With recent headlines about Ebola in west Africa, the Congo, and it’s terrifying outbreak with fears of it’s spreading across the world, along with the now drowned out news of “forgotten” smallpox vials, as well as more than 300 other vials containing biological materials such as dengue, influzena, Q fever, ricksettsia and many more deadly viruses and diseases, a “rare virus spreading in the US that only attacks children and strange changes to the CDC website, it is critical for people to be reminded of a Russian scientist by the name of Ken Alibek aka Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, who defected to the United States in 1992.
Mr. Alibek is a is a former Soviet physician, microbiologist and biological warfare (BW) expert described by PBS as “Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov was the former First Deputy Director of Biopreparat from 1988 to 1992. Biopreparat was the Soviet Union’s biological weapons program. Alibekov defected from the Soviet Union and moved to Washington, DC in 1992.”
In an interview, when asked if biological agents were to be utilized, how long would it take to prepare them for use, his answer was “it would take no more than two to three months,” but it is the followup answers in the PBS interview that should be noted carefully about the types of biological weapons the Soviets were experimenting with.