- Of them all, this must be the worst killer.
President Bush, Sr., and then-Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney ordered all US military personnel to take experimental vaccines for anthrax and botulin
. As was later revealed, the Reagan administration had shipped these biological agents to Iraq, and Iraq had weaponized them.
Last year, some 50,000 vials of botulin
toxin type A, were ordered in the UK alone and you don't have to look far to find a practitioner.
It is likely that the poison that killed some 50,000 foxes in Finland was caused by botulin
in raw material from animals, according to the Finnish ministry of agriculture and forestry.
They also suggest that the drug could be mass-produced and stockpiled as a deterrent to the use of botulism toxin, or botulin
, as a weapon.
Botox, which costs pounds 200, involves customers being injected in the forehead with botulin
toxin type A, which is one of the world's deadliest poisons.
The so-called ``temporary facelift'', which costs pounds 200, involves customers being injected in the forehead with botulin
toxin type A, which reduces wrinkles.
And the group has studied how to produce botulin
poison batches capable of murdering up to 2,000 people, the report said.
Lest anyone think that Butler's rebarbative personality was the sole cause of Iraqi intransigence, it is worth remembering that it was under his predecessor, Rolf Ekeus, that UNSCOM discovered Iraq's concealed nuclear program, and that Saddam Hussein's defecting son-in-law, Hussein Kamel, revealed the horrifying details of massive and concealed Iraqi production of anthrax, botulin
and other unsavory--and illegal--weapons materials.
The toxic chemical is known as botulin
Fears of biological attacks from a rogue state such as Iraq have led to a controversial programme to vaccinate all those on active duty in the US military from anthrax, botulin
toxin and even the bubonic plague.
Spores of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum usually take eight to 48 hours to incubate and produce dangerous levels of botulin
, a toxin that if left unchecked can cause victims to develop flu-like symptoms and quit breathing anywhere from two hours to two weeks after ingestion.