Scott Horton Interviews George Maschke

Scott Horton, February 25, 2010

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George Maschke, co-founder of, discusses the polygraph examination that Bruce Ivins passed before he was the FBI’s prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax mailings, historical failures in detecting national security threats through “lie-detector” tests and the retrospective claims by the FBI and DOJ that Ivins used countermeasures (that are now supposedly detectable) to mislead his polygraph examiner.

MP3 here. (16:28)

George Maschke works as a Persian linguist and legal translator for the Iran-US Claims Tribunal at the Hague. He is co-founder of the website

5 Responses to “George Maschke”

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  2. [...] mailings. Ivins passed a polygraph screening test in 2002. The interview is now available on-line here. Share and [...]

  3. Hey Scott,

    Great Show, but what that guy Maschke failed to mention is the National Academy of Sciences so called "Finding" was not a peer review study at all. They as a class of scientists are themselves subject to polygraph screening, and so could not be considered an unbiased body at all. In fact, Maschke himself even reports on his website that Al Queda knows how to beat the test, but in reality he is in that equation as having supplied to them that information himself, and perhaps also in his capability to translate it all to Persian or Arabic. Some have called this treason in time of war.

  4. For a eductation on how polygraphs should not be given have a look at this article which discusses the polygraph of jack ruby, the man who killed lee harvey oswald …

  5. Now the only evidence against Bruce Edwards Ivins was not just the polygraph test. Not only was he a very rabid christian zionist but he had serious mental issues. The fact that he took his own life when he was tipped off that the FBI was on to him says a lot too.

    Now was he the sole culprit? Who knows? But his anthrax letters sure served a political purpose.

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