The Anthrax Trail

Steven Den Beste finds a real-life scenario that sounds like something out of a bad spy novel: an Egyptian recieves a mysterious briefcase in Cairo with instructions to take it on a freighter bound for Canada. He opened the briefcase and saw it was full of white powder. Thinking it was drugs he sniffs some and promptly died from acute inhalation anthrax.

I’d be willing to guess that the anthrax is of similar composition to the anthrax used in the attacks against the United States in the fall of 2001. I would also be willing to guess that the anthrax has its origins in an Iraqi lab. Granted, these are only guesses, but this is an investigation that needs to be made and could potentially be explosive.

UPDATE: Winds of Change has more chilling details. This looks like another attempted attack – one that could have been disastrous had the courier not gotten curious. While the world lucked out on this one, the next time we may not be so lucky.

One thought on “The Anthrax Trail

  1. What ever happened with this? The story just seemed to disappear and is really relevant to the ongoing debate about wmd and iraq.

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