Two high profile radiation experts
concur Pentagon strike involved use of a missile. Also Geiger
counter readings right after the attack shows high levels of
radiation 12 miles away from Pentagon crash site.
A radiation expert and high-ranking Army Major, who once headed the
military’s depleted uranium project, both contend the Pentagon was
hit by missile, not a commercial jetliner, adding high radiation
readings after the strike indicate depleted uranium also may have
"I’m not an explosives or crash site
expert, but I am highly knowledgeable in causes and effects
related to nuclear radiation contamination. What happened at the
Pentagon is highly suspicious, leading me to believe a missile
with a depleted uranium warhead may have been used," said
radiation expert Leuren Moret in a telephone conversation this
week from her Berkeley, CA home.
Moret, who has spent a life time working
in the nuclear field, first as a staff scientist at the Livermore
Nuclear Weapons Laboratory in California, is now a member of The
Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP), a privately funded group
studying the devastating effects of depleted uranium especially in
Iraq and Afghanistan.
Regarding the missile theory, it is also backed up by retired Army
Maj. Doug Rokke, a PhD educational physics and former top military
expert banished from the Pentagon after the military failed to
follow regulations regarding the use, clean up and medical treatment
regarding the use of depleted uranium.
"When you look at the whole thing,
especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the size of
the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile’s
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the
work of a missile," said Maj. Rokke from his Rantoul, IL home
"And when you look at the damage, it was
missile. Also, if you look at the WTC and the disturbing flash
hitting the tower right before the impact of the airplane, it
also looks like a missile was used."
And to prove the government’s jetliner
theory is wrong, Moret said the quick actions of a friend near the
Pentagon on the morning of 9/11, provide even more suspicion.
Moret recalls on the tragic morning that once she saw the jetliner
strike the twin towers and then heard about the Pentagon crash, she
immediately called a close friend in Alexandria VA, Dr. Janette
Thinking radiation might be involved, she quickly asked Dr. Sherman,
77, a radiation expert and medical doctor who lived about 12 miles
from the crash site, to get a Geiger counter reading.
What the pair of experts found is astonishing. What they found is
not only astonishing but four years after 9/11, what’s even more
incredible is that their findings have been completely ignored by
most everyone, including the Bush administration, the 9/11
Commission and the mainstream media, all who appear more interested
in rubber stamping the official 9/11 story then getting at the real
"Dr. Sherman was downwind from the
Pentagon on 9/11 and her Geiger counter readings show an
extremely high reading, a reading of more than eight to ten
times higher than normal," said Moret, also an expert in the
cause and effects of depleted uranium.
"Dr. Sherman, who is well-respected radiation expert herself,
then went about contacting the proper authorities in order to
try and alert emergency responders of the radiation risk at the
Pentagon crash site. And we have also kept photos of the Geiger
counter readings in order to verify what Dr. Sherman found 12
After notifying the Nuclear Industrial
Safety Agency (NIRS), experts from the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and the FBI were alerted and according to
radiation experts later confirmed high radiation levels at the
Pentagon crash site possibly from the presence from depleted uranium
or other unknown causes.
But what disturbed Moret most has been the Bush administration’s
lack of concern and its failure to mount a thorough investigation
into what really caused the high radiation levels, saying perhaps
the findings might reveal something contrary to the official story
that a jetliner rammed through 12 Pentagon walls of solid concrete.
"Even if there was depleted uranium
used, do you think the likes of Bush, Cheney and
really care? These are bottom feeders that 20 or 30 years ago
wouldn’t have been even allowed to set foot in such high
positions of power," said Moret.
Although Dr. Sherman’s Geiger counter
can’t be a conclusive finding, another nuclear radiation expert,
Marion Fulk, agrees the positive reading, if anything, is
"It definitely looks suspicious but
of course many factors have to be considered before a conclusion
is reached," said Fulk in a telephone conversation this week.
"The type of Geiger counter used by Dr. Sherman needs to be
looked at as well as the possibility of the true source of the
radiation, whether it is depleted uranium in a missile, ballast
in the airplane or within the structure of the building hit."
Even though no one can be sure, one
thing positive is the Bush administration never really seriously
cared about addressing the possibility of depleted uranium at the
Pentagon just like it cares little about the same problem at the
World Trade Center and in the war fields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
And, more recently, Moret, Fulk and Maj. Rokke, along with
Dennis Kyne, Bob Jones and Mark Zeller, have provided documentation for an
explosive video written and produced by Joyce Riley and William
Lewis called "Beyond Treason," providing an in depth look at
depleted uranium used in the Gulf Wars and its likelihood of causing
numerous civilian and military illnesses.
(watch below video clip)
"It has been determined that the
equivalent of more than 400,000 Nagasaki bombs has been released
in the middle east since 1991," said Moret, citing a report and
subsequent speech at a 2000 depleted uranium conference given by
Professor Yagasaki, a physicist and well-respected nuclear
the 89 minute video, exploring a
massive government cover up, Riley and Lewis point out the
unexplained illnesses in civilians and military personal may be the
cause of depleted uranium or perhaps a combination of overlapping
causes, including chemical and biological exposure and the use of
The writers of Beyond Treason, added:
"The ailing Gulf War heroes from all
27 coalition countries slowly die from of "unknown causes," they
wait for answers from their respective governments, but no
satisfying or even credible answers have come forth from the
military establishment. Records that span over a decade point to
negligence and even culpability on the part of the U.S.
Department of Defense and their disposable army" mentality.
"The VA has determined that 250,000 troops are now permanently
disabled, 15,000 troops are dead and over 425,000 are ill and
slowly dying from what the Department of Defense still calls a
mystery disease. How many more will have to die before action is
And in February, 2004, a conference
called "Dialogues with Decision Makers" was held in New
Delhi, India, where a group of experts gathered for the prevention
of nuclear war and looked closely at the depleted uranium problem in
the Middle East.
Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, former chief of the Naval Staff in India,
reported the following shocking details about the effects of
"In the 2003 war, the Iraqi’s were
subjected to the Pentagon’s radioactive arsenal, mainly in the
urban centers, unlike in the deserts in 1991. The aggregate
effects of illnesses and long term disabilities and genetic
birth defects will be apparent only 2008 onwards.
"By now, half
of all the 697,000 US soldiers involved in the 1991 war have
reported serious illnesses. According the American Gulf War
Veterans Association, more than 30% of these soldiers are
chronically ill, and receiving disability benefits from the
"Near the Republican Palace where US troops stood guard and over
1000 employees walked in and out, the radiation readings were
the hottest in Iraq, at nearly 1900 times background radiation
"At a roadside stand, selling fresh bunches of parsley, mint,
and onions, children played on a burnt out Iraqi tank just
outside Baghdad, the Geiger counter registered 1000 times normal
"The Pentagon and the United Nations estimate that the US and
Britain used 1,100 to 2,200 tons of armor piercing shells made
of DU during attacks in March-April 2003, far more than the 1991
Gulf War (this does not include air dispensed DU munitions and
missiles)," wrote the Post Intelligencer.
"The long term effects, as Dr Asaf Durakovic elaborates, after
the early neurological symptoms are cancer, and related
radiation illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, joint and
muscle pain, neurological and/or nerve damage, mood
disturbances, auto-immune deficiencies, lung and kidney damage,
vision problems, skin rupture, increase in miscarriages,
maternal mortality and genetic birth defects/deformation.
"For years the US government described the Gulf War Syndrome as
a post traumatic stress disorder. It was labeled as a
psychological problem or simply as mysterious unrelated ailments
much in the same way as health problems of Vietnam veterans
suffering from Agent Orange poisoning."
"It is a truth that a terrorist can
attack any time, any place, using any technique and it’s
physically impossible to defend at every time and every place
against every conceivable technique. Here we’re talking about
plastic knives and using an American Airlines flight filed with
our citizens, and the MISSILE to damage this building and
similar (inaudible) that damaged the World Trade Center. The
only way to deal with this problem is by taking the battle to
the terrorists, wherever they are, and dealing with them."
Donald Rumsfeld answering
Parade Magazine reporter Lyric Wallwork Winik in Pentagon
Press Conference Oct.12, 2001.
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