Originally posted by PokeyJoe
Whoopdie freaking doo...
Iran has ski resorts and cute women who like to party.....that must mean that they are all just awesome! This thread is just as much propaganda as
the other side. Im sorry, but showing me cute cuddly pictures of people in Iran isnt going to persuade me one way or another.
Even if we attacked them, its not like we are going to be bombing the hell out of Tehran and the innocent civilians. We are not going to invade Iran.
All it will be is a bunch of air strikes to take out their military infrastructure, and they will submit.....that will be that.
Anyone who thinks Iran would be anything like Iraq is just silly.
"its not like we are going to be bombing the hell out of Tehran and the innocent civilians"
US forces admit to using over 300 tons of DU weapons in 1991. The actual figure is closer to 800. Also the US used 200 tons more in Baghdad alone
during the recent invasion with a total of 1500 tons in all of Iraq. And this time it wasn't limited to anti-tank weapons but was extended to guided
missiles, large bunker busters and big 2000-pound bombs used in Iraq's cities. This means that Iraq's cities have been blanketed in lethal
particles. Japanese professor, Dr. Yagasaki, calculated that 800 tons of DU is the atomicity equivalent of 83,000 Nagasaki bombs."
"America’s controlled press has failed to inform the public that, in spite of years of UN inspections and numerous international treaties, tons of
banned weapons of mass destruction (WMD)—used and unused—remain in Iraq. Indeed, both chemical and radio active WMD have been—and continue to be
used against U.S. and coalition soldiers.
The media silence surrounding these banned WMDs, and the horrendous consequences of their use, is due to the simple fact that they are being used by
the U.S.-led coalition. They are the new “silver bullet” in the U.S. arsenal. They are depleted uranium weapons...
Rokke told American Free Press that the Pentagon uses DU weapons because they are the most effective at killing and destroying everything they hit.
The highest level of the U.S. and British governments have “totally disregarded the consequences” of the use of DU weapons, Rokke said"
FUTURE USE PREDICTED
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that branches of the U. S. military are looking for alternatives to DU, but officials refuse to
say publicly whether DU weapons will be used in a new war against Iraq. Defense Department spokeswoman Barbara Goodno has acknowledged, "Depleted
uranium is an important component in the U.S. arsenal."
"Despite being engaged multiple times (during the Gulf War), often at close range, by Iraqi tanks and anti-armor weapons," she added, "not a single
U.S. tank protected by DU armor was penetrated or knocked out by hostile fire."
Experts say the crucial edge that DU technology affords makes it too effective to pass up.
"Yes, certainly the U.S. will use it," said John Eldridge, editor of the authoritative book Jane's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense.
So far certain predictions are of over 1,000,000 civilians killed by US in Afganistan and Iraq, over 300,000 children.
[edit on 2-7-2008 by mystiq]