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One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter Egendorf 12-13 These people be them terrorist or freedom fighters have for many years killed innocent men women and children for no reason In recent years biological weapons have taken terrorism to a whole new level Not only can terrorists accomplish their deeds with even more stealth but they can also kill thousands and even millions cheaply and painfully Bioterrorism has been called a disease of modern society a condition of life an art an unsurpassed weapon of psychological warfare and an antithesis of democracy and the democratic spirit Hyde Forsyth Although bioterrorism is thought to be difficult to accomplish on a large scale the national bioterrorism security should be heightened due to the recent cases of anthrax tainted mail and the leakage of information technology of bioweapons or weapons enhanced by disease to rogue states due to the collapse of the Soviet Union and its bio-weapon program Terrorists have relatively easy access to a range of sophisticated off the shelf weapons technology that can be readily adapted to their operational needs Hoffman In September 1984 a non-state sponsored terrorist cult called the Rajneeshee from Oregon intentionally contaminated many salad bars in restaurants with salmonella bacteria The incident resulted in 751 cases of enteritis inflammation of the intestine especially the small intestine usually characterized by diarrhea and 45 hospitalizations This occurred just from a weak bacteria like salmonella The threat of bioterrorism then died down for over a decade Then in 1995 the radical Aum Shinrikyo cult of Japan attacked the subways of Japan by releasing a sarin gas that killed twelve and left thousands debilitated This cult not only tried this they had allegedly launched three unsuccessful biological attacks in Japan using Anthrax and botulin toxin sending members to the former Zaire during 1992 to obtain Ebola virus for weapons development Christopher Later on it was found through intelligence officials that the cults main
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