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Military Plans to Spend $392,000 for Anti-Radiation Pills. Why?

Written by Gary North on April 13, 2012

The U.S. military has placed a notice that it is in the market for almost $400,000 of potassium iodide pills. Potassium iodide (KI) is a way to keep radiation from lodging in your thyroid. This is from the Centers for Disease Control.

What is KI?

Potassium iodide (also called KI) is a salt of stable (not radioactive) iodine. Stable iodine is an important chemical needed by the body to make thyroid hormones. Most of the stable iodine in our bodies comes from the food we eat. KI is stable iodine in a medicine form.

What does KI do?

If radioactive iodine is released into the air after a radiological or nuclear event it can be breathed into the lungs. In most cases, once radioactive iodine has entered the body, the thyroid gland quickly absorbs it. After it has been absorbed into the thyroid gland, radioactive iodine can then cause thyroid gland injury. Because KI acts to block radioactive iodine from being taken into the thyroid gland, it can help protect this gland from injury.

Why is the military in the market for this much? Did it run out? How?

The explanation could be that this is for our troops in Japan. Fukushima would then be a lot more dangerous than what the Japanese government has said. But the Centers for Disease Control specifically say this:

At this time, CDC does not recommend that people in the United States take Potassium Iodide (KI) or iodine supplements in response to the nuclear power plant explosions in Japan.

So, what is going on?

The number of pills ordered would protect 75,000 troops for two weeks. This is a short-term operation.

There are lots of rumors. An attack on Iran’s nuclear facility. A meltdown of Fukushima’s reactor 4. Rumors are what happens when the military stays dumb, as in silent.

Indisputable fact: It’s not cheap to operate an empire. Expenses add up. What’s another $392,000?

Maybe a couple of colonels sat down and said: “Let’s have a little fun with the conspiracy theory folks.” If so, it worked.

I still want to know what the official justification is.

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7 thoughts on “Military Plans to Spend $392,000 for Anti-Radiation Pills. Why?

  1. PatriotDiva says:

    O.K. I'll bite. It's to protect the elites from what they are going to do to us. You know, as David Rockefeller said, "Thin the herd."

  2. Wrangler Rob says:

    Remember this is for soldiers. My guess is to protect soldiers already deployed in the Middle East when Israel takes out Iran’ s nuclear capability.

  3. Bruce D. says:

    If that is what it is for the money is justified. The problem is that whatever Obama does you have to question his motive. He racks up debt without hesitation or remorse for the burden that always follows debt.

  4. Bill McCroskey says:

    Not just Obama …. he has plenty of thieves in D.C. helping him fleece the taxpayers …90% of the 535 in congress are just as big a thief as Obama. Big bank and corporate bailouts at taxpayers expense took more than just a swipe of his mighty pen.

  5. Dr. North,

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. More background information is here http://www.oism.org/nwss/s73p924.htm.

    Picked up a copy of Fighting Chance last year and am glad I did. Thank you (and Dr. Robinson) for writing this book.

  6. Bruce D. says:

    It may not be your intent but the left seems to justify or excuse bad behavior with the idea that because others do it that makes it normal and excusable. Obama was elected to lead and not follow. It is no secret Obama is at the top of the food chain and believes in living parasitically off of other peoples labor to secure power. Because others do that is not an excuse and only diverts attention to make no one accountable.

  7. awakenow says:

    This is all about Fukushima and the tremendous danger that the spent fuel pool in reactor 4 still presents. Please go to the linked website below to see what is really going on over there. This is being blacked out in our country and even the Japanese people are not being told the entire truth. http://enenews.com/former-japan-ambassador-warns-….