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  • News to ponder 1-20-2009

    How many times did they succeed before this failure?--RS


    Report: Al Qaeda Group Bungled Test of Unconventional Weapon
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009
    By Eli Lake, Washington Times

    AP
    Pakistani children amid the rubble of a damaged government school wrecked by Islamic militants.



    An Al Qaeda affiliate in Algeria closed a base earlier this month after an experiment with unconventional weapons went awry, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Monday.
    The official, who spoke on the condition he not be named because of the sensitive nature of the issue, said he could not confirm press reports that the accident killed at least 40 Al Qaeda operatives, but he said the mishap led the militant group to shut down a base in the mountains of Tizi Ouzou province in eastern Algeria.
    He said authorities in the first week of January intercepted an urgent communication between the leadership of Al Qaeda in the Land of the Maghreb (AQIM) and Al Qaeda's leadership in the tribal region of Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan. The communication suggested that an area sealed to prevent leakage of a biological or chemical substance had been breached, according to the official.
    "We don't know if this is biological or chemical," the official said.
    The story was first reported by the British tabloid the Sun, which said the Al Qaeda operatives died after being infected with a strain of bubonic plague, the disease that killed a third of Europe's population in the 14th century. But the intelligence official dismissed that claim

  • #2
    I guess just because you're comitted, doesn't mean you're intelligent.....friggin' idiots....
    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
      I guess just because you're comitted, doesn't mean you're intelligent.....friggin' idiots....

      Bubonic plague is relatively easy to cure. It is a bacteria. Makes you wonder what they may have not screwed up and have floating around in their networks.

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      • #4
        Would that be this?

        http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle2146286.ece

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        • #5
          Originally posted by snal View Post
          Yeah, but they did not have any understanding of what caused the plague. Poor sanitation, rats, fleas, ets. In France they actually killed cats because they thought the cats were Familiars and caused the plague. The cats killed the rats that carried the fleas that caused the plague. Plague can be treated with any antibiotic and proper sanitation.

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          • #6
            I was in Korea in 1986, involved in Operation "Bear Hunt". We had several Marines get flu like symptoms, and they gave them a 50-50 chance of survival. Some did die, some lived to go home. They discovered the problem was related to rats getting in the tents, carrying fleas and the fleas biting the Marines thus infecting them with this "bacteria". It was similar to the plague. The orders were, NO FOOD stored in your tents.As the old saying goes, It's the little things.....

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