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Ebola Terrorism. It's Begun!

If you run across other instances of using Ebola as a terrorist tool, post in this thread. I expect this type of activity to increase.

I've been wondering how long it would take. Ransom being demanded by terrorist from Czechoslovakian govt with threat to begin spread of Ebola in that country unless payment is made to the terrorist.

https://news.vice.com/article/blackmailers-are-threatening-the-czech-republic-with-ebola-for-bitcoin-payment

"Anonymous blackmailers are threatening to spread Ebola in the Czech Republic if the country's government does not pay them a million euros, in Bitcoin.

An email allegedly from the blackmailers, published on Monday by the country's top commercial TV station TV Nova, claimed they had "biological material" from an infected patient in Liberia......The Czech Republic's interior ministry issued a public statement saying that "the culprit or culprits are using very sophisticated communication methods," but did not elaborate on what those methods might be.

The Czech Republic currently has no confirmed cases of Ebola, although has had several scares this month."

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Trebuchet for sale.

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Dafydd.

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(NT) Interesting choice of weapon.

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James post reminded me..

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back in the day they were used for flinging corpses into castles.
Dafydd.

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that's true

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an interesting and historical concept.

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(NT) That was my first vision

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During WWII...

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The Japanese used, "flea bombs" on China. -OR- was it infected mice/rats released. Anyways, it proved NOT as effective as they wanted. Japan, more than any country during WWII advanced the concept of biological or terror threats and actually used them and/or developed them, but overall didn't forward them to practical fruition but did the groundwork, which later the US captured but at least found out about. It was a common practice to poison a well in the Philippines by throwing a body into it. It's only war...the enemy was sub-human...sound familiar??? -----Willy Happy

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People have been throwing bodies into wells

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for thousands of years along with sowing salt into the ground.

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(NT) beware of people wearing bunny suits

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Ebola, Liberia, Cannibalism

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Your sins will find you out? Makes one wonder if God's mad at these people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibalism#Africa

"In the 1980s, Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international medical charity, supplied photographic and other documentary evidence of ritualized cannibal feasts among the participants in Liberia's internecine strife to representatives of Amnesty International who were on a fact-finding mission to the neighboring state of Guinea. However, Amnesty International declined to publicize this material; the Secretary-General of the organization, Pierre Sane, said at the time in an internal communication that "what they do with the bodies after human rights violations are committed is not part of our mandate or concern". The existence of cannibalism on a wide scale in Liberia was subsequently verified.

The self-declared emperor of the Central African Republic, Jean-Bedel Bokassa (emperor Bokassa I), was tried on October 24, 1986 for several cases of cannibalism although he was never convicted.Between April 17, and April 19, 1979 a number of elementary school students were arrested after they had protested against wearing the expensive, government-required school uniforms. Around 100 were killed. Bokassa is said to have participated in the massacre, beating some of the children to death with his cane and allegedly ate some of his victims.

Further reports of cannibalism were reported against the Seleka Muslim minority during the ongoing conflict

Cannibalism has been reported in several recent African conflicts, including the Second Congo War, and the civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone. A UN human rights expert reported in July 2007 that sexual atrocities against Congolese women go "far beyond rape" and include sexual slavery, forced incest, and cannibalism. This may be done in desperation, as during peacetime cannibalism is much less frequent; at other times, it is consciously directed at certain groups believed to be relatively helpless, such as Congo Pygmies, even considered subhuman by some other Congolese. It is also reported by some that witch doctors sometimes use the body parts of children in their medicine. In the 1970s the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was reputed to practice cannibalism."

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Wasn't Liberia a country set up for ex-slaves

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after the Civil War?

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Yes

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Whether they carried that back to Africa with them, having kept it within their groups during slavery, or picked it up from their new neighbors, I don't know. I would suspect they returned with some strong elements of American civilization, but retrograded as surrounding peoples influence came back to them.

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RE: Your sins will find you out?

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Your sins will find you out? Makes one wonder if God's mad at these people.

I guess God isn't mad anymore.

Canadian lab’s Ebola vaccine protects against the deadly virus, WHO-led study shows

A new study reports that a vaccine designed by scientists working at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg induces a quick and highly protective response against the virus.

This is the first time an experimental Ebola vaccine has been shown to protect people against the deadly disease.

We have nobody in the 2,000 or so people who have been vaccinated (early) who have had an Ebola (diagnosis) 10 days after the vaccination. Nobody, zero
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That's a good thing

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because it could get loose here too.

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(NT) Wonder if the anti-vaxers will refuse this one as well?

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I would personally want to wait

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see the long term effects from such vaccine first, unless Ebola was spreading fast.

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I'm with you

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Lawyers are waiting and watching too.

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