The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “FBI says letter sent to Obama tested positive for poison ricin” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/preliminary-tests-show-letter-obama-contains-poison-ricin-171053027–spt.html).
“Authorities are investigating a letter addressed to President Barack Obama after the contents initially tested positive for the DEADLY poison ricin, the SECOND report of such a letter in two days”.
“The FBI said the envelope was received at a mail screening facility outside the White House and was immediately quarantined”.
“THERE WAS NO INDICATION of a connection to Monday’s (April 15, 2013) bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and injured 176 others, the FBI said”.
“Washington was PUT ON EDGE Tuesday evening when news emerged that authorities had intercepted a letter sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi that had initially tested positive for ricin”.
“Then on Wednesday, a flurry of reports of suspicious letters and packages FURTHER RATTLED the U.S. capital and CAUSED THE TEMPORARY EVACUATION OF parts of two Senate buildings. Most of the reports, however, quickly proved to be FALSE ALARMS and business was only TEMPORARILY disrupted on Capitol Hill”. People are “rattled” enough already, so they DON’T need to be “rattled” anymore.
“The mailings to Obama and Wicker WERE related, based on the postmarks and the identical language of the enclosed letters, according to an FBI operations bulletin reviewed by Reuters“.
“The (i.e. BOTH) letters included the phrase, “To see A WRONG and NOT expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance” and were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message“. This sounds like a POLITICIAN‘s sponsor and a “Difficult Person” seeking REVENGE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h7cmuRLwME).
In a statement “over the public address system in Senate office buildings”, US Capitol Police said: “All test results were NEGATIVE” thankfully/thank goodness.
Finally, “The Senate’s sergeant at arms, Terrance Gainer, sent a memo to all offices telling them only to accept mail from a uniformed Senate post office employee and, when in doubt, to call the police” obviously.
“He said mail was being delivered that had already been cleared, but there would be no mail delivered on Thursday (April 18, 2013) and Friday (April 19, 2013) to allow more testing and investigation”.
“Yesterday (Tuesday, April 16, 2013), I reported the discovery of suspicious powder in our mail processing facility and the fact (is that) the powder was identified as ricin. While that matter continues to be investigated by law enforcement authorities, I want to remind ALL staff both in Washington, D.C. and in state offices to continue to BE VIGILANT in their mail handling procedures“. THIS IS A MUST.
This should remind us of the ANTHRAX attacks shortly after the devastating terror attacks on September 11, 2001. This incident has put people throughout the United States “on edge”.