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  • kuackdoc kuackdoc Jan 28, 2013 12:34 PM Flag

    genetically altered smallpox virus that may make current vaccinations ineffective

    BELLAMY VAN AAIST, LOPEZ, KAHLILI: Scent of ‘germ’ warfare raises fear in the Mideast

    By Jill Bellamy van Aalst and Clare Lopez and Reza Kahlili

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 The Washington Times

    Among the more than 16 biological agents that Iran reportedly is developing are anthrax, Ebola, encephalitis, biological toxins, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), cholera, smallpox and plague.

    Worse yet, Iran, with North Korea’s help, has genetically altered the smallpox virus in ways that may make current vaccinations ineffective.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/24/scent-of-germ-warfare-raises-fear-in-the-mideast/#ixzz2JICht3AL

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/24/scent-of-germ-warfare-raises-fear-in-the-mideast/

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    • Author's Profiles

      Clare M. Lopez

      Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues. Specific areas of expertise include Islam and Iran. Lopez began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving domestically and abroad for 20 years in a variety of assignments, and acquiring extensive expertise in counterintelligence, counternarcotics, and counterproliferation issues with a career regional focus on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She has served in or visited over two dozen nations worldwide, and speaks several languages, including Spanish, Bulgarian, French, German, and Russian, and currently is studying Farsi .......

      Reza Kahlili

      REZA KAHLILI is the pseudonym of a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard member who worked undercover as a CIA agent for several years in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

      He spent an idyllic childhood in Tehran, the capital of Iran, surrounded by a close-knit upper middle-class family and two spirited boyhood friends. The Iran of his youth allowed Reza to think and act freely, and even indulge a penchant for rebellious pranks in the face of the local mullahs.

      His political and personal freedoms flourished while he continued his education in America during the ’70s. He returned to Iran shortly after the Revolution eager to help rebuild his country, honestly believing that freedom and democracy would prevail and lead his country into a glorious future.......

      Jill Bellamy-Van Aalst

      Bellamy van Aalst is a biological warfare threat analyst

      Created by The Beacham Group, LLC, Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) is a uniquely comprehensive resource for the study of political violence of all kinds. In cooperation with a team of 2800 experts, TRAC gathers the best information for exploration of this topic by faculty, scholars, students, government and defense professionals, as well as the general public.........

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      • This would not post, swap in “C weapons” and “B weapons” to fool the screeners. If it posts, well, that might have been it. You can figure out what they mean…

        IRAN PROTECTING SYRIA'S C WEAPONS
        TEL AVIV, Israel – According to informed Middle Eastern security officials, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard units are currently working to help Syria secure its missile arsenal and sensitive military installations and components, including the country’s C weapons.
        The officials said Iran is acting to protect Syria from further possible Israeli airstrikes.
        On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Iran had stepped up its military and financial aid to the Syrian government. She did not divulge any more details. She was speaking after last week’s Israeli strike in Syria.
        The Syrian army claimed Israeli war planes had bombed a military research center northwest of Damascus, but the U.S. and others said the targets were convoys carrying weapons intended for Hezbollah in Lebanon.
        In Beirut on Thursday, Syria’s ambassador said Damascus could make “a surprise decision to respond to the aggression of the Israeli warplanes.” He gave no details but said Syria was “defending its sovereignty and its land.”
        Regarding Syrian C weapons, in December WND reported Iran had passed nonconventional weapons to Syria for possible use in the event the regime of Bashar al-Assad faces imminent collapse, according to knowledgeable Middle Eastern security officials.
        Last month, WND reported Israeli special forces were operating inside Syria to track the country’s non-conventional weapons as well as any such weapons that may be in possession of the rebels, according to informed Middle Eastern intelligence sources.
        The sources confirmed a Sunday Times report from December that also noted Israeli special forces were on the ground in Syria working as spotters to track the regime’s stocks of C and B weapons.
        “For years we’ve known the exact location of Syria’s C and B munitions,” an Israeli source told the Sunday Times. “But in the past week we’ve got signs that munitions have been moved to new locations.”

      • Doc, from the PPS, and the "Like" thumbs up on this board, apparently no one cares. Let's you and I move on. No sense pumping a dead stock.

        So, how 'bout those Ravens!!!

      • ....are any of them buying SIGA? It could certainly use an endorsement.

    • REUTERS

      LONDON | Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:49am EST

      LONDON (Reuters) - Israeli forces attacked a convoy on the Syrian-Lebanese border overnight, a Western diplomat and regional security sources said on Wednesday, as concern has grown in the Jewish state over the fate of Syrian chemical and advanced conventional weapons.

      BORDER STRIKE

      Whether the strike took place within Syrian territory, or over the border in Lebanon, could affect any escalation from the incident. Iran, Israel's arch-foe and one of Damascus's few allies, said on Saturday it would consider any attack on Syria as an attack on itself.

      DEBKAfile Special Report January 30, 2013, 3:00 PM (GMT+02:00)

      Western sources: Israeli aircraft target Hizballah missiles in Zabadani. S. Syria

      Israeli warplanes carried out overnight sorties up until Wednesday, Jan. 30 against missile and arms convoys standing ready in southern Syria for transfer to Hizballah in Lebanon, according to Western sources..

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      • « Breaking News »
        Iran: US sanctions imposed to raise tension
        DEBKAfile February 8, 2013, 1:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
        Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that US sanctions imposed this week to force Tehran to scrap sensitive nuclear work were aimed at "creating tension, crisis and instability" and “a gap between the nation and government” in the Islamic state ahead of its June presidential elections.

    • Author's Profiles

      Clare M. Lopez

      Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues. Specific areas of expertise include Islam and Iran. Lopez began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving domestically and abroad for 20 years in a variety of assignments, and acquiring extensive expertise in counterintelligence, counternarcotics, and counterproliferation issues with a career regional focus on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She has served in or visited over two dozen nations worldwide, and speaks several languages, including Spanish, Bulgarian, French, German, and Russian, and currently is studying Farsi .......

      Reza Kahlili

      REZA KAHLILI is the pseudonym of a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard member who worked undercover as a CIA agent for several years in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

      He spent an idyllic childhood in Tehran, the capital of Iran, surrounded by a close-knit upper middle-class family and two spirited boyhood friends. The Iran of his youth allowed Reza to think and act freely, and even indulge a penchant for rebellious pranks in the face of the local mullahs.

      His political and personal freedoms flourished while he continued his education in America during the ’70s. He returned to Iran shortly after the Revolution eager to help rebuild his country, honestly believing that freedom and democracy would prevail and lead his country into a glorious future.......

      Jill Bellamy-Van Aalst

      Bellamy van Aalst is a biological warfare threat analyst

      Created by The Beacham Group, LLC, Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) is a uniquely comprehensive resource for the study of political violence of all kinds. In cooperation with a team of 2800 experts, TRAC gathers the best information for exploration of this topic by faculty, scholars, students, government and defense professionals, as well as the general public.........

    • Well, if it makes current "smallpox vaccinations ineffective" why would you extrapolate that "current smallpox anti virals" would still be effective?

      And would Iran's "genetically altered smallpox virus" survive 150,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit when we make their country a parking lot after they unleashed that junk on our citizens?

    • Good find!

      Also GOOG "Reza Kahlili" for others.

      IMO

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Great find Kuack.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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