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There is no longer a question of whether or not a bioterrorist will attack but rather the question remains when will they attack It is highly likely that a terrorist group could threaten or attack Americans with germs within the next few years according to President Clinton Solomon Biological warfare intentionally uses viruses bacteria fungi or toxins from living organisms and death or disease in humans animals or plants Fermentation can be used to produce such bacterial agents as anthrax brucellosis cholera meloidosis plague q fever or tularemia Other viral agents are smallpox cimean congo HF rift valley fever and vee Use of these types of viruses and bacteria are becoming widespread in many areas of the world because they can affect many people efficiently and are cost effective Biological weapons can ve traced back to Exodus when God placed the ten plagues upon the Egyptians as a result of Pharaohs refusal to free the Jews from slavery These plagues included blood frogs vermin flies murrain boils hail locusts darkness and the slaying of the first born Even though this type of warfare may have had origins as early as Exodus the methods of making these germs is described in scientific literature and is no secret to terrorists This germ warfare is an especially serious threat for several different reasons The first reason is the ability of these germ agents to be undetectable to spy technology Secondly the warfare labs that are used to produce these germs are difficult to detect and major nations sometimes work together collectively to produce these agents for use in warfare Most importantly it is against this threat that there may be no defense Even though bioterrorism has been banned it poses the greatest threat upon the Western World because of the mobility of their population For this reason it is necessary for extremists to use aerosol dispersion to contaminate food water o r air resulting in the death of
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