The US has been the object of criticism worldwide for using depleted uranium in its bullets. The radioactive dust from these bullets causes cancer and persists in the environment for years. Now that global warming is causing more and more air from the Middle East to blow into Europe, European scientists are discovering a sudden and frightening increase in radioactivity levels. And a US company is monitoring them–and fighting release of data.

Leuren Moret writes on the American Free Press website that British scientists Chris Busby and Saoirse Morgan think that the use of uranium weapons in Iraq has led to radioactive contamination in Europe.
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A memo marked sensitive from the US Ambassador to Iraq hasbeen obtained by the Independent (London) and Editor andPublisher and the WashingtonPost in the US, that describes a far more chaotic and dangeroussituation than is being generally reported. Iraqi employeesof the embassy are in such constant danger that the factthat they work for the US must be carefully concealed.

They are terrified of being kidnapped and killed, and fearthat the Iraqi guards at entrances to the Green Zone areworking for militias hostile to the United States. Oneemployee reported that they would hold up her ID badge topassersby and shout “embassy,” which the report describes as”the eqivalent of a death sentence if it falls into thewrong hands.”
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Will the recent killing of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq bring any change in the number of suicide bombings going on in that country? When it comes to the Iraq war, our press pretty much toes the official government line, so we need to look to the UK for answers to that question.
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In the May 27 issue of the British weekly The Spectator, Charles Moore writes about The DaVinci Code book and movie: “The idea that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had children?shows the wisdom of the Catholic Church in insisting on priestly celibacy. Where families and power meet, dynasties are created; and where dynasties are created, rivalries abound; and where rivalries abound, killing and war ensue.
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