|Anthrax letter addressed to Senator Tom Daschle|
It was only after the death of suspect Bruce Edwards Ivins in 2008 that the FBI declared him the likely anthrax mailer of 2001. They did so with certainty even though nearly everyone who knew, worked with & cared about Ivins expressed serious doubts about his guilt. Legal experts also raised concern that the case against Ivins never would've gotten far in court due to all the reasonable doubt present. Furthermore, the FBI's previous person of interest, Steven Hatfill, had quietly been cleared & paid a $5.8 million dollar settlement after being wrongly hounded by the agency & media for months. Was Ivins a convenient scapegoat or active perpetrator? Or maybe a smaller player in a bigger conspiracy?
About Bruce Ivins
|Bruce Edward Ivins|
Bruce Ivins was born in 1946 to an unwilling mother who tried to abort him by throwing herself down the stairs, hitting her butt on every step on the way down. She was cold & physically abusive at times, leading Bruce to become passive-aggressive with his emotions--particularly anger. Like many troubled geniuses, Ivins was something of a "nutty professor" type but with a darker side that he hid quite well. So well, in fact, that he had no trouble getting security clearance to work at the highest levels of the military with one of its most restricted bioweapons. But then again, they never evaluated his psychiatric fitness in the first place back in 1980 when he was hired as a civilian microbiologist at Ft. Detrick. In fact, he wasn't even banned from Army premises until July 17, 2008...less than 2 weeks before he committed suicide after a lengthy FBI investigation in the anthrax attacks.