GAO Report on Amerithrax Case and Bruce Ivins

August 23, 2014

The government says that Bruce Ivins grew anthrax in his lab at Fort Detrick in Frederick Maryland at USAMRIID in the days after September 11, 2001.  9/11 was a Tuesday. Ivins supposedly grew the anthrax and prepared the letters and mailed them the next Monday.  He then grew and mailed another batch soon after.  

Dxer at the Lew Weinstein Case Closed Blog has proven that during both times, Bruce Ivins was engaged in animal experiments in the labs that explained his weekend and late night hours in the labs.

When the government questioned Bruce Ivins about his time in the labs, he had no explanation of why he was there. Records showed him there at night and on the weekends.  The government didn’t tell him it had records of his animal experiments at both times.  He committed suicide without knowing he had a reason for his hours, in essence a type of alibi.

But who forgets his alibi?

Initially the government claimed to the public:

  1. Ivins had no reason to be in the labs at those times, weekend and nights.
  2. Either the government didn’t know of the experiments or knew of them and lied to the public after Ivins’ death.
  3. GAO should find out if the government knew of the experiments at the time of his death and subsequently.
  4. At the time, the government was claiming ivins did remember his time in the labs, that he grew and prepared anthrax and then mailed it.
  5. Based on his guilt from his memory he committed suicide.

The government is claiming now in effect that

  1. Bruce Ivins used the animal experiments in the lab as a pretext to cover his weekend and late night hours there when he grew the anthrax and prepared the letters.
  2. Bruce Ivins could not remember his alibi or the medical experiments in the labs at those two times.
  3. Yet, Bruce Ivins remembers growing the anthrax at those times and preparing the letters.
  4. Ivins then committed suicide out of guilt and because he saw he would be convicted.

But who forgets his alibi in such a case?  If Ivins had done what the government says, he would have done the following.

  1. He would have documented the medical experiments thoroughly.
  2. He would have duplicate records of every aspect of it including his hours in the lab.
  3. He would be ready with this.
  4. He would make sure other people remembered that he had done the medical experiment checking in the labs at night and on weekends.

Instead, he pulled a complete blank.  This is inconsistent with the facts as we know them.

Because of additives, the anthrax had to be regrown, it could not be directly from the RMR-1029 flask.  The government did experiments showing with simulants that growing anthrax is highly variable in time and yield and depends on sufficient equipment and preparation.  This was years before Ivins was the target and it in effect excluded him so that others could be prosecuted.   That was later “forgotten” as well by the government. GAO should check on that paper which I cite on this blog and elsehwere.  Didn’t DOJ intend to use it as evidence against Hatfill to show Ivins could not have done it?  Isn’t that in DOJ pretrial notes for Hatfill?

Based on the work of DXer showing that Ivins was doing medical experiments on animals at both times he was in the lab, DOJ has to amend its theory to claim Ivins planned to use these as his alibi or pretext to explain his late night and weekend hours, he was checking on the animals.  In fact, ivins had forgotten that and DOJ after his death did not disclose it until much later.  Thus DOJ would have to claim that Ivins failed to prepare and keep records of his alibi/pretext and then use those when questioned.  Yet, he still remembered doing it so well, he committed suicide out of guilt.  This makes no sense and is contradictory.

Given the massive physical and biological evidence developed by Dxer and others to show the growing of the anthrax occurred some place else at some other time based on some other know how or at least ideas of preparation it is unlikely that Ivins had any involvement.

This is draft and preliminary. The above is hypotheses and speculation. Comments and corrections welcome. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.



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