Depleted uranium (DU) gives off ionizing radiation which damages DNA and genes. The damage can be seen most readily with cells that are dividing and growing rapidly, like those in a human embryo. The deliberate decision to employ DU munitions is a crime against humanity, as the aftermath of DU dispersion was surely known to Pentagon planners.
Due to the use of massive amounts of uranium munitions used by the US forces in the initial bombing of Afghanistan the rate of babies being born with various congenital deformities have increased many fold .
Since DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the US forces ensured that generations of Afghans and the people of Iraq suffer from cancers and deformities.
The US have unleashed 1,200 tonnes of DU on Iraq (2006) . Indescribable deformities in the new born have reached levels never known before. Childhood illnesses are unprecedented .
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/depleteduraniumafghanbabies . Be warned this website shows very harrowing pictures.
It is totally unacceptable for us to have allowed this to happen . We must help alleviate their anguish in any way we can.
Since October of 2001, the US military has used approximately 3,000 tons of DU munitions against people in Afghanistan and Iraq. This will soon cause serious health problems to include respiratory disease, kidney problems, rashes, birth defects, and the number of cancers of those people to rise to over 500, 000 people each year.
So say’s Ken Adachi, Editor: educate-yourself.org to learn more.
“I know not what weapons World War 111 will be fought, but World War 1V will be fought with sticks and stones.”
“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”