"Military Men Are Just Dumb, Stupid, Animals To Be Used As Pawns In Foreign Policy" Henry Kissinger. Before all you military hopefuls sign up on the dotted line for a glorious career slaughtering brown faces in foreign lands you might want to do some research on the effects of the ordnance you'll be expected to let loose on those unwitting goat herders. Now if in the U.S, you were to expose or place a single ounce of depleted uranium 238 dust in a public place, the full force of a heavily armed and hyper-exhilarated homeland security squad would descend upon you like a ton of bricks falling from above. You would be bundled, then shackled, hooded and eventually tortured while mothers, children and old men with delicate heart conditions in the vicinity of the incident receive counselling for stress. Simultaneously a team of specially trained biohazard experts would carefully approach the hazard zone in sealed suits containing independent air supplies and remove every last trace of the harmful material before the public are even allowed within a five block radius. And those emergency services would be right to act so cautiously, with such urgency for this is a devastating substance, sourced from the heart of nuclear reactors, which in the wrong hands a single ounce could wreak havoc, causing an untold amount of pain, suffering and misery. In light of this, consider that in the very wrong hands of Capitalist plunder over 350 tons of Depleted Uranium were used in the Gulf war and that 1000s of tones have been spewed over a massive and wide area in the current Afghan and Iraqi occupations. And not just deep in isolated desert regions but heavily populated cities like Fallujah. (see http://www.usmessageboard.com/conspiracy-theories/110513-american-genocide.html) Children playing on A.A guns destroyed by D.U shells. Remains of toxic bullets litter Iraq / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com Article reporting such incidences of child exposure. As is the predominant attitude in this period, you may not care at all about the toxic environments being created for Arab and Muslim families to live in. So ponder instead the predicament of those who 'serve' in the many conflicts orchestrated by America, and who are themselves exposed systematically every time they fire a 'D.U' shell at the proposed enemy. Given its pyrophoric properties a lethal contrail of uranium oxide traces its way from barrel to target. If the American invader merely breathes in a single particle (and uranium oxides are sub-micron in size) they are compromised; facing a similar nightmare an estimated 300,000gulf war veterans suffer today. [ American Gulfwar Veterans Association] This article will not explore the side-effects from that toxic cocktail of multiple dose experimental vaccines soldiers are given. Instead, it will touch on the dangers of America's strategic radiological warfare. Exposure to depleted uranium shrapnel, dust and oxide particles causes a recognisable pattern of health decline. Within 72 hours of exposure to Uranium 238 service personnel become sick. First cancers starting within 8 months, first cancer deaths within 2 years. Not all those coming into contact with the toxin die in this short span, many will endure lingering, chronic symptoms over longer periods, depending largely on the amount of particle penetration into their bodily systems. Symptoms include respiratory ailments similar to asthma followed by 'reactive airway disease' where a feeling of drowning accompanies any activity, sleep problems, mood swings, upper and lower respiratory ailments, neurological /psychological problems including memory loss, chronic fatigue / immune dysfunction syndrome, skin rashes unusual hair loss, aching joints, headaches, abdominal pain, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, menstrual disorders and amongst other things birth defects in children who’s parents were exposed. Cross contamination of service personnel's families and doctors is another problematic aspect of this phenomenon. Gulf War Syndrome and Depleted Uranium: Dr. Rosalie Bertell ( Gulf War Syndrome, Depleted Uranium and the Dangers of Low-Level Radiation by Dr. Rosalie Bertell ) Approximately 1/3 of the Allied forces engaged in the Persian Gulf war suffered adverse health effects yet still haven’t received the medical care advised in 1991. "Veterans of the wars in the Gulf, Bosnia and Kosovo were been found to have up to 14 times the usual level of chromosomal abnormalities in their genes". (from this article: Gulf veteran babies 'risk deformities' | Politics | The Observer) Approximately 30% of US troops in the current conflicts have developed serious health problems (including mental) within 3 to 4 months of returning home. there can be no overestimation of the grave seriousness America's criminal use of depleted uranium represents. History will judge these invasions as even more despicable than the Vietnam conflict, and more pernicious than those cowardly sneak attacks on the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ( see http://www.usmessageboard.com/religion-and-ethics/76591-the-greatest-thing-in-history.html#post1217121 ).Because Uranium 238 has a half life of 4.468 billion years endless generations of grossly deformed Afghan and Iraqi infants will be testament to the cold, heartless indifference from the combined proletariats of Allied nation citizens which bankrolled the wars through their taxes then looked the other way while a whole people were contaminated. For these are a truly cursed people. Two little Iraqi boys play with the remains of U.S rockets, unaware of its dangerous aftermath. (From this article: Toxic munitions 'may be cause' of baby deaths and deformities in Fallujah - Middle East, World - The Independent Future generations will look back with a shock and horror that accompanies the witnessing of Holocausts, and marvel at just how raw and primitive, the evil which emanates today so richly from the twisted and corrupt branches of American Capitalist Imperialism really was Pictures removed due to graphic nature and disingenuous correlation to the subject. CW A few of the many hudreds of horribly deformed infants being born after American D.U bombardments of their parents cities.