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SANDSTORMS IN IRAQ - SPREADING RADIOACTIVE POISON TO EVERY CIVILIAN
NEWS BRIEF: "Baghdad suffocates as sandstorm leaves Iraqi capital breathless", Yahoo News, August 8, 2005
"BAGHDAD (AFP) - Thousands of people were left suffocating as a massive sandstorm brought life in the war-torn Iraqi capital to a virtual standstill. Nearly 1,000 cases of suffocation were reported at the city's Yarmuk Hospital which saw one 60-year-old woman die. Hundreds of other people visited private clinics and family doctors as a fog-like cloak of orange dust sat over the city. Traffic came to a virtual standstill as commuters stayed at home, while those who dared step out wore masks or covered their mouths with piece of cloth to keep the dust out. The capital's main airport was also shut with no flights taking off."
" 'You can barely see 15 meters (yards) ahead', said police Captain Ali Hussein as he struggled to cope with the sandy onslaught at his traffic post in a central Baghdad square ... I have never seen anything like this before," Hussein said, wearing dark sunglasses and a mouth-cover, but his uniform covered in dust. They (the police department) have not given us anything to protect us from such weather. I bought this mask on the street and need to buy some more for my colleagues'."
While residents are used to wearing masks to offer some protection against these routine dust storms, but what they do not realize is that Depleted Uranium dust is usually so small that it passes right through masks. These protective devices are absolutely no protection against DU-contaminated dust.
Notice that this news story says that many people are literally "suffocating" in this sandstorm. While this sandstorm was so unusually heavy that this article described it as a "freak", normal sandstorms which blow throughout Iraq and the Middle East are nearly as bad. During the first three weeks of fighting after our invasion of March 20, 2003, battles were abandoned on both sides at least twice if my memory serves me correctly because sandstorms whipped through the area.
We have kind of gotten ahead of ourselves here in describing the lethal nature of Depleted Uranium dust, so let us now speak to its scientific nature. Only then can you understand how a sandstorm like the one pictured above could become such an instrument of death -- so deadly a weapon you can only think of Seal #3 in Revelation 6.
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," www.telegraph.co.uk, 12-31-02]
Did you catch the critically important portion of this article, above? Let us repeat it for you:
"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 ..."
Once exploded, DU munitions turn instantly into fine dust. This dust then mixes with the dust on the ground and starts to kill civilians who breathe it into their lungs. If people could avoid breathing this dust, they could avoid contamination and prevent the onset of slow, agonizing radioactive death.
SANDSTORMS IN IRAQ - SPREADING RADIOACTIVE POISON TO EVERY SOLDIER
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]
Did you catch this statement? ""Any soldier now in Iraq who has not inhaled lethal radioactive dust is not breathing."
This means every single soldier -- and every single civilian -- has tiny particles of Depleted Uranium dust lodged in their lungs, emitting radioactivity throughout their body 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This medical tragedy 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.
"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.]
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!"
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.
We reported, above, that these naturally-occurring, frequent sandstorms blow all through the Middle East, including Iraq. The civilian population is terribly exposed to Depleted Uranium dust because of these sandstorms, but then, so again are our soldiers. Please take a moment to study this picture. These soldiers appear to be praying during a sandstorm. Notice that these men are not wearing any kind of mask; therefore, they are breathing in the dust as it swirls around them.
To begin dying, a soldier's body only has to ingest one tiny speck of radioactively contaminated dust. These men are probably the "walking dead".
Huge Quantities of Depleted Uranium Dust - Blowing Far From Battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan
Last year, a startling expose' on D.U. munitions was posted by a retired "Chief of the Naval Staff, India", Admiral Vishnu Bhagwatt. Ever since I learned about D.U. last Summer, I wondered when competent, trained military men from other countries were going to start speaking up against the pollution we are spreading throughout the world with our Depleted Uranium military machine. Admiral Bhagwatt spoke up forcefully and scientifically.
Notice that "WMD" (Weapons of Mass Destruction) is part of the title. Remember Cutting Edge teaching that, in this rarified political air since 9/11, the truth of a matter is most often discovered by looking in the exact opposite direction (NEWS1558)? Nowhere is this most evident in the propaganda lies which Bush/Blair spread before the invasion, to justify the attack against Iraq. Dubbed "Iraqi Enduring Freedom", our attack was based upon the lie that Saddam possessed frightening quantities of WMD which he could launch against enemies in the Middle East and which he could give Osama bin Laden for use against American cities.
The truth of the matter lies in the exact opposite direction of the public rhetoric. While Saddam never did possess WMD which he could weaponize, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair did launch a silent WMD war against Iraq and Afghanistan. America was the first nation to ever use atomic weaponry in battle when we bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945; today, we are the only combatant using WMD in war - in Iraq and Afghanistan!
Silent radioactive Depleted Uranium warfare has been unleashed against the entire Middle East, as this next article makes quite clear.
NEWS BRIEF: "Silent WMD's -- Effects of Depleted Uranium", by Admiral Vishnu Bhagwatt, February 29, 2004, traprockpeace.org
DU weapons emit 'Alpha' particle dose to a single cell from U-238, which is 50 times the annual dose level. Cancer is initiated with one alpha particle, its daughter isotopes effect generations as the isotopes bio-concentrate in plants and animals and travel up the food chain. It is a nuclear weapon ... They enter the body through the lungs, the digestive system, or breaks in the skin. One gram of DU releases more than 12,000 particles per second. The radiation slowly kills the cells that make life possible. The Gulf War Syndrome of 1991 did just that (reported by Dr. Asaf Durakovic, Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University)."
This paragraph is simply pregnant with understanding, so let us stop for a moment to digest just what we have learned:
1. Cancer is initiated in a person when that person ingests just "one alpha particle"! This is consistent with what our original sources told us. When either a soldier or a civilian breathes in just one dust speck contaminated with DU, that person will ultimately get cancer. The process may take 3-12 years, but that person will eventually die. Dust blows throughout arid Iraq, thus making it likely that most of our soldiers and Iraqi civilians, will ultimately breathe in a speck of dust contaminated from an exploded DU munitions. Later in his report, Admiral Bhagwatt reported that this contaminated dust has spread in a 1,000-mile radius from Baghdad!
2. D.U. is scientifically considered to be a "nuclear weapon". Thus, each of our last three Presidents have waged a silent nuclear war against countries with majority Muslim populations: Iraq in 1991; Kosovo in 1999; Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003.
3. Since D.U. poisons the air, the dust, the water and the food chain, my original sources were right again when they warned that we were rendering Iraq unsuitable for human habitation. This process is likely to take a generation, but it will occur.
4. The 1991 "Gulf War Syndrome" was largely D.U. poisoning. As our medical officer in a foreign army warned, the D.U. interacts dangerously and unpredictably with the toxic vaccinations to produce a variety of maladies amongst its victims.
Whenever I have written that we are quite possibly poisoning the entire land, people have objected, saying that we did not ruin the land of Japan by detonating atomic bombs over Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Not being either a scientist or a trained military officer, I could not offer a reasonable explanation for this indisputable fact. The good Indian Admiral has done just that, quantifying the disaster in terms laymen can understand.
Let us now go back to the article by Admiral Bhagwatt:
"The induction of DU weapons in 1991 in Iraq ... broke a 46-year taboo. This Trojan Horse of nuclear war ... continues to be used more and more. DU remains radioactive longer than the age of the earth (estimated at 4.5 billion years). The long-term effects from over a decade of DU exposures ... are devastating. The increased quantities of radioactive material ... used in Afghanistan are 3 to 5 times greater than Iraq, 1991. In Iraq, 2003, they are already estimated to be 6 to 10 times 1991, and will travel through a larger area and affect many more people, babies and unborn. Countries within a 1000-mile radius of Baghdad and Kabul are being affected by radiation poisoning ..." [Ibid.]
Did you catch the relevant statistic? "Countries within a 1000-mile radius of Baghdad and Kabul are being affected by radiation poisoning ..."
Take a map of the Middle East and then calculate a radius showing 1,000 miles from these two cities, and you will discover that every single country -- except Israel -- on which DU dust is blowing is a Non-Integrating State (NEWS1833 and NEWS1906). Countries due West of Iraq receive a fraction of the DU dust blowing Eastward, because of the prevailing winds.
The good Admiral then drops the real bombshell quantification statistic:
"If we think cancer is a problem now, wait until more DU is released in wars against terror and for 'regime change' and on 'mistaken' Intelligence reports. More than 500 tons of DU munitions have been dispensed in Afghanistan. Professor Yagasaki calculated that 800 tons of DU is the atomicity equivalent to 83,000 Nagasaki bombs in a paper presented at the 'World Uranium Weapons Conference' in Hamburg in October 2003) ... The amount of DU used in Iraq in 2003 is equivalent to nearly 250,000 Nagasaki bombs." [Ibid.]
Therefore, the answer to the people who said our bombing of
Nagasaki and Hiroshima did not permanently pollute Japan have their answer
from Admiral Bhagwatt. Had we exploded 250,000 Nagasaki-type bombs in 1945,
Japan would likely uninhabitable today because of radiation pollution. Iraq
is not only in deep trouble because of our 2003 bombing, but also because
this is the second time in 12 years we have subjected that country to "Trojan
Horse" nuclear warfare. Now, can you see why so many of the Iraqi people
have gotten so very, very angry -- not welcoming our soldiers with bouquets
of flowers and kisses, but will bullets and bombs.
The United States and Great Britain have most definitely waged nuclear war upon Iraq and Afghanistan. The retired Indian Admiral was right in NEWS1907 when he declared that Depleted Uranium munitions is nuclear war because it is derived from a nuclear atom and it possesses the same radiation as you get from U-235 and U-238 uranium; in fact, this is exactly the source of Depleted Uranium! D.U. possesses 30% of the radiation that was present in the original uranium ore! While we are very careful in civilian life to not expose anyone to any level of uranium radiation, our military thinks nothing of exposing both civilians and our own soldiers to uranium poisoning, and have done so without warning our soldiers of the risk.
Today, Iraq is thoroughly and heavily contaminated with uranium poisoning at the level where life cannot be sustained for very many years. Further, this type of contamination lasts for 4.5 billion years. If you study the map of the "Non-Integrating States" we show on NEWS1833, you will realize that the winds are blowing this radiated dust 1,000 miles to the southeast if the Sharqi or Sirocco winds are blowing and to the northwest if the Shamal winds are blowing. Therefore, all of the "Non-Integrating States" to the Southeast and Northwest of Iraq and Afghanistan are being irradiated! The Indian Admiral also said that New Delhi was getting irradiated uranium dust from Afghanistan, 640 miles southeast of Kabul.
The common sandstorms which blow throughout the Middle East are the natural means by which the Depleted Uranium dust deposited on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan are blowing all over those countries, as well as so many other countries throughout the world. Is it possible that DU dust may be part of the Seal Number Two war prophecy of Revelation 6? Listen to the prophecy and reach your own conclusion.
"And when He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature call out, Come! And another horse came out, flaming red. And its rider was empowered to take the peace from the earth, so that men slaughtered one another; and he was given a huge sword." (Revelation 6:3-4; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
This verse describes the Second Seal, which of course, follows the prophesied First Seal, describing Antichrist "riding" to the world scene. Therefore, we can safely state that unparalleled war will immediately follow the appearance of Antichrist; however, Antichrist must be "born" into the world in accordance with Matthew 24:6-8, where the "sorrows" of verse 8 describe the "birth pangs" of a woman travailing to give birth. What are the prophesied birth pangs which will force Antichrist on to the world stage? Jesus tells us:
"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars ... nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place; All this is but the beginning of the early pains of the birth pangs of the intolerable anguish ..." [Matthew 24:6-8; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Therefore, the world is facing a double-barreled shotgun of wars. First, just to produce Antichrist, we have to go through the Final Birth Pangs War -- the World War III the Illuminati has been planning since 1870 (NEWS1056). Thus, prophecy foretells that horrific world wars bracket the appearance of Antichrist on both sides -- a world war to produce him on the world scene and a world war (or series of world wars) coming after his appearance.
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