Sunday, June 18, 2006
FBI File: Bacteriological Warfare in the United States
Heavily redacted and incomplete, these documents still send chills up one's spine, especially when one remembers that no less than 6 biosensors on the National Mall, during the huge protest there last September, went positive for Tularemia.
Homeland Secuirty, who monitors the sensors, did not bother to report this to the Health Department for a week.
This was reported by the Washington Post shortly after. Quoting the physician at the Health Department, the Post reported that Tularemia had never shown up on sensors before or since. The physician thought that this was very suspicious.
A casual perusing of what the CDC has to say about Tularemia as a bioweapon is very telling. The presence of Tularemia in a large city is cause for believing that it is an act of biowarfare. It is the perfect weapon to use against a targeted population, all found in one small geographical area. It is infectous but not contagious, so it would only effect the targeted population and would not cause and epidemic, which, of course, would be bad for commerce and business. Naturally, we can't have that.
It is also easily treated if diagnosed early. However the symptoms mimic those of an upper respiratory infection or the flu. There is a 5 to 10 day incubation period. A physician would probably miss the dx. if he or she did not know about a possible exposure to Tularemia.
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