Saturday, February 25, 2006

Ricin Found in U of Texas Dorm, Origin a Mystery: Northeast Intel Network

h/t for photo: Daily Texan Staff, via Generation Why?

From the Northeast Intelligence Network:

25 February 2006: A University of Texas student found a substance that was ultimately identified as ricin, a potentially deadly poison, in a roll of quarters she was using to do laundry in her dormitory. The student told university police she found the clumped powder Thursday as she was doing her laundry at the Moore-Hill dormitory. According to reports, the quarters had been in the students' dorm room for several months, although the origin of the ricin is unclear.

The investigation is ongoing.


Kate at smalldeadanimals has more links to this story. Definitely follow them.

And, for bloody sure, go see what Michelle Malkin has on this.

Also much, much more, plus photographs which give a picture of just how bloody seriously the whole thing is being taken by authorities... at Generation Why? Just go right on over and see for yourself. Haven't checked the MSM yet, but if they're not doing anything about this, then what do we need the MSM for? Interesting... one of the people in one photograph bears a striking resemblance to counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer from the FOX series "24". Could this be life imitating television? That photo is the one at the top of this post.

Oh, man... I thought this story wouldn't go anywhere. But once again we citizen reporters pounce upon it so more may know of it.

This is important as ricin is, I believe, one of the chemical weapons Saddam Hussein had in his WMD program (come on... does anyone with a rational, logical mind really believe he didn't have WMDs and send them to Syria for storage?).

And this all comes on the heels of an incident in which a man was hospitalized and others were treated recently for inhalation of anthrax. Story on that at the Northeast Intelligence Network.

Excerpt (emphasis mine):

23 February 2006: A 44 year-old New York City musician has been hospitalized for “inhalation anthrax,” and at least four-(4) others are being treated for exposure. Reports indicated that the man, identified as Vado Diomande, recently returned from a trip to the west coast of Africa and became ill shortly after his return.

This begs the question: what's up with anthrax on the west coast of Africa? Are there terrorists developing the biological agent there? Are there plans in the works for a biological attack to be carried out somewhere in the world?