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  • kageglantz kageglantz Sep 4, 2013 12:09 PM Flag

    Jill Bellamy (Dekker) surfaces with warning of Syrian bioterror

    I'd thought she'd dropped off the map, but Jill Bellamy Dekker is back as Jill Bellamy van Aalst. Here is an excerpt from a recent bioterror warning from her written AFTER the Syrian chemical attack in Israel Hayom (on line):

    "Given the probable use of chemical weapons by Assad's forces in Jobar, we should be equally concerned about Syria's biological weapon programs, which have the capacity to cause global epidemics. With the exception of Israel, the international community and media seem heedless that Assad would actually release biological warfare agents.

    Assad views chemical and biological weapons as two components of his conventional arsenal. Syria has designated and trained military units in the use and deployment of both chemical and biological weapons. Like the late Saddam Hussein, Assad has demonstrated that he will use these unconventional weapons against his own citizens. The international community must now begin to plan for the use of biological warfare Category A agents (anthrax, botulinum toxin, smallpox, plague, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola), given the significant global impact of such an attack.

    Assad's chemical and biological weapons programs are long-term and strategic in nature. The reality of chemical and biological weapons programs is that these are clandestine and Syria's most valued weapon class. The Assad regime has for years designated targets for its chemical weapons. It has also made statements, most recently in July 2012, acknowledging its chemical and biological weapons programs. In 2006, it considered chemical and biological weapons part of its conventional arsenal."

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