- According to a recent Zogby poll, traveling Americans
approve long lines and gridlock at airport passenger screening points.
The majority polled appreciate delays and hassles of flying today's suspicious
skies and feel safer because the federal Transportation Security Agency
(TSA) is in charge of airport screening.1 These happy line campers should
be delighted to learn about TSA's grossly invasive new security plans.
The good times have just begun.
- TSA Security Laboratory Director Susan Hallowell recently
announced the agency's intent to use back-scatter X-ray machines for passenger
surveillance. These hugely expensive, closet-sized zappers can find the
plastic bombs hidden in grandma's underpants, while delivering a smacking
dose of ionizing radiation to her breasts and thyroid gland.
- Snooper X-rays penetrate a few centimeters into the flesh
and reflect off the skin to form a naked body image for TSA security personnel
to inspect. These machines are already being field tested at several U.S.
airports, including JFK, LAX and Orlando.2
- The most lucrative growth industry of our times is the
"terror" business. Legions of companies lusting for government
contracts are churning out police state technology at a frantic pace. In
the last 17 months, TSA has received over 30,000 proposals for Big Brother
technology and equipment needed to keep 280 million citizen-suspects under
careful surveillance from the inside out.3
- Big winners include companies whose equipment is assisting
TSA's Advanced Technology Checkpoint Project to nudify airline passengers.4
Digital Security Systems of Miami is promoting its ConPass Security Body
Scanner, which can perform virtual cavity searches using deeply penetrating
X-radiation. Company engineer Thomas Wiggins says the scanner can detect
explosives hidden inside bodies or surgically implanted under flabby folds
of skin. Wiggins admits that before 9-11, "The thought of using an
X-ray system would have been like ordering our own death sentence."
Now Wiggins claims that the ConPass scanner "could scan a pregnant
woman around 200 times without a health risk."5
- Virtually all passengers and airline crews who pass through
airport screening checkpoints in the U.S. may soon be forced to submit
to compulsory, whole-body X-ray exposure. Some fliers could be "fried"
several times in one day. Frequent fliers could get hit hundreds of times
each year. Pregnant women, infants, the chronically ill and immune suppressed
would get the rays. Grateful herds of traveling livestock, prodded by TSA
drovers through federally-funded "nuke chutes," are expected
to believe Hollowell's scientifically unsupported assertion that ionizing
radiation delivered via backscatter will be "about the same as sunshine."6
- Officials must naturally defend compulsory passenger
X-rays as harmless. But they are signing no guarantees because ionizing
radiation in the X-ray spectrum damages and mutates both chromosomal DNA
and structural proteins in human cells.7 If this damage is not repaired,
it can lead to cancer.8 New research shows that even very low doses of
X-ray can delay or prevent cellular repair of damaged DNA, raising questions
about the safety of routine medical X-rays.9 Unborn babies can become grotesquely
disfigured if their mothers are irradiated during pregnancy.10 Heavily
X- rayed persons of childbearing age can sustain chromosomal damage, endangering
offspring.11 Radiation damage is cumulative and each successive dose builds
upon the cellular mutation caused by the last.12 It can take years for
radiation damage to manifest pathology.
- A leading U.S. expert on the biological effects of X-radiation
is Dr. John Gofman, Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology, University
of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gofman's exhaustive research leads him to
conclude that there is NO SAFE DOSE-LEVEL of ionizing radiation.13 His
studies indicate that radiation from medical diagnostics and treatment
is a causal co-factor in 50 percent of America's cancers and 60 percent
of our ischemic (blood flow blockage) heart disease.14 He stresses that
the frequency with which Americans are medically X-rayed "makes for
a significant radiological impact."15
- This highly credentialed nuclear physicist states: "The
fact, that X-ray doses are so seldom measured, reflects the false assumption
that doses do not matter...[but] they do matter enormously. And each bit
of additional dose matters, because any X-ray photon may be the one which
sets in motion the high-speed, high energy electron which causes a carcinogenic
or atherogenic [smooth muscle] mutation. Such mutations rarely disappear.
The higher their accumulated number in a population, the higher will be
the population's mortality rates from radiation-induced cancer and ischemic
- A report in the British medical journal Lancet noted
that after breast mammograms were introduced in 1983, the incidence of
ductal carcinoma (12 percent of breast cancer) increased by 328 percent,
of which 200 percent was due to the use of mammography itself.17 A Lawrence
Berkeley National Lab study has demonstrated that breast tissue is extremely
susceptible to radiation-induced cancer,18 confirming warnings by numerous
experts that mammograms can initiate the very cancers they may later identify.19
Dr. Gofman believes that medical radiation is a co-factor in 75 percent
of breast cancer cases.20 So why would girls and women want their breast
tissues irradiated every time they take a commercial flight?
- Cancer is number two cause of death in the U.S. behind
heart disease. The more marathon walks and cookie eating contests we sponsor
to fund the "war" on cancer, the more cancer we get. "America
isn't winning the war on cancer after all," the Wall Street Journal
recently reported.21 The National Cancer Institute admits that America's
cancer rates in almost every category are rising steadily.22 Airline pilots
and cabin crews suffer a significant incidence of leukemia, skin and breast
cancer due to chromosomal damage from ionizing cosmic radiation encountered
during years of flying at high altitudes.23
- Dr. Gofman's research reveals a dose-response relationship
between medical X-rays and fatal heart disease, the number one killer of
Americans. He found that X-radiation is a powerful atherogen, causing mutations
in smooth muscle cells of coronary arteries. These radiation damaged cells
are unable to process lipoproteins correctly, resulting in atherosclerotic
plaques and mini tumors in the arteries.24 Radiation used to treat breast
cancer can badly damage the heart.25
- As Dr. Gofman and other experts argue for improved diagnostic
techniques and equipment to reduce medically necessary X-ray exposure,
TSA gears up to impose frivolous, nonmusical exposure, even though conventional
airline security measures have proven adequate since 9/11. To date, the
National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society and the American
Heart Association have been silent about TSA's sinister plan to deliver
unlimited doses of carcinogenic, mutagenic, heart damaging radiation to
the flying public. No health studies are planned to gauge short and long-term
effects of the radiation TSA will deliver to inspect our innards.
- Big Brother's zap madness is a predictable result of
America's post 9-11 security hysteria. But here's the irony: Dr. Gofman
says X- radiation has the effect of "grenades and small bombs"
on human cells.26 If we permit TSA to continually "bomb" our
DNA in the name of security, what have we accomplished?
- Besides ionizing beams, the feds are also testing other
types of surveillance radiation. A flubbed holographic scanner developed
by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory allows officials to strip search
humans with ultra-high frequency radio waves.27 Millivision of Amherst,
Mass., has engineered a millimeter wave scanner using radio frequencies
1,000 times higher than those of an FM broadcast.28 These waves pass through
clothing, packaging and building materials. Ultra-high radio frequencies
include radar, a spectrum of radiation known since WWII to cause cancer
and neurological disability in humans.29 Microwave frequencies are documented
by recent studies on cell/cordless phone radiation to be carcinogenic and
teratogenic (causing abnormal embryonic development).30
- An example of unexpected health repercussions caused
by high frequency radiation used on humans is fetal ultrasound technology.
Ultrasound equipment bombards a fetus for up to one hour with megahertz
radiation. This radiation, which cycles millions of time per second, can
cause mutation and bleeding in the intestinal cells of rodents.31 Swedish
scientists say routine ultrasound scanning of pregnant women may be causing
subtle brain damage in unborn babies.32 Approximately half of all pregnancies
in the U.S. result in prenatal or postnatal death, or an otherwise less
than healthy baby.33 Many wonder if routine exposure of America's fragile
unborn to megahertz radiation might be a factor, among others, of this
shocking national statistic. Is fetal ultrasound exposure playing some
part in the national epidemic of delayed development in infants, plus learning
and behavior difficulties suffered by millions of our school children?
Exposing the unborn to ionizing X-radiation at airport checkpoints is an
even more dangerous game of roulette.
- Fedgov's planned use of health damaging radiation on
the traveling public seems especially tragic and abusive to those of us
convinced that the War on Terror is a giant con job. Massive evidence indicates
that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were intentionally staged to justify
increased power over and surveillance of Americans.34 Key NORAD and other
military officials had to be in on the ruse.35 President Bush ambushed
himself when he openly lied about what he knew and when he knew it on the
day the Twin Towers went down.36. He has been caught lying about so many
issues that Homeland Security should issue a red alert every time he is
about to move his lips. The Bush administration's ongoing cover-up of 9/11
is so blatant that even Bush's own investigatory commission has expressed
outrage at his efforts to block its requests for vital information and
- Meantime, TSA claims concern that Americans may feel
humiliated at being viewed naked by X-ray screeners. But whatever airport
nuke-nazis see through our clothing is nothing that the undertaker won't
see after excessive, state-mandated radiation puts us "down"
for good. Mandatory airport surveillance radiation delivered to an already
grossly ill population would afford our financially strapped government
an ingenious "final solution" to numerous political and economic
problems. No muss, no fuss, this cull in the Cuckoos' nest. Each useless
eater lines up for his deferred-lethal dose. The weak will die soonest,
the strong will eventually become the weak--no questions asked and nothing
proven. It's hard for a Prozac nation to imagine such sinister motives
behind the terror industry, but the documented truth is, our amoral leadership
has been brazenly murdering Americans for decades.38 Genocide specialists
have been especially fond of unleashing various forms of deadly radiation
on the unwitting masses, as documented by the federal Advisory Committee
on Human Radiation Experiments.39 Now here we go again!
- Consumers could derail TSA's sinister surveillance projects
in a heartbeat. It's called boycott: We simply refuse to get nuked to naked.
If we stop booking flights, the airline industry must grind to a halt.
TSA would have little choice but to scrap its plans to endanger the national
health with unnecessary radiation.
- Americans who are still able to think must launch an
effort to save ourselves and warn others. 1. Let's demand that Congress
mandate TSA's radiation experiments be strictly voluntary. 2. We must demand
the right to request that TSA conduct a non-radiation search of our persons.
3. We must demand our right to abstain from security procedures that may
harm our children. 4. We must initiate an e-mail campaign to convince TSA
and the airlines that forcible assault by radiation makes the cost of an
airline ticket impossibly prohibitive.
- TSA's consumer e-mail address is: TSAContactCenter@dhs.gov.
It's toll free comment line is: 1-866-289-9673.
- NOTES 1. "Passengers Don't Object to Long Lines,"
Jon Dougherty, WorldNetDaily.com 6-8-03.
- 2. "Airport Screeners May Get X-ray Vision,"
Associated Press, ABC News.com; also "Future Tech: Beyond X-ray Vision:
Can Big Brother See Right Through Your Clothes?," Ivan Amata, Discover,
Vol. 23, No 7, July 2002.
- 3. "Looking for New Ways to Fight Terror,"
James Brosnan, Scripps Howard News Service, 7-29-03.
- 4. "New Security Devices at Fla. Airport,"
Mike Branom, Associated Press, 3-15-02.
- 5. "Airport Scanners Limited In Detecting Explosives,"
John Dougherty, WorldNetDaily.com., 1-5-02.
- 6. "Airport Screeners May Get X-ray Vision,"
- 7. Radiation from Medical Procedures in the Pathogenesis
Of Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease, John W. Gofman, M.D. (edited by Egan
O'Connor) Committee for Nuclear Responsibility, P.O. Box 421993, San Francisco,
- 8. "X-rays Not As Safe As Previously Thought,"
Journal Reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, April
4, 2003. See www.mercola.com.
- 9-12. Gofman, op. cit. Also: Radiation-Induced Cancer
From Low-Dose Exposure: An Independent Analysis, John W. Gofman, San Francisco:
Committee For Nuclear Responsibility, 1990; ISBN 0-932682-89-8.
- 13. Radiation from Medical Procedures in the Pathogenesis
Of Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease, Gofman, op. cit., p. 45.
- 14. Ibid., p. 7.
- 15. Ibid., p. 17.
- 16. Ibid., p. 20.
- 17. "Medicine Mum on Mammography: Do the Math--Think
Thermography," 10-23-00, AlternativeMedicine.com.
- 18. "Avoidable Causes of Breast Cancer May Include
Mammography," 2-3-02 Rense.com. See also "The Major Cause of
Cancer" 4-13-00, www.rachel.org Search http://www.ejnet.org/rachel/
for this three part series.
- 19. Preventing Breast Cancer, John, W. Gofman (edited
by Egan O'Connor), San Francisco: Committee for Nuclear Responsibility,
second edition, 1996 ISBN 0-932682-96-0; also "Mammography Enters
the Depths of Deceit," Barry Lines, www.mercola.com. 5-16-01. Also
search mercola.com for mammography.
- 20. Radiation from Medical Procedures in the Pathogenesis
Of Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease, Gofman, op. cit., p. 52.
- 21. "New Statistics Show Increase, Not Decline in
Cancer Rates," Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal, 10-16-02.
- 22. "Escalating Incidence of Childhood Cancer Ignored,"
Environment News Service, 5-9-02; also National Cancer Institute Press
Release, News From the NIC, 5-14-02.
- 23. The Lancet, December 23, 2000;356; also "Frequent
Flying May Cause Chromosomal Damage and Cancer," www.mercola.com.;also
"Miscarriage Rates Excessive Among Working Flight Attendants,"
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1998;40:210-216.
- 24. Radiation from Medical Procedures in the Pathogenesis
Of Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease, John W. Gofman, op. cit. p.1. An
excellent summary of Dr. Gofman's findings on radiation and heart disease
is: "X-rays, Cancer and Heart Disease," April 7, 2001 at http://www.mercola.com/2001/apr/7/index.htm
- 25. "Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Damage
the Heart," Reuters Health, 5-21-00; Source: The Lancet 2000;355:1739-1740,1757-1770.
- 26. See Dr. Mercola's article "X-rays, Cancer and
Heart Disease," 4-7-01 at http://www.mercola.com/2001/apr/7/index.htm
- 27. "There's No Place To Hide," Lakshmi Sandhana,
- 28. "Future Tech: Beyond X-ray Vision: Can Big Brother
See Right Through Your Clothes?", Ivan Amata, op. cit.
- 29. Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette, Robert Kane,
Vantage Press, 2001. Order from 1-800-882-3273. Excellent documentation
on known biological hazards of various radio frequencies.
- 30. Cell Phones, Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age,
Dr. George Carlo, Carroll&Graf Publishers. 2001. Also: http://www.rense.com/general33/braibc.htm
- 31."Ultrasound Scans 'May Harm' Unborn Babies,"
Robert Uhlig, London Telegraph, 6-10-99.
- 32. "Ultrasound Linked to Brain Damage," Robert
Matthews, Sunday Telegraph, U.K., 12-10-0101; also "Ultrasound Scans
Linked to Brain Damage in Babies," 12-19-01 at http://www.mercola.com/2002/index.htm
- 33. This statistic comes from the National Research Council
of the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine. Find details
- 34. All Fall Down, The Politics of Terror and Mass Persuasion,
2002, www.Will Thomas.net; also "Air Force Officer Disciplined for
Saying Bush Allowed September 11 Attacks," Jerry Issacs, www.sumerianet,
6-21-03; also "Mr. Cheney's Cover Story," emperors-clothes.com.,
11-20-01; also "Were Stand-Down Intercept Orders Given on Morning
of 9-11?" top_View.com.
- 35. "Exposing NORAD's Wag the 911 Window Dressing
Tale Using NORAD's OWN Press Release and Fifth Grade Math, Mark Elsis:
- 36. "Bush Caught In Lie About WTC Attacks,"
WhatReallyHappened.com, 5-21-02: This release contains the CNN transcript
of Bush lying about seeing on TV a jet hit the first tower minutes after
the event, even though it would have been technically impossible for him
to have done so; also "Bush slip Raises Questions About Knowledge
of 911 Attacks," 12-6-01: What Really Happened.com . Compare Bush's
false statements with the chronological news reports outlined in "An
Interesting Day," http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline/main/essayaninterestingday.html
- 37. "Byrd Shreds Bush Over Iraq Lies, Coverups,"
Senator Robert Byrd, Senate Floor Remarks, 6-24-03, Rense.com; Also "Is
Lying About The Reason For a War an Impeachable Offense?" John W.
Dean, CNN.com, 6-6-03. See also Time Magazine, July 21, 2003 with cover
titled "Untruth and Consequences"; also "The Ignoble Liars
behind Bush's Deadly Iraq War," Intelligence Executive Review, 4-18-03;
As reported by the New York Times on 7-9-03 in "Wrestling for the
Truth of 9-11," the federal commission investigating 9-11 issued a
statement on July 8, 2003, complaining of intimidation and stonewalling
by Bush administration.
- 38. Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola, Leonard G. Horowitz,
Tetrahedron, Inc., 1996; also Clouds of Secrecy, Leonard A. Cole, Rowman
and Littlefield, N.Y., 1996; also Death in the Air: Globalism, Terrorism
and Toxic Warfare, Leonard G. Horowitz, Tetrahedron Publishing Group, 2001.
Dr. Horowitz's documented research on U.S. government-funded genocide projects
can be ordered from; 1 800-336-9266; also The Brucellosis Triangle, Donald
W. Scott, Chelmsford Publishers, Sudbury, 1998, ISBN 0-9692622-3-X. Scott's
research on government-engineered mycoplasma is a must-read for Chronic
Fatigue and Fibromyalgia sufferers. Order from: Common Cause Medical Research
Foundation, 190 Mountain St., Suite 405, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3B4G2
- 39. Undue Risk, Secret State Experiments On Humans, Jonathan
D. Moreno, W. H Freeman and Co., N.Y., 1999. Moreno was senior staff member
of the federally appointed Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments,
which completed its research in 1995.
- Amy Worthington is a reporter for the Idaho Observer.