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Radiation effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on WW2’s American soldiers

When the servicemen returned to the United States, many of them suffered from strange rashes and sores. Years later some were afflicted with disease (such as thyroid problems and leukemia) or cancer associated with radiation exposure. Little could be proven beyond a doubt, and all of their disability and compensation claims were denied,

The Last Great Untold Story of World War II—and the Lingering Effects TodayTHE NATION, Greg Mitchell, August 19, 2011  ”……..Most of the [U.S.]troops in Hiroshima were based in camps on the edge of the city, but a larger number did set up camps inside Nagasaki. Because of the alleged absence of residual radiation, no one was urged to take precautions. Some bunked down in buildings close to ground zero, even slept on the earth and engaged in cleanup operations, including disposing bodies, without protective gear. Few if any wore radiation detection badges.

“We walked into Nagasaki unprepared…. Really, we were ignorant about what the hell the bomb was,” one soldier would recall. Another vet said: “Hell, we drank the water, we breathed the air, and we lived in the rubble. We did our duty.” Continue reading

August 20, 2011 Posted by | history | 1 Comment

Hillary Clinton’s pact with Japan to downplay Fukushima radiation risks

Radiating Americans with Fukushima rain, food: Clinton’s secret pactThe National,  , Human Rights ExaminerAugust 14, 2011 –Government agreed to downplay Fukushima radiation Fukushima is far from stabilized according to energy advisor veteran with 39 years of nuclear power engineering experience, Arnie Gundersen who told Solar IMG Saturday that Americans, not just in the northwest, are unaware of being rained on with Fukushima nuclear hot particles and eating Fukushima contaminated food because the US government has deliberately minimized the catastrophe, partially due to a pact Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed with Japan. Gundersen, with a team of other scientists, intends to prove government statements about Fukushima are false. Continue reading

August 20, 2011 Posted by | secrets,lies and civil liberties, USA | 5 Comments