26 October 2007

Alan J. Roland and URUK NET on depleted uranium plus comments


Allen L Roland's Radio Weblog


October 13, 2007

America's greatest crime against humanity is radioactive genocide particularly against the children of Iraq who are the innocent victims of our illegal war, occupation and economic rape of Iraq ~ We have the blood of countless innocent children on our hands and it will take generations to remove the stain of our illegal and inhumane transgressions : Allen L Roland

Currently, more than 50 percent of Iraqi cancer patients are children under the age of 5, up from 13 percent. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to play in areas that are heavily polluted by depleted uranium.

America's greatest crime against humanity is radioactive genocide, and prepare to be shocked when you see the pictures of these maimed and disfigured Iraqi children ~ who are the innocent victims of our illegal war, occupation and economic rape of Iraq. http://tinyurl.com/adoq2

We have the blood of countless innocent children on our hands and it will take generations to remove the stain of our illegal and inhumane transgressions.

Allen L Roland

Nothing depleted about 'depleted uranium'

Abel Bult-Ito


January 21, 2006

Iraqi and visiting doctors, and a number of news reports, have reported that birth defects and cancers in Iraqi children have increased five- to 10-fold since the 1991 Gulf War and continue to increase sharply, to over 30-fold in some areas in southern Iraq. Currently, more than 50 percent of Iraqi cancer patients are children under the age of 5, up from 13 percent. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to play in areas that are heavily polluted by depleted uranium.

The Pentagon has been using radiooactive weapons for at least a decade and a half with full complicity of at least three White House administrations and Republican and Democratic congressional legislators. Conservatively, at least 300 tons and 1,700 tons of depleted uranium were used in the Gulf War and the current Iraq War, resectively. This is about 70 grams of depleted uranium per Iraqi citizen, and if inhaled or ingested, it is enough to kill them all.

Is this not radioactive genocide, especially when our troops used and continue to use most of the depleted uranium munitions in densely populated areas such as Baghdad and Fallujah? Depleted uranium has a half-life of billions of years. Consequently, Iraq will be a wasteland forever and essentially uninhabitable for anyone.

After the 1991 Gulf War, about 1 in 4, or 150,000, U.S. veterans came down with what is referred to as "Gulf War Syndrome." Most of the ailments characteristic of Gulf War Syndrome are consistent with radiation or heavy-metal poisoning. Veterans' children are now also born with higher proportions of birth defects and other genetic disorders, according to sporadic accuonts. The Pentagon continues to deny the harmful effects of depleted uranium or its role in Gulf War Syndrome.

As described by a report of the World Health Organization Depleted Uranium Mission to Kosovo, uranium can be found in rocks and soil and contributes to natural background levels of radioactivity. Depleted uranium is a waste product of uranium enrichment for nuclear reactors and is about 60 percent as radioactive as naturally occurring uranium. Depleted uranium is considered weakly radioactive.

Nevertheless, depleted uranium is considered nuclear waste and has to be disposed of accordingly, which is expensive and a potential environmental hazard. The nuclear industry must be very pleased the U.S. military has found a way to get this stuff off their hands cheaply.

Depleted uranium is really a misnomer, because the potentially harmful effects are by no means depleted. Research reports have found that when depleted uranium is ingested or inhaled, it can cause cancers and birth defects. It has considerable heavy-metal toxicity.

As stated in the WHO report, because of its high density, depleted uranium is used in armor-piercing ammunition and as reinforcement against conventional weapons. Upon impact, the depleted uranium fragments burn at intense heat, and 10 to 35 percent of it becomes aerosolized. This aerosolized uranium "dust" is the most harmful component because it can easily be ingested or inhaled.

Wind and people walking through it also easily disperse the depleted uranium dust. This dust is a predominant byproduct of military use of depleted uranium, in contrast to, for example, exposures in uranium mines or nuclear reactors.

Our troops in Iraq will be severely affected by this radioactive war, not only because a lot more depleted uranium has been used and continues to be used, but also because they have been there a lot longer than during the Gulf War. Hundreds of thousands of our troops will come down with Gulf War Syndrome as a result of depleted uranium poisoning, and thousands will die from it. Thousands of their children will be born with genetic diseases, cancers and birth defects.

The continued use of depleted uranium harms our own troops and innocent civilians exposed to our war machine, is un-American, and a crime against humanity. We need a worldwide ban on depleted uranium use.

You have probably noticed Fairbanks Daily News-Miner staff writer's reports as an "embedded journalist" with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Mosul, Iraq. Her "feel-good" stories do not tell you the reality of what is happening in Iraq. Will she report on depleted uranium poisoning as a result of heavy U.S. bombing of Mosul?

Sadly, she and those of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, if they survive the war, will have a high chance of coming down with Gulf War Syndrome. How much support do you think they will then get from our government or their employers?

Abel Bult-Ito is an associate professor of biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a member of the Fairbanks Coalition for Peace and Justice.

Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003

photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan

:: Article nr. 37167 sent on 13-oct-2007 16:49 ECT

Link: blogs.salon.com/0002255/2007/10/12.html#a1844

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Comment pos ted: by audrey on 13 Oct 2007 - 23:11
F+++ing HELL!!!!
I guess American, English elites are proud now. People of the world it is time t o say stop, time to die for justice, time to ACT! I am sick and tired of their evil deeds going unpunished!
please have pity of those poor souls!
I pray for them, may god delivers them from this evil world!

Comment pos ted: by aspendougout on 14 Oct 2007 - 01:31
Dr. Al-Ali, the leading British trained oncologist of Basra said nine members of his family have cancer, several with multiple cancers. This is unprecedented. Dr. Asaf Durakovic, UMRC founder said the U.S. DOD asked him to lie about the ef fects of DU. His research team in Afghanistan said the level of contamination in some areas and the levels of radioactivity in the victim's bodies were, "beyond their wildest imagination." In places where the dust is around, it is unsafe even to breathe. The ultimate form of tyranny.

Comment pos ted: by candu on 14 Oct 2007 - 02:08

This is genicide, war crimes against humanity,High crimes.
America pre epmtively Attacked a third world nation that was defenseless. Using world war 3 tactics and munitions,including prohibited munitions.They executed this attack in a manner that
put Iraqi civilians the elderly,woman and children in direct
contact with uranium dust . Did not follow their own manuals that
prescribe a complete clean up of the residue dust from said munitions.
Americans have been lead to believe as all other empire people were led to belie ve, that they are some how superior to others.
That is why it is so hard to accept a defeat like Viet nam, upcoming Iraq defeat . The trouble is those that think
themselves superior to their enemies will do anything to assure victory,torture, rape, murder,genocide.
the superior thinking indevidual will think nothing of murdering an Iraqi in col d blood.
This is what is going on in Iraq today,Why Black water and American troops can d o these things they do ,The same way they killed
10 million native Americans ,yet still only minimal outrage among the people.
It is that which enabled hitler to exterminate people as if they were rats,Today they are like the germans ,Romans, british all of
which saw themselves as superior In their time of empire. they have forsaken the ir forefathers and forgotten their Constitution. they have become death destroye r of worlds.

"i've been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
every move of my body so vacant and numb
no it's not dark yet but it's getting there"

"I don't need your organization, I've shined your shoes,
I've moved your mountains and marked your cards
But Eden is burning, either brace yourself for elimination
Or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards."

Bob Dylan

I pray for the iraqi people, they are the innocents that are being murdered,I pr ay that the American people see themselves in the mirror
and reflect upon what they are doing.
It is no longer an option to say that the American people are not responsible fo r this,And that it is their leaders. No today we must realize that the people do not hold accountable their leaders, so it is themselves as much a part of the p roblem as their leaders are.
I condemn the Americans ,in time the world will open the doors of la hague,Or Al mighty God will open the gates of hell for them all.

Comment pos ted: by hetzer on 14 Oct 2007 - 02:22
These deformities remind me of the Nazi and Japanese experiments of World War II . Most Americans are just suckers and are readily able to think up excuses for such atrocities. We may come to see these horrors in the U.S. as well, when win ds distribute D.U. all over the world. As long as we allow these pentagon atroc ities to be done in our name, we will eventually pay the price for our lazy cowardice.

Comment pos ted: by dragonslayer on 14 Oct 2007 - 22:10
United States Goverment Leadership is on a DEAD END ROAD

US Policies of aggression, nuclear arms, nuclear weapon development, nuclear wea pon use threats, and missile shields will only serve to antagonize China, Russia , and some Middle Eastern countries. The inevitable event will be one or many nu clear weapons fired against the United States in the very near future. The only thing that can stop this is for the globalization movement to stop its power grab and for native peoples to be given equal voice in institutions like the United Nations. The native peoples are the moral reserve of humanity, not the rich overbloated bankers, politicians and royalty. The world needs to come together to end racism against religions and ethnicities. We should start with Iran and immediately. The Third Major shaking of the earth on US soil was prophesized by the Cherokee long ago. Its time to listen to the native wisdom again, and let go of the snake oil politicians who are only concerned about themselves. "

America has lost its self-determination as the government has been hijacked from its inhabitants by elite factions in Israel, Saudi Arabia and Europe. America n o longer operates with self-preservation as a goal. In parallel, Israel is leadi ng and sometimes following on the same suicide path.

Most americans have forgotten the old adage, "If you live in a glass house, you shouldn't throw rocks." The lack of collective wisdom and common sense as a nati on will be our demise.

According an AP article, "The Iranian parliament said the US Army and the CIA we re terrorists because of the atomic bombing of Japan; the use of depleted uraniu m munitions in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq; support of the killings of Pal estinians by Israel; the bombing and killing Iraqi civilians and the torture of imprisoned terror suspects." A statement signed by the 215 members who voted for the resolution reads, "The aggressor U.S. Army and the Central Intelligence Agency are terrorists and also nurture terror.

Depleted Uranium will serve the purpose of turning the world community against t he US in future world confict certainly after the coming US-Iran war. In light o f the use of DU in the Middle East and Afganistan, the world community will dest roy the United States and Israel. This is ultimately the plan that will serve th e interests of the One World Government and New World Order.

Although DU has about 60% of the radioactivity of the natural uranium for an equ al mass of substance (Cantaluppi and Degeto, 2000), elevated uranium activity co ncentrations have been observed in most of the surface soil samples and all of t he biological samples collected in Kosovo. In some soils, elevations of even sev en thousand times higher than the background uranium level have been observed.

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