By F. Springmeier
In all my study of history I can't think of anything as scandalous as the story I'm about to relate. Government throughout history have done senseless crazy destructive things to their own people, but this story in my opinion is the worst.
One of my favorite expressions is "give him enough rope and he'll hang himself." Evil carries within itself the seeds of its own destruction.
We are now witnessing the ruthless senseless destruction of the American soldier, and this barbaric act will not be forgotten nor forgiven by the American people once they discover what has happened.
In order to get rid of radioactive waste uranium, depleted uranium was used by the American government to create armor piercing ammunition for Tomahawk missiles, Phalanx rapid fire guns, tank shells, artillery shells, and A-10 anti-tank 30mm shells. Uranium tipped shells work great because the heavy uranium burst through armor. The draw back, which has been callously known to the American military, is that the uranium in these shells vaporizes on impact into radioactive dust.
American uranium munitions were used all over Iraq in both Gulf Wars, and have spread radioactive dust over much of the country. There is no way to clean up such dust and it blows around with the wind. This dust remains radioactive for 5.5 billion years. In other words, Iraq is radioactive toast and so are all the American and allied soldier who have served there. Our entire army of invasion and occupation has been contaminated.
Those who are not aware of the serious health problems associated with depleted uranium weapons, may wonder why many Gulf War Vets appear healthy. Actually almost all of the Gulf War I Vets exposed to DU are having health problems related to depleted uranium (DU). Symptoms stemming from the radioactivity may take many years to show up as cancer and other incapacitating illnesses. And they are showing up.
There have been over 300,000 Gulf War I Vets who have developed incapacitating illness, which is about equal to the number who were on the ground in combat.
This means almost all of our men who loyally served their nation in Iraq and trusted the American leadership have been exposed to radioactive dust full of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation.
Depleted uranium weapons were outlawed by the UN as illegal weapons of mass destruction. They are a deathly type of weapon which indiscriminately causes enormous suffering to everyone and poisons the property they explode on.
Iraq complained to the UN about DU used in the Gulf War I. American soldiers with Gulf War Syndrome have complained for years. The power of the U.S. Government has been able to suppress this enormous scandal, but at some point the American people will realize all their soldiers in Iraq (regular, reserve and National Guard) were poisoned by radioactivity from our own weapons. When will the scandal hit? 5 years form now? 10 years from now? Or 15 years?--after many of these American soldiers are dead?
The suffering and death will hit, and when it is realized what was done, it will not be forgotten. This scandal is an incredible time bomb which will destroy the faith so many have placed in the American Government. If I were to list a litany of war crimes, broken treaties, crimes against humanity, they would not be able to hear the truth of history. But this tragic scandal will be different. When in the history of mankind has a government knowingly and sadistically destroyed the lives of their own entire field army? There have been scandals before like during the Crimean War, but I believe this scandal sets a new low.