Project MK ULTRA was the code name for the CIA mind control research program lasting from the 1950s to the 1970s. In 1964 the project was renamed MK-SEARCH. MK ULTRA was started on the order of CIA director Allen Dulles in April of 1953 largely in response to alleged Soviet, Chinese, and North Korean mind control techniques on U.S. prisoners of war in Korea. Because most of the MK ULTRA records were deliberately destroyed in 1972 by order of then director Richard Helms it is impossible to have a complete understanding of the more than 160 individually funded research projects sponsored by MK ULTRA and the related CIA programs. Experiments included radiation, LSD..experiments included dosing CIA employees, military personnel, other government agents, prostitutes, mental patients, and members of the general public with LSD to study their reactions, usually without the subjects knowledge.
Agent Orange was the codename for an herbicide that was developed for the military, primarily for use in tropical climates. The purpose of the product was to deny an enemy cover and concealment in dense terrain by defoliating trees and shrubbery where the enemy could hide. The product Agent Orange was a code name for the orange band that was used to mark the drums in which it was stored. The product was tested in Vietnam in the early 1960s and used at the height of the war in 1967 and 1968. Agent Orange was a 50/50 mix of two chemicals known conventionally as 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. The combined product was mixed with kerosene or diesel fuel and disbursed by aircraft, vehicle, and hand spraying. An estimated nineteen million gallons of Agent Orange was used in South Vietnam during the war. Potentially affecting 2.5 million Vietnam veterans.
On May 5th, 1990 Admiral ER Zumwalt, Jr. in a classified report submitted the following: ‘REPORT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ON THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS AND EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE’. In that report he concluded that ‘it is at least as likely as not’ that the exposure to Agent Orange caused numerous life threatening, debilitating, and deforming diseases.
All the Iraqi equipment, a lot of U.S. equipment contain radiological components. When that equipment was blowing up a lot of radiological material was released into the environment. Exposing and contaminating. And then to top it all off we use uranium munitions known as depleted uranium. They’ve been used back in 1973 by the Israelis against the Egyptians. But, during Gulf War I, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, we took it to a totally new level. The use of radioactive materials on the battle field. Deliberately taking tons and tons, actually over 350 tons of solid radioactive materials and dispersed it across Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Taking our radioactive waste and throwing it in someone else’s backyard.
The history of depleted uranium goes back to a 1943 declassified memo known as the Groves Memorandum. In this memo depleted uranium is recommended for development as a poison gas warfare weapon. According to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, which has declared depleted uranium illegal, approximately seventeen countries have purchased depleted uranium weaponry from the United States.