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new-logo25Cassandra Anderson

 

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As the U.S. considers another war in Iraq, it is important to reflect on the prior wars there on Independence Day.  The war in Iraq cost 4500 American lives and as many as 1.4 million Iraqi civilians have been killed.

In addition to the loss of life in the recent Iraq War, the Persian Gulf War from 1990 – 1991 was  the beginning of a nuclear nightmare in Iraq.

According to whistleblower and former U.S. Army Nuclear Physicist, Dr. Doug Rokke, the US used an astonishing 350 tons of depleted uranium (DU) in the Gulf Wars!  The solid radioactive materials were dispersed across battlefields in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Over 160,000 US troops that participated in the first Gulf War have been classified as disabled due to topical exposure, ingestion and inhalation of DU. The dangerous effects last for eternity.

Please watch this video featuring Dr. Doug Rokke for more information about the dangers of DU:


IRAQ

It’s going to be a Different type of Independence Day in Iraq…..

Official Iraqi government statistics show that, prior to the outbreak of the First Gulf War in 1991, the rate of cancer cases in Iraq was 40 out of 100,000 people. By 1995, it had increased to 800 out of 100,000 people, and, by 2005, it had doubled to at least 1,600 out of 100,000 people. Current estimates show the increasing trend continuing.

Birth defects in Iraq are tragic and frightening.  Women in Fallujah don’t want to have children because rate of deformity in babies is very high and often fatal.  A study showed the rate of heart defects in Fallujah to be 13 times the rate found in Europe.  And the rate of birth defects involving the nervous system were calculated to be 33 times that found in Europe for the same number of births.

Iraq is not the enemy, but civilians have paid the ultimate price with their lives and their health.

THE UNITED STATES

It is unknown how many US troops are suffering from mental problems as a result of DU, because it is not monitored.  There are 22 US veteran suicides a day, with no end in sight.

Depleted uranium was used in ammunition and as armor plating for much of America’s tank fleet during both Gulf Wars.  The recurring DU nightmare is being brought back home as American local police departments are becoming militarized with used military equipment.  But no one is monitoring whether the equipment is contaminated.

DU is also reported to be commonly used in the commercial market, providing material for the trigger in smoke detectors and coloring in dental porcelain.

THE ENEMY

The real enemy is the greed of the war profiteers: the oil corporations and the military industrial complex.

The enemy has control over the governments of the US, the UK and France, the primary users of DU.  The governments block actions to ban DU and more studies because they don’t want to be held liable for their crimes.

Peace neutralizes the enemy.

The only way that we will have peace is to stop falling for the lies of our enemies.  We must stand up to our enemies and demand politicians declare peace.

We must become Independent from the control our enemies have over us.

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Sources:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/More-U-S-Killings-and-War-by-Larry-Everest-Crimes-Against-Humanity_Death_Fundamentalism_Hell-140701-396.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/03/2013315171951838638.html

http://www.mintpressnews.com/depleted-uranium-iraq-wars-legacy-cancer/193338/

 

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