Comments:US government points to dead scientist as 'lone anthrax attacker'

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Wow! He must have been as fast as the Superman... Kudos to all the scapegoats in the World, that allow the "Bigfish" to escape clean...

I think your giving the FBI way too much credit by talking about a conspiracy, they just aren't that smart. A more reasonable "conspiracy" is merely that anyone actually working on *developing* bio-weapons was excluded early, perhaps via military aid in manufacturing alibis, simply because investigating them would reveal our violations of various treaties. We may never know the real attacker if he was such an excluded person. Instead the FBI agents are now using contradictory information and are pinning it on incorrect people by virtue of stupidity.
I've only seen two issues which suggest any deeper conspiracy : the failure to find who ever blamed the Egyptian guy, and the FBI's statement that Ivins acted alone. You can still explain these by incompetence, but it's even more incompetent. Nyarlathotep (talk) 20:43, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Here there is some discussion of the FBIs version of events. The point is that the FBI says he must have mailed the in Princeton before 5pm one day before they were postmarked, which is impossible (unless he had an accomplice, the post office screwed up, etc.). It seems likely now that either he had an accomplice or else the FBI fingered him simply because he was mental fragile anyway. In any case, they have given no real evidence against him, so we may see his relatives file a lawsuit against the FBI too. Nyarlathotep (talk) 20:43, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

I think that person at emptywheel is completely misreading it. The window is from 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 17,2001 to noon on Tuesday, September 18, 2001. Therefore he could easily have left after the 4-5pm meeting and gotten to Princeton before noon the next day. (Or maybe I am misunderstanding what they say the problem with the timeline is.) Cheers, --SVTCobra 21:28, 13 August 2008 (UTC)