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The Invasion Of Iraq Has Destroyed The Lives of Millions: Looking Back On The Devastation

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America’s attempted liberation of Iraq in the first decade of the 21st century was an occupation that cost the American government trillions of dollars as well as losing 4489 American lives and physically wounding over 100,000. The price Americans paid was high for this occupation. And Americans are still paying the price over ten years later, with a surreal increase in returned soldier suicide rates, now at 18 Veterans a day. Iraq will be remembered as a conflict as costly as Vietnam for decades to come.

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On the other side, the damage done to the Iraq population has been investigated as well. Having their country torn apart by war for over a decade has left tragic consequences. The most devastating that is still largely unaddressed is the use of radioactive substances in Fallujah, a City 70km west of Baghdad.

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Fallujah since 2004 has experienced a 12 time increase in ALL types of cancers in children under the age of 14, as well as a huge increase in child mortality rates. Complicating these child mortality rates is the rate of birth defects in children being born post 2004. In a comparison, Fallujah is finding 14 times more cases of birth defects, such as congenital malformations, than Nagasaki and Hiroshima after the Atomic bombs were dropped. Fallujah also experienced a 38 fold increase in leukemia rates and a ten-fold increase in breast cancer. These statistics are hugely out of place in relation to Iraq’s middle-eastern neighbors.

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These increases in cancer and birth defects/mortality rates have recently been undoubtedly linked to the use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus by the United States in their “liberalization” of Iraq. As you can see in the video below, Al Jazeera reporter Dahr Jamail has been investigating the topic over the ten year period and the images he presents are truly horrific. What I find the most troubling in this video is the fact that this radiation will last in Fallujah and Iraq for thousands of years, with the half-life of depleted uranium being 4.5 billion years. This means the cradle of civilization, where societies that shaped the world today have existed for over 10,000 years will now be a radioactive wasteland.

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Boy with rare kidney and liver failure, Baghdad 2003

In using depleted uranium in ammunition casings and white phosphorus smoke grenades the American government broke all laws in the Geneva Convention in regard to chemical warfare. America has poisoned a country indefinitely and currently is denying any allegations that long-term illness is a problem in the area, even though returned soldiers are coming home with increased rates of cancer, after being in the proximity of depleted uranium and white phosphorus.

Child with hydrocephalus, Basrah 2004 (photo by Jenny Matthews)

Child with hydrocephalus, Basrah 2004 (photo by Jenny Matthews)

As if it could not get any worse for the Iraqi population, the Iraqi people also lost their entire history in the occupation. In 2003, the Baghdad museum was bombarded and looted. Naomi Klein and Robert Fisk have both done some incredible reporting on this matter. (Naomi Klein – Shock Doctrine. Robert Fisk – articles cc.2003) Naomi Klein describes in her book “Shock Doctrine” how American Soldiers were in a position to stop the looting but were under orders not too. This is interesting as Andrew Lawler uncovered that months prior to the American invasion, American antiquity collectors met with the Department of defence, here they pushed Bush in weakening the Iraqi laws that were in place to stop their physical history being taken overseas. Of the items stolen were 4,795 cylinder seals as well as one of the oldest copies of the Koran in the world. These seals age from anything from 500 years ago  to

3000 years ago, and their price varies, yet prior to the invasion one seal was sold for $424,000.

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Baby with multiple birth defects, Baghdad 2010

The American occupation cost hundreds of thousands of lives and ruined millions more. Even though the occupation is over now, entire cities in Iraq face an uncertain future. When the civilian populations living in these cities realize the severity of this situation, I am sure the majority of those able will flock from the city as refugees. With the land radioactive there will be no sustained growth for hundreds of years, leaving the people without means to clean food or water. It is truly tragic that the population that is being most affected is the young. Not only being severely physically disadvantaged, the children of Iraq have lost their history. This unfortunately is proving increasingly harder to track down as more time lapses since the looting. The fate of Iraq is perilous. It will take more than sympathy from developed countries to help them back on their feet; and at this point in the early 21st Century it looks unlikely to happen in the short term.

Source: http://users.physics.harvard.edu/~wilson/soundscience/Al-Azzawi.pdf

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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