Have police foiled an ISIS chemical weapons plot in Europe? Two Syrian terror suspects are arrested in Geneva for 'making and transporting explosives and toxic gases'
Two men were arrested in Geneva over a terror threat involving explosives
Both were accused of concealing, transporting 'explosives and toxic gases'
Geneva prosecutor said traces of explosives found in car but no explosives
Olivier Jornot said more arrests expected to be made in the coming days
He added the traces of explosives may not be linked to the terror suspects
This could be the realization of what Dr. Bellamy scooped media about CBW threats from terrorist groups and ISIS. They may have already established laboratories and acquiring scientists to manufacture toxic gases and producing pathogens. These non-conventional weapons are capable of inflicting mass causalities especially at major international travel hubs in the EU and the West.
Since the beginning of October, terrorist attacks in Ankara, the Sinai Peninsula, Beirut, Paris and Tunis, for which ISIL/Da'esh has claimed responsibility, have cost the lives of 500 people. The attackers’ weapons of choice so far have been explosive devices, including car bombs and suicide belts, and automatic weapons. Immediately following the attacks in Paris 13 November the group announced that further attacks would take place in the immediate future, in Paris and other capital cities. Washington, DC, London, and Rome were specifically mentioned, as well as targets in Belgium.
Rob Wainwright, the head of Europol, the coordinating organization of EU countries' police forces,confirmed during a hearing in the European Parliamenton 19 November that Europe was likely to face new ISIL/Da'esh attacks after those in Paris the previous week. According to Wainwright:
We are dealing with a very serious, well resourced, determined international terrorist organization that is now active on the streets of Europe. This represents the most serious terrorist threat faced in Europe for 10 years.
He noted ISIL/Da'esh’s determination to export its brutal brand of terrorism to Europe which was backed by serious capabilities in terms of resources and manpower.
Chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear
(CBRN) materials as weapons of terror.
Several experts have warned that there is a genuine risk of ISIL/Da'esh using chemical, biological, radiological or even nuclear materials in the context of future attacks on European targets.It has been suggested that the group’s next weapon of choice could,for example, be an improvised explosive device containing chemical or radioactive materials.
Wolfgang Rudischhauser,Director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Non-Proliferation Centre at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, states in his article 'Could ISIL go Nuclear?' that “ISIL actually has already acquired the knowledge, and in some cases the human expertise, that would allow it to use CBRN materials as weapons of terror.”