US ADMITS IT TESTED NERVE GAS ON ITS
The U.S. military used sailors as human guinea pigs
to find out what effects various poison and carcinogenic gasses would have
on their human/pig bodies, and yet, the records are 'sketchy'. How was this
atrocity discovered? According to the report:
"The Pentagon started releasing the previously
classified information about Project Shad after being pushed by a Democrat
congressman from California, Mike Thompson. More than 600 ex-servicemen have
now been contacted by the government, out of about 4,300 believed to have
Now (that they've been caught) the
military is "committed to help any veteran who took part in these
tests". The act of 'taking part' would consist of a mutual agreement between
two parties. The language suggests that the human guinea pigs voluntarily
'participated' in a dangerous and even deadly (to themselves) experiment.
Yes, of course they will 'help' those who took part...
the same way they helped the victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam; and the
way they are taking care of the Gulf War vets suffering from the mysterious
Gulf War Illness (those still alive); and the way they took care of the World
War I veterans who went to Washington, D.C. to claim the 'war bonus' promised
and never given. Newer, younger military troops were brought in, under General
Douglas MaCarthur, and they began firing away at the pesky old soldiers.
Just following orders.
My brother was in the Navy in the early to mid 1960's.
A great deal of his time was on a ship. . . sometimes for weeks at a time.
I thought it odd when his hair began thinning so quickly and at such a young
age, from a family of men with no pattern of baldness. In a very short period
of time, from a thick, healthy head of hair he went totally bald, save a
narrow strip just below the top of his ears. When he was on leave one time
and understandably fretting over the hair loss, I remember suggesting that
possibly his hat was too tight.
Maybe there's a connection there and maybe not.
In his forties, my brother developed a malignant melanoma (first ever in
a family with little history of cancer). He was successfully treated by an
alternative health clinic in California, free of the cancer for nearly seven
years. It reared it's ugly head again and took him quickly, from the lung
to the liver to physical death.
We should not assume that the admitted experimenting
(article below) on a particular ship full of men means there
weren't other ships and other experiments on more men. In fact, there's much
more to tell, and most we'll never discover.
-- Jackie --
November 3, 2002
US ADMITS IT TESTED NERVE GAS ON ITS
Matthew Engel in Washington
Saturday May 25, 2002
The US has admitted that it deliberately sprayed
nerve gas on its sailors in the 1960s as part of a series of tests, and the
government has begun contacting those involved to discover what damage may
have been done to their health. The tests used several of the poisons which
the Americans are now most afraid may be used in a possible biological attack,
including sarin, the lethal gas used in the Tokyo subway murders in
It was showered on to the deck and injected into
the ventilation system of the USS George Eastman 31 years earlier, in a test
with the gentle codename Flower Drum.
According to documents just released by the Pentagon,
Flower Drum, together with other tests with names like Autumn Gold and Shady
Grove, were part of Operation Shad (shipboard hazard and defence), which
was designed to evaluate the weapons themselves, the forces' protective gear,
and decontamination procedures.
The Pentagon started releasing the previously classified
information about Project Shad after being pushed by a Democrat congressman
from California, Mike Thompson. More than 600 ex-servicemen have now been
contacted by the government, out of about 4,300 believed to have been
"We are committed to helping every veteran who took
part in these tests," the secretary of veterans' affairs, Anthony Principi,
"If we find any medical problems or disabilities
we can attribute to Project Shad, we'll ensure these veterans receive the
benefits they deserve."
Project Shad lasted from 1963 to 1970. Other potential
weapons involved included SEB (staphylococcal enterotoxin B), which produces
classic symptoms of food poisoning, and VX, the deadly nerve agent which
the Americans believed was about to be manufactured in the Sudanese factory
they bombed, apparently wrongly, in 1998 and which was detected by weapons
inspectors in Iraq at about the same time.
Mr Thompson said there might have been up to 113
Shad tests, and he was alarmed by what he had learned.
"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."
Monkeys were also used in the exercise so that their
bodies could be examined. Details of most of the tests remain
Dr Michael Kilpatrick, a medical official in the
office of the assistant secretary of defence for health affairs,
said it was unclear whether sailors were intentionally exposed
to the germ and chemical toxins without the benefit of protective
masks and gear.
It was also uncertain whether any had given their
permission to become human guinea pigs in medical experiments with the deadly
"When you read the over-arching plans for the
testing, people were to be protected," he told the New York
"But when we get to individual reports, we do
not see things like informed consent or individual protection.
We don't have the records for what, if any, protection was given
A Pentagon official said their records and the ships'
logs did not show anyone suffering serious health problems at
the time, but admitted that the records were sketchy.
VX was used in a test called Fearless Johnny, also
on the George Eastman. SEB was sprayed by planes over the USS
Granville S Hall, five tugboats and parts of the Eniwetok Atoll,
the US Pacific naval base in the Marshall Islands. SEB is
unlikely to kill healthy soldiers, but could incapacitate
them for up to a fortnight.
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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