By Chuck MacNab
There are many easy ways to spread infection to the U.S. through a human engineered virus for purposes of attempting to create a pandemic. Allow us to hypothesize. Let’s assume that Al Qaeda had operatives employed as service workers at certain Mexican resorts. Follow us while we show how they could spread a virus to, let’s say, New York, without even coming to the U.S.
Let’s say a group of school children from New York were on a trip to Mexico and were staying in a resort hotel where a few Al Qaeda agents were employed. Let’s say one of these agents strikes up a friendly conversation with the children and casually asks if they missed being at home and when they were returning there. The children would happily and naively provide an answer such as, “tomorrow morning” or “this evening” whereupon the agent would pick the earliest group returning and in any number of ways transmit the infection to some or all of the children. The infection would be unleashed when the children returned home and mingled with their parents and the general public. These hypothetical Al Qaeda agents might also be untrained in handling such material thereby infecting themselves in the process. Under this scenario, it is assumed by officials that the disease originated in Mexico!
Along these lines, if anyone believes Al Qaeda would care about making their own agents sick, remember, they send women and children into public places to blow themselves into bloody little pieces and they believe in killing their enemies by rather crude methods, one being gruesome decapitation! A technique they would likely use with more serious and deadly biological agents, is to infect “martyrs” with these highly contagious diseases and send them across the Mexican or Canadian borders before the disease became apparent!
There are dozens of very simple and easy ways to spread a biological agent, depending upon the character, potency and delay of symptoms, and there would be virtually no effective defense against these techniques except to seal our borders. We realize that such activities are unsavory for the average person to consider but governments have an obligation to protect their citizens and it is their responsibility to “think about” such possibilities and to develop realistic and effective plans to deal with them! A reasonable argument can be made that our government (under both the previous Administration and the current one under the control of naive liberals) seems to oppose EFFECTIVE policies that will secure the borders. In the case of the current Administration, this view applies in many areas of potential attack other than biological. In the case of the new swine flu outbreak, they seek to allay our fears by calling attention to how many people annually die from flu outbreaks anyway.
One of Al Qaeda’s stated strategies is to bring the non-Muslim world to its knees through the bankruptcy of financial systems. Now we have seen Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States, on television, publicly crippling the financial recovery of the airline and travel industry by issuing statements that aid the aforementioned strategies of our enemies. Just how dumb is that!
We can see that the present near pandemic caused by a “new” swine flu virus fits Al Qaeda’s objectives in the same way their actions on 9/11 did. Bin Laden is no fool; he spends a few dollars that cause us to spend hundreds of billions. A pandemic brings economic activity to a halt, creates panic among citizens, causes broad political change in governments who practice democracy, and creates general chaos. What could be more suited to the purposes of our enemies? Remember, we aren’t saying our enemies caused this flu outbreak or are even involved, we are simply asking obvious questions such as do we recognize these dangers and are we prepared for them! If we want to go further, we might ask, did Al Qaeda have a hand in the current swine flu outbreak? Could this have been a “test run” to gauge our vulnerability? We reply, who knows? It’s a cinch our government doesn’t!