Here we see a typical daily payload of DU weaponry on a US F15E about to be dropped on a target in Afghanistan. The contamination alone from this one payload will cover a vast area within Afghanistan and then its nanoparticles will travel the world - all in the name of the proposed TAPI pipeline - Afghanistan’s natural resources and the protection of the its lucrative opium crop. Now that’s democracy for you!!
Let’s just spend a moment evaluating how many military personnel have been killed to date, all in the name of "Geo Politics." We can see that the start to 2011 is showing the same trend as the death toll continues to get higher and higher. Does Gen Petraeus really believe he has things under control when most of Afghanistan is still under the control of the Taliban? It is evident that either they sit down and negotiate a peace agreement with the Taliban and other factional groups or they simply pull out and leave Afghanistan to decide its own future and fate.
The ironic part of this terrible mistake of going to war is the fact that 9/11 was an inside job in order to justify a conflict. Add to this the enormous civilian death toll and the ongoing deaths of both civilian and military as a direct result of using weapons that contain uranium components and we can clearly see that this is turning into its own type of "Holocaust."
I have decided to leave the rest of this final part to a staunch activist Leuren Moret (US) who has worked tirelessly on the issue of WMD's, and along with myself, trying to bring those guilty of war crimes to justice. Leuren and I have been working on a war crimes complaint for nearly 18 months and hopefully we will soon release its findings. Leuren gave a very good account some years ago on the DU issue. Here are her own words:
Depleted Uranium - Dirty Bombs, Dirty Missiles, Dirty Bullets
A Death Sentence Here and Abroad
By Leuren Moret
"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 with jail.
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, D.C.
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 ... nothing political."
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 atmospheric testing!
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 Christopher Bollyn.
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 Vets",
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,
Leuren Moret is a geoscientist who has worked around the world on radiation issues, educating citizens, the media, members of parliaments and Congress and other officials. She became a whistleblower in 1991 at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab after experiencing major science fraud on the Yucca Mountain Project. An environmental commissioner in the City of Berkeley.
Finally I will now deal with another chapter in history that not only reveals the "Under the radar tactics" of both the US and British Governments but also their gross neglect in safeguarding their citizens and at the same time carrying out massive political fraud to line their own pockets and there associated party.
Some years ago a B52 that was carrying a belly full of "Nuclear SRAM Missiles" developed serious mechanical problems and had to return to its base whilst overhead Iraq. The Saudi Government would not allow such an aircraft to carryout out an emergency landing on its soil so the aircraft headed south towards the Gulf of Aden.
As it neared the coast of Somalia the onboard situation was becoming very serious, leaving the crew no option but to jettison the bomb load in shallow water off the coast. The aircraft proceeded towards Diego Garcia (British Territory) where it crashed into the sea killing some of its crew on the 3rd of February 1991.
Dick Cheney who was notified of the situation did nothing about it for some considerable time and in the meanwhile, John Bredenkamp, a notorious arms dealer, just so happened to be running a diving team in the region, came across them.
Bredenkamp then sold them on the black-market. It was believed that the US had thought that these very sensitive weapons had been hauled ashore in Somalia and could have given rise to the US actions in Somalia i.e. Black Hawk Down etc. So due to the gross neglect of Cheney at least three nuclear weapons went missing.
Now we come to the great British cock-up of all time.
South Africa had been secretly developing its own nuclear weapons programme with the assistance of the Israelis and under the radar of the UN during the sanctions. However our dear Tory party researcher, who was only 24 at the time (our current PM), decided to go down to South Africa with Sir Kenneth Warren and between them sew up a deal that would net a commission of £17.8 million for the Tory Parry election funds.
This highly illegal and yet highly profitable private deal was orchestrated by the above under the watchful eye of dear Maggie Thatcher. Many other known senior politicians were also involved and was clearly a good deal for the elite boys club.
Basically the whole story stemmed from a very clever programme of creating 10 battlefield ready nuclear bombs that could be loaded onboard a South African Air force - British Built Canberra or Buccaneer aircraft and used as required. One of these bombs was tested near Prince Edward Island of the SE coast of Africa.
During these dark times in South Africa's history, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 418 of 4 November 1977 introduced a mandatory arms embargo against South Africa, also requiring all states to refrain from "any co-operation with South Africa in the manufacture and development of nuclear weapons."........what the UN didn't know is that the US, UK and Israeli Governments were all aware and yet were clearly in violation of the UN Resolution. It also became apparent that this was also in violation of PM Tony Blair's Nuclear Explosions Act 1998.
With the South African change of regime rapidly approaching and with the Gulf War in full swing the powers that be made a decision that the remaining 9 nuclear bombs must never fall in the hands of the blacks. It was agreed that these weapons would be shipped to Chicago for de commissioning.
In the meantime Maggie Thatcher was not happy with the progress of the war and requested if she could purchase three of the nukes to go on standby to use against Saddam Hussein, should he not toe the line. This resulted in 6 being shipped to the US and the other three were shipped, without security for storage in Oman.
The shipment took place using three standard 20' sea containers with a secret access panel tailored into the side so that the core temperature of the nuclear bomb could be checked at any time.. The dispatch of these weapons and their safe handover was the responsibility of Dr David Kelly who was later assassinated for knowing too much.
Our illustrious John Bredenkamp was yet again involved and arranged for them to be moved to Oman where they were again stored without security in his friend’s compound. It became apparent that Bredenkamp knew all the ins and outs of illegal arms dealing and also knew that at any stage he could do what he wanted and that is exactly what he did. Dr Kelly incidentally was responsible for checking the consignment upon arrival before the British Government released the money.
Very discreetly Bredenkamp switched each sea container with identical sea containers only his contained nothing more that concrete to the same value as the bombs. The stolen bombs that Bredenkamp had originally delivered were yet again sold on the black market to who knows where....except to say it was believed that they did in actual fact go to Iraq but where then re located by road to Syria onboard three ambulances.
We have to understand the implications of this terrible act of greed and neglect that was carried out by the conservative party. The £17.8 that was paid into the Tory Party was never accounted for even though this issue was raised in Parliament by none other than Margaret Beckett - HANSARD JUNE 22 1993 from Column 197
We again come back to the Maggie Thatcher manipulation of the above when she sent her apron string messenger, David Cameron, with others, down to South Africa for an all expenses paid jolly.
That trip was fully financed by ARMSCOR and took place 1989. It included a trip to Pelindarba, the nuclear facility and where the nine remaining weapons were stored. It was after this trip that six of the nine were shipped directly to Chicago and the remaining three were eventually shipped from Durban to Oman in a very insecure manner, stored insecurely in Oman and then very cleverly stolen by the arms dealer who sold them.
As a direct result of this gross neglect by Margaret Thatcher, John Major,, David Cameron, Kenneth Warren, David Wiltshire, Peter Lilley and so many other high profile people such as Kenneth Clark, Lord MacAlpine etc we created a major security problem for the West and Israel by not knowing who had now got the missing weapons. Equally so the Labour Party were also implicated in this issue namely Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Alastair Campbell and so many more.
It must be clearly understood that this entire fiasco all started off with Israeli selling its technology and for the West in general also watching this happen and at the same time allowing their palms to be tarnished with blood money. The final outcome resulted in a war with the wrong country and the nuclear threat still looming over our heads, not knowing who has the weapons now!!
One can only hope that the words of William Shakespeare echo around the corridors of Westminster when he wrote:
"Friends Romans and Countrymen lend me your ears" and later said "The evil that men do lives after them, so let it be."
I am sure most of the political figures and corporate sector moguls who I have named time and time again in my articles, especially in the Pandora Box series, must now be starting to feel a little uncomfortable and realising that Shakespeare hit the nail on the head.......all I can say to all those in rogues gallery is watch out we are still after you and your time will come when justice will seek its sweet revenge.
Bless you Dr Kelly may you rest in peace.
To all those staunch activists the world truly owes you a debt.....you know who you are and I know that when you go to bed you sleep with a clear conscience...keep up the good work.
In closing I have great pleasure in announcing that I will again be opening up Pandora's Box for one last time with a very explosive example of fraud on a massive scale involving our own David Cameron, the means with which his party obtains its funds, not forgetting the Friends of Israel financial support and the corporate fraud that the Serious Fraud Office know about and do nothing.
Our local MP Chris Williamson has repeatedly been briefed on the billions of pounds that are being stolen from investors and also involve massive tax avoidance....what does he do about it? Absolutely nothing. He also has an extensive brief on the Depleted Uranium issue and its harmful effects to the worlds population, including our own troops and again does nothing....oh well I guess we are to blame for putting them in office and allowing them to fill their wallets without truly representing the public they are supposed to serve.
Watch this space for more "Grime and Slime" in a Pandora’s Box Special
Peter Eyre - Middle East Consultant - 26/2/2011