Peshwar Lancers Redux: India

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    Currently There is a dedicated satellite watching Africa. The French Fly Recon Missions in the north and the RAF/ South African Air Force in the South. Specially trained teams check out the zone and it is hoped that if there are no reports of any further threats that areas of the zone might be open to settlement and development. The WHO reported that this was the largest loss of human life since The Fall.
    Indications that certain areas could be open to human resettlement. Minning in the zone requires
    that the company get a permit and that there be health an other inspections whenever the authorities deem it. Thus no warning. If the industrial operation is in a cleared area then there is still some monitoring.
     
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    While additional survey of the restricted zone is being carried out a limited area is open to human resettlement. Estimates are that by 2000 at least 25 percent of the zone will be taken off of the restricted list and by 2010 that area will be up to 33 percent of the total area. At least 25 percent of the area will be permanently placed on the restricted list.
     
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    That's worrisome.
     
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    Part of the reason that so much land will be kept of the restricted list is that the WHO can not certify the area as being free of the Virus. To do that the WHO would have to send in personnel with armed escorts and there is a shortage of Money due to the Organization being pulled in many different directions. Brazil has agreed to fund 25 million dollars a year to continue the project. Britain, South Africa and France have also agreed to provide 25 million dollars each to keep the project going.
     
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    The WHO was now going to try to investigate more to see if more of the area could be open after receiving an inquiry from the Secretary of Health from Hawaii.
     
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    Satellite photos finally found something in Africa that called for an investigation on the ground. A Special WHO team with an Armed Escort from the SAS was sent into the region. The USAF provided 6 A-10 aircraft to provide air support, The Royal Hawaiian Air Force provided 6 Special Operation Helicopters. These helicopters were equipped to deal with a bio threat. A special reinforcement Unit was organized it consisted of British, South African, German, French and Hawaiians.
     
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    Keep it up, Chris! :)
     
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    The Military escort carefully examined the facility before allowing the medical and scientist to enter it. The doctors rated the facility as a top notch lab capable of doing research on virus . samples were taken but it appeared that much of the equipment had been damaged. The Military escort had explosive experts with it as well as flame thrower teams. No one was allowed to stay in the building . Photos were taken and there was an indication that the military might have to use a suitcase nuclear device to insure that the complex was neutralized.
     
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    With all of the Intelligence gather from the site in Africa the British, Americans and Hawaiian moved forward with the destruction of the facility> The WHO had recommended that it be removed as otherwise it would continue to be a possible source for an outbreak . "Special Explosives" were to be useb and the site would then be capped. It would also have three fences around the entire region and a Mine field.
     
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    Keep it up, Chris! :)
     
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    A British Engineering expert who came and saw the facility recommended that the destruction be not rushed. He was well aware that one of the Special explosives being considered was a nuclear devise. He believed that he might be able to come up with something that would achieve the goal without the use of a nuclear devise.
     
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    The Lab in Africa was destroyed without the use of the nuclear devise but a lot of Napalm was used as well as flamethrowers to ensure that everything was sterized. All traces of it were removed but three fenses and a minefield were installed to prevent anyone from entering the area.
     
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    Were there any human remains found at the lab (e.g in case of accidental plague release), or was it an intentional release in the open?
     
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    The investigation into the Lab and its part in the death of h millions of people continued. The Investigation had drawn in experts from the World Health Organization as well as experts in Chemical and biological weapons og the British, Hawaiian and American Military. Finally added to that were the Criminal Investigation Division of the Royal Hawaiian Army and the British Army. It was the latter organizations that worked with The Royal Hawaiian Constabulary. The RHC in-turn worked with the Police agencis of the US (FBI), Scotland Yard and the German and Austrian Criminal Investigation. Based upon information that was gathered two facts came out. Fact one was that this was in fact an intentional release of a biological weapon. Fact Two the release of the Biological weapon occurred before whoever was involved was ready. The accidental release resulted in the death some of the personnel and the attempt to sterilize the facility and the remains of those that died. Working in Special suits two corpses were recovered. They had been partially destroyed but enough remained to indicated that they had been infected and died.
    Further information was obtained giving a hint as to who may have been involved.
    Evidence gathered by the Brazilian and Hawaiian team in Bolivia filled in some more of the blanks. A British-Austria-German Special Forces team was now dispatched to the Middle East
     
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    The British-Austrian-German Special Forces now began a search of targeted areas based upon intelligence gained from both Africa and Bolivia. Pieces were falling into place and to goal of finding the group that was behind the death of millions and why it was done.
     
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    Keep it up, Chris! :)
     
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    Austrian Imperial Security Services received a report of strange activity in a certain part of Albania. Upon checking with the health authorities there had been reports of "flu" in the area. The Result was the Intelligence service requested the dispatch of an elite Imperial Army Battalion to the area. This Austro-Slovian Mountain unit was well trained in both warfare and in dealing with Chemical and biologial weapons. Attached to the unit was a special Anglo-Hawaiian-GermanMedical detachment. The unit arrived in the area and using information gained located and over ran the suspected facility. Twenty-four armed guard were killed and a number of prisoners were taken. The information and samples gained indicated that the lab was a biolab. Creating a flu designed to kill people in southern Europe. All of the equipment in the lab was first rate and modern. Indications were that the equipment had been produced by companies in Sweden, France and Germany. Intelligence woulf turn this over to the Hawaiian Constabulary which would co-ordinate operations in those countries.
     
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    While the attention of the British Imperial Government was on dealing with the terrorist threat a series of earthquakes in the Mountain region created a massive amount of damage in parts of Tibet, Nepal and the border region of China with Tibet and Russia.
     
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    Keep it up, Chris! :)
     
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    The outbreak of natural disasters was creating a strain on resources of the British Empire. It was fighter a serious war against terrorist who would murder millions yet at the same time Mother Nature was demanding attention. The end result was a call by the British Prime Minister for a joint allied group to work on this new problem.