Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Honoring the troops (the GOP way)

Depleted uranium: Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets

A death sentence here and abroad

by Leuren Moret


And what about our soldiers? Terry Jemison of the Department of Veterans Affairs reported this week to the American Free Press that “Gulf-era veterans” now on medical disability since 1991 number 518,739, with only 7,035 reported wounded in Iraq in that same 14-year period.

This week the American Free Press dropped a “dirty bomb” on the Pentagon by reporting that eight out of 20 men who served in one unit in the 2003 U.S. military offensive in Iraq now have malignancies. That means that 40 percent of the soldiers in that unit have developed malignancies in just 16 months.

Since these soldiers were exposed to vaccines and depleted uranium (DU) only, this is strong evidence for researchers and scientists working on this issue, that DU is the definitive cause of Gulf War Syndrome. Vaccines are not known to cause cancer. One of the first published researchers on Gulf War Syndrome, who also served in 1991 in Iraq, Dr. Andras Korényi-Both, is in agreement with Barbara Goodno from the Department of Defense’s Deployment Health Support Directorate, that in this war soldiers were not exposed to chemicals, pesticides, bioagents or other suspect causes this time to confuse the issue.

This powerful new evidence is blowing holes in the cover-up perpetrated by the Pentagon and three presidential administrations ever since DU was first used in 1991 in the Persian Gulf War. Fourteen years after the introduction of DU on the battlefield in 1991, the long-term effects have revealed that DU is a death sentence and very nasty stuff.
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(My Comments)

The issue of Depleted Uranium is simply one more topic that our Congress should be investigating. Until an honest discussion ensues, each member of Congress should be required to carry a small chunk of DU in their front pants pocket. I simply don’t accept that they are unaware of this situation and the implications of the far-reaching affects on the population of the world.
This current Administration has finally brought true meaning to the term “lower than whale shit”.


Mr. Natural said...

Rich, you ever hear of the "Gulf War Syndrome"? the g-i's came home from Bush 1's war sick as can be from the DU used there...Kosovo...when the shit hits it pulverises and spreads as dust...DUST. It has POISEND IRAQ for generations to come...cancers in American and Iraqi babies for gnerations...They say "but hey, it is so effective the way it cuts right thru armor"...assholes.

dailyread said...

Hey Mr. N,
I have been reading about Gulf War Syndrome and Depleted Uranium for a number of years now. Other countries that participated in that action, as well as Kosovo, have been trying to identify the problem, and take care of their afflicted troops accordingly. The US, however, has treated the issue much the way agent orange was dealt with...ignore and deny.
The more educated I become on stuff like this, the more interested I become in the Green Party. It is becoming more apparent every day that most Congressional Democrats are grafted at the wallet with their Republican counterparts. That does not bode well for the issues you and I are most concerned with.