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"Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists

Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:19 am

In the immortal words of Monty Python, "bring out yer dead"

"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. The killer bug, also known as the plague, swept through insurgents training at a forest camp in Algeria, North Africa. It came to light when security forces found a body by a roadside.

The victim was a terrorist in AQLIM (al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb), the largest and most powerful al-Qaeda group outside the Middle East. It trains Muslim fighters to kill British and US troops.

Now al-Qaeda chiefs fear the plague has been passed to other terror cells — or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

One security source said: “This is the deadliest weapon yet in the war against terror. Most of the terrorists do not have the basic medical supplies needed to treat the disease. “It spreads quickly and kills within hours. This will be really worrying al-Qaeda.”

Black Death comes in various forms. Bubonic Plague is spread by bites from infected rat fleas. Symptoms include boils in the groin, neck and armpits. In Pneumonic Plague, airborn bacteria spread like flu. It can be in the body for more than a week — highly contagious but not revealing tell-tale symptoms."

Source: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2146286.ece

[Edited 2009-01-18 23:20:13]
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RE: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists

Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:01 am

Hey, whaddaya know!

Karma works!
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:49 am

Karma works until they realise that if one person is sick, they quickly get them into a populated area and it spreads more. :S
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:26 am

Aha. In the Sun is it? Get back to me later.

See
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/

For other news such as Streaker Shock at Bowls Club.
 
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:30 am



Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
At least 40 al-Qaeda fanatics died horribly after being struck down with the disease that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages.

HAHA!
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:04 am

Biological warfare? Not impossible but very political incorrect.
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:16 am



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 5):
Biological warfare? Not impossible but very political incorrect.

As tantalizing as that may be, for people who relish in conspiracy theories... they give us way too much credit.

Why spend the immense effort to successfully introduce the plague into a known terrorist camp, when a lovely tomahawk can solve the problem, far more easily?

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:32 am

That would be a nice gift for Bin Laden.
Allah in their mouth, the devil in their heads - that´s Allahs revenge for the terrorists blasphemy!

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:41 am

Well, Algerians don´t allow Tomahawks on their turf I think and it´s a better way to get the sympathizers as well? Definitly more lowkey as well...
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:04 pm



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 8):
Well, Algerians don´t allow Tomahawks on their turf I think and it´s a better way to get the sympathizers as well? Definitly more lowkey as well...

lol... again, I appreciate your strong confidence in our abilities... but really... biological warfare on a small camp?

Take a look at the hundreds of other camps we have successfully eradicated. If it wasn't a JDAM, or a tomahawk, or a small bomb... it was always the easiest, and most expedient, method at killing those f*ckers.

Biological warfare... perhaps if Hollywood was running the show... or if the conspiracy theorists had their way... but in reality, it's just not the case.

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:12 pm

So you work in Algeria?
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:02 pm



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 10):

From time to time.
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:19 pm



Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
At least 40 al-Qaeda fanatics died horribly after being struck down with the disease that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages.

Live like the Middle Ages, die like the Middle Ages.  Smile

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:07 pm



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 2):
Karma works until they realise that if one person is sick, they quickly get them into a populated area and it spreads more. :S

It's easily treatable with doxycycline or gentamicin. The problem is that the terrorists can't go for medical care because doing so will reveal them.

There is no risk to the public from plague.
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:10 pm



Quoting Mir (Reply 12):
Live like the Middle Ages, die like the Middle Ages. Smile

Haha, how true... Big grin
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RE: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terror

Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:22 pm

Alessandro,

I happen to concur -- I think it's bio-warfare.

I just hope the spread of this thing doesn't end up spreading all over the place and taking out innocent (non al-qaeda, non-terrorist) people.


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[Edited 2009-01-19 10:25:40]
 
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:35 pm



Quoting Mir (Reply 12):
Live like the Middle Ages, die like the Middle Ages.

 rotfl 

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:38 pm



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 8):
Well, Algerians don´t allow Tomahawks on their turf I think and it´s a better way to get the sympathizers as well?

And you think that would stop the US from taking them out?!  duck 

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 15):

I happen to concur -- I think it's bio-warfare.

Here we go...

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RE: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists

Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:44 pm

Mir,

Quote:
Live like the Middle Ages, die like the Middle Ages.

I thought it went "Those who live by the sword get shot by those who live by the gun"?


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Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:54 pm



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
It's easily treatable with doxycycline or gentamicin. The problem is that the terrorists can't go for medical care because doing so will reveal them.

There is no risk to the public from plague.

Exactly, if there´s a outbreak of a disease from a biological weapon, you can trace the sympatizers as well when they seek medical assistant.
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:58 pm



Quoting Mir (Reply 12):
Live like the Middle Ages, die like the Middle Ages.

LOL! Classic.... well played, sir!  Smile
 
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:13 pm



Quoting Blackbird (Reply 15):
I happen to concur -- I think it's bio-warfare.

A statement based on absolutely no evidence, except a penchant for conspiracy theories. The fact that in every event, you seek to position yourself on the fringe, completely destroys your credibility.

What evidence do you have to support your argument? What was the delivery vehicle? Alessandro said Algeria does not allow US military missiles, or aircraft, to fly through their airspace... so tell us how we did it. Tell us how the terrorists went unnoticed of this diabolical plan? And please, don't include the fact that many of these camps are absolutely filthy, with horrendous sanitary standards, and many of the people training there would live no better than an animal.... and frequently suffer from disease outbreaks. Why don't you actually give us a factual argument, instead of wild claims?

I am sorry, but simply because Andrea has a "gut feeling" is not enough to make a convincing case, or any case for that matter. Especially since Andrea in a well known connoisseur of conspiracy theories.

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RE: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists

Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:26 am

I still think I smell a rat!!

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Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:33 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 6):
Why spend the immense effort to successfully introduce the plague into a known terrorist camp, when a lovely tomahawk can solve the problem, far more easily?

Now, I'm not going to say that it is biological warfare, and I can definitely understand and agree with your statement. Yet, on the other hand, there are so many levels of secrecy in military operations, most of which none of us will ever know about. So, having said that, one could assume that this was a quick and simple test to see if a particular form of biological warfare works and is effective.

Like I said, I'm not saying thats the deal here, but it could be possible.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll finish reading my Tom Clancy novels Big grin

[Edited 2009-01-19 16:35:53]
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:35 am

Hey, here's another conspiracy theory just for yucks...

What if THOSE f**kers were experimenting with something and it backfired on THEM??

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Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:49 am



Quoting Cptkrell (Reply 24):
What if THOSE f**kers were experimenting with something and it backfired on THEM??

You mean like playing with anthrax backfired on, now who did it backfire on?
 
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:56 am

Baroque, I guess I don't understand your question.

I was alluding to a theory (however far-fetched it may be) that possibly the terrorists were experimenting with the plague and it got them before they could get anyone else. regards...jack
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