Thursday, 7 August 2008

Depleted Uranium : Toxic Genocide Pt 5

Cary G Dean.

The horror of Depleted Uranium is not limited to Iraq - it may well
be at our doorsteps.

The information which some governments

are concealing is presented here.

By James Denver

I'm horrified.

The people out there - the Iraqis, the Media and the Troops - risk the most appalling ill health.

(And This is the real horror of this stuff Folk's, it doesn't matter if you are a Fully Trained Soldier or, Chief cook and bottle washer, you are all going to be exposed to a long painful death)

And the radiation from Depleted Uranium can travel literally anywhere.

It's going to destroy the lives of thousands of children, all over the world.

We all know how far radiation can travel.

Radiation from Chernobyl reached Wales and in Britain you sometimes get red dust from the Sahara on your car.

The speaker is not some alarmist doom-sayer.

He is Dr Chris Busby, the British radiation expert, Fellow of the University of Liverpool in the Faculty of Medicine and UK representative on the European Committee on Radiation Risk, talking about the best kept secret of this war:

The fact that, by illegally using hundreds of tons of Depleted Uranium (DU) against Iraq, Britain and America have gravely endangered not only the Iraqis but the whole world.

For these weapons have released deadly, carcinogenic and mutagenic, radioactive particles in such abundance that - whipped up by sandstorms and carried on trade winds - there is no corner of the globe they cannot penetrate - including Britain.

For the wind has no boundaries and time is on their side:

The radioactivity persists for over 4,500,000,000 years (By The Way Folk's That's Four & Half Billion Year's), and can cause cancer, leukaemia, brain damage, kidney failure, and extreme birth defects - killing millions of every age for centuries to come.

A crime against humanity which may, in the eyes of historians, rank with the worst atrocities of all time.

These weapons have released deadly, carcinogenic and mutagenic, radioactive particles in such abundance that there is no corner of the globe they cannot penetrate - including Britain.

Yet, officially, no crime has been committed.

For this story is a dirty story in which the facts have been concealed from those who needed them most.

It is also a story we need to know if the people of Iraq are to get the medical care they desperately need, and if our troops, returning from Iraq, are not to suffer as terribly as the veterans of other conflicts in which Depleted Uranium was used.

A dirty Tyson

"Depleted"? Uranium is in many ways a misnomer.

For "Depleted"? sounds weak.

The only weak thing about Depleted Uranium is its price.

It is dirt cheap, toxic, waste from nuclear power plants and bomb production.

However, Uranium is one of earth's heaviest elements and DU packs a Tyson's punch, smashing through tanks, buildings and bunkers with equal ease, spontaneously catching fire as it does so, and burning people alive.

"Crispy critters"

Is what US servicemen call those unfortunate enough to be close.

And, when John Pilger encountered children killed at a greater distance he wrote:

"The children's skin had folded back, like parchment, revealing veins and burnt flesh that seeped blood, while the eyes, intact, stared straight ahead. I vomited."

(Daily Mirror)

The millions of radioactive uranium oxide particles released when it burns can kill just as surely, but far more terribly.

They can even be so tiny they pass through a gas mask, making protection against them impossible.

Yet, small is not beautiful.

For these invisible killers indiscriminately attack men, women, children and even babies in the womb.

And do the gravest harm of all to children and unborn babies.

About the Author:
James Denver

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