About the photo above : Would you call that a “test,” or rather an act of war against Planet Earth ?
The photo is of the “Baker” explosion which took place on July 25, 1946. The bomb was detonated by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia.
This article deals primarily, and from the start, with “depleted” uranium. But let’s remind that, as for war against this planet, nuclear detonation “tests” have been taking place since the 1940s, to which massive military use of “depleted” uranium added itself as a lethal practice on battlefields, beginning this time in the 1990s, and even before, in the Middle-East, on a smaller scale, in the 1970s.
Prior to that, since the 1940s, more than 2000 thermo-nuclear bombs have been detonated on Planet Earth.
Nuclear war has been raging against Planet Earth, against human genes, against the whole billion-year genetic heritage and wonder of this planet, since at least July 16, 1945, starting with the Trinity atomic “test” conducted by the US at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico, southeast of Socorro. On that date, Planet Earth was attacked with a nuclear detonation device for the first time.
The nuclear war has been sustained. In all manner of ways. It never stopped. It’s an ongoing war. Whether in time of “peace” or in time of “war,” it’s a war. An insane, monstrous, terrible, sinister war, conducted for reasons that are still beyond me.
Note : This article was part of an other one, Do you remember Chernobyl, which was too long. This segment has been partly rewritten, new links and pdf files added, and posted here.
” Described as the Trojan Horse of nuclear war, depleted uranium is the weapon that keeps killing.
” The half-life of depleted uranium (DU) is 4.5 billion years, the age of the earth.
” And, as DU 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.” — Leuren Moret, Geoscientist, The Journal of International Issues, July 2004; GlobalResearch : Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War, Leurent Moret.
Punjab children, increasingly, are born with birth defects, according to an article published on Thursday, August 27, 2009, on TruthOut.
The phenomenon may well be due to contamination by depleted uranium (DU) carried over by wind currents from Afghanistan.
Wind currents, dust winds, can travel thousands of kilometers.
Afghan War’s Blowback for India’s Children? War Insanity seems to be blowing with the wind – J. Sri Raman on TruthOut.
Children born with abnormally enlarged or small heads, disproportionately short arms and legs, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other complications. Increasing instances of infertility among women. A spurt in cases of lung cancer and intestinal ulcer.
Punjab, a state in India bordering Pakistan, has reason to be concerned about this scary picture emerging from surveys recently carried out in some of its areas. Not only Punjab, however.
According to a section of the researchers particularly concerned with the cases of birth deformities, Punjab may be paying with the health of its people for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
More precisely, depleted uranium reportedly used in wars in these countries may be the cause of the deformities and disorders on the rise in India’s northwestern state, according to a team based in the city of Faridkot.
Winds from Afghanistan may have carried to the state a large quantity of highly toxic uranium, which has contaminated water and increased uranium in bodies to dangerous levels. This apprehension was raised at least five months ago by the team of the Baba Farid Center for Special Children, a nongovernmental organization (NGO), where some of the affected kids have been undergoing treatment.
In what would appear to be a scandalously successful cover-up, the question raised by the team has been kept away from major headlines in the Indian and international media, with New Delhi seeing no need even to take cognizance of it.
In a downplayed report, which the most prominent media did not consider deserving of better display, Dr. Pritpal Singh, in charge of the Faridkot clinic, said the number of affected children had risen “dramatically in the past six or seven years.” Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan was launched on October 7, 2001.
Use of DU weapons in the Iraq war which started on March 20, 2003, may have contributed also to the tragic drama in Punjab, according to the team. Radioactive uranium, released in such cases, gets mixed in soil, air and water within a large radius. Areas within 1,000 miles from the place where the uranium is released can get affected. Parts of Iraq close to Iran fall within that distance. Afghanistan is just over 330 miles away from India’s Punjab.
Evidently, children of Pakistan, which occupies this distance, have also been exposed to the same danger. So are their counterparts in areas [of] India adjoining Punjab.
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Link to complete article just quoted: Afghan War’s Blowback for India’s Children? War Insanity seems to be blowing with the wind.
June 14 2010, from Times of India, on uruknet.com: “Uranium Making Punjab Kids Retarded.”
Military use of Depleted Uranium (DU) on killing fields and battlefields of this planet is now an ongoing practice which is said to have started on a massive scale with the Gulf War in 1990 (the Persian Gulf War, or Gulf War: August 2, 1990 to February 28, 1991), although the Israeli, according to Dr. Doug Rokke (US army health physicist and nuclear medecine science officer, and himself a victim of DU contamination), used DU against the Egyptians during the Yom Kipour war in 1973.
In 2006, Leuren Moret, a well-known US whistleblower on military use of depleted uranium, said in an article that the US “has illegally conducted four nuclear wars in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and twice in Iraq since 1991, calling DU “conventional” weapons when in fact they are nuclear weapons. DU on the battlefield has three effects on living systems: it is a heavy metal “chemical” poison, a “radioactive” poison and has a “particulate” effect due to the very tiny size of the particles that are 0.1 microns and smaller.”
Ms Moret affirms in the same article that “the blueprint for DU weaponry is a 1943 Manhattan Project memo to General L. Groves that recommended development of radioactive materials as poison gas weapons – dirty bombs, dirty missiles and dirty bullets.” Moret writes that “DU weapons are very effective kinetic energy penetrators, but even more effective bioweapons since uranium has a strong chemical affinity for phosphate structures concentrated in DNA. DU is the Trojan Horse of nuclear war – it keeps giving and keeps killing. There is no way to clean it up, and no way to turn it off because it continues to decay into other radioactive isotopes in over 20 steps.” (Leuren Moret,Depleted Uranium is WMD, GlobalResearch, August 23, 2006.)
It is important to insist on this: Depleted Uranium is not used only for its high density qualities in tank armor, sandwiched between sheets of armor plate – or for its armor-piercing qualities or as incendiary ammunition; DU is a bioweapon, and was conceived as such, from the beginning, notwithstanding its other characteristics and its lethal efficiency against armored vehicles, for instance, or for the destruction of bunkers. In other words, Depleted Uranium is a long-term genocidal tool for a World War against human genes. Its weaponisation transcends sheer geopolitical ambitions. The purpose of its weaponisation and massive use cannot be anything else than the destruction of humanity as a viable and evolutive species, and of the whole biosphere.
Military use of Depleted Uranium is going on while you read these lines, in Iraq (Deformed babies in Fallujah, Iraq – Letter to the United Nations, October 12, 2009), (Birth defects rise reported in Iraq by Fallujah doctors – two to three cases… a day! – BBC video – March 4, 2010); Gaza (where white phosphorus and “dense inert metal explosive” were surabundantly used recently) (Malformed babies resulting from israeli banned weapons) (Depleted Uranium found in Gaza victims), (Israeli newspaper Haaretz: Hamas says more babies born with birth defects since operation Cast Lead), (Israel War Deforms Gaza Newborns), (Israeli war against Gaza created unprecedented birth deformities) (Israel gives birth to strange creatures in Gaza hospitals), (Gaza: A Death Camp? )
Some of the defects described above are similar, or the same, as those described by doctors treating newborns, children and youth in Belarus years after the Chernobyl disaster, particularly as for heart defects (sometimes called “chernobyl heart”).
Almost all of Belarus has been contaminated by radiations from the Chernobyl Reactor 4 disaster. Go to the following article : Do you remember Chernobyl…, and search for “Belarus,” “Maryann de Leo” or “Chernobyl Heart.” Link to “Chernobyl Heart,” Google Video; it can be found also on youtube.
Military use of Depleted Uranium is going on in Afghanistan, most probably in Pakistan (”most definitely,” one should say now). It’s been used in the Balkans (NATO bombed Serbia in 1999 with depleted uranium bombs, which reportedly caused a cancer outbreak in the region), in Kuwait, most probably in Lebanon by Israel.
Today, more countries use DU (depending on the sources : from 20 to more than 60 countries), and most probably thn not many non-state armed groups. It looks more and more like a genocidal all-encompassing psychotic criminal enterprise – and a systematic weakening of human health, strenght, immune system, survival instinct, and the radical sabotage of any future sane biological and spiritual evolution, or sane possible biological transformation or mutation. It’s a huge and monstrous enterprise of destruction, as though there was a will to sabotage human and earthly evolution itself. What’s tragic is that one can’t argue with psychopathic people, and it is said that they can’t be cured.
It’s certainly not farfetched to say that through nuclear contamination (according to Leuren Moret, manmade radiations per se started to be produced in 1905), it’s the whole planet that has become a crippling and killing field. The first nuclear explosion experiment was initiated by the USA on North-American soil and occured by the mid-1940s, shortly followed by the nuclear massive destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, and then by more than 2,000 nuclear tests all around the planet during the Cold War until around 1998 and after (the most recent nuclear test – as of october 2009 – was announced by North Korea on May 25, 2009); the ongoing use of Depleted Uranium on battlefields and killing fields since 1973 (Israel against Egypt), and massively since 1990 (Gulf War), was in itself a continuation of nuclear war and started within the period of massive nuclear “tests.” In other words, the nuclear war against humanity and the genetics of this planet has been going on without interruption since 1945, and one could call it World War III (or whatever). It’s a sickening, insane process. The killing fields, the crippling fields, are right there, in the air, the soil, the water, under our feet, wherever we tread on this planet, this with the help, among other things, of wind currents, dust winds, etc., but not exclusively.
Who wants, “what” wants to cripple, indeed to destroy, the genetics of this planet? Obviously, those who are behind all that nuclear contamination are fully aware of the ongoing consequences, they know what it does, and they know perfectly well what they’re doing…
Psychopaths? Something else?
Some weird kind of collective self-destruction or suicide operated by a powerful “cabal” of military, industrial, scientific, money and political power gone insane? Because they have to be insane, or possessed, to do that. What’s the answer? This organized utter cruelty smells unhuman. There’s no doubt that something wicked this way come, and that more and more people must become acutely aware of this and express a resounding, unflinching “NO” to that nonsense each time an opportunity arises, whatever their belief system may be.
The link at the end of this paragraph goes to a report and a video from Al Jazeera posted on youtube in October 2009: “Doctors in Iraq are recording a shocking rise in the number of cancer victims south of Baghdad. Sufferers in the province of Babil have risen by almost tenfold in just three years. Locals blame depleted uranium from US military equipment used in the 2003 invasion. But the link has been difficult to prove, prompting them to demand an investigation. In this part of Iraq 500 cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2004. That figure rose to almost 1,000 two years later. In 2008, the number of cases increased sevenfold to 7,000 diagnoses. This year, there have so far been more than 9,000 new cases … and the number is rising.” Al Jazeera’s Mosab Jasim reports: Link: US Ammunition blamed for Iraqi cancer hike – video, AlJazeera, on youtube.
How depleted uranium shells used in the Gulf War affect the Environment – Judith Willson, 8 June 2010.
Democracy and depleted uranium : Soldiers, like my sister, return from Iraq gripped by cancer. The US military says cancer isn’t a war wound. — By R. B. Stuart — Special to GlobalPost — Published: April 16, 2010 08:32 ET
NEW YORK — When my sister, 101st Airborne Army Capt. Chaplain Fran E. Stuart, returned from Iraq, she was forever changed.
Not only had the desert sand, gun blasts and heat penetrated her psyche during her one-year deployment, but a carcinogen had made its way into her body as well. Unbeknown to her, the carcinogen was making a home in my sister’s body, along with the Anthrax vaccine, depleted uranium, burn pit smoke and contaminated water dished up at every meal.
In March 2006, when my sister was 41, she was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive, stage-IV dysgerminoma cancer, also called “germ cell” cancer, which is usually only seen in pregnant women and teenage girls. The cancer was advancing quickly, wrapping itself around her internal organs like an octopus and gathering fuel from her central abdomen.
My sister was flown to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington for immediate surgery and further testing, when a volleyball-sized tumor was removed from her abdomen. Fortunately, doctors were able to corral her cancer, but only after 10 months and 35 rounds of exhaustive chemotherapy.
She wasn’t the only one undergoing such trauma. While visiting her at Walter Reed, I witnessed many soldiers returning from Iraq with cancer, unknown to the public and unacknowledged by the military. Walter Reed had two floors dedicated solely to the soldiers arriving daily with cancer. Their lives were spared on the battlefield, but the cancer was ravaging their bodies from within.
I began to do research, and was alarmed to discover how the military uses depleted uranium, especially in Iraq. Soldiers I talked to at Walter Reed [link to: “Depleted Uranium: From Sea To Shining Sea” Cancer Kills US Soldiers & Iraqi Civilians] began to say the same thing: Cancer is not a “war wound,” so the military denies responsibility.
Since soldiers are uninformed about depleted uranium, they don’t wear protective gear and unknowingly inhale the toxic, pollen-like, yellow dust. The toxins develop into different forms of rare cancers within four to 36 months.
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Likely: partly self-inflicted Israel’s Infertility crisis because of DU: The Inflicted Wounds of America’s War Machine: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Infertility. – 7-10 of April 2010 — by Bob Nichols
There is a Middle Eastern country that requires all 18-year-olds to join national service for several years. This country even has a roughly comparable health care system to America for a population of 7,233,701, according to the CIA World Factbook. The country is Israel.
All Israeli soldiers donate a sperm sample that is immediately frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored in a sperm bank at University Hospital in Jerusalem. Recent professional analysis shows Israeli sperm concentration has declined by 40 percent in less than 10 years.
This is a dangerous and precipitous collapse in human sperm concentration. While opinions differ as to the causes, Israel is swimming in a sea of uranium oxide gas partly from its own and American uranium oxide weapons. The DU attacks the sperm and eggs of male and female soldiers. Civilians and animals too.
In addition, Israel borders the Mediterranean Sea, as do 21 other countries. For 20 years, a branch of the Italian Mafia called ‘Ndrangheta in the South of Italy, next door to Sicily, have grown a thriving nuclear waste disposal business into an estimated 2007 US$65 billion a year “legal illegal business,” as Mafia operations are called in Italy.
The infamous “EcoMafia” load derelict cargo ships with high level nuclear wastes and used reactor cores, then sink them in the Mediterranean and along the African coasts. As a result, Israelis swim in a radioactive sea.
Since 20 percent live sperm is considered to be the beginning of infertility, Israel will be sterile in less than 10 years at this rate of decline. The estimated 7 million Israeli Jews will have no more children soon after that. This catastrophic development has already occasioned legislative hearings in Israel’s Knesset. The hearings were covered by Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Israeli sperm concentration is just an example of what is happening to human sperm all over the Middle East and Central Asia, by the choice and force of will of successive U.S. presidents.
The American war machine has consequences. PTSD is just one of them. The poison gas cannot be contained, undone or recalled. There is no antidote; there is no cure. There is no escape.
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Un très bon article en français avec plusieurs liens pertinents : L’uranium appauvri : arme de destruction massive.
The following article by John Williams is a good general introduction to the nature, characteristics and effects of DU:
The following document by Leuren Moret is certainly a must read; it has been abundantly disseminated and can easily be found on the internet:
A Conference took place in Hamburg on October 16 to 19, 2003 : The World Uranium Weapons Conference. A reader was published in the aftermath of the Conference; the reader is a precious, rich, abundantly educative document that was made available on internet in pdf format on grassrootspeace.org , under fair use; documents en anglais issus de The World Uranium Weapons Conference qui s’est déroulée à Hambourg, en Allemagne, du 16 au 19 octobre 2003; ces documents sont précieux, riches, généreusement éducatifs, et ont été placés sur internet par grassrootspeace.org , under fair use : Introduction (pdf); Science Panel (pdf); Veterans Panel (pdf); Civilian Effects (pdf); International Law (pdf); Organizations (pdf); Workshops and Conference Resolutions (pdf); Cover-up, Piotr Bein, Canada (pdf); you will find many other documents and mp3 audio files from The World Uranium Weapons Conference on grassrootspeace.org .
“Depleted uranium weapons have left behind a trail of human misery and vituperative debate. What’s not known about them is just as disturbing as what is… It certainly isn’t depleted of lethal possibility, as the arms industry discovered nearly 50 years ago. The US began developing DU munitions around 1959 and Britain in the early 1960s. Here was a waste product (thus cheap) that was almost twice as dense as lead. In a manner of speaking it could become the ‘silver bullet’ of armour-penetrating ammunition.” Dinyar Godrej.
Other documents, articles, links, reference:
Dangerous Crossroads : US expands Asian NATO against China, Russia explains present-day US and NATO geopolitical and military buildup against Asia and deserves to be read completely, keeping in mind that the US military adhere, at least since 2006, to the doctrine of “preemptive” nuclear first strike. Possibility is that US and NATO have been preparing the coup de grâce with something much more massively lethal than depleted uranium: atomic bombs, could be mini-nukes, and other bioweapons, as destructive of genetics as nuclear radiations can be.
UK, December 12, 2009, (Pal Telegraph — Sarah Price)
“We have seen the health results of these terrible weapons in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and now Pakistan. Because these contaminated nanoparticles do not recognize international border and are totally indiscriminate it also means that the US, UK, NATO and IDF forces, that use these weapons, are also at grave risk.
“What was even more remarkable was that when the Israeli military used these weapons in Lebanon (2006) and on Gaza in 2008/9 they did in actual fact “Nuke” themselves with dramatic rises in Cancers, Diabetes and Infertility etc.
“I find it incredible that Obama has now received his Nobel Peace Prize for his continued war effort in Afghanistan and for sending thousands of extra troops into battle. This war, just like the Iraqi war, has nothing to do with democracy but all to do with economic greed for oil and for clearing the way for the TAPI pipeline.”
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