Posts Tagged ‘CASE CLOSED by Lew Weinstein’
* CASE CLOSED – Lew’s novel about the anthrax attacks and the failed FBI investigation – has been re-published. In this interview, Lew explains why perhaps his novel is closer to the truth than anything the FBI is asserting.
Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 24, 2015
Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 6, 2014
Here is an interview I did in 2010 regarding
the FBI’s failed case against Bruce Ivins
and the need for the American people to know the truth.
My novel CASE CLOSED, a fictional scenario I invented in 2008
with no research and no special knowledge, seems each day
to move closer to the truth than the FBI’s unprovable assertions.
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* the questions in this 4 year old video remained unanswered … the scenario of the 2001 anthrax attacks presented in my novel is still “more plausible” than the one asserted by the FBI … why do we still not know who perpetrated the 2001 anthrax attacks?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 13, 2014
I first posted these questions to YouTube 4 years ago. The questions have not been answered. Meanwhile, the FBI’s case against Dr. Bruce Ivins has been totally demolished on my Case Closed blog (over 323,000 clicks so far) …
… but the FBI has never responded to any of these issues, continuing to assert an impossible set of allegations. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) says it is conducting a review of the FBI’s investigation, but they are years behind their initially communicated completion date. Nobody seems to care.
My novel CASE CLOSED presents a scenario which many, including a highly placed member of our Intelligence Community, say is “more plausible” than the one still put forward by the FBI.
I can imagine three reasons for the FBI’s failure to adjust its views
in the face of overwhelming refutation of its position …
- The FBI has more evidence against Dr. Ivins but is, for some undisclosed reason, withholding that evidence … POSSIBLE BUT NOT SO LIKELY
- The FBI, despite the most expensive and extensive investigation in its history, has not solved the case and has no idea who prepared and mailed the anthrax letters that killed 5 Americans in 2001 … EVEN LESS LIKELY
- The FBI knows who did it (not Dr. Ivins) but is covering up the actual perpetrators, for undisclosed reasons … THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO
This case is definitely not closed!
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* My novel CASE CLOSED may yet make the news … a long-delayed GAO report, evaluating the FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks, promised for September 2013, may be issued “some time next year”
Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 30, 2013
There’s a story about Amerithrax in today’s Frederick News-Post with mention that GAO may issue its report sometime next year.
“Scientists who worked with Ivins still question government’s methods,” July 29, 2013 … http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/crime_and_justice/article_f791e81b-1735-54a7-9258-922edc1dcbdc.html
It is abundantly clear from thousands of posts on my CASE CLOSED blog … (http://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/) … that the FBI has not presented evidence that Dr. Bruce Ivins was even involved in the anthrax mailings, let alone, as they claim, the “sole perpetrator.”
What is the real story?
Why does the FBI continue to stick with its discredited assertions?
I see three possible reasons …
1. The FBI has more evidence against Ivins but won’t release it … HIGHLY UNLIKELY
2. The FBI has not solved the case, doesn’t know who prepared the anthrax and mailed the letters, but won’t admit its failure … POSSIBLE
3. The FBI knows who perpetrated the anthrax attacks (possibly Al Qaeda related) but will not say it … MOST LIKELY
I wrote a novel about this matter titled “CASE CLOSED.” Many, including one highly placed in the U.S. Intelligence Community, say my fictional scenario is more plausible than the FBI’s story.
You can purchase CASE CLOSED ($5.00 in kindle format, $9.45 in paper) at …
Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 27, 2012
It is 1478 at the very peak of the Italian Renaissance. The Pope’s targets for assassination are Lorenzo de Medici, the wealthiest and most powerful man in Europe, and his brother Giuliano.
Benjamin and Esther Catalán are Jews who have escaped the claws of the Spanish Inquisition and have come to Florence under Lorenzo’s patronage to establish one of Italy’s first printing presses. The young couple are also driven by the dream of Benjamin’s martyred parents that they not only survive, but do so as an observant Jewish family.
As the fast-paced plot moves forward, Benjamin and Esther’s often heroic struggle to build their new lives is set against the evolving progress of the Pope’s plan to murder the Medici brothers. Esther Catalán, a woman unlike any other ever seen in Florence, shows blazing intelligence and engaging style as she sets the Catalán Press on a path to print previously unpublished works of Plato and the Jewish Talmud. Benjamin Catalán surprises Lorenzo with his boldness and political acumen and also develops a close friendship with Giuliano. Both Benjamin and Esther become integral participants in the cultured and opulent Medici inner circle.
Directed from the Vatican, the net around Lorenzo and Giuliano tightens. Rumors of a possible attack are reported by Medici spies. Benjamin joins with the Medici brothers to thwart the conspiracy, even as Lorenzo refuses to believe the Holy Father is brazen enough to attempt murder.
Based on actual historical events, The Pope’s Conspiracy is a tensely drawn portrait of political intrigue at the highest levels, and of a talented and ambitious Jewish couple enmeshed in events beyond anything they might have imagined.
Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 27, 2012
READERS Praise Case Closed …
- Case Closed is a fast-paced thriller.
- The writing is sparse, driven by a plausible plot that allows the reader to think through the crime/mystery along with the protagonist. Despite the troubling reality of the subject matter, it is a thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating read.
- CASE CLOSED is excellent, a great page-turner. I was impressed with how deftly Weinstein moved between fact and fiction.
- I think (fear?) that this novel tells the real story of the 2001 anthrax attacks.
- This book serves as an example of one of the great uses of fiction: using the power of imagination to make a point, build a case through the power of story, when the writer can’t access the facts (here the facts are hidden in the backrooms of power).
- CASE CLOSED opened my mind.
- Case Closed leaves you with the thought that perhaps someone else could really have been accountable for this horrendous crime.
- My biggest problem with CASE CLOSED is it is too believable. I would not be at all surprised if Lewis Weinstein’s fictionalized novel about the FBI’s anthrax investigation turned out to be more truth than fiction.
- If one follows Mr. Weinstein’s blog (http://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/), it becomes clear that the CASE is far from CLOSED.
- This is not just a good book, but an important one.
- Weinstein knew there were demons embedded in the FBI’s story, and they haunted him. For weeks he could not rest until he’d put pen to paper. This novel is the result.
- Case Closed provides a solid background of the 2001 anthrax case which could not have been attained through the news media. It was concise and informative and offered credibility to the events which in my opinion could have very likely occurred.
- Fiction?? Maybe?? But I don’t think so!! More likely an excellent interpretation of what may have really happened.
- The FBI’s mishandling of the anthrax attacks investigation is just another example of the way the past administration “managed” events to fit their agenda.
- Lew is a great investigative writer.
- The book is compelling, once you start you cannot put it down … and the end is … Well you will have to read it to find out.
- Case Closed reads fast and well. It could have happened just the way the author said. Full of intrigue mixed in with almost current events. The real people are just behind the fictional ones.
- The author states loud and clear that this book is fiction … but the investigation of the Anthrax attacks makes one stop and really think about it.
- Weinstein raises some very interesting and disturbing theories. If it was not meant to make one think about the real situation, the book would still be a great read. It is suspenseful and a real page turner.
- Please tell me it’s not true!
- The writer acknowledges that the novel is fiction, but …
- Responsible Americans who believe in holding our government accountable for its actions should read Case Closed to be more informed of the facts (of the 2001 anthrax attacks and the subsequent FBI investigation), regardless of whether they come to agree with the author’s theory. More investigation is needed.
Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 27, 2012
On July 29, 2008 Dr. Bartram Ingram died at the Frederick Memorial Hospital in Maryland. Dr. Ingram was a scientist at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick. The cause of death was given as suicide. Reportedly, he had taken a large dose of prescription drugs.
One week later, the US Department of Justice and the FBI, who had not to that point charged Dr. Ingram with any crime, convened a press conference at which the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia announced that Dr. Ingram was, at the time of his death, about to be charged as the sole perpetrator of the anthrax attacks which had caused five deaths and panicked the nation in 2001, seven years before. The implication was that Dr. Ingram had committed suicide rather than face the impending charges.
“Based upon the totality of the evidence we’ve gathered against him,” the U.S. Attorney stated, “we are confident Dr. Ingram was the only person responsible for these attacks. Dr. Ingram prepared the powdered anthrax in his research laboratory at Fort Detrick; he addressed the envelopes and filled them with lethal anthrax; he transported the envelopes to Princeton, NJ where he mailed them.
“The FBI is now conducting the routine steps needed to conclude this investigation. Once this process is complete, which we estimate will be no more than two weeks, we will formally close the case.”
“I don’t fucking think so!”
Everyone in the room was startled. None of them had ever heard Lieutenant General Clifford Drysdale, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), use such language.
“Those FBI bastards hounded a Defense Department employee until he committed suicide, if it was suicide. After seven years the FBI hasn’t come close to making a case that could convict the lowest grade criminal, let alone an internationally respected scientist. And they think they can say ‘case closed’ and sweep their incompetent investigation under the rug?”
“I’ve already spoken to Secretary Morgan,” General Drysdale continued. “The Secretary agrees that the Defense Department is taking an unwarranted hit from the FBI, and we don’t know why. At my request, the Secretary has authorized us to find out what really happened.
“You’re the team I’ve selected. You’re authorized to go where you need to go, ask what you need to know. You’ll whatever resources are necessary.
“Jonathan will head the task force, reporting to me at least daily. The FBI took seven years; I’m expecting some serious answers in a lot less time than that.”