Skip to comments.HIV Bombers. Al-Qaeda's plot to infect troops with AIDS virus
Posted on 01/08/2006 3:53:00 PM PST by FairOpinion
AL-QAEDA is recruiting suicide bombers who are infected with the AIDS virus, according to documents revealed to the Sunday Mirror.
Terror chiefs are also targeting fanatics who suffer other lethal blood diseases such as hepatitis and dengue fever in order to increase their "kill rate" from an explosion. The chilling new threat is revealed in papers distributed to British military camps in Iraq and across Europe.
Under the heading "HIV/Hepatitis" the document states: "There is evidence that terrorists might be deliberately recruiting volunteers with diseases that are spread by blood transference."
Experts have found that bones and other blood-spattered fragments from a suicide bomber could penetrate the skin of a victim 50 metres away and infect them.
In the papers (part of which is summarised above) soldiers are warned to wear special protective clothing when on guard duty or if they have to deal with casualties in the event of an attack.
All bases must also have snipers hidden behind blast-proof defences ready to take out would-be suicide bombers. The guidelines were issued following the 7/7 London bombings which left 52 dead and injured hundreds more.
Spy chiefs have also examined other attacks, including a car-bombing on the Black Watch in central Iraq which killed three soldiers a year ago.
Last night an MoD spokesman confirmed that bases had been made aware of the new threat.
He added: "The Army go to great lengths to prepare our soldiers for every eventuality."
But of course, we wouldn't want to intercept their phone calls,when they talk to the terrorists already in the US, do we, we might actually find out and prevent an attack, and save thousands of innocent lives. Much better to just ignore those phone calls. (/sarcasm)
Looks like al-Qaeda is trying to get into the San Fran-sicko bathouse business...
"It's very hard to fight a terrorist war without intelligence. By definition, you can only win battles against terrorists pre-emptively -- that's to say, you find out what they're planning to do next Thursday and you stop it cold on Wednesday. Capturing them on Friday while you're still pulling your dead from the rubble is poor consolation.
...if the Democrats have their way, all terrorist cells in Europe or Pakistan would have to do to put themselves beyond the reach of U.S. intelligence is get a New Jersey-based associate to place a bulk order for Verizon cell phones."
HIV and hepatitis? It would be unfortunate for the soldeiers and their intimate contacts, but how are those diseases going to deliver any real punch to the US? They are too slow.
This is just sick...well, AQ is sick; but this is sicker than sick.
I thought the Mirror was like our National Inquirer
check out lane trash
I thought they have been funding them from the start....
See Oil for food investigation
It is. And, like the Enquirer, no one believes what is in it unless it is something they already want to believe.
We had better stop fighting these people before we make them mad.
THIS is why there are wiretaps on terrorists without first getting warrants.
It is best to intercept this sort of thing before it gets HERE rather than waiting for it to happen.
Would you rather wait for the bad guys to pull this sort of thing in Iraq, Afghanistan, or the U.S. before doing something about it?
The chilling new threat >>
Chilling? Try ridiculous.
any real punch to the US? They are too slow.
It's called terror for a reason.
It's the same reason that they target children and women.
The tool they hope to use is fear .
If they can put that fear in the minds of the general population, then public opinion may be effected.
Look around you ... there are a lot of people who would trade their freedom for safty.
Biowarfare. It is illegal per treaty, but to terrorists not a problem.
Bioterror was only a matter of time..
They could also get people from Africa infected with Ebola, and just put them on a plane to the US.
The odds of HIV transmission during any one sex act is actually quite small, and that's with a lot of fluid swapping going on. I think a bomb splashing people with HIV blood would be almost entirely ineffective.
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