My God! My Country Is Using Poison Gas In Iraq: We've Weaponized Uranium Gas

by Bob Nichols

My God! My Country Is Using Poison Gas In Iraq: We've Weaponized Uranium Gas
by Bob Nichols
August 7, 2004


Radioactive, poison gas made from uranium was recommended to the
American Military in 1943 during World War II by atom bomb builders
working on the Manhattan Project run by Gen Leslie Groves.

Sixty-one years later deadly, radioactive, poisonous, weaponized
uranium oxide gas plays a vital role in implementing the "Total
Worldwide Domination Plan" as practiced by the NeoCons and President
Bush. It is entitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses" and was written
in September 2000 by the neo-con think tank, Project for the New
American Century (PNAC).

That would be the American government's Cheney and the Pentagon's
Rumsfield, Wolfowitz, and Feith, the most hated men in the world, the
Gang of Four.

What is weaponized uranium oxide gas? It's any high velocity bullet or
shell, any High Explosive Bomb or missile made with uranium metal. The
uranium components turn into uranium oxide gas after the high velocity
bullet or shell penetrates anything solid and explodes, as much as 80%
of it ignites, burns, and aerosolizes into tiny, tiny radioactive
pieces and floats in the air as a gas, blown about by the wind. They
can stay airborne for years and be re-suspended for years, over and
over again.

Missiles and bombs that explode as planned are blasted into uranium
gas by the bomb's high explosive (HE). Pretty simple really. Once the
uranium metal is worked into the business end of a bullet, tank shell,
bomb, or missile the uranium oxide gas is "weaponized," and ready to go. 

The feedstock uranium that's manufactured into war munitions is
processed one time to purify it. Less than one half of one percent, a
tiny impurity, is removed to make thermonuclear bombs and nuclear
reactor cores. This leaves more than 99.8% of the uranium for bullets
and bombs.

The uranium is fully 88% as radioactive as it was before it was
processed. The Gang of Four cynically calls this uranium "depleted" as
if everything is OK with it; it is safe; it has been depleted; there
is no problem with it. No Problem! To top it off and make it worse,
America's academics dutifully talk about and study "Depleted
Uranium,"* at retreats and seminars thus keeping the Big Lie alive for
the millions of common folk who long for some straight answers from

This so-called Depleted Uranium is what the American government is
using to make sniper bullets, tank shells, bombs, and cruise missiles.
And, the American government just ordered some more depleted uranium
weapons. It only takes a few months to re-arm. Who's next? Iran? Syria?

The 70-ton 1,500 HP workhorse M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks actually
deliver up to eight pounds of poisonous uranium oxide gas per high
velocity shell fired. The Abrams Death Machines fired many thousands
of the 10-pound uranium "penetrator" rods during the Gulf Rape of Iraq
turkey shoot. They are fully 18 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. That's
the real name, too, "penetrator rods." It's an Abu Ghraib for the
entire country.

But, using uranium munitions is a War Crime. As Vice President Cheney
would say "Big Time!" That would be a major problem for less dedicated
countries than the United States. That is not a showstopper for Bush,
the NeoCons, or the American military. The Military is taught to
refuse to follow orders that embrace War Crimes because they aren't
legal. They failed America and the entire world.

The American President (Bush) stated that the International Criminal
Court's (Re: War Crimes) jurisdiction does not apply to America's
leaders or the Military. Presidential Translation: Go for it, dudes!
Result: 4,000,000 pounds of uranium munitions poisoned Iraq with
radioactive gas and dust rendering large parts of it uninhabitable. We
Americans have already successfully killed Iraqis as yet unborn with
radiation induced birth defects and cancers. This same uranium oxide
gas, of course, is also sickening and killing our kids and friends in
the Army in Iraq.

Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, former Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy,
calculated that the radiation in 4,000,000 pounds of uranium is the
equivalent of that in 250,000 unexploded Nagasaki Plutonium Bombs. (1)
That would be the Bomb the US dropped on Nagasaki, Japan three days
after the Atom Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima August 6, 1945. This
current Iraq Nuclear Radiation War was announced in the United States
by the article "There Are No Words" by this writer on on March 27, 2004. (2)

My God! Have the Gang of Four no humanity? Are they some kind of
unfeeling Aliens from a Hollywood horror movie? The invisible,
odorless, tasteless uranium oxide poison gas in the air can't be
controlled or even seen! It's as dangerous to our kids and neighbors
in the Army shooting it as it is to the "enemy" Iraqis. What's more,
it migrates with the wind. This means it will soon be in all countries
within 1,000 miles of Iraq. This includes America's ally, the state of

Nazi Germany had the political will in WWII to commit war crimes. The
Germans finally settled on Zyklon B Gas to exterminate six million
Jews during the cruel reign of the Third Reich. Zyklon B was
"effective" but lacked a long "killing trail." After Jews in the gas
chamber or mobile van were killed, the deadly gas was withdrawn and
the corpses removed from the chamber or van. Nazi SS soldiers were
required to dispense more Zyklon B to the next killing cluster.
Effective killer, short killing trail.

Well, America is nothing if not relentless. Specifically, a 1943 memo
to Gen Groves recommended uranium oxide gas be used as a gas warfare
instrument to Kill People and to Contaminate Land. The memo did raise
the problem that the radioactive uranium gas could not be controlled
and was, and is still, dangerous to our own kids and friends: the
American Troopers. (3) It would be another thirty years before that
hurdle was publicly demolished.

In 1973 in General Alexander Haig's presence, Henry Kissinger, the
National Security Advisor, referred pointedly to military men as
"dumb, stupid animals to be used" as pawns for foreign policy. (4)
Kissinger set the public stage for the war managers to sacrifice the
gullible, but patriotic and "stupid" American Troopers to the use of
weaponized uranium oxide gas. American General Norman Schwarzkopf from
the First Gulf War stated they were not told anything about harmful
uranium munitions.

Uranium gas also is a good deal for the Bush Administration because it
has built in plausible deniability. Depending on the uranium gas dose
the American Troopers get, they can be expected to sicken and die over
a period days, months, and years. There is no minimum dose that is
harmless. Inhaling as little as one gram over a year means the
equivalent of one X-Ray per hour for the rest of their shortened life.
Each gram in the lung shoots 12,000 little bullets per minute,
forever, at the lung cells next to it. What do you think is going to
happen to the lung cells. All radiation counts.

The ensuing Veteran's Administration disability payment requests can
be denied for years while the "dumb, stupid," used up vets
conveniently and obligingly die off. The former American Trooper's
painful deaths go virtually unnoticed scattered across the North
American continent in some 7,000 American hospitals and among 300
Million people.

Collaborating VA doctors merely chant, "You can't prove it," when
confronted by hundreds of thousands of sick and dying Troopers.
Anyway, all the well-paid NeoCon or timid doctors need do is delay.
The invisible, deadly, ever-present radiation does the rest.

To say the least, the American Military and their wealthy helpmates in
the private weapons industry have resolutely and definitively solved
the Nazi killing trail problem. Weaponized Uranium Oxide Gas, when
used properly, packs a killing trail up to a truly majestic 4.5
Billion years. In fact, that pretty well qualifies as "forever" in
most American classrooms studying "Total Worldwide Domination Theory."

Instinctively racist in nature, the political decision makers, Bush
and the NeoCons with a supporting crew of weak minded Democrats,
decided that the Iraqi race had to go. It's an inescapable conclusion
to any fair minded person contemplating the purposeful use of Four
Million pounds of uranium on Iraq. That's cold blooded genocide.

Get a group of your friends together some lazy Sunday afternoon and
appoint yourselves as a Pentagon Procurement Committee. Would you
choose uranium munitions for our Troopers to use in Iraq?

Put your own ending to this article here.

A lot of people in the States have done everything we can think of to
stop these nuclear radiation wars, uranium poison gas, and the the use
of uranium as a munition. We've tried and failed for years. Failed!
There are no excuses for our collective failures. Why don't you give
it a try? Can't hurt anything! View this Flash animation, "Poison Fire
USA," by Russell Hoffman to see the animated history of 60 years of
major nuclear activities in the continental United States. It will
amaze you. These events all lead up to recklessly using uranium
munitions in Iraq. [ ]

For further expert scientific information read former Lawrence
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab scientist Leuren Moret's: "Depleted
Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War."

Do you have a solution? Then write what steps you would take to turn
this situation around. If you represent your country at the United
Nations General Assembly, be creative. Who else is going to stop the
United States from committing genocide? Send it to me at this address.
I'll publish it, as appropriate, and maybe we all can make it happen.

* Depleted Uranium is the result of a step in the process of creating
enriched uranium for nuclear power plant reactor cores and
thermonuclear bombs, commonly called Hydrogen Bombs and Neutron Bombs.
The uranium impurity used in bombs and reactor cores is about .711
percent of one percent of natural uranium, a tiny amount. Like iodine
in salt, except it kills everything. Processing natural uranium
removes about half of the bomb making material. It is then called
Depleted Uranium by the powers that be because it can no longer be
used to make bombs; but, it is used to make bullets and shells
instead. The Depleted Uranium is fully 88% as radioactive in total
radiation as the original uranium. There are an estimated 1.5 Billion
Pounds of Depleted Uranium at U.S. Nuclear Weapons Labs and related
facilities (Bomb Factories) in the US. The word depleted does not mean
the uranium is safe or OK to use, it means it has been processed,
that's all. Perhaps a less deceptive name would be "12% depleted
uranium." The familiar 60% depleted uranium figure refers to what is
called "Alpha" radiation only.

Bob Nichols writes in Oklahoma City and is occasionally a contributing
writer for,,,,,
and other online dot com publications. Mr. Nichols is a contributor to
The Oklahoma Observer newspaper. He is a  member of CASE -- Citizens'
Action for Safe Energy. CASE has successfully killed two serious, well
funded attempts to build Nuclear Power Plants in Oklahoma and several
attempts to site what is now known as the "Yucca Mountain Used Reactor
Core Dump" in Oklahoma. All these efforts to build nuclear facilities
have failed. CASE won every time. Copyright (C) 2004, Bob Nichols. All
rights reserved. Permission for reposting is allowed provided the
complete text and attribution are kept intact.


(1) Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat's paper presented at a medical conference
in New Delhi, India, February 29, March 1-2, 2004 titled "Silent WMDs
- Effects of Depleted Uranium."

(2) This radiation war was announced in the United States by the
article "There Are No Words" by Bob Nichols on on
March 27, 2004. 

(3) Summary of the report of the Committee, Dr. James B. Conant, Chairman.

(4) Kissinger's quote regarding military men comes from Chapter 14,
which extensively discusses Al Haig, Kissinger and other Nixon staff
advisors' negotiations and differences over national security issues
during the 1969-1974 period. The exact, direct quote marks begin with
the word 'dumb' and terminate after the word 'used'. SOURCE: Bob
Woodward & Carl Bernstein, The Final Days
second Touchstone paperback edition (1994), Chapter 14, pp. 194-195.

Other Articles by Bob Nichols

* There Are No Words ... Radiation in Iraq Equals 250,000 Nagasaki Bombs