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Our Universal Kiss versus Universal Death

by Rolf A. F. Witzsche - March 2006
Rolf A. F. Witzsche is an independent researcher, publisher, and author of eleven novels exploring the Principle of Universal Love: 


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Part 3: 
Depleted Uranium Wars,
  the Ultimate Crime

 

The 9/11 event triggered the 'war of liberation' for Afghanistan and Iraq. And what a liberation resulted from those wars. For many it became a liberation by death. Apart from the war-deaths and the countless wounded and civilian deaths, Afghanistan was 'liberated' to become once again the number one supplier of heroin in the world at a tune of 5000 tons annually. Heroin kills too in many ways, and it is killing Afghanis as well.

Nevertheless, the worst killer that came out of Afghanistan, as the public begins to recognize, is a less visible killer that was silently spread across the world in the form of depleted-uranium nano-particles. And those are particles that no one can see. Some are smaller in size than the wavelength of light that carried in the air with the physical characteristic that is typical for the dispersion of a gas. Those minuscule radioactive particles have never existed in the natural environment until now. And now they are everywhere. According to conservative estimates as total mass of 2.8 million kilograms of uranium has been vaporized in DU-weapons and become a part of the world in which we live, where it remains radioactive 'forever.' Some suggest that real figure is probably twice as high. Thus the whole way of looking at the evidence changes. In the depleted uranium war against mankind we will never see any smoking-gun physical evidence as we see it to some degree in the 9/11 theatre. We can only see the result from the DU-poisoning in the world as it effects people in the form of birth defects, cancers, and a vast array of chronic illnesses that are historically not normal. In some cases it takes years for the evidence to emerge. In Basra (Iraq) it was said that people's grapes and vegetables in their gardens had mutated and could no longer be eaten, and the same was observed in fish from the river. Obviously a new type of exploration is required that corresponds with these radically different parameters that are involved, before the truth is fully known. (see: The US Military Is In DU Denial.)

The modern big increase in the dumping of radioactive uranium into the environment, which 'depleted uranium' (DU) is, began with the Tora Bora bombing in Afghanistan in 2002. The 15,000 pound 'fuel-air' bombs that were used in Afghanistan to crack underground bunkers, utilized uranium oxide as fuel that burns in the air at temperatures between 10-20,000 degrees Celsius. They were called the 'daisy cutters,' because their intense deadly fire typically spread over a wide area in the shape of a daisy. The immense air pressure from this enormously intense fire kills everyone in its range and collapses buildings and ever underground structures while the uranium itself vaporises into sub microscopic particles that are dispersed into the air and carried around the world with the winds. An estimated 800,000 Kg of uranium was vaporized in this manner in Afghanistan, the equivalent in alpha emitters to 160,000 modern nuclear bombs. The evaporation of this massive amount of uranium into fine particles that are dumped into the environment, with some of it being carried around the world, is typical for all depleted uranium type munitions and bombs. Close to two million kilograms of DU was used in Iraq where the human suffering and death toll has been most intense.

According to evidence that the public presents on the Internet, the resulting wave of uranium dust from the Tora Bora bombing, for example, was registered as far away as England at the Aldermaston monitoring station. Thus with the introduction of depleted uranium (DU) into a wide range of weaponry a new page of history was opened up that became uglier with each new wave of DU-poisoning being added to the wave of death that began with the DU-poisoning of the environment during the First Iraq War in 1991. The resulting effects from this growing mass-poisoning of our planet are gradually beginning to unfold.

In summary, the term 'DU' stands for 'depleted uranium.' The term is used as a deception. For weapons purposes and in terms of it deadly effects there this nothing depleted about it. 

The so-called 'depleted uranium' is depleted only in terms of its usefulness for making atom bombs or power-reactor fuel.  Depleted uranium has 40% to 50% of its fissionable component removed that is essential for bombs and for nuclear power reactors.  In any other respect the so-called depleted uranium has lost none of its qualities, including its deadly qualities in the form of alpha radiation that is inherent in all forms of uranium.

Natural uranium contains 99.3% of the non-fissionable form of uranium U238, and 0.7% of the fissionable isotope U235. The 0.7% of U235 provides neutron radiation that is rich enough in the natural concentration to power a nuclear power reactors moderated by heavy water or graphite. Modern light water reactors, however, which are are more efficient and less expensive to build, require enriched fuel in the 3% range  of U235 concentration. The residue of the enrichment process to produce this fuel is called 'depleted uranium.' (Bombs require a much higher concentration, but uranium bombs are rarely used anymore in nuclear weapons. Plutonium is a more 'ideal' fission material for nuclear weapons.)

In principle 'depleted uranium' consists of 99.7% of uranium U238, a powerful emitter of alpha radiation that causes biological damage, and 0.3% of the fissionable U235 that is of negligible significance as a neutron emitter. The reduced amount of the fissionable U235 in DU makes the DU a waste product for the nuclear-power industry. This waste product could be converted back into to useful fuel in a fast breeder reactor. The fast breeder reactors, however, appear to have been banned for political reasons since every major component of the fast breeder program has been shut down. Thus, by shutting the fast breeder program down, the potential resource that it would use has become a waste product that has become a major storage liability for the industry, which makes is dirt-cheap for weapons production.

In the current political environment the enriched reactor fuel that the nuclear power industry requires is produced by separating the fissionable U235 out from either natural uranium or from from the uranium of spent reactor fuel in which the U235 concentration has dropped below a certain threshold. In both cases, what is left over is called, depleted uranium. In practice the DU that is used to enhance munitions and the (non-nuclear) uranium-enhanced bombs comes from spent reactor fuel. As such, the DU typically contains some of the fission by-products that makes radioactive waste a storage liability. For military purposes, however, that doesn't matter since all types of depleted uranium are equally as efficient. In either case the physical properties of the uranium metal remains the same, which is the chief factor for which uranium is used in non-nuclear weapons and bombs, the kind that were commonly used in the Second Iraq War, which were essentially 'dirty' bombs.

Depleted uranium (DU) is ideal in military applications for two physical properties that are unique to uranium as a metal. One is that the metal it is extremely heavy and extremely dense. It is thereby able to penetrate the armor of tanks or thick concrete like cutting through a block of butter with a hot knife. And it really does become a hot knife. That's the other quality for which DU is used by the military. Uranium is extremely flammable at high temperatures. On impact the uranium metal heats up and then explodes. The impact friction heats the uranium so intensely that the metal becomes flammable and burns up in an extremely high temperature explosion. The resulting heat is said to be so fierce that some children that were playing near a tank that was hit had their clothes and skin burnt off instantly. Of course the 'enemy' soldiers inside the tank suffered the same fate. The Americans soldiers called them, 'crispy critters.'

Sadly, that is how we loose our humanity. 

What we call war has now drifted far into the range of insanity and inhumanity. And this is probably intended. The physical effects of the DU-use qualify the conduct of this war for this description of insanity. But the DU story doesn't end there. There is a side effect associated with exploding uranium that is still worse in its effect. The superheated uranium that explodes into a fierce fire in the range of 5-10,000 degrees C., and up to near 20,000 degrees is special cases.  The uranium vaporizes in the process of burning at these enormously high temperatures. As it vaporized it forms an invisible dust of superfine nano-sized particles. Half of the particles, by volume, that result from a DU explosion are so fine that they are smaller in size than the wavelength of light, and more than 30% are said to be substantially smaller than that (smaller than 0.18 microns - see table of particle sizes). They are so small that they disperse in the air like a gas. Being smaller than the wavelength of light, the vaporized DU-gas particles literally vanish from sight.  Nevertheless they remain radioactive with a half-life of 4.5 billion years. (see article on the discovery of radiation and the transmutation of elements)

Since the the radioactive nano-sized particles of uranium behave like a gas, they are easily  carried with the air currents over long distances. The larger particles, of course, get eventually rained out or settle locally onto the ground where they become a part of the environment in which people live and work. They also get into the water, and become a part of the food that people eat. We really don't know for how long the minuscule particles remain suspended and in the air and the environment before they become washed out into the oceans.

The small particles that remain suspended in the air become a part of the air and are inhaled with the air (typically a minimum of 50,000 particles a day).  Once inside a person the minuscule particles, in some cases, become absorbed into the cells of the human body or become trapped otherwise, where they do their damage. The nano-particles of insoluble uranium oxide can be as small as 1/10,000 the diameter of a red blood cell. They are most certainly small enough to elude the filtering celia in a person's air passages and then become lodge in the lungs, even the deepest lung sacs.

 

 In fact, the trapped particles can cause enormous damage. They act like miniature cannons that fire off high energy particles at a rate of 12,000 shots per second that can wreck the DNA chains by blasting links out of them or damage links, etc, or they can cause chemical changes in cells, or injure the human cells in many other ways. Scientist and radiation expert Dr. Rosalie Bertell testified, “DU is a very powerful alpha particle emitter, with each particle carrying a force of about 4.2 MeV (million electron volts). It requires only 6 to 10 eV (electron volts) to break the DNA or other large molecules in the body.” Then, if a cell is damaged by DU-radiation, pray that the radiation has killed it outright, because if it survives in its damaged state and is still able to reproduce, that cell would no longer be fit as a team player in the body's organization, and like a fungus would replicate itself without restraint and become a parasite, a cancer that exists and grows without a purpose until it disrupts the organization in the body so severely that the person dies. That is still called “low level” radiation. (see: Blowing Smoke    - A new kind of gas warfare)

The biological damage that is inflicted by uranium is caused by two types of radiation. The typical DU particles emit both Alpha and Beta radiation. 

The Alpha radiation comes almost exclusively from the non-fissionable uranium U238 that makes up the bulk of the DU in the 95% range or higher. Alpha radiation can also come from plutonium-239 and the highly exotic americium-241, which may all be present in minute quantities as fission products if the DU is produced from spent reactor fuel. The Beta radiation in DU comes exclusively from fission by-products.

The two types of radiation are radically different from each other.

Alpha radiation doesn't penetrate far. A couple of inches of air will stop it, or a heavy piece of paper. Nevertheless the short-range penetration is sufficient to cause great damage in the miniature environment of the human cell or a whole lot of them. Alpha radiation is a type of radiation that emits nucleonic clusters made up of 2 protons and 2 neutrons. The clusters are ejected from the core of the radiating atom with a velocity equal to 1/20th the speed of light. The biological damage that even the tiniest speck of an alpha emitter can cause, becomes soon large enough that it can be seen visibly. In the human lung tissue alpha-damaged cells typically appear in star like clusters as shown on one of the websites. The damaged (altered) cells are subsequently replicated. They typically spread throughout the body since they don't belong to any specific function and multiply without control as no function controls them. If the DU gets into the blood stream and subsequently gets stuck in some of the most sensitive parts of the body, almost anything can thereby become effected. The end result is the development of a large array of biologic failures including diabetes, leukemia, lung cancers, teen age breast cancers, and stomach cancers in boys, and so on. Over 90 different diseases have so far been attributed to DU-radiation (both Alpha and Beta Radiation). In some cases persons are diagnosed to suffer from several different types cancers simultaneously, or entire families being simultaneously infected, as un the case of a family of nine. (see: Depleted Uranium - The Perfect Monster - Kills Quietly) The most visible evidence is found in the DU-related birth defects. Caution, you may not want to see this.  Death Made In America and Nothing depleted about 'depleted uranium' and  DU - birth defects in Iraq reported fron Russia.

  - Caution again!

Bata radiation is radically different that alpha radiation. Beta radiation emits high energy electrons from the surrounding sphere of the emitting atom. The electrons are infinitesimally minute in mass (one trillionth the mass of a neutron), but the high energy with which they are ejected in terms of speed causes considerable harm to living cells. Beta radiation is a high energy radiation that penetrates much farther than alpha radiation does. Nevertheless, a barrier of 3mm of aluminium can stop it. Beta radiation is causing major damage biological damage by breaking down chemical bonds and creating disruptive ions with their electrical energy. The effects of Beta radiation are typically chronic illnesses that are developing over long periods in the range of 5-30 years, including cancers.

In rare cases as third type of radiation, gamma radiation is also present in DU in minute amounts. Gamma radiation consists of high energy photons that have enormous penetrating power. A centimetre of led cannot stop it. Thick lead shielding is typically required just to attenuate the radiation. 

A Geiger counter can detect all three types of radiation. However, the alpha radiation inside the human body, which makes up over 95% of all DU-radiation, will decay long before it can reach a counter. The internal radiation that is lodged inside a person's body is therefore not measurable.

Because of their small size of the airborne DU particles, smaller than the wavelength of light, and their extremely low density in the air, the airborne presence of uranium requires elaborate processes for detection, even though a single nano-particle of uranium is theoretically sufficient to cause a deadly cancer if it enters the lungs, etc..

However, the DU story doesn't end here. It gets still worse. If the nano-particles of uranium get into the blood stream and create DNA-defects in the reproductive system, then the human blue-print may become gradually alerted. The resulting birth defects that have been observed so far are varied, but often dramatic. They are mostly too horrible to describe, with such ghastly effects as growing tumour instead of eyes, or intestines growing outside the body, and so forth. In Iraq, over a ten-year period following the First Iraq War birth defects increased ten-fold over the natural frequency, and cancers increased twenty-fold and in recent years thirty-fold. Accurate comparable figures are not available for the Second Iraq War in which over five times as much DU was dumped onto the country, and much of that in the cities in the form of bombs. Against this background the thirty-fold increase in lung cancers is probably a conservative figure. When all is told, the actual increase in the cancer rate in Iraq, resulting from the DU-bombing (that is till going on) might be a hundred-fold.

In comparison with the Iraqi experience, the six-fold increase that is being reported for U.S. lung cancer rate is not astonishing, but might be just the beginning and might be echoed in other types of cancer as well. While we might not see the fifty-fold increase in America that Iraq experienced (that would add eight million annually to the list of cancer patients), we will most likely still see a major increase above the near-one-million per year that has already been observed.

The sad reality is that some people say that the Iraqi deserve what they are getting, because they are an enemy, and an enemy deserves to die, so that the DU-bombing may continue. Most likely many in the Muslim world are saying the same about the unfolding tragedy in America.  And so, mankind is truly loosing its humanity as human beings. No one deserves to die. No one deserves war. War is a tragedy that is 'eating' humanity. War has become obsolete with the advent of DU-weaponry. The purpose of war is to destroy and kill human beings. The DU-weaponry is super-efficient for this purpose as the former US military researcher tells Gay Alcorn explains. It kills people people indiscriminately over long distances as its DU-poison is carried by the wind. The military made it clear they won't give it up, regardless of the worldwide health consequences, because the mission of war is to destroy and kill, so, let's hide the secondary effects. The DU-weapon is as efficient for the purpose of war as any atomic bomb. It is in effect a nuclear weapon without the nuclear explosive. It is a weapon of mass destruction that kills quietly and slowly and continuously for all times, and what is more ideal about it for the military than that is the slow kill-rate that makes the DU-wars it politically acceptable. The DU-weapons are for all intents the ultimate weapon, except for the one glitch that mankind cannot live with the consequences. Certainly the world's children deserve better than having to live a personally poisoned radioactive environment, even if the present society doesn't care.

The imperials most likely have also their own cause for celebrating as the rising human toll is putting any thought of creating a new renaissance further and further out of sight. And more than that, the potential long term death toll is powerfully advancing the imperial's world-depopulation project that has been on the imperial front-burner for almost two centuries since the time of Thomas Malthus. Of course since the imperials and their Neocon stooges control the global 'show' almost totally the mounting wave of horror that flows out of the modern DU-war-zones continues unabated, with vastly more in the planning stage as the stockpiling (pre-positioning) of 2.7 million DU-bombs in South Korea indicates. (see: Korea Times 12/23.2005). 

And what is worse than the increasing cancer-rate, etc., in this escalation of insanity, is that mankind is thereby beginning to loose the DNA blueprint of itself as a species. It is being suggested by some concerned people who are raising this particular alarm flag on the Internet, that Iraq has already been so deeply polluted with two-million kilograms of uranium having been pulverized over its territory that the whole county, or large portions of it, should be deemed technically unfit for human habitation. Nevertheless, people still live there, though not without the dire consequences of living in a basically uninhabitable environment. The sad reality is that Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan are essentially no longer suitable for human habitation, and therefore uninhabitable. (See: Depleted Uranium is WMD)

This horrific assessment that the public presents on the Internet in respect to the DU-poisoning of our planet might well be true. It might even be an understatement if one considers that the resulting DNA damage typically becomes accumulative over time so that the population in a heavily infected region will eventually die out if it remains in that environment.  The resulting trend could have tragic consequences for the whole of mankind.

The radioactivity of uranium has a half-life of 4.5 billion years.  In practical terms that's forever. We don't know yet what the long term practical effects of the global poisoning will be, but we do know that the effects observed so far have already become too ghastly to contemplate.

The  effects of DU-poisoning from short-term exposure that were experienced by soldiers serving in Iraq hint at things to come. The brief exposure of the soldiers serving in the First Iraq War has put over 300,000 of them on permanent disability before the year 2000. That figure now exceeds 500,000. Some returning soldiers have secondarily 'polluted' their wives or girlfriends through intercourse, without being aware of it, and this in some cases so severely that hysterectomy became necessary to save the affected women's life. Thousands of poisoned veterans apparently also committed suicide as their life had been too deeply destroyed that made living unbearable. Apparently the situation is worse in Iraq itself as the real conditions filter out into the open by the "scuttlebutts" that tell their stories. (see: Is Doomsday Coming For U.S. Forces In Iraq?)

However, the DU-exposure doesn't remain contained in Iraq. The DU nano-particles are carried with the winds across the world and have polluted the global environment. DU-fallout from the Tora Bora bombing in Afghanistan had been registered in far away England. The same has occurred from the much larger fallout that originated with the 'Shock and Awe' bombing of Iraq in March 2003. 

It is suggested by the public on the Internet that the DU-poisoning has already severely blanketed most of the USA. The evidence for that appears to be just beginning to unfold. It was reported on CNN on March, 8, 2006 that a six-fold increase in lung cancer has been experienced in the US for the first two month of 2006. The historic yearly average of 175,000 new cases had been reached by the end of February with 172,000 new cases diagnosed. In terms of the timing of this large increase in new lung cancers in the U.S., the increase falls within the two to five year time-span that has been observed for the development of lung cancer if one starts counting backwards. That takes us to the Tora Bora bombing in Afghanistan in October 2002, and the 'Shock and Awe' bombing in Iraq five months later. This unfolding horror show might also be intended as a slowly dying society becomes less like a force for universal economic development that would threaten empires. The DU-war might be a war for the crippling of mankind and its potential to create a new renaissance on this planet.

The meteorological mechanism certainly does exists for the DU pollutants from the battlefields in South Asia to reach America (first and foremost). The battlefield output falls within the northern Hadley Band of the Intertropical Convergence Zone in which the tropical trade winds occur. On the American continent the  DU pollutants are subsequently carried northward from the intertropical zone by the polar anticyclone that flows out of northern Canada into the Gulf of Mexico and then returns northward across the U.S. Atlantic region where most of the US population is concentrated, and from there partially across the Atlantic back to the arctic in a continuous circular pattern. Another path for the fallout to reach America from the battle fields in South Asia is provided by the northern jet streams that carry the fallout from South Asia directly into the USA coming in from the West, 

The massive increase in lung cancers that has bee observed may be due to the DU-pollution that became concentrated in the USA since the major DU-bombing campaigns began, especially since the "Shock and Awe" bombing. The six-fold increase in U.S. lung cancers that has been reported on CNN (March 8th, 2006) is not likely caused by "increased smoking" and other conventional causes, but reflects what its known abut the highly unconventional cancer effects of DU-poisoning. 

While low-level background radiation has been a part of the environment of our planet for as long as the planet has existed, the pulverization of uranium into fine particles in the 100 nanometre range and less has added a whole new dimension -- a different kind of dimension -- to the low-level planet-wide background radiation. The entire crust of the Earth has always been a natural nuclear fission 'reactor' that contributes presently 33 kilojoules of thermal energy per year per square metre of the surface of the Earth to its warmth, (reduced over 4.5 billion years of radioactive decay from 117 kj/sqm/yr. --  Zbigniew Jaworowski). 

The human biology has efficient defensive processes to deal with natural uranium and other natural radioactive particles. The modern nuclear power reactors are a concentrated extension of this natural fission process. The nuclear power industry therefore produces in essence no new types of radioactive hazards, and with proper handling the hazards that are produced can be contained. In fact, the resulting waste products can be recycled into new fuel and the highly concentrated radioactive waste be burnt up in the same reactor. Compared with the large scale health hazards that are associated with any other thermal plant for producing electricity and process heat, the modern nuclear plants are essentially the safest and cleanest power plants ever built. 

The same cannot be said about nuclear weapons, especially the depleted uranium weapons, the dirtiest of the dirty bombs. It's the minuscule particle size produced by the DU-weapon that the human body has no defective defences against. And that is the difference that makes a world of difference in the biological sphere. All low-level background radiation is not the same! Some day this difference will be recognized. With DU particles as small as 1/10,000 the size a red blood cell the 'DU-invaders' find the door to the body almost totally unprotected. Also the invading pollutants are small enough so that they don't necessarily kill the cells that they become lodged in or nearby, but tend to just damage them, especially their DNA structures. It's from from the damaged cells that cancers develop.

It is impossible of course, at this stage, to forecast any future trends in the global cancer picture, but the public's reaction on the Internet to what is already happening is beginning to unfold -- slowly as this unfolding may be compared to the magnitude of the problem. Some people find the already existing increase of potentially one-million  cases of lung cancer per year quite  alarming, especially since the care-infrastructure no longer exists that could provide treatment for this rapid increase in seriously sick people. 

It also appears that the growing sense of alarm reflects a growing uncertainty about the whole DU-cancer issue for the lack of honest reporting. Honesty goes out the window when truth becomes classified as a national security secret. It might well be that the DU-poisoning, and the enormous health problem that results, is a staged event to give the nuclear power industry a bad image in a future smear campaign in order that might be conjured up to shut down nuclear power on the planet completely. So far, every scare campaign that has been staged to shut down nuclear power on the planet has failed. The scare campaigns failed mostly due to the high safety record that is inherent in the modern nuclear power industry, and also because of the world's growing need for a new power resource. 

While the DU-hazards have fundamentally no relationship to potential nuclear-power hazards, the DU-hazards might be used as an excuse to shut the nuclear power industry down on which mankind's future depends. The vast majority of mankind could not exist on this planet without large scale power production. Power production is the key to everything that we regard as civilization. From efficient agriculture to the dinner table our civilization is an energy intensive process. To advance civilization, especially towards an Ice Age Renaissance with indoor agriculture, more advanced energy production is a key requirement. Sine we are presently in a neo-feudalist age in which any new renaissance is feared, it is not surprising that one sees nuclear power and anything that is related, being sabotaged and turned into villain. There certainly is no better way imaginable to vilify the nuclear power industry than to have it stop recycling its waste products and to make it's waste available to the military to dump it into the environment in vast quantities in the most finely pulverized form that spreads across the world. Of course that's presently not classified as a hazard. 

It appears to have been the historic practice of any fascist war administration to treat the truth that it wants to conceal from the public as a national security secret . This means that the field is wide open today to speculation, and also to fear as to how deeply the DU-pollution has already penetrated the American home ground. We are officially treated with lies, such as, 'DU-is harmless,' while the evidence is in the opposite and is already too horrific for words to describe it. Thus one can only speculate therefore, whether the six-fold increase in lung cancer that has been observed is merely a spike on the long term horizon, or the start of an up-ramp. 

Doesn't the public have a right know how many more people might have been infected, that are still developing the symptoms that might not show up for years after an infection. And how many might yet be infected according to the prevailing DU-density in a given area? And of course, one would want to know how to prevent future infections if that is indeed possible? 

The protection of human life doesn't seem to be a thing of great concern to a War President that has permanent war his agenda in the service of imperial objectives. Human life is probably of no greater significance to a War President than the nation's laws and the very Constitution that he regards as a but "goddamn piece of paper," as the Scriptures appear to be regarded by him that he placed his hands on while being sworn to uphold the laws and the principles of the Constitution. 

The ever-mounting wave of tragedy that the public is now facing in its daily life tells us how deeply the fascist takeover, which Franklin Roosevelt had warned about, has already penetrated America. The depth of the penetration is especially evident when one considers that another massive campaign is now being launched to bomb another large country (Iran) with probably another enormous dose of increased DU poisoning being spread across the world that is mankind's common home, especially when it is already deadly in its smallest beginning. (see: Blowing Smoke    - A new kind of gas warfare)  

The new campaign for the bombing of Iran is now fast moving towards the implementation phase in spite of all the evidence of the dangers that such bombing campaigns bring to the whole of mankind. In a fascist world, ruled by 'men of war,' nobody cares about that.

The fascism in America has apparently reached so deep and become so wide-spread that the new (insane) campaign to bomb Iran might not be stoppable by any means. Officially the pre-emptive campaign is said to be 'required' to prevent Iran from acquiring the capacity to produce an atomic bomb in five to ten years time (according the official US estimate), which Iran says it has no intentions to build, Nor has any proof been shown that Iran has plans to create a nuclear bomb in the future. Thus, the entire insane campaign to blow up another country in a huff is evidently intended for some other purpose, an imperial purpose that fascism has historically been designed to serve. The official reason, obviously is sheer hypocrisy, as Mr. Mark Weber, Director of the Institute for Historical Review, points out (below) in a recent interview (March 26, 2006).

Our government has said a lot about Iran in recent months, and the rank hypocrisy of the Bush administration in this matter is just amazing. Bush denounces Iran for not being a democratic country, while he himself came to office in an election in which his opponent got more votes than he did. Iran has not attacked another country in more than two centuries, although it has been attacked by other countries repeatedly over the last hundred years. In 1941 two allies of the United States -- the Soviet Union and Britain -- attacked, invaded, and occupied Iran. In the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution, Iraq attacked Iran with the connivance and support of the United States. To denounce Iran as a great threat to world peace is not only untrue, it's amazing hypocrisy coming from an administration with the record that this one has.

And so the DU-wars will likely continue since society doesn't care to call the hypocrisy for what it is. Consequently more and more of the deadly vaporized uranium will be dumped into the global environment. Nor is Iran the only country set up to be destroyed with the more efficient non-nuclear uranium munitions and bombs. Ira is one of many countries on the list of "centers of tyranny" that officially tallies up the nations that don't like the 'flavour' of American democracy that has opened the flood-gates to the new age of the rich 'for-profit-wars.' America has made it clear that those wars are not designed to end, but are meant to go on for 100 years and more, apparently to keep the profits flowing. 

Together with Iran, North Korea is also slated to become eliminated soon. As reported (according to the Korea Times, Dec. 23, 2005), the U.S. military has already 2.7 million depleted uranium bombs pre-positioned in South Korea. (see: Korea Times 12/23.2005) And even that appears to be just another beginning as the thermonuclear bomb has been openly put onto the table to be used against Iran.

The stockpiling of 2.7 million depleted uranium bombs might also mean that their is another 'Dresden' in the making, and one that is many times worse. 

The bombing of the German city of Dresden in the last days of World War II is said to have been the most brutal single act of genocide in all history up to that time. The bombing attack had put twice as many people to death than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. In one single 14-hour circus of madness 700,000 firebombs were dropped onto this city that had previously swelled to a city of one-and-a-half million by a large flood of refugees from Poland and Czechoslovakia, mostly women and children fleeing the war. The allied forces themselves were just a few dozen miles away from the city on the night when the first of three waves of the Lancaster bombers arrived. The pilots would likely have heard the chorus of the people's screams had their voices not be drowned out by the drone of those thousand Merlin engines that relentlessly powered the work horses of this armada of death. The bombs created firestorms that became hotter than a steel furnace, with a plume of smoke rising that could eventually be seen in London, 650 km away. 

All that the city had needed at this time was one more day or two. So close was its liberation. When the liberation finally came it was meaningless. More than 260,000 corpses were collected in the aftermath of the estimated 500,000 people that were burned to death that night. 

Strategically speaking the event was an allied attack against fascism. In real terms it was a fascist attack against humanity, a showcase of terror to illustrate the might of the British/American imperial machine and the 'colour' of its resolve. 

Apparently the madness had a purpose. A showcase of the West's awesome power had been desired, probably by Winston Churchill. Such a showcase had been planned for just a few days before the Dresden bombing. It had been planned for the conclusion of the Yalta conference. The imperial goal apparently had been to inspire Russia to subject itself to the awesome power of the West in the coming postwar period, as if to say to Stalin, "resistance is futile."

As it turned out the scheduled showcase of strength had been called off in Yalta, apparently due to bad weather. However the plan apparently had not been abandoned so that Dresden became selected for it as a backup location. It is suggested by historians that the imperial goal had been to terrorize Russia in to cowardice, whose soldiers were probably at the scene when the city was still burning. The goal might have been similar to America's "Shock and Awe" bombing of Iraq. In the more modern timeframe it appears that a four-times larger event than the bombing of Dresden is planned for North Korea, for which 2.7 million depleted uranium bombs have already been pre-positioned. The evident strategic goal is to terrorize China into subjecting itself to imperial rule, and possibly also Russia. Those 2.7 million uranium enhanced bombs would certainly stage an awesome show of western  imperial strength and resolve. But to what end? Who will bear the cost? Dresden was rebuild as time went by. It is a beautiful and liveable city again. But can the same be said about the world after another few million kilograms of vaporized uranium are added to the air around the world and to the global environment? Will the world remain suitable for human habitation? Will its cities remain liveable?

In these questions we see the face of modern fascism shining through. By all appearances this face is the same 'face' that we have always beheld under the emblem of the 'swastika' in its many forms. We saw this face reflected in Maitre's wheel, in Goya's cross for the Inquisition, an in Hitler's perversion of the swastika into an emblem of universal terror and evil. For as long as fascism remains a feature on this planet the swastika will remain the enduring emblem of fascism. The swastika is the universal emblem of horror regardless over which nation, religion, or ideology it presides, because the horror is always the same no matter where and how it unfolds and by whose hands. In the modern days of DU warfare the swastika is also becoming the universal emblem of suffering that mankind might soon become unable to escape.

It appears that we are nevertheless still at the beginning stages. In terms of the progressing poisoning of the world with depleted uranium one sees no future for mankind. The only path on which mankind appears to have a future is the path of love for itself, for its humanity that is under attack and so easily thrown away as worthless for countless reasons that don't amount to anything in comparison with what we are prepared to throw away. The pivotal point here literally is the Principle of Universal Love and its universal expression. Do we have enough love for ourselves and one-another as human beings to prevent any further destruction of the world in which we live before the boundary of no return is crossed and mankind is lost.

We face a unique situation in the sphere of DU-wars where the full consequences won't show up for a decade or two. We get no feedback in the DU-wars from our actions until it is too late to escape the consequences. We are literally forced into a higher regime of thinking and acting that has never been a necessity in the past. That puts us into the realm of having to defend ourselves with the only option we have, which is our love for our humanity as a matter of principle. Nothing less than the Principle of Universal Love will inspire us to block the path to war, which has become a path to DU-war, a war against humanity universally. The active expression of the Principle of Universal Love that closes the door to war is Our Universal Kiss. War cannot be stopped by passive means. An active devotion to peace is required. A kiss is an active thing.

The path to Our Universal Kiss may be a hard path to tread as it requires society to surrender many of its 'treasures,' such as its acquired greed, in order to make room for its natural humanity and for it to give up its stolen profits for a productive prosperity. We must give up our 'glee' for destroying and find our prosperity and security in building a richer world, and throw away the sword along the way for honest cooperation among a universal humanity of equals. That is the kind of Universal Kiss that alone builds civilizations and creates the much needed renaissance in the world in which bombs have no place no matter by what name they are called. 

 Lyndon LaRouche wrote in 2005: (concluding) Civilizations do not vanish because they lack options, but because they foolishly reject the changes which must be made if that civilization is to live out the storm.

 


Continue: Part 4: Don't open the Pandora's Box of Nuclear War!



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The above exploration is presented by Rolf A. F. Witzsche, an independent researcher, publisher, and author of eleven novels. The novels are focused on exploring the Principle of Universal Love, the principle that is reflected to some degree in every bright period throughout history with the added challenge for today to give it an active expression as Our Universal Kiss.

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