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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...
  • 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...
  • 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. …
  • Slow-acting killer that was Saddam's favourite instrument of vengeance

    11/19/2006 11:31:47 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Times ^ | November 20, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    On New Year’s Day in 1988, Abdullah Ali, an Iraqi businessman who had been living in London for eight years, joined three compatriots for dinner at a restaurant called Cleopatra in Notting Hill.The next morning, he was taken ill with flu-like symptoms and was admitted to hospital. There his condition rapidly deteriorated — his hair fell out, he developed excruciating skin and joint pain, and paralysis and respiratory failure began to set in. Fifteen days later he was dead — but not before he had begun to wonder whether something had been added to his vodka. He was right: the...
  • The Polonium Diversion

    12/27/2006 12:16:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies · 555+ views
    EdwardJayEpstein.com ^ | December 10, 2006 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The Polonium Diversion At least a dozen people have been contaminated by the rare radioactive isotope Polonium 210. The list includes Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB who died from a dose of Polonium 210 in London on November 23rd; Andrei Lugovoi, a former colleague of Litvinenko in the KGB, who met with Litvinenko at the Pine bar of the Millennium Hotel in London the day he became ill, November 1st; Dmitry Lugovoi, Lugovoi’s business associate, who also attended that November 1st meetings; 7 employees of the Millennium Hotel; Mario Scaramella, an Italian security consultant, who dined with...
  • Mystery illness hits former Russian PM

    11/28/2006 8:20:26 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 58 replies · 1,650+ views
    Financial Times ^ | November 28, 2006 | Arkady Ostrovsk
    Yegor Gaidar, Russia’s former prime minister and the architect of the country’s market reforms, last week suffered a sudden, unexplained and violent illness on a visit to Ireland, a day after Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB spy, died in London from an apparent radiation poisoning. Mr Gaidar is now in a stable condition at an undisclosed Moscow hospital, undergoing tests. In a telephone interview with the FT, Mr Gaidar said the doctors had so far been unable to identify the cause of the violent vomiting and bleeding that he suffered during a conference in Ireland. Anatoly Chubais, his former associate...
  • Poison plotters claim their second victim

    12/01/2006 6:05:26 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 26 replies · 1,271+ views
    Times On Line ^ | dec. 2, 2006 | Richard Beeston and Daniel McGrory
    Police fear that the murder of a former Kremlin spy may have been part of a double killing plot after a second man was taken to hospital last night with radiation poisoning. The Anti-Terror Group is examining whether the killers of Alexander Litvinenko also tried to poison Mario Scaramella, an Italian security expert who met the Russian exile on the day that he fell ill. Toxicologists confirmed yesterday that Mr Scaramella had also been contaminated by a “significant” amount of deadly polonium-210. The level leads them to suspect that it was more than he could have ingested from simple physical...
  • Litvinenko waiter recounts polonium poisoning

    07/15/2007 9:05:34 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 5 replies · 895+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | july 15th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    An assassin sprayed a deadly poison into Alexander Litvinenko's tea, the man who served the victim and his killer has revealed.In the first eyewitness account of the moment the former Russian spy was consigned to death, Norberto Andrade describes how, as he tried to serve drinks to Mr Litvinenko and the former KGB agents Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun, he was deliberately distracted in order, he claims, to allow the killer to add radioactive polonium to a pot of green tea. Mr Andrade, 67, the head barman of the Pine Bar at the Millennium Hotel in London, says investigators later...
  • British Government Seeks to Limit Disclosure in Litvinenko Case

    02/26/2013 4:33:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2013 | Alan Cowell
    The British government sought on Tuesday to limit the information it would disclose at a planned inquest into the death of Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former officer in the K.G.B. who succumbed to radiation poisoning in London more than six years ago. The coroner hearing the case said that it may now be postponed. “Due to the complexity of the investigation which necessarily precedes the hearings,” the coroner, Sir Robert Owen, said, “it may not be possible to adhere” to the planned May 1 start date for the hearings. The inquest would be the first — and probably the only...
  • FBI to Search House After Finding Ricin [extremely deadly nerve toxin]

    06/04/2006 2:32:30 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 7 replies · 586+ views
    Wilmington Star ^ | June 2, 2006 | Beth RUcker
    FBI hazardous material experts searched a home where police found pipe bombs and a jar containing the potentially deadly poison ricin, federal agents said Friday. The ricin was found in a baby food jar in a shed of the home owned by a man who went to jail last week for violating protection orders taken out by his estranged wife, according to local and federal officials. The jar was sealed, and officials don't believe the middle-class neighborhood in east Nashville was threatened, although the one-story brick house and part of the street remained cordoned off. Investigators found three blasting caps...
  • IS VEGAS RICIN CAPER CONNECTED TO ANIMAL RIGHTS TERRORISM?

    03/03/2008 9:36:56 AM PST · by jdm · 19 replies · 251+ views
    Right-Wing Nut House ^ | March 03, 2008 | by Rick Moran
    The feds are saying flatly that the Vegas ricin case is not related to terrorism but I’m not so sure. The man who was staying at the Vegas hotel and is in the hospital in critical condition, who almost certainly manufactured the ricin from raw castor beans by following instructions in what authorities described as an “a book on anarchy,” is apparently obsessed with domestic animals: Neighbors in Utah described Mr. Von Bergendorff as a peculiar loner commonly seen in brown slacks and a brown shirt. Pauline and Grant Dansie, who live three doors down from Mr. Tholen, said Mr....
  • Man pleads guilty in Las Vegas ricin case

    08/05/2008 5:03:19 PM PDT · by RDTF · 5 replies · 173+ views
    LA Times ^ | Aug 5, 2008 | Ashley Powers
    LAS VEGAS -- An unemployed graphic designer who told investigators that he found making ricin an "exotic idea" pleaded guilty Monday to possessing the deadly toxin in a hotel room here. Roger Bergendorff, 57, also pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. (A second weapons charge was dropped.) He could face up to 20 years in prison at his Nov. 3 sentencing, though prosecutors are recommending that he serve a little more than three years. Bergendorff reportedly fantasized about harming people with the poison -- he had sketched an "injection delivery device" disguised as a pen -- but never carried...
  • Al-Qaeda suspect tells of bomb plot

    05/28/2003 9:19:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | May 28, 2003 | BBC News
    An alleged Islamic militant has told a Belgian court how he plotted to bomb a military base on an al-Qaeda mission. Nizar Trabelsi, a former Tunisian professional footballer, told how Osama Bin Laden's network sent him two years ago to Belgium to bomb the Kleine Brogel base, which houses nuclear missiles. He is one of 23 alleged Islamic militants on trial. Only eight of them are in custody, while five are still on the run and the others face lesser charges. "I was supposed to go alone in a van. The bomb was behind me," Mr Trabelsi told the Brussels...
  • Gen. Casey, Rep. Wilson and the Jackson Five

    03/01/2010 9:31:27 PM PST · by sinanju · 4 replies · 376+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 1st, 2010 | Chet Nagle
    "...The conspirators were in the Army’s 902nd Military Intelligence Group’s MOS 09L program (“Lima Nine”), E Company, 187th Ordnance Battalion. Lima Nine was started because of the Army’s desperate lack of linguists speaking Pashto, Dari or Arabic. To attract such recruits, military intelligence promises foreigners that if they join the Army as a translator they will get U.S. citizenship and a top security clearance. Candidates from Afghanistan and Iraq, including the Jackson Five, speak such poor English the Army puts them in Lima Nine and gives them English lessons, so they will have some hope of passing basic training. Clayton...
  • Laptops seized in Army base probe ( Muslims )

    03/01/2010 12:21:03 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,008+ views
    McClatchy ^ | JAMES ROSEN
    A South Carolina congressman said Friday that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., had been removed from active duty, and four of them discharged from the Army, in connection with an ongoing probe into alleged threats to poison food at the large South Carolina base. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, said the soldiers' laptops had been seized and were being analyzed. Congressional officials with knowledge of the case said cell phones and Arabic writings had been confiscated as well. Wilson also disclosed for the first time that four of the Muslim soldiers...
  • Four Muslims Discharged Over Fort Jackson Threats, Probe Continues

    03/01/2010 11:42:29 AM PST · by Dinah Lord · 42 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | March 1, 2010 | Rusty "Asadullah Alshishani"
    If there was nothing to the allegations, then why were four of the five Muslim soldiers discharged? It seems to me that the earliest reports were wrong that the five Muslims were plotting to poison Fort Jackson's food supply. But later reports that there were nothing to the allegations were also clarified when we learned that the investigation was not into a plot but over comments about poisoning the food.
  • Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror

    12/09/2009 2:22:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 83 replies · 2,837+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News ^ | Updated December 9, 2009 | n/a
    Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror IPT News December 8, 2009 **Updated December 9, 9:00 a.m. EST A Pakistani newspaper reports the arrest of five foreign nationals after a raid in a town called Sargodha. The raid took place at the home of a member of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistani movement designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2001. According to the report, "The DPO told that these people had been living in Sargodha since Nov 30 and it was quite a possibility that they were engaged in acts of...
  • WIDE SCALE FOOD POISONING of US troops attempted at Ft. Jackson, SC

    02/18/2010 3:09:35 PM PST · by Mr. Jazzy · 427 replies · 23,081+ views
    Fox News ^ | FOX NEWS
    <p>No info at link yet, just came across the TV. Investigators believe that the poisoners where Arabic translators! ROP strikes again???</p>
  • CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina

    02/18/2010 7:34:26 PM PST · by capacommie · 18 replies · 1,970+ views
    CBN.COM ^ | 2-18-2010 | Erick Stakelbeck
  • Man Dead, Large Amount Of Possible Cyanide Found

    08/12/2008 3:45:58 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 123 replies · 964+ views
    cbs4 Denver ^ | August 12, 2008 | Rick Sallinger
    It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide. Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada. A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man's room on the fourth floor of the Burnsley Hotel at...
  • Man Dead, Large Amount Of Possible Cyanide Found

    08/12/2008 5:35:55 PM PDT · by flyfree · 15 replies · 206+ views
    DENVER (CBS4) ― It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide. Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada. A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man's room on the fourth floor of The...
  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents’ home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her family’s lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiqui’s incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. “I don’t believe that...
  • Mashaal: Hamas is in state of alert

    09/26/2004 1:08:38 PM PDT · by anotherview · 7 replies · 609+ views
    AP / The Jerusalem Post ^ | 26 September 2004 / 11 Tishrei 5765 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Sep. 25, 2004 17:49 | Updated Sep. 26, 2004 20:49 Mashaal: Hamas is in state of alert By ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt Khaled Mashaal, the head of Hamas's political bureau, whose group sends suicide bombers into Israel, knows that Israel has him targeted again. And the leader of the Damascus-based political bureau of Hamas is taking no chances. "We are in a state of alert and vigilance," he told The Associated Press this week during a visit to Cairo from his home base in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Since the double Hamas suicide bombing on August 31 in the southern...
  • A sky-high Swedish farewell cake poisons 13

    10/29/2004 9:01:41 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 8 replies · 492+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Fri Oct 29, 3:14 PM ET
    A sky-high Swedish farewell cake poisons 13 Fri Oct 29, 3:14 PM ET STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Thirteen employees of a botanical garden in Stockholm ended up in the hospital showing symptoms of drug poisoning after a departing intern served them cake as a goodbye gesture, police said. A 27-year-old intern at the Bergianska traedgaard in Stockholm had baked a cake for his colleagues on his last day of work. After eating the cake with their morning coffee, "five people became ill. They showed signs of having been drugged. Later on, more people got sick," Stockholm police spokesman Bjoern Pihlblad told...
  • Suspected Islamic extremists confirm French fears on chemical plot: police

    01/12/2004 12:00:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 204+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 1/12/04
    Six suspected Islamic extremists including the imam of a Lyon area mosque were due to appear before anti-terrorist judges here amid allegations they knew about plans for a chemical attack in France in 2002. Chellali Benchellali, an imam in the Lyon suburb of Venissieux, his wife Hafsa, his son Hafed and two others were detained last week in a series of raids near the eastern city. The sixth suspect was detained southeast of Paris. They were taken into custody as part of a 2002 probe ordered by Paris anti-terrorist judges into a so-called "Chechen network" of Islamic radicals with links...
  • Law enforcement question pilot at Lincoln Park airport (FLYING OVER N.Y. RESERVOIRS)

    06/21/2002 8:01:20 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 16 replies · 340+ views
    ap via newsday ^ | 6/21/2002 | ap
    Law enforcement question pilot at Lincoln Park airport LINCOLN PARK, N.J. -- The pilot of a single-engine aircraft seen flying over New York reservoirs was questioned by law enforcement officers Friday at a local airport, federal officials said. At about 4 p.m. Friday, the New York State Police aviation unit received a call from state police in Delaware County, N.Y., that a low-flying plane was seen over Pepacton, Cannonsville and Ashokan reservoirs, said Maj. Alan Martin of the state police in Middletown, N.Y. It was described as a white plane with a red stripe and matched the description of a...
  • Even with hindsight liberals can't see straight

    05/05/2004 4:29:26 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 20 replies · 1,047+ views
    wnd.com ^ | Ann Coulter
    Over in the alternative universe of the 9-11 Commission hearings watched only by me, Richard Ben-Veniste recently proposed an amazing new standard for investigating Arabs in this country. In the middle of haranguing Condoleezza Rice, Ben-Veniste demanded to know why the suspected 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui, had not been more aggressively investigated, despite the fact that – I quote – he had "no explanation for the funds in his bank account, and no explanation for why he was in the United States." So let me get this straight: Airport security can't acknowledge that a person is an Arab, but they...
  • ITALY: ALGERIAN SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY PLANNED TO KILL 10,000

    11/18/2005 12:13:48 PM PST · by aculeus · 15 replies · 2,298+ views
    adnkronosInternational ^ | November 18, 2005 | AKI
    Brescia and Naples, 18 Nov. (AKI) - The three Algerians detained on Tuesday in the Italian cities of Brescia and Naples were planning a massive terror attack - "on a ship as big as the Titanic, packed with explosives" - that aimed to kill "at least 10,000 people", as well as an attack on "Italian citizens and interests" in Tunisia, according phone conversations between the three men, which Italian anti-terror police say they intercepted after al-Qaeda's deadly 7 July attacks on London and on the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. In their tapped phone conversations, Yamine Bouhrama, Mohamed...
  • Va. trooper shot during water contamination investigation

    02/04/2003 9:35:13 PM PST · by csvset · 64 replies · 655+ views
    The Daily Press ^ | 4 Feb 2003 | AP
    Va. trooper shot during water contamination investigation By the Associated Press Published February 4, 2003 ACCOMACK, Va. -- A Virginia state trooper was shot Tuesday night in Accomack County while investigating a possible plot to contaminate water supplies. Col. Gerald Massengill, state police superintendent, said the trooper had been taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Massengill said the trooper was executing a search warrant on Virginia's Eastern Shore between 10 and 10:30 p.m. in connection with an investigation into a possible plot to contaminate water supplies. The investigation was being conducted by the state police, the FBI...
  • Italy Arrests Egyptians for U.S. War Cemetery Plot

    10/05/2002 6:31:05 AM PDT · by veronica · 35 replies · 527+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19-05-02
    ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said Saturday they had arrested three Egyptian fishermen suspected of plotting to attack a cemetery of American war dead south of Rome. Explosives and maps highlighting the Nettuno American Cemetery and Memorial in the town of Anzio were seized in an apartment in Italy belonging to one of the men, a police official said. "They were preparing a symbolic attack against the American cemetery," the official said, adding police suspected the men were tied to Islamic terrorism. The Egyptians, aged 30 to 45, were arrested Friday but have not been formally charged. Police said they...
  • Chemical terror plot foiled in London

    11/21/2003 10:51:54 PM PST · by Jackson Brown · 6 replies · 161+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 21, 2003
    Chemical terror plot foiled in London Fri November 21, 2003 11:43 PM ET LONDON (Reuters) - An attempt by a London-based terror group to buy half a tonne of toxic chemicals was foiled after the supplier became suspicious and alerted police, the Financial Times has reported.It said the group had attempted to buy 500 kgs (1,102 lb) of the toxin saponin from Amersham Biosciences late last year but the sale was refused after staff became concerned about the size of the order. A spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police told Reuters on Saturday that police were "not prepared to discuss the...
  • Belgian Police Seize Letters in Anthrax Scare

    06/04/2003 4:05:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 474+ views
    Reuters | 6/04/03
    June 4— BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police have intercepted at least five envelopes containing white powder, including one addressed to the prime minister's office and another to the U.S. embassy, fearing it may be anthrax or another dangerous substance. Police had yet to determine the nature of the suspicious powder, a spokesman for the interior ministry said.The letters were reminiscent of the anthrax mailings in the United States which killed five people following the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.Those letters caused a global scare that the bacteria was being used as a biological weapon.Belgian police seized...