Re: Anthrax addendum.

From: Ralph Lewis (
Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 19:22:50 MDT

The key thing is not the anthrax bacteria. It is slow growing and can be hit
with Cipro. The military solution is to extract the toxin from the bacteria.
No antibiotic is going to help you. I would rather risk small injections of
anthrax serum (as well as botulism) until I had built up an immunity if the
threat became serious.

Anyone know the incidents of side effect of anthrax or botulism serum. My
guess is it is no more serious than serum for plant allegens.


At 08:03 PM 10/17/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Alejandro Dubrovsky wrote:
>> * Alex F. Bokov <> [011017 13:47]:
>> > See, this is what I'm talking about. Crossing the fine line between
>> > disbelieving our own gov's propoganda and believing the
>> > opposition's. Be equally skeptical of assertions that we are the
>> > unequivocal good guys and assertions that they AREN'T the bad guys.
>> I'll try to clarify my point. There is no need to assign them the charge of
>> killing every american to make them the bad guys, and there is no need
for them
>> to want to kill every american to make them the bad guys. I do believe
they are
>> the bad guys (or at least, the worse guys). I do not believe they want
to kill
>> every american.
>The problem is one of focus and opportunity. Take one bin Laden fanboy.
>Give said fanboy a plan and the means to execute said plan. He doesn't
>much care WHICH Americans he kills, just so long as he bags his limit.
>Much like a hunter shooting at a flock of birds with a shotgun: he
>doesn't much care which individual bird he kills, so long as he kills as
>many as he is legally allowed. For all practical purposes, from the
>standpoint of each individual bird, the hunter wants to kill each
>individual as much as any other individual.
>From this standpoint, bin Laden therefore wants to kill ME, YOU, and
>John Clark, as well as every other American. It's nothing personal, and
>he's not aiming for us as individuals, he's just hoping to nail as many
>of us as he is able, indiscriminately. AND, like the hunter, he doesn't
>necessarily want to kill ALL of us at the same time. He just wants to
>kill enough of us as it takes to achieve his desired outcome.

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