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Was CIA’s Top Operative in Pakistan Poisoned After Killing of Osama Bin Laden?

bin laden sun timesBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The CIA suspected its top operative in Pakistan was poisoned two moths after the killing of Osama bin Laden.

The Washington Post reports that Mark Kelton, who is now retired, became violently ill and was taken out of the country for treatment.

The health problems were so sudden that the CIA believed Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, known as ISI, poisoned Kelton.

It’s still unclear what happened to Kelton, 59.

“I’d rather let that whole sad episode lie,” he said. “I’m very, very proud of the people I worked with who did amazing things for their country at a very difficult time. When the true story is told, the country will be very proud of them.”

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FBI Arrests Man Accused of Contaminating Food at Grocery Stores in Michigan

Surveillance of the suspect, via FBI.

Surveillance of the suspect, via FBI.

Allan Lengel
Deadline Detroit

A man suspected of contaminating food at open food bars in Ann Arbor grocery stores has been taken into custody, the FBI in Detroit announced Tuesday.

Tips from the public directly led to this individual being identified, the FBI said in a press release. Charges has yet to filed and his name was not immediately being released.

The FBI said the suspect has admitted to using a potentially hazardous material to contaminate produce in Ann Arbor area grocery stores, specifically a liquid mixture of hand cleaner, water and Tomcat mice poison.

The stores effected include:

• Whole Foods Market — 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway — Ann Arbor, MI
• Meijer — 3145 Ann Arbor – Saline Road — Ann Arbor, MI
• Plum Market — 375 North Maple Road — Ann Arbor, M

FBI Arrests Suspect Accused of Sending Ricin Letters from Washington State

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A man believed to be behind a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin was arrested by FBI agents Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

Authorities identified the suspect as Matthew Ryan Buquet, 37.

“Our coordinated team acted swiftly to resolve a potentially dangerous situation, and continues working tirelessly around the clock to investigate the origin of the letters and to address any remaining, potential risks,” Laura Laughlin, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Seattle office, said in a statement.

Buquet pleaded not guilty Wednesday to mailing a threatening communication.

More Evidence Found Against Suspect Accused of Sending Ricin-Tainted letters

 Steve Neavlimg
ticklethewire.com

Evidence is mounting against the man accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama, a U.S. senator and a judge, the USA Today reports.

Lab tests found traces of ricin on items such as a dusk mask that were in the possession of the suspect, Everett Dutschke, USA Today reported. Tests also confirmed the presence of ricin in other materials.

FBI agents also said they found that the suspect downloaded Internet directions on handling the deadly poison.

 

OTHER STORIES OF INTEREST

Family: Man Accused of Sending Ricin-Tainted Letters Was Delusional, Chasing Conspiracy Theories


Paul Kevin Curtis

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A 45-year-old Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to national leaders, including President Obama, was a loving father but battled mental illnesses and delusions, family members told the Associated Press.

Paul Kevin Curtis was convinced the government was thwarting an investigation into an elaborate plot sell body parts on the black market, the AP wrote, citing Facebook posts and family members.

“Maybe I have your attention now even if that means someone must die,” the letters read.

“He is bipolar, and the only thing I can say is he wasn’t on his medicine,” his ex-wife, Laura Curtis, told The Associated Press.

FBI Investigates Whether Letter to Mississippi Senator Contained Ricin

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker after it initially tested positive for ricin, a toxic and potentially deadly substance, Fox News reports.

The letter never made it to the Mississippi Republican because it was intercepted at an off-site mail screening facility.

The letter will be further tested after initial field tests came back positive for ricin.

Police said they suspect who sent the letter.

“The person that is a suspect writes a lot of letters to members,” McCaskill said.