This site uses cookies to deliver a better user experience. There was also a risk of exposure to the bulk of the world’s conventional WMD arsenal in the latter location. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Al Jazeera English. The use of these weapons was a small part of the damage done to Iraq, its people, its society, and its natural environment by the war. Depleted Uranium Babies. Depleted uranium is permanently hazardous waste from the production of nuclear energy, a source of energy marketed by its lobbyists as environmentally beneficial. The leaders of our beautiful beloved planet are, and have always been insane. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. I would like to know who conducted that “study” as I have doubts about its veracity. There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action. In my case it was asbestos, and weapons grade plutonium; not to mention “Red Lead”, and too many other substances to list here. etc .There have been thousands of tests,and a hundred times more nuke weapons built not to mention the hundreds of thousands of rounds of Depleted Uranium ordinance.. THOSE who can persuade you to believe absurdities can induce you to commit atrocities while deeming yourselves patriots and saints. The rewards go to those who invent ingenious justifications for inequality, the punishments to those who try to remedy it. Here’s a description of DU from Iraq Veterans Against the War, a group (later renamed “About Face: Veterans Against the War!”) many of whose members are familiar with the damage that DU does to people directly, not just to their offspring: “Depleted Uranium (DU) is a toxic, radioactive heavy metal that is the waste byproduct of the uranium enrichment process when producing nuclear weapons and uranium for nuclear reactors. Sad story… To many war crimes of the American empire…, By the way: we included this site in our news aggregator app (actually available at Amazon app store, later on also on Google Play) for interesting alternative news / information sites. The visible birth defects include: anencephaly (A1 and A2 , B), lower limb anomalies (C), hydrocephalus (D), spina bifida (E), and multiple anomalies (F, G, H). March 18, 2013. Here’s another illustration, of hand and foot abnormalities in children in Nasiriyah, and in the ancient city of Ur, near the U.S. base: The study now being published found an inverse relationship between the distance one lived from Tallil Air Base and the risk of birth defects as well as of levels of thorium and uranium in one’s hair. You can download this app here: They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste,preferring to deify error,if error seduce them. Therein lies the origins of religion and politics. Nor was I at all warned about plutonium exposure, and the risks of asbestos exposure. STAND FOR TRUTH Stem cell & regenerative effect of cannabis. Which are but ideologies marketed by opportunistic snake bite evangelists and racketeers to those who go through life imprisoned in the prejudices derived from common sense, from the habitual beliefs of his age or his nation, and from convictions which have grown up in his mind without the cooperation or consent of his deliberate reason. SET YOUR MIND FREE I like many other American citizens was directly exposed to radioactive, and / or toxic materials when working for the federal government in some capacity; whether it be military, and / or civilian contractor etc. (MAXIM) They have worshiped their destroyers; they have canonized the most gigantic liars, and buried the great thieves in marble and gold. While not at the same level, the U.S. military has also poisoned the Washington, D.C., area, among other parts of the United States and the globe with DU. Independent journalists have been barred, threatened, assaulted by the US army for daring to investigate. David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. Depleted uranium (DU) weapons were not just stored in Iraq, but also fired in Iraq. Convention on the Prohibition of the Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Wikileaks Ethiopia Files: Ethiopia Bombs Itself, Blames Eritrea, Rise of Islamic State was ‘a willful decision’: Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn, The Official Story of the Collapse of WTC Building 7 Lies in Ruins, Obama the War Criminal, Butcherer of Women and Children, Even the Most Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy Blames Foreigners. It is weakly radioactive but is 'persistently' so because of its long half-life. Such children are now called "DU Babies". Fallujah, Iraq - While the US military has formally withdrawn from Iraq, doctors and residents of Fallujah are blaming weapons like depleted uranium and white phosphorous used during two devastating US attacks on Fallujah in 2004 for what are being described as "catastrophic" levels of birth defects and abnormalities. Under the loftiest monuments sleeps the dust of murder. Something is for rent. However, every round of DU ammunition leaves a residue of DU dust on everything it hits, contaminating the surrounding area with toxic waste that has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the age of our solar system, and turns every battlefield and firing range into a toxic waste site that poisons everyone in such areas. Scientists suspect the rise is tied to the use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus in military assaults. (. These war crimes are genocide, the standard MO of US military, documented in Vietnam by Nick Turse. Uranium is a Genocide Giant – l'uranium est un géant du génocide Why are deers known to eat much more cannabis crops than other wild animals ? Thorium is a decay-product of depleted uranium, and a radioactive compound. It found a positive relationship between the presence of thorium and uranium and the presence of birth defect(s). See a second map: Now take a look (do not turn away) at these images of infants who were born between August and September of 2016 to parents who had continuously lived in Nasiriyah. These depleted-uranium munitions are among the causes of hazards not only to the civilians in the foreign lands where the U.S. fights its wars, but also to American service members who took part in these conflicts. Forty-Five Felons With Their Own Holiday: The U.S. Presidency. As the Jester once said; If attacked by a mob of clowns go for the juggler…. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Moreover think of those involved with all of the deadly generational contamination to those directly, and indirectly involved with all of the “mishap” cleanup workers at Chernobyl, Fukushima, not to mention Johnston Atoll, and all of the “Broken Arrows.