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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.

Regards,

Bob