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TERRORISM SITREP (english)
by Dr. Martin Brass
08 Mar 2003
BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS ALERT:
RICIN found in London terrorist cell and in Afghan cave. Ricin, made from castor beans, is 6,000 times more deadly than cyanide, one gram capable of killing 36,000. Four times more toxic than cobra venom 70 micrograms can kill a human. Violent Death. Fever, diarrhea, vomiting; respiratory system, kidney, liver and immune system failure within 24 to 36 hours. Death in 3-4 days. No known cure after onset of symptoms. Ricin easily made, stored and transported. Terror Tactics: spread by aerosol, poisoning food or water supplies. BOTOX. CIA said Iraq has 33-44 pounds of botulinum toxin, Botox ingredient. Kills within 24 hours by paralyzing breathing and organs. U.S. military unprepared, lacking proper vaccines or antidotes.
Speculation that 1,000 passengers on three cruise ships may have been infected with Norwalk virus by terrorists.
British DOCTORS ON ALERT in “Most dangerous discovery since 9-11.” Ricin found in apartment of six Algerians suspected of al-Qaeda links. Royal Navy deployed to Gulf; 3,000 Royal Marines, 16-vessel fleet. The 7th Armoured Brigade and some of 4th Armoured Brigade are training in Germany as Challenger 2 tanks and AS90 self-propelled guns are modified for desert warfare. Reservists mobilized, 1,500 called up amid rabid opposition to war in Parliament and by citizens.
Anti-war demonstrations: 77% oppose war with Iraq.
Two bomb blasts rip government building in Grozny, Chechen Republic — 80 dead, dozens injured.
Two suicide bombers in Tel Aviv kill 22 and wound dozens of others. Israeli Helicopter gun ships responded with rockets into Gaza City. Arrow anti-missile system activated in preparation for Iraqi Scud missile attacks if U.S. attacks Iraq.
Pentagon, preparing for year and half of military control with peacekeeping forces, deploys 62,000 troops to total 150,000. Civil war predicted if U.S. attacks. STARVING: Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis expected in food grab, in makeshift refugee camp on Kuwait-Iraq border.
AXIS OF EVIL MEMBER: being supplied with Weapons of Mass destruction by China and Russia.
Ambush by Islamic militants on military convoy kills 43 soldiers, 13 civilians.
Home of several 9-11 suicide bombers, arrests 43 members of fundamentalist Islamic Jihad group planning to attack government officials and foreign targets.
Californian con-victed of conspiracy to launch poison-gas attacks on U.S. and Israeli targets, hosting U.S. and Israeli tourists during 2000 New Year celebration, sentenced to death.
Three American missionaries killed by Islamic extremist, who cradled gun like baby to gain entry to hospital.
Tamil Liberation Tigers considered most ruthless, most disciplined terrorist group responsible for more than half of worldwide suicide attacks according internal source. Tiger boss, brags that attack on U.S.S. Cole copied from tigers
AXIS OF EVIL member has nukes. President Kim Jong Il expels UN surveillance and threatens war with Korea’s “third largest army in world” if U.S. imposes sanctions. CHINA and PAKISTAN armed No. Korea; 37,000 U.S. SOLDIERS caught in political crossfire, one soldier stabbed in Seoul in escalating anti-U.S. demonstrations.
U.S. Special Forces training 300 counterparts for six weeks. Abu Sayyaff member arrested on ferry from Basilan Island.
Arrested 31 members of Jemaah Islamiyah, who plotted to blow-up U.S., Australian, British and Israeli Embassies in Singapore.
“With radical agenda and enhanced skills acquired from al-Qaeda, these groups (other than al-Qaeda), if left unchecked will pose a grave threat to the security of Southeast Asia for a long time to come,” NY Times quotes Singapore government. Most dangerous: Jemaah Islamiya. Most Wanted: Hambali, link between JI and al-Qaeda.
Car bomb ex-plodes outside military base 400 kilometers from Bogota. Four dead, 15 injured. U.S. Special Forces due to train Colombian troops in rebel anti-terror tactics. Rebels blowing-up power sources and communications.
President Hugo Chavez donated $1 million to al-Qaeda. Chavez, connected to five terrorist organizations, warns that he is ready to declare “exceptional” security measures including martial law. Two Chavez supporters assassinated by police officers in opposition march and stone-throwing demonstrations.