The only H.I.V. “bomb” that I’m able to recall that affected me, though not directly, was back when Magic Johnson annouced to the world that he has the virus and promptly called it a carreer. Back then, we all wanted to be like Mike or Magic and that “bomb” announcement devastated me along with millions of other basketball fans from all over the globe.
Now there’s a different kind of H.I.V. bomb that most certainly can affect millions as millions as well although in a different manner. It’s being reported that the Taliban plan on detonating H.I.V. bombs, in the literal sense, against their enemies.
The Sun reports that Taliban fighters are burying dirty needles with their bombs in a bid to infect British troops with HIV.
Hypodermic syringes are reportedly hidden below the surface of explosive devices, pointing upwards to prick bomb squad experts as they hunt for devices.
The needles are feared to be contaminated with hepatitis and HIV. And if the bomb goes off, the needles become deadly flying shrapnel.
The tactic, used in the Afghan badlands of Helmand, was exposed by British ex-Army officer Patrick Mercer.
“Are there no depths to which these people will stoop? This is the definition of a dirty war,” Mercer said.