Depleted uranium: Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets
A death sentence here and abroad
Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns
in foreign policy." - Henry Kissinger, quoted in "Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POW’s
in Vietnam"Vietnam was a chemical war for oil, permanently contaminating large regions and countries downriver
with Agent Orange, and environmentally the most devastating war in world history. But since 1991, the U.S. has staged four
nuclear wars using depleted uranium weaponry, which, like Agent Orange, meets the U.S. government definition of Weapons of
Mass Destruction. Vast regions in the Middle East and Central Asia have been permanently contaminated with radiation.
And what about our soldiers? Terry Jemison of the Department of
Veterans Affairs reported this week to the American Free Press that "Gulf-era veterans" now on medical disability since 1991
number 518,739, with only 7,035 reported wounded in Iraq in that same 14-year period.
This week the American Free Press dropped a "dirty bomb" on the
Pentagon by reporting that eight out of 20 men who served in one unit in the 2003 U.S. military offensive in Iraq now have
malignancies. That means that 40 percent of the soldiers in that unit have developed malignancies in just 16 months.
Since these soldiers were exposed to vaccines and depleted uranium
(DU) only, this is strong evidence for researchers and scientists working on this issue, that DU is the definitive cause of
Gulf War Syndrome. Vaccines are not known to cause cancer. One of the first published researchers on Gulf War Syndrome, who
also served in 1991 in Iraq, Dr. Andras Korényi-Both, is in agreement with Barbara Goodno from the Department of Defense’s
Deployment Health Support Directorate, that in this war soldiers were not exposed to chemicals, pesticides, bioagents or other
suspect causes this time to confuse the issue.
This powerful new evidence is blowing holes in the cover-up perpetrated
by the Pentagon and three presidential administrations ever since DU was first used in 1991 in the Persian Gulf War. Fourteen
years after the introduction of DU on the battlefield in 1991, the long-term effects have revealed that DU is a death sentence
and very nasty stuff.
Scientists studying the biological effects of uranium in the 1960s
reported that it targets the DNA. Marion Fulk, a nuclear physical chemist retired from the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab and
formerly involved with the Manhattan Project, interprets the new and rapid malignancies in soldiers from the 2003 war as "spectacular
… and a matter of concern."
This evidence shows that of the three effects which DU has on biological
systems - radiation, chemical and particulate – the particulate effect from nano-size particles is the most dominant
one immediately after exposure and targets the Master Code in the DNA. This is bad news, but it explains why DU causes a myriad
of diseases which are difficult to define.
In simple words, DU "trashes the body." When asked if the main
purpose for using it was for destroying things and killing people, Fulk was more specific: "I would say that it is the perfect
weapon for killing lots of people."
Soldiers developing malignancies so quickly since 2003 can be expected
to develop multiple cancers from independent causes. This phenomenon has been reported by doctors in hospitals treating civilians
following NATO bombing with DU in Yugoslavia in 1998-1999 and the U.S. military invasion of Iraq using DU for the first time
in 1991. Medical experts report that this phenomenon of multiple malignancies from unrelated causes has been unknown until
now and is a new syndrome associated with internal DU exposure.
Just 467 U.S. personnel were wounded in the three-week Persian
Gulf War in 1990-1991. Out of 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are dead, and by 2000 there were 325,000 on
permanent medical disability. This astounding number of disabled vets means that a decade later, 56 percent of those soldiers
who served now have medical problems.
The number of disabled vets reported up to 2000 has been increasing
by 43,000 every year. Brad Flohr of the Department of Veterans Affairs told American Free Press that he believes there are
more disabled vets now than even after World War II.They brought it home
Not only were soldiers exposed to DU on and off the battlefields,
but they brought it home. DU in the semen of soldiers internally contaminated their wives, partners and girlfriends. Tragically,
some women in their 20s and 30s who were sexual partners of exposed soldiers developed endometriosis and were forced to have
hysterectomies because of health problems.
In a group of 251 soldiers from a study group in Mississippi who
had all had normal babies before the Gulf War, 67 percent of their post-war babies were born with severe birth defects. They
were born with missing legs, arms, organs or eyes or had immune system and blood diseases. In some veterans’ families
now, the only normal or healthy members of the family are the children born before the war.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has stated that they do not
keep records of birth defects occurring in families of veterans.How did they hide it?
Before a new weapons system can be used, it must be fully tested.
The blueprint for depleted uranium weapons is a 1943 declassified document from the Manhattan Project.
Harvard President and physicist James B. Conant, who developed
poison gas in World War I, was brought into the Manhattan Project by the father of presidential candidate John Kerry. Kerry’s
father served at a high level in the Manhattan Project and was a CIA agent.
Conant was chair of the S-1 Poison Gas Committee, which recommended
developing poison gas weapons from the radioactive trash of the atomic bomb project in World War II. At that time, it was
known that radioactive materials dispersed in bombs from the air, from land vehicles or on the battlefield produced very fine
radioactive dust which would penetrate all protective clothing, any gas mask or filter or the skin. By contaminating the lungs
and blood, it could kill or cause illness very quickly.
They also recommended it as a permanent terrain contaminant, which
could be used to destroy populations by contaminating water supplies and agricultural land with the radioactive dust.
The first DU weapons system was developed for the Navy in 1968,
and DU weapons were given to and used by Israel in 1973 under U.S. supervision in the Yom Kippur war against the Arabs.
The Phalanx weapons system, using DU, was tested on the USS Bigelow
out of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1977, and DU weapons have been sold by the U.S. to 29 countries.
Military research report summaries detail the testing of DU from
1974-1999 at military testing grounds, bombing and gunnery ranges and at civilian labs under contract. Today 42 states are
contaminated with DU from manufacture, testing and deployment.
Women living around these facilities have reported increases in
endometriosis, birth defects in babies, leukemia in children and cancers and other diseases in adults. Thousands of tons of
DU weapons tested for decades by the Navy on four bombing and gunnery ranges around Fallon, Nevada, is no doubt the cause
of the fastest growing leukemia cluster in the U.S. over the past decade. The military denies that DU is the cause.
The medical profession has been active in the cover-up - just as
they were in hiding the effects from the American public - of low level radiation from atmospheric testing and nuclear power
plants. A medical doctor in Northern California reported being trained by the Pentagon with other doctors, months before the
2003 war started, to diagnose and treat soldiers returning from the 2003 war for mental problems only.
Medical professionals in hospitals and facilities treating returning
soldiers were threatened with $10,000 fines if they talked about the soldiers or their medical problems. They were also threatened
Reporters have also been prevented access to more than 14,000 medically
evacuated soldiers flown nightly since the 2003 war in C-150s from Germany who are brought to Walter Reed Hospital near Washington,
Dr. Robert Gould, former president of the Bay Area chapter of Physicians
for Social Responsibility (PSR), has contacted three medical doctors since February 2004, after I had been invited to speak
about DU. Dr. Katharine Thomasson, president of the Oregon chapter of the PSR, informed me that Dr. Gould had contacted her
and tried to convince her to cancel her invitation for me to speak about DU at Portland State University on April 12. Although
I was able to do a presentation, Dr. Thomasson told me I could only talk about DU in Oregon "and nothing overseas …
Dr. Gould also contacted and discouraged Dr. Ross Wilcox in Toronto,
Canada, from inviting me to speak to Physicians for Global Survival (PGS), the Canadian equivalent of PSR, several months
later. When that didn’t work, he contacted Dr. Allan Connoly, the Canadian national president of PGS, who was able to
cancel my invitation and nearly succeeded in preventing Dr. Wilcox, his own member, from showing photos and presenting details
on civilians suffering from DU exposure and cancer provided to him by doctors in southern Iraq.
Dr. Janette Sherman, a former and long-standing member of PSR,
reported that she finally quit some time after being invited to lunch by a new PSR executive administrator. After the woman
had pumped Dr. Sherman for information all through lunch about her position on key issues, the woman informed Dr. Sherman
that her last job had been with the CIA.
How was the truth about DU hidden from military personnel serving
in successive DU wars? Before his tragic death, Sen. Paul Wellstone informed Joyce Riley, R.N., B.S.N., executive director
of the American Gulf War Veterans Association, that 95 percent of Gulf War veterans had been recycled out of the military
by 1995. Any of those continuing in military service were isolated from each other, preventing critical information being
transferred to new troops. The "next DU war" had already been planned, and those planning it wanted "no skunk at the garden
party."The US has a dirty (DU) little (CIA) secret
A new book just published at the American Free Press by Michael
Collins Piper, "The High Priests of War: The Secret History of How America’s Neo-Conservative Trotskyites Came to Power
and Orchestrated the War Against Iraq as the First Step in Their Drive for Global Empire," details the early plans for a war
against the Arab world by Henry Kissinger and the neo-cons in the late 1960s and early 1970s. That just happens to coincide
with getting the DU "show on the road" and the oil crisis in the Middle East, which caused concern not only to President Nixon.
The British had been plotting and scheming for control of the oil in Iraq for decades since first using poison gas on the
Iraqis and Kurds in 1912.
The book details the creation of the neo-cons by their "godfather"
and Trotsky lover Irving Kristol, who pushed for a "war against terrorism" long before 9/11 and was lavishly funded for years
by the CIA. His son, William Kristol, is one of the most influential men in the United States.
Both are public relations men for the Israeli lobby’s neo-conservative
network, with strong ties to Rupert Murdoch. Kissinger also has ties to this network and the Carlyle Group, who, one could
say, have facilitated these omnicidal wars beginning from the time former President Bush took office. It would be easy to
say that we are recycling World Wars I and II, with the same faces.
When I asked Vietnam Special Ops Green Beret Capt. John McCarthy,
who could have devised this omnicidal plan to use DU to destroy the genetic code and genetic future of large populations of
Arabs and Moslems in the Middle East and Central Asia - just coincidentally the areas where most of the world’s oil
deposits are located - he replied: "It has all the handprints of Henry Kissinger."
In Zbignew Brzezinski’s book "The Grand Chessboard: American
Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives," the map of the Eurasian chessboard includes four regions strategic to U.S. foreign
policy. The "South" region corresponds precisely to the regions now contaminated permanently with radiation from U.S. bombs,
missiles and bullets made with thousands of tons of DU.
A Japanese professor, Dr. K. Yagasaki, has calculated that 800
tons of DU is the atomicity equivalent of 83,000 Nagasaki bombs. The U.S. has used more DU since 1991 than the atomicity equivalent
of 400,000 Nagasaki bombs. Four nuclear wars indeed, and 10 times the amount of radiation released into the atmosphere from
No wonder our soldiers, their families and the people of the Middle
East, Yugoslavia and Central Asia are sick. But as Henry Kissinger said after Vietnam when our soldiers came home ill from
Agent Orange, "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used for foreign policy."
Unfortunately, more and more of those soldiers are men and women
with brown skin. And unfortunately, the DU radioactive dust will be carried around the world and deposited in our environments
just as the "smog of war" from the 1991 Gulf War was found in deposits in South America, the Himalayas and Hawaii.
In June 2003, the World Health Organization announced in a press
release that global cancer rates will increase 50 percent by 2020. What else do they know that they aren’t telling us?
I know that depleted uranium is a death sentence … for all of us. We will all die in silent ways.To learn more
Sources used in this story that readers are encouraged to consult:
American Free Press four-part series on DU by
Part I: "Depleted Uranium: U.S. Commits War Crime
Against Iraq, Humanity,"
Part II: "Cancer Epidemic Caused by U.S. WMD: MD Says
Depleted Uranium Definitively
Part III: "DU Syndrome Stricken Vets Denied Care:
Pentagon Hides DU Dangers to Deny Medical Care to
Part IV: "Pentagon Brass Suppresses Truth About Toxic
Weapons: Poisonous Uranium Munitions Threaten World",
August 2004 World Affairs Journal. Leuren Moret:
"Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War,"
August 2004 Coastal Post Online. Carol Sterrit: "Marin
Depleted Uranium Resolution Heats Up - GI's Will Come
Home To A Slow Death,"
World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg, Germany, October 16-19, 2004:
International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan.
Written opinion of Judge Niloufer Baghwat:
"Discounted Casualties: The Human Cost of Nuclear War"
by Akira Tashiro, foreword by Leuren Moret,
DU The Human Cost
Radiation causes cancer and heart problems as many of us
know. What Happened In Iraq. How i affected children. Bring Them Home Now