Friday, 14 October 2016

US Nuked Fallujah

This should be read in conjunction with New Bombs and War Crimes in Fallujah.

The entirity of the western media is accusing Russia with ‘war crimes’ in East Aleppo.

Meanwhile the Americans have fired on hospitals and everything else that moves – including, today, joining in on Saudi bombing of Yemen.

We all know of the terrible legacy of depleted uranium in both Yugoslavia and Fallujah.

Now, it appears that the Americans have used tactical nukes in Iraq.
Russia: US Nuked Fallujah and we can prove it

And has used nuclear weapons since

By Gordon Duff

11 October, 2016

Russia's Zakharova Slams West for Anti-Russian Hysteria & Hypocrital Info War on Syria (Aleppo)


Press TV: Nukes Used by US Troops at Fallujah

US used some new generation of nuclear weapons in Fallujah: Expert

Veterans Today,
1 May, 2015

Iran’s growing position in global energy poses as competition to the United States and Israeli entity, with the former imposing unilateral sanctions as a result, a professor tells Press TV.

This comes as the United States carries out its 27th subcritical nuclear test, known as Pollux, in the state of Nevada on Wednesday to ensure that Washington “can support a safe, secure and effective stockpile” of nuclear weapons.

Press TV has conducted an interview with James H. Fetzer, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, from Madison, to further discuss the issue. Fetzer is joined by Kaveh Afrasiabi, an author and political scientist from Boston, and Kenneth Katzman, an advisor to US Congress from Washington. The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Do you agree with some of the points made by our guest Kenneth Katzman?

Fetzer: I think he’s reflecting that the situation is laden with political hypocrisy and historical irony. Iran’s nuclear program was initiated by the United States under the “Atoms for Peace” program in the 1950s.

After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini abandoned and denied that Iran would pursue nuclear weapons, a position which is its policy up to this date.

In 2007, 16 US intelligence agencies concluded that Iran had no nuclear weapons program, a position which incidentally it reaffirmed in 2011 as was reflected in a Los Angeles Times article published in February of this year.

While Bibi Netanyahu plays the Chicken Little of the Middle East, Iran in fact is not pursuing nuclear weapons, and there’s really no question about it; therefore, the suggestion that that’s the real issue is completely misleading.

We know that the real underlying issues have to do with Iran potentially competing with the American nuclear energy industry by providing it with nuclear fuel rods for peaceful purposes at lower cost, and more importantly that Iran has abandoned the petrodollar.

Nations that abandon the petrodollar incur severe consequences from the United States and that of course includes Iraq, Libya and now Iran.

I find it embarrassing that anyone would suggest the United States is concerned about a nuclear program that its own intelligence agency has concluded does not exist.

Press TV: Our guest, [Mr. Kenneth Katzman], says the US is a member of the UN, then why isn’t it abiding by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Treaty, the CTBT? Why is it then a non-signatory, for example, to the [Convention on] Cluster Munitions not to mention the ICC? Doesn’t that make it convenient for the US in some respects?

Fetzer: I haven’t heard such rubbish since Mitt Romney gave his last political campaign speech. Israel has a stock of 200 to 600 or more nuclear weapons. Israel has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel does not allow inspectors.

Iran has signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Iran has allowed inspectors. The hypocrisy is mind-boggling.

I’m reminded of the weapons of mass destruction that was supposed to justify our invasion of Iraq. We imposed sanctions then too, and embargoes that led to the death of a half-a-million infants in Iraq. Madeline Albright, when asked whether it had been worth it, affirmed that it had been. This is disgraceful.

Christopher Busby, an internationally acclaimed expert, has been studying the effects of depleted uranium on the birth defects in Fallujah and has determined that it’s not from depleted uranium but from enriched uranium where the United States is using some new generation of nuclear weapons already in Iraq.

I have published on this in Veterans Today. And to hear this kind of hypocrisy about the US policy is profoundly disgusting to me. [NOTE: See “New Bombs and War Crimes in Fallujah”.]

Press TV: Ultimately, let’s look at what can be done. There are no international agreed binding standards for nuclear security. The standards, for example, that are established by the IAEA, well, it’s not being applied. We can look at the US’ case. Of course in Iran’s case, it has been politicized in many instances. What can be done?

Fetzer: It’s a fact that the consensus of the American intelligence agencies of 2007 that Iran was no longer pursuing a nuclear weapons program was really affirmed in 2011. Perhaps this fellow is not up to speed on the current situation.

But, Iran is surrounded by countries with nuclear weapons on every side. My personal opinion is that stability would be brought to the Middle East if Iran had its own nuclear weapons, but it’s disavowed it as a matter of principle. That should be admired.

The fact that we’re imposing sanctions that are bringing harm to the Iranian people and only elevating the price of oil for other suppliers by denying the Iranian supply to other nations, raises the serious question of who really is behind these sanctions?

Who really benefits? Israel is the obvious case; the oil companies is another.

Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth and an editor at Veterans Today.

Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'

The shocking rates of infant mortality and cancer in Iraqi city raise new questions about battle

Patrick Cockburn

24 July, 2014

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.

Iraqi doctors in Fallujah have complained since 2005 of being overwhelmed by the number of babies with serious birth defects, ranging from a girl born with two heads to paralysis of the lower limbs. They said they were also seeing far more cancers than they did before the battle for Fallujah between US troops and insurgents.

Their claims have been supported by a survey showing a four-fold increase in all cancers and a 12-fold increase in childhood cancer in under-14s. Infant mortality in the city is more than four times higher than in neighbouring Jordan and eight times higher than in Kuwait.

Dr Chris Busby, a visiting professor at the University of Ulster and one of the authors of the survey of 4,800 individuals in Fallujah, said it is difficult to pin down the exact cause of the cancers and birth defects. He added that "to produce an effect like this, some very major mutagenic exposure must have occurred in 2004 when the attacks happened".

US Marines first besieged and bombarded Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad, in April 2004 after four employees of the American security company Blackwater were killed and their bodies burned. After an eight-month stand-off, the Marines stormed the city in November using artillery and aerial bombing against rebel positions. US forces later admitted that they had employed white phosphorus as well as other munitions.

In the assault US commanders largely treated Fallujah as a free-fire zone to try to reduce casualties among their own troops. British officers were appalled by the lack of concern for civilian casualties. "During preparatory operations in the November 2004 Fallujah clearance operation, on one night over 40 155mm artillery rounds were fired into a small sector of the city," recalled Brigadier Nigel Aylwin-Foster, a British commander serving with the American forces in Baghdad.

He added that the US commander who ordered this devastating use of firepower did not consider it significant enough to mention it in his daily report to the US general in command. Dr Busby says that while he cannot identify the type of armaments used by the Marines, the extent of genetic damage suffered by inhabitants suggests the use of uranium in some form. He said: "My guess is that they used a new weapon against buildings to break through walls and kill those inside."

The survey was carried out by a team of 11 researchers in January and February this year who visited 711 houses in Fallujah. A questionnaire was filled in by householders giving details of cancers, birth outcomes and infant mortality. Hitherto the Iraqi government has been loath to respond to complaints from civilians about damage to their health during military operations.

Researchers were initially regarded with some suspicion by locals, particularly after a Baghdad television station broadcast a report saying a survey was being carried out by terrorists and anybody conducting it or answering questions would be arrested. Those organising the survey subsequently arranged to be accompanied by a person of standing in the community to allay suspicions.

The study, entitled "Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005-2009", is by Dr Busby, Malak Hamdan and Entesar Ariabi, and concludes that anecdotal evidence of a sharp rise in cancer and congenital birth defects is correct. Infant mortality was found to be 80 per 1,000 births compared to 19 in Egypt, 17 in Jordan and 9.7 in Kuwait. The report says that the types of cancer are "similar to that in the Hiroshima survivors who were exposed to ionising radiation from the bomb and uranium in the fallout".

Researchers found a 38-fold increase in leukaemia, a ten-fold increase in female breast cancer and significant increases in lymphoma and brain tumours in adults. At Hiroshima survivors showed a 17-fold increase in leukaemia, but in Fallujah Dr Busby says what is striking is not only the greater prevalence of cancer but the speed with which it was affecting people.

Of particular significance was the finding that the sex ratio between newborn boys and girls had changed. In a normal population this is 1,050 boys born to 1,000 girls, but for those born from 2005 there was an 18 per cent drop in male births, so the ratio was 850 males to 1,000 females. The sex-ratio is an indicator of genetic damage that affects boys more than girls. A similar change in the sex-ratio was discovered after Hiroshima.

The US cut back on its use of firepower in Iraq from 2007 because of the anger it provoked among civilians. But at the same time there has been a decline in healthcare and sanitary conditions in Iraq since 2003. The impact of war on civilians was more severe in Fallujah than anywhere else in Iraq because the city continued to be blockaded and cut off from the rest of the country long after 2004. War damage was only slowly repaired and people from the city were frightened to go to hospitals in Baghdad because of military checkpoints on the road into the capital

Cancer Birth Defects, Depleted Uranium, 2012, Fallujah, Iraq, Europe

Will take you to the full length film by Feurat Alani: A lost generation discussed here by Prof Busby, who is interviewed in the film. It is about the US military's use of depleted uranium and how it harms our war veterans, their families, as well as the local population.

Watch this film and realize that there is a big cover-up of the effects of these weapons and pressure has to be brought on the authorities and on the military to stop using these weapons and to investigate the whole issue, because I have to say that there is a large amount of uranium circulating in the atmosphere NOW. 

So it's not just a question of people in Fallujah. It's also a question of people in Iraq, and people in Europe, and people in the United States. [There exists] [t]he concentration of uranium in high volume air samplers at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment in Aldermaston, Berkshire so we can monitor the levels of uranium in the atmosphere. And these levels have been just consistently rising ever since the first Gulf War.


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