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  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/ He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Mississippi man charged with attempted use of biological weapon (new ricin suspect)

    04/27/2013 3:20:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:30pm EDT | Robbie Ward
    A Mississippi martial arts instructor was charged on Saturday with attempting to use a biological weapon after a ricin-laced letter was sent to President Barack Obama earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice said. James Everett Dutschke, age 41, was arrested early on Saturday, following searches of his home and a former business as part of the ricin letter investigation. Dutschke was taken into custody by FBI agents at his Tupelo home shortly after midnight FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden said in a statement. …
  • FBI Investigation of Home on Douglas Road (Hazmat Seizure)

    10/27/2010 12:14:48 PM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 27 replies
    Toledo, OH (WTVG) -- Some parts of the Safety Building downtown were under quarantine Tuesday evening as several police officers underwent decontamination by hazmat crews. It began as a domestic violence 911 call to the 4700 block of Douglas. Responding officers found some highly toxic chemicals inside the home. Toledo police say officers seized mushrooms and a cultivation of castor beans, used to make the chemical ricin. Hazmat was called. As a precaution, the half dozen officers exposed to the chemical underwent a decontamination process. None exhibited any signs of abnormalities. FBI agents from Detroit are on the scene and...
  • Pair questioned over ricin find

    06/06/2009 12:57:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 29 replies · 1,341+ views
    BBC News ^ | Page last updated at 04:02 GMT, Saturday, 6 June 2009 05:02 UK | n/a
    Page last updated at 04:02 GMT, Saturday, 6 June 2009 05:02 UK "Pair questioned over ricin find" SNIPPET: "A father and son are being questioned by anti-terrorism officers following the discovery of the poison ricin at a house in County Durham. The find is connected to a police inquiry into alleged extreme right-wing activity. Ian Davison, 41, and his son, Nicky, 18, were arrested on Tuesday in raids at their homes in County Durham. The ricin, said to be 6,000 times more toxic than cyanide, will be analysed at the Porton Down government laboratory. Police have halted their search of...
  • FBI Confirms Traces of Ricin and rinolic acid Found In Baby Food jars

    07/28/2004 1:38:31 PM PDT · by esryle · 152 replies · 7,202+ views
    FBI Confirms Traces of Ricin and Rinolic Acid Found In Baby Food jarsThis Headlind is scrolling on the KABC News Website In LA. ABC7.comNo Story on website as of yet.
  • Toxin Ricin Found in Wash. Man's Apartment

    04/12/2004 11:58:28 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 120 replies · 348+ views
    LV SUN ^ | April 12, 2004 | AP staff
    Toxin Ricin Found in Wash. Man's Apartment ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE (AP) - A 37-year-old man is in FBI custody for allegedly possessing the deadly toxin ricin. Robert M. Alberg of Kirkland, Wash., was arrested at his apartment Friday for investigation of one count of possession of a biological agent or toxin. "It is enough that it could cause concern that it could harm someone - could kill someone," FBI spokeswoman Roberta Burroughs told KING-TV on Monday. Agents said they believe Alberg was making the ricin in his apartment but won't disclose how much was found. They also would not say...
  • SENATE POWDER TESTS POSITIVE FOR RICIN (Update -- 16 PEOPLE DECONTAMINATED)

    02/02/2004 10:18:25 PM PST · by varina davis · 93 replies · 426+ views
    AP Wire ^ | Feb. 3, 2004 | AP Wire
    Senate Powder Tests Positive for Ricin February 3, 2004 12:20 AM EST WASHINGTON - Preliminary tests of a white powder discovered in a Senate office building Monday were positive for the potentially deadly poison ricin, the U.S. Capitol Police chief said. Two out of three tests indicate ricin, Chief Terrance Gainer said at a late-evening news conference. The third test came out negative, and a fourth, more definitive test was under way, with results expected Tuesday. Sixteen people who were on the floor where the white powder was discovered on mail were being decontaminated and would be allowed to go...
  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled “Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq,” the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...
  • Militant group working on chemical weapons, U.S. specialists find

    04/01/2003 9:01:37 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 271+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers | April 1, 2003 | Jonathan S. Landay
    HALABJA, Iraq - U.S. specialists have discovered evidence that a Kurdish Islamic militant group that the Bush administration has linked to al-Qaida was concocting chemical weapons in the mountains of northeastern Iraq, a U.S. military commander said Tuesday. The special forces soldiers also found recipes for three forms of chlorine gas and for ricin, a deadly toxin derived from castor beans, American intelligence officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. U.S. aircraft, 100 American special forces and more than 8,000 Kurdish fighters on Friday swept the Ansar al Islam ("Partisans of Islam") militants out of the sliver of territory...