The upper-crust C-students from Yale, Bush and his colleagues, allied with the CIA and FBI, have concluded their investigation into the deadly Anthrax attacks of late October 2001, the attacks that killed five people in the United States. The bad guy in this piece of fiction, Bruce E. Ivins, a leading government scientist at the US Army's Biological Warfare Lab at Fort Detrick, Maryland, is of course, the typical archetype for a villain "" in this case "brilliant"- but "troubled."- All villains have a flaw, offset by a remarkable ability, or a capacity that borders on genius for doing evil. He apparently committed suicide this past week, and, all of the facts of the case apparently died with him. Now that Mr. Ivins has committed suicide, investigators can officially close the Anthrax case.
This scenario can be a screenplay for a Hollywood movie. In fact, the CIA is excellent in writing screenplays, as the unfolding news about the suicide of the villain in this Anthrax attack of late October 2001 unfolds day-to-day, as more information surfaces about him and his dastardly deeds, the CIA and FBI surely has its man. However, there are many unanswered questions the CIA, and the media, will surely answer in the days to come. For example, why would the US Army's Biological Warfare Laboratory hire someone who was mentally unstable, and had a history of mental instability? Especially since, he received the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2003, by the Department of Defense, for his work on an Anthrax vaccine.
To recap, for those unfamiliar, the Anthrax attacks of late October 2001 unleashed fear and panic in the U.S. Postal Service that reverberated from the halls of Congress and ranged from Florida to Connecticut, killing five people and placing thousands on antibiotics. Two letters filled with Anthrax were addressed to two democratic senators, Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy, as well as the NBC and ABC studios. Coincidently, both senators at the time were holding up the passage of the USA Patriot Act, which gave federal agencies broad new powers in the war against terrorism. The letters had notes with a crude style of writing to make it appear they came from a radical Arab state, with statements like, "death to Israel"-, and "Allah is great"- included with the weaponized Anthrax spores. Within a few days after the attacks government researchers determined that the specific strain of Anthrax used in the attacks was the Ames Strain, the same strain used by the U.S. military and its private contractors specifically for use in United States Military biological warfare programs.
One must examine the motive behind the Anthrax attacks to find an answer, or at least an attempt at a reasonable explanation as to why these attacks occurred in the first place. A strong motive in these attacks is the possibility of the continuance of fear instilled by the government and the media following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Since we are lead to believe, with statements like "death to Israel"- and "Allah is great"-, the radical Islamist terrorists were at it again. Therefore, the motive was to instill fear and the continuance along the same theme that the Arab terrorists are continuing their attacks on America, supposedly, because they hate our freedom. Ivins, now vilified and under scrutiny, commits suicide and takes the Anthrax details to his grave. His Colleague, Steven Hatfill, who was a person of interest under then Attorney General John Ashcroft, who was wrongly suspected, sues the justice department and receives $5.8 million in compensation. The last time the US government paid a large sum of money was when a FBI sniper killed the innocent wife of Randy Weaver, at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in August of 1992, while she was holding a baby in her arms. Looks like Mr. Ivins got the dirty end of the stick. The CIA and FBI knowing that one of them would have to die, Ivins or Hatfill, to bury the secrets involved in the attacks, chose to vilify Ivins. However, it is surprising that Hatfill gets the payoff. Perhaps he is perceptive enough to cover his bases with his lawyer, in case of his death - he has a trump card somewhere up his sleeve, ready for the prime time media. In any case, the Anthrax attacks were just part of overall CIA screenplay of the events of September 11, 2001. Now that the events themselves, the gravity defying fall of the North and South Towers, the strange unexplained collapse of Building Seven, the insider trading fraud that preceded 911, and the pretext to attack Middle Eastern countries who just happen to be sitting on the world's last remaining oil reserves, are defined, the only part missing from the above story is the denouement, or conclusion, as Bush prepares to leave office.
It now appears likely that Bush is cleaning up the remaining unsolved mysteries before he heads to Crawford, Texas. Bush knows well enough that he cannot be prosecuted criminally while still in office. However, The Federalist Papers, a collection of eight-five essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay, sets the precedent for prosecution after a president leaves office. Now that the Anthrax attacks have identified a villain, the remaining mysteries to clear-up are the following: The mysterious collapse of WTC Building Seven in the late afternoon of September 11, 2001, and the hide and seek game with Osama Bin Laden. The remaining events will surely be cleared-up in the coming weeks, as well as low gas prices, so the torch can be passed to John McCain, so the same story, with the same theme and plot, can be continued for the next one hundred years, until all of the oil is drained from the Middle Eastern spigot.