Why were liberals so quick to dismiss the dangers of Radical Islam? That is a mystery. Perhaps so many were caught up pushing gay rights, pushing abortion, and doping up on medical marijuana that they never saw this coming.
That's exactly what lead to the San Bernadino, California terrorist attack in 2015.
The shocking reality is this: Anywhere that a moderate "peace loving" Muslim currently works is now a possible target of an ISIS terrorist attack if that moderate Muslim ever turns to Jihad.
And even if those moderate Muslims never turn to Jihad themselves, more and more their own kids, brought up in Western countries like the United States and U.K., are being lead right in.
Even if the media tells you a weaponized virus is not much of a threat, keep reading to learn why the threat is worse than most people realize. You are in for a shock as we connect these dots for you!
Although ISIS fighters themselves have been infected with the Leishmaniasis flesh-eating virus and even with Ebola, there's a huge risk that they'll find ways to infect the West with viruses, whether accidentally or on purpose.
Now, weaponized viruses aren't something new. In the weeks following the 9-11 attacks, 5 people died and 17 others were infected when anthrax spores were mailed to certain key people in the U.S. But that was on a small scale. If the right virus falls into the wrong hands, it could truly be the end of the west as we know it.
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What's important to know is that viruses are everywhere including inside our bodies. Human beings are known to have "friendly viruses" inside that actually protect them from infections. Not all viruses are bad, it all depends on what they are "programmed" to do.
A weaponized virus is, obviously, one that's specifically used by people to kill people, and it would have to:
Be able to quickly establish an infection inside the host
Spread from person to person, the faster the "better"
Be sent via a good delivery mechanism (such as blankets contaminated with small pox that took the lives of a large number of Native Americans back in a previous century as the U.S. sought land that belonged to the natives and moved west.)
Influenza (the Spanish Flu of 1918 took the lives of millions of people)
Smallpox (decimated Native Americans, reducing their numbers to a figure the early U.S. government could finally conquer)
Anthrax (currently some segments of U.S. forces are vaccinated against anthrax due to the threat our government believes exists from an anthrax attack)
and the Hantavirus family
Not every virus can be "weaponized", though. The British did it with anthrax (Britain's Biological Warfare), botulism (yes, the kind you'd get from some spoiled canned foods) and brucellosis and even black plague. After that, the US started doing the same thing.
Ebola, for instance, doesn't spread that quickly and an infected terrorist would have a limited window of opportunity to pass it on to others. Plus, Ebola spreads through bodily fluids so it may not be the ideal weapon for them to kill us but it will surely be more than enough to scare us.
Still, there are other viruses that are more lethal that can fall into the hands of terrorists. According to doctor Filippa Lentzos from King's College London, quoted by The Guardian: The risk of small-scale bioterrorism is very likely in an article on Ebola as a biological weapon.
Spread them into the air,
Infect their own people and then send them to our own towns to pass the virus,
Use animals and insects,
Via snail mail (as has been done with Anthrax)
Or target food crops and food supplies (the Nipah Virus is one example)
As far as I can see it, it's not a matter of having the money and power to do this, it's about having the know-how. And once they figure out how to do it, they'll move fast.
Terrorist organizations are aware of the possibility, of course. According to an article in Newsweek, the terrorist group Boko Haram (who's pledged allegiance to ISIS) has not only killed more people than Ebola but has also hindered efforts to stop it. Radical Muslims as well as some moderate Muslims, as we know, are against Western medicine.
During the outbreak of 2014, there were heightened security measures at airports receiving flights and passengers from Africa but, as we all know, terrorists are able to take control of planes. It's likely that they either tried or will try to get Ebola into the West at some point.
When out in public, you and your family each need to practice frequent handwashing. Frequent handwashing is important -- not because it'll make you immune to viruses but because it can decrease the chances of getting infected by some of them. Wash hands well with soap, hot water, and even use a hand sanitizer if available. In fact, I highly recommend you keep hand sanitizer in your survival bags and your car, you never know when you'll need it.
The act of opening doors to stores, schools and offices, using gas pumps, using ATM machines, touching products on shelves, handling money, or even shaking hands with others are all easy ways that viruses can be exchanged.
Then of course there are the viruses that can be caught by the air you breathe, such as several strains of flu (including the rare and deadly strains that can take the lives of large numbers of people in several countries during just one pandemic like the 1918 Spanish Flu mentioned earlier).
As soon as a pandemic starts, wear a gas mask. You'll have to be tuned into the news of course to come to an early conclusion that we've been attacked. Don't wait to long or you may be one of the first people sickened by an exploding pandemic. N95 respirators, though very popular among preppers, do NOT provide protection against viruses (proof). Facemasks are, in theory, better, but, again, there's no guarantee.
The surest way to protect your face from viruses is to wear a gas mask. They are a little more expensive but they offer protection against a lot more threats (such as nuclear and chemical). Sure, an N95 may cost pennies but for an industrial strength gas mask that can protect you from deadly viruses (as well as nuclear fallout and hazardous chemicals in the air), expect to pay three hundred dollars or more. For example, the 3M Full Facepiece Respirator. Anytime you're going to invest in a gas mask however, you should seek out professional instruction on how to wear properly, as well as how to care for your mask. It must fit correctly for one thing and then it must never be misused -- remember, your life may be on the line if something hazardous to health is in the air (and in a time of post collapse following potential weaponized viruses, nuclear meltdowns that will follow a power grid failure as well as spills at regional chemical plants, in a number of regions the air is likely to be dangerous to breathe; just a warning.)
So, the thing that's really important with gas masks is that you learn how to put them on, which is why watching and learning from a video that demonstrates how to put on a gas mask is a great place to start.
Consider a hazmat suit. As far as personal protective equipment is concerned, there's no better option than the hazmat suit. Full head-to-toe protection, what more can you wish for?
Of course, you'll need to get the right one. Some of these suits are made to protect the wearer from chemical hazards, others from radiation or fire but, for viruses, you'll need one that's specifically designed for biological threats. (Not to excited to look like someone who just stepped out of a flying saucer? Carry some spray paint, consider darker colors, that you can spray over the top of your suit if you want to attract less attention while wearing it (be sure to check with the manufacturer to ensure nothing in your spray paint will compromise the integrity of your suit).
Health workers in West Africa fighting the Ebola virus all had to wear them, although, as reported by Wired, many of them got sick when taking them off. The "trick", if you will, is to take the suit off without ever touching the outer layers. Here's a quick video on how to do it.
Avoid human contact. This might be hard if you live in a city or if you suspect a loved one has been infected but, the more space between you and other people, the better, especially for those viruses that are spread by air. Of course, you should stay up-to-date with current news to figure out how the virus is spreading as well as be on the lookout for symptoms in both yourself and the people you come in contact with.
If you have no choice, at least avoid touching others or being exposed to their sneezing. In fact, just to be safe, you should restrain from touching your own face to avoid infecting yourself.
Of course, doing this carries with it its own set of challenges. If, for instance, you end up in a town that you know or believe to be safe, you'll probably want to head over directly to a hospital for a thorough examination.
Keep in mind that the incubation periods for these viruses can be weeks or even months. That's the period of time between your infection and the moment you start seeing the symptoms. You may feel fine until then but if you've been to an exposed area, it's safer to assume you're infected no matter how many precautions you take.
By far the best thing you can do is to seal all doors, windows, garage doors and any other places through which air can come in such as chimneys. There are many seal options available that have the added benefit of insulating everything to also keep you warm in case you're unable to produce heat, duct tape and plastic sheeting.
Next, you should consider sealing some of the rooms inside your home. All of them, if you can, but, at the very least, you should seal off one room while also sealing the hallway and doorways as secondary layers of protection. Maybe it's your safe room, maybe it's the master bedroom. This is assuming you've already tackled the task of food and water storage within that room, preferably months before hand (it would be horrible to contaminate your sealed room with a product fresh off store shelves that had picked up a weaponized virus as it was being spread from person to person).
Last but not least, you need to consider other areas such as cracks in the walls and exhaust fans. This could be a problem since keeping a large stockpile of food inside a pantry or a basement requires ventilation to prevent mold from forming -- not unless you've done a good tackling the task of long term food storage. (For tips on long term food storage, read: The Best Emergency Food Methods for Surviving SHTF).
Sandbags piled on your porches and warning signs to trespassers (looters) that you will do anything and everything to protect your family from danger will hopefully deter any panicked crooks from descending on your home. For a lot of people that of course means guns and ammo and the training to use both in personal defense. Bible believers know that God can also provide that protection and when a person lives by faith, God can do better than just protect -- he can wipe out our enemies right before our eyes. I know a lot of you find that hard to believe.
On a missions trip with his church Sam Childers witnessed the effects of the massacres ordered or personally orchestrated by Joseph Kony and he committed his life to fighting back. This meant getting guns, getting supporters from back in the United States, and then going to war in East Africa and going after Joseph Kony's army. The movie "Machine Gun Preacher" leaves out certain details (incredible details) that Sam Childers records in his book that have taken place over there.
If these claims of his are true it shows that God has worked many times to save Sam's life when outnumbered and up against seemingly impossible odds, and yet he fights on to save village after village, and continues to pursue Kony and his army. Sam's website is: MachineGunPreacher.com and AngelsofEastAfrica.com. Why were these details left out of the movie? Plain and simple: Much of Hollywood doesn't like "God" and when it comes to movies, has a hard time portraying "God" in a true light.
Shaking my head. Thank you liberals again.
Still, as recent events have shown us, terrorism is growing and becoming a frightening fact of life for many; terrorism is here to stay, it's getting worse, and if the bad guys have gotten their hands on one of the a weaponized viruses designed in a lab, it could be a matter of time before they spread it and wreak havoc in large Western cities across Europe and the U.S -- which sounds a lot like a plot from the television series 24.
Bacillus anthracis (anthrax)
Yersinia pestis (plague)
Francisella tularensis (tularemia)
Burkholderia mallei (glanders)
Brucella spp (brucellosis)
Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever)
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEE)
Botulinum toxin (botulism)
Staphylococcal enterotoxin B
Soldiers and spies (possibly even immunized to the viruses they are trained to spread) set loose across the West could inflict havoc on a Biblical scale. With that said, one has to wonder about all the warnings of "plague" in the Bible, in the end of days, that the Bible warns are going to take place. In fact hundreds of millions of people are going to die from "plague" (Revelation 6:8, NIV); what that means exactly, the world will have to wait and see.
When it happens, it's going to happen fast.
Have that food, have that water, have those fortifications for your home; if you live in or near a city, have that chemical protective mask for a nuclear or biological attack as well (for each person in your family). Be prepared to seal off doors and windows in your home and be ready to "bug in" for several days after a pandemic has started. Expect a lot of deaths to take place. Once those infected have died off (and that may only take a few days to a few weeks or even worse, months), the risk of contracting a virus once you leave your home will be greatly reduced.
Stay away from others. If you have to communicate with people, do so from 30 yards away or more and not inside buildings (unless you have that mask on); and if you're smart, always be the one standing upwind (so the wind is at your back -- not blowing a possible virus in your direction).
Depending on the virus, even if people look healthy, they may still be carrying it -- they're simply not showing symptoms yet.
If you want to escape this mess, now is the time to get right with God, and get your family right with God while understanding the signs that the Bible says will take place as the world enter's the end of days. These "signs" are all around us.
A lot of people, even those agnostics sitting on the fences, are starting to see it.