I've been thinking about this string of murdered microbiologists. It would seem statistically impossible for this amount of random murders to occur only in that profession. It's only obvious that something fishy is going on here. It doesn't seem to be an issue with the media for the obvious reasons.
http://www.usenet.com/newsgroups/talk.religion.bahai/msg09281.html (dated as more have been murdered)
Moreover, if I was trying to prevent or protect a biological technology from being used in the chess game being played out, I would eliminate several microbiologists in several different sub-fields to disguise the technology in which I had the highest stake.
Likewise with the DC sniper, I believe that the female FBI terrorist analyst was the true target for elimination. The rest of the victims were just to confuse the real intent, and the side benefit is that they scared the hell out of the nation.
If the bird flu "mysteriously" becomes an epidemic, last thing we need is a bunch of do-good microbiologists finding out that someone "manufactured" the epidimic. Or else, perhaps a threatened country is trying to prevent the development of a "race bomb", etc.
Furthermore, perhaps the CIA should hire some conspiracy theorists to help them with their "chess game".