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    The White House, US Courts & the EPA Shaft Veterans to Protect Monsanto & Dow



    By Cassandra Anderson
    February 7, 2012




    American veterans and the entire country of Viet Nam affected by Agent Orange have been shafted beyond imagination due to corruption within the US government and US courts. US courts have protected Monsanto and Dow Chemical from liability and criminal prosecution. The US government has shielded Monsanto and Dow from the massive cost of medical treatment for victims and environmental remediation cleanup costs that would drive these corporations into bankruptcy.

    Dioxin has a half life of 100 years or more when it is below the surface, leached into soil or embedded in river or stream sediment.



    Dioxin was generated as a byproduct of herbicide 2,4,5-T made by Monsanto and Dow, the top 2 producers of Agent Orange. Dioxin causes cancer, birth defects, liver damage and other major health problems.



    Monsanto & Dow's 2,4,5-T dioxin laden-herbicide was used in the US for agricultural purposes in the 1940's before it was used for chemical warfare in Viet Nam from the early 1960's through 1971. It was phased out in the late 1970's.



    US Government and US Court Cover-Ups

    President Reagans's administration, in cahoots with the CDC, thwarted a $43 million Congressional Study of Agent Orange in 1987 to protect itself and its corporate pals Monsanto & Dow from accountability to US veterans and the people of Viet Nam.



    US Courts dismissed veterans' Agent Orange lawsuitsbased on a Supreme Court precedent, known as the Feres Doctrine, freeing the government of responsibility for deaths and injuries related to military service.



    The Supreme Court refused to hear American and Vietnamese victims' lawsuits against Monsanto, Dow and other Agent Orange manufacturers on 3 separate occasions. Remember that the Supreme Court collects their checks from the federal government.



    Atrocious Criminal Acts By Monsanto & Dow

    Agent Orange makers hide behind government contractor immunity, despite the fact that dioxin contaminated herbicide 2,4,5-T was produced long before they were contractors for the government (50 million tons of the herbicide was sprayed in the US per year). No modifications were used for Monsanto & Dow's herbicide, half the ingredients in Agent Orange, so the immunity defense falls flat.



    Boehringer, a German 2,4,5-T herbicide producer notified Dow in 1957 about dioxin hazards and that dioxin could be eliminated by slow cooking the herbicide for about 12 hours. It appears that Dow and Monsanto continued cooking 2,4,5-T quickly in 45 minutes. Higher output led to higher profits. Monsanto's formula contained high levels of dioxin and was dirtier than Dow's product.



    Monsanto was not only aware in 1950 that dioxin was a health danger, but they also created a fraudulent health study.



    In 1965 Dow met in secret with other Agent Orange manufacturers to discuss the toxicity hazards of dioxin and their fear over a government investigation and restrictive regulations.

    US Veterans Shafted By the Kangaroo Court




    Judge Jack Weinstein of the US Federal Court of the Eastern District of New York committed the following offensesin several class action suits filed by veterans against Monsanto & Dow:


    Weinstein appointed attorneys to represent the veterans and then intimidated the attorneys into agreeing to a 'nuisance' settlement of $180 million- nowhere near enough money to cover the medical treatment of hundreds of thousands of injured vets.


    Weinstein rejected the veterans' expert studies, instead of allowing a jury to decide on the credibility of the expert witnesses; Weinstein created a new rule of law from the bench.


    Weinstein based his ruling on Monsanto's expert study that was later proven to be fraudulent.


    Weinstein dismissed all other veterans' lawsuits against Monsanto and Dow.


    Weinstein took over a case that was unlawfully transferred to his federal court as it had been filed in the state of Texas. He dismissed that case.


    Astonishingly, Weistein created a second new rule of law to protect Monsanto and Dow. WEINSTEIN INVENTED IMMUNITY FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS!


    Weinstein's excuse for the government contractor defense was that if contractors were made to pay, they would pass the cost on to the government, so they were therefore immune. Weinstein's new law was created from the bench instead of law passed through Congress!


    Weinsteins's law has now been extended to all government supply contractors (even non-military contractors) in the courts.


    Viet Nam




    Approximately 11 million gallons of Agent Orange was dumped on Viet Nam between 1962 to 1970. It is estimated that Agent Orange is responsible for 400,000 deaths, 3 million victims of disease and 500,000 children born with birth defects.


    Over 14 million acres of Vietnamese forests were sprayed. Agent Orange was also dumped in water supplies.


    In 2004, Vietnamese victims filed a lawsuit against Dow, Monsanto and other manufacturers of Agent Orange. Judge Weinstein (yes, the same Judge Weinstein) presided over this case and dismissed it. Weinstein used the excuse that Monsanto and Dow had government sovereign immunity that extended to them because they were government contractors. He also ruled that Agent Orange was not considered a poison during that period, under international law.


    The Supreme Court refused to hear this case, too.


    The stated purpose of using Agent Orange was to deny the enemy cover in forested areas through defoliation. However, the US Army did contract studies in 1943 of the effects of 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D (the other ingredient of Agent Orange) on cereal grains, including rice, and developed the concept of using aerial herbicide spraying to destroy enemy crops to disrupt the food supply. Obviously, poisoning the enemy, farmland and civilians was a chemical warfare strategy used by the US government.


    Monsanto Immunity


    Currently, there is a court case pending against Monsanto's dioxin contaminated 2,4,5-T herbicide filed by parties who lived near the plant where it was produced in West Virginia. The judge in that case, Paul G. Gardephe denied Monsanto immunity! Judge Gardephe asserted that because Monsanto burned dioxin waste in open pits and the US government was not aware of this practice, nor did they evaluate it for hazard, Monsanto's contractor defense was denied.


    Fate of US Veterans

    In 2003, the Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision allowing veterans to sue Monsanto, Dow and other Agent Orange manufacturers directly.

    The government has responded, under the Obama regime, by passing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, which allows the automatic funding of veterans' Agent Orange claims. While Monsanto & Dow appear to have considerable liability, the cost of healthcare and hospitalization of affected veterans is paid by American taxpayers.

    More than 2 million Americans served in Viet Nam. The Veterans Administration claims they have no idea how many vets have been treated for Agent Orange injuries, or how much taxpayer money has been spent.

    The EPA is also involved in the cover-up and has been delaying an assessment report on dioxin since 1985 to protect plastic, chlorine, paper, herbicide and agricultural industries.

    This article also appears at NaturalSociety.com- for more information about dioxin pollution today, click here.

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    Feds Label Bulk Buying of Food a Potential Terrorist Activity

    Despite the fact that FEMA itself spent $1 billion dollars on storable food last year alone

    Paul Joseph Watson
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    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    As part of its effort to encourage business owners to spy on their customers, the FBI has labeled the bulk purchase of food as a potential indication of terrorist activity, despite the fact that FEMA itself last year purchased $1 billion dollars worth of storable food.


    A flyer aimed at Military Surplus stores produced under the auspices of the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism project, encourages owners to report people who “make bulk purchases of items to include….meals ready to eat”.

    According to the flyer, the FBI advises store owners to demand ID’s from all new customers, as well as asking them questions about their purchase and being aware of “suspicious statements”.

    The flyer also characterizes paying with cash or “demanding identity privacy” as an indication of terrorism.

    The characterization by the feds of those who choose to protect themselves against rising food prices or a potential interruption in the food supply by purchasing storable food as potential terrorists is not only chilling – it is also completely hypocritical.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) itself ordered $1 billion dollars worth of dehydrated food in just one instance last year, purchasing a total of 420 million meals.

    Are we to follow the FBI’s advice and treat this as a suspicious activity? Should FEMA be reported to other law enforcement agencies as a potential terrorist threat?

    Indeed, the Department of Homeland Security is also busy stockpiling storable food and seed varieties in underground bunkers as part of preparations for domestic emergencies. Under its Resolve to be Ready program, the DHS even encouraged Americans to store food as part of a “basic emergency supply kit”.

    Should we all be reporting Janet Napolitano to the See Something, Say Something hotline as a potential Al-Qaeda radical?

    The federal government has gone completely overboard and is now educating the public to report fellow Americans for engaging in mundane behavior performed by millions of people routinely.

    This flyer is just one of 25 being provided to businesses from across the spectrum, everything from Internet Cafes to tattoo parlors. Yesterday we highlighted how paying for a cup of coffee with cash is also a potential indicator of terrorist activity in the eyes of the FBI.

    Even more chilling, the feds have also begun to characterize perfectly legitimate political and economic beliefs as those held by terrorists, effectively denouncing them as thought crimes.

    As Reuters reported on Monday, authorities are now treating those who “believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard” as extremists who are a potential violent threat to law enforcement.

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    Research Proves Hand Washing, Prevention More Effective Than Vaccination

    February 2, 2012 by Sam Rolley


    A paper mask and good hand washing are probably your best bet against flu-like illness.

    If a flu pandemic were to spread throughout the United States, researchers at the University of Michigan say that masks and hand hygiene — not vaccines — could cut the spread of the illness by up to 75 percent.

    The study’s researchers directed students at the University of Michigan to wear surgical masks and practice good hand hygiene in residence halls for flu prevention, said Allison Aiello, associate professor of epidemiology in the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

    The study took place during flu seasons from 2006 to 2007 and 2008 to 2009. During the two flu seasons, the researchers recruited more than 1,000 students in residence halls. The students were assigned to groups who wore masks, wore masks and practiced hand hygiene, or did neither. They were monitored for the presence of flu symptoms or the flu. The group that did both reported far fewer flu-like illnesses than the other two groups.

    “This means masks and hand hygiene may be a good measure for preventing transmissions in crowded living quarters,” said Aiello. “In a pandemic situation where compliance may be significantly higher than in controlled studies, masks and hand hygiene together may have even higher preventative implications?”

    The study’s researchers said that vaccines would likely be unavailable in a pandemic situation, and personal hygiene and prevention would likely be the first line of defense. However, research published in The Lancet last year provides statistics that may actually reaffirm the importance of the University of Michigan study. The article says that the trivalent inactivated vaccine (TIV) — which accounts for about 90 percent of flu vaccines given in the United States — had only 59 percent effectiveness in healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 65 when there is not a pandemic.

    During a pandemic, vaccines may actually contribute to the spread of illness, according to Dr. Eleanora I. McBean’s 1977 book Swine Flu Expose in which she writes of the influenza pandemic of 1918: “The flu of 1918 was caused by the conglomeration of diseases which the sinister variety of vaccines brought on.

    Practically everyone in the world had been propagandized into submitting to all the vaccine that were invented –the surplus stock left over from World War I which was the first war in which all the vaccines were used. The vaccinated got the flu and the unvaccinated didn’t. I was one of the unvaccinated and I didn’t get the flu. I didn’t see an unvaccinated person who got the flu.”

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    Take No Prisoners: Self Defense Killings in Detroit Spike to 2200% Above National Average; Justifiable Homicide up 79%

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    As the economic crisis in 2008 took hold and the nation’s spiral into the next Great Depression became more apparent, we opined that crime would sky rocket as a consequence of millions of lost jobs, falling purchasing power and outright desperation.

    The city of Detroit, which has been a harbinger for future trends soon to take hold across major metropolitan areas around the country, has no doubt experienced the worst of the depression thus far. Entire city blocks have become unlivable due to foreclosures and rampant crime, the jobless rate in 2009 exceeded 50% and a mass exodus has left the population at levels not seen since 1910.

    By all accounts, the Motor City is ground zero for the collapse of America as we know it. Reminiscent of poverty stricken third world countries, it’s gotten so bad in Detroit that there are areas of the city where police and emergency services personnel refuse to go.

    This has left law abiding residents of the city no choice but to arm themselves and start taking matters into their own hands.
    The people of Detroit are taking no prisoners.

    Justifiable homicide in the city shot up 79 percent in 2011 from the previous year, as citizens in the long-suffering city armed themselves and took matters into their own hands. The local rate of self-defense killings now stands 2,200 percent above the national average. Residents, unable to rely on a dwindling police force to keep them safe, are fighting back against the criminal scourge on their own. And they’re offering no apologies.

    “We got to have a little Old West up here in Detroit. That’s what it’s gonna take,” Detroit resident Julia Brown told The Daily.

    The last time Brown, 73, called the Detroit police, they didn’t show up until the next day. So she applied for a permit to carry a handgun and says she’s prepared to use it against the young thugs who have taken over her neighborhood, burglarizing entire blocks, opening fire at will and terrorizing the elderly with impunity.

    “I don’t intend to be one of their victims,” said Brown, who has lived in Detroit since the late 1950s. “I’m planning on taking one out.”

    Average police response time for priority calls in the city, according to the latest data available, is 24 minutes. In comparable cities across the country, it is well under 10 minutes.

    Citizens like Brown feel they have been left with little choice but to take the law into their own hands.

    Detroiters are arming themselves with shotguns and handguns and buying guard dogs. Anything to take care of their own. And privately, residents say neighborhood watch groups in Detroit are widely armed.
    “It’s like the militiamen who stepped up way back when. That’s where the neighborhood folks are,” said James “Jackrabbit” Jackson, a 63-year-old retired Detroit cop who has patrolled the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood for years.

    “They’re ready to fight,” Jackson said. “We don’t hardly see police anymore.”

    The city’s wealthier enclaves have hired private security firms. Intimidating men in armored trucks patrol streets lined with gracious old homes in a scene more likely seen in Mexico City than the United States.

    The Detroit Police Department, grappling with deep funding cuts in a city with a spiraling budget crisis, acknowledges that response times are high and says it is working on a plan to lower them. But a spokeswoman for the department insists the rise in justifiable homicides is unrelated.

    “It’s not about police response time because often the act has already taken place by the time the police are called,” said Sgt. Eren Stephens. She said citizens have a right to defend themselves.

    “Anytime a life is lost, we’re concerned,” she said. “But we can‘t be on every corner in front of every home. And we know that there are citizens who will do what they have to do to protect themselves.

    Source: The Daily

    Is it any wonder why recent firearms sales statistics indicate that 2011 was the largest year ever for gun sales in America, with a record 10.8 million guns sold?

    All of us should take heed. Budget cuts, economic woes and a rising criminal element throughout our country are leaving the populace more susceptible to violent crime than ever before. Like our fellow Americans in Detroit, it’s only a matter of time before we’re faced with similar paradigm shifts in our own cities, communities and neighborhoods.

    Get armed, get trained, and when faced with a life threatening situation, take no prisoners.

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    Doomsday Report: THREE MILLION PREPPERS IN AMERICA Are Getting Ready For The End of the World As We Know It

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    In the autumn of 2008, as Presidential hopefuls sparred over whether we had entered a recession or not and well before the onset of the most serious global crisis since the 1930′s, trend forecaster Gerald Celente advised his Trends Journal subscribers to prepare for the worst and plan for the best. “It will be,” warned Celente, “like nothing we’ve ever seen in our lifetime.”

    The aware and prepared … those understanding just how out of control society would become, and those who had acquired the skills for survival would stand the best chance of navigating the chaos safely.

    But Americans were not prepared. Not by a long shot

    Very few had the foresight to predict that the economic system and social fabric of our nation would be threatened with upheaval and disarray. But some, whether through independent education or through intuition, deduced that there was a real possibility of a system shock so significant that life as we know it could be on the verge of a major paradigm shift – perhaps even a complete collapse of our economy and resource infrastructure.

    As natural disasters around the world took the lives of hundreds of thousands, space agencies warned of solar disruptions that threaten our power grid, the economies of the world slid further into depression, and tensions between the world’s financial and resource super powers grew, more and more people began to realize that the stability we have come to depend on to live our daily lives was nothing but illusion.

    With very few places to turn for support, most headed for the internet, where communities had popped up to discuss possible disaster and collapse scenarios, and ways to minimize the impact on oneself and family. That it was happening or could happen was no longer the question.

    The real question was how to survive it when it finally came to pass.

    With none of us ever having experienced (or even imagined) such a possibility before, many turned to guidance from experts in their fields – people like Gerald Celente or Marc ‘Dr. Doom’ Faber, who had an uncanny ability to see developing trends, and authors like survival expert James Rawles who wrote the popular economic collapse and survival cult classic Patriots and William Forstchen who penned One Second After, a frighteningly realistic look at what life without the grid might look like. First it was thousands, then tens of thousands of concerned Americans who began learning the essentials of survival by learning from each other with resources offered at web destinations like the American Preppers Network, Doctor Prepper, Survival Mom, Off Grid Survival and Ready Nutrition.

    Those who chose to insulate themselves against coming disaster were often vilified or dismissed as lunatics by friends and family alike. And while many chose to ignore the trend which had become quite apparent, those who had the willingness to consider a different reality than had been painted by the powers that be just kept on preppin’.

    As global malaise continued and the people began to lose confidence in political platitudes and corporatist solutions, the movement towards preparedness, survival and self reliance grew. After having seen what took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, many came to the conclusion that if the worst were to happen there would be no government to help, no 9-1-1 to call, and no emergency management agency to distribute food or water.

    Today, at the cusp of possibly the most trying times in human history, more Americans than ever before are preparing for the possibility of disaster.

    As many as three million Americans now fall into the category dubbed ‘preppers’ – people who are making detailed plans for the end of the world as we know it.

    The preppers are an ever-growing group of survivalists who take extreme measures to prepare for a major catastrophic event.

    More than 300,000 people a month visit the movement’s website, survivalblog.com, which catalogues how people are preparing for the worst.

    The website has been set up by James Rawles, a former US Army intelligence officer, who is one of the movement’s leading figures.

    Speaking to The Times, he said: ‘Should the worst happen, it’s become apparent that the Government can’t provide for everybody. And now that realisation is becoming more widespread.

    ‘People invest so much money in life insurance,’ Mr Ralston told National Geographic. ‘This is life assurance.’

    He is like some of the people featured on National Geographic’s new show Doomsday Preppers, which chronicles a new prepper each week, delving into their conceptions of the end and what they’re doing to prepare for it.

    It’s not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle,’ Gloria Haswell told National Geographic. She and her husband spend 50 hours a week getting ready for a climate shift in the poles.

    ‘These are not just a handful of people living in the mountains,’ National Geographic Channel’s executive vice president of programming Michael Cascio told the Wall Street Journal. ‘They’re everywhere.’

    The Journal notes that Nat Geo has begun appealing to a growing subculture that has seen the past disasters – from last year’s tsunami and earthquake in Japan to riots to economic uncertainty – and have wanted to prepare the best they can.

    ‘The last few years have probably exacerbated the doomsday fear,’ Mr Cascio told the Journal. ‘The world is changing.’

    Source: UK Daily Mail

    This week the National Geographic series Doomsday Preppers debuted to an audience of four million, a testament to the fact that preparing for disasters – regardless of the kind – is a growing trend, and one that’s popular even among those that have been affectionately dubbed the sheeple. No doubt some of those watching the show, who never considered the possibility of far-from equilibrium events, will take to preparing right away.

    Most seasoned preppers will agree that those first few weeks and months of preparedness are the most stressful, with emotions being described by newbies as anxiety and panic. For those just getting started, you should feel better knowing that it’s better late than never.

    What you may be experiencing today isn’t panic. It’s a sense of urgency, and that’s a positive motivator that can, with focus, drive you to quickly and effectively achieve your goals.

    Panic is what we’ll see from those remaining 99% of Americans who have failed to take measures to protect themselves from the coming devastation.

    (*Note: The preparedness books and websites mentioned in this article are only a handful of fantastic destinations you can visit to read articles and guides, join communities, and download resources. Check out the Web Destinations at SHTFplan.com and The Prepper Website for an extensive list of excellent resources.)

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    AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE ILL AND DYING OF "MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS" -- IS IT DEPLETED URANIUM POISONING?

    Subtitle: The answer is a qualified "Yes!" American troops are beginning to show symptoms of Depleted Uranium poisoning, a situation being magnified by the heat in which they are operating. From Gulf War I, fully 75% of our fighting men who were on the ground are now dead, dying, or sick from Depleted Uranium.

    The New World Order is coming! Are you ready? Once you understand what this New World Order really is, and how it is being gradually implemented, you will be able to see it progressing in your daily news!!

    Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones!

    Stand by for insights so startling you will never look at the news the same way again.


    YOU ARE NOW ON THE CUTTING EDGE

    Some of our precious American soldiers have died under "mysterious circumstances" while serving in Iraq. Families are awaiting official answers, which hopefully will be more forthcoming than for the families of Gulf War I veterans who have been labeled as suffering from "Gulf War Syndrome", a condition now believed to be Depleted Uranium Poisoning.

    Let us examine these mysterious deaths, then we shall look at what Depleted Uranium is and how it poisons, and finally, we shall examine some current news sources who are already stating that our troops are suffering from Depleted Uranium Poisoning.

    Mysterious Illnesses and Death

    NEWS BRIEF: "Mystery illness kills Missouri soldier: Josh Neusche died Saturday; his family waits for answers", News-Leader.com, Springfield, Missouri, By Eric Eckert, News-Leader Staff, July 16, 2003, http://www.news-leader.com/today/071...ll-108625.html

    "Missouri National Guard Spc. Josh Neusche, 20, died Saturday at the Homburg Hospital in Germany from a mysterious illness. A member of the 203rd Engineer Battalion, he is the only Missouri National Guardsman on the Department of Defense's casualty list. Family and friends are awaiting the soldier's body, scheduled to arrive Thursday in the United States. They are also waiting for autopsy results, and his parents, Mark and Cindy Neusche, are calling for an investigation."

    "He's always been healthy,' Mark Neusche said ... he's a cross-country runner. There's no reason for a boy of his health to deteriorate so quickly.'Cindy Neusche said her son collapsed July 2 while in Baghdad and was transported to Germany. Doctors there told the family they believed Josh suffered from pneumonia due to fluid that had collected on his lungs. But then his liver, kidneys and muscles started to break down ..."

    You can empathize with this grief-stricken family; their son is dead, but did not die from any known combat action. A very healthy 20-year-old man who kept himself in good enough shape to compete as a cross-country runner suddenly collapsed in Baghdad and was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany, obviously because the military medical staff in Iraq could not effectively treat him on location.

    What could cause his internal organs to just deteriorate and shut down? There may be many explanations, but one certainly does fit: Depleted Uranium Poisoning.

    NEWS BRIEF: "Mysterious Diseases Haunt U.S. Troops In Iraq", IslamOnline.net, http://www.islamonline.net/English/N...rticle03.shtml, July 18, 2003.

    "BAGHDAD, July 17 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – Several mysterious diseases were reported among a number of American troops within the vicinity of Baghdad airport, a military source closely close to NATO unveiled. U.S. soldiers deployed around Baghdad airport started showing symptoms of mysterious fever, itching, scars and dark brown spots on the skin, the source, who refused to be named, said in statements published Thursday, July 17, by the Saudi Al-Watan newspaper. He asserted that three soldiers who suffered these symptoms did not respond to medical treatment in Iraqi hospitals and were flown to Washington for medication. The military source reported a media blackout by U.S. officials to hide such information from the public."

    Let us stop right here to digest what we have just heard. American troops are said to be getting sick in the vicinity of the Baghdad airport, the very same place where Josh Neusche suddenly collapsed and died. In this article, we heard that the Neusche is awaiting an official explanation from the military, but in this second article, we read that our command has imposed a "media blackout ... to hide such information from the public." That sounds a lot like the response from our government to the veterans of Gulf War I.

    Let us now get back to our current article:

    "U.S. officials did not come up with an explanation for the symptoms, which NATO experts tend to believe result from direct exposure to powerful nuclear radiations of the sophisticated B-2 bombs used in the war on Iraq, particularly in striking Iraqi Republican Guards forces who deployed to defend the vicinity of Baghdad airport. The military source stressed that the shrouds of secrecy imposed by American officials on the issue were prompted by fears of creating waves of panic and anger among the troops, particularly after announcements that American troops would remain in Iraq indefinitely. He asserted that NATO experts measured levels of radioactive pollution in Iraq and confirmed there were levels of radioactive pollution with destructive impacts on man and environment that may lead to risks suffered by generations to come. On April 25, the British Observer quoted military sources as affirming that depleted uranium shells and bombs used by U.S. and British troops during Iraq invasion were five times more than the number used during 1991 Gulf war."

    My military sources indicate that we dropped about 10 times more depleted uranium munitions in this war than in Gulf War I. After all, we delivered a massive bombardment on Baghdad dubbed "Shock and Awe", in which tremendous quantities of munitions were expended. Further, we fought a battle for the Baghdad Airport, and fought pitched battles in the southern part of Iraq. In Gulf War I, we had an extensive air campaign, but a limited "100 hour war" on the ground; it stands to reason we would expend far more munitions this time around.

    I asked a military doctor serving in a friendly foreign army if these "mysterious diseases" could be Depleted Uranium. The response I received was both telling and chilling.

    "Yes, our troops are definitely dying of depleted uranium, but would probably die eventually if the desert weren't dehydrating them. You see, whenever the dehydration factors in, the blood is more concentrated-so whatever toxins a person is exposed to, the problem accelerates and compounds when the toxins are allowed to concentrate."

    As I fully contemplated the terrible reality of this statement, several factors began to sink in:

    1. Depleted Uranium poisoning within our troops is hastened by the effects of dehydration. I would think most soldiers in the field in Iraq now are suffering from some degree of dehydration, for they are working in very hot combat suits, heavy gear, and 110+ degree temperatures. In fact, some of our men are working and fighting in 120+ degree temperatures, and many of them are becoming dehydrated, undoubtedly to varying degrees.

    2. Therefore, these men are likely to come down really sick much faster than the veterans of Gulf War I, who were pulled out of the theater quickly after fighting a "100 hour war"; for these earlier veterans, their exposure to DU was much more limited, and it has taken the last 12 years for them to either die or come down with the symptoms. Yet, today, 75% of the men who were on the ground in Gulf War I are now either dead, dying or exhibiting symptoms consistent with DU.

    3. For these poor soldiers, having now to stay in Iraq, breathing in the DU dust daily, being dehydrated to some degree, they are likely to come down really sick or dead much more quickly and more as a group. In this second article, above, we read that men are coming down with mysterious and troublesome symptoms, i.e., fever, itching, scars and dark brown spots on the skin. These are symptoms of Depleted Uranium poisoning. Therefore, more than a few soldiers are now fighting this mysterious malady.

    4. If this is the case, how long will it likely take for our combat units in Iraq now to lose combat efficiency? How long can the US Military Command hide the truth from these men? Once the scuttlebutt begins to spread among our men, will panic and significant loss of morale set in, seriously affecting our combat capability?

    Before we can answer these questions, let us study Depleted Uranium briefly.

    Depleted Uranium -- Carrying Out Nuclear Warfare On The Land of the Enemy And "Nuking" Your Own Soldiers

    Definition of Depleted Uranium -- DU

    "Depleted uranium is what is left over when most of the highly radioactive types (isotopes) of uranium are removed for use as nuclear fuel or nuclear weapons. The depleted uranium used in armor-piercing munitions and in enhanced armor protection for some Abrams tanks is also used in civilian industry, primarily for stabilizers in airplanes and boats. Depleted uranium is a heavy metal that is also slightly radioactive. Heavy metals (uranium, lead, tungsten, etc.) have chemical toxicity properties that, in high doses, can cause adverse health effects. Depleted uranium that remains outside the body can not harm you." [Department of Defense, Frequently Asked Questions, Depleted Uranium]
    As far as this statement goes, we have no trouble with the facts DOD is setting forth, as it is virtually inert before it is fired off; however, once Depleted Uranium is used in battle, the dangerous contamination begins. This is the essence of this article.

    Why and How Depleted Uranium Is Used By Our Military Machine

    Almost 15 years ago, the Pentagon decided to start using Depleted Uranium extensively in our munitions. Depleted Uranium (DU) was dirt cheap, since it was the left over material from processing Uranium into nuclear weapons and was normally just being thrown away -- in specially built containers in which all handling was done with men wearing special radiation protection suits, because in the commercial field, this stuff is considered "toxic waste"!

    Depleted Uranium also possessed several one other characteristic that made it very useful to a modern fighting force. It is extremely dense and pyrophoric, which enables it to punch and burn its way through hard targets such as tanks. Therefore, DU is used extensively in all armor piercing munitions. ["Depleted Uranium: America's Military 'Gift' That Keeps on Giving", By Dan Fahey, L.A. Times, 2/18/01.

    DU has proven so effective, the United States is using it also in the following weapons systems:

    1. Navy ships carrying Phalanx rapid fire guns are capable of firing thousands of DU rounds per minute. [."DOD Launches Depleted Uranium Training," Linda Kozaryn, American Forces Press Service, 8-13-99]

    2. Some Tomahawk missiles launched from U.S. ships and subs are DU-tipped. [."Nukes of the Gulf War," John Shirley, Zess@aol.com. See this article in archives at www.gulfwarvets.com]

    3. M1 Abrams tanks are armored with DU, as are British tanks. [BBC News, "US To Use Depleted Uranium," March 18, 2003; U.S. General Accounting Office, Operation Desert Storm: "Early Performance Assessment of Bradley and Abrams," 1-2-92; covered also by Shirley, op. cit]

    4. The A-10 "tank buster" aircraft fires DU 30-mm shells at machines and people on the battlefield. [Shirley, op. cit.]

    "When a DU shell is fired, it ignites upon impact. Uranium, plus traces of plutonium and americium, vaporize into tiny, ceramic particles of radioactive dust. Once inhaled, uranium oxides lodge in the body and emit radiation indefinitely. A single particle of DU lodged in a lymph node can devastate the entire immune system according to British radiation expert Roger Coghill." ["US Shells Leave Lethal Legacy," Toronto Star, July 31, 1999; also "Radiation Tests for Peacekeepers in the Balkans Exposed to Depleted Uranium," Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph - Telegraph, 12-31-02]

    As we stated above, Depleted uranium is relatively benign before it is fired. Thus, handlers of these munitions are at little risk until the battle starts. Once munitions containing DU are fired, the risk changes dramatically; when a DU warhead or bullet hits its target, it virtually vaporizes the warhead, as well as much of the target. Most of the warhead becomes either extremely small fragments -- though larger ones are possible -- and a whole lot of radiation dust. Thus, when a person travels through the battlefield, they breathe in the particles that are now lingering in the air, plus they get a lot of radiation on their clothes. Let us hear from an expert on this type of exposure.
    "The Royal Society of England published data showing that battlefield soldiers who inhale or swallow high levels of DU can suffer kidney failure within days. ["Depleted Uranium May Stop Kidneys In Days," Rob Edwards, New Scientist.com, 3-12-02; also "Uranium Weapons Too Hot to Handle," Rob Edwards, New Scientist.co.uk, 6-9-99]
    Other soldiers that breathe in lesser amounts do not suffer immediately, but have a high chance of breathing in enough to cause serious problems later on. How many of the ground soldiers are contaminated enough with Depleted Uranium residue?

    "Any soldier now in Iraq who has not inhaled lethal radioactive dust is not breathing." [Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops", Worthington, Amy The Idaho Observer, 4/16/03]This fact was confirmed to me by phone by my retired Army Major source. In fact, he confirmed the statistics of the Gulf War I veterans, which we review in shortly. Virtually 100% of the ground troops are radiated to a degree that is troublesome; if Gulf War I is any guide, 75% of the men now serving on the ground will develop one or more of the exceedingly serious medical conditions we list below, in the section covering Gulf War I. In fact, the soldiers who come after the fighting troops to occupy and administer the land are the ones who are most affected! This radioactive dust is virtually impossible to clean up because it is so fine and covers everything -- from burned out and wrecked vehicles to houses in the area to the ground on which children may ultimately play. In residential areas like Basra, this consideration is frightening.
    Even though much of the fighting did occur in the desert area, the Iraqis tried very hard to not get their vehicles caught in the open area; they preferred to fight in more congested areas, and in residential locations. Further, we were blasting urban targets continuously; as many Americans were cheering the sight of exploding munitions in Baghdad, for example, few realized such munitions were spreading radioactive dust everywhere.

    "In the first two weeks of combat, 700 Tomahawks, at a cost of $1.3 million each, blasted Iraqi real estate into radioactive mushroom clouds. ["Navy Seeks Cash for More Tomahawks," David Rennie in Washington, Telegraph Group Limited, 1-4-03, news.telegraph.co.uk]. Millions of DU tank rounds liter the terrain. Cleanup is impossible because there is no place on the planet to put so much contaminated debris [Worthington, op. cit] and such debris is so fine that, by the time it settles, it is just dust indistinguishable from regular dust.

    The U.S. military insists that DU on the battlefield is not a problem. Colonel James Naughton of the U.S. Army Material Command recently told the BBC that complaints about DU "had no medical basis." ["US To Use Depleted Uranium," BBC News, 3-18-03].

    However, U.S. Army internal writings show that this is simply not true! Listen:

    "A 1993 Pentagon document warned that "when soldiers inhale or ingest DU dust they incur a potential increase in cancer risk." ["Depleted Uranium Symptoms Match US Report As Fears Spread," Peter Beaumont, The Observer (UK) 1-14-01]

    "A U.S. Army training manual requires anyone who comes within 25 meters of DU-contaminated equipment to wear respiratory and skin protection." ["Iraqi Cancer, Birth Defects Blamed on US Depleted Uranium," Seattle Post- Intelligencer, 11-12-02]

    "The U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute admitted: "If DU enters the body, it has the potential to generate significant medical consequences." ["US To Use Depleted Uranium," BBC News, 3-18-03]

    In fact, internal communication reveals that, not only does the DOD understand DU long-term health effects, they also understand the disastrous costs the government would incur if they ever admitted the truth.

    "The financial implications of long-term disability payments and healthcare costs would be excessive." [US Army Environmental Policy Institute: Health and Environmental Consequences of Depleted Uranium in the U.S. Army, Technical Report, June 1995]

    As a matter of fact, if we allow the argument to be carried out solely on the basis of the radioactivity, or the lack thereof, we may be badly understating the problem. A major unstated problem with DU may be its chemical toxicity! Listen:

    "In the aftermath of the Gulf War, research on rats conducted by the military's Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute found that depleted uranium's chemical toxicity--not its radioactivity--may cause immune system damage, central nervous system problems and may contribute to the development of certain cancers." [Depleted Uranium: America's Military 'Gift' That Keeps on Giving", By Dan Fahey, L.A. Times, 2/18/01]

    What sort of medical problems have others experienced because of an exposure to Depleted Uranium munitions? Listen and cry.

    "U.S and British troops deployed to the area are the walking dead. Humans and animals, friends and foes in the fallout zone are destined to a long downhill spiral of chronic illness and disability. Kidney dysfunction, lung damage, bloody stools, extreme fatigue, joint pain, unsteady gait, memory loss and rashes and, ultimately, cancer and premature death await those exposed to DU." [Worthington, op. cit.]

    Part of the insidious nature of this DU poisoning is that its effects take a long time to develop; therefore, when a soldier becomes ill 3-10 years later, the Pentagon is primed to deny that the origin of the sickness is this Gulf War. Several years ago, I asked a friend of mine, who is a master mechanic, if he could use his knowledge to damage my car rather than fix it. Even though I knew the answer, his full answer surprised me. He said that, not only could he use his extensive knowledge to damage my car but he could damage it in such a way that the breakdown would occur many, many months later so that I could not directly tie his shop to the damage. This is the principle the DOD is using to deny Gulf War I claims. What gains have come in having the Federal Government pay for medical bills for these veterans has come very slowly, very begrudgingly.

    United Nations' Debate On Depleted Uranium Health Risks

    "DU munitions are classified by a United Nations resolution as illegal weapons of mass destruction. Their use breaches all international laws, treaties and conventions forbidding poisoned weapons calculated to cause unnecessary suffering." [Worthington, op. cit]

    Since this is true, we should expect Iraq to complain to the United Nations about our use of Depleted Uranium munitions in the 1991 Gulf War -- and they did! Let us review a little bit of the pertinent information.

    NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq Charges United States, United Kingdom, With Use of Depleted Uranium in 1991 Gulf War; Also In 'Aggression Against Yugoslavia", United Nations Press Release, DC/2702, 1 May 2000.

    "Saeed Hasan (Iraq) said backing away from implementation of the provisions of the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) was symptomatic of an unhealthy international atmosphere ... Those actions ... had also caused damage to Iraq through the continuation of an embargo which which was nothing more than a verifiable genocide being carried out in the name of the United Nations. Iraq demanded compensation for those acts of aggression. The United States and the United Kingdom, both depositories of the NPT and permanent members of the Security Council, had also used depleted uranium in their aggression against Iraq in 1991 and again in their aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999. The 300 tons used against his country had polluted Iraq's environment with radiation and significantly increased the registered cases of cancer, especially among children. The radioactive effects of the depleted uranium would continue for centuries to come unless action was taken to free his country's environment from them."

    Thus, Iraq did complain bitterly to the United Nations about our use of Depleted Uranium during the 1991 Gulf War! What is the reference the Iraqi representative made to "an embargo which which was nothing more than a verifiable genocide being carried out in the name of the United Nations."? Iraq had petitioned the U.N. to relax its embargo so they could bring in medicine and equipment that would enable them to combat the effects of the uranium poisoning of their people, and the United States blocked the move!
    Now, let us return to this United Nations Press Release:

    "He (Iraq's representative) invited the Conference to include in its resolutions a call for a prohibition of the use of depleted uranium for armament purposes. He also invited the Conference to take concrete steps to help Iraq reduce the negative effects of that disaster on the environment and on human life, and affirm Iraq's right to demand compensation for the unjustified use against if of weapons of mass destruction." [Ibid.]

    Did you catch the significance of this statement? The Iraqi representative accused the United States of using a Weapon of Mass Destruction against it during the Gulf War? What was that WMD? Depleted Uranium! Iraq said her people were suffering terribly because of their continuous exposure to this uranium. Another news story, written about 8 months after this United Nations Press Release, gives some insight into the condition of the exposed Iraqi citizenry.

    NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq Urges UN Inquiry Into Use of Depleted Uranium Weapon, World Section, People's Daily, January 18, 2001.

    "Iraq Wednesday urged the United Nations to order an inquiry into the use of depleted uranium weapons against it by the United States and Britain in the 1991 Gulf War. In a letter to the United Nations, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Al-Sharaf said 'admission made by many US and British officials have confirmed that depleted uranium munitions were used against Iraq'."

    "Unusual pathological conditions of which Iraq has no experience prior to the war had emerged since the end of the Gulf War,' the foreign minister said. 'Seventy-five percent of cases involved children, who began to suffer increasingly from leukemia and congenital and genetic deformities,' he said. 'Lung, digestive-tract, blood and skin cancers became increasingly widespread. The primary cause of all these types of cancer is exposure to radiation,' the foreign minister noted."

    Notice his claim: Iraqi citizens began to suffer pathological conditions that were totally foreign to anything they had ever suffered from before the Gulf War. However, analyzing the conditions from which the people -- primarily children -- were suffering led them to conclude the various cancers breaking out among the population had to have come from exposure to uranium. Thus, it was important to this discussion that both the U.S. and the U.K. had admitted using Depleted Uranium munitions during the 1991 Gulf War.
    Remember these facts as we get further into the discussion later in this article. However, we have substantiated the fact that Iraq was fighting severe cancers that were caused by Depleted Uranium munitions in 1991, and that the United Nations did debate this issue. If you go to a search engine and perform an advanced search of "United Nations Iraq Depleted Uranium" you will be shocked at the number of entries you will get.

    But, the Iraqi people are not the only ones who suffered; our own soldiers were exposed, and the majority of them are slowly dying. America nuked her own soldiers in Gulf War I! Let us review the facts.

    Gulf War I Vets

    Now that we have come 12 full years since Gulf War I, the rotten fruits are evident for all to see. Let us review the facts. Prepare to be shocked!
    "Bush Sr.'s Gulf War I was also a 'nuclear war' as 320 tons of depleted uranium were used against Iraq in 1991.A 1998 report by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances confirms that inhaling DU causes symptoms identical to those claimed by many sick vets with Gulf War Syndrome." ["Depleted Uranium Symptoms Match US Report As Fears Spread," Peter Beaumont, The Observer (UK) 1-14-01, www.guardianlimited.co.uk]

    In fact, since the 1999 Clinton war against Yugoslavia, citizens of the Balkans are suffering almost identical illnesses, a condition they call the "Balkans Syndrome".

    "The Gulf War Veterans Association reports that at least 300,000 Gulf War I vets have now developed incapacitating illnesses. ["Gulf War Illnesses Affect 300,000 Vets," Ellen Tomson, Pioneer Press, Home: St. Paul Pioneer Press - TwinCities.com. See also American Gulf War Veterans Association at www.gulfwarvets.com.]

    "To date, 209,000 vets have filed claims for disability benefits based on service-connected injuries and illnesses from combat in that war." ["2 of Every 5 Gulf War Vets Are On Disability: 209,000 Make VA Claims," World Net Daily, 1-28-03, WorldNetDaily.com]

    However, these statistics serve to hide the true horror of the sickness amongst our Gulf War I veterans, because they do not take into account the full picture as to how our armed forces were deployed. While it is true that 600,000 men were deployed to the region, fully 200,000 of them were on naval ships or in the airforce in Saudi Arabia or some other airfield far removed from the field of battle. Very few of these men ever set foot upon the contaminated land in Kuwait and southern Iraq.

    Therefore, the number of men actually on the ground is closer to 400,000! This statistic means that 75% of the ground troops and their supporting soldiers have now come down with chronic "incapacitating illnesses" that are slowly killing them! Yet, even though the Pentagon is fully aware of this reality, we continue to fire off DU munitions, threatening both civilians (whom we claim to care so much about) and 75% of our brave men who are fighting the war.

    Of the 300,000 veterans who have come "incapacitating illnesses", a very high percentage of them are very sick.

    "Dr. Asaf Durakovic, a professor of nuclear medicine at Georgetown University, is a former army medical expert. He told nuclear scientists in Paris last year that tens of thousands of sick British and American soldiers are now dying from radiation they encountered during Gulf War I. He found that 62 percent of sick vets tested have uranium isotopes in their organs, bones, brains and urine." ["Research on Sick Gulf Vets Revisited, "New York Times, 1-29-01; "Tests Show Gulf War Victims Have Uranium Poisoning," Jonathon Carr-Brown and Martin Meissonnier, The Sunday Times (UK) 9-3-02]

    Thus, the Pentagon has killed far, far more American soldiers than the Iraqi enemy could ever have hoped to kill! The retired Army Major with whom I have consulted felt that the Pentagon looks at each group of soldiers as a "use and throw away" force. If the wars they fight with DU are spread far enough apart, the Pentagon can restock their ranks through fresh soldiers to fight the next war, while its spokesmen are fighting the rear guard Public Relations battle designed to confuse the subject, to throw up obstacles, and to discourage sick men and their families until the problem just "goes away".

    But, the problem gets far worse, because a number of wives of Gulf War I vets have become similarly ill.

    "In other studies, some sick vets were found to be expressing uranium in even their semen. Their sexual partners often complained of a burning sensation during intercourse, followed by their own debilitating illnesses." ["Catastrophe: Ill Gulf Vets Contaminated Partners With DU," The Halifax Herald Limited, Clare Mellor, 2-09-01. This article is available in archives at www.rense.com]

    Now, let us return to the battlefield of 1991. The U.S. Army did make an effort to salvage contaminated tanks that had been destroyed during the famous "100-hour war".

    Attempted Decontamination of Gulf War I Tanks

    "As an Army health physicist, Dr. Doug Rokke was dispatched to the Middle East to salvage DU-contaminated tanks after Gulf War I. His Geiger counters revealed that the war zones of Iraq and Kuwait were contaminated with up to 300 millirems an hour in beta and gamma radiation plus thousands to millions of counts per minute in alpha radiation. Rokke recently told the media: 'The whole area is still trashed. It is hotter than heck over there still. This stuff doesn't go away'." [Worthington, op. cit.]

    In fact, scientifically, we learned that DU remains "hot" for 4.5 billion years. Radiation expert Dr. Helen Caldicott confirms that the dust-laden winds of DU-contaminated war zones "will remain effectively radioactive for the rest of time." [San Francisco Chronicle, 10-10-02]

    Now, let us return to our story of Dr. Doug Rokke.

    "Of the 100 people on Rokke's decontamination team, 30 have already 'dropped dead'. Rokke himself is ill with radiation damage to lungs and kidneys. He has brain lesions, skin pustules, chronic fatigue, continual wheezing and painful fibromyalgia. Rokke warns that anyone exposed to DU should have adequate respiratory protection and special coveralls to protect their clothing because, he says, you can't get uranium particles off your clothing." [Worthington, op. cit.]

    These the kinds of illnesses many, many of our young, brave soldiers will be facing some time after they return back from this Gulf War. In fact, the dreams of many a young couple to have children and raise a family will be absolutely, totally ruined by exposure to DU contaminant on the battlefield. Young wives have reason to fear have physical relations with their beloved soldier husband, as the above information makes quite clear.

    We talk extensively about the tragic incidents in which our soldiers are killed by accidental "friendly fire", yet this sobering statistic tells us that the Pentagon will ultimately kill many of our own soldiers than the enemy could have ever hoped to kill.

    Personal Testimony of 1996 Marine Corps Vet

    One of Cutting Edge subscribers served in the Marine Corps and was stationed in Kuwait in 1996. He saw the effects of Depleted Uranium poisoning first hand. Even though he wishes to remain anonymous, he has agreed to allow us to post his first-hand testimony, exactly as he emailed to me. This email is dated May 1, 2003. This is the scene he witnessed over and over again while serving in Kuwait.

    "When I was in Kuwait, back in 96, I saw some of the most horrible things , that still haunt my dreams to this day from DU. I literally saw children born with there butts where there head would be. With tails, and multiple arms and legs. I could go on and on and be more descriptive, but you kinda get my point. Imagine seeing alien babies from some weird science fiction movies, and multiply it times 100. Some of the saddest images that I have ever seen in my life. We didn't use near the DU that we used in this war either. That is one reason the Arabs hate us so much, is the use of those munitions. Could you imagine your boy being born with his head where his arse should be? I would hate to be the man to answer to God for using those weapons. Christ said that what we do unto children we do unto him. I just wonder if the mutated babies isn't some sick plot to make a point or sacrifice..."

    Back To Medical Facts

    Let us quote Worthington again, reiterating what we listed above, as a springboard into the final discussion.

    "U.S and British troops deployed to the area are the walking dead. Humans and animals, friends and foes in the fallout zone are destined to a long downhill spiral of chronic illness and disability.

    Kidney dysfunction, lung damage, bloody stools, extreme fatigue, joint pain, unsteady gait, memory loss and rashes and, ultimately, cancer and premature death await those exposed to DU." [Worthington, op. cit; Emphasis added.]

    Now, listen to this medical doctor serving in the military of a foreign country, in a follow-up testimony. This email speaks to how our soldiers will, in all likelihood come down with severe sickness."Understand that the US government has now admitted that the soldiers in Iraq are fighting a guerrilla warfare. This takes a lot of activity, in excessive heat, and dehydration can occur rapidly. Men can't just stop every hour for a water break, to allow the body time to acclimate and adjust to less water intake in extreme climate conditions. The first noticeable effects will be less mental acuity, with a slowing of reflexes and general malaise. This puts our men in extreme immediate danger if in combat readiness. If the men don't die of guerrilla assault, then they will surely die when more severe effects of dehydration occur, and ESPECIALLY quickly under toxic conditions. I don't know if you saw the news report last week, but the government is saying Iraq will be a year-long tour for some of them. If those men make it past guerrilla assault, and dehydration, then they get to carry home their illness!"

    These revelations shed possible new light on the reason Saddam used the tactics he did. His forces fought well for the first two weeks, in southern Iraq, giving the Coalition Forces a decent fight. During this time, we were pounding Baghdad with huge amounts of munitions, much of it Depleted Uranium. Then, after approximately 20 days of battle, Saddam gave up Baghdad, strategically retreating in a move that shocked everyone. Huge amounts and types of modern fighting equipment were never committed to battle. Saddam just ordered his troops to vanish, allowing the Americans to flood into the city.

    Since April 9, Coalition Forces have been working, and fighting, daily in grueling heat, wearing very hot combat suits that are bulletproof. Since April 9 -- approximately 3 1/2 months -- our forces have been daily breathing in the radioactive dust swirling around the countryside and in the cities. Whenever a strong wind comes up, and especially when one of those monster dust storms strike, that radioactive dust goes airborne -- even though it is heavier than normal dust -- and can be carried for hundreds of miles. One need not necessarily be adjacent to a battlefield to be exposed to radioactive dust.

    Now, some of our men are getting sick, showing symptoms consistent with depleted uranium poisoning. We cannot know how many men are affected, nor how this sickness has affected fighting morale. If this sickness becomes widespread and if many more men start dropping dead, our fighting efficiency could erode in a hurry, and just might tempt Saddam to come back fighting with all those men and all that sophisticated equipment he refused to commit to battle originally. In this scenario, time is Saddam's friend and our deadly enemy.

    Are The Iraqi People Suffering Depleted Uranium Poisoning?

    The obvious question is whether the Iraqi people are currently suffering from Depleted Uranium poisoning. In the above section, we demonstrated that the Iraqi people were suffering greatly from the effects of the Depleted Uranium from Gulf War I, especially the children and mothers giving birth to deformed babies. In this Gulf War II, the effects will likely be much more devastating, but remember that for a people used to living in this heat, and pacing themselves through the day, the poisoning may take months, if not years, to affect large numbers of people. However, some Iraqi citizens are already showing effects.

    NEWS BRIEF: "The Current Health Situation in Iraq", IslamOnline.com, August 24, 2003.

    "The use of weapons coated with depleted uranium (nuclear waste) during the Gulf war and the subsequent prevention of the necessary equipment needed by the Iraqi government to clean up its battlefields, has lead to a six-fold increase in cancer cases. The DU dust can enter the body by inhalation or by the ingestion of contaminated food or drink. According to former US Attorney General, 900 tons of radioactive waste was spread over Iraq during the Gulf War. In a press release of 4 August 1998, the US Department of Defense stated: “The Gulf War was the arena for the first battlefield use of armor-piercing munitions and reinforced tank armor incorporating depleted uranium.”
    "According to the World Health Organization, the health risks of depleted uranium include: damage to kidney functions (chemical toxicity), possible higher risk of lung cancer and bone cancer (radiological toxicity), and the need for more information regarding the incidence of leukemia. As far as chemotherapy is concerned, there are insufficient drugs available (even if people could afford them) or the hospital receives only partial components of a chemotherapy protocol, which renders it useless (Europa). Although the incidence of cancer has risen sharply following the war the most effective painkiller, morphine, used to ease the pain of cancer patients has been banned by the Security Council."

    Remember our first article about Josh from Missouri, who collapsed in Baghdad and was flown to Germany? After doctors began treating him for pnuemonia, "... his liver, kidneys and muscles started to break down ..." This death and the symptoms reportedly affecting our sick soldiers, are consistent with depleted uranium poisoning.
    The Iraqi people are suffering from Depleted Uranium poisoning, beginning with the nuclear war we waged against them in 1991 and continuing to the present time. More than any other factor, I believe it likely that this poisoning of the Iraqis in 1991 is the most important reason the Iraqis have not welcomed us as "liberators" with open arms. This poisoning is likely the motivating factor behind the determination to fight a guerilla war in the heat of the summer against a foe that, while he is superior on the battlefield, is dying slowing in the heat, being taken down by poisoning and dehydration as he fights a guerilla enemy.

    British and Australian Troops Are Sick From Depleted Uranium

    NEWS BRIEF: "Aussie troops report uranium sickness", June 23, 2003, ninemsn.com
    "Australian servicemen and women who served in the recent Iraq war were reporting symptoms of uranium sickness, a United States nuclear weapons expert said ... Speaking in Melbourne on Monday, Dr Rokke said Iraqi women and children and American and Iraqi military personnel had reported respiratory illnesses and rashes after the recent conflict, and he had also been told of Australian servicemen and women with similar symptoms. "That's the reports I received from the US Army medical department ... "

    Did you hear Dr. Rokke clearly? He verified the report Cutting Edge received from our foreign military medical source. American troops are showing the symptoms of Depleted Uranium poisoning! Dr. Rokke also said the Iraqi people were suffering from D.U. also. Then, Dr. Rokke delivered his bombshell.

    ""When American soldiers are sick and the Iraqis are sick there's nothing that says an Australian soldier is going to be isolated when he goes through those areas and he is not going to become ill ... "What I have learned from my work is that uranium munitions must be banned," Dr Rokke said." [Ibid.]

    American soldiers are sick! Australians are coming home sick. The Iraqi people are sick. How about the British? The British are well aware of the risk.

    NEWS BRIEF: "Gulf troops face tests for cancer", by Paul Brown, environment correspondent, The Guardian, U.K., Friday April 25, 2003

    "Soldiers returning from the Gulf will be offered tests to check levels of depleted uranium in their bodies to assess whether they are in danger of suffering kidney damage and lung cancer as a result of exposure, the Ministry of Defence said last night. The ministry was responding to a warning earlier in the day from the Royal Society, Britain's premier scientific body, that soldiers and civilians might be exposed to dangerous levels ... "It is essential that we measure exposures in a sample of soldiers across the battlefield, not just those who may have had substantial exposures, but also foot soldiers and field hospital staff across Iraq."

    We have heard of no results of any such tests, but at least the Royal Society is raising the awareness, even though they are fighting the British Defense Establishment in their effort. If men exposed to D.U. are brought home early after exposure and live a normal life in a cooler climate, symptoms may be years in coming, but come they will. Such men may also poison their wives, and babies conceived under these conditions may be born with defects, ranging from mild to severe. What did Worthington say in his quote, above?

    "U.S and British troops deployed to the area are the walking dead."

    Legal Ambulance Chasers Chasing The Lawsuit Buck


    We discovered that the legal community is gearing up for a lawsuit on behalf of Americans poisoned with D.U. Listen:

    LEGAL NOTICE

    "Depleted Uranium -- If you or a family member has been injured, contact a personal injury attorney today. Just fill out InjuryBoard.com's on-line questionnaire and have a personal injury lawyer review your potential personal injury claim - free of charge. -- For many years, western militaries, including the United States', have used shells that are tipped with depleted uranium. Depleted uranium is one of the heaviest metals, and it is this characteristic that allows shells tipped with the substance to penetrate heavily armored tanks and bunkers.

    "During the Persian Gulf War over 900,000 shells containing depleted uranium were fired. Additionally, in the Balkan crisis over 40,000 shells containing the substance were used. Upon impact the shells explode creating dust that is contaminated with depleted uranium.

    "Recently, concerns have been raised that exposure and inhalation of this dust may increase the risk of several cancers, including lung cancer and leukemia. See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems because of depleted uranium exposure. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit." [http://www.injuryboard.com/view.cfm/ID=94]

    When the legal vultures start to circle, you know you are facing a hard reality. Of course, we may be certain of one thing: the U.S. military and government will continue to stonewall and deny, deny, deny -- just as they did with Gulf War I veterans and their families.

    Prophecy Footnote

    In NEWS1804 entitled, "Is The U.S. Fulfilling Judgments Against Iraq (Babylon) Found In Isaiah 13"?, we noted that the destruction of Ancient Babylon occurred in stages after the Medo-Persians conquered the country. The destruction of the city of Ancient Babylon was prophesied to be so permanent that it would be like the permanent destruction delivered by Sodom and Gomorrah. Therefore, the Ancient City of Babylon could not now be rebuilt, for God said it would be a forever destruction.

    "And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, shall be like Sodom and Gomorrah when God overthrew them. Babylon shall never be inhabited or dwelt in from generation to generation." [Isaiah 13:19-20]

    A Parallel Prophecy -- Jeremiah 51"61-64

    "And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, see to it that you read all these words. Then say, O Lord, You have spoken concerning this place that it shall be cut off, so that nothing shall remain and dwell in it, neither man nor beast; but it shall be desolate forever."

    Listen to my old study Bible speak to these verses: "Verses 17-22 have a near and a far view. They predict the destruction of the literal Babylon then existing, with the further statement that, once destroyed, Babylon should never be rebuilt (See parallel passage, Jeremiah 51:61-64). All of this has been literally fulfilled. But the place of this prediction in a great prophetic strain which looks forward to the destruction of both politico-Babylon [Rev 18] and ecclesio-Babylon [Rev 17] in the time of the Beast shows that the destruction of the actual Babylon typifies the greater destruction upon the mystical Babylons. (Old Scofield Study Bible, footnote to Isaiah 13:17-22]

    The Amplified Bible Commentary speaks to the aspect of a destruction as complete and permanent as Sodom and Gomorrah, even though the process took a great many years.

    "This whole prophecy is generally conceded to have been written well over a century (170 years, according to archbishop James Ussher) before Babylon's downfall, when the circumstances necessary for its fulfillment seemed most improbable--but it has been literally fulfilled in detail. Human keenness of foresight could not possibly have foreseen that great Babylon would be wiped from the face of the earth (Isa. 13:19), become ruins infested by wild animals (Isa. 13:21, 22), be feared because of superstition by the Arabs (Isa. 13:20)--with only a small village near the area to mark the place where, since the days of Nimrod, mighty kings had exalted themselves above the God of heaven. Various conquerors during the centuries contributed to Babylon's downfall until, by the first century B.C., it was as utterly and hopelessly destroyed as Sodom and Gomorrah (Isa. 13:19)." [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

    Some modern Bible expositors -- most of them Bush enthusiasts -- have arisen to declare that Ancient Babylon, the city, will be rebuilt and will rise to such power and economic strength that she will be the economic engine of the world during the time of Antichrist, just as Revelation 18 foretells. When the time for Babylon's final destruction comes, that judgment will be as sudden and devastating as Sodom and Gomorrah. But, during the time of Antichrist, mighty Ancient Babylon will reign supremely over all the earth and will be the economic engine of the earth.

    We believe this theory is simply impossible, for the following reasons:

    1. No mere city has ever driven the economy of the whole world as described in Revelation 18. The United States fulfills the details of Revelation 18 perfectly right now, but she is a nation, not just a city. [NEWS1830]

    2. Thoughtful observers realized in the first decade of the 1900's that America was going to dominate the world during the 20th Century. However, that dominance did not really occur until the 1970's and really not fully until the Reagan tax cuts of 1981. Thus, it took America, the nation, 70+ years to arrive at the point where she is literally the economic engine of the world. Yet, Jesus said, in Matthew 24:32-33, that, once the "fig tree" (Israel) began to put forth its "tender shoots", all prophecies Jesus uttered earlier in the chapter would occur within a "generation", literally meaning, the lifetime of a person. [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

    Since people are routinely living 80+ years now, you would add this figure to the time Israel began to "put forth her tender shoots". If you choose 1948 as the starting date, that means that the "generation - life span -- time frame will expire no later than 2028, just 25 years from now. However, historians will tell you that the moment the return of Israel back to her land was the Balfour Declaration of 1917; adding 80 to 1917 equals 1997, so we may be right in the middle of this prophesied period right now.

    But, even if the date is 2028, there is no reason on earth to think that a scrubby, dirt-bag of town called Ancient Babylon could ever become a city economically powerful enough to drive the economies of the whole world in just 25 years! While Saddam has rebuilt a lot of Ancient Babylon, the amount of the city he has rebuilt is still very small.
    But, now I have one more reason to believe Ancient Babylon cannot possibly be rebuilt and globally powerful by 2028:

    3. Ancient Babylon is sitting just 20 miles away from a most poisoned Baghdad! According to this medical doctor in a foreign military, the entire land of Iraq is likely to be poisoned with Depleted Uranium over a relatively short period of time. How likely is it, do you think, that a powerful city will be rebuilt when it lies in the midst of a poisoned land, inhabited by a poisoned people?
    CONCLUSION

    To try to ascertain the extent to which our soldiers might be poisoned, you only need to look at Gulf War I, where 75% of our soldiers on the ground are now suffering depleted uranium poisoning. With our current soldiers fighting a guerilla war in very, very hot conditions that create dehydration, they are likely to come down very sick -- with a number of them very dead -- in a much shorter period of time.

    We simply do not have enough facts at hand to know how many are really getting sick, how many are really dying, for the government has proven extremely adept in hiding the facts and lying well enough to cover their tracks. With the situation on the Korean Peninsula seemingly getting to a flash point, with the situation in Israel being very volatile, with us threatening Syria and Iran nearly every day, and with intelligence reports indicating Saddam is back and directing his forces again, the explosion that will start World War III seems close. When it occurs, what will be our combat efficiency?

    American families who have loved ones in Iraq need to be demanding some very honest answers. If you do not believe that we are telling the truth, or that we are exaggerating, just go to a search engine and type in "Depleted Uranium"; when I did this in Google, I got 122,000 hits. The truth is out there for anyone who is really interested in discovering it.

    Finally, the government cannot claim it did not know what the effects of Depleted Uranium munitions are, for they spread about 325 tons of it during Gulf War I and then saw the grim statistics. They fought this current war, dropping 10 times that amount of D.U. munitions on the entire land, and then they kept our troops on duty as peacekeepers and fighters against a guerilla army, knowing they would breathe this stuff in and get sick mightily fast. If you want to see proof of our government's culpability, go to the web site listed below, to see and hear a video created in the early-1990's to educate our troops as to the danger of D.U. on the battlefield. Even though this video reports much of the same facts as we have covered here, our understanding is that the Pentagon stopped showing this video in 1997; in fact, the U.S. military never did show very many of our troops the dangers posed by D.U. munitions.

    Therefore, even our own troops now serving in Iraq do not know the danger they are facing. The name of this video is: "US ARMY TRAINING VIDEO: Depleted Uranium Hazard Awareness", at U.S. Military DU Movie

    Truly, this entire war scenario seems to be propelling us into the End of the Age.

    Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.

    If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.


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    College Course Free To Constitution Knowledge Seekers

    February 10, 2012 by Sam Rolley


    If you want to learn more about the Constitution, now is a perfect time to go back to school.

    Knowledge is power and, as the Federal government continues in its best efforts to strip any power or personal liberties enjoyed by individual citizens, it is more important than ever to know your rights as an American, why you have them and what they mean.

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    Hillsdale has offered similar Constitution-related courses to the public before. The college doesn’t just talk the talk when it comes to liberty; it walks the walk. After being told by the Federal government in 1975 that it must document that it would comply with certain admissions mandates to inhibit discrimination, the college protested that it had never discriminated against anyone and had never accepted Federal taxpayer subsidies of any sort. For those reasons the college did not comply. In 1984, the Supreme Court ruled that colleges accepting student Federal aid or loans were indeed direct recipients of Federal funding. The school, fearing more Federal meddling, stopped accepting those forms of tuition assistance. In 2007, Hillsdale decided to no longer accept State of Michigan taxpayer subsidies earmarked for student financial aid, thereby making the college completely independent of taxpayer support.

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