"It was clear that they were focused on a small group of us at USAMRIID, one of which was Bruce. Of the 4 or 5 of us they were focused on, one of them was Bruce.
Dr. Heine says all the USAMRIID scientists were interviewed in mid-October 2001 on where they were on the dates of mailing. (Comment: What did Dr. Ivins say when asked within 2 weeks of the mailing? Why wasn’t his response at the time provided?)
Dr. Heine says that the drying equipment that would be needed was not available — and not protected — in Dr. Ivins’ workspace. He says Dr. Ivins did not have the knowledge or expertise to grow up large amounts of bacteria — it would have been impossible for Bruce to do. He says lyophilizer was in non-containment area and could not have been used.
On the government having it all rely on Flask 1029, he analogizes it to the situation of the guy at the Walmart and blaming him for a shooting in town because he had control of the bullets at one point under the counter. He says that’s all they have — and implies that is ridiculous."
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Excerpts from interview with Dr. Heine interview on wfmd and Lew Weinstein's "Case Closed" blog:
Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 7:01 PM