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Link between ricin, anthrax mailings?
ArizonaCentral.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2004 | WP

Posted on 02/03/2004 7:15:22 PM PST by FairOpinion

Link between ricin, anthrax mailings?

WASHINGTON - The discovery of ricin in a Senate office building has prompted the FBI and other federal investigators to consider whether the case could be connected to the unsolved anthrax attacks of late 2001, which killed five people and sickened 17 others.

Investigators and lawmakers stressed Tuesday that it was much too soon to determine if there is any link between the cases. But FBI and postal officials noted a number of superficial similarities.

"That is obviously one of the main lines of inquiry that we're pursuing," one FBI official said Tuesday. "There are a lot of similarities that certainly raise the possibility of a connection."

Authorities Tuesday were also investigating a powder found in an envelope addressed to the Republican National Committee at the same Connecticut mail distribution center where anthrax spores were found in 2001.

Excerpted - click for full article ^
Source: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0203ricin-anthrax-ON.html

TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: AMERITHRAX; ANTHRAX; ANTRAZ; ATTACK; HATFILL; RICIN; TERROR; WMD
I excerpted it, because the article prominently features the source: The Washington Post, which needs to be excerpted.
1 posted on 02/03/2004 7:15:23 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: Badabing Badaboom; Shermy; pokerbuddy0; aristeides; Princeton
It didn't take the FBI long, did it?

But how can they blame this on Hatfill, when they have been shadowing him 24/7 for the past two years?
2 posted on 02/03/2004 7:16:35 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: FairOpinion
maybe the mods will allow the great satan to come back? we may need him soon....
3 posted on 02/03/2004 7:17:38 PM PST by oceanview

To: oceanview
I think the FBI are pointing themselves into a corner, because if they link the two attacks, they either have to blame this on Hatfill as well -- despite of the FBI following him around 24/7, OR they have to admit that NEITHER attack had anything to do with Hatfill and both attacks were perpetrated by Al Qaeda, with bioweapons they got from Saddam.

My bet it that they will claim that Hatfill slipped away from them for an hour, and that's when he went to another lake, where he processed ricin and mailed it.
4 posted on 02/03/2004 7:23:12 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: oceanview
Well, I have a theory that TGS never really left, he is just keeping a low profile under some unobtrusive SN.
5 posted on 02/03/2004 7:26:52 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: FairOpinion
let's see how many of these ricin appearances are legitimate, so far, its only the letter to Frist that has been confirmed I think.
6 posted on 02/03/2004 7:29:49 PM PST by oceanview

To: oceanview
Ricin was also sent to the White House in November, kept secret until now, but confirmed. That was a vial of liquid, this is powder.


FBI Says Ricin Also Mailed to White House in Nov.
Powder Found in Frist's Senate Office Is Confirmed

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8403-2004Feb3.html
The FBI said today that a letter containing a vial of the poison ricin was mailed in November to the White House. That disclosure followed an announcement by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) that authorities have confirmed the white powder found in a Senate office building yesterday was ricin.

The White House incident had been kept secret until now. The letter, officials said, never reached the White House because it was intercepted at an offsite mail facility.

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I wonder how hard it is to make ricin into powder form.
7 posted on 02/03/2004 7:33:51 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: FairOpinion
I'd look to Greenpeace or some other such group.
8 posted on 02/03/2004 7:34:23 PM PST by Chi-townChief

To: FairOpinion
Haven't the feds learned their lesson yet? When will they end the horror by banning possession of turtle traps...err...tupperware containers...err..portable synthetic sealable anthrax mixing chambers?

9 posted on 02/03/2004 7:34:33 PM PST by swilhelm73

Comment #10 Removed by Moderator

To: swilhelm73
LOL!!!

They will just ban motor oil.
11 posted on 02/03/2004 7:36:40 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: Medallion_Hunter
Did the trucker sent the anthrax too?

FBI says their operative theory is that the two mailings are related.
12 posted on 02/03/2004 7:38:21 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: FairOpinion
With all the vitriol flowing from the left-wing, from Deaniacs, to the Moore-ons, to the cabal of socialists sponsoring Answer and Move-On, the "person of interest" list at the FBI should be a mile long now.
13 posted on 02/03/2004 7:41:11 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tagline. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)

To: FairOpinion
FBI says their operative theory is that the two mailings are related.

[sarcasm] ya think??? [/sarcasm]

No wonder the DUmmies are weting their beds. This ricin mailing to Frist and Bush disproves Rosenberg, and the loney left's, theory of the disgruntled right winger anthrax mailer.

On a more serious note, I guess forcing that idiot who headed Amerithrax to retire may reap some results after all.
14 posted on 02/03/2004 7:41:56 PM PST by swilhelm73

To: FairOpinion
what was post #10?

if they have anthrax, and have demonstrated they can use it, why would they now send ricin? are they out of anthrax now that saddam's supply channel has dried up?
15 posted on 02/03/2004 7:48:27 PM PST by oceanview

To: FairOpinion
16 posted on 02/03/2004 7:49:36 PM PST by oceanview

To: oceanview
Post #10 was just a post of an article, which talked about the ricin mailing in December, which was attributed to a disgruntled trucker.

It may have been pulled, because the article was from the WP and the poster copied the whole thing. ( I am not sure, I just read it, replied, and poof! it was gone, so that's what I surmise, because otherwise there was nothing wrong with the article).

"The letter was addressed to the Department of Transportation, and the sender was protesting the new hours-of-services rules for truck drivers. The typewritten letter was from someone who claimed to be a fleet owner of a tanker company. It demanded that present laws regarding HOS remain unchanged."

http://www.truckflix.com/news_article.php?newsid=679

17 posted on 02/03/2004 7:52:29 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: FairOpinion
The perpatrator's are doing a good job of sewing confusion.
18 posted on 02/03/2004 8:01:54 PM PST by Smogger

To: spodefly

"I hold in my hand a list of all organizations suspected of sending Ricin to the RNC, the White House, Senator Frist... I want all of you to ask me before I get any endorsements from you guys!"

19 posted on 02/03/2004 8:06:21 PM PST by weegee

To: oceanview
I think the anthrax was just to see how we operate. If it was caught in time, there is a remedy. Ricin will get you to the hospital where they will record your time of death.
20 posted on 02/03/2004 8:15:11 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)

To: FairOpinion
Lets see. Daschel got the Anthrax, then Frist got the Ricin.

Could it be the dems responding to what they believe is the vast right wing conspiracy ?

It would explain their reluctance to go after WMD .....

( Yes I'm JOKING for those who don't grasp it yet ).
21 posted on 02/03/2004 8:31:44 PM PST by festus

To: FairOpinion
I can't help but wonder if a disgruntled Demoncrat sent it since the anthrax mailings haven't nailed anyone yet and they are obsessing over unseating Bush.
22 posted on 02/03/2004 10:34:56 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)

To: nmh
My impression is that ricin is a lot easier to obtain/make, than anthrax.

In fact the weapons grade anthrax had to be made in a sophisticated lab, as in Iraq, vs. in a home lab.

I wonder how hard it is to make ricin in powder form. The ricin sent to Bush was in liquid form, also I read that the UN inspectors found 10 liters of ricin in Iraq in 1998, just before they were kicked out. So apparently Saddam had it in a liquid form -- at least at that time.

But the ricin sent to the Senate was in powder form.
23 posted on 02/04/2004 12:03:45 AM PST by FairOpinion

To: FairOpinion
he is just keeping a low profile under some unobtrusive SN.

Only one?

24 posted on 02/04/2004 12:25:20 AM PST by Allan

To: Allan
"Only one?"

==

You are right, probably more than one -- which has been carefully created years ago, for such situations.

But he did make the mistake in tipping his hand, by using those to play around -- that's what got him banned.

So now he has to be very careful, so people don't even suspect, or that those who may suspect, will keep it to themselves. ;)
25 posted on 02/04/2004 12:32:30 AM PST by FairOpinion

To: FairOpinion
Fun facts about ricin -- and some other stuff.

Time to drain that pond again, what?

26 posted on 02/04/2004 4:02:16 PM PST by pttttt

To: pttttt
"Time to drain that pond again, what?"

Great link -- I didn't realize the CIA had this much stuff about Iraq's WMD on the web.

You are right -- it's time for the FBI to drain another pond and try to figure out, how Hatfill could have slipped away the make and mail the ricin letter.
27 posted on 02/04/2004 4:44:31 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: FairOpinion
Link between ricin, anthrax mailings?

Yeah, the mail system ...

28 posted on 02/04/2004 4:46:52 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Ann C. and Rush L. speak on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))

To: _Jim
Don't look at me -- I didn't make the stuff up.

The FBI said that is their main theory.
29 posted on 02/04/2004 4:48:16 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: _Jim
Don't look at me -- I didn't make the stuff up.

The FBI said that is their main theory.
30 posted on 02/04/2004 4:52:23 PM PST by FairOpinion

To: FairOpinion
Don't look at me -- I didn't make the stuff up.

A question was posed - I answered it. Any questions?

31 posted on 02/04/2004 4:56:03 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Ann C. and Rush L. speak on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))

To: FairOpinion
Thanks for the info.. I didn't know that.
32 posted on 02/04/2004 10:56:23 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)

To: FairOpinion
But how can they blame this on Hatfill, when they have been shadowing him 24/7 for the past two years?

It just goes to show what a diabolical genius Hatfill is!

33 posted on 02/05/2004 11:06:58 AM PST by mrustow

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