Al Qaeda Border Anthrax Threat
POSTED: Friday, June 5, 2009 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:24pm
How Realistic Is it?
The U.S. Government authenticated a video where Al Qaeda leaders reveal plans to carry out a biological attack on Americans.
In that video, they claim they will enter the U.S. using tunnels on the mexican side of the border.
Once here, they will release anthrax.
So, how realistic is this threat.
The video claimed that one Al Qaeda fighter could carry 4 pounds of anthrax across the border and use it to kill more than 300,000 people.
We spoke to a UTEP professor about if the attack could be pulled off that easy.
Doctor Douglas Watts says while a very small amount of anthrax can potentially kill millions of people.
The attack would be hard to pull off.