Lets take a moment to remember 2001, we woke up on September 11th to the most horrific thing many of us had ever seen. We watched two of our nation's
landmarks collapse, and the country mourned those who were lost in the attacks. Soon there after the anthrax attacks began and were quickly labeled as
terrorist attacks as well. We were to believe that both the attacks on the WTC, and the anthrax attacks were perpetrated by Muslim extremists that
wanted nothing more than to see the fall of the new Rome.
As the years went by a quite a few people began to question the nature of the WTC attacks. It has certainly been a hot topic on ATS, and has also
been hottly debated on many occasions. There are many that believe that the US government was an integral part of the attacks, and that they were
staged to strip us of our freedoms, and to give further control to the government. Whether they staged the attacks, or were just acting like downs
syndrome kids that can't figure out what to do that day, no one knows for sure, but no matter what the case may be it stinks. That much we can all
agree on. Whether purposefully or due to stupidity, the government allowed these attacks to happen.
Years after both the anthrax and the WTC attacks, the government has failed repeatedly to bring us the head of the supposed mastermind of the WTC
attacks, but they have managed to dig up this guy, Dr. Bruce Ivins.
One of the nation's top biodefense researchers has apparently taken his own life, just as the FBI zeroed in on him as a suspect in the deadly 2001
Supposedly acting on his own Dr. Ivins who was the only one that had access to the vile of anthrax that was used in the attacks. Anyone who needed
access to the anthrax had to have it approved by Dr. Ivins first.
For those of you that don't know Dr. Ivins worked for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, and in 2005 4 years after the
attacks, and at the point when the Feds were starting to suspect Dr. Ivins, he received the Pentagon's highest civilian award for his efforts in
creating a viable anthrax vaccine. Funny that while the Feds are zeroing in on Ivins, that the government would awarding him for his anthrax efforts.
That in and of itself is a little odd IMO.
USAMRIID, an organization of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, is the lead medical research laboratory for the U.S. Biological
Defense Research Program. The Institute plays a key role as the only laboratory in the Department of Defense (DoD) equipped to safely study highly
hazardous infectious agents requiring maximum containment at biosafety level (BSL)-4.
As the center of excellence for DoD medical biological defense research, USAMRIID’s challenge is to maintain its world-class scientific and
technology base while being responsive to its primary customer—the warfighter.
Then comes the issue of Ivins mental health.
Army scientist Bruce Ivins had a history of paranoia, obsession and delusional thinking. And newly unsealed court documents show he didn't keep them
So this guy despite being overtly "crazy" was allowed to work with highly infectious diseases in one of the most secure laboratories in the US. Even
though there is extensive psychological screening, and anyone that shows even the slightest instability is removed from the facility Dr. Ivins
remained. Even those who worked at the lab had no idea why he would have been kept there if his insanity was so clear and apparent. This is a little
fishy by itself.
Looking to hear some answers from Dr. Ivins, well, you can't. He died, of an apparent drug induced suicide shortly before he was arrested. Again, a
little convenient isn't it?
Here is another oddity: A statement from USAMRIID after the anthrax suspect's death.
The USAMRIID family mourns the loss of Dr. Bruce Ivins, who served the Institute for more than 35 years as a civilian microbiologist," read the
official statement from Fort Detrick.
An interesting way to view the supposed mastermind of the vicious anthrax mail attacks.
I personally don't buy that an insane person was easily allowed to do as he pleased with components that could be used in biological warfare. It just
doesn't make any damn sense. Yes people get complacent in their jobs and are quick to label those who might be unstable as quirky or eccentric, and
may ignore the problem, but this is just bizarre IMO. Especially considering, the lab's employees were monitored through the Personnel Reliability
The PRP program evaluates many aspects of the individual's work life and home life. Any disruption of these, or severe deviation from an established
norm would be cause to deny access. The denial might be temporary or permanent.
This really seems like a scapegoating maneuver to me. I believe he may have been killed to cover-up governmental wrongdoings, and to provide something
that the government has not been able to provide, a guilty party in the nightmare that was 2001. And with Ivins not around to defend himself, and the
feds being able to fabricate whatever they'd like, it seems like a big fat conspiracy to me.
It's just a theory and I'm not so set in my belief in this conspiracy quite yet that I can't be swayed, so I would love some other opinions. To me,
however, everything about this case just seems very suspicious, and reminds me of the Lee Harvey Oswald case somehow.
Anyhow, let the discussion begin.