Terrorists groups have become smart and have used anthrax in letters so victims will become infected upon opening. The U.S. has since taken safety precautions to prevent attacks from happening in the future (History of Bioterrorism n.p.). Health care facilities are very concerned about the outbreak of a biological agent attack. Bioterrorism was a powerful deterrent to war because of its rareness, but now almost every country has biological weapons that could wipe ou... ... middle of paper ... ...vention Programs Justifiable? - Volume 3, Number 2-June 1997 - Emerging Infectious Disease Journal - CDC."
An autopsy showed Mr. Stevens died of inhalation anthrax. Subsequent anthrax illnesses among people exposed to letters laced with anthrax frightened the nation. Some thought the letters might also contain smallpox, but fortunately this was not the case. “There had been only eighteen cases of inhalation anthrax in the past hundred years in the United States, and the last reported case had been twenty-three years earlier” (5). It is no wonder that people became alarmed at the threat of a major anthrax outbreak.
If this technology were to be developed, not only would terrorist organizations have the power to infect and annihilate millions using Ebola, but they could also alter the way we fight our wars by replacing physical combat with biological warfare. While Ebola seems to have become the “hot topic” of the hour, for the vast majority it is a novel and unheard of concept. The question must be asked, what is Ebola, and what is it that makes it so scary? Ebola is a virus which causes the infected person to bleed both internally and externally. In addition to massive blood loss, it also causes the immune system to shut down, leading to the decomposition of the body’s vital organs.
Lastly I will cover the history of using Botulinum Toxin as a bioweapon by terrorist around the world and what our leadership in congress plan to do to stop the efforts of weaponizing Botulinum Toxin. Before we start, what exactly is a biological substance? As defined in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary (Biological, 2014) Biological means of or relating to life and living things. Since the beginning of time there have been biological substances. Think of the flu virus in the early 1900’s, it killed thousands of people.
Like thousand of legal migrant from Pacific Nations believes the government should be liable for their health care obligations. They should compensate for them for the radioactive 67 nuclear bombs released there. Luckily on September 1st the federal judge of Hawaii gave an order to halt Hawaii from stopping the dialysis treatment and chemotherapy to the Pacific islanders. The left behind residue of the bomb made the rate of cancer go up by 9 %. The common cancers found in the people are skin, Leukemia, thyroid, lung, stomach, and brain cancer.
The smaller bomb was designed to form part of a cluster bomb contai... ... middle of paper ... ...gh. He said his team encountered buried anthrax spores that have survived hundreds of years. He told a newspaper, “I would not go walking on Gruinard Island. If anthrax is still active at Soutra, there is no reason to suppose it has not survived on more recent sites. It is a very resilient and deadly bacterium.” Works Cited United States National Research Council (2005).
Chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons are designed to yield a great number of deaths. Regarding the ethical use of CBW, while looking at the larger context of war, one must determine the value of life. As backed by Virtues Ethics, this mass killing caused by CBW is unethical and unjustified. Introduction News of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons seem to plague today's newspapers. Taking a glance at headlines, one would read about current issues regarding Iraqi disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, Russian government intentional use of a gas that killed rebels and hostages, and terrorist threats on the United States.
Evidence of this came in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s there were reports that the Soviet Union was using biological weapons in Laos, Kampuchea, and Afghanistan (Mayer p 4). In conclusion, it is clear that a biological weapon is wrong. When Saddam Hussein threatened to turn the Persian Gulf War into “the mother of all wars” the world shook with the possible implications. The United States managed to divert the course of the war such as this did not happen. In other situation these results have not been as successful, unfortunately, and many people have suffered and died.
Throughout the history of the Army Chemical Corps, many weapons of mass destructions have evolved. Many governments have established policies to regulate the production and use of weapons of mass destruction, to include the United States. This essay will discuss the Soviet Union’s biological weapons program. You will read about the history of the Soviet Biopreparat, how it was established, the scientists and officials that started this program, and the demise of their biological weapons program. This paper will also inform you about the top secret facilities used and how the program was named as a cover to keep it secret from the rest of the world.
Noam Chomsky argues in the article ““Looking Back on 9/11: Was there an Alternative” that by rushing into this war, the U.S just fell into bin-Laden’s trap of forcing them to engage in many expensive wars that would drive them to bankruptcy (Chomsky). Whereas as the in the article titled ““A Counterterrorism Strategy for the "Next Wave"”, the Heritage Society disputes that the war and the negative effects of it are justifiable because it is for the greater good, it is to prevent terrorism. They insist on spe... ... middle of paper ... ...r’ Became Everyone’s Islamophobia and the Impact of September 11 on the Political Terrain of South and Southeast Asia.” HUMAN ARCHITECTURE: JOURNAL OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE 1 (2006): 20-50. Piazza, James and James Igoe Walsh. “Physical Integrity Rights and Terrorism.” Terrorism and Human Rights (2010).