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  • Republic of Fear

    03/21/2006 5:03:23 PM PST · by Dog · 18 replies · 674+ views
    weeklystandard ^ | 03/21/2006 | Dan Darling
    WHEN THE IRAQI REGIME collapsed in April 2003, few observers saw reason to mourn the loss of Saddam's brutal dictatorship. While a great deal of information about the former Iraqi regime's assorted atrocities has been uncovered since the invasion, newly-released documents go even further in demonstrating its manifest depravity. One such document is CMPC-2003-012666, a letter from Qusay Hussein that directs as follows: Transfer all Kuwaiti POW's / a total of 448 captured Kuwaitis who are located at the Al-Nida Al-Agher Prison and the Intelligence / General Center and Kazema Prison in Al-Kazema, to make them human shields at all...
  • Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link

    03/22/2016 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 18 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 22, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link by Daniel Clark During two Republican primary debates, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump claimed that Saddam Hussein had been an enemy of Islamic terrorism, and argued that he should have been left in power to kill terrorists, so that our soldiers didn't have to. Considering that, one might think a reminder of Saddam's moustache-deep involvement in terrorism, along with the fact that he'd retained an active chemical weapons program between wars, would be a major news story. One might even expect that a story about a former member of Saddam’s regime helping ISIS to...
  • 16-year-old boy admits trying to buy killer poison 30 times deadlier than ricin...

    04/09/2015 3:29:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/9/15 | JENNIFER NEWTON
    A 16-year-old boy has admitted trying to buy a biological toxin that is 30 times more deadly than ricin from undercover police on the 'dark web'. The teenager from Mossley, Greater Manchester, who cannot be named for legal reasons, wanted to obtain abrin online. He was caught after an investigation was launched by the North West counter-terrorism unit in January. Today he pleaded guilty to trying to buy the toxin at Manchester Youth Court. He will be sentenced later this month for the offence, which is contrary to the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 and Section 1 of the Biological Weapons...
  • FBI Says Explosives Suspect Ryan Chamberlain in Custody

    06/02/2014 11:50:11 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2014 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, the subject of a nationwide manhunt after explosive materials were allegedly found in his San Francisco apartment, was taken into custody by the San Francisco Police Department and the FBI, an FBI spokesman said today. A law enforcement source briefed on the case told ABC News that Chamberlain was taken into custody "right under the Golden Gate Bridge," but he was not certain if he was in a car or on foot at the time. The capture came after a day of dramatic and cinematic cat-and-mouse with the hunted man. "We had been close to him...
  • FBI, Hazmat Crew Outside San Francisco Building As Part of "Criminal Investigation"

    05/31/2014 6:16:34 PM PDT · by null and void · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Updated 5:53 PM PDT | Scott Morris
    FBI, Hazmat Crew Outside SF Building FBI agents, San Francisco police and fire crews, and a hazardous materials team converged on an apartment building between Jackson and Polk streets Saturday morning. FBI agents, San Francisco police and fire crews, and a hazardous materials team converged on an apartment building between Jackson and Polk streets in the Russian Hill neighborhood Saturday morning, according to San Francisco police. The San Francisco FBI office told NBC Bay Area that the agency is executing a search warrant as part of a criminal investigation. The FBI said that the investigation poses "no threat to...
  • FBI finds ricin in raid of San Francisco apartment, manhunt begins

    06/01/2014 11:14:51 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-1-14 | Fox News
    The FBI is looking for a man who lives in the San Francisco apartment where agents found a large stash of what appears to be the deadly poison ricin. On Saturday, FBI agents searched the apartment, which belongs to Ryan Chamberlain, according to KGO, an ABC affiliate. The FBI said Chamberlain could be armed and dangerous. The apartment search was expected to resume Sunday. Chamberlain owns a Nissan that reportedly could be rigged with explosives. The FBI did not evacuate apartments during the search, and FBI spokeswoman Alice Heller said there was “no threat to public safety.” She said agents...
  • Powder in Georgetown Room Tests Positive for Ricin; ‘No Immediate Threat,’ University Says

    03/19/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Clarence Williams
    A white powder found Tuesday in a Georgetown University dorm room tested positive for ricin, but the university said Wednesday that there was no immediate threat to the community. Law enforcement officials said they believed there was no connection to terrorism. In an email to the campus community Wednesday afternoon, school officials said a substance that was removed from a room in the McCarthy Hall dormitory tested positive for ricin. The white powder can cause respiratory distress, respiratory failure, and multi-organ dysfunction, according to the Centers for Disease Control. SNIP FBI spokeswoman Jacqueline Maguire said no arrests had been made...
  • Questions About Breaking Bad

    09/02/2013 10:50:34 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 70 replies
    me | Sept. 2, 2013 | RetSignman
    I have a couple of questions about Breaking Bad.
  • Texas actress first accuses husband, but she's arrested in ricin case

    06/07/2013 6:04:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/7/2013 | Michael Martinez. Susan Candiotti and Carol Cratty
    (CNN) -- A Texas actress in a troubled marriage was arrested and charged Friday in connection with ricin-tainted letters that were mailed last month to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, authorities said. Shannon Richardson, 35, also known as Shannon Rogers and Shannon Guess, initially told the FBI that her husband, Nathaniel, sent the ricin-laced letters, but a polygraph exam found her to be "deceptive" on the matter, court papers said. Investigators found that her computer storage devices contained the text of threatening letters sent to the president, but the couple's computer records show her husband...
  • Ricin Suspect Was Tracked via Mail Scanners

    06/07/2013 4:18:20 PM PDT · by usconservative · 31 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 7th, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    A high-tech computer system that captures images of “every mail piece that is processed” by the United State Postal Service was critical in helping federal agents track the Texas woman arrested today for allegedly sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In a U.S. District Court complaint filed today against Shannon Guess Richardson, an FBI agent details how investigators traced the ricin letters back to New Boston, Texas, where the 35-year-old Richardson (seen below) lives with her husband.
  • BREAKING: Woman Arrested For Ricin Letters To Obama, MAIG; Guns Not Involved

    06/07/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    TTAG ^ | 7 June, 2013 | Chris Dumm
    FBI agents arrested Shannon Elizabeth Guess Richardson (pictured) this morning in connection with the ricin-tainted letters sent to the White House and the offices of Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. According to NPR (yes, that NPR) her husband and original person of interest Nathan Richardson has been cleared of suspicion. The FBI now believes that Shannon sent the poison letters as part of a plot to frame her husband and divorce him, and that the letters’ rants about gun control were a red herring. That’s right: guns, racism and gun control had nothing to do with the poisoned letters....
  • Texas woman arrested in ricin letters to Obama, Bloomberg: Officials

    06/07/2013 10:29:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/7/2013
    A Texas woman has been arrested in connection with the mailing of three letters containing a form of the poison ricin to President Obama, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, federal authorities said. Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson of New Boston, Texas, originally called the Federal Bureau of Investigation claiming that her husband had sent the letters, officials said. The investigators found that she had sent the letters herself, they said. The woman was arrested in Arkansas on charges that will be filed Friday afternoon, the authorities said.
  • The White House receives a letter similar to Mayor Bloomberg's.

    05/30/2013 9:23:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 83 replies
    Julie Banderas ^ | 5/30/13 | Julie Banderas
    From Julie Banderas Twitter: The White House receives a letter similar to Mayor Bloomberg's. I'm on Fox Business Network at 12:22pm with the latest
  • New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg not intimidated by ricin-laced letters

    05/30/2013 8:42:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 30, 2013
    Federal investigators are trying to figure out who sent two threatening letters laced with the deadly poison ricin to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun-control group in Washington. CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano reports that authorities say responding officers who came into contact with the letter in New York suffered some minor symptoms. No one was seriously hurt, but now a joint terrorism task force, including the FBI and the NYPD, is investigating. Bloomberg spoke with reporters shortly after the threats against him became public Wednesday evening. "No, I'm not angry," said Bloomberg. "There are people who,...
  • Letter sent to Mayor Bloomberg tests positive for ricin

    05/29/2013 3:21:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies ^ | May 29, 2013 | NA
    DEVELOPING: Anonymous letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns in Washington, DC contained material that preliminarily tested positive for ricin, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne. According to a statement released on Wednesday, the letters potentially containing the deadly poison were sent to Mayor Bloomberg on Friday and to the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns on Sunday. It is believed that the letters threatened Mayor Bloomberg and made reference to the gun control debate...
  • FBI: No arrests in Spokane, Wash., ricin case

    05/20/2013 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2013 4:57 PM EDT | Nicholas K. Geranios
    The FBI said Monday that no one has been arrested after last week’s discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin in Spokane, but the agency remained tight-lipped about the investigation and a weekend raid at a downtown apartment building. … The letters were postmarked last Tuesday in Spokane and addressed to the downtown post office and the adjacent federal building. They were intercepted by the Postal Service, and no one was injured. … Witnesses have said a man was escorted from the building by law enforcement officers Saturday morning. Sandalo Dietrich declined to say if anyone...
  • Another suspect arrested in ricin letters case

    04/28/2013 2:34:08 PM PDT · by digger48 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Did the FBI get it right this time? Wall Street Journal: J. Everett Dutschke, 41 years old, of Tupelo, Miss., was charged with possessing a toxin for use as a weapon, among other charges, the U.S. attorney's office said. He is scheduled to appear in federal court in Oxford, Miss. on Monday. Mr. Dutschke was taken into custody without incident, according to an FBI spokeswoman. The arrest follows a tumultuous week in which the man initially charged with sending the letters, Paul Kevin Curtis, a 45 year-old Elvis impersonator who had quarreled with Mr. Dutschke, was released after evidence and...
  • Mississippi man charged with attempted use of biological weapon (new ricin suspect)

    04/27/2013 3:20:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:30pm EDT | Robbie Ward
    A Mississippi martial arts instructor was charged on Saturday with attempting to use a biological weapon after a ricin-laced letter was sent to President Barack Obama earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice said. James Everett Dutschke, age 41, was arrested early on Saturday, following searches of his home and a former business as part of the ricin letter investigation. Dutschke was taken into custody by FBI agents at his Tupelo home shortly after midnight FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden said in a statement. …
  • Mississippi man arrested in ricin case

    04/27/2013 10:40:23 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 27, 2013 -- Updated 1634 GMT (0034 HKT) | Vivian Kuo
    Tupelo, Mississippi (CNN) -- A Mississippi man has been arrested in connection with the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and other officials, federal and local officials said. FBI agents arrested James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo at his home early Saturday without incident, said FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden. Earlier this week, agents searched Dutschke's residence and former martial arts studio, though it's not clear what they found. On Tuesday, prosecutors dropped charges against another man, Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Mississippi, who was arrested April 17 and accused of sending a threat to the president after letters...
  • Ricin Letter-Writing Suspect Released on Bond

    04/23/2013 1:51:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 23, 2013 | Colleen Curry
    Paul Kevin Curtis, suspected of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama and other public officials, was released on bond today, a day after a court hearing in which investigators said they found no evidence of the poison in Curtis' home or car. The U.S. Marshals office in Oxford, Miss., confirmed that Curtis had been released from jail, where he had been kept since last week on formal charges of sending threats through the mail. … Curtis was formally charged last week with sending mail that contained a threat to kill or harm the president and with sending mail containing a...
  • Reid: "We've had another incident of Ricin"

    04/23/2013 11:58:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 47 replies
    Chad Pergram ā€¸@ChadPergram 1m Reid on Ricin: We've had another incident today at Bolling AFB..We'll see.. I can't give any more details on ricin at Bolling..

    OXFORD, Miss. The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge was released from jail on Tuesday, federal official said, though the reason for the release wasn't immediately clear.
  • Ricin suspect hearing cancelled, announcement set

    04/23/2013 9:18:25 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 31 replies ^ | April 23, 2013 | Jeff Amy
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Officials have cancelled the third day of a hearing for the Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. Christi McCoy, defense attorney for Paul Kevin Curtis, says that federal authorities and defense attorneys will speak to reporters at 5 p.m. CDT about the case.
  • FBI: No ricin found in home of Mississippi man accused of sending poisoned letters

    04/22/2013 12:47:53 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies ^ | 4/22/13 | AP
    Investigators haven't found any ricin in the house of Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge, according to testimony Monday from an FBI agent.
  • Iowahawk: That Was the Week That Was

    04/21/2013 1:32:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Iowahawk | April 21, 2013 | David Burge
    That Was the Week That Was(with apologies to Billy Joel)Continued
  • Alleged Ricin Terrorist is a Democrat

    04/18/2013 8:13:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 18, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    On Wednesday, authorities arrested Paul Kevin Curtis of Mississippi on suspicion that he is the author of the ricin-laced letters sent to politicians in Washington including President Obama. The letters never got within miles of their intended targets; mail screening for the House, Senate and White House was tightened after the anthrax attacks and remains tight. The ricin letters included a distinct phrase: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its occurrence.” The letters were signed “I am KC and I approve of this message.” Liberty Speaks blog decided to see what...
  • A Bizarre 2007 rant from the man who allegedly sent ricin-laced letters

    04/18/2013 5:44:29 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 14 replies
    FreakOutNation ^ | April 17, 2013 | Anomaly
    Curtis had a cleaning business and objected to finding body parts in the morgue he was cleaning, so he complained, then sent a complaint to About four paragraphs into his rant, Curtis writes, “4 hour into the job after I laid down the first coat of sealer, I became very thirsty. I was unable to exit the morgue due to floor finish not drying as fast as I had anticipated with the humidity level, so I opened the door to a small refrigerator located to the right of the autopsy table. I assumed I might find some water or...
  • Mind-Boggling Details Emerge About Ricin Letter

    04/18/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/17/13 | Jason Howerton
    Suspect: ‘I’m on the Hidden Front Lines of a Secret War’ Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, of Tupelo, Miss., has been arrested in connection with ricin letters that were sent to both Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and President Barack Obama,” The New York Times reports. Initial reports listed the suspect as “Kenneth Curtis,” however, the Times updated its report with the corrected name. The letters, which were intercepted by sorting facilities before they reached their intended targets, were signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.” “We have an investigation that is going on that has got local and federal...
  • Paul Kevin Curtis, Ricin Letter Suspect, a 9/11 "Truther," Said he Found "Dismembered Body Parts..."

    04/18/2013 7:51:49 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 28 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/18/13 | Aurelius
    The story of Paul Kevin Curtis, also known as "KC," is getting stranger and stranger. First, the media mis-reported that a "Kenneth Curtis" had been arrested as the ricin letter suspect. Then it was changed to Paul Kevin Curtis. Next it was revealed that Curtis describes himself as a liberal and a democrat. After this, pictures like this began to be found: Now there's this: "KC" believed the terrorist attacks of September 11 were perpetrated by the government of the United States, and specifically pleaded with President Obama on Twitter to investigate. He sent out this tweet twice on two...
  • Arrest in Rincin Case: DEMOCRATIC ACTIVIST (+ Low-Grade Elvis Impersonator!) Paul-Kevin Curtis

    04/18/2013 3:40:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Won't be needing that Lexus in the can, son In news that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone outside the snake-fascinated Hopenchange cult, the suspect now in FBI custody for sending letters laced with poison to Republican  Sen Roger Wicker (+ Richard Shelby/Obama) has been named as one 'Paul-Kevin Curtis' (why do psychopaths always use three names?), a Democratic activist and budget rock/country star impersonator, among other things. Seems the 45-y.o. Mississippi resident (when he's not busy with terrorist acts) has been performing a schlock act out of Tupelo, MS called 'Tribute to the Stars' while also claiming to be a...
  • Arrest made over 'ricin' letter sent to Barack Obama (And MS GOP Senator Wicker)

    04/17/2013 8:22:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Telegraph UK/The Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2013 | Raf Sanchez
    The FBI has alleged 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis was the sender. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Mr Curtis was arrested at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about east of Memphis. Authorities are still waiting for definitive tests on the letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. An FBI intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press said those two letters were postmarked Memphis, Tennessee....
  • Paul Kevin Curtis, Ricin Letter Suspect, Revealed to be Democrat

    04/17/2013 8:04:22 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 84 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/17/13 | Aurelius
    Paul Kevin Curtis, reported to be the man who sent ricin letters to President Obama and a US Senator, has been revealed to be a hardcore liberal and Obama supporter. On his Facebook page, Curtis used the phrase "This is KC and I approve this message" on April 11. This is also the phrase used on the letters sent to people who received ricin letters: ...Pictures of Curtis show him to be an avid Elvis impersonator: As well as a proud democrat:
  • Complaint Review: North Mississippi Medical Center (Ricin guy)

    04/17/2013 6:27:02 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 24 replies
    Ripoff Report ^ | 9/6/2007 | Kevin Curtis
    North Mississippi Medical Center North Mississippi Medical Center Tupelo Mississippi fired banned me after accidentally discovering refrigerator full of body parts Ripoff Tupelo Mississippi etc... This is Kevin Curtis and I approve this report. Kevin Booneville, Mississippi
  • Feds arrest suspect in ricin-positive letters sent to Obama, senator

    04/17/2013 4:40:35 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 127 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/17/2013 | Pete Williams, Kristen Welker and Erin McClam
    By Pete Williams, Kristen Welker and Erin McClam, NBC News Federal agents on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the mailing of letters to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator that initially tested positive for the poison ricin. The suspect was identified as Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss., federal officials told NBC News. Both letters carried an identical closing statement, according to an FBI bulletin obtained by NBC News on Wednesday. According to the FBI bulletin, both letters, postmarked April 8, 2013 out of Memphis, Tenn., included an identical phrase, "to see a wrong and not expose it, is to...
  • Ricin in Obama Letter, Odd Packages Scramble Capitol Hill (letters postmarkede from Memphis, TN)

    04/17/2013 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies ^ | April 17, 2013 12:30 PM
    WASHINGTON — In a capital city on edge, letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks Wednesday, and authorities chased a stream of reports of other suspicious-looking items sent to senators in Washington and beyond. Some of the suspicious items, reported on a day when many people were already jittery after the Boston bombings, were declared false alarms. Authorities waited for more definitive results on others.An FBI intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press said the letters to Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., were postmarked Memphis, Tenn. Both letters...
  • Letter sent to Obama tests positive for ricin, FBI says

    04/17/2013 11:47:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2013
    The FBI has confirmed that a letter addressed to President Obama has "preliminarily tested positive" for ricin, a day after lawmakers said another letter sent to the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Roger Wicker tested positive for the same substance. The warnings come amid a flurry of reports on suspicious packages. Fox News has learned of several suspicious packages or envelopes in various Capitol Hill office buildings. Capitol Police say three packages that were flagged have been removed and the areas have been cleared. Separately, the office of Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., reported a "suspicious-looking letter" at one of the...
  • FBI: Letter to Obama tests positive for ricin

    04/17/2013 9:39:59 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    A letter addressed to President Obama containing what the Secret Service calls "a suspicious substance" was intercepted Tuesday at a mail screening facility, the agency said Wednesday. The FBI has since said that it preliminary tested positive for ricin.
  • REPORT: A Second Letter Sent To The US Senate Tests Positive For Poison

    04/17/2013 8:03:38 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-17-2013 | Michael Kelly
    REPORT: A Second Letter Sent To The US Senate Tests Positive For Poison Michael KelleyApril 17, 2013 A second letter sent to the U.S. Senate has tested positive for the poison ricin, according to Terry Moran of ABC News. Last night Poltiico reported that an envelope sent to an office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) tested positive for the deadly poison. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ricin is a poison naturally found in castor beans. It gets inside the cells of a person's body, preventing the cells from making any proteins. It can come in the...
  • Envelope sent to senator said to test positive for ricin

    04/16/2013 5:38:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 16, 2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - An envelope sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive for ricin, Senator Dick Durbin told reporters after a group of lawmakers were briefed by the FBI.
  • Letter with ricin sent to Miss. senator

    04/16/2013 4:13:24 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2013 | DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a letter containing ricin or another poision was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when the letter was sent. It’s customary for mail addressed to congressional offices to be screened at an off-site facility.
  • Ricin Laced Letter Sent to Senator Roger Wicker

    04/16/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | April 16th, 2013 | Timothy Knight
    A letter addressed to Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) tested positive for the deadly poison Ricin this afternoon, according to two sources, and high-ranking security officials are briefing U.S. Senators now on the situation. The letter, which there is no word on whether it was sent to Senator Wicker's Washington or home office, contained the poison in a powdery form, which is deadly if inhaled, injected or ingested. Ricin causes the body to stop forming protein and results in death within three to five days of exposure if not treated, and if successfully treated results in long-term organ damage. The toxin...
  • Letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker tests positive for ricin

    04/16/2013 3:53:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    politico ^ | 4/16/13 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    An envelope sent to the U.S. Senate office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) included a substance that has tested positive for Ricin, two sources say. It was not immediately clear when the envelope was received. But it arrived in a Senate mail facility, which has now been closed for more testing. All congressional mail will now be processed through the U.S. House facility. The Senate went into recess shortly after 6 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FBI Director Robert Mueller were briefing senators on Tuesday afternoon. A DHS official said that the briefing was intended to address cyber-security,...
  • BREAKING: Envelope sent to U.S. Senator has tested positive for RICIN!

    04/16/2013 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/16/13 | The Right Scoop
    This is not good at all. CNN is reporting that an envelope that was sent to a Senator (unnamed) has tested positive for ricin poisoning. It’s been tested at least three times and each time it came up positive. The mail facility is off-site so the ricin is not in the Capitol. Watch the report from CNN:
  • Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/2013 | Mike Brooks and Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.
  • Homegrown Retired Senior Terrorism?

    11/03/2011 5:18:55 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 14 replies ^ | 11/03/2011 | Gina Miller
    On Wednesday, the strange news flew across the nation’s wires that four men from Georgia, in their upper-sixties and early-seventies, had been arrested on Tuesday for an alleged plot to attack state and federal officials and buildings. The fantastic story involves Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, GA, Dan Roberts, 67, of Toccoa, GA, Ray H. Adams, 65, of Toccoa, and Samuel J. Crump, 68, of Toccoa. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), they are accused of planning to procure an unregistered explosive device and a silencer and to manufacture the bio-toxin ricin for use against fellow American citizens,...
  • Georgia Men Arrested, Charged Plotting to Purchase Explosives, Silencer and to Make a Bio Toxin

    11/01/2011 9:41:48 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 22 replies
    FBI Website ^ | 11.1.11 | FBI
    U.S. Attorney’s Office November 01, 2011 Northern District of Georgia(404) 581-6000 ATLANTA—Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, Ga.; Dan Roberts, 67, of Toccoa, Ga.; Ray H. Adams, 65, of Toccoa; and Samuel J. Crump, 68, of Toccoa, were arrested today relating to plans to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer and to manufacture the biological toxin ricin for use in attacks against other U.S. citizens and government personnel and officials. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Sally Quillian Yates said, “These defendants, who are alleged to be part of a fringe militia group, are charged with planning attacks...
  • Georgia men charged with plotting to make ricin

    11/01/2011 7:22:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011 | Colleen Jenkins
    Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested four Georgia men accused of plotting to buy explosives and produce a deadly biological toxin to attack fellow U.S. citizens and government officials. The Justice Department said the men were members of a fringe domestic militia group and had planned to manufacture ricin for use in their attacks. The men attended meetings starting in March where they discussed carrying out crimes, including murder, in order to undermine federal and state government, prosecutors said. The targets included local police, federal government buildings and employees of agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. (snip) At a meeting...
  • 4 charged with plot to produce ricin, buy explosives

    11/01/2011 3:21:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies ^ | Nov. 1, 2011
    Four men from Georgia have been arrested and charged in an alleged plot to purchase explosives and to manufacture ricin, a biological toxin, with the intent to attack U.S. citizens, according to the Justice Department.
  • Qaeda Trying to Harness Toxin for Bombs, U.S. Officials Fear

    08/13/2011 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | ERIC SCHMITT and THOM SHANKER
    American counterterrorism officials are increasingly concerned that the most dangerous regional arm of Al Qaeda is trying to produce the lethal poison ricin, to be packed around small explosives for attacks against the United States. For more than a year, according to classified intelligence reports, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has been making efforts to acquire large quantities of castor beans, which are required to produce ricin, a white, powdery toxin that is so deadly that just a speck can kill if it is inhaled or reaches the bloodstream. Intelligence officials say they have collected evidence that Qaeda operatives are...
  • FBI says substance in Coventry Township home is poison ricin; no terrorism suspected OHIO

    01/28/2011 11:54:36 AM PST · by EBH · 19 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 1/28/11 | Michael Scott
    Federal investigators said this afternoon that the material taken from a Coventry Township home is ricin -- a toxin that is "derived from the caster bean and can be deadly if ingested, inhaled or injected." The FBI, responding to a call from Coventry Township and Summit County officials, had seized a small amount of material from home on South Main Street late Tuesday afternoon. The substance was flown to a federal lab in Maryland for analysis and the results announced today. The substance was found by the new owner of the home, which had recently been foreclosed on. Federal agents...