In Iraq Equals 250,000 Nagasaki Bombs
By Bob Nichols
As a writer, I do not have
a set of words to describe what 142 Degrees in the shade is like. I've seen 120 D. in Phoenix and 110 D in the spa's sauna
I use. One hundred forty-two degrees leaves me speechless. Try to imagine 142 D temperature while wearing a helmet, long sleeve
shirt, long pants, a bullet proof vest, boots, and carrying a 70 pound pack.
By contrast the Inuit of Alaska and Canada
have thirty-seven words to precisely talk about different kinds of snow.
So, since the temperature is heating up in
Iraq it seemed like a good time to float this story to different Internet sites and news publications. There was one story
in 2003 of one 19 year old British soldier whose military job was to work in a British tank. In Iraq. In the summer. Word
is, from London, that he forgot to drink enough water and he literally cooked in his tank.
But, this story is not
about the temperature in Iraq. You can bet, though, the weather will be really important for those Americans unfortunate enough
to still be in Iraq this summer.
This story is about American weapons built with Uranium components for the business
end of things. Just about all American bullets, 120 mm tank shells, missiles, dumb bombs, smart bombs, 500 and 2,000 pound
bombs, cruise missiles, and anything else engineered to help our side in the war of us against them has Uranium in it. Lots
In the case of a cruise missile, as much as 800 pounds of the stuff. This article is about how much radioactive
uranium our guys, representing us, the citizens of the United States, let fly in Iraq. Turns out they used about 4,000,000
pounds of the stuff, give or take. That is a bunch.
Now, most people have no idea how much Four Million Pounds of
anything is, much less of Uranium Dust (UD), which this stuff turns into when it is shot or exploded. Suffice it to say it
is about equal to 1,333 cars that weigh three thousand pounds per car. That is a lot of cars; but, we can imagine what a parking
lot with one thousand three hundred and thirty three cars is like. The point is: this was and is an industrial strength operation.
It is still going on, too.
No sir-ee, putting Four Million Pounds of Radioactive Uranium Dust (RUD) on the ground
in Iraq was a definitely "on-purpose" kind of thing. It was not "just an accident." We, the citizens of the United States,
through our kids in the Army, did this on purpose.
When the uranium bullets, missiles, or bombs hit something or explode
most of the radioactive uranium turns instantly to very, very small dust particles, too fine to even see. When US Troopers
or Iraqis breathe even a tiny amount into their lungs, as little as One Gram, it is the same as getting an X-Ray every hour
for the rest of their shortened life.
The uranium cannot be removed, there is no treatment, there is no cure. The
uranium will long outlast the Veterans' and the Iraqis' bodies though; for, you see, it lasts virtually forever.
it gets worse. Seems an Admiral who is the former Chief of the Naval Staff of India wanted to know how much radiation this
represented. He also wanted to express the amount in a figure that the world, especially the non American world, could easily
The Admiral decided to figure out how many Nagasaki Atom Bombs it would take to deliver the equivalent
of the total amount of radiation deployed in Iraq in 2003 in Four Million Pounds of uranium.
The Admiral also wanted
to figure out how much radiation the United States Military Forces have deployed in the last Five American Wars, the so-called
Five Nuclear Wars.
That is a simple enough task for somebody like the Naval Chief of Staff for a country that is a
member of the Nuclear Club. Using the Nagasaki bomb for the measuring stick is a particularly gruesome twist, though. For
those of you in the States who do not know it, the United States Military Forces dropped two nuclear Bombs on Japan at the
close of World War II. The whole world remembers that.
One Atom Bomb was dropped by Americans on the city of Hiroshima,
the other on the city of Nagasaki three days later. About 170,000 people were incinerated immediately. It was a really big
It is a measuring stick that plays very well in the rest of the world; but, not very well on Fox News (Fair
& Balanced) (c) or the rest of the Fox-like American media. The Department of Energy still lists the Hiroshima and Nagasaki
detonations as "tests." The admiral released the data months ago at a scientific conference in India. This article is the
first report of the data in the United States. It will first be released on the Internet.
The admiral in India calculated
the number of radioactive atoms in the Nagasaki bomb and compared it with the number in the 4,000,000 pounds of uranium left
in Iraq from the 2003 war. Now, believe me, it is a lot more complex than that; but, that is essentially what the experts
in India did.
How many Nagasaki Nuclear Bombs equal the Radiation loosed in the 2003 Iraq war? Answer: About 250,000
How many Nagasaki Nuclear Bombs equal the Radiation loosed in the last Five American Nuclear Wars?
Answer: About 400,000 Nuclear Bombs. Who would do something like this?
We would. The only people in the history of
the world to engage in Nuclear Wars are Americans, citizens of the United States. Allegedly, the Germans and Japanese of WWII
also wanted to engage in nuclear wars, except the American Military beat them to the draw, so to speak.
academic scholars could debate forever whether or not Herr Hitler, Fuhrer of Germany, would have deployed uranium munitions
in the Sudetenland if the weapons had been available. Certainly the Germans knew just as much about uranium wars as we did
at the time. It seems doubtful that Adolph Hitler would have ordered the use of uranium munitions there because the Sudetenland
was so close to the Fatherland, Nazi Germany.
An American General named Leslie Groves was in charge of the bomb making
operation called The Manhattan Project. In 1943 The War Department knew exactly what uranium bullets and bombs were good for.
If the nuclear weapons did not detonate in Japan, the use of uranium bullets and bombs were the fall back position.
It was not till Ronald Reagan was President in 1980 did the re-named Defense Department resurrect the deadly radioactive uranium
bullets, bombs, and missiles. No wonder his popular nick-name was Ronnie Ray-Gun.
The American Military knew the symptoms
of radiation poisoning in 1943 too; starting with the irritated sore throat through to an agonizing death from being cooked
from the inside out.
President Bush promised to invade twelve countries in the 2003 State of the Union speech. I believe
the man. For some reason, some misguided Americans do not believe him, or think he was "exaggerating." The rest of the world
has every reason to believe him, though.
Not to worry, the President has plenty of raw material for radioactive uranium
munitions left. There are more than 77,000 Tons stored at the 103 nuclear waste plants and the several Nuclear Weapons Labs
in the US. Each one makes another 250 pounds of radioactive material a day for radioactive bullets, bombs, and missiles. Not
to put too fine a point on it; but, that is enough for 40.5 more gloriously successful campaigns like the 2003 Nuclear War
Every year about this time the Southern winds leave a fine desert sand on the windshields of cars parked
outside in Continental Europe and Britain. Soon this sand dust will carry a surprise. Thanks to the Americans. Thanks to us.
We did this to the world. And, we wonder why they hate and despise us so.
These uranium weapons' indiscriminate killing
effect gives a whole new meaning to the age old term: cannon fodder. In Iraq, what goes around, comes around. If not the uranium
munitions themselves, the uranium dust will be in the bodies of our returning armed forces, time bombs slowly ticking away
the lives of the gullible and the ignorant with their very own internal radiation source, the cannon fodder of the 21st Century
American Nuclear Wars.
Put your ending to this article next.
A lot of people have done everything we can think
of to stop these nuclear wars. Even more specifically to stop the use of uranium as a munition and shut down the nuclear power
plants. We have tried and failed for years. Why don't you give it a try? Can't hurt anything! Write what steps you would take
to turn this situation around. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Nichols writes in Oklahoma City and is the
Editorial writer for DemoOkie.com. Bob Nichols is a contributing writer for LiberalSlant, Democratic Underground, OnlineJournal,
AmericaHeldHostage, and other online dot com publications. Mr. Nichols is a frequent contributor to The Oklahoma Observer
and other print publications. He lives and works in Oklahoma. He is a member of CASE -- Citizens' Action for Safe Energy,
and President of the Carrie Dickerson Foundation. CASE has successfully killed two serious, well funded attempts to build
Nuclear Power Plants in Oklahoma and several attempts to site what is now known as the "Yucca Mountain Reactor Dump" in Oklahoma.
All these efforts to build nuclear facilities have failed. CASE won every time.