01 March 2008
The Ricin Mystery
Now the Las Vegas investigators tell us that there were firearms and an "anarchist" handbook with a page on ricin marked, not to mention the main ingredient of ricin, in the room where they found a comatose man. Meanwhile, they continue to insist that they don't consider this a "terrorist" case. That begs the question: what do these people mean by terrorism? Is it not terrorism because they haven't found a Qur'an? Or because they haven't managed to identify the sick man as a card-carrying member of some organization? Or they haven't deduced some political purpose behind manufacturing ricin in a hotel room? Or do they simply not want to incite a tourist panic? All I can say at this point is: keep an eye on this story.