United States’ Secretary of Defense James Mattis was the nearly the victim of an assassination attempt, but few people seem to be aware as the media’s obsession over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s high school days continue.
Two items suspected of containing ricin, a poison made from castor beans, were caught while being inspected by the Pentagon. The mail was addressed to Mattis as well as U.S. Navy Admiral John Richardson, chief of Naval Operations.
Fortunately, Mattis was not in the country, but had the mail not been caught in the screening process, we could have a national disaster on our hands. According to officials, nobody inside the Pentagon was in danger, as the mail they recieve is screen at an offsite facility.
“All USPS mail received at the Pentagon mail screening facility is currently under quarantine and poses no threat to Pentagon personnel,” Pentagon spokesman, and U.S. Army Colonel Rob Manning said.
The Secret Service told CNN that they discovered a “suspicious envelope addressed to the President” on October 1st. Similarly, Ted Cruz had a mysterious package arrive at his campaign headquarters in Houston containing a “white powder”. After the building had been evacuated, tests determined that the powder contained no hazardous substances.
This is in contrast to the substances sent to Trump, and the Pentagon, with those testing positive for ricin.
Of course, you won’t find major news outlets reporting heavily on this story. They are too preoccupied with Brett Kavanaugh saying he likes beer, and threw ice on a guy at a bar this one time. Furthermore it could possibly generate sympathy, or even support for Trump and the Republican Party, which is the last thing main stream media wants before the midterms.
This would hardly be the first time Trump and members of his administration have been targeted, and sadly it won’t be the last. However, we may never know about these attempts on the lives of our leaders because the media doesn’t seem to want to cover it.