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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 06:25 PM
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8. DU Death Toll Tops 11,000
Edited on Tue May-31-05 06:26 PM by hiley
DU Death Toll Tops 11,000
Nationwide Media Blackout Keeps U.S. Public Ignorant About This Important Story

http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/du_death_toll.htm...
By James P. Tucker Jr.

The death toll from the highly toxic weapons component known as depleted
uranium (DU) has reached 11,000 soldiers and the growing scandal may be the reason behind Anthony Principis departure as secretary of the Veterans
Affairs Department.

This view was expressed by Arthur Bernklau, executive director of Veterans for Constitutional Law in New York, writing in Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter.

The real reason for Mr. Principis departure was really never given, Bernklau said. However, a special report published by eminent scientist Leuren Moret naming depleted uranium as the definitive cause of Gulf War Syndrome has fed a growing scandal about the continued use of uranium
munitions by the U.S. military.

The malady that thousands of our military have suffered and died from has finally been identified as the cause of this sickness, eliminating the guessing. . . . The terrible truth is now being revealed, Bernklau said.

Of the 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are now dead, he said. By the year 2000, there were 325,000 on permanent medical disability. More than a decade later, more than half (56 percent) who served in Gulf War I have permanent medical problems. The disability rate for veterans of the world wars of the last century was 5 percent, rising to 10 percent in Vietnam.

The VA secretary was aware of this fact as far back as 2000, Bernklau said. He and the Bush administration have been hiding these facts, but now, thanks to Morets report, it is far too big to hide or to cover up.

Terry Johnson, public affairs specialist at the VA, recently reported that veterans of both Persian Gulf wars now on disability total 518,739, Bernklau said.

The long-term effect of DU is a virtual death sentence, Bernklau said. Marion Fulk, a nuclear chemist, who retired from the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, and was also involved in the Manhattan Project, interprets the new and rapid malignancies in the soldiers as spectacularand a matter of concern.

While this important story appeared in a Washington newspaper and the wire services, it did not receive national exposurea compelling sign that the American public is being kept in the dark about the terrible effects of this toxic weapon. (Veterans for Constitutional Law can be reached at (516) 474-4261.)


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http://www.gulfwarvets.com/du_deathtoll.htm

http://www.gulfwarvets.com/hot.htm
Edit to add this:

Depleted Uranium Weapons use has to be stopped immediately, the use of these weapons is a War Crime.

Look at the pictures on this link I provide and know this is happening to American children as well, just not in such great numbers as those of Iraqi children.

((These mid-wives are purported to have said they no longer look forward to births as.... "We don't know what's going to come out."))

http://www.web-light.nl/VISIE/extremedeformities.html


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