So, what does the FBI know about the anthrax attacks?
WASHINGTON — The terrorists who perpetrated the 2001 anthrax attack on Congress likely were US government scientists at the army’s Ft. Detrick, MD., bioterrorism lab having access to “moonsuits” that enabled them to safely process and manufacture super-weapons-grade anthrax, an eminent authority on the subject says.
Although only a “handful” of scientists had the ability to perpetrate the crime, the culprit among them may never be identified as the FBI ordered the destruction of the anthrax culture collection at Ames, IA., from which the Ft. Detrick lab got its pathogens, the authority said.
This action makes it impossible “to pin-point precisely where, when, and from whom these bio-agents had originated,” said Dr. Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois at Champaign.
Boyle, who drafted the US Biological Weapons Convention of 1989 enacted by Congress, said destruction of the Ames anthrax “appears to be a cover-up orchestrated by the FBI.”
The professionally suspicious among us (such as I) have always wondered why there seemed to be no progress on the investigation of the anthrax attacks against democratic Congressmen, among others. Perhaps this is why.