CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

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* CNN … Death by Mail: The Anthrax Letters Sunday, October 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Posted by DXer on September 29, 2011



Death by Mail: The Anthrax Letters

Sunday, October 2 at 8:00 p.m.

CNN’s Joe Johns reports for a documentary investigation into the anthrax letter attacks of 2001.  Letters written with jihadist language and laced with deadly anthrax spores were sent via U.S. Mail to members of the news media and Congress in the weeks following the September 11 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.  Five people were ultimately killed and 17 others were sickened by exposure to the letters directed to The New York Post, Tom Brokaw at NBC News, Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and others.

Drawing from recently released FBI and Justice Department documents of what is officially called the Amerithrax Investigation, Johns tells the story of the complex, seven-year investigation into what happened and who was allegedly responsible for the deadly letters, explaining the bizarre turns in the bioterrorism case that extended the nation’s horror.

Bruce Ivins committed suicide just as investigators appeared to be ready to bring formal charges against him.  No one has ever been officially charged with the anthrax letter attacks, though Johns’ report dissects the evidence, explains why doubts linger about the guilt of the main suspect, and asks if such an attack could ever happen again.


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