Bio-weapons could lead to apocalypse

Bio-weapons could lead to ‘apocalypse’

A mock victim is helped by emergency personnel during a biological preparedness drill being led by members of the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), a unit in the US Marine Corps at Penn Station in New York City, September 22, 2012.
A mock victim is helped by emergency personnel during a biological preparedness drill being led by members of the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), a unit in the US Marine Corps at Penn Station in New York City, September 22, 2012.
Mon May 5, 2014 3:56AM

By Kevin Barrett

This week we learned that the Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS) has appeared in the USA. Simultaneously, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 240 cases of Ebola have been reported in West Africa, causing 136 deaths.

Both viruses are notoriously lethal. Those infected are likely to die.

Fortunately, neither virus is sufficiently transmissible to create a massive outbreak. But that could change – if weaponized forms are developed and released. The worst-case scenario: hundreds of millions or even billions of deaths, and an end to civilization as we know it.

The bad news is that MERS, Ebola, and many other disease agents have almost certainly been weaponized. And it gets worse: some of the world’s biggest biological weapons programs are in the hands of criminals and lunatics.

Israel and apartheid-era South Africa have been among the most notorious bio-weapons outlaws. Israeli scientists not only helped apartheid South Africa develop nuclear weapons, but also spearheaded Project Coast, which included a bio-weapons component. The South African apartheid leaders were looking for a way to reduce or eliminate the black population, and the Israelis eagerly assisted them.

Loading Comments…
more
Allowed HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <blockquote> <code> <em> <strong>