Monday, March 28, 2016

The Nuclear War You Never Heard Of

This report delves into what may be the most dangerous issue in the past few decades - the clandestine use of nuclear weapons:

In intensive warfare conditions, up-to-date tactical nuclear weapons can create an illusion of their absence on the battlefield when used together with conventional weapons. For instance, according to Russian military experts nuclear munitions of a new generation were used in Lebanon in 2006 during the operation against the Hezbollah.  The soil samples taken from craters had traces of enriched uranium. At the same time there was no gamma radiation and isotope of cesium 137 resulting from radioactive decay. The radiation level was high inside the craters but went down approximately by half at the distance of just a few meters away.

According to U.S. military sources, the first detonation of a nuclear weapon against another country since 1945 took place approximately 11 miles east of Basra, Iraq sometime between February 2 and February 5, 1991.

By then, Iraq’s former capitol had been declared a “free fire on zone” – open to carpet-bombing by high-flying formations of eight-engine B-52s. “Basra is a military town in the true sense,” military spokesman General Richard Neal told the press. “The infrastructure, military infrastructure, is closely interwoven within the city of Basra itself.”

Though the soon-to-be fired General Neal claimed there were no civilians left in Basra, the city was actually sheltering some 800,000 terrified residents. In direct violation of Article 51 of the Geneva Protocols, which prohibits area bombing, the B-52s commenced saturation grid-bombing of the city. Mixing fuel-air bombs with shrapnel-spraying cluster bombs, the bombers leveled entire city blocks, the Los Angeles Times reported, leaving “bomb craters the size of football fields, and an untold number of casualties.” [Washington Post Feb 2/91; Los Angeles Times Feb 5/91]

With the city of Basra resounding to gigantic explosions, and engulfed in “a hellish nighttime of fires and smoke so dense that witnesses say the sun hasn’t been clearly visible for several days at a time,” a 5-kiloton GB-400 nuclear bomb exploding 11 miles away under the desert attracted no notice.

Under the cover of massive Depleted Uranium tipped bombs that raised dirty mushroom clouds in thunderous explosions that rained radioactive dust over Jalalabad and nearby villages, the first nuclear bombs dropped since Basra in 1991 were detonated by American forces in Afghanistan beginning in March 2002.

You can read the rest @
http://truepublica.org.uk/global/nuclear-war-didnt-know/

Like many of you, I am tempted to dismiss this seemingly loony report. Here are a few reasons that I won't:

*It is a known fact that MRR (minimum residual radiation) nuclear weapons have been developed and do exist.

*There have been numerous eyewitness reports from military personnel and others of the use of such weapons (including the instances mentioned above).

*Environmental samples collected by US troops have been confiscated, and test results (if any) were never released.

*Universities and other labs capable of testing radioactive samples to confirm the use of such weapons will not do so.

The National Security State can hide just about anything.

What's the danger here? Should the above report be correct, the weapons being used will get bigger and bigger until eventually really big bombs will get tossed around and this planet will become uninhabitable.

It's not as unlikely a scenario as you might think.

2 comments:

  1. Labs capable of testing radioactive samples to confirm the use of such weapons will not do so.car cover

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  2. When I was getting my MSc degree in 1995, I worked in a lab which would have analyzed such samples if I had been able to obtain any. Unfortunately none were to be found. And in general you are correct - no lab will test any privately obtained samples for chemical, biological, or radiological warfare agents.

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