will look into it..
the issues do interconnect.

please note, len horowitz will be on kevin barrett's radio program, saturday, february 13.

i will link to it.. i am scheduled to join kevin for the first hour with richard gage, but not confirmed, and others on spring campaigns for 9/11 truth and freedom.

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