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News :: Environment
Microwaving Iraq
07 Nov 2006
tested there, then used here, thats the bush modus operandi for over a decade...pacification....get it?
Latest News - USA Today Article 07/25/05
Pentagon deploys array of non-lethal weapons
( Released only 6 months after willthomas.net World Exclusive )
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-07-24-nonlethal-weapons_x.h



MICROWAVING IRAQ
“ Pacifying” Rays Pose New Hazards To Iraqis
By William Thomas 01/24/05 ( World Exclusive )

Preface

Desperate to improve images of civilian carnage, US commanders are using portable electromagnetic-frequency weapons in Fallujah and other “hot spots” in the Sunni Triangle to pacify restive neighborhoods with invisible EM radiation. “Active Denial” antenna arrays mounted on Humvees are also being deployed to panic and disperse hostile crowds by flash-burning exposed flesh with microwaves. But unintended side effects from the hidden rooftop transmitters are reportedly triggering violent attacks by exposed insurgents—while leading to AWOL rates of up to 15% among US forces disoriented by these same weapons, as well as the electromagnetic emanations from high-power radars, radios and “jammers”.

On the rooftop of a shrapnel-pocked building in the ruins of Fallujah, a team of GI’s stealthily sets up a gray plastic dome about two-feet in diameter. Keeping well back from the sight lines of the street and nearby buildings, they plug the cable connectors on the side of the “popper” into a power unit. The grunts have no clue what the device does. They are just following orders.


“ Most of the worker-bees that are placing these do not even know what is inside the ‘domes’, just that they were told where to place them by Intel weenies with usually no nametag,” reports my source, a very well informed combat veteran I will call “Hank”.


“ Intel” stands for “intelligence” officers who target the most restive neighborhoods in a country gripped by anarchy and chaos. The lack of nametags indicates membership in a spooky “alphabet agency”, either within or outside the military chain of command. Similar “black: teams removed “Made In The USA” chemical weapons from Iraqi trenches after Desert Storm. [Bringing The War Home by William Thomas]


The grunts call the plastic devices “poppers” or “domes”. Once activated, each hidden transmitter emits a widening circle of invisible energy capable of passing through metal, concrete and human skulls up to half a mile away. “They are saturating the area with ULF, VLF and UHF freqs,” Hanks says, with equipment derived from US Navy undersea sonar and communications.


But its not being used to locate and talk to submarines under Baghdad.


After powering up the unit, the grunts quickly exit the area. It is their commanders’ fervent hope that any male survivors enraged by brutal American bombardments that damaged virtually every building in this once thriving “City of Mosques”, displacing a quarter-million residents while murdering thousands of children, women and elders in their homes—will lose all incentive for further resistance and revenge.

A dedicated former soldier, whose experiences during and after Desert Storm are chronicled in my book, Bringing The War Home, Hank stays in close touch with his unit serving “in theater” in Iraq. When I asked how many “poppers” are being used to irradiate Iraqi neighborhoods, he checked and got back to me. There are “at least 25 of these that have been deployed to theater, and used. Some have conked out and been removed, so I do not know how many are currently active and broadcasting.”


As a patriotic American, Hank believes that wars must be fought by the rules he was taught and the principles his country stands for. Like many Desert Storm veterans, he would like to get his hands on retired General Norman Schwartzkopf, who covered up combat log reports of confirmed chemical weapons exposures during that 1990-‘91 conflict. Veterans say Schwartzkopf’s “treason”—to use their word—was largely responsible for more than the officially admitted 12,000 deaths, and 200,000 Gulf War Illness casualties among returning GIs. [Bringing The War Home by William Thomas]


Now Hank wants to warn his comrades that they are again at grave risk from radioactive heavy metal particles inhaled form microscopic depleted uranium debris. Be careful around Najaf, he adds, where mustard agents from Desert Storm and Saddam’s post-war repression still linger. Having been there, Hank concurs with historians who concluded that the Shia and Kurdish revolts would have brought down Saddam’s regime if Bush Sr. had not allowed the dictator’s gunships to fly against the uprisings he encouraged.


Hank is still losing friends in Iraq, where front-line soldiers put their current casualty figures from all causes—combat, accidents, psychological crackups and suicides—at 5,000 dead and 22,000 to 30,000 injured.


But these GIs volunteered to extract “payback” against a country many were falsely told was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Iraq’s traumatized children want only to grow up with their families and play with their friends in the suburbs. Hank blames those at the top for hospital counts of upwards of 65,000 children killed since the 2003 invasion.


He is also concerned that innocent Iraqi families and unsuspecting GIs alike are being used as test subjects for a new generation of “psychotronic” weapons using invisible beams across the entire electromagnetic spectrum to selectively alter moods, behavior and bodily processes. “Bottom line,” Hanks says about the poppers, “they are very powerful transmitters, have multi-channel/frequency send/receive multi-task capabilities, are being placed inside the area(s) where people live without their knowing it “


The Air Force and Navy have been working for decades on beam weapons that can just as easily be turned against Americans at home.


“ The ‘poppers’ are capable of using a combo of ULF, VLF, UHF and EHF wavelengths in any combination at the same time, sometimes using one as a carrier wave for the others,” Hank explains, in a process called superheterodyning. The silent frequencies daily sweeping Fallujah and other trouble spots are the same Navy “freqs that drove whales nuts and made them go astray onto beaches.”


MICROWAVING IRAQ

The Gulf War veteran observes that occupied Iraq has become a “saturation environment” of electromagnetic radiation. Potentially lethal electromagnetic smog from high-power US military electronics and experimental beam weapons is placing already hard-hit local populations–-particularly children—at even higher risk of experiencing serious illness, suicidal depression, impaired cognitive ability, even death.


American troops constantly exposed “up close” to their own microwave transmitters, battlefield radars and RF weapons are also seeing their health eroded by electromagnetic sickness. It’s common, Hank recalls, for GIs to warm themselves on cold desert nights by basking in the microwaves radiating from their QUEEMS communications and RATT radar rigs




RATT TRAPS
According to Army manual TM 11-5820-890-10-1, SINGARS voice and text messaging radios have a range up to 22 kilometers when mounted on a Humvee. Operating in the microwave bands between 30 MHz to 87.975 MHz, each 2320 channel transceiver radiates electromagnetic energy from base stations employing a pair of antennas placed at least 75-feet apart.


But even this is not enough to defeat the tyranny of distance. As an Army “after action” report revealed after Desert Storm, “With a front of nearly 350 miles and a operating depth of 200-400 miles long range communications became imperative.”


But the AN/VRC 46 SINGARS—essentially a military version of a mobile phone network—did not work well. “Because of the great distances involved teams were not able to maintain communications in order to relay information, request support, or be notified of additional incidents,” the report states. “The operations also saw a total break down in the ability + or all types of Communications Army wide…between the CP [Command Post] and unit teams.” [ARCENT Unit: 22D SUPCOM Box ID: BX005554]


The same communications breakdowns occurred between units during the long drive to Baghdad along “ambush alley”. The solution is to use up to 50 Humvees scattered in line-of-sight across the flat desert sands as “retransmit” stations to relay messages to distant units. Humvee and backpack-mounted SINGARS are also used extensively in Iraq’s urban areas. The result: constant and pervasive electromagnetic pollution that interferes with cellular processes in human brains and bodies.


Constant microwave emissions from ground-sweeping RATT rigs and SINGARS mobile microwave networks are much more powerful than civilian microwave cell phone nets linked in many clinical studies to maladies ranging from asthma, cataracts, headaches, memory loss, early Alzheimer’s, bad dreams and cancer.


Even more powerful US military radars, radios and “jammers” blasting from ground bases and overflying aircraft add to this electromagnetic din.


Like ocean waves “piggy-backing” into rogue giants, harmonic waves from this storm of randomly intersecting frequencies cause unintended power spikes, while creating new wavelengths of woe never before encountered by anyone on Earth.


This is bad enough. But this is also Iraq, Hank says, where ever-present sand acts as miniature quartz reflectors, unpredictably amplifying the ricocheting electronic smog so thick that if it were visible, every vehicle in Baghdad and the surrounding Sunni Triangle would be driving blind with their headlights on.


THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
This is grim news to friend and foe alike—already overloaded by constant adrenal stress, waterborne pollutants, infectious sand fleas, dehydration, pharmaceutical drugs and exposure to radioactive Uranium-238 fired in “hose ‘em down” exuberance by US ground and air cannons and cruise missiles.


As Hank puts it, DU is “the gift that keeps on giving.” For the next four billion years, medical investigators say, large populated expanses of Kosovo, Afghanistan, Puerto Rico and Iraq will remain lethally radioactive from Made In America depleted uranium dust.


What kind of people would do this?


Clinical tests have repeatedly shown how microwaves “rev up” incipient cancer cells several hundred times. Triggered by nuclear radiation, and turned rogue by electromagnetic warfare unleashed by US forces, human cancer cells have been found to continue proliferating wildly—even after the power source is turned off. [Scorched Earth by William Thomas]


Another wild card is radon, Hank reckons. Typically found wherever oil pools underground, pockets of this invisible, odorless and potentially deadly gas tend to concentrate in natural bowls between dunes and other niches out of the desert wind.


Ordered to “dig in”, grunts typically scrape a 300 to 1000-foot diameter position to a depth of five feet, Hank explained. They then spray the ground with diesel fuel, adding to the toxic effects of any radon they’ve just released. Hank claimed that during Desert Storm, his unit’s radon detectors went off even more often than the constant ringing of chemical warfare exposure detectors. [Bringing The War Home by William Thomas]


Just standing around a QUEEMS or RATT rig, “makes you stupid,” this combat veteran added. Which is precisely the intent behind that transmitting dish on Fallujah roofs.


“ It’s basic stun weaponry,” Hank explains during an interview filled with revelations that later check out. The idea behind microwaving Iraq’s more restive cities, he says, is to keep them “so agitated they cannot coalesce into a full force” of resistance fighters.


Overriding subtle bodily processes, selectable frequencies beamed invisibly through neighborhoods can depress the central nervous systems of everyone within a half-mile, “destroying their initiative and making them docile and lethargic.” At least that’s the plan.


COOKING CLASSES
Details of various directed energy weapons used by US forces in Iraq to knock out electronics, induce psychological passivity, and possibly even melt people and vehicles remain under tight military wraps. But world media is reporting deployment of portable “directed energy” weapons in neighborhoods as troublesome as any in the USA if foreign troops murdered Americans and destroyed their homes.


Dubbed “active-denial”, this supposedly “non-lethal” mobile microwave weapon was developed through the 1990s at the U S Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland, New Mexico, and the Marine Corps’ Joint Nonlethal Weapons Directorate. [Daily Telegraph Sept 21/04]


Researchers soon found that frying flesh at a distance is not easy. With up to two-thirds of directed microwave energy scattered through transmission, the only way to heat skin painfully enough to encourage its owner to flee the area is to hit her with frequencies much higher than the microwave ovens linked to pathological changes in human blood chemistry. [Journal Franz Weber #19; Electromagnetic Fields by B. Blake Levitt]


A triumph of misdirected talents and treasure, a microwave array mounted on a Humvee can heat water molecules in the skin at a distance. But what makes this microwave weapon so appealing, say its PR-conscious boosters, is that projected agony equivalent to grasping a hot light bulb leaves no visible wounds—and stops instantly when the beam is avoided or removed. [Daily Telegraph Sept 21/04; [India Telegraph Sept 19/04]


Just how enthusiastically the rest of the world greets illegal gadgets wielded during an illegal occupation remains to be seen. International treaties signed by the United States ban directed energy weapons.

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