Monday, July 27, 2009

Remember anthrax?

"A year after government scientist Bruce Ivins killed himself while under investigation for the lethal anthrax letters of 2001, the Justice Department is on the verge of closing the long, costly and vexing case. . . . Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd declined to comment on the discussions but said the agency and the FBI continue working to conclude the investigation. "We anticipate closing the case in the near future," Boyd added. The anthrax letters were sent to lawmakers and news organizations as the nation reeled in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. . . . The spores killed five people . . . Seventeen other people were sickened. . . . Authorities tried to build a case against biowarfare expert Steven Hatfill, but ultimately had to pay him a multimillion-dollar settlement. Then, last year, they announced that the mystery had been solved, but the suspect was dead. . . . Officials insisted they were on the verge of indicting him and could have convicted him."

This was the second deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

They're going to blame it on a dead guy, and close their file.

And, we'll never know who did it.

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