Thursday, 21 September 2006
Tsunami Radiation Sickness Raises Suspicions


Suddenly, thousands of people in several East African countries and of the Arabian Peninsula have begun to fall sick with what the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) says is radiation sickness brought on by the tsunami.

Men, women, and chilren of all ages are experiencing the horrible woes of nuclear aftermath, including sudden ear, nose, and mouth bleeds, internal hemorrhages and other symptoms of radiation sickness, according to a UNEP report named "After the Tsunami: Rapid Environmental Assessment", released in March.  Hundreds of villages and towns in the Horn of Africa dependant on well water are now without a source of potable water due to contamination caused by radioactive material surfacing in water tables. Widespread cancer now threatens millions more in the region. Radioactive clouds drifting westward have already been reported.
 Foreign news sources, including several major news agencies, have since covered the ongoing investigation. At the same time, former US President Bill Clinton is the UN United Nations Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery. The US State Department only offered a briefing on a possible nuclear culprit to a Pakistani newspaper in January of this year. 

There has been no US media coverage of tsunami radiation sickness.

The US has reason to prevent media coverage of radioactive fallout back home, now that the international community has begun to suspect foul play by the greatest world power, especially after declassified military secrets of the US and British militaries are revived. The declassified reports, offering a detailed chronology of  US and Britain 'tsunami bomb' testing conducted off the coast of New Zealand, were intitially released in 2000. 
Five days after the tsunami, Jan Egeland, UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, emphatically stated his desire "to put a stop to those rumors now" that the Sumatra-Andaman undersea earthquake was caused by nuclear "tests" in the Indian Ocean practiced for many years since World War II by world nuclear powers. 

On January 9th, the US State Department then offered its views on the subject through Todd Leventhal, its Chief of Counter-Misinformation in a briefing to the Daily Times of Pakistan, saying that its undersea nuclear tests had never caused any "significant" tsunamis in the region, quoting from a January 6 fact sheet by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In the same document, NOAA admits that "tsunami waves can also be generated from very large nuclear explosions." 

The State Department also chose to downplay the significance of the quake, citing a January 5th change in seismic evaluations of the quake, the Daily wrote. 

Leventhal reiterated that the quake stemmed from natural processes "as they have for millions of years."

In the briefing, he did not offer a scientific disclaimer, turning to ridicule instead to defend his government and failed to admit reason for suspision since the US and Britain has been testing 'tsunami bombs' in the area, as cited in the 1945 British mililtary document: the comments amounted to little more than a play on words and denial of scientific data.
In addition, it is evident that scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii were under obvious pressure by the US Department of Defence when they lowered their calculations of the undersea earthquake from magnitude 9.0 to 8.0, a revision that has since been overturned. A magnitude 8.0 is only one-tenth as severe as a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey. The US Counter-Misinformation Department has not offered further comment since.

In February, scientists reevaluated the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake as being between magnitude 9.1- 9.3, if not more severe. 
In May, they also declared the quake as the longest ever recorded, CNN reported, lasting 10 minutes. Earthquakes are widely known to last only a few seconds on average. 

    Many who were at first skeptical of an atomic culprit began to suggest that the ocean as well as impacted areas be tested to verify claims of a nuclear explosion, as evidence of an atomic blast is hard to conceal: radioactive fallout would begin to surface undoubtedly. 

  Radioactive fallout is now surfacing even in unimpacted areas, coming into contact with humans by means of water wells and radioactive clouds. In Yemen, unnamed government sources initially blamed illegal nuclear dumping in the Red Sea "after the December 26, 2004 tsunami" as responsible for the presence of radioactivity now washing up in unlikely places. 

    Now anger is stirred because the US media is refusing to publicize reports of radiation sickness now widespread and a very serious threat to the rest of the region, notwithstanding repercussions within the already fragile global ecology. Many heath workers are referring to the fallout as an "African Chernobyl."

There can only be one reason why news of such magnitude could be supressed.