Monday, Aug 11, 2008
Today (August 9), I spoke with a PhD scientist who works at Ft. Detrick. The scientist knows Dr. Bruce Ivins very well and has worked with him for many years.
The scientist is an acquaintance of mine who I’ve known for about five years.
The scientist is a specialist in infectious diseases, including airborne diseases.
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The scientist does not want their name given out. The FBI has told all the scientists at Ft. Detrick they cannot speak with the media or they will be fired.
[Its interesting to note that scientists at Ft. Detrick can't exercise their first amendment rights, but the FBI can illegally leak confidential investigative information to the media. Its also interesting that some of the info leaked to the media by FBI informants is not legitimate investigative material, but instead, material meant to character assassinate Dr. Ivins. Its also interesting that the FBI leakers can avoid detection, given the Patriot Act.]
The scientist’s eyewitness statements and expert opinions are based on personal knowledge, not media reports, and the scientist has not read hardly any news articles about Dr. Ivins. The scientist has heard media reports that have character assassinated the good name of Dr. Ivins. I will be sending some important news articles regarding the anthrax case to the scientist today.
The scientist’s political views tend to lean on the right side, while the views of Dr. Ivins tend to lean on the left side. This is based on the fact that the scientist tends to vote republican or conservative libertarian, while Dr. Ivins was a regular voter in democratic primaries. Therefore, the statements of the scientist have nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with the facts.
The scientist says that “Dr. Bruce Ivins is innocent and that all the scientists who worked with him know he is innocent”.
The scientists says that “Dr. Ivins doesn’t have a motive to kill anyone”, and was instead, “dedicated to saving lives by making anthrax vaccines”. “Dr. Ivins has 30 years of service in protecting human life”.
The scientist says that “Dr. Ivins did not make weaponized anthrax, does not know how to make weaponized anthrax, and does not have the equipment to make weaponized anthrax”.
The scientists says that this holds true for every scientist at Ft. Detrick, and “none made weaponized anthrax, none know how to make, nor do any have the equipment to make it”.
The scientist says all the scientists at Ft. Detrick have been harassed by the FBI. The scientist says that the “FBI harassment has been totally awful and disgusting the way the scientists were treated”.
The scientist says that “two doctors who came over form the Soviet Union and work at the facility think the FBI’s behavior is worse than the KGB”.
The scientist says that “Dr. Ivins was driven crazy and racked with fear from the FBI harassment which amounted to psychological torture”.
The scientist says the “FBI essentially murdered Dr. Ivins by driving him crazy”.
The scientist says that “Dr. Ivins innocent and doesn’t know who sent the anthrax”.
This article was posted: Monday, August 11, 2008 at 3:15 am