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Many shocking reports now indicate that we have been fools
thinking that what is going on in Iraq and Afghanistan is happening only
to the local populations over there. Few of us are even aware that the
United States military has been using depleted uranium (DU) in its
armaments and that tons of the stuff have been spilled all over the
landscape in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Meaning the all powerful
anti-human forces that be in the United States and England have found a way to
go nuclear right under our very noses and the effects of that have
already been spread around the globe, especially in the northern hemisphere.

The term "depleted" seems to give the impression that DU is
uranium that does not contain radioactivity any more, which is
not the case. DU ammunition can cause serious radioactive
contamination and is no less atrocious than nuclear weapons.

Dr. Katsuma Yagasaki

"Since 1991, the United States has staged four wars using
depleted uranium weaponry, illegal under all international treaties,
conventions and agreements, as well as under the US military law. The
continued use of this illegal radioactive weaponry, which has already
contaminated vast regions with low level radiation and will contaminate other
parts of the world over time, is indeed a world affair and an
international issue" wrote Leuren Moret who has worked at two US nuclear weapons
laboratories as a geoscientist.[1] What we are seeing in reality is an
end to the reason of law and order. When presidents of constitutional
democracies and the ruling elite behind him take it upon themselves to
so blatantly, abandon the law we have both the seeds of anarchy and the
deep roots of fascism combining to shape the world's future in the most
nasty of ways possible.

Depleted uranium weaponry meets the definition
of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD).

It should come as no surprise that the federal government is
breaking international laws against the use of such weapons. The
culture of the United States government is deeply imbedded with the death and
poisoning of its own citizens through vaccines, fluoridated drinking
water, dangerous drugs and medical treatments backed with the full
authority of the FDA and CDC. As well as poisoning of the food supply with
the likes of aspartame and MSG, massive use of pesticides, herbicides,
fungicides, genetically altered foods, and massive use of food
preservatives, now the list includes the use of depleted uranium in armaments
whose radioactive pollution will go on for a few billion years.

What you are about to read is a nightmare unmatched in the
annals of human history outdistancing perhaps even the rising tide of
mercury and the thousands of other toxic chemicals flooding the
environment. We now stand threatened from both chemical and nuclear poisons with
devastating consequences to public health. Through it all public health
officials can only find the time to masturbate with viruses, closing
down their consciousness to anything but their pet obsessions with things
that often cannot even be proven to exist.

Depleted Uranium armaments are "the
perfect weapon for killing lots of people!"

Dr. Marion Fulk

Nuclear physical chemist, retired, Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons
Lab and Manhattan Project

Uranium weapons have been increasingly employed in battle
action since their first use by the US and UK forces in the Persian Gulf
War in 1991. Since then they have been used in the Balkans in the late
1990s, then Kosovo in 2000, in Afghanistan starting in 2002 and
continuing into the present, and then in the 2nd Gulf War (GW2) in March and
April 2003. The Army began arming tank, artillery and machine gun shells
with depleted uranium in the 1980s. The term "depleted" is a misnomer
since DU contains about 60% of the radioactivity found in natural

Pentagon has estimated that 320 tons of depleted uranium was
fired by US and UK units in the first Gulf War. Some experts put the
numbers as high as 800 tons. U.S. and British warplanes dropped about
31,000 DU shells of various calibers on Kosovo and Serbia during the 1999
bombing campaign. Approximately 2000 tons or more were detonated in the
second gulf war.

350 tons of uranium is equal to about a kilogram of plutonium.

Dr. Chris Busby

In principle, using the Atomic Energy Control Board's (AECB)
regulatory limits, we can calculate that 0.1 micrograms of plutonium
can overdose one person with maximum safe exposure limits being placed at
.56 micrograms maximum full body exposure and .25 micrograms for lung
exposure. "Experiments with beagle dogs suggest that about 27 millionths
of a gram of insoluble plutonium would be sufficient to cause lung
cancer in an adult human being with virtual certainty, with significant
risks probably associated with far lower doses," report International
Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.[2] According to the Canadian
Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) 0.1 grams would overdose
one million people, a gram ten million, 100 grams one billion people and
600 grams six billion, the entire worlds' population[3] if those 600
grams were implanted directly into people.

"A rapid release of one kilogram of plutonium at ground level
in dispersible, inhalable form would cause a public health emergency of
the first magnitude. Plutonium air concentrations could be on the order
of hundreds of micrograms per cubic meter of air at one kilometer from
the release site. Individuals breathing this air would inhale enough
plutonium to cause cancer with certainty within minutes," said Dr. Edwin
S. Lyman of the Nuclear Control Institute.

The Pentagon has misled the world with claims that its DU is
safe. They have lied about depleted uranium no matter how many of their
own soldiers get sick and die from it and from the toxic vaccines they
administer in mega doses before troops are deployed into war theaters.
The Pentagon has maintained that DU shells are safe because they
contain only mildly radioactive uranium when in reality; depleted uranium
also contains small amounts of plutonium and other highly radioactive
elements.[4] Despite the authorities' attempt at concealment, the truth is
out. The media has forgotten its responsibilities, and the public
remains docile thus the military is contemplating getting away with more
murder through nuclear weapons when it contemplates actions against Iran.

Thus we can begin to understand why Professor Katsuma
Yagasaki stated that "The used amount of radioactive atoms of DU weapons
dispersed into environment in the real wars was far beyond that of the
atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is estimated that in the
First Gulf War, 320 to 800 tons of DU were used, scattering indeed
14,000 to 36,000 times more radiation than in Hiroshima."

The Department of Energy has millions of tons of DU and
using it in weapons saves the government a fortune on the cost of its
disposal. What difference does it make if the use threatens millions with
premature and terrible deaths with cancer? Such a terrible question fits
like a glove to those who have planned for decades the use of such
weaponry. Actually the official party line from the medical and military
industrial establishments are simple, there is nothing to worry about
from nuclear or chemical poisons, they are safe and you can go back to
sleep trusting your children's future to us.

The long-term effects from over a decade of DU exposure are
emerging in southern Iraq and they are devastating. However, the
increased amount of radioactive material used in Afghanistan (3 times greater
than in Iraq in 1991) and Iraq in 2003 (6-10 times greater than 1991)
will travel throughout a larger area and affect many more people than
anyone has imagined. As we will see below the first evidence is in that
contrary to the military's belief that the radiation danger only extends
for a few meters around impact points, scientists measured strong
increases in radiation 2500 miles away in England within days of the
American bombing in Iraq. The Americans are still using these munitions in
Afghanistan and are itching to unleash a nuclear firestorm against Iran.
Any war the United States fights today will be nuclear because all
scenarios include DU armaments some of which contain more than a ton of

Nuclear power plants are really dangerous facilities put
in practical use on stipulation that they can "completely seal
in radiation," while radioactive weapons commit an impermissible
crime scattering radioactive materials in the environment.

Professor Katsuma Yagasaki

Since World War II accumulated radiation has incrementally
increased the radiation burden to the global community. Nuclear weapons
testing, nuclear power plants, and radiation accidents like Three Mile
Island and Chernobyl are steadily increasing the radiation contamination
of the global environment. We cannot escape exposure because we breathe
the air, drink the water and eat food from contaminated soils. Now the
American and British governments have taken it upon themselves to
increase this nuclear contamination thinking that these supremely powerful
armaments will win wars quickly thus saving soldiers' lives. But these
soldiers are the first ones who come down with deadly diseases upon
returning home giving us a chilling preview of what is in store for
millions who are being exposed, only more slowly.

On impact, uranium penetrators burn fiercely to give an aerosol
of sub micron diameter oxide particles which are largely
insoluble and remain in the environment for many years.

Dr Chris Busby

As much as 70 percent of the projectile can burn up on
impact, creating a firestorm of ceramic DU oxide particles. The residue of
this firestorm is an extremely fine ceramic uranium dust that can be
spread by the wind, inhaled and absorbed into the human body and absorbed
by plants and animals, becoming part of the food chain. Once lodged in
the soil, the munitions can pollute the environment and create up to a
hundredfold increase in uranium levels in ground water, according to
the U.N. Environmental Program.

When uranium burns into particles, it will enter human bodies
ingested with drinking water and food, or inhaled with air. In
this case,
the whole radiation and chemical toxicity will be released in
the body.

Professor Katsuma Yagasaki

According to Dr. Katsuma Yagasaki "DU dust-like particles can
enter human bodies, and once taken into the body, they will become tens
of millions times more hazardous. Newly released data indicate that
low-level radiation is more likely to cause biochemical abnormalities than
intensive high-level radiation.[6] It is wrong to make light of the
hazard of low-level radiation."[7] DU is a little different then other
forms of radioactive material. It only emits alpha and beta radiation. A
piece of paper will stop it. So the military feels comfortable lying
about its danger. However, when it is in the lungs or elsewhere in the
body, it is in contact with living tissue, bombarding that tissue with
low level radiation for the rest of your life. That radiation will lead
to cancers, genetic damage, a list of chronic diseases and eventual

Yagasaki continues saying, "One alpha particle passes
hundred thousand atoms before it stops, blowing out hundred thousand
electrons constituting a molecule. The destruction (ionization) of molecules
will damage DNA, or will induce mutation in the cellular structure
itself. There will be a great possibility of only one depleted uranium
particle causing cancers and organ disorder. With the half-life of DU being
4.5 billion years, there will be almost no change in the rate of alpha
emission 10,000 or 100,000 years later. This means once DU is inside the
body, one will remain exposed to radiation as long as he/she lives
unless it is discharged, while the environment continues to be polluted

In Afghanistan, where 800 to 1000 tons of depleted uranium was
to have been used in 2001, even uneducated Afghanis understand
impact these weapons have had on their children and on future

Nuclear war means clouds of fallout raining down on you and
your children. Yes, that fallout, which your friendly government said
would only travel a few meters in the battlefield, or only far enough to
afflict the enemy and unfortunately, our own brave troops. "Out of the
580,400 soldiers who served in GW1 (the first Gulf War), 11,000 are now
dead! By the year 2000, there were 325,000 on Permanent Medical
Disability. This astounding number of 'Disabled Vets' means that a decade
later, 56% of those soldiers who served have some form of permanent medical
problems!" The disability rate for the wars of the last century was 5
percent; it was higher, 10 percent, in Viet Nam.[9]

Physicians in Bosnia are seeing patients present
for care with three simultaneous malignancies
something never previously reported in medicine.

"The military know perfectly well that DU has all these
effects, but they want to use it because it wins them the battles. It has
actually destroyed tank warfare. Tanks are of no use any more, because
they can come down with an A10 with a Gatling gun, fire these cheap bits
of nuclear waste, and just wipe them out," said Dr Chris Busby,
Secretary at the European Committee on Radiation Risk and an international
expert on low-level radiation.

The United States has fought four nuclear wars, and just this
year has science started to show the fallout from these wars showing up
far from the battlefields. The Sunday Times Online, on February 19,
2006, reported on a shocking scientific study authored by British
scientists Dr. Chris Busby and Saoirse Morgan. Below is a graph from that study
showing measurements of uranium taken over England, information that
had to be pried with legal crowbars to be released. Notice the strong
spike in radiation thousands of miles away at exactly the time of the
second gulf war.

After the "Shock and Awe" campaign in Iraq in 2003, very
fine particles of depleted uranium were captured with larger sand and dust
particles in filters in Britain. These particles traveled in 7-9 days
from Iraqi battlefields as far as 2400 miles away. The radiation
measured in the atmosphere quadrupled within a few weeks after the beginning
of the 2003 campaign, and at one of the 5 monitoring locations, the
levels twice required an official alert to the British Environment Agency.

Within nine days of the start of the Iraq war on March 19, 2003,
higher levels of uranium were picked up on five sites in

London Times

This is such earth shattering information that many
officials in England were immediately forced to move into denial mode. The
Ministry of Defense refused to acknowledge the possibility of any
connection between the use of atomic weaponry in Iraq and these readings in
England saying the uranium was of a "natural origin" and there was no
evidence that depleted uranium had reached Britain from Iraq. Perhaps there
was a volcano eruption that went unnoticed or a flyby UFO with a
radioactive tail; when it comes to the military any excuse but the truth will

According to Dr. Chris Busby and Dr. Saoirse Morgan, who
forced the British government to release the above information[11]
published in January of this year. "On the basis of the mean increase in
uranium in air of about 500nBq/m3 we use respiration data on standard man to
calculate that each person in the area inhaled some 23 million uranium
particles of diameter 0.25 microns. As far as we know, this is the
first evidence that uranium aerosols from battle use have been shown to
travel so far." In their earth shaking report they make it clear that the
"evidence from the present analysis is implicit in the results; i.e.
the increases found clearly demonstrate that the uranium particles are
capable of long distance travel."[12]

Busby and Morgan continue saying, "Despite many pieces of
evidence that the uranium aerosols are long lived in the environment and
are able to travel considerable distances, this is the first evidence
as far as we know, that they are able to travel thousands of miles. The
distance traveled from Baghdad to Reading following the wind patterns
implicit in the pressure systems at the time is about 2500 miles.
Although this transport may be hard to believe at first, the regular desert
sand events which occur in the UK should teach us that the planet is not
such a large place, and that with regard to certain long lived
atmospheric pollutants, no man is an island."

The U.S. government has not released any information about the
levels of radioactivity being observed in the U.S. and the
controlled media in
Europe and the U.S. has said nothing about the 4 genocidal
nuclear wars the
United States and it's British ally have foisted off on the
populace of the world.

Depleted Uranium munitions is one of the greatest
depopulation weapons ever deployed and by design is leading to the permanent
contamination of the Middle East and Central Asia with radioactive uranium,
which destroys the genetic future of the populations living in those
regions. It is unrealistic to think that the designers of these munitions
have not tested for the reality of the radioactive contamination
meaning they must have known that radiation would have been put up high into
the atmosphere to be swept around the globe. Radioactive substances
have been studied intensively for over five decades and we all grew up
with the fear of atomic warfare. Little did we know that the nuclear
industry would find a way to use their waste materials profitably creating
nuclear weaponry that would haunt the planet virtually forever.

After traveling 2,500 miles if the exposure to the English was
23 million uranium particles it is anyone guess the amount of
fallout that reached the United States. Odds are that everyone in
the northern hemisphere was contaminated to one degree or

The American and British governments say depleted uranium is
relatively harmless. They also stand behind the use of mercury in
medicine and dentistry saying mercury is relatively harmless as well. The
list goes on. Be prepared for the CDC to ignore this or when all hell
breaks loose and lung cancer cases spike upward you will see them pretend
it is another genetic epidemic like they thought autism was for a
while. Now they just simply scratch their heads at anything they cannot
blame on a virus. It is absolutely pathetic that medical and health
officials at the CDC and other international agencies are spending all their
resources scaring the heck out of the public about the bird flu and
influenza virus, as millions are threatened with nuclear and chemical

DU is the stuff of nightmares.
This whole thing is a crime against God and humanity.

Dr. Doug Rokke

Army health physicist

In 1991, Dr. Doug Rokke was assigned to the command staff of
the 12th Preventive Medicine Command to clean up some of the mess left
after uranium armaments were used. Today, in poor health, he has
reactive airway disease, neurological damage, cataracts and kidney problems
and blames his health problems on exposure to DU. Dr. Rokke and his
primary team of about 100 performed their cleanup task without any
specialized training or protective gear. Today, Rokke said, at least 30 members
of the team are dead, and most of the others have serious health
problems. Rokke said: "Verified adverse health effects from personal
experience, physicians and from personal reports from individuals with known DU
exposures include reactive airway disease, neurological abnormalities,
kidney stones and chronic kidney pain, rashes, vision degradation and
night vision losses, lymphoma, various forms of skin and organ cancer,
neuropsychological disorders, uranium in semen, sexual dysfunction and
birth defects in offspring.

"Since 1991, numerous U.S. Department of Defense reports
have said that the consequences of DU were unknown. That is a lie. We
warned them in 1991 after the Gulf War, but because of liability issues,
they continue to ignore the problem." Rokke worked until 1996 for the
military, developing DU training and management procedures. The procedures
were ignored, he said. "Their arrogance is beyond comprehension. We
have spread radioactive waste all over the place and refused medical
treatment to people . . . it's all arrogance."[13]

The U.S. Army quietly placed an order for $38 million in
depleted uranium rounds last week, bringing the total order from
West-Virginia based company to $77 million for fiscal year

This would be fine if this all were a fantasy, but the
Pentagon uses depleted uranium in its rounds because they say it is
extremely effective in penetrating heavy armor. It's the same kind of
consciousness that put poisonous chemicals in our water supplies and toothpaste
(fluoride) that we give to our kids, that has the military using
armaments that are releasing vast amounts of nuclear material with a half
life of only 4.5 billion years. Now if anyone can be accused of playing
God it is these people. No language on earth has developed words to
express the ultimate in death worship of that kind, which would release
poisonous radiation on the earth that will keep moving through the
environment and into all living systems for millions of generations to come.

Brent North Sea crude oil was traded at 70.20 dollars a barrel for the
first time on Thursday evening due to simmering tensions
of Iran nuke issue.[15]

April 14, 2006

Evil does not quite cover this disgusting travesty of human
consciousness. Modern psychology has tragically missed the boat when it
comes to warning us about the effects on the mind of the super wealth
and power achieved by a few in the past 100 years. Those who doubt that
these very same people could have, and would have destroyed the World
Trade Centers, should understand how small such a thing was in
comparison to blanketing the earth with lethal radiation. If the world allows
President Bush to go to war against Iran, humanity will learn a lesson
cruel in dimension and scope. We are on the brink, closer than any of us
think, and people who are beyond all madness and terrorism are at the
helm of the world.

If there ever was a time for humanity to pour out into the
streets in protest its now. No more war, no more use of uranium
armaments, and no more big government. The governments that we have allowed to
grow to monstrous proportions by their very nature are lessons in
uncontrolled destruction. Its not enough to stop Bush now, we have to stop
the people and corporations behind him and only the most massive display
of our humanity is going to stand a thread of a chance of effecting
necessary changes. Darkness greater than anything the earth has known is
right around the corner. The peace movement should combine with
environmentalists and health activists to raise a human storm never seen
before, one strong enough to topple governments who choose the path of
insanity over humanity.

Defense officials said they have no plans to phasing out
the use of DU munitions or a ban on its use.[16]

According to the Associated Press,[17] a Pentagon-sponsored
team of experts determined in May 2003 that two small trailers were not
used to make biological weapons. Yet two days after the team sent its
findings to Washington in a classified report, Bush declared just the
opposite. "We have found the weapons of mass destruction," Bush said in
an interview with a Polish TV station. "We found biological
laboratories." Is this the man we trust with the fate of the world, or with
anything else for that matter? If we do not stop him and his 'whole team,' and
make it perfectly clear to the Israeli government as well that nuclear
war is not an option against Iran, we will collectively face a possible
consequence that will have us being sorry we ever brought our children
to this planet. If peace does not rain on earth now it will be war,
nuclear war, for that is the only kind of war that will be fought by
America and its allies. Depleted uranium nuclear armaments have been
classified as conventional weapons so there is no way for American forces to
avoid their use.

With little progress in resolving the dispute with Iran through
diplomacy - the option of turning to air strikes is unlikely to
go away.[18]

New York Times April 16, 2006

Physicians for Social Responsibility examined the risks of a
more advanced buster-bunker weapon, and it eerily tabulated the toll
from an attack on the underground nuclear facility in Esfahan, Iran.
"Three million people would be killed by radiation within two weeks of the
explosion, and 35 million people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India,
would be exposed to increased levels of cancer-causing radiation,"
according to a summary of that study in the backgrounder by the Union of
Concerned Scientists.

Although many of the world's cities have recently
experienced the horrors of terrorism, the damage they have suffered is minuscule
compared to what may lie ahead. What if a terrorist organization
obtained nuclear weapons asks International Physicians for the Prevention of
Nuclear War? Some point to the fact that Iran supports terrorism, which
is true, and thus should not be allowed to go nuclear. But there is no
larger or greater terrorist organization than the American military and
government and the corporations that dominate from behind the scenes.

Throughout the 1950s the military detonated A-bombs
above-ground at the Nevada Test Site, showering
downwind civilian populations with radioactivity.

They are the last people anyone should trust
when it comes to anything nuclear related.

This war on terrorism is simply the projection of the
greatest terrorists the world has ever seen. Many conspiracy theorists feel
that these huge government organizations are actually behind many of the
terrorist acts -used by them to provoke widespread fear and fuel their
march toward global fascism and the destruction of everything we hold
dear. So great is their power and their evil there is little chance they
can be stopped. They are so used to doing harm to people that it has
become second nature to them. They hardly give it a thought; certainly
they are incapable of seeing the wrong in what they do.

The New York Times printed on April 18, 2006, "When it comes
to the fundamental human principles of freedom, liberty and justice,
China is in the Dark Ages."[19] This is an example of the kind of
projection, or in this case semi-projection[20] that the American media belts
out. America herself has done so many ugly things to its own people and
to the world these past five decades and is heading down the slippery
slope of fascism. We already know that America hosts the largest prison
populations in the world. Freedom, liberty and justice is going down
like the Titanic in America and all bets are on for America starting a
nuclear war in Iran that will include more than 'just' depleted uranium
weapons. Fascists and fanatics have to have their wars and some of the
greatest ones who have ever lived are at the heads of the governments
most involved in the present crisis.

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