Me Liberate World

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 31 Mar 2003 13:00:00 GMT
MoPaul - Me Liberate World - cartoon commentary on Operation Iraqi Liberation (and Iranian, and Syrian, and Saudi Arabian, and...) [rrnd]

I lay in bed most of yesterday and read the entire 409 pages of Jeff Head's Dragon's Fury - High Tide. It covers the cresting and turning back in 2008 by American allies of the high tide of the Chinese and Islamic forces by cruise missiles firing hundreds of thousands of .17 caliber hyper-velocity depleted uranium projectiles. It includes fictional scientific proof that life begins at conception and the reversal of Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court. All-in-all an entertaining read.

There's a new issue of The Libertarian Enterprise, "Change the Code!". I haven't read it yet. [tle]

Dr. Martin Brech at - Eisenhower's Death Camps - A US Prison Guard's Story - concerning atrocities the author witnessed at the end of World War II. [whatreallyhappened]

In late March or early April 1945, I was sent to guard a POW camp near Andernach along the Rhine. I had four years of high school German, so I was able to talk to the prisoners, although this was forbidden. Gradually, however, I was used as an interpreter and asked to ferret out members of the S.S. (I found none.)

In Andernach about 50,000 prisoners of all ages were held in an open field surrounded by barbed wire. The women were kept in a separate enclosure I did not see until later. The men I guarded had no shelter and no blankets; many had no coats. They slept in the mud, wet and cold, with inadequate slit trenches for excrement. It was a cold, wet spring and their misery from exposure alone was evident.

Even more shocking was to see the prisoners throwing grass and weeds into a tin can containing a thin soup. They told me they did this to help ease their hunger pains. Quickly, they grew emaciated. Dysentery raged, and soon they were sleeping in their own excrement, too weak and crowded to reach the slit trenches. Many were begging for food, sickening and dying before our eyes. We had ample food and supplies, but did nothing to help them, including no medical assistance.


I realize it is difficult for the average citizen to admit witnessing a crime of this magnitude, especially if implicated himself. Even G.I.s sympathetic to the victims were afraid to complain and get into trouble, they told me. And the danger has not ceased. Since I spoke out a few weeks ago, I have received threatening calls and had my mailbox smashed. But it's been worth it. Writing about these atrocities has been a catharsis of feeling suppressed too long, a liberation, and perhaps will remind other witnesses that "the truth will make us free, have no fear." We may even learn a supreme lesson from all this: only love can conquer all.

Phil Graham at Cryptome - Sucking Depleted Uranium in Iraq - the author thinks our own troops may have been poisoned by depleted uranium left over from the first Gulf war. [cryptome]

As I watched the wall-to-wall footage of vague figures in fatigues sucking down the Southern Iraqi desert dust, as machinery and vision failed, as confusion and a sense of scale hit the troops and their commanders, I wondered how soon the 100,000+ military personnel from US, UK, and Australia exposed to the dust would begin to show signs of radiation sickness because of the massive amounts of depleted uranium they must have been inhaling.

Not a word has been said about it, at least not to my knowledge.

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