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Swine Flu? Bioterrorism? We Report, You Decide!

Posted on | April 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

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If you saw the press briefing about the swine flu outbreak the other day (replayed in part on The Daily Show) in which one reporter asked if this could be a bioterrorism attack. Well, this naturally causes one to voice the question, “WTF???” Bio-frickin’-terrorism? Who the hell would have THAT kind of paranoid fantasy? Well, MY guess would be the people who believe that the USA became less safe as of January 20, 2009. You know, the ones who discovered a terrorist plot every time they needed to score some political points so they could claim they’d made us “safer” and who now claim that revealing our use of torture–that everyone already knew about anyway–had made us less safe. Yeah, I’m looking at you, Dick Cheney and Fox News. But it isn’t just limited to them. President Obama went down to Mexico City and shook hands with an archaeologist and the next day, said archaeologist> dropped dead of flu-like symptoms. DUN DUN DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Obama was tested and found clear of the flu virus–a good thing too, because some people may have accused him of giving the flu to the archaeologist, instead of him contracting it from one of the thousands of flu victims in Mexico City. I can see a call for closing the borders coming–keep them illegal immigrants and their flus away.

Foxy, the cable news reporter, asks if the swine flu outbreak could be an act of bioterrorism. On being told there did not seem to be any reason not to ascribe it to natural causes, she naturally assumes that since the answer wasn't no, it was confirmed that the answer could be yes...

In the world of cable journalism, non-denial is as good as a confirmation.

What I want to know is, if someone was planning on a bioterrorist attack on the US, why did they start the outbreak in Mexico? Why not New York CIty or Chicago or any other crowded US metropolis? I think the only attack here, beyond the simple microbial, is an attack on reason. But that never stopped anything in this country! Reason, schmeason, the economy is in the toilet, our leaders had authorized torture, let’s have a good old-fashioned plague to get things really going. I’m surprised no one’s said it’s God’s wrath. Oh wait a minute, Tiffany Wellsley on Republican Faith Chat tells us that it’s GOD’S LATEST PUNISHMENT OF IDOL-WORSHIP, meaning Catholic saint veneration, and ends her screed with the “silver lining” that it may do something to alleviate the illegal immigration problem. Well, there you have it–a call to close the borders. I’m not going to post THAT url–if you need to find it, google it.

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4 Responses to “Swine Flu? Bioterrorism? We Report, You Decide!”

  1. N. Lowell
    May 1st, 2009 @ 11:20 am

    I can understand why certain people may be tempted to consider the Virus as an act of terrotism, because of everything that has happened in the past few months, WallStreet, Bank failures, bans wheeling and dealing, etc;however this is not an act of terrorism.Scaring everybody about this is not going to help any either–I think people should keep their opinions to themselves.

  2. admin
    May 1st, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

    THNX for the comment. Being a person of many opinions and not humble about them, I respectfully disagree about ppl keeping their opinions to themselves :) However, irresponsible speculations should definitely be kept private, especially by news agencies who have an obligation to be factual, not fanciful. “Refuting” the rumor that an act is bioterrorism can actually fuel it instead.

  3. Gregory
    June 10th, 2009 @ 6:25 am

    Hey, your post answered a question one of my members had on my blog.

    You know, everyone might think that this is a silly idea, but trust me, if this Influenza does go the distance and really start killing. Just imagine how NOT silly it will be.

    In South Africa and other African countries, imagine how fast it would kill a township where people live in 2m by 2m houses(Shacks). and the shacks are less than a meter apart.

    No medicine to help them.

    I think right now, its a little over the top, but in time, it will be no joke.

    Gregory
    ~ The Swine Flu Symptoms Blog

  4. Detox Diet Recipes
    July 10th, 2009 @ 11:29 am

    the spread of AH1N1 or Swine Flu is really scary. It is a good thing that this virus is not very deadly. We are advised to take Vitamin-C and to wear face masks.

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