posted on Feb, 21 2003 @ 07:44 AM
This is only a bit of fun and is purely ficticious.The idea for this conspiracy theory came to me and it seemed appropriate that I should write it as
a short story rather than trying to detail it out as something more than just a made up theory.Everything is made up.
Deep in the bowels of an anonymous Federal building,on a sunny Friday afternoon, General Harper sipped his coffee while chairing a Homeland Defence
meeting.Almost six months after 9/11 when his country had been attacked by Islamic Terrorist, he now listened to various experts in modern
terrorism,who had been instructed within weeks of the Al Qaeda attacks to identify possible threats and to draw up measures to counter those
threats.Although General Harper could see the need for meetings such as this, he felt that offence was the best form of defence and,as a trained
fighting man,he would much rather have been kicking some ass in Afghanistan than sitting here preparing for the next murderous attack.
The Biological weapons expert was speaking."...and that just about sums up our feelings about a projected Ebola threat.Now Smallpox..."The expert
paused here,took a sip of his drink and resumed."...as many of you know,it is feared, that the enhanced strains that the Soviets had been
developing,which are the most likely to fall into the wrong hands,are projected to kill up to 90% of those not immunised who come into contact with
the virus.That figure,90%,is the mean percentage across the world.In the western world,where general health and nutrition are much better the figure
is expected to be much lower.Whereas in the Third world,Africa,Asia,and South America,the percentage is likely to be much higher.Some estimates put
the figure nearer 100% for those not immunised."The expert paused again and took another sip of his drink.He then looked around the room to make sure
everyone was listening before he continued,they were."Before 9/11 our stocks of Smallpox vaccine were really inadequate against a major outbreak.We
had around one million vaccine doses in cold storage in 17 places around the country.It took us 5 weeks to find out where most of it was stored.Only 3
weeks ago another 50,000 doses were found in a research institute in Nevada.Gentlemen I don't have to tell you that if there had been an outbreak
before 9/11 it would have been purposterous to think that essential administative and military staff might have to wait 5 months before we could find
their vaccine"The expert paused again and looked around the table,this time for effect."Thankfully,we are now in the process of rectifying this
oversight.The federal government have ordered over 200 million Smallpox vaccine doses.Already around 70 million doses have been delivered to 40
registered strategic sites across the country.70% of our military have been vaccinated in the last 4 months the remaining 30% should be vaccinated in
the next 2 months,all new recruits are vaccinated as a matter of course.Reservists will be vaccinated as and when they complete their annual
training.All this of course can be done without specific consent and so no panic amongst the general public will be caused.It is hoped that Essential
administrative,scientific,and medical staff may be vaccinated within the next 9 months if it can be done without panicking the general public.I can
also tell you that our allies or,who we consider friendly nations,are taking similar precautions"the expert concluded.
General Harper cleared his throat before he spoke."Err Doctor Err"Harper looked at the experts nametag quickly."Jones.Dr Jones,how would you sum
up our preparedness for an attack before 9/11,now,and in the near future."Well General.Before 9/11 we would have been in the same #ty mire that the
entire world would have been in.Now we at least have the infastructure to deal with a Smallpox outbreak".
"And in a year or so?"Prompted the General.
Dr Jones allowed himself a smile"Hell,in a year it's possible that if the imunisations have gone ahead as hoped,even if we are the targets,we
would probably be the least effected country in what would be a pandemic of biblical proportions."
General Harper didn't pay much attention to the next speaker at the meeting who talked on the Chemical threat to his country.Realising he wasn't
concentrating on what were,after all,important issues,he called an adjournment to the meeting and asked those present to come back after the
He had been born into a Christian family but,like many,had lost his faith somewhere in the jungles of Vietnam.When the war had finished he had
considered resigning his commision but thanks to a chance meeting with a baptist minister he had been born again and with his new found faith had come
a renewed desire to serve his country.Since his rebirth into the Christian faith he had witnessed a rebirth of the US Army from that low point in the
early 1970's to world dominance in 30 years and he had progressed personally in the army from a wet nosed leiutenant to a two star General.Faith and
rank had grown side by side.
So ,When Dr Jones had talked of a Biblical Pandemic there was no one in the room who understood more what it mean't.There were two that were on his
mind.The first was in the past.The plagues of ancient Egypt brought down by the Lord to show the heathen Pharoah that he would intercede on behalf of
his enslaved people.The second Plague had been on his mind quite often of late and was in the future and could be found in the Book of
Revelations.When the Endtime came only the righteous would be saved and inherit the earth and those that had not found the Lord would die.
Part two to follow.When I've had a coffee.