Sunday May 19, 2013
Birth Defects Reveal Weapons-Grade Enriched Uranium Used in Fallujah, IraqTim King Salem-News.com
The TV show 'Vice' presents evidence backing our theory, that uranium-based weapons were used in Fallujah, where birth defects have skyrocketed...
(SALEM) - (This story is developing, and it isn't Salem-News.com this time, it is a television program called "Vice" that is taking a surprisingly bold look at the possibility that radioactive weapons were used in Fallujah, Iraq, which was absolutely not disclosed by the US govt. A Marine who served in Fallujah says he is disturbed by the use of thermobaric smaws or "fuel air bombs". These weapons, used in Fallujah, suck all of the oxygen out of the house they strike, followed by an extreme heat blast. But it is the use of uranium, not depleted uranium but enriched uranium, is a burning question that has driven birth defects out of control here. Please watch my video below, filed from Iraq, about small children from Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, being treated in a special multinational health program. I now suspect they are victims of the same weaponry referenced above.)
"This was not depleted uranium, it was actually slightly enriched uranium, which was fairly astonishing, it was not something that we really expected, and it led us to believe that the modern military systems use a whole new set of weapons which contain or produce enriched uranium, for various reasons we're not entirely sure about."
Professor Chris Busby, from the School of Biomedical Science, University of Ulster, believes that the United States severely overstepped the boundaries of international law and is the likely suspect in the use of not just deadly depleted uranium, a growing subject in the world, but actual U-235 enriched weapons-grade uranium from a neutron bomb.
Those are the weapons that kill biological life but leave structures and landscape otherwise intact. You could call it the ultimate irony; discovering that illegal nuclear weapons were used in Fallujah, Iraq by the United States; the country that led the world down the trail of deceit by falsely declaring that Iraq had 'weapons of mass destruction'.
Nothing like full-blown hypocrisy for a new national image. And we thought the world already didn't like us, this new understanding will be life changing if it is half of what it seems to be.
Salem-News.com has reported the extraordinary rate of heart defects in Fallujah, and we have also reported the widespread problems in war torn countries connected to depleted uranium.
Now a new report from Bob Nichols published by Veterans Today exposes the dirty reality of this evolving story.
The story here is almost as obscene as the overall notion of attacking a country suspected of having nukes, with nukes; and if experts like Prof. Chris Busby are right, that is exactly what happened.
In the test results that are setting alarms off around the world, Prof. Busby explains that hair samples taken from the parents of 25 mothers and 25 fathers of children with heart defects in Fallujah were analyzed.
"We looked at 52 elements, all of the possible elements that could be in the hair, and we found high levels of strontium, calcium and aluminum and various innocuous substances, but what we did find was a high level of uranium."
Busby says children in Fallujah face, "Extraordinary high levels of cancer, extraordinarily high levels of birth defects, and a change in the sex ratio, the ratio of boys to girls, which appears to begin after the battle of Fallujah in 2004".
I was moved by the tone of Bob Nichols' article, it is terribly important information and it is no time for kid gloves.
By good fortune I have had the chance to speak at length on the telephone with this fascinating individual, whose history in this area of nuclear science is rich and steeped in relationships with the remaining scientists who developed the atomic bombs used in WWII.
Bob contacted me when I wrote about a team of Israeli doctors' findings related to depleted uranium (DU), and declining sperm counts in the Israeli Defence Forces. Bob is one of many people who have speculated about what could be, and now he is utterly floored by the discovery that the U.S. apparently moved right past SU and used the more deadly weapons grade uranium.
The images of the children being born in Fallujah are agonizing, and people of Bob Nichol's caliber have the capacity to appreciate the real danger this type of warfare represents and he pulled no punches when he wrote the following.
From: UnBelievable! The US is Using Nuclear Weapons in Central Asian War - Veterans Today - by Bob Nichols
Zeroing in on Fallujah
Fallujah was a peaceful city when the United States invaded Iraq, and it didn't take long for the U.S. Army to reverse that trend. Wikipedia explains that Fallujah occupation began in April 2003, a month after the invasion of Iraq began.
Fallujah's mayor, Taha Bedaiwi al-Alwani was pro-U.S. forces, however he would soon have to confirm that 2 people were killed by U.S. forces and 14 wounded, for taking part in a demonstration. U.S. forces said they were fired at but none were hurt.
A year later, the city was taken by Iraqi resistance fighters who held onto Fallujah until the U.S. military 're-invaded' - this time causing, "widespread destruction and a humanitarian crisis in the city and surrounding areas. As of 2004, The city is largely ruined, with 60% of buildings damaged or destroyed, and the population at 30%-50% of pre-war levels," Wikipedia states.
Fallujah experienced serious instability between April 2003 and March 2004. The night of 28 April 28, 2003 saw several hundred frustrated and determined residents defying the US curfew and marching through the streets of Fallujah, right past the U.S. soldiers who had positioned inside of the former Ba'ath party headquarters.
The Fallujah residents were demonstrating against the U.S. military presence inside of the local school that their children normally attended. The western media didn't report it that way, but it was a march for access to educational rights that the families believed their children deserved.
The first response of the American military was to send in a Psychological Operations or 'psy-op' team, who tried using 'announcements' to disperse the crowd. Locals say that when that didn't work, the U.S. Army opened fire on the crowd, which many believed they would not really do. 17 Fallujah residents were killed, and 70 more were wounded by gunfire. Of those killed, the majority were children taking part in the school protest.
From their perspective, 82nd Airborne soldiers in the school say they received "effective fire" from inside of the protesting crowd. No Americans were injured. The same day, three other residents were killed by U.S. forces while staging a protest at the city mayor's office.
Two days later, on 30 April 2003, the 82d Airborne was replaced in the city by 2nd Troop (Fox) of the U.S. 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment.
Round after Round of Deadly Violence
This pattern of attacks and counter attacks would continue on and on. By 2 December 2004, the U.S. death toll in Fallujah operation had reached 71 killed, however up to 6000 civilians were killed throughout the operation in Fallujah.
The Marines finally came to this area after an attack on U.S. civilian contractors.
Four American private military contractors employed by Blackwater USA were ambushed on 31 March 2004 by Iraqi resistance fighters in Fallujah as they guarded a convoy transporting supplies to a military base.
As Wikipedia explains, it was a gruesome attack against the four: Scott Helvenston, Jerko Zovko, Wesley Batalona and Michael Teague, who "were dragged from their cars, beaten, and set ablaze. Their burned corpses were then dragged through the streets before being hung over a bridge crossing the Euphrates."
The deaths of the Blackwater employees led to the launch of US Marines Operation Vigilant Resolve. By May 2004, a truce was signed. In 2008 when I was in Anbar province, the Marine Corps handed control of the base over to the new Iraqi Army.
Fallujah may have started as a peaceful place but the U.S. war dealt the place devastating consequences. The soldiers apparently either weren't trained to restrain their hair triggers, or they were simply anxious to kill.
Regardless of the reasons, the death toll in this place continues and the real killer may no longer be the bullets or IED's, but radioactivity, 'dirty' munitions... illegal, seriously illegal, on an international level.
Moving Past DU to U 235 Enriched Uranium
If this all turns out to be correct, and so far scientific analysis is showing us it did, then it will be true that the U.S. government got past the questions in the international arena over 'depleted uranium' by answering no and it was true, they didn't bother with that, they went straight to enriched uranium.
When uranium is processed, the depleted uranium is the lower grade runoff amount, while the weapons-grade enriched uranium that is developed, is used for what truly are, the famed 'WMD's' - weapons of mass destruction.
If the government is sliding this under the wire, which would have to be the case if it is true, (since nuclear weapons are prohibited in the war theatre), then the neutron bomb aspect is not just a component of a weapon, but also evidence in a very serious war crime or crimes that would then become a legacy of the Bush and Cheney Republican presidential administration. The public should hold their elected officials accountable according to Nichols:
"To citizens and residents of the US and the Western World I say demand these actions immediately; then, turn out, shun and dismiss any politician not willing to immediately stand up against nuclear weapons use.
"Certified documentation of isotopes only found as products of nuclear weapons and nuclear power stations follows. There is no mistaking these distinctive radioactive products for anything else in creation except for what they are."
Nichols points to the obvious fact that the US military is the strongest, most lethal military force the world has ever known:
"There is no military reason whatsoever to use nuclear weapons on civilians, or military personnel, either, for that matter. This constitutes pure, unadulterated Slaughter, as well as the random maiming and killing of future generations. What were they possibly thinking?"
Nichols continued by saying this is just flat-out wrong, using the words criminal, heinous and barbaric. He says the act cannot now, or ever be excused, mitigated, forgotten, repeated or forgiven.
There is no maneuvering from a course that plants a sickness within an entire society, the people there who made the mistake of protesting American soldiers taking over their school and other aspects of the operation, were gunned down and now it appears, they were also "lit up" with a radioactive nightmare that likely will adversely impact future generations to come.
"For additional radioactive killing and maiming power the US Military forces have deployed hundreds of thousands of tons of weaponized ceramic uranium oxide dust and aerosols. The genetic effect on future generations is profound.
"Mr President, let the punishment be prompt and severe, after a proper trial for the accused mass murderers, of course."
The gentleman featured in the videos to the right is Samuel Theodore Cohen, the American physicist who invented the W70 warhead, more popularly known as the neutron bomb. I mentioned that Bob Nichols is affiliated with the people who made the team that created the first atomic bombs.
Wikipedia explains that in 1944, Sam Cohen worked on the Manhattan project in the efficiency group and calculated how neutrons behaved in Fat Man, the atomic bomb that was later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan. After the war Sam studied for his Ph.D. at Berkeley, near Nichol's Bay Area location, before dropping out to join the RAND Corporation.
Cohen argued during the Vietnam War, that small neutron bombs would end the war quickly and save many American lives, but politicians rejected his ideas. His fellow scientists largely ignored the neutron bomb in reviewing the role of nuclear weapons. Development of the neutron bomb was delayed by President James Carter in 1978, however Cohen said President Ronald Reagan did authorize the creation of 700 neutron bombs, 350 shells to go into the 8 inch (200-millimeter) howitzer and 350 W70 warheads for the Lance missile, according to data published by Wikipedia. There are also reports of the devices being deployed in testing by China in recent decades.
Unfortunately Sam Cohen passed away last year, but his words are credible and while his ideas about how to fight wars with neutron bombs was not well accepted, it likely was accepted to a degree, and it seems plausible that Reagan would have been his man. In more recent years Cohen backed people like Pat Buchanon for president. He clearly leaned as far to the right as any who labored endlessly for the nation's military industrial complex.
Heart Defect patients in Anbar Province
My connection to this story on a personal level is small, but significant in my opinion. While covering the war in Iraq in 2008, I was only in Fallujah for a short period, however I was able to spend a few days at the al Asad air base in Anbar, located about 58 miles from Fallujah, the capitol of Anbar province. It is here I had a chance to meet a woman trying to save several Iraqi children with congenital heart defects.
I can't say for sure that the families of these kids were from Fallujah, but it is the same province and not very far away, and the kids were all very young and as I recall, they all were probably born in 2003 or later.
There are two messages in that story; one is that the U.S. led war on Iraq created an environment where more or less routine heart surgeries were a total impossibility, as the infrastructure of an otherwise modern city, Baghdad, had long been gutted by war by that point. The second major point is that an incredible Navy doctor attached to the U.S. Marine base at al Asad went through considerable effort to get these children both to Jordan for pre-surgery care, and to Israel where they would receive surgery to repair their defective hearts.
I asked Lt. Commander Christina Williams what chance those kids would have without this unique multi-national intervention she was leading and she replied, "Their outcome would be pretty dismal, they have no opportunity for surgery, and so they would succumb to their illnesses and probably die."
Baghdad Airport in 2003
There is also the story about the Baghdad airport in 2003, this one is heavy and also about the use of a neutron bomb, which incidentally does not leave the same signature as a conventional weapon. In March, Jeff Archer wrote Recalling the Battle: History Repeats Itself on the 8th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq which details that incident.
In July 2006, an article written by Captain Eric May, a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Army, published by the Lone Star Iconoclast, alleged that the Battle of Baghdad, which began at Saddam International Airport, was far more devastating to the U.S. forces. This was no conspiracy theorist looking for publicity. Additionally, he held knowledge that few writers about Iraq have: keen expertise in the areas of military tactics and U.S. military intelligence.
Background on death in Iraq since the U.S. occupation:
Over three years ago, the World Health Organization indicated with a 95 percent degree of statistical certainty that between 104,000 and 223,000 civilians had died. One or two hundred thousand? Isn't that all anyone needs to know to appreciate that they are being provided more false information? I actually think the WHO information was accurate to the best of their findings, but what they truly reveal is that any estimate has a more than likely chance of being easily twice what any group claims.
A Website with the name 'Iraq Body Count' places the number at or just above 100k, yet it also appears to be pro war by it artwork and crude slogan.
They state: Iraq Body Count is an ongoing human security project which maintains and updates the world’s largest public database of violent civilian deaths during and since the 2003 invasion. The count encompasses non-combatants killed by military or paramilitary action and the breakdown in civil security following the invasion.
It is interesting that the group sports the low number with no regard for other established statistics. Wikipedia has a range of sources and numbers listed on their page Casualties of the Iraq War .
In October 2006, the Washington Post Staff Writer David Brown wrote in his article Study Claims Iraq's 'Excess' Death Toll Has Reached 655,000, A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.
It's like we've entered a giant information snowstorm in 2011 with the US and its minions trying their darnedest to significantly reduce the numbers. And there is little reason to have faith in US determinations of 'combatant' and 'non-combatant' because there is zero accountability in the system.
An important development in all of this, is that a British court will soon review the matter involving the detection of enriched uranium at Fallujah.
I strongly suggest visiting Bob Nichols' article and note the excellent resources and links that he has listed. Kudos to Bob Nichols, Gordon Duff, Debbie Menon and the Veterans Today team, for getting this out first.
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