Monday, February 02, 2004

Is this the beginning, or just a blip?

CNN is reporting (and not as their headline story, that is reserved for the BIG news that Bush is going to appoint a committee to cover up his coverup of the cover-up, or something like that) that a powdery substance found in the mailroom of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist was found to be Ricin, a quite deadly poison. link

The lab tests were done at Fort Dietrick, whence came, if I'm not mistaken, the particular strain of anthrax that was making the rounds soon after 9-11.

Is this the beginning of a new wave of "scary things?" It started, of course, with the SuperBowl halftime show, but things could get much scarier indeed.

If enough of these envelopes filled with white powder start showing up, I don't see any reason that the country would not be put on code red. For those of you unfamiliar with the terrorist alert color coding, code red means that Bush gets his oft repeated wish to be head of a dictatorship. Bush Dictator Quotes

I am not making the actual prediction that this Ricin attack will be the first step in that direction, but it makes sense. They can carefully control who ACTUALLY gets killed or injured, unlike with 9-11, and yet create enough panic that we'd all gladly embrace a little hiatus from that bothersome Constitution. That's the theory anyway.

Let me, as always, post the following caveat so that the next time I attempt to travel on a plane I, hopefully, will not be on the new and improved do not fly list. I DO NOT CONDONE THE RICIN ATTACKS. THEY ARE BAD.

Evidently, there was another Ricin-laced letter found back in October, but the note included expressed anger about some legislation concerning the trucking industry. So, it could turn out that this is completely unrelated. It does, however, strongly resemble the way I assume code red might start.


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