[al Qaeda's mubtakar of death] is resurrected/recycled from time to time (google for numerous links), requiring additional debunking …
And now, November 2010, the DHS in collaboration with ITACG has issued a Unclassified/For Official Use Only Roll Call Release warning about [it again] …
ph2dot1 includes a pic of the same old Dept. of Homeland Security prototype cyanide bomb made back in 2006, now recirculated with more pix, probably from the same sessions.
The DHS ‘mubtakar’ was an improvised weapon made up from a widely distributed al Qaeda drawing.
Despite much press and celebrity journalist blandishments that the mubtakar had been poised to deliver catastrophe into the New York subway, it never amounted to much. However, I bet it has shown up in a couple TV dramas based on the war on terror.
A DD source attested one had been attempted years ago in Afghanistan without effect.
Strapped-down chicken testing of ‘perfectly made’ improvised chemical weaponry never counts — except in bulletins of this nature.
An older picture of the DHS-made mubtakar duplicate is posted here at old DD blog.
Again, hat tip to ph2dot1.