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Iraqi Doctors Call Depleted Uranium Use "Genocide"

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posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:00 PM
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Sad facts about all the depleted Uranium used in Iraq the statistics alone are thought provoking 350 tons of DU munitions in Iraq during the 1991 war, and 1,200 tons during its 2003 invasion.

And the people involved in firing and the handling / cleanup of the d/u shells are also falling like flies in America

Official Iraqi government statistics show that, prior to the outbreak of the first Gulf War in 1991, the country's rate of cancer cases was 40 out of 100,000 people. By 1995, it had increased to 800 out of 100,000 people, and, by 2005, it had doubled to at least 1,600 out of 100,000 people ,The crisis in Iraq is bad enough that the country recently called for a global treaty ban on all DU weapons.

a study in 2010 that showed the rate of heart defects in Fallujah to be 13 times the rate found in Europe. And, for birth defects involving the nervous system, the rate was calculated to be 33 times that found in Europe for the same number of births.

www.truth-out.org...


Sad facts that will keep on going on for hundreds if not thousands of years in that area and affect all the new born population just like the Ringworm children of the late 40s/50 the children will be forgotten about






posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: douglas5

I'm guessing 95% of US citizens are totally unaware of this travesty. Fascist media == winning.

The bigger problem is that 50% of those people would be OK with it anyway if it meant gasoline prices were lower. One of the benefits of being morally bankrupt, is you don't feel guilt.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: douglas5

For once I agree with the Iraqi Govt, a first maybe ?



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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It's not just depleted uranium, there's been evidence of enriched uranium, too. The same mini-nuke bombs that took down the Twin Towers are being used all over the world in combat situations.

The United States is guilty of far more than genocide, and all the troops were heavily exposed to this also. They'll have children with genetic damage but the US government, in its usual way, will disavow any connection until decades have passed.

Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndrome and now this. And our taxes are paying for it.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: signalfire

I have seen quite a few documentaries on R.T about this very thing agent orange and all the ill service men in America who are being denied healthcare because the government will not admit to anything going wrong



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

We see nothing of this in the M.S.M in the free world and have to watch it on media that gets called [ owned ] mainly Russian Today news



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: MGaddafi

As the article states doctors are being targeted by ISIS for kidnapping maybe isis is being used to cover up things that are now coming to light in the Middle East



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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The poor grunts are used, in the hands of them all like a tool......and discarded when broken like a busted hammer handle.......
The Iraqi people are given even less consideration.........who is the real winners?
When will the world realise that its just the little people against the entrenched corporate dupes, and no other real enemies exist....



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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What sick Bar Steward thought it would be a good idea to turn depleted Uranium into ammunition?

This is a crime against humanity and Bush, Blair and Co, need to be brought to justice, ASAP.

Will it ever happen? Unlikely, but we need to raise awareness of this, through as many means as possible.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:25 PM
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Some of us have been talking about this for a while.

Depleted Uranium is a war crime.




posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: douglas5
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

We see nothing of this in the M.S.M in the free world and have to watch it on media that gets called [ owned ] mainly Russian Today news



Sky news had a series of reports on this.




posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

I had not seen Sky's piece on it Cobaltic
good catch

Those infected by this have a right to be treated asap billions should be thrown at this instead of vanishing in bribes every year



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: douglas5
a reply to: MGaddafi

As the article states doctors are being targeted by ISIS for kidnapping maybe isis is being used to cover up things that are now coming to light in the Middle East



Possibly, or maybe just being used to treat injured ISIS jihadists?

I seriously do not know what to believe anymore.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

With the way weapons are tested to infinity someone must have known of the long term affects of the depleted Uranium long before it came to the battlefield .

The courts should be filled with people for this war crime and for profiteering from a war crime



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: douglas5

Sure they did, but you know those decision makers will not be going anywhere near where this stuff was tested or used in combat.

The Hague seems rather reluctant to bring any western leaders to justice, so don't hold your breath.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
a reply to: douglas5

Sure they did, but you know those decision makers will not be going anywhere near where this stuff was tested or used in combat.

The Hague seems rather reluctant to bring any western leaders to justice, so don't hold your breath.


I think they should be named and shamed across the net maybe a good side project for a c/t board to get it's teeth into , these people are worse than the Nazi doctors of world war 2 that people go on about who are dead and buried now .



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 04:03 PM
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I can imagine from the first time DU was conceived as a munition scientists somewhere said it was a bad idea.

When it was first manufactured workers probably got sick

When it was tested, soldiers probably got sick

And when Bush asked if uranium ammo was safe somebody probably told him there is no uranium in them, thats why its called depleted uranium.

So all the way up the chain of command somebody was lying and I would bet people were threatened blackmailed and had a high rate of "suicide" to garner the profits of this ammo.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 04:08 PM
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I'm still not convinced. I'm on the fence as to what causes gulf war syndrome.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: alexball
I'm still not convinced. I'm on the fence as to what causes gulf war syndrome.


This isn't Gulf War Syndrome,that was blamed on a vaccine that was given to soldiers who were involved in the first Gulf war.

This is about the high number of birth defects in Fallujah and its link to depleted Uranium ammunition, that was used in great numbers in this region of Iraq.
edit on 16/10/14 by Cobaltic1978 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: tinner07
Why was the munition used in the first place it is normally kept for tank warfare i think so the shell or bullet will punch through the others armour , but where was Iraq's tank squadrons for this to be used in the battles

Normal functioning of the kidney, brain, liver, heart, and numerous other systems can be affected by uranium exposure, because uranium is a toxic metal. It is only weakly radioactive because of its long radioactive half-life (4.468 billion years for uranium-238, 700 million years for uranium-235).

Both America and Russia have stocks of 450.000 tonnes + of this stuff it is thought that between 17 and 20 countries have weapons incorporating depleted uranium in their arsenals. They include the U.S., the UK, France, Russia, China, India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Pakistan, Thailand, Iraq and Taiwan.


en.wikipedia.org...



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