The Hidden Costs of Empire

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Hidden Costs of Empire

Key to our global empire is our vast arsenal of nuclear weapons. Once poised to strike the Soviet Union, they are now aimed at a number of various targets around the world. The environmental destruction caused by our nuclear program is horrendous. But perhaps the worst thing was the human testing:

Atomic Bomb Testing on U.S. Soldiers

From 1951-1963 thousands of U.S. soldiers were purposefully exposed to radiation during atomic bomb and H-bomb testing in Nevada and the Pacific. Atomic veterans have an exremely high cancer rate but it took the U.S. Government over 40 years to even acknowledge the experiments took place.
In addition, a countless number of people, down wind of the Nevada test sites, were exposed to radioactive fallout in Nevada and Utah. From 1964-1970, 3000 school children in Washington County, Utah were used in thyroid studies by the Atomic Energy Commission without parental consent.

Sources:
The Atomic Veteran's Research Institute, Robert Campbell
The History Channel, "History Undercover: Declassified: Human Experimentation"
"Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans", Jonathan Moreno, Routledge, W. H. Freeman & Co., 2000
http://www.downwinders.org
http://www.naav.com
http://www.aracnet.com/~pdxavets

postCount('114558370954821177'); postCountTB('114558370954821177');

Advertisements
Published in: on April 19, 2006 at 10:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://buddhagem.wordpress.com/2006/04/19/the-hidden-costs-of-empire/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: