Sunday, March 30, 2008

The OTHER 2001 terror

Via Orcinus:

WASHINGTON — The FBI has narrowed its focus to "about four" suspects in the 6 1/2-year investigation of the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001, and at least three of those suspects are linked to the Army’s bioweapons research facility at Fort Detrick in Maryland, FOX News has learned.

Among the pool of suspects are three scientists — a former deputy commander, a leading anthrax scientist and a microbiologist — linked to the research facility, known as USAMRIID.

This one could get very interesting. Dubya and his lickspittles insist on claiming that (thanks to his steely gaze and circular filing of the Constitution) we have not been attacked since 9/11, but like virtually everything else they claim, it is flat wrong on its face. It had been an ongoing puzzlement to me -- why did the anthrax attacks, which actually killed people and and had lots of people, um, terrorized, drop off the radar?

Now I think we have a pretty good clue as to why. If terror can come from our own people, the justification for rounding up assorted Scary Brown people and Moozlims quickly wears thin. If the source of the anthrax turns out to be a Timothy McVeigh-like right-wing nutjob, all the kneejerks that power the Bush juggernaut fall apart.

Which leads me to believe we are not going to be hearing much more about the anthrax story.


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