Ebola Virus As ISIS Bio-Weapon?

ISIS may already be thinking of using Ebola as a low-tech weapon of bio-terror, says a national security expert, who notes that the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” and terror groups like it would not even have to weaponize the virus to attempt to wreak strategic global infection. Such groups could simply use human carriers to intentionally infect themselves in West Africa, then disseminate the deadly virus via the world’s air transportation system....

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Dealing With Our Fears of Ebola and ISIS

They are dark, unseen enemies, come from far away – and they are scaring us witless. ISIS is not a disease, and Ebola is not a terror organization. But fear is their common currency: intentional for one, inevitable for the other. Today they can seem to be working in tandem, a pincer movement paralyzing the world’s governments as it terrifies the world’s people. Each time one advances, the space for the other expands. From the vantage point of the...

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