Envelopes sent to Mattis, Navy chief test positive for ricin

You don’t mess with Mad Dog.

From NY Post: Two envelopes addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson have initially tested positive for the deadly poison ricin at the Pentagon’s mail facility, according to a report.

The packages, which were delivered Monday, were intercepted before making it into the sprawling headquarters of the Defense Department in Virginia near Washington, DC, spokesman Chris Sherwood said Tuesday.

They triggered alarms as they underwent a security screening at the off-site mail processing center, according to the Military Times.

A defense official told CNN that the intended recipients were Mattis and Richardson.

“On Monday, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency detected a suspicious substance during mail screening at the Pentagon’s remote screening facility,” Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.

“The envelopes were taken by the FBI this morning for further analysis,” he said, adding that all US Postal Service mail received at the screening facility Monday was under quarantine and posed no threat to Pentagon personnel.

The FBI said in a statement that as the envelopes are undergoing further testing, “we will have no further comment.”

Ricin, a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans, has been used in terror plots and is lethal in tiny doses if swallowed, inhaled or injected. It is 6,000 times more potent than cyanide.

If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by failure of the liver, spleen and kidneys, and death by collapse of the circulatory system.

DCG

Better than Drudge Report. Check out Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative frontpage founded by ex-military!

Rate this post

Please follow and like us:
0
 

24
Leave a Reply

avatar
10 Comment authors
CalGirlLophattLanaSeumasDCG Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Hawkmoon
Guest
Hawkmoon

Rush Limbaugh: Democrats afflicted by mental problems
Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2018/09/rush-limbaugh-democrats-infected-by-mental-problems/#dWlH5SdKqffew0et.99

Dr. Eowyn
Admin

An envelope containing ricin was also sent to Pres. Trump. Thankfully, it never made it to the White House.
https://nypost.com/2018/10/02/envelope-believed-to-contain-ricin-sent-to-trump/

silhouette
Guest
silhouette

I assumed the security measures regarding such mail were quite well known and if that is true it would show the ignorance and desperation of would-be assassins.

Maryaha
Guest
Maryaha

Where does one get their hands on something as lethal as Ricin? Do you just walk into Walmart and ask what aisle it is on? Do you cook it up on your kitchen stove?

I don’t think Secretary Mattis, Admiral Richardson, or President Trump will take this lying down.😎

And what was the biggest news story of yesterday? That Judge Kavanaugh once threw an ice cube at someone!😑

Carl R Hassell
Guest
Carl R Hassell

Western man & Woman (and their culture)are under attack by Godless Marxists and insane lefty SJW’s, and their ilk. Its gonna get worse I believe before something is done. More need to wake up to the very real threat by the forces of evil.

Seumas
Guest
Seumas

“N.B.C.” styled letters again? Probably the same bunch behind the anthrax letters of the past decade, (also given how police-state-ified the postal system has been the past decade as well,how could they “not find” who mailed these things? Any guesses as to how long it would take them to bust some poor kid trying to mail fireworks to a friend? Theres something rotten in the postal service, beyond the NSA demanding letter “covers”.) I suspect some psy-ops tie-in somewhere, as well.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin

A suspect, William Clyde Allen III, has been arrested by Logan, Utah police.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/03/utah-man-suspected-of-mailing-ricin-trump-mattis-arrested/

Lophatt
Member
Lophatt

I understand that Trump had one addressed to him that was intercepted. There were a couple of others as well. Maybe this is their opening shot of their much-wanted civil war.

Remember when the Anthrax scare happened right before the “Patriot” Act legislation? Maybe they think they can intimidate them into dropping Kavenaugh.

CalGirl
Guest
CalGirl

Thank GOD there a few people still ON THE JOB these days…ie, ricin intercept. Don’t know how THAT sort of intercept exactly works…but praise to those who really really did their JOB and stopped this!!!! Goin’ out on a limb here until proven otherwise, for instance, maybe an Independent or Republican Baptist, pro-life, female, mother of 4 sent this ricin…but…pretty sure it most likely was a DEMOCRAT(of any gender or circumstance) BEHAVING BADLY: we have plenty of evidence of such crap over the last 2 years…….way past time to call them out and keep identifying their exploits ….in fact…LIST THEM,… Read more »

Lophatt
Member
Lophatt

Being a veteran certainly doesn’t surprise me. I just read about a group of sailors at Navy Base Kitsap – Bangor, in Washington State that were arrested on base for bringing a 14 year old into the barracks and filming porn with her and several other sailors.