I knew Bruce Ivins. I have absolutely no reason to believe that he was behind any of this—he was a nice, friendly man.
I’ve always thought that the FBI zeroed in on him for much the same reason they initially zeroed in on Steven Hatfill—they need a scapegoat. They don’t like to spend years on a case and never find a suspect. And now that Ivins can no longer defend himself, it’s perfect for them, they can close the case.
Is it possible that he didn’t think anyone would be killed—that they would get Cipro and be fine, since there were warnings enclosed and it wasn’t known that the stuff could permeate the envelopes?
That just means you're biased.
Ivins had mental problems. One of his psychiatrists felt he should have been put in jail BEFORE the anthrax attacks.
He broke into a sorority and stole a secret book and then tried to sell the book back to them. He had fixations with that sorority.
He expressed thoughts of killing people in emails he sent under false names.
He was a diagnosed sociopath. That means he was very skillful at fooling people into thinking he was a nice guy when he was actually manipulating them to do what he wanted them to do.
The FBI didn't zero in on Dr. Hatfill. Barbara Hatch Rosenberg got the media to focus in on Hatfill, and she got some staffers for some Senators to DEMAND that the FBI investigate Hatfill. Newspapers were accusing the FBI of covering up for Hatfill. It was only after eight months of that kind of pressure that the FBI finally did a search of Hatfill's apartment, and suddenly they were described in the media as being the cause of all of the interest in Hatfill and everyone forgot about what went on during the previous eight months.