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Did Ivins do it?

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Glenn Greenwald points out that the case against Ivins is still unclear. One hopes that more information will be forthcoming. Greenwald’s column on the issue is well worth reading.

Written by Leisureguy

4 August 2008 at 10:38 am

Posted in Daily life, Government

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  1. I’ve been studying the case for about 6 years now (since late 2005) and, as time goes on, I see less and less likelihood that Ivins did it. To wit:

    1) his personality is all wrong for this type of crime (one could believe, based on the worst revealed about him, that he was capable, if pushed, of going on a wild shooting rampage but Amerithrax took a long premeditated, step-by-step approach completely at odds with that type of outburst).

    2) the biggest problem for the task force is: they found no dry spores in his vehicle, in his home etc. (ie the same as what happened with Hatfill).

    3) there’s no sign, none whatsoever, that Ivins went to NJ on the nights in question.

    4) there’s no sign Ivins did any spores drying in the right timeframe (Aug/Sept/Oct 2001).

    5) his block printing is a poor match for that of the anthrax letters.


    r rowley

    31 October 2011 at 7:15 pm

  2. This is exactly why public trials are so important: prosecutors can make any claims they like—as can defending attorneys—but when the rubber hits the road and evidence is brought forth a formal setting under a judge’s direction, with a jury weighing the evidence, then is when one sees puffy arguments falter and fail.



    1 November 2011 at 6:36 am

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