Biohazard, subtitled The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World – Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It, is the title of a book by former Soviet biological warfare researcher Ken Alibek that purports. Colonel Kanatzhan “Kanat” Alibekov known as Kenneth “Ken” Alibek since – is a former .. Alibek, Ken and Steven Handelman (), Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World. Anthrax. Smallpox. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of.
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Preview — Biohazard by Ken Alibek. No one knows more about Russia’s astounding experiments with biowarfare than Ken Alibek. The diseases that they spliced together will leave me with nightmares for the rest of my life. Required reading for any person living on this planet that breathes.
June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Start reading Biohazard on your Kindle in under a minute. Feb 01, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Made worse by the fact that it’s true.
Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers.
We’ve heard a lot about chemical warfare and weapons of mass destruction; here is the book that tells you all about what Russia Soviet Union was experimenting with throughout the 80s and 90s. Interesting, important, and very readable. Worse still, and of relevance today with regard to North Korea and Iran, the intellectual stock of scientists and researchers and their particular trade have been for sale to the highest bidder.
The technical details are vivid and terrible even as the human story unfolds. The only thing that could have improved the book would have been the inclusion of additional maps, allowing for a better understanding of the sense of distance between facilities, and a sense of distance as events pertained to other events.
Rainbolt rated it it was amazing. He quickly forgot those concerns out of a sense of patriotism toward the Soviet Union, and the fact that only weapons-related scientific research was well funded in the cold war-era USSR.
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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Could have done without the picture segment in the center of the book, as it didn’t pertain directly to the text, other than to show what the author looked like at the different stages of his life alibej during the different stages of his career.
That I can understand, however I don’t quite believe his assertion that before emigrating to the United States, he rediscovered the “medical oath” he had betrayed for decades. Some observers have questioned the scientific credibility of Alibek’s recent work and his motivations: Open Preview See a Problem?
So three stars for a well-written book that I’m not sure I believe. It is definitely worth your time. Add too that the since the break up many of the scientists have sought and been sought out by other nations and groups world wide. Very interesting book, doesn’t improve my view of humanity.
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It’s apparent that he only considered leaving Biopreparat when it appeared the program was going to be exposed to international condemnation, and he only considered leaving Russia when his own personal safety and job security were threatened. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
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An important and fascinating look into a aoibek world of which we were blissfully unaware. While we all grew up with the anxiety of the threat of a nuclear winter, little did we know there was an equally horrific menace from biotechnology. Further research even included crafting “chimera virus”; tampering with the genetic material of smallpox and ebola EbolapoxMarburg and VEE.
In addition, Alibekov distinctly under-emphasizes the United States’ involvement in bioweapons research.
The first is that I live and work in Kuwait, the small Persian Gulf country that was invaded by Iraq in and liberated during the Gulf War in If you want to sleep at night, Not recommended. Ken Alibek, Steven Handleman. The book is full of revelations—evidence of biowarfare programs in Cuba and India, actual deployments at Stalingrad and in Afghanistan, experiments with mood-altering agents, a contingency plan to attack major American cities, and the true story behind the mysterious anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk.
What I don’t quite accept are Alibekov’s explanations for his involvement in the program. Kenneth Alibek, born Kanatjan Alibekov in what is now the country of Kazakhstan, then simply another satrapy of the sprawling Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, shares the incredible story of his work in what is perhaps the best-kept secret of the twentieth century – Biopreparat, the mammoth chain of state-of-the-art biological weapon development and production plants, mostly built AFTER Leonid Brezhnev solemnly stood beside the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and told the world that the Soviet Union would never make or use biological weapons again.
Anyone who is engaged in medical research to improve health and cure disease will undoubtedly be disturbed to learn of the extent to which many governments have gone to biohazars the fruit of their labors, to the detriment of humanity.
Some of the best scientists I’ve encountered in the West say it isn’t possible to alter viruses genetically to make reliable weapons, or to store enough of a give pathogen for strategic purposes, or to deliver it in a way that assures maximum killing power.