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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: Jan Sundberg Original Subject: Breaking News: Will SNLA be the
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      Forwarded by: fwestra@... (Frits Westra)
      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
      income.

      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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