posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 07:15 PM
Perhaps it would be helpful to detail what you think about this situation.
Since you didn't really let us know, here's what I think: SARS in a desert region sounds suspicious to me. The reason is because SARS is thought to
have originated from Asian bats, which is a very tropical environment, with more bugs, and therefore, more bats.
Bats are not rare in the middle east, but they're not exactly common either. Bats need to eat insects that fly. For instance, I live in a high
desert region. There are bats here, but just not a whole bunch of them. I think I've seen one bat in two years, and that's because my cat caught
it and dragged it inside.
Here's my point: A coronavirus that originated from bats, suddenly appearing in the middle east, is suspicious to me. Because I am one of "those"
people, I'm more likely to believe that the SARS virus would have to be imported and spread among the general population. The Hajj pilgrimage to
Mecca would be a perfect launching point for such an operation.
Just like the West Nile virus was spread to North America on purpose, I believe that the SARS issue over in the ME is most likely imported on
However, it is hard to believe anything in the news these days. I doubt the fear of disease would dissuade pilgrims. They have been making this
pilgrimage for a hundreds of years, and no doubt believe that making this journey is more important to their immortal soul, than any reported,