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    Depleted Uranium Measured in British Atmosphere from Battlefields in the Middle East THE QUEEN S DEATH STAR February 24, 2006 By Leuren Moret
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      Depleted Uranium Measured in British Atmosphere from Battlefields in
      the Middle East

      February 24, 2006
      By Leuren Moret

      The Sunday Times Online, February 19, 2006, reported on a shocking
      scientific study authored by British scientists Dr. Chris Busby and
      Saoirse Morgan: "Did the use of Uranium weapons in Gulf War 2 result
      in contamination of Europe? Evidence from the measurements of the
      Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Aldermaston, Berkshire, UK". The
      highest levels of depleted uranium ever measured in the atmosphere in
      Britain, were transported on air currents from the Middle East and
      Central Asia; of special significance were those from the Tora Bora
      bombing in Afghanistan in 2001, and the "Shock & Awe" bombing during
      Gulf War II in Iraq in 2003. Out of concern for the public, the
      official British government air monitoring facility, known as the
      Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), at Aldermaston was established
      years ago, to measure radioactive emissions from British nuclear power
      plants and atomic weapons facilities.

      The British government facility (AWE) was taken over 3 years ago by
      Halliburton, which refused at first to release air monitoring data, as
      required by law, to Dr. Busby. An international expert on low level
      radiation, Busby serves as an official advisor on several British
      government committees, and co-authored an independent report on low
      level radiation with 45 scientists, the European Committee on
      Radiation Risk (ECRR), for the European Parliament. He was able to get
      Aldermaston air monitoring data from Halliburton /AWE by filing a
      Freedom of Information request using a new British law which became
      effective January 1, 2005; but the data for 2003 was missing. He
      obtained the 2003 data from the Defence Procurement Agency.

      The fact that the air monitoring data was circulated by
      Halliburton/AWE to the Defence Procurement Agency, implies that it was
      considered to be relevant, and that Dr. Busby was stonewalled because
      Halliburton/AWE clearly recognized that it was a serious enough matter
      to justify a government interpretation of the results, and official
      decisions had to be made about what the data would show and its
      political implications for the military. In a similar circumstance, in
      1992, Major Doug Rokke, the Director of the U.S. Army Depleted Uranium
      Cleanup Project after Gulf War I, was ordered by a U.S. Army General
      officer to write a no-bid contract "Depleted Uranium, Contaminated
      Equipment, and Facilities Recovery Plan Outline" for the procedures
      for cleaning up Kuwait, including depleted uranium, for Kellogg, Brown
      and Root (KBR), a subsidiary of Halliburton. The contract/proposal was
      passed through Madeleine Albright, the Secretary of State, to the
      Emirate of Kuwait, who considered the terms and then hired KBR for the

      Aldermaston is one of many nuclear facilities throughout Europe that
      regularly monitor atmospheric radiation levels, transported by
      atmospheric sand and dust storms, or air currents, from radiation
      sources in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. After the
      "Shock and Awe" campaign in Iraq in 2003, very fine particles of
      depleted uranium were captured with larger sand and dust particles in
      filters in Britain. These particles traveled in 7-9 days from Iraqi
      battlefields as far as 2400 miles away. The radiation measured in the
      atmosphere quadrupled within a few weeks after the beginning of the
      2003 campaign, and at one of the 5 monitoring locations, the levels
      twice required an official alert to the British Environment Agency.

      In addition to depleted uranium data gathered in previous studies on
      Kosovo and Bosnia by Dr. Busby, the Aldermaston air monitoring data
      provided a continuous record of depleted uranium levels in Britain
      from the other recent wars. Extensive video news footage of the 2003
      Iraq war, including Fallujah in 2004, provided irrefutable documented
      evidence that the US has unethically and illegally used depleted
      uranium munitions on cities and other civilian populations. These
      military actions are in direct violation of not only the international
      conventions, but also violate US military law because the US is a
      signatory to The Hague and Geneva Conventions and the 1925 Geneva Gas
      Protocol. Depleted uranium weaponry meets the definition of a Weapon
      of Mass Destruction (WMD) in two out of three categories under US Code
      TITLE 50, CHAPTER 40 Sec. 2302. After action mandates have also been
      violated such as US Army Regulation AR 700-48 and TB 9-1300-278 which
      requires treatment of radiation poisoning for all casualties,
      including enemy soldiers and civilians, and remediation. Dr. Busby's
      request for this data through Halliburton from AWE, and subsequently
      provided by the Defence Procurement Agency, was necessary to establish
      verification of Iraq's 2003 depleted uranium levels in the atmosphere.
      These facts demonstrate why Halliburton (AWE) refused to release the
      2003 data to him, and it obviously establishes that weaponized
      depleted uranium is an indiscriminate weapon being distributed all
      over the world in a very short period of time, immediately after its

      The recent documentary film BEYOND TREASON
      [http://www.beyondtreason.com] details the horrific effects of
      depleted uranium exposure on American troops and Iraqi civilians
      [http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m19825&l=i&size=1&hd=0] in the Gulf region
      in 1991; not to speak of those civilians continuing to live in
      permanently contaminated and thus uninhabitable regions. Global
      increases since 1991 of melanoma, infant mortality, and frog die-offs
      can only be explained by an environmental contaminant. Alarming global
      increases in diabetes, with high correlation to depleted uranium wars
      in Iraq, Bosnia/Kosovo, and Afghanistan, demonstrate that diabetes is
      a sensitive indicator and a rapid response to internal depleted
      uranium exposure. Americans in 2003 reported visiting Iraqi relatives
      in Baghdad who were suffering from an epidemic of diabetes. After
      returning to the US following 2-3 weeks in Iraq, they discovered
      within a few months that they too had diabetes. Japanese human shields
      and journalists who worked in Iraq during the 2003 war are sick and
      now have symptoms typical of depleted uranium exposure.

      Likewise, after the US Navy, several years ago, moved depleted uranium
      bombing and gunnery ranges from Vieques Island in Puerto Rico to
      Australia, health effects there are already being reported. The
      documentary film BLOWIN' IN THE WIND, has an interview with a family
      with two normal teenage daughters, living near the bombing range where
      depleted uranium weaponry is now being used. The parents showed photos
      of their baby born recently with severe birth defects. The baby looked
      like Iraqi deformed babies, and like many of the Iraqi babies, died 5
      days after birth.

      Other than anonymous British government officials denying that Iraq
      was the source of the depleted uranium measured at Aldermaston by AWE,
      and some unnamed 'establishment scientists' blaming it on local
      sources or natural uranium in the Iraq environment, there is no one,
      as of this writing, willing to lend their name or office to refuting
      this damning evidence reported by Dr. Busby. All of the anonymous
      statements used by the media thus far are contradicted by the factual
      evidence found in the filters, which was all transported from the same
      region. The natural abundance of uranium in the crust of the earth is
      2.4 parts per million, which would not become concentrated to the high
      levels measured in Britain during a long journey from the Middle East.
      These particles traveling over thousands of miles would dilute the
      concentration rather than increase it. There are no known natural
      uranium deposits in Iraq which make it impossible for these anonymous
      claims to have scientific credibility. Unnamed government sources
      blamed local sources in Britain such as nuclear power plants; however
      that would also leave evidence of fission products in the filters
      which were not in evidence. The lowest levels measured at monitoring
      stations around Aldermaston were at the facility, which means it could
      not be a possible source. Atomic weapons facilities would be more
      likely to produce plutonium contamination, also not reported as a
      co-contaminant at Aldermaston. In other words, all factual evidence
      considered, the question must be asked, what were the Medias anonymous
      experts and government officials basing their claims on?

      Dr. Keith Baverstock exposed a World Health Organization (WHO)
      cover-up on depleted uranium in an Aljazeera article, "Washington's
      Secret Nuclear War" posted on September 14, 2004. It was the most
      popular article ever posted on the Aljazeera English language website
      Baverstock leaked an official WHO report that he wrote, to the media
      several years ago after the WHO refused to publish it. He warned in
      the report about the mobility of, and environmental contamination
      from, tiny depleted uranium particles formed from US munitions.
      Busby's ECRR report challenged the International Committee on
      Radiation Protection (ICRP) standards for radiation risk, and reported
      that the mutagenic effects of radiation determined by Chernobyl
      studies are actually 1000 times higher than the ICRP risk model
      predicts. The ECRR report also establishes that the ICRP risk model,
      based on external exposure of Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims, and the
      ECRR risk model, based on internal exposure, are mutually exclusive
      models. In other words, the ICRP risk model based on external exposure
      cannot be used to estimate internal exposure risk. The report also
      states that a separate study is needed for depleted uranium exposure
      risks, because it may be far more toxic than nuclear weapons or
      nuclear power plant exposures. In July of 2005, the National Academy
      of Sciences reported in their new BEIR VII report on low level
      radiation, that there is "no safe level of exposure". The report also
      finally admitted that very low levels are more harmful per unit of
      radiation than higher levels of exposure, also known as the
      "supralinear" effect.

      This is extremely alarming information on low level radiation risk,
      since the AWE data from Aldermaston confirms that rapid global
      transport of depleted uranium dust is occurring. Dr. Katsuma Yagasaki,
      a Japanese physicist at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, has
      estimated that the atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki
      bombs has been released into the global atmosphere since 1991, from
      the use of depleted uranium munitions. It is completely mixed in the
      atmosphere in one year. The "smog of war" from Gulf War I was found in
      glaciers and ice sheets globally a year later. Even more alarming is
      the non-specific catalytic or enzyme effect from internal exposures to
      nanoparticles of depleted uranium. Soldiers on depleted uranium
      battlefields have reported that, after noticing a metallic taste in
      their mouths, within 24-48 hours of exposure they became sick with
      Gulf War syndrome symptoms.

      Who is profiting from this global uranium nightmare? Dr. Jay Gould
      revealed in his book THE ENEMY WITHIN, that the British Royal family
      privately owns investments in uranium holdings worth over $6 billion
      through Rio Tinto Mines. The mining company was formed for the British
      Royal family in the late 1950's by Roland Walter "Tiny" Rowland, the
      Queen's buccaneer. Born in 1917 through illegitimate German parentage,
      and before changing his name, Roland Walter Fuhrhop was a passionate
      member of the Nazi youth movement by 1933, and a classmate described
      him as "...an ardent supporter of Hitler and an arrogant, nasty piece
      of work to boot." His meteoric rise and protection by intel agencies
      and the British Crown are an indication of what an asset he has been
      for decades to the Queen, as Africa's most powerful Western
      businessman. Africa and Australia are two of the main sources of
      uranium in the world. The Rothschilds control uranium supplies and
      prices globally, and one serves as the Queen's business manager.
      Filmmaker David Bradbury made BLOWIN' IN THE WIND to expose depleted
      uranium bombing and gunnery range activities contaminating pristine
      areas of eastern Australia, and to expose plans to extract over $36
      billion in uranium from mines in the interior over the next 6 years.
      Halliburton has finished construction of a 1000 mile railway from the
      mining area to a port on the north coast of Australia to transport the
      ore. The Queen's favorite American buccaneers, Cheney, Halliburton,
      and the Bush family, are tied to her through uranium mining and the
      shared use of illegal depleted uranium munitions in the Middle East,
      Central Asia and Kosovo/Bosnia. The major roles that such diverse
      individuals and groups as the Carlyle Group, George Herbert Walker
      Bush, former Carlyle CEO Frank Calucci, the University of California
      managed nuclear weapons labs at Los Alamos and Livermore, and US and
      international pension fund investments have played in proliferating
      depleted uranium weapons is not well known or in most instances even
      recognized, inside or outside the country.

      God Save The Queen from the guilt of her complicity in turning Planet
      Earth into a 'Death Star.



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