Saturday, July 08, 2006

MICROWAVING IRAQ: July 9th, 2006

“ Pacifying” Rays Pose New Hazards To Iraqis
By William Thomas 01/24/05 ( World Exclusive )


Desperate to improve images of civilian carnage, US commanders are using portable electromagnetic-frequency weapons in Fallujah and other “hot spots” in the Sunni Triangle to pacify restive neighborhoods with invisible EM radiation. “Active Denial” antenna arrays mounted on Humvees are also being deployed to panic and disperse hostile crowds by flash-burning exposed flesh with microwaves. But unintended side effects from the hidden rooftop transmitters are reportedly triggering violent attacks by exposed insurgents—while leading to AWOL rates of up to 15% among US forces disoriented by these same weapons, as well as the electromagnetic emanations from high-power radars, radios and “jammers”.

On the rooftop of a shrapnel-pocked building in the ruins of Fallujah, a team of GI’s stealthily sets up a gray plastic dome about two-feet in diameter. Keeping well back from the sight lines of the street and nearby buildings, they plug the cable connectors on the side of the “popper” into a power unit. The grunts have no clue what the device does. They are just following orders.

“ Most of the worker-bees that are placing these do not even know what is inside the ‘domes’, just that they were told where to place them by Intel weenies with usually no nametag,” reports my source, a very well informed combat veteran I will call “Hank”.

“ Intel” stands for “intelligence” officers who target the most restive neighborhoods in a country gripped by anarchy and chaos. The lack of nametags indicates membership in a spooky “alphabet agency”, either within or outside the military chain of command. Similar “black: teams removed “Made In The USA” chemical weapons from Iraqi trenches after Desert Storm. [Bringing The War Home by William Thomas]

The grunts call the plastic devices “poppers” or “domes”. Once activated, each hidden transmitter emits a widening circle of invisible energy capable of passing through metal, concrete and human skulls up to half a mile away. “They are saturating the area with ULF, VLF and UHF freqs,” Hanks says, with equipment derived from US Navy undersea sonar and communications.

But its not being used to locate and talk to submarines under Baghdad.

After powering up the unit, the grunts quickly exit the area. It is their commanders’ fervent hope that any male survivors enraged by brutal American bombardments that damaged virtually every building in this once thriving “City of Mosques”, displacing a quarter-million residents while murdering thousands of children, women and elders in their homes—will lose all incentive for further resistance and revenge.

A dedicated former soldier, whose experiences during and after Desert Storm are chronicled in my book, Bringing The War Home, Hank stays in close touch with his unit serving “in theater” in Iraq. When I asked how many “poppers” are being used to irradiate Iraqi neighborhoods, he checked and got back to me. There are “at least 25 of these that have been deployed to theater, and used. Some have conked out and been removed, so I do not know how many are currently active and broadcasting.”

As a patriotic American, Hank believes that wars must be fought by the rules he was taught and the principles his country stands for. Like many Desert Storm veterans, he would like to get his hands on retired General Norman Schwartzkopf, who covered up combat log reports of confirmed chemical weapons exposures during that 1990-‘91 conflict. Veterans say Schwartzkopf’s “treason”—to use their word—was largely responsible for more than the officially admitted 12,000 deaths, and 200,000 Gulf War Illness casualties among returning GIs. [Bringing The War Home by William Thomas]

Now Hank wants to warn his comrades that they are again at grave risk from radioactive heavy metal particles inhaled form microscopic depleted uranium debris. Be careful around Najaf, he adds, where mustard agents from Desert Storm and Saddam’s post-war repression still linger. Having been there, Hank concurs with historians who concluded that the Shia and Kurdish revolts would have brought down Saddam’s regime if Bush Sr. had not allowed the dictator’s gunships to fly against the uprisings he encouraged.

Hank is still losing friends in Iraq, where front-line soldiers put their current casualty figures from all causes—combat, accidents, psychological crackups and suicides—at 5,000 dead and 22,000 to 30,000 injured.

But these GIs volunteered to extract “payback” against a country many were falsely told was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Iraq’s traumatized children want only to grow up with their families and play with their friends in the suburbs. Hank blames those at the top for hospital counts of upwards of 65,000 children killed since the 2003 invasion.

He is also concerned that innocent Iraqi families and unsuspecting GIs alike are being used as test subjects for a new generation of “psychotronic” weapons using invisible beams across the entire electromagnetic spectrum to selectively alter moods, behavior and bodily processes. “Bottom line,” Hanks says about the poppers, “they are very powerful transmitters, have multi-channel/frequency send/receive multi-task capabilities, are being placed inside the area(s) where people live without their knowing it “

The Air Force and Navy have been working for decades on beam weapons that can just as easily be turned against Americans at home.

“ The ‘poppers’ are capable of using a combo of ULF, VLF, UHF and EHF wavelengths in any combination at the same time, sometimes using one as a carrier wave for the others,” Hank explains, in a process called superheterodyning. The silent frequencies daily sweeping Fallujah and other trouble spots are the same Navy “freqs that drove whales nuts and made them go astray onto beaches.”


The Gulf War veteran observes that occupied Iraq has become a “saturation environment” of electromagnetic radiation. Potentially lethal electromagnetic smog from high-power US military electronics and experimental beam weapons is placing already hard-hit local populations–-particularly children—at even higher risk of experiencing serious illness, suicidal depression, impaired cognitive ability, even death.

American troops constantly exposed “up close” to their own microwave transmitters, battlefield radars and RF weapons are also seeing their health eroded by electromagnetic sickness. It’s common, Hank recalls, for GIs to warm themselves on cold desert nights by basking in the microwaves radiating from their QUEEMS communications and RATT radar rigs

According to Army manual TM 11-5820-890-10-1, SINGARS voice and text messaging radios have a range up to 22 kilometers when mounted on a Humvee. Operating in the microwave bands between 30 MHz to 87.975 MHz, each 2320 channel transceiver radiates electromagnetic energy from base stations employing a pair of antennas placed at least 75-feet apart.

But even this is not enough to defeat the tyranny of distance. As an Army “after action” report revealed after Desert Storm, “With a front of nearly 350 miles and a operating depth of 200-400 miles long range communications became imperative.”

But the AN/VRC 46 SINGARS—essentially a military version of a mobile phone network—did not work well. “Because of the great distances involved teams were not able to maintain communications in order to relay information, request support, or be notified of additional incidents,” the report states. “The operations also saw a total break down in the ability + or all types of Communications Army wide…between the CP [Command Post] and unit teams.” [ARCENT Unit: 22D SUPCOM Box ID: BX005554]

The same communications breakdowns occurred between units during the long drive to Baghdad along “ambush alley”. The solution is to use up to 50 Humvees scattered in line-of-sight across the flat desert sands as “retransmit” stations to relay messages to distant units. Humvee and backpack-mounted SINGARS are also used extensively in Iraq’s urban areas. The result: constant and pervasive electromagnetic pollution that interferes with cellular processes in human brains and bodies.

Constant microwave emissions from ground-sweeping RATT rigs and SINGARS mobile microwave networks are much more powerful than civilian microwave cell phone nets linked in many clinical studies to maladies ranging from asthma, cataracts, headaches, memory loss, early Alzheimer’s, bad dreams and cancer.

Even more powerful US military radars, radios and “jammers” blasting from ground bases and overflying aircraft add to this electromagnetic din.

Like ocean waves “piggy-backing” into rogue giants, harmonic waves from this storm of randomly intersecting frequencies cause unintended power spikes, while creating new wavelengths of woe never before encountered by anyone on Earth.

This is bad enough. But this is also Iraq, Hank says, where ever-present sand acts as miniature quartz reflectors, unpredictably amplifying the ricocheting electronic smog so thick that if it were visible, every vehicle in Baghdad and the surrounding Sunni Triangle would be driving blind with their headlights on.

This is grim news to friend and foe alike—already overloaded by constant adrenal stress, waterborne pollutants, infectious sand fleas, dehydration, pharmaceutical drugs and exposure to radioactive Uranium-238 fired in “hose ‘em down” exuberance by US ground and air cannons and cruise missiles.

As Hank puts it, DU is “the gift that keeps on giving.” For the next four billion years, medical investigators say, large populated expanses of Kosovo, Afghanistan, Puerto Rico and Iraq will remain lethally radioactive from Made In America depleted uranium dust.

What kind of people would do this?

Clinical tests have repeatedly shown how microwaves “rev up” incipient cancer cells several hundred times. Triggered by nuclear radiation, and turned rogue by electromagnetic warfare unleashed by US forces, human cancer cells have been found to continue proliferating wildly—even after the power source is turned off. [Scorched Earth by William Thomas]

Another wild card is radon, Hank reckons. Typically found wherever oil pools underground, pockets of this invisible, odorless and potentially deadly gas tend to concentrate in natural bowls between dunes and other niches out of the desert wind.

Ordered to “dig in”, grunts typically scrape a 300 to 1000-foot diameter position to a depth of five feet, Hank explained. They then spray the ground with diesel fuel, adding to the toxic effects of any radon they’ve just released. Hank claimed that during Desert Storm, his unit’s radon detectors went off even more often than the constant ringing of chemical warfare exposure detectors. [Bringing The War Home by William Thomas]

Just standing around a QUEEMS or RATT rig, “makes you stupid,” this combat veteran added. Which is precisely the intent behind that transmitting dish on Fallujah roofs.

“ It’s basic stun weaponry,” Hank explains during an interview filled with revelations that later check out. The idea behind microwaving Iraq’s more restive cities, he says, is to keep them “so agitated they cannot coalesce into a full force” of resistance fighters.

Overriding subtle bodily processes, selectable frequencies beamed invisibly through neighborhoods can depress the central nervous systems of everyone within a half-mile, “destroying their initiative and making them docile and lethargic.” At least that’s the plan.

Details of various directed energy weapons used by US forces in Iraq to knock out electronics, induce psychological passivity, and possibly even melt people and vehicles remain under tight military wraps. But world media is reporting deployment of portable “directed energy” weapons in neighborhoods as troublesome as any in the USA if foreign troops murdered Americans and destroyed their homes.

Dubbed “active-denial”, this supposedly “non-lethal” mobile microwave weapon was developed through the 1990s at the U S Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland, New Mexico, and the Marine Corps’ Joint Nonlethal Weapons Directorate. [Daily Telegraph Sept 21/04]

Researchers soon found that frying flesh at a distance is not easy. With up to two-thirds of directed microwave energy scattered through transmission, the only way to heat skin painfully enough to encourage its owner to flee the area is to hit her with frequencies much higher than the microwave ovens linked to pathological changes in human blood chemistry. [Journal Franz Weber #19; Electromagnetic Fields by B. Blake Levitt]

A triumph of misdirected talents and treasure, a microwave array mounted on a Humvee can heat water molecules in the skin at a distance. But what makes this microwave weapon so appealing, say its PR-conscious boosters, is that projected agony equivalent to grasping a hot light bulb leaves no visible wounds—and stops instantly when the beam is avoided or removed. [Daily Telegraph Sept 21/04; [India Telegraph Sept 19/04]

Just how enthusiastically the rest of the world greets illegal gadgets wielded during an illegal occupation remains to be seen. International treaties signed by the United States ban directed energy weapons.

Continued <<

Legalities and morality aside, the numbers for the Pentagon’s latest energy weapon are impressive: 95-GHz transmitted energy tuned to penetrate flesh to depth of 1/64 of an inch at an officially admitted range beyond 1,000 yards.

By contrast, cell phones and portable phones have been shown to emit hazardous microwaves at “just” 2 to 6 GHz.

Despite an “earliest estimated” deployment in 2009, “heat ray” prototypes have been rushed to Iraq by a military desperate to improve the images of carnage being beamed into hundreds of millions of Muslim homes by an even more powerful beam weapon: satellite TV.

Hank, whose contacts also extend into Congress and the Pentagon, claims that the Humvee-portable microwave “crowd control” system was unveiled in September 2004 against some 400,000 Americans protesting genocide in Iraq at the Republican National Convention in New York City. It is not known if the microwave weapons were actually used to augment chemical agents dispensed along with beatings by police. [; EE Times June 6/01]


That same month, at least four US Army and Marine units received ray gun equipped Humvees, dubbed “Sheriffs”. Each will have to be protected after extending a 10-foot diameter “bulls eye” antenna into an environment bristling with rocket propelled grenades and suicide bombers. [Daily Telegraph Sept 21/04

In a bloodless sequel to the butchery in Somalia mythologized in “Blackhawk Down”, the army hopes their invisible heat beams can disperse crowds enraged over the continuing tortures at Abu Ghraib, and as many as 100,000 civilians killed since the invasion began—without injuring too many

Iraqis permanently. [Reuters Oct 28/04]

Getting microwaved beats getting shot, argues the Pentagon. A 2-second burst from an Active Denial beam heats exposed skin to 130° F.

“ It’s not harmful to internal organs because it doesn’t penetrate the skin beyond 1/64 of an inch,” soothes PR spokesman Conrad Dziewulski, “It will be swept across the battlefield or directed at an individual for a few seconds.”

Dziewulski did not elaborate on the likelihood of frightened young soldiers used to hosing down “threats” with automatic weapons fire similarly holding down the trigger on microwave guns aimed at the same angry crowds. While the army says their jeep-mounted weapon cannot be “dialed up” to higher power levels, US forces are authorized to use continues, steady microwave “fire” to cook snipers.

Highly disciplined US military volunteers confirm after live tests that the pain inflicted by this latest wonder weapon is so intense, the instant and overwhelming reaction is panic. Rich Garcia was subjected to the microwave beam during testing in New Mexico. “It just feels like your skin is on fire,” he said. “When you get out of the path of the beam, or shut off the beam, everything goes back to normal. There’s no residual pain.” [India Telegraph Sept 19/04]

Alan Shaffer, director for plans, pain and programs with the Pentagon's Office of Defense Research and Engineering, believes the new weapon will curb Iraqi resentment by burning and humiliating them instead of killing and maiming them outright. “You get hit with the high-powered microwave, and you run away,” he enthused.

Now a contract employee working for the Army, Ret. Lt. Col. Wesley “Bo” Barbour, says that the non-lethal weapons being used in Iraq “will enable commanders to break the cycle of violence. Instead of shooting them dead and promoting further violence, you modify their behavior.” [; Aug 2002]

But which way? After having their anger further inflamed by a heat ray, Iraqis opposed to an Israeli-style US occupation will most likely return with old-fashioned AK-47s, rocket launchers and improvised bombs.

For protesters who opt for the proven power of nonviolent witnessing, effective countermeasures against this $400 million microwave weapon include wearing thick clothing and carrying a tin trash can lid as a shield or reflector.

According to veteran combat cameraman Patrick Dillon and interview subject Majid al-Ghazali, the first US forces pushing into Baghdad also tested another electromagnetic “super weapon”.

Compelled to serve in the Iraqi National Guard for more than three decades, Majid is intimately acquainted with conventional weaponry. But on April 12th, 2003, Majid was sheltering with his family in their Baghdad home when he saw an odd-looking tank wheel into their street.

Suddenly a blinding stream of “fire and lightning” shot from the tank, engulfing a passenger bus and three cars. The big bus become semi-molten, sagging “like a wet rag” before shrinking to a twisted blob about the size of a VW bug, Majid says. Hundreds of soldiers and civilians were shriveled “to the size of newborn babies” amidst puddles of metal and fibers from melted tires. [Cox News Thursday, Aug 15/02]

Other Electromagnetic Pulse weapons (EMP) and special cruise missiles were also apparently used to knock out Iraq’s phone and electrical grids—with unknown electromagnetic effects on children and other members of the civilian population.


Practicing its own version of active denial, the Pentagon says it doesn’t want to hurt anybody. At least not with its microwave oven gun. The army has spent $4 million testing the device on male volunteers to ensure that their heat rays will not permanently harm big healthy males.

Infants, young children, elders, pregnant women and their fetuses will be tested for the first time in Iraq by being exposed to an invisible energy traveling almost instantaneously for more than a kilometer through concrete, glass and steel.

Experts warn that their still developing nervous and immune systems, and brain-wave activity make children especially vulnerable to deep microwave penetration into their thin skulls and soft brain tissue. Children’s brains are affected for long periods after very short-term exposure to much less powerful cell phones and cell phone towers.

“ Their brain wave patterns are abnormal and stay like that for a long period. This could affect their mood and ability to learn,” says British electromagnetics researcher Dr. Gerard Hyland. [“Dialing Our Cells” by William Thomas]

After acknowledging acute non-thermal dangers from their own electronics in the late 1950s, the US military effectively lobbied against stricter public health limits on electromagnetic exposure. [Scorched Earth by William Thomas]

Today, military officials who censor medically confirmed radiation casualties among families felled by depleted uranium fallout in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Puerto Rico and Iraq also insist that their “crowd-control” microwave weapons are completely “safe” because they do not actually burn skin. This is like saying that smoking is safe if you don’t singe your fingers.

“Perception of skin warming by microwave frequencies in up to 100 GHz is not a reliable mechanism of protection against potentially harmful exposure,” explains doctor John Mercola. Recent studies “are finding significant biological effects at lower and lower power densities.” These effects include short-term memory loss and decreased ability to learn—crucial capabilities for anyone attempting to survive in Iraq. [“Dialing Our Cells”}

Being continuously swept by concealed “poppers”, as well as routine radio and radio transmissions, can trigger a cascade of changes in human cells acutely sensitive to Earth’s subtle electromagnetic field. As researcher Robert Becker points out, even low power microwaves “can interfere with the cues that keep our biological cycle properly timed.”

Human eyes, ovaries and testes are particularly vulnerable to microwave radiation. But the Pentagon says no one will be blinded or sterilized by their Humvee-mounted microwave, unless the probing beam lingers.

Military researchers have published studies claiming that unborn babies can be cooked slightly by microwaves without suffering lasting harm. But despite assurances from experts who have dedicated their lives to hurting complete strangers, radiation emitted by military radars, communications and weapons systems are known to cause learning disabilities in fetuses, as well as damaging fetal immune systems.

Russian researchers call these adverse health effects, “microwave sickness.” As Becker relates in The Body Electric:

“ Its first signs are low blood pressure and slow pulse. The later and most common manifestations are chronic excitation of the sympathetic nervous system [stress syndrome] and high blood pressure. This phase also often includes headache, dizziness, eye pain, sleeplessness, irritability, anxiety, stomach pain, nervous tension, inability to concentrate, hair loss, plus an increased incidence of appendicitis, cataracts, reproductive problems, and cancer. The chronic symptoms are eventually succeeded by crisis of adrenal exhaustion and ischemic heart disease [the blockage of coronary arteries and heart attacks].”

Clinical studies show that the genetic effects of microwave poisoning—including weakened immunity and predisposition to cancer—are passed down through subsequent generations. Excessive exposure can also lead to depression and suicide, as seen among EMF-exposed GIs in Iraq. [Scorched Earth]

The negative health effects of microwave exposure are cumulative and irreversible. A former member of the World Health Organization’s review panel for Radio Frequency research, Professor Stephen Cleary of Virginia lost his funding after demonstrating an altered rate of DNA synthesis from a single exposure to microwave radiation. [Electronics Australia Nov/99]

Electromagnetic pollution has also been found to amplify the carcinogenic properties of chemical and radiological exposure. [Scorched Earth]


While the mobile microwave weapons currently deployed in Iraq may or may not lead to lasting harm, rooftop “poppers” and “domes” left to radiate for days at a time are irradiating unsuspecting families already coping with illness, wounds, hunger and the stress of losing homes and loved ones, whose rotting corpses cannot be buried under the sights of marine snipers.

A preview of what lies in store for long-suffering families in Iraq can be gleaned from Greenham Common, where the British Army reportedly used an electromagnetic weapon against 30,000 women who had camped for nearly two decades around that UK military base to protest the deployment of nuclear-tipped US cruise missiles.

One day in the summer of 1984, more than 2,000 British troops suddenly pulled back, leaving the fence unguarded.

Peace mom Kim Besley recalls that as curious women approached the gate, they “started experiencing odd health effects: swollen tongues, changed heartbeats, immobility, feelings of terror, pains in the upper body.”

Besley found her 30-year-old daughter too ill to stand. Other symptoms typical of electromagnetic exposure included skin burns, severe headaches, drowsiness, post-menopausal menstrual bleeding and menstruation at abnormal times. Besley’s daughter’s cycle changed to 14 days and took a year to return to normal.

Two late-term spontaneous miscarriages, impaired speech, and an apparent circulatory failure prompted the women to begin monitoring for a directed-energy beam, Using an EMR meter, they measured beams sweeping their camp at 100-times normal background levels. [Scorched Earth by William Thomas]

Another harrowing example involves the sudden illness and cancer deaths of US embassy staff in Moscow after being deliberately targeted with very weak pulsed microwaves by Soviet experimenters and fascinated CIA onlookers running “Project Phoenix” in 1962. [Scorched Earth]

Very Low Frequency (VLF) weapons include the dozens of “poppers” currently deployed in Iraq, which can be dialed to or “long wave” frequencies capable of traveling great distances through the ground or intervening structures. As air force Lt Col. Peter L. Hays, Director of the Institute for National Security Studies reveals, “Transmission of long wavelength sound creates biophysical effects; nausea, loss of bowels, disorientation, vomiting, potential internal organ damage or death may occur.”

Hays calls VLF weapons “superior” because their directed energy beams do not lose their hurtful properties when traveling through air to tissue. A French weapon radiating at 7 hertz “made the people in range sick for hours.”

Located at the lower end of the electromagnetic spectrum, symptoms of VLF sickness include “giddiness, nausea or fainting”.

At the upper end of the electromagnetic spectrum, symptoms of microwave sickness include cataracts, headaches, earaches, blurring of vision, short-term memory loss, numbing, tingling, buzzing, fatigue, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer.

[“Dialing Our Cells”]


Like so many other American blunders among the ruins of Babylon, the intended microwave “pacification” of rebellious neighborhoods is having unintended effects. In actual “field-testing” in the Sunni Triangle, Hank has learned that the hidden, dome-shaped devices “are removing inhibitions”. Armed individuals, already highly motivated to kill American forces are reportedly “losing all restraint” when exposed to the electromagnetic beams.

Such variable effects have been known scientifically since 1963, when electromagnetics researchers Dr. Robert Beck found that exposure to certain frequencies sparks riotous behavior, while other frequency beams can cause a sense of well-being—or deep depression. [Scorched Earth]

According to Hank’s buddies in Baghdad, the frequency-shifting “poppers” “are having some remarkable effects on the locals as well as our own people.” But these effects differ. Possibly, Hank surmises, because Americans come from daily domestic and military environments saturated with electromagnetic frequencies, while many Iraqis still live without reliable electricity in places largely free from electromagnetics before the American invasion.

“ Iraq is not really as saturated with EM as it is here,” Hank points out. “The fact that the locals have not been exposed to this type of radiation from birth as we have might mean they have a different reactivity to this stuff.”

According to members of Hank’s former unit, constant exposure to invisible emissions from radar and radio rigs—as well as to their own microwave weapons—is backfiring. “Our people are driven nuts,” Hank says. “It makes them stupid for two or three days.”

The Desert Storm veteran compared the emotional effects of constant exposure to military microwaves to a lingering low-pressure weather system that never goes away. “You feel way down for days at a time,” he emphasizes

As a consequence, AWOL rates among “spaced out” US troops are as high as 15%, Hank reports. For many deserters, it is not cowardice or conscience that is causing them to absent themselves from duty. “They are feeling so depressed,” Hank explains. “They don’t feel good. So they leave.”

According to Hank’s front-line buddies, Iraqis exposed to secret beam weapons “get laid back, confused and mellow, and then blast out in a rage, as opposed to our folks going on what could only be called a ‘bender’, and turning into a mean drunk for a while.”

Once they wander away from direct electromagnetic-fire, startled GIs come to their senses. They return to their units, Hank explains, saying, “What was I thinking?”

The recovery rate among US troops “seems to be about a day or so, where the locals are not getting over it in less than a week or more on average,” Hank has learned

While electromagnetically disoriented GIs are not being court-martialed for inadvertent absence from duty, they remain at heightened risk, with reaction times and brain functions sharply degraded by electromagnetic pollution in a combat environment.

Or their bodies and brains may sicken later, after even more vulnerable women and male GIs return home dosed with microwave-enhanced depleted uranium illness—and are mustered out of a military that is still not counting more than one million civilian corpses since the first American attacks in 1991.

It is Hank’s hope that his revelations will prompt public debate over the secret use of electromagnetic weapons in Iraq. But lost in the arguments over these supposedly “non-lethal” weapons is a much bigger question: What are Americans doing there?

Whether soldier or civilian at home, it is our imperative duty to stop supporting those responsible for ongoing “weapons tests” in Iraq. As electrochemical “beings of light,” the strongest electromagnetic force on Earth is human conscience, acted upon.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Ask Your Doctor to Sign the Freiburger Appeal

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

At the end of September, 22 physicians and supporters met in the area of Freiburg with the aim to prepare the now completed FREIBURGER APPEAL.
In the present climate of heated discussion if and to what degree humans could be affected by mobile phone radiation in their vicinity, we as physicians in particular have to take an official stand! We are convinced that it is our duty as physicians not just to support our patients theraputically but also to keep the principle of precaution in mind, in particular when precaution is being sacrificed for political reasons on the alter of socalled progress.

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We have already been overwhelmed by the response to this appeal, which we released both in Germany and abroad. However the number of signatories achieved so far, who support our view, is not sufficient to make it clear to the decision makers how serious we are about the demands set out in the FREIBURGER APPEAL!
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or fax it to 0161 278 3344. We will forward all responses to the Freiburger Appeal who will approach the EU but we will also collect them to approach our own Government with the response.
Mast Sanity is approaching all Government officials and members of parliament with this appeal. We are also sending it to the heads of the main 2 churches who are accepting mast on their properties (CofE and Roman Catholic). Other national organisations will also be approached. Please also send it to any organisation that you believe will be interested.
The Initial Signatories:
Dr. med. Thomas Allgaier, Allgemeinmedizin, Umweltmedizin, Heitersheim
Dr. med. Christine Aschermann, Nervenärztin, Psychotherapie, Leutkirch
Dr. med. Waltraud Bär, Allgemeinmedizin, Naturheilverfahren, Umweltmedizin, Wiesloch
Dr. med. Wolf Bergmann, Allgemeinmedizin, Homöopathie, Freiburg
Dr. med. H. Bernhardt, Kinderheilkunde, Schauenburg
Dr. med. Klaus Bogner, Allgemeinmedizin, Friedrichshafen
Dr. Karl Braun von Gladiß, Allgemeinmedizin, Ganzheitsmedizin, Teufen
Hans Brüggen, Internist, Lungen- und Bronchialheilkunde, Umweltmedizin, Allergologie, Deggendorf
Dr. med. Christa-Johanna Bub-Jachens, Allgemeinärztin, Naturheilverfahren, Stiefenhofen
Dr. med. Arndt Dohmen, Innere Medizin, Bad Säckingen
Barbara Dohmen, Allgemeinmedizin, Umweltmedizin, Bad Säckingen
Verena Ehret, Ärztin, Kötzting
Dr. med. Joachim Engels, Innere Medizin, Homöopathie, Freiburg
Karl-Rainer Fabig, Praktischer Arzt
Dr. med. Gerhilde Gabriel, Ärztin, München
Dr. med. Karl Geck, Psychotherapie, Murg
Dr. med. Jan Gerhard, Kinderheilkunde, Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Ahrensburg
Dr. med. Peter Germann, Arzt, Umweltmedizin, Homöopathie, Worms
Dr. med. Gertrud Grünenthal, Allgemeinmedizin, Umweltmedizin, Bann
Dr. med. Michael Gülich, Arzt, Schopfheim
Julia Günter, Psychotherapie, Korbach
Dr. med. Wolfgang Haas, Innere Medizin, Dreieich
Dr. med. Karl Haberstig, Allgemeinmedizin, Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Inner-Urberg
Prof. Dr. med. Karl Hecht, Spezialist für Streß-, Schlaf-, Chrono- und Raumfahrtmedizin, Berlin
Dr. med. Bettina Hövels, Allgemeinmedizin, Lörrach
Walter Hofmann, Psychotherapie, Singen
Dr. med. Elisabeth Höppel, Naturheilverfahren, Orthopädie, Dorfen
Dr. med. Rolf Janzen, Kinderheilkunde, Waldshut-Tiengen
Dr. med. Peter Jaenecke , Zahnarzt, Ulm
Beate Justi, Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie, Hannover
Michaela Kammerer, Ärztin, Murg
Karl Kienle, Praktischer Arzt, Homöopathie, Chirotherapie, Naturheilverfahren, Schongau
Dr. med. Monika Kuny, Psychotherapie, Grünwald
Dr. med. Michael Lefknecht, Allgemeinmedizin , Umweltmedizin, Duisburg
Dr. med. Volker zur Linden, Innere Medizin, Bajamar Martin Lion, Arzt, Homöopathie, Ulm
Dr. med. Dagmar Marten, Ärztin, Ochsenfurt
Dr. Rudolf Meierhöfer, Zahnarzt, Roth
Dr. med. Rudolf Mraz, Psychotherapie, Naturheilverfahren, Stiefenhofen
Dr. med. Otto Pusch, Nuklearmedizin, Bad Wildungen
Dr. med. Josef Rabenbauer, Psychotherapie, Freiburg
Elisabeth Radloff-Geck, Ärztin, Psychotherapie, Homöopathie, Murg
Dr. med. Anton Radlspeck, Praktischer Arzt, Naturheilverfahren, Aholming
Barbara Rautenberg, Allgemeinmedizin, Umweltmedizin, Kötzting
Dr. med. Christof Rautenberg, Internist, Kötzting
Dr. med. Hans-Dieter Reimus, Zahnarzt, Oldenburg
Dr. med. Ursula Reinhardt, Allgemeinmedizin, Bruchköbel
Dr. med. Dietrich Reinhardt, Innere Medizin, Bruchköbel
Dr. med. Andreas Roche, Allgemeinmedizin, Kaiserslautern
Dr. med. Bernd Salfner, Kinderheilkunde, Allergologie, Waldshut-Tiengen
Dr. med. Claus Scheingraber, Zahnarzt, München
Dr. med. Bernd Maria Schlamann, Zahnarzt, Heilpraktiker, Ahaus-Wessum
Dr. med. Hildegard Schuster, Psychotherapie, Lörrach
Norbert Walter, Allgemeinmedizin, Naturheilverfahren, Bad Säckingen
Dr. med. Rosemarie Wedig, Ärztin, Psychotherapie, Homöopathie, Düsseldorf
Dr. med. Günter Theiss, Allgemeinmedizin, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. med. Otmar Wassermann, Toxikologie, Schönkirchen
Prof. Dr. med. H.-J. Wilhelm, Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenheilkunde, Phoniater, Frankfurt
Dr. med. Barbara Würschnitzer-Hünig, Dermatologie, Allergologie, Umweltmedizin, Kempten
Dr. med. Ingo Frithjof Zürn, Allgemeinmedizin, Phlebologie, Naturheilverfahren, Umweltmedizin, Nordrach

Erste Unterstützerliste des FREIBURGER APPELLS:

Dr. med. Wolfgang Baur, Allgemeinmedizin, Psychotherapie, Umweltmedizin, Vienenburg
Prof. Dr. Klaus Buchner, Physiker, München
Volker Hartenstein, MdL Bayerischer Landtag, Ochsenfurt
Maria und Bruno Hennek, Selbsthilfegr. der Chemikalien- und Holzschutzmittelgeschädigten, Würzburg
Dr. Lebrecht von Klitzing, Medizinphysiker, Stokelsdorf
Wolfgang Maes, Baubiologie und Umweltanalytik, Neuß
Helmut Merkel, 1.Vorsitzender des Verband Baubiologie, Bonn
Peter Neuhold, Heilpraktiker, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Anton Schneider, wissenschaftl. Leiter des Institut für Baubiologie und Ökologie, Neubeuern
Dr. Birgit Stöcker, Vorsitzende des Selbsthilfevereins für Elektrosensible, München
Prof. Dr. Alfred G. Swierk, Mainz
Dr. Ulrich Warnke, Biophysik, Biopsychologie, Biomedizin, Saarbrücken

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Microwaves and Oxidative Damage - and NIDS

From "Would You Stick Your Head In A Microwave Oven" by Gerald Goldberg

Oxidative Damage

Increased oxidative damage or for that matter burn damage can result in a shorter life span. Consistently in the scientific literature has been noted that animals and humans subjected to microwave radiation show decreased levels of SOD, catalase, glutathione, CoQ10 along with evidence of increased byproducts of oxidative stress to cell membranes, MDA. Depletion of anti-oxidants has been shown to be an independent risk factor in the development of cancer and other illnesses associated with aging.

SOD, catalase, glutathione and CoQ10 are substances that the body
produces to protect itself. These substances are considered anti-oxidants. The body is continuously producing energy. Energy production produces heat and causes free electrons to be generated. The challenge that the cell had to overcome was how to cook within itself. Overcooking would cause the cell to literally cook itself. The difficulty issue for the cell is that is you burn down your own house, then you simply cannot continue to cook (produce energy).
In a simple manner anti-oxidants act much like insulation that one would have around the kitchen. It is desirable to have an oven or a furnace. However, it is not desirable to burn down the house. This is the equivalent role of anti-oxidants. If there is excessive damage to a cell, than this will be reflected in lower anti-oxidant levels. The anti-oxidants are getting used up faster than they can be produced or replaced. The level of anti-oxidants thus become a measure that the body or cell is overheating.

The body is continuously involved in a balancing act. The balance is the ability to generate energy and the ability to cope with burn damage. Anti-oxidants protect the structural parts of a cell from damage; these include cell membranes, structural proteins, and the genetic material of the cell. If the anti-oxidents are deficient than the cell will literally age or degrade at a very rapid rate. Sustaining adequate levels of anti-oxidants is a critical part of the diet. The level of anti-oxidants in the body play a critical role in determining the amount of work an individual can do. The levels of anti-oxidants in the body have been shown to be the most sensitive indicators in stress, aging, infections, and various other disease states. They are considered the most sensitive markers of aging used by investigatory science. Refer to the references at the end of the chapter for more complete references on this matter and the role of anti-oxidant substances in conferring protection to the cell.

Catalase is critical in reducing hydrogen peroxide to plain water. The prevents the buildup of too much H2O2 which can damage cell membranes. Notably this is critical in the perixosome, nucleus and the mitochondria. Decreased catalase levels have been found to be an independent marker of cell aging. Decreased levels of catalase in the mitochondria (cell furnace) have been found to be one of the most accurate predictive markers of accelerated aging and premature death in multiple animal models.

Microwave radiation has been shown to produce marked disruptions in energy production in cells. This has been noted as well as decreased ATP and creatinine phosphate production. ATP is considered to be the most important molecule that allows for the transfer of energy in the body. It is kind of like a miniature biological battery within the cell. If you do not have enough batteries than the cell stops working. Simple enough. The studies which are mentioned at the end of this section repeatedly found that microwave radiation decreased the ATP content of the brains of the animals that [they] studied. A brain that looses the ability to generate energy (ATP) ceases to work efficiently at all. The end result is that one can become neurologically or behaviorally impaired. This is what one finds in a child who is autistic, has ADD or other behavioral problems where the issue is impaired concentration. The same findings are also seen in individuals with psychiatric diseases, extremes of anxiety or depression as well as in dementia or Alzheimer's disease. These findings have been consistently found in all tissues examined. The scientific literature reflects that the damage can be attenuated or slowed down by the use of certain anti-oxidants (refer to the last section) and herbal products. Ultimately the body must rely on its diet to replace nutrients; it really has no other choice. Central to this point is that maintaining an adequate level of anti-oxidants in the diet, refer to the last section, will confer some degree of protection to the individual from continous exposure to microwave radiation as well as other factors.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

FREIBURGER APPEAL: 6000 German Doctors Have Signed

9. Oktober 2002


Out of great concern for the health of our fellow human beings do we - as established physicians of all fields, especially that of environmental medicine - turn to the medical establishment and those in public health and political domains, as well as to the public.

We have observed, in recent years, a dramatic rise in severe and chronic diseases among our patients, especially:
• Learning, concentration, and behavioural disorders (e.g. attention deficit disorder, ADD)
• Extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, ever harder to influence with medications
• Heart rhythm disorders
• Heart attacks and strokes among an increasingly younger population
• Brain-degenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's) and epilepsy
• Cancerous afflictions: leukemia, brain tumors

Moreover, we have observed an ever-increasing occurrence of various disorders, often
misdiagnosed in patients as psychosomatic:
• Headaches, migraines
• Chronic exhaustion
• Inner agitation
• Sleeplessness, daytime sleepiness
• Tinnitus
• Susceptibility to infection
• Nervous and connective tissue pains, for which the usual causes do not explain even the most conspicuous symptoms

Since the living environment and lifestyles of our patients are familiar to us, we can see especially after carefully-directed inquiry a clear temporal and spatial correlation between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high -frequency microwave radiation (HFMR), such as:
• Installation of a mobile telephone sending station in the near vicinity
• Intensive mobile telephone use
• Installation of a digital cordless (DECT) telephone at home or in the neighbourhood

We can no longer believe this to be purely coincidence, for:

• Too often do we observe a marked concentration of particular illnesses in correspondingly HFMR-polluted areas or apartments;
• Too often does a long-term disease or affliction improve or disappear in a relatively short time after reduction or elimination of HFMR pollution in the patient's environment;
• Too often are our observations confirmed by on-site measurements of HFMR of unusual intensity.

On the basis of our daily experiences, we hold the current mobile communications technology (introduced in 1992 and since then globally extensive) and cordless digital telephones (DECT standard) to be among the fundamental triggers for this fatal development. One can no longer evade these pulsed microwaves. They heighten the risk of already-present chemical/physical influences, stress the body's immune system, and can bring the body's still-functioning regulatory mechanisms to a halt. Pregnant women, children, adolescents, elderly and sick people are especially at risk.

Our therapeutic efforts to restore health are becoming increasingly less effective: the unimpeded and continuous penetration of radiation into living and working areas particularly bedrooms, an essential place for relaxation, regeneration and healing causes uninterrupted stress and prevents the patient's thorough recovery.

In the face of this disquieting development, we feel obliged to inform the public of our observations especially since hearing that the German courts regard any danger from mobile telephone radiation as 'purely hypothetical' (see the decisions of the constitutional court in Karlsruhe and the administrative court in Mannheim, Spring 2002).

What we experience in the daily reality of our medical practice is anything but hypothetical!
We see the rising number of chronically sick patients also as the result of an irresponsible ' safety limits' policy, which fails to take the protection of the public from the short- and long-term effects of mobile telephone radiation as its criterion for action.

Instead, it submits to the dictates of a technology already long recognized as dangerous. For us, this is the beginning of a very serious development through which the health of many people is being threatened.

We will no longer be made to wait upon further unreal research results - which in our experience are often influenced by the communications industry while evidential studies go on being ignored. We find it to be of urgent necessity that we act now!

Above all, we are, as doctors, the advocates for our patients. In the interest of all those concerned, whose basic right to life and freedom from bodily harm is currently being put at stake, we appeal to those in the spheres of politics and public health.

Please support the following demands with your influence:

• New health-friendly communications techniques, given independent risk assessments before their introduction and, as immediate measures and transitional steps:
• Stricter safety limits and major reduction of sender output and HFMR pollution on a justifiable scale, especially in areas of sleep and convalescence
• A say on the part of local citizens and communities regarding the placing of antennae (which in a democracy should be taken for granted)
• Education of the public, especially of mobile telephone users, regarding the health risks of electromagnetic fields
• Ban on mobile telephone use by small children, and restrictions on use by adolescents
• Ban on mobile telephone use and digital cordless (DECT) telephones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buildings and vehicles (as with the ban on smoking)
• Mobile telephone and HFMR-free zones (as with auto-free areas)
• Revision of DECT standards for cordless telephones with the goal of reducing radiation intensity and limiting actual use time, as well as avoiding the biologically critical HFMR pulsation
• Industry-independent research, finally with the inclusion of amply available critical research results and our medical observations.