Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

  Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War  and More by Leuren Moret  
July 1, 2004
  Introduction to Depleted Uranium - the facts on what it does from CADU      
  The shocking lies and graphic facts on the effect of  Depleted Uranium used by U.S.


Extinction is Forever - Book Mark

An Easy Way to Spread the Word - Print yourself a book mark and send them to your friends     

When cancer starts to show up through the NZ forces who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, I expect the same conclusions....DU is

insane, why did we send them there?

comment by Larry Ross
September 3, 2007

Cancer in Iraq Vets Raises Possibility of Toxic Exposure

by Carla McClain
August 23, 2007

After serving in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago - and receiving the Bronze Star for it - the Tucson soldier was called back to active duty in Iraq.
While there, he awoke one morning with a sore throat. Eighteen months later, Army Sgt. James Lauderdale was dead, of a bizarrely aggressive cancer rarely seen by the doctors who tried to treat it.
As a result, his stunned and heartbroken family has joined growing ranks of sickened and dying Iraq war vets and their families who believe exposures to toxic poisons in the war zone are behind their illnesses - mostly cancers, striking the young, taking them down with alarming speed.


DU Weapons Education

comment by Larry Ross
August 16, 2007

The following article will activate people to order the Poison DUst Educators Pack from the US and educate others, particularly students, about this insidious and long term threat to everyone on the planet. DU will be with us for eternity as it has a 4.4 billion year half life. The US and UK are lying when they claim it does not cause any permanent threat. Their own scientists and military warn that it is a permanent and growing threat to humanity. 
But US and UK politicians continue to order it's use extensively for their illegal wars. Informing others about DU, using this and related material, would be a very worthwhile project for any individual or group. The Christchurch branch of The Peace Foundation has a display of the horrors it is causing to the people who are exposed to DU poisoning. Enquiries to resources@fps.pl.net Google DU for more information and see this site, DU Weapons

Don't let our kids be guinea pigs!  Let's reach our youth BEFORE they're contaminated!

What's in the dust? Depleted Uranium
Order the Poison DUst Educator's Packet at
Packet contains 2 different length film versions of Poison DUst, lesson plans, photos, bibliography, class projects, reprints and more.


US Using Nuclear Weapons in Iraq

comment by Larry Ross
June 23, 2007

DU weapons spread toxic radioactive dust wherever they are used. With a half life of 4 billion years, the poisonous effects are gradually spreading around the world causing death and disease. It is like a slow motion form of nuclear war against all humanity, insidiously and secretly drifting world-wide, infecting millions. The US has slyly introduced a form of nuclear weapon and then lied. They claim DU weapons are harmless. The poisonous effects may manifest years later in the form of cancer, genetic mutations in the children of exposed people and a range of other diseases.
Present and increasing DU dust in our global environment can cause mutations in anyone's children, grandchildren and future generations forever. Banning DU weapons and educating others about DU is everyone's responsibility.



From International Action Center, Founded by Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General

..... Today, half of the 697,000 U.S. Gulf War troops from the 1991 war have reported serious medical problems and a significant increase in birth defects among their newborn children.


Ron Paul Debunks Lies on Iran

comment by Larry Ross
August 20, 2007

Ron Paul is a great American and one of the few honest politicians left in Washington.
His campaign to run for President will help get his important message to the public. Listen to his interview on the MP3 and judge for yourself.

Antiwar Radio: Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Ron Paul

August 17, 2007

Presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul discusses the economic consequences of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the scars of PTSD and the administration's betrayal of wounded veterans, how nice it would be if the War Party had to clean up the DU, why the U.S. should withdraw from Iraq as soon as physically possible, the role of the Military-Industrial-Complex in determining foreign policy, the likelihood and possible consequences of war with Iran for our troops in Iraq, our economy, and our liberty, why all the tax money spent militarily “securing” recourses is being wasted due to a mistaken and outdated mercantilist understanding of economics, the failure of the Congressional Democrats to check the war powers of the president, why U.S. intervention on behalf of Israel is bad for us, bad for them and bad for their neighbors, America's deteriorating relationship with Russia and China and why the U.S. government should stay out of Darfur. MP3 here . (29:55)

  Depleted Uranium: Pernicious Killer Keeps on Killing
by Craig Etchison, Ph.D.
February 19, 2007

What is DU and Why Is It a Problem?
An Air Force officer is even stalking the internet, trying to intimidate anyone who suggests DU is anything but benign.
Yet the numbers suggested that something insidious happens when DU munitions are used. How to explain the exploding rates of cancer, birth defects, and radiation poisoning among Iraqis in the Basra region? How to explain a Department of Veterans Affairs study of 21,000 veterans of the Gulf War that found rates of birth defects were twice as great for male vets and three times as great for female vets who served in the Gulf War compared to vets who did not? How to explain a Washington Post report in January of 2006 that 518,00 of the 580,000 Gulf War veterans were on disability, over half on permanent disability. How to explain over 13,000 dead Gulf War veterans when only 250 were killed and 7,000 injured in the war itself?

  Refusal of Military Orders
Comment by Larry Ross
February 14, 2007

The war plans against Iran are based on a series of lies, false accusations and false and/or doctored intelligence. It is similar to the US basis for making illegal war on Iraq in 2003. The same techniques of war propaganda and tricks to deceive the public and mass media manipulation are being used.
The consequences of the war are likely to be far more disastrous than with the calamitous Iraq war and the public are now far more suspicious of the Bush Administration. It has now rejected his Iraq war and wants the troops brought home. So to get a measure of public support for a new major war, Bush is likely to stage a major act of provocation, such as a phoney terrorist attack on the US , then blame Iran and use it as a justification for war.

  An Appeal to Conscience to Those Who Would Bomb Iran
by US Army Reserves Colonel (Retired) Ann Wright
February 13, 2007

George Bush is going to war again. We see it in the Bush administration's rhetoric about Iran's nuclear program. We see it in the Bush administration's commentary on Iran's reported role in training and equipping Iraqis who are fighting US forces that have invaded and occupied that country. We see it in the Bush administration's criticism of Iran's role in funding and equipping Hezbollah in Lebanon. We see it in the Bush administration's direction to the US military to detain Iranian diplomats in Iraq, breach diplomatic facilities, and capture or kill Iranian operatives in Iraq. We see it in the deployment of the third US Naval carrier group (twenty more ships) to the Gulf.

  Agent Orange on Vietnam Like DU on Iraq
Comment by Larry Ross
February 12, 2007

The US dropped thousands of tons of Agent Orange on Vietnam during the war in the 1960's, contaminating the land and people - killing and deforming some 4 million of the Vietnamese population that continues today - some 40 years later. Thousands of US and allied veterans were also contaminated with exposure to agent orange sprays, causing disease, disabilities and early deaths for many vets, genetic mutation that goes into their children and generations to come.

  US cash for Agent Orange study
February 9, 2007

The US has agreed for the first time to help towards cleaning up a site in Vietnam which stored Agent Orange and other chemicals during the Vietnam war.
Washington has pledged $400,000 (£205,000) towards a $1m study into the removal of the highly toxic chemical dioxin at a former US base at Da Nang.

  Casualties of the Nuclear Arms Race
Comment by Larry Ross
December 11, 2006

There are many unanswered questions in the following article. such as:
1)   What were new workers told about the dangers of their workplace?
2)   What % of workers were effected by nuclear-related diseases?
3)   What is the mortality rate among workers suffering from nuclear work diseases?
4)   What occupations at the nuclear plants were most dangerous, and were workers warned about these occupations and given any protective measures.
The Bush Administration is adopting the same denial tactics toward nuclear workers it is using towards soldiers complaining of diseases caused by DU poisoning.

  Memo: Administration tried to cut payouts to nuke workers
by Peter Eisler, USA TODAY
December 5, 2006

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration repeatedly sought ways to limit payouts to nuclear weapons workers sickened by radiation and toxic material, according to a memo written by congressional investigators and obtained by USA TODAY.
The investigation focuses on a federal program created in 2000 to compensate people with cancers and other illnesses tied to their work at government and contractor-owned facilities involved in Cold War nuclear weapons production. About 98,000 cases have been filed under the program, and the Labor Department has approved compensation in about 24,000 of those cases. However, program records show that not all of those approved claims have been paid. full story

  Nuclear Industry Workers Radiated In USA
Comment by Larry Ross
December 11, 2006

... DU munitions - shells, bombs and bullets, are combined with depleted uranium, a by-product of the nuclear industry. As a destroyer, tank-buster and killer, these weapons are much more effective and deadly than conventional munitions. As a result the USA and its allies have used DU weapons in four wars since the first Gulf war in 1991- increasing the DU tonnage used in each war.. But they explode on impact into millions of deadly, microscopic particles that slowly rise into the upper atmosphere, then blow and drift around the planet eventually settling to earth thousands of miles from where they are first used. As they have a half life of 4.5 billion years, they go on killing forever and infecting the gene pool, adults and children of all future generations. They cause many types of cancer, organ failure, other types of lingering killer diseases and horrific genetic mutations of foetuses.

  Nuclear Workers: "At That Time You Just Trusted The Government"
November 13, 2006

"At that time, you just trusted the government," said Yeley, who received compensation this year. "We were out there wallerin' around in it (radiation) and I didn't know a thing." . . .
"The Cold War is still being fought in nursing homes, in convalescent facilities and in emergency rooms and in hospices all over the United States," Borris said. "It's not the type of killer that kills right away.
"It kills over a long period of time."

  DU Poisons The Planet
Comment by Larry Ross
December 4, 2006

By their use of DU weapons and other criminal actions, the US and UK governments are poisoning the planet, poisoning this and future generations, and ensuring the eventual destruction of the human species.

  Waging Nuclear Genocide
Comment by Larry Ross
November 23, 2006

Although the following article was written 3 years ago, its message is still powerful and relevant today. Most people passively tolerate the systematic poisoning of people, their lands and the world. However DU poisoning lasts for eternity. It drifts around the planet, killing, deforming and genetically damaging everyone's children and descendants forever, whether in Washington, New York or Kabul. Psychopaths in the Pentagon deny, deny, deny and then smirk like George Bush. They are doing their professional duty. People accept that and forget. How long can the human race survive when we, so casually, resort to such widespread killing and torture?

By Robert C. Koehler
March 25, 2004

....This will not be easy to read, especially if you've projected evil out of your own heart, into some cave in Afghanistan or a spider hole in Iraq, and reduced the age-old question it inspires to this one: How can we bomb it off the face of the earth?
Before the damage we inflict grows greater, before history's judgment gets worse, before we contaminate the whole world - even before we vote in the next election - we must stop what we're doing. We must stop now.

  Fatally Flawed Species
Comment by Larry Ross
September 16, 2006

Leuren Moret's article indicates that we are a seriously flawed species. Thousands of people in the U.S., UK and Israel are co-operating with their governments to spread tons of DU in many locations, knowing that that it is a killer for all eternity. They are deliberately using nuclear mass destruction weapons - that's what DU weapons are....
Now I understand the old saying "Power corrupts, and Absolute Power corrupts absolutely"


Depleted Uranium is WMD

by Leuren Moret
August 9, 2005

My grandfather, U.S. Army Col. Edwin Joseph McAllister, was born in Battle Creek in 1895. He does not know that his first grandchild is an international expert on depleted uranium. I have worked in two U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, and in 1991 I became a whistleblower at the Livermore lab. Depleted uranium is very, very, very nasty stuff:

Global Nuclear Genocide? Women Say No
Comment by Larry Ross
March 2, 2006

The U.S. has used depleted uranium (D.U.) weapons in 4 wars (see below).
Britain and other members of U.S. military alliances have been complicit in D.U. usage and aware of the low-level radiation effects.
D.U. microscopic particles have been spread by air currents to Europe and Britain. It has a half life of 4,500,000,000 years, so can continue to spread over coming decades and centuries.. It can infect people with a number of fatal diseases as the following articles show, slowly killing or incapacitating many of them. It lasts forever and there is no cure.
Using such weapons is an attack on all humanity and all nations, as the particles will drift around the world forever.

March 1, 2006
CODEPINK's Women For Peace is working to gather over 100,000 signatures on their "Call To Say 'No' To War," and it needs your signature, and your help, to do it! When International Women's Day arrives on March 8th, these signatures will be delivered to U.S. embassies, consulates, and federal offices all over the world. By the way, men everywhere are invited to add their signatures in solidarity with Women For Peace.   http://www.codepinkalert.org/
  Many Peace Issues To Work On
Comment by Larry Ross
September 21, 2005

There are many important peace issues and Flyby News gives you vital information about them, as does this web site. Flyby also suggests constructive ways to help and things you can do.

  NASA's Cassini space probe executed a flyby maneuver around the Earth on August18, 1999

This space ship was traveling at record speeds, more than 10 miles per second, and carrying more than 72 pounds of radioactive plutonium on board. It was only seconds away from a possible inadvertent reentry into Earth's atmosphere, which would have released more than 400,000 curies of radiation in a breathable/ingest able form. This could have resulted in millions of fatalities, and untold suffering for generations to come.
NoFlyby's Press Release, "The FORCE Behind Cassini" explains why NASA might have conducted such a high-risk civilian space mission. Flyby News covers this issue of the militarization of space and other concerns vital for life's survival in the 21st Century.

  Former Air Force Capt.Turned Activist Says
by Greg Szymanski
August 24, 2005

Pentagon's Actions Towards Depleted Uranium Use 'Beyond Treason'
Popular activist-broadcaster, Joyce Riley, hits government 'right between the eyes' with powerful new documentary exposing cover-up of depleted uranium illnesses, leaving Gulf War troops sick and dying.

  High-Ranking Army Officer - Missile Hit Pentagon
by Greg Szymanski
August 20, 2005

Radiation Expert Claims High-Radiation Readings Near Pentagon After 9/11 Indicates Depleted Uranium Used.
Two high profile radiation experts concur Pentagon strike involved use of a missile. Also Geiger counter readings right after the attack shows high levels of radiation 12 miles away from Pentagon crash site.
A radiation expert and high-ranking Army Major, who once headed the military's depleted uranium project, both contend the Pentagon was hit by missile, not a commercial jetliner, adding high radiation readings after the strike indicate depleted uranium also may have been used.
"I'm not an explosives or crash site expert, but I am highly knowledgeable in causes and effects related to nuclear radiation contamination.
What happened at the Pentagon is highly suspicious
, leading me to believe a missile with a depleted uranium warhead may have been used," said radiation expert Leuren Moret in a telephone conversation this week from her Berkeley, CA home.

August 6, 2005

NOTE: As Iraq descends ever deeper into chaos, especially in Baghdad, the American and European media have long since ceased reporting from its streets. Instead, they report from the safety of their hotels, citing information they get
from Iraqi runners. However, courageous American journalist Dahr Jamail has become famous worldwide for his unique "Iraq Dispatches". He continues to risk his life to interview Iraqis on the streets, and thus provides much of the world with its only accurate picture of the conditions inside Iraq. In this fascinating article, Mr. Jamail interviews American military veterans who've returned from the Iraq War.

by Dahr Jamail
August 5, 2005

As the blood of US soldiers continues to drain into the hot sands of Iraq over the last several days with at least 27 US soldiers killed and the approval rating for his handling of the debacle in Iraq dropping to an all-time low of 38%, Mr. Bush commented from the comforts of his ranch in Crawford, Texas today, “We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq.”

Ban DU Weapons
Comment by Larry Ross
June 21, 2005

Everyone should see this DU documentary on Sunday June 26 at 11.00 pm on TV1 in NZ.
Poisoning the Iraq people and neighbouring states with DU weapons and residue is bad enough. But with a half life of 4.5 billion years, eventually DU dust will drift around the planet and contaminate all life.
That's all of us regardless of where we live, including our children, grandchildren and future generations.
Unless we can stop manufacture and use of this evil weapon (already used by the USA and UK in four wars), the whole planet will be poisoned.
It's time the NZ government took a position on banning DU weapons. Concerned citizens and nations took a stand to ban land mines. It was successful. The same kind of concern can apply to DU weapons which are far worse.
Ban them

Introduction to Depleted Uranium - the facts on what it does
from CADU
May 31, 2005

The Campaign Against Depleted Uranium (CADU) was launched in 1999 to focus specifically on trying to achieve a global ban on the manufacture, testing, and use of depleted uranium weapons.

Comment by Larry Ross
May 18, 2005

The radioactive microscopic dust residue from depleted uranium weapons has a half-life of 4.5 billion years and eventually drifts from wherever it was first used, around the world. It kills and causes life-threatening diseases wherever it goes, and also contaminates the gene pool causing hideously malformed foetuses.
The US and UK like it because it is such an effective battlefield weapon; so they keep defending it's usage.
They have used D.U. weapons in 4 wars so far. It also kills or contaminates many US and UK war veterans and their offspring. There is a very large amount of evidence of it's damage, and many groups working to outlaw such weapons.
The long-term effects around the world are potentially devastating for the human race, as D.U. goes on killing forever.

by Robert C. Koehler
March 25, 2004

“After the Americans destroyed our village and killed many of us, we also lost our houses and have nothing to eat. However, we would have endured these miseries and even accepted them, if the Americans had not sentenced us all to death.”

Are We On The Road To Self-Extinction? Yes, it's Now In Progress
Comment by Larry Ross
April 27, 2005

This is a very powerful indictment of Bushism by an angry American lady. With great eloquence and insight she sees where Bush is leading the American people and the consequences for the world.
His poisoning of people with D.U. weapons, not just in Iraq, but eventually everywhere, means extinction for humanity - sooner for some, later for others. With a half life of 4.5 billion years, D.U. Microscopic particles drift around the world, poisoning, causing crippling diseases, and killing forever. There is no doubt whatsoever, that those using these insidious weapons, and those who order them to be used, are mass murderers, guilty of the most heinous war crimes and violations of international law. George Bush and Tony Blair know this - that they are war criminals - but they are willing to take any risks - multiple risks.

They Were Young Once, and Fit
April 25, 2005

Getting the attention of the American people is, for the most part, a futile exercise -- like screaming into the wind. One wonders how many birth defects, such as babies born with no internal organs, fused organs, no brains, no eyes in empty sockets, will it take before Americans join their international counterparts and cry, "Enough!" When will we realize we are the terrorists, and our *weapon of mass destruction is Depleted Uranium?

Report on Peace Action Network 'Die-In' on March 19, 2005
by Larry Ross
March 20, 2005

But these war crimes are only a beginning. Bush has threatened to widen the war to Iran and Syria. The famous anti-war campaigner, Dr Helen Caldicott says the re-election of Bush means endless wars and the probable use of nuclear weapons as Bush pursues his imperial crusade under the camouflage of “war on terror”
Nelson Mandella calls Bush the most dangerous man in the world. This madman and his crackpot neoconservative regime must be stopped before they destroy the world

International Day of Action   In Christchurch New Zealand
from Larry Ross
Saturday March 19, 2005
Rally and 'Die-in' to commemorate the 100,000 Iraqis killed
Assemble at 12 noon Saturday March 19 in Cathedral Square.
Walk to Cashel Mall - 'die-in' - walk to Bridge of Remembrance and back to square.
Mother Honours Son Killed in Iraq
March 11, 2005
"Don't you think that the Iraqi people can rebuild their own country?"
Before the US invasion in March of 2003, they had a very capable work force filled with construction workers, contractors, engineers, etc. I think the 81 billion dollar appropriation's bill that this president wants Congress to pass would better be a reparation's bill.
... Who will clean the Depleted Uranium?
11,000 US Soldiers Dead from DU Poisoning
by Bob Nichols
February 2, 2005
Heads roll at Veterans Administration : Mushrooming depleted uranium (DU) scandal blamed
Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter charged Monday that the reason Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi stepped down earlier this month was the growing scandal surrounding the use of uranium munitions in the Iraq War.
Writing in Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter No. 169, Arthur N. Bernklau, executive director of Veterans for Constitutional Law in New York, stated, “The real reason for Mr. Principi’s departure was really never given, however a special report published by eminent scientist Leuren Moret naming depleted uranium as the definitive cause of the ‘Gulf War Syndrome’ has fed a growing scandal about the continued use of uranium munitions by the US Military.”
More on depleted uranium
It seems to be as lethal as claimed. The much demonized Leuren Moret seems vindicated. The horrific damage it caused in GW1 will be minor compared to the Iraq war today.
(Greenpeace cites a figure of 800+ tons used in GW1, up from the official figure cited below of 315 tons. Upper estimates for GW2 were over 2,500 tons of DU munitions used, up from the 1,700 tons cited below. ....Iraq is a nuclear war fall-out zone.)
How tell the public about the effects of (DU) deadly uranium in US munitions?
by Leuren Moret
February, 2005
I believe in the end that (even) you will comprehend that the amount of DU released into the atmosphere since 1991 is far more than my estimate. Whatever you or I think or differ about, the disaster is worse than we even know... but that tale will be told each year, each decade, each century. Humanity has changed the genome of the entire planet forever.
  MoD –Caught In Lie over DU weapons
Comment by Larry Ross
November 5, 2004

MoD still publicly claims DU weapons are safe. However the UK army has issued a card to soldiers saying it can cause ill-health.
“A UN subcommission has ruled that the use of DU breaches the Geneva Convention and the Genocide Convention. DU has also been blamed for the effect of Gulf War syndrome among some 200,000 US troops.” About 29,000 UK troops could also be contaminated.

  MoD ‘Lied’ Over Depleted Uranium
by Neil Mackay and Amy Wilson
February 29, 2004

CLAIMS by the Ministry of Defence that depleted uranium (DU) is not a risk to life have been undermined by a Sunday Herald investigation that found the British army is telling soldiers in Iraq that it can cause ill-health.
The revelation has outraged the military, scientists and politicians. Studies have shown DU leads to cancers, birth defects, memory loss, damage to the immune system and neuro-psychotic disorders. But the MoD has claimed since the first Gulf war that “DU does not pose a risk to health or the environment”.
However, military sources have passed an MoD card to the Sunday Herald which is being handed to troops on active service in Iraq. It reads: “You have been deployed to a theatre where depleted uranium (DU) munitions have been used. DU is a weakly radioactive heavy metal which has the potential to cause ill-health. You may have been exposed to dust containing DU during your deployment.

  Insidious Weapon Threatens Humanity - Comment
by Larry Ross
November 5, 2004

This DU-PLICITY article shows how the US and UK have lied about the long-lingering killing properties, about 4.5 billion years, of the radioactive Depleted Uranium weapons. Both countries have used them Iraq and in 5 previous conflicts.

by Susan Riordon & Davey Garland
February 28, 2004

.......The Conference called for the abolition of all uranium weapons and confirmed acceptance of the United Nations Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights finding, that Depleted Uranium weapons are illegal. Accordingly, the Hamburg officially called for the abolition of the use of and halt to the proliferation of these weapons.
The Hamburg Conference concluded: “The evidence from scientists, medical professionals and legal experts at this conference is clear: DU is causing significant health effects worldwide... is illegal under existing International Law and Conventions” The Conference also called for the cessation of the manufacture testing, or use of these weapons. This was the final and unanimous agreement of Conference.

  D.U. WEAPONS PLAGUE IRAQIS - Weapons Dust Worries Iraqis
by Thomas D. Williams
November 1, 2004

Despite assurances from the U.S. military that depleted uranium from exploded munitions does not pose a significant health threat, Iraq's provisional government is asking the United Nations for help cleaning up the low-level radioactive, metal dust spread across local battlefields by U.S. and British forces during the Persian Gulf wars.
The request comes as the United States continues to defend depleted uranium weaponry - prized for its tank-piercing and bunker- or cave-smashing ability - against strong opposition by other countries, scientists and veterans organizations.
Great Britain, a major partner in the coalition now fighting in Iraq, has provided the U.N. with the coordinates where its forces used depleted uranium, also known as DU, in southern Iraq, but the United States has not. Britain and Germany are supplying money to train Iraqis in environmental science. The United Nations plans to survey for DU hot spots from both wars in Iraq and says it needs the coordinates for an effective survey.

  A Question Of Conscience: How Many More?
October 31, 2004

British Study Concludes That 100,000 Civilian Deaths Have Been Caused By Iraq War's Violence 
"...it is clear that whatever planning did take place was grievously in error.  The invasion of Iraq, the displacement of a cruel dictator, and the attempt to impose a liberal democracy by force have, by themselves, been insufficient to bring peace and security to the civilian population. ... [I]mperialism has resulted in more deaths, not fewer.  This political failure continues to cause scores of casualties among non-combatants. ... The lives of Iraqis are currently being shaped by the policies of the occupying forces and the military insurgents.  For the occupiers, winning the peace now demands a thorough reappraisal of strategy and tactics to prevent further unnecessary casualties.  -Dr. Richard Horton's commentary, "The War In Iraq: Civilian Casualties, Political Responsibilities," in The Lancet, Vol. 364, No. 9445. [1]

October 13, 2004

As I write this in October, 2004, ton after ton of uranium--depleted uranium, reactor waste, and possibly just uranium--is being burned at high temperature in bullets, missiles and bombs used by the United States military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This is generating a global medical crisis the like of which the human race has never seen before.  The breathable uranium oxides created by this massive, ongoing incineration of uranium has radioactive and chemical toxicity for the lifetime of Earth.

  The Wrong Deterrence:
by Bruce Blair
September 19, 2004

The Threat of Loose Nukes is One of Our Own Making
Nuclear terrorism, thankfully, is still only a specter, not a reality. But the recent wave of bloodshed in Russia underscores the urgency of the need to prevent terrorists capable of indiscriminate slaughter from acquiring nuclear bombs.
To its credit, the Bush administration has finally launched an ambitious initiative to better secure nuclear and radiological materials, particularly in violence-racked Russia. But unless the Global Threat Reduction Initiative, which was introduced in May, becomes part of a far more comprehensive approach to the challenges of nuclear theft and terrorism, it is destined to fall well short of its goal of safeguarding the American people from the threat of nuclear weapons.

  ''Iraq is full of WMD''
by Paul Harris
September 16, 2004

(YellowTimes.org) -- The United States went to war against Iraq in 2003 on the basis that Iraq was chock-a-block with '‘weapons of mass destruction’' (WMD). Eventually, the Americans had to admit they were wrong and they just couldn’t find those weapons. Many skeptics suspect the Bush administration lied about the WMDs in Iraq to cover a desire to invade and steal Iraqi oil.

  Washington's secret nuclear war
by Shaheen Chughtai
September 14, 2004

Illegal weapons of mass destruction have not only been found in Iraq but have been used against Iraqis and have even killed US troops.
But Washington and its allies have tried to cover up this outrage because the chief culprit is the US itself, argue American and other experts trying to expose what they say is a war crime.

  Censored!        List of Judges from Leuren Moret
September 1, 2004
The 10 big stories the national news media ignore. by Camille T. Taiara
September 1, 2004

IN LATE JULY more than 600 people showed up in Monterey to speak at a Federal Communications Commission hearing on ownership concentration in the news media. The participants were a diverse group, young and old, activists and workers, but they had a single consistent message: the mainstream news media have been doing a deplorable job of covering the day's most important stories.
Read more on DU:

  Depleted uranium: Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets
August 20, 2004

A death sentence here and abroad
“Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” - Henry Kissinger, quoted in “Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POW’s in Vietnam”

June 7, 2004


Call, email and fax your Senators today and ask them to support the Kennedy-Feinstein Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Bill.

  The Uranium Munitions Pledge of Resistance by John Lewallen
April 4, 2004
  .......at least one out of three soldiers sent to Iraq today will be disabled by the toxins encountered there within ten years.

  SILENT GENOCIDE by Robert C. Koehler
March 25, 2004
  “After the Americans destroyed our village and killed many of us, we also lost our houses and have nothing to eat. However, we would have endured these miseries and even accepted them, if the Americans had not sentenced us all to death.”


  MoD –Caught In Lie over DU weapons
Comment by Larry Ross
November 5, 2004

MoD still publicly claims DU weapons are safe. However the UK army has issued a card to soldiers saying it can cause ill-health.
“A UN subcommission has ruled that the use of DU breaches the Geneva Convention and the Genocide Convention. DU has also been blamed for the effect of Gulf War syndrome among some 200,000 US troops.” About 29,000 UK troops could also be contaminated.

  MoD ‘Lied’ Over Depleted Uranium
by Neil Mackay and Amy Wilson
February 29, 2004

CLAIMS by the Ministry of Defence that depleted uranium (DU) is not a risk to life have been undermined by a Sunday Herald investigation that found the British army is telling soldiers in Iraq that it can cause ill-health.
The revelation has outraged the military, scientists and politicians. Studies have shown DU leads to cancers, birth defects, memory loss, damage to the immune system and neuro-psychotic disorders.
But the MoD has claimed since the first Gulf war that “DU does not pose a risk to health or the environment”.

However, military sources have passed an MoD card to the Sunday Herald which is being handed to troops on active service in Iraq. It reads: “You have been deployed to a theatre where depleted uranium (DU) munitions have been used. DU is a weakly radioactive heavy metal which has the potential to cause ill-health. You may have been exposed to dust containing DU during your deployment.

  Why New Zealand Should Stay Nuclear-Free   Press Release
by Larry Ross
January 30, 2004
  The Iraq War, New War Plans and Nuclear Doctrines      New Zealand's Nuclear-Free laws are under attack as being irrelevant, and a cold war relic. It's claimed that as the cold war is over, and U.S. has disarmed nuclear warships, N.Z. should rescind its Nuclear-Free laws.
  When `right' isn't quite right   The history of DU in Iraq, war crimes and more
by Pauline Rigby
January 14, 2004
  Weapons of mass destruction were never found in Iraq, yet the country is today contaminated forever, because weapons of mass destruction have been used against it. Thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste were dumped on Iraq during Gulf Wars I and II and during the intervening years when bombing continued through the use of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition.   Green Left Weekly
  Doug Rokke will speak in DC Sunday
by Chris Otten
January 8, 2004
  Gulf War veteran Doug Rokke, depleted uranium munitions expert, will speak at the: Martin Luther King Memorial Library (9th & G NW) at 1:30 PM on Sunday, January 11, 2004.
Depleted Uranium Munitions (DUM) have been used in US battlezones since 1991, the first invasion of Iraq. Many scientists link Gulf War Syndrome to DUM and hence why 10,000+ Gulf War Veterans have come home and died
of mysterious ailments while 100,000+ are sick and continue to die.
These munitions are known to leave the regions of the planet where they are used a toxic wasteland for billions of years.
So the question is...will leaving Iraq a toxic wasteland bring Iraqi's democracy and freedom?
This information cannot be kept quiet because continued use of Depleted Uranium Munitions will leave our planet a barren toxic wasteland.     Chris O.
  Depleted Uranium - a crime in progress... by Robert C. Koehler
November 10, 2003
  The perfect weapon: Its damage lasts 4.5 billion years
What's not to love, if you're the Pentagon? We pounded Saddam Hussein's army with depleted uranium ammo in Gulf War I and destroyed it on the ground. Maybe you've seen pictures of what we did to it;
GIs cleaning up afterward coined the term ``crispy critters'' to describe the fried corpses they found inside Iraqi tanks and trucks.
  A Holocaust in the Making by Paul Craig Roberts
October 27 , 2003
  When it became obvious that the neoconservatives would succeed in turning the "war against terrorism" into war against the Muslim Middle East, I said that the consequences would be the return of the draft or US use of nuclear weapons.    Bush administration neoconservatives have concluded that reinstating the military draft would incite more opposition than inaugurating a new weapons program to produce "useable nukes." 
  WORLD URANIUM WEAPONS CONFERENCE from NukeWatch October 23, 2003
  The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War
  Representatives from 20 nations, 5 continents, 200 participant, 35 speakers. Dr. Souad Al-Azzawi, received the internationally recognized “Nuclear Free Future Award” and prize of 10,000 Euros on October 12, just prior to the Conference.
  Bunker Busters: A Whole New Nuclear Ballgame
September 23, 2003

On September 16, Bush got his way when the US Senate voted to allow research into smaller nuclear weapons that could be used in battlefield situations. The so-called "bunker buster" mini-nukes would, in theory, be used to destroy command and control bunkers buried deep underground.

  Depleted Uranium Poses Significant Dangers
by Vince Calder
September 19, 2003
  The front page article headlined: "Justice Department considers action against ABC over story," appeared in the Sept. 12 issue of The Journal Times.
  Another U.S. war crime? Iraqi cities 'hot' with depleted uranium
by Sara Flounders
September 16, 2003
  Has U.S. use of depleted-uranium weapons turned Iraq into a radioactive danger area for both Iraqis and occupation troops? .......More
  We're in the Midst of a Nuclear War The Heavy Stuff
September 16, 2003
  Cobalt casings and more, below the decks.
My source-I'll call him "Ethan"-is dead, and now, having kept our agreement, Im finally free to write about this horror story.
by Sara Flounders
August 16, 2003

Letter to Helen Clark and other MPs from Bill Watson - send yours!
Has U.S. use of depleted-uranium weapons turned Iraq into a radioactive danger area for both Iraqis and occupation troops?
This question has already had serious consequences. In hot spots in downtown Baghdad, reporters have measured radiation levels that are 1,000 to 1,900 times higher than normal background radiation levels.

  The Silent Genocide from America
August 11, 2003

When Bush jr. said, "we will smoke them out…" he lived up to his promise, making life an unattainable reality for the unborn and unsustainable reality for the living sentencing the Afghan people and
their future generations to a predetermined death sentence.    
All they don't tell you about D.U. Weapons

  Depleted Uranium Resources
June, 2003
This Was Not a War of Liberation but an Unjust War and Occupation. US & UK Troops Out of Iraq NOW!   .......More
  Blowing the N-whistle  
by Doug Rokke
June 28, 2003

A former US military researcher tells Gay Alcorn of his crusade to expose the health risks of depleted-uranium weapons used in the Gulf wars.
Doug Rokke sits on the edge of his chair in a beige, could-be-anywhere hotel room in Carlton. He stares at you with an almost embarrassing intensity and is close to tears.    "It's lonely," he says slowly. "It's very lonely. I made a decision. I was given a job. I did my job. I learned something. I gave them an answer they didn't want. I became persona non grata. And the better parts of my life ended."

  Weapon of Mass Deception  
by Frida Berrigan
June 27, 2003

In the weeks leading up to the war on Iraq, TV screens across America were crowded with images of U.S. soldiers readying for upcoming battles with a crazed dictator who would stop at nothing. One clip after another showed U.S. soldiers racing to don $211 suits designed to protect them from the chemical and biological attacks they would surely suffer on the road to ousting Saddam Hussein.

  Pilger on the "War"
by John Pilger
June 19, 2003
Once more, we hear that America is being "sucked into a quagmire".
The rapacious adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan are going badly wrong.
America's two "great victories" since 11 September 2001 are unravelling.
  Weapon of Mass Deception
June 27, 2003

In the weeks leading up to the war on Iraq, TV screens across America were crowded with images of U.S. soldiers readying for upcoming battles with a crazed dictator who would stop at nothing. One clip after another showed U.S. soldiers racing to don $211 suits designed to protect them from the chemical and biological attacks they would surely suffer on the road to ousting Saddam Hussein.   ...More

  DU Symposium in NYC
June 14, 2003
  Please visit the www.nuclearpolicy.org website and register for this DU symposium Saturday, June 14 in New York.  It's an important and very rare opportunity at a public forum to cut through the intensely politicized and media-spun DU debate  and bring to light the best available scientific, medical and legal information on health and environmental effects, legality, and the need for monitoring and clean-up.  Guaranteed to hone your arguments, a good platform to register your voice on this urgent issue.......More
  Silent Radiation War Against All Life from   Ross Wilcock
June 4, 2003
  Radiation from nuclear tests, depleted uranium(DU) weapons, nuclear power plants and disasters such as Chernobyl, results in long-term pollution, sometimes thousands of years, causing human cancers and death for generations to come. Yet this reality is small compared to the amount of radiation that would be released in an increasingly possible nuclear war or terrorist attacks on some of the incredibly vulnerable US nuclear power plants. The immediate and long term casualities could be in the millions.. The present silent nuclear radiation is a kind of nuclear war on mankind that is taking place today, and will increasingly plague mankind. It is a slow-moving weapon of mass destruction(WMD). The following papers educate and deal with this issue.
May 11, 2003
  By any reasonable standard of biomedical proof, there is no safe dose, which means that just one decaying radioactive atom can produce permanent mutation in a cell's genetic moleculessubsequent evidence has shown it to be a mutagen of unique potency.
  Is U.S. covering up ‘depleted’ uranium health impacts in Iraq?
Association of Humanitarian Lawyers, S.F. Bayview,
May 14, 2003
  The unchecked looting of hospitals and the destruction of nearly all the ministries and other centers storing public health records has dismantled the public health system in Iraq beyond recognition and has puzzled the world public. Was this an operational failure? Or a deliberately staged event?
  DU Info Bulletin no. 73 and News
May 4, 2003
  A "must read"  - so much iformation      
  Nuclear "bunker busters" sought: by Dan Stober, Mercury News
April 23, 2003
Move signals big shit in U.S. weapon strategy
How much more is needed for the common folks in the US to react and to say NO!
DU Info Bulletin no. 72 and News
April 23, 2003
One of the enduring mysteries of the last gulf war
Susan Spencer, CBS
April 9, 2003
Scientists reject line on depleted uranium
Paul Brown, Guardian
April 19 2003
Depleted uranium casts shadow over peace in Iraq
Duncan Graham-Rowe
April 15, 2003
Long-Term Damage from a Short-Term War Leaving a Mess in Mesopotamia
Solana Pyne
April 16-22, 2003
U.S. should end its use of depleted-uranium weapons
  Ginger Perlman April 16, 2003
  Nuclear "bunker busters" sought:
Move signals big shift in U.S. weapon strategy
  Dan Stober, Mercury News

April 23, 2003
Death by DU
Depleted uranium: A deadly tool in the U.S. arsenal
Beth Hawkins
Minneapolis City Pages
April 23, 2003
  Scientists debate depleted uranium weapons' possible contamination of Iraqi civilians   Joseph B. Verrengia
Associated Press

April 21, 2003
  Depleted-uranium weapons should be banned
  Glen Milner  
  "Depleted uranium will affect Iraq for generations to come"   Prof Doug Rokke, Aljazeera April 15, 2003
April 16, 2003
Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops What 'Support Our Troops' Really Means
  DU Info Bulletin no. 70 and News
    April 15, 2003  
  Depleted uranium will affect Iraq for generations to come   Al-Jazeera April 14, 2003  
  Risks from DU 'insignificant'   Peter Capella, The Guardian March 14, 2001  
  UNEP Recommends Studies of Depleted Uranium in Iraq   Amman/Nairobi April 6, 2003  
  Gulf War Syndrome, The Sequel 'People Are Sick Over There Already'   Steven Rosenfeld Apr 08 2003  
  On the lookout for Gulf War Illness   by Benedict Carey April 7, 2003  
April 14, 2003
  Risk Studies
Both the US and the UK acknowledge the dust can be dangerous if inhaled, though they say the danger is short-lived, localised, and much more likely to lead to chemical poisoning than to irradiation.
February 22, 2003
  If nuclear weapons are used in Iraq, Medact fears that 3.9 million
people would die. The radioactive fallout would eventually circle the planet, dooming even more people to an early death.
January 23, 2003
  New Source of Advice on Radiation Risk
Major Challenge for Nuclear Policy Draws Attention to Dangers from Use of Depleted Uranium or Other Military Dispersion of Radioactivity

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