Iraq is littered with high levels of nuclear and dioxin contamination, according to Martin Chulov of the British guardian in it's 1/30/10 issue. Not only has that hapless nation suffered greater rates of cancers and birth defects near many of that nation's areas, but more than 40 sites across Iraq, with three decades of war has left the environment of that once proud nation in ruins. Areas in and near Iraq's largest towns and cities, including Najaf, Basra and Falluja account for about 25% of the contaminated sites, like communities which have seen increased rates of cancer and birth defects over the past five years.
But, on a brighter note: a high-ranking EU delegation, which includes 60 members of the EU parliament has called for the prosecution of Israeli officials, over war crimes in the heavily contaminated Gaza strip. British Labor Party Sir Gerald Kauffim, described their visit as a message of solidarity with Gaza to end the Israeli siege. He called for the prosecution of Israeli officials who had authorized the use of white phosphorous bombs, which are outlawed under the Geneva convention.


Russian Intelligence Chief Says Al-Qaeda a Myth!

The 'War against Terror' is no more than a pretext to further US control over the world's oil reserves. So says Leonid Shebarshin, former head of the Soviet Foreign Intelligence Service.
On the pretext of fighting "international terrorism" the United States is trying to establish control over the world's richest oil reserves, Leonard Shebarshin, ex-chief of the Soviet Foreign Intelligence Service, who heads the Russian National Economic Security Service consulting company, said in an interview for the Vremya Novostei newspaper.
Using the anti-terrorist cause as a cover, the United States has occupied Afghanistan, Iraq and will soon move to impose "our democratic order" on the Greater Middle East, according to Shebarshin. Referring to his meeting with an unnamed al-Qaeda expert at the Rand Corporation, a "non-profit" research organization in the US, Shebarshin said: "We have agreed that al-Qaeda is not a group, but a notion. The fight against that all-mighty ubiquitous myth deliberately linked to Islam is of great advantage for the Americans as it targets the oil-rich Muslim regions," Shebarshin emphasized. Please click on my headline for the rest of the story!