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Subject: Re: why it will take the CIA to crack the Amerithrax case
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Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 05:17:23 GMT
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Investigators Conclude Russian Defector is Lead Suspect in Anthrax
Sandpoint, ID- Three veteran investigators have independently narrowed
the field of anthrax mailings suspects to a single Russian defector
affiliated with two heavily implicated defense contractors and the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Kanatjan Alibekov, alias "Ken Alibek," the President of Hadron
Advanced Biosystems, should be re-interrogated by the FBI, according
to three researchers who arrived at this conclusion independently.
They say Stephen Hatfield-the military virologist cited by FBI
officials in recent weeks as a chief subject was not likely involved
in the mailings at all.
The three men include: Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz-a public health and
emerging diseases expert, Michael Ruppert-a retired Los Angeles Police
Department homicide detective, and Stewart Webb-a federal whistle
blower credited with supplying key evidence to federal prosecutors
during the 1989 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) scandal. All three
investigators say overwhelming evidence implicates Dr. Alibekov and
the parties he served before and during the anthrax mailings,
including the CIA. This, they propose, might best explain why the
FBI's inquiry has floundered.
Their compiled evidence is largely public knowledge. Dr. Alibekov was
the first Deputy Director of Biopreparat-the Soviet Union's leading
biological weapons testing center. He oversaw military anthrax
production for nearly 20 years, and was personally responsible for
32,000 employees at 40 facilities when he suddenly defected to the
United States in 1992 to begin working for the CIA. According to
interviews, Dr. Alibekov allegedly defected to help stop the
biological weapons race, not for monetary reward. Yet, his activities
in America indicate otherwise.
On May 20, 1998 Dr. Alibekov testified before the Joint Economic
Committee of the U.S. Congress as a Program Manager for the Battelle
Memorial Institute (BMI)-a leading military contractor and one of few
institutional suspects identified by the press. William Broad of the
New York Times (Dec. 13, 2001), upon Dr. Horowitz's earlier urging,
cited BMI as the chief CIA contractor for project "Clearvision"-an
effort to produce the deadliest Ames strain anthrax ever developed. It
was hyper-concentrated, silica-laced, electro-magnetized, and
extremely transmissible. The facts indicate Dr. Alibekov, one of two
leading anthrax experts contracted by the CIA at the time of
"Clearvision," may have managed the entire program during which the
germ was sent from BMI to the BMI administered and supplied Dugway
Proving Grounds in Utah. From here or BMI's anthrax lab in West
Jefferson, Ohio, the never-before-seen anthrax weapon was transferred
to envelopes and mailed from four locations including Trenton, N.J.
and St. Petersburg, FL in early October, 2001. The mailings killed
five people while scores of others were victimized by the ensuing
fright and toxic side effects from taking CIPRO-the "anthrax
antibiotic," according to experts and news reports.
More suspicious ties to the Russian defector and Hadron Advanced
Biosystems were realized when investigators learned of the second
leading BMI and CIA anthrax contractor, and close personal friend of
Dr. Alibekov, Dr. William C. Patrick, III. Suspiciously, Dr. Alibekov
and BMI had contracted with this anthrax ace in the Spring of 1998 to
predict the dispersal and damage capability of mailing such a
hyper-weaponized germ much like the one sent to select members of the
media and legislators on Capitol Hill.
The three independent investigators each cite economic and political
motives for the targeted anthrax mailings. Given the high grade and
technical difficulty in producing and handling this grade of anthrax,
they reasoned, "white collar criminals" with access to military or
pharmaceutical labs most likely acted on behalf of those who benefited
most from the attacks and ensuing fright. Hadron and its affiliates,
including DynCorp and BMI, lead the pack of corporate and
institutional suspects, the investigators say. A revelatory
organizational chart prepared by Dr. Horowitz depicting these
corporate and institutional suspects was mailed to more than 1,500 FBI
agents late last year along with an extensive 25-page report still
available over the Internet (link to
Logically, the three investigators reasoned, the media was initially
targeted to sway public opinion in support of government orders worth
billions of dollars for hyped vaccines and drugs, much of which
benefited Hadron, DynCorp, BMI and their directors. DynCorp was the
major military and intelligence provider awarded $322 million to
develop, produce, and store anthrax and smallpox vaccines for the
nation. BMI, a leading defense and energy industry contractor,
directed the US military's Joint Vaccine Acquisitions Program.
Bioport, LLC became a leading beneficiary. This British-controlled
anthrax vaccine maker in Lansing, Michigan was sanctioned repeatedly
by federal officials and members of congress for unethical business
practices, violating health and safety guidelines, and vaccine
contaminations that some researchers say may have triggered the
mysterious Gulf War illness.
Corporate profiteering was firmly secured after the mailings to
Capitol Hill, the investigators say. The specific targeting of
Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Majority Leader Tom Daschle
(D-S.D.), traditionally strong drug and military industry adversaries,
reinforced their suspicions.
Dr. Horowitz had been studying anthrax advances since 1989. He
correctly diagnosed "the beginning of the anthrax scam" one week
before the first mailings were heralded by the media. FBI records show
he urged the bureau to begin their ongoing investigation into
anthrax-related bioterrorism at the end of September, 2001. It took
bureau officials six months to finally respond to his repeated urgent
correspondence. "Then, rather than expressing gratitude and following
my leads," he said, "my two interrogators were primed to make me a
suspect." For this reason, Horowitz says, he can "feel for the plight
of the bureau's scapegoat"-Dr. Steven Hatfield.
Investigative journalist Michael Ruppert followed his suspicions to
Hadron and DynCorp through court records pertaining to a secret
pirated military software program called PROMIS. He learned that Dr.
Alibekov's predecessor-Hadron's past director and founder, Dr. Earl
Brian-a business associate of former Reagan administration Attorney
General Edwin Meese-was convicted of fraud during the 1980s.
"Dr. Alibekov's interrogation and lie detection at Hadron's Advanced
Biosystems," Ruppert advised, "may not only solve the anthrax mailings
mystery, but also shed light on the recent untimely and inexplicable
deaths of several biological weapons experts." The retired homicide
detective suspects Dr. Alibekov's "comrade-in-arms," another top
Soviet biological weapons director, Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, was most
likely murdered. Pasechnik defected to Great Britain three years
before Dr. Alibekov defected to America, Mr. Ruppert recalled.
Pasechnik's death, according to British intelligence officer
Christopher Davis, was reportedly due to a stroke. Ruppert remains
Stuart Webb has spent more than twenty years investigating "white
collar crime" at the highest levels of government. His intelligence
sources and leads have proven accurate a number of times, helping
justice department officials indict suspects ranging from bankers to
drug dealers. He also believes evidence in the anthrax mailings case
implicates key CIA and Bush administration officials. For this reason,
he says, the crime is unlikely to be solved by the FBI.
"One of my sources, a high ranking intelligence officer, confirmed Dr.
Horowitz's conclusion," he said. Hadron and "Dr. Alibek" in
particular, are "most heavily implicated as agents for this anthrax
NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: For interviews with the independent investigators
named, contact: Dr. Horowitz, by calling 208-265-2575 or e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org; Mr. Ruppert by e-mailing email@example.com;
and Mr. Webb by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.