“Al-Qaida terrorists have developed a crude device designed to spread deadly cyanide gas through the ventilation systems of crowded indoor facilities such as subways, according to a closely held security directive issued to law enforcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and obtained exclusively by WorldNetDaily.”
“‘Al-Qaida remains intent on using chemical or biological agents in attacks on the homeland,’ says the internal warning. ‘Terrorists have designed a crude chemical dispersal device fabricated from commonly available materials, which is designed to asphyxiate its victims.’ . . .
“‘Al-Qaida continues to plan attacks against U.S. targets,’ the memo asserts. . . .
“‘Al-Qaida has shown an interest in cyanide as a weapon,’ said Amy Sands, former deputy director of nonproliferation studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.
“She cites Ahmed Ressam, the terrorist convicted of plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport during the millennium celebrations. He claims to have been trained to kill people with cyanide at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan.” (Thanks to Mohamed ibn Guadi.)