Skip to comments.U.S. Food Supply New Target for Terrorists
Posted on 10/26/2005 8:17:01 PM PDT by girlangler
U.S. Food Supply New Target for Terrorists Monday, October 24, 2005 Report: Terrorists May Target Milk Supply WASHINGTON Buildings, trains, ships and, now, the U.S. food supply are all potential targets that the U.S. government is trying to protect from a possible terrorist attack. Ever since plans to attack American agriculture were found in the caves of Afghanistan, Homeland Security (search) has been planning for an assault on the nation's meat and milk supply or an attempt to contaminate the seeds used to grow vegetables. Please click on the video box on the right to watch a full report by FOX News' Dan Springer. "In the unlikely, but possible event of some kind of activity, some kind of contamination being in the food supply, we're gonna catch it," said Charles Conner, the deputy secretary for the U.S.D.A. (search). "We're gonna contain it and we're going to protect our consumers." The government has spent $1 billion training FBI agents, educating farmers and creating a network of regional labs where blood samples from livestock that die mysteriously can be quickly tested for signs of intentional poisoning. Leonard Eldridge, a Washington State veterinarian, said, "My goal is a 48-hour response to anything a practitioner might call for." Cows are the No. 1 agricultural concern for officials. By launching a bio-weapon (search) in the air, an entire herd could easily be poisoned, they fear. As cattle are trucked around the country from farm to farm, the infection could quickly spread. In the case of agricultural contamination, it's up to the farmers to be the nation's first line of defense to contain it. And many farmers say they're more concerned about animal rights activists than Al Qaeda.
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Hopefully the feds are watching the homegrown terrorists also.
IMHO, our homegrown terrorists are FAR more dangerous than Al Qaeda.
This story relates possibly to a theory I have about why Joe Scarborough was unable to get his supplies delivered to victims. I think Homeland Security was afraid that terrorists would use the aid to slip tainted food into the supply.
It would be a great opportunity, people just getting food out of huge trucks, with no traceability. Poison the food and water, and you might kill hundreds before people figure out what is happening, with the communications problems and the expectation that people were sick anyway.
So I think they were controlling where the aid came from, keeping it to trusted sources.
Store video cameras captured images of a man allegedly sprinkling fecal matter on store goods.
This is something that should be a concern, whether homegrown or foreign terrorists. One need only attack the grain supply with (name of the bio agent withheld, i'll tell you by freepmail if you want to know), and it causes a food crisis in the US. The agent i have in mind isn't even deadly to humans. Most of the grain stocks in this country are grown to feed meat animals, and cattle for dairy purposes.
This has been a vulnerability that has existed for a long time, and has not been corrected.
and in that post of the fecal sprinkler, note the fbi was not interested as they think this has nothing to do with national security. note to fbi, a couple of hundred from the religion of peace sprinkling diseased fecal matter on food sources around the nation at the same time IS A TERRORIST ATTACK, YOU JACKASSES. god help us, no wait, god doesnt help idiots.
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