Skip to comments.2002 Document: Request For 500 KG Of SODIUM CYANIDE A Precursor For A Chemical Weapon (Translation)
Posted on 05/23/2006 7:13:05 PM PDT by jveritas
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How an Al Qaeda cell planned a poison gas attack on a NY subway
On News/Activism ^ 06/17/2006 5:35:12 PM EDT
Time .com ^ | 06-17-06 | Ron Suskind
Exclusive Book Excerpt: How an Al-Qaeda Cell Planned a Poison-gas Attack on the N.Y. Subway The plot was called off by Bin Laden's No. 2 only 45 days from zero hour, according to a new book by Ron Suskind
... from the contents of a laptop computer belonging to a Bahraini jihadist captured in Saudi Arabia early in 2003....
...the captured design, which comprised two separate chambers for sodium cyanide and a stable source of hydrogen, such as hydrochloric acid. A seal between the two could be broken by a remote trigger, producing the gas for dispersal. The prototype confirmed their worst fears: "In the world of terrorist weaponry," writes Suskind, "this was the equivalent of splitting the atom. Obtain a few widely available chemicals, and you could construct it with a trip to Home Depot and then kill everyone in the store."
The device was shown to President Bush and Vice President Cheney the following morning, prompting the President to order that alerts be sent through all levels of the U.S. government...
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