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USA and depleted uranium – damaging their own troops

Depleted uranium is nuclear war The Most Ignored & Covered Up by Mass Media News Story

“…………Hundreds of thousands of American troops contaminated, dying, and disabled from DepletedUranium by American arms….as well as Afghan civilians with acute symptoms of radiation poisoning along with chronic symptoms of internal uranium contamination, including congenital problems in newborns, and these birth defects are not limited to Afghans- or American troops- or this generation…..Depleted uranium, because of its unique ratio of U-235 to U-238, can be readily identified and has been found in the urine of exposed individuals AS LONG AS 10 YEARS AFTER exposure.
*As I was composing this article it occurred to me to wonder if radiation sickness was contagious… it turns out, it is possible for some cross contamination-in the form of bodily fluids:
-In the case of the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. The former Russian spy was found to have radioactive polonium-210 in his body. Litvinenko couldn’t have irradiated his friends and family directly, but it’s possible that he exposed them to the radioactive polonium. Once he’d been poisoned, the toxic element would have entered all of his bodily fluids. (Doctors confirmed the presence of the material by testing his urine for alpha emissions.)

That means that anyone who came into contact with his urine, feces, or sweat might be at risk. In a certain sense, his radiation sickness could have become a sexually transmitted disease as well, since radioactive elements do show up in semen. (Researchers have found traces of depleted uranium in the semen of Gulf War veterans years after their initial exposure.)-

Since 1991, the United States has staged four wars using depleted uranium weaponry, illegal under all international treaties, conventions and agreements, as well as under US military law. During the brief Gulf War, thousands of tons of bombs were dropped on Iraq, more than were used throughout World War II. By systematic intent, all electric power generating facilities, water treatment and pumping plants, sewage treatment facilities, and communication centers were bombed. America’s Big Dirty Secret

Depleted Uranium weapons are called “Dirty” because much of the uranium-235 isotope useful for nuclear power fuel and weapons has been separated. “Depleted” does not mean that its biological hazards have been made less harmful or reduced one iota.
DU burns on impact, converting the uranium into lots of particles that are easily inhaled and can cause lung cancers. Uranium-238 has a half-life roughly as long as the Earth has been in existence. DU tipped weapons are the real “dirty bombs” and are a war crime to manufacture and use.

In a French TV documentary on Canal+ in January 2001, a team of researchers presented the results of an investigation into a gaseous diffusion recycling plant in *Paducah, Kentucky, USA. According to the lawyer for 100,000 plaintiffs, who are past and present plant employees, they were contaminated because of flagrant non-compliance with basic safety standards; the entire plant is irrevocably contaminated, as is everything it produces.

The number of disabled veterans is shockingly high. Most are in their mid-thirties and should be in the prime of health. Before sending troops to the Gulf region, the military had already sifted out those with disabilities or chronic health problems from asthma, diabetes, heart conditions, cancers and birth defects…..the very things they are disabled with now.

In 2003 scientists from the *Uranium Medical Research Center (UMRC) studied urine samples of Afghan civilians and found that 100% of the samples taken had levels of non-depleted uranium (NDU) 400% to 2000% higher than normal levels. The civilians were tested four months after the attacks in Afghanistan by the United States and its allies.


December 9, 2009 - Posted by | USA, weapons and war | , , , , , , ,

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