Enemies and Biological Weapons
Byline: Gary Anderson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
If the Nigerian Christmas crotch bomber had been infected with a deadly biological disease rather than wearing an explosive diaper, he likely would have caused a pandemic of worldwide proportions. Every person on the ground in Amsterdam and Detroit would have in turn become an unknowing terrorist weapon. Passengers leaving the plane in Detroit and changing planes likely would have infected people in a wide variety locations through the United States and Canada.
This is the inadvertent impact of globalization on the potential use of biological warfare by international terrorists described by Daniel M. Gerstein in his book Bioterror in the 21st Century. He points to a chilling autobiography by one of …
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Publication information: Article title: Enemies and Biological Weapons. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 15, 2010. Page number: B07. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.