by Patrick Appel
WMD blogger Armchair Generalist isn't buying the al Qaeda bubonic plague story:

Are we to believe that there is a lab set up in the Pakistani FATA where infected individuals are being cultured to carry pnuemonic plague into European or American cities? You'd want pnuemonic plague, not bubonic plague, since the former can be spread by air and the latter can not be spread by air. And then one terrorist of them got out, before they could all be released on Europe in mass to spread the Black Death again? This is what Bruce Schneier would call a movie-plot threat scenario... Bottom line, mark this one as "fraudulent and overzealous exaggeration of rumors."

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