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'US used nukes on Iraq, Afghanistan'

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posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 05:25 PM
reply to post by DJW001

If a nuclear weapon had been used, the people who are investigating the depleted uranium would also be finding caesium and strontium isotopes

We are looking at non depleted uranium.....

The possibility of Natural Uranium remains under investigation. Local geological samples and controls do not substantiate a source other than the OEF bombing. There are no geological, commercial and agricultural phenomena or activities and uses in the environs of the contaminated populations that might explain the contamination. UMRC invites reasonable explanations and continues to investigate alternatives or evidence that might explain origins other than uranium-alloyed and composite uranium-high-explosive ordnance deployed by Operation Enduring Freedom.

posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 05:35 PM
reply to post by purplemer

There are no geological, commercial and agricultural phenomena or activities and uses in the environs of the contaminated populations that might explain the contamination.

Again, you are trusting a single source.

Some officials even said that Afghanistan has top-quality deposits of uranium in the southern province of Helmand and the Pamir plateau in the north, all discovered by the Russians in the 1960s.

Illegal uranium mining in Afghanistan unabated

Smugglers and unscrupulous elements are busy illegally excavating mines to plunder Afghanistan's uranium and gold reserves in Kohistan district of the northern Faryab province.
Officials and residents charged on Sep. 7, 2005, the uranium brought huge windfalls to the unauthorized excavators.
Officials at the Ministry of Mines and Industries admitted "irresponsible elements" were digging the site for precious metals. They said they were trying to prevent as soon as possible the brazen plunder of the assets belonging to the Afghan government and people.
A Kohistan-based mineral expert told Pajhwok Afghan News rapacious men, with no expertise and equipment, dug out large quantities of prized metals including uranium, gold, copper, lead and azure.
The glowing stones, often mishandled by the callow men, were smuggled to an unknown location, alleged Eng. Khan Mirza, who deplored the massive reserves were being exploited in a non-professional way.
The brazen practice was rampant during previous governments as well, he said while stressing an early end to what he called a loss of impoverished Afghanistan's abundant mineral resources.
Tucked away in the jagged Hindukush mountain range, Siku mines are situated 148 kilometres southeast of the provincial capital city of Maimana. (Pajhwok Afghan News/Asia Pulse, Sept 9, 2005)

"Map of Uranium (Radium) Contents of Afghanistan (Western Area)," compiled by V. N. Kirsanov and R. S. Derzhimanov.

posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 05:48 PM
reply to post by DJW001

Indeed. I was holding out on the issue of mineral deposits, but now that it was broached, we may consider uranium mining here in the US just as a comparison point:

Mines in the US produce tens of millions of pounds of uranium oxide. This is a pretty gargantuan amount. It's not too hard to imagine that if mining is not done properly, a lot of this dust can spread around, be inhaled etc.

posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:24 PM
reply to post by AGWskeptic

I agree completely my friend.

posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 04:34 AM
interesting development..

us would even go on to argue it used 'enhanced' uranium if caught using enriched uranium as a WOMD upon iraq (the irony!) but, figures!

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