The Geneva region raised its alert level to three on a five-point scale following fears of a potential terror attack
You heard from Dr. Jill Bellamy on a November 22, 2015 Lisa Benson Show about the ISIS Chemical and Biological weapons threat to the EU:
ISIS does possess – and have been training in use of biological weapons. They have set up labs.
They have recruited scientists. For me the bio side is much more of a risk to everybody. I think
it's an international public health security threat.
Now comes this Daily Mail story on the arrest of two Syrian nationals in Geneva, Switzerland found with explosives and toxic gas in their vehicle.
The Daily Mail article headline:
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.
Note this excerpt from the European Parliament Research Service report entitled, “ISIL/Daesh and non- conventional weapons of terror,” issued earlier this week, clearly warned the EU about the ISIS non-conventional CBW threat:
The likelihood of future attacks
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.
Nomi Bar-Yaacov, Associate Fellow in Chatham House's International Security Department,noted in 'What if ISIS launches a chemical attack in Europe? “that there is a very real risk of Isis using unconventional weapons in Europe and beyond.”
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.”