A Genetic Disaster
On a recent episode of Out There TV, we interviewed Dr. Gary Null, who just released a documentary called “Gulf War Syndrome". Even as the pundits cried out indignantly about the conditions at Walter Reed, nobody addressed the larger problem … that tens of thousands of veterans have been injured, not just by bullets and bombs, but by the very air they breathe in the war zones.
As is poignantly and graphically shown in Null’s documentary, the U.S. administration is using nuclear weapons in its war of terror. Yes, it’s true. We, who invaded a sovereign nation allegedly because of its vast stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, are blithely using exactly such weapons.
Of course this is illegal according to every convention to which we are a party, but talking about legality misses the point. The crisis about to be precipitated by the indiscriminate use of nuclear armaments against the basically defenseless inhabitants of at least two countries will affect all of humanity. Its scope can barely be imagined.
Depleted Uranium, which is in no way, shape or form depleted of its ability to kill and maim, was in the so-called “smart” bombs used during the invasion and is still used daily in the artillery and shells used during the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. The half-life of Uranium-238 is 4.5 billion years, the age of the earth. And, as Uranium-238 decays into daughter radioactive products, in four steps before turning into lead, it continues to release more radiation at each step. There is no way to turn it off, and there is no way to clean it up. It meets the US Government’s own definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Depleted Uranium is the by-product of nuclear weapon and energy creation, and there is so much of it, it is actually cheaper than ice cream, according to an expert on Dr. Null’s DVD. Because there is such a glut of this material, the weapons manufacturers get it practically free. Wow – what a deal. Dispose of toxic waste by aiming it at civilians in what someone has classified as a terrorist state and you’ve killed two birds with one stone. No, actually, it’s much more than two birds. It’s more like all the birds. It’s the weapon that keeps on killing. Forever.
Do not for one minute think that this radioactive angel of death will stay within the boundaries of Iraq or Afghanistan, and that it is only the children of those terrible “Muslim fanatics” that will bear the burden of our nuclear holocaust. Cancer rates among children have increased by 400 per cent in Iraq, but they are not the only ones with terrible tumors and wasted limbs.
Cancers of every kind are increasingly common in soldiers returning from the Iraq war, but the effects of DU are far more insidious than cancer. The genetic structure of those exposed to it can actually be altered, and when these men father children, those children are at risk of being born with terrible mutations. Many have been born without arms or legs, with one eye, or none.
Where the wind blows, so too blows the DU dust, and it knows no borders. The air, the water and the soil in Iraq are so irradiated that the whole country should be vacated, but the problem extends far beyond the Middle East. In Australia and England, readings have shown increased levels of background radiation. We can only imagine what’s going on in neighboring nations downwind.
By deploying this weapon, we have forever altered the genetic structure of not only the human race, but of all life on earth. This travesty has been completely ignored by mainstream media in favor of nonsense about spoiled pop stars and self-aggrandizing politicians. The military has refused to acknowledge its part in what could well be the genetic destruction of the human race and has largely left its own American military victims to suffer and die without compassion or treatment. And of course the current presidential candidates have completely denied any knowledge of this issue.
But we cannot let this rest. We have to do something. We must join with Dr. Null, Dr. Doug Rokke, Leuren Moret and many others who are doing everything they can to put an end to this. I am imploring everyone reading this column –educate yourself. Watch Dr. Null’s documentary, “Gulf War Syndrome”. (You can find the link on the Out There TV web site). Read Dr. Rokke’s and Leuren Moret’s papers on the subject, then, get involved. Call, write, e-mail, camp on the doorstep of Congress if you have to, but make our representatives put a stop to the war and the use of these illegal weapons. Force them to look after the American, Iraqi, Afghani and all other victims of Depleted Uranium poisoning.
We cannot turn away from this truth. We cannot sit comfortably in our living rooms, blissfully ignorant of the fact that we, each and every one of us, are responsible for the potential demise of the human race. E.T. is not going to beam us up out of this, and we cannot entrust the continued existence of the species to men who are so crazed by power and greed that they cannot see they are forever destroying the very planet they covet.
Kate Mucci is co-host and producer of Out There Television; a weekly one-hour program broadcast throughout the U.S. on the America One and ITVI networks, and in 32 other countries around the world on BEN TV on the Sky Digital satellite system. Out There TV can be viewed on the web by going to www.OutThereTV.com where you can also find more information on Depleted Uranium and many other topics. Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org