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Depleted Uranium

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While staying aware of its destructive capacity, we can expand our view if we also examine its weaknesses. The Pentagon’s Achilles’ heel lies within the contradictions of the capitalist system that created this monstrosity....
The U.S./NATO war against Libya’s people and government reveals every day that there is no such thing as a humanitarian war carried out by imperialist states against post-colonial countries....
Three years ago, The Daily News ran a story about reservists returning from Iraq in 2004 from the same unit who were suffering from what euphemistically has been called "Gulf War Syndrome." It turned out that they all had been exposed to radioactive dust during their tour of duty in Iraq. The short term and long term effects of this exposure are slowly emerging into public consciousness....
Poison DUst tells the story of three young men from New York who could not get answers for their mysterious ailments after their National Guard unit's 2003 tour of duty in Iraq. A mother reveals her fears about the extent of her child's birth defects and the growing disability of her young husband -- a vet. ...
I am Bud Deraps, an 82 year old WW2 Navy veteran and member of Veterans For Peace and Military Families Speak Out. I now spend all of my time researching, writing and speaking on the subject of Depleted Uranium under the title, "What Are We Doing To Our Own Loved Ones?" ...
Late last night the UN First Committee passed, by an overwhelming majority, a resolution highlighting concerns over the military use of uranium. The resolution entitled 'Effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium'1 was passed by 122 votes to six at the UN First Committee in New York; with 35 abstentions. The resolution urges UN member states to re-examine the health hazards posed by the use of uranium weapons. ...
In the north coast city of Gijón in the Asturias province on Nov. 25-26, 2000, some 500 progressives from around Spain joined about 30 international delegates in a seminar to open a serious struggle in the country against the use of depleted-uranium weapons.

Among the participants was a former United Nations official in Iraq, Dr. Hans Graf von Sponeck, who resigned his post rather than direct the so-called "Oil for Food" program backed by the United States, which he saw as continuing the murder of Iraqi children....

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