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From: Herman de Tollenaere <hermantl at>
Subject: Depleted Uranium [fwd]

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 01:59:22
Subject: [MOMIN] Poisoning millions for 50 years
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Tuesday 9 Sha'ban 1420 (ah) - 16 November 1999 (ce)

Tuesday 16 November 1999 London-UK (i0311)

From: Parveez Syed
Shanti Communications, Global Media Monitoring Unit
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Poisoning millions for 50 years (i0311)
by Parveez Syed (c) Shanti RTV news agency

London, England - Tuesday 16 November 1999 - US officials have
been knowingly poisoning their own soldiers, friends and
perceived foes for more than 50 years, according to a number of
uranium experts and documents shown to Shanti RTV news.

The most probable impact of depleted uranium (DU) "was known to
the US officials 50 years ago," one expert told Shanti RTV. The
major health concerns about DU relate to its chemical properties
as a heavy metal. "DU is a radioactive metal that is nearly twice
as dense as lead. DU coated bombs explode, throwing particles a
fine mist of DU and radioactive poison into the air that travels
for miles. "It has poisoned the air, water, food and soil for
billions of years. Inhaled or ingested particles are 1,000 times
worse than the damage caused by X-ray. The poison damages any
part of the body in which it is stored, including the lungs,
lymph nodes, liver, kidneys, muscle, bone and genes. There is a
disturbing rise in leukemia and stomach cancer in regions where
US-UK and Israeli forces have knowingly poisoned the evironment
and the millions who live and work in the contaminated region
and the environment. A deadly cocktail of western 'friendly
fires' over the past 50 years have killed and sickened millions
in the US, UK, Iraq, Kosovo, Yugoslavia, Puerto Rico, Egypt,
Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan and Pakistan where ever
uranium-tipped shells and other weapons of mass destructions were
illegally fired or where human beings were exposed to the fatal
substances," the expert told Shanti Communications news agency.

"The official criminals from the top down, their fans or
appologists must compensate their victims. Those who live, work
or serve in the poisoned or contaminated regions should be
medically tested free of any charges, and compensated, by the
US-UK and Israeli officials who should be tried for war crimes
against humanity," the expert maintains.

US Maj Gen Chuck Wald confirmed that US Air Force A-10 'Warthog'
jets fired DU bullets in Yugoslavia in March and April 1999. The
poison, which was also fired by US jets and tanks during the 1991
Gulf assault, leaving a trail of contaminated dust and debris.
During that assault, the Pentagon didn't warn American and allies
soldiers about the health risks linked to the DU poison - a
situation the agency admitted in 1998 may have caused thousands
of unnecessary exposures. A US army training video on DU poisons
advises US soldiers to minimise the time they spend around blast
sites, maximise their distance from the wreckage, or wear
protective clothing, including gas masks, if they know they will
be exposed to its radioactive dust or debris for more than a few
minutes. The video warns that contaminated dust can be ingested
if gloves are not worn, and the dust is not washed off before
eating, drinking or using the latrine.

But over the years many Gulf assault veterans confirmed they
"have not seen the video nor read the pre-1998 manuals
containing vital information on the poisons. The US-UK and
Israeli officials have dodged their duty for 50 years. They
still ordering their soldiers to use du poisoned equipment and
vehicles. The officials still downplay the health risks of combat
exposure to DU poisoning, contradicting the findings of secret
reports compiled over a period of more than 50 years," the DU
expert told Shanti RTV news agency. "At best the most effective
clean-up operation can only reduce the known, fixed and visible
DU poison by 33 per cent. It is almost impossible to clean-up
the rest (67 per cent) of the detected poison".

Even the soldiers who used the pre-1995 M17 and M40 respiratory
protection masks reported leakage and other problems. "In 1991
the old mask did not fit well, slipping off at the chin area.
Any chin movement caused the need to reposition the mask
repeatedly. The chin slipped out of the mask and broke the seal
with the movement of the jaw and also when looking down to read
meters, look for contamination, perform decontamination," the
expert told Shanti Communications. "The masks seal-leakage is
still a legitimate concern. Post-1995 masks are still being
tested in the field, awaiting protection validation and
independent safety certs. So, US soldiers must also understand
the specific limitations of field expedient methods," the expert

"US environmental and NRC laws and regulations, ALARA, law of
land warfare, and preventive medicine requirements requires
careful identification, selection, and completion of
environmental clean-up after incidents involving low level
radioactive materials contamiantion. But in Iraq, Kuwait and
Saudi Arabia - where eight years after the 1991 Gulf assault 
contamiantion levels exceed US NRC and IRRP guidelines - the
environment is still poisoned. Written, verbal, and visual
reports from Iraq confirm that exposure to uranium 238
contamination is also responsible for adverse health effects
that are made worse by the endless US-UK sanctions. The US has
refused to help Iraq clean-up the US-DU poison; provide cures
and protection to help avert any claims of compensations from
millions of Arabs, allies soldiers and their families. US
officials have denied requests by Iraqi physicians for medical
assistance several times. The US-led and Israeli co-opted UNSCOM
has removed and destroyed much of the self-incriminating
evidence, and identified new targets in Iraq. Back in the US
medical records have been altered, misplaced, lost, or hidden,
leaving the millions of betrayed victims of friendly fire to
suffer in silence without much hope. A similar, covert NATO unit
is busy removing and destroying the self-incriminating evidence
from the Balkans," the source told Shanti Communications news.

UNICEF estimated that more than 5,000 infants die in Iraq every
month as a direct result of the sanctions imposed and sustained
on Iraq by US-UK officials. The "sanctions are amongst the most
powerful and lethal weapons in our armoury," US secretary of
state Mad Albright once said. Now they are talking about smarter
sanctions linked to endless fishing expeditions to help sustain
them, and justify killing more people in Iraq over the next ten
years. The new UN draft resolutions proposed by the French and
British would help US and Israel to play with words, redefining
new standards for the alleged compliance and moving the goal
posts well into the next century. They are the new improved
US-UK-Israeli tools for the new century, relaunching UNSCOM-2
with a different name to control by Iraq starving 20 million
people until they surrender their souls, national sovereignty and
territorial integrity to Israel and the US-UK alliance". Is the
price still worth it? "She (Albright) still thinks it is still
worth it. After all, ten out of ten criminals and oil thiefs in
London, Washington, New York, Paris, Moscow, Peking and Israel
prefer their victims abroad to be totally disarmed. With this
shameful chapter we in the civilised Christian west end and
start another century and another millennium. This is
genocide.  This is mass murder. This is crime against humanity.
Call it what you like. It is illegal. It is immoral. Who knows?
Who cares?", the source concluded. 

Developing: for feedback; further info; corrections and updates
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Presented by: Shanti RTV (c) Tuesday 16 November 1999 (i0311).

[The author, Parveez Syed, is an investigative journalist and a
mass media programming consultant. He has exposed many liars,
subverters and deceivers. Moles and whistleblowers e-mail leaks
and briefings to him. His copyrighted, unique features are often
plagiarised or developed into probing factual tv documentaries.
The features are archived on hundreds of websites worldwide].
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