Is there really a threat?
Americans are just so damned paranoid. Russians live under a much greater threat from terrorist than the USA. But, the USA news almost completely ignores the terror attacks in Russia. The popular media in the USA has completely over blown the threat to Americans by the so-called al Qaeda network. Please understand that al Qaeda may mean 'the Base" but it is also slang for 'the toilet'. A doubtful name in either interpretation. Al Qaeda is an American invention and does not actually exist.
In the USA there are about 44 murders per day and that works out to 16,060 murders per year. So, perhaps the many millions spent on a fictitious al Qaeda would be better spent at home with preventative measures for this huge rate of murder.
Let's look at what the paranoid Americans have done to the people of Iraq with their Depleted Uranium since 1991. DU or U-238 is radioactive uranium oxide which is a waste material from nuclear plants. The U-238 is a very heavy and hard material that can easily penetrate armour. As U-238 shells exit the weapon's barrel it incandesces at a very high temperature and anyone close is burned alive. American soldiers refer to these people as 'Crispy Critters'. Children at some distance from the incandescing shell have had their skin burned back like blackened birch bark leaving veins seeping blood and the children's eyes staring straight ahead.
Of course the Americans won't publish these pictures, just as they won't publish the pictures of those murdered in the assassination of Osama bin Laden. We sure wouldn't want the poor, long suffering Americans to have to deal with the truth. Hell, some poor, frightened Americans might even vomit at the sights of these innocent souls.
Americans sit back and wonder why there is so much hate for them out there in this world of ours. Perhaps if they saw the truth about their 'spreading of democracy' through genocide they would have a different view. Unfortunately, the American view is designed by popular media such as FOX, CNN, USA Today and promoted by the likes of Sarah Palin who is so out of touch she believes Africa to be a nation rather than a continent made up of many nations.
As the U-238 shell incandesces as it speeds to its target millions of tiny radioactive particles are released into the atmosphere. Most of these particles of the very heavy uranium isotope U-238 are small enough to be easily carried by the wind and trace amounts are found blowing into northern Europe. Much more of these particles are blown all about the people of Iraq and ingested. These radioactive particles invade the Iraqi food and the Iraqi water creating a nuclear poison that will kill in a genocide of huge proportions. Birth defects attributed to radioactive poisoning are now up to 25% in Iraq in general and, in places, such as the Holy City of Fallujah that, itself, is a major war crime, the statistics of birth defects attributable to nuclear waste poisoning is up to 80%! This is likely going to be the biggest genocide in our world's long history of violence.
Birth defects are not the only problem for the next generations of Iraqis as their population is crippled by the disease of radioactive poisoning and will go into decline. The radioactive poisoning will continue with 3 to 12 times the normal number of children developing cancers and leukemias as a result of the continued use of U-238 in America's and Britain's weapons and armour.
There's been a lot of propaganda from the Americans about U-238 being safe and not attending to people having served in Iraq or done other work in Iraq and becoming ill with radiation sickness. There's a video about soldiers sleeping in an area stuffed with U-238 weapons and, the next day, showing no signs of illness. This propagandic material is quite unjustified ,even though, getting sick from solid U-238 in a short term is unlikely. The US Navy, in the 1980's produced a document showing that the use of U-238 was dangerous.
According to the Army Environmental Policy Institute anyone holding a spent U-238 round would get the radiation exposure equal to that of 8 chest x-rays per hour. And, the Environmental Protection Agency has stated that "There is no firm basis for setting a 'safe' level of exposure (to radiation) above background."
The huge increase in the amount of cancers in Iraq has alarmed doctors there. Before the 1991 war, in 1988 only 34 people died of cancer, in southern, in 1988. In 1998 the deaths from cancers were 450 and in 2001 the deaths were 603 and birth defects grew accordingly. By 2010 childhood leukemia rates have doubled over the past 15 years.
As more and more people die in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya because of Depleted Uranium - U-238, it seems silly to question whether the threat to Americans is high or has risen significantly. The question becomes what to do about it. More or less secretly the USA is cleaning up a small section of Kuwait and shipping sand and soil back the USA for 'safe storage. This is costing many, many millions of dollars. As the American republic's economy continues to fail and its unemployment rate sits fairly steady at around 14% and its economy survives upon the manufacture and sales of weapons it seems clear that there is a continued demand for war -- and the lobbyists agree wholeheartedly.
This, however, is a grand fallacy, as war has depleted the US economy as the corporate weapons manufacturers horde the cash. The trap of ever consuming war must be dealt with now. Ongoing war has other consequences that Americans, for the most part, just won't try to deal with at all. To renounce war would be just so unpatriotic! As patriotism functions as a lobby for war millions of people have died for the American ideal of patriotism over all else. It is a true sickness of mind that pervades the American mind set. And the children, around our Earth, suffer and die.
The empathy that Christians evoke as part of their makeup has become a falsehood recognized throughout our world. Even as the religious such as Huckabee and the nasty Bush family members like to promote killing the world begins its journey to rid itself of the American cancer.
Yes, there really is a growing threat and its being brought on by an American compulsion to invade, not only with its military, but with its CIA so many countries of our world and to kill without compunction.