For American Troops No Treatment No Cure
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Hundreds of Thousands of American Troops
Contaminated, dying, and disabled from Depleted
Uranium by American Arms.
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*Depleted Uranium Study
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From Gulf War I, fully 75% of our fighting men who were on the ground are now dead,
dying, or sick from Depleted Uranium.
There are reports that the Pentagon is preventing American soldiers from writing home
to complain about the variety of illness afflicting them because of the deadly combination
of Depleted Uranium and Toxic Vaccinations.
The Pentagon is said to be threatening to muster out soldiers who complain, thus cutting off
their medical care after they get out. However, when these men do return home and they are
very ill from D.U. contamination, the Pentagon is refusing to
*admit that these men are sick with D.U.! A special report published by eminent scientist
*Leuren Moret naming depleted uranium as the definitive cause of the Gulf War Syndromehas
fed a*growing scandal about the continued use of uranium munitions by the US Military.
The Veterans Administration acknowledged a third of all living Gulf War veterans, 181,996
were collecting *service-related disability pensions. Now the same thing is happening to
veterans of "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
Civilian populations in Afghanistan and Iraq and occupying troops have been
*contaminated with astounding levels of radioactive depleted and non-depleted
uranium as a result of post-9/11 United States’ use of tons of uranium munitions.
Researchers say surrounding countries are bound to feel the effects as well.
The Pentagon used its radioactive arsenal mainly in the *urban centers, rather
than in desert battlefields as in 1991. Many hundreds of thousands of Iraqi people
and U.S. soldiers, along with British, Polish, Japanese and Dutch soldiers sent to join
the occupation, will suffer the consequences. The real extent of injuries, chronic illness,
long-term disabilities and genetic birth defects won't be apparent for five to 10 years.
Half of all the 697,000 U.S. soldiers involved in the 1991 war have reported serious
illnesses. This 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.
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 UMRC research team studied six sites, two in Kabul and others in the Jalalabad area.
The civilians were tested four months after the attacks in Afghanistan by the United States
and its allies.
*NDU is more radioactive than depleted uranium (DU), which itself is charged with causing
many cancers and severe birth defects in the Iraqi population, especially children over the
past ten years. Four million pounds of radioactive uranium was dropped on Iraq in 2003
alone. Uranium dust will be in the bodies of our returning armed forces.
Conducted at the request of The News, as the U.S. government considers the cost of $1,000
per affected soldier prohibitive, the test found that four of the nine men were
contaminated with high levels of DU, likely caused by inhaling dust from depleted
uranium shells fired by U.S. troops.
Most American weapons (missiles, smart bombs, dumb bombs, bullets, tank shells,
cruise missiles, etc.) contain high amounts of radioactive uranium. Depleted or
non-depleted, these types of weapons, on detonation, release a radioactive dust
which, when inhaled, goes into the body and stays there. It has a half-life of
4.5 billion years.
Basically, it’s a permanently available contaminant, distributed in the environment,
where dust storms or any water nearby can disperse it. Once ingested, it releases
subatomic particles that slice through DNA.
UMRC’s Field Team found several hundred Afghan civilians with acute symptoms of
radiation poisoning along with chronic symptoms of internal uranium contamination,
including congenital problems in newborns. Local civilians reported large, dense dust
clouds and smoke plumes rising from the point of impact, an acrid smell, followed by
burning of the nasal passages, throat and upper respiratory tract.
Subjects in all locations presented identical symptom profiles and chronologies.
The victims reported symptoms including pain in the cervical column, upper
shoulders and basal area of the skull, lower back/kidney pain, joint and muscle
weakness, sleeping difficulties, headaches, memory problems and disorientation.
At the Uranium Weapons Conference held October 2003 in Hamburg, Germany,
independent scientists from around the world testified to a huge increase in
birth deformities and cancers wherever NDU and DU had been used. Professor
Katsuma Yagasaki, a scientist at the Ryukyus University, Okinawa calculated
that the 800 tons of DU used in Afghanistan is the radioactive equivalent of
83,000 Nagasaki bombs. The amount of DU used in Iraq is equivalent to
250,000 Nagasaki bombs.
At the Uranium Weapons Conference, a demonstration by British-trained oncologist
Dr. Jawad Al-Ali showed photographs of the kinds of birth deformities and tumors he
had observed at the Saddam Teaching Hospital in Basra just before the 2003 war.
Cancer rates had increased dramatically over the previous fifteen years.
In 1989 there were 11 abnormalities per 100,000 births; in 2001 there were 116 per
100,000—an increase of over a thousand percent. In 1989 34 people died of cancer;
in 2001 there were 603 cancer deaths. The 2003 war has increased these figures
At a meeting of the International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan held
December 2003 in Tokyo, the U.S. was indicted for multiple war crimes in
Afghanistan, among them the use of DU.
Leuren Moret, President of Scientists for Indigenous People and Environmental
Commissioner for the City of Berkeley, testified that because radioactive
contaminants from uranium weapons travel through air, water, and food sources,
the effects of U.S. deployment in Afghanistan will be felt in Iran, Pakistan, Turkey,
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China and
Countries affected by the use of uranium weapons in Iraq include Saudi Arabia,
Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Turkey, and Iran.
Veterans groups blame depleted uranium contamination as a factor in Gulf War
syndrome, the term for a host of ailments that afflicted thousands of vets from
"Anybody, civilian or soldier, who breathes these particles has a permanent dose,
and it's not going to decrease very much over time," said Dietz, who retired in 1983
after 33 years as nuclear physicist. "In the long run ... veterans exposed to ceramic
uranium oxide have a major problem."
Shocking report reveals local troops to be
victims of America's high-tech weapons
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*Troops victims of America's high-tech weapons
Depleted uranium, which does not occur in nature, is created as a waste product of
uranium enrichment when some of the highly radioactive isotopes in natural
uranium, U-235 and U-234, are extracted.
In the Gulf War, Army brass did not warn soldiers about any risks from exploding
DU shells. An unknown number of G.I.s were exposed by shrapnel, inhalation or
handling battlefield debris.
"A large number of American soldiers [in Iraq] may have had significant exposure
to uranium oxide dust," ... "And the health impact is worrisome for the future."
When DU shells explode, they permanently contaminate their target and the area
immediately around it with low-level radioactivity.
Birth defects may stem from his father's Gulf War service. But like many other
families, American Vets face official stonewalling, and a frightening future.
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*US Veterans Face Frightening Future
The use of depleted uranium weaponry by the United States, defying all
international treaties, will slowly annihilate all species on earth
including the human species, and yet this country continues to do
so with full knowledge of its destructive potential.
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*Deadly Illegal American Uranium Weapons
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------More Bombs Dropped On Iraq
Than Were Used In WW II
At least 300 million grams of depleted uranium were deposited on central
and southern Iraq during the Gulf War and subsequent bombings, over
100 million times the 0.023 gram maximum exposure dose permitted for
workers in nuclear industry. 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.
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.
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*Depleted Uranium Watch
*The Doctor,Depleted Uranium, the Dying Children
*Depleted Uranium and Other Uranium Weapons
*War Crimes -- Committed
*Women for a Better World
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