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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Yellowcake and body bags, Iraq and Vietnam

Yellowcake instead of drugs, Iraq flashback to Vietnam
By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

MONTREAL and LAKOTA TERRITORY -- During the Vietnam War, secret US operations transported drugs in the body bags of US soldiers. During the Iraq War, the US secretly transported Iraq's uranium to a private company in Canada, Cameco. It is the same uranium mining company that Lakotas are fighting in their territory in Nebraska and First Nations are battling for poisoning their land and water in Canada.
The US secretly transferred 500 tons of uranium out of Iraq to Cameco. The US spent 70 million taxpayer dollars doing this in the summer of 2008.
During the Vietnam War, the US smuggled drugs out of Vietnam in body bags of soldiers, a fact exposed by CIA agents at the time.
Iraq’s yellowcake was transferred from Tuwaitha, 12 miles south of Baghdad and then to Diego Garcia, a British territory in the Indian Ocean where the United Kingdom and the United States operate a joint military base. Finally it was transported to Montreal.
“While yellowcake alone is not considered potent enough for a so-called 'dirty bomb' — a conventional explosive that disperses radioactive material — it could stir widespread panic if incorporated in a blast. Yellowcake also can be enriched for use in reactors and, at higher levels, nuclear weapons using sophisticated equipment,” according to MSNBC.
The cleanup in Iraq was by Iraqis trained at Chernobyl, according to MSNBC:
The media seems to have forgotten about this secret shipment of Iraq's yellowcake. But Cameco will not go away. Cameco is exploiting and poisoning Indigenous lands with uranium mining and gold mining, from Saskatchewan to Wyoming and Kazakhstan.
Currently, Lakotas are fighting Cameco in court in Nebraska over uranium mining.
The question remains why the majority of gold, copper and uranium mining corporations that are exploiting and assassinating Indigenous Peoples around the globe are based in Canada.

More at CNN:
Cameco mining:
McArthur River
Key Lake
Rabbit Lake
Cigar Lake
Crow Butte
Smith Ranch-Highland
Cameco homepage:
Photo at top 2003: A US soldier pushes a Uranium 'yellow cake' barrel which was brought by Greenpeace activists for a protest outside the former Iraqi Presidential Palace, which now houses the US Administration office in Iraq, Friday July 4, 2003 in Baghdad. The environmentalist group is calling the attention of the US civilian administration to take action in safeguarding the nuclear facility in Tuwaitha which allegedly can be disastrous due to high radiation levels after it was looted during the war. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why Canada, you say? Well, I'd hazard a future oriented opinion that the US is going down the tubes, economically, culturally, environmentally. Racial hatred is fueling what looks like civil war.

Every effort is being made to separate and prop up Canada as the next global energy superpower. Canada has 1/3 of the world's uranium. It's always about nuclear power for the military and eventually it's about water. While the sw US is getting drier by the day with more people flocking there for the sunshine, Canada is still sparcely populated and has a large part of the global freshwater supply.

Of course, Canada and USA are two illegal corporoate entities who don't own the land and they know it. With all their increased border protections they really are joined at the hip. The whole thing is run by international banksters. I've heard it said that ultimately all the uranium is owned by London.

Canada has the biggest venture stock exchange (Toronto) where they try to collect money from greedy suckers for mining exploration. Quebec has declared open season on mining. The colonialists' one nagging problem is us Indigenous who just won't give up on our sovereigntist aspirations and desire to protect the Earth from this plunder. We do this for the sake of our future generations.

Some days it does look very grim but it's not over til it's over. There are signs of hope. We just got a report that says that actual use of nuclear power is down in spite of their aggressive propaganda campaigns to the contrary. The awareness is growing out of our suffering.

The nonNative people in Canada live mostly in the south along the US border while Indigenous occupy the vast majority of the land base. We must resist being sucked into their piracy. We must never give up.

kittoh at
see "Water and the Jailhouse Blues"

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