Fwd = Will SNLA be the end of Nessie?
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Originally from: Jan Sundberg <jan.sundberg@...>
Original Subject: Breaking News: Will SNLA be the end of Nessie?
Original Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2002 05:07:52 +0100
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WILL SNLA BE THE END OF NESSIE?
Two prominent Britons received packages believed similar to parcels
containing dangerous chemicals disguised as aroma therapy samples that were
mailed to Prime Minister Tony Blair's home and a Scottish lawmaker's
assistant, police said Saturday. But the packages were thrown out unopened
when the recipients became suspicious, and police may never know what was
inside, a Scotland Yard official said. He refused to identify the recipients.
On Friday night, Scotland Yard announced that two packages -- one received
in the mail at Blair's 10 Downing Street residence and the other by a
female assistant of Scottish legislator Mike Rumble -- contained sodium
hydroxide, also known as caustic soda.
The extremely corrosive substance, which can cause blindness or scarring,
was disguised as eucalyptus oil and came with directions for its use and a
leaflet calling it a complimentary sample.
Anti-terrorist officers said they continued to focus their investigation
Saturday on a claim of responsibility by a man who said he had mailed 16
such packages in Britain as part of a campaign by the Scottish Nationalist
Liberation Army, SNLA. Press Association, Britain's national news agency,
quoted unidentified sources as saying the parcel received at 10 Downing
Street was addressed to Blair's wife, Cherie. The Blairs are in Australia
for a Commonwealth summit.
Scotland Yard and Blair's office refused to comment on the report.
In a telephone call to a British newspaper Friday before the police
announcement, a man said he had mailed 16 packages and identified himself
as a member of the Scottish National Liberation Army, an extremist Scottish
nationalist group formed in 1980.
The Scottish monster trade is worth many millions of pound and is feeding
the entire population of Scotland, so SNLA terror campain and attacks on
the Tony Blair government would seriously affect their biggest source of
Could SNLA be the end of Nessie, the alleged Loch Ness Monster? It could,
say�s experts on tourism, if terrorists turns Scotland into a new Northern
Ireland, where the British government has to send troops and where terror
spreads to affect private citizent�s as well.
SNLA, which demands an independent Scottish republic with Gaelic as its
national language, made several hoax bomb and death threats to Britain's
royal family in the 1980s. It also was linked to an anthrax hoax involving
letters sent last summer to St. Andrews University in Scotland, where
Prince William is studying.
Scotland Yard said Saturday that it was working with the postal service to
see if other packages were sent, and warned the public not to open
suspicious mail. A Scotland Yard official said politicians and their staff
members should be particularly careful.
The official said the prominent people who received packages that could be
like the dangerous ones had notified police about them after hearing media
reports indicating theirs looked similar. He said they had thrown the
packages out before they realized the similarity.
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