Monday, October 30, 2006

The Camp Falcon Mushroom

What follows implies that while we aren't dealing with nuclear devices per se, that depleted uranium munitions can give the same visual effect. Personally, I wonder about more than the white light. The bright white light must be seen in the context of the mushroom cloud. Still, this is the only thing I have found advocating the opinion that tactical nukes did not go off at Camp Falcon that has any credibility when critically appraised. If indeed we are dealing with DU rounds then we can throw out any claims by the DOD or anyone that the radioactive capacity of depleted uranium is minute. Whatever went off at Camp Falcon emitted electromagnetic radiation that was visible en masse in the white light spectrum. This was sent to me by one of this piece's contributors, Allen L. Roland. The link to his blog at Salon is below:


The first live reports were aired live on US network TV:

We`re getting some amazing pictures, some very dramatic pictures coming out of Iraq to us from Baghdad. You can read the lower third there. "Explosions rock Camp Falcon just outside of Baghdad." It is 11:28 p.m. there right now.

MSNBC News bureau in Baghdad, the bureau chief said there have been a series of explosions near the Camp Falcon area located just outside of Baghdad, and CPIC is confirming that there was an explosion at an ammo dump, which would explain these amazing dramatic pictures in the night sky of Baghdad. It exploded at Camp Falcon. The U.S. military base is south of Baghdad. (MNSBC, 10 Oct, 2006)

Michel Chossudovsky

They were spectacular explosions because DU in storage all goes off at once.

You can see the streamers of DU chunks burning through the cloud and the familiar mushroom cloud. It is not Willie Pete or White Phosphorus because they leave white smoke and wobble.

The public is still ignorant of the Depleted Uranium ( DU ) munitions threat and the Pentagon and media have been complicit in this blackout.

Perhaps a reminder of the mounting death toll from the highly toxic weapons component known as depleted uranium (DU), which was stored at Camp Falcon, is in order.

Allen L Roland

DU Death Toll Tops 11,000

Nationwide Media Blackout Keeps U.S. Public Ignorant About This Important Story
By James P. Tucker Jr.
Updated 3/26/05
American Free Press

The death toll from the highly toxic weapons component known as depleted uranium (DU) has reached 11,000 soldiers and the growing scandal may be the reason behind Anthony Principi’s departure as secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department.

This view was expressed by Arthur Bernklau, executive director of Veterans for Constitutional Law in New York, writing in Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter.

“The real reason for Mr. Principi’s departure was really never given,” Bernklau said. “However, a special report published by eminent scientist Leuren Moret naming depleted uranium as the definitive cause of ‘Gulf War Syndrome’ has fed a growing scandal about the continued use of uranium munitions by the U.S. military.”

The “malady [from DU] that thousands of our military have suffered and died from has finally been identified as the cause of this sickness, eliminating the guessing. . . . The terrible truth is now being revealed,” Bernklau said.

Of the 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are now dead, he said. By the year 2000, there were 325,000 on permanent medical disability. More than a decade later, more than half (56 percent) who served in Gulf War I have permanent medical problems. The disability rate for veterans of the world wars of the last century was 5 percent, rising to 10 percent in Vietnam.

“The VA secretary was aware of this fact as far back as 2000,” Bernklau said. “He and the Bush administration have been hiding these facts, but now, thanks to Moret’s report, it is far too big to hide or to cover up.”

Terry Johnson, public affairs specialist at the VA, recently reported that veterans of both Persian Gulf wars now on disability total 518,739, Bernklau said.

“The long-term effect of DU is a virtual death sentence,” Bernklau said. “Marion Fulk, a nuclear chemist, who retired from the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, and was also involved in the Manhattan Project, interprets the new and rapid malignancies in the soldiers [from the second war] as ‘spectacular’—and a matter of concern.’ ”

While this important story appeared in a Washington newspaper and the wire services, it did not receive national exposure—a compelling sign that the American public is being kept in the dark about the terrible effects of this toxic weapon. (Veterans for Constitutional Law can be reached at (516) 474-4261.)


At November 03, 2006 1:31 AM, Blogger Eric Stewart said...

When I posted this it was because I was assured that video of what DU explosions look like was forthcoming. I had been provided with a Google video link already but it didn't work. I asked Mr. Roland to provide another source, if he could. He directed me to Jeff Rense's website and when I went there, I found no such video. So I wrote Allen Roland again, and this is the email I sent:

From: Eric Stewart []
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 7:42 AM
To: Allen L Roland

You wrote: "Another clip on the same website is the most graphic image of a
fairly small - perhaps 1000 lb - penetrator or thermobaric warhead that I
have yet seen. It illustrates exactly the features listed above."

The link is here:

These are the links available on this matter at Jeff Rense's website:

Huge DU Threat From Camp Falcon Explosions

Falcon Ammo Dump Destruction Photos

Video Of US Baghdad Falcon Ammo Base Blowout

What I am looking for is video that you said shows rounds going off that are
exactly the kind of explosions that went off at Camp Falcon. Did you not
cite a video as visual evidence, citing it as a reference for what DU rounds
look like?

This is crucial. This is the one piece that would lay other visual evidence
and extrapolations to rest, video showing what a DU explosion SHOULD look
like. I have had the videos of Camp Falcon for weeks and your items were
the first to offer a plausible explanation that did not involve fission or
fusion but this was only because you provided a video link to a reference
for what such should look like that it had a lot of weight. This is the
link that Google said wouldn't be availbe to people in my area, whatever
that means. This is the video evidence I need to tell my readers that we
weren't dealing with micronukes.

I really don't want to give you a hard time but I thought it necessary to go
into more detail as it seems my last email wasn't understood as pertains to
its intended meaning.


Allen Roland responded as such: "I was referring to the video you saw on"


The problem is, there is no video at There are three links and one is to photos and another is to Alan's blog, where the only thing detailing what DU rounds going off SHOULD look like is a link that does not work (Roland has not denied that the link does not work) and the other link is to the Marines video of mushroom clouds going off, which we all already have, of course. So, the single item that could have set our nuclear fears to rest is nonexistent, seemingly. Since I feel I am getting the roundabout on this issue, and since the type of material I host here at Big Medicine has inspired Jeff Rense to STOP referencing my blog (read my blog and decide for yourself) in recent weeks, and since Jeff Rense is all over this alternative, unsubstantiated version of what happened at Camp Falcon, it is with a suspicious soul that I stand by my assertion that what went off at Camp Falcon were, indeed, micronukes.

I was even given the email address of an atomic "expert," whom I wrote. I explained to him (this person has been bouncing around, apparently, debunking the nuclear theory) that an awful lot of people have been coming to my blog to investigate this issue and that it would be in everyone's interest if he would take apart my reasoning process and point out its flaws, if such existed. He never answered.

One expert won't talk to me and the other simply sends me through a maze after mythical golden egg.

I smell a coverup amongst internet journalistic gatekeepers.

At November 05, 2006 4:52 PM, Blogger Eric Stewart said...

Thousands upon thousands of people have visited this blog's items on the Camp Falcon Mushroom. So far, every argument that I have heard asserting that the explosion was non-nuclear in nature has been answered by video evidence at this blog as well. I have emailed an expert with my position, asking him to take apart my deductions in the interest of the truth and in the interest that I not misinform people. This was a person that had reportedly been debunking this information. I even explained to him that there were an awful lot of people visiting this blog and he would do the public a great service by simply sending me something scientific to post.

Always beware that a scientist that truly understands his or her work will likely be able to explain it in layman's terms. Albert Einstein, after all, explained relativity in terms that a teenager could understand.

I posted an item from Allen L. Roland, whose work Jeff Rense has jumped all over, though it is decidly less scientific in its deductions, his Ph. D. notwithstanding. His assertion that we were dealing with depleted uranium rounds was based on the existence of a video showing what such SHOULD look like and this video, as you probably have already read above, is simply not referencable except that it was once viewed by Allen and we all need to just take his word for it. Any internet journalist and any scientist should know that this is not how we arrive at solid conclusions.

It has been weeks not and not one scientist has stepped up to truly debunk this. Were it possible, I am not sure it would happen anyway. Easily the most scientifically educated SOUNDING opinions on this have argued in favor a micronuke and those comments are interspersed throughout this blog. I think that most scientists are simply afraid of what they see. I think that most people are also afraid, being willing to embrace an explanation that is simply more comfortable.

I feel as if I have been tricked into temporarily supporting Roland's work. His work was sent to me by someone who has similarly fallen under suspicion in my eyes. This person knows that I have a way of publicizing things widely and left it in my hands. I posted it at my blog and sent it to Jeff Rense. I too, it seems, wanted to believe in something a little less dangerous. Rense, like everyone, jumped all over it because the alternative is truly scary. I managed to help a false theory, I fear, explode onto the scene and I take my share of the responsibility. To readers and people everywhere, I apologize, from the depths of my heart.

In Europe, as is evident in watching my tracker, this issue has exploded all over independent media and there seems to be little doubt that the United States could allow for something like this to occur. As much as I have tried to rid myself of the poison of patriotism, it seems that the Europeans have managed to highlight that it still exists in my psyche. It's something for me to work on.

I am still waiting for a scientist that knows his stuff, one with integrity and who doesn't drop from the debate upon a demand for layman's terms (I know enough about physics to know that this stuff is not un-translatable from jargon), and debunk this: that nuclear devices, probably fusion oriented ones, were stored at Camp Falcon. Such a person must explain the generation of white light as well as the mushroom effect and subsequent shock wave felt miles away. I have already found out that a small nuke doesn't generate an effective EMP at much of a distance, less than a mile at any rate.

Well? I'm STILL waiting!


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