Hundreds died of cancer after DU
Originally sent to our e-list on January 14, 2001:
In view of the reportedly teeming lines of Americans
waiting to enlist in the cause of 'getting even' with the to-date-unknown
terrorists, this article should be forwarded to friends and families who
have bought in to the intensive and relentless media mind control of the
NETwork news stations. I pray that the LIGHT of TRUTH will dawn in the minds
of our besotted brothers and sisters across this country, and around the
It is indeed the rich man's war and the poor
man's battle. Always has been and is now. This isn't 'America's New
War', as CNN has been hawking. It is meant to be the final war - WWIII -
necessary to bring in the plan for World Dominion... a war against Americans
brought to us by the puppet leaders of the U.S. Government, Inc. For according
to the plan, the U.S. must be destroyed, and Americans must be brought to
their knees that the planned evil might reign supreme.
As our economy fails; as our children become ever
more indoctrinated and ever less educated in government schools; as the trade
deficit with the increasingly powerful Chinese Communist regime soars to
ever new heights while U.S. soldiers are sent around the world leaving our
American states defenseless, evidence mounts: the plan for World Dominion
is moving right along.
America is being destroyed. Americans are unknowingly
working with the enemy inside our gates, while trusting men and women (boys
and girls) go off to war -- any war, anywhere -- to
kill and die in defense of the
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Hundreds died of cancer after DU
ABC News, 1/13/01
BELGRADE, Jan 13, 2001 (Reuters) - A Yugoslav
pathologist said on Saturday about 400 Bosnian Serbs from an area bombarded
by NATO with depleted uranium shells in 1994 later died of various forms
Doctor Zoran Stankovic, head of the Department of
Forensic Medicine of the Yugoslav Military-Medical Academy in Belgrade, linked
the deaths -- which totalled about 10 percent of the community -- to radioactive
Some of the victims had worn flak jackets made from
shells with depleted uranium (DU), he told Reuters in an interview.
Stankovic, who performed some 4,000 autopsies, said.
"Four hundred people died of various forms of
cancer in the past five years. They were part of a community of some 4,000
Serbs from Hadzici (near Sarajevo) who moved to Bratunac north-east of Sarajevo.
The death pattern was easy to follow in an isolated population, particularly
with an increased occurrence of malignant diseases and deaths,"
Many of the Serbs from Hadzici had worked in a factory
repairing tanks and armoured vehicles that was heavily bombed by NATO in
1994. At the time, DU shells found on the ground were recycled and
used to produce flack jackets. "Some of these Serbs wore the jackets and
died," Stankovic said.
He said no organised multi-disciplinary study had
been launched to establish links between DU and health hazards. But he said
he strongly felt the link existed.
DOUBTS DU IS HARMLESS
He was commenting on reports by experts from some
Western countries that denied any link between radioactive weaponry and cancers
after a renewed DU scare swept many European states whose soldiers serve
in Kosovo, where NATO fired thousands of missiles containing the radioactive
"If it is so harmless as some people say, I would
like them to collect all the remainders of the DU shells, take them to a
nice house somewhere in Brussels, store the shells in the cellar and have
their children playing in the house," Stankovic said.
Cases of cancer have been reported among
Italian, Belgian, French, Dutch, Spanish
and Portuguese soldiers who served a peacekeepers in Bosnia and Kosovo.
NATO faces a potential split over the long-lasting
health impact of using the armour-piercing depleted uranium shells which
critics blame for cancer among the troops.
Britain, NATO and the United States insist there
is no evidence of a link between DU weapons and cases of leukemia among Italian
soldiers. But Italy has demanded a probe into the deaths of at least
seven of its soldiers from leukemia after duty in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Stankovic said DU munitions were inflicting physical
and thermal damage on human beings, while exposure to their ionising radiation
was seen as affecting bone marrow and the reproductive tract and causing
congenital anomalies. Particles from DU explosions were contaminating the
soil and underground waters, posing threat to plants and animals, he added.
UN MUST INVESTIGATE DU HAZARDS
"The Americans have studied effects of the Gulf
war on their soldiers. Their study showed that 76 percent of their descendants
were born with physical anomalies. Some were born with six fingers, some
without an arm or a leg," he said. Stankovic said the United Nations had
to organise a study of possible links between DU weapons and health hazards,
as the world organisation was directly responsible for the use of the depleted
uranium weapons. But the study should take time because an illness takes
time to develop, he said.
"NATO will have to finance the research. NATO will
have to pay for regular medical screening of the local population. If we
want to help the people, they must be screened every six months. NATO must
also send its experts to collect the leftover DU shells, because we don"t
need them," Stankovic said.
NATO says it had fired 31,000 shells containing
DU during its 1999 three-month bombing of Yugoslavia to halt Belgrade"s
repression in Kosovo. Most hit Kosovo, southern Serbia and Montenegro. The
Yugoslav Army has so far reported no cases of cancer among its members who
served in Kosovo during the air strikes. It says screening of 1,000
soldiers had negative results. But Stankovic said the 1,000 soldiers represented
less than one percent of some 150,000 troops deployed in Kosovo.
He also said he had received reports of two cases
of eyeball cancers. "These two soldiers had served in the area where thousands
of shells fell. My question to international medical experts is how does
the surface of the eye-ball reacts when exposed to the DU dust and does the
dust causes the cancer."
So... You Want
to Go to War? - Introduction
Introduction by Jackie Patru
"Are you sure? You're willing to risk your life for. . . what? For whom?
Your country needs you? To do what? To massacre innocent, defenseless people?
Why? Is your country at risk? Or do you have your country confused with the
corporation in Washington, D.C... the U.S. Government, Inc.? Are you willing
to forfeit your life and possibly your soul in blind obedience to the government?
Are you willing to become a human guinea pig to the Military/ Industrial/
Pharmaceutical complex? You will ... if you go to war.
for this school note: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
It is a wide and deep river of paper,
and in the currents it would be easy to miss the school notification required
under Sec. 9528 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Think of this
notification as the dangerous undertow in the river of paper from your local
schools. It is the one required under the "Armed Forces Recruiter Access
to Students" section of the "No Child" law.
We have assembled the items below into two
categories. Those that are now a part of human history, and those incidents
that fathers, mothers, sons, daughers, brothers, and sisters are currently
living. Our purpose is to compare the abuses of our men and women in uniform
from the past, to the present day reality that nothing has changed.
Think long and hard about whether to send your
children off to war. For whom, and what purpose, will you allow your children
to spill their blood?
An unblinking look in words and images at the reality of warefare.
From an excellent website called the Memory Hole.
It Tested Nerve Gas on It's Sailors
The Guardian "The US has admitted
that it deliberately sprayed nerve gas on its sailors in the 1960s as part
of a series of tests... The Pentagon started releasing the previously classified
information... after being pushed by a Democrat congressman from California,
Mike Thompson. [who said] "We now know that our military personnel were
exposed to Sarin gas and VX nerve agent, which are both lethal, and other
agents that are known carcinogens."
Hundreds Died of
Cancer After DU Bombing
ABC News "Cases of cancer have
been reported among Italian, Belgian, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese
soldiers who served a peacekeepers in Bosnia and Kosovo... Some of the victims
had worn flak jackets made from shells with depleted uranium (DU), he told
Reuters in an interview."
- Did Israel Commit One War Crime to Hide
By James M. Ennes, Jr. - Survivor: "When the Liberty was attacked,
Captain Joseph Tully in the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga received the ship's
call for help and immediately sent jet aircraft to her assistance. Tully's
jets were recalled almost immediately by orders from Washington. As a result,
American jet fighter support was withheld for more than 90 minutes. By then
the damage was done and 34 men were dead or dying."
To Investigate Israel's 1967 Attack on USS
Wisconsin state legislator, Marlin Schneider, was very naive when he agreed
to sponsor a resolution calling for an investigation into the murder of U.S.
sailors on orders of the Israeli government. He was sacked as assistant
Democratic leader, removed from a leadership position and warned to: "beware
of massive political contributions against me and even potential
Sergeant Dead From Anthrax
Retired Air Force LTC Redmond Handy, who resigned his officer's commission
rather than participate in what he calls a "terrible crime against our men
and women in uniform," warned "there are others currently at risk because
of this flawed vaccine. I'm afraid SGT Larson's death won't be the last,"
he told MilitaryCorruption.com. "When will the Pentagon end this
"Police Action" - American Soldiers
From our How Wars Are
"The enemy then contacted and relayed these battle plans to their communist
forces in the field. The enemy knew when to move from an area and when to
attack our smaller fighting forces. They knew beforehand when we were coming
and how many of us there were. They knew everything about us all the time
24 hours a day!!!"
Eyes Mass Graves (for U.S.
From our Iraq
Denver Post: "The bodies of U.S. soldiers killed by chemical or biological
weapons in Iraq or future wars may be bulldozed into mass graves and burned
to save the lives of surviving troops, under an option being considered by
Talk of War
No Deterrent for Some Looking to Military
NY Times "Mr. Moran's former
school friends also had something else to say in light of the military buildup
in the Middle East: They said, "'Oh yeah, you're going to go die over there,'
" he recalled. "But I was going to die over here, too, So it doesn't really
matter. As a teenager, it's more of a risk to be in the streets."
Undergoes Rapid Military Expansion" - Who Will Protect
USA Today "The United States
is rapidly increasing its military ties with nations large and small, thanks
to the war on terrorism. . . "Overall, the American military global presence
is more pervasive today than at any point in American history,": John Pike,
military analyst in Washington. . . A recent Pentagon paper identifies vital
American security interests in almost every part of the globe, with the notable
exception of Africa.
Sues Military Over Extended Service
"This lawsuit seeks to stop the forced retention of men and women who have
fulfilled their service obligations. When their period of enlistment ends,
they should be entitled to return to their families", said attorney Michael
Sorgen. The "stop loss'' order means soldiers who otherwise could leave when
their commitments expire will be compelled to remain until the end of a year-long
overseas deployment and up to another 90 days after returning to their home
in Iraq, then mistreated, neglected, and hidden in
Go ahead, guys and gals, sign up! Join the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, or Air
Force. Join the National Guard so you can be sent to Europe to disarm the
Bosnians. Become an Iraqi 'Liberator', so you can kill and die for the New
Returned to War
"A stretched Pentagon is sending unfit soldiers back to Iraq long before
they are ready to serve again. Soldiers went to war with chronic illnesses
such as coronary disease, mental illness, arthritis, diabetes and the nervous
condition, Tourette's syndrome, or after undergoing recent surgery."
in Iraq Increase
"A U.S. commander warned troops Thursday to watch their friends because
suicides are on the rise."
to Recall Former Military
"The Army is preparing to notify about 5,600 retired and discharged
soldiers who are not members of the National Guard or Reserve
that they will be involuntarily recalled to active duty for possible
service in Iraq or Afghanistan...."
Army forces 50,000 soldiers into extended duty
The U.S. Army has forced about 50,000 soldiers
to continue serving after their voluntary stints ended under a policy called
"stop-loss," but while some dispute its fairness, court challenges have fallen
flat. ...With yearlong tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, some soldiers can be
forced to stay in the Army an extra 18 months.
of US troops evacuated from Iraq for unexplained medical
From our Iraq
"At no point in the last six months have the American people been told that
for every soldier who has been killed in Iraq, at least another 15 have fallen
so ill that they had to be flown back to the United States."
Vets Struggle to Adjust to Lost Limbs, Flashbacks
"Unlike the young draftees of earlier wars, many
of these men and women are older, with families. For them, this morphing
from a fighting machine ducking bullets into a mommy or daddy packing school
lunches presents a special challenge. This time the government tapped the
National Guard and the Reserve to augment regular forces. Some
returnees-proportionately many more than in Vietnam-have left limbs and slices
of sanity on an urban battlefield as strange as the Iraq war itself."
Uranium: Dirty Bombs, Dirty Missiles, Dirty Bullets
"...eight out of 20 men who served in one unit
in 2003 U.S. in Iraq now have malignancies. ... 40% of the soldiers in that
unit have developed malignancies in just 16 months. ...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'."
Video: Veteran Who Served in Iraq Tells of U.S.
Jesse McBeth is with a group called Iraq Vets
Against the War. In this video, he tells of the horrors being committed against
the Iraqi people. Jesse says the people being called "insurgents" and "the
enemy" in Iraq are only trying to protect their families against the
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