We humans are certainly living at a defining moment in our history. Moreover this critical moment is being shaped by forces not generally foreseen. Indeed, many events are coming together like waves at a nodal point, indicating that the tides of history are building in intensity. As such, it is the collective that is going to suffer, although most of us are still holed up in our individualities, clinging to our separate existences and unaware of the larger picture.
All the same, life is going to start altering in fundamental ways. Major changes in finances, climate, environmental toxicity, war activities, monetary systems and more will occur more quickly than are presently understood. With this in mind, it is best to be prepared for the unexpected by having knowledge of it and preparations, as much as is possible, in advance.
An important case in point: Paul Craig Roberts, who was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, is doing what, to my knowledge, no American of his stature has ever done before. He is openly calling for a financial attack against the United States. What could easily be thought of as treason to Americans is, to the world, a deeply sobering train of thought and one worth serious consideration.
“If the rest of the world would simply stop purchasing US Treasuries, and instead dump their surplus dollars into the foreign exchange market, the Bush Regime would be overwhelmed with economic crisis and unable to wage war. The arrogant hubris associated with the “sole superpower” myth would burst like the bubble it is,”
wrote Roberts on February 12, 2007. He went on to say,
“The demise of the US dollar is only a question of time. [i] It would save the world from war and devastation if the dollar is brought to its demise before the Bush Regime launches its planned attack on Iran. The collapse of the dollar would also end the US government’s ability to subvert other countries by purchasing their leaders to do America’s will.”[ii]
Roberts’ explanation continues:
“The Bush Regime’s ability to wage war is dependent upon foreign financing. The Regime’s wars are financed with red ink, which means the hundreds of billions of dollars must be borrowed. As American consumers are spending more than they earn on consumption, the money cannot be borrowed from Americans. The US is totally dependent upon foreigners to finance its budget and trade deficits.
By financing these deficits, foreign governments are complicit in the Bush Regime’s military aggressions and war crimes. The Bush Regime’s two largest lenders are China and Japan. It is ironic that Japan, the only nation to experience nuclear attack by the US, is banker to the Bush Regime as it prepares a possible nuclear attack on Iran.”
Falling markets are probably, in part, due to dollar selling by China, which has over a trillion of them to get rid of. [iii]
A shift in China’s investment strategy, one that is now being reported in the media, could change its purchases of Treasuries thereby affecting a market that Washington relies on to help finance multibillion-dollar budget deficits, and perhaps eventually pushing up US interest rates. Chinese economists and media reports have suggested China might adopt more unusual investment approaches, ranging from stockpiling oil and other raw materials to spending more on social programs in order to encourage Chinese consumers to spend more and reduce dependence on exports. [iv]
“To keep the dollar Ponzi scheme afloat, they keep increasing the money supply, which originates in debt. If for no other reason, this fact alone guarantees our invading Iran and setting off WWIII. The debt must be blamed on something other than the perps running the system. The dollar is doomed and hyperinflation can be seen just over the horizon. Yet another reason for war, upon which they will blame it all,”
writes Edgar J. Steele. [v]
War is being waged in a monetary climate that has no precedent: an inflationary fiat monetary system, a derivatives bubble, a pesky Patriot Act, and a bulging trade deficit with China. The confluence of the four spells trouble for the dollarized system, a system that broke away from the gold-backed Bretton Woods arrangement in 1973. [vi]
It is amazing to see someone of Paul Craig Roberts’s stature take the stand, and putting his sense of humanity over and above any egocentric sense of American nationalism. What would be a strong enough reason for him to speak out so sharply?
“The World is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history,”
writes Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Center for Research on Globalization.
“The US has embarked on a military adventure, “a long war”, which threatens the future of humanity. At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable, a nuclear holocaust which could potentially spread, in terms of radioactive fallout, over a large part of the Middle East.”
Some people tend to believe that concerns over the world’s protests can stop the US. I do not think so.
General Leonid Ivashov, former chief in the Soviet Union’s ministry of Defense
General Ivashov said, “The Israeli military and political circles had been making statements on the possibility of nuclear and missile strikes on Iran openly since October, 2006, when the idea was immediately supported by G. Bush. Currently it is touted in the form of a “necessity” of nuclear strikes. The public is taught to believe that there is nothing monstrous about such a possibility and that, on the contrary, a nuclear strike is quite feasible. Allegedly, there is no other way to “stop” Iran.”
The convergence of three carrier groups in the corridor of the Middle East will send very strong message to the Syrians and Iranians. [vii]
This is the third aircraft carrier that is steaming now toward the Middle East. It is highly doubtful that the Americans plan to go deep sea fishing in the Indian Ocean. Everything that this and her sister ships hurl at any perceived enemy is hurled also at our children and their children’s children. The aircraft carriers are nuclear attack ships full of nuclear weapons including huge tonnages of depleted uranium weapons. They are genetic war making machines.
“Dr. Caldicott [viii] described the catastrophic deaths that would result from a conventional attack on nuclear facilities and the long-term increase in cancer deaths from the radiation release. Should the attack be made with nuclear weapons—as some of Bush’s criminally insane neoconservative advisers advocate—the populations of many countries would suffer for generations from radioactive particles in air, water, and food chain. Deaths would number in the many millions,” wrote Roberts.
We are already faced with dangerous levels of toxicity from many sources, with mercury and radiation levels leading the way. That picture will get radically and instantly worse for hundreds of millions of people if Bush decides to attack Iran.
It is correct to perceive Bush’s threatening stance against Iran to be a threatened genetic attack on the people of the world and all the children in it. Using depleted uranium weapons or deep penetrating nuclear devices containing a ton of depleted uranium would be a nightmare that hundreds of generations would have to deal with. One should always remember that the half life of depleted uranium is 4.5 billion years. Unbelievable as it might seem, the American and British governments have decided to play around with eternity.
Plutonium is a super potent carcinogen with a much shorter half life: 88 years for Pu-238; 24,000 years for Pu-239. In the end, and taking billions of years into account, uranium oxide fallout might prove to be more toxic than plutonium even though in the short run Plutonium is thousands of times more lethal. It has been calculated that 350 tons of depleted uranium equals approximately a kilogram (2.2lb) of plutonium. With thousands of tons already exploded across four theaters of war and several above ground test sites, world wide pollution has already been effected meaning millions of people have been contaminated and need to remove (chelate) uranium from their bodies.
An accidental stratospheric injection of Plutonium-238 in 1964 resulted in almost a three-fold increase in the global fallout of this isotope. [ix]
It is a fact of life that neither the American government nor any major medical organization is going to be honest with the public about the dangers of radiation or any chemical toxin, so completely have they bought into the religion of declaring toxic materials and drugs as safe.
Nuclear power plants are declared safe, even though they leak and are permitted to release radiation. Ionized radiation, including x-rays, is dangerous even at the lowest levels but this will not stop the American government (which is already set to install full body x-rays at airports) from using more depleted uranium weapons, the ultimate terror weapons of mass destruction.
If you live downwind from a nuclear plant, [x] or for that matter, a coal-fired power plant or a military base, beware because it will be extraordinarily difficult to take care.
Invisible chemical clouds of mercury or radioactive nucleotides will impact powerfully and negatively on the health of your family.
Every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle involves risks to human health and the environment, in addition to the unresolved issues of waste storage and weapons proliferation.
“Nuclear power stations typically emit such elements as cesium 137 and strontium 190, as well as fine particles of uranium and plutonium, and these products and other heavy elements that are produced in the reaction in the reactor,” writes Dr. Sternglass. “These are tiny particles that enter the environment; get into the milk, into the grass, a cow concentrates some of them like radioactive iodine and radioactive strontium, especially.
“The theory was that by diluting it there would be too small a concentration to see, but, unfortunately, the dose response curve over the last 20-30 years, it has been discovered, is not a straight line. In fact, the greatest effect rises for tiny doses. It rises rapidly for the first 50 hundred milligrams and then flattens out, and this is called the logorhythmic dose response.
“We did not understand that the dose response is not a straight line, but rises very rapidly for the tiny doses and curves down and becomes flat.”
The use of DU weaponry by the US, defying all international treaties, will slowly annihilate all species on Earth including the human species, and yet this country continues to do so with full knowledge of its destructive potential.
There are currently 104 fully-licensed nuclear power plants in the US, of which 103 are in operation. Add the hundreds of coal plants, incinerators and crematoriums that are emitting mercury and we find that there are many places in the United States that are dangerous to live around. No one is yet prepared to be honest about the dangers and that is just too bad for the children who are the most vulnerable to heavy metal contamination as well as radioactive fallout.
The simplest and least expensive way for a terrorist group to use radiation as a weapon would be to acquire fissile materials, ranging from weapon-grade plutonium to spent nuclear fuel from a civilian power plant, and to disperse them over a populated area with a conventional explosive device. This is exactly what the United States government does in foreign fields of war, and on American soil when it tests depleted uranium weapons.
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab detonates (in the open air) about 200 radioactive “dirty bombs” a year, creating deadly and radioactive uranium gas in the heavily populated San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay Areas of California. About 10 million people live and work within the large metropolitan areas. [xi]
It is really difficult to believe that anyone who would call themselves a human being would be detonating nuclear munitions so close to population centers, or anywhere else for that matter. Yet we find out that not only have they been doing this but that on November 12, 2006 [xii] the University of California “managed” Weapons Lab had requested an increase, from detonating 1000 pounds of radioactive uranium and tritium bombs a year to 8000 pounds a year. With mercury blowing in from China in ever-increasing amounts and with nuclear materials being detonated at site 300 (see below image) one has plenty of reason to suspect that the “mysterious” unfathomable cause of the dramatic rise of autism and diabetes is not so mysterious after all.
Experts stress that a “dirty bomb” is not the same as a nuclear weapon, which generates intense heat and radiation from splitting atoms. A dirty bomb packs radioactive material inside or around conventional explosives, which are then detonated to spread the radioactive material. This is exactly what depleted uranium weapons are and this is exactly what is being exploded near San Francisco! Insanity as a concept does not quite cover the military and the government’s attitude to above ground testing and battlefield use of depleted uranium.
DU is the stuff of nightmares. This whole thing is a crime against God and humanity.
Dr. Doug Rokke, US Army physicist
According to Dr. Sternglass there had been a national decline in infant mortality since 1935, with a leveling off with the start of nuclear bomb testing in Nevada in the 1950s and then, in 1958, the first rise in over two decades. Recently, in 2002, after declining a little after the end of nuclear testing in ‘63, it did not go back to the baseline as expected. Twice as many babies are dying in this country in the first year of life as there would have been if the initial trend had continued.
What we’ve done is to replace the fallout from bomb testing with the so called small permitted releases from nuclear plants, radiation released by local military bases and ships, local testing of DU weapons, increased use of radiation testing equipment in medicine, security x-rays at airports and of course, background radiation increases from military operations abroad that has exploded thousands of tons of uranium.
The numbers for breast cancer in the Moreno Valley, California area have skyrocketed; physicians and allied health professionals are noticing a marked difference in the ages of the patients. Young girls in their teens from this area are showing up much more frequently with breast cancer.
Uranium and associated decay products thorium-230 and radium-226 will remain hazardous for thousands of years. Current US regulations, however, cover a period of 1,000 years for mill tailings and at most 500 years for “low-level” radioactive waste. This means that future generations—far beyond those promised protection by these regulations—will likely face significant risks from uranium mining, milling, processing activities and their use in on the battle fields and test sites.
I must admit I was unaware of the serious planetary problems posed by DU. I simply assumed that no civilized and peace-loving country would ever be reckless and heartless enough to use these radioactive weapons. How wrong I was!
Dr. Alan Cantwell
Sheila Samples, civilian army publicist writes “Sometimes I wonder if Americans are unaware of the malicious devastation the Bush administration is wreaking upon this good earth and its inhabitants, or if they just don’t give a damn. I wonder if they ever put a “face” on even one of the hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children who are lost forever — victims of arrogance, lust for power, insatiable greed. And lies – all lost because of evil, deliberate lies.”
Americans still regard themselves as the salt of the earth. But therest of the world no longer sees Americans that way. When citizens of other countries turn their eyes toward America, they see evil.
Paul Craig Roberts
Roberts has his reason to invite the destruction of America’s currency and financial system. Deep within the American government is a titanic threat to humanity, an insanity which knows nothing of limits. It is an insanity that is present in civilization and reflects a tremendous lack of love, caring, empathy, sincerity, integrity, responsibility and an obscene lack of listening.
President Bush is not an isolated incident of American society. He stands up proudly to crowds that go mad in joyful approval of every word he utters. And stopping him will not remove the huge quantities of depleted uranium munitions at military posts around the world, which will be used in each and every conflict until there are no more conflicts, when everyone is either dead or too sick from the poisoning of the earth.
Confusion reins in medical science when it comes to genetics and this was displayed in the extreme when University of California researchers said that they had discovered a gene that causes heavy metal poisoning. Increasingly, the issue of heavy metals toxicity is being portrayed as a “genetic issue” rather than an environmental one when genetic deterioration is being driven by the huge rise in heavy metals in the environment. It’s a clear case of putting the horse before the cart since without the presence of heavy metals there is no heavy metal poisoning.
“There is a new emphasis on the interaction between vulnerable genes and environmental triggers, along with a growing sense that low-dose, multiple toxic and infectious exposures may be a major contributing factor to autism and its related disorders. A vivid analogy is that genes load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger,” writes Jill Neimark for Discover Magazine in the April issue. Notice how the issue of poison in the environment, in these kids foods, poison in their drinking water, in the vaccines coupled with radiation and mercury raining down on their heads is politely addresses as “environmental triggers.” Neimark is exactly right here but it does not come even close to how society, the government and doctors are raining a special kind of hell on children.
Genetic damage and heavy metal toxicity are synonymous, with metals precipitating the harm to the foundational building blocks of life.
Mercury [xiii], [xiv] uranium [xv], lead, [xvi], [xvii] fluoride [xviii] and many other toxins interfere with gene expression, preventing genes from turning on when you need them, or turning them on when they should be silent. Some contaminants have been shown to alter the expression of hundreds of genes. It is mission critical for medicine to understand the relationship between heavy metal toxicity and genetics.
For example, Dr. Aly Mohamed found that, “As the fluoride content of the water increases the degree of chromosomal damage increases in both testes and bone marrow.” [xix]
Health officials seem to welcome confusion because then they do not have to address the real issues of protecting the public by canceling water fluoridation. Same goes for protecting the public from mercury, uranium and a huge list of other chemicals damaging our genetic pool.
Toxic heavy metals that have been released into our environment have reached such high levels that everyone’s health is now seriously threatened.
A new study found that cases of type 1 diabetes among under-fives increased fivefold between 1985 and 2004. The increase among under-fives was accompanied by a doubling of cases among children under 15 over the same period. The increase has mystified doctors who believe it has happened too rapidly to be caused by genetic factors, such as parents with diabetes passing it on. Medical officials do not want to admit that commonly used medical substances like mercury, fluoride and radiation rapidly penetrate to the genetic level because they have already declared these substances as safe. The fact that heavy metals cause chromosome damage makes it possible to indicate that genetic causes are acting powerfully in the spread of chronic diseases.
Scientists are also finding a range of genetic damage in patients with autism. At least 100 genetic flaws might be involved in the condition.
Dr. Jonathan Sebat, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
Also importantly we see that the effects of a single chemical exposure are very different from the effects of the same chemical in a mixture. Experiments with single chemicals can significantly underestimate effects of the same chemical in mixtures. All these heavy metals and hostile chemicals like pesticides can injure chromosomes, either by altering the chemistry of a single gene so that the gene conveys improper information, called “point mutation,” or by actually breaking the chromosomes, called “deletion.”
The threat is now, and it is real, and every single one of us wishes for more time to live, time to be healthy and enjoy life – all of which will become extremely difficult if war with Iran begins for war will vastly accelerate our collective toxicities, such is nuclear war, a war fought with depleted uranium, the ultimate in dirty bombs. Isn’t it the strangest thing that the Bush administration has gotten away with declaring a war on terror when America has terrorized the world with depleted uranium and is threatening to do so again?
We truly are standing at the edge of mass extinction of species.
Dr. Terry Root, Stanford University
As the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon proved, determined terrorists can devise ways to commit unspeakable acts of violence. The identity of the terrorists in the case of 9/11 ultimately does not matter – we know someone masterminded the attack and the chance that it was Bin Laden is quite slim.
Certainly it does not seem that a court of law is going to decide the issue and certainly we cannot judge or condemn anyone based on the spoon-fed mass media or something President Bush might have to say about it. American politics is no longer about proper government; it is instead about a mass demonstration of madness that stages a cruel hoax on democracy.
You decide who brought the World Trade Center buildings down and you decide whether these same people are shy to start a war with Iran and risk an all out third world war.
The point here is the unspeakable acts of violence and terrorism. The idea that there is no such thing as American terrorists is pathetic. The most foul in America are capable of the most unspeakable acts of violence and terrorism in the world and one day perhaps it will be open hunting season on them.
Sooner or later it will be clear to Americans that what their government is doing to others abroad it is also doing (and willingly so) to citizens at home. The jury is still out in regards to 9/11 but it is a sure conviction that the government sponsors massive exposure to toxins, poisoning its own people without remorse or regret.
Many in the medical and scientific community have made a profession and fortunes by taking the illogical indefensible position that says poisons are safe. It is the FDA’s foundational paradigm; doses are always too low to be declared a danger.
Since a world without war is unimaginable to certain people it looks like we need to prepare for the worst. Most of us already have heavy body burdens of mercury, lead, arsenic, pesticides, Teflon, rocket fuel and a host of other chemicals including uranium in our blood.
Everyone should be detoxifying and chelating as a routine part of their lives and doing that in the safest and most effective way possible.
Already massive epidemics are striking young and old down but all of that will get dramatically worse if a new war develops and massive amounts of depleted uranium are used.
Uranium does chelate with DMSA and EDTA chelators but NOT dramatically.
Dr. Garry Gordon
Increasing levels of uranium in people’s bodies changes the entire picture of chelation (removal of heavy metals from the body) thanks to the widespread use of depleted uranium weapons that are used abroad but tested at home. The best approaches to both mercury and uranium detoxification and chelation are natural ones.
What is needed today is a radical shift in the community of doctors who do chelation mostly for neurologically damaged children and heart patients. The Golden Triangle of Natural Chelation is about Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), cilantro and chlorella. When used together with minerals they are a formidable force for the elimination of a broad range of pollutants including uranium. Full mineralization and a concentrated application of glutathione precursors is the foundation and gold standard of medical treatments in this contaminated age.
The first thing though that should be on everyone’s mind today is iodine. Almost everyone today is deficient in iodine as they are in magnesium and selenium.
Without sufficient iodine our thyroid glands are sitting ducks to radioactive contamination and our fluoride intake is also made extremely more dangerous by iodine deficiencies.
[i] Central banks around the world are increasingly diversifying their reserves, including cutting holdings of American dollars, according to a survey sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC. Italy, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland have made “major adjustments” in foreign-exchange holdings favoring the Euro and the British pound, according to Central Banking Publications. [ii] http://www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts195.html
[iii] China said that they are no longer going to be purchasing US securities as they have in the past, including bonds and T-bills. China’s decisions and subsequent announcements at the beginning of the week has sent a panic across the World’s markets,” wrote Lindsey Williams. The New York Times said on March 6, 2007 that public pressure is mounting on the central bank of the People’s Bank of China.
[viii] Doctor Calldicot, she was the doctor who had an interview with Ronald Reagan early on during his first term in office and pronounced that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s. She was castigated for her diagnosis at that time, but guess what? She was right. She has fought for what is right all these years, and she is blowing the whistle on this depleted uranium poisoning of the world that is taking place. [ix] Global Inventory and Distribution of Fallout Plutonium. E. P. HARDY, P. W. KREY & H. L. VOLCHOK. Health and Safety Laboratory, US Atomic Energy Commission, New York
[x] 1000% increase in leukemia incidence in children living near a nuclear reprocessing facility Baseline: Children of the same age in the same area prior to the facility’s operation. (Heasman et al. “Childhood Leukemia in Northern Scotland.” Lancet, v 1:266. 1986.)
[xiii] http://ctd.mdibl.org/detail.go;jmechanism. Ben-Ozer EY, Rosenspire AJ, McCabe MJ Jr, Worth RG, Kindzelskii AL, Warra NS, Petty HR.
Mutat Res. 2000 Oct 10;470(1):19-27. Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA.
[xv] Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 91 (2002) 246–252 Depleted uranium-catalyzed oxidative DNA damage: absence of significant alpha particle decay. Applied Cellular Radiobiology Department, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
[xvi] Inhibition of Ape1 Nuclease Activity by Lead, Iron, and Cadmium; Daniel R. McNeill; Avinash Narayana; Heng-Kuan Wong; David M. Wilson III Posted 06/11/2004. Medscape; http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/478880_1 Environ Health Perspect 112(7):799-804, 2004. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
[xvii] Genotoxicity of inorganic lead salts and disturbance of microtubule function; D.Bonacker et al; Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis Environmental and Molecular Mutagensis; Volume 45, Issue 4, Pg 346 – 353;
[xviii] Dr. Wolfgang Klein and co-workers at the Seibersdorf Research Center in Austria reported that 1 part per million fluoride inhibits DNA repair enzyme activity by 50%. Since fluoride inhibits DNA repair enzyme activity, fluoride should also be expected to lead to an increase in genetic or chromosome damage. This has indeed been found to occur in numerous studies showing that fluoride in water, even at the concentration of 1 part per million, can cause chromosome damage.
[xix] One of the most relevant of these studies are those of Dr. Aly Mohamed, a geneticist at the University of Missouri. They show that one part per million fluoride in the drinking water of mice causes chromosomal damage. These studies also show that as the fluoride content of the water increases the degree of chromosomal damage increases in both testes and bone marrow.