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  • FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

    07/13/2018 8:10:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 13, 2018 7:08 PM EDT | Linda A. Johnson
    U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. But people born since then haven’t been vaccinated, and small samples of the smallpox virus were saved for research purposes, leaving the possibility it could be used as a biological weapon. Maker SIGA Technologies of New York has already delivered 2 million treatments that will be stockpiled by the government, which partially paid for...
  • North Korean soldier who defected to the South is found to have ANTHRAX antibodies [tr]

    12/26/2017 10:44:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 26, 2017 | Tariq Tahir and Sara Malm
    A North Korean soldier who defected to the South has been found to have anthrax antibodies in his bloodstream, local news reports. The unidentified soldier, believed to be the man who defected in November this year, would have been either exposed to or vaccinated against anthrax before he defected to South Korea. This comes after a report that North Korea is conducting biological weapons experiments to test the possibility of loading anthrax-laden warheads on its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
  • Police: Suspect's overwhelming gas shuts down interrogation

    11/10/2017 8:44:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 57 replies
    ABC 33/40 ^ | 10 NOVEMBER 2017 | AP
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence. A detective reported that when asked for his address, 24-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering."
  • Where Will You Go When North Korean Agents Release Biological Weapons In Major U.S. Cities?

    04/14/2017 4:40:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 74 replies
    eotad ^ | 4/14/2017 | Michael Snyder
    Most Americans have no idea that biological weapons could potentially bring our nation to a complete and utter standstill within a matter of days. In recent articles I have been trying to get people to understand why it would be so exceedingly dangerous for the United States to attack North Korea. If the North Koreans used weapons of mass destruction, we could easily be facing a situation in which millions of North Korean and Japanese citizens end up dead. But since it would happen on the other side of the planet, such a scenario doesn’t seem to emotionally move a...
  • Second Skin" Could Protect Troops From Chemical, Biological Agents

    08/07/2016 11:12:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | Aug 4, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    awrence Livermore National Laboratory is working on using carbon nanotubes to create a barrier that would be impenetrable to chemical and biological agents, but still water-permeable. The result could make suits designed to protect against chemical and biological threats more comfortable—and effective—for long-term wear. ... Each of the tubes has a diameter of less than five nanometers. For reference, there are about 254,000,000 nanometers in a single inch. Less than five nanometers, it turns out, is the sweet spot that allows water to pass through the fabric while keeping out chemical agents, viruses, and most microscopic organisms. The result is...
  • Document: Saddam Ordered Biological And Radiation Test on Presidential Sites Attacked by US in 1998

    06/21/2006 2:17:48 PM PDT · by jveritas · 86 replies · 6,853+ views
    Document ISGP-2003-00300134 contains Top Secret And Personal letters that carry Saddam orders to do radiation and biological testing on the Presidential sites that were attacked by the US in December 1998. Beginning of translation of the first top secret and personal memo In the Name of God the Most Merciful The Most Compassionate Top Secret And Personal The Republic of Iraq The Presidential Secretariat Number: 537304/1 18/12/1998 ORDER Mr. President The Leader (God Protects Him) Order: Form committees from the Ministry of Health and the Military Industrialization Commission and The Atomic Energy Organization and The Special Security Service with its...
  • Aum cult sought Ebola in Zaire, Has More members in Russia than Japan

    10/31/2003 11:00:01 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Snip -------------------------------------- http://www.pnl.gov/chembio/emerge.htm In addition, naturally occurring outbreaks of disease can provide ammunition for use by biological weapons terrorists. For example, 40 members of the Aum cult are known to have traveled to Zaire during the most recent outbreak of Ebola. Although scientifically problematic, the successful culture of the hemorrhagic Ebola virus would constitute a formidable weapon in the hands of a group with a demonstrated willingness to use it. Snip -------------------------------------- Did Aum ever consider biological terrorism? Yes. According to the testimony of several cult members convicted in the 1995 attack, Aum had also experimented with biological warfare,...
  • WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

    06/24/2010 9:41:51 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Noisyroom.net ^ | 6-24-2010 | AJ
    Andy Stern wasn’t kidding when he publicly stated the most famous rallying cry of Communism:[1] Stern professed, “Workers of the World Unite? It’s not just a slogan anymore.” Snip SIGA Technologies, Inc. is a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to combat bio-warfare pathogens and it was announced on June 21, 2010 that Andy Stern is joining SIGA’s Board of Directors. But wait, it gets even better… SIGA is also a Federal contractor for the government. For a list of SIGA’s contracts with the Federal government, go to: http://www.usaspending.gov/search?query=&searchtype=JTdFZnElM0Q…. SNIP Without question, Andy Stern’s new position at SIGA...
  • Spooks Dig For Secrets Of Saddam

    09/14/2002 8:35:54 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 183+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 9-15-2002 | Peter Beaumont/Ed Vulliamy
    Spooks dig for secrets of Saddam As Blair prepares to issue his dossier on Iraq's weapons, Peter Beaumont and Ed Vulliamy assess the quality of intelligence - and the difficulty of obtaining it Peter Beaumont in London and Ed Vulliamy in New York Sunday September 15, 2002 The Observer He is there at almost every official photo-opportunity with Saddam Hussein, a compact and wiry military officer, his khaki shirt rolled up to his elbows, a beret pulled across his brow. A heavy handlebar moustache hangs over a solid jaw, grey with a permanent five o'clock shadow. The recent prominence of...
  • Al Qaeda-Aligned Groups in Syria May Have Access to Biological Pathogens

    10/18/2013 12:23:07 PM PDT · by null and void · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2013 2:15 pm | Adam Kredo
    Experts: Biological pathogens, weaponized agents in al Qaeda’s hands a ‘clear and present danger’ U.S. Soldiers from the 457th Chemical Battalion sponge off their level A protective suits / AP Al Qaeda-aligned militants operating in Syria could already have access to “biological pathogens or weaponized agents,” according to terrorism and biological warfare experts studying the region.The possible acquisition by al Qaeda of these highly dangerous toxins has prompted bio-warfare experts to label the threat a “clear and present danger.”Extremist militants and other fighters tied to the terror group al Qaeda have continued to gain a foothold in key sections of...
  • Assad’s Suspected Biological Weapons More Lethal Than His Chemical Arsenal

    09/10/2013 2:22:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 10, 2013 - 4:23 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The debate surrounding a chemical attack in Syria last month shifted Monday to a proposal for the Assad regime to surrender its chemical weapons arsenal to avoid a U.S. military strike—but little has been said about its alleged possession of even-deadlier biological weapons. Syria has been suspected for decades of having an undeclared biological warfare (BW) program, although whether this includes actual stockpiles of munitions is unclear. Syria signed the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC), but has never ratified it. …
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/ He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled “Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq,” the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...
  • Panetta: US sends forces to Jordan

    10/10/2012 9:35:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 10/10/12 | LOLITA C. BALDOR and PAULINE JELINEK
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to bolster that country's military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday. Speaking at a NATO conference of defense ministers in Brussels, Panetta said the U.S. has been working with Jordan to monitor chemical and biological weapons sites in Syria and also to help Jordan deal with refugees pouring over the border from Syria. The troops are also building a headquarters for themselves.
  • Report: Syria Moves Chemical Weapons to Borders

    07/24/2012 5:15:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Syria's rebels late Monday charged the regime has moved its chemical weapon stockpiles to airports and airbases on its borders with neighboring countries. “We in the joint command of the Free Syrian Army inside the country know very well the locations and positions of these weapons," Syria's largest rebel group said in a statement. “We also reveal that Assad has transferred some of these weapons and equipment for mixing chemical components to airports on the border,” it added. The move comes just one day after the embattled regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad warned it could use unconventional weapons if...
  • British used bioweapon in US war of independence

    08/19/2011 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies
    New Scientist Blog ^ | 19 August 2011 | Debora MacKenzie
    (Image: Everett Collection/Rex Features) A document has just gone on display at Mount Vernon, Virginia - the museum in the former home of George Washington, first US President. It is an order dated 1777 and signed by Washington himself to send troops that had not been vaccinated for smallpox - or survived it - to Philadelphia to be vaccinated. These troops were then to join up with the main army, where the disease was raging. It sounds like amazing foresight for its day. "Washington's careful handling of the smallpox epidemic at the beginning of the war was a significant...
  • Terrorists expected to hit Egypt hard in Iraq attack

    03/10/2003 11:13:25 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 75+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2003
    A top Egyptian security official is warning he expects "a wave of Islamic terror attacks against the country, planned and prepared outside of Egypt," according to G2 Bulletin's intelligence sources. The terror threat in Egypt is being taken so seriously among western and Israeli intelligence agencies that they are actively considering the possibility of the fall of President Hosni Mubarak's regime and pondering what might become of Cairo's weapons of mass destruction in such an eventuality. During a special session of the People's Assembly, Egyptian Minister of the Interior Habib al-Adeli reportedly told legislators that his assessment is based on...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • President Obama Releases National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats

    12/10/2009 2:59:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 506+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | December 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-releases-national-strategy-countering-biological-threats The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 09, 2009 President Obama Releases National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats Today, President Obama released the National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats. This Strategy outlines the President’s vision for addressing the challenges from proliferation of biological weapons or their use by terrorists. It highlights the beneficial nature of advances in the life sciences and their importance in combating infectious diseases of natural, accidental, and deliberate origin. It also outlines how the risks associated with misuse and potential consequences of a...
  • South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Bioweapons Plot

    10/18/2009 10:51:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 655+ views
    SNIPPET: "Steven Cucuzzella, of North Charleston, pleaded guilty in federal court to sending a threat by mail to destroy the Naval Brig near Charleston. Another charge of threatening to kill former President George W. Bush was dismissed."