Reason No. 1 is the date of the first mailings: A Tuesday...EXACTLY one week after 9-11. Exactly 3 weeks later, Oct. 9th, again on a Tuesday, the second mailings took place.
Anyone who thinks these mailing were the result of, and not part of, the 9-11 attack is just ignoring "prep time".
But the first Anthrax revelation occurred on or about Oct 4th when the death of Stevens was announced so neither of those mailings had yet produced victims.
Now, I'm going to connect a couple of different dots than the FBI did.
His name is Malvo...one of the DC snipers who because of their pattern, I eventually nicknamed them "THE RUNNERS". These dudes eventually ran up and down the east coast when they were "hunting" but, there was a time in 2001 (Aug 13 for 39 days) when Malvo was attending school in Cypress Lake High School in Florida....at the same time that Stevens would have contracted Anthrax.
And it was on the day that Stevens death was announced as Anthrax, that Malvo left school and never returned.
"The Runners"...How perfect...Malvo takes a bus to Jersey and drops the letters in the box. Returns to school. Takes a bus to American Media and returns to school. Leaves school and takes a bus to Jersey again, then heads for Bellingham.
We KNOW that Atta was in Florida a few times...he's was running up and down the coast, too.
The FBI discounted more than one person and that makes absolutely, "0", no sense.
Being a mathematician, I'm always looking for patterns. The No. 2 is so basic to all this.
2 Planes to NY. 2 Planes to DC. 2 Letters to the Media. 2 Letters to Politicians.
So why did Malvo and Mohammed go on their killing spree?? They thought they were going to get paid for the anthrax scenario and it never happened.
Investigators knew almost immediately that it wasn't part of any al Qaeda plot.
The first thing they did was track what killed Bob Stevens, and that was even before they knew there were any letters.
Stevens was killed by the Ames strain of anthrax, which is a RARE strain controlled and distributed by USAMRIID to just a few laboratories - 14 other labs in the U.S. and 3 outside of the U.S. (Canada, Sweden and England).
Then it became a matter of figuring out what lab it came from. They eventually proved that it originated at USAMRIID in Ft. Detrick, Maryland, and they even identified the specific flask it came from - flask RMR-1029 which was created and controlled by Bruce Ivins.
There's just no reasonable way that any al Qaeda member could have gotten his hands on that specific flask - particularly since there are many many other strains of anthrax around, including some that are more deadly than the Ames strain.
And, as I stated in another post, they even caught Ivins throwing away the code books for the "hidden message" in the media letters.
Anyone who still thinks al Qaeda did it just isn't looking at the facts. That was a dead idea nine years ago.
If anything, the Anthrax was mailed to liberals to gin up support for the Patriot Act, etc.
Speaking of the beltway snipers. Why hasnt't AQ copied that MO? Two men effectively terrorized and shut down DC/NVA area.
No movie plot needed for the terrorist, just use guns to snipe people. Pretty, effective for AQ or any other Terror organization to do.
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