Please forgive me for smelling bullshit with this new story about the scientist committing suicide because he was to be the new target for the nearly seven year old anthrax investigation. Not so oddly, Bruce E. Ivins seems to have been involved in original investigation, even testing the powder in a letter sent to a senator’s office.
I’m not suggesting Ivins was a patsy, but he was a convenient tool. From the article, it seems that he did some outrageously suspicious things, like conducting at least two unauthorized testings for anthrax at his workplace in U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, both without informing his superiors. It’s bizarre that it took until 2006 before Ivins was targeted.
To have an obvious person of interest so close at hand for so long only proves that Bush’s FBI doesn’t give a damn about domestic terrorism, especially when used by people sympathetic to their policies. I have no doubt that the Bush administration instructed the FBI to slow the anthrax investigation until the invasion of Iraq was well underway, especially in remembering Colin Powell’s shameful performance before the U.N. with his vial of white powder.
This stinks. Let’s not forget how Seymour Hersh recently mentioned how Cheney was actually considering dressing U.S. Marines as Iranians, in fake Iranian PT boats, and fraudulently presenting a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, to provide an excuse for war with Iran.
Lone anthrax mailer? Maybe. Five years before he is targeted? Very weird indeed. Never charged and brought to trial? Yeah, right…1