TACTICS, TARGETS & TRENDS

BY LOUIS R. MIZELL & E. REED SMITH, MD

Did You Know That.....

  • More than 100 anti-U.S. terrorist organizations worldwide have targeted hospitals, labs and medical personnel.


  • The largest and second largest hostage taking events in modern history both took place in hospitals


  • Members of at least 54 terrorist groups worldwide are known to have impersonated medical personnel; at least 174 ambulances have been utilized in terrorist operations.

 

  • The bloodiest shooting on a U.S. military base was perpetrated by a U.S. Army physician with a “Secret” security clearance. The deadliest single attack ever against the CIA was carried out by a trusted Jordanian doctor . . .

 

  • More terrorist groups have been headed by physicians than any other single profession; al-Qaeda, Hamas, PFLP, Abu Nidal, Hezbollah, etc. [Authors identified 384 doctors who were members of terrorist and guerrilla organizations.]

 

  • Three of the ten deadliest bombings in recent years occurred in the healthcare environment.

 

  • Hundreds of medical workers in the U.S., including doctors, nurses, EMTs and lab technicians, have been members of domestic and international organizations.