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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: American military creating an environmental disaster in Afghan countryside (Part 1 of 3)

America plans to withdraw its troops but leave behind a toxic mess

Sunday 25 April 2010, by Matthew J. Nasuti (Former U.S. Air Force Captain)

The American military presence in Afghanistan consists of fleets of aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, weapons, equipment, troops and facilities. Since 2001, they have generated millions of kilograms of hazardous, toxic and radioactive wastes. The Kabul Press asks the simple question:

“What have the Americans done with all that waste?”

The answer is chilling in that virtually all of it appears to have been buried, burned or secretly disposed of into the air, soil, groundwater and surface waters of Afghanistan. While the Americans may begin to withdraw next year, the toxic chemicals they leave behind will continue to pollute for centuries. Any abandoned radioactive waste may stain the Afghan countryside for thousands of years. Afghanistan has been described in the past as the graveyard of foreign armies. Today, Afghanistan has a different title:

“Afghanistan is the toxic dumping ground for foreign armies.”

The (U.S.) Air Force Times ran an editorial on March 1, 2010, that read: “Stamp Out Burn Pits” We reprint here the first half of that editorial:

“A growing number of military medical professionals believe burn pits are causing a wave of respiratory and other illnesses among troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Found on almost all U.S. bases in the war zones, these open-air trash sites operate 24 hours a day, incinerating trash of all forms — including plastic bottles, paint, petroleum products, unexploded ordinance, hazardous materials, even amputated limbs and medical waste. Their smoke plumes belch dioxin, carbon monoxide and other toxins skyward, producing a toxic fog that hangs over living and working areas. Yet while the Air Force fact sheet flatly states that burn pits “can be harmful to human health and environment and should only be used until more suitable disposal capabilities are established,” the Pentagon line is that burn pits have “no known long-term health effects.”

On April 12, 2010, the Richmond Times-Dispatch carried an article by David Zucchino who investigated the American burn pits in Iraq. He interviewed Army Sgt. 1st Class Francis Jaeger who hauled military waste to the Balad burn pit which was being operated by a civilian contractor for the Pentagon. Jaeger told Zucchino:

“We were told to burn everything - electronics, bloody gauze, the medics’ biohazard bags, surgical gloves, cardboard. It all went up in smoke.”

The Pentagon now admits to operating 84 “official” burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The number of unofficial burn pits is not known. The Pentagon claims that it is phasing out its burn pits in favor of incinerators and that 27 incinerators are currently operating in Iraq and Afghanistan with 82 more to be added in the near future.

According to a website called the “Burn Pits Action Center,” hundreds of American veterans who came in contact with burn pit smoke have been diagnosed with cancer, neurological diseases, cardiovascular disease, breathing and sleeping problems and various skin rashes. In 2009, they filed more than 30 lawsuits in Federal courts across the United States, naming Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), and its former parent company Halliburton. These companies were named because of their involvement in the LOGCAP (Logistics Civil Augmentation Program) contracts for Iraq and Afghanistan. Several KBR entities either managed or assisted in the management of the American military’s waste in both countries and allegedly operated some or all of the burn pits. Additional lawsuits were filed in 2010, including one in Federal District Court in New Jersey.

The lawsuits reveal that the Pentagon has ignored American and international environmental laws and the results appear to be the widespread release of hazardous pollutants into the air, soil, surface water and groundwater across Afghanistan. This is a persistent problem that continues today. Unlike Saudi Arabia which insisted that American forces cleanup their pollution after the war to oust Iraq from Kuwait in 1991, or the Government of Canada which likewise insisted on a strict cleanup of American bases on its soil, the Government of Afghanistan has been unable to force the Americans and their allies to repair all the environmental damage that they have caused and continue to cause. Afghanistan does not want to wind up like Vietnam. While American ground combat units withdrew from South Vietnam in 1972, neither Vietnam nor its people have recovered from the long term environmental damage and mutagenic effects that American military operations and their exotic chemicals caused.

This article summarizes the problem of America’s military wastes and examines the types of hazardous wastes that are likely to have been released into Afghanistan.

Part 2 of this series will address the contradictory responses by the Pentagon to this problem and it will explore one of the remedies that the Pentagon is currently implementing, which is to phase out the burn pits, replacing them with incinerators. The article examines the flaws in that strategy and why Afghanistan should carefully consider whether to permit the continued use of military incinerators.

Part 3 of this series will set out the recommendations of the author to the Government of Afghanistan on how to investigate and clean up the pollution of Afghanistan’s countryside caused by the burn pits, landfills and other disposal facilities used by American forces.

THE SOURCES OR MEANS BY WHICH THE VARIOUS WASTES ARE BEING RELEASED

The American military hazardous wastes that are believed to have entered the air, soil, groundwater and surface water of Afghanistan did so through the following methods (this list is partial only):

  • Burn pits
  • Incinerators
  • Burying/landfilling of the waste and ash
  • Intentional dumping
  • Accidental spills
  • Surface runoff
  • Leaking storage tanks, sumps and basins
  • Latrines

CATEGORIES OF AMERICAN MILITARY WASTE

The American military’s waste, at this time, cannot be completely characterized. The volume and variety of waste (i.e., thousands of different chemicals) are not known and there are certain to be classified items and materials which have been brought into Afghanistan for which there may be no documentation. Regardless of that, much is known about the materials and chemicals that the military routinely uses and about the waste that it routinely generates. Most American military wastes will falls into one of the following twelve (12) categories:

The Dirty Dozen:

1. Fuel leaks and spills. These include releases of aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel fuel. These releases would range from large releases at American airbases of hundreds or even thousands of liters, to minor spills at Forward Operating Bases and combat outposts as soldiers seek to refill diesel generators. Petroleum residues have the ability to leach rapidly into underground drinking water aquifers and create plumes that will permanently contaminate local wells. There is no known way to completely remediate a groundwater source after it has been contaminated with hydrocarbons.

2. Paints, asbestos, solvents, grease, cleaning solutions (such as perchloethylene) and building materials that contain formaldehyde, copper, arsenic and hydrogen cyanide.

3. Hydraulic fluids, aircraft de-icing fluids, antifreeze and used oil. Used oil is carcinogenic, anti-freeze is poisonous, de-icing fluids can contain hazardous ethylene and propylene glycol, along with toxic additives such as benzotriazoce (which is a corrosion and flame inhibitor). Hydraulic fluids can contain TPP (triphenyl phosphate).

4. Pesticide/poison leaks and spills: Afghanistan apparently has no list of the pesticides, fungicides, termiticides and other poisons that the Americans brought into Afghanistan and used, spilled and released into the countryside in order to control flies, mosquitos, ants, fleas and rodents. The military refers to such practices as “vector control.” It is expected that the list of such neuro-toxins and the quantity sprayed or spilled throughout Afghanistan is staggering.

5. Lead, nickel, zinc and cadmium battery waste and acids (which are toxic and/or corrosive).

6. Electronic waste (or E-waste). This includes computers, printers, faxes, screens, televisions, radios, refrigerators, communications gear, test equipment. They contain cancer-causing chemicals such as the flame retardant PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), PCDD (polychlorinated dioxins), barium, copper, lead, zinc, cadmium oxides and cadmium sulphides and trivalent antimony, which is eco-toxic.

7. Light bulbs. This may not seem important but many military light bulbs are fluorescent and therefore contain toxic levels of mercury. Disposal of these light bulbs in ordinary landfills is prohibited in the United States.

8. Plastics. The U.S. military uses thousands of different types and formulations of plastic. While most are harmless in their present state, such as plastic water bottles and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) piping, the military has been burning its plastic waste in Afghanistan. When burned, many plastics release a deadly mix of chemicals including dioxins, furans, benzene, di 2-ethylhexyl phthalates (DEHP), hydrochloric acid, benzo(a)pyrene (BAP) and various acids and chlorine gas (which is a neurotoxin). Breathing a few seconds of this mixture in a concentrated form would likely be fatal.

9. Medical Waste. Infectious disease waste and biohazard materials, including used syringes, bloody bandages, sheets, gloves, expired drugs, amputated limbs and animal carcasses.

10. Ammunition waste. Lead, brass and other metals from ammunition along with all the constituents of the propellants, including trininitrotoluene, picric acid, diphenylamine, nitrocellulose, nitroglycerin, potassium nitrate, barium nitrate, tetracene, diazodintrophenol, phosphorus, peroxides, thiocarbamate, potassium chlorate, vinyl fluoride, vinyl chloride, sodium fluoride and sodium sulfate.

11. Radioactive waste. When one thinks of radioactive waste, usually one thinks only of atomic weapons, but that is not the case. The American military routinely uses a variety of devices and equipment that contain radioactive elements or radioluminescent elements. These materials are referred to as “Radioactive Commodities” by the American military. The primary radioactive materials are: Uranium, Tritium, Radium 226, Americium 241, Thorium, Cesium 137 and Plutonium 239.

Some of the equipment containing radioactive elements:

  • Night Vision Devices
  • M-16 Front Sight Post Assemblies
  • M72 Light Antitank Weapons
  • T-55 Aircraft Engine components
  • M58 and M59 Light Aiming Posts
  • M4 Front Sight Post Assemblies
  • RADIAC Calibrator Sets and Check Sources
  • Radium Compasses
  • L4A1 Quadrant Fire Control Devices
  • Fire Control Azimuths
  • Level Gauges
  • M-1 Collimators
  • M-1 Muzzle Reference Sensors
  • Soil Moisture Density Testers
  • TACOM Vehicle Dials and Gauges
  • Radios, including VRC-46/GRC-106/GRC-19
  • Chemical Agent Monitors
  • Testing Instruments
  • Vehicle Depleted Uranium Plates
  • Depleted Uranium Ammunition, including 20 millimeter ammunition
  • Electron Tubes for Communications Equipment
  • Various types of Laboratory and Hospital Analysis and Testing Machines.

Note: The American military will likely insist that it strictly controls the disposal of radioactive waste, but such assertions are not credible. While there are strict regulations, the time and cost of complying with them in a war zone are such that base commanders in Afghanistan most likely ignored them, opting instead for throwing the waste into burn pits. The evidence for this is contained in Part 3 of this Report, which cites to a Pentagon-funded study of what American field commanders think of the Pentagon’s environmental regulations.

If the American military continues to insist that it did not release radioactive materials in Afghanistan it should document such assertions by releasing its records. The Pentagon should publicly release all data on every radioactive commodity brought into Afghanistan. They should all be listed in HMIRS (the Hazardous Materials Information System). The Pentagon should then detail where each commodity is today.

12. Grey and Black Water. The American military and its contractors in Afghanistan operate human waste facilities. The military refers to these as LSS (Latrine, Shower and Shave) facilities. They generate what is known as grey and black waste-water. Grey water from sinks and showers has as its primary pollutant soap residue (i.e., phosphates and other chemicals that generate what is known as BOD - biological oxygen demand, which means they can absorb all the available oxygen in streams and rivers so fish cannot breathe). Some American soaps contain additives such as MIT (methylisothiazolinone), which is under investigation as a toxin.

Latrines generate black water pollution. While the American military has to adhere to strict rules regarding the discharge of such waste in the United States, it faces no restrictions in Afghanistan. Latrines can be dug near ground water and even upgradient from surface water (so that discharges can flow into them). There are no known maps of all the American latrines. After a latrine pit is filled, it is apparently covered over with dirt and forgotten.

While environmental releases involving categories 1 and 12 above are a certainty, it is feared that millions of kilograms and millions of liters of wastes set out in categories 2 through 11 were all thrown into the hundreds of American burn pits in Afghanistan or dumped into secret landfills. If true, the American legacy to Afghanistan is not freedom, but pollution.

In February 2010, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs began an 18-month study of the burn pits in Afghanistan and their effect on human health. Afghanistan cannot wait eighteen months for the results of this study, it has to act now.

The author is a former U.S. Air Force Captain. He advised on environmental cleanups at Logistics Command regarding the Air Force’s most contaminated bases and depots. He then worked for Bechtel Environmental and was involved in Superfund cleanups across the United States and radiological cleanups at U.S. Department of Energy sites. He later served as a consultant to a group of environmental remediation companies, smelters and waste recyclers.

Sources for Further Reading:

Houston Chronicle - February 7, 2010 - “GIs tell of horror from burn pits”

Los Angeles Times - February 18, 2010 - “Veterans speak out against burn pits”

The New York Times - February 25, 2010 - “Health Panel Begins Probing Impacts of Burn Pits”

Salem-News - March 29, 2010 - “Sick Veterans Sue KBR Over Iraq and Afghanistan Burn Pits”

AFP - November 10, 2009 - “Troops sue KBR over toxic waste in Iraq, Afghanistan”

U.S. Department of the Army Pamphlet 700-48

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  • I am a columnist with the Palestine Telegraph and have written many articles on the terrible contamination of the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza, Pakistan and now Yemen and Somalia.

    This article does have significant merit but it falls short of the terrible consequences of the major contamination caused by US and Coalition forces use of weapons containing uranium components.

    The extensive use of such weapons is at a much higher volume than Iraq and basically has the potential to kill the genetics of the Afghan people.

    The Author talks about contamination over some significant period, but we are looking here at beyond time. Depleted Uranium as an example has a half life of 4.5 billion years.

    In addition to this they also used 4th Generation "Dirty Weapons" which is a blend of both DU/EU and other highly toxic ingredients.

    These weapons attack the very DNA of all life and remain suspended in the atmosphere over a long period of time until it is rained out. It then enters the soil, crops and ground water. The problem does not stop there because it is on going via secondary contamination with Dust Storms, Helicopter Down Wash etc etc.

    It has the ability to significantly increas all types of cancers, diabetes, mental disorders, infirtility, still births, badly disfigured babies the list is endless.

    When one talks about this type of contamination is makes all other types of contamination insignificant.

    It is indiscriminate and does not identify international borders and therefore contaminates the adjacent countries down wind and the world beyond.

    As a result of the war in Afghanistan we are now seing terrible deformed babies in Northern India etc....this also is now happening in Gaza as it did in the other areas of conflict

    So I believe any adverse publicity is good.This a false war and serves no purpose other than imperialistic greed for natural resources.....they will leave the country totally contaminated for ever and the US and coalition forces continue to pound the countryside with these WMD’s.

    There will be no clean up programme....that is if clean up was possible and there is no protection for people that walk or work around it.

    Peter Eyre - Middle East Consultant - 26/4/2010

  • Be prepared; very graphic pictures at these links:

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    Any content contained in the following [is never intended] to create, establish, promote or lead anyone towards hostility towards anyone at anytime but [are historical facts] and is entirely intended for the education [against] deception. Any links in this post are for research purposes only.

    But first, some extreme warnings to the "leaders" of this world.

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    You, who abuse and terrorize children and their families, the elderly, the retarded and or any helpless or vulnerable person (the world over) are the worst type of human beast(s) that there possibly can be. When you even hurt a small child, an elderly person and or [any] person for any reason be very afraid. However when you purposefully torture and or target children to yourself and other deviants for gratification, there will be sheer unspeakable terror at the Hands of the True Living God. When anyone “decides” to off an elderly or disabled person because they’re [not worthy] or [too expensive], likewise. Do ya think you’ll be able to handle that? You’re so beyond arrogant if you think for a second that you can.

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    It’s your type of attitude, and the ommission of truth that 99.999% of the media allows that allows keeping the world in filth, misery and rotted activities. But, as Maxwell Smart of ’Get Smart’ believed, when he demanded the "Cone of Silence" that he was safe, in control and in complete secrecy while under the "Cone of Silence", so goes you and most government; domestic and world-wide. You are [totally] deluded into thinking that what you do and allow to be done, is under "Top Secrecy". But, not quite.

    The problem is, is that the Cone of Silence NEVER WORKED PROPERLY and Maxwell Smart [was not smart]!

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    WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN GOD TAKES AWAY ALL OF YOUR BILLION$ AND TRILLION$?

    AND HE WILL. SOME OF YOU NOW, SOME OF YOU LATER

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    In particular, this post is for those who deliberately use this satanic cult called Zionism as a ruse to fulfill your filth, misery, torture and pervertedness against innocent people the world over.

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    THE SECULAR ZIONIST AGENDA FOR A JEWISH STATE at:
    http://chaimsimons.net/secularzionist.html

    A HISTORICAL SURVEY OF PROPOSALS TO TRANSFER ARABS FROM PALESTINE-1895-1947 at:
    http://chaimsimons.net/transfer.html

    ‘However, after I began research in 1984, I soon discovered that it was not just "a few stray statements" but that the transfer of Arabs from Palestine was definite policy not only of the Zionist leaders, but also of many leading individual non-Jews (including some who were pro-Arab!), non-Jewish organisations and even some Arabs.’ http://chaimsimons.net/transfer00.html

    THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OFRABBI DR. CHAIM SIMONS at:
    http://chaimsimons.net/index.html

    ‘ZIONIST COLLABORATION WITH THE NAZIS’
    and much more at:http://www.captiveminds.org/exzn/znz.htm

    What is Zionism?
    http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/zionism/whatis.cfm

    ‘Zionism is a movement (political movement; there is nothing holy in polititics/kw) founded by Theodor Herzl in 1896 whose goal is the return of Jews to Eretz Yisrael, or Zion, the Jewish synonym for Jerusalem and the Land of Israel.’

    ‘The name of "Zionism" comes from the hill Zion, the hill on which the Temple of Jerusalem was situated.’

    Supporters of this movement are called "Zionists".

    ‘The purpose of this website (Jews against Zionism) is to explain why traditional Jews do not support Zionism (the return to the land called "Israel") and why the Zionist ideology is totally contrary to traditional Jewish law and beliefs and the teachings of the Holy Torah.’

    Theodor Herzl, the Founder of "Zionism".

    The term "Zionism" was first introduced in 1893 by Nathan Birmbaum, but Theodor Herzl, an Austrian Jew born to a prosperous, emancipated Budapest family, is recognized as the founder of the Zionist idealogy when he published his book in 1896, "The Jewish State", where he declared that the cure for anti-semitism was the establishment of a Jewish state. As he saw it, the best place to establish this state was in Palestine.

    While Herzl claimed that the establishment of a "Jewish" state would cure anti-Semitism, he also promoted anti-Semitism to further his cause.

    Herzl stated in his diary:
    "It is essential that the sufferings of Jews.. . become worse. . . this will assist in realization of our plans. . .I have an excellent idea. . . I shall induce anti-Semites to liquidate Jewish wealth. . . The anti-Semites will assist us thereby in that they will strengthen the persecution and oppression of Jews. The anti-Semites shall be our best friends". (From his Diary, Part I, pp. 16)
    Benny Morris (the Israeli Historian), described how Herzl foresaw how anti-Semitism could be "HARNESSED" for the realization of Zionism. He stated:

    "Herzl regarded Zionism’s triumph as inevitable, not only because life in Europe was ever more untenable for Jews, but also because it was in Europe’s interests to rid the Jews and relieved of anti-Semitism: The European political establishment would eventually be persuaded to promote Zionism. Herzl recognized that anti-Semitism would be HARNESSED to his own–Zionist-purposes." (Righteous Victims, p. 21) You can do a search on the history of Zionism.

    More to come

  • Continued

    Theodor Herzl-A Brief Biography & Quotes at:
    http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Famous-Zionist-Quotes/Story643.html

    In the following, Herzl stated in his diary:
    "It is essential that the sufferings of Jews.. . become worse. . . this will assist in realization of our plans. . .I have an excellent idea. . . I shall induce anti-Semites to liquidate Jewish wealth. . . The anti-Semites will assist us thereby in that they will strengthen the persecution and oppression of Jews. The anti-Semites shall be our best friends". (From his Diary, Part I, pp. 16) http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/zionism/herzl/index.cfm

    Herzl continued: So anti-Semitism, which is a deeply imbedded force in the subconscious mind of the masses, will not harm the Jews. I actually find it to be advantageous to building the Jewish character, education by the masses that will lead to assimilation. This education can only happen through suffering, and the Jews will adapt. (Part I, p. 68 of Part I of his Diary)

    Zionism Promotes Anti-Semitism
    http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/antisemitism/zionismpromotes.cfm

    Theodor Herzl (1860-1904), the founder of modern Zionism, recognized that anti-Semitism would further his cause, the creation of a separate state for Jews. To solve the Jewish Question, he maintained "we must, above all, make it an international political issue."

    Herzl wrote that Zionism offered the world a welcome "final solution of the Jewish question." In his "Diaries", page 19, Herzl stated "Anti-Semites will become our surest friends, anti-Semitic countries our allies."

    Zionist reliance on Anti-Semitism to further their goals continues to this day. Studies of immigration records reflect increased immigration to the Zionist state during times of increased anti-Semitism. Without a continued inflow of Jewish immigrants to the state of "Israel", it is estimated that within a decade the Jewish population of the Zionist state will become the minority.

    In order to maintain a Jewish majority in the state of "Israel", its leaders promote anti-Semitism throughout the world to "encourage" Jews to leave their homelands and seek "refuge".

    Zionism is another ism, by the way and is the extreme opposite of our Holy Lord God Almighty. It is atheistic, political, racist and a very deadly satanic cult. To the soldiers in Israel: is this truly what you want? Do you think maybe you [are being used] by people who truly don’t give a whit about you? They (leadership in Israel and in gov’ts of the world) only care about themselves, murdering and torturing innocent children, men and women in Palestine and in the world. They only care about money and "world power". They could care less about anything/anyone except that they live opulently, pervertedly, and they do this off of the backs of the Israelis, the Israeli soldiers, US soldiers and all troups throughout the world. Most sadly of all, they do this to Palestinian people; the innocent. Eventually, they, and the rest of the world’s governments will be executing (accomplishing the completion of the task) this filth in our face, instead of the stealth-like "contract killing" which they now believe they do in secret. Israeli soldiers: just refuse to be the facilitators of the cowards that are "Zionsist leadership".

    Historical Progression of Zionism
    http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/zionism/ZionistState/historical.cfm

    18th century: The German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn initiates a Jewish secularism, which focused on Jewish national identity.
    1862: The German Jew Moses Hess publishes the book Rome and Jerusalem where he called for a return of Jews to Palestine. He also said that Jews would never succeed by assimilating into European societies.
    1881: Pogroms of Russia result in heavy emigration to USA. Some few Jews even emigrates to Palestine, as they are motivated by religious ideas of Palestine as Jewish homeland.
    1893: Nathan Birnbaum introduces the term ‘Zionism’.
    1896: The Austrian Jew Theodor Herzl publishes the book The Jewish State, where he declares that the cure for anti-semitism was the establishment of a Jewish state. As he saw it, the best place to establish this state was in Palestine, but this geography was no precondition.
    1897: The 1st Zionist Congress is held in Basel in Switzerland. 200 delegates participates. The Basel Program is formulated, which calls for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, where Jews could live safely under public law. The World Zionist organization is also established, and establishes its head quarters in Vienna, Austria.
    1903: Britain offers an area of 15,500 km² in Uganda in Africa, an area of virgin land to the Jews of the world, where a Jewish homeland could be established.
    1905: 7th Zionist Congress refuses Britain’s Uganda proposal. Israel Zangwill forms the Jewish Territorial organization, which sought to find territory for a Jewish state, no matter where this would be. His organization got only few supporters. – After the Russian revolution is defeated, many young Jews emigrate from Russia.
    1917: The Balfour Declaration, issued by the British foreign secretary, gives official British support to the work on establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
    1922: Britain gives The World Zionist organization the mandate to administer Jewish immigration and settlement in Palestine. This immigration and settlement was funded by American Jews.
    1939: The British ‘White Paper’ gives the Arabs of Palestine de facto control over Jewish immigration.
    1942: A call is issued from Zionist leaders for the establishment of a Jewish state in all of western Palestine, when World War II ends.
    1948: May 14: The State of Israel is founded. The World Zionist organization continues to back Jewish immigration to Israel.
    1970s: The World Zionist organization puts its muscles into helping Jews in the Soviet Union to emigrate to Israel.
    1975 November 10: UN General Assembly passes Resolution 3379, in which Zionism is declared "racist", with 72 votes to 35 (32 abstentions).
    1991 December 16: UN General Assembly revokes Resolution 3379, with 111 votes to 25 (13 abstentions).

  • Continued and concluded

    We’ve learn a bit about the history of Zionism.

    Now, I present some of the Words of The Almighty God Himself:

    Who visited us in the form of a lowly and humble servant, Lord Jesus Christ; the Only Begotten Son of God. Many did not know, do not know of His Visitation:

    Luke 19:44 and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your Visitation.

    The religious people of the world really don’t know God because they choose to listen to mankind’s “teaching” instead of going to Lord Jesus Christ Himself for their tutelage.

    John 5:39-40 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may this Eternal Life.

    2 CORINTHIANS 10: 2-5

    BUT I BESEECH YOU, THAT I MAY NOT BE BOLD WHEN I AM PRESENT WITH THAT CONFIDENCE, WHERE-WITH I THINK TO BE BOLD AGAINST SOME, WHICH THINK OF US AS IF WE WALKED ACCORDING TO THE FLESH. (I hope it won’t be necessary, but when I come I may have to be very bold with those who think we act from purely human motives.

    FOR THOUGH WE WALK IN THE FLESH, WE DO NOT WAR AFTER THE FLESH: (We are human, but we don’t wage war with human plans and methods.)

    FOR THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL, BUT MIGHTY THROUGH GOD TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONG HOLDS; (EPH 6:13) (With these weapons we break down every proud argument that keeps people from knowing God).

    CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.

    HE, the Christ, will teach us how to think on and obey HIM, Lord Jesus Christ---24/07, so that [we will] come to the GOOD NEWS that is Lord Jesus Christ and not the "god" of the deceived counterfeit church of today, all so-called denominations, that call themselves "chrisstians". They too, must relearn everything they’ve ever been taught to believe by mere mankind. Also loose yourself from what you’ve learned through "tradtion" because none of this is truth.

    1Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

    Isaiah 29:14 As the Scriptures say, "I will destroy human wisdom and discard their most brilliant ideas.

    Jeremiah 9:23-25 This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man gloat in his wisdom, or the mighty man in his might, or the rich man in his riches. Let them boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who is just and righteous, whose love is unfailing, and that I delight in these things. I, the LORD, have spoken! "A time is coming," says the LORD, "when I will punish all those who are circumcised in body but not in spirit—

    Mankind will never get it right; will never see the Truth unless they completely turn back to God, the Almighty, who Manifested HIMSELF in the form of a lowly, humble servant, Lord Jesus Christ to teach us how to think and treat others. He does offer a Life with Him after this world ceases to be as we know it. Apparently, not too many listen. This is a warning to the “Governments” of this world.

    People instead believe in mere men/women, in today’s ‘religious world’ [all] denominations, who are themselves deceived. They exalt themselves, grab “titles” and “authority” that rightfully belong ONLY to God. Matthew 23 They are not obeying God’s Gospel. Some do not realize what they’re doing but are still in grave error none-the-less.
    Matthew 23 applies to all denominations, any place in this world and not just to the Jewish people with whom Lord Jesus Christ first Spoke these words to.

    Other people listen to mere men who “teach” the Talmud which is a book created by men based on their own doomed “wisdom”; never was/is God’s Wisdom and who didn’t, don’t believe the Visitation of the very One Who created them. These also exalt themselves and grab “titles” and “authority’ that rightfully belong ONLY to God. Matthew 23

    With that said:

    How do we dare, anyone of us, to actually invoke or use the Most High God’s Name:

    In conjunction with anything that has to do with any rotted and depraved activities; war, and which also definitely includes the making of money off of the Holy One’s Back and then thinking it’s ok with God?! [All] of the so-called “religious institutions” engaging in partnership with this world’s governments, [all of them] corporations/business are actually promoting, accommodating, bolstering and encouraging the execution (the carrying out of the task) of violent, malevolent, malignant and perverted actions which provoke and keep the world in utter chaos and violence.

    PLEASE LET THIS SINK IN:

    Wars do cause orphans, widows, famine, homelessness and all of the depravities, debaucheries and atrocities that follow with the making of orphans, widows, famine, homelessness etc. that no sane person can really even contemplate. But, yet many in today’s governments/”religious institutions”/corporations simply look the other way at these facts. Why? For money, power or to protect the comfort and ease of our lives? You pick which one; perhaps you picked all three. How can anyone even consider that the Holy One, God, would ever endorse violent, lunatic actions from mankind especially when it harms little ones where ever they may be. Do you really believe this is alright because we are “protecting our countries” and our “borders”.

    WARNING: THE DEPRAVITIES, DEBAUCHERIES AND ATROCITIES THAT FOLLOW WITH DECEPTIVELY CREATED WARS, and this pertains to all wars anywhere in this world, DO ACCOMMODATE SITUATIONS WHICH ALSO ALLOW THE PEDOPHILE RINGS OF THIS WORLD TO PROSPER. IS THIS TRULY WHAT WE WANT?

    All governments of the world; the west, the middle east; the far east; again all governments deliberately have always and continue to lie to and mislead their people. Many love to deceive, others go along because they’ve been very compromised and others just live in fear.

    Please, let none of us [anywhere in this world] ever applaud and be glad of harm done to anyone; including wanting harm done to which ever country is despised. We just may meet the same fate that’s coming to the world if we live like that. I would say that it is much better to be apprised of all this by someone down here and hopefully taking heed, instead of waiting until it’s too late, and you’re standing before Lord Jesus Christ during your [ONE on one], which is going to happen to each and every one of us and then what can or will you say to Him to explain yourself. Oh, and yes, this One on one pertains to even you; the power grabbers in positions of "trust and power."

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  • That is how the fate of Afghanistan will be untill From president to the very common local person in Afghanistan does not stand up firmly against it - but i bet 80% of the population wouldn’t know about these facts!!

    To protect people and to stop further contamination there must be wide Public Awareness Program - so it can bring extreme pressure on the U.S and its allied criminals.

    But - Are we yet successfull in claiming compensation that the USSR, RED FORCES caused and Afghanistan is still suffering that!!!???

    We definitely need to woo international support against all these.

    • TALMUDIC JEWS ARE IN DARKNESS
      PEDOPHILIA:
      THE TALMUD’S DIRTY SECRET
      Sometimes You ARE What You READ!
      The Traditional Jewish View of Modesty

      King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
      Matthew 18:6
      “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
      “Beware the teachings of the Pharisees”

      THOUSANDS OF MILLSTONES NEEDED

      CHILD BRIDES 3 YEARS OLD
      Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Niddah
      Niddah 44b
      MISHNAH. A GIRL OF THE AGE OF THREE YEARS AND ONE DAY MAY BE BETROTHED23 BY INTERCOURSE; IF THE YABAM24 HAD INTERCOURSE WITH HER, HE ACQUIRES HER THEREBY;25 THE GUILT26 OF ADULTERY27 MAY BE INCURRED THROUGH HER,28 AND SHE29 CAUSES UNCLEANNESS TO THE MAN WHO HAD INTERCOURSE WITH HER SO THAT HE IN TURN CONVEYS UNCLEANNESS TO THAT UPON WHICH HE LIES,30 AS TO A GARMENT WHICH HAS LAIN UPON [A ZAB].31 IF SHE WAS MARRIED TO A PRIEST, SHE MAY EAT TERUMAH. IF ANY OF THE INELIGIBLE PERSONS32 COHABITED WITH HER HE DISQUALIFIES HER FROM THE PRIESTHOOD.33 IF ANY OF THE FORBIDDEN DEGREES ENUMERATED IN THE TORAH COHABITED WITH HER HE IS TO BE EXECUTED ON HER ACCOUNT, BUT SHE34 IS EXEMPT [FROM THE PENALTY]. IF ONE WAS YOUNGER THAN THIS AGE INTERCOURSE WITH HER IS LIKE PUTTING A FINGER IN THE EYE.

      GEMARA. Our Rabbis taught: A girl of the age of three years may be betrothed by intercourse; so R. Meir. But the Sages say: Only one who is three years and one day old. What is the practical difference between them? — The school of R Jannai replied: The practical difference between them is the day preceding the first day of the fourth year.35 R. Johanan, however, replied: The practical difference between them is the rule that thirty days of a year are counted as the full year.36
      An objection was raised: A girl of the age of three years and even one of the age of two years and one day may be betrothed by intercourse; so R. Meir. But the Sages say: Only one who is three years and one day old.

      23 ubject to her father’s approval.
      24 he brother of her deceased childless husband, whose duty it is to contract the levirate marriage with her.
      25 In consequence of which he gains possession of his deceased brother’s estate, is entitled if she dies to inherit her own estate and even if he is a priest, he may defile himself to her as to a legally married wife.
      26 Punishable by death.
      27 Lit., ’on account of the wife of a man’.
      28 If, for instance, her father betrothed her to one man and another cohabited with her.
      29 When a menstruant.
      30 Lit., ’lower couch’.
      31 Lit., ’like the upper’.
      32 A bastard or a slave, for instance.
      33 Sc. if she was the daughter of a priest she loses the privilege of eating terumah.
      34 Being a minor.
      35 Lit., ’the eve of the beginning of the year’. According to R. Meir she attains the prescribed age on that day while according to the Rabbis she does not attain it until the following day.
      36 According to R. Meir the prescribed age is attained as soon as thirty days of the third year have passed, while according to the Rabbis it is not attained until the first day of the fourth year.

      Three Year Old Brides

      When Christ accused the Pharisees of His day of being Satan’s spiritual children, He fully realized what they were capable of. Second century Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai, one of Judaism’s very greatest rabbis and a creator of Kabbalah, sanctioned pedophilia—permitting molestation of baby girls even younger than three! He proclaimed,
      “A proselyte who is under the age of three years and a day is permitted to marry a priest.” 1 Subsequent rabbis refer to ben Yohai’s endorsement of pedophilia as "halakah," or binding Jewish law. 2 Has ben Yohai, child rape advocate, been disowned by modern Jews? Hardly. Today, in ben Yohai’s hometown of Meron, Israel, tens of thousands of orthodox and ultra-orthodox Jews gather annually for days and nights of singing and dancing in his memory.
      References to pedophilia abound in the Talmud. They occupy considerable sections of Treatises Kethuboth and Yebamoth and are enthusiastically endorsed by the Talmud’s definitive legal work, Treatise Sanhedrin.
      The Pharisees Endorsed Child Sex
      The rabbis of the Talmud are notorious for their legal hairsplitting, and quibbling debates. But they share rare agreement about their right to molest three year old girls. In contrast to many hotly debated issues, hardly a hint of dissent rises against the prevailing opinion (expressed in many clear passages) that pedophilia is not only normal but scriptural as well! It’s as if the rabbis have found an exalted truth whose majesty silences debate.
      Because the Talmudic authorities who sanction pedophilia are so renowned, and because pedophilia as “halakah” is so explicitly emphasized, not even the translators of the Soncino edition of the Talmud (1936) dared insert a footnote suggesting the slightest criticism. They only comment: “Marriage, of course, was then at a far earlier age than now.” 3
      In fact, footnote 5 to Sanhedrin 60b rejects the right of a Talmudic rabbi to disagree with ben Yohai’s endorsement of pedophilia: "How could they [the rabbis], contrary to the opinion of R. Simeon ben Yohai, which has scriptural support, forbid the marriage of the young proselyte?" 4
      Out of Babylon
      It was in Babylon after the exile under Nebuchadnezzar in 597 BC that Judaism’s leading sages probably began to indulge in pedophilia. Babylon was the staggeringly immoral capitol of the ancient world. For 1600 years, the world’s largest population of Jews flourished within it.
      As an example of their evil, Babylonian priests said a man’s religious duty included regular sex with temple prostitutes. Bestiality was widely tolerated. So Babylonians hardly cared whether a rabbi married a three year old girl.
      But with expulsion of the Jews in the 11th century AD, mostly to western Christian lands, Gentile tolerance of Jewish pedophilia abruptly ended.
      Still, a shocking contradiction lingers: If Jews want to revere the transcendent wisdom and moral guidance of the Pharisees and their Talmud, they must accept the right of their greatest ancient sages to violate children. To this hour, no synod of Judaism has repudiated their vile practice.
      Sex with a “Minor” Permitted
      What exactly did these sages say?
      The Pharisees justified child rape by explaining that a boy of nine years was not a “man” Thus they exempted him from God’s Mosaic Law:
      “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination” (Leviticus. 18:22)
      One passage in the Talmud gives permission for a woman who molested her young son to marry a high priest. It concludes,
      “All agree that the connection of a boy aged nine years and a day is a real connection; whilst that of one less than eight years is not." 5
      Because a boy under 9 is sexually immature, he can’t "throw guilt" on the active offender, morally or legally. 6
      A woman could molest a young boy without questions of morality even being raised:
      "…the intercourse of a small boy is not regarded as a sexual act." 7
      The Talmud also says,
      "A male aged nine years and a day who cohabits with his deceased brother’s wife acquires her (as wife)."
      8 Clearly, the Talmud teaches that a woman is permitted to marry and have sex with a nine year old boy.
      Sex at Three Years and One Day
      In contrast to Simeon ben Yohai’s dictum that sex with a little girl is permitted under the age of three years, the general teaching of the Talmud is that the rabbi must wait until a day after her third birthday. She could be taken in marriage simply by the act of rape.
      R. Joseph said: Come and hear! A maiden aged three years and a day may be acquired in marriage by coition and if her deceased husband’s brother cohabits with her, she becomes his. (Sanhedrin 55b)
      A girl who is three years of age and one day may be betrothed by cohabitation. . . .(. Yebamoth 57b)
      A maiden aged three years and a day may be acquired in marriage by coition, and if her deceased husband’s brother cohabited with her she becomes his. (Sanhedrin. 69a, 69b, also discussed in Yebamoth. 60b)
      It was taught: R. Simeon b. Yohai stated: A proselyte who is under the age of three years and one day is permitted to marry a priest, for it is said, But all the women children that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves, and Phineas (who was priest, the footnote says) surely was with them. (Yebamoth. 60b)
      [The Talmud says such three year and a day old girls are] . . . fit for cohabitation. . . But all women children, that have not known man by lying with him, it must be concluded that Scripture speaks of one who is fit for cohabitation. (Footnote to Yebamoth. 60b)
      The example of Phineas, a priest, himself marrying an underage virgin of three years is considered by the Talmud as proof that such infants are "fit for cohabitation."
      The Talmud teaches that an adult woman’s molestation of a nine year old boy is "not a sexual act" and cannot "throw guilt" upon her because the little boy is not truly a "man.” 9 But they use opposite logic to sanction rape of little girls aged three years and one day: Such infants they count as “women," sexually mature and fully responsible to comply with the requirements of marriage.
      The Talmud footnotes 3 and 4 to Sanhedrin 55a clearly tell us when the rabbis considered a boy and girl sexually mature and thus ready for marriage. "At nine years a male attains sexual matureness… The sexual matureness of woman is reached at the age of three."
      No Rights for Child Victims
      The Pharisees were hardly ignorant of the trauma felt by molested children. To complicate redress, the Talmud says a rape victim must wait until she was of age before there would be any possibility of restitution. She must prove that she lived and would live as a devoted Jewess, and she must protest the loss of her virginity on the very hour she comes of age. “As soon as she was of age one hour and did not protest she cannot protest any more.” 10
      The Talmud defends these strict measures as necessary to forestall the possibility of a Gentile child bride rebelling against Judaism and spending the damages awarded to her as a heathen - an unthinkable blasphemy! But the rights of the little girl were really of no great consequence, for, "When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing, for when the girl is less than this (three years and a day) it is as if one put the finger into the eye." The footnote says that as “tears come to the eye again and again, so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years.” 11
      In most cases, the Talmud affirms the innocence of male and female victims of pedophilia. Defenders of the Talmud claim this proves the Talmud’s amazing moral advancement and benevolence toward children; they say it contrasts favorably with "primitive" societies where the child would have been stoned along with the adult perpetrator.
      Actually, the rabbis, from self-protection, were intent on proving the innocence of both parties involved in pedophilia: the child, but more importantly, the pedophile. They stripped a little boy of his right to "throw guilt" on his assailant and demanded complicity in sex from a little girl. By thus providing no significant moral or legal recourse for the child, the Talmud clearly reveals whose side it is on: the raping rabbi.
      Pedophilia Widespread
      Child rape was practiced in the highest circles of Judaism. This is illustrated from Yebamoth. 60b:
      There was a certain town in the land of Israel the legitimacy of whose inhabitants was disputed, and Rabbi sent R. Romanos who conducted an inquiry and found in it the daughter of a proselyte who was under the age of three years and one day, and Rabbi declared her eligible to live with a priest.
      The footnote says that she was “married to a priest” and the rabbi simply permitted her to live with her husband, thus upholding “halakah” as well as the dictum of Simeon ben Yohai,
      “A proselyte who is under the age of three years and one day is permitted to marry a priest.” 12
      These child brides were expected to submit willingly to sex. Yebamoth. 12b confirms that under eleven years and one day a little girl is not permitted to use a contraceptive but “must carry on her marital intercourse in the usual manner.”
      In Sanhedrin 76b a blessing is given to the man who marries off his children before they reach the age of puberty, with a contrasting curse on anyone who waits longer. In fact, failure to have married off one’s daughter by the time she is 12-1/2, the Talmud says, is as bad as one who “returns a lost article to a Cuthean” (Gentile) - a deed for which “the Lord will not spare him.” 13 This passage says: “… it is meritorious to marry off one’s children whilst minors.”
      The mind reels at the damage to the untold numbers of girls who were sexually abused within Judaism during the heyday of pedophilia. Such child abuse, definitely practiced in the second century, continued, at least in Babylon, for another 900 years.
      A Fascination with Sex
      Perusing the Talmud, one is overwhelmed with the recurrent preoccupation with sex, especially by the most eminent rabbis. Dozens of illustrations could be presented to illustrate the delight of the Pharisees to discuss sex and quibble over its minutest details.
      The rabbis endorsing child sex undoubtedly practiced what they preached. Yet to this hour, their words are revered. Simeon ben Yohai is honored by Orthodox Jews as one of the very greatest sages and spiritual lights the world has ever known. A member of the earliest "Tannaim," rabbis most influential in creating the Talmud, he carries more authority to observant Jews than Moses.
      Today, the Talmud’s outspoken pedophiles and child-rape advocates would doubtlessly spend hard time in prison for child molestation. Yet here is what the eminent Jewish scholar, Dagobert Runes (who is fully aware of all these passages), says about such “dirty old men” and their perverted teachings:
      There is no truth whatever in Christian and other strictures against the Pharisees, who represented the finest traditions of their people and of human morals. 14
      Aren’t Christ’s words more appropriate?
      “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” (Matthew 23:27, 28.)
      Endnotes:
      1 Yebamoth 60b, p. 402.
      2 Yebamoth 60b, p. 403.
      3 Sanhedrin 76a.
      4 In Yebamoth 60b, p. 404, Rabbi Zera disagrees that sex with girls under three years and one day should be endorsed as halakah.
      5 Sanhedrin 69b.
      6 Sanhedrin 55a.
      7 Footnote 1 to Kethuboth 11b.
      8 Sanhedrin 55b.
      9 Sanhedrin 55a.
      10 Kethuboth 11a.
      11 Kethuboth 11b.
      12 Yebamoth 60b.
      13 Sanhedrin 76b.
      14 Dagobert Runes, A Concise Dictionary of Judaism, New York, 1959.

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