Electromagnetic weapons “tests” in Iraq


William Thomas
Electromagnetic weapons “tests” in Iraq

Tue Jan 25, 2005 18:53


“Pacifying” Rays Pose New Hazards In Iraqi
By William Thomas

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”.

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 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

Hank is still losing friends in Iraq, where front-line soldiers put
their current casualty figures from all causes psychological crackups and
suicides injured.

Hank also blames those at the top for hospital counts of upwards of
65,000 children killed since the 2003 invasion. He is 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.

“The ‘poppers’ as they are called, are capable of using a combo of ULF,
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 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

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

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 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 after the
power source is turned off

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

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

According to members of Hank’s former unit, constant exposure to
invisible emissions from radar and radio rigs microwave weapons 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

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.

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.

Author’s Bio: William Thomas

After resigning his US Navy Reserve commission, William Thomas subsequently
five months with a three-man environmental emergency response team in
the Gulf during and immediately after Desert Storm. He has written about
military electromagnetics in Scorched Earth and Bringing The War Home,
and has documented other microwave hazards in his new book “Dialing Our

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