So, the fact that American forces use depleted uranium in our weapons isn’t news…everyone knows that. But this statistic is a little spooky. According to Bob Nichols at the Dissident Voice, we’ve unleashed 4,000,000 pounds of it in Iraq. That’s the radioactive equivalent of 250,000 Nagasaki bombs (pdf) says Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, former chief of Naval Staff in India. And since it’s dust…it travels with the wind, which means Europe is about to see some fairly serious fallout.
It turns out that most of the boys and girls that the pResident sent to Iraq didn’t know they were using DU, didn’t know what DU was, and are now suffering from pretty serious reactions to it. This method of warfare is so immoral and wrong that it makes me want to weep for the children with guns on both sides. (Of course, since I remember Vietnam, war has that effect on me anyway.)
My poor planet. I love her so much, and I just don’t know what I can do to save her from the morons in charge. I’ve sure do wish that the Mothership would come get me though.