Reza Khalili continues to make WorldNetDaily readers’ flesh creep with increasingly lurid apocalyptic scenarios involving Iran, based on supposed inside information to which he alone has privileged access. Here’s the latest, based on “a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit”:
Iranian scientists, working under orders from the radicals running the Islamic regime, have genetically altered microbial agents in a nightmarish scheme to bring the West to its knees.
…As reported exclusively on WND on Dec. 16, the source revealed the existence of a plant in Marzanabad, Iran, where 12 Russian and 28 Iranian scientists are working on microbial agents for bombs. At that time, the source disclosed that Iran was working on 18 agents, with four completed. He has now provided information that with work at two other plants, Iran has created a total of eight microbial agents, with research on insects to be used as the vector to infect the societies of its enemies…
Iran, with North Korea’s help, has genetically altered the smallpox virus that makes current vaccinations useless against it…. The radicals ruling Iran believe their planned microbial attacks cannot be traced to them, the source said.
Smallpox, of course, was eradicated in 1979, although two institutions – one in the USA, the other in Russia – continue to retain heavily-guarded samples of the pathogen. Evidence that the virus has been smuggled into Iran and weaponized would be biggest news story on the planet – although in this instance, “evidence” is in short supply.
It’s not clear how many “sources” Khalili claims to have in Iran, let alone why they’re all talking to a hack for a ludicrous Birther website rather than liaising with intelligence officers (Khalili was some kind of CIA informant back in the 1980s, but he’s now a private citizen). And it’s not clear why Iran appears to be powerless to stem the leaks, despite Khalili constantly alerting them to the fact they’ve been compromised; Khalili cited a “source in the Revolutionary Guards” for a story about alleged “terror cells” in the USA as long ago as April.
Khalili sometimes prefers to cite a former officer “who defected to a country in Europe”. This supposed defector has provided a trickle of stories: in May he warned that Iran was “turning US mosques into command centres”; in July he came up with new “secret nuclear sites not known by the West”; and in December he apparently suddenly remembered “170 missiles targeted at Tel Aviv from underground silos, some of which are armed with biological warheads”.
There’s also a “source in Khamenei’s office”, who provided particularly dramatic information towards the end of the year:
Al-Qaida is teaming up with Iran to stage massive terror attacks on French and German targets in the next three months, according to an inside source.
Those targets include French Socialist Party headquarters, commerce centers and the Paris Metro rapid transit system.
The supreme leader of the Islamic regime, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, held a meeting in Tehran with four top commanders of al-Qaida one month ago at which it was decided to attack certain countries in Europe, France and Germany included, according to the source in Khamenei’s office who can’t be named for security reasons.
“Iranian smallpox” is just the most implausible of Khalili’s many stories so far.
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