By AFN Clarke
"When a dogmatic ideology is embraced because the major precept of presidency, basic person freedoms develop into an unacceptable threat."
Rufus Reed, a former British specific Forces officer became arguable best-selling writer, wakes as much as locate himself incarcerated in a mystery CIA 'black-site' legal situated outdoor the Uited States and past the succeed in of standard felony and moral conventions. Drugged and abducted from his domestic in Marin County close to San Francisco, he has been arrested lower than the U.S. Government's overseas Intelligence Surveillance Act, lower than a warrant procured with fabricated facts. yet his tale is just the end of a fancy and unsafe fight for the survival of democracy within the USA.
Set opposed to the Presidential election of 2008 An Unquiet American is a unique tht defies conference and questions the very cloth of yank Democracy.
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Prior to the early part of the twentieth century, anthrax was an occasional problem among people working with wool, hides, and other parts from animals infected with anthrax. However, fewer than 250 cases of naturally acquired anthrax in humans have been reported in the past fifty years in the United States. In less developed parts of the world, the number of annual new cases of anthrax is considerably greater. Anthrax is not contagious; there are no known cases of transmission of anthrax from one human being to another.
This case showed that it in the early 1990s it was still relatively easy to obtain at least some biological agents suitable for conversion to a biological weapon, notwithstanding that it is now (and was at the time, although this was probably not known to the individuals involved) a federal crime to do so. Ricin extraction from castor beans (which could presumably even be grown at home) is not that difficult, and detailed instructions for doing so are easily available through the Internet. The FBI recovered less than a gram of powder, which was judged to be about 5 percent A B R I E F H I S T O R Y O F B I O T E R R O R I S M • 37 pure.
Only the letters to the New York Post and NBC were recovered for forensic analysis. A second batch of at least two letters was mailed on October 9. One was received in the office of Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD), and a second addressed to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) was found a few weeks later among undelivered Senate mail. Both of these letters were recovered for scientific analysis. No harm was done to the individuals to whom the letters were addressed. The targeted individuals rarely opened their own mail.