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Thread #80488   Message #1497933
Posted By: Bob Bolton
02-Jun-05 - 02:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schapelle Corby
Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
G'day dianavan,

Errr... good question! It's the phrase used in an earlier version of the SMH article - presumably meaning that they had determined that the "white powder' had some organic / bacterial content ... but weren't sure what it was. Now it seems it wasn't anything dangerous - just "threatening" in the context of the 360 such anthrax/etc. postings in the US that followed the WTC attack.

I wasn't expecting it to be anthrax ... we don't have the sort of fulltime chemical/biological warfare units that provided the material in the US. It might just as well have been talcum powder ... the same full decon and evacuation would have occurred.