It's very possible that al-Qaeda has acquired bio-weapons. These toxins could include pathogens, neurotoxins and other deadly bio agents.
The possibility that al-Qaeda in Syria may have deadly toxins has prompted bio-warfare experts to label the threat a “clear and present danger."
It's a known fact that recent factions of the Free Syrian Army have pledged their allegiance to al-Qaeda and thus represent a great danger to the world. These militants will stop at nothing to unleash their brand of hatred on mankind. It could only be a matter of time before these radical Muslims use these weapons.
The two and a half year old civil war has devastated Syria. Many extremist Muslims have a foothold in areas such as Aleppo where there are known bio-labs. The war has left these facilities open to looting and pillaging.
A report from henryjackson.org says: "The Syrian civil war has left sections of the bio-pharmaceutical infrastructure destroyed and looting of labs has been observed, which could indicate that Assad is losing command and control over one of the most dangerous classes of weapons remaining in his weapons of mass destruction (WMD) arsenal."
The report was filed by bio warfare and terrorism experts Jill Bellamy van Aalst and Olivier Guitta. U.S. intelligence estimates that Assad's bio-weapons caches are believed to be in ample supply. They have also concluded that these weapons include "various neurotoxins and deadly viruses."
On Sept. 13, Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) sent a letter urging Secretary of State Kerry to include Syria's bio-weapons in any deal concerning their chemical weapons.
In Cornyn's letter to Kerry, he wrote: “Bio-weapons also constitute weapons of mass destruction and for decades, the government of Syria has pursued this capability to complement its massive chemical weapons arsenal. I urge you to ensure Syria’s biological weapons are included as an equal component of any plan.”
Guitta and van Aalst said in their report that a bio-lab in Aleppo had indeed been looted. They cite a very credible source as having seen this, but don't divulge that source in their report. It's said that the al-Nusra Front controls Aleppo. These Muslim extremists are known for their brutality against the people of Syria.
Recent reports coming out of Syria have indicated that al-Qaeda leaders have an interest in Assad's bio-weapons. If the al-Nusra Front gets their hands on these weapons more then likely they would use them against Assad forces and the citizens of Syria.
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