Moscow Times: Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Uncovered


Richard Moore

Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 10:44:35 -0700
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Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction Uncovered 
Posted by: lex on Friday, September 02, 2005 -
10:03 AM

The Moscow Times - Chris Floyd - It was the one great fear
that trumped all the others, the nightmare scenario that
overrode reason, skepticism, and all political debate,
stampeding the nation into war: the thought of terrorists
wielding weapons of mass destruction -- "dirty bombs" packed
with cancerous nukestuff and gene-warping chemical poisons
that would kill, maim and deform the innocent.

Global Eye
Chris Floyd   

The Moscow Times
September 2, 2005
Issue 3244. Page 112. 

This was the horror that President George W. Bush and his
supporters held up -- and still hold up -- before the American
people as the moral imperative behind his invasion of Iraq,
and the justification for any so-called "abuses" that might be
committed in his desperate, noble, no-holds-barred defense of
the realm against this ungodly terror.

And despite all the critics and nay-sayers, the president has
indeed proven to be a prophet: The nightmare has come true.
There are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq -- dirty bombs
and poison shells -- and they are being used by terrorist
leaders to kill and maim Americans, including newborn
children. But the "liberal media" are completely burying the
story, in a shameless act of treasonous complicity with these
enemies of civilization.

In fact, the U.S. media elite spent last weekend fawning on
the radical extremist who unleashed these deadly weapons,
gathering for an "intimate dinner" at his secluded desert
redoubt, The Washington Post reports. While they noshed and
joshed with the man of blood, his poisons were deforming the
babies of American soldiers, irradiating the bones and organs
of thousands of innocent civilians, and bonding chemical
toxins to the very DNA of his victims, laying the foundation
for generations of anguish and early death, as the In These
Times web site reports.

This WMD attack was no piecemeal effort cobbled together by an
isolated band of cranks, but a sustained, relentless onslaught
delivered by a highly sophisticated military machine: more
than 6 million pounds of radioactive weaponry exploding in
every part of the country, its deadly residue raining on
plowed fields and playgrounds, swirling in the dust of
close-packed cities, winging through vast rural expanses,
settling in lungs, coursing through veins, biting into the
ground, floating on the water.

The country, of course, is Iraq, where the radical extremist
George W. Bush has used more than 3,000 tons of depleted
uranium -- the radioactive residue of atomic weapons
production and nuclear plants -- in everything from missiles
and bombs to rifle and pistol shells. As ITT notes, each DU
explosion releases clouds of poison particles that disperse
over a wide area and stay radioactive for billions of years.
This dispersal pattern means that the American soldiers
handling and firing DU ammo -- or just walking through areas
blasted by the shells -- get just as poisoned as the thousands
upon thousands of Iraqi civilians stricken by Bush's WMD.

Yes, Bush is now committing the same war crime that he himself
cites as the prime example of Saddam Hussein's bottomless
evil: using chemical weapons against his own people.

And make no mistake: DU ammo is a chemical weapon of fearsome
properties. After Daddy Bush dumped 300 tons of DU on Iraq in
the first Gulf War, the Pentagon's own studies showed it to be
an uncontrollable hazard, an indiscriminate tormentor of
civilians and combatants alike. But the military brass love
those malignancy-spawning munitions, which can cut through
stone and steel like paper. So they ignored the studies,
denounced their own experts -- and expanded the DU arsenal

While insisting, without any field tests, that DU radiation is
as safe as mother's milk -- assuming Mother hasn't been
irradiated, of course -- the Pentagon conveniently ignores the
indisputable chemical toxicity of the highly poisonous heavy
metal. Medical scientists say that uranium has "an affinity
for bonding with DNA, where even trace amounts can cause
cancers and fetal abnormalities," ITT reports. Doctors
conducting in-depth tests on National Guard troops now
stumbling home from Little Bush's botch-up in Babylon are
finding widespread symptoms of uranium poisoning, along with
radiation-related deformities in the soldiers' children.
Meanwhile, the ghastly effect that DU is having on civilians
in Iraq -- where treatment is nonexistent in the ruins of the
health care system that Bush's war has destroyed -- can
scarcely be imagined.

But apart from a few honorable exceptions -- such as the
"downmarket" New York Daily News, which has provided medical
help for the poisoned Guard troops shunted aside by the
Pentagon -- the major U.S. media have maintained a craven
silence about this ongoing atrocity. Certainly no one brought
it up last weekend when the White House press corps was
invited to Bush's fake ranch for free chow and a personal
chin-wag with ole DU Dubya himself -- off the record, of
course. It wouldn't do for the American people to know what
their betters talk about when they take their ease at poolside
amongst the courtiers. The Post reports that the fierce
watchdogs of the Fourth Estate were "following [Bush] around
in packs every time he moved." But what else could they do?
You can't lick somebody's boots unless you get in really

And so the dirty bombs will keep falling -- weapons of terror,
the stuff of nightmares, a war crime whose virulent harvest
will be reaped in the pain of children yet unborn. While Bush
partied with the press, while he pranced around before
hand-picked crowds of mindless adorers at cheerleading
rallies, a harsh chemical death was slowly eating its way into
the flesh of the citizen-soldiers and innocent Iraqis he has
sacrificed in his vainglorious crusade for profit and power.
His ostensible enemies in the "war on terror" can only dream
of inflicting such wanton destruction; they will never match
the ghoulish reality of the master.


Bush's Secret Dinner - With the Press
Washington Post, Aug. 26, 2005 

Radioactive Wounds of War
In These Times, Aug. 25, 2005 

Filter Tips: Chemical Weapons in the Assault on Fallujah
Empire Burlesque, March 18, 2005 

New York Daily News, April 3, 2004 

W.H.O. Suppressed Scientific Study Into Depleted Uranium
Cancer Fears in Iraq
Sunday Herald (Scotland), Feb. 22, 2004 

Ex-Military Doctor Decries Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons
Japan Times, Nov. 23, 2005 

Army Ignored Uranium Poisoning Complaints
Associated Press, Apri 10, 2004

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