Thursday, May 30, 2013
Terrorism, American Style
by Pa Rock
American terrorists appear to be busy harvesting castor beans and making ricin. Last month James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, Mississippi, was arrested for sending letters laced with the deadly toxin to President Obama, Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, and a local judge named Sadie Holland. He is currently awaiting trial and the possibility of life in prison.
That was last month.
A 37-year-old man in Washington state has been charged with threatening (in a letter containing ricin) to kill a federal judge.
That was last week.
Yesterday it was revealed that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun violence organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, had received two letters containing ricin along with comments and threats regarding their position on gun policies. The letters were postmarked in Shreveport, Louisiana, and postal officials said they could have originated in Louisiana, Texas, or Arkansas.
That was yesterday.
And today we learned that someone has sent yet another ricin-laced letter to the President.
Clearly not everyone appreciates the democratic process, and not every terrorist is from the Middle East. One comfort that we can take from this insidious attack on civilization is that every time one of these morons is caught, he loses his right and ability to carry guns. Granted, it’s a small comfort, but a comfort nonetheless.