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Strong evidence now suggests that biological and chemical weapons were
secretly tested in Iraq and the former Soviet Union decades ago, and the new
information will not put American fears of bioterrorism to rest. United Nations
Special Commission inspectors in Iraq believe that Iraqi scientists "certainly
have produced and weaponized anthrax, and they have manufactured botulinum toxin,
which causes muscle paralysis and death" (Goldberg 73). Saddam Hussein's
purpose in developing such weapons is not completely clear, but the Iraqi military
used chemical weapons on Kurdish towns in 1988, killing many thousands of people--and
Dr. Christine Gosden, a British geneticist who has studied the victims of those
attacks, believes that "the Kurds were for practice" (qtd. in Goldberg
75). On top of this information, a 2002 report has recently concluded that Soviet
germ warfare tests in the 1970s released airborne smallpox germs that killed
three people and infected some who had previously been vaccinated. Terrorism
experts noted that "the blowing of germs in the wind suggested that a contemporary
smallpox threat could be harder to combat and contain" than previously
thought (Broad and Miller A6). To Americans alarmed by discussions of possible
bioterrorist attacks, such reports are anything but reassuring.
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York Times 15 June 2002: A6.
Goldberg, Jeffrey. "The Great Terror." New Yorker 25 March 2002: 52-75.
Accident." New York Times 15 June 2002: A6.
Gosden, Christine. In Jeffrey Goldberg, "The Great Terror." New Yorker 25 March 2002: