"Analyzing The Anthrax Attacks"
by Edward G. Lake
email: detect@newsguy.com
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INTRODUCTION 
The introduction gives an overview of the book and how I came to write the book.  It’s the result of research to resolve three years of arguments about the anthrax case.  It’s an analysis of the available data and a thorough debunking of conspiracy theories which have become accepted as fact by thousands of scientists and journalists.
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1.  Studying The Anthrax Letters
The anthrax letters contain a great deal of fascinating information - from the fact that the writer of the first letter "doodled" on the letter, to the fact that the date on the first letter seems to have been written by a different hand, to the fact that the second letter was strangely different from the first letter.
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2.  Studying The Anthrax Envelopes 
There’s a lot of information that can be gained from a detailed look at the envelopes - and the return address.  The person who addressed the envelopes seems to have a problem with writing in small spaces.  He appears to have been copying addresses from something.
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3.  Evidence
Contrary to popular misconceptions, evidence is evidence whether it is believed or not.  This chapter explains circumstantial evidence, examining 18 items of such evidence which indicate a child wrote the anthrax letters - regardless of whether that conclusion is believed or not.
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4.  Understanding Anthrax
This chapter describes key information about anthrax in general and the anthrax used in the anthrax attacks specifically.  It describes the differences between the anthrax in the first attack and the second.  It describes different versions of the disease, and debunks false information about how the anthrax was made. 
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5.  The First Anthrax Attack 
Details about the first attack are laid out.  The way the events unfolded in the media is very different from the timeline for the way the attack actually took place.  Much of what is believed about the attack is based upon the way events unfolded in the media - and not upon what actually happened.
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6.  Kathy Nguyen & The Second NY Cluster 
This chapter presents solid evidence that the CDC, FBI and the New York Health Departments totally bungled their investigation of the Kathy Nguyen case.  They began with a misconception; when they realized they were wrong, they switched to a different misconception; and when that misconception failed to pay out, they gave up without ever being on the right track.
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7.  More About The Florida Cases
The letter that killed Bob Stevens almost certainly was not addressed to American Media in Boca Raton, where he worked.  The J-Lo letter confused things in Florida the same way the St. Petersburg letters confused things in New York.  The FBI appears to have bungled their investigation of how the AMI building became so thoroughly contaminated.  The more likely method of contamination also explains how Bob Stevens contracted anthrax.
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8.  The Second Anthrax Attack
The most likely reason why Senators Leahy and Daschle were targeted is described.  The way the second attack unfolded is described, along with an explanation of cross- contamination and descriptions of how anthrax escaped the envelopes.  The timing of the attack and the significance of Columbus day on mail deliveries is examined.
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9.  The Debates Begin
This chapter describes the situation at the time I became interested in the anthrax case.  Everyone had an opinion.  I decided to examine the facts.
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10.  The Usual Suspects
Some still argue that the anthrax attacks must have been the work of al Qaeda.  But their arguments are based upon possibilities, not facts.  They are just "boogie man theories" pointing at evildoers who seem to be responsible for everything bad in the world.  It doesn’t seem to bother the theorists one bit that the al Qaeda hijackers were dead for a week before the first mailing and dead for a month at the time of the second mailing.
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11.  The BTWC & Barbara Hatch Rosenberg
During the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention (BTWC) in November of 2001, Barbara Hatch Rosenberg began pointing at some "rogue scientist" who she believed sent the anthrax letters in an attempt to sabotage the BTWC and the efforts of the nations of the world to stop the development of biological weapons.  Did idea for the attack originate when the Bush Administration forced the collapse of the July 2001 meeting of the BTWC?
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12.  Barbara Hatch Rosenberg’s "Political Campaign"
When her initial accusations during the BTWC meetings of November 2001 failed to generate the proper response, Barbara Hatch Rosenberg began a determined campaign to make certain that some "unnamed" individual was thoroughly investigated for the crime -- and punished.  The chapter shows how her campaign is all innuendo, rumor and conspiracy theories carried to extremes not seen since the McCarthy era.
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13. Bloodhounds and News Hounds
This chapter describes the strange details of the Hatfill matter, from the absurd allegations about how the bloodhounds identified him, to Dr. Hatfill’s own mistakes which helped make him a "person of interest".
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14.  Hoaxes Schmoaxes
Like Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Shakespeare scholar Don Foster also believes that Dr. Hatfill is guilty.  Foster’s logic involves linking Dr. Hatfill to a series of hoaxes which took place before and after the anthrax mailings.  But it is all just innuendo and it is clear that they don’t do their research.  One hoax that Don Foster uses to accuse Dr. Hatfill has actually been proven to have been perpetrated by someone else.
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15. To Err Is Human - Click HERE to read this chapter.
This chapter explains in documented detail exactly how a key mistake made at Ft. Detrick was compounded by a leak to the media, then further compounded by a mistake made by AFIP (The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) and more leaks to the media, leading to absurd conspiracy theories which continue to this day.
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16. The Silica Coating Conspiracy Theory
Was the attack anthrax coated with silica?  This chapter shows how some "experts" have actually seen the anthrax and others merely theorize and speculate about it.  It dissects an article by freelance reporter Gary Matsumoto in Science Magazine to show how real facts can be ignored while  speculation and rumor are viewed as facts.
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17.  The Scientific Investigation
Why is it taking so long for the FBI to make an arrest? The answer is that there was a year-long delay from mid-2002 until mid-2003 while the new science of "microbial forensics was developed to enable evidence found inside the spores to be admissible in court.
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18. Interview with an Anthrax Photographer
An interview with an expert on scanning electron microscopes demonstrates that a "garage lab" may be very different from what people assume.  This photographer actually made anthrax in his garage lab, refined it, coated it and photographed it.  He also explains how things are not always what they seem - particularly when the act of photographing tiny biological specimens may alter those specimens and show things that aren’t really there in nature.
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19.  Deciphering the Internet
This chapter shows how the Internet is being used to track the anthrax case in ways which were never possible before.  Internet forums enabled me to discuss the case with world- recognized anthrax experts.  It also resulted in many people sending me information -- some of it nutty, some of it very valid.
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20.  The FBI's First "Person of Interest"
If Dr. Hatfill didn’t do it, and if the anthrax letters weren’t sent by al Qaeda or anti- abortionists or the CIA or Big Pharma, then who did do it?  The FBI apparently had a "person of interest" in the fall of 2001, and at one point reportedly was ready to tell President Bush that they were going to make the arrest.  But then things became vastly more complicated.
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21.  Central New Jersey
It seems a near certainty that the anthrax mailer lives and works in Central New Jersey.  It also appears that the FBI’s Newark Field Office may be involved more thoroughly than supposed.  Plus, the Dr. Berry searches demonstrate that Central New Jersey is where the case is focused.
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22.  A Working Hypothesis
This chapter presents my working hypothesis about the anthrax case.  Everything about the anthrax attacks indicates that it was a hastily conceived plan which may have resulted in doing mostly the opposite of what the anthrax mailer intended.  There may have been a "Plan A", which was abandoned when 9-11 made it unworkable.  The mailings were "Plan B".
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23.  The Role Of The Media
One of the most interesting things about the anthrax case is the way the Internet allows everyone to examine the reporting by the media in detail.  Past errors in reporting are easily accessed and remain around forever.  The view-points of the reporters and their media outlets clearly alter their reports.
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24.  An Ongoing Investigation
If or when the anthrax culprit or culprits are brought to trial, it will be a circumstantial case.  Such a case may be very difficult to make in an environment where potential jurors have been bombarded with bad information and where the people pointing fingers do so for political and personal reasons.  Assistant FBI Director Michael Mason provides the point of view of the people who are actually working on the anthrax case.

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