In case you think you have nothing to worry about – now there’s this –

The next time you’re in the mall or on the subway, stay alert. The Jerusalem Post is reporting that our intelligence and security agencies are concerned over the rising Al-Qaeda quest in Yemen for castor beans to make ricin. (I can direct them to the beach at Santa Barbara for castor plants – they grow wild all over the place along the beach there.  Beautiful plants that produce deadly seeds.)

It said the apparent intent was to pack the poison around small explosives that could be exploded to disperse the ricin, a white powdery substance so deadly that a speck can kill if inhaled or taken into the bloodstream.

The [NY] Times said the apparent intent was to detonate the explosives in enclosed spaces like a shopping mall or airport.

Castor plant

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2 responses to “In case you think you have nothing to worry about – now there’s this –

  • Freedom, by the way

    Time for some Round-up.

  • John Spencer

    That is really scary. About the only thing productive in the movie bowling for Columbine was that Michael Moore mentioned how easily it would be to attack us through the coast of Oregon. Granted Oregon is really no threat, but this concept hits home with the ideas of attacking us on our soil in a very similar way.

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