“Bioterror will occur”
The Next Big Thing In Terrorism Has The Pentagon So Worried It’s Already Monitoring Scientists
Yesterday, the number two man in the Department of Defense (DoD) told a group of experts what the DoD believes to be the next big thing in terror. They’re so worried about it that they’re already watching scientists in the field to “make sure they don’t get into trouble.”
The DoD is scared of bioterrorism, specifically the kind that involves new, synthetic germs being created in labs around the world. Bioterror involves the use of germs or viruses like anthrax or smallpox for an act of terror.
Right now, the DoD is working under the belief that weaponized diseases are going to used against Americans both at home and on the battlefield, and they claim that preparations have to be made for that inevitability. Bioterror will occur, he says.
“It’s going to be a defense problem,” said Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. “They will be used in war. They will be used in terrorism.”