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  • C.I.A. Hunts Iraq Tie to Soviet Smallpox

    03/27/2003 7:16:02 PM PST · by vannrox · 45 replies · 1,599+ views
    SLATE reference to New Yourk Times Article ^ | Updated Friday, December 6, 2002, at 9:35 AM PT | By Jack Shafer
    December 3, 2002 C.I.A. Hunts Iraq Tie to Soviet SmallpoxBy JUDITH MILLER he C.I.A. is investigating an informant's accusation that Iraq obtained a particularly virulent strain of smallpox from a Russian scientist who worked in a smallpox lab in Moscow during Soviet times, senior American officials and foreign scientists say. The officials said several American scientists were told in August that Iraq might have obtained the mysterious strain from Nelja N. Maltseva, a virologist who worked for more than 30 years at the Research Institute for Viral Preparations in Moscow before her death two years ago. The information came to...
  • Aol and Microbiologist abductions needs more discussion

    11/26/2001 11:04:53 PM PST · by kinghorse · 41 replies · 329+ views
    none ^ | 11/27/01 | kinghorse
    Two men abducted. No ransom, abducted not kidnapped Dissimilar occupations. One with the knowledge of the most successful mass media secrets in the history of modern advertising - the ubiquitous AOL free CD. The other with the knowledge of how to compartmentalize deadly contagions, Hemorrhagic fever (ebola) being at the top of list. Scary stuff. We need to know more. Discussion welcome, links wanted. muawiyah wrote on 11/25/01 5:28 PM Pacific #81 to cake_crumb in reply to #74 It doesn't have anything to do with the Internet. It has everything to do with the fact that this guy has a ...
  • Panel wonders if West Nile is bioterrorism

    03/17/2003 7:57:29 AM PST · by pwatson · 27 replies · 1,055+ views
    ElPaso Times ^ | Monday, March 17, 2003 | Diana Washington Valdez
    Panel wonders if West Nile is bioterrorism, Diana Washington Valdez El Paso Times -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Is West Nile virus bioterror? The U.S.-Mexico Border Commission plans to take up as one of its topics later this year the West Nile virus. Dr. Laurance Nickey, one of the commissioners, said experts are projecting a favorable season for the mosquito that transmits the virus. It is intriguing that the Centers for Disease Control says on its Web site that the virus was not detected in the Western Hemisphere until 1999, when it hit New York City. Before that, the CDC reports, the virus was...