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This sounds like some sort of circa-2002 bullcrap — or the worst Bond Villain plot ever — but anyone who read Lawrence Wright’s ‘The Looming Tower’ can fathom this is possible, but not very likely to have been pulled off:

The al Qaeda group that built two toner-cartridge bombs in an unsuccessful attempt to blow up planes in October also has contemplated spreading poison on salad bars and buffets at U.S. hotels and restaurants, U.S. officials told CNN Tuesday.

I imagine this story will set Gretchen Carlson’s little “googlin’ and cipherin’ fingers” afire on Fox & Friends.

Of course, we all know other terrorists groups have already successfully carried out this mission.

Next up, Al Qaeda’s secret plot to poison eggs.

Better get ready to invade another country…