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    An attempt has apparently been made on the US President Obama. A letter that apparently contains the deadly poison Ricin was sent to Obama but was intercepted. Another letter was sent to a Republican Senator that also contains Ricin.

    Two letters containing the potentially deadly poison ricin sent to President Barack Obama and a US senator are related, the FBI has said.
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    Washington (CNN) -- Government laboratories are testing samples of a suspicious substance found in letters at off-site White House and Senate mailrooms after preliminary test results pointing to the deadly poison ricin rattled Washington, authorities said Wednesday.

    White House mail handlers identified a "suspicious substance" Tuesday in a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that preliminarily tested positive for ricin, the FBI said. The same day, a similar letter addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, tested positive for ricin -- a toxin with no known antidote, officials said.
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    You need to work on that title...

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    I believe the perpetrator has already been picked up.

    I believe this I'd what you would call a smart but stupid attempt at harming the us president.
    Not a hope in hell of it succeeding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanner Island View Post
    You need to work on that title...
    If a MOD would change it then to:

    Ricin used in attempt to kill Obama
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    A letter that apparently contains the deadly poison Ricin was sent to Omama
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    If a MOD would change it then to:

    Ricin used in attempt to kill Obama
    ..and a GOP Senator, or does his well being not count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    If a MOD would change it then to:

    Ricin used in attempt to kill Obama
    Or to "Letter with no hope of getting near Obama had ricin"

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    Slightly misleading thread title.

    I thought I was going to read someone had actually fired a shot towards him or something.

    Yes a letter containing a poison was sent to Obama, but even the most deluded sender knew it had zero chance of him ever seeing it.

    The letter was sent to make a point. It's nasty and it's serious but it was hardly a real assassination attempt.

    Besides, one was sent to a Republican politician too. With very little more chance of him ever seeing it too, I assume.

    I suppose "President and Senator sent letters containing ricin" isn't quite as dramatic but it's a lot more accurate.

    Considering recent events in America we're all a bit jumpy about this sort of thing and I'd rather not read misleading titles like that thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    An attempt has apparently been made on the US President Obama. A letter that apparently contains the deadly poison Ricin was sent to Obama but was intercepted. Another letter was sent to a Republican Senator that also contains Ricin.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blokesbloke View Post
    Slightly misleading thread title.

    I thought I was going to read someone had actually fired a shot towards him or something.

    Yes a letter containing a poison was sent to Obama, but even the most deluded sender knew it had zero chance of him ever seeing it.

    The letter was sent to make a point. It's nasty and it's serious but it was hardly a real assassination attempt.

    Besides, one was sent to a Republican politician too. With very little more chance of him ever seeing it too, I assume.

    I suppose "President and Senator sent letters containing ricin" isn't quite as dramatic but it's a lot more accurate.

    Considering recent events in America we're all a bit jumpy about this sort of thing and I'd rather not read misleading titles like that thanks.
    Apparently, the sender of the letters is an Elvis & celebrity impersonator, and signed the letters with his stage name KC.

    Smart move.

    Ricin suspect Kevin Curtis: Elvis impersonator and body parts conspiracy theorist from Mississippi 'sent poisoned letters to Obama' | Mail Online
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