Eye of Horus
I think all bio-warfare weapons should be outlawed forever.
They have been in almost all countries since the 1970's Google "Bio-Warfare Convention".
Bio-weapons will never make mankind (let alone all life) go extinct the way a nuclear war could since most only effect those creatures similar to
humans, and since somebody, somewhere will always be immune to a bio-pathogen.
However they have the annoying habit of being cheap to produce in comparison to nukes which cost billons to establish production infrastructure, and
many millions to annually maintain.
Their cheapness is a bad thing because it makes them a incredibly attractive option to any third world country wishing to benefit from Mutually
This is bad because there isn’t one country we have invaded in the last 60 years that wasn’t poorer in terms of GDP than we are. Needless to say
if too many countries have biological weapons the logic of Mutually Assured Destruction would kick in to deny any (logical) materialistic gain, for
anybody in the West, wishing to send troops into foreign countries. As you can see this is really very bad for our “defence” (i.e. Government
The Real Threat…
Biological Warfare Defence, Research & Development
is not prohibited by any international treaty. This means whilst it’s illegal to develop
plague bombs, it’s not illegal to develop plague vaccines. Nor is it illegal to manufacture, posses, or modify
a pathogen providing it’s
done on defensive grounds.
Why This Is A Threat…
1. Bio-Defence research
spending provides salaries that pull highly qualified scientist away from current-real world threats like flue, cancer,
and animal diseases, and instead devote their entire careers towards solving hypothetical threats, the dynamics of which is always being outdated by
other countries hypothetical-real technological advances.
2. As has been seen by recent accidents, although in theory nothing should escape from any bio-warfare facility anywhere in the Western World (or at
least America) reality says this is not, has not been, and probably never will be the truth
. Generally risks are postponed, not eliminated. The
trouble with this is that realities actions did (or have) made Bio-warfare defence a bigger threat to public safety, than the entire range
of pathogens in other countries bio-warfare programs.
3. The U.S is highly vulnerable to espionage. This is partly
because the computer industry remains a convincer of the U.S. Military that it’s
fine to store all manner of Research & Development technology, on many computers, linked to the world wide web.
I mean duh!!!
Of course it’s good for the military to use computers, but it’s not ok to put futuristic stuff on the path to China-Korea.
4. Although no threat to U.S. It is sad to think of all the animals dying of e.g. anthrax, and if animals are to be used, then really it should be
used to fight the real killers of man (i.e. natural causes).
[edit on 090705 by Liberal1984]