posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:32 AM
There are a number of substances that are notoriously hard to discover, and can be concealed in really disturbing ways.
Many modern poisons, have such a low dose requirement it could be laced on the head of a pin, and all one would have to do is dip or touch it to the
Now mind you some of THOSE poisons would be hard to come by, and likely wouldn't be the main concern as to get a hold of them you would be flagged
the moment you thought of their names lol.
A low tech "poison" that comes to mind is anthrax, or really any food born illness. Some of these would be hard to detect with out a lab and
qualified technician/scientist. In food goods, there aren't going to be any anti-bodies to test for(which tends to be standard procedure when looking
for many illnesses.) So how would you test it? Biological threats aren't instantly detectable, so test strips, or even a portable machine wouldn't
be likely to pick those up. As far as chemicals(poisons.) I've heard of machines capable of detecting various chemicals from a swab being portable
enough to be in police cruisers.(expensive toys.)
So I'm sure some things could be "tested" with a portable device, but even snake venom mixed with caustic soda, or fiber glass(They use this in
chewing tobacco so you absorb the nicotine.) would cause minute bleeding and wounds where you could then absorb that venom. I don't know, I can see
the need for a food tester when you have a whole world full of crazy's and displeased citizens.
Assassination plots are no joke. It's not often many of them ever get to a point they could pose serious risk to the president but people do plot.
With all the creative things you could attempt to give the president I think a food taster might actually be the best bet.
On the note of a SS(does anyone else always think of the Nazi's when mentioning Secret Service??? ha ha), Secret Service Agents are sworn to give
their lives to protect the president. What's the difference if the bullet comes out of a gun, or from some food in the form of a poison?
Still the same idea, giving ones life to protect the man.