- 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
- 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 been used.
- "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 this week. "And when you look at the damage, it was obviously
a 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 Sherman.
- 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 truth.
- "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 miles away."
- After notifying the Nuclear Industrial Safety Agency
(NIRS), experts from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the
FBI were alerted and according to Moret, 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 Rumsfeld would 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 suspicious.
- "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.
- "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 radiation expert.
- And in 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 experimental vaccines.
- 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 taken?"
- 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 Veterans Administration.
- "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 levels.
- "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 background radiation.
- "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."
- For more informative articles, go to www.arcticbeacon.com.
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- "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. (Posted on the