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 Post subject: DU- 11,000 dead Vets so far- just from GW1
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:57 am 
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Depleted Uranium Death Toll among US War Veterans Tops 11,000
Nationwide Media Blackout Keeps U.S. Public Ignorant About This Important Story

by James P. Tucker Jr.
Global Research, October 29, 2006
American Free Press

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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 Principi’s 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. Principi’s 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 [from DU] 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 Moret’s 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 [from the second war] as ‘spectacular’—and a matter of concern.’ ”

While this important story appeared in a Washington newspaper and the wire services, it did not receive national exposure—a 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.)


So some key lines here-
-"naming depleted uranium as the definitive cause of ‘Gulf War Syndrome’ "
- 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are now dead
-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.
-disability rate for veterans of the world wars of the last century was 5 percent, rising to 10 percent in Vietnam.

Yet The VA and the Govt. have denied that there is a problem. Seems that the only good soldier is one who still has all his body parts and is still alive. The rest are whiners and complainers when they return, what with the lousy helmets and body armour they had AND they can still talk!!!

Here are some sites to peruse to see how much your govt. cares about the dead and injured!!

http://www.gulfwarvets.com/du.htm
There's so many articles here you won't believe it!

http://www.unknownnews.net/syndrome2.html
Ditto. I like the one about the killer hiccups
http://www.unknownnews.org/0503290326fatalhiccups.html
Boy, they sure feel sorry for him. Hic!

Have fun with these sites- they go everywhere!

Young potential members of the GOON squad of gumbooters! Better read this before recruiting to see what waits for you, if something goes terribly wrong! Don't listen to your parents, medias or your government or believe all the lies of war and what participation really means! It is all lies!!! It's merely a way for you to support the elite base of the world, when they should be the ones either fighting or getting slaughtered by us!

The only war we should be having is a war AGAINST poverty- Lets call it The only World War Necessary- for Peace and Equality!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:52 am 
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I know 2 different men who went to the gulf for GB1. One has been diagnosed with the vague Gulf War Syndrome and is on some of the scariest and most bizzare meds possible. I haven't seen him for 6 years or so, so I am unaware of his current condition at this point; back then he was alright, not as bad as the other guy I know, for sure.

The second guy has a for of cancer that has so far been unidentifiable and to this day (even though he never had a single problem before the war) the VA denies it has anything to do with the war and refuses coverage or disability. The cancer is covering both of his legs, his midsection and some portions of his arms and chest. It looks like a fuzzy bread mold of sorts and is very painful, not to mention it makes it difficult to move, wear clothes, etc...


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The worst part of the DU munitions being used is that they aren't really much better than traditional tungsten penetrators. Not to say they aren't better, they are, but tungsten is still a very close second and doesn't have their side-effects.

Ultimately I think it boiled down to a matter of cost. Our reactors have been making craploads of DU since the 50s and it was slightly cheaper to use existing supplies of DU we already have than to procure more tungsten. With the added bonus of the weapons performing somewhat better they never looked back.

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Sad .. How can those guys show their faces in public, when
they know what is happening to the troops. DU should be
banned. Forget about the troops boys and think about the
profits. Sick minds or what?

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This administration has a death wish for our own troops. They shout and holler about Dems not caring about our troops when they want to cut funding the war, but look who it is who actually don't care a fig about them.

How much DU has already been dumped in Iraq? How long before the land will stop poisoning the children of that country?

And when will our country care enough about our troops to stop treating them like mere cannon fodder?

Great information DO.g's. Just wish it didn't have to be about anything so dreadful...

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