By Leuren Moret
January 21, 2006
"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
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 period.
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
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
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 jail.
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, D.C.
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 ... nothing political."
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 the CIA.
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 party."
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
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
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 foreign policy."
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
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 ways.
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.
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