Sunday, January 18, 2009
The SUN is reporting today that a AQ training camp in North Africa has been snuffed out to the man by the bubonic plague, also known as the "Black Death". Virtually unknown in the civilized world because it is so readily treated by simple antibiotics, in a camp full of mudjahideen, such treatments will be in Islamically short supply. There is even speculation that the brothers may be passing the contagion along to their pals in other places. Given the Muslim Islamic requirement to avoid contact with the najis (unclean) infidels, this can only bode well for our side--poetically speaking, of course. Pox inshallah, one might say.
UPDATE 19 January 2009
There have been suggestions that this occurrence may be a work-related bio-terrorism accident. I don't think so, because the probabilities are high that it is not. The setting for Albert Camus' play "The Plague" was Oran, Algeria because of its history of plague outbreaks (Camus was born in Algeria). Further, Algeria was the site of a relatively recent outbreak in 2003. The requisite rats and fleas both occur in Algeria. And the clincher: how many AQ training camps having a medical lab capable of weaponizing plague bacillus would have no antibiotics?