Skip to comments.Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility
Posted on 04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT by gore_sux
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.
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What, we got a miniature 9/11 redux here with ricin instead of anthrax?
Hoo boy ...
Any bets on North Korean agents within the US?
Exactly. Like the anthrax, this had to be mailed before the bombing. Yet they will find some scientist minding his own business somewhere and he will go down for this.
Agents yes, taking aggressive action no.
Lil Kim doesn’t want a war that would end him. He wants attention that will fund him.
“Any bets on North Korean agents within the US?”
No, but I’d bet on Al Qaeda terrorists that came across the Mexican border.
Seriously, ricin attacks are nothing new.
“Lil Kim doesnt want a war that would end him. He wants attention that will fund him.”
If the pudgy little freak didn’t have anything to do with yesterday’s events, someone stole his spot light.
I thought everything was gonna be better after he bowed to the Saudis and bad mouthed America all over the world.
Someone didn't get the memo, or else they still don't like us.
Smells like a someone wants to be a copycat.
Polutico says the letter was sent to Senator Wicker.
Per Mark Levin reading the CNN report: The package was addressed to an unnamed Senator.
[That narrows it down to only about a hundred people.]
left wing haters
Ricin detected on mail sent to Sen. Roger Wicker
An envelope sent to a senator has tested positive for ricin, an extremely toxic poison, according to various news outlets. Mail sent to members of Congress is routinely tested before it’s allowed into the Capitol, and has been routinely tested since anthrax was sent to a members of the media and lawmakers in 2001. Politico is reporting that it was sent to Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.Envelope tests positive for deadly poison #ricin at the U.S. Capitol’s off-site mail ...http://www.denverpost.com/digitalfirstmedia/ci_23036840/ricin-sent-members-congress-roger-wicker
A Republican, presumably conservative.
So much for TEA Party.
Starting again! Lock and load folks. This is going to be a real bumpy ride!
Ricin is useless as an WMD, it’s easy to make from castor beans, but useless unless you can inject it into someone or get them to ingest it somehow.
It is a powerful poison, but a far cry from weaponized anthrax.
Wicker - MS
You would just about have to use a crop duster over a populated area to use ricin as a mass terror weapon.
So now the MSM - especially CNN and MSNBC who have until now been blaming the recent terror attacks on right wingers, should now start blaming it on left wingers since there was a simultaneous attack on a Republican Senator.
Wicker? Hell, I don’t even know her.
How will Chris Mathews try to spin this one?
“...Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)...”
When it rains it pours
ahhhhhhhhhh liberals..they are so damn predicable..but since it was sent to a Republican, nothing to see here media, moving on..wait..waiting for Hoyer to blame this on the sequester, after all everything that happens is Republicans fault right Steny
Someone shot a PG&E substation in San Jose today. Interesting timing.
I support the Second Amendment right of people to keep and bear arms. Since being elected to Congress, I have been a strong and consistent defender of the Second Amendment. I have opposed efforts to impose gun restrictions on law-abiding citizens, and I do not feel more gun control laws are the answer to the problems confronting our nation. I believe tougher enforcement of existing laws is a more effective means of addressing crime.
The right to bear arms is an individual right guaranteed by our Constitution and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the decision to overturn Washington D.C.s gun ban. One of my first acts as your Senator was to join 55 other Senators and 250 Members of the House of Representatives in sending an amicus curiae brief to the Court supporting an individuals right to bear arms. I also am working in my position on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to ensure that recent attacks on veteran gun owners are curbed and their rights are not infringed.
Wicker is a “him.”
Disgrunted right wingerer. Wicker was political counsel to Trent Lott. I don’t give anybody in that position the benefit of the doubt, when it comes to being a constitutionalist.
Might want to give a heads up to Sheriff Joe. After failure of bomb attempt, who ever is doing this may try something else.
Perhaps a member of the Brady Gun Grabbers ...?
Jason Chaffetz was political councel to Mike Leavitt (gak), but Jason turned out just fine.
Whoa hoss, Al-Qaeda doesn’t need to infiltrate the US through the Mexican border.
AQ arrives in the US flying First Class, carrying admittance documents to an American university.
Sheesh, you’re so romantic.
LOL ... America’s sheriff is one man who is in total heads-up mode, Lord bless him.
Never forget - this is on 0bama’s watch.
In his final year as Representative, Wicker topped the list in earmarks.
From wikipedia, and there is a link to a deeper source.
I don't know much about Wicker. The superficial review I've done so far strikes me as an opportunist, would likely run under whichever party he thought would bring him the most power and money. Probably has all sorts of enemies.
Prior to September 11th I was working as a structural engineer in the New York City Metro area. I had occasion to visit the Morgan facility (huge!) in Manhattan many times (small jobs) and I had occasion to be throughout the building in the coarse on this work. Anyway, I mention this as this is why i will never forget the goings on back then.
If you remember, virtually simultaneously, anthrax was discovered in both the Morgan facility and the Congressional office buildings mentioned above. The difference...??? Following the news reports... They removed and replaced the entire heating and ventilation duct system in the Congressional office, which took many-many months, they chased every speck of dust. Conversely, they closed a portion of the Morgan facility, washed down and it was back up running in 14 days -back to work slabs!
Just on radio news, it was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R)Miss.
here in Florida you can kind them everywhere. The leaves are wide and deep green, and the beans are beautiful. I had a next door neighbor who had them in his backyard..... Until he found out that was the plants that was killing his dogs.
Wicker is a far-right Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship.
He seems to speak out on 2nd amendment, was involved in a move to defund Obamacare. So, not as milquetoast as Lott.
If so..there will be more letters to come. Any news on where the letter was postmarked yet?