Both items in subject slot above are drawn from articles in yesterday's
may use new E-Bomb during war on Iraq", page 12) and today's
army of 'embeds' prepares to sell war to Americans"
page 12) editions of THE IRISH TIMES. Both are written by Conor O'Cleary,
THE IRISH TIMES N. American Editor.
Given the strong statements quoted below, I wish to
make my own stance on this impending war clear: I stand in solidarity
with people everywhere who oppose war-- and that of course includes those
millions of salt-of-the-earth peace loving Americans who also oppose war--this
war and all wars, anyplace, anywhere, urged by any government for whatever
may use new E-Bomb during war on Iraq"
THE IRISH TIMES, Friday, February 21, 2003, page 12.
While awareness of the U.S. planned use of an E-Bomb
in its proposed offensive against Iraq has been given wide media coverage
last week, Conor Cleary includes in his article on this further insights
from a recent interview he held with Greg Mallo, director of a nuclear
watchdog organisation called, The Los Alamos Study Group. I'll quote the
"On January 10th, 32 senior officials dealing
with US nuclear weapons met in the Pentagon to plan a secret conference
at US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) headquarters in Nebraska in August.
The minutes were obtained by the Los Alamos Study Group, a nuclear watchdog
organisation and the Defense Department said they were genuine.
The agenda for the August meeting revealed that 'the
brakes are off' in planning for new nuclear weapons, the director of the
Los Alamos Study Group, Greg Mallo, told THE IRISH TIMES. 'What is really
breath-taking is the very explicit connection with nuclear testing requirements,'
he said. 'We are supposed to be negotiating the end of the arms race,
and it is nuclear armament rather than nuclear disarmament.'
The January meeting arose from an internal Pentagon
memo last October by Mr Pete Aldridge, Under-secretary of Defence, requesting
that nuclear weapons laboratories examine the benefits of low-yield nuclear
testing. It was chaired by Dr. Dale Klein, former vice chancellor of the
University of Texas and a friend of President George Bush, and who is
now an assistant to Mr Rumsfeld. 'Many of the people at this meeting have
held ideas like this for a number of years and they have been waiting
for their opportunity to advance those ideas,' Mr Mello said.
It was impossible to overstate the challenge to the
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the existing nuclear test moratorium, and
US compliance with the Nuclear Nonproflieration Treaty, he said. The last
nuclear test in the US was in September 1992. 'These plans deserve outrage--first
in the United States, and throughout the world. It may or may not e obvious
that if allowed to proceed further--especially in the present jingoist
atmosphere now prevailing in Washington--the process outlined here will
be quite hard to stop."
army of 'embeds' prepares to sell war to Americans"
THE IRISH TIMES, Saturday, February 22, 2003, page 12.
The entire of this article on 'embeds' is well worth
reading. It's a cruel eye-opener for any believers in non-partisan journalism.
Will have to confine it here to a few apt quotes.
Conor O'Cleary's introduction reads:
"War has not yet been declared but an army of
journalists, known as 'embeds' has been mobilised by the Pentagon and
has been getting its marching orders for service in the Gulf. 'Embed'
is military jargon for a reporter who will be embedded in a specific unit
of the US forces. He or she will live, eat, sleep and travel with the
unit, will not be allowed to move around independently, and may not return
after leaving. Nearly 500 are being embedded, among them 100 from foreign
media, including the Arab TV network Al Jazeera.
The idea of integrating journalists into the military
structure, as happened last in the second World War, was endorsed by Secretary
of Defence Donald Rumsfeld and the top brass. They see it as an improvement
on the pool system used in the 1991 Gulf War, when a pool reporter would
be taken to the 'front' and would share his material. . . ."
"Pool reporters were not allowed to provide a
single eye-witness account of a battle. By the time they were taken to
the scene of action, Iraqi bodies had been removed or ploughed underground.
In the Vietnam War, journalists had free access to
soldiers and civilians, and 'through the magic of television', viewers
were able to witness what the military was capable of, a major factor
in turning Americans against the war. . . ."
"Many Americans get a different take on world
events than Europeans because they watch and hear different news. The
networks' coverage of the anti-war demonstrations last weekend underlined
that, with a Fox television presenter describing the crowd in New York
as 'serial protesters', Networks may see their job as selling the war,
wrote Paul Krugman in the New York Times. Another big factor shaping American
views is radio.
Under the 1996 Telecommunications Act, corporations
can buy up as many radio stations as they want. The two biggest now own
more than 1,400 stations, with centralise play-lists and 'world-in-a-minute'
news broadcasts on local stations where the staff have been fired. The
most widely broadcast talk shows are hosted by conservative pundits like
Rush Limbaugh, G. Gordon Liddy, Oliver North, Sean Hannity and Howard
Stern. Limbaugh, obsessed with 'feminazis' and 'environmental wackos',
is heard on 650 stations with more than 15 million listeners, and is currently
whipping up sentiment against both Saddam Hussein and Jacques Chirac.
He is so popular with the administration that President Bush invited him
for a sleep-over at the White House. . . ."
Best, Imelda, Cork, Ireland.
The cordless and cell phones just keep increasing higher
with frequency and power. I have a new report that I just finished today
for your information. Regards
Wall, Cordless and Cell Phone information
1. Wall phones have NO RADIATION, they operate with -48 volts Direct Current
from the phone co. The wall phones are the best phones to use.
1. The 1st cordless phones operate with an analog signal at 43-49 MHz.
They radiate with MICROWATTS. In my opinion these phones are safe to use
for a short period of time.
2. The 2nd cordless phones operate with analog, digital
and spread spectrum digital at 900 MHz. They all radiate with MILLIWATTS
of radiation to the base station. The analog phones transmit a continuous
signal like a traditional FM radio broadcast station. In my opinion these
analog phones can be operated for a few short minutes.
The 900 MHz digital and digital spread spectrum phones
SHOULD NOT be used for a long period of time. These 900 MHz digital and
the 2.4GHz digital phones are offered with HEADSET JACKS. That should
tell you something.
3. The 3rd cordless phones operate with digital spread
spectrum at 2.4 GHz (2,456 MHz). They radiate with about 1 watts. The
signal between headset and base is digitally encrypted. These digital
encrypting signals mean that they can affect your brain cells. This 2.4
GHz frequency is the SAME FREQUCEY THAT YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN OPERATES AT.
1. Analog Cell Phones operate at the 800-900 MHz frequencies with a modulated
radio Signal. These cell phones operate at 2-3 watts (+34DBm) of power
from the antenna. This is a very strong radiating signal even with the
and Digital Cellular Combined Cell Phones.
1. Analog and Digital combined cell phones operate at .6 watts (+27 DBm)
while using either Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA- Verizon) or Time
Division Multiple Access (TDMA- AT&T). These cell phones should not
be used at this power level.
Cellular Cell phones.
1. Digital Cell Phones operate only with digital transmissions. These
operate at .6 watts (+27 DBm). These cell phones should never be used
at this power level. If you don't care then use these phones until you
have Cancer, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer's or you memory is gone. In
my opinion these phones should only be used in a 911 emergency.
*If you want to use your cell phones, then you should
stop when your ear becomes medium reddish brown. When your eyes have a
few cataracts, your brain is well done, your memory is long gone, and
your sinus is running, your tinnitus is very loud and your normal everyday
headaches turn into super migraines. It's a free world so enjoy your phone
for a few years. Microwave location in your home is also very important.
If your microwave oven is above your stove, I call this level "cataract
eye level". If your microwave is on the counter, I call this level
woman's Breast and Ovarian Cancer level. If the children use the microwave
oven, I call it the Brain and Leukemia cancer level. My point is, all
phones keep going up in Frequency and radiating power. This is a long-term
Who sells MILLIGAUSS METERS in Australia?
I would like too go on to your mail list so I can get up todate information
on health effects on EMF.
Do you know who sells (MILLIGAUSS METERS) in Australia, as I am finding
it hard to fine a shop.
all the best
from Allan Jones.
Message from Robert Riedlinger