Tuesday, December 02, 2008


A congressionally mandated report says that there probably will be a WMD attack somewhere in the world by 2013. According to the report, it will probably be a biological attack.

If that's the case, at least the US must be one of the safest places to be. It has spent $41bn since the 2001 anthrax attacks on the bio-terror threat. 15,000 scientists, including for a time Bruce Ivins, are working on the threat. We are actually in a state of emergency, though Homeland Security says there isn't really an emergency. See if you can figure this out:
On October 1, 2008 DHHS Secretary Leavitt, in consultation with DHS Secretary Chertoff, issued a Declaration of an anthrax emergency, invoking the provisions of PREPA for anthrax countermeasures through 2015 (http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/846427.html) . On October 10, additional Declarations were issued for smallpox, botulinum toxin and radiation sickness emergencies. Secretary Chertoff acknowledged to Secretary Leavitt in a September 23, 2008 memorandum there was no evidence of an anthrax emergency, but that the non-negligible risk of a future anthrax epidemic was sufficient to declare an emergency and trigger PREPA’s liability protections.
And the US will be even safer soon, because we're going to be stationing 20,000 combat troops in the homeland, ready to respond to terrorist attacks, public unrest, and crowd control.

I mean, how safe can you get? You might be out of work, homeless, hungry and hopeless, but unless something goes really wrong you can sleep easy at night in your cardboard box knowing that the government is doing everything, and spending everything it can to protect you from dangerous terrorists. Don't you feel better already?


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