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What Was the Real Motivation Behind the Bloomberg Ricin Letters?

I found it interesting that the couple at the center of investigation into the ricin letters were blaming each other. The wife called authorities and reported it was her husband, but the husband told authorities who showed up that she set him up to take the fall.

Interestingly, it appears as though investigators believe him since they just arrested his wife.

I’m curious if she’s off her rocker and then figured she’d try to blame her husband for the letters once she realized they would really investigate or if the entire plot was designed to set her husband up for massive legal troubles. If it’s the latter, then it would be interesting to know why she decided to make the issue all about guns and gun control–whether she doesn’t like gun owners or if that was just picked out as the headline of the day.

I don’t believe there’s nearly enough issue to actually assign an obvious political motivation, so don’t assume it’s part of some larger plot. It seems the only thing we know is that there’s a woman who is either nuts and wants her husband to pay the consequences for for it, or there’s a woman who wants her husband to suffer and will resort to insane tactics rather than dealing with it like an adult.

13 Responses to “What Was the Real Motivation Behind the Bloomberg Ricin Letters?”

  1. Rob Crawford says:

    Either way, it appears it really wasn’t a gun control opponent after all.

    • Bitter says:

      Eh, you never know. She may legitimately be against gun control and legitimately pretty dumb and out of the mainstream in understanding how one might oppose such measures. Then she may have realized that what she did was wrong and decided to try and blame her husband for it.

  2. TS says:

    If it’s the latter, then it would be interesting to know why she decided to make the issue all about guns and gun control–whether she doesn’t like gun owners or if that was just picked out as the headline of the day.

    Perhaps her husband is passionate about gun rights, so she wanted to make it look like a legitimate motive.

    • Bitter says:

      I intended to imply that possibility with “doesn’t like gun owners” since I think it’s safe to assume she doesn’t like her husband one way or the other. :) It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

  3. Ian Argent says:

    I was about to file this under “truth stranger than fiction,” but then I remembered some of the plots of the police procedurals I watch. This is exactly the kind of plot twist some shows would use.

    • Bitter says:

      I totally would not be surprised if she got this idea from some television show. Mix it up with the ricin news a few weeks before with the Elvis impersonator who may have been framed by a rival, and you have a new tv show plot in the works.

    • TS says:

      What a lame plot twist reality ended up giving us. [yawn] It’s been done before…

  4. GunNoob says:

    I always respond to the “So and so did it too” excuse with the following:
    You have 2 children. You hear Child A start crying. You ask Child A what happened and he says Child B hit him. You then ask Child B why he hit Child A and he says “Well Child A was hitting me earlier.” Do you just say “well, by all means carry on then”? No, you punish them both so they both know that this isn’t right.

    • GunNoob says:

      crap. wrong post. Sorry. Need to get better about checking which tab I’m in.

      • Bitter says:

        Heh. Yeah, this is a case where the comment, oddly enough, makes sense. However, the logic behind the punishment does not. :)

  5. beatbox says:

    She is an actress who hated her husband and wanted attention. Right after this happened, I thought it was strange how much she was talking to the media. She wanted to put herself at the center of it.

  6. Right Wing Wacko says:

    She Plays a Zombie in Living Dead!

    Of course she is in favor of Gun Control. Zombies need to protected from us living beings :)

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