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Post by Rockhopper on Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:08 pm

More emo-hype? I suspect so.

Biological weapons have the potential to be so devastating and effective that they have been banned by international treaty for many decades.

During the cold war, both sides spent enormous amounts of time, money and resources trying to create highly virulent strains of bacteria and viruses which could be deployed as an offensive weapon to decimate the enemies forces -- but which could also be effectively immunised against so as to protect one's own troops.

Although these lines of research have "officially" been halted, I think it would be very naive to suggest that work is not still continuing behind a veil of secrecy -- just in case.

Well now a US Naval War College lecturer, Capt Al Shimkus has mooted the prospect that ISIS may well be planning to use Ebola as a natural bioweapon in its war against the infidels of the West.


More hype and FUD from the US military or very real possibility?

Well firstly, we must analyse the USA's perspectives on ISIS.

A week or two ago, the USA had a golden opportunity to smash a significant sized chunk of ISIS forces, as they approached the Syrian town of Kobani.

However, instead of launching heavy bombing raids against the massed forces of ISIS, while they were without effective cover and still separated from the Kurdish fighters attempting to hold them at bay -- the USA dropped a couple of bombs and buggered off.

Why?

Well call me a cynic, but I believe the US government (and especially those lobbying from within the military and defense industries) just *love* ISIS because it means good fortunes and more power to them.

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Post by Stargate on Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:28 am

Tim, don't know what to make of this.

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Post by Mordae on Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:25 am

Is it possible...yeah sure, I gave an outline on how it could be done on the other ebola thread.

Would ISIL do it?...probably not, while they are eager to embrace matyrdom, slow death from a nasty disease doesn't fit the MO, a big bang is more their style.
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Post by Rockhopper on Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:55 am

It is possible but not very likely Mordie. For it to be weaponised it would need a delivery system like a special shell made for that purpose. They simply haven't got that technology.

Suiciders wouldn't work that well either, even if they blew themselves up after being infected. The problem with Ebola is that the sunlight kills the virus very quickly so any infection that way would be erratic at best.

No Star, it's just a media hype to my mind! Fear Factor again!

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Post by Agartha on Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:16 am

Yep.... fear factor..... doom porn...  

If they wanted a deadly virus, they should use the H5N1 Avian influenza as its mortality rate is highter than ebola and it's a lot easier to spread.
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Post by IceWendigo on Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:09 am

We should be scared out of our minds of ISIS, Ebola, Cops, anything, just as long as we don't focus on this:

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The trend that was quietly moving along exploded around the time Reagan was in office

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oops Im OT, Ebola! ISIS! Haaah!
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Post by Agartha on Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:38 am

^^ I agree 1million per cent with you, Ice!!
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Post by Mordae on Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:31 pm

@Rockhopper wrote:It is possible but not very likely Mordie. For it to be weaponised it would need a delivery system like a special shell made for that purpose. They simply haven't got that technology.

Suiciders wouldn't work that well either, even if they blew themselves up after being infected. The problem with Ebola is that the sunlight kills the virus very quickly so any infection that way would be erratic at best.

Tim.

Laughing Hadn't even considered that as a delivery system TBH, it's just way to inefficient.
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Post by Rockhopper on Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:43 pm

Bacterial diseases are best as weapons, they stay around longer than virii do. In some cases they last for years.

Traditionally Anthrax is used because it will hang around infecting people for many years after the initial infection.

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Post by IceWendigo on Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:27 pm

Imo the War on Terror is a fabrication. Drugs, Guns and Criminals enter the US all the time, if any serious organized terror group was active, there would have been countless organised attacks in the past decade. School kids with pistols and drug gang drive-by shooters have probably killed more people in the past decade than would-be terrorists. The last bioweapon terrorist attack (Anthrax) was most likely a  false flag operation (US/CIA/Nato/Israel) pretending to be Muslims.
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Post by Rockhopper on Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:40 pm

Yep I agree Ice. You have more of a problem with home-grown "Terrorism" than any imported versions. Most countries are the same.

One cannot have a "War on Terror" because "Terror" is not a sovereign state so one cannot declare war on it. Same with Drugs, Poverty etc. etc. That is simply put as Politishit!

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Post by Stargate on Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:19 pm

Did anyone hear of the problem the soldiers sent to West Africa are having? I read an article from msn 00:17:42news that the family of the soldiers have great concern about their protection from the Ebola virus. I can understand very well their concern. I am sure the moral is low. This is putting the soldiers at risk at this point because the danger of them being infected is far greater now that it is out of control.

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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:51 am

It would depend on just where they are and how close the infection is. As long as they don't touch an infected person or body, they should be alright Star.

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Post by Stargate on Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:33 am

@Rockhopper wrote:It would depend on just where they are and how close the infection is. As long as they don't touch an infected person or body, they should be alright Star.

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Maybe we have to review the question about Isis using the Ebola virus as a weapon, we need to know a bit more before we can rule it out. With what we are now hearing I think the world is getting ready to panic. What do you think?

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Post by Mordae on Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:52 am

I don't think they will, Star. Jihadist's seem to yearn for martyrdom, which means going out with a bang, not lurking around infecting people until dying a slow death.

That isn't to say however, that they wouldn't infect prisoners and release them back to their enemies.
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Post by Rockhopper on Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:47 am

That's my view too Mordles. These nutters think they are some sort of holy warriors like to old Turks were.

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