posted on Feb, 26 2006 @ 05:57 AM
They found RICIN, SO ??
Whats the big deal ? Its not like Ricin is very hard to synthesise is it ? Or this is the first time some collegue kids made something dangerous.
They have the knowledge and the facilites to make it, is it really so difficult to
believe that they wont try to make some on their own ?
Ricin in its raw form is so easily available that most people dont even think about it. Every Castor seed has both Ricin and RCA both of which are
very toxic and both of which could be easily ingested unwittingly as pepper in food when they are crushed. They might not be as lethal as the things
the CIA, chinese intelligence, Mossad use but it is close enough. If the castor bean is whole there is less probability that the person would get
poisioned as the ricin is inside, so crushing it fine would really get the it in and it looks just like pepper crushed up! some people even have
chains, bracelets made of castor beans and they wouldnt even know they are carring along ricin.Also you get bags of these castor seeds where they sell
agricultural seed so its available in plain sight where one Castor bean would be enough to kill an infant.
Heck, when I was in college junior year, the chemical engineering guys would frequnetly mix up nitro, napalm, potassium iodide etc for fun. Obviously
they knew the risks but that isnt a detterence is it when you are in college ?
Today, knowledge is truly power !