One of the problems with advanced weapons of terror is that they are complicated things. Just in trying to get them to work properly they can backfire on you. IED’s explode on the people building them. Airline passengers on Flight 93 rebel violently against their hijackers. Somali pirates die horribly when opening radioactive cargo containers.
At least 40 al-Qaeda fanatics died horribly after being struck down with the disease that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages. The killer bug, also known as the plague, swept through insurgents training at a forest camp in Algeria, North Africa. It came to light when security forces found a body by a roadside.
The victim was a terrorist in AQLIM (al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb), the largest and most powerful al-Qaeda group outside the Middle East. Now al-Qaeda chiefs fear the plague has been passed to other terror cells — or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
One security source said: “This is the deadliest weapon yet in the war against terror. Most of the terrorists do not have the basic medical supplies needed to treat the disease. “It spreads quickly and kills within hours. This will be really worrying al-Qaeda.”
The al-Qaeda epidemic began in the cave hideouts of AQLIM in Tizi Ouzou province, 150km east of the capital Algiers. The group, led by wanted terror boss Abdelmalek Droudkal, was forced to turn its shelters in the Yakouren forest into mass graves and flee.
The extremists supporting madman Osama bin Laden went to Bejaia and Jijel provinces — hoping the plague did not go with them. A source said: “The emirs (leaders) fear surviving terrorists will surrender to escape a horrible death.”
This is particularly ironic in that ” the basic medical supplies needed to treat the disease” of Bubonic Plague would start with soap and water – both of which are in short supply backwoods of the Middle East and Southwest Asia.
But we’ve got plenty of that stuff around here.
And I don’t think it’s any coincidence that this outbreak happens right around the time of Obama’s inauguration, either. A bioweapon like the Plague would be devastating to the crowds of people crammed into the Mall in Washington to watch Obama’s swearing-in.
Yep – those terrorists sure like us better now that Obama’s been elected, don’t they?