Friday, August 01, 2008

Scientist’s Anthrax Attack May Have Been Misguided Attempt to Test Cure

WASHINGTON — Anthrax-laced letters that killed five people and severely rattled the post-9/11 nation may have been part of an Army scientist's warped plan to test his cure for the deadly toxin, officials said Friday. The brilliant but troubled scientist committed suicide this week, knowing prosecutors were closing in.

The sudden naming of scientist Bruce E. Ivins as the top — and perhaps only — suspect in the anthrax attacks marks the latest bizarre twist in a case that has confounded the FBI for nearly seven years. Last month, the Justice Department cleared Ivins' colleague, Steven Hatfill, who had been wrongly suspected in the case, and paid him $5.8 million.

Ivins worked at the Army's biological warfare defense labs at Fort Detrick, Md., for 35 years until his death on Tuesday. He was one of the government's leading scientists researching vaccines and cures for anthrax exposure. But he also had a long history of homicidal threats, according to papers filed last week in local court by a social worker."

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Same old bullshit disguised as news. Smart people are rarely caught after committing a criminal act. Hell, even dumb ones get away with it most of the time. Can't catch illiterate gang members living in gang neighborhoods in gang cities but they expect us to believe they were soon to indict someone brilliant. Click here to read the "papers" filed by the nescient social worker.

Personally, I happen to believe he pissed off Hillary Clinton.

PS: Raise your hand if you were "severely rattled" by the anthrax letters.

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