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4 years ago  ::  Oct 15, 2010 - 10:09AM #1
drawout
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Many of us have long believed that the Two Party red blue lib con battle is a charade and the media is part of a conspiracy to isolate and brainwash us like some backwoods snake handling cult,sort of like North Korea. Heres an example of a story that has not been reported in our media but is known to the rest of the world as an established fact.


dissidentvoice.org/2010/09/beyond-hirosh...


Beyond Hiroshima: The Non-Reporting of Fallujah’s Cancer Catastrophe



Fallujah: Genetic Stress Beginning 2004


One month earlier, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a leading medical journal, published a study, ‘Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005-2009,’ by Chris Busby, Malak Hamdan and Entesar Ariabi. As Noam Chomsky has commented, the study’s findings are “vastly more significant” than the Wikileaks Afghan ‘War Diary’ leaks. After all, the cancer crisis reported in the study is impacting thousands of people in one of Iraq’s largest cities and is so severe that local doctors are advising women not to have children.


In the Independent, Patrick Cockburn wrote: 


Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.


The survey of 4,800 individuals in Fallujah showed a four-fold increase in all cancers and a 12-fold increase in childhood cancer in under-14s. It found a 10-fold increase in female breast cancer and significant increases in lymphoma and brain tumours in adults. Researchers found a 38-fold increase in leukaemia. By contrast, Hiroshima survivors showed a 17-fold increase in leukaemia. According to the study, the types of cancer are “similar to that in the Hiroshima survivors who were exposed to ionising radiation from the bomb and uranium in the fallout.


Infant mortality was found to be 80 per 1,000 births compared to 19 in Egypt, 17 in Jordan and 9.7 in Kuwait.

'When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.' - Mark Twain
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4 years ago  ::  Oct 15, 2010 - 3:16PM #2
Roodog
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Oct 15, 2010 -- 10:09AM, drawout wrote:


Many of us have long believed that the Two Party red blue lib con battle is a charade and the media is part of a conspiracy to isolate and brainwash us like some backwoods snake handling cult,sort of like North Korea. Heres an example of a story that has not been reported in our media but is known to the rest of the world as an established fact.


dissidentvoice.org/2010/09/beyond-hirosh...


Beyond Hiroshima: The Non-Reporting of Fallujah’s Cancer Catastrophe



Fallujah: Genetic Stress Beginning 2004


One month earlier, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a leading medical journal, published a study, ‘Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005-2009,’ by Chris Busby, Malak Hamdan and Entesar Ariabi. As Noam Chomsky has commented, the study’s findings are “vastly more significant” than the Wikileaks Afghan ‘War Diary’ leaks. After all, the cancer crisis reported in the study is impacting thousands of people in one of Iraq’s largest cities and is so severe that local doctors are advising women not to have children.


In the Independent, Patrick Cockburn wrote: 


Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.


The survey of 4,800 individuals in Fallujah showed a four-fold increase in all cancers and a 12-fold increase in childhood cancer in under-14s. It found a 10-fold increase in female breast cancer and significant increases in lymphoma and brain tumours in adults. Researchers found a 38-fold increase in leukaemia. By contrast, Hiroshima survivors showed a 17-fold increase in leukaemia. According to the study, the types of cancer are “similar to that in the Hiroshima survivors who were exposed to ionising radiation from the bomb and uranium in the fallout.


Infant mortality was found to be 80 per 1,000 births compared to 19 in Egypt, 17 in Jordan and 9.7 in Kuwait.





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4 years ago  ::  Oct 16, 2010 - 9:51AM #3
drawout
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There has been a conspiracy theory about depleted uranium causing cancer in underground left wing press for years.


www.counterpunch.org/du.html

February 5, 2001
DU: Cancer as a Weapon
Radioactive War


www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/200...


Depleted Uranium Causes Cancer


www.seattlepi.com/national/95178_du12.sh...


Tuesday, November 12, 2002


Iraqi cancers, birth defects blamed on U.S. depleted uranium


dailycensored.com/2009/10/24/depleted-ur...


Depleted uranium is highly toxic and remains radioactive for over four billion years.


the more respectable sources are not quite that certain.


www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs257...


A recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report giving field  measurements taken around selected impact sites in Kosovo (Federal  Republic of Yugoslavia) indicates that contamination by DU in the  environment was localized to a few tens of metres around impact sites.  Contamination by DU dusts of local vegetation and water supplies was  found to be extremely low. Thus, the probability of significant exposure  to local populations was considered to be very low.

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 20, 2010 - 1:44PM #4
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From the Federation of American Scientists:


www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/du.htm


Depleted Uranium
 
In military applications, when alloyed, Depleted Uranium [DU] is ideal for use in armor penetrators. These solid metal projectiles have the speed, mass and physical properties to perform exceptionally well against armored targets. DU provides a substantial performance advantage, well above other competing materials. This allows DU penetrators to defeat an armored target at a significantly greater distance. Also, DU's density and physical properties make it ideal for use as armor plate. DU has been used in weapon systems for many years in both applications.


Depleted uranium results from the enriching of natural uranium for use in nuclear reactors. Natural uranium is a slightly radioactive metal that is present in most rocks and soils as well as in many rivers and sea water. Natural uranium consists primarily of a mixture of two isotopes (forms) of uranium, Uranium-235 (U235) and Uranium-238 (U238), in the proportion of about 0.7 and 99.3 percent, respectively. Nuclear reactors require U235 to produce energy, therefore, the natural uranium has to be enriched to obtain the isotope U235 by removing a large part of the U238. Uranium-238 becomes DU, which is 0.7 times as radioactive as natural uranium. Since DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, there is very little decay of those DU materials.

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 22, 2010 - 2:15PM #5
drawout
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The US scientists seem to think its OK but the UN studies say its dangerous. 


www.seattlepi.com/national/95178_du12.sh...


A second, potentially more serious hazard is created when a DU round hits its target. As much as 70 percent of the projectile can burn up on impact, creating a firestorm of ceramic DU oxide particles. The residue of this firestorm is an extremely fine ceramic uranium dust that can be spread by the wind, inhaled and absorbed into the human body and absorbed by plants and animals, becoming part of the food chain.

Once lodged in the soil, the munitions can pollute the environment and create up to a hundredfold increase in uranium levels in ground water, according to the U.N. Environmental Program.

Studies show it can remain in human organs for years.

The U.S. Army acknowledges the hazards in a training manual, in which it requires that anyone who comes within 25 meters of any DU-contaminated equipment or terrain wear respiratory and skin protection, and states that "contamination will make food and water unsafe for consumption."


Also in 1999, a United Nations subcommission considered DU hazardous  enough to call for an initiative banning its use worldwide. The  initiative has remained in committee, blocked primarily by the United  States, according to Karen Parker, a lawyer with the International  Educational Development/Humanitarian Law Project, which has consultative  status at the United Nations.

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 22, 2010 - 7:34PM #6
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i have had the honor of meeting Leuren Moret at a Society of Friends meeting-house several years ago; she's fully convinced, as a scientist, that DU has a direct link to a multiplicity of cancers, based probably on the simple observable fact that prior to the use of DU, hardly any cancers; 6+ years afterward, a greater incidence than even in the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

A no-brainer.

Use of DU on any battlefield should be classified as a war crime, and the ones who ordered it's use held accountable.

But even if they are not in this world, in the next they may very well be required to live the lives of everyone their callous indifference has negatively impacted.

But i do not honestly see why this subject should be relegated to "conspiracies and theories;" birth and genetic defects are observable FACT.

With goodwill to all the People-

Hatman
"History records that the moneychangers have used every form of abuse, deceit, intrigue, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it's issuance."
-- James Madison(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
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4 years ago  ::  Nov 29, 2010 - 5:43AM #7
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Hatman: "Use of DU on any battlefield should be classified as a war crime, and the ones who ordered it's use held accountable.

But i do not honestly see why this subject  should be relegated to "conspiracies and theories;" birth and genetic  defects are observable FACT."


I totally agree, use of DU should be classified as war crime, but political set up is such that the powerful have a say and choose what is news and what is not, while the rest either sheepishly follow (like Australia) or are too small or too poor to have a say.


And true, this is serious topic and should not be under conspiracies and theories.

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4 years ago  ::  Dec 13, 2010 - 1:25PM #8
drawout
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I started this thread here because there seems to be a conspiracy to  not report this verifiable fact that birth defects and cancer rates in Falluja are as high as in Hiroshima after the bomb. I thought this is where ya go to expose these things. This would have vanished off the front page months ago on some other boards, instead its been seen by a couple hundred people on this board.

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4 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2011 - 8:19PM #9
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I watched a documentary on an American weapon factory. The demonstration of the Gatling gun (Minigun) showed that it was "all go and no stop". As a very dangerous machine, I would have liked to have seen much more emphasis on safety. In my opinion, its design put too much destructive power in the hands of the operator. I could easily see potential for overkill!

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