An large explosion hit Sirte on October 25, 2011. This is a bastion of resistance to the US-NATO war against the North African state of Libya., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Britain and allies used WMD on Libya
Tue Dec 6, 2011 3:59PM GMT
The UN1973 Resolution was to create a now fly zone in Libya that established within weeks of the start of the NATO campaign.
However, the second reason was to protect the Libyan civilians (or that is what we were led to believe).
We heard Cameron and Hague state firmly the action that had taken place and the reasons behind that action which they said was primarily on humanitarian grounds!
What we in the UK did not understand was the fact that the final outcome was nothing to do with saving lives but rather to get their hands on Libya's vast lucrative natural resources. The entire campaign became a total blood bath that would leave over 50,000 dead and many many thousands of innocent Libyan civilians would become contaminated with radiation from the weapons used by the coalition forces. The active use of Weapons of Mass Destruction's (WMD) has basically killed the genetics of Libya, adjacent countries and the world beyond by it's over excessive use of depleted uranium weapons.
I have lost count as to how many cruise missiles they have fired off to date but I know that in the initial stages of the war it was over 300. At one stage, whilst watching this ungodly act of aggression, I counted 18 cruise missiles being fired in just one night. The target was a military compound that just so happened to be right next door to a densely populated district in Tripoli. It was obvious to me at the time that they would be contaminating many thousands of people during this particular onslaught. The radioactive fallout of nanoparticles would then drift, not only over this area, but also over the entire city and the region beyond. From my perspective, I found the use of many Cruise Missiles within this high-populated residential district of Tripoli the last straw!
My question to Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy would now be how many lives do you think you actually saved? I can assure you all that as a direct result of their actions in Libya, they have now committed an act of genocide and thus should all be charged with war crimes.
It is clear that with the British media being totally censored we will never fully understand the consequences of this deplorable war that the United Nations had approved and its subsequent use of Weapons of Mass Destruction on the innocent population of Libya with an emphasis on the City of Tripoli. This was not a war to enforce a “No Fly Zone”, it was a war to force a “Regime Change” which is in violation of UN1973 and in doing so also breaches at least five articles of the Geneva Convention.
To fire over 18 Cruise Missiles (WMD´s) into the heart of Tripoli was certainly an act against humanity to which NATO and its command structure should be placed before the International Court of Justice. It was also a crime that was carried out right under the noses of the United Nations who stood by and did nothing to stop this genocide!
As we all know it didn´t just stop at the use of Cruise Missiles but also Bunker Busters, JDAM and Hellfire Missiles (as used by the Predators unmanned aircraft and also by the Apache Helicopters) all of which were in violation of the Geneva Convention based on the following criteria.
Depleted uranium weapons are recognized as weapons developed illegally under the Manhattan Project in World War II by the United States Government. Already illegal and in violation of the 1925 Geneva Poison Gas Protocol, in 1943 depleted uranium weapons were described as a “highly mobile indiscriminate killer and permanent terrain contaminant,” recommended for development in the declassified Manhattan Project memo dated October 30, 1943.
It was only a matter of time when the scientist realised the military values of Depleted Uranium (DU) when they stated, “It has pyrophoric properties and may spontaneously ignite at room temperature in air, oxygen and water. These unique properties make it appealing for use in many civilian and military applications.”
The propaganda that has been handed out by the UNEP, WHO, ICRP, IAEA, Governments, DOD's and many other authorities (not forgetting the pharmaceutical industry) show that, in their opinion , DU is Low Level Radiation and is therefore harmless which actually falls well short of the truth that lies behind its usage. They have all failed to understand the health implications when DU/LLR is inhaled into the body. They have together concocted a trail of deceit and failed in their duty of care to protect the world's populations.
Because of this mismanagement, we now are looking at dramatic increases in many forms of cancer, diabetes, and infertility. Because DU/LLR directly attacks the genetics of our body via our DNA, we are witnessing terrible birth defects in babies.
The most complicated of all is the inhalation of nanoparticle aerosols of DU/LLR. Insoluble DU particle deposited in the respiratory bronchioles and alveoli will be cleared much more slowly, and, therefore, would be expected to deliver a higher radiation dose to the lung from alpha radiation. Once DU/LLR has entered the blood and irreversible cycle commences. The tissues in our bodies filter out the depleted uranium particles from the blood and cause a web of diseases called “Gulf War Syndrome.”
It was obvious that when the coalition forces pounded Libya with their WMD´s that the consequences for the people of Libya was going to be catastrophic. In the longer term, we are looking here at a progressive slow genocide that is beyond imagination.
Depleted Uranium has a half-life of 4.5 billion years and basically can never be cleaned up. It is fact that well over 500 missiles (each containing around 350 kg of DU) in some shape or form amounts to at least 175,000 kg. It takes about 50 tons (45,359 Kg) of DU contaminated dust to kill 500,000 people so one can see that when you add to this the DU that was also used by the US, UK and France in other forms of munitions such as Bunker Busters, JDAM bombs, other smaller missiles and the rounds fired from attack helicopters etc we are looking at an incredible volume of DU being spread around Libya, other countries and the world beyond.
It is not just a simply case of saying that the coalition forces only breached one violation of the Geneva Convention i.e. The 1925 Geneva Poison Gas Protocol (radioactive poison gas)… they did in actual fact breach at least another four which has been covered in many of my previous articles.
What I find totally unacceptable is the fact that the United Nations is supposed to stand behind any breach of the Geneva Convention and does so with many offenders. However, these gross violations that have been committed by high profile members of the UN are not only totally disregarded but also dismissed.
One need only look at the military plans currently being laid down by the United States, Israel and the United Kingdom in wanting to take action against Iran (and Syria if they can get away with it) shows not only the continued use of Depleted Uranium but also with other very high tech weaponry that will have catastrophic consequences if used.
It should also again be put on record that the United States used totally illegal “Tactical Nuclear Weapons” during the Iraq War and also during the Afghanistan War…It is clear that we have many ongoing breaches of the Geneva Convention as well as War crimes by creating genocide on innocent people.
Peter Eyre - Middle East Consultant