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Ricin Found in Letter to Senator

Looks like it is indeed 2001 all over again…

An envelope sent to an office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) included a substance that has tested positive for Ricin, two sources say.

It was not immediately clear when the envelope was received or whether it was sent to his Washington, D.C., office or a field office.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FBI Director Robert Mueller are briefing senators now.

It’s hard to truly say that “vigilance over terrorism” has been a top agenda item — hell top twenty if we’re lucky — of the Obama Administration.  They have spent the bulk of their time running DHS hunting after right-wing boogiemen which never existed why at the same time going mealy-mouthed when they actually have to confront it.

Fort Hood?  Oh, that’s a “workplace incident” even though the shooter was heard by a number of witnesses to be screaming “Allah Akbar!” while firing and known to frequently interact online with an al Queda mastermind.  That al Queda mastermind was so high up on the DOD’s kill list, he and his 16 year old son got taken out in an unmanned drone strike.

Benghazi?  That’s not terrorism, that’s over a video.  And besides…what difference does it make, right Sec. Clinton?

This ricin letter may or may not pan out to be real — the ones in 2004 might have been false positives — but to see the nonchalant attitude coming from the White House and various subordinates in the past couple of days is rather distressing.  This is an administration that clearly doesn’t want to deal with terrorism, whether its right in front of them or not.

 

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