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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...
  • Six Men Charged With Terror Offences

    09/25/2011 11:24:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    News.Sky.com - SKY NEWS ^ | 6:18am UK, Monday September 26, 2011 | David Crabtree, Midlands Correspondent
    SNIPPET: "A seventh man, aged 20, was arrested on Thursday and continues to be questioned." SNIPPET: "Irfan Nasser, 30, from Sparkhill, and Irfan Khalid, 26, from Sparkbrook, are accused of travelling to Pakistan for terrorism training, including bomb making, and weapons and poison making; as well making a martyrdom video and planning a bombing campaign. Ashik Ali, 26, from Balsall Heath, and Rahi Ahmed, 25, from Moseley, face charges related to planning a bombing campaign in the UK, including constructing a home-made explosive device for terrorist acts and stating an intention to be suicide bombers. Two other suspects - Bahader...
  • Decades on, EPA on verge of curbing use of rat poisons

    12/29/2010 7:27:59 AM PST · by CedarDave · 56 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | December 22, 2010 | Robert McClure
    The Brand names include Havoc, Talon, Contrac, Maki, Ratimus and d-CON Mouse Pruf II. The EPA now is moving to curb widespread use of these rodenticides, starting next June. That move, however, could be short-circuited by a lawsuit filed by the multinational corporation the sells d-CON products. Pesticide manufacturers, applicators and health officials say controlling rats is an important public health goal because they can spread a number of diseases, including hemorrhagic fever, leptospirosis, salmonellosis and rat bite fever.
  • Lake in the Hills man charged with pufferfish toxin --had a $5 million life insurance policy(IL)..

    07/08/2008 2:29:36 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 1,226+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-7-08 | Jeff Long, Carolyn Starks
    Complete title too long for the form. Here's the total title: Lake in the Hills man charged with pufferfish toxin purchase had a $5 million life insurance policy on his wife, authorities say Federal prosecutors also say she was the intended target in 2005, when her husband sought a hit man A Lake in the Hills man arrested after ordering a deadly pufferfish toxin had a cache of weapons in his home and was named as the beneficiary of a $5 million life insurance policy on his wife, prosecutors said Monday. Federal prosecutors also said that the wife, Rebecca Bachner,...
  • China Faces Crisis of Credibility Before Olympics

    06/13/2007 7:53:08 AM PDT · by Lou L · 15 replies · 584+ views
    Peace and Freedom - Policy and World Ideas ^ | June 13, 2007 | John E. Carey
    China Faces Crisis of Credibility Before Olympics By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom June 13, 2007China has a crisis on its hands. With less than a year to the final run up to the Beijing Games next summer, Chinese pet food has killed American pets; Chinese toothpaste has been found to contain thinners that are poisonous; Chinese catfish are prohibited by Alabama and Mississippi because of high levels of antibiotics; a company in California has recalled “monkfish” from China because it is probably really puffer fish containing the toxin chemical tetrodotoxin.On Tuesday, June 12, 2007, China’s number two envoy in...
  • Is There a Barber in the House? (Organophosphate poisoning)

    12/19/2006 9:37:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 751+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 19, 2006 | LARRY ZAROFF, M.D. and JONATHAN ZAROFF, M.D.
    Attention is paid to hair. In our culture the hair industry is huge — shampoos, conditioners, coloring, cutting, shaping, styling. For “hair-loss treatment” alone, Google conjures up 749,000 references. Some people undergo surgical procedures, sometimes uncomfortable and expensive, to implant hair. Total hair loss is often an unfortunate and undesirable complication of the agents used to treat and cure cancer. Yet baldness — the hairless look — can for some represent spirituality and religion, or for others may suggest that they are athletic, smart, cool, reeking of testosterone. Depending on where you are in your life, what you are doing,...
  • Pakistan names 3 al Qaeda believed killed in strike

    01/18/2006 6:01:06 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 45 replies · 1,197+ views
    yahoo news ^ | Jan 18,2006
    Pakistani intelligence sources on Thursday identified three of four al Qaeda members believed to have been killed by a U.S. airstrike last week, though they have yet to recover the bodies. One of the dead was said to be Abdul Rehman Al-Misri al Maghribi, a son-in-law of al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri. Another was Midhat Murfi al Sayid Omer, an expert in explosives and poisons who carried a $5 million U.S. reward on his head. The third man named was Abu Obaidah al Misri, al Qaeda's chief of operations
  • Open Wide: Decoding the Secrets of Venom

    04/04/2005 7:57:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 2,610+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2005 | CARL ZIMMER
    The inland taipan, a nine-foot-long Australian snake, is not the sort of creature most people would want to bother. Drop for drop, its venom is the deadliest in the world, 50 times as potent as cobra venom. Its fangs are so long they can poke through the snake's lower jaw. Its victims collapse in seconds and suffer a quick death. Dr. Bryan Fry, a biologist from the University of Melbourne, will readily admit he is not like most people. He not only bothers inland taipans; he hunts them down in dense cane fields, pins them down and bags them. Later...
  • 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.
  • 2nd Terror Group in Italy Jailed

    03/04/2002 1:58:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 440+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/04/02 | NEWS WIRE SERVICES
    ROME Italian investigators are looking into a second ring of suspected terrorists who may have been plotting a chemical weapons assault on Rome. An Algerian, a Pakistani, a Tunisian and three Iraqis were arrested in early morning raids Friday. A group of Moroccans was arrested last month with a map of the U.S. Embassy and large quantities of a cyanide compound that experts say could have been turned into a deadly gas. The ring busted Friday is thought to be completely independent of the Moroccans, officials said, although both likely have ties to Al Qaeda's network of terror. Investigators said ...
  • Terrorist Squads Set Up Across Europe to Carry Random Killings Using Exotic Poisons

    01/12/2003 10:58:15 AM PST · by the_second_moon · 82 replies · 428+ views
    Independent ^ | 12 January 2003 | Paul Lashmar
    Security services fear a network of terrorist assassination squads has been set up across Europe to carry out random killings using exotic poisons. The method is designed to maximise panic and fear. European intelligence sources have told The Independent on Sunday they are "extremely concerned" that a number of North African terror cells linked to al-Qa'ida are active in London and other European cities and plotting attacks. It is unclear if they would attempt a high-profile "spectacular" target such as Tony Blair, or randomly kill members of the public in busy areas to create "mayhem". But security experts believe an...