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Steal Back Elections * Uranium Munitions

08 November 2006

"Depleted uranium weapons are an unacceptable threat to life,
a violation of international law, and an assault on human dignity.
We have an obligation to do what is right for our servicemen and women,
for our children and our grandchildren, and for all citizens of the world.
We must ban the use of depleted uranium in our military and worldwide;
we must provide medical care to all DU casualties; and we must clean up
all the places where we've used this poison that has the power to kill
for countless generations, far into the future."

– Dennis J. Kucinich

1) Palast - How to steal back the mid-term election
- - America's Slide to Totalitarianism
2) Hamas Calls for the Destruction of America
- - Lieberman Wins Republican Friends, Democratic Enemies With Support for War
3) From DU to Uranium Munitions to a Dying Planet
- - What’s the relationship between 9/11 and DU?
- - Bob Nichols on weaponized uranium gas

Editor's Notes:

This issue begins with a pre-election article by Greg Palast that counted the number of votes that would likely be stolen by the GOP yesterday: four and a half million. Yet the neocon inspiration to get out the vote made a powerful statement for stopping the downward slide for total US totalitarianism. Item 2 covers the Hamas response of a recent assault by the government of Israel killing women and children in Gaza. This back and forth insanity seemed to have enabled Joe Lieberman to win as a 3rd party candidate for another 6 years in the US Senate. Item three begins with a question about the use of uranium munitions and the 9/11/01 cover-up. Also, this item has additional articles by Bob Nichols, now posted from FN's page Uranium Munitions, devastation to our planet and humanity.

Western Mass 9/11 Truth Alliance
by Alex Jones

Thursday, November 16, 6:00 PM,
at Media Education Foundation
Discussion 8:00 pm, following film.
Terrorstorm is also available at:

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.

-- Samuel Adams

1) Palast - How to steal back the mid-term election

- - America's Slide to Totalitarianism

for The Guardian (UK),
Monday November 6, 2006


Here's how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.

Note the past tense. [published 11/6/06] And I'm not kidding.

And shoot me for saying this, but it won't be stolen by jerking with the touch-screen machines (though they'll do their nasty part). While progressives panic over the viral spread of suspect computer black boxes, the Karl Rove-bots have been tunneling into the vote vaults through entirely different means.

For six years now, our investigations team, at first on assignment for BBC TV and the Guardian, has been digging into the nitty-gritty of the gaming of US elections. We've found that November 7, 2006 is a day that will live in infamy. Four and a half million votes have been shoplifted. Here's how they'll do it, in three easy steps:


On January 1, 2006, while America slept off New Year's Eve hangovers, a new federal law crept out of the swamps that has devoured 1.9 million votes, overwhelmingly those of African-Americans and Hispanics. The vote-snatching statute is a cankerous codicil slipped into the 2002 Help America Vote Act -- strategically timed to go into effect in this mid-term year. It requires every state to reject new would-be voters whose identity can't be verified against a state verification database.

In hotly contested Ohio, Kenneth Blackwell, Secretary of State and the Republican's candidate for Governor, remains voter-rejection champ -- partly by keeping the rejection criteria a complete secret.

Theft #2: Turned Away - the ID game

A legion of pimple-faced Republicans with Blackberries loaded with lists of new voters is assigned to challenge citizens in heavily Black and Hispanic (i.e. Democratic) precincts to demand photo ID that perfectly matches registration data.

Sounds benign, but it's not. The federal HAVA law and complex new ID requirements in states like New Mexico will easily allow the GOP squads to triple the number of voters turned away. Rather than deny using these voter suppression tactics, Republican spokesmen are claiming they are "protecting the integrity of the vote."

I've heard that before. In 2004, we got our hands on fifty confidential internal memos from the files of the Republican National Committee. Attached to these were some pretty strange spreadsheets. They called them "caging lists" -- and it wasn't about zoo feeding times. They were lists (70,000 for Florida alone) of new Black and Jewish voters -- a very Democratic demographic -- to challenge on Election Day. The GOP did so with a vengeance: In 2004, for the first time in half a century, more than /3.5 million voters were challenged on Election Day. Worse, nearly half lost their vote: 300,000 were turned away for wrong ID; 1.1 million were allowed a "provisional" ballot -- which was then simply tossed out.

Tomorrow, new federal ID requirements and a dozen new state show-me-your-ID laws will permit the GOP challenge campaign to triple their 300,000 record to nearly one million voters blocked.


The nasty little secret of US elections is that three million ballots are cast in national elections but not counted -- 3,600,380 not counted in 2004 according to US Election Commission stats. These are votes lost because a punch card didn't punch (its chad got "hung"), a stray mark voided a paper ballot and other machinery glitches.

Officials call it "spoilage." I call it, "inaugurating Republicans." Why? According to statisticians working with the US Civil Rights Commission, the chance your vote will "spoil" this way is 900% higher for Black folk and 500% higher for Hispanics than for white voters. When we do the arithmetic, we find that well over half of all votes spoiled or "blank" are cast by voters of color. On balance, this spoilage game produces a million-vote edge for the GOP.

That's where the Black Boxes come into play. Forget about Karl Rove messing with the software to change your vote. Rather, the big losses occur when computers crash, fail to start or simply don't respond to your touch. They are the new spoilage machines of choice with, statistically, the same racial bias as the old vote-snatching lever machines. (Funny, but paper ballots with in-precinct scanners don't go rotten on Black voters. Maybe that's why Republican Secretaries of State have installed so few of them.)


Two million legitimate voters will be turned away because of wrongly rejected or purged registrations.

Add another one million voters challenged and turned away for "improper ID."

Then add yet another million for Democratic votes "spoiled" by busted black boxes and by bad ballots.

And let's not forget to include the one million "provisional" ballots which will never get counted. Based on the experience of 2004, we know that, overwhelmingly, minority voters are the ones shunted to these baloney ballots.

And there's one more group of votes that won't be counted: absentee ballots challenged and discarded. Elections Assistance Agency data tell us a half million of these absentee votes will go down the drain.

Driving this massive suppression of the vote are sophisticated challenge operations. And here I must note that the Democrats have no national challenge campaign. That's morally laudable; electorally suicidal.

Add it all up -- all those Democratic-leaning votes rejected, barred and spoiled -- and the Republican Party begins Election Day with a 4.5 million-vote thumb on the vote-tally scale.

So, what are you going to do about it?/ May I suggest you … steal back your vote.

It's true you can't win with 51% of the vote anymore. So just get over it. The regime's sneak attack via vote suppression will only net them 4.5 million votes, about 5% of the total. You should be able to beat that blindfolded. If you can't get 55%, then you're just a bunch of crybaby pussycats who don't deserve to win back America.

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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "ARMED MADHOUSE."

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For specific advice on HOW TO STEAL BACK YOUR VOTE, go to

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- - America's Slide to Totalitarianism

By Robert Parry
November 6, 2006


If the last-minute polling trends showing a powerful Republican comeback carry through the Nov. 7 elections, the end of America as we have known it for more than two centuries will be at hand.

In a political version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” the country might look the same – people driving their SUVs to the mall or eating at fast-food restaurants – but it will have internally changed. Election 2006 will have been the ratification of George W. Bush’s grim vision of endless war abroad and the end of a constitutional Republic at home.

..Whether the American people will understand what they’re doing or not, the Nov. 7 elections will either ratify or reject Bush’s plan for terminating the American Republic.


Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, can be ordered at . It's also available at, as is his 1999 book, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth.'

The complete article was posted at:

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Campaigns for reclaiming a lost USA democracy

2) Israel Terror in Gaza & Hamas Calls for the Destruction of America

- - Lieberman Wins Republican Friends, Democratic Enemies With Support for War

Israel Terror in Gaza & Hamas Calls for the Destruction of America

November 8, 2006: Palestinians claim that 18 civilians were killed by five Israeli artillery shells landing in Gaza. The Israelis were shelling because the Palestinians had again fired rockets into Israel. The Palestinians believe it is their right to fire rockets into Israel, and that Israeli attempts to stop the rockets, are a war crime. In the 14 months since Israel pulled out of Gaza, nearly 600 Palestinians have been killed fighting each other and the Israelis. While the Israeli border defenses have kept Palestinian terrorists out of Israel, the Palestinians have turned to firing home made ("Kassam") rockets into Israel. This has brought down Israeli artillery and air strikes on rocket building and firing sites, and raids by Israeli troops to stop the rockets. The Israeli operations have killed about two thirds of the Palestinians who have died in the last 14 months.

Hamas has now called for Moslems around the world to attack America. In the past, Hamas has not done this, mainly because the U.S. was the major contributor of aid to Palestinians. But most of this aid has been cut off since Hamas won the election to run the Palestinian territories. Hamas refused to back off on its call for the destruction of Israel, so, by law, American aid was stopped. Apparently Hamas does not believe the aid will ever be restored.

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- - Lieberman Wins Republican Friends, Democratic Enemies With Support for War
By Shailagh Murray
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, December 10, 2005; Page A01

Five years ago, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman was one of President Bush's arch political rivals. Now many in his party complain that he sounds more like Bush's running mate.

The Connecticut Democrat's strong public defense of Bush's handling of the Iraq war has provided the White House with an invaluable rejoinder to intensifying criticism from other Democrats. In public statements and a newspaper column, Lieberman has argued that Bush has a strategy for victory in Iraq, has dismissed calls for the president to set a timetable for troop withdrawal, and has warned that it would be a "colossal mistake" for the Democratic leadership to "lose its will" at this critical point in the war.

Lieberman's contrarian behavior is not out of character -- he is far more hawkish than the majority of Democrats, and he has vigorously backed invading Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussein from the beginning. But the latest defense of Bush and his stinging salvos at some in his own party have infuriated Democrats, who say he is undercutting their effort to forge a consensus on the war and draw clear distinctions with Republicans before the 2006 elections.

Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) is troubled by Lieberman's comments, Reid's aides said. "I've talked to Senator Lieberman, and unfortunately he is at a different place on Iraq than the majority of the American people," Reid said yesterday.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters this week that "I completely disagree" with Lieberman. She added: "I believe that we have a responsibility to speak out if we think that the course of action that our country is on is not making the American people safer, making our military stronger and making the region more stable."

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For more on this issue, visit FN’s archives
Mid East Peace -- initiatives and information

3) From DU to Uranium Munitions to a Dying Planet

- - What’s the relationship between 9/11 and DU?
- - Bob Nichols on weaponized uranium gas

What’s the relationship between 9/11 and DU?
by Mia Hamel and the New Resistance of the “White Rose”


It's another government cover up.

Our military has known from the very beginning that DU munitions were radioactive
Weapons of Mass Destruction and they have criminally covered it up.

The events of 9/11/01 were intended to start a war in which weapons manufacturers would be able to sell their tanks, planes & munitions - and have them used - for the Middle East conflict. The fabricated ‘Muslim terrorist threat’ acts as a catalyst for unprecedented arms sales. It’s part of the Middle East genocide project sponsored by NATO and the military-industrial complex. 9/11/01 was a war provocation brought to us by the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), the war strategy department of the Bush administration, headed by Cheney and Rumsfeld of the NeoCons. The intent of 9/11 was to create fear and the social circumstances which would lead to war, first with Iraq, then with Syria and Iran, ever onwards in an orgiastic global dominance explosion of US military might.

A 1996 UN Resolution banned DU as a WMD; the UN Human Rights Commission 2002 stated that US/UK use of DU violated The Hague Conventions, the Geneva Protocol, the Nuremberg Principles, the Charter of the UN, Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, etc.

Ban DU!
Our soldiers are getting a DEATH SENTENCE!
Stop the Wars!
We are ALL getting contaminated with radioactive dust!
Our whole planet is a nuclear fallout zone!

The White Rose Lives!

May 9/11 truth be properly investigated and widely publicized and may this contribute to greater justice, liberty, prosperity and peace for people all around the world.

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email list, send an email to Mia Hamel

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- - Bob Nichols on weaponized uranium gas

My God! My country is using poison gas in Iraq
We've weaponized uranium gas

By Bob Nichols
Online Journal Contributing Writer

August 6, 2004—Radioactive, poison gas made from uranium was recommended to the American military in 1943, during World War II, by atom bomb builders working on the Manhattan Project run by Gen Leslie Groves.

Sixty one years later deadly, radioactive, poisonous, weaponized uranium oxide gas plays a vital role in implementing the "Total Worldwide Domination Plan" as practiced by the neocons and President [sic] Bush. It is entitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses" and was written in September 2000 by the neocon think tank, Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

That would be the American government's Cheney and the Pentagon's Rumsfield, Wolfowitz, and Feith, the most hated men in the world, the Gang of Four.

What is weaponized uranium oxide gas? It's any high velocity bullet or shell, any High Explosive Bomb or missile made with uranium metal. The uranium components turn into uranium oxide gas after the high velocity bullet or shell penetrates anything solid and explodes, as much as 80 percent of it ignites, burns, and aerosolizes into tiny, tiny radioactive pieces and floats in the air as a gas, blown about by the wind. They can stay airborne for years and be re-suspended for years, over and over again.

Missiles and bombs that explode as planned are blasted into uranium gas by the bomb's high explosive (HE). Pretty simple really. Once the uranium metal is worked into the business end of a bullet, tank shell, bomb, or missile the uranium oxide gas is "weaponized," and ready to go.

The feedstock uranium that's manufactured into war munitions is processed one time to purify it. Less than one half of one percent, a tiny impurity, is removed to make thermonuclear bombs and nuclear reactor cores. This leaves more than 99.8 percent of the uranium for bullets and bombs.

The uranium is fully 88 percent as radioactive as it was before it was processed. The Gang of Four cynically calls this uranium "depleted" as if everything is okay with it; it is safe; it has been depleted; there is no problem with it. No problem! To top it off and make it worse, America's academics dutifully talk about and study "Depleted Uranium,"* at retreats and seminars, thus keeping the Big Lie alive for the millions of common folk who long for some straight answers from academe.

This so-called Depleted Uranium is what the American government is using to make sniper bullets, tank shells, bombs, and cruise missiles. And, the American government just ordered some more depleted uranium weapons. It only takes a few months to rearm. Who's next? Iran? Syria?

The 70-ton 1,500-HP workhorse M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank actually deliver up to eight pounds of poisonous uranium oxide gas per high velocity shell fired. The Abrams Death Machines fired many thousands of the 10-pound uranium "penetrator rods” during the Gulf Rape of Iraq turkey shoot. They are fully 18 inches long and three-quarters of an inch wide. That's the real name, too, "penetrator rods." It's an Abu Ghraib for the entire country.

The American president [sic] (Bush) stated that the International Criminal Court's (Re: War Crimes) jurisdiction does not apply to America's leaders or the military. Presidential translation: Go for it, dudes! Result: 4 million pounds of uranium munitions poisoned Iraq with radioactive gas and dust, rendering large parts of it uninhabitable. We Americans have already successfully killed Iraqis as yet unborn with radiation-induced birth defects and cancers. This same uranium oxide gas, of course, is also sickening and killing our kids and friends in the Army in Iraq.

Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, former Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy, calculated that the radiation in 4 million pounds of uranium is the equivalent of that in 250,000 unexploded Nagasaki Plutonium Bombs.[1] That would be the bomb the US dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, three days after the Atom Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima August 6, 1945. This current Iraq Nuclear Radiation War was announced in the United States in the article "There Are No Words" by this writer on on March 27, 2004.[2]

But, using uranium munitions is a war crime. As Vice President [sic] Cheney would say, "Big Time!" That would be a major problem for less dedicated countries than the United States. That is not a show-stopper for Bush, the neocons, or the American military. The military is taught to refuse to follow orders that embrace war crimes because they aren't legal. They failed America and the entire world.

My God! Have the Gang of Four no humanity? Are they some kind of unfeeling aliens from a Hollywood horror movie? The invisible, odorless, tasteless uranium oxide poison gas in the air can't be controlled or even seen! It's as dangerous to our kids and neighbors in the Army shooting it as it is to the "enemy" Iraqis. What's more, it migrates with the wind. This means it will soon be in all countries within 1,000 miles of Iraq. This includes America's ally, the state of Israel.

Nazi Germany had the political will in WWII to commit war crimes. The Germans finally settled on Zyklon B Gas to exterminate six million Jews during the cruel reign of the Third Reich. Zyklon B was "effective" but lacked a long "killing trail." After Jews in the gas chamber or mobile van were killed, the deadly gas was withdrawn and the corpses removed from the chamber or van. Nazi SS soldiers were required to dispense more Zyklon B to the next killing cluster. Effective killer, short killing trail.

Well, America is nothing if not relentless. Specifically, a 1943 memo to Gen Groves recommended uranium oxide gas be used as a gas warfare instrument to kill people and to contaminate land. The memo did raise the problem that the radioactive uranium gas could not be controlled and was, and is still, dangerous to our own kids and friends: the American Troopers.[3] It would be another 30 years before that hurdle was publicly demolished.

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Bob Nichols is a Project Censored Award Winner. He is a correspondent for the San Francisco Bay View newspaper and a frequent contributor to various online publications. Nichols is completing a book based on 15 years of nuclear war in Central Asia. He is a former employee of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. You are encouraged to write him at or

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Bob Nichols 27 May 2006, see:

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