by Peter Eyre
Middle East Consultant
29 July 2009
USA, July 29, 2009 (Pal Telegraph)
Our planet is truly a wonderful place
but under the umbrella, that we call our atmosphere, lies a cocktail
of uranium aerosols waiting to claim its next victim. Many countries
donate to this contamination such as the US, UK, Israel, NATO member
states, China and Russia etc
Why would the:
UN (The United Nations)
WHO (World Health
US (United States)
UK (United Kingdom)
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty
IDF (Israel Defense
...allow this to happen and
why do they continue manufacturing and using weapons containing
The answer came from the Belgium Foreign
Minister when he was asked if it was possible to prohibit DU, he
"We can't do it, because NATO and
the UN aren't encouraging it".
The Belgian Parliament overturned the
reluctance of the Foreign Minister and the Minister of Defense by
voting unanimously to prohibit DU ammunition from the 20th of June
2009. One would never have imagined that Belgium, the heart of NATO,
would have made such a bold move.
A conference took place in Sweden:
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL
EFFECTS OF WAR
The examples of Agent Orange and
Depleted Uranium - Stockholm - 23-24 April 2004 in which various
experts gave speeches, two of those being Doug Rokke and Tedd
Dr Douglas L. Rokke, Ph.D. Former Head of U.S. Army Radiological
Laboratory and Former Director U.S. Army Depleted Uranium
Project, U.S. Army major (retired), and former Assistant
Professor of Environmental Science at Jacksonville State
University, Florida, USA.
During an interview with John Pilger,
Doug gave a summary of his work experience:
"Prior to the Gulf War, I was
responsibility for the training and educating of all the medical
professionals and combat soldiers on the effects of nuclear,
biological, and chemical warfare. More importantly what type of
medical care and treatment was required and what decontamination
is needed for those that may be injured or wounded during the
After the ground war he was tasked as a
health physicist responsible for cleaning up the depleted uranium or
uranium 238 contamination. Doug once stated that in regard to the
uranium 238 contamination the only warning we had was a single
letter that came from the Surgeon General's office in the United
And that said,
"Think about DU, and this uranium
He went on to say,
"As we found out after the ground
war - not only didn't we know anything about it, how to handle
it, how to dispose of it, how to clean it up, what medical care
to be given - nobody did - they just didn't tell anybody.
Whether it be British, Canadian, German or US forces. They just
didn't tell anybody"
John Pilger asked him the following
question during that interview: What do you estimate the effect on
people living in that part of the world, living in southern Iraq?
"The effect depends on whether a
person inhaled it, got some of it eating it or drinking it, or
if they got the uranium contamination into an open wound. If
they did then - dependent upon the amount that they had - what
we're seeing now are respiratory problems, breathing problems,
kidney problems, and cancers.
We have individuals of our team that
were actually known exposed and they have died of cancer. We
have other individuals right now that have cancer. We have
rashes, neurological problems.
A lot of people - and again this is
out of the whole complex toxic battlefield where DU contributes
- lost fine motor function, individuals have neural psychology
problems, short term memory losses. The uranium is a heavy metal
poison and also a radiological poison, so we have to look at a
conglomeration of potential health effects that then mix with
other causes to create serious problems".
John then asked the inevitable question:
"Tell me what you think the effect
on the civilian population of Iraq will be. You see, when I was
in Iraq there appeared to be an epidemic of cancer but they
don't have any scientific studies to measure what their
estimates are. Could you just comment generally on that?"
Doug's final response revealed a rather
grim outlook when he said:
"Numerous times, at various meetings
and conferences, the Iraqis have asked for the medical treatment
protocols. They've asked for the environmental clean-up
protocols which the US Department of Defense and the British
Ministry of Defense have refused to do repeatedly.
With the extent of the contamination
in Basra and all over Iraq where the DU was fired by the tanks
and by the aircraft - over 300 tons - there's no doubt in my
mind that, because that lasts forever unless it's been
physically removed, that any woman or child, any soldier, any
non-combatant, anybody that comes in the area that it gets into
their body is going to have medical problems.
The overall effects are the fact
that we used a weapon that's indiscriminate for eternity and
therefore unless the environmental clean up is totally completed
and the medical care is provided, the effects are permanent and
lasting forever and ever and ever. That's wrong"
Tedd Weyman, Deputy Director -
Research Scientist at Uranium Medical Research Centre in Toronto,
Canada and Field Team Leader for Afghanistan and Iraq. Tedd led
teams into Afghanistan and Iraq to collect biological and
environmental samples for laboratory study, to survey radioactivity
levels and measure the scope of uranium weapons' contamination.
He interviews civilians to document
health and conflict histories and cross reference with the
laboratory studies of samples taken from bombsites, battlefields and
wider-area environments of affected communities. Tedd's fieldwork
has resulted in himself becoming contaminated by Depleted Uranium
during his last field trip in Iraq.
On the 10th of August 2004, Tedd published a report Titled:
US and UK deploy new uranium weapons contaminating Iraq's
environment, civilians and the Coalition's own troops.
As we have already found out from Doug Rokke his findings were equally as disturbing:
The recent Iraqi field samples
collected by UMRC were analyzed by plasma mass spectrometer by
Dr Axel Gerdes, Institute of Petrology and Geochemistry, JW
Goethe University, Frankfurt. The human and environmental
samples have been found to contain Depleted Uranium and
abnormally high levels of the artificial transuranic isotope,
The isotope composition of Depleted
Uranium found in civilians as well as in surface soils and water
courses shows the weapons used in Iraq were manufactured from two
and perhaps three different metallurgical sources (stockpiles of
uranium metals). The soil and water samples indicate DU was deployed
in both mechanized battlefields and urban neighborhoods where aerial
bombing took place.
The purity and quantities (abundances) of the Depleted Uranium found
in the samples of soils taken from US- and UK-led battlefields are
some of the highest levels published since UMRC and others began
independent investigations into the use of radioactive dispersion
weapons in 1991 following Operation Desert Storm.
The abundances of uranium in water
samples taken from a fresh water supply tank and from a run-off
catch basin in Al Basra are much higher than published results for
DU levels in water samples attributed to the by-products of uranium
weapons in either the Balkans or Iraq.
Biological samples taken from Iraqi civilians present during the
Shock and Awe bombing campaign against downtown Baghdad and its
government and telecommunications facilities are positive for
It is not possible to know the source of
inner-city civilian contamination as virtually the entire city is
contaminated. Unlike biological and environmental samples collected
in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, the team did not find
deposits of Non Depleted Uranium.
A biological sample taken from one Al
Basra citizen, who was exposed to the urban bombing campaign in that
city, has an unusual composition of isotopes showing an enriched, as
opposed to a depleted or natural, ratio of 235U/238U. The enriched
uranium was found in a person exposed to and living adjacent to the
same battlefield led by the British Desert Rats, south of Al Basra.
According to the
DUOB (Depleted Uranium Oversight Board) of
the UK Ministry of Defense, urine samples taken from members of the
UK 1st Armoured Division that fought the approach to Al Basra and
occupied the city are excreting non-depleted uranium several
hundreds of times the British biological norm. Smaller total uranium
levels positive for DU have also been identified by the MOD in the
UK forces that served in the Az Zubair - Basra - Shat Al Arabi area.
The next question is what has all this got to do with Lebanon and
Gaza? The answer is simple... both locations have succumbed to the
We have significant proof from the battle fields of the Balkans,
Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan on the use of weapons containing
uranium. In all cases test on victims and on recovered samples have
confirmed either depleted uranium or traces of enriched uranium.
With this knowledge on hand samples have since been taken and
received from Lebanon (2006) and Gaza 2008/9.
The samples have both been tested at the
famous British Harwell Laboratory revealing not only DU but also
traces of enriched Uranium, indicating the possible use of fourth
generation weaponry. It is interesting to note that similar findings
have been made in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
As we have seen the health impact on
military forces and innocent civilians remains the same in all of
the above theatres of war and in that context we can expect the same
trend in Lebanon and Gaza. Based on the fact that DU aerosols do not
respect international border one can also assume this problem has
extended across the borders to Syria, Israel, West Bank, Jordan,
Egypt, the entire Middle East and beyond.
In order to better understand the seriousness of using uranium based
weapons we must first appreciate the fact that its usage has been
We have to learn to identify the
appearance and structure of such explosions compared to conventional
weapon, how these toxic aerosols move around the globe, how they
have the ability to travel long distances (sometimes return to their
point of origin before moving on) and finally the health hazards
associated with these terrible weapons. Because of the complexity of
all the above factors I intend to print these articles in parts
(this being Part 1).
First we must look at some photographic evidence of past and current
weapons that contain uranium. These photographs have been analyzed
by an expert to confirm their authenticity.
I have given three examples one in
Lebanon and two in Gaza, the latter in actual fact was a multiple
This attack was carried out in Beirut
which is densely populated.
If one can imagine that with a sea
breeze it spreads over a large area of the city and beyond. Once it gets into the upper atmosphere
it diverts off in all directions, sometimes as very high speed.
Extensive bombing also took place at Khiam very close to the Israeli
border and the contamination from these explosions extended over the
entire Northern Israel region within one hour.
This was followed by rain which caused
DU aerosol to return to earth and contaminate the land, crops
and water supply.
This particular cluster of 4 bombs shows
two bombs exploding on initial impact and two more in transit. If
you look to the right of the picture you can see the distant
On analyzing the sea conditions the sea
breeze was strong and the fact that the photographer was standing on
the Israeli border would mean that the contamination from these
series of bombs would cross the border into Israel within minutes.
This would then contaminate Central & Southern Israel.
I have also included this night time
photograph of a DU explosion in Gaza which shows the typical
DU is pyrophoric and ignites spontaneously.
To conclude this first part I thought it would be relevant to
publish some information from European experts.
The use of Depleted Uranium (DU) was condemned in 2000 by experts
from Germany namely Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schott and Prof. Dr
Siegwart Horst Gunther.
In their submission to prohibit DU they
stated - Given the known chemical and radiological toxicity of
depleted uranium and its compounds causes damage to humans, animals
and the ecological cycle, of which there is conclusive evidence we
demand that the military and civilian use of depleted uranium (DU)
"The preservation of creation and
the dignity of humankind forbid the use of DU. The Invasion of
DU, and the compounds produced by its self-ignition due to heat,
into the soil and water cycle of living communities, and the
environment we live in, make them uninhabitable for thousands of
years (the half-life of uranium is 4.5 billion years; uranium
forms long-term radiologically dangerous decay products)".
Legal references were made in this
submission as follows:
The military use of DU violates
current international humanitarian law, including the
principle that there is no unlimited right to choose the
means and methods of warfare - Art. 22 Hague Convention VI (HCIV)
Art. 35 of the Additional
Protocol to the Geneva Convention (GP1)
The ban on causing unnecessary
suffering and superfluous injury (Art. 23 §le HCIV; Art. 35
§2 GP1), indiscriminate warfare (Art. 51 §4c and 5b GPI) as
well as the use of poison or poisoned weapons)
The deployment and use of DU violate the
principles of international environmental and human rights
protection. They contradict the right to life established by the
Resolution 1996/16 of the UN Subcommittee on Human Rights.
We demand the following individual
A ban an the use, development,
production, transport, storage and possession of DU weapons
and DU armour-plating, as well as all other military uses of
Medical treatment of all victims
of DU, in particular children.
Destruction of all DU weapons
and means of its deployment and secure storage of the
uranium in a stable chemical compound.
A ban an the civilian use of DU
because of accidental future, past or present exposure to
uranium or its compounds.
Decontamination of all military
and civilian equipment contaminated by DU.
Decontamination of all territory
contaminated by DU. This not only means theatres of war but
also military practice ranges and other areas where DU has
Conversion of the global stocks
of DU in the form of Uranium Hexafluoride, approx. 2-3
million tons, from its presently insufficiently stable form
into a stable Uranium Oxide and safe deposition.
Punishment of the military use
of DU as a war crime (in accordance with Art. 85 §3b GP1;
Art. 6b IMT Statute; Art. 2c, 3a and b ICTY Statute; Art. 8
§2b Statute of Rome).
Eradication of consequential
damage caused by DU use according to customary liability
principles in international (humanitarian) law.
Creation of a centre for the
worldwide documentation of all DU contaminated regions, in
particular theatres of war, military practice ranges, scenes
of accidents, etc., and to study the DU problem.
US Expert Leuren Moret
THE TROJAN HORSE OF NUCLEAR WAR (8
July 2004) gives a full account of all the issues relating to
DU. Lauren's contribution in the fight against DU is exemplary
and I urge you all to read the above article in full as well as
many other articles she has produced. In the above article she
makes reference to the following:
ILLEGAL UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
Four reasons why using depleted uranium weapons violates the
UN Convention on Human Rights:
LEGALITY TEST FOR WEAPONS
UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
TEMPORAL TEST - Weapons must
not continue to act after the battle is over.
ENVIRONMENTAL TEST - Weapons
must not be unduly harmful to the environment.
TERRITORIAL TEST - Weapons
must not act off of the battlefield.
HUMANENESS TEST - Weapons
must not kill or wound inhumanly.
In 2002 British expert Dr Chris Busy
PhD produced a report:
Review of the Home Office statement on the
health consequences of exposure to depleted uranium in Kosovo.
Dr Busby was critical of the Home Office
in regard to their comments:
The studies undertaken on DU in
Kosovo have not detected any significant levels of DU.
Studies have not shown any
significant risk to the health of the population of the
province from the presence of DU.
In his response he stated:
I will demonstrate that both of
these statements are incorrect and that the DoD document and its
conclusions are unsafe. I will argue that this is because of
bias, over interpretation of research and omission of relevant
evidence. I will direct attention to evidence which shows that
there is a significant health risk associated with living in
areas contaminated by DU including recent evidence not available
to the authors of the DoD report or the HO memorandum.
Many experts throughout the world agree
with Dr Busy and believe that the current model used by the nuclear
industry and the military is outdated and is not suitable for
testing victims that have been exposed to low level radiation (LLR)
such as DU.
ICRP90 model draws comparison on the
effects of high level doses of radiation on victims from the A bomb
attacks in Japan during WW2.
Many experts have challenged this method
by saying that this model averaged out radiation of the whole body
or organ. These survivors had been irradiated with an acute, large,
external dose in which the effects were uniform over the whole body.
It is evident that LLR (such as DU) that has been absorbed, ingested
and more importantly inhaled has become a major threat to human
health and therefore the above model is unacceptable
Dr Busby reported:
The view that this approach was
wrong was developed independently by scientists from different
countries, and is now located, among other places, in the model
of the European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR). Dr
Busby was also the founder member of this Committee on Radiation
Risk from Internal Emitters (CERRIE) which is an independent
expert deliberative committee jointly funded by the UK's
Department of Health and DEFRA.
Dr Busby reflected on his own experience
in his report:
I have personally visited two
countries where DU has been used, Iraq and Kosovo with
scientific measuring equipment and I collected samples for
analysis. I found elevated levels of radioactivity in both
countries without great difficulty and also took samples which
were subsequently analyzed in the UK by two independent
laboratories. Both found DU in the samples from Kosovo so I find
it hard to believe that all these groups found no evidence of
DU, or at minimum, only DU near the target.
His report also revealed some
The most significant problem is that
DU is an alpha and beta emitter, the latter because of its
radioactive decay product isotopes, Thorium-234 and
Protoactinium-234, which are not mentioned in the DoD report.
The range in air of alpha particles is a few centimeters, and
they are easily stopped by a film of water. Beta particles have
a range of up to a meter but will not penetrate a Geiger counter
This means that a normal Geiger Counter will not
register the radioactivity from DU.
It was further on in his report that he
made the following conclusion:
There is evidence of widespread
contamination by DU in the form of particles. I have some of
these particles in dust samples from Gjakove, Kosovo collected
more than a year after the shells were fired. They are in my
laboratory, so for me, there is no argument on this matter. I
can show you them.
The dust had collected on a road
beneath where a snowdrift had collected and melted, and the
isotopic ratio of daughter Thorium-234 to parent Uranium-238
showed that the Uranium was being re-suspended in the air.
Children were playing nearby: there were no wrecked tanks or
bullet holes in the road.
Beta radiation levels were about 11
times background, and the concentration of Uranium in the dust
about 4000Bq/kg 200 times the background level of about 20Bq/kg.
Was this material ending up inside the
people who live nearby?
To make this question more immediate, I
could bring my radioactive DU particle to where you sit reading this
report and blow it at you. Would you take the position of the DoD
and the other learned bodies that there was no danger, or would you
dive for cover, holding your breath? When I visited Iraq and Kosovo,
I wore full respiratory protection and so did the TV camera crews
who accompanied me.
On the issues of respiratory protection it was interesting to read a
letter sent from Leuren Moret to Congressman Mc Dermott
on the 21st of February 2003 which touched on the subject of current
respiratory masks. It revealed that aerosol particles in the 0 .1
micron range would pass through the filter. Leuren letter also
contained some other interesting information
It must be clearly understand that back in 1943 nuclear experts were
discussing the advantages of using fine dust as a weapon.
One such document was issued on the 30th
of October 1943 which quoted:
"It is recommended that a decision
be obtained from competent authority authorizing additional work
pertaining to the use of radioactive materials in order that
this country may be ready to use such materials or be ready to
defend itself against the use of such materials".
This same document contained information
As a gas warfare instrument the material would be ground into
particles of microscopic size to form dust and smoke and distributed
by a ground-fired projectile, land vehicles, or aerial bombs. In
this form it would be inhaled by personnel.
The amount necessary to
cause death to a person inhaling the material is extremely small. It
has been estimated that one millionth of a gram accumulating in a
person's body would be fatal. There are no known methods of
treatment for such a casualty.
Two factors appear to increase the effectiveness of radioactive dust
or smoke as a weapon.
It cannot be detected by the
It can be distributed in a dust
or smoke form so finely powdered that it will permeate a
standard gas mask filter in quantities large enough to be
This document gave the background to
today's weapons that are not only highly effective in there ability
to penetration deep into the target but also the pyrophoric
qualities of this product allows it to ignite spontaneously and
create a huge cloud of fine DU dust that becomes a lethal airborne
Part of an attachment
in Leuren Moret's letter to Congressman Mc Dermott
For almost 40 years we have all been let
down a path of total deception by the:
US Department of Defense
the Nuclear Industry
This deception later extended to the US
Institute of Medicine, UN (especially the
UNEP), WHO, NATO and their
respective Governments and many other institutions that all failed
in their duty of care for our planet and its inhabitants.
An example of the type of control/pressure that was applied to such
people as Dr Doug Rokke is revealed in the contents of a
letter, referred to as the famous Los Alamos memorandum, its
wording are very clear,
"Thou shalt write you're
after-action report such that they do not reveal the health and
environmental consequence of uranium munitions because they will
become politically unacceptable."
[That's] a direct order.
It was also interesting at this time that Doug received another
order from the Defense Nuclear Agency*, written by Col. Gregory
And Greg Lyle said,
"is not only DU a health risk," he
said, "it's a serious health concern."
Col. Lyle, at that time, worked for Col.
Now, you people who hear about Yasaf
Durokovich, a doctor, uranium medical research program. But they
failed to tell you that he was the U.S. Army's top doctor in this
stuff until he blew the whistle. You have to understand, he was the
army's expert-a physician, a Ph.D. M.D. physician-until he blew the
We must all understand that although the issue of DU only surfaced
as a result of the accident in Camp Doha, Kuwait on the 11th July
1991, its usage was tested in the Gulf during the War in Kuwait
which started on the 2nd August 1990 and finished on the 28th
The preparation and stockpiling of these
weapons were already underway in readiness for a planned attack on
Iraq. As we know by now this was delayed as the US could not justify
or find an excuse to attack Iraq at the time. The final answer came
with 9/11 and the concoction of the WMD stories etc.
The War in the Balkans involved US, UK and other NATO forces and
resulted in the extensive use of DU weaponry during the period 22nd
March 1999 and 10th June 1999.
The contamination of the Middle East
started back in 1973. It was during the conflict between Israel and
Egypt that DU was first put to the test. Israel was provided with DU
weaponry by the US, who assisted them throughout the campaign (as
this technology was unknown to them). This "gift" by the US to the
Middle East has been in continuous use by the IDF since that time
and was used in both Lebanon and Gaza.
My next report will cover and analyze the likely area of direct
contamination as a result of using DU in Lebanon and Gaza. It will
map out the extent and range of the contamination by using the US
NOAA HYSPLIT Model.
I will also create my own purpose built
map of Europe and the Middle East showing how the DU aerosols from
Lebanon and Gaza enter the atmosphere at various levels and follow
them on their journey around the globe.
01 August 2009
USA, August 1, 2009 (Pal Telepgraph)
Can we force our governments to hold a
full and transparent enquiry on the true effects of Low Level
Radiation and Depleted Uranium aerosols on the
Can we force our governments to acknowledge that the respective so
called war syndromes and the alarming rise in cancer, diabetes,
infertility and birth defects are directly related to the exposure
of uranium based weapons in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan,
Lebanon, Palestine, Pakistan and the entire world?
Do we have the wisdom and strength to stand firm and tell our
governments that uranium based weapons must be prohibited?
To most people WMD means Weapons of Mass Destruction but
there is another meaning which is Weapons of Mass Deception
that has been employed to cover up the horrors created by uranium
Many organizations must be held
responsible for allowing this deception to continue for decades
The United Nations (UN)
United Nations Environment
World Health Organization (WHO)
The International Commission on
Radiological Protection (ICRP)
International Atomic Energy
North Atlantic Treaty
Departments of Defense
The Nuclear Industry
...all of whom have covered up and
caused the suffering of thousands of military personnel and millions
of innocent civilian populations around the world.
The truth behind this mass slow genocide has never been covered by
the media thus allowing it to expand and continue out of control. It
is obvious that this deception is part of a bigger picture involving
the highest level of economic greed and to seize control of the
world's natural resources.
It is imperative that we fully understand the implications relating
to the unchecked usage of uranium products in its many forms. Do we
really fully understand the extreme danger to human health if
uranium is continued to be used in the manner the scientists and
inventors want it to be used.
A study by three leading radiation scientists cautioned that
children and adults could contract cancer after breathing in dust
containing DU, which is radioactive and chemically toxic. But it was
blocked from publication by the World Health Organization
(WHO), who employed the main author, Dr Keith Baverstock, as
a senior radiation advisor. He alleges that it was deliberately
suppressed, though this is denied by WHO.
Albert Einstein once quoted:
"The unleashed power of the atom has
changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift
toward unparalleled catastrophe".
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the
people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do
anything about it".
"Real progress of humanity depends on not so much creativity as
much as on conscience."
It was interesting to note that the UNEP/81
report (16/01/01) confirmed that Uranium 236 had been found in DU
The WHO also gave reference to this
problem in their Report of the World Health Organization Depleted
Uranium Mission to Kosovo (22nd - 31st January 2001) when they
reported that in addition to U235, U234 and U238, the mission was
confronted with questions on the presence of plutonium or other
radioactive chemicals in the munitions.
KFOR informed the mission that it did
not exclude the possibility that traces of plutonium could be
present in depleted uranium. Other laboratories have also revealed
similar finds giving reference to enriched uranium possibly
indicating a new type of 4th Generation Weapon.
It is quite obvious that Depleted
Uranium is only the tip of the iceberg and much more sinister
weapons are in the making, hence the term "Dirty Missiles, Dirty
Bombs, Dirty Shells and Dirty Bullets".
What was so ironic was the fact that in this WHO report it stated,
"Penetrators that hit armored
vehicles or hard rocks would be crushed on impact and residual
fragments and dust would be deposited on the ground"
"It is reported that most of the
depleted uranium dust will be deposited within a distance of
100m from the target (US Army Corps of Engineers 1997). People,
most likely soldiers, close to an impact could therefore be
exposed to dust by inhalation. It gave no reference to the fact
that DU Dust aerosols can travel beyond the target area, cross
international borders and around the world."
This same scenario has been repeated in
other research laboratories, indicating that such weapons also
contain Recycled Uranium
Let's now look at the many uses of Uranium based materials in the
military sense and also in its application or possible application
in the commercial world. We must also be cautious and understand
that Enriched, Depleted and Recycled Uranium play a major role in
all sectors. This mass deception makes us believe that such
products are essential in our everyday lives when in actual fact the
only application that is acceptable (if I dare say) is in the field
The entire lists of products are not available but the variety and
usage demonstrates what can be achieved by recycling nuclear waste.
One such company called Manufacturing
Sciences Corporation (MSC) based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee show the
following photograph on their webpage highlighting the broad range
of so called Depleted Uranium items.
The complete range and its usage are
beyond imagination when one considers that this is a very toxic
waste product from the Nuclear Industry that can now enter our
environment in so many forms.
MSC explain that they have converted approximately 6 million pounds
of depleted uranium (DU) into more than 70,000 useful products. They
say they have the unique capability to take the customers unwanted
DU, and by utilizing our DU experience and specialized facilities,
can recycle the DU into useful products. One could ask the question
what constitutes a useful product.
Kinetic energy penetrators (as used in many weapons) are made of DU
because of its high density, fabricability, pyrophoricity,
availability and low cost (Toxic nuclear waste) compared to other
Shape Charge Liners and
Explosively Formed Penetrators Lenses: Depleted uranium SCLs and
lenses are under investigation as a material for warhead
applications in missiles, ammunition and sub munitions. The U.S.
Army has revealed that depleted uranium is used as amour protection
in the Abrams main battle tank. This is also used by other nations
with the same application.
We know that DU penetrators have and are still part of the arms
arsenal and there is even a suggestion that enriched penetrators
have been used. This now brings us to the use of Shape Charge Liners
that are made from DU. Shaped charges increase the power by focusing
explosives in one direction e.g. by containing them with a conical
liner. A wide variety of guided weapons use "shaped charge"
These range from Maverick and Hellfire
missiles to torpedoes, sub-munitions in cluster bombs and the first
BROACH-MWS (British Royal
Augmentation Charge - Multiple Warhead System) warheads. Hellfire missiles have been used
extensively in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and now Pakistan.
Tungsten is not only expensive; it also has a very high melting
point (3422° C).
DU liners are inexpensive compared to Tungsten as the Nuclear
Industry almost gives it away. It melting point is perfectly
suitable for the task required (170° C) The quantity of DU involved
may range from a few kilograms up to 250 kg in larger warheads as
was the case in the Broach MWS warhead.
In the medical fields, depleted uranium has been used for biomedical
isotope shields, calorimeters and radiographic cameras.
MSC go on to say another application for depleted uranium is as a
counterweight. Currently, depleted uranium is used as a
counterweight in both commercial and military aircraft. Because of
its density, 18.95 gm/cc, depleted uranium can supply a significant
mass in a small area. Counterweights can be moved to compensate for
fuel consumption or shifting cargo loads.
Depleted uranium is currently being investigated as a replacement
for lead in elevator counterweights, fork truck counterbalances, and
crane counterweights. Because of the density of depleted uranium,
the appropriate mass takes up significantly less space allowing for
either a more compact design or room for additional components.
Can one imagine how this nuclear waste, that is almost given away by
the nuclear industry and respective /governments, is spread around
us all in such a haphazard way. Does anyone evaluate the fact that
all these products are radioactive and that no safe dose exists?
If one looks at the Hazard Brief for
Cameco - Port Hope, Ontario, Canada (Facilities for Reconversion
to Uranium Metal), the instructions for dealing with uranium metals
in stated very clearly:
Uranium is pyrophoric and starts to burn in the air at between
150c-170c. It ignites in oxygen at 170c. The brief goes on to say
that dust inhalation can result in radiation dose to lungs. Kidney
damage can occur due to chemical toxicity. Skin contact can result
in Low Lever Radiation (LLR) dose from continued exposure.
Ingestion can result in radiation dose and kidney damage can occur
due to chemical toxicity.
The UNEP, WHO and others say that LLR is
It would now be appropriate to analyze "Weapons of Mass Deception"
in order to see what lies behind this major cover up.
At we have seen time and time again many
authorities such as,
...continue to use the outdated ICRP
This single mistake has played a major
role in the wrong assessment of the many thousands of victims.
We have seen the denial by Governments and their respective military
units on their use of DU weapons. We have seen how those in senior
positions have attempted to manipulate the outcome of a particular
test or enquiry. We have seen vital evidence withheld or hidden from
public viewing and finally we have seen the cruelty handed out to
those experts and whistleblower that exposed the truth, some of whom
have paid the ultimate price.
Finally I can reveal the outcome of a very important conference that
took place in Greece on the 6th of May 2009: the European
Committee on Radiation Risk Conference held in Molyvos, Lesvos,
Greece. The report is not only very critical but also shows that
existing methods are clearly outdated.
Paragraph I. is of particular interest
when it states,
"Whereas, there is an immediate,
urgent and continuing requirement for appropriate regulation of
existing situations involving radioactivity, to protect the
human population and the biosphere"
The report is signed by 16 world experts
and is a clear warning to us all.
ECRR - CERI
European Committee on Radiation Risk
Comité Européenne sur le Risque de l'Irradiation
The Lesvos Declaration
6th May 2009
Whereas, the International
Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has promulgated
certain risk coefficients for ionizing radiation exposure,
Whereas, the ICRP radiation risk
coefficients are used worldwide by federal and state
governmental bodies to promulgate radiation protection laws
and standards for exposure to workers and the general public
from waste disposal, nuclear weapons, management of
contaminated land and materials, naturally occurring and
technologically enhanced radioactive materials (NORM and
TENORM), nuclear power plant and all stages of the nuclear
fuel cycle, compensation and rehabilitation schemes, etc,
Whereas, the Chernobyl accident
has provided the most important and indispensable
opportunity to discover the yields of serious ill health
following exposure to fission products and has demonstrated
the inadequacy of the current ICRP risk model, especially as
applied to foetal and early childhood exposures to
Whereas, by common consent the
ICRP risk model cannot validly be applied to post-accident
exposures, nor to incorporated radioactive material
resulting in internal exposure,
Whereas, the ICRP risk model was
developed before the discovery of the DNA structure and the
discovery that certain radionuclides have chemical
affinities for DNA, so that the concept of absorbed dose as
used by ICRP cannot account for the effects of exposure to
Whereas, the ICRP has not taken
into consideration new discoveries of non-targeted effects
such as genomic instability and bystander or secondary
effects with regard to understanding radiation risk and
particularly the spectrum of consequent illnesses,
Whereas, the non-cancer effects
of radiation exposure may make it impossible to accurately
determine the levels of cancer consequent upon exposure,
because of confounding causes of death,
Whereas, the ICRP considers the
status of its reports to be purely advisory,
Whereas, there is an immediate,
urgent and continuing requirement for appropriate regulation
of existing situations involving radioactivity, to protect
the human population and the biosphere.
We the undersigned, in our
assert that the ICRP risk
coefficients are out of date and that use of these
coefficients leads to radiation risks being significantly
assert that employing the ICRP
risk model to predict the health effects of radiation leads
to errors which are at minimum 10 fold while we are aware of
studies relating to certain types of exposure that suggest
that the error is even greater,
assert that the yield of
non-cancer illnesses from radiation exposure, in particular
damage to the cardio-vascular, immune, central nervous and
reproductive systems, is significant but as yet unquantified,
urge the responsible
authorities, as well as all of those responsible for causing
radiation exposures, to rely no longer upon the existing
ICRP model in determining radiation protection standards and
urge the responsible authorities
and all those responsible for causing exposures, to adopt a
generally precautionary approach, and in the absence of
another workable and sufficiently precautionary risk model,
to apply without undue delay the provisional ECRR 2003 risk
model, which more accurately bounds the risks reflected by
demand immediate research into
the health effects of incorporated radionuclides,
particularly by revisiting the many historical
epidemiological studies of exposed populations, including
re-examination of the data from Japanese A-bomb survivors,
Chernobyl and other affected territories and independent
monitoring of incorporated radioactive substances in exposed
consider it to be a human right
for individuals to know the level of radiation to which they
are exposed, and also to be correctly informed as to the
potential consequences of that exposure,
are concerned by the escalating
use of radiation for medical investigation and other general
urge significant publicly funded
research into medical techniques which do not involve
radiation exposures to patients.
Statements contained herein reflect
the opinions of the undersigned and are not meant to reflect the
positions of any institution to which we are affiliated.
Prof Yuri Bandazhevski
Prof Carmel Mothershill
Dr Christos Matsoukas
Prof Chris Busby (UK)
Prof Rosa Goncharova
Prof Alexey Yablokov
Prof Mikhail Malko
Prof Shoji Sawada
Prof Daniil Gluzman
Prof Angelina Nyagu
Dr Hagen Scherb
Prof Alexy Nesterenko
Prof Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake
Dr Sebastian Pflugbeil
Prof Michel Fernex
Dr Alfred Koerblein
Dr Marvin Resnikoff
In closing Part 2 'Uranium Weapons -
Does anyone care about our planet?', I would like to make the
Millions of military personnel and
innocent civilians in all the theatres of war have been affected
by the use of weapons containing uranium. Many of them have been
deceived, intimidated and neglected with no recourse and that is
a grave injustice. I hope and pray that you will all have your
day in court and receive your respective compensations that you
so respectfully deserve.
Bless you all.
09 August 2009
London, August 9, 2009, (Pal Telegraph)
In previous reports I have explained the
dangers associated with weapons containing uranium. This can be used
in many ways, as a penetrator rod, a Shaped Charged Liner or as a
counterweight etc. Whatever the application we know that DU will
ignite at 170°C.
On behalf of the U.S. Army, Major Doug Rokke led a 434 man
depleted uranium clean up team in the first Gulf War. In 1994, he
was appointed as depleted uranium project director for the U.S.
Army. Despite his warnings of the dangers of DU exposure, both the
U.S. army and coalition forces continue to use DU munitions with
catastrophic effects on their own troops.
Before going into how the DU contamination spreads around the globe
lets again look at what exactly happens when a DU weapon makes
contact with its target.
Doug Rokke explains:
"Uranium munitions are probably the
most effective weapon you're ever going to encounter. These
things are the silver bullet. They kill and destroy anything in
their path. They are EXTREMELY effective. And what you need to
understand, and contrary to what he saw in the media, the DU
ground is not coated and it's not tipped.
The DU round is solid
uranium 238. The M1 tank round is over 10 pounds of solid
uranium 238, contaminated with plutonium, neptunium, and
When that 10 pound uranium dart strikes
wood, metal, steel, iron, or anything - this thing is already on
fire in flight.
The uranium is pyrophoric and very soft.
Uranium is not hard. It's soft. But the density is unbelievable.
Extremely heavy per unit volume. So, you got this uranium dart, that
basically three-quarters of an inch in diameter, 18 inches long,
moving at better than 3000 feet per second. And when strikes, you
have what we call, spalling is formed.
About 40 to 50 percent of the dart
breaks off and forms spalling [a shotgun effect]. The spalling is
uranium fragments. Some of the stuff catches fire. And some of the
stuff is just solid uranium. And what you see inside is if I took a
handful of BB's and through it across this room, extremely high
velocity, everything is on fire and fragments. You have secondary
detonations due to concussion and ignition beyond comprehension.
And the whole thing is a catastrophic
explosion (approximately 50 to 70% of the penetrator is burned and
forms particles 0.1 micron or smaller).
Leuren Moret is a geoscientist who worked almost around the
clock educating citizens, the media, members of parliaments and
Congress and other officials on radiation issues. She became a
whistleblower in 1991 at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab after
witnessing fraud on the Yucca Mountain Project.
Leuren explained how these minute particles (nano-particles) form
and disperse into the world's atmosphere.
Leuren explains that uranium is a
pyroforic metal, which means it burns and ignites at around
170°C. When a uranium based weapon strikes its target it ignites into
to fireball of around 5,000°C.
"The bullets and big calibre shells
are actually on fire when they come out of the gun barrel
because they are ignited by the friction in the gun barrel.
Seventy percent of the DU metal
becomes a metal vapor. It's actually a radioactive gas weapon
and a terrain contaminant".
During this process large volumes of DU
dust aerosols are formed.
Leuren went on to say,
"After forming microscopic and sub
microscopic insoluble Uranium oxide particles on the
battlefield, they remain suspended in air and travel around the
earth as a radioactive component of atmospheric dust,
contaminating the environment, indiscriminately killing, maiming
and causing disease in all living things where rain, snow and
moisture remove it from the atmosphere.
Global radioactive contamination
from atmospheric testing was the equivalent of 40,000 Hiroshima
bombs, and still contaminates the atmosphere and lower orbital
space today. The amount of low level radioactive pollution from
depleted uranium released since 1991, is many times more
(deposited internally in the body), than was released from
atmospheric testing fallout."
In her summary she stated:
"The fact is that the United States
and its military partners have staged four nuclear wars,
'slipping nukes under the wire' by using dirty bombs and dirty
weapons in countries the US needs to control. Depleted uranium
aerosols will permanently contaminate vast regions and slowly
destroy the genetic future of populations living in those
regions, where there are resources which the US must control, in
order to establish and maintain American primacy".
Her conclusion was as follows:
"Described as the Trojan Horse of
nuclear war, depleted uranium is the weapon that keeps killing.
The half-life of Uranium-238 is 4.5 billion years, the age of
the earth. And, as Uranium-238 decays into daughter radioactive
products, in four steps before turning into lead, it continues
to release more radiation at each step. There is no way to turn
it off, and there is no way to clean it up. It meets the US
Government's own definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction."
Before we go into the consequences of
uranium based weapons (as used by US, NATO and IDF forces) lets look
at the total disregard that Israel shows towards regional health and
the environment of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Their tunnel vision does not take into
account "what goes around comes around" and the pollution it creates
comes back to haunt them including DU contamination, oil and
This oil spill occurred in July 2006 as
a result of an IAF (Israel Air Forces) missile attacks on fuel tanks at the
station 30 kilometers South of Beirut, causing the leakage of 12,000
to 15,000 tons of fuel oil into the Mediterranean Sea.
Israel must understand that they are
also part of this same eco-system and such toxins enter the food
chain of the entire Eastern Mediterranean. This thoughtless act hit
populations of dolphins and turtles etc.
It is also interesting to note that as a direct result of the
continued occupation and blockade of Gaza the city can no longer
treat its own sewerage. We now have a similar environmental disaster
looming whereby raw thick sewerage is now entering the sea adjacent
If one can imagine the outflow from 1.5 million people we can better
understand that this is an extremely serious situation.
samples collected were polluted with fecal bacteria, specifically
coli forms and streptococcus causing intestinal & infectious
diseases, severe and potentially life-threatening diseases such as
hepatitis, meningitis & a risk of cholera. The other issue that
Israel would not wish to talk about is the fact that some uranium is
passed in urine and further adds to the problem.
Again we see an identical situation developing where this outflow
will make its way up the beaches of Israel and extend over its
entire coastline. The Southern extremity of Israel will receive the
highest concentrations especially the popular surfing beach at
Ashkelon and Ashdod. The contamination will also extend up to Tel
Aviv and Haifa in a more diluted form.
In the remainder of this article we will look at the fallout that
occurred as a direct result of the attack on Lebanon in 2006 and
Gaza in 2008/9 and how quickly these very fine particles spread in
the immediate vicinity, cross border and beyond.
We must also keep in mind that a
significant amount of an aerosol ascends to many thousands of feet,
after the initial explosion, riding on extremely hot convection
current from the intense inferno at the target area.
On the anniversary of the
IDF bombing of
the UN observation post at Khiam, Southern Lebanon I decided to map
out a typical airflow pattern covering the Middle East and Europe.
Using Lebanon and Gaza as the target area I mapped out the main
airflow tracks at three levels (low, mid and high levels winds).
This information was obtained from standard sources as one would
normally use when a pilot works out his flight plan.
The wind directions shown are only the main flow but obviously at
all levels the particles will divert in all directions as they meet
local vortices and pressure systems.
It must also be noted that the wind speed changes significantly at
different levels with sometime strong winds at low level caused
through coastal effects and convection currents and extremely strong
upper level winds such as jet streams etc.
Basically the nano-particles divert
almost everywhere and at all speeds around the globe.
local initial fallout area
This map shows a
typical flow that I made up on the 25th of July 2009
on the anniversary of
Khiam which was on the 25th of July 2006 (exactly three years)
We hear time and time again both during
and after conflicts that the military forces concerned deny any
usage of depleted or enriched uranium components in their weaponry.
We find each and every time proof that
their spin was incorrect when slowly but surely the evidence is
found and the medical effects of these weapons starts to show up in
the armed forces (Gulf War Syndrome) and in the innocent civilian
Some so called expert or scientific correspondent will come out of
their murky corner to denounce that weapons used in a particular
conflict did not contain uranium components! Doesn't it always
appear so strange that weapons manufacturers or component
manufacturers sometime shoot themselves in the foot by printing the
fact that a particular shell contains DU or a missile?
Let's look at two examples that I discover. I can assure you there
are many more:
MSC quote the following on their web
"This now brings us to the use of Shape Charge Liners that are
made from DU".
Shaped charges increase the power by
focusing explosives in one direction e.g. by containing them with a
A wide variety of guided weapons use
"shaped charge" technology. These range from Maverick and Hellfire
missiles to torpedoes, sub-munitions in cluster bombs and the first
stage of BROACH MWS.
The list of suspect US weapons is huge and given the fact that
Israel has its own nuclear facilities one can only imagine what is
going on behind closed doors!!
ATK boldly show the following on their
120mm M829A1 APFSDS-T
The same applies to the 120mm M829A3 APFSDS-T
Before I close Part 3 of this story I decided to speak with
Leuren Moret and ask her a few questions on this very important
issue to try and put everything into perspective in preparation for
Part 4 which will cover all the many medical issues related to
Depleted and Enriched Uranium.
Whatever the spin we get from
governments and the military we must all fully understand that the
use of Dirty Missiles, Dirty Bombs, Dirty Shells and Dirty Bullets
is high on the agenda and continue to be used as we speak. What is
happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan right now is a re run of the
Balkans and Iraq Wars....God knows how many will suffer under this
terrible act against humankind.
I again repeat that Israel must never be
allowed to attack Iran. This is what the US wants and in doing so
Israel will become the pawn for America with such catastrophic
If one can imagine the radioactive fallout alone is beyond
comprehension. Let's now finish with Leurens response to some
I asked Leuren the following questions and her replies are shown as
PE - As these nano-particles
move around the globe can you explain how they return to earth
and how a human can become a victim and by what means?
LM - Once Uranium burns, it is a poison gas. Just like
smoke rings that disappear in a room within minutes, these
invisible dust particles of DU are bumped by air molecules which
keep them suspended indefinitely and they begin dispersing
locally in air. As the DU nano-particles, which are atmospheric
dust size particles of DU, are mobilized from the point source
or bomb impact sites etc., they become part of weather systems
and air masses in the Troposphere, and move very quickly in all
directions from the conflict zone as the maps show.
They quickly rise up to higher
altitudes to become part of atmospheric dust clouds that travel
long distances around the world and are completely mixed in the
global atmosphere within one year. When moisture is present in
the air masses, the DU particles become nucleating agents for
water, and when they are heavy enough they drop from the sky as
raindrops or fog or even attached to snowflakes - this is known
Because the DU is mostly confined to the Troposphere, the most
dynamic part of the atmosphere, nearly all the DU particles are
rained out in 2 months - causing a horrific global nuclear war
As the rainout of these particles
contaminates our biosphere, all living things are affected - the
oceans, plants, animals, and especially humans who are more
sensitive to radiation exposure than many animals. As the
particles fall to the ground in rain, or are remobilized in dust
storms in arid regions, they contaminate the air we breathe, the
water we drink, and the food we eat.
There is no longer anywhere on this
planet where we can hide from the global nuclear genocide.
PE - When the particles enter the lower levels and enter
our entire eco-system what happens to that contamination?
LM - The particles have surfaces that are wet and they
stick to whatever they land on - rocks, sand, dirt, buildings,
bodies of water, plants and leaves, skin - and they are nearly
impossible to remove even with heavy scrubbing.
As we breathe them, which is the
most dangerous pathway into our bodies, they go directly into
the blood from the lungs. The good thing about rainout is that
they are removed from the atmosphere so they are no longer being
inhaled. However they get into the groundwater and drinking
water, and even at extremely low doses, environmental uranium
causes infertility and reproductive cancers.
As the environmental uranium moves
through the biosphere, it degrades all living things, and the
damage is cumulative and permanent.
PE - I have heard some terrible consequences in the
animal kingdom can you explain?
LM - We know from studies in the coastal waters of the
UK, Ireland, and Southern California offshore from two nuclear
power plants, that fish populations exposed to Uranium and other
radionuclide's have an expanding population of females and
shrinking male populations.
This is because the Uranium is an
estrogen and hormone disruptor, and fish born as males soon turn
into females. Scientists around the world are extremely
concerned and are saying "It's all bad for the sperm".
Male sperm in humans around the
world has been reported to have 85% with damaged DNA, and only
15% with normal DNA. Sperm DNA damage and increasing infertility
has been reported in Denmark in studies on young Danish males
since 1991, before they enter the military. Female polar bears
in the Arctic are now reported to have both male and female
sexual organs, a result of the hormone and estrogen disruption.
Of course this is all happening to
humans as well since we share similar estrogen and the same
hormones. That's why animal studies are so important; they tell
us what we can expect as well from exposure to toxic substances.
Otters in the Columbia River, downstream from the nuclear
facility at Hanford, Washington, no longer know how to mate from
the hormone disruption. Increasingly, people around the world
now have to go to hospitals in order to have babies.
"Wild reproduction" in humans is on
the decline due to rapidly increasing global infertility - one
of the so called "miracles" of the Nuclear Age. Now I understand
why the two nuclear weapons labs where I worked in the US had
huge posters on the walls with images of thousands of damaged
and malformed sperm.
a depopulation agenda through
Leuren will conclude Part 3 after I have
given you some news I picked up:
Israeli sperm bank posts diminishing returns
(AFP) - May 11, 2009
Wall Street giants are not the only
banks hit by diminishing assets. New research for an Israeli
sperm bank shows that depositors are 40 per cent less fertile
than a decade ago, the Haaretz daily reported. Scientists at
Hadassa hospital compared sperm taken from Israeli men between
2004 and 2008 with samples taken in the late 1990s, and were
alarmed by their findings.
The more recent samples contained 40
per cent fewer sperm cells than those taken 10 years before.
"It seems that the cause of the
change is an increased concentration of
estrogen in the
water supply," said Ronit Haimov-Kochman, who led the
"The soil is saturated with
estrogen and fruit or vegetables grown in it are also
contaminated," Haaretz quoted her as saying.
Biologists found two years ago that
male fish in an Israeli stream developed female characteristics
after being exposed to estrogen, but so far there is no sign of
Israeli men suffering the same fate.
What goes around comes around. When
will the Israelis understand that when you use depleted or
enriched uranium (dirty weapons) you must fully understand
that they are totally indiscriminate and therefore the aerosols
drift back over the border to the place they call home!!
(There's no place like home).
Leuren closes off this article with her
view on the bigger picture:
"The big picture is that as the
Weapons of Mass Destruction, developed for the international
financiers and bankers, become more globally destructive, we are
destroying the web of life that supports all living things.
the web of life is destroyed, a future for humanity disappears.
The destruction of global DNA, the product of 4.5 billion years
of earth history, has been carried out in the past 55 plus years
- since Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
"A Geology Professor told me when I
expressed my concern years ago as a student,
'Well, don't worry,
after humans exterminate themselves, Mother Earth will heal
14 August 2009
USA, August 14, 2009 (Pal Telegraph)
We have seen governments and military
refuse to accept that uranium based weapons have been used in all
the theatres of war. Only when independent tests and conclusive
evidence is provided do these authorities back down.
We have seen this in the Balkans,
Kuwait, and Iraq. We now have good evidence from Afghanistan, with
further news of a leaked German document. Now we only have three
more to go, Lebanon, Gaza and Pakistan. We already know what the
final outcome will be but it takes time for such authorities to
admit to their cover-ups and lies.
Once the cat is out of the bag we see a rush of activity by those
governments to apply pressure to the UNEP and WHO to go out into the
field to check the levels of contamination (as if they don't know
already). The respective teams return to their headquarter and in
conjunction with the governments, ICRP and IAEA prepare a well
worded document declaring that there were no significant findings
and that the levels found met with normal background radiation.
They then repeat that the traces of
depleted uranium or enriched uranium found were insignificant and
all fall within permitted levels and do not pose any risk to troops
or the civilian population. What they don't tell you is that the
figures are all unrealistic and that their methodology of using the
ICRP model is totally flawed and outdated when dealing with DU or
Low Level Radiation (LLR), especially when it has been inhaled.
Leuren Moret raised awareness in one of her reports regarding
the ICRP Model.
Based on 550 epidemiological studies of
exposed populations, an independent low-level ionizing radiation
report for the European Parliament, the European Committee on
Radiation Risk (ECRR) report has stated that chronic exposure to
low-level ionizing radiation is:
"...up to 1000 times more
biologically damaging than the International Committee on
Radiation Protection (ICRP) standards and risk model predict".
The ICRP standards and risk model are
based on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb studies, which were
deceptively conducted by the U.S. Government, in order to protect
the future development of a nuclear weapons program.
Since the commencement of the current series, I have copied all
these press release to the following:
Permanent Observer Mission of
Palestine to the United Nations Dr Riyad Mansour
Permanent Observer Dr Hussein Abdel-Razzak Al Gezairy
WHO Regional Director East Med and Respective Country
It was my intention to communicate only
with those directly responsible for the Middle East region.
I had hoped in doing so that this would
generate some form of response, as they work and live in the areas
where Depleted and Enriched weapons have been used. One would also
assume that they would pass these reports up to their higher
authority in the UN and WHO headquarters.
All of my emails have also been copied
to the respective country representatives for The International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Red Crescent, Norwegian Refugee
Council and the Middle East Media.
I have since emailed the Islamic Human
Rights Commission with copies of the series, as it is the Islamic
Nations that have taken the full brunt of this onslaught.
To date I have not heard from any of
those who control the region or the media despite the fact that each
and every day weapons with uranium components are being used.
Each and every day people are dying from
their usage and the medical statistics in each of their respective
regions are showing sharp rises in many forms of cancers, diabetes,
infertility and genetic mutations resulting in gross birth defects.
I concluded my email to the above as
"All my emails to you will be kept
on record as evidence that you all have been notified along with
your respective lack of responses... maybe one day you will be
called to give evidence in an International Court... then what
will you say?"
I believe the use of depleted and
enriched uranium must now be labeled as the greatest genocide ever
to exist and will be ongoing. With a half life of 4.5 billion years
the future is rather bleak to say the least.
There is a direct link between the inhalation, ingestion and
absorption of depleted and enriched uranium contamination in the
entire Middle Eastern region and the corresponding medical
statistics that are showing up since these weapons were used. The
contamination as we have learnt does not respect international
borders and therefore the problem has now become a global issue.
I spoke with Leuren Moret about these frightening statistics
and her response gave me a full account of the medical implications.
She gave particular reference to the
inhalation of Low Level Radiation Nano-particles:
"Uranium and phosphate structures
have a strong chemical affinity for each other. The DNA and the
mitochondria are phosphate rich and therefore there is a strong
attraction between uranium, the DNA and the mitochondria. Once
the uranium has attached to the DNA and or the mitochondria it
does damage from the chemical heavy metal effect, the
radioactivity released and the particulate effect."
But the greatest damage to the DNA and
mitochondria by uranium is the photo-electron effect.
Uranium not only releases its own energy
in the form of alpha particles and gamma rays, but it absorbs other
energy released in the cell and releases that absorbed energy as a
shower of photo-electrons that annihilate whatever the uranium is
This was first described by Dr Chris
Busby, a Low Level Radiation (LLR) expert for the British Government
and the European Parliament.
US Army scanning electron microscope
image of tiny DU particles produced from firing DU munitions. 35% of
those produced by firing artillery are in the nano-particle range.
The Army classified this report 20 years
after it was out in the public sector, after they found out I had
copies of it and was spreading it all over the world.
As a result the very dangerous health effects of uranium exposure it
has been reported that large increases in diabetes since 1945 is
linked to radiation and specifically uranium exposure.
Pregnant women with diabetes, that is
untreated, produce very weak babies that develop cancer, heart
defects and other birth defects and illnesses. Uranium exposure
causes a web of diseases such as neuro-muscular disease, diseases of
the brain, gastro intestinal illnesses, heavy metal poisoning, skin
rashes and dermal contact with the skin causes high increases in
melanoma and other skin cancers.
The greatest damage from radiation exposure is to the unborn fetus
and this genetic damage to the fetus is passed on to all future
generations. Basically uranium exposure is a slow painful death from
long lingering illnesses.
Surprisingly with depleted uranium (DU)
exposure cancers and diabetes have been reported to develop as early
as two months after exposure. That is a new feature associated with
depleted uranium (DU) as well as multiple cancers in patients that
are genetically unrelated. In other words individual cancers form
from the effects of individual particles in the victims tissues.
This is due to the particulate effect from the very tiny nano-particles
of depleted uranium.
Burning uranium from dirty bombs, dirty missiles and dirty bullets
produce a radioactive gas composed of very tiny particles of uranium
oxide that are produced when the shells leave the gun barrel and
throughout its trajectory to the impact sites. From this impact site
large volumes of radioactive gas are produced that escape into the
atmosphere where they are carried locally, across border, and around
the world in a few weeks.
They remain suspended in the atmosphere
until they are rained out into the earth's environment, usually
within two months. The depleted uranium (DU) particle contaminates
the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat.
The tissues in our bodies filter out the depleted uranium particles
from the blood and cause a web of diseases called "Gulf War
Syndrome". Radiation is different. It respects no borders, no socio
economic class, and no religion. There is no way to turn it off and
no way to clean it up. It's the weapon that keeps giving and keeps
killing. The half life of depleted uranium is 4.5 billion years.
It is the "Trojan Horse" of nuclear war.
All of the above information has been
provided by Leuren Moret and Dr Chris Busby for whom I
have great respect.
mortality: 2/3 of all breast cancer deaths in the US
occurred in the areas
shown on the black & white map showing counties effected 1985-89
(Source: Center for
Colour Map shows of
US nuclear power plants. Leuren Moret
Professor Katsuma Yagasaki, a
scientist at the Ryukyus University, Okinawa, Japan.
In his article -
Shells - The Radioactive Weapons - Perpetuation of War Damage by
Radiation - wrote:
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. Effects of
chemical toxicity differ according to the state of uranium,
whether it is water-soluble or not, but there is no difference
in its harmfulness as radiation.
A depleted uranium particle of ten
micrometers in diameter would release one alpha particle in
every 2 hours, totaling more than 4,000 in a year. Alpha rays
continue to injure human cells, giving no time for the injured
cells to heal.
Further, Uranium-238 decays into a
daughter nucleus thorium-234, whose half-life is 24.1 day, and
Th-234 decays into a granddaughter nucleus protactinium-234,
whose half-life is 1.17 days. Pa-234 then becomes another
element (U-234; 0.24 million years of half-life), forming a
radioactive chain. Th and Pa release electrons to decay (beta
Six months later, Th and Pa will
have reached "radioactive equilibrium," having the same
radiation dose as U-238. At this stage, the penetrated DU
particles now emit alpha particles, beta particles twice as much
as alpha, and gamma rays accompanied with each decay.
As alpha particles do not travel farther than 40 micrometers,
the whole damage will be given to the flesh 40 micrometers in
radius. The annual radiation dose received by the exposed area
of the flesh 40 micrometers in radius would amount to 10 sievert
(as described later) only by alpha ray emitted from a depleted
uranium particle of ten micrometers in diameter, ten thousand
times higher than the dose limit.
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 forever.
Regrettably, investigations carried out
by the World Health Organization and other institutions do not go
deep into the realities of internal exposure.
For example, the U.S. Department of
Defense states that it does not find relationship between DU and the
cancer incidence in Iraq (from a scientific report made by the
Research and Development Corporation on cancers and DU on the
The investigations conducted by the WHO and European Community made
the same conclusion. These researches determine that the radiation
level found in Balkan and Iraq is not harmful to health. Yet in
reality in both places there are many cases of babies born with
birth defects and the high incidence of cancers.
What is the purpose of those researches?
It is fair to say that their role is to
cover up the facts about the damage caused by DU and the
responsibility for the use of atrocious weapons. Meanwhile, a
non-governmental organization called Uranium Medical Research Center
conducted a urine test instead of the environmental research, and
found the presence of high levels of uranium in Afghan citizens.
Looking into DU munitions in terms of radiation they produce, they
have two characteristics.
First, 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. In the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, at
least 500 tons of DU shells were said to be dropped.
Second, while most of the
radiation released by the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and
Nagasaki had very short half-life periods, DU has an
extremely long half-life of 4.5 billion years. Dose amount
of DU will last in the same level of as ever even after tens
of thousands years. Residents in the DU-affected area will
have to live forever, for generations to generations, under
threat of radiation. Humankind has never experienced such
horrible damage of war. Any radioactive weapons, as well as
nuclear weapons, must never be allowed to use.
I would like to thank Prof Katsuma
Yagasaki for his help and dedication in trying to prohibit
uranium based weapons, especially DU.
Professor Malcolm Hooper, advisor to British Gulf war vets and
Emeritus Professor of Medical Chemistry provided an overview of
possible paths of toxic DU exposure to veterans. Most of these paths
have been poorly studied if at all.
Hooper noted the significance of recent
research demonstrating that alpha-radiation induced cell damage can
be passed on by biological action to adjacent cells, multiplying the
damage. He underlined the "don't look, don't find" problem with
current medical research and the reality experienced by veterans.
Baghdad University Professor of Molecular Biology Huda Ammash
reviewed studies undertaken since 1996 by Iraq to inventory soil,
water, air, plant, and wild animal samples from 200+ sites for
evaluation for DU. She showed tables describing increased cancer
incidence statistics, and informed us that Basra province, where
most DU munitions were fired, accounts for 2/3 of the recorded
increases in Iraq's post-war cancer mortality.
UK Ministry of Defense quote on their webpage:
"Inhalation of insoluble material
presents a third and predominantly radiological risk from
material lodging in the lung and increasing the lifetime risk of
cancer. There may also be cause for concern arising from the
transport of DU from the lung to the lymph nodes".
"Inhaled DU particles, dependent on
their size, may not rapidly disperse by natural processes and
may remain lodged in the lungs. The consequences of this in
humans are uncertain.
Animal studies have shown some evidence of
radiation induced fibrosis of tracheo-bronchial lymph nodes
after inhalation exposures to U. McDiarmid suggests that further
studies of the potential neurocognitive effects of DU are
warranted in the light of evidence that DU crosses the
blood-brain barrier in rats",
Tedd Weyman, BSW, MEd (HROD),
Deputy Director and Field Investigations
Team Lead - The Uranium Medical
Research Centre - Toronto, Canada with field studies in
Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine.
Tedd during his investigation in
Afghanistan collected post-ballistic debris samples at a Taliban
army depot bombed by
Operation Enduring Freedom on the
outskirts of Jalalabad.
The bombsite was confirmed by laboratory
analysis to contain non depleted uranium at levels elevated 57 times
Again we see evidence emerge that follows the same pattern time and
time again. Tedd's samples revealed Non DU which corresponds with Dr
Chris Busby's findings in both Lebanon and Gaza. It is remarkable
that the governments responsible for these respective attacks still
deny the use of uranium based weapons.
The victims in these areas of conflict
are not only the innocent civilians but also the military forces
taking part. Basically the military is killing its own men by
contamination. It was interesting when Doug Rokke once made a
statement regarding the troops, "If you go to war you will die".
When I spoke with Doug recently he told
me that we are looking at a potential figure of around one million
military men being disabled. Many of them will fall victim to the
consequences of uranium based weapons. These men that risked their
lives have been totally abandoned on the issue of Low Level
Why would anyone want to join the armed
forces under the current US weapons program? When will the
respective governments accept their liability?
Tedd Weyman in his "Twelve Year Too Late " article pointed
out that two governments reports from the US and Canada are an
acknowledgement how these two governments failure to conduct
reliable DU studies is a calamity for veterans. Both Defense
Departments admit significant limitations in their laboratories'
abilities to carryout radiological and bio-assay screening programs
and glaring weaknesses in clinical, DU follow-up programs.
These papers and the U.S. DOD's
Environmental Exposure Reports on DU in the Gulf and the Balkans
reveal, by their own admissions, the use of inadequate testing
equipment, a lack of understanding of the fundamentals of
metabolized uranium and radiation dose effects, and sub-standard
Later in his article he draws reference to NATO, CDC, NRC, IOM the
UN's subsidiary agencies (WHO, UNEP, IAEA), and the U.S. Defense and
Veterans Affairs Departments. He points out that veterans have to
face a myriad of biased opinions and carefully constructed "facts".
The supposed, responsible objectivity of these organizations is
belied over and over again by their incessant efforts to write
reports to substantiate pre-determined conclusions.
Chris Busby gave more convincing evidence when he reported new
findings of Uranium in the air filter from the engine of an
ambulance which was driven in the Lebanon in 2006 until it was shot
up on day 16 of the conflict between Hezbollah and the Israel
The report also contains further
analysis of soil samples which confirm the presence of enriched
uranium. Analysis of the filter contents by Harwell Scientifics
unequivocally reveals the presence of enriched Uranium (EU),
confirming findings of the same material in two bomb craters in the
As previously reported on his web site,
the crater samples have been analyzed by two laboratories in England
and Wales with very similar results.
The filter analyses
suggest strongly that weapons deployed in the Lebanon
contained EU and that
contamination of the country has been widespread and significant.
Chris Busby's report is
impressive to say the least.
It clearly shows factual evidence as
The image below reveals the presence
of a hot particle, probably about 80 microns in diameter. Two
such particles were found by exposing half of a single piece of
CR39 plastic the size of a microscope slide to part of the air
filter for 15 hours. (The other half of the CR39 was used as a
control and was not in contact with the filter.)
In other words, two particles were
found in about one square inch of the filter medium.
Most of the Uranium particles created by the impact of Uranium
weapons are far smaller than 80 microns. Smaller particles will
have passed through the filter fabric, especially those around 1
micron in diameter which are the greatest part of the particles
arising from Uranium weapons.
We are therefore seeing only the
merest indication of the material that is available for people
and animals to inhale. In the interests of public health it is
vital that methods of monitoring the entire region are deployed
of impressions (upper right) is an alpha star etched in CR39
plastic by a hot particle of enriched Uranium.
Because of the complexity of the
evidence and the broad area that it covers I will issue another
article on the medical/health aspect of both DU and EU weapons
(Part 5 below).
Afterward, I will dedicate one whole
section to the very large group of War Vets from the Balkans,
Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and of course we can now
expect War Vets from Israel who will be adding their problems to the
long list of other international military personnel. I also know
that as a result of uranium based weapons being used more recently
in Pakistan their members will soon be added to the list. It is also
essential that we cover the huge civilian populations around the
many areas of conflict which amount to millions.
To conclude: This war against government neglect and lack of
credibility will only be won by the combined effort of the
independent experts and those that bring such horrific stories into
the open. People power can also play a significant role by lobbying
your own governments and members of Congress/Parliament.
It is your duty of care as a global
citizen to protect our planet and all those that live in its
20 August 2009
August 20, 2009 (Pal Telegraph)
We all fully understand how Low Level
Radiation (LLR) Particles are formed and how they drift around the
world. We also know that such particles can be rained out of the
atmosphere and fall to earth to contaminate the land, crops and
So let's now look in more detail at the health implications
associated with the inhalation of these aerosols (nano-particles).
The many authorities will tell you that Depleted Uranium (DU) is
harmless and is similar to normal natural background radiation.
However DU is not natural; it is the waste product of the nuclear
industry and frequently contains traces of plutonium, other
transuranics or trace amounts of various isotopes. As one can
clearly see, DU cannot be compared to normal background radiation!
How can Low Level Radiation (LLR) enter
your body and what are the implications?
As you can see from the diagram there
are different ways DU/LLR can enter the body. On this diagram, you
can see a DU fragment such as shrapnel wound (right shoulder). DU
dust can also enter this wound, which add to the problem. The most
complicated of all is the inhalation of nano-particle aerosols of
Insoluble DU particles deposited in the respiratory bronchioles and
alveoli will be cleared much more slowly, and, therefore, would be
expected to deliver a higher radiation dose to the lung from alpha
radiation. Once DU/LLR has entered the blood and irreversible cycle
commences. The tissues in our bodies filter out the depleted uranium
particles from the blood and cause a web of diseases called "Gulf
War Syndrome". I will return to this syndrome in Part 6.
Unfortunately the UNEP, WHO, ICRP, IAEA, Governments, DOD's and many
other authorities (not forgetting the pharmaceutical industry) have
failed to understand the health implications when DU/LLR is inhaled
into the body. They have together concocted a trail of deceit and
failed in their duty of care to protect the world's populations.
We are looking at dramatic increases in many forms of cancer,
diabetes, and infertility. Because DU/LLR directly attacks the
genetics of our body via our DNA, we are now witnessing terrible
birth defects in babies.
Leuren Moret covered this aspect in my
previous article when she said:
"Uranium and phosphate structures
have a strong chemical affinity for each other. The DNA and the
mitochondria are phosphate rich and, therefore, there is a
strong attraction between uranium, the DNA and the mitochondria.
Once the uranium has attached to the DNA and or the
mitochondria, it does damage from the chemical heavy metal
effect, the radioactivity released and the particulate effect.
The greatest damage from radiation
exposure is to the unborn fetus and this genetic damage is
passed on to all future generations. Basically, uranium exposure
is a slow painful death from long lingering illnesses".
Let's look at diabetes as an example.
The IMVA article, "DNA and Mitochondrial
Time Bomb," covered this aspect extremely well.
The Centers of Disease Control (CDC)
in Atlanta declares that,
33% of the babies born this year will
be diabetic by the year 2050
Dr. Alan Cantwell
Diabetes, which is expanding almost exponentially in the world
today, can in part be traced to the increasing radiation to
which we are all being exposed. Every physician knows that
radiation can lead to cancer, but making a connection between
depleted uranium (DU) and diabetes seems ludicrous at first
glance, but it is not.
Most medical doctors have never
heard of this, but neither have they paid attention.
Unfortunately, exposure levels are increasing dramatically with
each ton of vaporized depleted uranium. This, however, is not
stopping the American and British governments from
manufacturing, selling and using depleted uranium weaponry.
"Depleted (DU) uranium is highly
toxic to humans, both chemically as a heavy metal and
radiological as an alpha particle emitter, is very dangerous
when taken internally," writes Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Canadian
A new study, conducted by biochemist
Dr. Diane Stearns at Northern Arizona University confirms that,
separate from any radiation risks, cells exposed to uranium will
bond with the metal chemically.
Uranium and phosphate have a strong
chemical affinity for each other and the DNA and Mitochondria
are loaded with phosphate, so uranium is a DNA and Mitochondria
deep penetration bomb.
In this same report, a very stern
message was given to governments and authorities:
"As it is with the autism epidemic,
the medical establishment and the government are stonewalling
investigations and understanding of the runaway train that
diabetes is fast becoming. We are officially recognizing the
tragedy of skyrocketing diabetes rates in adults and children
but the multiple causes are being ignored and so treatments are
not appropriate and prevention efforts a joke.
What we have to see clearly is that
diabetes is actually an extremely serious warning to
civilization, it is an announcement that the rising tide of
radiation, mercury, other deadly chemicals and pharmaceutical
drugs are poisoning humanity".
As we have seen more recently (Lebanon
2006 and Gaza 2007/8), the US is still providing Israel with weapons
containing uranium components that hide under their new title
I can assure you that these weapons are
certainly not conventional and really fit into the category of
"Dirty Weapons." Dr Chris Busby has received samples from both of
above locations confirming the use of both depleted and enriched
weapons by the IDF.
We now see a rise in diabetes and cancers, etc., in Northern Israel
and soon that same story will be repeated in Central and Southern
Israel. This basically means that "Israelis are killing Israelis,"
as well as the populations in adjacent countries and the world.
If one reads some of the work carried out by Dr Chris Busby you will
see that he was the first person in the UK to spill the beans on the
increased levels of radiation that had gathered over England as a
direct result of the "Shock and Haw" attack on Baghdad. He has
connected the everyday radiation exposure to modern ailments we see
He was quoted as saying:
"There have been tremendous
increases in diseases resulting from the breakdown of the immune
system in the last 20 years: diabetes, asthma, AIDS and others
which may have an immune-system link, such as MS and ME. A whole
spectrum of neurological conditions of unknown origin has
Leuren Moret has been very critical of
the ICRP Model, which in her opinion (and I might add many other
experts) has grossly underestimated the effects of DU/LLR on the
body by anything between 100 - 1000 times.
The following is an extract from a
specialists report which included
Keith Baverstock World Health
Organization European Centre for Environment and Health.
"The risk to the lung of exposure to
DU dusts cannot be inferred from the experience gained from
uranium miners, or from survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
upon which the current ICRP radiological protection standards
The report went on to say that it has
been convincingly demonstrated that changes, similar to those caused
directly by irradiation, can be wrought in cells growing close to a
cell that has been irradiated.
The implication of the combined chemical
and radiological transforming capability of uranium and the
bystander effect, means that, in estimating its significance in
causing cancer, the simple assumptions, based on committed effective
dose would be an inadequate basis for predicting risks. That is,
committed absorbed dose to the lung, modified by a radiation
weighting factor for the fact that the radiation arises from alpha
This has been adopted in recent reports
by the Royal Society (RS 2001), the WHO (WHO 2001) and UNEP (UNEP
2001). Baverstock was a very experienced expert who worked for the
WHO. Because of the sensitivity of Baverstock's report, the article
was suppressed and withheld from public viewing.
The UN, WHO, ICRP, IAEA, Governments, DOD's and NATO etc. still fail
to accept that DU/LLR is extremely dangerous (especially when
inhaled). Perhaps they should be referred to the people who carried
out the US Army training programs.
People like Major Doug Rokke whose
credits covered a broad range of expertise, namely:
U.S. Army Medical Command's
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) teaching, medical
response, and special operations team
U.S. Army Depleted Uranium
Assessment team during Gulf War 1 (Operation Desert Storm)
U.S. Army's Depleted Uranium
Project director from 1994 - 1995.
He developed the congressionally
mandated education and training materials and wrote U.S. Army
Regulation 700-48, the U.S. Army PAM 700-48, and the U.S. Army's
common task for DU incidents.
Doug knows intimately how dangerous DU
is when he himself became a victim to this terrible illness.
Let's look at another expert in the training area who had direct
links with the DOD and US Army. How can the respective DOD's and
Senior Military Officers play down the risk from DU when they
themselves send in experts to carry out the training of combatants?
U.S. Army Reserve Col. J. Wakayama.
Col Wakayam (Office of the Secretary of
Defense - Director of Training - Combat Support) gave an official
slide presentation at Fort Belvoir, Va. on the 20th of August 2002,
in which he read out the dangers of exposure to DU.
Here are some of those dangers that he
DU causes: Lung cancer, cell
damage, targets the kidneys and bone, the cultured human stem
bone cell with DU also transformed the cells to become
carcinogenic, urine samples containing uranium are mutagenic, DU
can be deposited in the bone causing DNA damage, long term
respiratory effects such as lung fibrosis, immune deficiency,
extra risk of leukemia and other cancers.
He put a great emphasis on the risks
to children playing in the rubble/dust and also talked about the
damage to the environment i.e. soil, water etc. Tell that to the
children playing in the rubble of the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq,
Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and now Pakistan!
In addition to the evidence provided so
far, lets finally pay a visit to the US Governments own website and
this extremely interesting PubMed Journal.
I have no doubt that our so called
science correspondent (agents) that attack such press releases will
again repeat those eternally boring quotes:
"Provide Scientific Evidence"
"If you want the truth look to
the scientific literature"
"Check peer-reviewed abstracts"
"ignore peer-reviewed science"
I am sure that all readers will agree
that the evidence provided so far is extremely accurate and
convincing. Character Assassination by such people as Helbig and
Lamb is like water of a ducks back, both of whom show no compassion
towards the many thousands war vets or innocent civilians that have
fallen victim to uranium based weapons.
These badly informed "Imbeciles" have no
place in this world and have truly lost their direction in life.
The title of this document is, "Teratogenicity of depleted uranium
aerosols - A review from an epidemiological perspective."
It was written by,
Rita Hindinm, Biostatistics and
Epidemiology Concentration, University of Massachusetts
School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Amherst, MA,
Doug Brugge, Department of
Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School
of Medicine, 136 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA, USA 02111
Bindu Panikkar, Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of
Engineering, 200 College Avenue, Anderson Hall, Medford, MA,
They first introduce DU as follows:
"It has pyrophoric properties and
may spontaneously ignite at room temperature in air, oxygen and
water. These unique properties make it appealing for use in many
civilian and military applications".
As we have already discussed, its use
covers almost every weapon in some form or another namely Bullets,
Penetrators, Missile nose cones, Bomb and Shell shaped charged
liners (SCL's) or to act as a counterbalance. It must also be noted
that DU also contains traces of Plutonium and other Isotopes.
If one wishes to further extend the
abuse of the nuclear waste industry, we can add to that list
Enriched Uranium (EU). Basically we are looking at dirty missiles,
dirty bombs, dirty shells and dirty bullets that contain such
The report goes on to say that the quantity of aerosol production is
relative to the hardness of the target and generally is around
10-35% and up to 70% when the DU catches fire (which in normally
does). It also states that the initial fallout area is around 26
miles and, as we have already discussed, the aerosol has the
capacity to travel vast distances. Once deposited on the ground the
aerosols settle as partially oxidized DU dust. Potential
contamination of ground water is another possibility- weathering
could mobilize the metal into additional media.
On the health/medical side of DU the report states,
"Alpha radiation is only hazardous
when internalized in the body, but once deposited in living
tissue it releases energy in a concentrated area causing greater
damage than beta or gamma radiation. Large quantities of DU
and/or radioactive decay products and other radioactive
impurities can lead to substantial external exposure".
Their evidence became even more
compelling when it revealed that a DU tank found by the U.S. Army
radiological team emitted 260 - 270 milli-rads of radiation per hour
compared to the safety limit of 100 milli-rads per year. A pile of
jet-black dust registered a count of 9839 emissions in one minute, a
level more than 300 times the average background level.
At this point we should also make it very clear that persons
attending such contaminated locations are not protected by the
conventional protective clothing, especially gasmasks as they only
screen out larger particles. With DU aerosols we are talking about
something the size of 0.1 microns.
I think it was ironic that in many of
the military briefs it quoted that in the event you did not have a
gasmask one could use a tissue or other items of clothing to screen
your inhalation of DU Dust!
The article warns,
"Trends toward increased use of DU
by industry and, more recently, in warfare suggest that there
are large and growing numbers of exposed people worldwide, both
at production sites and in areas where DU weapons are deployed.
While there is no clear basis for
estimating the number of people who have been breathing and
ingesting food and water in areas contaminated with aerosolized
DU particles, the ever-expanding exposure of humans and the
environment to DU particles, several micrometer and smaller,
mobile and inhalable, necessitates a sense of urgency to better
understand this hazard".
They further point out that,
"inhalation is the main route of
human exposure both in combat and non-combat situations. Once
inhaled, DU particles <5 µm can lodge deep in the lung in
alveoli and can be transported by macrophages to the lymph
tissues. Thereupon, live tissue immediately adjacent to (or
exposed to these) imbedded particles experience infrequent but
high LET alpha irradiation along with the potential for chemical
Because the micro-particles of DU
are much larger than individual solubilized molecules, they can
create "hot spots" of localized alpha radiation, while insoluble
forms generally takes months to years to be absorbed. DU is
organotropic and has long-term retention in its target organs,
to wit the kidney and the skeletal tissue.
The biological retention capability
of DU in bones enhances the particulate radiation to the target
This report draws attention to,
"biodistribution studies detail DU
accumulation in the bone, kidney, reproductive system, brain and
lung with verified nephrotoxic, genotoxic, mutagenic and
carcinogenic properties, as well as reproductive and teratogenic
For my part, we can clearly see that
evidence just keep stacking up against those authorities that
continue to evade the issue of DU and continue to state it is safe!
The same document drew attention to research carried out. Most of
the past 15 years of published research on the topic comes from two
groups, Domingo, and others working at the University of Barcelona
in Spain and McClain, Benson, Miller, Pellmar and others affiliated
with the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) in the
With at least 6 published studies on the
topic, Domingo et al., they have demonstrated that both oral and
subcutaneous administration of UO2++ to female mice engender
decreased fertility, embryonic and fetal toxicity including reduced
growth and malformations (cleft palate and skeletal defects) and
developmental ossification variations.
A Chinese study of reproductive toxicity of enriched uranium noted
damage to genetic material, dominant lethality and skeletal
abnormalities in fetal rats. Chromosome aberrations in spermatogonia,
DNA alterations in spermatocytes and strand breakage in sperm were
In vitro experiments documented
extensive DNA damage when UO2++ was added to DNA in the presence of
an electron donor. Since DNA is particularly dense in sperm-forming
cells, such cells may be especially susceptible to UO2++ - derived
In sum, aerosolized DU is a
vehicle for internal delivery of a DNA-tropic substance that is both
a heavy metal and an alpha particle emitter.
Manufactured in the USA
This report fits into the category as an internationally recognized
journal and is substantiated in the fact that it is published on the
US Government Webpage.
The report puts a strong emphasis on the experience drawn up in Iraq
with particular reference to Basra who bore the brunt of DU
weaponry. That must also be said for Baghdad who suffered the deluge
of "Shock and Haw".
The birth defects in Iraq is beyond
imagination and given the half shelf life of DU (4.5 billion years)
this problem will not go away....it will be passed down from
generation to generation and that is why the authorities will not
admit to this gross crime against humankind.
The genetics of the Balkans, Kuwait,
Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and Pakistan is at risk and
obviously because these aerosols do not respect international
borders the problem is fast become a global issue, as statistics are
now showing. In the case of Lebanon and Gaza the term what goes
around comes around resulted in cross border contamination of Israel
(Israelis killing Israelis).
Finally to bring us up to the current time, the reports bring even
more damaging news regarding DU's capability.:
"Uranium travels nerves from
nose to brain," (Environmental Health News dated 31st July
2009) Tournier, BB, S Frelon, E Tourlonias, L Agez, O
Delissen, I Dublineau, F Paquet, and F Petitot. 2009
"Role of the olfactory receptor
neurons in the direct transport of inhaled uranium to the
rat brain," Toxicology Letters doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet
Synopsis by Paul Eubig, DVM:
The report states radioactive
uranium that is inhaled by soldiers on the battlefield and by
workers in factories may bypass the brain's protective barrier
by following nerves from the nose directly to the brain. Nerves
can act as a unique conduit, carrying inhaled uranium from the
nose directly to the brain, finds a study with rats. Once in the
brain, the uranium may affect task and decision-related types of
This study provides yet another example of how some substances
can use the olfactory system - bypassing the brain's protective
blood barrier - to go directly to the brain. Titanium
nano-particles and the metals manganese, nickel, and thallium
have been shown to reach the brain using the same route.
Military personnel and people who
work in uranium processing plants are exposed to the weak
radioactive element via wounds or by breathing. Exposure may
affect brain function; cognitive skills are lowered in soldiers
who carry uranium-laced shrapnel.
The researchers - taking advantage of the fact that uranium can
exist in different forms, or isotopes - used rats to compare how
the element travels through the body if it is inhaled or
injected into the blood. The animals breathed in one isotope at
levels similar to those encountered on a battlefield where
depleted uranium weapons are used.
They were also injected with a
different isotope. Researchers compared the levels of the two
isotopes in different regions of the brain. The inhaled isotope
accumulated at 2 to 3 times higher levels than the injected
isotope in the olfactory (smell) paths from the nose to the
brain and in the frontal cortex and hypothalamus of the brain.
This is concerning because the front part of the brain controls
executive function, which is the broad ability to gather
information, make decisions and initiate action.
The scientists then chemically
damaged the olfactory nerves in the nose. The rats with the
damaged nerves had three times less uranium in the olfactory
system than the rats with intact olfactory nerves. These finding
suggests that inhaled uranium can travel directly from the nose
along the olfactory nerves to the front of the brain.
The olfactory pathway, then, plays
an important role in inhaled uranium reaching the brain.
It is not known from this study if soldiers and civilian workers
that breathe uranium could be at an even higher risk for
cognitive effects or if inhaled uranium may affect brain
function in similar ways as when it is carried through the
blood. The scientists then chemically damaged the olfactory
nerves in the nose.
The rats with the damaged nerves had
three times less uranium in the olfactory system than the rats
with intact olfactory nerves. These finding suggests that
inhaled uranium can travel directly from the nose along the
olfactory nerves to the front of the brain.
The olfactory pathway, then, plays
an important role in inhaled uranium reaching the brain. It is
not known from this study if soldiers and civilian workers that
breathe uranium could be at an even higher risk for cognitive
effects or if inhaled uranium may affect brain function in
similar ways as when it is carried through the blood.
What I find most disturbing is the fact
that the US, UK, NATO and Israel are still using these weapons on a
daily basis, not only in action but also in training exercises and
on firing ranges around the globe. Israel currently has a stockpile
of such weaponry ready to strike Iran.
Add to this another possible attack on
Lebanon or Gaza and we can see the absolute end to the genetics of
the entire regional populations.
The US and Israel have been contemplating an attack on Iran's
nuclear facilities for some time but do they fully understand the
implications? Do they fully understand that to use uranium based
weapons on a nuclear facility will have catastrophic effects on the
entire Middle East and the world? Do they worry? Of course not,
after all they say that DU is safe like everyday background
Tell that to your grandchildren!
Tell that to the people of Iraq who have
had their country contaminated and its population exposed to a
catastrophic health risk.
That is the difference between a
government's theoretical approach to DU and the practical experience
of doctors and experts who have to deal with their deeply flawed
methods out in the theatres of war.
28 August 2009
UK, August 28, 2009 (Pal Telegraph)
This final article is dedicated to the
millions of people that have become victims due to the US, UK, NATO
and IDF continued use of weapons containing uranium. It is in
support of all the war veterans and innocent civilians in the
Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and, now,
It is also dedicated to those thousands
that have suffered terrible pain and since died. Can we ever imagine
the pain of a mother that has lost her baby at birth or born with
terrible disfigurement? Each and every day they are reminded of the
consequences of having DU dumped in their backyard.
Finally, we have the pain of all those
who know DU caused their problem, but are afraid to speak out. If
they do, then American Government will not support them or their
Americas burning desire to use DU/EU
This chapter is probably the
most difficult to write as it explains in detail how a country has
become contaminated and how individuals at all levels have had their
lives turned upside down by the deplorable use of weapons containing
uranium. Beyond this human factor, we also have to look at how such
local conflicts become a global issue; and, how the instigators have
no regard for their own military forces or the masses of innocent
I think it would be appropriate at this stage to again repeat those
terrible words once uttered by Henry Kissinger (Past US Secretary of
State), when he said the following:
"Military men are just dumb stupid
animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."
One could assume a similar understanding
still exists when our respective governments use uranium based
weapons knowing that their own troops are going to become victim of
its aerosol contamination.
Doug Rokke put this into true
perspective when he said that if you send your sons or daughters
into a war zone "they will die".
What I find incredible is the massive recruitment drive currently
underway in the UK, whereby the recruitment teams set up in the main
shopping centers and are always surrounded by young guys. This is
particularly relevant in the low income/high unemployment areas.
They target these young guys, who before the age of 19 (or less),
are out in the battle field with nerves of steel but with no
Particularly saddening was a new soldier
only 18 years of age who had arrived in Afghanistan and within one
week went out on his first patrol and was killed (lambs to the
So what lies ahead for these soldiers,
both young and old?
They will be placed in an environment
for which they have no control and no protection from the ravages of
uranium based weapons. Why are they fighting in far away places? Is
it really to protect America or could it be something more sinister
like economic greed for a very lucrative TAPI pipeline?
Either way your country truly doesn't
care for you or for what happens to you.
Dustin Brim died at
22 of very aggressive cancers.
Just ask the many thousands of returned
vets, some of whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice, ask them how
they are being cared for?
Will their government accept that "WAR
SYNDROME "Is as a direct result of uranium aerosols that are used
extensively in all the theatres of war?
Let's have a look at this in
more detail and its symptoms.
Inhalated nano-particle aerosols of DU/LLR are extremely complex.
Insoluble DU particles deposited in the respiratory bronchioles and
alveoli are cleared much more slowly, and, therefore, would be
expected to deliver a higher radiation dose to the lung from alpha
radiation. Once DU/LLR has entered the blood and irreversible cycle
The tissues in our bodies filter out the depleted uranium
particles from the blood and cause a web of diseases called "Gulf
War Syndrome". So what can a victim of such a syndrome expect?
Leuren Moret compiled a list from Interviews with Gulf War Vets and
The results were extremely alarming to
say the least.
Leuren was once asked the question:
Does exposure to depleted uranium
affect their psychological background when they come home?
Her response was as follows:
Depleted uranium are particles that
form at very high temperatures. They are uranium oxides that are
insoluble. They are at least 100 times smaller than a white
blood cell, so when the soldiers breathe, they inhale them. The
particles go through the nose, go through the olfactory and into
the brain, and it messes up their cognitive abilities, thought
It damages their mood-control
mechanism in the brain. Four soldiers at Fort Bragg came back
from Afghanistan, and within two months, those four had murdered
their wives. This is part of the damage to the brain from the
radiation and the particles.
"The soldiers from Gulf War I in a group of 67 soldiers who came
back, they had DU in their equipment, in their clothes, in their
bodies, in their semen, and they had normal babies before they
went over there to war. They came back and the VA did a study.
Of 251 Gulf War Veterans in Mississippi, in 67 percent of them,
their babies born after the war were deemed to have severe birth
defects. They had brains missing, arms and legs missing, organs
missing. They were born without eyes.
They had horrible blood diseases.
"If you want to look at something,
Life magazine did a photo essay which is still on the Internet.
It's called 'The Tiny Victims of Desert Storm.'
You should look at that - oh, my
God, the post-Gulf War babies playing with their brothers and
sisters who are normal. Basically, it's like smoking crack, only
you're smoking radioactive crack. It goes straight into the
blood stream. It's carried all throughout the body into the
bones, the bone marrow, and the brain.
It goes into the fetus, it's a
systemic poison and a radiological."
It is fact that no matter whoever turns
up with evidence that uranium based weapons are a significant danger
to our health they still keep manufacturing them and using them in
every theatre of war.
Even hard line critics refuse to accept
peer reviewed journals such as that by biochemist Diane Stern of the
Northern Arizona University who stated that "recent studies should
make the issue hard to ignore". Her results - published in
peer-reviewed journals and presented at a recent Society of
Toxicology conference - established that when cells are exposed to
uranium, the uranium binds to DNA, and the cells mutate.
"exposure during the Gulf wars may
link to increased cancers and birth defects in soldiers and in
civilian survivors of exposure in the Middle East".
I have no doubt that Diane, like many
before her will be removed from office for revealing the truth
(Stearns' research was published in the journals Mutagenesis and
We should now turn back the clock to the time of the First Gulf War
when Depleted Uranium (DU) was used extensively. It became apparent
to US senior military staff that DU had created a major problem. On
one hand, military speaking, DU was extremely effective and on the
other hand it had severe consequences on the environment and its
health effects on military personnel and innocent civilians.
Lets again re visit the story as told by Doug Rokke in his own
"I was assigned to the DU assessment team as the team health
physicist and medic by directive of Headquarters Department of the
Army in Washington, D.C. via a message sent to the theater commander
during March 1991.
What we found can be explained in three
words: "OH MY GOD".
"According to official documents
each uranium penetrator could loose up to 70% of its mass on
impact creating fixed and loose contamination with the remainder
passing through the equipment or structure to lie on the
terrain. On-site impact investigations suggest that the mass
loss is about 40% which forms fixed and loose contamination
leaving about 60% of the initial mass of the penetrator in the
solid or pencil form.
Equipment contamination included
uranium oxides, other hazardous materials, unstable unexploded
ordnance, and by-products of exploded ordinance. U.S. Army
Materiel Command documents sent to us during ODS stated the
oxide was 57% insoluble and 43% soluble with at least 50% was
In addition other radioactive
materials were detected that could pose a risk through
inhalation, ingestion, or wound contamination. In most cases
except for penetrator fragments, contamination was inside
destroyed equipment or structures, on the destroyed equipment,
or within 25 meters of the equipment. After we returned to the
United States myself and two others with assistance wrote the
Theater Clean up plan which was reportedly passed up through
U.S. Department of Defense officials to the U.S. Department of
State and consequently to the Emirate of Kuwaiti.
Today, it is obvious that none of
this information regarding clean up of extensive DU
contamination ever was given to the Iraqi's. Consequently,
although we knew there were and still are substantial hazards
existing within Iraq they have been ignored by the United States
and Great Britain for political and economic reasons".
"Iraqi, Albano-Kosovar, and Serbian representatives have asked
numerous times for DU contamination management and medical care
procedures but they have been continuously rebuffed by U.S
Although residents of Vieques, who
are U.S. citizens, have also asked for medical care and
completion of environmental remediation DOD officials have not
responded. Dr. Bernard Rostker, Assistant Secretary of the Army,
recently said that he did not see any reason why the United
States should tell anyone where DU was used in Kosovo.
Consequently military personnel and
civilians have been exposed."
Doug's article went on to say:
The probable hazards were known
before the use of depleted uranium munitions during the Gulf war
as official documents substantiate.
A United States Defense
Nuclear Agency memorandum written by LTC Lyle that was sent to
our team in Saudi Arabia stated that:
As Explosive Ordinance Disposal
(EOD), ground combat units, and civil populations of Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq come increasingly into contact with
DU ordnance, we must prepare to deal with potential
problems. Toxic war souvenirs, political furor, and post
conflict clean up (host nation agreement) are only some of
the issues that must be addressed.
Alpha particles (uranium oxide
dust) from expended rounds is a health concern but, Beta
particles from fragments and intact rounds is a serious
health threat, with possible exposure rates of 200 millirads
per hour on contact.
This memorandum, the reports that we
prepared immediately after the Gulf War as a part of the depleted
uranium assessment project to recover DU destroyed and contaminated
U.S. equipment, the previous research, and other expressed concerns
led to the publication of a United States Department of Defense
directive signed by General Eric Shinseki to quote:
"Provide adequate training for
personnel who may come in contact with depleted uranium
equipment. Complete medical testing of personnel exposed to DU
contamination during the Persian Gulf War. Develop a plan for DU
contaminated equipment recovery during future operations."
It is thus indisputable that United
States Department of Defense officials were and are still aware of
the unique and unacceptable hazards associated with using depleted
Consequently, I was recalled to active
duty in the U.S. Army and assigned to the U.S. Army Chemical School
located at Fort McClellan, Alabama as the DU Project Director and
tasked with developing training and management procedures.
The project included a literature
review; extensive curriculum development project involving
representatives from all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense
and representatives from England, Canada, Germany, and Australia;
and basic research at the Nevada Test Site located northwest of Las
Vegas, Nevada, to validate management procedures.
The products of the DU project included
three training curricula:
Three video tapes:
Depleted Uranium Hazard Awareness
Contaminated and Damaged Equipment Management Operation of the
AN/PDR 77 Radiac Set and The draft DU and LLRM contamination
management procedures including a United States Army Regulation:
Management of Equipment Contaminated with Depleted Uranium or
Radioactive Commodities and an United States Army Pamphlet
Handling Procedures for Equipment Contaminated with Depleted
Uranium or Radioactive Commodities.
Although, these products with approval
of all participants were all completed and ready for distribution by
January 1996, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Defense, British,
German, Canadian, and Australian officials disregarded repeated
directives and did not implement or only have implemented portions
of the training or management procedures. Unfortunately, only a few
U.S. personnel have been trained.
The training and management plan have
not been given to all individuals and representatives of governments
whose populations and environment have affected by DU contamination.
These failures have been verified by
U.S. General Accounting Office investigators and the report was
published during March 2000.
Doug and his team were put under
tremendous pressure by the careful wording of a memo that placed an
emphasis on how important DU weaponry was to the US military and
that their final report should not jeopardize DU usage by revealing
such sensitive issues.
A second memo around the same time was
written by Gregory K. Lyle of the Defense Nuclear Agency, part of
"Alpha particles (uranium oxide
dust) from expended rounds is a health concern but, Beta
particles from fragments and intact rounds is a serious health
threat, with a possible exposure rate of 200 milli-rems per hour
The memo warns that,
"specific DoD guidance concerning
the disposition of DU material in the post combat
period/restoration phase is currently lacking." The writer hoped
that "expression of our concerns over the side effects of DU use
will help ensure protection for our troops and allies".
We see time and time again the serious
attempts, by the powers that be, to cover up, not only the extreme
dangers of DU but also in the creation of their own chosen experts
that tell the world that DU is safe.
They are totally responsible for this
false façade of carefully concocted stories. It is they themselves
that manipulate the UNEP, WHO and DOD's and leave us with their own
hidden agenda of WMD. However, the world is now waking up to their
evil intentions by saying enough is enough!
Educated people around the world now see
that WMD has a different meaning:
"Weapons of Mass Deception and
Weapons of Mass Dependency".
Doug clearly pointed out that not only
was his team of experts totally unprepared and unprotected for such
a task but so was every military man in the field of battle.
masks provided do not filter out DU aerosol particles! and thus
expose everyone to its inhaled contamination. Doug and his team have
all become victims of DU, many of whom have since died.
Let's now turn our attention to the war vets themselves that have
returned to their respective countries from the many theatres of
war. It is a well know fact that those soldiers that had children
prior to going to war have fathered perfectly normal children.
However since their return this has not been the case thus resulting
in a higher that normal incidence of still births or giving birth to
babies with terrible disfigurements.
This strengthens the link between the
inhalation of DU aerosols and its ability to alter our DNA. The fact
is that US, UK, NATO and the IDF are subjecting their own military
personnel to high levels of contamination from the very weapons they
are using whilst at the same time having no regard for the civilian
populations living nearby.
We fully understand that these aerosols
do not identify international borders and are creating thousands of
indirect casualties elsewhere.
This became more obvious after the IDF attacked Lebanon and
contaminated their own people in Northern Israel resulting in sharp
rises in many forms of cancers, diabetes and infertility problems
It would be appropriate to share the experience of Bud Deraps,
an 82 year old WW2 Navy veteran when he said:
"Please let me share
with you what I learned when I visited Iraq in 2001 with the
Veterans for Peace Iraq Water Project. A major purpose of our trip
was to visit sewer polluted water plants in the Basra area which
were being rebuilt in part with VFP funds.
We also spent time looking at other
public institutions, in particular hospitals, where I saw for myself
the misery and devastation our weapons and sanctions had caused. For
example, we visited the Basra Children's Hospital where we saw rooms
and hallways overflowing with children seriously ill from drinking
polluted water. Many more were dying from leukemia and other
The doctors said they would all surely
die there because they could not obtain the many medicines needed
due to the sanctions. We stood in the midst of this disaster feeling
stunned, ashamed, and entirely helpless".
He went on to say:
"Prior to the current war, the Birth
Defect Research for Children based in Florida produced a study
showing 31 specific birth defects that radiation and other Gulf
War exposures could cause in birth defects. They found that the
Gulf veterans parented on average 2 to 4 times more defected
babies than those who had not served there"
"The Medical Journal of the Basra
hospital reported that from 1991 to 2001, there was an increase
of 426% in general malignancies, 366% in leukemia's and 600% in
birth defects. With respect to birth defects, the doctors
explained that when a person becomes DU contaminated, his or her
DNA can be altered, thus, the person is potentially subject to
parenting a child with minor to extreme birth anomalies"
Bud highlighted the fact that in the
initial short war a relatively low number of troops had been killed
in action (148) but that since that event around 13,000 had died as
a result of DU related illnesses.
During 2003-2004 massive amounts of DU
weaponry were used and contaminated a vast area.
Millions of troops
and civilians had entered this contaminated zone and one can only
imagine the fallout from aerosol contamination to all those
concerned. Other factors would enhance the situation by way of
secondary contamination such as from on going dust storms and
helicopter down wash etc...
Bud lost his grandson in Iraq at the
tender age of only 19.
The consequences in
the use of Depleted Uranium
on innocent civilians
is not only a crime, it is also slow genocide
American, British and NATO soldiers are
returning from the battlefield with numerous health problems that
have been highlighted in Leuren Moret's previous statement.
As we have seen they include:
We have seen the extremely high genetically induced
problems in Iraqi.
Prof Selma Al Taha, Director of a
genetic laboratory said
"since the war we have significant
increase in congenital deformities: hydrocephalus [an abnormal
increase in the amount of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranial
cavity, which is accompanied by enlargement of the skull,
forehead and atrophy of the brain], encephalitis, spinal bifida
[incomplete closure of the bones of the spinal column, depriving
the spinal marrow of protection], but also monstrous deformities
of the limbs, and infants born without a head or a heart."
His colleague, Al Askri, a
specialist in nuclear medicine, emphasized "a large increase in
thyroid problems and cancers".
Extensive use of DU by NATO forces in the Balkans has dramatically
changed the health statistics. Before the war many locations had
typically normal statistics in their respective regions. Since the
war however things have changed significantly.
Kosovo for instance
had a 3 x increase in cancers and Bosnia-Herzegovina a 5 x increase
resulting in hundreds of people dying from cancer related illnesses.
It is also a known fact that many NATO peacekeepers had also
contracted cancer and since died.
Doctor Slavko Zdrale has treated several cancer patients over
the past years.
During an interview he said:
"a few years ago we started noticing
that there was as many as five times the number of people dying
of different kinds of cancer as compared to the number of people
who had been sick before the war."
"We worked out that 90% of them came from areas NATO had bombed
and from areas where ammunition with uranium was used. Nobody in
the international community took much notice until Italian
soldiers who were stationed in those areas started dying from
Simo Tusevljak, the coordinator
of the Research and documentation of war crimes, stated that,
"we believe that this was a
deliberate attempt by NATO forces to kill as many people as
possible. It was also a chance for the West to test new
It is interesting to note that we have
seen these same tactic used in Lebanon and Gaza where these same so
called dirty weapons were tested. I also might add that despite the
resounding comments from all the powers that be (UNEP, WHO, ICRP,
IAEA, Governments, DOD's and NATO etc) the conclusive evidence is
not in their theoretical evidence but rather in the practical real
time evidence in the growing statistics in illness and deaths from
various forms of cancer etc.
Time and time again we see a dramatic increase in cancers
immediately following the use of weaponry containing uranium
components. It is obvious that this entire deception by the above
authorities has now gone beyond the realms of gross neglect.
One can only relate to this as being one
of the greatest crimes against humanity ever to have existed and has
the potential to exceed the Holocaust many times. It is extremely
sad that the terrible fate that befell Jewish communities years ago
will again be relived in many parts of the world.
It is ironic that those that suffered are now creating another
Holocaust not only on their neighbors but also on themselves
(Israelis killing Israelis) as the contaminated aerosols do not
identify international borders and drift over from Lebanon into
Northern Israel and likewise in Gaza to adjacent Central and
The world must prohibit without delay
the use of any weapon that contains uranium components... these are
certainly not conventional. So far only Belgium has had the courage
to stand firm against these evil weapons.
Out of all the theatres of war Iraq must take centre stage. This
country has been blasted so heavily with uranium based weapons that
one could not even contemplate its future.
One man with tears in his eyes accused
the West of taking away the "Genetics" of his country.
Can we the public even think of
the implications that have now fallen upon this proud
country that was once the birthplace of civilization?
How can we all, as responsible
citizens, just continue to allow our governments to get away
with this mass murder?
Just take a moment and look at the
statistics coming out of Iraq and then decide for yourself if, DU/EU
weapons are safe?
Of course you can take the expert advice
of the Nigel Lamb's of this world or just look at factual figures
and the coincidence of increase illnesses immediately after such
attacks. The level of cancers in children became so high that USAID
and an American NGO called Project Hope decided that a specialist
children's hospital had to be built in Basra.
Child mortality rates were very high
with 150 out of 1,000 children dying before reaching the age of
The incidence of childhood cancer was found to be eight to 10
times more common than in the West, and cancer rates in southern
Iraq were even higher than the National average. With such high
statistics it was obvious that a children's hospital with a special
focus on pediatric oncology should be built in Basra.
Doesn't it appear hypocritical that US/UK forces created this major
problem as a result of the extensive use of DU weaponry in Southern
Iraq and then turn this self induced disaster into a huge PR
exercise by showing that they really care?
This huge "Basra Children's Hospital
Project" all comes under the watchful eye of the US Corps of
Engineers. The project was funded through multiple sources,
including the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund; Project HOPE; and
the Spanish government through the United Nations Development
Program (UNDP). Needless to say the project was given to that
notorious US Company Bechtel.
Occasionally we see a glimmer of hope in the fight to bring justice
to the many thousands of victims. As we already know Italian troops
became victim to DU during their duties in the Balkans. One such
case shows that despite all the stress and pressure individuals can
make a difference.
Here is such a story of the courage and
determination as told by Francesco Iannuzzelli, Peacelink,
In memory of Stefano Melone
Stefano Melone began his
service in the Italian army in 1977.
For many years he had been
deployed to a whole host of missions abroad. He had been in
Lebanon, Albania, Somalia, ex-Yugoslavia and Kosovo. He was a
helicopter pilot but he was also assigned to NBC troops.
Suddenly, in February 2000, he was diagnosed with cancer (Epithelioid
Hemangioendothelioma of the bone, lung and pleura). In August
2000 a military commission acknowledged the link between his
illness and the military service abroad, so he applied for a
pension. However, after many surgical operations, he died on 8th
November 2001 in Milan, at the age of 40.
Since then, his wife has been engaged in a battle to obtain
compensation from the Ministry of Defense, together with many
other soldiers and families in similar situations. Before dying,
Stefano had asked his wife to do this, so that their children
and all the other families could safeguard a future in spite of
the terrible pain and loss.
To date, 25 Italian soldiers have died of lymphoma, cancer or
leukemia, and 260 are currently ill, after their missions
abroad. Many of these missions took place in countries where
depleted uranium has been used, including Bosnia, Kosovo, and
After three reports and many mistakes, a
commission nominated by the Ministry of Defense, has eventually
acknowledged an increase in lymphoma among soldiers assigned to
missions in the Balkans.
In spite of that, the Italian Ministry of Defense refuses to give
compensation to their families, let alone to admit that depleted
uranium has a role in these cases. Hardly any information is given
to soldiers currently on missions abroad about the risks they're
facing, and whoever complains about this lack of information is
treated as a traitor and marginalized.
It's too expensive and difficult to
obtain medical tests and therapies for this kind of health problems.
Only few soldiers or families have the courage to stand up and ask
for compensation after illness or death.
Paola Melone, Stefano's wife, has been very active during all these
years. She has finally won her battle. On the 26th of June, in Rome,
the magistrates of a local court have sentenced that the Ministry of
Defense must pay 500.000 Euros in compensation to Stefano Melone's
For the families that have been struggling all these years for their
rights, this is a major achievement. Veterans associations, some
peace organizations, and a few MPs have expressed their appreciation
of this sentence, as it brings some light of justice in the darkness
created by the military on the issue of depleted uranium.
Another promising report came from Anes Alic (Oct 2007), a
senior correspondent for ISN Security Watch in Southeastern
Europe. In this report Anes revealed that an increase of the number
of Italian soldiers who served in the Balkans during the 1990s who
are falling seriously ill due to depleted uranium exposure is
causing a public outrage in Italy, as the government downplays the
extent of the problem, widely referred to as "Balkan Syndrome."
It was interesting to note that the
Italian government passed a decree allocating €170 million (US$245
million) in compensation for military personnel who have contracted
diseases during their service - some 28,000 of them in Balkan
It was also interesting that some time ago an independent enquiry
was set up in the UK which called on the Ministry of Defense to
admit the existence of Gulf War syndrome and set aside millions of
pounds to compensate sick veterans.
Lord Lloyd of Berwick, the former
law lord heading the inquiry, said it was time for defense staff to
stop "assuming blithely that everyone else was wrong" and start
restoring the trust and confidence of the Gulf War veterans, who
felt "let down and rejected".
The Government had already missed one opportunity to begin building
bridges by refusing to take part in the anonymously funded inquiry,
While stopping short of blaming the MoD
for sending the forces into a "very toxic environment", Lord Lloyd
"We are not in the business of
establishing blame... Whether they are culpable in a wider
sense; it is a matter for you to make up your own minds after
reading the report."
It was also interesting to note the comment
made by Ian Townsend, secretary general of the Royal British
"We asked for an independent public inquiry. The
government denied us that".
It is obvious in conclusion that all the
authorities and governments listed in all my previous articles are
guilty of a major conspiracy to cover up, especially those
governments who form part of NATO.
At least Italy has gone part of the way
to heal the wound but the remainder remain stubborn to the core!
Prevailing winds continue to transport these toxic aerosols to every
corner of the globe and as we have seen Europe takes a significant
amount of fallout from the Middle East. When one studies the wind
currents it is also easy to see how these aerosols also enter the US
via the polar region. One could assume that almost half of the
planets are currently breathing the bi products of these weapons.
You will find little of this written in the media as most are
controlled from higher authority.
It is only the public who have the
ability to object to this outrageous crime. It is the public that
must keep up this pressure until such time as these weapons have
been totally prohibited. To the many War Vets and innocent civilians
around the world I ask you all to remain strong and to keep up your
fight for truth and justice.
To those that have created this evil act
of slow genocide against the populations of the world I remind you
that your day will come. To those countries who manufacture and use
these weapons, in particular the United States of American, the
United Kingdom, NATO and the IDF I remind you that one day they will
Finally we come to those many governments, departments and
organizations that must be held responsible for allowing this
deception to continue for decades.
For their gross neglect in standing up
for what they were supposed to safeguard and who were assigned to
represent the peoples of the world - to protect them - to care for
their health and their environment namely:
The United Nations (UN)
United Nations Environment
The United Nations Development
World Health Organization (WHO)
The International Commission on
Radiological Protection (ICRP)
International Atomic Energy
The Governments of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
all those Medical Experts and
Institutions who accepted that DU was safe.
I guess one must also add,
...to this list, not because it is has
any connection to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) but
because of the suffering they have caused around the world by
Weapons of Mass Deception and Weapons of Mass Dependency.
Shame on you all.