Bruce E. Ivins - was a microbiologist and vaccinologist at the USAMRIID who supposedly committed suicide on July 27th 2008 rather than face criminal indictment, trial and possible execution for the Amerithrax investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After what is reported to be an exhaustive investigation, the source of the high-grade anthrax was traced back to a Pentagon lab, which implicated Ivins as the prime suspect in 2006.
This six year investigation involved supposedly hundreds of suspect investigations. Why was there such a rush finally to resolve this case before George Bush left office? Might the resolution be needed to avoid a new administration and Attorney General to look into the faulty evidence and conclusions or assuming the investigation under new leadership? Even FBI director Mueller identified the investigation as "embarrassing" and "poorly handled."
On July 27th 2008, Ivins was found unconscious at his home. He was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital in Maryland where he died two days later from what was reported to be an overdose of Tylenol, Valium and/or Codeine. Based on blood test results of samples taken from the body, the state medical examiner had determined that an autopsy wouldn't be necessary due to the medical evaluation and diagnosis done at the hospital. Ivins died July 29, 2008 when he was taken off life support after the family had decided not to continue medical care and having him put on the organ donor recipient list .
The final report indicated it was Tylenol [PM] and the cause of death was due to liver failure from the toxic levels of Acetaminophen and Diphenhydramine hydrochloride. The Frederick News-Post reported on the information provided by the police report that Ivins was briefly conscious for some time in the hospital and had apparently nodded to the question of his intent to commit suicide though it does not indicate who was present for this supposed admission. It is also reported that Ivins vital signs were improving and this had prompted Ivins to become agitated forcing the medical staff to administer additional narcotics described in the article as a surgical anesthetic.
The article does not give any additional information regarding his condition from that point, yet it does indicate the decision to pull him off life support. How odd? Was this patient brain dead or was it life support for liver failure? Would life support and a liver transplant have saved this mans life? I believe from my previous medical research and reading of other such cases as well as a personal dealing with a friends attempted suicide by drug overdose, that the decision to pull life support would not be considered without the criteria being met by Federal and State laws as well as by the attending physician.
FBI and DOJ officials formally announced that the government had concluded that Ivins was likely to have been solely responsible for "the deaths of five persons, and the injury of dozens of others, resulting from the mailings of several anonymous letters to members of Congress and members of the media in September and October, 2001, which were deemed to contain anthrax.
Bloomberg reported that according to Maryland state court documents, Ivins had recently been committed temporarily to a mental hospital outside Baltimore, and a judge ordered him to stay away from a woman who accused him of threatening to kill her.
The Washington Post reported the following regarding the defendant .
"The counselor he saw for group therapy and biweekly individual sessions, who would eventually tell a judge that he was a "sociopathic, homicidal killer," had a troubled past. Jean C. Duley, who worked until recent days for Comprehensive Counseling Associates in Frederick, is licensed as an entry-level drug counselor and was, according to one of her mentors, allowed to work with clients only under supervision of a more-seasoned professional. Shortly before she sought a "peace order" against Ivins, Duley had completed 90 days of home detention after a drunken-driving arrest in December, and she has acknowledged drug use in her past. In a 1999 interview with The Washington Post, Duley described her background as a motorcycle gang member and a drug user. "Heroin. Cocaine. PCP," said Duley, who then used the name Jean Wittman. "You name it, I did it."
It's interesting that this woman's testimony would be so readily used to describe a man that was given the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service which is the highest award given to Defense Department civilian employees for his part in the manufacture of the anthrax vaccine.It is also interesting that any depression or anxiety issues he was dealing with might be the result of what he perceived as being the "fall guy" in the case along with the information that the DOJ would seek the death penalty for the perpetrators. I
f Ivins had psychological issues, the gangstalking, FISA type investigations provided by FBI could well have exacerbated the condition of his mental well being. We know the technical evidence was flimsy as to where the weapons grade anthrax could have come from, who had access to it and who had the means to develop it. Along with the lab Fort Detrick, MD, information indicates two other defense facilities in Utah and Ohio. It is also unclear as to the bentonite? Was it there or not? First it was, then it wasn't. This was critical to the linking of Saddam Hussein and the attacks. It also plays a significant role as to the tracking of Ivins and his late night hours and unreported cleanup episodes.
Had he uncovered a leak and plot inside the USAMRIID? Was it from there these sources to media outlets regarding bentonite fabricated? Was the contamination meant to indict him? We know that the MSM who received the false claims regarding bentonite have never revealed the source of this information.
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