Post-Boston Bombings Fear-Mongering
by Stephen Lendman
On April 17, major media reported Obama and Senator Roger Wicker (R. MI) receiving letters containing suspicious substances.
FBI testing continues. Initial evaluations confirmed ricin. A subsequent statement reported "inconsistent results." Further analysis is being conducted.
Ricin is poisonous if inhaled, injected or ingested. It's deadliest if inhaled. It's potentially lethal. It's not contagious. There's no antidote.
Both letters had similar markings. A separate report said Senator Richard Shelby (R. AL) received a suspicious package. Parts of Senate office buildings were cleared.
Around midday April 17, the FBI's National Press Office headlined "FBI Response to Reports of Suspicious Letters Received at Mail Facilities," saying: