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Austin thank you doctor Leonard Cole is with -- -- bio terrorism expert author of the book the anthrax letters doctor thank you.
From what I'm reading it sounding like.
This isn't weaponized this is at it's not as -- this has been weaponized would have that means it sounds like -- -- course doesn't castor beans and dumped a minute dumped him an envelope.
As far as we know that's very possibly just wondered is.
When you say weaponized and use -- whatever that means is a very good question.
Generally we think of the most dangerous form of price and when it is in a fluffy powder form.
It floats and therefore could more easily be inhaled and then it can be deadly.
Or if you -- -- quantity of it not very much of it it's just a tiny bit if this purified.
And that's the hitch.
Castor beans contain rice in NN dozens of other products.
And -- castor beans.
Are produced -- should say our process to make castor oil there are a lot of waste products and buy products rice is being one of them.
In order to have a really successful quote weaponized.
Mix of rice and one has to have a little sophistication little knowledge not just crushing them in a coffee -- If if -- almost eight and tell me what you're thinking is on this but it sounds like we're dealing with some Yahoo!'s user who just all Madson and out letters with some -- told him to.
Well I don't know I -- those I know but that's just what it sounds like it yeah it could it sounds like an over an amateur job however there is a component when you're talking about terrorism.
You really don't necessarily look at casualty counts -- look at the effect that it has on the population on the economy on individuals on scare in essence the whole mix goes into this that's.
Why I think it's important that.
What -- The context here is important -- this is it fluffy powdery stuff that if it floats -- the room is gonna kill people.
Correct it sounds like it's crushed up castor beans and I don't understand why the Secret Service and -- and for you but.
That the Secret Service clearly knows.
They ate there about under investigation underway of course there's investigation under -- but -- that the Secret Service knows that this could kill the president forgot that and they won't tell us -- that.
Fear where may be fear is it.
Maybe it's not the right.
I'm well I know what you're saying there are also a lot of hoax letters that go out that we don't know about -- that they -- they don't have anything more than flour salt.
But they may have a threat letter that accompanies them and they deserve testing.
When you go -- -- higher and say well yes there really is a potential toxin in there.
Then I'm not sure that it needs constant publicity but it is something to be concerned about a political.
Thank you sir my pleasure.
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