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Al Qaeda hit by Black Death fear as medieval plague kills 40 terrorists at training camp
DailyMail ^ | 1/19/09 | DailyMailReporter

Posted on 01/19/2009 7:07:22 AM PST by Sammy67

Al Qaeda terrorists have been left fearing the Black Death plague after it wiped out at least 40 insurgents at an Algerian training camp, it was reported today. The horror disease, which killed 25 million people in medieval Europe, is understood to have been found in a militant’s body dumped at a roadside. Terror group AQLIM (al Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb) was forced to turn its shelter in the Yakouren forests into mass graves and flee, it has been claimed.

Now al Qaeda chiefs are said to fear the plague has been passed into other cells - and possibly Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Many insurgents may choose to surrender for treatment rather than die a horrible death. ‘This is the deadliest weapon yet in the war against terror,’ a security source told The Sun: ‘Most of the terrorists do not have the basic medical supplies needed to treat the disease. ‘It spreads quickly and kills within hours. This will be really worrying al-Qaeda.’

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Test Subjects?
1 posted on 01/19/2009 7:07:24 AM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67
This is what happens when you want to return to the 15th Century.

You get the complete package from the "good ol' days."

2 posted on 01/19/2009 7:09:08 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Sammy67

I’m shedding real tears for these poor guys.


3 posted on 01/19/2009 7:09:40 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Sammy67

More like living in caves with rats.


4 posted on 01/19/2009 7:09:48 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Sammy67

ping


5 posted on 01/19/2009 7:10:03 AM PST by unkus
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To: Sammy67

So now we know for sure that they’re playing with some pretty potent bio stuff???


6 posted on 01/19/2009 7:10:15 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: Sammy67

I wonder how their recruiting is doing??


7 posted on 01/19/2009 7:10:53 AM PST by elpadre (nation)
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To: Sammy67

Divine intervention?


8 posted on 01/19/2009 7:11:09 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Sammy67
The Bubonic plague actually still exists in America, particularly in rodents out in the midwest (Utah, etc.).

Man ought not get so arrogant with modern technology and modern medicine that we begin to believe that we've defeated disease.

This is a critical reason for closing up our borders, controlling the stem of immigration into our country, and reinstating health-checks before admittance.

9 posted on 01/19/2009 7:11:25 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The people who cheered when OJ was acquitted are the same ones cheering now.)
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To: Sammy67

4later


10 posted on 01/19/2009 7:11:29 AM PST by AprilfromTexas
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To: Sammy67

That’s my question. Heard a radio host joking about these men dying. Seems possible that they were working with germ warfare.

The Japanese were at the end of WWII.


11 posted on 01/19/2009 7:11:36 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: pgkdan

Hmmmm????


12 posted on 01/19/2009 7:11:57 AM PST by GoCards
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To: pgkdan

I think they just have fleas.

We have someone drop dead from this just about every year near me.


13 posted on 01/19/2009 7:12:02 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sammy67

bookmark


14 posted on 01/19/2009 7:12:33 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: pgkdan

I think we already knew that for sure....


15 posted on 01/19/2009 7:12:44 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: pgkdan

**So now we know for sure that they’re playing with some pretty potent bio stuff???**

one of my first thoughts.


16 posted on 01/19/2009 7:12:57 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Sammy67

Finally! Some good news!


17 posted on 01/19/2009 7:13:07 AM PST by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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To: Sammy67
Test Subjects?

At first, I was ready for heart-warming story, and a good laugh, of how raghead islamofacists were getting what they deserved. Then I saw your response - and I'm afraid you are 100% correct.

18 posted on 01/19/2009 7:13:29 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Baraq Hussein 0bama - AntiCHRIST Usurper - He will NEVER be my President !!!!!)
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To: Sammy67

Give it 24 hrs and you’ll be hearing we did it to them via a CIA covert action. They aren’t gonna blame it on themselves. The Al Qaeda PR machine and CNN is working on it at this very moment.


19 posted on 01/19/2009 7:13:33 AM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Sammy67

You would think that death in this form would have some sort of religious significance for them....they have literally been sent a plague for their actions. Will they change or merely issue a rat fatwah?


20 posted on 01/19/2009 7:13:35 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Sammy67
Comes from living with a transmission vector (rats? mice?)

I think that the plague is treatable - isn't it bacterial, and able to be treated with penecillin?

21 posted on 01/19/2009 7:14:06 AM PST by wbill
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To: pgkdan
No, we don't. Plague is "out there" ~ always has been. So has hanta virus. Currently it's believed that one or more strains of hanta virus were busy destroying North and South American Indians when Europeans arrived in the early 1500s.

The death rate was about 95%, and higher in some areas.

Plague has a lower death rate which varies by ethnic group. Southern Europeans saw the majority of people die, and Northern Europeans saw less than a majority die. Those who lived in the far North had very low death rates, or none at all.

If I were using bioweapons I'd look into hanta virus, not black plague.

The AlQaida guys are simply encountering it out in the desolate drylands where rats are the dominant animals.

22 posted on 01/19/2009 7:14:50 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Sammy67

Is this pneumonic plague? It’s so fast-acting and spread so fast that it would seem that it might be.


23 posted on 01/19/2009 7:14:57 AM PST by livius
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To: Sammy67

Bring out your dead!!


24 posted on 01/19/2009 7:16:48 AM PST by lakeman
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To: Sammy67

Nice long incubation period too. No telling where the stuff has spread to... Easy to cure if these guys come out of their holes.


25 posted on 01/19/2009 7:17:37 AM PST by GOPJ ("A consensus of 100 scientists is undone by one fact." - - Einstein (take that Al Gore))
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To: Jarhead2844; USMCWriter; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...

Ping


26 posted on 01/19/2009 7:17:44 AM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: Sammy67
“passed into other cells”

Speaking both organizationally and biologically that would be correct.

Probably spread into the camp by nanofleas dropped from a CIA predator rat.

27 posted on 01/19/2009 7:18:36 AM PST by dblshot
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To: a fool in paradise

I believe you’re right. This sounds like they are testing germ warfare stuff and either they had an accident, or self test of the agent.


28 posted on 01/19/2009 7:19:00 AM PST by odin2008 (EVIL TRUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: freema

Can you say schadenfreude?

I knew you could

(How do you spell that, anyways??)


29 posted on 01/19/2009 7:19:26 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: Sammy67

Yikes. It does make one wonder. Possibly a natural event. Equally plausibe is that it was a bio-warfare experiment gone awry. If I had to bet money, I would go with bioweapon experiment gone awry.


30 posted on 01/19/2009 7:19:37 AM PST by RC one
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To: wbill
From "Wikipedia", FWIW...

In modern times, several classes of antibiotics are effective in treating bubonic plague. These include the aminoglycosides streptomycin and gentamicin, the tetracyclines tetracycline and doxycycline and the fluoroquinolone ciprofloxacin. Patients with plague in the modern era usually recover completely with prompt diagnosis and treatment.

31 posted on 01/19/2009 7:20:03 AM PST by wbill
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To: muawiyah
I remember when I was in transient to be shipped to Ft. Rich in Alaska (Army ‘67) they gave us all shots for the plague. Don't remember what type though. I bet all our guys in the service have had the shot if shipped overseas. I don't recall how long the shot last though.
32 posted on 01/19/2009 7:20:04 AM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Evil Slayer

” The Al Qaeda PR machine and CNN “

But you repeat yourself.....


33 posted on 01/19/2009 7:20:16 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Sometimes I sets and thinks, and sometimes I jus' sets.........)
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To: Sammy67

‘It spreads quickly and kills within hours. This will be really worrying al-Qaeda.’

Hahahaha...ain’t that a shame.


34 posted on 01/19/2009 7:20:57 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
This is a critical reason for closing up our borders, controlling the stem of immigration into our country, and reinstating health-checks before admittance.

Brace for incoming BushBots screaming 'BDS! BDS! BDS!', lol
35 posted on 01/19/2009 7:21:12 AM PST by mkjessup
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To: Sammy67

This isn’t Bush’s fault.


36 posted on 01/19/2009 7:21:32 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Sammy67

Kharma’s a bitch.


37 posted on 01/19/2009 7:21:55 AM PST by culpeper ( When traitors are called heroes, dark times have fallen - Roland Deschain)
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To: Sammy67

Tuskeegee Terrorists?


38 posted on 01/19/2009 7:22:00 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I’ve read the stories of folks getting strange diseases from living in huts in New Mexico.
I’ve driven various parts of New Mexico and seen where folks
live like they did when the whites weren’t here.


39 posted on 01/19/2009 7:22:17 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Sammy67

Bush’s departing gift and his fault.


40 posted on 01/19/2009 7:23:09 AM PST by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Sammy67

Oh yeah, and it’s endemic among fleas in the Western US. US soldiers are recruited from these endemic areas because of their natural resistance to plague through low-level exposure since childhood. And they’re all pork-eating savages who love dogs.

/psych


41 posted on 01/19/2009 7:26:07 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: Evil Slayer
No idea on how long it lasts either. On the other hand if you've ever discovered (through a variety of means) that you are naturally immune or resistant to cholera, diptheria, AIDS, and a couple of other diseases you are probably also immune to the plague.

There are several theories about why these diseases are unable to attack certain people, but nothing has yet been proven.

42 posted on 01/19/2009 7:26:14 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I had read about it somewhere.

The dog runs off and gets fleas that were living on prarie dogs that carry the disease, and then the dog comes home and the fleas infect the owner.

43 posted on 01/19/2009 7:26:28 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: CholeraJoe

Interesting thoughts ~ are you perhaps immune to cholera?


44 posted on 01/19/2009 7:27:04 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Sammy67
Terror group AQLIM (al Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb) was forced to turn its shelter in the Yakouren forests into mass graves and flee

Flee before a flea. Such power they have.

45 posted on 01/19/2009 7:29:44 AM PST by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
**So now we know for sure that they’re playing with some pretty potent bio stuff???**

Good point. That they're doing it to themselves makes more sense than that it's us... Wonder what else they've got up their sleeves.

46 posted on 01/19/2009 7:30:30 AM PST by GOPJ ("A consensus of 100 scientists is undone by one fact." - - Einstein (take that Al Gore))
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To: Evil Slayer; justiceseeker93; freekitty; TXRed; Free ThinkerNY

Wonder if Nancy Pelosi will be addressing this issue today before the coronation of her Liberal God? Anyone know if Liberals will be sending a medical team in to help Al Qaeda? I’m sure Pelosi and Reid feel their pain.


47 posted on 01/19/2009 7:31:36 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

Obama will surely have a moment of silence for these freedom fighters tomorrow during the inauguration.


48 posted on 01/19/2009 7:31:52 AM PST by mothball
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To: Sammy67

Another story with a happy ending!


49 posted on 01/19/2009 7:32:09 AM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: Sammy67
Couldn't happen to a nice bunch of guys. and Black Plague is a STUPID bioweapon to use considering that we can innoculate and pretty much cure it in the USA.

Hanta virus on the other hand.

50 posted on 01/19/2009 7:32:24 AM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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