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Given that depleted uranium has also been used in Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, what about Canadian soldiers? Are they radioactive?
Heads roll at Veterans Administration Mushrooming depleted uranium (DU) scandal blamed
by Bob Nichols
Project Censored Award Winner
2/2/05 S.F. Bay View
Considering the tons of depleted uranium used by the U.S., the Iraq war can truly be called a nuclear war.
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."
"This malady (from uranium munitions), 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."
He added, "Out
of the 580,400 soldiers who served in GW1 (the first Gulf War), of them, 11,000
are now dead! By the
year 2000, there were 325,000 on Permanent Medical Disability. This astounding number of 'Disabled Vets' means that a decade later, 56% of those soldiers who served have some form of permanent medical problems!" The disability rate for the wars of the last century was 5 percent; it was higher, 10 percent, in Viet Nam.
"The VA Secretary (Principi) was aware of this fact as far back as 2000," wrote Bernklau. "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 Jamison, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs, at the VA Central Office, recently reported that 'Gulf Era Veterans' now on medical disability, since 1991, number 518,739 Veterans," said Berklau.
effects have revealed that DU (uranium oxide) is a virtual death sentence,"
stated Berklau. "Marion Fulk,
a nuclear physical chemist, who retired from the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, and was also involved with
the Manhattan Project, interprets the new and rapid malignancies in the soldiers (from the 2003 Iraq War) as
'spectacular -- and a matter of concern!'"
When asked if the main purpose of using DU was for "destroying things and killing people," Fulk was more specific: "I would say it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people!"
Principi could not be reached for comment prior to deadline.
1. Depleted uranium:
Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets: A death sentence here and abroad"
by Leuren Moret,
2. Veterans for
Constitutional Law, 112 Jefferson Ave., Port Jefferson NY 11777, Arthur N. Bernklau,
(516) 474-4261, fax 516-474-1968.
3. Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter. Email Gary Kohls, firstname.lastname@example.org, with Subscribe" in the subject line.
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