If I remember correctly, during 9/11 letters filled with ricin were mailed to US officials of the federal government. This is no coincidence, this has got to be al-Qaida or affiliates.

ricin letter to obama

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 on Capitol Hill. Fox News has learned of at least three suspicious packages in two separate Capitol Hill office buildings, compounding security concerns in the wake of the letter incidents and the Boston bombing, which the FBI has said do not appear to be related.

Both of the suspicious letters were apparently intercepted on Tuesday. They never reached the Hill or the White House.

An FBI bulletin obtained by Fox News said the letter sent to Obama is still being screened, though it initially tested positive.

The bulletin said both letters included the phrase: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”

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  1. Since they’re targeting both main parties, assuming its related to the Boston bombings, it seems to rule out homegrown (non-Muslim) terrorism.

    Does anyone remember aroung 911 “suspicious white powder” was also sent to politicians but we didn’t hear much afterwards.

  2. Ricin Plot in London 2003. Apparently their plan was to release it on the Underground.


    As the 1995/2001 attacks on WTC show, and the 2003/2005/2005 attacks/plots on the London Tube system show, once they’ve identified a target and a means of attack, they repeat themselves.

    A trial is going on in the UK of a group of men who were stopped (by accident) en route to an EDL demo with IEDs. Authorities say that there are 600 european muslims who have gone off to Syria (probably a significant under-estimation). A large number will return and share their knowledge & skills.

    So we should expect far more IEDs. As the cases of Boston & UK show, this kind of plot seems to fly below the radar. Having seen the destruction at Boston, I am horrified at the thought of them doing that on a crowded train carriage/bus.

    Let’s just hope that most of the muslim terrorists don’t believe that “we love death more than you love life”.

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