Harold Holt's murder [external link]
and Propaganda in the Two Gulf Wars [book]
Libya & Gaddafi - The Truth you are not
supposed to know
- nobody does it better than America
fake persuaders -
The chemtrails exposes - insight into motives and strategies.
War on Terror -
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Over the years, I have had the privilege of meeting and having discussions with people who came to America from countries known for their adherence to totalitarianism: China, Russia, and former east European satellites of the Soviet Union. When we discussed how the state managed to control public opinion under totalitarianism, these people would usually produce a weary, knowledgeable, cynical smile and point out that propaganda in those countries was really done quite incompetently.
"How can that be?" I asked, honestly puzzled.
Propaganda in those countries was too obvious, they told me. As soon as you read the first sentence you knew it was a bunch of propaganda, so you didn't even bother to read it. If you heard a speech, you knew in the first few words that it was propaganda, and you tuned it out.
"But," I then queried, "How do you know when it's just propaganda?"
The expatriates explained that
bad propaganda uses obvious terminology that anyone can see through. Anyone
hearing the phrase "capitalist running dogs", knows he's listening to
incompetent propaganda and tunes it out. Lousy propaganda, these knowledgeable
but jaded individuals would tell me, appeals to an abstract theory, to a
rational thesis that can be disproved. Even though communists had total control
of the press, the people just tuned it out (except for those who were the most
mentally defective). Most people, they assured me, just went about their lives
as best they could, paid lip service to the state, and just tried to keep out of
the way of the secret police. But hardly anyone really believed the stuff. The
result, after many decades of suffering, was the eventual collapse of the old
order once The Great Leader expired, whether his name was Brezhnev, Mao, or
American propaganda had its birth, so far as I can tell, in the advertising industry. The pioneers of advertising - a truly loathsome bunch - learned early on that people would respond to purely emotional appeals. Abstract theory and logical argument do nothing to spur sales. However, appeals to sexiness, to pride of ownership, to fear of falling behind the neighbors are the stock in trade of advertising executives. A man walking down the street with beautiful women hanging on his arms is not a logical argument, but it sure sells after-shave. A woman in a business suit with a briefcase, strolling along with swaying hips, assuring us she can "bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, but never let you forget you're a man" really sells the perfume.
Let's take a moment and analyze the particular emotions that this execrable ad appealed to. If you guessed fear, you win the prize. Women often have a fear of inadequacy, particularly in this confused age when they are expected to raise brilliant kids, run a successful business, and be unfailingly sexy, all the time. That silly goal-foisted upon us by feminists and popular culture - is impossible to reach. But maybe there's hope if you buy the right perfume! Arguments from intimidation and appeals to fear are powerful propaganda tools.
American advertising and propaganda has been refined over the years into a malevolent science, based on the assumption that most people react, not to ideas, but to naked emotion. When I worked at an ad agency many years ago, I learned that the successful agencies know how to appeal to emotions: the stronger and baser, the better.
The seven deadly sins
Good propaganda appeals to neither logic nor morality.
Morality and ethics are the death of sales. This is why communist propaganda actually hastened the collapse of communism: the creatures running the Commie Empire thought they should appeal to morality by calling for people to engage in sacrifice for the greater good. They gave endless, droning speeches about the inevitably of communist triumph, based on the Hegelian dialectic. Not only were they wrong: their approach to selling their (virtually unsellable) theory was not clever enough. American propagandists (we can be jingoistically proud to say) would have been able to maintain the absurd social experiment called communism a little longer. They would have scrapped all the theory and focused on appealing images. Though the Commies tried to do this through huge, flag-waving rallies, the disparity between their alleged ideals and the reality they created was just too great.
One tyrant who did take American propaganda to heart was Adolph Hitler. Hitler learned to admire American propaganda through a young American expatriate who described to him, in glowing detail, how Americans enjoyed the atmosphere at football games. This American expatriate, with the memorable name of Ernst "Putzi" Hanfstängl, told the Führer how Americans could be whipped up into a frenzy through blaring music, group cheers, and chants against the enemy. Hitler, genius of evil as he was, immediately saw the value in this form of propaganda and incorporated it into his own rise to power. Prior to Hitler, German political rhetoric was dry, intellectual, and uninspiring. Hitler learned the value of spectacle in whipping up the emotions; the famed Nuremberg rallies were really little more than glorified football halftime shows. Rejecting boring, intellectual rhetoric, Hitler learned to appeal to deeply emotional but meaningless phrases, like the appeal to "blood and soil." The German people bought it wholesale. Hitler also called for blind loyalty to the "Fatherland," which eerily echoes our own new cabinet level post of "Homeland" Security.
If you study Nazi propaganda, you will be struck by how well it appeals to gut-level emotions and images - but not thought.
You will see pictures of elderly German women hugging fresh-faced young babies, with captions about the bright future the Führer has brought to German. In fact, German propaganda borrowed the American technique of relying, not so much on words, but on images alone: pictures of handsome German soldiers, sturdy peasants in native costume, and the like. Take a look at any American car commercial featuring rugged farmers tossing bales of hay into the backs of their pickups, and you've seen the source from which the Nazis borrowed their propaganda techniques.
The Germans have a well-deserved reputation for producing a lot of really smart people, but this did not prevent them from being completely vulnerable to American-style propaganda. Amazingly, a nation raised on the greatest classical music, the profoundest scientists, the greatest poets, actually fell for propaganda that led them into a hopeless, two-front war against most of the world. Being smart is, in itself, no defense against skilled American propaganda, unless you know and understand the techniques, so you can resist them.
Emotional, gut-level appeals
American politicians learned, early in the twentieth century, that using emotional sales techniques won elections. Furthermore, they learned that emotional appeals got them what they wanted as they advanced towards their long-term goal of becoming Masters of the Universe. From this, we get our modern lexicon of political speech, carefully crafted to appeal to powerful emotions, with either no appeal to reason, or (better yet) a vague appeal to something that sounds foggily reasonable, but is so obscure that no one will bother to dissect it.
Franklin Roosevelt understood this, which is why he called for Social Security. Security is an emotional appeal: no one is against security, are they? Roosevelt backed up his campaign with a masterful appeal to emotions: images of happy, elderly grandparents smiling while hugging their grandchildren, with everything in the world going right because of Social Security. All kinds of government programs were sold on the basis of appealing images and phrases. Roosevelt even appealed to America's traditional love of freedom, spinning that term by multiplying it into the new Four Freedoms, including Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear. Well, what heartless human being could possibly be against that? The Four Freedoms were promoted with images of parents tucking their children cozily into bed, and a happy family gathered around a Thanksgiving dinner, obviously free from want. The campaign was also based on that most powerful of all selling emotions: fear. If you don't support Social Security, the ads suggested, you will live your last years in utter destitution.
Putzi Hanfstängl, viewing Roosevelt's evil brilliance from Nazi Germany, was probably jealous.
American advertising executives learned the value of presenting a single image or slogan, and repeating it over and over again until it became ingrained in the public's consciousness.
Thus we are all aware that Ivory Soap is so pure that it floats: a point that has been repeated for the better part of a century. I'm not sure why I should be impressed that a bar of soap floats, but on the other hand, it's not intended that I think that far. Politicians now sell their programs the way the advertising creeps sell soap: they dream up a slogan and repeat it over and over again. Thus we get empty slogans like The New Frontier, The New World Order (that one was poorly chosen; it sounds too much like an actual idea), or Reinventing Government (an idea that everyone should favor, except that the idea behind it really means Keeping Government the Same, only no one is supposed to think that far). Empty grandeur sells political products.
Both German and American politicians carried the use of banners to new heights. Flags are impressive emotional symbols, particularly when waved by thousands of enthusiastic people: it's a rare individual who can resist the collective enthusiasm of thousands of his fellow human beings, cheering about their collective greatness. Putzi Hanfstängl understood this, advising Hitler to fill his public spectacles with not just a few, but countless thousands of swastika flags. The swastika, too, was a brilliant stroke of advertising and propaganda: it has become, in the public consciousness, the official emblem of Nazism, even though it had nothing to do with Germany. In fact, swastikas were used by ancient Hindus and American tribes, but I'm not aware of it being used by anyone in Germany prior to Hitler.
Now observe how Americans in the current crisis have taken to displaying huge flags on their cars. Flags are not rational arguments; they are instruments for whipping up the Madness of Crowds. Observe how many Americans have, with a straight face, called for a constitutional amendment to outlaw flag desecration, oblivious to the obvious contradictions such an amendment would have with the rest of the Constitution. But again, if you learn nothing else about propaganda, learn that it must not appeal to rationality.
Politicians don't just use warm, fuzzy images to sell us on the road to tyranny. They also need emotional appeals to intimidate their enemies. Thus the small percentage of the population that really does use thought and reason more than emotion must be demonized. Roosevelt managed this with some masterful propaganda strokes. Those who opposed him were Isolationists, and Malefactors of Great Wealth! (The gut-level emotion appealed to here is envy.) Roosevelt thus showed himself to be an early master of what former California Governor Jerry Brown called "buzz words"; that is, words intended to silence counter-argument by appealing to unassailable emotional images. No one is for Isolation, and almost everyone reacts to an appeal to hate anyone who has a lot of money. The latter appeal, of course, had great power during the Great Depression, which Roosevelt managed to maintain for the entire length of his presidency, all the while blaming others for its evils. Was this guy an evil genius, or what?
The propaganda cleverness used in successfully branding anti-war people as Isolationists is breathtaking. After all, a rational person (ah, keep in mind, that's not a common individual) realizes that those who oppose war are the exact opposite of isolationists. The Old Right at the time called for peaceful, commercial relations with all nations, based on neutrality in foreign affairs. If anything, those who oppose war and meddling in other countries' affairs are the opposite of Isolationists as they really stand for open, profitable relationships with other countries. The people who stand for such ideas do not "sell" them by means of strictly emotional appeals, so they tend to lose the propaganda wars. When Roosevelt succeeded in whipping the country up into a war-frenzy after steering us into the Pearl Harbor fiasco, the Old Right realized their opposition to the war was hopeless.
Schools - propaganda camps
The role of the government propaganda camps known as public schools cannot be discounted in all this. Schools are not so much centers of learning as they are behavior conditioning camps in which children are taught to be unquestioningly obedient to authority. Since reason and morality are the death of propaganda, schools busy themselves with systematically stunting students' ability to reason and think in moral terms. Because the government owns the propaganda camps, it's not surprising that the beneficiary of the propaganda is almost always the government. Americans accept obvious absurdities because they were drilled into their heads, year after year, in the government propaganda camps until they became true and unquestionable.
Use of propaganda by "great presidents"
Thus, everyone knows Roosevelt got us out of the Great Depression, even though the worst depression years were precisely those in which he and his party controlled every branch of government. Everyone knows Lincoln was a great president because he saved "government by the people" and freed the slaves, even though he became a war tyrant and only freed the slaves when it was politically convenient to do so. Wilson, everyone knows, made the world "safe for democracy", evidently by instituting a draft and getting America involved in a European war that was fought for reasons no-one to this day can fathom. When minds are young and pliable - government experts understand this principle - you can fill them with nonsense that is practically impossible to root out. Laughable falsehoods in effect become true because everyone knows them to be true.
The role of "independent
Advertising executives learned, early on, that companies could not be too obvious in using their propaganda. If their agenda could be clearly seen, then it could also be rejected. The answer to this problem was the American propaganda technique of the "independent expert" and the "guy on the street." One of these appeals to our timidity before authority, and the other to our smugness when dealing with someone at or below our perceived social level. Of course, these two techniques are really just two sides of the same coin. In product advertising, sports heroes and celebrities are used to sell corn flakes because no one would listen to the president of Kellogg telling us why corn flakes are so good. In selling detergent, plain-looking housewives are preferable to sexy models because they look just like us. In political propaganda, "experts" are often trotted out to tell us, in convoluted, circular reasoning, why minimum wage laws are really good for us, why a little bit of inflation is good, or why we just can't rely on the free market for something so crucially important as education. Or, using the "guy on the street" approach, we are told to support idiotic wars because the common soldiers ("our boys"), cannot function unless they know we stand united behind them. If the rare sensible person tries to argue against war, he is accused of making things harder for "our boys."
War on Terror
This brings us to the latest iteration of masterful American Propaganda: the War on Terrorism. Any attempt to explain why the terrorists (crazed as they obviously were) felt motivated to attack the World Trade Center is looked on as "siding with the terrorists." Indeed, Ashcroft and Bush have said, in so many words, that if you don't support them in everything they do, you stand with the terrorists. Ashcroft and Bush have evidently studied their propaganda lessons from World War II, when Roosevelt silenced all opposition by accusing anyone who stood against him of undermining the war effort. Anyone who suggests we should not risk World War III by invading the Middle East is alternately accused of siding with the terrorists, of slandering the memory of those who died, or (of course) of not "standing by our boys" in times of great need. It's easy to feel alienated in a nation of flag-wavers singing patriotic hymns. The fact that they are marching lockstep to a world in which the government will monitor their e-mail, snoop into their bank accounts, and eventually throw them in jail for voicing opposition doesn't seem to bother them one bit.
Now, most libertarians or otherwise thoughtful people will react with dismay when told that most of their fellow human beings react so unthinkingly to sock-you-in-the-gut emotional propaganda. Unfortunately, most people are not capable of really thinking things out. Most people really do buy perfume because of the emotional imagery. Most people really do believe the "independent expert", whether in politics or buying a car. Most people want to go with the crowd, or follow the leader. To do otherwise requires independent thought and the willingness to be ostracized, which is an unbearable psychological burden for many.
If you want to take heart,
remember that the Vietnam War ended because a few people just continued to speak
against it, despite the overwhelming government propaganda for it. The fact that
a lot of the anti-war protesters were motivated by the wrong reasons (support of
commies), doesn't matter in light of the fact they were able to turn the tide.
They were right, even if for the wrong reasons. If advocates of freedom continue
to speak against the creeping tyranny that our masters justify on the phony
grounds of the War on Terrorism, we might just be able to prevent the transition
from Republic to Empire.
Paul Weber’s novel, Transfiguration, is available at http://www.xlibris.com/Transfiguration.html
aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war
President Bush and his top aides publicly made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001, according to a study released ... by two nonprofit journalism groups. "In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003," reads an overview of the examination, conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and its affiliated group, the Fund for Independence in Journalism. According to the study, Bush and seven top officials -- including Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice -- made 935 false statements about Iraq during those two years. The study says Bush made 232 false statements about Iraq and former leader Saddam Hussein's possessing weapons of mass destruction, and 28 false statements about Iraq's links to al Qaeda. The study, released Tuesday, says Powell had the second-highest number of false statements, with 244 about weapons and 10 about Iraq and al Qaeda. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Press Secretary Ari Fleischer each made 109 false statements. "It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to al Qaeda," the report reads. The overview of the study also calls the media to task, saying most media outlets didn't do enough to investigate the claims. "Some journalists -- indeed, even some entire news organizations -- have since acknowledged that their coverage during those prewar months was far too deferential and uncritical," the report reads.
Note: These lies led to the deaths of thousands of American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians. Why is no action being taken on this matter? For other powerful revelations of war corruption and profiteering, click here.
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A history of deception
Pearl Harbor was no surprise attack but a carefully organised deception to con the US people into WWII.
Gulf of Tonkin lie - that started the Vietnam War.
Coalition of the Willing have their own agenda - selective application of intelligence data.
Operation Northwoods - recently declassified files reveal the US government planned deceptions against Cuba.
Faked moon landing (I.e., It never happened - massive con job)
US involvement in WWI "arranged" http://www.anycities.com/jahtruth//freedman.htm
U.S. Gulf War Special Operatives Ignited
Kuwati Oil Wells, NOT Saddam Hussein
"CIA worked with Pakistan to create Taliban" http://emperors-clothes.com/docs/pak.htmTerrorism
School of Americas - US training school for terrorists.
Magesty12 - launch of government deception in 1945 - holocaust, creation of UN, black ops, CIA drug running, faked moon landing, UFO hoaxes, terrorist attacks in NY and Oklohoma and more.
Operation Cyclone - The CIA created the Taliban.
911 an inside job
Myths surrounding Iraq warDemonisation of Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein - trained and put in power by the CIA.
The demonisation of Saddam Hussein was a deliberate plan hatched before 1988 by the Mossad.
Gassing of the Kurds - propaganda
Babies taken out of incubators - lie
The incubator allegations pushed congress to vote in favour of the Gulf War.
It is on historical record that the CIA and Mossad completely compromised UNSCOM.
"Richard Butler deeply corrupt individual" - Sludge Report.
US encouraged Iraq to think it was a good idea to invade Kuwait - Gulf War 1 (see also Operation Bright Star)
William Cooper explains how Saddam Hussein functions as the big "bogeyman" in the phoney war on terror.
Saddam Hussein found and helped to power by the CIA
The Untold History of America 1492-1963
This book is sold directly by the author.
This book shatters the image that has traditionally been portrayed as
American History, by exposing the high-level corruption that passes for business
as usual in the Halls of Congress, the White House and throughout our entire
The criminal, religious, industrialist crusaders who have seized control of the US government have one task above all - The suppression of truth. For only if truth can be successfully obliterated can all their other atrocities proceed. The only force that can get in their way is the multitudinous independent investigative reporting found on the Internet. The only reliable sources for news left in the world today are found on the Internet alone.
Nearly all other media has been crushed, infiltrated, bought off or compromised. And without exception, all forms of television based media are total lies - all of them.
And that is why they are attacking the Internet with everything they have - To silence the last hope of untainted truth. So we must buttress and defend the Internet with everything we have and not let them destroy the last vestige of truth about what's really happening. We must amplify the truth, plant the truth in every nook and corner of the universe we can find, present it in every forum and scream it from every rooftop in every city.
U.S. Military, Globalism and Black Ops
With only a small amount of discernment, the signs can be seen everywhere. The American people are on a fast track to becoming governed, ruled and enslaved by the dictates of a One World Government.
Our sociopathic president and his co-conspirators are pushing forward with the final phases of their "Big Plan" to rule the world via the United Nations.
Our scaled down, demoralized military is taking on a new look with a new agenda. Military recruitment is down over twenty percent and Clinton is considering reinstating the draft because of necessity. Many of our red-blooded American patriots have retired early and many of the younger ones have failed to re-enlist. The primary reasons are that they don't like what's happened to the armed forces and they have utter contempt for their so-called Commander-in-Chief.
Five percent of the U.S. armed forces now consists of foreigners who have no allegiance to America! We currently have American troops deployed in military operations in over 120 locations around the world, and our once "peace loving, war protesting president" is constantly scanning the globe looking for another place and excuse to put our troops at risk on foreign soil. Practically every military operation being conducted abroad is being done under the flag of the United Nations!
But, what's even worse is that many of our troops, of the few remaining in America, are engaged in "Black Operation" maneuvers in which they received their training in America, arm-in-arm with foreign troops from sixteen nations, thirteen of these being communist countries! To cover this international mixture, they use the black choppers, vans, etc. that have no U.S. markings.
Why is all this going on? Why are we training foreign troops on American soil? Why are they jointly trained with U.S. troops in the Black Op's M.O.U.T. (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) project? M.O.U.T. is "supposed to be" for the purpose of protecting American cities from terrorists and foreign invaders. Since when did America ever reach the point that we need to be protected "by" communist troops rather than "from" them?
Friends, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the truth is clear. If you haven't already figured it out, then read carefully. The American military is no longer the sovereign armed forces of a sovereign nation. They have gradually been transitioned into and under the directives of the United Nations!
Our military's national agenda is now synonymous with the U.N.'s global agenda. The "peace keeping" missions of our troops abroad (under the U.N.) are no different from the "peace keeping" black ops missions at home. Hence, all "peace" throughout the world is becoming totally dependent upon the United Nations.
Russia, China and a few more nations have different plans to maintain their own sovereignty, but Bill Clinton and his co-conspirators are determined to finish in America what has been going on behind the scenes for along time. And, that is to put the final touches on what has been a very subtle merging of our American controlled domestic military power into the fabric of a U.N. controlled, global military power, and the total surrendering of Americanism for global socialism. That's why this year's Black Ops training raids on American cities have been named "Operation Last Dance".
Because of America's armed citizenry, the "One Worlders" know that force and fear will be necessary to convert most Americans. That's why the Black Ops are practicing for terrorist acts (already planned), civil unrest and the implementation of martial law (real reason for Black Ops) to help seal our globalist fate. Add in the Y2K crisis and the party's almost over. The "Big Plan" is on schedule, and they have saved the "Last Dance" for us.
real WMD crime
October 2003, 5:31 Makka Time, 2:31 GMT
There are weapons of mass destruction all over Iraq and they were used this year. Iraqi children continue to find them every day.
They have ruined the lives of just under 300,000 people during the last decade - and numbers will increase.
The reason is simple. Two hundred tonnes of radioactive material were fired by invading US forces into buildings, homes, streets and gardens all over Baghdad.
The material in question is depleted uranium (DU). Left over after natural uranium has been enriched, DU is 1.7 times denser than lead - effective in penetrating armoured objects such as tanks.
After a DU-coated shell strikes, it goes straight through before exploding into a burning vapour which turns to dust.
"Depleted uranium has a half life of 4.7 billion years – that means thousands upon thousands of Iraqi children will suffer for tens of thousands of years to come. This is what I call terrorism," says Dr Ahmad Hardan.
As a special scientific adviser to the World Health Organisation, the United Nations and the Iraqi Ministry of Health, Dr Hardan is the man who documented the effects of depleted uranium in Iraq between 1991 and 2002.
But this year's invasion and occupation has doubled his workload.
Terrible history repeated
"American forces admit to using over 300 tonnes of depleted uranium weapons in 1991. The actual figure is closer to 800.
"This has caused a health crisis that has affected almost a third of a million people. As if that was not enough, America went on and used 200 tonnes more in Baghdad alone this April. I don't know about other parts of Iraq, it will take me years to document that."
Hardan is particularly angry because he says there is no need for this type of weapon – US conventional weapons are quite capable of destroying tanks and buildings.
"In Basra, it took us two years to obtain conclusive proof of what DU does, but we now know what to look for and the results are terrifying."
Leukaemia has already become the most common type of cancer in Iraq among all age groups, but is most prevalent in the under-15 category. It has increased way above the percentage of population growth in every single province of Iraq without exception.
Women as young as 35 are developing breast cancer. Sterility among men has increased tenfold.
But by far the most devastating effect is on unborn children. Nothing can prepare anyone for the sight of hundreds of preserved foetuses – barely human in appearance.
There is no doubt that DU is to blame.
"All children with congenital anomalies are subjected to karyotyping and chromosomal studies with complete genetic back-grounding and clinical assessment. Family and obstetrical histories are taken too. These international studies have produced ample evidence to show that DU has disastrous consequences."
Not only are there 200 tonnes of uranium lying around in Baghdad, the containers which carried the ammunition were discarded. For months afterwards, many used them to carry water – others used them to sell milk publicly.
It is already too late to reverse the effects.
After his experience in Basra, Hardan says that within the next two years he expects to see significant rises in congenital cataracts, anopthalmia, microphthalmia, corneal opacities and coloboma of the iris – and that is just in people’s eyes.
Add to this foetal deformities, sterility in both sexes, an increase in miscarriages and premature births, congenital malformations, additional abnormal organs, hydrocephaly, anencephaly and delayed growth.
Soaring cancer rates
"I had hoped the lessons of using DU would have been learnt – especially as it is affecting American and British troops stationed in Iraq as we speak, they are not immune to its effects either."
If the experience of Basra is played out in the rest of the country, Iraq is looking at an increase of more than 300% in all types of cancer over the next decade.
The signs are already here in Baghdad - the effects are starting to be seen. Every form of cancer has jumped up at least 10% with the exception of bone tumours and skin cancer, which have only risen 2.6% and 9.3% respectively.
Another tragic outcome is the delayed growth of children.
Skeletal age comparisons between boys from southern Iraq and boys from Michigan show Iraqi males are 26 months behind in their development by the time they are 12-years-old and girls are almost half a year behind.
"The effects of ionising radiation on growth and development are especially significant in the prenatal child", adds Dr Hardan. "Embryonic development is especially affected."
Those who have seen the effects of DU hope the US and its allies will never use these weapons again – but it seems no such decision is likely in the foreseeable future.
"I arranged for a delegation from Japan's Hiroshima hospital to come and share their expertise in the radiological related diseases we are likely to face over time,” says Hardan. “The delegation told me the Americans had objected and they had decided not to come.
"Similarly, a world famous German cancer specialist agreed to come, only to be told later that he would not be given permission to enter Iraq."
Moreover, Hardan believes the authorities need to produce precise information about what was used and where, and there needs to be a clean-up operation and centres for specialist cancer treatment and radiation-related illnesses.
Iraq only has two hospitals that specialise in DU-related illnesses, one in Basra and one in Mawsil – this needs to change and soon.
"I'm fed up of delegations coming and weeping as I show them children dying before their eyes. I want action and not emotion. The crime has been committed and documented – but we must act now to save our children's future."
WMD found in Iraq!
Despite the corporate press's unwillingness to report on it, WMD have been found in Iraq. In fact, they have been there since the first Gulf War and are responsible for thousands of deaths. The reason they have not been reported on is that they are part of the US military arsenal. Since 1991 the US Military has fired 2,700 tons of depleted uranium ammunition in Iraq. Despite claims by the Pentagon that DU (depleted uranium) is relatively harmless, there is a growing body of evidence that it is a cancer causing agent and a possible cause of the "gulf war syndrome". DU ammunition was, and continues to be used in the current Iraq war, despite the fact that in a 2002 report the UN declared DU ammunition to be a "weapon of mass destruction".
Not surprisingly, the mainstream media in the US have been incredibly slow to pick up this story. A quick Google search of the phrase "depleted uranium iraq" yielded plenty of articles about DU, but only one of the top forty hits, an article from the Christian Science Monitor, was from a mainstream US media source. Unlike the US press, the BBC ran several stories about DU in Iraq.
If you would like to do something about the use of Depleted Uranium by the US military, check out the Campaign Against Depleted Uranium . Also, if there are any gulf war veterans here is West Michigan that believe they are victims of DU poisoning, Media Mouse would be interested in posting their testimony.
Information Clearing House
Lets Not Forget:
Report Links Iraq Deals to Bush Donations :
Full Report: Winning Contractors: U.S. Contractors Reap the
Windfalls of Post-war Reconstruction.
US develops lethal
new viruses :
"Third Graders At War is a private's view of Operation Desert Storm, as seen through the eyes of one young Cavalry Scout, fresh out of basic training. This is not your typical, sugar coated version of the first Persian Gulf war, written by an officer, or a national news anchor from his desk. Instead, you will find out what really happened. Told in the gritty, uncut fashion one would expect from a close friend or family member, (or some old drunk at a truck stop). The author makes no apologies for what was done, he simply tells it like it was."