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May 30, 2013

Ricin-laced letters opposing gun control sent to Obama, Mayor Bloomberg

Three letters containing the deadly toxin ricin and addressed to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) and a third figure campaigning for gun control measures were intercepted over the last week in Washington and New York, federal law enforcement officials said Thursday.

FBI spokesman Chris Allen said that the bureau is investigating and awaiting more sophisticated testing from an accredited laboratory. The mailings were the latest in a rash of letters mailed to politicians and government figures since April. One mailed last week to a federal judge in Washington state led to an arrest, while letters to Obama, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker and a Mississippi justice court judge in April resulted in a bizarre series of events resulting in the arrest of the operator of a martial arts business in Jackson, Miss. several weeks ago.

The new letter addressed to Obama was intercepted at the White House mail facility on Thursday, said law enforcement officials who were not authorized to speak for the record. It contained similar language and the same postmark as letters discovered in mail addressed to Bloomberg last Friday and on Monday, in a letter to Mark Glaze, a Washington-based political consultant who is director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, authorities said.

Officials at the U.S. Capitol are warning lawmakers there to be on the lookout for similar letters.

"Please be advised that multiple mailings containing threats and a suspicious substance have been received at locations in New York and Washington, D.C.," according to Terrance W. Gainer, Senate Sergeant at Arms. "The suspicious substance in these cases has been preliminarily identified as ricin. Thus far, no mailings are known to have been received at a congressional office; however, I do not have sufficient information to assume letters aren’t destined for a Member at a state office or even their home."

The letters, he wrote, are addressed to individuals who have publicly expressed support of gun control legislation, postmarked out of Shreveport, Louisiana, on 20 May 2013 and mention the constitutional right to bear arms.

Ricin is a poison found in castor beans that, if refined and inhaled or ingested, can prove lethal within days. The ricin found in envelopes allegedly mailed by the Mississippi suspect had not been refined into an easily inhalable powder, law enforcement officials said. They declined to characterize the potency of the latest letters.

--Greg Gordon and Anita Kumar

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BuckRedstone

Very likely a false flag attack by agents of the anti-gun regime. See Sipsey Street Irregulars for more on why ricin is a lousy terror weapon.

Mike Hunt

Rican huh? You would think the gov provacateurs would try something original, this is gov sponsored false flag terrorism, so many dupes here, please read Synthetic Terrorism by Webster Tarpley to see how elements in this government are carrying out acts of terrorism to usher in the new fascist regieme

Glackin

The loons of the fright wing still see a commie under every bed, while the neo-fascists are using them to destroy our nation.

borisjimbo

Domestic terrorism, pure and simple. No surprise it's coming from the right.

Matt

When you begin to assault the Bill of Rights, the nuts will react harshly. We, the regular folk understand the communists are here, but the nuts don't get it. They just lash out. We, on the other hand get it. This fight against the progressive communists against our Bill of Rights will be a long struggle. We wil prevail, or we will secede, but I seriously doubt this country can hold together with the media working along side the communists to destroy us. I'm all for splitting up the place without ever firing a single shot. Let's get going on it as this current state of the welfare nation is unacceptable. I'm tired of working for the welfare state. Let the liberals pay for themselves.

gmartini

Waiting for Wayne to start defending this "law abiding citizen(s)."

kbcart

Meanwhile, some "patriot" threatens to shoot Senator Olympia Snowe during a conference call with other Tea Partiers when someone asks what to do about her position on immigration - and is met with laughter, but NO criticism.

And this is surprising?

When will the FBI, Secret Service - SOMEONE - start putting these lunatics in jail?

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