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From: "Psycho Psycho"
Subject: Re: Al Qaeda's responsibility for the anthrax mailings
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 03:07:02 GMT
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> 1. The publicly known evidence in the Amerithrax investigation points to
> Al Qaeda. Contrary to the usual press spin, the FBI has always said in
> on the record comments that they do not know the perp is American or
> NYT, June 23, 2002
> 2. Importantly, Vice President Cheney and his staff knew to take a Cipro
> on 9/11, a full week before the first anthrax letter was mailed. The
> White House knew Al Qaeda had anthrax and that Zawahiri was on record
> intending to use against US targets.
> 3. By way of background, Bin Laden purchased anthrax a few years ago.
> San Francisco Chronicle, October 21, 2001. It was purchased from a
> company in North Korea. See Yousef Bodansky,"Bin Laden: The Man Who
> Declared War On America.", at 326. It was purchased through the Moro
> Front, an Indonesian radical group associated with Bin Laden. Dr.
> Zawahiri had a list of 100 targets in the US and Israel to use it
> See San Francisco Chronicle, October 21, 2001.
> Osama bought a batch for 10G
> BIN LADEN BOUGHT ANTHRAX, E-COLI AND SALMONELLA, AIDE TELLS COURT
> And so while the question of the source of the anthrax in the Amerithrax
> mailings is addressed below, Al Qaeda interest in using anthrax as a
> weapon has been known for a long time.
> 5. A recently released islamist has said that Zawahiri has been working
> to acquire and develop biological weapons since the early 1990s.
> See also US: Al Qaeda Tried for Bio Weapons in Afghanistan
> 6. Al Qaeda¹s experimentation with its chemical weapons is now featured
> on the television news picturing a dog being put to death.
> Disturbing scenes of death show capability with chemical gas
> August 19, 2002 Posted: 3:46 PM EDT (1946 GMT)
> 7. Recently we have been told that the administration has considered
> attacking an Al Qaeda facility in northern Iraq where testing of a
> chemical and biological weapons (such as ricin) on barnyard animals and
> a human. (It apparently is protected by a radical Kurdish group and not
> controlled by Saddam Hussein).
> ABCNEWS reported that there is evidence the terrorists tested ricin in
> water, as a powder and as an aerosol. They used it to kill donkeys and
> chickens, and at one point, the terrorists allegedly exposed a man to
> the toxin in an Iraqi market.
> They then followed him home and watched him die several days later.
> 8. According to Stephen Younger, director of the Defense Threat
> Reduction Agency, Al-Qaida's interest in biological weapons has been
> focused mainly on anthrax Dow Jones newswires, July 18, 2002.
> See also US: Al Qaeda Tried for Bio Weapons in Afghanistan
> 9. Dr. Ayman Zawahiri's home in Kabul tested positive for anthrax.
> Zawahiri is the brains behind 9/11 (middle management aside).
> 10. Formerly the head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Zawahiri assumed
> the #2 position after Bin Laden upon a merger of some of EIJ into Al
> Qaeda a few years ago. Newsweek, December 9. He is the one who is
> featured on the most recent tape. According to a fellow islamist
> leader, since the early 1990s, he's made 15 efforts in developing his
> biological and chemicals efforts program, to include hiring Russian and
> "Middle Eastern" experts.
> 11. The Al Qaeda operations manual, the most recent version on CD-ROM,
> had a chapter on "Poisonous Letter." As with the insertion of
> biologicals into food, the key was mass panic, not mass casualty.
> (remarks of Vice President Cheny on training and manuals relating to
> these kinds of substances)
> 12. Al Qaeda is concerned with handling the PR in such a way as to
> develop and maintain the Arab hatred of the US, Israel etc. and that
> requires a delicate balance. Zawahiri divines from his religious texts
> that it is moral to kill American civilians on the grounds that
> they stood silent as taxpayers while US-bought weapons were used on
> Palestinians. The al Qaeda shura (policy-making council), however,
> likely deems that Al Qaeda needs to choose the methods of attack
> carefully so as to gain the support of others. (Gassing the Kurds
> ultimately was a PR debacle for Saddam once the world stopped looking
> the other way).
> 13. Ali Mohamed, the key Al Qaeda operative, trained other Al Qaeda
> members to kill by mail (SF Chronicle), and so the ³Al Qaeda is only
> interested in mass casualty" argument is mistaken. Al Qaeda is
> interested in attacking the structure of the US and to cause mass terror
> simultaneously rallying the Arab world against the US on the Iraq and
> Palestinian issues). As many as 80,000 students at a time have rallied
> in Cairo chanting the same ³Death to America², ³Death to Israel² slogan
> of the anthrax letters.
> 14. Al Qaeda hired scientists to work in their program. See details
> at Bodansky, page 326. They tried to hire scientists who were "clean" of
> terrorist connections. U.S. operatives in Afghanistan have discovered
> evidence indicating that one or more Russian scientists
> were helping al-Qaeda develop anthrax. (Newsweek.)
> "Evidence Indicates Al Qaeda Had Russian Help Developing Anthrax;
> Al-Zawahiri Believed Involved in Bin Laden's Biological Weapons Program"
> (MANGOLD: The CIA calculates there are some 11,000 former Soviet
> biological warfare scientists still looking for work.")
> 15. US News had a report of a reporter's encounter with a Filipino
> carrying papers from Dr. Zawahiri (allowing free lodging) and bragging
> about his ability to manipulate anthrax.
> Bravado--and blood--in Taliban territory, U.S. News & World Report,
> dated November 12, 2001
> 16. Now, a Malaysian, US-trained microbiologist, Yazid Sufaat, with
> links to Al Qaeda and the hijackers has been arrested in Malaysia. He
> was arrested after returning from Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is
> where they really need to "connect the dots." Sufaat wired $35,000 to
> Zacarias Moussaoui and met with two of the other hijackers. The US is
> negotiating for his extradition from Malaysia but Malaysia reportedly
> does not want to let him go. A biochemist, Sufaat graduated from
> Sacramento in 1987.
> 17. 5 lab sites in Afghanistan tested positive for anthrax. See March
> 26 reports. Gen. Tommy Franks and Rumsfeld press conference. At one
> lab, a dryer, autoclave and centrifuge was found.
> 18. Even before 9/11 satellite pictures confirmed what was known about
> the lab equipment for weaponizing biologicals. The same satellites
> showed it being moved shortly after 9/11.
> 19. If former Russian bioweaponeer Ken Alibek could make the product --
> and it was exceedingly pure -- then there is little reason some other
> former Russian scientist could not have done the same. Russia is known
> to have Ames and Alibek says the product here was well within
> the capability of a Russian anthrax bioweaponeers, though he does not
> think it was either an American or Russian product.
> Alibek testimony:
> 20. Leahy is head of the Senate appropriations panel in charge of aid
> to Egypt and Israel, which is the main beef of the Egyptian Islamic
> Jihad (and now al Qaeda). (That aid constitutes 20% of all foreign aid,
> and so it's no small motivation).
> 23. The Kabul office of Pakistani scientist Sultan Bashiru-din Mehmood
> (see GSN, Nov. 28) also contained documents indicating an interest in
> anthrax (Newsweek, Dec. 9).
> 24. US-hating (Taliban) Mullahs oversaw the anthrax vaccine laboratory,
> much to the consternation of the scientist in charge of the lab.
> Source: New York Post, dated Nov. 19, 2001; St. Louis Observe &
> Dispatch; The Mirror (U.K). Half of the lab staff went missing several
> months before 9/11.
> 25. Zawahiri travelled to the US in 1991 under an alias. He went to
> California, New York and DC. He was accompanied by a California
> obstetrician (a former classmate who denies knowing who Zawahiri was)
> and a former US Army sergeant, Ali Mohamed. He apparently returned in
> 1995, but the testimony is conflicting. Mohamed says Zawahiri came
> twice; the California doctor says once.
> "Sergeant Served U.S. Army and bin Laden, Showing Failings in FBI's
> Terror Policing"
> 26. Now an Arab newspaper, Al Hayat, is reporting that Zawahiri also
> came in 1998 apparently (the report concerned an alleged meeting with
> the LAX shooter). I don't know if the report is true. Zawahiri had
> been in Russia (See WSJ, July 2, 2002.) And in 1998 he went to Baghdad.
> Before Russia he had been to Malaysia and China.
> 27. Ali Mohamed, the former US Army sergeant, pled guilty to the 1998
> embassy bombings and is in a Manhattan jail. Before working for the US
> Army, Mohamed was with the Egyptian Army.
> 28. Mohamed also was secretly in the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. (He was
> in Cairo in 1980; during that period Zawahiri travelled between
> Afghanistan and Cairo
> 29. In the US, Zawahiri, the California obstetrician, the
> obstetrician's brother (a pharmacist from New Jersey who worked at the
> time in NYC), and Mohamed visited mosques in California, New York and DC
> raising funds. Perhaps also in Texas. Zawahiri purported to represent
> the Red Crescent (he first went to Afghanistan in their employ in
> 1979). The California doctor has been quoted in a newspaper article
> available online denying knowing who Zawahiri was. He admits, however,
> having been a good friend of Mohamed.
> 30. In 1992, Zawahiri went to Baghdad.
> 31. In 1998, Zawahiri went to Baghdad. Recent Christian Science
> Monitor article
> 32. Spertzel, the former UN inspector in Iraq, says that the product
> here was well within Iraq¹s capability. And others agree that Iraq
> would likely have Ames -- having first sought it in 1988 (and security
> being so lax at so many laboratories
> that had it).
> Spertzel states:
> ²Iraq certainly knows how to produce 100 percent pure spores. That is a
> technique that they developed ... which is capable of giving them the
> kind of concentrations that we are seeing in the Daschle letter.²
> 33. Given that we know where Saddam lives, and he is a survivalist
> first and foremost, certainly he would want to maintain deniability in
> the event he had assisted in the anthrax mailing. That is, the strain
> associated with the US Army would be used, rather than strain (Vollum)
> or chemical additive (bentonite) associated with Iraq.
> 34. In 1998 or so, Zawahiri created some computer documents describing
> his project code-named "Curdled Milk." One aspect apparently involved
> a pesticide/nerve agent that used a chemical to increase absorption
> (which was tested on rabbits and dogs). The insecticide / nerve agent
> is named in a feature in the Sunday Times. Something chloride.
> See also
> describing experiments on barnyard animals and one human
> 35. Zawahiri was assisted by Medhat Morsin Omar (alias Abu Khabab).
> An Egyptian chemical engineer, he ran the camp named Abu Khabab. His
> whereabouts apparently are still unknown. He was in charge of Al
> Qaeda's program of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
> 36. Al Qaeda is most well-known for the testing of cyanide gas or other
> poison on dogs. Before the videotapes obtained by CNN, the testing had
> been observed by satellite, which observed the carcasses.
> 37. Ft. Detrick sent its Ames strain to places like Porton Down in
> Great Britain and Suffield in Canada. We can reasonably assume, though,
> that Ft. Detrick did not send it directly to any company in North Korea.
> Presently, there is no information in the public record as to the strain
> that Bin Laden purchased in 1997. Informed analysis would require that
> at least that much be determined.
> 38. The genetic analysis of Dr. Keim, from Northern Arizona, had
> promised to remove all doubt potentially as to the source of the
> anthrax. Now hopes may be fading according to recent press reports.
> 39. The research is reported in "Science" which can be viewed by
> nonsubscribers through a link at the TIGR website. Note that the date
> of the lab isolate presumed by some to be Ft. Detrick is not given and
> so no inferences can be drawn from what is presently known. The
> analysis is directed to showing the similarity
> between various samples of Ames. According to many reports, Ames was
> widely distributed to universities throughout the world. But even under
> the most conservative estimate (such as made by Dr. Hatch
> Rosenberg), the strain was sent to 15-20 labs. The "Science" article
> does not address the testing done with
> respect to isolates from the vast majority of labs where Ames was known
> to be. 15 labs remained to be tested.
> See also
> 40. Working on the assumption that the anthrax purchased from the North
> Korea company was not Ames -- but was perhaps Vollum 1B or some other
> strain -- then the question relevant to an Al Qaeda theory is what
> access to the US Army strain might have been accomplished by
> someone with 1) a multi millionaire (Bin Laden) backing his play, and
> 2) a lot of Muslims who believe in his Islamist cause (toppling the
> Egyptian and Saudi regimes).
> 41. The possible sources include Russia,Iraq, the US Army, or a
> facility that obtained Ames from the US Army or other researcher who had
> 42. With Hanssen, the senior FBI agent, we saw what could be
> accomplished with some money.
> 43. Although the FBI profile has been widely criticized in recent
> editorials in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post,
> Washington Post, The Economist, The Weekly Standard, and other
> newspapers and magazines, it is more flexible than its critics imagine.
> Commentary of Robert Bartley in WSJ critical of profile
> Al Qaeda is still a bioterrorism threat.
> So What's the FBI Doing About Anthrax Attacks?
> 44. Its description of a loner with a grudge permits a variety of
> motivations, including sympathy with the Islamist cause. See the FBI's
> Amerithrax webpage for the profile. In any event, FBI profiler
> Fitzgerald can be forgiven his flawed profile in early October because
> much of this information about Al Qaeda's efforts in regard to anthrax
> is newly obtained information. The FBI's stock profile concerning
> anthrax was a lone, unstable individual -- so basically they just
> reached into the filing cabinet. (Source: 1998 proceeding)
> See NYPost, April 29, 2002 for the important Weekly Standard article.
> 45. No convincing connection between anthrax and the 19 hijackers has
> been found -- that is, no traces of anthrax has been found where the
> hijackers visited in the US -- but the FBI is closely following
> developments in Afghanistan relating to Al Qaeda. Source: USA Today
> interactive chat with agent-in-charge Van Harp. Obviously, it doesn't
> behoove the FBI to blame the hijackers because there was some perp very
> much alive on 9/18 and 10/9 who mailed the letters. (The July
> 22 TIME magazine article explains that the FBI tested the crash sites
> where the planes came down and found no traces of anthrax).
> 46. Atta and Zacarias's reported repeated inquiries about cropdusters
> may have related to anthrax.
> Face to face with Atta
> 47. Ahmad Rosan, an Al Qaeda terrorist caught in the United States
> revealed that Bin Laden was personally interested in using low flying
> aircraft to dispense biological agents.
> 48. Indeed, some investigators on the team prosecuting Zacarias
> Moussouai think he wasn't expected to take part in the 9/11 plan as
> such, but was expected instead to use a cropduster. (Though French
> intelligence thinks there was a plan to hijack an international airliner.
> 49. OTOH, perhaps the cropdusters related to the nerve agent. Others
> reasonably suggest it related to use as a flying fuel bomb. Others
> dispute that there were ever
> such inquiries. Whatever the reason for the inquiries -- assuming for
> the sake of argument they occurred -- perhaps they ran out of pilots
> -- between Zacarias M's arrest and Ramzi's inability to get into the
> country (Ramzi was Atta's former roommate in Germany). Anthrax likely
> can be delivered using the nozzle set-up that some USDA official says
> Atta imagined (as explained by Secretary Cohen some years ago). Indeed,
> Secretary Cohen's remarks were found in the Kabul home with
> papers relating to the distribution of aerial delivery of anthrax.
> 50. According to some reports, Atta met in Prague with an Iraqi agent
> and obtained the anthrax from Iraq then. The report first connecting
> such an alleged meeting with anthrax was in the German newspaper Bild.
> Then in the Times of London. But Bild sources it to Israeli
> intelligence, a biased source. Some Czech officials (with a recent
> notable exception) still seem to say the meetings happened -- or at
> least that there's no reason for them to retract earlier statements.
> The reported transfer of a vial of anthrax, however, is totally unproven
> (regardless whether the story traces back to Israeli intelligence or
> instead traces back to Egyptian
> intelligence). The effort to quash the Prague meeting reports may be
> due to the assessment by the Joint Chiefs that we're not ready to take
> on Iraq, and CIA Director Tenet may have been tasked to muzzle the
> reports which would lead to precipitous action against Iraq. Beats
> White House says Sept. 11 skyjacker had met Iraqi agent By Bob Drogin,
> Paul Richter and Doyle McManus
> Los Angeles Times, dated August 2, 2002
> Suspected hijacker may have transported anthrax,
> October 25, 2001
> 51. The bottom-line, though, is that Al Qaeda did not need Iraq to
> commit this crime and it's more prudent to limit the conclusion to Al
> Qaeda's involvement absent additional evidence, particularly when going
> to war is at issue.
> 52. Mr. Pearl, a former Assistant Secretary of Defense, says there is
> "powerful evidence" showing Iraq is giving biological and chemical
> weapons to Al Qaeda -- but other than a passing mention of a defector's
> report of 30 facilities, we're not made privy to any evidence.
> Pearle warns: 'Powerful' evidence of Iraq-Al Qaida WMD ties WORLD
> TRIBUNE.COM, July 15, 2002
> 53. And of course the presence of facilities doesn't tell you much.
> Implied threats that biological weapons will be used in defense are to
> be expected given that we've said we were going to attack them (based on
> our worst fears). Can't we all just get along?
> 54. One of the hijackers, Ahmed, went to the ER with what now appears
> to have been cutaneous anthrax, according to the doctor who treated him
> and other experts. He had just arrived in the country. His exposure
> perhaps related to a camp he had been in Afghanistan. He said he got
> the blackened gash-like lesion when he bumped his leg on a suitcase two
> months earlier. Two months earlier he had been in camp (according a
> videotape he later made (his last Will and Testament). And it's known
> that at least 5 camps tested positive for anthrax. There are some
> spiders (and no doubt some other diseases) that lead to similar sores.
> Personally, though, I credit it was cutaneous anthrax considering all
> the circumstances. It¹s a matter of probabilities.
> 55. The fellow in charge of the investigation, Agent Van Harp, has said
> in a USA Today interactive chat and elsewhere that the speculation about
> foot-dragging has no basis. As explained in a WSJ, dated March 26, based
> on information provided by the FBI, the reason for the delay has related
> to the many scientific, safety and security
> issues implicated. He emphatically denied the suggestion by Dr. Hatch
> Rosenberg that it was a CIA experiment gone awry. See Dr. Rosenberg's
> interview with the BBC. He said the view is uninformed and
> misinformed. He said all the names of the folks submitted by Dr. Hatch
> Rosenberg and her colleagues had been investigated and didn't pan out.
> The recent hoopla has not resulted in anything that leads one to a
> different conclusion.
> Hatfill Statement:
> Commentary critical of the Rosenberg conjecture and associated press
> about Hatfill:
> Robert Bartley, The Hatfill Case: Essential Background, WSJ
> US News 8/26/02
> Circle of suspicion: Is the 'evidence' against an undeclared anthrax
> suspect just coincidences and a colorful past?
> 56. Most of all, Rosenberg's speculation that the FBI has determined
> that an American made the mailing or has excluded a foreign connection
> is simply mistaken.
> 57. Current status of investigation:
> 58. If I had to bet as between the Tell and Rosenberg views, I think
> the smart money is on Tell. Certainly, far more is at stake if he is
> 59. One unresolved question relates to how the anthrax was transmitted
> to AMI in Florida. Phil Brennan, a conservative commentator who knew
> the two victims there, is confident that theletter transmitting the
> anthrax was sent before 9/11. It consisted he says of a goofy love
> letter to Jennifer Lopez, and included an open soap packet and a cheap
> Star of David charm. He says Stevens held it up to his face and then
> put it down on the keyboard (where traces of anthrax were found).
> Personally, I think he very well may be right, which would clinch Al
> Qaeda's responsibility. Note that the publisher's wife was the real
> estate broker who rented to two of the hijackers. Small world, eh?
> 60. One potential lead reported in the press concerns $100,000 piece of
> equipment bought by someone from Pakistan who had been involved in a
> check kiting scheme.
> Let me commend the Tell article to you again, and people with some spare
> time should consider whether there is a connection between Ayman
> Zawahiri and biochemist Yazid Sufaat and/or Yaziid Sufaat and the Syed
> Athar Abbas discussed in Tell¹s article.
> Guilty Plea in Fraud Case But Feds fear Pakistani's purpose for buying
> food mixer, Parascandola, NEWSDAY, dated July 15, 2002
> 61. The recent spokesperson talking about how Al Qaeda had a right to
> kill 4 million and had the right to use biological weapons needs to be
> factored into the bureaucratic reckoning here. The potential
> downside of not discovering the perpetrator is far greater if that turns
> out to be the motivation.
> 62. In the anthrax mailings, Zawahiri appears to have accomplished the
> attack on the US "structure" he intended. With the planes, he struck
> the US trade dominance (World Trade Center) and its military might
> (Pentagon). If you credit Zubaydah, he was intending to strike the
> White House with the plane that went down in Pennsylvania.
> 63. With the anthrax he appears to have rounded out the field that he
> imagines provides support to Israel -- the legislative branch and media.
> In addition to the Senate majority leader, anthrax was mailed to the
> position symbolic of the 50 billion in aid that has been given to Israel
> since 1947 (and the equally substantial aid that has been keeping
> Mubarak in power in Egypt and the islamists out of power).
> 64. As for why there have not been more attacks, perhaps the FBI has
> already arrested one of the anthrax plotters and the equipment procurer,
> and now is only looking for the person who processed it (along with the
> actual equipment).
> 65. Perhaps Al Qaeda is in a tactical alliance with Baghdad, as
> evidenced by the 1998 ³Crusaders² statement, and they know we know where
> Saddam lives. It was -- and is -- the pending threat that leads to
> leverage (or blackmail, to borrow Bush¹s phrase.
> 66. Consider, in particular, the possible relevance of reports of
> anthrax in Karachi, Pakistan.
> 67. An arrest warrant was issued on or about October 18 for a man of
> Pakistani origin in Fort Lee, New Jersey who had ordered a $100,000
> processor that was delivered to 215 Main St. in Ft. Lee, one mile from
> where hijackers Hani and Nawaf lived at 96 Linwood Plaza. (Source:
> PACER) He had left the country for Karachi and was arrested on his
> return in December. He worked in the computer wholesale business.
> (D&B) He had obtained the money for the processor, the type of machine
> which a top DOD official says could be used for making anthrax (Air
> Force Journal, May 2002) by a check-kiting scheme to
> which he recently pled guilty. (PACER) He was denied bail when he
> only turned two expired passports and wouldn't swear he didn't have
> another one. (PACER) (I don't know whether the two expired passports
> had the same social security number and birthdate or not).
> 68. So he's been locked up since late December 2001 and now faces a
> sentence for the check-kiting used to get the processor for his
> computer wholesale firm.
> 69. Hani and Nawaf, shortly before 9/11, wired $15,000 in excess funds
> back to U.A.E. where one of them had lived and then it was routed to
> 70. In Karachi, later in October 2001, the press carried reports of
> anthrax being received at an international bank and a computer
> wholesaling firm. See sample articles below.
> 71. An arrest was made. The fellow worked at a computer company. An
> arrest of a second fellow was reportedly made.
> 72. One person was hospitalized. The doctor reported that his
> patient's condition was not life-threatening.
> 73. See David Tell's interesting recent "Weekly Standard" article for
> discussion of the germ of this interesting potential lead relating to
> the procurement of the food processor, whereabouts unknown.
> But then *add* to that article the information below about the anthrax
> received in Karachi in October.
> 74. Are the authorities being brilliant in conducting a secret and
> tightly held investigation aimed at determining how the Ames stain was
> acquired by Al Qaeda and how it was weaponized in the US -- which they
> would have reason to believe it was given the location of the processor
> in the US? (but whereabouts unknown).
> 75. Look at everything they've done. Doesn't it suddenly make sense?
> Are they unappreciated geniuses who have willingly taken all sorts of
> abuse in order to identify the processor / US mailer / and-or acquirer?
> Close surveillance of Dr. Hatfill is necessary for no other reason than
> it is necessary in proving the case against the Al Qaeda perp -- they
> need to rule out other possibilities (especially this one that has
> received so much publicity by Dr. Rosenberg and New York Times
> journalist Nicholas Kristof among others.
> 76. The press has suggested that the reports were initially played down
> in Pakistan because they didn't want to cause a panic, particularly
> given that there had been about 100 hoaxes.
> 77. CNN reported on November 6 that the Jang samples had not yet been
> provided by the Pakistan NIH, which had asked to double-check the
> 78. But the Los Angeles Times (on about the 3rd or 4th) reported that
> one of the three "confirmed" cases had been tested by the Paki
> government (who was double-checking the well-regarded hospital's lab
> tests) and confirmed that the one it had available to double-check
> tested positive for anthrax on the envelope. They were following
> CDC's instructions in the follow-up testing.
> 79. Then radio silence. Anything Ari Fleischer supposedly said was not
> in a briefing. See November 6 and 7 briefings by Ari Fleischer. OTOH,
> Tom Ridge spoke to the issue on November 7 with studied equivocation. To
> be sure, there *were* hoaxes at other Jang branches, Lahore consulate
> and throughout the country. But the retesting of the three samples at
> issue -- that tested positive to lab testing and not a field test -- has
> never been announced.
> 80. The key published source is the November 13,2001 article from
> dawn.com that -- although talking about the 100 hoaxes throughout the
> country -- explains that the private hospital had not yet provided the
> samples used in the lab testing for retesting by the government.
> 84. Here are relevant sources on the Pakistani anthrax.
> 85. I think when viewed in the prism of the Newsday July 15 article by
> Rocco P. and the related Weekly Standard article by David Tell about the
> food processor, and travels to Karachi, it suddenly looms very
> large as requiring follow-up. Of the hospital, of the paper, of the
> Pakistan NIH, of the computer company (Dell), and the bank (Habib
> Int'l). Any of those stories might be able to debunk or confirm the
> possible connection.
> 86. One person reportedly was hospitalized. His blood test -- if the
> doctor were contacted and were willing to speak to the question -- would
> confirm exposure to anthrax or not. I submit as a working hypothesis
> for your consideration that the FBI knows the motive and knows the
> supplier of the equipment (and nature of the equipment used) But is
> keeping it secret for investigative purposes.
> 87. As additional general background, consider the Pakistani men
> grabbed in early November and then the raid they made on Pakistani
> county health officials -- both that proved to be false leads (dead
> If you filter out all the noise and stories that Dr. Rosenberg generated
> (to include the massive number of Richard Jewell-themed editorials and
> commentary, you are left with statements and findings that are entirely
> consistent with the above.
> 88. I think either the arrest at LAX or the arrest of Yazid Sufaat, the
> Sacramento State-educated biochemist was the arrest the President was
> told of in December -- but it turned out neither could have been the
> mailer, processor, or person responsible for obtaining the Ames strain.
> At most, if Abbas is guilty of anything beyond the check kiting to which
> he has pleaded guilty -- and I don't know that he is and I just raise
> the theoretical possibility -- he would be in the nature of a supplier
> of equipment, at least as to the mailings in the US.
> 89. Syed Athar Abbas¹ federal defender says that the suggestion he is
> involved with the anthrax (or other) terrorism is "garbage". He says
> that the feds have never asked about the processor and neither has he
> (as his counsel). I don't know what his original federal defender
> would say. (There was a change of venue and thus I presume a change in
> 90. For commentary in support of many of these issues, see the 6 part
> series by Phil Brennan on www.newsmax.com
> But the correct analysis of a true crime matter has nothing to do with
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