Monday, February 20, 2017

WHY Is This Not A War Crime: The Cancer Of War- US Used Depleted Uranium In Syria!

Everyone that remembers the illegal and horrible war that the US launched against Iraq in 2003, also remembers the FACT that the US military used depleted Uranium munitions against the Iraqi "military" and especially against its civilians... The result of that horrible act that should be a war crime is that Iraq is presently irradiated with depleted Uranium all over the country and the half-life of this horrible chemical is almost 4.5 BILLION years!   The people of Iraq have suffered tremendously thanks to this horrible act by the United States, where thousands of innocent Iraqis are now dying from radiation poisoning, and more and more Iraqi children are now being born with severe birth defects...

Iraq was bad enough for the usage of depleted Uranium against innocent civilians, but now comes a most important report from the Ron Paul Institute website, at www.ronpaulinstitute.org, where the US  finally admitted this last week that they did indeed use this same depleted Uranium ordinance against Syrian "targets" (civilians)!  Here is that article, entitled: "The Cancer Of War: US Used Depleted Uranium In Syria" for everyone to see for themselves, and I do have my own thoughts and comments to follow:

The Cancer of War: US Used Depleted Uranium in Syria


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Despite vowing not to use depleted uranium (DU) weapons in its military action in Syria, the US government has now admitted that it has fired thousands of the deadly rounds into Syrian territory. As Foreign Policy Magazine reports:
US Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman Maj. Josh Jacques told Airwars and Foreign Policy that 5,265 armor-piercing 30 mm rounds containing depleted uranium (DU) were shot from Air Force A-10 fixed-wing aircraft on Nov. 16 and Nov. 22, 2015, destroying about 350 vehicles in the country’s eastern desert.
Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman John Moore said in 2015 that:
US and coalition aircraft have not been and will not be using depleted uranium munitions in Iraq or Syria during Operation Inherent Resolve.
Now we know that is not true. 

Numerous studies have found that depleted uranium is particularly harmful when the dust is inhaled by the victim. A University of Southern Maine study discovered that:
...DU damages DNA in human lung cells. The team, led by John Pierce Wise, exposed cultures of the cells to uranium compounds at different concentrations.

The compounds caused breaks in the chromosomes within cells and stopped them from growing and dividing healthily. 'These data suggest that exposure to particulate DU may pose a significant [DNA damage] risk and could possibly result in lung cancer,' the team wrote in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.
We should remember that the United States is engaged in military activities in Syria in violation of international and US law. There is no Congressional authorization for US military action against ISIS in Syria and the United Nations has not authorized military force in violation of Syria's sovereignty either. 

The innocent citizens of Syria will be forced to endure increased risks of cancer, birth defects, and other disease related to exposure to radioactive materials. Depleted uranium is the byproduct of the enrichment of uranium to fuel nuclear power plants and has a half-life in the hundreds of millions of years. Damage to Syrian territory will thus continue long after anyone involved in current hostilities is dead.

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NTS Notes:  I knew that the US was in fact diabolically targeting innocent Syrian civilians for years under the falsehood of 'attacking ISIS targets', and now they also have admitted that they have indeed been using depleted Uranium munitions in those attacks for years...

Yes, this should be a war crime.. There is no need what so ever to use depleted Uranium against any targets, and that usage will indeed now irradiate areas of Syria just as badly as what has happened in Iraq...

And for those who still somehow think that the US was using these munitions to 'target ISIS', they need to again have a reality check.. I have stated clearly for years now the fact here at this blog that there is NO 'TERRORISTS', period, end of story....These "terrorists" that we all hear about have been proven to be Mossad/CIA operatives under the guidance, control, and financing, of the US and the Israeli governments.... Therefore for the US military to claim that these munitions were ONLY targeting"ISIS" is supreme and utter bullshit!

I am indeed sick and tired of the incessant war crimes committed by the US military and government... But I do wonder what diabolical act they will commit next against innocent civilians...

More to come

NTS

1 comment:

RANDALL HILBURN said...

One of the biggest problems with nuclear power plants is what to do with the spent fuel. Thus somebody came up with the idea of using DUI munitions as a way of disposing of it. (Actually DUI rounds are armor piercing rounds much more effective than more conventional AP rounds. So it is easy to justify their use with this argument.) Essentially the US used first Iraq and now Syria as a dumping ground for their nuclear waste. If my memory serves me correctly they also used it in the former Yugoslavia.

Waste disposal sites are notorious for leaking and nobody wanted them built close to them in the US. So they decided to dump it on others besides Americans. Of course they could only dump it on people who couldn't do anything about it. It is easier if you dump it on people you want to get rid of anyway or that you consider of no value.

The effects of the radiation is rather indiscriminate, so there have been a large number of American Veterans, especially in Iraq, that have been made permanently sick and disabled from its effects. If Washington were ever to admit what they are doing then they are going to have to compensate and take care of these people and they consider that a waist of money they want to spend on even more weapons.

Even though depleted uranium makes a very effective if somewhat indiscriminate weapon, the principal driving force behind its use is the profit motives of the nuclear power industry and the weapons manufacturers.