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Terrorism and The Plague

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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle2146286.ece

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ANTI-TERROR bosses last night hailed their latest ally in the war on terror — the BLACK DEATH.

At least 40 al-Qaeda fanatics died horribly after being struck down with the disease that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages.
Whew, I'm glad this was published in good old Britain and not the U.S. or the world would be talking pooh pooh about us for this. I'm sure it is fine since it is over in Europe, though.
post #2 of 17
The Sun? Isn't this a sensationalist tabloid?

And fyi - the plague wiped out huge populations in Europe and hit the U.K. particularly hard. It's never been in the U.S. No wonder why a UK tabloid would sensationalize this "story".
post #3 of 17
Sorry to tell you this but the CDC reports that, on average, 10-15 cases of bubonic plague are reported each year in the U.S. Rodents in the western part of the U.S. have fleas carrying the plague bacteria.

The last bubonic plague epidemic in the U.S. was in Los Angeles in 1924-1925.
post #4 of 17
Bubonic plague is not all that uncommon in the U.S. I had a classmate whose brother died of it in Colorado, about 40 years ago, after handling a prairie dog he had shot.

Of course, the Black Death plagues took place before there was any European population in the New World.
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Sorry to tell you this but the CDC reports that, on average, 10-15 cases of bubonic plague are reported each year in the U.S. Rodents in the western part of the U.S. have fleas carrying the plague bacteria.

The last bubonic plague epidemic in the U.S. was in Los Angeles in 1924-1925.
yes, but the deaths in the US are in the hundreds, not millions, and so far limited to about 9 western states. we've not had a real plague here.
post #6 of 17
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Hey, I say, whatever works when it comes to eliminating Al Queda.
post #7 of 17
And American are dying from bad peanuts. It just sounds like life on planet earth to me.
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And American are dying from bad peanuts. It just sounds like life on planet earth to me.
*sigh* I love peanut butter.
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*sigh* I love peanut butter.
Me too Peter Pan Honey Roast Creamy is practically a staple food here.
post #10 of 17
These days it is treatable with antibiotics as well.
post #11 of 17
wasn't there an episode of House where someone had the bubonic plague?

The only problem with using the bubonic plague as a weapon is that it doesn't really care who it infects, much like other modes of chemical/biological weaponry and many innocent people would die
post #12 of 17
Washington Times has a story today, in case the Sun wasn't credible enough.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ms-experiment/

Sounds like they were making weapons and it went bad.
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wasn't there an episode of House where someone had the bubonic plague?

The only problem with using the bubonic plague as a weapon is that it doesn't really care who it infects, much like other modes of chemical/biological weaponry and many innocent people would die

Terrorists don't make that distinction,though. They don't care who dies while they commit their cowardly acts.
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Terrorists don't make that distinction,though. They don't care who dies while they commit their cowardly acts.
no, but that doesn't mean that we have to sink to their level, that would make us no better than them IMO
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Yeah, but the old soldier in me gets all warm and fuzzy when terrorists are killed off.
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Yeah, but the old soldier in me gets all warm and fuzzy when terrorists are killed off.

I'm not an old soldier, but I get that feeling too


And as Cindy said earlier, whatever works!
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I'm not an old soldier, but I get that feeling too


And as Cindy said earlier, whatever works!
I have too many health problems to go back into the Army, I'd never pass the physical. If I could I would. I'd love to be behind the trigger helping to exterminate these pieces of inhuman filth.
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