posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 01:38 PM
Well I was thinking the dirty bomb was the biggie, maybe I was wrong.
This is getting serious with 1 week to go.
Scientists: Biological Weapons Pose Major Threat
Mon October 25, 2004 09:28 AM ET
By Jeremy Lovell
LONDON (Reuters) - Biological weapons that can wipe out whole populations pose one of the biggest threats to the world today yet remain almost
completely uncontrolled, the British Medical Association said Monday.
It urged the United States to stop blocking attempts to strengthen the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) when it comes up for renewal in
"This technology could be used by sub-state terror groups and eventually by deranged individuals," Malcolm Dando, author of the BMA's study,
Biological Weapons and Humanity II, told reporters at a news conference.
He warned that the development of biological weapons designed to target specific ethnic groups was coming closer to reality, and said it was already
theoretically possible to recreate devastating viruses like the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed 40 million people.
The anthrax attacks in the United States in 2001 and the engineered nerve agent fentanyl used by the Russians to end the Moscow theater siege with
disastrous results in 2002 showed that biological weapons already existed, Dando said.