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Pentagon Says Mail Tested Positive for Ricin

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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:21 AM
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This is just breaking and there's no articles to cite yet but here are a couple tweets from CNN correspondent Dianne Gallagher:


Dianne Gallagher Verified account @DianneG

A piece of mail delivered to the Pentagon mail facility has initially tested positive for ricin, two US defense officials tell @barbarastarrcnn @rabrowne75.

The mail facility is a separate building on the Pentagon grounds. The piece of mail never entered the Pentagon building.

12:07 PM - 2 Oct 2018



Dianne Gallagher Verified account @DianneG

The FBI and Pentagon Law Enforcement are responding and further testing is expected to be done by the FBI, the officials said.

12:07 PM - 2 Oct 2018


Anyone know the chances of a false positive for ricin?
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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

I bet 100 bucks its a crazy Trump hating liberal that sent the letter.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

If it's Ricin a little goes a long way, so expect more letters.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

These days I would think a false positive is very unlikely.

Sampling methods were highly precise the last time I was involved in CBRN detection. And that was 6 - 7 years ago.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Fox now reporting at least 2 packages sent to Pentagon.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

It's not terribly difficult to synthesize which opens up a lot of possibilities.

Will be keeping up with this to find out more; who it was addressed to, what did it say, where was it from, etc.

Thanks for bringing this to the forum.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Here's a link:

At least two packages sent to Pentagon suspected to contain ricin, official says


At least two packages sent to the Pentagon are suspected of containing ricin, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.


I wonder if they're two packages from the same sender or if there was potentially cross contamination.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:54 AM
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Eh, the pentagon is probably just after additional funding.

Billions upon billions just isn't enough...

BOO! (it's the boogeyman!)



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 12:11 PM
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I seem to remember reading a thread here a few weeks back about a guy who made a bunch of ricin...like 2 mason jars of it. Then thought he accidentally poisoned himself and called 911 and got busted. Wonder if this either has something to do with it or was inspired by the reporting of that event.

Yep here it is...Ricin Thread
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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 12:28 PM
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Gee, I wonder who might have done this? I'm sure we'll get an endless media circus over who incited this attack, right?

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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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At least 2 people hospitalized in Texas after white substance found at Sen. Cruz's campaign office. Hazmat are on scene.

breaking911.com...



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

More info:

Ricin detected in mail sent to Pentagon


The two suspicious envelopes were addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and to Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, the official told CNN.

"On Tuesday, October, 2, 2018, in coordination with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, FBI Special Agents took possession of two suspicious envelopes that had been screened at the Pentagon mail facility. Those envelopes are currently undergoing further testing. As this is ongoing, we will have no further comment."


So it was two envelopes and they were addressed to Secretary Mattis and Adm Richardson.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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DEVELOPING: Hazmat Emergency Team Dispatched to Sen. Cruz’ Houston Office


A hazardous material emergency response team was sent to the campaign offices of Sen. Ted Cruz Tuesday after staffers opened an envelope “containing a white powdery substance.”


It is getting scary.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

There are two tests done. One is the preliminary test, that takes 6-8 hours. It looks for components of the castor bean. To say conclusively, the second test, which detects the actual toxin has to be conclusive as well. The preliminary test can read positive, since it's not looking for the actual toxin.

emergency.cdc.gov...



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 02:41 PM
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I'm aware this was found in an envelope sent to Gen Mattis' office,

But is it also
The powdery substance sent to Ted Cruz's office?

A2D
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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 02:48 PM
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Is this a distraction from something?
Just a thought.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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Gateway Pundit is reporting that the white powder sent to Cruz' campaign HQ has tested negative. Still, this occurring on the very same day as the ricin packages cannot be a coincidence.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Keep your powder dry friends... it may be needed soon; sadly!

Py



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 06:16 PM
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Looks like a suspect letter was also sent to the President...

Secret Service Announcement

WASHINGTON -- The Secret Service can confirm receipt of a suspicious envelope addressed to the President on Oct. 1, 2018. The envelope was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White House. As a matter of practice, the Secret Service does not comment regarding matters of Protective Intelligence. However, in this instance, we can confirm that we are working jointly with our law enforcement partners to fully investigate this matter. Further, all threats directed towards the President, or any Secret Service protectee, are treated seriously and fully investigated.


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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 11:21 PM
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I’d like to know what the Adm. Richardson connection is? I can see the POTUS and SECDEF but why him? Someone have a hard on for the department of the navy?




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