According to the article pasted at the end of this blog post, an Al-Qaeda cell of about 40 terrorists was killed by the plague. According to the article - it was first thought the group got the plague from fleas on rats, but instead the cell was working on developing biological weapons.
At some point, diseased terrorists could go out through the population spreading this disease or another equally deadly disease. I suppose this would allow them to be considered martyrs for Allah.
I have been wondering what possible precautions might be taken by the general public to avoid getting sick or to find some natural help in case someone did get sick.
Have any of you read of anything specific to the plague?
I suppose things like medicinal mushrooms like those from New Chapter, Oregno oil, and grapefruit seed extract would be helpful.
And what about elderberry extract? I think elderberry is in Sambucol. That is supposed to be effective againsgt bird flu - but it is pretty expensive.
I also wonder if any of these things might be helpful with smallpox or anthrax- something else I have read terrorists are dabbling in.
Have any of you read anything that might be helpful?
Al-Qaeda cell killed by Black Death 'was developing biological weapons'
An al-Qaeda cell killed by the Black Death may have been developing biological weapons when it was infected, it has been reported.
Last Updated: 6:10PM GMT 20 Jan 2009
The group of 40 terrorists were reported to have been killed by the plague at a training camp in Algeria earlier this month.
It was initially believed that they could have caught the disease through fleas on rats attracted by poor living conditions in their forest hideout.
But there are now claims the cell was developing the disease as a weapon to use against western cities.
Experts said that the group was developing chemical and biological weapons.
Dr Igor Khrupinov, a biological weapons expert at Georgia University, told The Sun: "Al-Qaeda is known to experiment with biological weapons. And this group has direct communication with other cells around the world.
"Contagious diseases, like ebola and anthrax, occur in northern Africa. It makes sense that people are trying to use them against Western governments."
Dr Khrupinov, who was once a weapons adviser to the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, added: "Instead of using bombs, people with infectious diseases could be walking through cities."
It was reported last year that up to 100 potential terrorists had attempted to become postgraduate students in Britain in an attempt to use laboratories.
Ian Kearns, from the Institute for Public Policy Research, told the newspaper: "The biological weapons threat is not going away. We're not ready for it."