* there is apparently no evidence to support the arrest of Paul Curtis in the recent Ricin mailing … just as there is no evidence against Dr. Bruce Ivins in the 2001 anthrax case
Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 24, 2013
Maybe it’s time to recollect that, although the FBI asserts Dr. Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks, they have presented absolutely NO EVIDENCE to support that assertion, or even any evidence that Dr. Ivins was involved in the attacks at all. Specifically, there is …
no physical evidence of any kind linking Dr. Ivins to any aspect of the crime, other than that he had access to the anthrax (as did hundreds of other scientists)
- no scientific evidence linking the attack anthrax to Dr. Ivins (as confirmed by an NAS review)
no witnesses who ever suggested that Ivins was the culprit
We can only hope that the on-going but long-delayed GAO review of the FBI’s investigation will eventually be completed and will lead to an understanding, not only of the deficiencies of the FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins, but also the reasons the FBI has stuck for so long to such an untenable position.