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RE: From Hiroshima to Iraq, 61 years of uranium wars by L Moret

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From: Pamela's Protest
Date: Jun 12, 2007 7:50 PM


From Hiroshima to Iraq, 61 years of uranium wars by L Moret
thank you:From: Lo

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From: Lo
Date: Jun 12, 2007 4:46 PM


From Hiroshima to Iraq, 61 years of uranium wars: A suicidal, genocidal, omnicidal course

by Leuren Moret
Global Research, June 12, 2007
San Francisco Bay View - 2006-12-26

"The nuclear weapons labs exist for the Pentagon, and the Pentagon exists for the oil companies."

– Richard Berta, Western Regional Inspector for the Department of Energy, November 19911


The conduct of secret nuclear wars since 1991, through the use of depleted uranium weaponry by the United States and Great Britain with their allies, has taken place in the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan2 and Lebanon.3 It has been carried out for the express purpose of destroying the public health and mutilating the genetic future of vast populations in oil rich and/or pipeline regions.

Carpet and grid bombing with depleted uranium weaponry in Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan has guaranteed permanent radioactive terrain contamination. The recent discovery that U.S. depleted uranium bombs dropped by Israel on Lebanon in 2006 contained enriched uranium4,5 suggests covert testing of fourth generation nuclear weapons.

The United States and its allies are fully aware that this weaponry violates the Geneva and Hague Conventions and the 1925 Geneva Poison Gas Protocol.6 It meets the definition of WMD in the U.S. Code7 in two out of three categories. And its use violates U.S. military law.8 since the U.S. is a signatory to The Hague and Geneva Conventions.

The blueprint for depleted uranium radioactive poison gas weaponry – dirty bombs, dirty missiles and dirty bullets – was contained in a declassified memorandum9 dated Oct. 30, 1943. It was addressed to Gen. Leslie Groves, who was head of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. effort to build atomic bombs in World War II.

However, at that time, depleted uranium and Agent Orange were new weapons developed under the Manhattan Project but thought to be too horrific to use on a living population.10 Ironically, the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were deemed to be more acceptable by decision makers in the U.S. government than the use of depleted uranium poison gas weapons.

The recommendation for development of depleted uranium as kinetic energy penetrators was never mentioned in the Groves memo. It was specifically for depopulation.

The Groves memo makes it clear that in 1943, U.S. scientists recommended using radioactive poison gas weapons in order to contaminate the air, water, soil, food, environment and the blood of exposed populations. The long-term contamination is permanent, since uranium-238 has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, making contaminated areas uninhabitable for eternity.

For populations that must continue to live in contaminated areas, the long-term effects are lingering illnesses and mutilation of their DNA. Widespread depleted uranium contamination of DNA in populations results in the potential mutilation of future generations. Mutations induced in the DNA of a single egg or sperm which form a fertilized egg are expressed and repeated in every cell of the developing organism, and defects are passed on to all future generations11.

Not only are U.S. and allied soldiers exposed and civilian populations genocidally targeted, but the depleted uranium pollution is now global.12,13 In reality, we are all Gulf War veterans.

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