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The US and Britain Are Now Getting a Tragic Sample of the Weapons They Unleashed Against Iran – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on March 28, 2020

The British tech team told me they had been secretly sent to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq by Britain’s Ministry of Defense and Britain’s MI6 Secret Intelligence Service to help Iraq’s military develop and deploy biological weapons…

A popular joke among western journalists in Baghdad went, ‘of course Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction. We have the delivery receipts.’

Many of these attacks were targeted by US satellites positioned over Iraq.  US Air Force officers worked closely with their military counterparts Iraq.

The moral of this terrible story, and the current worldwide epidemic, is to immediately ban all chemical and biological weapons everywhere.  Destroy all chem/bio warfare plants everywhere, including the US, Russa, China, India and Israel.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/eric-margolis/the-us-and-britain-are-now-getting-a-tragic-sample-of-the-weapons-it-unleshed-against-iran/

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The world is getting sick from the spreading COVID-19 virus.  North Americans and Europeans are now as horrified as Chinese by the invisible killer that has put their hospitals under siege.

They are also getting a grim foretaste of what biological warfare would be like.  Those not cowering in terror in their homes would likely be amazed to learn that some of their governments are still churning out highly toxic chemical and biological agents in hidden factories.

But surely our lily white democracies don’t stoop to making poison gas and germs?

Back in 1990-91, I was based in Baghdad covering the first of the Gulf Wars. The US was threatening to attack Iraq for daring to invade oil-rich Kuwait, which used to be part of Iraq until ‘detached’ by the British Empire. At the same time, the eight-year Iran-Iraq War had just ended in a bloody stalemate. The US and Britain had pressed Saddam Hussein’s Iraq to invade Iran, seize its oil wealthy and overthrow the Islamic government in Tehran.

Facing a US-British invasion, Saddam Hussein ordered all foreigners in Iraq rounded up and confined to tourist hotels. Among the foreigners, I discovered four British scientific technicians who had been sent, or ‘seconded,’ to a newly built biowarfare chemical complex south of Baghdad at Salman Pak. They were then trucked to Baghdad as hostages against a US attack.

I managed to slip into the compound that held them and talked for hours over mugs of tea. The British tech team told me they had been secretly sent to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq by Britain’s Ministry of Defense and Britain’s MI6 Secret Intelligence Service to help Iraq’s military develop and deploy biological weapons for use against numerically superior Iranian forces on the Central Front, Al-Faw Peninsula, and again Kurdish rebels in the north.

The bio weapons included Anthrax, botulism, Q fever and tularemia that attacks the eyes, throat, skin and lymph nodes. Salman Pak also produced quantities of nerve and mustard gasses used against Iranian infantry formations.

Most raw materials for the germ and gas came from Europe. Feeder stocks for the germ/poison gas weapons came from the main UC chemical warfare plans at Ft. Detrick, Maryland.

A popular joke among western journalists in Baghdad went, ‘of course Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction. We have the delivery receipts.’

The times Iraq deployed its chemical/bio weapons against Iran, the results were nightmarish: blinded soldiers choking to death, unable to unable to breathe; soldiers with their skin peeling off; dead mothers holding babies in their arms.  Many of these attacks were targeted by US satellites positioned over Iraq.  US Air Force officers worked closely with their military counterparts Iraq.

To this day, there remain tens of thousands of maimed, blinded, crippled Iraqi soldiers.  It was Iraq’s version of World War I, cheerfully financed by the US, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.  Iraq’s once thriving economy is mostly in ruins.  US and British bombing even destroyed most of Iraq’s sewage systems, water reserves, hospitals and bridges. Contaminated water alone killed 500,000 Iraqi children, according to the UN, a price ‘worth paying’ said US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

The moral of this terrible story, and the current worldwide epidemic, is to immediately ban all chemical and biological weapons everywhere.  Destroy all chem/bio warfare plants everywhere, including the US, Russa, China, India and Israel.

The COVID-19 virus is merely a taste of what a real biological war would be like.  Many around the world who bear us ill cannot help but take notice how the world’s richest, mightiest nation can be brought to its knees by some invisible bugs.

When President Trump fulminates against China over COVID-19, he should be advised that the anthrax and other germ weapons used against Iraq in 1990 originated at Fort Detrick, just 50 miles NW of the White House, a mere one hour drive if traffic is not too heavy.

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A trail of toxicity: the US military bases making people sick

Posted by M. C. on May 23, 2019

In 1986, Zumwalt and his son published a book, “My Father, My Son” (Macmillan), telling of the younger Zumwalt’s battle against cancer that both men attributed to dioxin, a toxic byproduct of Agent Orange. The story was made into a TV movie of the same title for CBS, which broadcast it in May 1988. Three months later, Elmo Zumwalt III died of cancer at 42, leaving a wife and two children.

Zumwalt, whose other son, James, also served under his command in Vietnam, became America’s highest-ranking officer to return to the war-ravaged country in 1995. He told Vietnamese President Le Duc Anh, “I have felt a very special responsibility to help deal with the wounds of that war.”

But even then, he reiterated that given the same circumstances, he would again order the use of Agent Orange to defoliate heavy brush along riverbanks concealing Viet Cong guerrillas. He said it reduced casualties among Navy personnel along the waterways from 6 percent a month to 1 percent.

Twisted.

The military is deadly. It doesn’t care who it kills, friend or foe. In many ways it is crueler to its own kind.

Burn pits in Iraq, Agent Orange in Vietnam, 30 years of polluted water at Perris Island, Subic Bay is cancer and birth defect laden military remnant, depleted uranium leaving a trail of cancer.

We need a cure for government. It really doesn’t care.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/23/chemical-colorado-springs-military-communities-pfcs

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Over the last 80 years, much of the land surrounding Venetucci Farm was sold to the US army to establish the base now known as Fort Carson, and today it is hemmed in by highways. Still, with its 200 acres of fields, farmhouse and big red barn, it is a beloved institution in Colorado Springs. As the only community urban farm left in the sprawling city, it is a valuable resource, educating thousands of children about agriculture, sustainability and healthy eating and known above all for its annual pumpkin giveaways.

A sign at the shutdown Venetucci Farm.
The shuttered Venetucci Farm.
  • Venetucci Farm.

The autumn pumpkin event has taken place for decades, and a local brewer still makes Venetucci Pumpkin Ale, but now the pumpkins are bought elsewhere. The produce is no longer available for public consumption because farming activities have stopped. In 2016, irrigation water was found to be contaminated with elevated levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).

The foundation that runs the farm has joined forces with a local water district to sue the US Air Force, alleging that toxic chemicals used in firefighting foam at a nearby base have tainted the water, perhaps for decades, prompting health worries and causing economic losses.

Similar concerns have been raised about dozens of other bases across the country. But the problem is not limited to areas close to military installations.

PFCs and related human-made chemicals, more generally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), have been virtually unregulated since at least the 1950s. As well as at industrial sites, airports and bases, PFAS have long been used in household products thanks to their grease- and stain-resistant properties. They are everywhere: from fast-food packaging to carpets and furniture, water-repellent clothing and non-stick cookware such as Teflon.

The extraordinary resilience that led to them being dubbed “forever chemicals” no longer seems such a boon. As more becomes known about their widespread presence in the environment and the potential health risks, activists are urging state and federal regulators take action to increase oversight and even ban PFAS outright….

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US Air Force Admits F-35 Will Harm Health and Learning of Vermont Children

Posted by M. C. on October 25, 2018

A moment of truthfulness. Someone slipped up.

Let’s hope Uncle doesn’t start a burn pit near the school. Think Subic Bay in Vermont.

https://truthout.org/articles/us-air-force-admits-f-35-will-harm-health-and-learning-of-vermont-children/

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In its 2013 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the US Air Force disclosed that operation of the F-16 fighter aircraft in the Chamberlin School neighborhood of South Burlington, Vermont, assaults children with noise sufficient to cause learning impairment. The EIS also shows that 45 percent more children will have their learning impaired if the Air Force executes its plan to base F-35 jets in that neighborhood…

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