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Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Killer Anthrax Did Not Even Originate at Fort Detrick

It is clear that hundreds of people had access to the specific "RMR-1029" batch of anthrax stored at Fort Detrick (where Dr. Ivins worked) and used in the anthrax attacks.

What is less well known is that the anthrax was probably not manufactured by Ivins or Fort Detrick. Instead, it probably came from the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah:

"Called RMR-1029, it was also referred to by Ivins as "Dugway Ames spores - 1997," apparently from its original point of manufacture, at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, an Army biodefense center administered by a company called Battelle."
Scores of scientists work at Dugway Proving Ground, and the Army Reserve, National Guard and Air Force also operate there:
In addition, Dugway's mission is to test US and Allied biological and chemical weapon defense systems in a secure and isolated environment. DPG also serves as a facility for US Army Reserve and US National Guard maneuver training, and US Air Force flight tests. DPG is controlled by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC).
Given that RMR-1029 likely originated at Dugway Proving Ground, isn't it likely that the originator of the sample kept a sample himself?

And given that many hundreds of people from various branches of the military work at Dugway, isn't it possible that one of them could have stolen some of the sample? Obviously, biological agents would have been kept under security. However, my point is that this was not solely a bioweapon facility, but also a military base. High-level brass could have authorized entry for others, or someone who worked at the lab could have been bribed.

Indeed, like Dr. Philip Zack - a Fort Detrick scientist who gained access to the anthrax lab even though he no longer worked there - someone could have talked their way into the Dugway bioweapons lab.

Update: The New York Times states:
“The attack strain contained bacteria with both the flipped and the unflipped DNA, showing that it was a mixture of two strains, which analysts later found reflected a mix of origins — 85 percent from the Dugway Proving Ground of the Army in Utah and 15 percent added at Fort Detrick, according to one person close to the investigation.”
This confirms that Dugway was the origin of the bulk of the anthrax. The "normal" Ft. Detrick Ames strain was fairly common before 9/11, so many people could have obtained samples and mixed them into the Dugway strain.

1 comment:

  1. I've been researching this issue for a few years and a few things immediately stand out:

    1. Bruce Ivans was not responsible for the 2001 Anthrax attacks.

    2. The anthrax used was weaponized in an extremely sophisticated manner. It was the "dry" anthrax. In addition, it had been weaponized with silicon. The very fact that it took the FBI 7 years to reveal the percentage of silicon speaks volumes to the cover-up and framing of this innocent man. Silicon? It's only used in very sophisticated antrax. Mr. Ivan worked with wet anthrax and had no access to the dry, weaponized form.

    3. The FBI immediately eliminated bioweapons labs as "suspects", even though they were the only labs that could have created such a sophisticated and military-grade anthrax.

    For a better update, google Barry Kissen and read some of his reports. You'll learn as have I that these "anthrax" attacks were perpetrated to continue to allow the continued development of bioweapons to "FIGHT" such "evil anthrax attacks" in the future.

    Billions of dollars will now be made in projects that are borderline illegal. We certainly should know that the U.S. Gov't will NOT allow ANY inspections of our bio-weapons labs, in direct violation of international law. But create the hazard and then "find the solution" is a recipe that has been used by many industries. For example, some companies create pesticides that cause cancer and a subsidiary of the same company makes the chemotherapy drugs to "treat" (ha ha) the cancer that results.

    Let's hope Congress will finally open an independent investigation to who really was behind the anthrax attacks. But if our gov't was involved, I suppose we can't expect a better investigation than that which went into 9/11. (

    We can only hope.



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