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Thursday, April 14, 2005

We Have Met the Enemy

Not Iran. Not North Korea. Not Russia or China or Cuba or Pakistan or Syria. Certainly not Iraq. The nation whose weapons of mass destruction pose the gravest threat, and probably the only serious one, to America and Americans is the United States of America. Whether accidentally or on purpose, by foreign terrorists or domestic ones, this country's huge stockpiles of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons are a grave threat to the lives of all of us. Heather Wokusch details how the distribution of a deadly flu virus to thousands of labs around the world is just the tip of the iceberg as far as biological dangers go. In the past few years, "research" into bioweapons, supposedly to prepare for an attack, has increased, while oversight has largely disappeared.