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Ionising radiation – areas in Iraq contaminated by depleted uranium

Some of these areas are so irradiated that they will be uninhabitable for millions of years. And this is one of the main issues of the Iraq war, but no one wants to talk about it.

A war on the past, present, and future
tehran times : By Hamid Golpira, 31 Aug 2010, “……..
the Iraq war is also a war on the future since the U.S. military has used the mutagenic weapon depleted uranium, which is definitely a war crime, a crime against humanity, and an act of genocide.The use of depleted uranium artillery and tank shells has given Iraqis genetic damage, caused a significant rise in birth defects in the country, and irreversibly irradiated large swathes of Iraq.
On impact depleted uranium is partially pulverized, producing depleted uranium dust, which is then carried by the wind, contaminating the air, land, crops, irrigation systems, rivers, wells, and other water supplies. Since depleted uranium dust can be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin, it is not safe for people to live in contaminated areas.

Some of these areas are so irradiated that they will be uninhabitable for millions of years. And this is one of the main issues of the Iraq war, but no one wants to talk about it.

Exposure to depleted uranium causes genetic damage, birth defects, cancer, immune system damage, and other serious health problems. In addition, many medical experts believe depleted uranium is the cause of Persian Gulf War Syndrome.

Physicians in Iraq have documented a threefold increase in childhood cancers and a fivefold increase in birth defects since 1990. The U.S. military first used depleted uranium weapons in Iraq in 1991.

In order to get a better understanding of the impact of depleted uranium weapons, go to the following websites to view images of the babies born with severe deformities as a result of genetic damage caused by depleted uranium weapons:

http://depleteduraniumthechildkiller.com/

http://www.rense.com/general35/perp.htm

http://images.google.com/images?um=1&tab=wi&am p;amp;hl=en&q=du%20babies.

tehran times : A war on the past, present, and future

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