Agent Orange on Vietnam Like DU on Iraq
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.
Vietnam was another illegal, barbarous war based on lies and myths as is the Iraq war today, and the war on Iran that may soon follow.
Iraq has suffered bombardment with tons of depleted uranium weapons during Gulf war in the 90's and again during the US assault on Iraq starting in 2003.
D.U. weapons are particularly vicious because they cause a microscopic radioactive dust that contaminates the immediate area as well as eventually blowing around the world to contaminate distant countries. The half life of this radiation is 4.5 billion years. It will continue killing and maiming forever. Many veterans of the Iraq war, as well as the local population, have been killed, diseased or maimed by exposure to D.U. poisoning. Yet the US and UK continue to use DU munitions while lying that they cause no lasting harm.
What Does This Mean?
It means that the military are unconcerned about the endless damage and killing of civilians, children and their own soldiers and the long term effects to Iraq and the planet. A half-life of 4.5 billion years is of no consequence to them or to Tony Blair or George Bush, compared to the immediate military value of this type of weapon. Military victory at any cost, is the only consideration that matters to these military robots and their political masters - the Bush and Blair administrations. ~~~~
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