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A neutron bomb was detonated at Baghdad Airport in 2003

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posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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Hello, I'm not able to create this post elsewhere yet, so I thought I'd just post it here.

Firstly, some trivia on the airport. Its a very large complex, probably about the size of the town I live in. Its around 10-12 miles outside Baghdad proper. Its linked on the surface via a highway system. Its also linked to Baghdad proper via a metro system that was abandoned in 1986. Baghdad was due to have an intricate subway system installed, but it was cancelled due to the war with Iran. It was built however, to the point where it could be used by the party as a means of transport and weapons storage. Beneath the airport is a massive fortified complex. It is around 100 feet below the surface.

When you're invading a Country, obviously the capital is the main target. Taking a capital will require air superiority. Thus, Saddam International was a 'very vital' target for obvious reasons, in the words of the Commander of Iraqs ground forces (More on that later, a 30 minute interview from him). Both the Americans and the Iraqis knew this. By April, the Americans had arrived at the reaches of Baghdad, and the 3ID was tasked with securing the Airport. The Iraqis knew the importance of the airport, and had planned a rearguard ambush using Fedayeen irregulars as bait. On entering the airport, on Friday the 4th, the Americans met moderately strong resistance from Fedayeen, but had taken the airport with a few hours.

Upon belief that the area was secured, the 3ID moved to join the encirclement of Baghdad. The 3.7th Cav was tasked with securing the airport. At this point, you may remember a man called 'Baghdad Bob'. He promised something 'non-conventional' to take place at the airport. Overnight, the Special Republican Guard (Not to be confused with regular Republican Guard) moved underground from Baghdad to the Airport. They assaulted the 3.7th Cavalry and all but massacred them. The Iraqis then poured everything at the airport. The 3.7th was bolstered, but the forces in place were too strong. The Iraqis were exploiting the underground maze. Various attempts at relief were made, including launching Airborne attacks on Baghdad to draw Iraqi forces away, but they didn't take the bait.

Somewhere on Saturday or Sunday, a neutron bomb was detonated, wiping out Iraqi forces. It my understanding that an experimental 'Direct Energy' weapon was trialled in and around this battleground at the same time, but thats beside the point. At this point, media in Baghdad were learning that something major was happening at the airport. Two things then happened - staged events to distract the media, and the murder of reporters who kept reporting the airport.

After this, the war was pretty much over. A cleanup operation at Baghdad Airport took place. The earth was removed and/or turned over. The tanks of the SRG were buried due to severe contamination.

Before I go to list points offering some measure of 'proof', a word on neutron bombs. They aren't 'nuclear' per se. There isn't a nuclear 'blast'. I'm sure some of you already know this. It is, in theory, possible to get away with detonating a neutron bomb in a very hot area without creating too many questions as to the noise/shockwave etc. And this, I might add, is going by the standards of the 80's. Its also implausible to follow the official US line that the last neutron bomb was decomissioned in 1992. China detonated their first neutron bomb in 1999. It is too implausible to say that the USA would have its main military nemesis work on this technology and abandon its own use due to a question of morals. Make no mistake, a neutron arms race has been in place since 1995.

Anyway, to move onto something more compelling for the reader in the next post. 'Evidence' if you like




posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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1) The Coverage by Paul William Roberts

Paul William Roberts is a Canadian Reporter. He was in Baghdad during the invasion. While there, he heard reports that something major was happening at the airport. He repeatedly tried to gain access but was turned away at every junction. Eventually, he gained access to the extremities of the complex and noticed that the vegetation was turned to 'tar'. Trees had warped/fell into pools of black tar. Also, Roberts noticed bodies wearing Iraqi camo, one example being a pair of legs, with the upper torso melted into a pool of black tar. Roberts is now blind. His doctors cite uranium damage to the eye. But its what Roberts discovered afterwards via his middle-eastern contacts that reveals more. Roberts states the following, by the way,all of this is from his book 'A War Against Truth' (2004);


The Americans were taken by surprise and withdrew when they encountered the SRG forces at the airport. Instead of engaging them in battle, U.S. troops went searching for other entrances and exits to the underground complex. One was found at Saddams opulent suite at the airport, another at the official palace. There were others. When these entrance-exit points had been sealed, and U.S. Commanders were certain of the exact locations of the Special Republican Guardsmen, the Americans detonated some kind of hi-tech bomb -- there were rumours that it was a neutron bomb, but this seems outrageous even by their standards -- in the airports underground complex, in the Southern palace, killing everyone in it and in the northern palace. Estimates are in the forty thousand range. With the SRG defeated the war was essenitally over.


It was this first passage that made me research this in the first place. I always found it incomprehensible that a city of 6,000,000 could be taken with less than 40 casualties.


2) General Al-Hamdani Discusses the Airport Battle



If you watch the above video, Hamdani gives an account of the entire invasion, specifically the airport battle as well. He alleges the loss of 600 US troops. But note his commentary on the weaponry used. At 17:47 in the interview:

"The enemy however used very influential weapons in this battle. Excuse me I cannot tell what kind of weapons these were, but they were very influential, to the extent that the airport was closed for a very long period of time."

[B]3) Saifeddin al-Rawi allegations[/B]



The former commander of Iraq's Republican Guard has accused the US of using non-conventional weapons in its war against the Middle East country.

Saifeddin Fulayh Hassan Taha al-Rawi told Al Jazeera that US forces used neutron and phosphorus bombs during their assault on Baghdad airport before the April 9 capture of the Iraqi capital.
Al-Rawi is one of the most wanted associates of Saddam Hussein, the deposed Iraqi leader, still on the run.

"The enemy used neutron and phosphorus weapons against Baghdad airport... there were bodies burnt to their bones," he said.

The bombs annihilated soldiers but left the buildings and infrastructure at the airport intact, he added.

A neutron bomb is a thermonuclear weapon that produces minimal blast and heat but releases large amounts of lethal radiation that can penetrate armour and is especially destructive to human tissue.

About 2,000 elite Republican Guard troops "fought until they were martyred", according to al-Rawi.

He said the Iraqi military command was surprised by the speed of the US land offensive, expecting air bombardment to last much longer.

"We had not expected the enemy to launch its land offensive from the very first or second day.

We expected the air raids to last at least a month," he said.

"The land offensive came at the same time as the air offensive. That was a situation we did not expect," he told Al Jazeera.


english.aljazeera.net...

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posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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This is very interesting. If you can fix you video link that would be great!
Thanks for sharing.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:46 AM
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4) An Iraqi reporter describes bodies and accounts


The infamous battle of the Baghdad airport took place in the first week of April 2003. It was the final battle of the “official” conquest of Iraq. Even the Iraqi army admitted it was the deathblow. We call it the Battle of al-Hawasim (“the finals”). The same phrase, since then, is used to refer to any thug, thief, or criminal in the chaos of life after Saddam.

Our entire army was concentrated in the south of Baghdad waiting for the American troops to come on land. But the American 101st Division of air-transported vehicles landed at the airport west of Baghdad and surprised Saddam’s army. The Iraqi response was to send the entire National Guard (the equivalent of the US Special Forces in training and skill) and all of Saddam’s freedom fighters directly to the scene. Many Arab men also voluntarily joined up to meet a certain death.

Very few Iraqis survived the airport battle, which made it a myth on the tongues of the entire country. Rumors swirled around, mixed with stories from the few survivors, about the epic fight that took place at Saddam’s international airport. But now even the earth cannot tell us the truth about what happened—the land was completely burned by mysterious American weapons. After the war, the American army brought many bulldozers filled with new soil to cover the evidence before the eyes of thousands of Iraqis and to bury the thousands of stories that took place on the famous airport road, aka the Highway of Death.

The most important things that survived are a few video CDs that I collected from friends and some photos that I took of the scattered bodies I found on the airport road. The CDs contained videos taken with small hand cameras by Fedayeen Saddam or Saddam’s freedom fighters. These brutal special warriors were trained from the early stages of their lives to do two things: Obey and kill. I still remember how I used to watch these videos of their training on the Iraqi national channel on TV, before the war broke out. They were exiled to the desert in camps with no food or water for weeks, and the cameras monitored how they managed to survive by eating raw desert animals. I still remember seeing them butchering a wolf and eating it raw. The Fedayeen were the Iraqi stars of the airport battle. The movies they recorded show how they were unleashed by the hundreds to kill and butcher American soldiers at the beginning of the battle at the airport. There is this part of the video showing a group of them standing to take a photo together while each of them is holding the head of an American soldier. So if they were winning the battle, how and why did they all disappear?

Some people described it as a blue light; others just said that they saw an unbelievably strong glow that made them go blind for minutes afterward. The stories vary, but the truth is one. There were thousands of fierce Iraqi warriors with strong German and Russian artillery and tanks at that field, and they were all killed in one day. The stories that we received say that the Americans were horribly defeated in the first two days. Saddam’s Fedayeen made small hills of American bodies spread around the field, burned some, ate the livers of some, and celebrated on their bodies. Then on the third day the American troops started to retreat, and the absentminded warriors who had no commanders above them (by that time the high commanders of the army, along with Saddam and all his gang, had managed to escape and disappear forever) thought that they won the battle. They moved further to take over the airport buildings, which were occupied by the marines. Soon after that, US aircraft came and bombed the hell out of everyone. No one could add any details to this part of the story because no one survived. But there were two important pieces of evidence on which I can guess that the American aircraft did use illegal weapons in that shelling.[/QUOTE]

Cont;



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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Cont;


One: I was a volunteer with the Iraqi Red Crescent Society. Our job during the war was to collect the bodies of Iraqis and bury them where they fell. Only two days after the Iraqi troops were defeated in the airport battle, we went to the airport road. Luckily, I had my camera with me. The bodies had not shed one drop of blood and they were wearing clean clothes, but they were all either completely charred, or nothing but a skeleton wearing a uniform. I hurriedly took as many pictures as I could and then we buried the bodies and left the place.

Two: After the war, I joined several other international activists doing research on 50 houses adjacent to the airport road. Each of the 50 houses had at least one resident who had started to suffer from skin disease, respiratory diseases, or other symptoms of cancer. We ordered a Geiger-Müller counter to measure the local radioactivity, and it indicated levels way higher than what a human being can take. Once the American Army started to change the soil of the airport road less than a week after the war was over, we became certain that some kind of radioactive bomb was used.

The truth about whatever happened in that battle died under the new soil of the airport road. All I have now to remember it are the pictures of those burned bodies and the videos of Saddam’s fighters.


www.viceland.com...

I have a lot more, bear with me as I prepare it in replies.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:49 AM
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It's interesting and everything but it has had numerous threads here already and your not supposed to use the introduction board like this... You have to go and put in a few (20 I think) posts in other threads first.

Introductions is only for meeting and greeting.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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Originally posted by DangerDog84
Before I go to list points offering some measure of 'proof', a word on neutron bombs. They aren't 'nuclear' per se. There isn't a nuclear 'blast'. I'm sure some of you already know this.


I have training in nuclear physics and radiology and what I know is exactly the opposite. The "neutron bomb" is still a hydrogen bomb, with the outer damper removed. This indeed causes the yield to be smaller than conventional warheads, however if you think that a hydrogen bomb will just produce a gentle breeze, you are very very wrong. You can also check out Wikipedia:


This intense burst of high-energy neutrons is intended as the principal killing mechanism, but large amounts of heat and blast force are also produced.


Let me transcribe this to you: (a) large amounts (b) heat (c) blast.


It is, in theory, possible to get away with detonating a neutron bomb in a very hot area without creating too many questions as to the noise/shockwave etc.


It's not.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:52 AM
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5) The Writings of a former US intelligence Officer

Cpt May has written a lot on this subject, it would be too much to paste here and easier for the reader to google him. But I've discussed it with him at length via many emails. Anyway, a selection;


The U.S. military used neutron weapons in the Battle of Baghdad, says a former commander of Iraq’s Republican Guard. And at least one retired U.S. Army officer is backing up his charge.

In an April 9 interview reported by Al Jazeera, Saifeddin Fulayh Hassan Taha al-Rawi says that, “U.S. forces used neutron and phosphorus bombs during their assault on Baghdad airport before the April 9, 2003, capture of the Iraqi capital.”

The bombs incinerated about 2,000 elite Republican Guard troops but left the buildings and infrastructure at the airport intact, he added. (aljazeera.net)

The neutron bomb is designed to produce a minimal blast while releasing a massive wave of neutron and gamma radiation, which can penetrate armor or several feet of earth. This radiation is extremely destructive to living tissue. (britannica.com) The bomb has been in the U.S. arsenal for decades but has never been used in combat before.

While no major U.S. media have reported on the neutron bomb charge, David Hambling, author of “Weapons Grade: How Modern Warfare Gave Birth to Our High-Tech World,” says there’s something to it. Hambling notes that the U.S. has already admitted to the use of phosphorus weapons in the Iraq invasion.

Writing on April 13 for the Danger Room blog at Wired, Hambling says that from the description al-Rawi gives in the Al Jazeera interview of a series of explosions that killed the occupants of buildings without destroying the structures, “Interestingly, there is a weapon in the U.S. arsenal designed to do exactly that. ... The AGM-114N.”

Hambling continues, “On May 15th, 2003, just a few weeks after the action at Baghdad airport, Donald Rumsfeld praised the new weapon. ... Although officially described as ‘metal augmented’ or even ‘hyperbaric,’ the new warhead is not distinguishable from thermobaric weapons which produce the same sort of enhanced blast with a lower overpressure and longer duration for more destructive effects. Like many thermobarics, the AGM-114N used finely powdered aluminum. The military are generally quiet about thermobarics because they have received such bad press. Human Rights Watch criticized them because they ‘kill and injure in a particularly brutal manner over a wide area.’ “

Weapons that have been described as thermobaric include flame-throwers and napalm. A BBC News article on March 4, 2002, said the U.S. was using thermobaric weapons in Afghanistan, and described how they employ a combination of heat and pressure, “distributing a very fine cloud of explosive material throughout the target which is then ignited. The heat and pressure effects are formidable—soldiers caught in the blast could have the air sucked from their bodies and even their internal organs catastrophically destroyed.”
Too bloody to report

Retired U.S. Army Captain Eric May, a former intelligence and public affairs officer, believes that the U.S. military did use neutron weapons in the Battle of Baghdad. May was one of the participants in Cindy Sheehan’s original encampment outside George Bush’s Crawford, Texas, villa.

In an interview published by the Crawford, Texas, Lone Star Iconoclast (lonestaricon.com), May says, “The biggest story of the war became a non-event when the truth of the matter was that it was simply too bloody an event to report.

“The bogus rescue of Private Lynch was merely a distraction from the truth,” said May. “And the staged photo-op of the pulling down of Saddam Hussein’s statue was nothing more than a way to cement into people’s minds that it was an easy victory.”


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posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:54 AM
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Congressional hearings on April 24 heard testimony on “the histories of Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch and Cpl. Pat Tillman ... as egregious examples of officials’ twisting the truth for public relations in wartime.” (“Government Challenged on Lynch and Tillman,” New York Times, April 24)

Captain May says, “I think the Battle of Baghdad was emblematic of the whole misadventure in the Middle East. There is nothing that I thought then that I don’t think now has been validated by time. The American public still doesn’t know that there was a Battle of Baghdad because the media-military apparatus constructed the Private Jessica Lynch mess to hold attention.”

May continues: “The best evidence that I have from international sources, scientific sources, is that our position was becoming untenable at the Baghdad airport and we used a neutron warhead, at least one. That is the big secret of Baghdad airport.

“If one looks into international data, there are reportings of enhanced radiation of some livestock, and of human metabolic effects—death and disease. It explains why, after the Battle of Baghdad, we got fragmentary stories of things like truckloads of dirt being moved out and moved in. It made no particular sense at the time, until one puts it into perspective, as a decontamination operation. Again, that part of the Battle of Baghdad, the fact that we went nuclear, explains a lot of things that came out afterwards and also explains why it is that it had to be covered up.”

Whether it was a neutron bomb or the AGM-114N, the Pentagon used some sort of Weapon of Mass Destruction on Baghdad airport.


www.workers.org...



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:58 AM
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6) Damage control and staged events

The press and media go into overdrive and staged the toppling of Saddams statue. Further to that, they produce fake photography;






The source of the image is footage from the BBC. The Standard's paperboys were obviously allowed to clone and blur the image in numerous ways to make it look like a gigantic crowd. This was first exposed Simone Moore and posted on the UK Indymedia site. The image below is a dissection of the fakery by an IndyMedia user called Gnu and a Memory Hole reader called Daedalus.

The red circles show a man in a turban who appears three times. The purple circles highlight an unknown object that appears four times (it's smudged in its rightmost incarnation). The darker blue circles show two instances of an identical white object, disembodied arm, and partial male faces. The yellow ovals show a partial male face and another one or two objects that appear as a group thrice. Similarly, the orange ovals highlight some sort of conglomeration that was duplicated. The two lighter blue circles are around an indistinct blob that appears on top of itself, while the bright green circles show yet another man who appears twice in the scene.

The black circles show something a little different. Obviously, two different still-frames from the footage were used, because the man with sunglasses and white, open-collar shirt appears twice but in a different pose, as do the men on either side of him.

The green line indicates where the image was clumsily smudged in order to cover up the fact that it had been stitched together.


www.radioislam.org...

I have probably twice as many pieces of evidence, but if its not the correct forum, I'll desist from posting further in this thread.



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