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BTL: Columbia Shuttle Accident Underscores Warnings From Those Opposed to... (english)
08 Feb 2003
Modified: 10 Feb 2003
...Use of Highly Toxic Radioactive Materials on Board Spacecraft. nterview with Lloyd Dumas, author of "Lethal Arrogance: Human Fallibility and Dangerous Technologies," conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Columbia Shuttle Accident Underscores Warnings From Those Opposed to Use of Highly Toxic Radioactive Materials on Board Spacecraft

Interview with Lloyd Dumas, author of "Lethal Arrogance: Human Fallibility and Dangerous Technologies," conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris

As America and the world mourn the loss of seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia, destroyed as it re-entered the earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1, hard questions are being asked about the cause of this tragic accident. But while efforts to recover debris of the spacecraft began across east Texas and Louisiana, it was evident from official warnings issued to the public that some materials aboard Columbia were potentially dangerous to human health.

Since the mid-1990s, critics have sounded an alarm about NASA's use of radioactive materials in their spacecraft, which they maintain pose a risk of catastrophic accidents. As seen in the destruction of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, and now was with Columbia, the use of plutonium batteries and other toxic power sources on future missions poses a risk of accidents that could disperse these materials over wide areas of the earth. Such an accident could expose millions to dangerous levels of radiation with the potential to cause cancer and other illnesses.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Lloyd Dumas, professor of political economy at the University of Texas. Dumas, author of "Lethal Arrogance: Human Fallibility and Dangerous Technologies," discusses the lessons he believes government planners should learn from the loss of the Columbia Space Shuttle.

Lloyd Dumas' book, "Lethal Arrogance: Human Fallibility and Dangerous Technologies," is published by Palgrave/ Macmillan.

Contact the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space at (352) 337-9274 or visit their Web site at www.space4peace.org

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More NPR-Mossad-CIA Disinformation (english)
10 Feb 2003
As usual, guilty "white liberal" totalitarians, pretending to be political dissidents, distract attention from the global perspective.

(One way to tell, is check if your computer is getting hacked when you tell the truth, as mine is at this moment.)

Real investigators, not phoney journalists on the Zionist payrole, are always more reliable and more realistic:

"Columbia Crash Caused by Fire in the Left Wheel Bay"

http://vialls.homestead.com

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/steveseymour/wecontrolamerica/columbia.html

"...All we have to do is ignore the NASA fundraisers, ignore the blatantly forged Israeli picture "proving" that Columbia had "cracks and a dent" in its left wing, and focus on hard data which were made available on the actual day of the catastrophe, before NASA could start changing the ground rules....

"...What caused the fire and then the left tire or tires to explode is an entirely different matter. It could have been a genuine accident, or it might have been sabotage before flight.

"Of particular interest is the fact that Columbia's wheels are on a very small list of items which are allowed to leave the NASA high security zone. Each tire is only good for a single landing, meaning that before take off, all of the wheels were removed to be shod with new rubber.

"It seems quite likely that the American Government's fake warning about "toxic debris" from Columbia is designed to scare people away from the wreckage, leaving it relatively forensically intact for a series of tests, including any possible explosives residue on the remaining fragments of left wheels and tires.

"Somebody help me out here. Was it Russia or France who supplied the nuclear reactor to Iraq: the very same fully-fueled reactor at Osiraq that was subsequently destroyed by "war hero" Colonel Ilan Ramon?"


P.S. Who has REAL weapons of mass destruction? Israel or Iraq? Where do you think Israel's nukes are located, besides Bali? And who - beside transnational bankers - profits the most from warmaking? - JPC

http://www.jinsa.org

http://www.janes.com
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