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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 07:26 PM
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Co-worker: Ivins Didn't Make the Anthrax
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Edited on Fri Apr-23-10 07:32 PM by spooked911

It is absolutely impossible that Bruce Ivins, accused of mailing anthrax and killing five people in 2001, could have created and cleaned up anthrax spores in the timeline and manner the FBI alleges, Ivins' former co-worker said Thursday.

The National Academy of Sciences brought in former USAMRIID microbacteriologist Henry Heine to explain spore preparation to the panel, which is tasked with investigating the science the FBI used to accuse Ivins, also a former microbacteriologist for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

And though Heine discussed only scientific methods and technologies before the panel, he said afterward he firmly believes Ivins did not and could not have grown and prepared the anthrax.

Heine told the panel that the most common way of growing bacteria at USAMRIID is in flasks. Based on the number of envelopes mailed out (eight to 10), the concentration of spores in the powder (10 to the 12th power spores per gram) and the number of grams of anthrax per envelope (1 to 2 grams), he calculated there were at least 10 to the 13th power anthrax spores in the attacks. Under ideal conditions, growing anthrax in a flask could produce only 10 to the 11th power spores -- one hundredth of the total needed.

"At absolute best, if he pushed it, he could have possibly done it in a year," Heine said of Ivins, after the meeting.

Glenn Greenwald has some additional comments:
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  -Co-worker: Ivins Didn't Make the Anthrax spooked911  Apr-23-10 07:26 PM   #0 
  - Keep digging, Spooked....  SDuderstadt   Apr-23-10 08:07 PM   #1 
  - Eh?  BeFree   Apr-23-10 10:42 PM   #4 
     - Keep digging, BeFree....  SDuderstadt   Apr-23-10 10:44 PM   #5 
        - Turn that loop off.  greyl   Apr-24-10 01:13 AM   #6 
  - You mis-quote the article  Ohio Joe   Apr-23-10 08:45 PM   #2 
  - I did *NOT* misquote the article  spooked911   Apr-24-10 06:42 AM   #7 
     - I was wrong, you did not mis-quote the article. Sorry  Ohio Joe   Apr-24-10 07:05 AM   #8 
        - OK  spooked911   Apr-24-10 02:55 PM   #9 
           - What!!!!!!! You all of a sudden want records. Pllleeease  LARED   Apr-24-10 03:06 PM   #10 
           - they had extensive records of what Ivins did at his lab, and the FBI has referenced these records  spooked911   Apr-25-10 07:33 PM   #12 
              - So if I understand if he was doing something  LARED   Apr-26-10 06:22 AM   #15 
           - Didn't you previously say the silicon was the clincher? (n/t)  William Seger   Apr-24-10 08:35 PM   #11 
              - can't there be more than one "clincher"?  spooked911   Apr-25-10 07:39 PM   #13 
                 - Point is: it wasn't.  William Seger   Apr-25-10 09:21 PM   #14 
  - Thanks for the links Spooked. nt  tetedur   Apr-23-10 09:19 PM   #3 
  - It seems that Spooked...  threadtension   May-17-10 03:55 PM   #17 
     - yes it is very reasonable to believe  zappaman   May-17-10 04:11 PM   #18 
  - The Connection between 9/11, Anthrax and Iraq  k-robjoe   May-12-10 03:26 PM   #16 
  - Kroll = private CIA = 9 11 & anthrax  deconstruct911   May-20-10 10:59 PM   #19 
  - kick  JackRiddler   Jan-02-12 09:47 AM   #20 

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