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    Re: Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The media silence is curious. I believe the government has recognized pushing for publicity on this isn't a good thing.
    From CNN:

    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.
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was told the letter was addressed to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi. A laboratory in Maryland confirmed the presence of ricin after an initial field tests indicated the poison was present, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer said.

    The letter had a Memphis, Tennessee, postmark and no return address, Gainer wrote in an e-mail to senators and aides.

    Sen. Claire McCaskill told reporters after a briefing for lawmakers that a suspect has already been identified in the incident, but a knowledgeable source said no one was in custody Tuesday night.

    Wicker, the junior senator from Mississippi, has been assigned a protective detail, according to a law enforcement source.
    Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility - CNN.com

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    Re: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) receives letter testing positive for ricin

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Get real. They were found buried 10 years in sand. Take after GW Bush and get over the lie that was WMD's in Iraq hysteria.
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    <" Iraq also began to produce sulphur mustard blister gas (HD) in the early 1980s, and by 1983 was able to employ it in chemical munitions against Iran. The primary effect of mustard gas is skin and eye blistering and lung irritation. Heavy exposure to an aerosol of mustard gas causes the lungs to fill with fluid and "drown" the victim. Mustard gas has a low death rate; generally only 2 to 3 percent of its victims perish.

    Iraq initially told UNSCOM that 3,080 tons of mustard gas had been produced, but in 1995 Iraq reduced this amount to 2,850 tons. UNSCOM found Iraq's mustard gas to be at least 80% pure and determined that it could be stored for long periods of time, both in bulk and in weaponized form. In its distilled form, mustard gas has a long life, and can be stockpiled for decades. It is relatively easy to produce and load into munitions. Iraq admits filling some 550 artillery shells with mustard gas but says it misplaced them shortly after the first Gulf War "<


    Nerve Gas: Sarin and Tabun

    >" Iraq moved up to producing the nerve gases sarin (GB) and tabun (GA) in 1984. These gases are highly toxic compounds that can penetrate the body either through contact with skin or eyes, or by inhalation. Just a few droplets will kill within minutes if inhaled or within hours if absorbed through the skin. The initial effects depend on the amount of contact with the agent and are almost immediate. Chemical nerve agents tend to have little or no incubation or latent period in the body. These agents act by attacking the central nervous system, causing rapid paralysis, respiratory failure and death by asphyxiation.

    According to Iraq, the sarin and tabun it first produced was of poor quality. It was unstable, and the effectiveness of the agents diminished quickly after production. Iraq claimed that its production methods were later changed to eliminate the stabilization problem. Iraq argued that the tabun it produced was of such poor quality that Iraq turned its research, development and production effort to prolonging the viability of sarin instead.

    Iraq adopted the "binary" method of weaponization, in which the components of sarin gas are stored separately until use, when they are mixed. The components of sarin are DF 2 and the alcohols cyclohexanol and isoproponal. Iraq manufactured DF 2 with a purity of 95%, and imported alcohols of 100% purity, so the detonation of its munitions could be expected to yield relatively pure sarin.

    At first, Iraq told UNSCOM that it had produced an estimated 250 tons of tabun and 812 tons of sarin. In 1995, Iraq changed its estimates and reported it had produced only 210 tons of tabun and 790 tons of sarin. Thus, it is still uncertain how much tabun and sarin Iraq actually manufactured. "<

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    Re: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) receives letter testing positive for ricin

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I mean to outsiders.
    I disagree. It's not so much the #'s killed or injured. They do matter to some extent, but even more important is the spectacle.
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    Re: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) receives letter testing positive for ricin

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I disagree. It's not so much the #'s killed or injured. They do matter to some extent, but even more important is the spectacle.
    Perhaps we're discussing two different things to some extent: the desire to terrify and the desire to create spectacle. Perhaps it's not so much a terrorist as an attention whore that's to blame. It will be interesting to see who done it and why.

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    Re: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) receives letter testing positive for ricin

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    Re: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) receives letter testing positive for ricin

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Perhaps we're discussing two different things to some extent: the desire to terrify and the desire to create spectacle. Perhaps it's not so much a terrorist as an attention whore that's to blame. It will be interesting to see who done it and why.
    I don't see them as mutually exclusive, particularly if there's a political motive to this.

    If the point is to scare people, then publicity is important, and a spectacular attack will get more coverage than one that is less spectacular. If people don't hear about it, then they can't be terrified. Also, the repetition reinforces the terror.

    However, I don't rule out the possibility of a "lone wolf" who's getting off on the attention. At this point, that is a distinct possibility
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    Re: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) receives letter testing positive for ricin

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    Re: Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The media silence is curious. I believe the government has recognized pushing for publicity on this isn't a good thing.
    It's on every freaking network, what on earth are you on about?
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    Re: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) receives letter testing positive for ricin

    If you fail to learn the lessons of history...

    I think whoever did this is positioning themselves to be a future confidant, mover & shaker for a Democrat/Socialist presidential nominee.
    Who knows... being a "progressive" party this individual just might become a future cabinet member... or Tzar.

    Obama's terrorist movers & shakers:
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) receives letter testing positive for ricin

    [QUOTE=zimmer;1061701572]If you fail to learn the lessons of history...

    I think whoever did this is positioning themselves to be a future confidant, mover & shaker for a Democrat/Socialist presidential nominee.
    Who knows... being a "progressive" party this individual just might become a future cabinet member... or Tzar.

    ...QUOTE]

    Or a "Distinguished Professor" in an institution of higher learning ... which kinda tells you what shape the educational system is in and what kind of people have been running it.
    And, oh no small.jpg, don't get me started on what kind of people get elected to high office.

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