|Subject: RE: Re: very recent
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 23:09:39 -0600
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Some things I follow, and some I don't, because of the time required. Just now, I'm concentrating intensely on completing the book, which still needs about two months work.
So I haven't paid more than casual attention to the disappearances. We'll just have to wait and see if anything else turns up on them. I do know that the Feds are very, very closely watching any "private labs" now doing what could be turned into dangerous biological warfare related research. With good reason. We're still braced for a major attack on one or more of our cities. The foreign assets to do it are already in country, as is known.
What really bothers me is smallpox. During the last decade, anyone with guts and money could have bought it from the Russian biowar labs, after the Russian economy collapsed. Almost certainly some of the terrorist-sponsoring countries bought some. That means that some of the assets in the U.S. could indeed have smallpox agent. Simply releasing smallpox in a substantial city, anywhere on earth, will result in killing some 2 billion people -- nearly one-third the human population.
In my view, it's a near certainty that it will be released. A question of when, not if. Of course I hope I wind up being very, very wrong on that!