Depleteed uranium and cancer: Iraq vets this time.

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  1. tansy

    tansy New Member

    From the coastal post web site

    Depleted Uranium: Dirty Bombs, Dirty Missiles, Dirty Bullets A Death
    Sentence Here and Abroad
    By Leuren Moret

    At an April press conference, a group of New York Army National Guard vets
    raised their hands when asked if they have health problems. The soldiers,
    all from the 442nd Military Police Company, are complaining of headaches
    and fatigue after what they think is exposure to depleted uranium during
    their recent tour in Iraq.

    "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign
    policy." - Henry Kissinger, quoted in "Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the
    United States Betrayed Its Own POW's in Vietnam"

    Vietnam was a chemical war for oil, permanently contaminating large regions
    and countries downriver with Agent Orange, and environmentally the most
    devastating war in world history. But since 1991, the US has staged four
    nuclear wars using depleted uranium weaponry, which, like Agent Orange,
    meets the US government definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Vast
    regions in the Middle East and Central Asia have been permanently
    contaminated with radiation.

    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 US
    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
    KorŽnyi-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.