wake up, wake up, wake up
the "black death" hasn't been eradicated by any means. we've even had a couple of cases in the U.S. every year. but for 40 to die at one training camp?
several commenters to the above linked article seem to think it is a well performed and successful CIA operation. idiots.
what could it be? sanitation and lack of sufficient modern medical treatment perhaps?
or what is most frightening: "with Pneumonic Plague, airborne bacteria spread like flu". does an airborne plague outbreak in a terror cell training center bother anyone else? are they working on, or training with this bacteria in preparation of a new offensive in the islamofascist war on civilization?
stay tuned. hopefully it's just the hand of the cosmic joker being revealed, and not something much darker and far more sinister.
update update: this just in 1/20/09... it looks like the sun pulled the above mentioned article, and any reference to it. but there are now several other news sources that are talking about it. i'll just reference the first on the search engine: Fox News article headline: Report: Al Qaeda Group Bungled Test of Unconventional Weapon. a small snippet from the article:
He said authorities in the first week of January intercepted an urgent communication between the leadership of Al Qaeda in the Land of the Maghreb (AQIM) and Al Qaeda's leadership in the tribal region of Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan. The communication suggested that an area sealed to prevent leakage of a biological or chemical substance had been breached, according to the official.
UPI report:Plague killing al-Qaida terrorists
Times of India: Plague sweeps Qaida camp in Africa, 40 die
Telegraph.co.uk: Black Death 'kills al-Qaeda operatives in Algeria'
there are to date 84 other references to this on google news search. is it real? don't know. do i hope it's real, and that the survivors have all scurried back to the main al-Q camps, carrying the plague with them? a-yup.