Jveritas has provided a new translation at the Free Republic under the comments to this article. My previous post describes a secret Iraqi memo. Review that first and this will be in context.
In document BIAP-2003-004555 I found this interesting secret and immediate letter dated February 24 2001 from the Iraqi Atomic Energy Organization to the Iraqi Heath Ministry asking to provide them with sample for each case of cancer in the Southern region and Baghdad so they can test the concentration of “Depleted Uranium” in the organs. It was clear that the Iraqi wanted to use this to promote a big lie that the Iraqi people were exposed to Depleted Uranium during the first Gulf war in 1991 and this was due to Coalition Forces bombing. The real fact that these people had leukemia and other type of cancer because of the nuclear waste and nuclear experimentations that Saddam regime was doing for many years.
Beginning of the translation of Page 157
Republic of Iraq
Iraqi Atomic Energy Organization
Secret and Immediate
Health Ministry/ Office of the Minister
Subject: Use of Depleted Uranium
Indicating to the letter of the Presidential Secretariat numbered aa’/4165 on 3/2/2001 please provide us with sample for each Cancer case that come to the hospital in the Southern Region and the capital Baghdad for the purpose of examining the concentration of Uranium in the affected organs or blood attached with information about the patient clarifying all the information for purposes of documentation and providing the statistical analysis and estimate the health risk for the pollution with Depleted Uranium, and prepare what is required from scientific facts and statistics to show the negative impacts and with what collate with the direction of the respected Presidential Secretariat to support the international campaign against the use the of Depleted Uranium
Fadel Muslim Abed Al Janabi
Chairman of the Atomic Energy Organization
Ray: What this document verifies is that at the same time of the Gwynne Roberts' article mentioned in the previous post, and the IIS document discussing mass graves to "confirm" the presence of radiation, the Ministry of health was ordered to catalog cases of cancer or death suspected to be caused by radiation exposure.
This means that Iraq fully expected and believed these people had been exposed to a high level of radiation. That is now
indisputable (I am going to modify this to highly probable).
So the question is now, could DU have caused a mass casualty event like this? The answer, despite leftist propaganda, is no way.
I believe that what we are seeing is the unraveling of a case in which Saddam knew that a story concerning mass graves contaminated with radiation was about to come out and decided to blame it on DU with the help of leftists. It fits.
I have had readers point out some counter arguments.
"Such an explosion he said, in an article for the London-based think tank, the Verification, Training and Information Center, would have been easily detectable by international or by regional monitoring in Iran, Israel or Jordan, which keep records of earthquakes.
None of them reported any seismic events of the magnitude necessary for a nuclear test in the region around Lake Rezazza, Wallace said."
Sounds case closed doesn't it? Until I found this: