New al-Qaeda Terror Plot: Poison US Buffets
Homeland Security uncovers plans to spike food with ricin, cyanide
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 21, 2010 10:25 AM CST
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(Newser) – Homeland Security has uncovered a terrorist plot to spread ricin and cyanide into American salad bars and buffets, CBS reports. Select corporate security officers from the restaurant and hotel industries have already been briefed on the threat, which a major intelligence source described as “credible.” The terrorists appear intent on hitting a wide range of targets over a single weekend.

The plot is reportedly the work of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the same group that’s been linked to the cargo plane attack, the Christmas Day attack, and several others. AQAP’s online propaganda outlets have posted instructions on making the poisons, and for carrying out the attacks, complete with video. As little as 250 milligrams of either poison can prove fatal.

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Apr 29, 2011 9:52 AM CDT
A lot of our food comes from overseas now. They could easily poison the food before it even comes into our borders. It would only be caught once a lot of people started dropping like flies.
Dec 21, 2010 8:38 PM CST
i'm a gardener. i love plants and don't prescribe to the eradication of any plant, fungi, moss etc. i used to grow Ricinus communis. it is a beautiful yet deadly plant. one has to (if one wants to grow said plant) think of children and animals. the seed is toxic. and kids and animals are known to pick up and put into their mouths any and all things not good for them. but still in all the plant is magnificent. tall, broad and large leaves green with bold splashes of burgundy or maroon. deadly all the same. yes they could, the terrorists could put ricin and/or cyanide into salad bars. eat at home. that's a solution. the other is to eradicate, emasculate and make them eat their own ricin or cyanide. let's see if they have ball then.
Dec 21, 2010 8:04 PM CST
to prove I am not afraid I am taking my fat American ass to an all you can eat middle eastern buffet...