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One of the most shocking news stories of the day revealed that salad bars are the target of the most recent terror threat to the US. Word spread quickly via Twitter, prompting a variety of reactions to the unusual news.

National Review's Jim Geraghty presumably feels superior about his aversion to lettuce.

CNN: "Al-Qaeda targeting Americans by threatening to poison salad bars." Ha! You'll never catch me there, bastards!less than a minute ago via Mobile Web

J.M. Berger worries about giving other potential terrorists ideas.

If no one was trying to poison a salad bar before, I am sure someone will now.less than a minute ago via web

Magnus Lie Hetland is already predicting an increase in salad security.

Great. Now we’re going to get full body scanners by the salad bar. #alqaeda #poisonplotless than a minute ago via Twitterrific

Barry Dorans and Marcos Espinoza wonder if salad bars are really the best target.

Terrorists are threatening to attack salad bars in america? SALAD BARS? Haven't they seen americans? *snicker*less than a minute ago via Seesmic Desktop

Dumbasses. Nobody gets the salad bar anymore: RT @TheAtlanticFOOD: Al Qaeda plot to slip cyanide into buffets and salads than a minute ago via TweetDeck

But Political Quotes thinks the target might be effective at getting through to some people.

First They Came for the Applebee’s Salad Bar: If you thought middle America was pissed when they hit the WTC... #p2less than a minute ago via twitterfeed

Marcus Lush remembers last year's terror threat.

latest terrorism target in the US is the salad bar! last xmas the underwear bomber - this xmas the salad bar poisoner!less than a minute ago via web

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