- "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be
used as pawns in foreign policy."
- - Henry Kissinger, quoted in "Kiss the Boys Goodbye:
How the United States Betrayed Its Own POW's in Vietnam"
- Vietnam was a chemical war for oil, permanently contaminating
large regions and countries downriver with Agent Orange, and environmentally
the most devastating war in world history. But since 1991, the U.S. has
staged four nuclear wars using depleted uranium weaponry, which, like Agent
Orange, meets the U.S. government definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Vast regions in the Middle East and Central Asia have been permanently
contaminated with radiation.
- And what about our soldiers? Terry Jemison of the Department
of Veterans Affairs reported this week to the American Free Press that
"Gulf-era veterans" now on medical disability since 1991 number
518,739, with only 7,035 reported wounded in Iraq in that same 14-year
- This week the American Free Press dropped a "dirty
bomb" on the Pentagon by reporting that eight out of 20 men who served
in one unit in the 2003 U.S. military offensive in Iraq now have malignancies.
That means that 40 percent of the soldiers in that unit have developed
malignancies in just 16 months.
- Since these soldiers were exposed to vaccines and depleted
uranium (DU) only, this is strong evidence for researchers and scientists
working on this issue, that DU is the definitive cause of Gulf War Syndrome.
Vaccines are not known to cause cancer. One of the first published researchers
on Gulf War Syndrome, who also served in 1991 in Iraq, Dr. Andras Korényi-Both,
is in agreement with Barbara Goodno from the Department of Defense's Deployment
Health Support Directorate, that in this war soldiers were not exposed
to chemicals, pesticides, bioagents or other suspect causes this time to
confuse the issue.
- This powerful new evidence is blowing holes in the cover-up
perpetrated by the Pentagon and three presidential administrations ever
since DU was first used in 1991 in the Persian Gulf War. Fourteen years
after the introduction of DU on the battlefield in 1991, the long-term
effects have revealed that DU is a death sentence and very nasty stuff.
- Scientists studying the biological effects of uranium
in the 1960s reported that it targets the DNA. Marion Fulk, a nuclear physical
chemist retired from the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab and formerly involved
with the Manhattan Project, interprets the new and rapid malignancies in
soldiers from the 2003 war as "spectacular ... and a matter of concern."
- This evidence shows that of the three effects which DU
has on biological systems - radiation, chemical and particulate - the particulate
effect from nano-size particles is the most dominant one immediately after
exposure and targets the Master Code in the DNA. This is bad news, but
it explains why DU causes a myriad of diseases which are difficult to define.
- In simple words, DU "trashes the body." When
asked if the main purpose for using it was for destroying things and killing
people, Fulk was more specific: "I would say that it is the perfect
weapon for killing lots of people."
- Soldiers developing malignancies so quickly since 2003
can be expected to develop multiple cancers from independent causes. This
phenomenon has been reported by doctors in hospitals treating civilians
following NATO bombing with DU in Yugoslavia in 1998-1999 and the U.S.
military invasion of Iraq using DU for the first time in 1991. Medical
experts report that this phenomenon of multiple malignancies from unrelated
causes has been unknown until now and is a new syndrome associated with
internal DU exposure.
- Just 467 U.S. personnel were wounded in the three-week
Persian Gulf War in 1990-1991. Out of 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf
War I, 11,000 are dead, and by 2000 there were 325,000 on permanent medical
disability. This astounding number of disabled vets means that a decade
later, 56 percent of those soldiers who served now have medical problems.
- The number of disabled vets reported up to 2000 has been
increasing by 43,000 every year. Brad Flohr of the Department of Veterans
Affairs told American Free Press that he believes there are more disabled
vets now than even after World War II.
- They brought it home
- Not only were soldiers exposed to DU on and off the battlefields,
but they brought it home. DU in the semen of soldiers internally contaminated
their wives, partners and girlfriends. Tragically, some women in their
20s and 30s who were sexual partners of exposed soldiers developed endometriosis
and were forced to have hysterectomies because of health problems.
- In a group of 251 soldiers from a study group in Mississippi
who had all had normal babies before the Gulf War, 67 percent of their
post-war babies were born with severe birth defects. They were born with
missing legs, arms, organs or eyes or had immune system and blood diseases.
In some veterans' families now, the only normal or healthy members of the
family are the children born before the war.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs has stated that they
do not keep records of birth defects occurring in families of veterans.
- How did they hide it?
- Before a new weapons system can be used, it must be fully
tested. The blueprint for depleted uranium weapons is a 1943 declassified
document from the Manhattan Project.
- Harvard President and physicist James B. Conant, who
developed poison gas in World War I, was brought into the Manhattan Project
by the father of presidential candidate John Kerry. Kerry's father served
at a high level in the Manhattan Project and was a CIA agent.
- Conant was chair of the S-1 Poison Gas Committee, which
recommended developing poison gas weapons from the radioactive trash of
the atomic bomb project in World War II. At that time, it was known that
radioactive materials dispersed in bombs from the air, from land vehicles
or on the battlefield produced very fine radioactive dust which would penetrate
all protective clothing, any gas mask or filter or the skin. By contaminating
the lungs and blood, it could kill or cause illness very quickly.
- They also recommended it as a permanent terrain contaminant,
which could be used to destroy populations by contaminating water supplies
and agricultural land with the radioactive dust.
- The first DU weapons system was developed for the Navy
in 1968, and DU weapons were given to and used by Israel in 1973 under
U.S. supervision in the Yom Kippur war against the Arabs.
- The Phalanx weapons system, using DU, was tested on the
USS Bigelow out of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1977, and DU weapons
have been sold by the U.S. to 29 countries.
- Military research report summaries detail the testing
of DU from 1974-1999 at military testing grounds, bombing and gunnery ranges
and at civilian labs under contract. Today 42 states are contaminated with
DU from manufacture, testing and deployment.
- Women living around these facilities have reported increases
in endometriosis, birth defects in babies, leukemia in children and cancers
and other diseases in adults. Thousands of tons of DU weapons tested for
decades by the Navy on four bombing and gunnery ranges around Fallon, Nevada,
is no doubt the cause of the fastest growing leukemia cluster in the U.S.
over the past decade. The military denies that DU is the cause.
- The medical profession has been active in the cover-up
- just as they were in hiding the effects from the American public - of
low level radiation from atmospheric testing and nuclear power plants.
A medical doctor in Northern California reported being trained by the Pentagon
with other doctors, months before the 2003 war started, to diagnose and
treat soldiers returning from the 2003 war for mental problems only.
- Medical professionals in hospitals and facilities treating
returning soldiers were threatened with $10,000 fines if they talked about
the soldiers or their medical problems. They were also threatened with
- Reporters have also been prevented access to more than
14,000 medically evacuated soldiers flown nightly since the 2003 war in
C-150s from Germany who are brought to Walter Reed Hospital near Washington,
- Dr. Robert Gould, former president of the Bay Area chapter
of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), has contacted three medical
doctors since February 2004, after I had been invited to speak about DU.
Dr. Katharine Thomasson, president of the Oregon chapter of the PSR, informed
me that Dr. Gould had contacted her and tried to convince her to cancel
her invitation for me to speak about DU at Portland State University on
April 12. Although I was able to do a presentation, Dr. Thomasson told
me I could only talk about DU in Oregon "and nothing overseas ...
- Dr. Gould also contacted and discouraged Dr. Ross Wilcox
in Toronto, Canada, from inviting me to speak to Physicians for Global
Survival (PGS), the Canadian equivalent of PSR, several months later. When
that didn't work, he contacted Dr. Allan Connoly, the Canadian national
president of PGS, who was able to cancel my invitation and nearly succeeded
in preventing Dr. Wilcox, his own member, from showing photos and presenting
details on civilians suffering from DU exposure and cancer provided to
him by doctors in southern Iraq.
- Dr. Janette Sherman, a former and long-standing member
of PSR, reported that she finally quit some time after being invited to
lunch by a new PSR executive administrator. After the woman had pumped
Dr. Sherman for information all through lunch about her position on key
issues, the woman informed Dr. Sherman that her last job had been with
- How was the truth about DU hidden from military personnel
serving in successive DU wars? Before his tragic death, Sen. Paul Wellstone
informed Joyce Riley, R.N., B.S.N., executive director of the American
Gulf War Veterans Association, that 95 percent of Gulf War veterans had
been recycled out of the military by 1995. Any of those continuing in military
service were isolated from each other, preventing critical information
being transferred to new troops. The "next DU war" had already
been planned, and those planning it wanted "no skunk at the garden
- The US has a dirty (DU) little (CIA) secret
- A new book just published at the American Free Press
by Michael Collins Piper, "The High Priests of War: The Secret History
of How America's Neo-Conservative Trotskyites Came to Power and Orchestrated
the War Against Iraq as the First Step in Their Drive for Global Empire,"
details the early plans for a war against the Arab world by Henry Kissinger
and the neo-cons in the late 1960s and early 1970s. That just happens to
coincide with getting the DU "show on the road" and the oil crisis
in the Middle East, which caused concern not only to President Nixon. The
British had been plotting and scheming for control of the oil in Iraq for
decades since first using poison gas on the Iraqis and Kurds in 1912.
- The book details the creation of the neo-cons by their
"godfather" and Trotsky lover Irving Kristol, who pushed for
a "war against terrorism" long before 9/11 and was lavishly funded
for years by the CIA. His son, William Kristol, is one of the most influential
men in the United States.
- Both are public relations men for the Israeli lobby's
neo-conservative network, with strong ties to Rupert Murdoch. Kissinger
also has ties to this network and the Carlyle Group, who, one could say,
have facilitated these omnicidal wars beginning from the time former President
Bush took office. It would be easy to say that we are recycling World Wars
I and II, with the same faces.
- When I asked Vietnam Special Ops Green Beret Capt. John
McCarthy, who could have devised this omnicidal plan to use DU to destroy
the genetic code and genetic future of large populations of Arabs and Moslems
in the Middle East and Central Asia - just coincidentally the areas where
most of the world's oil deposits are located - he replied: "It has
all the handprints of Henry Kissinger."
- In Zbignew Brzezinski's book "The Grand Chessboard:
American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives," the map of the
Eurasian chessboard includes four regions strategic to U.S. foreign policy.
The "South" region corresponds precisely to the regions now contaminated
permanently with radiation from U.S. bombs, missiles and bullets made with
thousands of tons of DU.
- A Japanese professor, Dr. K. Yagasaki, has calculated
that 800 tons of DU is the atomicity equivalent of 83,000 Nagasaki bombs.
The U.S. has used more DU since 1991 than the atomicity equivalent of 400,000
Nagasaki bombs. Four nuclear wars indeed, and 10 times the amount of radiation
released into the atmosphere from atmospheric testing!
- No wonder our soldiers, their families and the people
of the Middle East, Yugoslavia and Central Asia are sick. But as Henry
Kissinger said after Vietnam when our soldiers came home ill from Agent
Orange, "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used for
- Unfortunately, more and more of those soldiers are men
and women with brown skin. And unfortunately, the DU radioactive dust will
be carried around the world and deposited in our environments just as the
"smog of war" from the 1991 Gulf War was found in deposits in
South America, the Himalayas and Hawaii.
- In June 2003, the World Health Organization announced
in a press release that global cancer rates will increase 50 percent by
2020. What else do they know that they aren't telling us? I know that depleted
uranium is a death sentence ... for all of us. We will all die in silent
- To learn more
- Sources used in this story that readers are encouraged
- American Free Press four-part series on DU by
- Christopher Bollyn.
- Part I: "Depleted Uranium: U.S. Commits War Crime
- Against Iraq, Humanity,"
- Part II: "Cancer Epidemic Caused by U.S. WMD: MD
- Depleted Uranium Definitively
- Part III: "DU Syndrome Stricken Vets Denied Care:
- Pentagon Hides DU Dangers to Deny Medical Care toVets",
- Part IV: "Pentagon Brass Suppresses Truth About
- Weapons: Poisonous Uranium Munitions Threaten World",
- August 2004 World Affairs Journal. Leuren Moret:
- "Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War,"
- August 2004 Coastal Post Online. Carol Sterrit: "Marin
- Depleted Uranium Resolution Heats Up - GI's Will Come
Home To A Slow Death,"
- World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg,
- Germany, October 16-19, 2004:
- International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan.
- Written opinion of Judge Niloufer Baghwat:
- "Discounted Casualties: The Human Cost of Nuclear
- by Akira Tashiro, foreword by Leuren Moret,
- Leuren Moret is a geoscientist who has worked around
the world on radiation issues, educating citizens, the media, members of
parliaments and Congress and other officials. She became a whistleblower
in 1991 at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab after experiencing major science
fraud on the Yucca Mountain Project. An environmental commissioner in the
City of Berkeley, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.