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Depleted uranium brings illness to Gulf war veterans

 “A 2002 study at the University of Bremen in northern Germany found that chromosomal changes had occurred in Gulf war veterans who had come into contact with uranium ammunition.”

the very weapons that soldiers depend upon to bring them victory are sowing death for themselves and others long after the fighting is finished.

Depleted Uranium Receives More Attention , The Daily Bell
 December 21, 2012“…….Jawad al-Ali has worked as a cancer specialist at the Sadr Teaching Hospital (formerly the Saddam Hospital), housed in a sinister-looking building in Basra, since 1991. He remembers the period after the first Gulf war over Kuwait. “It isn’t just that the number of cancer cases suddenly increased. We also had double and triple cancers, that is, patients with tumors on both kidneys and in the stomach. And there were also familial clusters, that is, entire families that were affected.” He is convinced that this relates to the use of uranium ammunition. “There is a connection between cancer and radiation. Sometimes it takes 10 or 20 years before the consequences manifest themselves.”

Uranium ammunition comes with cores of “depleted,” (weakly radioactive) uranium, which has a high density, allowing it to pierce the armor of enemy combat vehicles, especially tanks.

People inhale the fine dust from exploded munitions, especially near tanks. According to Der Spiegel, “A 2002 study at the University of Bremen in northern Germany found that chromosomal changes had occurred in Gulf war veterans who had come into contact with uranium ammunition.”

All this is basically denied by NATO and US military officials. But it is most ironic that at a time when the US mourns 20 children killed in a Connecticut massacre, US soldiers are seeding the world with radiation that causes children to be born with horrendous deformities or even stillborn.
It is a kind of subdominant social theme that the US in particular brings freedom and progress to places that it attacks and dominates. But in this case, the very weapons that soldiers depend upon to bring them victory are sowing death for themselves and others long after the fighting is finished.

This is just one example of how destructive the war culture is that has been cultivated and pursued by a power elitethat seems to want to run the world and uses war as a tool to divide and conquer cultures that stand in its way…..

Hopefully, over time, the determination to dominate other cultures by force of arms shall subside – at least a little. It is one reason that culpability for depleted uranium weapons is being fought so vigorously by the US military.   http://www.thedailybell.com/28490/Depleted-Uranium-Receives-More-Attention

December 24, 2012 - Posted by | depleted uranium, USA

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