Friday, September 30, 2011

10 years later: Anthrax, Death by letter "by our own hands"

In the Anthrax lie the smoking gun was smoke and mirrors as investigation finds evidence inconclusive, we knew it was a lie

Anthrax report casts doubt on scientific report linking Bruce Ivins to the Anthrax attacks? They find some cracks in the conclusions the FBI based on the scientific evidence. About damn time now what? Those phony attacks came right after Bush was turned down for the so called Patriot Act. What a coincidence!

Remember when they first tried to blame it on terrorist? When I first heard the guy they suspected in the Anthrax attacks suddenly committed suicide I didn't know what to think of it but after I heard the Government's excuse that the scientist was testing his cure for the virus that was why he did it, I got very suspicious. I mean cut the crap! Suicide, how convenient! Another set up in the lie we were living under the Nazi Administration of Bush.

Think about all this! Friends say a scientist who killed himself amid an anthrax investigation fit many stereotypes, but biological terrorist was not one of them. People who knew Bruce Ivins recall a friendly, helpful man whose neighbors had no reason to suspect him of wrongdoing; an eternal graduate student with ill-fitting clothes and an awkward social manner; an apolitical egghead too busy with his work to carry out the crimes the FBI suspected him of. Sources have told CNN that Ivins knew he was about to be charged in connection with mailing spores of the deadly bacteria anthrax to a number of congressional offices and media outlets in autumn 2001. Five people died, including two postal workers, and more than a dozen people became ill. No one has been arrested in the case.

Sources told CNN the government planned to seek the death penalty against Ivins, but he had not been charged with a crime at the time he died. Ivins, 62, worked for more than 30 years as an anthrax researcher at Fort Detrick, Maryland, home of the U.S. Army's Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. He co-wrote a paper only weeks ago outlining the effects of a drug on anthrax in mice, one of dozens of papers in his career. Ivins was also a member of the American Red Cross and a musician at his church, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter, two brothers and his mother.

People who knew him were shocked to learn of his death and the possible criminal charges. "Ivins was as mild as they come," said Luann Battersby, a former microbiologist who worked with Ivins at Fort Detrick. She remembers a man who wore slightly ill-fitting trousers that revealed his white socks -- a man who never grew out of habits from his years as a graduate student. "He continued to live the lifestyle of a grad student, no frills," Battersby said. Norm Covert, who worked with Ivins until retiring in 1999, remembers the scientist as "a brilliant man, very intense with his work." "We're looking at a man with a distinguished 30-something-year career, unparalleled and known around the world," Covert said. "His career and his reputation are trashed and the FBI still hasn't said what they have on him." This is another set up in the lie we are living today

* The Governments excuse for all this is absolute BS! The government's working theory — that brilliant but troubled Army scientist Bruce E. Ivins released the anthrax to test his cure for the toxin — answers some of the questions, perhaps, but many details remain unclear. "I think the FBI owes us a complete accounting of their investigation and ought to be able to tell us at some point, how we're going to bring this to closure," said former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschlez of South Dakota, whose office received a letter containing the deadly white powder in 2001. "It's been nine years, there's a lot of unanswered questions and I think the American people deserve to know more than they do today." Ivins' unexpected emergence as the top — and perhaps only — suspect in the anthrax attacks follows on the heels of the government's exoneration of another Army scientist in the case. No kidding, the guy being a mild mannered recluse was an obvious target to cover the Governments real role in the anthrax attacks!

* Responding to reports about Ivins the Justice Department said only that "substantial progress has been made in the investigation" . "We need to know exactly how Mr. Ivins was involved, if he was involved, how this relates to the case and information that so far has been withheld from the American people ought to be provided," Daschle said. "And I think it should be soon." Bennet Bolton, a friend of the first anthrax victim — Robert Stevensz — was suspicious about Ivins suicide and whether the government will disclose what happened. "I don't think this guy was involved," Bolton said, questioning what led investigators from his dead friend — a tabloid photo editor in southern Florida — to the scientist at the Army's biological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Md.It's a lie, Congress kept in the dark for a reason

I want to say this is just another example of the lie we are living today!

James Joiner
Gardner Ma

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