Skip Navigation | Sheffield IMC | UK IMC | Editorial Guidelines | Mission Statement | About Us | Contact | Help | Support Us

UK Indymedia UK Indymedia Sheffield Indymedia Sheffield Indymedia

Racism, Religion, and the American and UK Armed Forces Decision to use DU

Roddy Newman | 10.11.2010 13:11 | Health | History | Terror War | Sheffield | World

Racism, Religion, and the American and UK Armed Forces Decision to use Uranium Munitions in their Wars in Iraq, the Balkans, and Afghanistan

While there has been much debate about the wars in Iraq, the Balkans, and
Afghanistan, the most important aspect of those conflicts, the clearly
racist, and religiously motivated decision by the American and UK armed
forces to use depleted uranium, and non-depleted uranium munitions which
have irradiated those 3 mostly Muslim, or large minority Muslim places with
enough inhalable radioactive material to kill millions of people, is rarely
mentioned in the major media, which ought to regard the nuclear wars that
the American and UK armed forces have fought over the last 19 years, as the
biggest scandal of modern times, because there is concrete scientific proof
that those wars could kill more civilians than the Holocaust, as I will now
explain.

The Ministry of Defence is clearly fully aware that depleted uranium, which
is a component of nuclear waste, is dangerous to human health, as an August
13, 1999 BBC News article, "UN probes Balkan depleted uranium", revealed
that, "UK Ministry of Defence personnel in Kosovo have been warned to stay
clear of areas affected by DU weapons if they are not wearing full
radiological protective clothing."

Moreover, the MoD will also of course be aware after over 60 years of
research into nuclear radiation, that radioactive uranium dust from DU
munitions which have impacted and exploded, could give people who breathe it
in cancer. You do not have to be a top nuclear scientist to know these days
that inhaling uranium is carcinogenic, because it is common knowledge,
but in case anyone has any doubts about what I have just said, I will point
out that a December 14, 2003 article in "The Observer", "Army shells pose
cancer risk in Iraq", reported that "Dr. Chris Busby, who is a member of a
government committee examining radiation risks [the Committee Examining
Radiation Risks of Internal Emitters, which Busby sat on between 2001 and
2004], expressed concern. 'There is no question that inhaling this
radioactive dust can increase the risk of lymphomas [cancers]', he said."

Furthermore, a second scientist who works for the UK Government, says that
"the Americans and the MoD" are both aware that just one particle of DU dust
can devastate the immune system, and thus leave people unprotected against
life threatening illnesses: "...Roger Coghill, an experimental biologist who
[sits on a Department of Health committee which examines the risks from
mobile 'phone radiation, and who] runs a research centre in Wales, accused
the Americans and the MoD of brushing the "biological truth" under the
carpet. "One single particle of DU lodged in the lymph node can
devastate the entire immune system"", to cite the article "Radiation tests
for peacekeepers in Balkans exposed to depleted uranium", which was in the
"Daily Telegraph" of December 31, 2000.

Roger Coghill's "One single particle" statement is correct, because the
US armed forces have known since 1943 that, "The amount [of radioactive
material] necessary to cause death to a person inhaling the material is
extremely small. It has been estimated that one millionth of a gram
accumulating in a person's body would be fatal. There are no known methods
of treatment for such a casualty."

You can read the declassified in 1974, original October 30, 1943 American
military Manhattan Project document which that quotation is taken from here:
 http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/Groves-Memo-Manhattan30oct43a.htm

The fact that one millionth of a gram of radioactive material could be
fatal, and the fact that one single particle of DU can devastate the entire
immune system, explains why people in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was
singled out for 2 special attacks by the Pentagon in 2004, after 4 American
military contractors were killed there by insurgents, who dragged their
burnt bodies through the streets before hanging them from a bridge, have had
to put up with even bigger increases in cancer than the survivors of the
1945 American atomic bombing of Hiroshima: "...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 [the already mentioned] Dr. [Chris] Busby [who no longer
serves on the already mentioned UK Government committee, but who does now
serve on the MoD's Oversight Committee on Depleted Uranium] says what is
striking is not only the greater prevalence of cancer but the speed with
which it was affecting people", to cite the article "Toxic legacy of US
assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'", which was printed in "The
Independent" of July 24, 2010.

It is not just Fallujah where Iraqi civilians have had to put up with
massively increased cancer, leukaemia, and birth defect rates either.
In her book "Bushwacked: Life in George W. Bush's America" (Allison and
Busby, London, 2004), Molly Ivins, a former "New York Times journalist who
has 3 times been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and whose column is syndicated
to over 300 American newspapers, pointed out that, "During Gulf War 1, US
planes and tanks unloaded 320 tons of munitions made with DU on the
people of Iraq. In exactly the areas most heavily hit, health problems have
been especially severe. Nationwide in Iraq, the number of cancer cases in
children has risen fivefold, and congenital defects and leukemia have
tripled, according to Iraqi health officials." (pp.273-274)

When you find out how many people could be killed by the American and UK
armed forces' nuclear wars of the last 19 years, you will wonder why the
major media is not paying more attention to this greatest scandal of modern
times: "It is estimated that 315 tons of DU dust was left in Iraq after the
first Gulf War, and an official British report on the toxicity of
battlefield DU indicated that just 40 tons of debris from DU munitions could
give rise to over 500,000 deaths", to cite a quotation from page 155 of
Michael Northcott's book "An Angel Directs the Storm: Apocalyptic Religion
and American Empire" (IB Tauris, London, 2004)

If 40 tons of DU debris could kill over 500,000 people, presumably 315 tons
of DU dust could kill several million people, and an article in "The
Guardian" of April 17, 2003, "Scientists urge shell clean-up to protect
civilians", stated that, "...up to 2,000 tonnes of DU has been used in the
Gulf, a large part of it in cities like Baghdad, far more than in the
Balkans. Unep [the UN Environment Program] has offered to go to Iraq and
check up on the quantities of DU still present and the danger it poses to
civilians."

If 40 tons of DU could kill over 500,000 people, and if 315 tons of could
kill several million people, could "up to 2,000 tonnes of DU" kill tens of
millions of people in just "the Gulf"? After all, the radioactivity half life of uranium is
4.5 billion years, as a Federation of American Scientists Military Analysis Network
webpage ( http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/du.htm) points out, so the dust
from those up to 2000 tonnes will carry on killing people for a very long time.

Michael Northcott's just mentioned book, pointed out on page 166, that the
nuclear wars of the last 19 years, are also creating huge numbers of babies
with birth defects, which are evidently the result of their parents' genes
being damaged by nuclear radiation:

"Despite extensive documentation on the effects of DU on civilians and
soldiers exposed to it, and on their unborn children, the United States and
Britain again deployed them in the second Iraq War in 2003. In the state of
Mississippi, one report indicated that 67 per cent of children of Gulf War
veterans were born with deformities, including missing eyes, ears or fingers
or with severe blood or respiratory disorders."

The just mentioned July 24, 2010 "Independent" article, also explained that
people in Fallujah now have to put up with large numbers of babies being
born with birth defects: "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.

"...[The already mentioned UK Government scientist] Dr. [Chris] Busby [who
did a survey in Fallujah to find out about the health of its inhabitants]
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."

If you have a strong stomach, and want to see photographs of the birth
defects which the nuclear wars of the last 19 years have created, put the
words "depleted uranium babies" into Google Images, and then wonder even
more why the major media is not paying more attention to the biggest scandal
of modern times, which will not just affect Iraq, the Balkans, and
Afghanistan, as radioactive uranium dust can of course blow across national
borders.

A July 30, 1999 BBC News article, "Depleted uranium threatens 'Balkan
cancer epidemic'", reported that: "In mid-June scientists at Kozani in northern
Greece were reporting that radiation levels were 25% above normal whenever
the wind blew from the direction of Kosovo.

"And Bulgarian researchers reported finding levels eight times higher than
usual within Bulgaria itself, and up to 30 times higher in Yugoslavia."

Another BBC News article, "Depleted uranium: The lingering poison" (June 7,
1999), also revealed that DU dust is blowing across national borders:
""I [Ray Bristow, a British medical theatre technician during the 1991 Gulf
War] remained in Saudi Arabia throughout the war. I never once went into
Iraq or Kuwait, where these munitions were used.

""But the tests showed, in layman's terms, that I have been exposed to over
100 times an individual's safe annual exposure to depleted uranium.""

Ray Bristow's exposure to very high levels of depleted uranium, may be
why he has gone from running marathons for charity before the 1991 Gulf War,
to walking with a stick, and using a wheelchair to travel long distances,
because DU can cause a staggering range of illnesses, as Leuren Moret, who
has worked at American nuclear weapons laboratories, including the Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory, pointed out in her article, "Depleted
Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War", which you can read here:
 http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/MOR407A.html

The fact that non-depleted uranium, which is 40% more radioactive than DU,
has clearly been used in Afghanistan, makes it even more likely that people who
inhale uranium dust wherever it blows from that country, will be killed or
made ill by it.

A May 22, 2003 BBC News article, "Afghans' uranium levels spark alert",
explained that: "A small sample of Afghan civilians have shown "astonishing" levels
of uranium in their urine, an independent scientist [Professor Asaf Durakovic,
who used to work as a US Army adviser] says.

"...But he found no trace of the depleted uranium (DU) some scientists
believe is implicated in Gulf War Syndrome [as ""astonishing" levels of
uranium" did not get into Afghan civilians' blood by complete chance, it is
thus obvious that NDU munitions have been used in Afghanistan].

"...Without exception, every person donating urine specimens [in
Afghanistan] tested positive for uranium internal contamination.

"The results were astounding: the donors presented concentrations of toxic
and radioactive uranium isotopes between 100 and 400 times greater than in
the Gulf veterans tested in 1999.

"...A spokesman for the US Department of Defense told BBC News online the US
had not used DU weapons there [in Afghanistan]."

This US Department of Defense denial that uranium munitions have been used in
Afghanistan is not credible, because the Pentagon has lied again and again
about DU.

For example, an already cited "Daily Telegraph" article, "Radiation tests
for peacekeepers in Balkans exposed to depleted uranium", showed how the
Pentagon had lied about even using DU in Kosovo: "Nato said last week that
American aircraft fired 10,800 depleted uranium shells in Bosnia in 1994-95.

"...The Pentagon originally denied that uranium shells were used in Kosovo
but in March Lord Robertson, the Secretary General of Nato, said that 31,000
shells containing depleted uranium had been used by American A10 ground
attack aircraft in Kosovo."

Those aircraft had in fact contaminated 112 areas of Kosovo with DU,
according to a March 14, 2001 article in "The Independent", "Water
in Kosovo could be poisoned with depleted uranium, says UN".

The dust which is produced when DU munitions impact and explode, can of
course blow on to water, which explains the title of the just cited article.

Another example of Pentagon lying, was exposed by the research of a just
mentioned former US Army adviser: "Dr. [Professor Asaf] Durakovic said his
research showed that in Afghanistan, coalition forces had also used DU in "bunker
buster" bombs, which can penetrate tens of metres into the soil." ("Afghan 'health link'
to uranium", BBC News, April 30, 2008)

Professor Durakovic's research was certainly not faulty, as a November 2005
German "Bundeswehr" ("Federal Defence Force") Centre for Communication
military manual, "Zentrum fur Nachrichtenwesen der Bundeswehr: Leitfaden fur
Bundeswehrkontingente in Afghanistan", Stand: 11/2005, which was passed to
German campaigners, stated that American planes had used armour piercing
incendiary munitions with a DU core in Afghanistan (pp.1-11).

You can read about that manual here:  http://www.wise-uranium.org/dissaf.html.

An American daily newspaper article, "Iraqi cancers, birth defects blamed on
US depleted uranium", which was published in the "Seattle
Post-Intelligencer" on November 12, 2002, also exposed Pentagon lying:
"Infantry were identified as potentially receiving the highest exposures,
and the expected health outcomes included cancers and kidney problems.

"...But today the Pentagon plays down the effects. Officials refer queries
on DU munitions to the latest government report on the subject, last updated
on Dec. 13, 2000, which said DU is "40 percent less radioactive than natural
uranium.""

The above article includes a world map with most of the places where DU had
been used up to 2002. I said "most", because it does not include the
Ministry of Defence Dundrennan firing range at Kirkcudbright in Scotland,
and does not include the Pentagon's test firing of DU munitions in
Australia, for example at Rockhampton in Queensland. A July 3, 2001 BBC News
article, "Uranium shell tests halted", discussed the MoD's testing of DU
munitions in Kirkcudbright, which has polluted the Solway Firth, as shells
have been fired into it. The Australian documentary film "Blowin' in the
Wind", which you can watch a short clip from on YouTube and Google Video, is
about the Pentagon's testing of DU munitions in Australia.

Two BBC News articles have also proved that the Pentagon lies about the
dangers of DU.

"Depleted uranium threatens 'Balkan cancer epidemic'" (July 30, 1999)
pointed out that, "Just six months before the Gulf War, the [US] Army
released a report on DU predicting that large amounts of DU dust [which one
particle of "can devastate the entire immune system", to cite UK Government
scientist Roger Coghill's already mentioned statement again] could be
inhaled by soldiers and civilians during and after combat."

So the US Army knew 6 months before the 1991 Gulf War, that soldiers and
civilians could inhale lethally large amounts of DU dust, but in the just
cited November 2002 "Seattle Post-Intelligencer" article, the Pentagon was
playing down the effects of DU on human health.

The second BBC News article, "US to use depleted uranium" (March 18,
2003), stated: "Colonel James Naughton of US Army Materiel Command said
Iraqi complaints about depleted uranium (DU) shells had no medical basis.

"...A 1995 report from the US Army Environmental Policy Institute, for
example, said: "If DU enters the body, it has the potential to generate
significant medical consequences.""

So again, we see that the Pentagon lies about the medical consequences of
inhaling DU dust.

As "The Guardian" pointed out in an April 17, 2003 article, "Scientists urge
shell clean-up to protect civilians", even the Royal Society, which is the
UK's leading science organisation, has accused the Pentagon of
lying, because the Pentagon claimed that the Royal Society backed its claims
that DU is not dangerous.

Anyone who wonders how the Pentagon could be run by people who are inhuman
enough to kill possibly tens of millions of people with DU, should be aware
that a number of American Cold War generals were in favour of using nuclear
weapons which could kill possibly tens of millions of people against the
enemies of the US.

The "Daily Telegraph" magazine of June 12, 2010, revealed in its "Deadly
payload" article about the Pentagon's possible secret use of germ warfare
during the Korean War that, "Even before Chinese troops had entered the fray
in October 1950, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff had authorised the use of
atomic weapons against targets within China if their troops became embroiled
in the conflict. And even though the famously aggressive Gen Douglas
MacArthur argued for their use, President Truman witheld permission."

If the correct description for General Douglas MacArthur is "famously
aggressive", it is difficult to know how to describe a former Chief of Staff
of the US Air Force, General Curtis LeMay, who inspired the "General Buck
Turgidson", pro-nuclear war with the Soviet Union character in the Peter
Sellers film "Dr. Strangelove", and his Strategic Air Command (bomber fleet)
chief, General Thomas Power, who inspired the "General Jack D. Ripper"
character who actually starts a nuclear war with the Soviet Union in "Dr.
Strangelove", as they both made MacArthur look like a pacifist.

Nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union, could of course have killed
not tens, but hundreds of millions of people.

If you are still not convinced that the US armed forces could include people
who are inhuman enough to want to kill possibly tens of millions of people
with radioactivity, I will simply cite General "Jack D. Ripper" Power:
"Restraint! why are you so concerned about saving their [Soviet civilians']
lives? The whole idea is to kill the bastards!...At the end of the war, if
there are two Americans and one Russian, we win!"

You can read that quotation here:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/trivia

Not only the Pentagon, but also the George W. Bush Administration have been
exposed for lying about the Iraq War, so no one should be surprised by the
Pentagon's serial lying over the DU issue.

Then Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, said during a June 2003
security conference in Singapore: "Let's look at it simply. The most
important difference between North Korea and Iraq is that economically we
just had no choice in Iraq. The country swims on a sea of oil." (Wolfowitz's
admission was cited in William Engdahl's book, "A Century of War:
Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order", Pluto, London, 2004,
p.257)

So the Bush Administration lied about the invasion of Iraq being related to
oil. Of course, telling American service personnel that they had to risk
their lives to make money for the wealthy people who own Bush
election campaign funders like Exxon-Mobil, would not have sounded very
good, so various lies had to be told to convince them to fight, and to
convince the US public to support the invasion.

In his 1935 book, "War Is a Racket" (Roundtable Press, New York), Major
General Smedley Butler, the former head of the US Marine Corps, and the most
decorated soldier in US history, revealed that during his 33 year career in
the Marines, he spent most of his time fighting wars to ensure that big
business could make money as a result of them.

If you have never heard of his important book, and do not believe that such
a man would write such a book, you can look at 3 photographs of the first
edition here:  http://cambridgeforecast.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/war-as-racket-smedley-butler-1935-book/

You can also read the whole book for free here:  http://www.warisaracket.com/

When you find out just how much radiation the US and UK armed forces have
unleashed on the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan, and for how long that
radiation will be around, you will be even less surprised by the Pentagon's
lying over the DU issue.

The more than 500 above ground nuclear bomb tests of 1945 to 1980, the 1945
Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, the Chernobyl disaster, and other nuclear
power plant and nuclear weapon accidents, have created radioactive dust
which is still lethal today (former US Army Major Doug Rokke, who was
interviewed by "Yes" magazine for a March 31, 2003 article which was
entitled "The War Against Ourselves", pointed out that, "These consequences
last for eternity. The half life of uranium 238 is 4.5 billion years [which
means of course, that in 4.5 billion years, the uranium which the US and UK
armed forces have left in Iraq, will only be half as radioactive as it is
now]. And we left 320 tons all over the place in Iraq."). However, the
amount of radioactive dust which has been created by those sources, may have
been dwarfed by the amount which the nuclear wars of the last 19 years have
created.

Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, who used to be the Indian Navy's commanding officer,
estimates that the amount of DU which was used in the 2003 invasion of Iraq,
is equivalent to the radiation from nearly 250,000 Nagasaki bombs. See the
online transcript of the "Silent WMD's: Effects of Depleted Uranium" speech
which he gave at the February 29 to March 2, 2004 "Dialogues with Decision
Makers" conference in New Delhi, to find out out how he came up with his
nearly 250,000 Nagasaki bombs worth of radiation statistic.

Professor Yagasaki Katsuma of the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa,
Japan, who spoke at the World Uranium Weapons Conference at the University
of Hamburg on October 16-19, 2003, estimated in his "Depleted Uranium
Shells, The Radioactive Weapons - Perpetuation of War Damage by Radiation"
presentation, which you can also read online, that the amount of DU which
the American and UK armed forces had used in Afghanistan and Iraq up to that
point, had created as much radiation as an also huge number of Hiroshima
bombs would have done: "It is estimated that in the First Gulf War, 320 to
800 tons of DU were used, scattering indeed 14,000 to 36,000 times more
radiation than in Hiroshima. In the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, at
least 500 tons of DU shells were said to be dropped.

"...Second, while most of the radiation released by the atomic bombs in
Hiroshima and Nagasaki had very short half-life periods, DU has an extremely
long half-life of 4.5 billion years. Dose amount of DU will last in the same
level of as ever even after tens of thousands of years. Residents in the
DU-affected area [as we have seen, that includes neighbouring countries
which the DU dust blows into] will have to live forever, for generations to
generations, under threat of radiation [which will thus cause steadily more
damage to the gene pool in the affected areas, as more and more people
breathe in the dust]. Humankind has never experienced such horrible damage
of war."

The fact that the DU dust from the nuclear wars of the last 19 years will be
almost as dangerous as it is now in tens of thousands of years, is why,
"...there is talk of turning it [the Pentagon's Jefferson County, Indiana
proving ground, where it has tested DU munitions] into a National Sacrifice
Zone and closing it forever", to cite an article in the March 2002 English
language edition of "Le Monde Diplomatique", "America's big dirty secret".

As DU dust from the nuclear wars of the last 19 years will be almost as
dangerous after tens of thousands of years as it is now, a quote from a BBC
News article, "Uranium 'killing Italian troops'" (January 10, 2007), proves
that the MoD is lying about the dangers of DU, and proves, yet again, that
the Pentagon is lying about the dangers off DU: "Both the US and Britain
acknowledge the dust from depleted uranium can be dangerous if inhaled but
they insist the danger is short lived and localised."

As people will be killed wherever the DU dust blows for tens of thousands of
years, we need a different term to "Holocaust" to describe what the American
and UK armed forces have done over the last 19 years. "Megaholocaust" would
be more appropriate.

The very pro-President George W. Bush and Tony Blair American heavy rock
star Ted Nugent, said in a May 28, 2006 interview with "The Independent"
which was entitled "Ted Nugent: Off his rocker?", that, "Our failure [in
Iraq] has been not to Nagasaki them." But as I have shown, The US and UK
Governments did "Nagasaki" the Iraqis many times over. Revealingly, Nugent,
who attends the annual Republican Party convention, said in the interview,
that "high-level senators and congressmen" he had spoken to agreed with his
"Nagasaki" the Iraqis view, so anyone who still wonders how the US armed
forces could be inhuman enough to "Nagasaki" Iraqi civilians, ought to take
note of Nugent's admission.

Admiral Bhagwat also pointed out in his just mentioned speech, that DU
dust will of course not just affect the health of people: "This brief
presentation is aimed at conveying to the primarily Indian participants of
the Conference the fateful and disastrous consequences of the indiscriminate
use of depleted and non DU munitions on the people of the west, central and
south Asian regions, women, children, men, animals, plant and animal life
now and in the future, in gross violation of international law, the Hague
convention and domestic US military law."

An already mentioned BBC News article, "Afghan 'health link' to uranium",
stated: "Villagers near the Tora Bora mountains [in Afghanistan], scene of a
massive coalition attack in 2001 aimed at forcing Osama bin Laden out of a
cave complex where he was believed to be hiding, suspect the bombs brought
an increase in diseases and other problems.

""There was a strange smell, and most of the trees here did not yield
fruit", recounted Yusuf Khan."

So DU dust will interfere with the productivity of fruit trees wherever it
blows.

The article "Plutonium in daily diet after the Chernobyl accident" ("Health
Physics", November 1993, Volume 65, Issue 5, pp.489-92), discussed Polish
people eating plutonium in their food because of the Chernobyl disaster, so
it should be assumed that crops in Iraq, the Balkans, and Afghanistan are
also contaminated with DU.

The racism which helped to create the DU Megaholocaust, is of course not
surprising, as the US and UK Governments have a long history of violently
racist behaviour going back to colonial times, and as the US and UK have
much more violently racist fascists than other Western nations.

The US had a very violent towards black people apartheid type system in its
southern states for much longer than South Africa had its very violent
towards black people apartheid system, and if you look at pages 173-181 of
the EU's European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia 2005
report, "Racist Violence in 15 EU Member States", you will see that the UK
was by a long way the most racist country in the old 15 member EU, as each
year, fascists in just England and Wales (no data for Scotland and Northern
Ireland was included), were then committing several times more racist crimes
than even German fascists, whose country has a much bigger population than
England and Wales.

In an October 1, 2009 article for the Operation Black Vote black politics
site, I discussed a now dead American fascist party leader who was well
known for openly advocating killing all of the world's billions of non-white
and Jewish people, and the British National Party and England First Party
leaders who admired him.

You can read that article here:  http://operationblackvote.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/questiontime-for-bnps-fascist-links/

Moreover, in my November 1, 2009 "The BNP and terrorism" article for the
anti-fascist blog Lancaster Unity, I showed that no fascist party on the
planet appears to have had as many terrorist connections as the BNP (while
the article was primarily about the BNP, it also discussed the terrorist
connections of other fascist parties in the UK and other countries).

You can read that article here:  http://lancasteruaf.blogspot.com/2009/11/bnp-and-terrorism.html

So, it is hardly surprising, that in her book, "A Nation Betrayed: The Role
of the West in Rwanda's Genocide" (Zed Books, London, 2000), which was
praised Glenys Kinnock MEP, Colin Keating, the former New Zealand Ambassador
to the UN, and Richard Harries, the then Bishop of Oxford, former "Sunday
Times" investigative journalist Linda Melvern showed how the Rwandan Hutu
massacre of an estimated 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis, could have been stopped if
the American and UK Governments had not blocked UN intervention to stop the
massacre: "In an interview shortly after the UN report on Rwanda was published,
[Boutros] Boutros-Ghali [the then UN Secretary-General] angrily blamed the
Americans for what had happened. He revealed that during the genocide he had
private meetings individually with the ambassadors of America and Britain,
Madeleine Albright and David Hannay. To each ambassador he had urged action
to stop the killing in Rwanda. Boutros Ghali described their reaction: 'Come
on, Boutros, relax...Don't put us in a difficult position...the mood is not
for intervention, you will obtain nothing...we will not move.'" (p.228)

If even a few white people were being massacred in Washington DC and London,
those 2 Governments would intervene immediately to stop the killings, but
actively sabotaged attempts to stop the massacre of 800,000 black people.
Madeleine Albright's disinterest in the massacre of 800,000 non-white
people, is not exactly surprising. Her infamous racist remark on national
American television, that the 500,000 Iraqi children who had, according to a
1999 UNICEF report, died as a result of UN economic sanctions against Iraq
which the American and UK Governments continually refused to end, even
though the sanctions stopped the Iraqi Government buying medicines, and
repairing water treatment plants which had been destroyed by Allied bombing
in the 1991 Gulf War, were a price worth paying, inspired the title of the
award winning investigative journalist John Pilger's March 6, 2000 ITV
documentary, "Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq", in which
Pilger and Alan Lowery travelled to Iraq with Denis Halliday, a former
Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, who had resigned over what he called
the "immoral policy" of economic sanctions. His successor, Hans von Sponeck,
also resigned because he disagreed with the sanctions policy. Pilger's
documentary is now on Google Video and YouTube. Madeleine Albright's
national American television remarks are now on YouTube, under the title:
"Madeleine Albright Defends Mass-Murder of Children".

So some of the people who were working for the George H. W. Bush and Clinton
Administrations, and for the Major Government, which all used DU in Iraq and
/ or the Balkans, were happy to see Arab and black people dying in very
large numbers.

If you find what I have just said hard to believe, I will point out first of
all that Madeleine Albright was not the only pro-racist genocide Democrat:
"The most telling question that evening came from an activist, Mitch Cohen.
He noted that the United States estimated that 100,000 to 200,000 Iraqis
died during the first Persian Gulf War as a dierct result of [Allied]
bombing and as a result of the United States having destroyed parts of
Iraq's drinking water and sanitation sytems [what did destroying such Iraqi
civilian infrastructure have to do with getting Saddam Hussein to withdraw
from Kuwait?]. He also noted that half a million Iraqi children had died as
a result of 12 years of UN sanctions against Iraq. Cohen asked, "Do you
agree with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright when she says she
thinks the price was worth it?"

"[Former Democratic Party Senator Bob] Kerrey hardly missed a beat. "Yes, I
do," he shot back." (Amy Goodman, with David Goodman, "The Exception to the
Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love
Them", Random House, London, 2004, pp.214-215)

The Rwanda genocide, and the economic sanctions against Iraq era, are not
the only not DU related periods examples of people working for the Major
Government backing racist genocide either.

In the "Selling Death" chapter of "Guardian" investigative journalists David
Leigh and Ed Vulliamy's book, "Sleaze: The Corruption of Parliament" (Fourth
Estate, London, 1997), you can read about John Major era UN diplomats, and
Conservative politicians, who backed Slobodan Milosevic's fascist /
communist type Serbian regime while it was massacring Bosnian Muslims, and
while it was setting up Boer War / Stalinist / Nazi / Francoist /
Maoist style concentration camps for them.

For example, on page 112, you can read: "One senior American diplomat at the
United Nations described Britain as having forged 'the lowest common
denominator ' at the UN Plaza in New York - taking and selling the line of
least resistance to the Serbs. Thus for three bloody years, the British
stifled, filibustered, and sabotaged initiatives by elements in the US
administration and elsewhere for tough action and a quick peace, to a point
which drove American diplomats to distraction.

"One senior official in the State Department who had tried to get his
Government to intervene more robustly said: 'I learned to treat Britain as a
hostile power, out to block anything, everything. They were prepared to go
to the wall against us on Bosnia. I came to think of the British as like
having the [very pro-Serbia] Russians around the State Department. Or maybe
the Serbs themselves. Usually your guys were refined and subtle diplomats.
But over this they were going crazy. I got one pre-emptive visit from a Brit
about a memo I hadn't even finished writing [which proves that one of the
British intelligence agencies was monitoring the American official's email
account]! Dammit, someone came up to me in goddamm Safeway on Saturday
morning and collared me about the arms embargo!'"

Some of the people working for the George W. Bush Administration, which used
DU in Iraq and Afghanistan, were clearly equally pro-racist genocide, which,
given the fact that his Administration refused to end the economic blockade
of Iraq, and given the fact that the US Government is the 51%, and thus
controlling shareholder in the UN's International Monetary Fund, which
orders poor black, brown, and Oriental nations to end food price subsisies
which allow poor people to eat, to reduce spending on health care which
keeps poor people alive, to grow food for export to rich countries, instead
of for their own people, and so on, is no surprise at all.

Bob Geldof's and Bono's Make Poverty History, is only the latest and most
famous organisation to campaign for the scrapping of the debts which the IMF
use to force poor nations to do such things.

The best book to read if you want to read more about the crimes of the IMF
and 2 other UN subsidiaries, the World Bank and the World Trade
Organisation, is Professor Richard Peet's "The Unholy Trinity: The IMF,
World Bank and WTO" (Zed Books, London, 2003)

The partly IMF engineered "Third World debt crisis" began under the
Reagan-Bush Administrations of 1981-1989, as a result of the high interest
rates which were demanded from debtor nations who had been encouraged to
borrow money at low interest rates in the 1970's, which is why some
Rastafarians in Jamaica, whose poorer people were made to pay a heavy
price by the IMF, claimed that Ronald Wilson Reagan (three 6 letter names),
who showed his contempt for black people by supporting the partly Third
Reich inspired apartheid regime, and by starting his 1980 campaign for the
US Presidency in Philadelphia, Mississippi, a small town which had become
nationally notorious after 3 civil rights activists were lynched and
murdered there in 1964, was the Antichrist!

A December 14, 2002 "Time" magazine article, "Lott, Reagan and Republican
racism", has more to say about Reagan's racism. "Lott" is of course
Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, who had to resign in 2002 from his position
as Republican Senate Minority leader, after he publicly said that he wished
racial segregation had not been abolished in the US South. As "Time" pointed
out, Lott was one of the Republicans who urged Reagan to start his 1980
campaign in Philadelphia.

Tony Blair is a pro-war of aggression against Iraq hawk who is much admired
by Ted "Nagasaki" Nugent; Blair reguarly used the "no rights without
responsibilities" slogan, which, "Observer" columnist Nick Cohen pointed
out in his book, "Cruel Britannia: Reports on the Sinister and the
Preposterous" (Verso, London, 1999), was originally used by pre-World War 2
fascists and reactionary Catholics who were criticising democracy for giving
people "rights without responsibilities"; the Labour Party was warned by the
Socialist International, that it faced being suspended from that
organisation over Blair's alliances in Europe with firstly the then Spanish
Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, a former member of Franco's fascist party
who was criticised, when he was in office, for funding a group which tried
to keep Franco's memory alive, and with secondly Italian Prime Minister
Silvio Berlusconi, whose Government wanted Italian school text books to
say more positive things about Mussolini, and who told the British
Conservative magazine "The Spectator" in an interview, that Mussolini never
killed anyone (in fact, the Italian Fascists massacred a lot of people in
Ethiopia and Libya, and killed some of their opponents in Italy); and the
Blair Government refused to end the economic blockade of
Iraq, so the involvement of some of the people who were working for his
Government in racist genocide in Iraq, is also no surprise at all.

By comparison with their sister political parties in other parts of Europe,
all 3 of the big UK political parties, which are all implicated in the DU /
NDU Megaholocaust, as they all supported at least the 1991 nuclear war
against Iraq, are very, very right wing, because UK culture is very, very
right wing by comparison with other parts of Europe, which is why UK
fascists are far more involved in racist terrorism, and other forms of
racist violence, than fascists in other parts of Europe, so it is entirely
correct to classify Tony Blair as in certain ways a far right figure, and to
point to the far right leanings of some Conservatives.

A January 30, 1984 BBC "Panorama" documentary, "Maggie's Militant Tendency",
was about the alleged fascist links of some Conservative politicians, and
David Cameron simply shrugged off people who criticised him for moving his
party out of the mainstream conservative group in the European Parliament,
and into a group with fascist connections.

Because of the genocidal and racist policies of the American and UK
Governments, it is again no surprise at all, that when the prestigious
British medical journal "The Lancet" published a study which showed that the
invasion of Iraq had led to 650,000 deaths, genocide denier American and UK
politicians dismissed the figure, but an article in "The Guardian" of March
28, 2007, "A monstrous war crime", revealed that the MoD's chief scientific
adviser, had said the research in "The Lancet" was "robust", close to "best
practice", and "balanced", and that scientists at the UK's Department for
International Development, thought that the methods which "The Lancet" had
used, were "tried and tested", and would, if anything, have led to
an "underestimation of mortality".

John Major's Government was in charge of the 1991 Gulf War, but some people
who were working for Margaret Thatcher's Government had initially ordered UK
forces to fight that nuclear war against Iraq, which is yet again no
surprise at all, given her well known support for the partly Third Reich
inspired apartheid regime in South Africa.

What is much less well known, is that in her "Below the Parapet: The
Biography of Denis Thatcher" (HarperCollins, London, 1997) biography of
Margaret Thatcher's late husband, Denis, his daughter Carol reveals that out
of the public eye, her racist parents used to joke that the UK Commonwealth
Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) stood for: "Coons Holidaying on
Government Money", which explains why Margaret Thatcher was so pro-the
apartheid regime.

It was of course some people who were working for George H. W. Bush's
Administration who ordered American forces to fight their 1991 nuclear war
against Iraq, which, given the various Third Reich connected, or pro-Third
Reich people who were given jobs by the 1981-1989 Reagan-Bush
Administrations, is once again, no surprise at all.

When the Reagan-Bush team won the 1980 election, they appointed former
Waffen (Armed) SS officer General Fritz Kraemer to their Star Wars advisory
panel. Kraemer, who was already working for the Pentagon Plans Division, was
a mentor to another Reagan-Bush appointee, Secretary of State General
Alexander Haig. A second Reagan-Bush adviser, was a former officer in Hitler's
Wehrmacht, General Albert Wedemeyer. A third,was the German / Irish American
Pat Buchanan, the 1985-1987 White House Communications Director.

Buchanan is a notorious Hitler regime apologist who allegedly advised the
Reagan-Bush Administation to ignore Jewish protests against Reagan's
forthcoming 1985 official visit to a partly Waffen SS cemetery in West Germany.
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel alleged that at a meeting with Jewish leaders
at the Reagan-Bush White House, "The only one really defending the trip was
Pat Buchanan, saying, 'We cannot give the perception of the President being
subjected to Jewish pressure.'" ("Is Buchanan Courting Bias?", "Washington Post",
February 29,1992). Buchanan denies making this alleged remark.

Another Reagan-Bush appointee, was J. Peter Grace, a chemicals magnate, who
was put in charge of the US Government's Private Sector Survey on Cost
Control. Among Grace's employees, was Otto Ambros, who was the inventer of
Zyklon B, the poison gas which was used to kill Jews at Auschwitz,
Treblinka, Sobibor, and so on.

A final Reagan-Bush appointee, was Lev Dobriansky, who was made US
Ambassador to the Bahamas. He edited a journal called "Ukrainian Quarterly",
whose politics can be gauged from the fact that it ran an article which
praised General Pavlo Shandruk, the creator of the Waffen SS Galician
Division, which worked at Auschwitz.

Shandruk also fought against the US Army at some place called Bitburg.

George H. W. Bush and his son are of course members of the Skull and Bones
secret society, which they joined when they were studying at Yale
University.

On December 14, 1991, the "You" magazine supplement of the "Mail on Sunday",
featured an article called "Is the President out of his skull?", which said
that a group of women who had broken into the Skull and Bones headquarters,
had alleged that they had found a room full of Nazi Totenkopf (Death's Head)
SS memorabilia. "You" also reported that the women had said, that someone
ought to ask President Bush about all of the Nazi swastikas which they
alleged were in the headquarters.

Skull and Bones is allegedly the American branch of a German secret society,
and its skull and bones logo, is the same as the skull and bones logo which
the Totenkopf SS used. Unlike the Waffen SS, who were primarily combat
troops, the Totenkopf SS just provided guards for Auschwitz, Treblinka,
Sobibor, and so on.

It goes without saying that the 2 big American political parties are very,
very right wing by comparison with their sister parties in parts of Europe,
so it is entirely correct to point to the far right connections / views of
some Republicans and Democrats.

No doubt the facts which I have discussed in this article will anger some
people, but if you are someone who supports the use of private prosecutions
to bring war criminals who governments are refusing to prosecute to justice,
you should know UK purveyors of death who ordered, or voted for the nuclear
wars of the last 19 years, no longer have to fear private prosecutions for
their genocidal war crimes, as another purveyor of death, Ken Clarke, who
was the Deputy Chairman of British American Tobacco between 1998 and 2007,
has come to their rescue: "The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke yesterday
outlined proposals aimed at making it more difficult for private individuals
to secure arrest warrants for visiting dignitaries they accuse of war crimes
and other serious offences.

"...he said he is introducing legislation that will mean arrest warrants
cannot be granted to people acting privately in these cases without the
permission of the Director of Public Prosecutions." ("Clarke plans change to
war crimes arrest warrants", "The Independent", July 23, 2010)

If this article has made you angry, please firstly forward it in an email to
your MP, and ask them politely (a) to demand that MoD personnel in radiation
suits are sent to Iraq, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and neighbouring
countries, to do as much to clean up DU / NDU pollution as they can, (b) to
sign an Early Day Motion which demands a Commons debate on the nuclear wars
of the last 19 years, and an official enquiry into those wars, and which
also demands that all of the politicians who ordered, or voted for those
wars, are prosecuted for genocide, and (c) to call for DU and NDU munitions
to be banned worldwide.

An American newspaper, "The Idaho Observer", pointed out in an April 16,
2003 article, "Death by Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops", that,
"DU munitions are classified by a United Nations resolution as illegal
weapons of mass destruction. Their use breaches all international laws,
treaties and conventions forbidding poisoned weapons calculated to cause
unnecessary suffering", so DU and NDU munitions are already illegal, and all
of the people who ordered, or voted for nuclear wars in which they were
used, are already war criminals, but a formal global ban would make it a lot
easier to prosecute such people.

The European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and Belgian politicians
would all no doubt support banning DU / NDU munitions worldwide, as on May
22, 2008, a European Parliament resolution which was passed by 491 votes to
18, with 12 abstentions, called for a global treaty to ban DU munitions,
which numerous countries now possess, as on January 24, 2001, the Council of
Europe called for DU munitions to be banned, and as on March 22, 2007, the
Belgian Parliament voted to ban DU munitions.

If this article has made you angry, please secondly forward it to all of
your friends and relatives, and ask them politely to forward it to all of
their friends and relatives, and please thirdly also forward it to all of
the anti-war, and anti-nuclear weapons and nuclear power organisations that
you can think of, and ask them politely to organise peaceful protests
against the ongoing DU / NDU Megaholocaust.

Most people in Nazi Germany were unable to do much to try to stop the
Holocaust, but you can do a lot to try to stop the DU / NDU Megaholocaust.

Roddy Newman
- Homepage: http://modernhiddenhistory.blogspot.com/

Download this article in pdf format >>

Email this article to someone >>

Submit an addition or make a quick comment on this article >>

Comments

Display the following 2 comments

  1. Depleted Uranium Watch — Depleted Uranium Watch
  2. Decent article, thanks — Sven

Publish

Publish your news

Do you need help with publishing?

Kollektives

Birmingham
Cambridge
Liverpool
London
Oxford
Sheffield
South Coast
Wales
World

Other UK IMCs
Bristol/South West
London
Northern Indymedia
Scotland

Sheffield Topics

Afghanistan
Analysis
Animal Liberation
Anti-Nuclear
Anti-militarism
Anti-racism
Bio-technology
Climate Chaos
Culture
Ecology
Education
Energy Crisis
Fracking
Free Spaces
Gender
Globalisation
Health
History
Indymedia
Iraq
Migration
Ocean Defence
Other Press
Palestine
Policing
Public sector cuts
Repression
Social Struggles
Technology
Terror War
Workers' Movements
Zapatista

Sheffield [navigation.actions2014]

NATO 2014

Sheffield Actions 2013

G8 2013

Sheffield Actions 2012

Workfare

Sheffield Actions 2011

2011 Census Resistance
August Riots
Dale Farm
J30 Strike
Occupy Everywhere

Sheffield Actions 2010

Flotilla to Gaza
Mayday 2010
Tar Sands

Sheffield Actions 2009

COP15 Climate Summit 2009
G20 London Summit
Guantánamo
Indymedia Server Seizure
University Occupations for Gaza

Sheffield Actions 2008

2008 Days Of Action For Autonomous Spaces
Campaign against Carmel-Agrexco
Climate Camp 2008
G8 Japan 2008
SHAC
Smash EDO
Stop Sequani Animal Testing
Stop the BNP's Red White and Blue festival

Sheffield Actions 2007

Climate Camp 2007
DSEi 2007
G8 Germany 2007
Mayday 2007
No Border Camp 2007

Sheffield Actions 2006

April 2006 No Borders Days of Action
Art and Activism Caravan 2006
Climate Camp 2006
Faslane
French CPE uprising 2006
G8 Russia 2006
Lebanon War 2006
March 18 Anti War Protest
Mayday 2006
Oaxaca Uprising
Refugee Week 2006
Rossport Solidarity
SOCPA
Transnational Day of Action Against Migration Controls
WSF 2006

Sheffield Actions 2005

DSEi 2005
G8 2005
WTO Hong Kong 2005

Sheffield Actions 2004

European Social Forum
FBI Server Seizure
May Day 2004
Venezuela

Sheffield Actions 2003

Bush 2003
DSEi 2003
Evian G8
May Day 2003
No War F15
Saloniki Prisoner Support
Thessaloniki EU
WSIS 2003

Server Appeal Radio Page Video Page Indymedia Cinema Offline Newsheet

insecure Unencrypted Page

We suggest you use an encrypted connection encrypted connection for browsing this site.

Please install the CAcert root certificate to verify the authenticity of the site, for more information see the security page.

IMCs


www.indymedia.org

Projects
print
satellite tv

Europe
antwerpen
athens
austria
barcelona
belarus
belgium
bristol
brussels
bulgaria
calabria
cyprus
emilia-romagna
estrecho / madiaq
germany
grenoble
hungary
ireland
istanbul
italy
liguria
linksunten
malta
nantes
napoli
netherlands

paris/île-de-france
piemonte
poland
portugal
roma
russia
scotland
sverige
switzerland
ukraine
united kingdom

Latin America
argentina
chiapas
chile sur
cmi brasil
cmi sucre
ecuador
mexico
puerto rico
qollasuyu
rosario
valparaiso
venezuela

Oceania
aotearoa
manila
melbourne
sydney

South Asia
india


United States
atlanta
austin
baltimore
big muddy
binghamton
boston
charlottesville
chicago
cleveland
colorado
columbus
dc
hudson mohawk
la
michigan
new mexico
new orleans
north texas
nyc
oklahoma
philadelphia
pittsburgh
portland
richmond
rochester
rogue valley
saint louis
san francisco bay area
santa barbara
santa cruz, ca
tennessee
united states
urbana-champaign
worcester

West Asia
beirut
palestine

Topics
biotech

Process
fbi/legal updates
mailing lists
process & imc docs
tech