Severe deformities and depleted uranium ammunition

Warning: graphic imagery

‘US destroys world with DU ammunition’

PressTV.com

A slow genocide is resulting from the use of uranium munitions by the US and NATO in numerous countries around the world.

A new report shows US forces have used massive amounts of DU in Afghanistan — causing a huge number of congenital deformities and cancers.

Several UN human rights commissions have prohibited the use of depleted uranium on humans, including during military conflicts.

However, the US government has used weaponized depleted uranium on humans, including: 340 tons during the first [Persian] Gulf war in 1991; every missile used during the 1998 Yugoslavian invasion; at least 1,000 tons in Afghanistan in 2001; and 2,400 tons in Iraq in 2003.

Depleted uranium is radioactive and extremely destructive to humans – with a half-life of 4.5 billion years. In other words, it takes 4.5 billion years for one kilogram of depleted uranium to reduce to a half a kilogram- – meaning that the US has contaminated certain countries almost forever.

Press TV has interviewed Dr. Mohammad Daud Miraki, Afghan activist, writer and politician from Chicago in an extraordinary and alarming account of off-the-chart child deformities and cancer rates of certain populations in Afghanistan and in other nations attributed to uranium bombs they received courtesy of US and or British forces – a NATO war crime that continues today. What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Full article with video and transcript here

 

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Posted on 2012 February 26, in Health and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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