Israel’s Ethnic Weapon?


Israel is reportedly developing a biological weapon that would harm Arabs while leaving Jews unaffected, according to a report in London’s Sunday Times.

The report, citing Israeli military and western intelligence sources, says that scientists are trying to identify distinctive genes carried by Arabs to create a genetically modified bacterium or virus.

k seriously, this sounds a lot like some genocide perpetrated against them 60 years ago. Do we really need to repeat all this?


Comments 11

  1. WCG wrote:

    I hate people so much. All of them.

    (also, it’s: wget -O /your/outputfile URL for overwrite)

    Posted 02 Aug 2006 at 8:26 pm
  2. WCG wrote:

    (Or if you don’t want to save the results at all, just kick it into /dev/null )

    Posted 02 Aug 2006 at 8:30 pm
  3. WCG wrote:

    (or there’s also curl)

    Posted 02 Aug 2006 at 8:32 pm
  4. Eve wrote:

    omg thanks!

    Posted 02 Aug 2006 at 9:10 pm
  5. optimus wrote:

    i just googled this and found that the quote came from a Wired article, circa 1998. While the truth of the matter can’t be 100% known due to the secrecy of Israel’s N-B-C weapons labs, there are a number of stories from credible sources that cast doubt on the story. Salon’s, for instance, seems well-researched:

    There are even some suggestions that the ‘news’ was actually lifted from the plot of a sci-fi story by an Israeli author.

    I think I’d hold off on spreading this one around …

    Posted 02 Aug 2006 at 9:48 pm
  6. WCG wrote:

    I’m incredibly skeptical about the ability to differentiate genetically between Arabs and non-Arabs one way or another.

    Posted 02 Aug 2006 at 10:37 pm
  7. CaRl_RoVe69 wrote:

    There are plenty of Arab Jews in Israel…

    Posted 03 Aug 2006 at 10:57 am
  8. jason wrote:

    Yeah, what about those who converted?


    Posted 03 Aug 2006 at 11:38 am
  9. jason wrote:

    Ha ha… “spare the Rod.” I’m a genius.

    Posted 03 Aug 2006 at 11:38 am
  10. Eve wrote:


    Posted 03 Aug 2006 at 9:35 pm
  11. Tavis wrote:

    This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard

    Posted 04 Aug 2006 at 1:51 am