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"I have never seen... double and triple cancers in one patient...  My wife has nine members of her family with cancer"-- Iraqi doctor.

When anyone makes nuclear energy or nuclear weapons, a massive amount of radioactive waste is created.  In the U.S., Depleted Uranium is harnessed by the government as a component for bombs, shells and automatic weapons bullets.  

Nuclear waste remains radioactive for billions of years, contaminating ground, water and air, causing cancer, birth defects and death, although DU is allegedly "safe" for humans, according to Pentagon scientists (irony being the weapons are still meant to kill).

D.U. is now everywhere in Iraq: (and much of Aghanistan) bullets made with uranium lay in the residential streets, neighborhoods in Baghdad and Fallujah have been bombed with uranium weapons...  and doctors in Iraq have taken notice:

"Two strange phenomena have come about in Basra which I have never seen before.... double and triple cancers in one patient. We had one patient with 2 cancers one in his stomach and kidney. Months later...cancer was developing in his other kidneyhe had three different cancer types. The second is the clustering of cancer in families. We have 58 families here with more than one person affected by cancer. Dr Yasin, a general Surgeon here has two uncles, a sister and cousin affected with cancer. Dr Mazen, another specialist, has six family members suffering from cancer. My wife has nine members of her family with cancer.

"Children in particular are susceptible to DU poisoning. They have a much higher absorption rate as their blood is being used to build and nourish their bones and they have a lot of soft tissues. Bone cancer and leukemia used to be diseases affecting them the most, however, cancer of the lymph system which can develop anywhere on the body, and has rarely been seen before the age of 12 is now also common" -- Doctor Jawad-Al-Ali

Whatever is causing the cancer is probably behind the birth defects in Iraqis, which are now commonplace: babies with missing brains, sex organs, spines, tumors instead of eyes or intestines outside of the body, et cetera.  Like babies born in the wake of Hiroshima & Nagasaki or near bomb-test sites.

"Did the use of Uranium weapons in Gulf War 2 result in contamination of Europe?"

"In 1979, depleted uranium particles escaped from ....National Lead Industries... near Albany, N.Y.,which was manufacturing DU weapons for the U.S military. The particles traveled 26 miles and were discovered in a laboratory filter by Dr. Leonard Dietz, a nuclear physicist. This discovery led to a shut down of the factory in 1980, for releasing morethan 0.85 pounds of DU dust into the atmosphere every month, and involved a cleanup of contaminated properties costing over 100 million dollars" -- Center for Globalization Research in Canada.

Thousands of pounds of D.U. were dropped in the bombing campaigns against Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001-2003, causing a near total incineration of the uranium and leaving its "dust" scattered.  Then, British scientists Chris Busby and Saorise Morgan found:

"...the highest levels of depleted uranium ever measured in the atmosphere in Britain, were transported on air currents from the Middle East and Central Asia; of special significance were those from the Tora Bora bombing in Afghanistan in 2001, and the "Shock & Awe" bombing during Gulf War II in Iraq in 2003.

"...The British government facility (AWE) was taken over 3 years ago by Halliburton, which refused at first to release air monitoring data, as required by law, to Dr. Busby"

Radioactive waste doesn't discriminate. It doesn't care about your innocence, whether you're Arab or Kurd, European or Asian, baby or insurgent, American soldier or American business contractor.  D.U. doesn't dissolve in water, meaning it is never excreted from an animal's body.  It is passed on into any offspring and into their offspring.  It is the perfect weapon, working through postmodern society's greatest enemy--time.

Linksies:

some background on depleted uranium and why the military's weapons would be made of it.

A soldier who poisoned by D.U. in Iraq returned to the U.S., where he fathered a daughter missing parts of her hands.  The interview with Gerard Darren Matthew.

Keep in mind that the effects of DU are fiercely debated... at least, outside the United States where people have heard of it, but something foreign to Iraq is probably causing both the cancer found in the wake of Gulf War I (1991) when DU was also used, and the massive increase in cancer and birth defects now after a second attack on Iraq (and Afghanistan, let's not forget what we did to that now marvelous example of US-imposed Muslim democracy where women's and religious freedom are enshrined by law, drugs are outlawed and model life expectancy--that is to say the lowest standards in the whole of the world).

You've got to hand it to the Pentagon.  When the Mongols destroyed Baghdad and Central Asia, they left pitiful pyramids of dead Muslims skulls. Now, Iraq and Aghanistan will be rotting away from the inside for centuries. Way to show them who's boss, Donny

Originally posted to Nulwee on Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 12:19 PM PDT.

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